Little Girl Christmas Elf

Welcome to our "Christmas in July" challenge over at Double Trouble Paper Crafting Challenge #62! This card was made for a three-part challenge that required a Christmas theme, use of an elf or gnome, and partnering with Heart2Heart Challenges" that requires that you feature your favorite card making tool.
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I don't own any elf or gnome stamps, so had to resort to the Internet where I found this cute little girl elf at  I colored her with Copic markers, then using one of my favorite tools, my Brother ScanNCut, to cut her out. I then mounted her with adhesive foam strips on a red circle I had die cut using the Stampin' Up! (SU) Stitched Shapes Framelits dies.

Here's a photo of the CM350 ScanNCut that use almost every day for cards or making vinyl projects. Thanks, Heart2Heart for giving me an opportunity to feature it!!!

The card uses a Triangle Gate-Fold technique. There's a great video tutorial for making these at Jennifer McQuire's web site:

I used white cardstock for my card base, a retired SU green Christmas designer series paper (DSP) for the green snowflake front to the card, matching solid green triangles for the gatefold, and a strip of white cardstock for the belly band that I stamped in green using a retired 1998 SU snowflake stamp set. 

After removing the belly-band, the card opens up like a regular card with plenty of room inside to write your holiday greeting.

I am rating the difficulty of this card as a "2" out of a possible "5" because of all the steps it requires. None of the steps are hard at all if you follow Jennifer's tutorial.

Stamps: SU Lace Snowflakes
Paper: SU Whisper White, Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, SU All is Calm DSP
Paper Size: A2
Ink: SU Pear Pizzazz, Copic Markers E00, E01, E04, Y15, YG03, YG25, R22, R56
Accessories: Paper Trimmer, Tombow Multi Liquid Glue, Scor-Tape, Printer, ClipArtKey Elf File, Adhesive Foam Strips, Brother ScanNCut, SU Stitched Shapes Dies
Techniques: Triangle Gate Fold Card, Hand Coloring, Digital Cutting


  1. Such a sweet card and the image is adorable. Love the triangle background :)

  2. Such a sweet card, Donna! Your elf image is perfectly presented with the fun fold and the lacy green paper.

  3. What a cute fold and creative... have a nice space for your special note for the holidays... love the belly band. And I love my scan and cut too.

  4. Your card is fabulous! I wish you could come over and give me some pointers with my scan n cut. I'd say it's caused me more frustration than happiness lol. I need a professional's help! Looks like you are that! This little girl elf is so so cute :)

  5. Cute image and I love how those two papers are kind of opposites and match the green, works so well with that fold!

  6. Fun card! That girl is super cute! Thank you for joining us at Heart 2 Heart!


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