Christmas Elves Trio

September 3, 2014

Judi Kauffman is guest designing today with a Christmas Elves Trio, cards that are sure to bring lots of smiles.

Thank you, Joset. I’m glad to be back. I’ve been playing with my Christmas Elves peel-offs all week, getting a head start on holiday card making. This trio uses the outline peel-offs and I still have the leftovers (the negative shapes) for another round of cards.


1. Place outline peel-offs onto white cardstock.

2. Color with markers, accent with white gel pen dots and doodles.


3. Cut around the peel-offs. Set all of the pieces aside in the lid of a box or in a baggie so none of the little shapes get lost!

4. Using the Mini Mosaic folder or any allover pattern you prefer, emboss a 4” x 5” piece of Green Iris Shimmer Sheetz for each card.

5. Cut a solid color cardstock rectangle measuring 5.5” x 8.5” for each card base. Score and fold in half (A2 size, 5.5” x 4.25”, fold at left).

6. Cut a strip of patterned paper measuring 3” x 12” from 12” x 12” Lemonade Stand sheet
(side with starburst pattern). Mat to red cardstock with an eighth-inch border.

7. Using photos for placement of the elements layer and assemble card fronts. Use foam tape or dots for dimension. OPTION: Cut a 5/8” x 4” strip of red cardstock. Trim away a V-shaped wedge at one end to create a banner. Add Merry Christmas peel-off. Add the banner to the card front.


Elizabeth Craft Designs –
2582 Christmas Elves in Black
2576 Merry Christmas Large in Black
SS1070 Shimmer Sheetz in Green Iridescent
E116 Mini Mosaic Embossing Folder
502 Transparent Double-Sided Adhesive Sheets

Other –
ColorMates Smooth & Silky 90# cardstock in White (WorldWin Papers)
ProMarkers (Letraset)
Gelly Roll Medium pen in White (Sakura of America)
Lemonade Stand Collection paper in 16301392 “Good Times” (BoBunny Press)
Cardstock in Red, Green, Chartreuse
Foam tape or dots
Fine point scissors, craft knife, straight edge, cutting mat, sanding block
Embossing machine (Cuttlebug or other)

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  • Mary Prasad September 15, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    These are so adorable! Very happy colors!

  • Marge Burns September 4, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    Very nice and colorful card

  • Frances Byrne September 3, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    Love the bright cheery look of these cards

  • Christine Kosmak September 3, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    Judi, your cards made me smile, they are just nicely coloured. I just bought a few weeks ago 3 Poppy crafts 48 compartment sticker folders that fit the peel off stickers perfectly. Now it’s time to buy some peel ECD peel offs to put in them and make some gorgeous cards!!!! Thanks for the very clear instructions on how to do the peel offs without the glitter, just colouring.

  • Sharon Taylor September 3, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Your cards are full of color, fun cards, really makes me smile

  • judi kauffman September 3, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    Thanks, Karen and Raquel. And I can’t wait to see what you and others on the Design Team do with the Christmas Elves.

  • Raquel Mason September 3, 2014 at 11:35 am

    Such happy elves! I love the colors & the Shimmer Sheetz in the background.

  • Karen Aicken September 3, 2014 at 9:06 am

    I just love these cards, Judi! So bright and cheerful and perfect for the holidays.

  • Linda Hess September 3, 2014 at 8:41 am

    Thank you Judi. I never used the “peel-offs” because I really didn’t understand how to use them. I love what you did. Thank you for your explanations and techniques….I see using them in the future as part of my card-making experiences.

    • judi kauffman September 3, 2014 at 12:22 pm

      Thanks, Linda. I hope you love using peel-offs for some of your projects. Once you get going it’s so much fun and there are so many options that I’ll bet you keep going…

      You can think of outline peel-offs as if the images were stamped and embossed, only without the work (and with the outlines perfect every single time!). Be sure to watch the Elizabeth Craft Designs YouTube channel where Els shows how to put the peel-off sticky side up on a clean craft sheet and then after the peel-off “relaxes” (flattens itself) put the white cardstock on top; and the peel-off “lifts” onto the cardstock. Els does this with cardstock that has double-sided adhesive on it for glittering. I do it with plain cardstock (no adhesive) because I do most of my coloring right on the cardstock itself – or sometimes on watercolor paper. Hope this is useful. (sorry this got so long, but I’m thinking of it as a mini class here on the blog)

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