With a fun Santa & Mrs. Claus twist, these gnome Christmas cards will crack you up!

I get a kick out of gnome Christmas cards so when I saw the new Garden Gnome and Garden Gnome House die sets from Rubbernecker, I knew I had to make a little Santa and Mrs. Claus card using them as the characters. I used the Deckle Hills, Evergreen Trees and the tiny star from the Christmas Mini set to round out the details and I have all the steps for you below so you can make one, too!

Two tiny characters dressed up as Santa and Mrs. Claus decorate this idea for charming gnome Christmas cards made using dies from Rubbernecker.

Card Base and Snow Layers

  • Cut an A2 sized card base and a 5.50″ x 4.25″ layer using white cardstock.
  • Emboss the white layer using the Snowfall embossing folder and attach it to the card base using double stick tape.
  • Cut three Deckle Hills snow layers using white cardstock.
  • Apply double stick tape to the two back snow layers and attach them to the card base.
  • Adhere a strip of mounting tape to the back of the front snow layer and attach it to the base.

The “Santa-fied” Garden Gnomes

  • Cut the Garden Gnomes using red, white and black cardstock.
  • Color the faces and face parts using a skin colored markers and attach the pieces using Connect glue.
  • Attach Santa’s face, mustache and nose to the top of the white beard section using Connect glue.
  • Attach the hat pieces together and attach to the heads glossy accents.
  • Assemble the body and clothes sections and attach them together using glossy accents.
  • Use rolled up double tick tape to attach the heads to the bodies.

Gnome House

  • Cut the Gnome House sections using tan woodgrain cardstock.
  • Apply a darker shade of brown ink to the front trunk section and a lighter shade for the inner tree section using mini applicators. 
  • Cut one Deckle Hills section using white cardstock, turn it with the decorative edge face down and cut out the bark edge and roots sections.  Pro Tip:  I used the Deckle Hills to cut the outer bark sections to make them look like piled up snow and attached them using glossy accents.
  • Use red, white and yellow cardstock to cut the door and window sections.
  • Insert the yellow window sections inside the red window and attach them to the back using double stick tape.
  • Attach the window and door to the trunk using glossy accents.

 

An up close peek at the "Santa-fied" characters on this idea for gnome Christmas cards.

Finish the Scene

  • Use green cardstock to cut the Evergreen trees and run them through the straight crimper to add dimension.
  • Tuck the trees in behind the snow layers and attach them using pieces of mounting tape.
  • Attach the smallest tree to Santa’s back (it’s hard to see) using glossy accents and attach him to the scene using a piece of mounting tape.
  • Use pieces of mounting tape to attach Mrs. Clause and the house to the card base.
  • Cut a tiny star from the Christmas Mini using yellow cardstock and attach it to the tallest tree using glossy accents.
  • Finish by applying touches of yellow stickles to the star, belt buckle and window.

A super cute idea for gnome Christmas cards pictured with two of the new die sets from Rubbernecker used to make it.

Rubbernecker has quite a nice selection of Gnome die and stamp sets.  Here is a link to several of my Gnome Projects if you would like more inspiration. And here are the things I used today to make this charming card:

 
5520-02D Garden Gnomes Die
[ RBB ]
5520-01D Garden Gnome House Die
[ RBB ]
5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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5217-01D Evergreen Tree Die
[ RBB ]
5338-02D Christmas Mini Die
[ RBB ]
 

 
Sizzix – Tim Holtz – Alterations…
[ SBC ]
Ranger Ink – Stickles Glitter Glue -…
[ SBC ]
Scrapbook.com – Magic Mat – Standard…
[ SBC ]
Scrapbook.com – Magic Mat – Standard…
[ SBC ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
Amazon.com : Dahle 550 Professional…
[ AMZUS ]
Susan’s Garden Ultimate Tool Kit
[ SPL ]
Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
[ SBC | BLIC ]
Scotch Advanced Tape Glider & Tape
[ RBB ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Connect Glue, Gina K Designs
[ ELH ]
Amazon.com: 1000 Pieces Foam Sticky…
[ AMZUS ]
Amazon.com: Mini Foam Dots…
[ AMZUS ]
Amazon.com: Scotch 1/2-Inch by…
[ AMZUS ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Bonefolder
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
[ ELH ]
Amazon.com : Accent Opaque White 8.5”…
[ AMZUS ]
New & Improved MISTI Laser Etched…
[ ELH | SBC ]
 

I love that I was able to put a special twist on these gnome Christmas cards thanks to the details in the die set. And I can’t wait to add these cute Garden Gnomes to some spring projects as well!