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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Hand Warmers for the Amber Ink Pinny Party

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I’m coming in just under the wire for this week’s Amber Ink Pinny party. Every week, Amber is hosting a Pinny Party (you could also call it a challenge) to make something inspired by a photo you saw on Pinterest. Since I am a Pinterest addict and see lots of things I would like to try, this weekly party is perfect to give me the kick that I need to actually make some of the stuff I pin.

I decided to try my hand at making these cute pocket hand warmers. The photo shows 2 ivory hand warmers and how I packaged them up.

With my fleece hand warmers, I include these instructions. You can just see the corner under the hearts. I think I might print the rest on kraft.

Pocket Hand Warmers

Microwave for up to 25 seconds.

Slip into pockets, gloves or socks

for gentle warmth for up to an hour.


This was a stretch for me. I can sew on card stock but NEVER on fabric of any kind. It took me a few trials to get a new needle install properly and work out the correct stitch length and tension.

Based on some internet research that I did, I read that brown rice retains the heat longer than white rice. Since all I had had my house was brown rice, it worked out perfectly. If you would like them to be scented, I read that you could add a few drops of an essential oil to the rice too. Since I didn’t have any on hand, mine have the plain ol’ rice scent.

I was inspired by this pin.

Once again, I am keeping this post short so that I can get it posted before the end of the party and get started putting up the Christmas tree.

If you are still looking for a Christmas gift for some one, check out Purse Bling. For a discount click on the icon in my right hand tool bar.

Have a great week!

P.S. Don’t forget to stop back tomorrow for the Amber Ink 2nd Annual Holiday blog hop. There are LOTS of prizes to win.


Hand Warmers

  • Fleece, heart template (used at 80%), card board (to make template), brown rice (supposed to keep the heat longer), Sewing machine

Gift Tags:

  • Stamps: None (printed using MS Word)
  • Inks: None
  • Tools: Big Shot, Papertrey Doily Details die & Holly Jolly die, Spellbinders Nestabilties
  • Papers: Papertrey kraft CS all the rest is misc. from my scrap bin
  • Embellishments: Misc bakers twine & button & Tuskineko Psst Shimmer spray



Donna Mosley said...

So gorgeous Cheryl, what a lovely gift.

Donna x

Pam said...

These are lovely. What a perfect gift for a number of people I can think of! You've inspired me. I think I'll pin you :D
Love it with the tag and thank you so much for being an "early adapter"! Lovin' these pinny parties.

Anita said...

Cheryl, that sounds like a fabulous gift. Isn't it crazy we can sew paper but not fabric lol!

Just a Thought.... said...

What a great idea!! What wonderful little gifts!! Very creative!! Thank you for participating with Hand Stamped Sentiments!!! Amy L.

Tina said...

these are to cute...thanks for joining us at just some lines


Annette said...

love where you get your inspiration...this card is it

Shelly Schmidt said...

Such a fun idea- I just started an acct there...I will have to look for you- I am still trying to figure it out! I love the hand warmers- great project!

Dr Sonia S V said...

The warm looking heart is so sweet
Cheers from India
Thank You for joining the fun at For Fun Challenges

Kathy and Lucky said...

Cheryl, this is wonderful, what a great gift and wonderful card to give to someone.

Crafty Cre8tions said...

Wish I could of helped you with sewing on fabric instructions, but since I've only sewed on fleece in a straight line......I don't think I'd be much help!

Looks like it worked out perfectly for you!!!!

Maria :)

Audrey Pettit said...

What an absolutely precious gift idea, Cheryl! SO love the sweet heart shape. And what a gorgeous gift tag!

Dixie said...

These are a wonderful project and gift idea! I need to try making some of my pins, too :)

Dawn Braun said...

oh my Pinterest!! These are ADORABLE!! Such a fun cozy gift and your tag is sweet too. Thanks for playing along this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Susie said...

What a great idea! Everything about this is wonderful. You did an absolutely fantastic job!

Marie said...

So very cute and clever. Thanks for playing with us over at FFC this week.
Love n hugs

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Cheryl.

Hugs Riet.xx

Krista said...

What a cute idea....I could use a hand warmer now. :) I love the little tag that you added to those warm, fuzzy hearts. It sure is a nice gift. Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Angela McKay, Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

These are the perfect little gift! Thanks so much for playing with us at Hand Stamped sentiments this week! Can't wait to see you back again!

carol said...

super cool idea...or should i say warm idea..thanks for sharing with CRAFT this week, x carol

Bada-Bing Creations said...

Very cute and so crafty! I love the colors and I sure could use one of these right NOW, my hands are freeezing:-) Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Jeff Hardy said...

nice post. Now you can use this business b2b directory to promote hand tools import & export business.

Aunty Sue said...

oh i could do with these, thanks for sharing with Craft this week

Jennifer said...

Fabulous hand warmers idea!

Jenn Borjeson said...

Very cute! Thanks for joining us at Just Some Lines! :)

The Spotted Chick said...

Aren't you just amazing?? I love this idea! So CUTE and CLEVER! I may just had to give this one a try! Thanks for the idea! Thanks so much for playing along in my That's Krafty Thursday challenge! {{{hen hugs}}}

Kathy D. said...

What a neat gift. I understand about sewing...I can't do it to save my life. I did get a sewing machine given to me and it is going for crafts!!!

Thanks for sharing your "Christmas Creations" with us at For Fun Challenges. Hope you will stop by tomorrow to see what our new challenge will be!!

alethea said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at PCJ! Hugsxx

Sharon Caudle said...

Absolutely fabulous, Cheryl!!! Love the idea and what an awesome gift!! Thanks so much jor joining us at PaperPlay Challenges!!
hugs, Sharon

Tina said...

very cute ...thanks for joining us at cupcake inspirations this week

sweetie dt

AnnaBelle Stamps Blog said...

What a beautiful simple idea for a gift!
TFS with us this week :)

Janeen said...

what a sweet gift of love and a very cute tag to package them with
Thanks for sharing with Friends of Speedy @ Mark's Finest Papers.

Kylie said...

What a super cute and fun idea!!! LOVE this!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

Take Care,
Kylie X

Joy said...

fabulous, thanks for playing with Bugaboo!! JOY DT

JLJ Designs said...

Fantastic gift! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations


Chelsea said...

great project ... thanks for joining us this week at Just Some Lines!

Robin said...

Sweet tag! Could have used those warmers today!! Thanks for playing with My Partner in Crafting Crime!! Robin

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