Welcome to our second annual Amber Ink Holiday blog hop! This year our alumni are tapping in to their inner elves for some fun and frolic. We've made our list but you'll probably want to check it twice. Or check it thrice. We just don't know who'll be naughty or nice.
I adore the Elf on the Shelf tradition, and so do both of my kids. My six year old looks forward to "Elfie" (great name, huh - she picked it when she was three!) coming all year and this year my 18 month old is obsessed with waving to him. It is SO sweet. When the fabby ladies at AMber Ink came out with these darling elves and said our blog hop this year would be elf themed, I was THRILLED! Let's get to my project:
I decided to make a pocket full of gift tags. I started with the Elf on the Shelf - Nocs image, and put him on the outside of my library pocket die cut from Creative Cuts and More.
The insert card has the Elf on the Shelf - My Regrets image. I embossed both the pocket front and the insert card; the insert card I used the debossed side as the front for a little bit of fun.
Both elves are colored with Copics and have Cottonball White Fun Flock (by Stampendous) on their collars, hats, and gloves.
I tied twine around my insert card (and the gift tags as well) and will eventually add a plain cream card stock piece with a note to the recipient. I'm just not sure who is going to get these sweet tags yet! To mkae the tags below, I started with the gift tag image from the Perfect Package digi set. I opened it in Photoshop and erased the present that comes on the tag, and then added the Elf with Nocs image to one tag (and saved it) and then added the My Regrets Elf to another one (and saved it). Then I opened a blank file, and made a sheet with twelve tags on it. I printed that, cut, and colored them. Easy Peasy! Take a look at my tags:
There are 23 commenting spots to be precise, and 23 prizes to help entice. So see those badges down below? Roll the dice. Let elf magic flow…
Hop on Monday
Hop on Tuesday
Prizes on Wednesday
One Grand Prize winner will receive an Elf of the Shelf gift set,
so be sure to visit every single elfin spot.The final list will be sent to Santa, so remember… the only person you are really competing with is your elf. Thanks for coming. Now hop on!!! (In non-elf speak....every stop along the hop is giving away one Elf on the Shelf digi image to a random commenter from their blog. Each Torchbearer will be giving away the elf that they used on their project. Since I used two different ones, I will let my winner choose! Leave me a comment telling me which elf you'd like to win...your choices are Elf w/ Nocs or the My Regrets Elf...and then hop along to see what other elves you could score!)
Stamps: Elf on the Shelf - Nocs, Elf on the Shelf - My Regrets (Amber Ink)
Card Stock: Kraft, Cream (Bazzill), White (Neenah)
Coloring Medium: Copics (R27, R29, E37, E35, E33, E11, E00, E000, C00, C2, C5, C7, C9)
Accessories: Marachino and Pea Pod twine (The Twinery)
Tools: Library Pocket #02 die cut (Creative Cuts and More)