Smitten Mittens

Fun Fold - Gift Card Holder

I used the super cute, Smitten Mitten set to make this awesome gift card holder for Christmas.

The small mittens hold the flap closed and when opened, it exposes the little pocket inside to hold a special gift card.

I used the Christmas Quilt designer paper from the Stampin Up Holiday Catalog as well as a touch of red glimmer paper to make the gift card holder sparkle.


The card is 4 1/4" x 11. I scored the card at 4 1/4" then 9 3/4". The bottom flap folds up and I attached the two die cut mittens with mini dimensionals. The top flap tucks in under the mittens to hold the card closed.

Here's the inside. I used tear tape on the far edges of the bottom flap, so that a gift card can be easily tucked inside.


Did you notice the red rhinestone gems? I colored our basic rhinestone with the Stampin' Blends cherry cobbler marker. These markers are permanent and can be used on non porous surfaces. SO cool!


We made this card at this months Card Class and the ladies loved it!

You should give it a try!

Until the next time...

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My Talented Team and their Fabulous Swaps and 3-D Creations

I want to share my teams swaps from our Christmas Party with you. The theme was gift packaging. Some of the girls made boxes and others did gift card holders. They were all very cute!

This adorable little gift box was made by Sue Brennan. She used the "Bella and Friends" stamp set to decorate the front of the box.


This gift card holder was made by Tauni Caylor- its got a little surprise inside... wait for it...


How cute is this?? (inside) Wait for it.....


Ta Da! Love those mittens from the "Smitten Mitten" stamp set.


Another cute gift box made with the Santa's Suit stamp set, by Teresa Fisher


Birthday packages that I made with the new Silver Gable boxes from the upcoming Occasions Catalog 2018.


This is the coolest gift card holder... Its a "zipper card" made by Lori Wiest. Pull the tab and it unzips the card to reveal a gift card inside. I don't have instructions, but I'm sure it can be "googled."


We have so much talent on our #1 Stampers team. Speaking of talent, Heidi Carr brought some of her fabulous creations to share with us that night. Take a look at some of these over the top, amazing cards that Heidi made.

Ready for Christmas stamp set bundle:


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Christmas Stocking thinlit dies:


Santa's Sleigh Bundle:


This is the amazing and uber talented, Heidi Carr.


That's all for now, folks.

Thanks for stopping by.

I'll be posting some more fun stuff this week so be sure to come back soon!

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Stampin Up Convention- Part 4- More Swaps, Friends and Fun & Maybe a Sneak Peek

Attending the Stampin Up Convention is not only a great way to learn and create, but its also so much fun, hanging with my team and friends from all over the world.

This year, my team and I wore our Pink Pineapple Paper Crafts t-shirts to the opening session. Many groups do the same and dress in their team outfits. Gretchen, Lori and Kathy definitely look pretty in pink, don't you think?


We loved hanging out with our friends from the Aloha state. They are always so friendly and fun and bring a ray of sunshine along with them.


We of course enjoyed swapping with them and my friend, Linda Bauwins team- here's a look at all the gorgeous swaps from our Warm and Fuzzy Breakfast party.


There are always tons of sample boards and such great techniques and art to absorb. Lori was blown away with her first Convention and all the amazing ideas and techniques.


Catching up with my team and enjoying a dinner or two together is always a highlight. Here we are at The Roof Restuarant overlooking Temple Square in SLC, Utah.


Meeting up with my demonstrator friends is something I really look forward to, as I only get to see them once or twice a year. This is my friend Robyn from Utah- we go way back- we are Stampin Up Advisory Board sisters.


A fun group of friends from the East Coast to the Pacific - Me, Cindy, Linda, Mary Ellen and Tami.


Of course there are always prizes and gifts. Check out the "all attendee" give away- hint: its a sneak peek from the New Occasions Catalog 2018!


The excitement of the crowd and the energy is contageous. 


There was also a special dinner, entertainment and training for some of us. Kim, Cindy, Meg and Missy are the sweetest!


I was so happy that my downline Kathy was able to attend this special Centre Stage event with me this year.


Gifts- did I mention all the gifts that I hauled home? Wow, its always fun to unpack all of this joy! Can you see the new stamp sets that are coming in January???


That wasn't all. This year, after Convention, my friends, Lynsay, Meg and Cindy flew to NYC to celebrate Megs birthday. Here we are at the top of the Freedom Tower, tallest building in the country... 1776 ft high. It was a great ending to a fabulous Stampin' Up! friends trip.


