Saturday, November 13, 2021

Santa Gnome in Present

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with The Charmed Life Blog today. 

It's a cold one here in Pittsburgh. We even had snow showers early this morning. With the wind chill it's a 28° "feels like temp", although the actual temp is 36°. 

One of those days when a pot of soup or chili is a good meal. I am actually going to make chili. And, I have corn bead in the freezer so I am good to go. Now let's move onto my card for today.

This one I created for my weekly DT post on the CottageCutz Blog. Today for your viewing pleasure, I have a design featuring the whimsical Santa Gnome in Present die from the Christmas Part 2 collection. We have so many cute gnomes in the collection this year. Here is a card I made using another one of them.

So let's get started with some details on how I created this card.

Design Steps:
I started my card this week with the layout. As I have said so many times before having the sketch in mind helps start as well as simplify the card making process for me. I liked the sketch #869 at Splitcoaststampers. I thought it would work well for this cheeky little gnome.
Then I also used the colors from the Splitcoaststampers color challenge #869. We were to use cherry cobbler, gold and shaded spruce. Perfect colors for the Christmas gnome.
cherry cobbler, gold, shaded spruce

I had the perfect designer paper that had all the challenge colors. It's from the Stampin'-Up "wrapped in plaid" collection. My card is a 5 1/4" square. For the diamond shape, I used the largest Stitched Square (3.5") die and the circle is the 2nd largest (3 1/4") from the Circle set.

cherry cobbler base: 5 1/4" square
gold layer: 5" square
designer paper: 4 7/8" square
Next, I cut the Santa Gnome in the challenge colors. I used Art glitter glue to assemble the image. I like this one because it dries clear.
I stamped my sentiment on an angle in the circle using the shaded spruce ink. I used my MISTI for placement. The stamp set is from the Hero Arts Christmas Messages set. 
Now that my card elements are prepared, I am ready to start card assembly. I used double sided tape to attach the panels. The Gnome is attached with dimensional adhesive. I also changed the Christmas ornament, I decided to cut it from the designer paper to give a bit more contrast against the green present box.
To finish off my card, I attached the panel to the cherry cobbler card base and also scattered a few gold sequins. And, that's it for me for this post. So until next time.......God bless. 

dies I used to create card:

I am also entering:
1.  Alphabet Challenge is "P" for patterned paper.
2ABC Christmas Challenge is "W" for whimsical.
3.  The Male Room Challenge #156 is "gnomes". 
4Christmas Crafts All Year Round -something that starts with U,V, or W.  - Whimsical and White bearded gnome
5.  Merry Little Christmas Challenge is anything goes. 


  1. A super gnome card, loving your patterned paper. Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenges. We look forward to your next visit. Caz. DT.

  2. Beautiful card! Thanks for playing at
    The Male Room challange.

  3. Fabulous colour scheme - very effective. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge xx Lynda/Loopyloo DT xx

  4. Fantastic gnome card. Thank you for joining us at The Male Room chalenge. Goga

  5. Gorgeous card Mary! Love your Santa gnome and the colours.
    Thanks so much for joining us for our Merry Little Christmas Challenge for November 2021.
    We hope to see you again soon,
    Lou DT xo
    JemLou Productions

  6. A really cute design - love your paper choice.

    Thanks for joining us at The Male Room Challenge.

    Helen x

  7. What a beautiful card you made :-)) I like your pretty Gnomes.
    Thanks for playing with us at THe Male Room!

  8. Sweet card!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ROUND challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafting day!! Stay safe and healthy!!
    *Sorry for being so late commenting but please know that I have checked out your project and appreciate you entering my challenge!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper



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