Well, hey, y’all! It’s Saturday and I’m at work! Bleh.
We were hearing the weather might go down today, so…no telling what we’ll accomplish. Only time – and the weatherman knows.
Okay – the weatherman doesn’t have any more clue than I do, let’s just face it! 😉
But – in light of the fact that they were talking “wintry mix” today – I thought I’d make a card with some warm and fuzzy mittens taking center stage. So – I pulled out my brand new Smitten Mitten stamp set and the matching Many Mittens Framelits and put one together. Take a look-see:
I was – sort of loosely – inspired by the sketch challenge over at CAS(E) This Sketch.
I started with a piece of oh-so-appropriate mitten-covered DSP from the Be Merry DSP pack and Fast Fuse’d it onto a Garden Green mat. Then I cut a smaller piece (this is actually the design on the back of the first paper!) and adhered it with Liquid Glue. Around the seam, I wrapped a piece of Cherry Cobbler 1/4″ Double-Stitched Ribbon, securing it in the back with scotch tape.
Using the little snowflake stamp set in the Smitten Mitten stamp set, I inked it with Versamark and stamped it on a piece of scrap Whisper White card stock. Then I sprinkled it with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed it. Once it had cooled, I outlined the image with my Fine-Tip Glue Pen and then sprinkled the glue with Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter.
Once again, I waited for it to dry completely and then cut it with the matching die in the Many Mittens Framelits set. While I had the die out, I cut a Silver Foil snowflake as well. I adhered that one to the card front with Liquid Glue and popped the glittery snowflake on with a Stampin’ Dimensional.
For the mittens, I inked up the sentiment mitten from Smitten Mittens in Cherry Cobbler ink and stamped it on Whisper White. Then I cut it with its Many Mittens Framelits die.
I cut the detailed mitten from the Cherry Cobbler Be Merry DSP pattern and another solid mitten from Whisper White and adhered them together with Liquid Glue.
I used a Glue Dot on the back of each mitten to adhere a short length of Silver Mini Tinsel Trim to each one and then popped them both on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I tied a small bow and adhered it with a Glue Dot. To finish off, I added a few silver heart Metallic Enamel Shapes to the top of the card front and a silver round Metallic Enamel Shape to the snowflake – and the card was done!
On the inside, I stamped the little hearts image in Cherry Cobbler across the bottom of a Whisper White panel. Then I added the snowflake – heat embossed in Silver. A second sentiment from the Smitten Mittens stamp set, in Cherry Cobbler, topped it all off.
I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Garden Green mat and into my Cherry Cobbler card base (turns out that when you’re sitting a stone’s throw from the SU! Home Office – Second Day UPS is very fast!! ) popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Smitten Mittens hearts in Cherry Cobbler and some more Silver heat embossed snowflakes on the front…
…and a little more Be Merry DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! Smitten Mittens and the Many Mittens Framelits. What a cute bundle, heh? Ever since I got to play with it at our last Amy’s Inkin’ Krew team meeting, I’d been anxiously awaiting its arrival! And I’m so glad to finally have it in hand. Hope you like!
And – not for nuthin’ – this cute Be Merry DSP (from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog) is one of the fun papers you can get in the DSP Sale! Check the deets down below!
HOST CODE FOR 28 SEPTEMBER – 15 OCTOBER: KZGTENYK
Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.
Designer Series Paper Sale…
All Month Long!
Let’s admit it: we all just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper! By popular demand, we are bringing back an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper. We’ll be able to buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during October! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs. And we’re even including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale!
So take advantage of this excellent opportunity and gather up lots of pretty paper! Take a look-see at what’ll be up for grabs!! Click the picture to open a handy – and colorful! – flyer!
MERRY PATTERNS HOST PROMOTION STILL AVAILABLE
Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free! Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!
Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page right….here!
Coming Soon…Stampin’ Blends!
We don’t know yet when the Stampin’ Blends will be released for customers but…if you’ve ever thought about joining Stampin’ Up, right now is a super time…you, too, can get your hands on these new markers early during the preorder which is only from 1 Oct – 15 Oct. Yes – you can choose Stampin’ Blends to fill your Starter Kit! Pssst – mine are here already! 🙂
Stampin’ Blends Features
- Add just the right amount of color where you need it with the brush tip or fine-point.
- Each color (except Ivory and Bronze) has a light and dark shade marker, available individually or in a combo pack.
- Stampin’ Up! has done in-house testing for evaporation and life testing and they are really happy with the results.
- Press fit seal prevents air from entering the barrel and causing evaporation.
- The nestable lids are easy to keep track of and have a tight fit for long-lasting color.
PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
Cherry Cobbler Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card front, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
Garden Green Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and inner liner)
Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Many Mittens Framelits die cut mittens
Be Merry DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 1 1/2″ x 5 1/8″ (smaller panel on front); detailed mitten from the Many Mittens Framelits
If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!
And one of her two kittens.
I sent the pics to Wayne. His reponse?
“We don’t need any more cats”!
Guess he knows me pretty well, huh? 😉