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Friday, April 17, 2020

#spreadjoynotgerms Blog Hop



Hello, again! I'm excited to be participating in the #spreadjoynotgerms Blog Hop! (You should have arrived here from Stephanie Beauchemin's blog.) This hop is the brain child of Catherine Pooler and Alexandra Stapleton-Smith. They hope to inspire people to create and send handmade cards during this time of social distancing, while also encouraging people to stay home and help stop the spread of the virus.

This hop has 31 sponsors, which means LOTS of PRIZES!!! Some of the sponsors are also offering freebies or discounts, which can be found on the company blogs, so be sure to visit each sponsor. Winners will be randomly drawn from all of the comments left on the collective blog posts, and the deadline to leave comments and be entered to win is April 24. Winners will be announced on Monday, April 27, on the Catherine Pooler and Hedgehog Hollow blogs. For a detailed list of the prizes as well as the complete hop list, or if you get lost along the way, visit the Catherine Pooler or Hedgehog Hollow blogs.


Whimsy Stamps is proud to sponsor this hop and is offering a $15 gift certificate to their shop at EACH of their designers' blogs participating in this hop. That means one of you reading this post will WIN! Woohoo!

So go grab a cuppa and settle down for lots of fun cards and inspiration form all the sponsors, and enter for your chance to win lots of prizes!

Without further ado, here is the card I have made for the swap, featuring WHIMSY STAMPS products.


I used the Spring Gnomes digital stamp set for this card. I printed him out onto white cardstock and colored him in with my prismacolor pencils. I added some white gel pen detailing to his hat and then fussy cut him out. I love using digital stamps as I can resize them, flip them, rotate them and play around with them before I print them out.

I printed out the digital sentiment from the Whimsy Stamps Big Wishes set, onto white cardstock and cut the panel down to 3.75" x 5". I then used some antique linen distress ink and the Whimsy Stamps Giraffe Stencil to add a little color and depth to the background panel.

I added the panel onto some blue glitter cardstock measuring 4" x 5.25". This was then adhered to standard A2 white card base.

I finished off the card by adhering the gnome directly on top.

I hope I have inspired you to stay home and create some cards! You should check out all the gnomes (and other digital stamps) in the Whimsy Stamps store - they are just adorable and are available for instant download so you can start crafting right away!

Don't forget to leave a comment on this post and answer the question:

What is the name of the other Gnome themed digital stamp set released by Whimsy Stamps this month?

Good luck and keep on hopping! Stay home & stay safe x

Your next stop is Maria's blog - head on over for more inspiration.



Spring Gnomes Set - Digital Stamp - Whimsy Stamps Big Wishes Sentiments - Digital Sentiments Giraffe Stencil - Whimsy Stamps

134 comments:

  1. Your gnome is adorable and made me smile. Cool stenciled background too.

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  2. Very cute, i like your background

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  3. What a cutie! LOVE these gnomes! Such a cool creation hun and I LOVE the way you've used that giraffe stencil, that is so cool! Hugs, Wends xoxo

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  4. Love your card with the adorable spring gnome.
    The other set is Easter Gnomes.
    xxx Margreet

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  5. What a darling card. That little gnome is so cute

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  6. I love this card--it does put a smile on my face! Thanks for participating!

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  7. LOL! I love this, he is so cute! Great card.

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  8. ADORABLE!! Your gnome is soooo cute.

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  9. That gnome is so stinkin' cute! And I love how you used the stencil!

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  10. HAHA! This is too FUN!! Love the giraffe print background too! #whimsystamps

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  11. Cute, thanks for thinking of us and sharing.
    Love love love whimsy

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  12. Really cute....I new to Whimsey Stamps and love all the digitals. (Easter Gnome Set)

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  13. Fabulous card, love his cute dotty hat and that background is amazing!

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  14. Oops forgot to answer...sorry. Easter gnomes.

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  15. Now you know you can’t go wrong with Whimsy and gnomes together!

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  16. Omg that is adorable 😍

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  17. Love your gnome flower - too cute!!

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  18. Hey Kerys! Your gnome is just adorable!! Such a fun card design my friend! TFS!

