Santa's Little Elves Design Team - Week 5
Count Your Blessings

Wait...WHAT? & Joke of the Week


I have a super easy gift idea for you today - it's an CALENDAR EASEL CARD - it folds flat to mail and stands up for a great desktop display! It's a wonderful way to share your love of paper crafts with a gift that lasts all year long! I love making these!!! If you follow you might have already enjoyed this project - I was one of the guest tutorials in November.

The BEAUTIFUL BOUQUET bundle is filled with so many images - I can't hardly wait to make more cards with this beauty. The back has a white layer so you can write a thoughtful message that AGAIN will be fondly remembered all year long! 



Here's a video showing you how to make one of your own:

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

Here's a close up - so pretty right?


  • Crumb Cake 11" x 4-1/4" scored at 5-1/2", 3-1/8" x 2-3/8"  & 4" x 4" scored at 1/2", 2" & 3-1/2" 
  • Soft Sky 2 @ 4" x 5-1/4" & scraps
  • Whisper White 4" x 5-1/4", 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" & scraps
  • Powder Pink scraps



If you'd like to order calendars that are pre-made - click HERE. I used the Large ones for my card.

If you'd like to print and cut your own calendars - you'll find a printable file HERE.


And now for a couple others that I made - this one uses the LOVELY INSIDE & OUT stamp set with Berry Burst, Bermuda Bay and Lemon Lime Twist. Who doesn't want to be reminded that they are LOVELY INSIDE & OUT??? 







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Product List

Beautiful Bouquet Photopolymer Bundle
Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies
Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Linen Thread
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad
Powder Pink 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Powder Pink Classic Stampin' Pad
Pear Pizzazz 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
Soft Sky 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Pad
Aqua Painters
Liquid Multipurpose Glue
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
Silicone Craft Sheet
Stamping Sponges
Bone Folder
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush



A doctor goes out and buys the fastest and flashiest car he can find, a brand new Ferrari 488, costing him $500,000.

He takes it out for a spin and stops at a red light. An old man on a moped, looking about 80 years old, pulls up next to him. The old man looks over at the sleek shiny car and asks, “What kind of car ya got there, sonny?”

The doctor grins and replies, “A brand new Ferrari GTO. It cost half a million dollars!”

“That’s a lot of money,” says the old man. “Why does it cost so much?”

“Because this car can do up to 225 miles an hour!” states the doctor proudly.

The old moped driver asks, “Mind if I take a look inside?”

“No problem,” replies the doctor.

So the old man pokes his head in the window and looks around.

Then, sitting back on his moped, the old man says, “That’s a pretty nice car all right, but I’ll stick with my moped!”

Just then the light changes, so the doctor decides to show the old man just what his car can do. He floors it, and within 30 seconds, the speedometer reads 150 mph.

Suddenly, he notices a dot in his rear view mirror – what it could be… and suddenly…


Something whips by him, going much faster!

“What on earth could be going faster than my Ferrari?” the doctor asks himself.

He floors the accelerator and takes the Ferrari up to 175 mph. Then, up ahead of him, he sees that it’s the old man on the moped!

Amazed that the moped could pass his Ferrari, he gives it more gas and passes the moped at 200 mph.


He’s feeling pretty good until he looks in his mirror and sees the old man gaining on him AGAIN! Astounded by the speed of his old geezer, he floors the gas pedal and takes the Ferrari all the way up to 225 mph.

Not ten seconds later, he sees the moped bearing down on him again!

The Ferrari is flat out, and there’s nothing he can do!

Suddenly, the moped plows into the back of his Ferrari, demolishing the rear end. The doctor stops, jumps out and, unbelievably, the old man is still alive!

He runs up to the bruised old man and says, “Oh my gosh! Is there anything I can do for you?”

The old man whispers, “Well son, you can unhook my suspenders from your side mirror.”



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Love the calendar free standing card. The joke this week I think might have been the best one yet - I have laughed and laughed and didnt expect the ending. My day didnt start too well but it suddenly just got a whole lot better, thank you.

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