It’s time for another Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop – what fun! The Be Inspired Design Team is a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from all over the world who are excited to share our themed projects with you. I’m so honored to be a part of this group of talented stampers!
The theme for today’s Be Inspired Hop is “Food.” As we get closer to the Fall Holidays, the baking mitts come out! If you aren’t baking cookies and pies and muffins, then you are likely enjoying the cookies, pies and muffins that someone else made for you. My card features no food, but it definitely sets the mood for Christmas baking. If you aren’t starting the hop here, then you probably just popped over from a visit with my adorable Aussie friend Louise Sharp at louisesharp.com. Such a sweet, little basket of apples!
Here’s my card for today’s hop:
- Smitten Mittens & The Little Things. This simple card features two new products from Stampin’ Up!’s 2017 Holiday Catalog – Smitten Mittens (a stamp set/Framelits bundle designed with sweet winter mittens) and The Little Things (a super-fun sentiment set that touches on almost all of the Fall Holidays). I used the Many Mittens Framelits Dies to create this baking mitt (more on that in a second). Here’s a look at the oh-so-sweet Smitten Mittens:
I used tape to mask one of the sentiments from The Little Things to just say “December deliciousness.” I love the adorable images, but this left the sentiment clean and sweet. I also used the band of candy cane stripes on my mitt. Here’s a look at The Little Things:
- From Mitten to Mitt. I really, really wanted a baker’s mitt, but all I had was a mitten. That’s OK. With a couple of other items and a few simple tweaks, I was able to transform this mitten into a long baker’s mitt: I covered the connection of the two cutouts with the strip of paper covered in candy cane stripes and accented the mitt with some festive holly from Holly Berry Happiness:
- Fooled ‘Ya! By now, you know how much I love to layer cardstock in thin frames with all elements centered on the card front, right? That’s where I was headed when I made this card, but did you miss it? Did you notice that my panel with the mitt is not centered – instead it’s positioned closer to the bottom, right corner of the card? It’s a small change from my “usual,” but it does make a difference. Did you notice that already?
Stamp Sets: The Little Things, Holly Berry Happiness Papers: Real Red, Emerald Envy, Basic Black, Whisper White Inks: Real Red, Emerald Envy, Archival Basic Black Accessories: Many Mittens Framelits Dies, Holly Berry Builder punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I’m so glad you stopped by and hope you like my project. I also hope you’ll continue the Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop to see more projects that I’m sure you’ll love. The next stop is my amazing Canadian friend, Allison Okamitsu at Nice People Stamp. Click on the banner below to continue through the hop:
In case you get off-track at any point during the hop, here’s a listing of all the participants in this hop:
Here are links to the products I used to create this card: