Kindest Gnomes Christmas Card Ideas

Today I have some Christmas card ideas to share featuring the same design technique I shared last week. This technique will help you turn one card idea into three! The cards feature the Kindest Gnomes stamp set from the NEW Stampin’ Up! July – December (Holiday) catalog.

Kindest Gnomes

Let’s start by talking about the basic card design which inspired all the Kindest Gnomes card ideas I am sharing today. Start by choosing the patterned paper you want to use and then coordinate the cardstock and ink colors with the patterned paper. For these cards, I am using Pacific Point cardstock and ink. I am also using Balmy Blue and Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends to color in the gnomes. These colors coordinate with the Storybook Gnomes Designer Series Paper.

Start with a piece of Pacific Point cardstock for the base of the card. Cut a 4 x 5-1/4 inch piece of white cardstock and emboss it with your favorite embossing folder. Next, cut a 2 x 4-1/2 inch piece of patterned paper, a 2 x 4 inch piece of vellum and a 2 x 3-1/4 inch piece of another patterned paper. Arrange all the pieces from left to right across the card front starting with the largest and ending with the smallest. It creates a fun layered look in the background. Now you are ready to add the focal point and embellishments. Super cute!

Alternate Card Designs

Now that we have the basic design, we can use the same paper measurements to create additional Kindest Gnomes cards and each card will look different. There are two different ways you can accomplish this. First, you can simply rearrange the layers on the card! Each card features the same size layers but they are arranged or layered differently on the card front.

Notice how the last two cards also have the exact same layout but yet they look different. This happens when you change out the type of paper used with each measurement. The first alternate card design showcases a 2 x 4 inch piece of patterned paper and a 2 x 3-1/4 inch piece of vellum. The second alternate card design features a 2 x 4 inch piece of vellum and a 2 x 3-1/4 inch piece of patterned paper. Both cards have a 2 x 4-1/2 inch piece of patterned paper for the center background piece. I simply used a different pattern for the center piece. The measurements of all the papers are exactly the same on each card. The only difference is that I switched around the type of paper I used with each measurement. This layering technique works fabulous when you want to use the same card layout over again.

Video Tutorial

Now you have two different layering techniques you can use with some of your favorite card designs! Rearrange the layers and/or change out the papers! And you might have noticed that these are the exact same layouts I used to create the Hippest Hippo cards. You can check out those cards HERE

I hope you are inspired to try these techniques with some of your favorite card designs. And be sure to watch the video to see the technique in action! Have a fun and creative day! ~ Lynn

4 thoughts on “Kindest Gnomes Christmas Card Ideas”

  1. I love the gnomes my daughter-in-law does also she has a huge collection of them

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