Cosy Winter Christmas Mittens Card

Cosy Winter Christmas Mittens Card

Hello, Friends!  I thought I’d pop in on this chilly Sunday morning to share my Cosy Winter Christmas Mittens Card with you.  We can warm up our hands and hearts as we sip on a cuppa and enjoy the details of this rustic card creation.

My mom knit the world’s best mittens.  Every summer evening she sat with her yarn basket by her side as she watched TV.  Those knitting needles flew through the air as her clever hands crafted warm and cozy mittens for the coming winter.  If I sit quietly and think about it, I can still hear the soft clicking of the metal needles and the swishing sound the needle shafts made as she knit and purled the extra long cuffs.  We were the only kids on the hill with those extra long mitten cuffs.  She wanted to make sure the snow didn’t slip in between our coat sleeves and our mittens while we were playing.  Moms think of everything, don’t they?  When it came time to stitch in the thumb, we had to awkwardly “try on” the mitten to make sure everything was placed “just so.”

Because of these happy memories, I  love a good mitten card at Christmas!

The Details

TIP: Run 3/8″ ribbon through the ends of a Tim Holtz Christmas Word Plaque.  This is an older version, but the new ones are cute, too.  Adhere this to the top of a banner piece, then tie little bows in the corners. Tiny star sequins add just the right amount of sparkle.

TIP: Add dimension with a die cut oval layer.  Back this with foam tape and tuck behind the banner.

TIP: Anchor the banner with a small cluster of white flowers and burlap string bows.

I found this rusty star ornament at a local flea market.  It was in a bag full of old rusty jingle bells and Christmas tree shapes.  How could I resist.  Dress it up for winter with a little faux snow and glitter.  Then string some mini jingle bells and a Tim Holtz word tag at the top.  Now finish it off with a ribbon and flower topper.  Simple details like this make all the difference!

TIP: Layer Christmas ribbon along the bottom edge of the card to add extra texture and visual interest.

A Peek Inside

Now turn this card into a sweet small gift by adding a pocket on the inside.  Add ribbon to the top of the pocket to dress it up. Then use your scraps to make a little treat wallet.  

Everyone deserves a bit of chocolate during the holidays!

Have you started making your Christmas cards yet?  I always say I’m going to get an early start, but I usually find myself scrambling to get them done in time….for New Year’s Day!  What can I say?  The cobbler’s children never have shoes!

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Hope you have a joyful and creative Sunday, my friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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9 thoughts on “Cosy Winter Christmas Mittens Card

  1. Martie Rollin

    It’s wonderful to see you and Ginny (Polly’s Paper Studio) creating beautiful projects from the same paper collection within a couple days of each other.. Your 2 styles are so different!! Love your bronze bells…located mine a couple days ago. Beautiful card, Kathy!! And yes, we, too had hand knit Mom mittens…complete with the hand crocheted cord that connected the mittens, running through sleeves and across our backs…my brothers called them “idiot mittens.” When we all got home from sledding, we’d place out mittens on wooden racks in front of a heat vent to dry. My, that was a lifetime ago…

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  2. soozyb2013

    Okay this is one of my favourite cards Kathy. Very frosty and just beautiful! All the ephemera you have used on this one! This one is worth of a frame!!! LOVE IT.

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  3. Cheryl Wells

    It’s always in the details with your cards – absolutely gorgeous – I LOVE the star – Another winner, my friend!!

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  4. 2amscrapper

    Your pocket and box cards are always amazing, Kathy! I watched the tutorial from the last one and hope to make one myself. I loved that little spoon. You have such creative ideas!

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  5. Susan Steele

    Absolutely adorable cozy winter mitten card! Luv, luv those vintage colors and all your special ‘Kathy’ details! Just gorgeous! And the inside is pretty special too! Thank you Kathy for sharing your Mom’s mitten story …got that book started yet? I just know it would be a best seller! I too used to knit , mostly vests and neck scarves…time…hmmmm…thanks for the inspiration…on every little thing! Christmas cards …no …I’m still playing with Fall! That’s your fault! Lol! Big hugs, Suzy Q

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  6. Gena Krannig

    Oh Kathy, what a darling Christmas card! I love the soft subdued, rustic colors. That little log reindeer is just so cute! And the front of this card is so beautiful with those pretty mittens. The rustic star and charms are a perfect embellishment. The snowy edge is such a nice contrast. This is a perfect country Christmas card! Thank you for your mittens story. What a wonderful memory from your childhood. And thank you for sharing this beautiful card! Hugs!

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  7. Sara Barker

    I love this nostalgic card, Kathy! First, I love the inspiration behind it–my Mom was a big knitter, too, and her projects of choice were sweaters.

    So much love and care went into your mittens card, and each detail makes me squeal with delight–that Christmas ribbon and tiny sequins just take this to the next level of special!

    The papers are just as sweet as can be, and I love the image of the log deer on the inside–I just picked one of these up at an estate sale this summer and can’t wait to put it out with my old sled and some greenery at my front door. What a treat to visit your blog on this blustery morning!

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