Hi friends, have you checked out the Large Die of the Month for this month from Spellbinders, yet? These are just so adorable. You can actually make Santa and a girl / boy elf. And there is an add-on die that lets you make a reindeer.
For today’s card, I made a girl elf and the card itself is a peek-through window card. :)
When a die set lets you make a doll or something with several different colored pieces, I like to plan my colors. This helps me die cut several pieces of the same color with one pass through the die cutting machine. Here is how I planned this set:
I die cut all these accordingly and then assembled my girl elf. Let’s call her ‘Giggles’, shall we? That’s what we named our elf on the shelf :)
Okay, now for the card itself. I made two 5×7 rectangle panels using white cardstock. On the front panel, I laid down the elf and planned where I wanted the circle die cut to be. I marked the area lightly with a pencil. I knew I wanted to dry emboss my card front. But if I did that before stamping I’d need to deal with wonky surface, so I did my stamping first.
After stamping, came die cutting using Fancy Edged circle die (a plain one, not a scalloped one) and then dry embossing using Blistered embossing folder by Tammy Tutterow.
Lastly I added my elf on the inside of the card so that the elf is peeking through this window, adhered both panels to make a top folding card and finished it off with some sparkling gems.
For your convenience, I am sharing links to the supplies I’ve used or the ones you can use for making similar cards – click on the picture or link to go directly to the product. Wherever available, I have used affiliate links, which means when you make a purchase, I receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you) which I use to run this blog. I truly appreciate your support!
Thanks for dropping by! ~Varada