08 December 2017

Santa's Elves Box Card - My Favorite Things

Hello!  I'd like to quickly share a fun pop-up Christmas box card that I made for another crafty friend.  I have been eyeing the BB Santa's Elves Stamp Set from My Favorite Things for awhile now and was finally able to snag it over MFT Stamps Black Friday sale.  I just love these cute little elves!

To start, I first stamped my images with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto smooth white cardstock (I like using the Neenah Classic Crest Smooth Solar White 110lb for myimages in a box card so that they don't tend to bend or flop over when standing upright).  I then colored everything using Copic Sketch Markers.  

Colors Used:
Skin: E50, E51, E11, E23
Hair: E27, E29
Reds: R14, R29, R46, R59
Green Clothes and Green Bulbs: G20, YG13, YG17, YG97
Tree and Green Stocking: G20, YG13, YG17, G16 and G29 for shading
Blue Gifts: B21, B23, B26
Yellow Bulbs on Hats: Y06, Y15, E33
Whites: 0, C00, C0, C2, C4

Once complete, I then used the coordinating dies to cut out my images.  I then created the box/base of my card using a 12"x12" piece of white cardstock, a paper trimmer and a scoring board.  I usually follow THIS TUTORIAL by Splitcoaststampers to get me started, but make a few of my own changes to customize the size that I want. 

I added some patterned paper panels along the sides of the box.  On the back panel (it's difficult to see in the photos), I used the MFT Snowfall Stencil and White Crackle Embossing Paste to create the look of falling snow.  I diecut some snow white grass using the MFT Grassy Fields Die-namics and then added some street lights using the Streetlights Die-namics from which to hang some Christmas ornaments.

To finish the card, I added heat embossed the sentiment "Happiest of Holidays" onto red cardstock and attached it to the side panel of the box after using the MFT Die-namics Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips to cut it out.

I will be playing along and entering this card into the following challenges:

Simon Says Monday Challenge: Icy Inspiration

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!  Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!



  1. This is absolutely adorable! What a great showcase for those fabulous stamps. I was the same as you and not to long ago was able to snag this set. SO cute. Thanks very much for sharing this project. :)

    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comments, Jeanne! Glad that you were able to get this set too! 😊💕

  2. What a fab pop up box card, I love the elves set too but have so far resisted!
    Thanks for sharing at ATSM this week. :)

  3. Oh this is just gob smackin' cute as and such an adorable pop up box. So much work here for an amazing result. Whoever gets this will treasure it. Thanks for sharin it with us at ATSM this week Rachel.

  4. Oh, so very cute! You did a fantastic job on your box card.

  5. Hello Rachel: I just recently got this adorable Elf stamp set and I'm so in love with it, this little guys can't be any sweeter.
    Love how you showcased each of this images creating a wonderful and whimsical Christmas scene all in that little box, just amazing.
    Thank you for sharing and thank you for the link to the tutorial.
    Big hugs,
    Maria Rodriguez.

  6. Thank you so much, Maria! 💕 It’s a really fun set to work with 😊