Smitten Mittens for FabFri122

The tiny mittens in the Smitten Mittens set are just adorable.  How could I not ink up these little guys?  This week’s color challenge for FabFriday gave me three great colors for these sweet mittens – Cajun Craze, Tranquil Tide and Rich Razzleberry.  Here’s my fun card:

Smitten Mittens, Hearts Come Home, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, Christmas card, FabFri122

And here’s the banner for the color challenge that inspired my card:

Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Cajun Craze, Tranquil Tide, Rich Razzleberry

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Smitten Mittens Bundle.  What a fun bundle!  There are so many great ways to dress up the mittens in this Smitten Mittens set – stamp some patterns, die cut some textures or just keep them sweet and simple.  These little mittens feature a sweet heart – so cute.  The set also features some great sentiments you’ll certainly love for the Holidays.  Here’s a look at this sweet bundle:

    Smitten Mittens Bundle, Stampin' Up!, 146070

    Smitten Mittens Bundle, Stampin’ Up!

  • Heat Embossing with a Reverse Image.  When you ink up the stamps for these little mittens, you get a solid image with a  heart in the middle (that heart is the uninked portion of the stamp).  To create mittens with each of these three colors, I stamped the mittens with Whisper White Craft Ink (and covered with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder) on the three colors of card stock.  Gave me just what I wanted – a pop of color for the little hearts in the center of the mittens.  Embossing Tip:  To give better coverage of white, I stamped with Whisper White Craft Ink (vs. VersaMark) before adding the White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.Smitten Mittens, Hearts Come Home, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, Christmas card, FabFri122
  • A Perfect Sentiment.  I wanted to find the perfect sentiment for these sweet mittens (can I call them swittens?).  I didn’t have to look far – there’s a great sentiment in the Hearts Come Home stamp set – “enjoy the warmth of the season” is a perfect accompaniment to the smittens, don’t you think?  I used a different sentiment from this same set on Tuesday (you can see that project here).  Here’s a look at this awesome set:

    Hearts Come Home Bundle, Stapmin' Up! 146068

    Hearts Come Home Bundle, Stapmin’ Up!

Stamp Sets:  Smitten Mittens, Hearts Come Home  Papers:  Tranquil Tide, Cajun Craze, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White  Inks:  Cajun Craze, Whisper White Craft Ink  Accessories:  Many Mittens Framelits Dies, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you’ll pop over to the FabFriday site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.

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  1. Sharon Vander Meulen

    Cute card, Brian. And yet another card from you I would like to case.

  2. AWWWW… sweet and cute ! I love that little heart on those cuties !
    This is a cute cute card !!

  3. precious. the embossing makes the mittens look warm and fuzzy!

  4. Hey Brian – you must have gotten into my brain this morning. I was making out my list for my next order and at the very top is the Smitten Mittens bundle. LOL What a sweet and cute card you made with the tiny stamps. How could anyone not love it or not want this set after seeing it?

    • Oh, Grace! You’ll love this sweet bundle – there are so many options for great texture and detail cutouts. I only used the outline of these little mittens. Thanks so much for your kind words.

  5. So adorably sweet, I like the tiny mittens a little better than the large ones. Reminds me of when my girls were small. The card is beautifully done Brian and the sentiment is perfect. Great job

    • Thanks so much, Robbye! So glad you like the little mittens. They are so fun to play with. Thanks for your sweet comment – so glad the card evokes that memory for you. <3

  6. Oh my this is adorable! Love the white embossing!

  7. Funny Brian how certain things as we age, we forget and others stick to our brains like glue. I remember loving mittens, maybe because they were easier than gloves…LOL. Totally cute card!

    • I’m sure Mom would have a different memory, but I don’t recall ever having mittens like these. I remember knitted gloves (with five fingers) but never these. That makes them much more appealing to me, I guess. 🙂 Thanks, Katrina!

  8. Cute, cute, cute!

  9. May I say it again? I love your style!! Too cute.

  10. Not only are you the layer King, you’re also the color combo King! Cajun Craze on a holiday card? Who’d a thunk?

  11. This is such a cute card. I love it all!

  12. Putting the heat emboss powder on the White Craft – genius! Love that card.

  13. Such a fun card Brian! All the mittens look darling! Thanks for the inspiration!

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