Whimsical Holiday Card for The Paper Players

If a cute and whimsical holiday card is your style, check out today’s elf card. It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players.

whimsical holiday cardThis week, my friend Jaydee has a Clean and Simple theme challenge: The North Pole.  By Clean and Simple, we mean cards and projects which meet these guidelines:

  • Minimal layers and embellishments
  • Plenty of open space, aka “white” space
  • Simple and uncluttered

I used Stampin’ Up!’s  adorable #elfie stamp set in creating today’s card. I needed to create cards for my great nieces, and I think they will LOVE this cute fella! I hope you enjoy today’s whimsical holiday card, and that you will join in the fun at The Paper Players!

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Who can blame this little guy for taking a break after helping Santa create presents for all the good little girls and boys! He was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored with Stampin’ Blends. (I have listed all of the colors I used in my free step-by-step tutorial, which you can download later in today’s post.)

whimsical holiday cardInstead of centering the focal panel, I offset it completely to the right of the card, just for a different look.  In keeping with the clean and simple guidelines, I didn’t add any ribbon or bling, but I’m sure my great nieces won’t mind one bit!

whimsical holiday cardTo download the tutorial for today’s whimsical holiday card, simply click on the button below. For every card which has been posted on my blog this year, there is a free tutorial. To visit the 2019 FREE Tutorial PDF Gallery, CLICK HERE.

Christmas Thank You CardFor more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the The Paper Players Design Team.

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  1. Ann, I love this card. Your relaxing elf makes me smile. You colored him – and grounded him – beautifully and you can see him smiling at all the good work he did making those presents! Fabulous CAS card, my friend. Thanks for rocking my challenge this week

  2. Adorable elf and layout..so festive and great coloring!

  3. Ann, could this little elf be more adorable? Looks like he has all his duties completed so, he can rest. I wish I was in the same spot! LOL! Your card makes me smile! Such a FUN way to feature the North Pole! XX

  4. Love this little elf Ann – with all those presents he sure has been busy! Beautifully coloured and so bright and cheery. I was tempted to use him too but when I saw how beautiful your card was I thought I’d change direction!

  5. Mr Elf looks like he’s got all his gift-making duties under control! What a cutie, and the colors you used are perfect! Love it!

  6. Thats a cute scene! Love that elf….but he better get busy….Christmas is just around the corner…lol!

  7. So cute. I really like the layout. The colors are fun. I am looking forward to coloring these little elves.

  8. Cute, cute, cute! That little elf made me smile!

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