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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!

Cheerio,

kathy

SUPPLY LIST

 

Introducing Year with My Gnomies 2022 Kit

Introducing Year With My Gnomies 2022 Kit for Button Farm Club

Hello, Friends!  We could all use a little sunshine and cheer in 2022, so I’m excited to introduce you to my Year With My Gnomies 2022 Quarterly Subscription Kit for the Button Farm Club!  This adorable memory keeping system is bound to bring a smile to your face every single day in the new year!  We did a similar “through the year” subscription kit in 2020, and you all loved it so much that you begged me to do another one.  But we had to wait for the right paper collection to come along.  Well, this year it did!  Can you say “GNOMES?”

A Year with a Box Full of Gnomes!

Get ready for a year full of fun as we make a new folio for each quarter of the year in 2022.  You’ll end up with four adorable folios and a handsome storage box that you’ll be proud to display.

This December kit comes with everything you need to make the storage box as well as the January, February, March trifold folio.  And boy, is it ever cute!

Each 6 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ x 1 1/2″ folio focuses on the antics of our gnome buddies.  The spine will feature charms that match each season.  In January-March we have a snowflake, a pretty little heart and a shamrock charm dangle on the spine.

Interactive Pages
A Year With My Gnomies Quarterly Subscription Kit for The Button Farm Club by Kathy Clement

Y’all know how much II love interactive elements in a folio or album.  Well, I think I might have outdone myself in the design of this folio.  It is loaded with all kinds of pockets, flips, flaps, pull outs and surprises.

And all the papers and images are so bright and cheery!

The folio has a section for each month plus a storage pocket for the monthly calendars.

Fill in the calendars with the dates.  Then write down birthdays, anniversaries, appointments, phone numbers or addresses on the back side.

Flips and Flaps

The mechanisms for each month are unique to that month.  February is loaded with flips and flaps.

March features some fun surprise pockets and the cutest Leprechaun Gnomes ever!

Year With My Gnomies 2022 Year in a Box Reveal on You Tube

If you’d like a closer look at the supplies in this month’s kit as well as a project tour, please enjoy this short video on YouTube.

How to Order

You can sign up for the quarterly subscription, or you can order each quarter separately as they are released. Subscriptions are guaranteed a kit each quarter, and the price is lower when you subscribe.

The price for the kit is $52.99.

You can order your kit today at The Button Farm Club.

We’ve had a couple of tough years, my friend.  It’s time to have some fun!  And I think this kit is just what we need to make us smile in 2022!

Thanks so much for all your support!

Cheerio,

kathy

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