This month, the theme is Seasons’ Greetings. This month’s design team members showcase projects inspired by their favorite seasonal time of the year. We really hope that you will be inspired by all the amazing creations the Pals are sharing with you! As you hop from blog to blog, we would love for you to leave a comment. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.
Jerome the gnome said it was about time I made a Christmas card, and he asked to bring along a couple of friends! In order to accommodate his buddies, I decided to make a slimline card. This was easily accomplished with a Thick Basic White card base, 8 1/2″ X 7″, folded at 3 1/2″. And, the great news is, Stampin’ Up! has ready-made Slimline Envelopes that fit this size perfectly. You can check them out in my Product List below.
First, to make Jerome and friends, I used Gnomes Dies to cut their cut their beards from Basic White Cardstock, and their pants & shoes from Real Red Cardstock. Their noses were cut from Basic White Cardstock, that I colored with an Ivory Stampin’ Blend, and their hats were cut from three patterns of Painted Christmas Designer Paper. Can you guess which one is Jerome? (hint: he wanted to be in the middle).
Before attaching the gnomes with Dimensionals, I created the background with Basic White Cardstock, 8 1/4″ X 3 1/4″, and the Decorated With Happiness Stamp Set. I stamped the branch in Evening Evergreen and Garden Green, and used the “two-step” stamp for coloring in a lighter shade.
“Boughs of jolly” is from the Decorated With Happiness Stamp Set, stamped in Evening Evergreen Ink on Basic White Cardstock, and cut with a Stylish Shapes Die. Jerome said I should hang it from the bough with a Decorated Pines Die, cut from Real Red Cardstock. I liked his idea!
While the supplies were in front of me, I completed the inside by stamping the boughs, and “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.” The sentiment is from the Kindest Gnomes Stamp Set, stamped in Real Red Ink, and cut with a Potted Succulents Die.
Jerome was pleased with his card, but asked to be moved to the end, next to the sentiment. I said he could swap hats, so I guess we’ll never know what he decided.
More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on [second Wednesday]. Our theme will be Focus on the Sentiment, when the design team will showcase a sentiment as the focal point of their project.
Until then, have fun in your craft space.
Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
- Su Mohr at Aromas And Art. *YOU ARE HERE***
- Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
- Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
- Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
- Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
- Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
- Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
- Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
- Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
- Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda
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I didn’t think I liked Gnomes, but I love this card very cheerful thanks for sharing
Thank you, Grace! This set of dies makes especially cute gnomes!
I love this card and your Christmas story. I wasn’t sure I would like the gnomes but i purchased it and then thought what am I going to do with it. Now that I have seen your card next year I will be using it. Thanks so much for sharing
Those gnomes are cute and I love the background.
Thank you, Amanda! It was fun to create!
That gnome card is absolutely spectacular! I’m not a gnome person but your card could entice me the get this set lol…
Thank you, Pat! You could get just the dies!
Thx for making me smile from ear-to-ear with this wonderful card 😀
Thank you, KT! I appreciate you telling me!
This creative card makes me smile, BIG time.
Thank you, Carol! So happy to make you smile!
This is so cute, Su! What an imagination you have with Jerome.
Thank you, Karen! I appreciate you reading my blog!
I absolutely love everything you make with these cute little gnome dies! I need to play with them more!
Thank you, Stesha! I would love to see your gnome cards!
Absolutely adorable slimline card, Su! I just love these little gnomies! They are perfect for holiday cards this year. Thank you for hopping this month!
Thank you, Debbie! It’s always a pleasure to hop with the Pals!
Oh my Su, these are the cutest little gnomes!! I absolutely love your Christmas card. Beautiful!!!
Thank you, Melissa! I’m so glad you like it!
Such a jolly and adorable trio, Su! Thank you for sharing your creativity.
Thank you, Tricia! Looking forward to seeing you at On Stage!
OMG! So cute, what a happy, festive Christmas card, love it!
Thank you, Lynne! I’m so glad you like it!
OMG….cutest gnomies ever!! I am in love with these little guys…so much fun to stamp (and easy, too!)
Thank you, Barbara! Yes, very easy!
You knocked it out of the park with this card! I love it!!
Thank you, Kim! Jerome helped!
Such a wow card…love the softness of the card as well.
Thank you, Windy, so glad you like it!
Adorable, Su! Now I want those gnome dies AND the slimline envelopes! You’re such a good “enabler!” 🙂
Thank you, Karen! Gotta have gnomes and slimline envelopes; happy to enable:)
Such an adorable gnome stamp on our hop Pal! Bright, fun, and stylish–totally CASEable;)
Thank you, Deb! It’s so much fun making these gnomes!
I am in love with absolutely everything about this card! As usual, you have created a masterpiece. What a joy!
That’s such a nice compliment, Linda! Thank you!