It’s the tail end of July, and yes, it’s very hot outside, so of course my thoughts go to what cute craft I can make that the kids (and I include myself) would love in the heat and not melt! I came up with a Gnome Lollypop Holder.
It’s simple to make with an electronic cutting machine OR just by printing out the .png files and cutting them out. Best of all, it’s FREE.
Once you cut all the pieces out, you attach the beard to the base and insert the pop through the hole and place the pop in the cutout. Then, bring the bases together at the top and attach.
Here’s the back. The hole is slightly smaller than the pop to keep it all in place. But, if that bugs you, you can enlarge the hole. It’s your lolly holder! If you want to display them as a “bouquet” just insert them into a straw to make the “stem” longer. I suggest a little glue so the gnome doesn’t go flying if flicked.
I think that these would be super adorable on a treat table. And, since you can enlarge the gnome on your cutting machine or printer, you could use them to encase any round treat, like a cake pop. Or even one of those delicious gold wrapped chocolates. The mind reels….
And, it’s easy! Just click on the photo above to view a how-to-video or click here.
Then, download the FREE File.
And, don’t forget, it’s the last day to get 60% off our polymer stamps, dies, stencils and embellishments. We are selling out of product all over the place, and will be ending our great sale in a week. So, get your order in, while you can, and add the FREE Gnome Lolly Holder to your order 😉
The first card features Ski Bunny along with the beautiful, intricate Snowflake Cutables. It started with an A2 white card blank and a die cut design paper piece. The Bunny was simply sized with Pages, printed with my inkjet printer and colored with Copic markers. The image was die cut and layered on design paper. He was popped up onto the the center of the white card base.
The snowflakes cut file were imported and sized with Silhouette Design Studio and cut from glitter paper using an electronic cutter. They were glued into place around the Bunny as shown. I absolutely love that you can create any size snowflake your heart desires. The sentiment is from the Penguin Sleigh digi. It was printed on vellum and stayed wet long enough for me to heat emboss. This was popped onto the corner of the card. Just a bit of Stickles were added here and there for a little more sparkle.
The next card is super simple, which is just what you need when you are trying to build that Christmas stash and time is at a premium, right? I just loved the beautiful script “Joy” from Santa Gnomie and thought it would look great oversized and sparkly.
This card started with an A7 card blank. I using an embossing folder to add a little texture to a white panel. “Joy” was imported into Silhouette Design Studio and sized to be 4 inches high. The electronic cutting machine cut it beautifully. It was mounted onto the base with glue and a little extra sparkle was added with sequins.
I hope you are having as much fun creating with the new cut files and digital stamps as I am. Really, the sky is the limit when it comes to possibilities.
I’ve got one more chance to remind you of the super sale that is going on for only 2 more days. Get your stamps and die cut goodies while you can over at the TCP store! Thanks so much for popping in!
Nancy here with today’s projects using the new Cutables. Alma knows how much I love tags and I was delighted to see the super cute Christmas tags she created for us to play with including this adorable set. I foresee me cutting all of these. And of course you can cut them at any size you want, so they can also go on cards if you don’t need gift tags.
I selected two .svg files from the Wonky Ornament Tag Cutables to work with in my Silhouette machine. I love the color combos Alma used on the graphics and I was tempted to use the same. However, I thought that might be a bit redundant. Everything was cut from either cardstock or patterned paper.
I added some small jewels for sparkle.
And either ribbon, cording and gold thread to the ornament holes.
Products: The Cat’s Pajamas cutables, Doodlebug dp, Bazzill cardstock, Hemptique cord, May Arts ribbon, Doodlebug jewels
I had a blast making these and I am sure you will too. So I hope you give them a try!
You only have until the end of this month to take advantage of the 60% off sale on our physical inventory. As always, thanks so much for stopping by.
I love a good GNOME pun…GNOEL…tee hee! I’m back with another July release card. The GNOEL digi stamp is THE cutest. A nice big dark sentiment and a big open image with plenty of room for coloring. (AND, there’s a matching cutable too!)
The WOODGRAIN COVERPLATE background Cutable is an easy answer for a great backdrop for a woodland image. The pine bough in the new SIMPLY WINTER Cutable file was too cute not to try out. These were tricky on my Silhouette but I’m not sure if it was me or maybe the wrong blade or pressure? I had to run it through twice – lucky I learned a little trick: DON’T UNLOAD THE MEDIA UNTIL YOU KNOW THAT IT’S CUT THROUGH YOUR CARDSTOCK. Obviously, all cardstock is different and might be slightly thicker than what you cut with last. Lots of little cuts for these but I LOVE them so much. They add texture and depth to the card.
