OSAT Blog Hop - Winter Holiday
Project Sheet Monday

Santa's Little Elves Design Team - Week 1


OH MY!!! I have a fabulous project for you today! I joined a design team and we'll be bringing you some super cute ideas every Friday - almost right up to Christmas!!! Tis the season!

Isn't this box and card set adorable? Our ACETATE BOXES are super good quality and easy to assemble - just fold on the score lines and they practically put themselves together! You get 10 in a pack for $6.50 - WHAT A GREAT DEAL!



The MERRY MUSIC SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER is perfect for your holiday cards and gift ideas. You get 4 sheets of each double sided design - 24 sheets of 12" x 12" lightweight paper - you're going to love it!

You'll find all the ingredients, dimensions and some of the instructions below - but you can download and save them to your computer or print them out if you click on this project sheet link:

Download Acetate Box & Cards


Stampin’ Up! Supplies (you'll find links that will take you right to my store for all of these products down below):

  • STAMPS – Snowflake Sentiments (144817 wood, 144820 clear), Colorful Seasons (143726 photopolymer)
  • PAPER – Very Vanilla (101650), Merry Music Specialty Designer Paper (DPS) (144623)
  • INK – Crumb Cake (126975), Powder Pink (144084), Basic Gray Archival (140932)
  • OTHER – Acetate Card Box (144628), Medium Very Vanilla Envelopes (107300), Powder Pink 3/8” Shimmer Ribbon (144151), Very Vanilla ½” Lace Trim (141672), Clear Faceted Gems (144142), Stamping Sponges (141337), Foil Snowflakes (144642), Big Shot (143263), Layering Ovals Framelits (141706), Tear & Tape Adhesive (138995), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683)


Card Cutting & Scoring (you'll need 4 of each of the following): 

  • Crumb Cake - 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score and fold at 4 ¼”
  • Powder Pink – 4” x 5 ¼”
  • Very Vanilla – 2 ½” x 3 ½”
  • Merry Patterns DSP – 2” x 5 ¼”
  • Powder Pink Shimmer Ribbon – 14 ½”
  • Very Vanilla Lace Trim – 6 ½”


I have a video to show you all the details here:



If the video doesn't play - click HERE to watch it on my blog.



Acetate Card Box Cutting & Scoring: 

  • Powder Pink – 2 ¼” x 11”
  • Powder Pink – 2 ½” x 3 ½”
  • Very Vanilla – 2 ½” x 3 ½”
  • Merry Patterns DSP – 2” x 11”
  • Powder Pink Shimmer Ribbon – 14 ½”

Acetate Box Instructions:

  • Construct the Acetate Card Box by creasing on the score lines and tucking in the flaps.
  • Using a wedge of the Stamping Sponge, add Crumb Cake ink to the front and sides of the designer paper.  Add just enough color to make the paper appear aged.  Using a different wedge of sponge, add Powder Pink ink to the sides of the designer paper.
  • Adhere the designer paper to the Powder Pink cardstock strip to create a bellyband.  Wrap the bellyband around the box, creasing along the edges of the box.  Adhere the raw ends to the backside using Tear & Tape Adhesive. 
  • Adhere a silver Foil Snowflake to the center of the bellyband by placing adhesive in the center. 
  • Stamp the greeting using Basic Gray Archival ink on the Very Vanilla 2 ½” x 3 ½” piece of cardstock.  Ink one of the snowflakes using Powder Pink ink. Stamp off on scratch paper then stamp over the upper left side of the greeting. Repeat this step, adding another snowflake in the lower right corner of the greeting. Die cut the greeting using the appropriate size Layering Ovals Framelit in the Big Shot. Sponge the edges of the oval using both the Powder Pink and the Crumb Cake sponges.
  • Die cut a scallop oval using the Layering Ovals Framelits and the Big Shot. Use the Powder Pink 2 ½” x 3 ½” cardstock.  Select a scallop oval size slightly larger than the Very Vanilla oval. Adhere the Very Vanilla oval to the Powder Pink oval. 
  • Zig zag the ribbon across the center of the Foil Snowflake. Use Dimensionals to adhere the greeting over the ribbon.  Place the Dimensionals across the center and to the top and bottom of the oval. 
  • Add a Clear Faceted Gem to the left side of the word “Merry” on the oval. 
  • Place completed cards and envelopes into the Acetate Card Box.




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Product List

Snowflake Sentiments Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Colorful Seasons Photopolymer Stamp Set
Acetate Card Boxes
Medium Very Vanilla Envelopes
Powder Pink 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon
Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper
Very Vanilla 1/2" (1.3 Cm) Lace Trim
Clear Faceted Gems
Stamping Sponges
Foil Snowflakes
Big Shot
Layering Ovals Framelits Dies
Tear & Tape Adhesive
Stampin' Dimensionals
Glue Dots
Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad
Powder Pink Classic Stampin' Pad
Basic Gray Archival Stampin’ Pad


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Carol B

Hi Kelly, love your pink Christmas cards and sweet box. Looking for a link to your design team Santa's Little Elves and didn't see it listed, could you attach a link or if it's there and I missed it let me know? Thanks CB


Wanted to share picture of the card I tried to copy from your video but don't know how to get it to you

Kelly Acheson

Carol B - this is not a blog hop. It's a little bit different. All the members of this design team will be posting the same projects each Friday. Thanks so much for your kind comments!

Linda - I would love to see your card!!! Please email it to me at kelly@AStampAbove.com

Carol B

Thanks Kelly for the clarification, thought it might be like Global Design or Merry Monday, where the group has a site to showcase all their cute projects. Since you are all showing the same projects I won't miss any of them, yippee!



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