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!
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!
- P13 Cosy Winter Collection
- RRR November Ribbon Club Assortment
- Ivory Burlap String
- Little Birdie Moonlight Embossed Daisies
- Tim Holtz Christmas Idea-Ology
- Christmas Word Bands
- Tiny Bells
- Christmas Word Tokens (retired)
- Spellbinders Picot Petite Ovals Die