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Dancing Gnomes

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My Slimline card today has a fun trio of dancing Gnomes!

I layered some Mint Macaron card on the Thick White card base, then a layer of the snowflake design from the Storybook Gnomes DSP.

Dancing Gnomes Slimline card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

The mechanism for the feet to swing, is simply a piece of 2cm x 3cm white card with a hole in the centre. See the nose of the Gnome, well that same die was used to cut the hole (keep these die cut pieces to use for the nose by colouring with the Dark Petal Pink Blends Marker). Glue the mechanism to the back of the feet. Place the feet onto the card and hold the gnome above to work out where you need the feet to be. Add a Mini Dimensional in the centre. Remove the backing paper.

Dancing Gnome mechanism by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022    Dancing Gnome by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

Put together the rest of the Gnomes. Flip them over and add 4 x Mini Dimensionals to the back of the Gnome’s hat (as shown), allowing plenty of room for the mechanism to swing behind the beard. Remove the paper backings and add the Gnome over the mechanism and feet. Ta-da, dancing Gnomes!!! I added some arms to each Gnome later, as I felt they were missing. To create those I used the small mushroom die for the sleeves with the nose for the hands.

Decorate the inside to match the front.

Dancing Gnomes Slimline card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 inside

Measurements
Card base: 21cm x 20cm, score short edge @ 10cm
Mint Macaron: 20.5cm x 9.5cm (2)
DSP: 20cm x 9cm (front) & 20cm x 2cm (inside)
White card: 20cm x 9cm (inside)
Extras for Gnomes: Basic White (beard, hand & mechanism), Real Red & Shaded Spruce (feet/arms), DSP (hats)

This card was inspired by a USA demonstrator, Susan Campfield (link below). I loved her card, although I wanted to create a slimline card to fit a trio of dancing Gnomes and I added arms!!!

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Here is a link to Susan Campfield’s YouTube Tutorial.


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Christmas U Fold Window card

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Each Monday, join me for the Heart of Christmas Blog Hop brought to you by the Art With Heart team. We will be showcasing our July-December Mini catalogue and Annual catalogue Christmas products.

Today’s fancy fold card is a ‘U Fold Window’ style card using the Kindest Gnomes Bundle and Storybook Gnomes DSP.

I made this same design of fancy fold card last Friday which had the measurements.

I just love how the dies can cut out the images in the coordinating Designer Paper. The gnome and mushroom are both cut this way – it makes card making super easy so you can concentrate on designing a fancy fold card! The window is cut using the largest square from the Stylish Shapes dies.

U Window Fold Christmas card using Stampin Up Kindest Gnomes by Kate Morgan, Australia 2022

Can you see the Pearlized Enamel Effects in White that I have added to the tree branches?! Make sure you add these last so you can sit the card aside to allow these to dry. They don’t take long, but it would be a shame to ruin them. The Fine Sparkle Adhesive Backed Gems on either side of the sentiment (stamped in Orchid Oasis ink) add extra interest.

U Window Fold Christmas card using Stampin Up Kindest Gnomes by Kate Morgan, Australia 2022 side

The gnome is added on dimensionals to the front panel.

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Heart of Christmas begins for 2022!

2022 Heart of Christmas LogoEach Monday, some of the Art With Heart team are joining the Heart of Christmas Blog Hop to bring you creative inspiration showcasing our July-December Mini catalogue and Annual catalogue Christmas products.

July is a great time to start making those Christmas cards before the year gets away from us, and it’s Christmas before we know it!

When I first saw the JD Mini catalogue, I fell in love with the Storybook Gnomes Suite (#159630) and they were the first items to drop into my shopping cart!

Storybook Gnomes Suite 159630

I love how the images on the Storybook Gnomes Designer Series Paper can be cut out using the Gnomes dies. The trees are from a Saleabration product Tree Lot dies, that can be earned free with a qualifying order). The are cut from the Parakeet Party colour in 2022-2024 In Color Glimmer papers and the 2022-2024 In Color Designer Series paper. The gnomes hat and feet are die cut from the left over paper around the sheet I die cut the gnomes from. His nose is also the Glimmer paper (Tahitian Tide). The beard is Shimmery White cardstock. The Fabulous Frames dies was used to cut the oval in the centre of the DSP. The stamping inside the oval uses Pacific Point ink.

Christmas handmade card using Stampin Up Gnomes dies by Kate Morgan, Australia 2022

This next card uses some DSP and then I stamped/die cut the mushroom and gnome. These are coloured with alcohol Blends Combo markers. then added with dimensionals to the card. The sentiment is stamped in Balmy Blue ink.

Handmade Christmas card using Stampin Up Kindest Gnomes Bundle by Kate Morgan, Australia 2022

Some red and white Pearlized Enamel Effects Basics are added and set aside to dry.

Christmas handmade card using Stampin Up Kindest Gnomes Bundle by Kate Morgan, Australia 2022

These next two cards can be made in multiples as they are created using the Storybook Designer Paper. No sign of stamps or ink, just the paper and Gnome dies! Some Simply Elegant Trim and 2022-2024 In Color Matte Decorative Dots were added for some bling.

Christmas handmade card using Stampin Up Kindest Gnomes Bundle by Kate Morgan, Australia, 2022

Christmas handmade card using Stampin Ups Kindest Gnomes Bundle by Kate Morgan, Australia, 2022

Thanks for dropping by. I hope you can join me next week for more Christmas inspiration!

Please continue to hop and enjoy the wonderful inspiration of Tina in Adelaide, South Australia!

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2022 JD SAB CoverTo see the exclusive products you can earn this Sale-A-Bration season, browse our digital brochure. Remember to take a look at the coordinating products from the July–December 2022 Mini Catalogue you can pair with your Sale-A-Bration steals!

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