December 14, 2013

Club Scrap Blog Hop - Gnome for the Holidays

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Happy Holidays and welcome to a special edition of the Club Scrap blog hop!  Club Scrap has released their 2013 holiday kit, Gnome for the Holidays.  I got a lot of use out of the stamps in this kit and was able to make my holiday wrapping paper and gift tags even more festive!

If you traveled here from Annette's blog, then you are following the hop!  If you've lost your way or just want to see all the links in one place, head over to the Club Scrap Creates blog to see a list of all the talented bloggers participating today.

My good friend Anne Marie pitched this idea while we were eating dinner at this year's August Retreat, and we all had a great time and lots of laughs trying to think of "punny" names.  I love how this kit turned out!


I used the stamps, some brown paper packaging and string to make my wrapping paper and tags for my gifts this year.  I really like the look of kraft paper and baker's twine, so I decided to stamp on the paper before wrapping the presents to make it homemade.


I also used the stamps to make little gift tags for the presents as well.  I tried a couple of techniques - one was paper piecing.  I simply stamped the image three times, once on red paper, once on green, and once on white, then cut the pieces out and reassembled.  This gives a nice dimensional look to the image and no coloring is required!


I did the same thing for the gnome tag, but used some patterned paper instead.  I think I like this combination on the wrapping paper the best - there is something about a white image on the kraft paper that makes me happy


I also tried out the chalkboard technique I demonstrated in my last post - I think this makes for a really fun gift tag!

Short, sweet, and simple, but who needs additional stress during the holidays?  Try these ideas out if you are looking to add a handmade touch to your gifts this year.

Up next on the hop is Hetty from the Netherlands!  Be sure to stop by and wish her the best of the season.

Have a safe, wonderful, and happy holiday!

Supplies // Paper: From Stash: Kraft wrapping paper / Inks: Club Scrap Earth, White Pigment, India Ink, Spruce, WOW Red / Stamps: Gnome for the Holidays / Embellishments: Baker's Twine

23 comments:

  1. Great wrapping ideas and wonderful use of the stamps.
    Happy Holidays!

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  2. Wonderful inspiration and so well done. Definitely copying some of these. thank you.

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  3. WONDERFUL IDEAS!! Marya, love that you did a black tag using your chalkboard technique. Super cute wrapping paper, just awesome!

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  4. Love your use of the stamps, Marya. Kraft paper just calls out for stamping!

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  5. Beautiful and such great ideas. Really love the chalkboard tag!

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  6. Your tags are Wonderful! now I need to make some of my own.

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  7. Really enjoyed your tags, very lovely!!

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  8. very cute tags and wrapping paper

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  9. I love how you used the gnome images with kraft paper!

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  10. Like all you did w these stamps and kraft paper.

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  11. I love the wrapping paper with stamps idea!

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  12. Really cute! I can't believe you have stuff wrapped already!!

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  13. Thanks for pointing to your chalkboard technique. I'll be ba-a-ack.....

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  14. Great tags.......these stamps really a great for them.

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  15. Brown paper packages, tied up with strings...these are a few of my favorite things...ahem, oops, sorry, got carried away! LOVE your gifts and gift tags...I think my fave is the chalkboard technique. I still need to try that one!

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  16. Great ideas on wrapping and tags, which I haven;t even started yet! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  17. So very festive. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. I love this Gnome! Thanks for sharing the technique. I will try it tonite.

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  19. Very nice...love your cheery photos.

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  20. So adorable Marya! Love your pictures!

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