Welcome to the #SeptemberSameSetSyndrome hop! If this is your first time here, I’m Karen and our hop group showcases a small independent stamp company each month to help promote them and hopefully introduce you to new-to-you products and companies! You should have come here from the talented and sweet Lisa Cmay. Your next stop after me is the one and only LeeAnn McKinney! I’ll be sure to link to her again at the bottom of the post.
This month we are showcasing Kat Scrappiness, who is not only a stamp and die designer in their own right, but also a phenomenal store where you can purchase products from many companies in addition to their Kat Scrappiness exclusives. And wait until you see their embellishment selection! Wowzers! We’re all using the same set, called Christmas Gnomes and as you can see I felt inspired and made 3 cards for you today!!! All the images were colored with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol, and Spectrum Noir sparkle pen was added to all the white fuzzy parts of the outfits.
First up is this slimline card using not just the Christmas Gnomes, but also the Double Stitched Nesting Slimline Dies by Kat Scrappiness. I used the largest die to create the frame and layered the negative piece inside as a background. I added acetate to the frame, used Darice thin foam strips to pop the front up and added these cool Confetti Tubes from the Dollar Tree! They’re lightweight, squishy, and springy… and they get Everywhere… but they look so cool in real life that its worth it! I dressed up the shaker with some paper strips to mimic a present. The focal and sentiment are both popped up on top for dimension. Here is a closeup of all that shimmer of the confetti tubes, sequins, and sparkle pen:
Next up is the candy cane gnome:
This one was inspired by the current sketch at Inspire.Create.Challenge (not to be confused with last month’s spotlight Create and Inkspire). I found the perfect candy cane paper in my stash from Doodlebug but a whole cardfront was too busy. Sketch to the rescue, I found this simple sketch (below) and with the benefit of double sided papers I was good to go! I wanted a little differentiation between the patterns so I added a strip of silver mirror cardstock to mirror the silver buckle on this gnomies outfit. The rounded rectangle dies are from Pink and Main. Here is candy cane gnomies closeup:
Last up is Christmas lights gnomie:
These dudes were too cute not to use them ALL! This background is a 6×6 cling stamp from Hero Arts and its aptly called Christmas Lights. It too is colored with Prismacolors and Gamsol. The circle dies are a combination of Simon Says Stamp and Spellbinders (gotta use what you have sometimes). So much fun to color!!! And here is this dude’s glamour shot:
All three cards have spectrum noir sparkle pen accents (super hard to photograph), red sequins as embellishments, and silver gel pen details. I was tempted to add Nuvo Glaze to all the Christmas lights but then I came to my senses!!! LOL
OK, so be sure to head on over to LeeAnn for the next stop on the hop! The hop is spread over blogs, YT, and IG. If you get lost along the way, our fearless leader Ally K will have the full hop lineup. Also, you can search #SameSetSyndromeSeptember on YT and IG to find participants there. Thanks for taking the time to drop by. If you don’t already, please consider following my blog and/or my IG account @misplacedmojo and I’ll see you again next month!
I am submitting one of these cards to the following challenges:
- Inspire.Create.Challenge – #078 – Sketch – ends 10/4
- Shopping Our Stash – #430 – On Trend – Slimline – ends 10/11
- Cute Card Thursday – #654 – Anything Goes
- Simon Says Stamp – Wednesday – Anything Goes
- The Paper Funday – September – Anything Goes
- Digi Choosday – Week 39 – Anything Goes
- Holly and Ivy Challenge – #80 – Anything Goes
- MLCCB – #27 – Anything Christmas Goes – ends 10/31
- Papercraft Business Challenge – #32 – October – Interactive – ends 10/27
- Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas – #509 – Anything Christmas Goes
- Crazy 4 Challenges – #554 – Slimline – ends 10/3?
- Colour Crazy – Week 38 – Anything Goes
Such an adorable stamp set your cards are so amazing tyfs.
Glad you liked them, Maylynn! This stamp set was super fun to play with!!! And you can tell from the hop that its pretty versatile too for a Christmas set.
Absolutely love the cards you created. Beautiful!
Thank you so much Millie! I’m blushing now 😊
Those three cards are really awesome ! They are so cute AND pretty !
Your comments are always so sweet! Thanks, Lounon! 😊
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Adorable cards Karen. I love the shaker and the bright colors!
Thanks Allison! Its been fun seeing everyone’s take on this set!!!
Omg, just adorable! So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas in our Holidays challenge. Arlene at Die Cut Divas.
Super cute cards!!
Aw, thanks Cindy!!!
All three cards are super adorable, Karen! That slim line shaker is so much fun – if I had it in my hands, I wouldn’t stop playing with it! My fave though is that gnome tangled with Christmas Lights! Reminds me of myself when I’m decorating my tree every Christmas! 😂
We are so glad you could join us & we hope to see you again in the next Papercraft Business Challenge!.
Anna – Design Team member at Papercraft Business
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You can also find me on Instagram – CraftyAnna Studio
That shaker card is amazing! This is the first full slimline shaker I’ve seen. I love how it looks like a long gift. Great cards!!!
Thank you so much!!! I promise, I am not the first one to create a slimline shaker. Thank you for the sweet comment!
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Love those Christmas gnomes! All your cards as so cute! Thanks for joining us at Merry Little Christmas challenges
Really brilliant cards! You made great use of those gnomes. I adore that shaker card – so fun! – Charlotte/Lady Joyful
Thanks Charlotte!!! These gnomes will probably get more use as we get closer to Christmas!
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This candy cane gnome is really sweet. Love your beautifull colouring. Many thnaks for joining us at Colour Crazy.
These are adorable
Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday
Sharon ~ DT member for Digi Choosday Challenge!
Super adorable! Lovely colours and details. Thanks for sharing with us over at Colour Crazy Challenge.
– Hanna, DT
Karen, your slimline shaker is amazing! Great use of traditional colors and who can go wrong using Gnomes! Thanks so much for accepting the challenge this fortnight at Shopping Our Stash!
oh my gosh how cuuute are those gnomes?! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (slimline!) STASH with us! ♥
That shaker card!!!! So darn adorable!! Actually ALL your cards are wonderful! I can see how inspiring this stamp set is, love it!
Aw, Tracie… you are just the sweetest! Thank you so much for the kind words! Sometimes it feels like I only get the obligatory DT comments from the challenges I enter, so you just made my day! 🥰