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  19. Love your card. Is the answer Easter Gnomes? TFS

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  20. You did make a very Happy card! It will make someone smile for sure.
    Stay Healthy

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  21. Thank you for the inspiration, especially during this difficult time. A nice pick me up.

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  22. ha ha what a funny card - thanks for brightening my day

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  23. What a fun card! Love the subtle background. It adds so much! And Easter Gnomes!

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  24. Hi, I love your gnome card... I will definitiv make one too... so super cute... Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

    Hugs
    Ute
    DT Whimsy Stamps

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  25. How cute is this?? What a fun card!

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  26. What a darling little gnome! Soooo cute!

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  27. I gnome this is super cute. LOL.

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  28. What a cute card! Love the stenciling in the background!

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  29. This is one of the cutest gnomes I've seen! Love your cute card!

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  30. Yay. Love gnomes ! (The Easter Gnomes!) Please stay well!

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  31. Aw he's so cute! I love this! :)

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  32. What a fun happy card. Really like the background. So Cute!!!

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  33. Gnomes are sooo adorable. Love your card. TFS

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  34. Great idea! This is so wonderful to do! Thank you!

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  35. Before I forget to answer...the other set is Easter gnomes.
    Now, on to your card. How clever to use the giraffe stencil! That wouldn't have occurred to me and it is perfect!

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  36. You always come up with the cutest cards!

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  37. super cute. love the background

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  38. What a lovely coloring..the stenciling is prefect makes the image pop up so well 😍😍

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  39. Love these gnomes. Your card made me smile. Thank you for sharing.

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  40. Love this stamp, adorable cardπŸ’š

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  41. This is so cute! I love the CAS design with the light stenciling and your gnome is super cute!

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  42. Totally loving gnomes this year! So fun

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  43. Fabulous cute card...the other gnomes set is Easter Gnomes.. ..Thanks for sharing x

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  44. What a fun card... made me smile! :) Cute gnome!

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  45. Very cute card...gnomes are so popular right now that anyone would smile when getting this.

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  46. Such a cute Whimsy Stamps image on your lovely card. Thanks for sharing your encouragement with us all.
    Blessings,
    Karen Letchworth

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  47. Thank you for participating in this blog hop, and for sharing the joy with us!

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  48. So cute. I like your coloring.

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  49. Cute card and a wonderful hop. So much talent!

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  50. Those little gnome feet are just too cute! Thank you for sharing.

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  51. Gnomes, cute little buggers. Thanks for sharing.

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  52. Love these gnomes...the feet got me! Thanks for sharing!

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  53. Such pretty coloring and shading!!

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  54. What a happy card! Thanks for sharing!

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  55. Thank you for sharing this darling card. The other set of gnome digis is the Easter Gnomes.

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  56. Oh that gnome is sooo adorable, what a great card! Whimsy has the cutest stamps, I love the digi Dudley that they had available recently! The other cutie patootie gnomes are the Easter gnomes. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  57. Mission accomplished- you’re spreading happiness with this card. So cute!!

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  58. That is just too cute! I LOVE it!! :D

    Huge hugs

    Amy xx

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  59. enjoyed the subtle background!

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  60. I love the gnome. They always make things Happier. Thanks for sharing. Stay safe.

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  61. He just makes me smile so! Love this.

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  62. Thanks for the amazing inspiration! This card is really beautiful! Easter Gnomes is the other set.

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  63. Awwww, this is such a sweet card, made me smile for sure! Thanks for sharing!

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  64. That gnome is adorable!!! Thank you for sharing!! I'm really digging the digital stamps, I'm seriously going to have to try them!! It's Easter Gnomes

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  65. Love all the products you used from Whimsy Stamps!!. The digi and sentiments are awesome. I LOVE the giraffe stencil!!. Giraffes are my favorite animal at the zoo.
    Thanks for sharing your talent. Stay safe.

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  66. Love your card<3<3<3 Stay healthy! Stay safe! Stay crafty!

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  67. Darling card! perfect for this hop! Thank you to all who have come together!

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  68. This is such an adorable stamp! Your colouring is amazing and I love the Easter Gnome Digital Stamp set too that Whimsy is featuring this month! Thanks for spreading some joy today and being part of this amazing hop!