I really just love the greenery with the the wood card base. WOODGRAIN ROCKS! This super cute little gnome has that giant ornament and I’m thrilled with how it turned out. I actually cut two of them and colored both – more detail on the top layered gnome but I didn’t want the underneath gnome to look awkward.
Ribbon corners and enamel dots complete the look on this fun slimline card…ready for CHRISTMAS cardmaking anyone?
Head over to the shop and see what’s still available during the “going digi” sale…super deals right now!
I finally had an afternoon to myself to actually create something with our cute new Cutables and Digis. I love Nutcrackers and I thought that our Nutcracker Cutable would be perfect as a slimline card. That’s right. Rather than be ON a card I wanted him to BE the card.
I knew making the base of the card would be easy, and it was. I loaded the Cutable into Cricut Design Space, duplicated the bottom layer and flipped it. Then, I welded the two together and added a score line. And, rather than hand stamp a sentiment in there, (goodness knows I have many), I decided to see if I could get the same effect with a digi stamp. So, I pulled up the Nutcracker Digi stamp and placed a sentiment on the base of the stamp. I flattened the card base layer and did a print and cut.
Here’s the print part. Was I scared? Um. Maybe….
Here’s what it looked like after I ran the printed sheet through the Cricut. Perfect.
Then, it was a matter of cutting the rest of the Nutcracker for the front. I used low-tack tape to adhere the small pieces to the paper they were cut out of, so I wouldn’t lose them. Cut down the paper and ran through my sticker maker. I used my blending brushes to add color to the edges and his cheeks to give him more dimension. Next, I assembled all the parts and attached the Nutcracker to the front of the card
I think he is quite cute! And, for those that think that going digital means that I might miss getting inky, well here’s something that happened that I won’t miss.
If you want to see how I created this card, just click this link. or the picture below.
And don’t forget, we are still having our Progressive Closeout Sale. This month we are at 60% off all polymer stamps, dies, and embellishments. And that includes our already discounted bundles and clearance items.
Hey there crafty friends! It’s Kerry here and I’m back to share a fun little cuttable project I created using the new Red and Black Ornament Tags Cutable files and my Silhouette Cameo. I thought I would start prepping some cute tags for the season and am working on trying new cookie recipes…I am working on new healthy cookie recipes and am experimenting with some yummy ingredients in hopes that I will perfect the treats in time to plate them for Santa… This recipe includes oatmeal, vanilla, dates, egg and gogi berries. These seem to be really dark cookies and are not burnt. I think the color comes from the dates and gogi berries… They are tasty, but not perfect…yet!
I really love these little tags and they’re so easy to assemble. I chose to use only red and white and used the Copic YR01 to color Santa’s nose.
I will definitely be adding a little white pom-pom to the ball on his hat but that idea didn’t come until I was finished posting these pictures. I can’t wait to make some of the ornaments in metallic colors…That will be fun!
As a fun gift idea, I used a clear bag and tucked all the cookies into it. I added some tiny M&M’s and some festive mini Gobstoppers too. Yum!
Thanks for hopping over to check out my project. Remember to check out the store and take advantage of the 60% sale going on NOW until the end of the month.
Nancy here to share two projects featuring some of the new The Cat’s Pajamas digital stamps and cutables. TCP has been doing Christmas in July releases for several years now which really helps me to get started on my Christmas cards.
First up is the new digital stamp set Penguin Sleighwhich was printed onto Copic friendly cardstock, colored with Copics, then fussy cut out. I attached it to a die cut circle. The sentiment front the set was printed onto the card front and I anchored the image circle with a strip of patterned paper. A few rain stones finished it up.
I used the new Simply Winter Cutables to cut the bird and pine branches from cardstock using my Silhouette machine. After assembling the cardinal I used R30 Copic to shade and then added a small enamel heart. The pine bough was cut twice so I would have another small branch both cut from white cardstock. I blended on bundled sage and iced spruce distress oxide ink, sprinkled glue over the stems, then poured glitter over it for a bit of sparkle. I prepared the background with tumbled glass distress ink and water. The cut pieces were attached to a vellum circle which was then strategically glued to the background so the glue would not show. The sentiment from the Merry Everything set (which is 60% off) was stamped using silvery shimmer ink onto cardstock cut with a double ended flag die. I layered it onto a rectangle piece cut from the same cardstock piece as the bird for a bit of extra color. Lastly I added a few sparkly enamel dots.
