Simple Sunday: Gnome for the Holidays

Welcome to my new Sunday series, affectionately known as Simple Sunday! The aim of this series is to showcase projects using minimal supplies, ideal for the beginner crafter or someone new to Stampin’ Up! Each project is a white card base with a 3×3 panel decorated using a single stamp set or die set. This weeks project is showcasing the Gnome for the Holidays stamp set, which I think is so adorable!

I love colouring in images with my blends and this stamp set really offers some great opportunities to do that. I coloured in the cute little tree house and the gnome using various colours – my video details which ones. The great thing about Stampin’ Up! stamp sets is the stamped image gives you indications of where the light and shade should be, making blending even easier!

Once completed, I fussy cut around the gnome and used dimensionals to pop him onto the front of the card topper. Finishing the whole card with a small bow of braided linen trim. How cute?

Best Wishes,



  • Card Base = 41/8 x 113/4 inches, scored at 57/8
  • Front Panel = 3 x 3 inches
  • Scrap of Whisper White for stamping


Merry Owlmas!

I love a cute stamp set, especially little characters that I can colour in with my blends – and aren’t these little owls the cutest little family? I wanted to make the card simple, so that the owls were the main feature and the attention wasn’t drawn away from them. So, I used three colours plus white, to keep it as simple as possible.

One of my favourite colour combinations is a red such as Cherry Cobbler or Real Red paired together with Pool Party. The contrast between the two colours is gorgeous and was a recent colour challenge in a Stampin’ Up! group I am a part of.

The card base is Crumb Cake to match the owls bodies, with simple matts behind the main image. No ribbbon, no embellishments, just simple card layers and some colouring. Which I think is rather adorable!

What do you think?

Best wishes,

Colours Used: