Sweet & Simple Elf Holiday Card

Learn how to create this simple holiday card using Stampin' Up! Festive Phrases Stamp Set - StampinUp

This elf image from the Festive Phrases stamp set is cute as can be!  Festive Phrases stamp set is  on the list of my favorite things from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog.  I love the possibilities of these stamps for fall and winter holidays (even “love” for Valentine’s Day, anniversaries and more)!

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Festive Phrases Stamp Set – Images © Stampin’ Up!


  • Rock those layers!  Layering Squares Framelits Dies produce perfect squares in a snap.  I used the Big Shot Magnetic Platform to keep the sentiment in place during it’s trip through the Big Shot.  

Learn how to create this simple holiday card using Stampin' Up! Festive Phrases Stamp Set - Mary Fish Stampin Up

  • I cropped the Basic Black layer to 2 3/4″ square using the Stampin’ Trimmer so that it adds just a touch of crisp definition behind the sentiment layer.
  • I stamped the elf image again on Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White card stock.  Using Paper Snips, I snipped out the elf shoes, hat and the forelock of hair.  I added a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional to the forelock to pop it up.
  • The perfect spots for bling!  I love the addition of Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the tops of the elf shoes and hat.

Learn how to create this simple holiday card using Stampin' Up! Festive Phrases Stamp Set - Stampin Up

  • The bold black and white check on the card and star pattern on the envelope flap are from Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper (one of my favorite things from the holiday catalog).  Here’s a closer look at ALL the designer series paper in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog.

  • Charming Cherry Cobbler 1/4″ Double-Stitched Ribbon (dashes on one side and cross stitch on the other) adds another pop of deep red.


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  1. Love this card so much! Will be copying. Did you use the SU notecards?

  2. Thank you, Pam! I adhered the designer paper to the envelope flap. I used Paper Snips to carefully cut away the excess. Here’s a video demonstration I did previously that will be helpful: https://stampinpretty.com/2016/05/wow-video-sneak-peek-affectionately.html

  3. Hi Mary! First…I love love love this little card! Adorable! How did you do the envelope flap? Is it that old die we used to have?? I would love to case this one..but I MUST have the matching envelope too. 🙂

  4. Awww, so pretty , love the black and white dsp, with the red , sooo classy, Tfs ,
    Hugs Frenchie ♥️

  5. Robbye Hamilton

    I can honestly say that absolutely no one does classic black and white with a pop of color as well as you do. It always says classic simplicity and charm. This card is a perfect example, simply stunning.

  6. Fabulous card Mary! Cute yet classic. I immediately fell in love with that cute little elf image and he is even cuter on a card.

  7. Super-cute, Mary! I love this fun layout. <3

  8. I am now regretting not purchasing this set as I am seeing so very many possibilities! I LOVE this card.

  9. I love this color combination, too, Kimberly. Think how pretty this pattern would look on a sophisticated valentine!

  10. Really cute card! Love the combination of black and red. The black check just makes the card pop!

  11. Kadie in Arizona

    Absolutely darling card……..that I can see being CASE’d and sent to my Twoie Boy. THANKS for sharing my friend.

  12. A+dorable! Love every element and so well put together!

  13. Maria Rodriguez

    Ohh!! This card can’t be any cuter!!! Love this little Elf and the way you popped up his hair, how sweet it looks.
    And Mary, Cherry Cobbler is my ALL TIME FAVORITE COLOR FOR CHRISTMAS, it’s just about the most perfect shade of red, I hope they never retire it!!!
    Awesome layers, fabulous card.
    Thank you for sharing.

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