Thursday, February 9, 2012

Lost Mittens


The three little kittens, they lost their mittens,
And they began to cry,
"Oh, mother dear, we sadly fear,
That we have lost our mittens."
"What!   Lost your mittens, you naughty kittens!
Then you shall have no pie."
"Meow, meow, meow."
Then you shall have no pie...
~Mother Goose

Reading Mother Goose poems at my age cracks me up. Most of them don't make a pinch of sense, but then they are stuck in my head for a long time! Living in Wisconsin during winter, our house is constantly full of lost mittens, now that they are too old for the length of yarn that connects the pair.
 

There is a fun new challenge debuting tonight at CAS-ual Fridays! Create a clean and simple project that utilizes paper piecing. We are welcoming back The Craft's Meow as a sponsor so you don't want to miss your chance to play along to win the fabulous prize!


I paper pieced the mittens from the great The Craft's Meow set Warm Winter Wishes, which has big, outlined images that are perfect for this application. A bit of snowflake and sentiment stamping from the same set and glue and string (in the shape of a heart!) finished up the card.

Please check out the CAS-ual Fridays Blog for challenge rules, sponsor and prize details as well as to see the fantastic paper pieced creations from the Girl Fridays!

Supplies:
Cardstock: (Rustic White) Stampin' Up!

Patterned Paper: (Stella and Rose) My Mind's Eye
Stamps: (Warm Winter Wishes) The Craft's Meow
Ink: (Rich Cocoa) Memento, (Brocade Blue Pigment) Stampin' Up!
Fiber: (Rust Burlap String) May Arts
Tools: (Corner Chomper) WR Memory Keepers

45 comments:

  1. Cute mittens there!!!... hugs..xoxo

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  2. I love the paper you chose for your mittens and the way you shaped your string. We don't have mittens here, but we do have plenty of lost socks :)

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  3. Cute card Karen. No mittens but socks here too:)

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  4. Oh this card totally warms my heart! Super clever use of the twine, Karen and awesome paper piecing! Here's hoping I get a chance to play along during my week off (yay!)
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  5. So so sweet! Love the heart shaped twine. :)

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  6. I love how you made the heart out of the twine. And the paper for the mittens...I think I'd like a pair of those!

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  7. I too LOVE that you made the string joining the mittens into a heart--it SO complements the sentiment!! Fabulous card!

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  8. I LOVE the string heart and your card is just fabulous!!!! :-)

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  9. How very sweet, Karen! The heart shape is genius, and I love the soft snowflakes in the background.

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  10. I love the heart of twine, Karen! I also love the one rounded corner.

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  11. what a sweet card...I love how you made the heart...

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  12. Love your card but am most impressed by how you got the twine stuck to the paper without any globs of glue. lol The heart shape was an awesome idea!

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  13. Karen,
    This is so cute. Have you ever owned a pair of mittens that were connected by a string? I haven't, but it would be a great idea so I wouldn't lose them. LOL!

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  14. Super cute Karen! Love your heart shaped string!

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  15. cute card and clever use of twine. love the heart shape made from the twine.

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  16. Such a fun card Karen! I love the fibers connecting the mittens!

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  17. What a pretty card Karen. Love the paper-pieced mittens and the snowflake background. Thanks for noticing that I added a picture to my profile! :o)

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  18. LOL, I agree, Mother Goose makes no sense! In fact, our Three Little Kittens book disappeared while we were in the condo. It's still missing to this day and we are stumped as to where it may have gone! Your card is so pretty and cozy. I will need those mittens this weekend when we'll want to stay indoors!

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  19. You clever you!
    Love it Karen, so gorgeous and so so clever!!

    TFS~

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  20. love the cute yarn heart, karen--cute card!

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  21. I love nursery rhymes, too, and this one is purr-fect! ;) I love the heart you created with the string... major BRAVO!!! Thanks so much for showcasing Warm Winter Wishes in such an awesome way!

    Hugs,
    Lisa

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  22. Love the string heart, love the mittens, love the sentiment...ok, I love it all!!

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  23. LOVE the burlap strings that you chose for the mittens!! Perfect in every way!

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  24. Your mitten string heart is adorable!! Great idea:)

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  25. So sweet and yes we many lost mittens in this house!!! Ugg! Fabulous CAS with some great paper piecing.

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  26. so clever! love the heart string. beautiful card as always. love it! hope you have a lovely weekend! =)

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  27. Fabulous snowflakes! Great card, I've got one to add to the challenge tomorrow...

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  28. cute poem. Love what you´ve made!
    Annemieke

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  29. Perfect paper piecing! This card is wonderful Karen!

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  30. So sweet & cute, Karen! Love how you stamped the snowflakes.

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  31. Adorable! I love the red string heart linking them together. :)

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  32. so very sweet- LOVE the heart string!!

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  33. LOVE how the fiber is shaped into a heart, so extra sweet :)

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  34. the heart shaped twine between the mittens is inspired Karen! Brilliant card and paper piecing :0)
    Jenny x

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  35. Awwww...this is SO CUTE, Karen!! LOVE those ADORABLE paper pieced mittens and the heart shape you created with the twine!!!

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  36. cute, cute, cute. i have a little 'thing' for mittens. love this one!

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  37. Mittens warm my heart! Love the soft snowflakes falling down and the mittens connected with a heart!

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  38. Oh I love this! These mittens are so cute! I love how you used the twine.

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  39. I LOVE this one! Such an incredible, clever design:-) You definitely know how to make a cracker of a card! You are amazing Karen..

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  40. I was looking around and clicked on the CAS-ual Fridays link. When I saw your mittens w/heart card I smiled to myself. I loved the post for a number of reasons. I love a card blog that has something a little more than just directions on how to create the card. I invite you to visit me at www.summerwalkdesigns.com to see how I used twine on a valentine card. After seeing your card I think you'll like what I did too.

    A darling card and wonderful post.

    Kind regards,
    Susie ~

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