Gnome surgery

I don’t know whether it’s my eyesight or what, but so many times when I glue together my paper piecings, there’s paper peeking out where it shouldn’t.  Normally, I create a base that’s a tiny bit smaller than the pieces going on top of it, but apparently I didn’t do that this time, and all my adorable gnomes (a recent freebie from Little Scraps of Heaven) required nip-and-tucks.

See all that blue sticking out from behind the their beards?  It had to go.  Snip, snip, snip.Much better.

I decided to make a few more Christmas cards with them using up some scraps that were on my desk (but didn’t make it into the picture from the other day) and some old and/or unloved crafting supplies.

The leftover papers were really pretty.  I decided to just tape them together then trim them down to size for my A2 cards.Don’t know if you can actually see the tape here . . .
Anyway, the gnomes needed snow drifts to anchor them, so I used my trusty old Creative Memories cutter for that, which I love.  The sentiments come from a very old CTMH Stamp of the Month called Very Merry Christmas.  I love that, too!  What I don’t love is the black card stock.  I have a lot of it and it’s sooo thick!  I can’t use it for layering on cards nor for cutting on my machines because it’s sooo thick!  So I decided to use it for the card base itself, but, man, I have so much of it.  To pop the gnomes up a bit, I used some old half-inch dimensional foam squares.  Don’t love them, either!  🙂

The cards turned out cute, though, probably because of that cute gnome!  They seem to be really popular these days, don’t they?


About Evelyn

I created this little blog so that I could have a place to show different crafts that I make for my family, my friends, my students, and myself! I have always enjoyed crafting. I particularly love paper and wool, and that's what I'm currently working with.
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4 Responses to Gnome surgery

  1. Treva says:

    Your gnome cards did come out cute and I like how the card bases came out to with the scraps.

  2. gramjak says:

    Evelyn : these adorable gnome cards are my Favorites. I love them!
    Thank you for sending me a card this fall. It has been an interesting year health wise for both of us; but fortunately, we are still kicking!

    Have a wonderful Christmas and a blessed 2020!.

  3. Theresa says:

    They are ALL so CUTE! Yes, those gnomes are adorable, but I really like the pattern papers – they really “fit” together! I think the black cardstock makes the pattern papers POP! Which I love most!
    And I hear ya on the paper surgery! I’ve had to do it a few times myself with certain files – it’s just the way that it goes sometimes! LOL 🙂

  4. Marilyn says:

    Cute gnome cards! Love the different pattern papers!
    Have a great day!
    Marilyn ❤️

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