Today’s project is a cute Elf Christmas Card in traditional red and green.  On the extremely popular cable knit textured background and topped with his jaunty jolly hat, he’s got an impish little grin.  Sort of makes you wonder what mischief he’s been up to in Santa’s workshop!

Not only is he cute, you can recreate him at a discount!  Many of the items I used are on Stampin’ Up’s! Yearend Closeout Sale.  Check it out here!

elf Christmas card

I stamped his face in Tuxedo Black Memento ink then it was easy to perfectly place his scarf using the clear photopolymer stamps.  The hat was stamped on a separate piece of Very Vanilla and punched out with the Jolly Hat Builder punch, one of my favourite things from the Holiday Catalogue, also sadly, being retired.

The fur and pom-pom were then punched from Red Glimmer paper to add some sparkle.   I glued them to the hat before using Dimensionals to attach to the card.  The red metallic thread in the Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine (also on sale) matches the sparkle in the hat!


elf Christmas cardYou can see here how deep the impression is on the cable knit background.  Created with the Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impression embossing folder, you actually get multiple levels of embossing with one pass through the Big Shot! It just makes you want to touch it doesn’t it?

I thought the greeting needed a frame so I used the banner stamp from the Thoughtful Banners set in Real Red.  This is one set I would consider a staple in my stamping toolkit with the popularity of banners in paper crafting today!  It fits perfectly in the Duet Banner punch, also on sale!  The greeting comes from the Cookie Cutter Christmas set, also being retired.  Some of the greetings got overlooked a bit with all the fantastic buzz about the gingerbread man and reindeer with the matching punch.

Ingredient List to make my Elf Christmas Card:

  • Real Red cardstock cut 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and 2 7/8″ x 3 7/8″
  • Very Vanilla cardstock cut to 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″
  • Wild Wasabi cardstock, cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • scraps of Very Vanilla and Red Glimmer paper
  • Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine

I hope my elf Christmas card made you smile today!  I’d love to know how you liked it!  Please send me a comment below to let me know!

Here are all the supplies I used to create him.  To make it yourself, click on the images below to take you to my online ordering page!


To see all of the retiring items still available, click on the image below.


‘Til next time, Happy Stampin’


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