Sunday, November 28, 2010

ELF MONEY

GOOD MORNING EVERYONE !
Today I'd like to share a special holiday card that I made for my three grown children. When each of my children turns around 18 years, we start a new tradition where Santa sends them what we call "Elf Money" and he always sends it around Thanksgiving time. This way they can become their own "ELVES" and shop for things they want or need and take advantage of all those wonderful after Thanksgiving sales ! Of course they'll still be some small gifts from Santa under the tree, but at our house, Santa needs all the extra Elf recruits he can get during the holiday! Our kids really love and appreciate this holiday tradition and this year, with my cricut , we were really able to make the presentation of the Elf Money special!
Hope you enjoy the video and pictures ! OOO...and I almost forgot to mention... I used Wobbles !

 Original Poem written by my sweet husband with a little help from me :)
 Custom 5 inch envelope made with the MS Score Board, video tutorial to follow :)

Details :
2 Scalloped Circle cut @ 4.5 inches, welding and cut together for the Base Card, Natural CardStock
Layer cut @ 4inches from patterned paper from DCWV
Elf cut @ 3 inches, attached with Wobbles
Sakura Gel Pen for dots and doddling
Red Ribbon from Micheal's
12 x 12 Red Cardstock for envelope and White Cardstock for inside poem cut @ 4 inches.
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16 comments:

  1. How cute, this is so creative, I love the poem too, great job Hubby!

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  2. Hi Alex!
    This is such a cute card! I am sure your kids very much appreciate receiving "elf" money. :)

    Aren't Wobbles the BEST? I can't wait until I can buy a big bag of them! :)

    Ruthie :)

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  3. So cute! I'm glad you are enjoying your Action Wobbles. Aren't they fun. I bet your kids LOVED these!

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  4. This card is so super adorable. I have to find out what wobbles are!

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  5. Such a cute card and poem and a great idea! Love the wobbles on here too.

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    Thanks for sharing all your ideas!

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  7. Adorable!! I love this idea.

    Shawnee
    http://quiverofangels.blogspot.com/

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  8. thanks again mom :) and "mikey"... wasn't that the elves name?

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  9. How cute and such a wonderful tradition! Love the card and the poem on the inside is just great!!
    :)

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  10. What a sweet and creative idea..and Imagine the kids are pretty grateful too.

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  11. So cute!! Love that little ELF and your poem is sweet. I haven't gotten my WOBBLES yet. Hope they're in the mail soon.

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  12. vERY vERY nICE. wHAT A WONDERFUL tRADITION.TFS

    jess B
    thatzuneek@gmail.com

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  13. this card is adorable. That is such a great tradition you have with your children.
    I left you something on my blog! check it out.

    Liz

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  14. Very cute card thanks for sharing and great tutorial!!!

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