Monday, November 21, 2022


 Hello, Crafty Makers!

I have owned my Christmas Gnome stamps for a couple of years now this is my first time creating cards featuring them!  I really wanted to do something using the Gnome house.  I had such fun creating this one.  This design is simple, but it allowed me to go all out decorating the interior!


Open card
The patterned paper was the inspiration for this design.  I have held on to this paper since 2014.  But I am committed, I think, to using papers that I have been hoarding as I wait for just the right inspiration to hit me!
Card laying flat
I knew that I wanted to create a window card, so my first action was to adhere the dsp to the card base and diecut the gnome house!  After that, I used a 1/8" strip of double-sided tape to attach a scrap piece of a laminated pouch to the back of the card face to create my window.  I always save the spare pieces of laminating pouches because I find that they are sturdier than acetate, and it saves money!
The final step was to decorate the panel for the inside of the card.  I die cut four of the Gnome houses from scrap cardstock.  I used those to add dimension to the house.  I created a mask and used it to position my house in the window, and also to be a place holder while I created my background.  I only wish the beautiful twinkle of the Christmas tree had photographed better!

If I have enough time, I am going to do a shaker version of this card.  I think that would be a fun card.  I have some mini snowflakes that would look great!

Thanks for stopping by!
Chana Malkah
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