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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Warm Mittens for a cold day


Have you heard the expression "cold hands - warm heart"?  That is what I thought of while making this adorable card.  With these adorable mittens the warm heart can also have warm hands!  This card is one of several cards that I created while on my scrappy girlfriend boondoggle to Lake Murray!


This card was created with Spellbinders Nested Mittens dies and Gina K Winter Mittens stamp set as well as the Snowflake Pendent die set and Snowflake 1 die set.  In addition to the smooth white cardstock, I also used printed and solid cardstock from my scraps.  I love using up scraps. 

I tried a self adhesive silver metallic paper/cardstock to cut the embellie snowflakes.  I had mixed results with the self adhesive aspect.  In the end I had to add Tomboy glue to a few spots to ensure that the snowflakes stayed on the card.  I will add that the metallic paper cut marvelously with my Spellbinder dies and my Grand Calibur.


I used Stampin' Up ink to stamp my mittens.  I also used Stampin' Up ribbon to create the exquisite bow.   I used a one-eighth inch hole punch on each of the mittens and suspended them on one-eighth inch white ribbon (and pop dots, of course). 


I hope this card makes you feel all warm inside when you see it.  I truly enjoyed using my Gina K stamps.  I have purchased three sets of Gina K stamps which are compatible with my Spellbinders Nestabilities and I am excited to share them with you over the next few weeks.

7 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Susan! Love the coordinating ink and ribbon. Haven't seen these stamps and die before, so now I'm off to do a little investigating!

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  2. What a stunning card!!!

    Melissa
    www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

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  3. Very nice! Great colors and great details.
    Thanks for the inspiration,
    Cindy :)

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  4. This is so pretty! Love those colors :)

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  5. Love the Warm Mittens - what a great card or even design to hang on your wall in the winter time.

    Kimberly

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  6. Susan,
    That is just beautiful. I love the colors you chose. I have that stamp set and want to use it so bad--just can't find the time--I'm glad YOU did :-)
    Maria

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