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Gnome for the Holidays

SU! Gnome for the Holidays

Hello again – it’s Monday… did you have a good weekend? And your plans for the week? This has become kind of a busy one for me, in comparison to all the seclusion/ quaranteen stuff.- two meetings IN PERSON no less… We wear masks, sit 6-8′ apart, it’s good. So – today’s card… I broke out a new stamp set – Gnome for the Holidays – they are so stinkin’ c-u-t-e! And oh yeah, got my new Cut & Emboss machine, which I love…. Works like a charm; smooth crankin’ both for cutting AND embossing – and I did both for today’s card. OK OK, I hear you – on with it already :O)

Gnome for the Holidays #1

Didn’t I tell you they were cute? I stamped them in Memento Black ink on Whisper White cs then colored them all with Blends:

  • the girl: both Lt and Dk Call Me Clover, Poppy Parade, Dk Highland Heather, So Saffron and dk Crumb Cake
  • for the center gnome: Lt Seaside Spray Lt & Dk Highland Heather, So Saffron, Lt & Dk Smokey Slate and Dk Crumb Cake
  • gnome on right: Lt & dk Call Me Clover, Poppy Parade, Lt & Dk Crumb Cake, Dk Highland Heather, So Saffron
  • I colored each of their noses with just a bit of Lt Petal Pink

I cut them down to size and adhered them with liquid glue to Highland Heather cs that had been die cut with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. Next I cut a panel of Gorgeous Grape cs & ran it through the Old World Paper 3D embossing folder. I adhered the gnome panels to it with dimensionals. I took a Thick Whisper White card base and ran the front through the Winter Snow embossing folder – loving all this texture from the embossing! I adhered the Gorgeous Grape piece to the card front with liquid glue.

Next I stamped the sentiment (don’t you love this cute font!) from the Gnome for the Holidays stamp set in Garden Green ink on a Whisper White strip. I created a banner at the end and adhered it to a Highland Heather strip that also had a banner. I adhered this with dimensionals to the card front and Voila – card front is complete!

Gnome for the Holidays #2

So fun… now for the inside… Adhere a panel of Gorgeous grape with liquid glue. With a Whisper White panel stamp the sentiment in Garden Green ink (it’s from Gnome for the Holidays stamp set). Then stamp the tree from the Merry Moose stamp set in twice stamped off Garden Green ink. Adherer over the Gorgeous Grape and your card is fait accompl!

Gnome for the Holidays inside

For the envelope I embossed the flap with the Winter Snow embossing folder then stamped the gnome in Memento ink. I colored him with the Blends as noted above. TIP: slip a scrap of card stock into your envelope before coloring so the ink doesn’t bleed through the envelope!

Gnome for the Holidays #4

Fun fun… I’m labeling this a masculine card ‘cuz I think it could be :o) I hope you have enjoyed today’s card. I had such fun coloring and creating. If you would like to join my team – would enjoy working with you. For $99 you can sign up and get $125 worth of products at the same time and some wonderful discounts for products as well. Hobby stamper? Works for me! Let me know if I can help you get started in that direction…

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May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card created with love.

20200804_AD_en_US. open this for the PDF for the August – December 3030 Mini catalog

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Card cuts for todays card:

  • Thick Whisper White 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2
  • Gorgeous Grape 3 1/8 x 5 1/2 (front), 4 x 5 1/4 (inside)
  • Highland Heather approximately 3 x 5 1/4 + scrap for sentiment strip
  • Whisper White 1 3/8 x 2 3/8 for each gnome + scrap for sentiment + 3 3/4 x 5 for inside panel

SU! Mini Pizza Box and Cards/ Punches

Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack 3″ card

Hi Everyone! One day last week I covered a Mini Pizza Box and didn’t share it as I hadn’t created cards for the inside yet – so yesterday I got busy and did just that. I pulled out some fun carryover punches: Mr Moose (which I adore!), the Pine Tree Punch and Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack. Because these are small cards (3 x 6 scored at 3), I used only the smaller of the Gleaming Ornaments punches. Let’s take a look…

Aren’t these fun? Let’s start with the box: Mini Pizza Box… Mossy Meadow cs (3 1/4″ square) adhered with liquid glue; Heartwarming Hugs DSP (2 3/4″ square) adhered to Pear Pizzazz cs (3″ square), then put on dimensionals and onto the Mossy Meadow piece. I adhered a Gold Hoops Embellishment  (love these!) with liquid glue then tied a bow with the  3/8″ Real Red Sheer Ribbon then attached a fun Jingle Bell with a gold  cord from the Wonder of the Season Ribbon Combo Pack and attached with a glue dot. I stamped the three trees in Mossy Meadow on a Whisper White scrap and fussy cut them and adhered with dimensionals. The center tree got two layers of dimensionals.

For the three cards I cut Whisper White cs 3 x 6″ and scored at 3″, making them fit nicely in the Mini Pizza Box. I took another piece of Whisper White and punched the tree, moose and ornament.  TIP: I marked a larger piece of the Whisper White 2 1/2 x 7 1/2 so I knew the 2 1/2″ square, marked the centers of each square so I would have the punch centered, punched each one then cut the strip into the 2 1/2″ squares. Perfect centering and easily punched! This Whisper White square was put on dimesnionals and adhered to more of the Hearttwarming Hugs DSP (cut to 2 7/8″) which had been adhered to the 3 x 6 pieces.

For the sentiments:

  • Ornament card… stamped in  Garden Green using the Christmas Gleaming stamp set on a Whisper White scrap and fussy cut then adhered with liquid glue.
  • Tree card… stamped in Real Red from the Gnome for the Holidays stamp set on a Whisper White strip and adhered with liquid glue.
  • Moose card… stamped in Crumb Cake from the Merry Moose stamp set

Envelopes: each of the envelope flaps got coordinating DSP from the Heartwarming Hugs DSP then stamped on the front with coordinating stamp sets:

  • Christmas Gleaming stamp set  – ornament stamped in Real Red
  • Merry moose stamp set – moose stamped in Crumb Cake
  • Perfectly Plaid stamp set – tree stamped in Garden Green

Voila! This is such a cute set of gift cards. I can’t wait until it’s closer to the appropriate time to gift it :O)

All items may be found in the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog – see the PDF if you do not have a new cattie. Then let me know if you do not have a demonstrator how I may help you get that order placed so you, too, can have such fun creating! Here’s the PDF: August_89_2020

When you shop with me… get a free SU! item worth $10 when your purchase is $50- $150 and use my HOST CODE… during the month of August… 4TEZ7HWY. If your purchase is over $150 you’ll still get a free gift from me but don’t use the host code as SU! will offer you some sweet options for free product!

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May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.

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