Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Elf Emma with Foiled Shimmery Lights

Hi Crafty Friends,
I am so excited to be Guest Designing for Scrapbook Adhesives for the month of December! I will have two posts this month. The next one will be December 26th so stay tuned for these fun tutorials. Today, I am a sharing a fun Christmas lights themed card featuring Scrapbook Adhesives Foils, Adhesive Sheets, Foam Dots, and Glue. I popped up this darling little image from Paper Nest Dolls called Elf Emma with Lights with the foam dots to add a little extra cuteness to this metallic foiled card.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: What kind of lights do you put on your tree?
A: Me? I like white lights.

Step 1: I started my die cutting the string of lights from white cardstock. I put white cardstock on one Scrapbook Adhesives Adhesive Sheet and  die cut each of the little bulbs from it so that I would have the adhesive on the cardstock to apply my foils.

Step 2: I peeled off the yellow portion of the adhesive sheet and laid out my bulbs. I picked red, green, and silver Scrapbook Adhesives foil from the 3D Foam Holiday Kit with Foil to use on the bulbs.

Step 3: I rubbed and pressed the foils on each bulb making sure the foil fully covered each bulb and peeled back slowly to reveal the beautiful shiny bulbs.

Step 4: I adhered the bulbs to my string using Scrapbook Adhesives Dual Tip Glue Pen which has the PERFECT thin end for these small areas. I also used it to adhere my sentiment to the card. I love the narrow tip for sentiment dies that often have thinner fonts.

Step 5: I finished off my card by adding Scrapbook Adhesives 3D White Foam Circles to the back of Elf Emma so that she pops from the card

Here is a final look at the finished card with a few different angles so you can see the foil shimmer!

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Scrapbook Adhesives Dual Tip Glue Pen
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D White Foam Circles
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Holiday Embellishment Kit with Foil
Scrapbook Adhesives Adhesive 4x6 Sheets
Gina Marie Stitched Rectangle Die
Kat Scrappiness Jingle All the Way Sentiment Die
Spellbinders Christmas Lights Die
Paper Nest Dolls Elf Emma with Lights

Double Trouble Challenge #73: Thing 1, Thing 2 (pattern paper), Thing 3 (Brother Scan N Cut cut out Emma, Big Shot for the Die Cuts)
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Favorite Technique: Foiling

Penny Black and More December Challenge: Anything Goes
Catch the Bug Bugaboo Challenge: Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday Weeks #468-469
As You Like It Challenge: Favorite Christmas Film: Jingle All the Way -because who doesn't like an Arnold Schwarzenegger Christmas movie! Just makes me laugh!
Creative Inspirations Challenge: Ho Ho Ho
ABC Christmas Challenge Y is for Favorite Things- Christmas LIGHTS 

Stamplorations Theme/Photo Challenge


  1. Love the foiled lights and sentiment! Cute card!
    My tree is a pre-lit one, and I love the white lights too!

  2. Was nice to see how you made the Christmas tree lights. So pretty. My tree is also pre-lit with white lights.

  3. So cute. I like the foil. I like white lights.

  4. I love the foil paper you used. I have colored and white mixed on the tree.

  5. I love the foiled lights and cute elf on this card. We have white lights on our white flocked beachy Christmas tree.

  6. Meghan, this is a beautiful Christmas card and I just love your extensive tutorial on how it was made. I commend you because I think blogging is the worst part of crafting. Good luck with your entry at Catch the Bug Blog Challenges. Gail DT Bugaboo Stamps xx

  7. A real fun bright and happy Christmas card, many thanks for sharing and joining in with our December theme at We Love Chocolate Baroque.

    B x

  8. A great card, love the lights and bright colours. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

  9. Your colouring is terrific and that string of lights - WOW! Thanks for sharing yet another fabulous card with us at Double Trouble :)

  10. Adorable elf, fantastic coloring and love the foil lights... remind me of the old color lights that were not clear... fun card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and hope you share with Bitten By The Bug, our partner for this challenge.

  11. Thanks for the details on making the lights, I love how they turned out, and the little elf is adorable! Thanks for playing in the Double Trouble Challenge!

  12. Love those die cut lights, works well with the Christmas image. We have white LED lights on all our trees, but they aren't all the same colour! Thanks for sharing at STAMPlorations. :)

  13. Another adorable card - thanks for joining the AYLI challenge
    Anne x

  14. Lovely card!
    I love colorful lights

  15. A lovely bright and colourful card. Thanks for sharing with us at We Love Chocolate Baroque.

  16. Super cute and sassy card. Love it. . Havent foiled yet, but love the look. Mmm. Multicolored motion lights. 2 strings alternating lines around so they dance differently. Merry Christmas!

  17. A gorgeous card Meghan, love the lights . Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations. Good Luck!

  18. Cute card!
    Thanks so much for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x