Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Warm Mittens Gift Card Holder - Stampin' Up! Smitten Mittens

  We were certainly wearing our mittens and gloves this past Saturday at the JMU football game!  It was a frosty day and luckily there wasn't much wind or we would have been even colder!  I'm glad the Dukes won or I don't know if I would have thought it was time well spent but we did get to spend time with friends so it was worth it on that front.

  This Smitten Mitten card was a big hit at my last class and a lot of stampers ended up getting the Smitten Mittens bundle so they could make more cute cards at home.

  This was a bit of a hard one to photograph but I hope you can see how the card comes together.  I always like to share how to make a gift card holder at one of my classes before Christmas as I know a lot people like to have more of a special packaging for a gift card present.

  For this design it's only 2 scores and a little Tear Tape and you've got a gift card holder!  Really it's that easy!  Cut your full sheet of card stock in half the long way so you have a narrow skinny piece that is 4 1/4" wide and 11" long.  I used Emerald Envy for this design.  Then score at 2" and 5 1/2".  On the 2 inch flap add a little bit of tear tape along each each as close to the edge as you can get on the part that folds to the inside of the card, peel off the backing and then fold over to the inside of the card. This is what it looks like after.  See the slot for a gift card?

 To make a little tab to pull the gift card out of the slot just use the Tabs for Everything set and the circle tab punch.  A little bit of tear tape holds the tab pull to the gift card.

The card front comes together really quickly by stamping the larger greeting mitten in Cherry Cobbler ink on Whisper White paper as well as the lined cuff piece and then the other mitten shape in Cherry Cobbler ink onto Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  Using the Many Mittens framelits we cut out the shapes.  

  One of the overlooked details in the Many Mittens framelit set are the texture pieces.  They are a bit like miny embossing folders without the folder aspect.  They are just little pieces of metal that don't cut (they are smooth without a cutting edge) and you just lay them on top of the cardstock and run them through the Big Shot as if you were cutting with a die and they leave a fun design pressed right into the cardstock like an embossing folder.  We used the little row of hearts down the center of the Cherry Cobbler mitten and then filled them in with clear Wink of Stella.

  The mittens are adhered to the card front overlapping a bit with only adhesive on the edge of the one mitten so it doesn't stick the card closed.  The front panel is embossed with the Cable Knit embossing folder and has a length of Cherry Cobbler double stitched ribbon for detail.

  And finally the inside of the card is stamped with the greeting and a little Christmas tree in the corner using Emerald Envy ink.  

  I hope you see as many possibilities for this adorable set as I do.  I am already planning some Christmas thank you cards, winter birthday and even Valentines Day.  There are hearts and the word "smitten" in the stamp set which I think would work wonderfully for Valentine's!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Smitten Mittens, Tabs for Everything

Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Emerald Envy

Paper: Emerald Envy, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White

Accessories: Many Mittens framelits, Cable Knit embossing folder, double stitched ribbon, dimensionals, Wink of Stella, Circle Tab punch, circle punch, Tear Tape


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