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A Trio of Gnomes! New Cosmos Paper & Dresden! New Sale!

Filed under Art Projects, Back in Stock, Giveaways, Kristin Batsel, New Year Gnomes Kit, Sale

Before I show off the most adorable group of gnomes by Design Team Member Kristin Batsel, here’s a preview of the new Cosmos 8×8 Paper Pad! Yay! A smaller size of this very popular paper set! 1 sheet each of 10 double-sided designs (each sheet is a different design). Plus the back sides of the front & back covers are 2 more designs! (Yes, we have many paper pads from Stamperia back in stock… more info below.)

Gnomes and Other Woodland Friends by Kristin Batsel

Happy 2020! Here are my first few projects of the new year, and they can definitely be described as “cute”, largely in part to the awesome wooden woodland cutouts I just got from Alpha Stamps. Some of the details are wood burned, so they’re super easy to paint if you get yourself a tiny brush.

I loved the way that little gnome fit perfectly into an old jewelry box. Using a background cut from scrapbook paper and some mushrooms I painted, I created a little world for him to live in.

(Psst! All 3 of those linked items are part of the New Year Gnomes Kit.)

Next, I painted the set of four gnomes (see below; and don’t fret: another batch of them is already en route.). I gave each of them a bright color and some fun polka dots and stripes. From the base to the tip of their hats, these little fellows are about 2″ tall.

They needed somewhere to be, so I cut out a background of black scrapbook paper and added a moon from a Cosmos Bark paper. The base of the gnomes was painted black and grey to blend in with the background. These little gnomes can stand on their own, so they may end up just living on my desk as is, but I might add them to the front of a book or box. No matter where they end up, I think they’re adorable.

Adorable indeed! See her full supply list here and read more (and see more photos) on Kristin’s blog post. (Psst: check below in the Giveaway section for another little woodland scene!)

What else is New or Back in Stock today?

As I mentioned, lots of paper pads! Plus new German Dresden. See them all here (a few more than what’s highlighted below).

NEW Flash Sale: Foliage & Garden 30% off!

In honor of Kristin’s artwork (especially that little tin below): ALL Foliage & Garden Items are on sale! Note: this is a HUGE group and includes paper (single sheets, pads and die cut ephemera!), beads & charms, collage sheets and digital images (psst: these digital images are 50% off!), miniatures, and misc collage supplies (from leafy garlands to chipboard shapes)! Oh! Of course: Paper Flowers themselves!

See the entire group here! The sale ends SATURDAY night, January 11th at midnight PST. Psst: anything on clearance or a digital images set in this big collection is marked down to 50% off!

Hooray for the Woodland Friends Tin Giveaway!

Oh, look how cute that little tin is! I picked out 2 photos so you can see the depth a bit easier. One of the red mushrooms is inside, plus a hedgehog Kristin painted.

EVERYTHING in Kristin’s Supply List is included in today’s Giveaway! (AND: that includes the supplies for ALL THREE projects shown today!)

I’m only highlighting 3 of the 14 spiffy items in the supply list/Giveaway below.

Note: if an item is duplicated in the New Year Gnomes Kit (included in the Giveaway) and also listed separately in the supply list, I’m just including one of those items.

Just click on this Supply List link for photos and links to everything in Kristin’s artwork, which are also all included in the Giveaway! Plus visit her blog post for more info and photos!

To enter the Woodland Friends Tin Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, FRIDAY Night, January 10, 2020).

And what are you going to make?

Don’t forget to leave your (hello!) correct email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via

Oh! The Valentines & Kittens Giveaway winner from Sunday’s newsletter! Drum roll, please: The winner is Jaimi B! Please check your email for more information.

Posted by Leslie, January 9th, 2020

46 responses to “A Trio of Gnomes! New Cosmos Paper & Dresden! New Sale!”

  1. Love these giveaways. This one is great. Thanks

  2. Darlene W says:

    Wowza.. awesome giveaway….

  3. Kathy Toews says:

    What could be better than Gnomes for the holidays!

  4. Traci says:

    The brightly colored gnomes by Kristin are so darn cute. I love the colors and the sweet faces. >^..^<

  5. Annie C says:

    OH, I LOVE these! My daughter Holly ( and granddaughter Liliann ) made stuffed gnomes for Christmas this year. I would love to share this with them!

  6. Adrienne says:

    A HEDGEHOG?? Squeeeeee! I’m in! So off the charts cute.

  7. Rebecca R. says:

    The gnomes are so adorable! Love it! Thank you!

  8. Kim Lucak says:

    Hedgehog, yes please!!! And love the gnomes 🙂

  9. Winnie says:

    Absolutely love this giveaway!

  10. jackie says:

    those projects make me feel that spring is on the way

  11. Nadine says:

    Definitely, those gnomes!!!!

  12. Rhonda says:

    my husbands family are German and I put out hedge hogs for Christmas. these are really sweet.

  13. Noreen says:

    Those gomes are just the cutest!

  14. Celia says:

    Too cute! I have been saving various size tins…might have to be woodland scenes.

  15. Denise Bryant says:

    Cute little woodland scene! Love the hedgie and the gnomes!

  16. Susan Nelson says:

    Gnomes have a home in my heart! So adorable!

  17. Anne says:

    I love these gnomes!

  18. Diane Alterman says:

    love them!

  19. Janet Stoffel says:

    These are so cute! I love them all!!

  20. Laurie S says:

    Love those gnomes!!

  21. they remind me of 7 dwarfs

  22. Lana says:

    I hope I win, I need a little gnome in my home.

  23. Karen Ann says:

    Hedgehogs, mushrooms and ladybugs are one of my signature items I use in many of my Miniature scenes.

  24. Barbara A says:

    This is almost too cute! Love, love, love it!

  25. Carla M says:

    Love the woodlands theme!

  26. Janet Turner says:

    Adorable! You can’t go wrong with gnomes.

  27. Sharon says:

    I am in love with these gnomes and the very creative kit! Thank you!

  28. Jean Marmo says:

    Oh my goodness! The gnomes are the best!!

  29. Karen Mallory says:

    These projects are both so adorable!! Love those wood cuts!!

  30. Kee Ostler says:

    These gnomes are so adorable! This kit inspires springtime creativity!

  31. JIll MacCartney says:

    This is one of the cutest things I’ve seen!!❤❤❤

  32. Jen says:

    I love these so much!

  33. Sandra Locklin says:

    Gnomes are so cute,

  34. Kathe Deck says:

    oh so cute!

  35. Daylan says:

    Gnomes! Hedgehogs! Mushrooms! Yay! I would make some kind of bookish scene.

  36. orianna A says:

    I think I saw a gnome in my woods!

  37. Nancy S says:

    I love the ‘shrooms and hedgehog. Just so darn sweet!

  38. Gail S says:

    Gnomes and mushrooms – what a pair !

  39. Lea Cook says:

    Love the new gnome and woodland themes. So perfect for so many projects❣️

  40. Kat Cashwell says:

    Those gnomes are so freakin cute!!!

  41. jo says:

    love the little gnomes! so cute!

  42. Julie F says:

    These gnomes and woodland friends are so adorable. Kristin’s art is awesome!

  43. Kim R says:

    I would make a fairy gnome scene. So cute!

  44. Patti D says:

    I love love love alpha stamps. I love the items in this giveaway. Hope I win, thanks for all the cute things and ideas that keep me busy.

  45. Kimberly says:

    Hello I see that gnomes have evolved a bit. They now come out at Christmas and stay through spring and summer!

  46. Susan ML says:

    Terrific giveaway! I would have to make little gnome garden scenes. Kristin’s gnome projects are so darn cute!