It's always fun to open an envelope and find a handmade card. And it's an extra little surprise when the card is shaped. So when I bought a pack of die-cut mitten shapes, I knew exactly what I was going to make with them: Christmas cards.
Supplies (all Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Petite Pairs (inside cards)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, white gel pen
Cardstock: Blue and red die-cut mittens (Paper Source), Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green
Accessories: Stocking Accents die, snowflake punch, heart punch, blue washi tape (unknown), Season of Style washi tape, rhinestones, various ribbons and baker's twines, Simply Scored tool, Essentials Paper-Piercing pack, paper-piercing mat and tool, Ovals Collection Framelits dies (inside card)
Aren't they cute? I especially like the faux stitching with the white gel pen. The die-cut mittens came in single-color packs of twenty. I was shopping with a friend at the time, and she wanted to get a pack, too, so we each bought one color and then traded half the pack. (I think they also came in a kraft color and white, but I exhibited tremendous self-control and just bought one pack.)
make a vertical score line every 1/8" along the cuff and a horizontal score line along the bottom of the cuff. After decorating the mitten I adhered the back of the cuff to the second mitten. Then for most of the cards I wrapped baker's twine around the mittens and tied it in a bow. To open the card, you simply lift the top mitten, and the greeting is stamped inside. With the blue mittens, I stamped the greeting directly on the card. For the red ones, I added an oval of Whisper White cardstock and stamped on that layer.
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