linda-MittenAlertOutside-smI wanted to announce the newest addition to the Eat Cake Graphics Design Team, Linda McClain! Welcome Linda!

She sent in this wonderful mitten project – it’s all ONE card! I love the mitten, it looks so snuggly and warm. The first photo (above) is the outside of the card, and this one (below) is the inside.


She also shared her instructions, here’s what she wrote…

Here are a few other tips for making a card like this (brave souls):

  1. To make the mitten you can use the new Nestabilities Nested Mittens die cut. So much fun! Hobby Lobby has some lovely embossed felt in their craft isle, and I found the fake fur in their fabric section. You can sew two mittens together with a button-hole stitch so you can slip a dollar or something fun inside it, and then attach the fake fur with fabric glue (Fabri-Tac). The leaf, berry, pine cone, etc., were from a stash of flower picks I dissected for their parts. I have a stash of all the fancy Scrapbooking, archival safe Prima flowers, but I often turn to the fake flower section of Hobby Lobby for unique and cheap flower embellishments. Just pull off what you need from the arrangements and throw the rest away.
  2. For the inside, the chipboard frames are from Maya Road. Just paint them with Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint (Peeled Paint) and sponge them with distress inks. The sentiments were printed from my computer and layered under the frames. You can tie the bow to the frame before adhering the sentiment underneath it – a fun way to embellish chipboard frames.
  3. To color this adorable image from Eat Cake Graphics, just stamp him onto some Neenah paper and a couple more times on your coordinating pattern paper and paper piece away. I added a little Rock Candy Distress Stickles to the snow as a last thought and love how it came out.
  4. eat cake graphics stamps used:
    1118-G Hit with snowball (ouch!)



2 Responses to “Mitten Alert!”

  1. Tootsie on December 11th, 2010 9:27 pm

    Really liken Linda McClains card. Well put togather,fun and give me a smile. Looking forward to designing after the New year and a happy one to all, Tootsie

  2. Danielle on December 15th, 2010 8:32 am

    This is so cute! I love how warm and cozy the whole feel of the card gives and the surprised look on the kids face is too funny with it! Great card!

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