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It’s time for another hop! This time, we’re focusing on the Occasions mini catalog and free Sale-a-bration items. If you started at the beginning of the hop – I’m the first! (Only because “Buffy” happens to be the first name alphabetically.) If you started in the middle and followed all the links, you arrived here from Stephanie Osgood’s blog, so you’ve already seen some amazing projects! Each blog will have a link to the next, so you can start anywhere and visit them all. You can return to the blog home page any time by clicking here.
For my stop on the hop, I decided to use the Gnome Sweet Gnome set. One of my favorite movies when I was little was The Gnome Mobile. Of course, how could you not like Walter Brennan? He was like everyone’s grandfather. (Ok – most of you are much too young to know who Walter Brennan was. I think I just dated myself!) On to the gnomes…
Stamps: Gnome Sweet Gnome; Ink: Jet Black Stazon; Stampin’ Write Markers; Rose Red, Cajun Craze, Elegant Eggplant, Rich Razzleberry, Bashful Blue classic (used for sponging on flowers and “gnome” circles); Paper: Old Olive, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Blushing Bride, Wisteria Wonder card stock; Other: Triple layer doily punch, blender pen, gold brads, Boho Blossoms punch, large oval punch, 2-3/8″ scallop circle punch, Dazzling Details, Smooch paint (moonlight), sponge; flower pot
I used lots of Dazzling Details and smooch paint on the watering can, the water drops and the flowers, but it’s a little hard to see in the photo. The flowers are punched with the triple layer doily punch. Use the layer that gives you the solid doily, and clip between each scallop. The gnome family just looks like they’re having so much fun playing and hiding in the flowers!
This was my favorite project! It’s a tissue box cover, and the tutorial is here.
I wanted to use the Twitterpated designer fabric, the 3/8″ pleated satin ribbon and the blossom punch from the Occasions mini. I stamped the gnomes on all four side panels with Jet Black StazOn (different scenes, but this was my favorite), then bleached parts of them so I could recolor them. Then I embossed them with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder. The new Labels framelits were perfect for cutting the top of the cover for the tissues. And don’t you love that fabric? I think it’s my favorite so far.
For the top of the box, I punched three blossoms with the new Blossom punch (2 Blushing Bride and 1 Poppy Parade), sponged them and put them together with a printed In Color brad.
Stamps: Elementary Elegance, Gnome Sweet Gnome, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Ink: Stampin’ Write Markers – Poppy Parade, Pacific Point, Lucky Limeade, Basic Gray, Blush Blossom, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral; VersaMark; Calypso Coral, Bashful Blue classic; Paper: Twitterpated designer series paper; Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Basic Gray; Other: Framelits – labels, Big Shot, Silver Brads, Pewter & Gold embossing powder, heat tool, linen thread, Everyday Enchantment ribbon & brad pack, blender pen, stampin’ diemnsionals, sponge dauber, Champagne Mist shimmer paint – Punches – Curly Label, Word Window, Jewelry Tag, Modern Label
You can’t really tell, but after I inked the “frame” stamp, I added some shimmer paint with a sponge dauber, then stamped on the whisper white card stock. It gave the crown a little extra glow.
I had lots of fun with this set, and there are so many things you can do with it. There’s a coordinating sentiment set – “Gnomenclature” – that’s also very fun.
That’s it for me! If you’re going in order, your next stop is Christine Guida, and you’re going to love her site. Enjoy the tour – and thanks for dropping by.