Create this easy to make Sparkler Gnome Card
With summer approaching and patriotic celebrations, I wanted to share with you this adorable Sparkler Gnome Card.
The Sparkler Gnome Card will make a cute card for someone who has a birthday around or on the 4th of July. This is an easy to make card using your Cricut and some sparkly cardstock.
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- 1 Sheet of White Cardstock
- 1 Sheet of Barely Pink Cardstock
- 1 Sheet of Red Holographic Cardstock
- 1 Sheet of Blue Holographic Cardstock
- 1 Sheet of Gold Holographic Cardstock
- Double Sided Craft Tape
- Foam Glue Dots
- Cricut Maker
- Standard Cutting Mat (Green)
- Scoring Wheel or Stylus
Cutting Out the Sparkler Gnome Card
Upload the SparklerGnome Card in to design space. Check to make sure the size is correct.
Select all and ungroup
Next select the dotted line
and change it from basic cut to a score line
Then select the dotted line and card
and attach them together
Now your sparkler gnome card is ready to be cut out
Next you will click on "Make It" and the prepare mat screen will appear.
Now if everything looks correct on it, click on the continue button
The next screen will be where you will select the type of card stock you are using. If you do not see the material in your material favorites, click on "browse all materials" to find the weight of cardstock that you are using. For example the white Cardstock I used is medium weight, you will need to select "Medium Weight"..
Once you have Design Space set, you are now ready to prepare your mat. I used a brayer when placing the Cardstock on the mat, this helps in making sure that the paper is adhered to the mat and will help in keeping the paper from ripping or moving when it is being cut.
Assembling the Sparkler Gnome Card
Starting with the card
Fold it on the score line
Set card aside
Next take the white gnome pieces
and the other gnome pieces
put glue on the back of the red gnome body piece
and glue it to the white gnome body piece
next take the blue hat piece and do the same, put glue on the back of it and glue it to the white hat piece
Next put foam glue dots on the back of the gnome shoes
place the gnome shoes near the bottom on the front of the card
Next glue the gnome hands to the back of the gnome body.
Then put foam glue dots on the back of the gnome body piece
Place the gnome body on the card above the shoes
Then take the gnome beard and put foam glue dots on the back of it
Then place the beard on the body
Put foam glue dots on the back of the blue hat
place the hat at the top of the gnome body on the card
then glue the gnome nose on to the beard
Set the card aside
Take the sparkler pieces
using foam glue dots place two dots on the blue sparkler
then place the red sparkler piece on top of the foam glue dots
next put a foam glue dot on the red sparkler
place the gold sparkler on top of the foam glue dot
now you are ready to add the sparkler stem
using double sided craft tape, cut a small piece of tape and put it on the back of the sparkler near the bottom
peel the backing off of the tape and adhere it to the top of the sparkler stem
Next cut a small piece of double sided craft tape and put it on the front of the sparkler stem near the bottom
peel the backing off of the tape and adhere it to the gnomes hand
I also added a foam glue dot behind the sparkler in the middle to help hold it on the card.
There are stars that were cut out with the hat and gnome body
You can use them anywhere on the card. I took craft glue and put dots of glue on the front of the card and added the stars