Valentine Gnomes

Hi!  Happy February!  Hard to believe how quickly January flew by, isn’t it?  We are half-way through Sale-A-Bration – have you earned your FREE products yet?  No?  Well maybe today’s project will inspire you to make a purchase and earn you a FREE product.

Today’s projects are made with the Friendly Gnomes stamp set in the January-April Mini Catalog.

Friendly Gnomes, Valentine's, Treat Package, Stampin' Up! #JanApril2023Mini

I shared how to make this project in my Facebook Live last night – I’ll share the video below.

The dimensions for the treat holder are  4 1/2″ x 5″.  Score on the 5″ side at 1/2″ and 4 1/2″.   On the 4 1/2″ side, score at 1 1/4″ and 1 3/4″.    To make the angle cuts, with the 4 1/2″ side score lines being the bottom of the box, make a mark on each side at 1 1/2″ from the top edge.  Then cut an angle from each of the 1/2″ score lines to the 1 1/2″ mark on the edge.

To make the tabs for the bottom part of the box, cut in on the 1 1/4″ and 1 3/4″ score lines to the 1/2″ score line on both sides.

The Designer Series Paper on the front measures 1 1/8″ x 3 7/8″.

The Gnome is from the Friendly Gnomes set and is stamped in Memento Black ink.  He is colored using the following Stampin’ Blends markers:

  • hat – Light Balmy Blue
  • nose and hands – Deep Natural Tones – the lighter of the two
  • pants and sleeves – Light Night of Navy
  • beard – Light Smoky Slate
  • heart – Dark Real Rd
  • shoes – Dark Smoky Slate
  • sole of shoes – Light Basic Black

He is die cut using the coordinating die from the Gnomes Dies – this is not listed in the catalog but is a carry over from the July-December Mini and available while supplies last (it is currently on low inventory).

The sentiment is from the Love Cats stamp set also found in the January-April mini and die cut with the Stitched Rectangle dies.

The first project I shared last night was a coordinating card:

Friendly Gnomes, Fun Fold, Valentines, Stampin' Up!, #JanApril23Mini

The Gnome is stamped and colored the same as in the treat box above.

To make the card, start with a base measuring 4 1/4″ x 11″.  Score at 5 1/2″.  Measure 2″ past the score line and cut.  This gives you the top part of the card.  From the piece that was cut off, measure 2″ from the bottom and cut.  This is the bottom piece of the card.

For this card, I used Balmy Blue card stock, Country Gingham Designer Series Paper and Country Floral Lane Designer Series Paper.  Cut two strips of Gingham paper 1 3/4″ x 4″.   Attach one to the top of the card base and one to the 2″ strip cut for the bottom.    Attach a 3″ x 3″ piece of the Country Floral Lane small heart paper to the same size Balmy Blue card stock before die-cutting the mushroom from the Gnomes Dies.  Align the 2″ piece of Balmy Blue to the bottom edge of the base card stock before attaching the mushroom – the mushroom attaches the 2″ x 4 1/4″ piece of cardstock to the front of the card.

The hearts are stamped in Real Red ink on a scrap of Basic White and punched with the Country Bouquet Punch.  The punch is currently on back order and will arrive in mid-April – but you could use any small heart punch to add a bit more detail to the front of the card.  The inside of the card is a piece of Basic White measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″.   A sentiment is stamped behind the gnome on the inside.

Here’s the video – the card is shown first and then the treat box.

Please let me know if you have any questions on either project.

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