I’ve chosen to use the Smitten Mittens Bundle for this month’s SBTD Blog Hop theme, “From the Heart. I love creating, sharing, and teaching how to make cards, projects and gift from the heart so I am loving the theme!
As we go into the holidays I am reminded of my younger days when we would make gifts for friends and family. The fun we had creating and the excitement of giving and receiving those gifts will always hold a place in my heart. I have taught my children, and now my grandchildren, that the most treasured gifts are those you hand make and put your heart into. I chose the Smitten Mittens Bundle because the warmth mittens give you is like the warmth you get when hand made gifts are given and received.
This first project is a simple gift tag cut from the Christmas Around the World Design
er Series Paper (DSP)(144629) This Basic Gray, Soft Sky, & Whisper White design has a “fuzzy” look to it. I wanted to keep the warmth feeling so I used Very Vanilla cardstock for the cuff and snowflake and sponged around the mitten using Basic Gray ink. I folded a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock in 1/2 and then cut a mitten from it by making sure the top of the mitten was above the fold. I adhered the DSP to this which created a nice note tag.
A gift tag needs packaging so I created this coordinating gift box. The base is Soft Sky cardstock and the top is Basic Gray with the images stamped in Whisper White. I tied some 3/8″ Classic Weave Soft Sky Ribbon around the box.
I then decided that the mitten would make an adorable treat box. I cut 2 mittens from the same snowflake DSP. I then cut a piece of Basic Gray cardstock 2″ x 8 1/2″ and scored 1/2″ along each long side. Making “v” cuts up to the score lines allow the strip to bend around the curves of the mitten. This is what it looked like
I used Fast Fuse to adhere the strip to the front and back mittens to create the treat box.
The next wasn’t planned, I just lucked out! The strip was longer than what I needed, gee, this extra makes a great lid!
I did end up taking my Basic Gray Stampin’ Write Marker and colored the back of the mitten thumbs because the back side had a print on a white background.
My mind was spinning with ideas as I was creating the projects for the SBTD Blog Hop. I have a card idea that I will be sharing on Monday so you will want to be sure to come back!
I am sure you will want to see everyone’s projects, click below to see what Susan has for you this month.
I hope you enjoyed my projects using the Smitten Mitten Bundle and hope that you too, give some hand-made gifts from your heart this holiday season.
- Rachel Pine
- Karie Beglau
- Judi Anderson (you are here)
- Susan Simpson
- Tricia Butts
- Lyndsay LaRae Carara
- Courtenay Heuston
- Tashana Lundy
- Carly Middleton
- Sharleen Luciano
- Anastasia Radloff
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