I thought that the mittens were cute and wanted to see if I could create a mitten that would hold hot chocolate, a little pack of marshmallows and a gift card.
This is what I came up with. It was fun and very easy to do once I figured out a design.
I cut the mitten shape (making sure that a pack of hot chocolate could fit through the top. Then, I used a paper piercing tool to mark the places around the edge of the mitten that I wanted to make larger holes to thread the yarn through. Before punching the eyelet holes, I stamped Flannel Plaid (Stampin' Up!) on the shape. Then, I used the holes I pierced as a guide to punch eyelet holes and threaded white yarn through the openings.
I used the slit punch from Stampin' Up! to create the top of the mitten. I punched a heart from thin cork paper (TAC) and added a button and a circle and scalloped circle behind it. White gel pen was used for the detail. I wrapped a piece of white yarn around the top of the mitten and attached red pom poms to the end with glue dots.
The mini marshmallows are in a clear card protector sleeve. I created a topper and used My Favorite Things sentiment to complete the look. There is ample room for the gift card to be tucked inside the mitten too.
Materials used: Stamps (sentiment--My Favorite Things (Home for the Holidays) Flannel Plaid (Stampin Up!)); ink- olive, red; cardstock-white, red, olive; pom poms; white yarn; circle scallop punch (Stampin' Up!); circle punch (SU!); cork paper (TAC); button (SU!); thread; slit punch (Stampin' Up!); clear envelope; white gel pen (SU!); glue dots; paper piercer; eyelet setter.
***I have to run out and get a color cartridge for my printer today because My Favorite Things has released digital papers on their site (http://www.mftstamps.com/). They are available to everyone now so you can go check them out---it is blowing my mind that I will be able to print my own decorative paper from my own printer. Yippeee skippeee!!! Off to the store!
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