Thursday, November 28, 2019

Gnome Gift Bags

Hi, Happy Thanksgiving to all my crafting friends in the USA,I hope you have a fun day with family and friends. It's just another run of the mill Thursday here in the UK and I'm back to share the gift bags I decorated with the left over bits of kraft card from yesterday's cards and continuing with the gnome theme.

I stamped the sentiments from Simon Says Stamp Believe, inked with Versamark and sprinkled with  Ranger Superfine White Embossing Powder. Die-cutting more snowflakes was not floating my boat so I looked out my Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Mini Weathered Winter and repeated the stamping and embossing process. I laid each panel aside and heat embossed them all in one go, that way your heat gun gets good and hot and there is less chance of the card warping.
I added the "keeping to a theme" 3 strips of Tim Holtz Idea-ology Christmas Design Tape and honestly, despite many makes, the dent in my supplies is minimal.
Then it was time to die-cut the gnomes from white card and Simon Says Stamp Schoolhouse Red with the help of my trusty Sidekick, what a star and workhorse this little guy is. Life is so much simpler since he arrived in the cubbyhole and I can't imagine crafting without him. I inked the nose with Worn Lipstick and the beard with Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide inks and assembled using Distress Collage Medium Matte. I only wanted the top half of the gnome, so I trimmed around the beard leaving a small border.
I attached the panels to the white gift bags, added a generous blob of Glossy Accents to the noses and left overnight to dry. 
Labels printed and attached and the job is done. 
I'll be back tomorrow to share the last (for now) gnome card.
Toodle-oo for now
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. What a fabulous sight, your grandson must be super pleased with everything Kath you have done some amazing creations, as always.xx

  2. These are gorgeous Kath!
    Linda xxx


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