Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop!
This month, the theme is a Color Challenge. Using Crumb Cake, Mango Melody, Cajun Craze and Mossy Meadow, the Design Team has created some great projects that you will all want to see. We hope that you will be inspired by all the amazing creations! As you hop from blog to blog, we would love for you to leave a comment. Then, you will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.
Here’s my card in two versions:
For this absolutely adorable card, I used a tutorial video from Susan Campfield that I stumbled across on YouTube. Her directions for creating the moving part is so much easier to watch than for me to explain it to you. Truly, the moving part takes less than 5 minutes to create and anyone who receives the card will think you worked for a long time on it. Don’t tell anyone how easy it actually is!
- The Mossy Meadow base measures 41/4 by 11 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches to create a tent fold card.
- AFTER I ran the Crumb Cake cardstock through the Brick and Mortar 3D embossing folder, I trimmed it to 4-1/8 by 5-3/4. Then, I used my Cajun Craze marker to outline the Crumb Cake for definition.
- I used the deckled rectangle dies for the Cajun Craze mat and the sentiment block.
- The white cardstock for the inside measures my usual 4 by 5-1/4 inches.
- That’s it for measurements.
Stamping and Cropping:
- I used the large floral spray stamp from the Natural Prints stamp set for under the Cajun Craze mat. I stamped it in Mango Melody twice and cropped them out with the Natural Prints die.
- Next, I cropped all the gnome pieces. I needed one hat, for which I used Mossy Meadow DSP (designer series paper) from the neutrals 6 x 6 inch DSP.
- I cropped the legs/feet using a scrap piece of Mango Melody 6 x 6 inch DSP. When cropped, the die leaves an “X” on each foot, so I used a black marker to outline those marks. I also cut a piece of Mango Melody cardstock to 3/4 inch by 1 inch to attach to the top of the legs for the swinging mechanism. Thankfully, I still have my circle punches and used the 1/2 inch punch for the hole needed for the dimensional.
- I needed three of the little oval circles, one for the nose and two for the hands. I cropped white ovals and colored all three of them using the SU900 natural tone blend. It’s the lightest blend from the set.
- In my humble opinion, the gnome needed arms. I used two of the ovals for the hands. The sleeves are simply Mossy Meadow 1/2 inch by 5/8 inch pieces of cardstock. I glued the “hands” to the back of the sleeves.
- HINT: The most important thing to remember when adding the arms is that they need to be glued in place. If you use dimensionals, they will interfere with the swinging movement. In addition, you have to be careful where you place them. My arms are sticking out more than I wanted. However, if I placed them any lower and closer to the body, it would interfere with the swinging. Believe me, I tried to get them closer to the body but couldn’t.
- With that, I’d finished these dancing gnome cards. So cute! So easy!
Back to the Pals’ Blog Hop:
More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on November 9th when the theme will be Home for the Holidays.
Until then, have fun in your craft space.
Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop
Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Debbie Crowley at expressively deb …
- Rae Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
- Jill Loveland at Simple Stamping
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
- Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
- Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
- Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
- Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
- Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
- Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
- Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
- Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
- Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
- Lori Webb at Clever Copies
Have a Peachy Day!
Basic Crafting Supplies:
Have you started your Christmas shopping yet?
I did with the purchase of two of these NEW birthday organizer kits! I got my email today saying that they have been shipped! YEAH!
Here’s an unboxing video explaining the kit contents:
I got one kit for my mom and one for my aunt, neither of whom get out as easily as they used to do. I’m in the process of making additional cards to include with this kit, that I will make for them before I give them as a present.