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
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.
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!
- Photoplay Year With My Gnomies Paper Collection
- Spellbinder’s APG Filigree Marquis Die (January)
- Reneabouquets Large Heart Deco Circle Frame (February)
- Clear Cardstock
- 1/8″ Foam Tape
- Ranger Bridal Embossing Powder
- Versamark Ink Pad
- Shaker Mix
- Charms from my Stash (check The Funkie Junkie Boutique for a good selection of winter charms)
- Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher Staple Gun