Have You Seen the Elf on a Shelf?

By | 12/03/2012

I ran across this Elf on a Shelf tradition that some families have adopted.  Apparently, you can buy this little bendable Elf and take pictures of him doing creative things around your house.  The Elf is supposed to be watching the kids and report back to Santa.  Some people are very creative with that Elf.  That Elf certainly spends a lot of time with Barbie in some people’s houses!  The fun pictures inspired me to create a very quick Elf gift bag.

Elf bag and tag!

You can buy an entire package of any color of lunch bags that you want for less than three dollars.  How irresistible is it to just decorate these bags in as many creative ways as you can find?  It is such a great chance to use your punches and papers.  This seems like a great craft to do with your kids.  I was always amazed at the creative ideas the my children came up with when we crafted together.  They always seemed to use the tools in ways I would never have thought of!

This was made with very few materials in just a few minutes.  This time of year it’s all about quick and simple, yet fun and fabulous!  Get creative, use your scraps of papers and enjoy some relaxing time just creating!

Links and Materials for the bag:

Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper (126896), Very Vanilla and Basic Black card stock,  Petite Pennant Builder Punch (122361), Scallop Circle Punch (127811), Scallop Edge Punch (119882).

Links and Materials for tag:

Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green card stock, Two Tags Bigz Die (115954), Petite Pennant Builder Punch (122361), Gumball Green Sweater Trim (127838), 1/2″ Circle Punch (119869), and My Digital Studio (130646) and a printer to print a sentiment.

I did post a quick video tutorial for making the bag.

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Thanks for visiting today!  By the way, in case you are thinking about getting yourself an Elf on a Shelf, you should know that most of the time he is up to no good.  Here is what I found him doing today on Pinterest. (I have no idea who took this picture…very clever!)

Happy stamping!


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