Hoppin’ into the New Year!

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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…

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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!

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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.

Here’s my final project.

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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.

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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15 Responses to Hoppin’ into the New Year!

  1. Kath says:

    Buffy, cute projects, I’m going to give the tissue cover a try.

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  2. KatheD says:

    I love the gnome peeking out of the little frame – he’s so adorable! Thanks for the link for the tissue box cover, I’ve been meaning to make one but haven’t taken the time to figure it out; I don’t know why it doesn’t occur to me to search at Splitcoast…

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  3. I wasn’t thrilled with the gnomes til I saw your projects. So cute.

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  4. Martha says:

    Cute and sweet, Buffy! Fun for spring. I’m so glad that you’ve taken the gnomes into your heart. 🙂

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  5. buffycooper says:

    Thanks, everyone! I love using the tissue cover, and it fits Puffs Plus perfectly. You may have to adjust the height for other brands.

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  6. Linda says:

    LOVE the flowerpot! So pretty and a perfect hangout for the gnomies.

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  7. I tell you what, Buffy, those little gnomes are really starting to grow on me! Very cool projects!

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  8. Loved your little gnome flower pot………. so sweet and your flowers were gorgeous. I also really liked your card with the little gnome peaking through the frame. I’m changing my mind too about that gnome set………. it really didn’t do anything for me until I saw your cute little creations and the beautiful tissue box cover. TFS.

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  9. diane oliver says:

    Buffy … How cute are these! You sure make the gnomes looks adorable peeking out from everywhere. I love all your projects and YES, love that fabric the best so far (although don’t have any yet), and your flowers are the icing on the cake to go compliment the gnomes.
    Although I hate to admit it, I DO remember everything about Walter Brennan (such a sweetie) but gnomes never did much for me, however, you sure do them proud! Hugs

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  10. Stephanie says:

    Buffy, your gnomes are so adorable, and that fabric is pretty fabulous. Wonderful job, I am always so impressed.

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  11. All of your projects are encouraging me to get the gnomes out and play. Love the flower pot.

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  13. You certainly cutesyed (I don’t think that’s really a word) up those gnomes. Great projects.

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  14. Mary Fife says:

    Buffy, you did a great job making the gnomes usable. I like the gnome in the frame best.
    I used the recipe lion site this afternoon to make a great chicken soup.

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