A Message from Holly - Our Elf on the Shelf

We adopted a very important elf last year and now that we have the Christmas tree up and the house decorated for the holidays, our elf, Holly, decided to pay us a visit this week. My six-year-old daughter truly believes in Holly -- and when she asked me last tonight to make a card to put in her lunch box for school, I came up with this brilliant idea!

Kaitlyn had just finished her first day back at school after being off for an entire week for Thanksgiving. She was extremely hyper -- and we had to remind her several times that Holly was observing her behavior. I know she was just excited about seeing her friends again.

This is the card I put together for her to open during afternoon snack at school.

It's also the very first time I've designed something using these very cool treat cups from Stampin' Up.  I die cut the ornament on my Cricut using the Create-A-Critter 2 cartridge. 

When I chose to use "elf poop" as the sentiment, I thought... why don't I make the inside message come from Holly.  I used alpha stamps from SP&Co so she couldn't decipher my handwriting. I also wanted to keep the message simple so she could read it herself at snack time. 

It was a gentle reminder from Holly to "Be Good" this year. She's such a sweet little girl most of the time but last tonight was pure craziness. What do you think of this card? Do you have an elf in your family? What silly but brilliant ideas have you used with your elf on the shelf?  Please leave comments below.  I look forward to hearing from you!

From our house to yours, Merry Christmas.  I hope your hearts are filled with joy and love this holiday season.

Thanks for stopping by!

The Stamps of Life: Postmarks2Stamp
Ink & Paper: SU Real Red, Memento Cottage Ivy
Other: SU Sweet Treat Cups, Cricut Create A Critter 2 (ornament size: 4-1/2 inches), White Gel Pen, Satin Ribbon


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