As TCP continues to transition to digital products, the physical product is 60% off.
It’s kinda scary how fast time is flying. We only have about 5 months to get those Christmas cards done and with all these fun new digis, who doesn’t want to get started now? I have 2 cards to share with you today. Both cards feature the darling Cutable, Ornamental Gnome. with sentiments from Bunny Snowglobe digi set.
In the first card the little Gnome is sitting on top of his altered Diamond Fold Cutable, surrounded by all his beautiful, sparkly ornaments! Here’s a peek at the inside –
I started by cutting the gnome, his ornaments and the diamond fold card with an electronic cutting machine. The single ornament was resized and cut several times to add a little extra embellishment.
Next was the fun part, coloring and piecing together the gnome to bring him to life. I used Copic markers to add shading . The card was folded and embellished with patterned paper as shown in the video here. I trimmed my card base a little shorter as you can see.
The circle images are die cuts from my stash and it, along with the happy little gnome and his ornies were arranged on top as shown. I used Silhouette Studio to arrange and print the sentiment and then cut them with the same circle die cut set. The holly was colored with Copic markers.
Here he is, all ready to celebrate!
The second card also features the Gnome albeit a younger version with that red hair. This time he is on a slimline card fronted with the new Woodgrain Coverplate. I just love coverplates, and this one is genius! It cuts beautifully with an electronic machine and it comes in 3 differed sizes.
Woodgrain CoverplatesTo create this card, I started with the electronic cutting. I wanted the gnome to be a presence on this 8 1/2″ card, so he is 5″ tall (oh the wonder of digital cut files!). The coverplate and base were cut from kraft cardstock and the coverplate was distressed with walnut stain ink and glued to the base. The gnome was assembled and adhered on top. Copic markers were again used to add shading. The sentiment is from Bunny Snowglobe, printed on kraft cardstock and hand cut to create a little holiday sign. The sign was hung with baker’s twine.
Two more cards to add to my stash and hopefully a little inspiration for you.
Before I wish you a great day, I want to remind you there are still some great stamps and dies left in the store now at an incredible 60% off. New digis and a super sale, you can’t beat that!
What better way to “chill out” in the summertime than by planning your holiday cards NOW?! Christmas in July…for those forward thinking crafters is the perfect time to start. I, being a HUGE procrastinator, usually wait ’til the last minute. Alma, always ahead of the game, is featuring CHRISTMAS NOW!
Bunny is back in the BUNNY SHOWGLOBE set. I love his pudgy fluffiness! Our July release also features WOODGRAIN COVERPLATES Cutable files. I’m in for woodgrain any day, every day. Funny story…the woodgrain background here was cut using dark brown cardstock. I thought I might use it as a stencil to ink over onto gray cardstock to match my bunny. That didn’t quite work as I wanted but I decided that I really liked the cutout when it was layered with Oxide ink with splatters of white acrylic paint and some black ink spray. Gives it a barnwood aged look.
I colored Bunny with Copics and added glitter snow and glitter to his little hill to give it sparkle. For the snowglobe base, I swiped various brown ink marker across the image and then hand drew in the woodgrain with a very thin marker. Wooden stars, orange ribbon, and enamel dots in between a way cool sentiment finished it off. Woodgrain…it’s my jam! :0) LOL!
My second card for the day is also a Bunny card…this time the SKI BUNNY set. I love that, because these are digi images, you can make them as big or small as you like. I’m not a big planner so I kind of just eyeball it and print then cut the image on the Silhouette. I let the image size determine the card size as I go. (Yup, that means custom envelopes…which is why most of these cards are still sitting here…hmmm, gotta do something about that.)
On this one, I created a gray-blue cloudy background for Bunny using the TCP GREAT OUTDOORS stencil and Distress Oxide inks. I added a few snowflakes to match the ones in the image with my think black marker. I used the same technique as above to add some woodgrain to Bunny’s skis. Some patterned paper that made me think of mountains, a pinked circle layer, buttons and twine tie it all up.
Make sure that you check in at the TCP store for items that are now 60% off! As we go digi over here all other items are on big-time sale. Whooohooo!