GNOME place like home ~ February's leftovers!

 Good Morning, friends!

Today's card is my second card in my new blog series:
"Room for leftovers," 
a blog series goal I gave myself for this year :)

You can see the first post here
and it's a fun way to incorporate my new year's goal:
to use up the scraps and the bits and pieces from card making
because there's always 'Room for Leftovers!'
Some pieces are just so pretty, you use them twice!

For today's card, I used the adorable Lil Gnome from Simon Says Stamps.

Did you know that Garden Gnomes are a symbol of good luck? 

Yep, it’s a little gnome fact!

I love this die! 
 It makes such a cute gnome ♥
 I didn't even realize how many gnome stamps
I owned until I recently started organizing my stamps :/
 I know .... gnomes are everywhere!   
And this one is the perfect size to create a card with just one small bit of paper.

Here's how I repurposed it for this card.
I had a small piece of leftover alcohol ink Yupo paper from a previous card.
I knew to use it this piece, I'd need a die that's pretty small since
this leftover is maybe 4" x 1" in size and not much wiggle room for error. 
I ran the die set and the Yupo strip through my Gemini Jr and 
assembled the pieces to create 2 gnomes - one black, one white.

I wish I'd remembered to photograph it while it was whole,
but I did quickly puzzle piece the parts back in for a quick visual :)

And my completed card!
I kept it simple and CAS for the challenge at Splitcoaststampers.
Here's a look at the cutout pieces from that small strip:
Enough to make two little gnomes!
I'm so glad I didn't throw it away.
I'm sure I'll use this die set over and over - 
I already have a couple more ideas sketched out for him!

I'll enter my card to AAA Card Challenge - One corner
UnStampaBellas - no stamps, bright colors

I chose bright colors because I'm drawn to bright,
 vivid, rich colors that just burst -
they are so cheerful to me!
And I love using up scraps and recycling - waste not, want not! 

Thanks for stopping by!
Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥


  1. A fantastic way to use up the leftovers Kelly, I love this gnome he's so cute.

    Sue xx

  2. He certainly is a cute little gnome! Love him in his rainbow suit!

  3. Oh my goodness... Kelly, this is the absolute best gnome card I've seen. I'm sure! Love love LOVE it!

  4. gorgeous and cute Kelly and fab colours
    Gr Karin

  5. So cute--I just got those two dies before I left and have not used them yet.

  6. It's totally adorable! I got that die from SSS too! Haven't cut it out yet but I feel inspired to do so now after seeing this sweet card!


  7. Super cute Gnome Kelly. Love the colours and a perfect CAS design. Love it. Big hugs and blessings, Carol S.xxxx

  8. Super super cute Kelly, I LOVE the alcohol ink background, love doing them too, and love your sweet wee gnome die, what a great die and a great fun way to use leftovers..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  9. What a great use of your 'bits' Kelly - loving those colourful gnomes.

  10. Adorable gnome, and great use of your yupo scrap!! I'm always intrigued by scraps! :D Lovely CAS!!

  11. Very cute and clever. I have so many scraps and little bits. It's hard to figure what to do with them. Hugs, Maggie

  12. So glad you used up the left over alcohol inked scrap of card Kelly, as it is fabulous and the gnome is adorable. Love the bright colours too x.

  13. What a great way to use up a leftover! Your gnome is super fun. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you join in with future challenges too.

  14. I've had this gnome in my shopping cart a couple of times!! I love how you have used it with your alcohol ink leftovers!! This looks awesome!!

  15. Such a little beauty! Thanks for joining AAA Cards! Hugs Åsa

  16. Yes there are always usable pieces left over! Great use of them.