Monday, December 10, 2012

A Misfit Christmas Card

Here is the final Christmas Card I'm sharing from my weekend of cardmaking with my sister a few weeks ago.  I call this card my Misfit card because the idea for this card began from a mistake.  Since I was not taking my cricut machine with me on our little trip, I spent the morning cutting a bunch of cricut images to take with me.  I had a stamp set that coordinated with many of the images on the Artiste Cricut Cartridge (Z1790) so I was cutting away.  When I began cutting the mittens, I forgot to change the size to fit the stamp and before I could catch it, I had already cut out about 6 mittens the wrong size.   Standing there looking at the little white cardstock mittens an idea for a card came to me.  (I just love it when that happens!).   I had an image in my head of mittens hanging to dry to on a clothes line.

Here is the finished idea:

These mittens were cut at 1 3/4" inch.   I cut the layers from Sky and Topiary Cardstock.   See the little snowflake cutouts in the center of the mittens?  I didn't throw those cut outs away!  I saved them to use on the card!  The "Ho Ho Ho" was actually a test size for the card I shared yesterday (shown HERE).  It wasn't the right size but I saved it because I knew I could use it somewhere! I thought it fit perfectly on my 'mis-fit' card. I used the Stardust Glitz Glitter Gel (Z1313)on the mittens to add sparkle.  The striped paper is from the now retired "Believe" paper pack.  

I hope you have enjoyed my cards from my weekend of cardmaking and maybe even got some inspiration from a few of them.  I know I had a wonderful time creating these with my sister!  

I'm going to enter this card into the following Challenges:
Heart 2 Heart Challenges - Anything Christmas

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  1. When life gives you lemons...right? Great save on your wrong-size mittens--they are adorable. Thanks for joining the crew at H2H for the last challenge of the year. Hope to see you (well, your creations!) again in 2013. Happy holidays!

  2. I LOVE your misfit card Gina! I keep my scraps too... In fact I just packed all my scraps in a box for our big move but they will be used down there when I set back up!!! Have a blessed day and thanks for sharing and inspiring the use of misfits! lol Kathi

  3. Awesome sauce, indeed! Very pretty! Thanks for playing with us at CCC!

  4. love, love, love your cute mittens!! thanks for playing along with us at CCC.



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