Hello friends! Creating for Christmas in July has had me thinking about gnomes -not the garden variety, but the Nordic ones that seem to be very popular at the moment. 🙂 I’ve seen them made using punches and dies so I looked through my stash to see what might work:
I used scraps of Designer Series Paper for the hats, punching them out with the Pine Tree Punch, and this is how I assembled the pieces to create the gnomes:
They look really cute on tags, but I especially like how they look on these easy-to-make triangle boxes 🙂
Inspiration for the box design came from the very talented Lisa Brown of Ink and Inspirations; you can get two boxes from one sheet of A4 cardstock:
These score lines are all that’s needed to create the box:
Each box can hold quite a lot, needs no adhesive, and can be stored flat!
I decided to dry emboss both sides of the cardstock to add texture (score the cardstock first!):
You can also just emboss the front of the box; this Woodland Embossing Folder makes a great background for the gnome:
So cute!! They’d make very special Christmas tree and table decorations:
MEANWHILE … masks were required when visiting Paul’s neurologist. Paul took his glasses off as they kept fogging up; who knew there was wire along one edge of the mask that you pinch against your nose to stop this happening? Not us!!
Thanks so much for visiting me today; I really appreciate you spending time here 🙂 If you have any questions please ask and I hope this has given you a little inspiration! Megan xo