Saturday, December 14, 2013

Gnome for the Holidays Blog Hop

 I'm so happy to be here today, hangin' with my Gnomies!


Welcome to the Gnome for the Holidays Blog Hop. When thinking about a project for today's hop, I knew I wanted to make something fun for the kids' tree. Each year we have two trees: one we decorate as a family with all of the heirloom ornaments, and a separate one for the kids to decorate with handmade items.

I've been having a lot of fun with the unmounted stamp and masking stencil set from this collection. I thought the cute little gnome stamp and gift stamp would create a fun garland for the tree. It was pretty easy to create. Here's what you do:


  1. Decide on a design. Stamp it onto a scrap, and cut around the image (leaving a generous white border) to create a template. Measure the width of the template.
  2. Score and accordion-fold white cardstock using the measurement above. Trace the template onto the accordion-folded piece, and cut along the traced lines. Repeat until you have reached the desired garland length when pieces are connected end to end.
  3. Finally, stamp the images onto the garland, and color images as using the Gnome for the Holidays masking stencil.




Now let's check out what the other bloggers have in store for us today!

Lisa at Carpe Memoria
Hetty at Craft Chaos
Cathy at The Arful Gamut

And, while we're in the holiday spirit, why not take part in Club Scrap's 25 Days of Giveaways?

**********THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED**********

Before (or after!) you hop today, take a moment to leave a comment to qualify for today's random drawing for the Chapter One Club Scrap kit from June 2007.



This kit includes a ton of printed and plain premium papers, both in 8-1/2 x 11" and 12x12", as well as a stencil, stickers, 12x12 black foam core, and more! Be sure to leave a comment to qualify. A winner will be chosen and announced on the December 15 blog post by 10am Central. Good luck!

The Day 13 Giveaway random drawing winner was comment #19, Colleen! Congratulations! Please contact Karen at karen@clubscrap.com with your contact information so we can arrange to send you your prize!

Creatively yours,
Karen



68 comments:

  1. What a great idea and so well done. thank you Karen.

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  2. I loved the Chapter One kit...especially the alpha stickers. As I remember it, they were all different fonts and sizes on one sticker sheet. Very forward-thinking for 2007!
    jbleske@wi.rr.com

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  3. Thanks for the chance to win. Meredith245 at yahoo dot com

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  4. We are having a family traditional St Lucia dinner today. I have loved having the gnome stamps. I have used them for place cards and for wrapping paper. They fit our Swedish theme. Oh and definitely for tags on presents. The stencils make it fast and easy.

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    1. I'm so glad you're enjoying the Gnomes collection, too! I'd love to see the decorations if you think to take photos. Enjoy!

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  5. A gnome garland, what a great idea :)

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  6. Hi Karen, please don't include me in the giveaway, but wanted to let you know that I just love your little Gmomie Garland! Just adorable!!

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  7. OMG Karen! I just LOVE the Gnome Garland. I will absolutely have to make some!

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  8. Karen, this is so cool! That is such a clever way to make the garland that I would not have thought of! I'm thinking of other garlands I can make around the house with other stamps...Thank you for the inspiration!

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  9. Karen, this garland is so clever! Too cute! This technique can be used with so many other stamps!

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  10. Karen I just love this idea! And it could work with any stamp set from Christmas Kits in the past! Wonderful, thank you.

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  11. The garland is great. I love how you guys come up with these great ideas.

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  12. Karen, What a cute idea.
    Anything with these guys would be cute.I loved Chapter One and used nearly every scrap of it. Yes, I'd like more

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  13. I'm looking forward to settling in with a big mug of coffee to see more fun gnome projects like this one! Have to fix DH's breakfast first. And thank you for the chance to win a fantastic kit!

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  14. Chapter One red has always been one of my faves-off to hop! Janet

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  15. Love the Chapter One kit

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  16. Great idea Karen ~ I love it :) What a fun way to use this little guy!

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  17. I love your idea, thanks for sharing!

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  18. Love my club scrap!

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  19. The garland was done so perfectly I thought it was store bought at first. You are really good!

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  20. I just love your ideas, thanks for the chance to win!

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  21. This kit worked well for photos of our friends' daughter's birthday ..... she got lots of books as gifts and kept asking all of us to read to her.... made a great set of photos of each of us with her with a book or two...

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  22. Love it, Karen! So darn cute!

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  23. I would love to win that kit!!

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  24. Cute garland and wonderful kit--thanks for the chance.

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  25. So creative! Thanks for the chance to win a great kit!

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  26. Lovely garland, thanks for the inspiration! Thanks also for a chance to win the 'Chapter One' kit!

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  27. Chapter One, I used every bit of this kit on a 40th Birthday Party album for my son.
    BTW who won day 12

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    1. Oops...I contacted the winner on Friday, but I see I forgot to post it on the blog. Comment #36, Evelyn Rosado, was the lucky random drawing winner. (Blog post is updated now, thanks for the reminder!)

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  28. Love the red and blues of this giveaway pack!!!

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  29. No need to include me in the drawing. Just wanted to say how much I like the garland--and the fact that you have two Christmas trees in your house! What a fun way to decorate the kids' tree, Karen!

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  30. This is a great kit for masculine greeting cards.
    Regina Harris

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  31. Great kit and I love that ghome garland.

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  32. What a great idea to make a garland from the stamped image. We used to have two trees also - so many ornaments! Now we are downsizing and have a smaller (but still fresh) tree which we stand on a box. Leaves more room for seating as our family expands! Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all!

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  33. Karen! I love the garland, what a fantastic idea!

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  34. Great project. Loving all these fun projects you all are doing - great ideas for my next year's projects.

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  35. Loved the blog hop always great ideas and loved the chapter One kit!
    Lisa K.

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  36. Would love the chapter one kit.... one of my favorite color combos...

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  37. What a great, creative idea. I can't wait to see what else is in store .....

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  38. Love the Garland idea.
    Marian Biegel

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  39. Great idea for the gnomes! The person who wins this week is a lucky one - very fun kit to play with.

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  40. I love the gnome garland! That looks like it would be fun to make!

    Chapter One was not my most favorite kit at first, but I have come to love it!

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  41. I'm loving this garland technique!
    Michelle R

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  42. Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful kit in your Chapter One Kit giveaway.

    marg0006 at Verizon dot net

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  43. Thanks for the chance to win. Wonderful kit, as usual. Thanks for all your ideas.

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  44. Who would have Gnome this would be such a great idea!

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  45. Thank you for this blog of inspiration - I feel joyful each day to see what is here!

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  46. What a clever idea. I am loving this collection!

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  47. I just completed the Gnome Blog Hop! WOW!!! Love all the participants and their projects. Thanks

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  48. One of my FAVORITE KITS !!! Love it... thanks for all the christmassy spirit! Off to Blog Hop!

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  49. great idea! love the inspiration I get from the blog!

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  50. I love the kits in this fun contest!

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  51. Absolutely gorgeous posts in the Hop! Everyone is so creative and the ideas are great.

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