Mitten for swapping

AMuse Studio makes a terrific die in the shape of a mitten that is 4 by 5.5 inches, and deep enough that you can cut a shaped folded card with it.  My AMuse  hostess club decided to do a mitten swap, and this is what I made.
 It is tricky to make something that looks like you put some effort into it  without making something so elaborate that it defies good taste or looks like you are showing off.  The green cardstock already had a nice linen texture, so I didn't mess with that.  The white cuff is flocked (white flocking is also an AMuse Studio product).  My highlight is my poinsettia, using punched flower-making skills I demoed earlier this year at a shoebox swap.  The end result is a mitten that is distinctly me, but not overdone (I think).

About the flocking - flocking works best with a dry adhesive.  I was stumped on what to use, when I remembered that I had accidentally ruined a full sheet of mailing labels this morning (I only needed to print one, but it printed the whole page).  I found that I could adhere the flocking to the sticky side of the labels, then cut the labels to fit the cuff of the mitten.

Challenges:
Creative Craft Challenges - minimalistic
Hooked on Craft - diecut
Karen's Doodles - anything but a card
My Partner in Crafting Crime - recycle (mailing labels)
Totally Gorjuss - Christmas Traditions


Juliet Arrighi

9 comments:

SusanK said...

Love this mitten! Very tastefully done.

Mandy said...

Your mitten is fabulous,love it...Thanks for joining in with us at Hooked on Craft....
Mandy x

Kari said...

Great mitten!
Thank you for joining Karen`s Doodles this week and good luck!

Hugs,Kari :)

Myrna said...

Juliet
Aren't you a clever young lady!!
The poinsettia is lovely and I really liked the fact you recycled the mailing labels. Thanks for the mitten idea. Hope you won't mind if I use it.
Myrna

Samantha said...

what a cute idea! a mitten swap! love the colours too, Thanks for joining in with us at Totally Gorjuss for our Christmas Traditions challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Ps I have candy on my blog too!

Carly said...

Oh how cute! What a fantastic project!

Thankyou for sharing it with us at Creative Craft Challenges.

xoxoxo Carly

Vicky said...

cute mitten , love the poinsettia :) it really pops on this mitten

Beach Cat ! said...

OOOO I love this. Maybe my group can do mittens next year instead of pennants! This is adorable.

Robin said...

Fab! Thanks so much for joining us in our 'use a freebie' challenge at My Partner in Crafting Crime,
Robin