Close to My Heart Stamptacular Blog Hop


This month I am following {Melissa Robinson's blog}   We have 20 Close to My Heart Consultants participating in this Blog Hop. If you lose your place while traveling through our blog hop, the complete list of participants can be found here.  

Hold onto your hats, because this year’s Stamptacular sale is here! During this month-long stamp extravaganza, you can save 35% on selected stamps and up to 50% on Stamp + Thin Cuts bundles. 

Stamping is a huge part of who we are here at Close To My Heart, and we’re thrilled to have this opportunity to show our amazing selection of stamp sets a little more love. Our stamps are the best quality sets of their kind on the market.

All Stamp + Thin Cuts bundles are only available while supplies last and may run out before the Stamptacular special is over.

Last Fall I purchased the instructions for the Gnome Slider Cards from Janice Gilhooley, one of our very talented Close to My Heart Consultants.  

When Close to My Heart Released our Kitchen Gnomes Stamp set, I just had to design some new Slider Cards using this adorable stamp set (which is one of the Stamptacular Stamp Sets on sale).

So, here is my card:

I random stamped the card front, using Avocado Ink, with some of the small stamps in this set.  The heart is popped up with Thin 3D Foam Tape and then I added a little shimmer with our Clear Shimmer Brush.

Then, using our Black Journaling Pen, I doodled around the edges of the card front. 

Look what happens when I pulled the "Pull Me!" tab.

My sweet gnome pops up!!

I used the small decorative stamp to stamp the bowls I cut from the Eat, Play, Love Cricut Collection.

I loved coloring the sweet gnome with my TriBlend Markers.  I have been taking classes on using alcohol markers and I am really happy with how my sweet gnome came out.

Here's the TriBlend colors I used:

Stamptacular is on for the entire month of April, but it is while supplies last. 

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I would love for you to show me a little love by leaving me a comment and then please go to our next artist, 
{Michelle Stewart} and see what she has made with this adorable stamp set.

You can purchase this stamp set as well as any of the supplies listed above on my website.


  1. Oh my goodness! Stop the cuteness! I asked myself, "Does the gnome pop up?!" Then I saw that it did. ADORABLE!

  2. Wowzers, what an amazing card. I am going to have to try to create something like that sometime. I love everything about this card and the colouring is amazing.

  3. What a unique interactive card! I did not expect that little gnome to pop up like that. I also love the colours you used for this. Can't wait to play with my set (it came in the mail today) :)

  4. Great technique. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Oh my gosh that is so fun! I love the pop up gnome!

  6. This is so cool - great idea to showcase the gnome!

  7. Soooooo CUTE, Melinda! Your coloring is FABULOUS!!!

  8. That is very clever! What a fun card!!


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