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Christmas in July Banner of the Month Tutorial

Christmas in July Banner of the Month Tutorial with Spellbinder Dies & Gnome for Christmas

Hello, Friends!  It’s time for our Christmas in July Banner of the Month Tutorial!  This is a quick and easy design thanks to loads of Spellbinder Holiday Dies and great patterns from Echo Park Gnome for Christmas paper collection.  If you are a fan of needlework, Nordic designs, and gingham, I think you are going to enjoy today’s tutorial.

Spellbinders Home for the Holidays St. Nick Dies

The focal point for this 7 pennant banner is our handsome St. Nick figure.  To me, this die has a great Nordic vibe, especially when he’s all decked out in his green Santa suit.  He’s part of the Home for the Holidays release from Spellbinder Paper Arts.

The camera lens didn’t pick this up very well, but his beard and ermine trim are made with white glitter paper, so they really sparkle when the light hits them.

Jingle Bell Beginnings and Endings

I am such a fan of this Spellbinders Tag and Label Die Set!  This time I used the largest and next to the smallest dies to cut the cardstock bases and liners for this banner.  The pennants on either end are made with the smaller dies.

These tags are fairly small, so I didn’t add too much to them.  But the gold jingle bells in the bow cluster add just the right amount of jingle and shine.

Christmas Stitchery: Nichol Spohr’s Needlework Dies

Y’all know how much I enjoy a good sewing themed project.  So you can imagine how tickled I was when I saw Nichol Spohr’s Needlework dies!  Ooooh-la-la!  I could not wait to use them, and found a way to “stitch” them into this Christmas themed banner.   This scene includes her Gathering Stitches, Needlework Tool Kit and greenery from the Faux Embroidered Stocking Dies.  I can see myself using this embroidery hoop to make fabulous shaker windows in the future.  

This pennant features the Faux Embroidered Stocking Dies.  Since I die cut my stockings from patterned paper, I didn’t add a lot of the details, but the stockings are still super cute.

This is the Faux Embroidered Spruce die set.  It’s super quick and easy to make, too.  Just layer the tree branch die cuts over the evergreen die cuts, then add in a few extra branches to fill it out.

Christmas Squirrel

This is the only banner that does not feature a die cut scene.  Instead, I went with the Nordic theme and added a sledding squirrel from Stamperia Romantic Woodland.

Christmas in July Banner of the Month Tutorial on YouTube

I’m happy to report that my husband has been cleared to resume most normal duties (still can’t lift anything heavy).  And, our daughter and new grandson are thriving.  So life here is smoothing out a bit, and now I hope to get caught up on all the work I didn’t get done while taking care of them.

So today’s tutorial is a little bit short.  If you’ve never made a banner with me before, here’s a great beginner banner tutorial for you.

For all the rest of you dear friends, please enjoy this somewhat abbreviated tutorial on my YouTube channel:

As always, you will find a linked supply list below this post.

You can also purchase this banner from my Etsy Shop.

Wishing you all a joyful and creative Wonderful Wednesday!




Quick and Easy Gift Tag Tutorial

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Quick and Easy Gift Tag Tutorial with Echo Park Gnome for Christmas

Hello, Friends!  It’s Throwback Thursday and I’m rolling in late with this Quick and Easy Gift Tag Tutorial .  Today we’re working with Echo Part Gnome for Christmas to make these fun tags.  These make great stocking stuffers, Secret Santa Gifts and would even look great on the Christmas tree!  You could attach them to pretty ribbon with a clothespin and then they’d be home decor, too.  Use whatever paper collection you have on hand, or even mix and match.  What fun!

Save Time with G45 Tags and the Tag Die

I cannot count the number of projects I’ve made using Graphic 45 Tags as a base.  They are attractive, sturdy and such a time saver!  Pair the tags up with the Regular Tag Die, and you’ll have these sweet gift tags made in no time flat.

If you have an envelope punch board (and really,  you should!) pull it out and make the size envelope that calls for 6×6 paper.  Since we’re using the 6×6 paper pad, there’s no measuring or cutting necessary.  Just put the paper in the punch board, score, punch, fold and you’re done!

What’s on the Back of the Tags?

To cover up the ends of the belly band on the back of the tags, cut a 3″ x 4″ panel of white cardstock,, stamp with the Gnome for Christmas stamps and adhere.  Cute, right?

Die cut a small tag and stamp with small images, spatter with gold paint and add a Christmas charm.  This is a great place to write the recipient’s name.


Dress your tags up with a cluster of jingle bells, Christmas beads, mulberry flowers and foliage.  You can make your own flowers, or save time with pre-made flowers.

Gnome for Christmas adhesive brads and gold glitter stars add a bit of sparkle and shine to the tag design.

Gnome for Christmas Quick and Easy Gift Tag Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see how one of these tags comes together, then please enjoy this short tutorial on my YouTube channel.


If you would like to see more gift tag tutorials, check out this link.

I hope you enjoyed this late, late, late Throwback Thursday tutorial.  You will find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!





Gnome For Christmas Tree Easel Card

Spellbinders Gnome For Christmas Tree Pretty Pine Background Stamp Photoplay Christmas Party by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 02

Gnome for Christmas Tree Easel Card with Spellbinders and Photoplay Paper

Hello, Friends!  I have to ask you, is this Gnome for Christmas Tree Easel card cute or what?  After putting this one together earlier this week, I just had to share it with you here, because the end result made me smile!

Sometimes, a product pairing is a match made in heaven.  That’s the case with the Spellbinders Gnome Tree and Photoplay Paper Tulia and Norbert Christmas Party papers.  Putting this card together required a bit of work, but it was so worth the effort!

There are a LOT of little pieces in this die set.  So right off the bat, I recommend you find a magnetic sheet and lay the pieces out so you don’t lose any.  (We won’t talk about how I accidentally dropped one of the small bits into the paper trash can beside my die cutting area and the ensuing search all the way to the bottom of the receptacle where the little bugger was snuggled up all comfy and cozy.)

Gnome for Christmas Tree Tips and Tricks

Spellbinders Gnome For Christmas Tree Pretty Pine Background Stamp Photoplay Christmas Party by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

  • First, die cut just the tree frame from sturdy white cardstock.
  • Next, insert the “gnomes” inside the frame and die cut a second time from sturdy white cardstock.  Keep this panel intact, and adhere it over the frame die cut.
  • Now, die cut the gnomes from white glitter cardstock. (Linked below).  Use tweezers or a Quik-Stick Tool to lift the beard pieces from the die cut and adhere over the bearded areas on the white base.
  • Then select 2 patterns from Photoplay Christmas Party and die cut the hats. Repeat the process for each pattern.  You can save the pieces you don’t use in this card for a second card.  So even though it’s a fair bit of die cutting, it’s like a BOGO deal.
  • Now die cut the trousers from the same patterned papers.
  • Die cut  wreath, stars and garland pieces from scraps of glitter cardstock.
Emboss/Resist Stamped background

Follow these steps to make the background oval for the card.

  • First, die cut the largest Picot Petite Oval from white cardstock.
  • Next, ink up the Pretty Pine Background stamp with clear embossing ink.  Stamp onto the die cut oval.
  • Now, heat emboss with opaque white or Shabby Ivory embossing powder.
  • Then swipe a non-stick craft sheet with Pine Needles, Shabby Shutters, Bundled Sage and Peeled Paint Distress ink.  Spritz with water until beads form.  Tap the stamped oval into the inky puddle to pick up the ink.  The embossed areas will resist the ink and create the patterned background.
A Peek Inside

Dress up the inside of this 7″ x 5″ easel card base with festive patterns from the Christmas Party paper collection.  Add a little gift card holder, and your job is done!

Gnomes for Christmas is a very good idea, dontcha think?  You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!