Monday, December 23, 2019

Simon Says - Party Time

Hi my friends, I'm sharing my DT project for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog. Thank you for joining us for last week's challenge and we hope you will join us this week to because

and the theme this week is
Party Time
I created place name cards for my Boxing Day Party table

using the Gnome For The Holidays stamp set and the Lil Gnome die from Simon Says Stamp December Card Kit, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Metallic 1 and 2 Kraft Stock and Distress Mixed Media Heavystock, coloured with Distress Inks to match the colours of this year's crackers.
I began by die-cutting the base, nose and beard from white card, the hat from the coloured Distress Mixed Media Heavystock card and the body from Idea-ology Classic Kraft Stock Metallic 2
I used a mini round blending tool to add Hickory Smoke Distress Ink around the edge of the beard and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink to colour the nose
I assembled the gnomes, added stars die-cut from Idea-ology Classic Kraft Stock 1 using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Swirling Stars Thinlits and applied Ranger Glossy Accents to the noses.
I deconstructed 2 crackers which were surplus to requirements and trimmed the paper to create a panel for each place card.
I stamped the snowflakes from Simon Says Stamp Gnome For The Holidays stamp set from the December Card Kit inked with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Ranger Superfine White Embossing Powder.
I added Tim Holtz/Sizzix Adhesive Sheets to the back of white card, die-cut the letters I needed to create each name using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Alphanumeric Classic Lower Thinlits, peeled off the backing and fixed the letters in place. So much easier and less messy than fiddling around with dots of adhesive. I finished off by adding the gnomes popped up on Tim Holtz/Sizzix Mini Foam Adhesive to create dimension.

You can find all the products I used over at Simon Says Stamp, just click on the links below.

Why don't you pop over to the Monday Challenge Blog and check out the amazing creations from my very talented Design Team mates and this month's Designer In The Spotlight and as always you have the chance to win a $50 gift voucher to spend at Simon Says Stamp. The Challenge will run for two weeks so you have until Monday 5th January 8.00am Ohio Time...1.00pm UK time and 2.00pm CET to join in

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so we can see them on there too
I look forward to you sharing your party creations with us all
and wish you all a very Happy Christmas
Hugs Kath xxx

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  1. Kath, these are SO adorable!! What lucky guests for your party!! Love the magical little gnomes! Merry Christmas, happy Boxing Day and happy new year to you and your family! Maura

  2. Fabulous place settings Kath...wishing you and your family Very Happy Christmas and a healthy New Year


  3. You really have created a beautiful collection for your table Kath, as always, your attention to detail is second to none! Hugs, Anne xxx

  4. Wow Kath they are so lovely and will look stunning on your table personalised too have a lovely Christmas x

  5. they are adorable and fun,love them.x

  6. I think I have read and seen many of your posts on Pinterest and You Tube videos before I started religiously following your blog! You are so creative and inspiring and I am sorry I missed wishing you a Merry Christmas - but there is still time to send my wishes for a Happy New Year!

    Mary in Oregon