More sneak peeks of the upcoming Occasions Catalog 2018 coming soon!

Until the next time...

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Stampin Up Convention Fun- Part One

Well, I'm back from the Stampin' Up Convention in SLC, Utah- and a post trip to NYC. It was an amazing week (or so) of fun, creativity and adventure. I have so much to share!

I will start with my "Warm and Fuzzy" team breakfast that my friends, Linda, Cindy and I host for our teams to kick off the start of Convention. I love having this special event for my girls, to let them know how much I love and appreciatet them.

We always have a fun theme and this year the Warm and Fuzzy theme was perfect. We even wore scarves for our group photo!

Here we are, ready to welcome everyone to the party!


How cute is the Smitten Mitten banner that Cindy created for the table centerpiece? So adorable!

We had hot chocolate favor jars at each place setting as well as a pair of red or white warm fuzzy mittens, stuffed with stampin up products at each person.



Linda made the cute tags to tie on our Convention bags. She even put our names on the back and laminated them!


Here's a close up..


After breakfast, we played games for an awesome door prize. I don't have a photo, but it was oven mitts stuffed with SU products. What could be better than that?

We also had a swap- I posted my melon mambo/lemon lime twist Smitten Mitten Card a few days ago. Everyone had awesome swaps and I'll post those next time.


We even had a real live HULA dancer. Zeny flew all the way from Hawaii to attend the Convention and we were so happy that she agreed to perform her beautiful hula dance for us that morning.



He we are with all of our teammates and our warm and fuzzy scarves.


It was a fun start to an amazing 4 days of Stampin' Up Convention excitement and creativity! Be sure to stop back again for more convention updates throughout the week.

Until the next time...

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Stampin Up Smitten Mitten Swap

If you are reading this blog post today, I am in Salt Lake City at the Stampin' Up Convention! This is one of the swaps that I made for my team pre- party. My friends, Cindy, Linda and I always have a special event for our teams, before the Convention begins. We do this, because we love and appreciate our girls, and we want them to know how special they are to us! We have a meal, swap, give out gifts, favors and door prizes. This year we even had a hula dancer perform!

We had a team breakfast party, which was our "Warm and Fuzzy" theme. So the Smitten Mitten and the coordinating Many Mitten Framelit dies were perfect for the swap.


I love bold, bright colors and as you know, pink and green are my most favorite colors! For this card, I used melon mambo and lemon lime twist. I also used whisper white and pink pirouette cardstock.


The emboss folder is the new Quilted Top emboss folder in the Stampin Up Holiday Catalog. The nice thing about this folder is that you don't have to just use it for Christmas. Its perfect anytime! A few pretty Enamel Shapes tie in the colors of pink on the card.


Don't forget the inside- the greeting and a tiny snowflake in lemon lime twist ink, complete the card. Did you notice the square of lemon lime twist cardstock? I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits to create the "sewn" look around the square. I think these may be my favorite framelits ever!


Did three little kittens loose their mittens? Here's the bright trio, right here..


I had to tie up the mittens with a beautiful lemon lime twist finely woven ribbon. This ribbon is so soft and gorgeous!


I hope the ladies like their swap and the Warm and Fuzzy Breakfast event. I know we had a lot of fun planning it for them.

Thanks for checking in. I'll be posting more from Convention this week, so stay tuned!

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A Cute Gift Idea using the Smitten Mitten Bundle

I've got a super cute little favor or gift idea to share with you today. We made these adorable jars, filled with hot chocolate and marshmallows, at my Holiday Gift Packaging Class.

I used the Quilted Christmas designer paper to decorate the lid. The 2 1/4" circle punch, was the perfect size for the top.

The tiny little mittens were stamped on blushing bride cardstock with real red ink. We die cut them with the coordinating Many Mittens Framelits.


These are little jelly jars that I purchased at Wal Mart. Perfect for 2 heaping spoonfuls of hot chocolate and a bunch of marshmallows on top. I also used the 1" and the 1 1/4" circle punches for the greeting on the top of the lid.


I die cut 2 sets of mittens and glued them front and back. Some white bakers twine is attached between the two mittens with tear tape, so that the mittens dangle off of the jar.


I also used a strip of tear tape around the outside of the lid, then attached the powder pink ribbon the whole way around the lid and tied it in a knot.


Super simple and very festive for the holidays. I hope you'll give it a try!

Thanks for stopping by today.

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