Santa Mittens for Doodlebug Design

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

This week I was in the mood for some kind of different crafting. My favorite thing to make are layouts, but sometimes you just want to switch things up. When I saw the cute mug dies from the Gingerbread Kisses collection, I knew I wanted to create some kind of little pockets or gift card holders. 

So that's what I did.

I made these during a workshop day at my house. While the ladies that came to my place, were occupied creating their first layout, I started cutting all of the pieces out. There are quite a few pieces in this die set, but it's relaxing choosing colors and preparing all of the parts. 

I made one traditional Santa and one Santa in pink. I LOVE this color combo and I think it just looks so cool. I really love this die set. 

When I was done with all the pieces, I glued everything together and added a black border, white highlights and pink cheeks to the Santas and gingerbread men.
Then, I drew a mitten shape and cut it out of four different patterned papers. The pink and red ones, called Berry Floral and Christmas Jammies and for the back sides, I used the brown side of Baking Spirits Bright and the back side of Berry Floral. 

Then I stitched both sides together and added the white furry part on the bottom. 
Before I adhered the mugs to the mittens, I created two rosettes out of papers Sugarplums and Holiday Sprinkles. I don't particularly like the process of creating rosettes, but I LOVE the end result and I love adding them to layered crafts.

For some more decoration, I added enamel shapes, jewels and some word stickers.
I also sprinkled gold ink on both of the mittens.

I just love this mug full of happiness and I'm sure I will create more of these... ;)

The bottom part of the mittens is open, so you can put money, a gift card or a letter in there.
I hope you are inspired to create your own little gifts using this die set.

See you soon...

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Doodlebug products used:

Gingerbread Kisses collection

Cardstock in different colors

Other products used:

Black pen

White pen

Gold thread

Distress Oxide in pink

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