Saturday, December 22, 2012

Mitten Shaped Card

I was so touched by a sweet card I found on Lydia Walker's Blog this week.  She made a card for the Word Art Wednesday Challenge Blog and she used the word "gloves" to describe what I always called "mittens" as a child.  I shared my crazy story with her on her blog, talked with my Mom that day, and then decided I just had to make a "Mitten Card" of my own.  Thanks for the inspiration, Lydia!  I free-handed this shape, then made a card base from Ivory Cardstock from The Kraft Outlet,  and here's what I came up with:
I made this cardd with the following challenges in mind:

http://www.craftspotbykimberly.blogspot.com/2012/12/monday-challenge-80-christmas-shaped.html - My Craft Spot by Kimberly - Monday Challenge #80 - Christmas-Shaped Cards and Projects

http://www.simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/2012/12/simon-says-merry-christmas.html - Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - Simon Says Merry Christmas!

http://www.pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/2012/12/mid-challenge-reminder-pio-49-pile-on.html - Pile It On Challenge Blog - Challenge #49 - Pile On The Embellishments

http://theribbonreelchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/challenge-43-nordic-noel.html - The Ribbon Reel Challenge Blog - Challenge #43 - Nordic Noel

http://www.twistoffaithcards.blogspot.com/2012/12/16-christmas.html - Twist of Faith Cards - Challenge #16 - Christmas

http://www.toptiptuesday.blogspot.com/2012/12/challenge-92-anything-christmas-theme.html - Top Tip Tuesday Challenge Blog - Challenge #92 - Anything Christmas Theme.  And here's my "Top Tip"...when you don't have a die-cut for a particular image (as I didn't for this mitten card), simple free-hand the shape and then hand-cut your own card by leaving a common seam on one edge of the card (where it will fold) when you draw it.  This creates a shaped card without having to purchase an expensive die-cut.

http://blog.ribboncarousel.com/2012/12/rcc75-holiday-spirit.html - The Ribbon Carousel Challenge Blog - Challenge #75 - Holiday Spirit

http://theprettylittleribbonshop.blogspot.com/2012/12/december-challenge-17-its-christmas.html - The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop - December Challenge #17 - It's Christmas

Thanks for your visit today.  It's always so nice to have you stop by to say hello, and I look forward to visiting your blogs as well!

Blessings,
Karen

14 comments:

  1. This is a delight Karen - love the wee die cut behind the sentiment.
    Christmas blessings to you and yours
    Maxine

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  2. I love your Top Tip, Karen....but you obviously haven't seen my freehand drawings....hahaa!
    Your mitten is a delight....and, yep...it's a mitten to me, too....and the little details are fun! Thanks for linking up with our challenge at Twist of Faith....it's always such a pleasure to have you with us!

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  3. You did a great job on that Mitten Card - very colorful and beautiful too! Thanks for leaving such sweet comments on my blog -you encourage and inspire me to keep on keeping on! Merry CHRISTmas ~ Gail ~

    Thanks for entering your card in Twist of Faith Challenge too! We love it when you join us! God Bless you - Gail

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  4. Fabulous card, Karen!
    Well...I have a LOT of experience with both mittens and gloves. You've created a mitten! Gloves are the ones with fingers! We wear one or the other for MONTHS! lol...Nancy :o)

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  5. Loooove this, Karen! Pretty pattern paper and embellishments! Thanks for sharing with us at The Ribbon Reel!

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  6. Fabulous shaped card! LOVE those pretty colors! Thanks so much for joining in with My Craft Spot this week!!!

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  7. Super cute, Karen! I wish you and your family a Merry and Blessed Christmas! Thank you for blessing me this year with your encouraging words! Blessings! Kathy

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  8. Oh what a gorgeous Christmas card and so cute.
    Thanks for joining us this week and Merry Christmas from everyone at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.
    luv
    Debby

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  9. Love your mitten shape card -- Lovely colors, they look like a country Christmas to me!

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  10. Karen, this is just beautiful! LOVE the fabulous patterned paper you used and all your embellishments are just wonderful, as always! Merry Christmas to you and your and a happy New Year! :)

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  11. What a fun shaped card! The pattern paper is beautiful and I love the added trim! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

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  12. Gorgeous shaped card, karen!
    Thanks for joining us at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop blog.

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  13. love this xx thank you so much for sharing your story with me and your mention of me on your blog- this really means a lot xxxx

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  14. Fabolous mitten shaped card. Love the design with the snowflakes and bling. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck.Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

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