Spellbinders Holiday Gnomes Slimline Card

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Spellbinders Holiday Gnomes Slimline Card: From Our Gnome to Yours

Hello, Friends!  If you are a fan of gnomes, I think you’re going to get a kick out of this Spellbinders Holiday Gnomes Slimline Card.  I don’t consider myself to be a stamper, but these gnomes were so cute, I could not resist.

From Our Gnome to Yours

Since coloring is not my strong suit, I opted to paper piece the gnomes on this card.  It’s so easy to do, and I love the way it turned out.

  • First, stamp the gnomes on white cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink.
  • Then stamp them a second time on scraps of patterned paper.
  • Now fussy cut the hats, shoes and pants from the patterned paper.
  • Next place dimensionals on the back of the hats and adhere them over the stamped hats.  Use glue to attach the pants and shoes.
  • Color the gnome noses with flesh colored pencils.
  • Add a bit of shading to the beards with grey colored pencils.
  • Then brush the beards with Dries Clear Adhesive and sprinkle with Crystal Clear Glitter Flakes.
A Peek Inside

Finish the inside of the card with North Pole Trading Co papers, ephemera and stickers.  I added a pocket to hold a little note card or gift card.

So sweet and simple, but still lots of fun to make and give.

I hope I shared some ideas, tips and tricks that you can use in your next crafty adventure.

Thanks for stopping by!




7 thoughts on “Spellbinders Holiday Gnomes Slimline Card

  1. 1sassy1

    This card is so fun! I’m not a big fan of gnomes but your cute guys made me smile just when I needed a bit of happiness! I think bringing happiness to others is what we try to do when we create cards and you’ve definitely done it again with this fun card.Thank you for making me smile!

    Sandra Smith
    Queen Creek

  2. cocoanlace

    Wonderful card. You are always reinventing. I particularly love the rusted bells. As a girl in junior high, we pinned colorful jingle bells on our petticoat slips. (I just dated myself, right?) They would softly ring when you walked, making it sound like Christmas (well until some gray-haired, fuddy-duddy teacher made us remove them). Oh well.
    Merry Christmas!

  3. karenladd

    I just love this whimsical, rustic card with the paper patterned outfits. They look wonderful, all cozy for winter and with layers of die cuts and poinsettias. Just beautiful!

  4. Susan Steele

    Ohhhh my!!! All these adorable little gnomes are really growing on me! How could they not …they’re so adorably cute! Luv your beautiful card creation Kathy and how you pieced them together …in their adorable plaids too! They truly do look like Santa’s elves. These little guys just have to fall in my cart! They ard just too adorable, lol to pass up! Thanks so much for the inspiration and the super tips! Hugs, Suzy Q

  5. Martie Rollin

    Paper piecing is how I got started in paper crafting…I’ve learned to add dimension and elevation for a more dramatic appearance. Lots more work than stamping and coloring, but well worth the effort. I like the green oval behind the gnomes…nice choice. Merry Christmas all year roiund!

  6. Cheryl Wells

    Love, love, love this card Kathy!! Gnomes always make me smile – did I mention I love this card!!!!

  7. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, this card is so cute I can’t stand it! Those darling little gnomes look like a couple of Santa’s little helpers. That Spellbinders die is sooo versatile. I resisted as long as I could and finally bought it for myself. I love the nostalgic look of the paper you used inside this card. I hope you had a wonderful Birthday weekend. Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

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