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~ Don’t Be Elfish! ~

Good morning, Friends!

Well, we have eight days to finish up the Christmas shopping/crafting.    Personally, I would like to be done NOW, but I still have a few small things to do.   My New Year resolution is going to be to start these things earlier next year!  (She said!).

Today I decided to get smart and combine projects.   This week, There She Goes is hosting the Color Throwdown.   The colors are:  Always Artichoke, Cool Caribbean, Real Red and Kiwi Kiss.   I also needed a gift card holder and Christmas card for my oldest son, so I combined the two and came up with this:



Now, I wish I could take credit for the adorable elf, but in truth, I cased it from MkMiracleMakers on SCS.   I put mine on the front of a card (using yesterday’s sketch challenge again!).   The face was made with the label 8 nesties.  I used a slightly larger label 8 to create the hat.   The nose is 1/2 of a tab punch.  The ears are the medium oval punch with a little bit of one end snipped off to make it pointy :).   The eyes are just several different sized circle punches and hole punches.




Here are my deets:

Stamps:  There She Goes‘ Holiday Tags

Colors: GP White, Real Red, Cool Caribbean, Kiwi Kiss, Always Artichoke, Basic Black, Blush Blossom and dps

Ink: Real Red, Blush Blossom, Versamark, copics, black fine tip sharpie

Accessories: bling brad, circle punches, hole punches, oval punch, round tab punch, label 8 nesties, dimensionals, sticky tape, snowdots embossing folder, sponge


Thanks for stopping by!   I hope you have a blessed day.   Back to work for me!!



11 Responses to “~ Don’t Be Elfish! ~”

  1. on 17 Dec 2009 at 09:03Sue (suen)

    Love your cute elf, Holly! The striped paper is perfect! Happy holidays! We’re in a winter wonderland here in Alaska–we just received 17 inches of fresh fluffy snow!

  2. on 17 Dec 2009 at 09:25Tammy Hershberger

    OMGosh Holly, this is FABULOUS!!! Thanks for sharing, and for joining us for the Throwdown this week!

  3. on 17 Dec 2009 at 10:09bronih

    Holly, this is just precious!!! I love that elf and the fact that he’s a gift card holder! I’m SO glad you decided to play along with us at the Color Throwdown!!

  4. on 17 Dec 2009 at 10:39Rebekka

    Oh my word..This is the most adorable card. Just awesome.

  5. on 17 Dec 2009 at 11:22Marisa

    This is fabulous, Holly!! Your sponging adds the perfect touches. What a fun gift card holder to receive 😀

  6. on 17 Dec 2009 at 11:52Carol L

    I love the expression on the elf’s face! Too cute! It’s a great way to present a gift card too! Awesome job on the CTD!!

  7. on 17 Dec 2009 at 17:07Makiko Jones

    Wow!! This is insanely cute, Holly!! I love, love, love it!!

  8. on 19 Dec 2009 at 12:04LeAnne

    How funny & cute is this! Thanks for using our colors to make this adorable gift card holder! We love seeing what you come up with! I am SURE he’ll appreciate it, too!

  9. on 20 Dec 2009 at 06:10debhorst

    oh my word this is too cute–I will have to give him a try!!

  10. on 20 Dec 2009 at 06:20debhorst

    got him done–do you think I could bring him to life so that I could keep stamping and he could do my work for me?? I bet everyone would be making them then!!

  11. on 21 Dec 2009 at 22:08Danielle

    This is adorable! What a fun way to give a gift card!

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