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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
Julie at Cape Cod Scrapper
Lisa at Carpe Memoria
Marya at A Notebook Novel
Hetty at Craft Chaos
Tricia at The Efficient Crafter
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?
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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 email@example.com with your contact information so we can arrange to send you your prize!