Stampin’ Up! Smitten Mittens and Snowflakes for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! This is Color Challenge week and it’s going to be fun to see what everyone comes up with.   Be sure to check ’em all out when you get done here!

Our colors this week presented a tiny challenge for me…I brought not one sheet or scrap of Emerald Envy card stock.  Odd, since I brought the ink pad and the Stampin’ Write Marker, but…there you have it!

So, I pulled on my thinking cap (nope – it’s not Emerald Envy either!) and decided I could use some paper from the Christmas Around the World DSP and make a little something with the Smitten Mittens bundle.  Take a look-see:

LOL – not a lot of Emerald Envy, but it you squint and look real close…it’s there! 🙂

I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock that I ran thru the Big Shot in the Cable Knit Dynamic TIEF and matted on a piece of Real Red with Fast Fuse.

The next layer is from the Christmas Around the World DSP – I cut it larger than I wanted and then cut one edge with the long die in the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits set.  I adhered that smack over top of the embossed Whisper White panel with Liquid Glue.

I used some more Liquid Glue to adhere a silver Foil Snowflake to the card front.  

For my mittens, I cut out two of them with the dies in the Many Mittens Framelits from Whisper White card stock and ran them both thru the Big Shot in the Cable Knit Dynamic TIEF.  I made little “cuffs” with the cutting die in the set – then embossed them with a second die that made the “ribbing” impression.  I used Liquid Glue to adhere them to the mittens.

Using the snowflake die from Swirly Snowflakes, I cut two snowflakes from Red Glimmer Paper.  For the other two, in an effort to get some Emerald Envy into the mix, I used my Stampin’ Write Marker to color a piece of Whisper White card stock, then I cut two more snowflakes – now in Emerald Envy! 🙂

I adhered the snowflakes together and then to the mittens with Liquid Glue.  For the “mitten string”, I tied a bow with some silver Mini Tinsel Trim and adhered the long tails to the back of each mitten with a Glue Dot.

I made the sentiment by inking the word from the Smitten Mitten set directly with my Emerald Envy Stampin’ Write Marker and stamping it on a strip of Whisper White.  I snipped a banner in one end, edged the strip with my Emerald Envy Marker and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

The mitten on the right is adhered with Liquid Glue directly to the card front and the left is popped over the top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I finished the card off with a few silver Metallic Enamel Shapes and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Smitten Mittens in Pool Party ink on a Whisper White panel.  Then I added two Real Red mittens and a couple of silver heart-shaped Metallic Enamel Shapes.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Real Red mat and into my Pool Party card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got two more Real Red Smitten Mittens on the front – along with a couple silver heart-shaped Metallic Enamel Shapes…

…and I added some more of the Christmas Around the World DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Okay – I’m a little smitten with this card!  The Cable Knit Dynamic TIEF just makes the Smitten Mittens so cozy and warm, don’t you think??  And the Swirly Snowflakes tie in perfectly.  I hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my project, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hoppers today!

If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Jari Francis’ page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop – and don’t forget to get your reservation in for your Stamparatus!!




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.

 Reservations Open Today for the Stamparatus!!

At OnStage, Stampin’ Up! introduced our brand spanking new stamp-placement tool, called the Stamparatus!!  I know a lot of you have Misti’s or other brands of stamp placement tools and you love them.  Well….SU! demonstrated this last weekend and OH.  MY.  GOODNESS!!  The things it will do!  It’s a Misti-on-steroids!

The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you crafted without it!  Check out this video (be sure to watch all the way and see The Hinge Step!!)!

Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

Here’s the product details!

  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas

Retail Price–$49.00 USD

Okay. I’ve gotta have one. How do I get in line?

With the launch of this tool, we’re trying something different: testing a new reservation system.  It acts like a true preorder: you reserve your spot and we guarantee shipment as soon as the product arrives in our warehouse. Customers will place reservations and receive their product at the same time. This system will allow us to get the product to market as soon as possible while avoiding backorders and efficiently managing inventory.

The global launch will feature three reservation windows. For each window, please note the following:

  • Reservation quantities are while supplies last.
  • 1 tool per customer per reservation window. 
  • You can participate in multiple reservation windows.
  • In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you must provide your credit card information.
  • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct.

Click here for a flyer with lots of FAQs and answers!!

November 16–30, 2017          Approx. February 1, 2018
December 5–30, 2017          Approx. March 19, 2018
January 15–30, 2018          Approx. April 15, 2018



We’re entering the “most wonderful time of the year,” and not just because of the holidays. For us, it’s because Online Extravaganza is starting soon! During this promotion, we will have exclusive deals and sales available for limited times. At this time of the year, people are shopping more and looking for deals. This is why we have Online Extravaganza— to bring you incredible limited time offers on Stampin’ Up!’s great products.

We’ve got lots of different offerings coming throughout this promotion, so you’re going to want to keep in touch and check back for all the great surprises we have in store.

More extravaganza excitement! Through November 26, shop exclusive sales and deals on select items.  Deals end November 26 11:59 PM.

There are two SPECIAL 24-hour sales – with even MORE savings!!

—  Our first incredible offering of this promotion will be the 24-hour stamp sale. Select stamp sets will be 20% off for the first 24 hours of Online Extravaganza.

DO NOT DELAY! Stamp Sale starts November 20 12:00 AM and ends November 20 11:59 PM.

Here’s the list of stamp sets that will be on sale for 20% off on Monday, 20 November 12:00 AM MT until 11:59 PM MT.  Click on the table to open a full-size PDF and you can see all the Extravaganza goodies.  Well…all but the last day’s…

–To close out Online Extravaganza with a bang, we’ll have a special 24-hour flash sale on November 27th, after other Online Extravaganza deals end on the 26th. We will provide more information on this flash sale, including marketing resources, later in the week. Make sure to check back here for the announcement and more details!

Product List


Pool Party Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at 4 1/4″)

Real Red Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ (sentiment banner); Many Mittens die cuts

Christmas Around the World DSP:  5 1/8″ x ~3 3/8″ to top of snowflakes (die cut DSP on card front); envelope flap

Red Glimmer Paper: Swirly Snowflakes snowflakes

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!

Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!

No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days – and probably none until I get home in the middle of November.  Sorry, y’all! 🙁  Remember the days when Finn didn’t know he could swim?!?

Categories: Christmas, Special Promotions | Tags: , , , | 12 Comments

Post navigation

12 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Smitten Mittens and Snowflakes for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. That is too cute Mary! I admit…that was a rough color combination, no idea where it came from! But you’ve used the colors perfectly. Love your little mittens. 🙂

  2. Your card is so darn cute…I’m smitten with it! May I borrow your thinking cap for about the next 12 months? The way you used the DSP, dies and colors is fantastic…but coloring WW with EE…genius!

  3. I love how you embossed the mittens, they look so warm and cozy! Your creative juices really pulled it off with the Emerald Envy, great job. I also love the inside with those cute little mittens! 🙂

  4. Kate

    Really fun card!

  5. Your mittens are so adorable. I love all your snowflake details!!

  6. What a cute card…love the cable stitch on the mittens. Great job.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Powered by

%d bloggers like this: