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Spellbinders Gnome Drive Card Tutorial

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Spellbinders Gnome Drive Card Tutorial with Photoplay Serendipity

Hello, Friends!  This adorable birthday card is made with Spellbinders Gnome Drive dies.  It’s part of the August release and it is so much fun to work with.  I’ve paired it up with vibrant Serendipity papers from Photoplay.  This gnome in her snazzy pink convertible looks ready to party!

There are 6 die sets and one sentiment stamp set in this fun release.  Our birthday party gnome is made with both the Holiday and Hearts for You set.  I also got the Spring set which features St. Patrick’s Day and Easter dies, but I’ll share those later when we are closer to the holiday.

If you are only going to get one die from this set, I  highly recommend that you get Gnome Drive Holiday.  That’s because it is the only set that comes with the car and the gnome body.  The other sets are what I call “add on” dies.

Tips for Working with Tiny Dies

Do you ever struggle when working with a die that has a lot of little pieces and layers?  I have a few helpful tips to make the job easier.

  • First, place your dies on a magnetic sheet so that  you don’t lose any of the itty bitty pieces.  It’s no fun digging through the trash can looking for that tiny gnome nose or steering wheel, let me tell you!
  • Save money by using magnetic furnace vent sheets instead of manufacturer magnetic die sheets.  Cut them to the size you need and you’ll save a ton of cash so you can buy more dies!
  • Die cut each piece from 110# cardstock (you can use scraps) before you die cut from patterned paper.  Then use the 110# cardstock as a base for the pattered paper.  It’s so much easier to handle small pieces this way.
  • Keep a small bowl or box at your side and place each die cut piece in it so they don’t get lost.
  • Finally, place each die back on the magnetic sheet after it has been cut.
A Peek Inside

Finish this cheery card with an inside pocket and gift card wallet.  You will learn how to make the wallet in the video tutorial for this card.

Gnome Drive Holiday Card

Here’s our happy little gnome getting ready for Christmas.  I don’t know what it is about gnomes, but they always make me chuckle!  I added googly eyes for even more fun.  Graphic 45 Twas the Night Before Christmas papers work perfectly with the Picot Petite Circle and glittery Christmas paper. Of course, I had to add some rusty jingle bells to the bow.

This simple card “recipe” works for any season or theme.  The same holds true for the gnomes.  Just change the papers, and they become gnomes for all seasons.

Throwback Thursday Gnome Drive Birthday Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to join me as I put the pieces of the Happy Birthday Gnome card together, please enjoy this video tutorial.


You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!




Summer with My Gnomies Button Farm Club Kit Reveal

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Summer with My Gnomies Button Farm Club Kit Reveal

Hello, Friends! Today I’m happy to announce the Summer with My Gnomies Button Farm Club Kit Reveal!  This is the 3rd installment of the Year with My Gnomies Boxed Folio Set, and it’s filled with sunshine, fun, and adorable summertime gnomes!

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Grab your sunglasses and get ready for adventure, my friends!  This 6″ x 6″ mini album is bright, bold and beautiful with all the colors and images you would expect in a summertime folio.

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Just look how cute our Year in a Box project for 2022 is!  Each little album adds a burst of seasonal color and fun.  Let’s see what Summer with My Gnomies looks like, shall we?

Red, White and Blue July Gnomes

This quarter features Gnomes in the Sun, and we kick things off with our July Red, White and Blue Gnomes.

This pull out folio affords loads of room for patriotic photographs and red, white and blue celebrations!  You can see the details in the video share below.

Adorable August Gnomes

I dare you not to smile at these adorable August gnomes.  Pineapples, popsicles and flip flop power make this month super fun.

Scholarly September Gnomes

Our September gnomes know their ABC’s!

You’ll find some surprise features in the mini folios that are tucked into this box pocket.

Summer with My Gnomies Video Tour on YouTube

If you’d like to tour all the flips, flaps, pockets and pull outs in this release, please enjoy this short video tour.  You’ll see all the goodies that come in the kit, too!

What Comes in My Kit?

Each kit has everything you need to create the project besides standard crafting supplies like adhesive, cutting tools and a score board.  Here’s what comes in this kit:

  • (12) sheets of 12” x 12”  June, July and August Designer Papers from Photoplay Year With My Gnomies
  • (2) sheets of 12” x 12” Party Up Designer Paper
  • (1) sheet of 12” x 12” Flock Designer Paper
  • (2) sheets of 12” x 12” color matched Grid paper: 1 teal/1 red
  • 3 sheets of  12” x 12; heavy weight grocery bag cardstock
  • 5 sheets of 12” x 12” white cardstock
  • 3 wooden flower buttons
  • 3 silver tone summer charm embellishments
  • 2 yards of red and white twist Baker’s Twine
  • Full-Color Basic Written Guide
  • Access to private video tutorials with Kathy Clement

The price for the Summer with My Gnomies Kit is only $37.99!

You can order this quarter’s kit HERE.

It’s not too late to sign up for the quarterly subscription club!  We still have some Jan-March (comes with supplies and directions for the storage box)  and April-June kits available.  You can sign up for that HERE.

If you already have the Year with My Gnomies papers, but would still like to make the Boxed Memory Album Kit, please contact Laura at The Button Farm Club.  She can tell you how to order just the tutorials.

Thanks so much for all your support, my friends!  You keep me inspired to imagine and create!