November 6, 2010

Cosmo Cricket Mitten Weather

Edit: Thanks for all the nice comments. :) Five new colors of Wrinkle Ribbon and a Winter Crafting Kit are now up in my Etsy shop. Enjoy!

Hi friends. Today I am sharing some projects that I created for my Cosmo Cricket Guest Designer spot. I'm using the adorable line called Mitten Weather. Totally suitable because it's definitely getting to be mitten weather around my neck of the woods.

For my projects, I created some of my Pretty Paper Pouches and have stuffed then with cute litlte journals and notecards. They're fully embellished with goodies to match the purples, reds and frosty blues of the Mitten Weather collection of papers,stickers and chipboard accents.

My Pretty Little Pouches (coming to my Etsy shop soon) are all wrapped up with Wrinkle Ribbon and have a Dainty Little Doily tucked over the pocket. Glittery chipboard accents that have been adorned with tied buttons rest on top to create a chilly feel.
Small Metal Rim Tags are tied to the Wrinkle Ribbon with purple twine.
This pocket uses some red accents and Wrinkle Ribbon.
The Cosmo Cricket chipboard accents are so easy to work with. They are adhesive backed so all you have to do is peel and stick. Red Baker's Twine was used to attach the circle tag to the Wrinkle Ribbon.
Here are the journals that are tucked inside the paper pockets. I kept the embellishments simple so that these could be tucked into a tote without getting scuffed up too much.
My Medium Purple Parcel Tags coordinate perfectly with the purples in the Mitten Weather collection of papers. I used a label stamp and die and adhesive paper to make a sticker and then stamped it with sentiments from the Get to the Point stamp set. The *things to do* sentiment was stamped on additional patterned paper and cut with notches to add a fun accent. Vintage Buttons were used to accent a Small Clothespin covered with purple flock.
The journals were created with sheets of graph paper, some vintage ledger papers, and a piece of Mitten Weather patterned paper for the cover. The finished size of the journals is 5.5" x 8.5. Simply stack the papers together and stitch down the middle with your sewing machine. Cute stickers liven up some of the inside pages.
I also made a small notecard for each pocket. These use Papertrey's Kraft envelopes and were adorned with Dainty Doilies cut in half, a PTI sentiment and more of the chipboard elements.
Cards go together really quickly when use the Cosmo chipboard elements. Simply add patterned paper to the card front then add chipboard tags that have been tied with Wrinkle Ribbon and red baker's twine.
I added glitter to the tags for a little winter sparkle.
Perfect little cards that can be used for thank you notes, Christmas cards, etc.
A FUN little pocket of goodies that the recipients will LOVE to receive.
Thanks for stopping by. Check out the Cosmo Cricket blog to see the other Design Team members projects.

Note: Ellen Hutson has a great selection of Mitten Weather and other Cosmo Cricket products at her shop HERE.

Note: I will have some Wrinkle Ribbon that coordinates with the Mitten Weather collection in my Etsy Shop soon. Also, I've created a few fun kits that would go well with the Mitten Weather goodies too. Enjoy!

20 comments:

♥Wendi said...

Hooray! I am the first to comment on your amazing Cosmo Cricket work! You rock! Love the colors you used. Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer said...

Cute projects, Michelle! Congrats again on getting the DT spot, you deserve it!!

Diana said...

Oh my gosh, this is all so beautiful and the attention to detail is amazing. Cosmo Cricket is so lucky to have you this month. My plan today is to spend it making Christmas notepads to give to my friends the week of Thanksgiving and make Christmas tags. It's snowing here in my part of TN (was upper 70's and sunny last weekend) this morning so it gets me in the mood to stay in and create. Thank you for taking the time to take photo's and walk us through your creative process.

Cindy Lyles said...

OMW Mish you have made me fall in love with Cosmo Cricket all over again! Absolutely adorable and incredible as always Mish!!! xoxoxo Cindy

LMcBurney said...

Those are drop dead gorgeous! I knew you would be an awesome guest designer for Cosmo Cricket...a match made in heaven. Love it!

dolcreations said...

This project is so gorgeous! I love the purples so much! Thank-you so much for taking the time to post all those wonderful pictures too! Thank-you for sharing all your wonderful ideas!

Romaine said...

Oh Mish, I LOVE seeing what you have created each day! You never disappoint!

Tami McBeain (tmarie) said...

Mish and Cosmo Cricket...a match made in heaven! Love your projects, the little notebooks are so fun!

Rachel Schumacher said...

What a great project!! I knew you would be amazing as the guest designer. Can't wait to see what else you'll create this month.

Judy H. said...

Mish, sorry to post here but can't find the post I'm looking for or the measurements. You used to do your notebooks as junior legal sized notebooks and you had the measurements for the cover on here... somewhere.. in your massive blog posts. Can you send me a direct link to that? My email addy is fourgr8kids@gmail.com. Thanks! Hope you know what I'm talking about! Judy

Rhonda Z said...

I adore these! I'm thinking of my teacher friends who would love to get these beauties. Thanks for sharing your cute ideas.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Lovely project! Great ideas for giving of homemade goodness to family and friends this year. Thank you so much for sharing your creativeness with us. And I love your wrinkle ribbon! I 'think' I bought the last Cherry colored bundle!

Kim G said...

Love all your projects with this paper line. I already have the paper, now to get to work!!

Lynn said...

omg! this is over-the-top cuteness! Love the red & white baker's twine with those purples!!!

Ingrid Danvers said...

Awesome and beautiful projects, Mish. You always know how to embellish your gifts, cards and other projects in a perfect way.

Kathy W said...

What cute projects. So glad to see these little bag pouches; I've been in love with them and these are especially great with the Mitten Weather paper. I always enjoy coming to your blog to check out your inspiration stations; I unearthed my grandma's mini jello molds to use for buttons after seeing yours. You are such an artist; thanks for sharing! Are the bags you used lunch sack size or mini bags?

Margi Mae said...

Very Cute Michelle, your eye for color is amazing!...love me some Cosmo Cricket. I found fabric in their Early Bird line for aprons. It is so cute! I sent an additional reply to my last Etsy message...did you not get it? Hope to hear from you soon.

Cherry said...

Really superb creations...

Best

Roy

Carl said...

Magnificent new colors of Wrinkle Ribbon and a Winter Crafting Kit, and also the pictures about them is just beautiful to see.

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Debbie Olson said...

Mish, you knocked this out of the ballpark--fabulous!!!

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