Monday, July 6, 2020

Like Mittens in Winter - Eileen Hull's new Mitten Box Die!

Welcome to the hot summer to those living in the Northern Hemisphere!  To help us keep cool this month, Eileen Hull has just released two fun box dies for winter!   Mitten Box and Snowman Box.
Today I'm sharing my Mitten Box!
I die cut all of the pieces for the mitten box out of white matboard.  Then I die cut a second mitten out of matboard. I die cut two mittens and the box piece out of designer paper.  The second mitten has to be cut with designer paper turned to the other side so that the thumb is facing the same way as the first cut.   I glued the designer paper die cuts to the matboard die cuts. 
I die cut the hearts and zig zag piece out of white matboard.  Then I die cut the hearts again out of red Glitter Cardstock from Michaels and glued them to the matboard hearts.
Before adhering the pieces together, I sponged the insides of both mittens with Ranger Distress Faded Jeans onk.  Then I laid a knit/pearl stencil over the mitten and sponged again through the stencil using the same ink.

I folded the tabs on the box piece and adhered it to the inside bottom of the mittens using ScorTape.  I went over the white edges of the mitten and box with a blue Copic.

  I left the inside of the box white since I'd be filling it with a treat.

This fun winter treat box will hold about 6 Hershey Kisses depending on how high you pile them!  You could put the treats in a clear bag and place that in the mitten box.  That way you could include more goodies!
The mittens are 5" tall x 3 1/2" wide (to the thumb!)  the treat box measures 2" x 1 1/4".
I added clear flower sequins to the center of many of the snowflakes on the mittens for a little dimension and sparkle!
I had the perfect sentiment stamp for my Mitten Box! 
Stamped on a sentiment strip and adhered on the front mitten.
Every Wednesday for the month of July, both Eileen's Inspiration Team and Education Team will be posting creative boxes using both the Mitten Box and the Snowman Box - so please be sure to check out Eileen's blog!

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Stamps: Like Mittens in Winter - My Sentiments Exactly (red rubber wooden stamp)
Paper:  White Little Sizzles Matboard - Sizzix, North Wind 6x6 Paper Pad - Craft and You, red glitter card stock - Michaels.
Ink:  Hero Hues Black, Ranger Distress Faded Jeans.
Accessories:  Mitten Box Die - Eileen Hull/Sizzix.  Copic B37, Frosted Flower Sequins - Honey Bee Stamps, Tombow Glue, ScorTape, Knit/Pearl Stencil M206 - Stencil Girl, Sentiment Strip Die - MFT.


Mac Mable said...

I love how you decorated those fun mittens on both sides and the knit/pearl stencil adds so much texture x. Great sentiment too and great that you can add loads of chocolates! x. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration Julia x.

Bonnie said...

You are the queen of decorative boxes, Julia! Love the snowflakes and knitted pattern on the mittens! Love that sentiment! It's perfect!

Linda Z. said...

Wonderful project!

Lisa Hoel said...

so cute! I love that sentiment Julia.=)

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Oh my goodness, Julia - your mitten box looks amazing!! Love the designer paper with the heart embellishments and how you blended and stenciled the insides!! I'd be one to use a treat bag, pile on the goodies - LOL! I did a quick search for cat photos and found some sweet ones of Scout and Boo. You're right - they do look like Misty!! Bet they bring you loads of joy!!

Susie Bentz: My Time to Play said...

So many great details - the sequins are the perfect finishing touch! I am a big fan of this color scheme.

P.S.You always do such a nice job on the tutorial. If I am ever stuck on how to describe something I pop over to your blog for a little inspiration!

Greta said...

This is such a wonderful Christmas project! Love everything about it & I know it will be treasured by the recipient!

eileen hull said...

Julia this is the cutest little Mitten Box!. How fun to fill it with holiday treats ❤️