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  69. So cute!! The gnomes are adorable. The other set is Easter gnomes.

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  70. These are the cutest. Love the design on your card! The other set is the Easter gnome, such a cute one too.

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  71. super cute card :)
    Easter gnomes

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  72. Look at those toes! 🦢 πŸ‘€✨

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  73. FUN creation! Awesome event to spread Joy during these uncertain times! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  74. So adorable! I love this little gnome and your coloring is beautiful!

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  75. Love your Spring Gnome! The colours and background are really nice. Had a look at the Easter Gnomes set and it is gorgeous too. xx

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  76. Love your spring gnome card, so cute. Easter Gnomes are awesome too.

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  77. Super cute gnome card! I may have to add these digis to my growing collection! The other set released was Easter Gnomes.

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  78. This couldn't be any cuter! Such an adorable and fun card! Beautifully done!

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  79. Love that gnome and his little feet sticking out are to cute.

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  80. Ha! This is so fun!! What a cute little gnome!

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  81. Love Dustin Pike's gnomes, awesome card

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  82. I just love your cute gnome. The other digital set released was Easter gnomes. Thank you for sharing. Please stay safe.

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  83. fabulous!! The gnome is so cute!!

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  84. the gnome on the flower
    is darling. Love his
    big feet. Sweet card.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  85. Haha! This is just fab! Love it!

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  86. I love your Spring gnome and I believe the name of the other digital set is Easter gnomes:)
    I love gnomes!

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  87. Such a cheerful card, so whimsical. Love it. Thanks for sharing.

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  88. Nice look at the digital stamp. Fun scene created.

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  89. SUPER CUTE card!
    LOVE your NEW Spring Gnome in the flowerpot, such a SWEET image, PRETTY colouring and AWESOME background (...this very versatile stencil is now added to my wishlist)!
    Thank You for sharing and INSPIRING!

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  90. SUPER cute! I like the effect of the stenciled background. Thanks for sharing! XO :)

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  91. How cute is this card? THis is the best gnome I have seen outside Christmas gnomes! The other set of gnomes is the Easter Gnome set... I had to look your gnome was just too cute not to look!

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  92. This gnome card is simply adorable. Cute little gnome sitting on a bright flower with a subtle background. Nicely done! TFS! The other gnome set is called Easter Gnomes.

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  93. What a nice card! :) The other stamp set is the Easter Gnomes :)

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  94. What a super cute gnome card. The other digital set they released is Easter Gnomes.

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  95. Your fun card made me smile. Clever to use the giraffe stencil to give the look of a garden path. The Easter Gnomes are the other set released this month.

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  96. I have learned a bout Whimsy Stamps through this gigantic blog hop and really like what I have seen. I like that I can buy the digi stamps and then size them the way I like. I can print them on a page with registration marks, color the image, and then cut it out with my silhouette!! Thanks for sharing and being one of the many bloggers that has introduced me to Whimsy Stamps.

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  97. I like your cute and happy card.

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  98. LOVE gnomes! The other set is Easter Gnomes. Thanks for sharing!

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  99. Adorable card! I love the big feet on the gnome. Going to check out the Whimsy digital stamps. Thanks for sharing.

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  100. Cute card. Easter gnomes is the other set.

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  101. FUN card. Some day I will have to try digital stamps.

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  102. I am so in love with gnomes right now. Love this image. The Easter gnome set is super cute too.

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  103. Easter Gnomes! πŸ˜‰ Thank you for participating in this excellent way to encourage stay-at-home!

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  104. Very cute card. Brought a smile to my face. I'm going to have to look into getting some of these digital stamps. Easter gnome.

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  105. What a cute card! Their gnomes are adorable!! Easter gnome

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  106. Love that gnome! Gnomes in spring are just too cute!Great coloring as well.

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  107. Lots of happy received! Awesome card. Thanks for sharing.

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  108. Hi Kerys :) So glad to "meet" you here! Your gnome card is 100% pure sweetness!!! Thanks for inspiring me :)

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  109. Super cute!
    the other set is Easter gnomes.

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  110. Adorable- I've never tried a digital stamp before.

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