Good Morning! Whimsical garden gnomes have decorated our flower beds for the past couple of years and with the weather warming up, I knew I had to make a card with the Stampin’ Up! Friendly Gnomes stamp set before they retired. I paired this cute stamp set with the Happy Forest Friends designer series paper for a faux side step fun fold card to share today. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.
I used panels of Calypso Coral Happy Forest Friends designer series paper as mats and I adhered one to each panel of Happy Forest Friends DSP for my card. I used a strip of greenery for the first step and adhered it to the Pear Pizzazz card base. I used a forest scenery panel for the middle step and adhered it to the card. I used a tall forest scenery panel to adhere to the pear Pizzazz faux side step. I adhered the faux side step to the first step with Tear N Tape adhesive, burnished the score line and used Tear N Tape to adhere the back to the back of the card. It’s so easy to make, compared to the careful scoring and cutting for a regular side step card.
I stamped the two gnomes from the Stampin’ Up! Friendly Gnomes cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with Stampin’ Blends. I used So Saffron, Calypso Coral, Pecan Pie (a new color available on May 2, 2023), Balmy Blue, Petal Pink, Bubble Bath (another new color available on May 2, 2023) and Old Olive. I cut the gnomes out with the coordinating dies and adhered them to the cad with glue dots.
I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Friendly Gnomes stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Basic White and adhered it to a mat and Pear Pizzazz panel. I adhered it to the front of the card with glue dots and finished the card front with Calypso Coral resin glowers and a Linen Thread bow.
For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Friendly Gnomes stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the floral sprig and grass and colored them with Stampin’ Blends. I adhered the panel to a DSP mat and then to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.
I even decorated the back of the card with another forest scene panel! And I layered another panel of Happy Forest Friends to the top of the faux side step. This area could also be covered with another decorated Basic White panel and used to write a personal message.
Both the Stampin’ Up! Friendly Gnomes stamp set and the Happy Forest Friends designer series paper are retiring (and so is Pear Pizzazz!) so now is a good time to pick up these products for your Springtime gnomes card!
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:
- Pear Pizzazz – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 1-1/4″, 2-1/2″ and 5-1/2″, 2-1/2″ x 6″ scored at 4-1/4″ (faux side step), 1″ x 2″ (label)
- Basic White – 2-5/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel), 3/4″ x 1-3/4″ (label)
- Happy Forest Friends DSP
- Calypso Coral mat – 1″ x 5-1/4″ (front step), three 2-3/4″ x 5-1/5″ panels (inside panel, middle step and back panel), 1-1/8″ x 2-1/4″ (back top panel), 7/8″ x 1-7/8″ (label), 2-1/4″ x 4″ (faux side step)
- leafy panels – 7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front step), 1″ x 2-1/8″ (back top panel)
- forest scene panels – two 2-5/8″ x 5-1/8″ panels (middle step and back panel), 2-1/8″ x 3-7/8″ panels (faux side step)
2 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Friendly Gnomes Spring Card”
Oh my goodness, how cute Akiko! The background paper is perfect with the little gnomes! 🙂
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