Thursday, October 29, 2015

MCT: Tutorial Thursday

Hi, today is Tutorial Thursday over on the My Creative Time Blog. We are sharing tips and tricks on how we created our projects. 

I had seen this cute little apron treat bag on Pinterest and thought how fun it would be create my own using the new Stitched Apron Dies along with some other wonderful MCT products. Just warning you all that this tutorial has a lot of photos. It also includes a bit of fussy cutting though. It is all worth in the end to put a smile on someone's face!

Now on to the tutorial to make this fun little project using Emma's wonderful items!!

Here is a list of MCT products you will need. 
Chalkboard Birthday Stamp Set
Stitched Apron Dies
Mixed Just For You Stamp Set
Bunch of Stitched Doily Dies
Jr. Rolled Flower die

1. Trace two outlines of the Stitched Apron Die and then use scissors to fussy cut them out.

2. Cut out two bag die cuts using the die from the Chalkboard Birthday Stamp Set.

3. Measure and score on your bag die cuts to cut them down to the size of the apron. I roughly cut off 1 1/4" from the side and then cut 3/4'" off the top.

So now you are left with the bag die cuts roughly measuring 3 1/2 by 2 7/8. 

4. Adhere the resized bag dies together. The bottom may look different from when you put the normal sized bag die cuts together but it won't make a difference. No body is going to be worried about what that looks like as long as it holds whatever treat you desire to put in it.

5. Cut the apron, the small pocket, and the big pocket out using the Stitched Apron Dies.  Then  stamp, paper piece, and cut out the cute little cooking images from the Mixed Just For You Stamp SetI add the images and die cuts all together onto one of my outlines of the apron that I fussy cut earlier. I also embellished the bigger pocket with a doily from the Bunch of Stitched Doily Dies and a couple of little pearls.


6.  Adhere the two apron outlines onto little bag.

7. Fill it with a nice little treat of your choice. I stamped the sentiment also from Mixed Just For You Stamp Set onto the oven mitt die cut from the Stitched Apron Dies. I also inked the edges just like I did the apron die cut. Tied the top of the apron outlines together with twine and embellished it with a pretty rose cut out using the Jr. Rolled Flower die along with the oven mit.

That's my project and tutorial! I hope I've helped shown you an example how you can use your MCT products in fun new ways to brighten someone's day!! 

Thank you so much for stopping by!! 

For more design team inspiration please head on over to Miss Emma's blog


  1. Hi Emily, Love how feminine the apron looks with the flower and doily die looking like lace to the pocket! Soft colors really pretty and how you turned it into a treat box is a super neat gift to make anyone feel loved.

  2. OMG Miss Emily WOW I'm totally in awe of what you created.....Talk about a clever idea and your little gift box is so adorable....this would be so cute in the kitchen as a little decoration.....I love it....and thanks for all you hard work posting all your great tutorial pictures. YOU so ROCK!!

  3. Wow I love this its totally AWESOME!!!!!

  4. Super job Emily!!!! LOVE how you made your box and your tutorial is so AWESOME!!!

  5. Absolutely darling treat holder. Does anyone know what fussy cut means?

  6. Great idea and tutorial for making this cute treat holder! Beautiful job on your design and papers...they all look so pretty together. Love it!
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  7. Emily ~ Well aren't you the clever one over here!! I LOVE it!! I am so going to borrow this idea! It totally turned out ADORABLE too!