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From Our Gnome to Yours- Dollar Tree Inspired

If you are in love with ever popular gnomes, join the club. These mystical woodland creatures and they love to be shared. What better way than through handmade greeting cards. But where can you find a ton of gnome images to work with AND at a cheap price? Look no further than your local Dollar Tree. While this video is not on card making, we’ve shared some of ours.

Love to see and share yours projects using these gnomes



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Last Minute Gift Tags – 8 Fresh Ideas

You’ve got your favorite Christmas music playing and you are happily wrapping those holidays presents when oh no! you run of gift tags?!

Here’s what to do!

8 ideas to save you from running to the store for gift tags. You’ll save money & recycle too!

These ideas are great as you can use what you have and likely were going to throw out in the trash anyways. Yup, you get to recycle too! If it’s bows you’re out of see our solution for that at the bottom on this page.

Materials? Those Christmas greeting cards or scrap card stock and some scissors. Check out of all the ideas.

Does it have a pretty design? Simply cut it out!

Got decorative scissors? Fancy edges will take your design up a few notches.

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We bet you have stickers! The kids will love to join the fun with this one.

How about paper punches? Don’t forget you can get two for one by gluing the punch out to a tag AND backing the hole cut out with contrasting paper.

Rubber stamps are always fun. A simple outline, color them in, emboss them ….what suits your desire and schedule.

Adding a hole with a regular hole punch and adding twisted two color string or a festive ribbon not only gives it pizzazz but a professional flare as well.

This post is dedicated to Mom who is the source of many of our inspirations. She designed and made every one of these tags.

Easy up-cycled bow for gift package

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3 Jovial Elfish Jester Gnomes

Gnomes are often known as the Guardian of Treasures. So what secret treasures are these Jester Gnomes the keeping? The answer is of course your smile! With their curled toed shoes, these little elves are sure to tickle every one they meet.

Make excellent gift tags and ornaments.

Why not add some to your holiday greeting cards? Or send along the cut shapes and let your recipients mix and match pieces to create their own Jester Gnomes – a great way to share the love of crafting.

Endless design combinations.

To use our svg files:

  • Download and upzip the files (available below).
  • Upload them to your Cricut Design Space (or similar software specific to your machine.)
  • Resize to desired size. We made ours 4″ tall.
  • Make a duplicate of the shapes and mirror image the duplicate copy.

Get our svg file here. They are $1.50 each or all three designs for $3.00

Jester Gnome delivered via email as a zip file. The zip file contains both pdf and svg file formats. Cost is $1.50 USD

Wonky Jester Gnome Duo delivered via email as a zip file. The zip file contains svg file format. Cost is $1.50 USD

Fat Hat Jester Gnome delivered via email as a zip file. The zip file contains svg file format. Cost is $1.50 USD

Jester Gnome Set delivered via email as a zip file. The zip file contains svg file formats Cost is $3.00 USD

A free printable pdf template for Jester Gnome is available in our

Pdf includes both red and green bodies. Print it and hand cut the designs.

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Dirty Little Gnome Stars In Best Buddies Gone Bad

These two were close buddies and the best of friends. That was until the Dirty Little Gnome decided to snatch Dirty Little Santa’s body! Gnome was so ashamed that he crawled up inside Santa’s body and hid there disguised as a hat.

Well enough for that wild tale!

Oh be to to see the upgrades.

Buddies gone bad.

Looking for a SVG cutting file for both dirty little gnomes?

Dirty Santa Gnome Duo delivered via email as a zip file. The zip file contains both pdf and svg file formats. Cost is $1.50 USD

A free pdf template for Dirty Little Santa Gnome is available in our

Dirty Little Santa Gnome



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Dirty Little Santa Gnome

You’d be dirty too, if you went down people’s chimneys. While this fun little guy is a Santa Claus he could be a gnome for any season when dressed in other colors. If you don’t like the dirty look, you can easily choose a whiter color for his beard.

Check out our library for a FREE printable pdf. The pattern is in color so you can print on white card stock and cut the pieces out or print out a paper pattern to be used over and over. We recommend using a small punch at the top out Santa’s hat for hanging. Alternately you could sandwich a string between the front and an added body blank adhered to the back. Better yet why not make him double sided? One clean and the other dirty! Just remember to mirror image the pieces on the back side.

Want a SVG cutting file?

Not only will a cut file be available for the Dirty Santa Gnome, there will be a bonus gnome design. Plus learn how to upgrade them both.

Dirty Little Gnome stars in Buddies Gone Bad

Dirty Little Gnome Stars In Best Buddies Gone Bad

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Santa Bow will make you Smile!

Santa Bow is simple and fun to make. You can use it as a gift tag on a present. Since the cuffs are white card stock, you can write “To:” your favorite person on the left and “From:” their favorite crafter … you on the right cuff. It’s a present in itself. Maybe you will choose to use it as an ornament. It’s fun however you use it.

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We used two piece 1-1/2″ wide faux velvet ribbon. One is 14″ long and the other is 10″ long. Be sure to use a ribbon with some body to it or choose a wire edged ribbon. Otherwise you may need use a fabric stiffener.

You might think about a red ribbon with polka dots or how about buffalo plaid?

We used black, white and gold glitter card stock.

You could also use fabric. Here are some suggestions Black felt for the boots and inside of buckle. White faux fur for the cuffs. Glitter fun foam for the buckle.

We also used a piece of yarn and a glue stick.

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You can cut out the templates by hand or you can use a cutting machine such a Cricut to cut the shapes. Be sure to check out our Cricut page for tips and tutorials.

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The template is available in our library and is Free!

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Father’s Day Deals

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Stressing Reducing Easter Egg

Hatch your creativity AND take out your frustration all at the same time with this fun needle felted Easter egg. It is quick and easy.

There is no sewing involved yet there is a needle. Felting needles do not have an eye but do have sharp barbs. All you need to do is moving the needle straight up and down. Stab it as hard as you like – a stress relieving motion.

After Easter you can give it to your kitty as it makes a fun cat toy!

Needle Felting Base       Gnome

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Glitzy Easter Egg Will Spark a Smile

We are Egg-xited to bring you this Egg–stra-special Easter Egg.

Create a sparkle to an eye and a smile to a face when you learn how to make this shiny Easter Egg. They are simpler to make than you might think and can be quite elegant. Sure to brighten any day.

So get cracking and make some eggs – Easter Eggs that is!

Hatch your creativity and have some homemade fun.

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Egg-stra-special Easter Egg Card

   Letting your loved ones know how special they truly are with our fun Easter egg themed card. The design could be used for any season.

   As we weather stay at home orders, crafting can be a terrific creative and fun outlet. It is important to celebrate the life we have and appreciate those around us.

   The primary technique used is iris folding. We added rubber stamps yet you could ask to kids to do some coloring or other artwork. The sentiments are added by hand for a more personalized and homemade touch. You could print them out on a computer and then pasted them as desired on the card for a classier feel.

So get cracking and made some eggs – Easter Eggs that is!

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