January and February Gnome of the Month Card Tutorials

Photoplay Year With My Gnomes Gnome of the Month Card January by Kathy Clement Photo 01

January & February Gnome of the Month Card Tutorials

Hello, Friends!  Today I’m launching the first installment of my Gnome of the Month Card Tutorials.  Each month in 2022, we are going to make a cute card with Photoplay’s Year With My Gnomies paper collection.  I’ve decided that 2022 is a good year for fun and smile.  These gnomes definitely make me chuckle.   What  better way to send someone a smile in the mail each month? Sometimes these ideas just pop into my head, and so far I’ve not regretted bringing them to life.

Launching Make & Take Tuesdays on YouTube

February Gnome of the Month Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photoplay Year With My Gnomies Photo 01

Now gnomes may not be your cup of tea.  Not to worry! I’ve decided to launch a new YouTube tutorial series called Make and Take Tuesday.  This  series will be in addition to my Throwback Thursday posts.  We’ll be working with newer collections in these tutorials, and the focus will be on creating cards.  The gnomes will make a monthly appearance, but the series will cover everything from making stacks of cards in a hurry, fun fold card bases, easy to mail cards and fully loaded cards.

My goal is to share these posts with you every Tuesday as my schedule permits.  Sound like fun?

January Gnome of the Month

Since January is nearly half over, I am sharing both the January and February cards this month.  Since the idea didn’t pop into my head until after I had created the January card, there is no step by step tutorial for it.  But, the base for each of these cards is the same.  Only the patterns and the embellishments vary.  So you can easily create this wintry card, even without the step by step tutorial.

January Gnome of the Month Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement PHoto 01

The shaker box on the front of this card features a brand new, soon to be released die from Becca Feeken.  The Filigree Marquis die is part of her new “Classically Becca” release in January. Here’s how to make the shaker frame:

  • First, die cut the frame from 100# white cardstock.
  • Next, heat emboss the frame with VersaMark and Ranger Bridal Tinsel Embossing Powder.
  • Let the embossing cool, then back the frame with a piece of clear cardstock. (Acetate)
  • Now, place 3 rows of 1/8″ foam strips around the sides of the frame.
  • Then fill the inside of the frame with a shaker mix.
  • Next, cut a panel of the polka dot paper large enough to back the frame.  Decorate it with the sledding gnome from the sticker sheet.  Then press in place on the back of the frame.
  • Finish with the fussy cut Snow Day Gnome, ribbon , flowers and charms.

A Peek Inside

The tutorial for the February card will show you how to create the base, add the pockets, and make the mini folios.

What a fun way to send birthday greetings to January birthday boys and girls!  You have plenty of room in the pocket to tuck in a gift card, tea bag, or other small treat.

February Gnome of the Month

The shaker element on the February Gnome of the Month is a Reneabouquets Beautiful Board Frame.  I’ll show you how to assemble it in the video tutorial below.

You can see how the design of each card is the same.  We just change out the patterned papers and embellishments.

I dare you not to smile at these adorable critters!

Since each month’s papers in the collection is laid out almost the same, it’s very easy to repeat the designs.

So, if  you are ready to get started on making your own Gnome of the Month Card, join me for the tutorial below.

Gnome of the Month Card Tutorial on YouTube

Let Me Hear Your Thoughts

So now I need to hear from you!  Do you like the idea of a Gnome of the Month Card Tutorial?  Are you excited about Make and Take Tuesday?  Making these video tutorials is a huge time commitment on my end.  I’m happy to do it, but I need to know that you are on board and like the idea.  Otherwise, I’m just spinning my wheels.  Please share your thoughts with me in the comment section of my blog, or on my YouTube channel.  It is really helpful when I hear from you!

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Happy Make and Take Tuesday!

Thanks for stopping  by!





8 thoughts on “January and February Gnome of the Month Card Tutorials

  1. Ann DeHart

    Hi Kathy: love this series and looking forward to next month! Please tell me specifically which brand and color CS you used for the January base. I have the Photoplay CS solids but the one I think you used is rose pink on one side but orange on the reverse. That won’t work. Thanks for quick reply. adehart@bellsouth.net

    1. kconner1961

      I LOVE your idea of Gnome of the month. As soon as I first saw gnomes-I fell in love with them. I’ve incorporated them into my home decor!! I’ll be looking out for your future tutorials!!

  2. Priscilla+Hughs

    Tag-a-long Tuesday…or is it Tuesday-tag-a-long? Either way I think it’s clever and catchy! I have quite a bit of Valentine’s Day papers from a big sale a year ago, so called my sister-in-law and said let’s make a date to learn to make this together. So, we’re set to do this the end of the month. Thank you for such clear instructions, as always. And for taking time to create even more for us weekly! Love it!

  3. Lorraine Zaring

    Hi Kathy, I love the idea of the Make and Take Tuesday and really enjoyed today’s video and your little side tips. I’m a real visual learner and appreciate any video when I can see you work. I also love Gnomes. This is going to be so much fun. Thanks for doing this for all of us. Happy New Year to you.

  4. Cheryl Wells

    Oh Dear Kathy!!!! Since Gnomes is definitely my thing, I love the cards and can’t wait for the Make and Take Tuesdays – what a fabulous way to start out “hopefully” a MUCH better year. Thank you for the wonderful Gnomes project and always sharing your wonderful talent – I LOVE it!!

  5. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, these cards are so darling. The little gnomes are really cute and I do believe they each have a personality! I love the two riding on the sled. This collection has such vibrant, pretty colors and I love all of the winter themed sentiments. The Valentine card is absolutely precious. Love the shaker boxes on both. These cards really will bring a smile! Really looking forward to the “Make and Take” Tuesdays. Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  6. Joni E

    I love the idea of Make and Take Tuesday! Its always a pleasure reading your blog and seeing what you have created. I enjoy all your tutorials and thank you for all the time you put in to show all of your beautiful work!

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