Monday, December 24, 2012

Grand Finale Treasure Hunt - Free Printable

As your Elf hitches his ride back to the North Pole with Santa, you can have it leave behind this fun treasure hunt. A lot of kids are sad that their Elf has to leave, so this is a great send off. There are 3 pages - a letter, and 2 pages of clue cards. You can download and print everything for your personal use. Use as many of the 16 clue cards as you want - the final clue card is designed to lead your child to their bedroom and to look under their bed for a special gift left for them from your elf.

Treasure Hunt Letter

Treasure Hunt Clue Cards - Page 1

Treasure Hunt Clue Cards- Page 2

Friday, December 14, 2012

{FREE} Printable - Family Scavenger Hunt

Enjoy our FREE Printable Scavenger Hunt. Print this out and leave it next to your Elf - there's room at the bottom to sign your Elf's name. Elf Outfitters Scavenger Hunt

The House That Stitch Built...

My Elf Stitch is quite creative, I mean first she busted out the Karate Uniform:

and then she dressed up like Finn from Adventure Time:

This time she really outdid herself. She built a HOUSE:

She must be really handy with my Silhouette Cameo. How in the world did she manage to build the house around herself? And how is she going to get out?

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

{FREE} Printable - How to Restore Your Elfs Flying Powers

If your Elf "loses" his magical flying powers and your child is about to have a level 10 meltdown, here's a FREE printable to help save the day! How to Restore Your Elf's Magical Flying Powers

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Up, Up and Away!

Floating high above, Stitch is keeping tabs on the household from the foyer chandelier. She brought along her scarf and earmuffs from the Winter Weather Kit.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

{FREE} Printable - Superhero Masks

Part of our business plan is to offer our great customers free printables. The first one is a family super hero mask set. You can download the masks and print them on cardstock or regular paper and either dress up as a family or leave them out as a gift from your elf to your kids. Elf Outfitters Family Mask Set

Friday, December 7, 2012

Superhero Stitch!

When Sarah and I decided to start this business together, one of our concerns was: how do we explain Elf Outfitters to our children? 

My husband had a wonderful answer. He sat down with our 6 year old and said, " We have a secret to tell you, but you have to promise to never tell any of your friends. You know how mommy sews and makes lots of aprons and bags for The Diaper Bag Wrangler? Well, she thought it would be fun to make costumes for Stitch and all the other Elves. Your Elf brings you surprises sometimes, so how awesome would it be if YOU left something for your Elf?!"

hook. line. sinker.

So now I don't have to hide everything and it's even funnier to her when she sees our Elf - Stitch  - wearing one of the Elf Outfitters costumes.  So this morning she was over the moon delighted to see that Stitch had gotten into the Superhero Capes.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Elf'n Play Date!

One of our elf models had a play date this afternoon with the Martin's Family Elf - Peppy. They were hanging out in the kitchen having a great time...

who stole the cookies from the cookie jar?

practicing ballet and chandelier aerial acrobats

best friends....

Thanks Peppy- we'll have to get together soon...and I hope you like all your new clothes and accessories for Elf Outfitters!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

So we launched the shop...

Who has one of those "prankster elves"? You know those elves who TP your Christmas Tree and draw mustaches on the glass of picture frames. Well - we apparently had a prankster elf on our Tech Team. But don't worry, we submitted a transfer request to the Head Elf, and the perpetrator has been reassigned to approving TPS reports.

We spent days going through design sketches and production implementation, knowing that each passing day was one less day of elfing. And assigning a firm deadline - 4pm on Saturday - to go live, we excitedly pressed "publish". With hearts pounding...nothing happened. No orders, and a boatload of errors.

So what happened? That nasty Tech Elf messed up our url masking and PayPal couldn't recognize our domain. And mobile devices with cookies not being enabled (mmmmmm....cookies) didn't help the cause. And somehow- the shopping cart notes, that had been fully functioning for well over a year- were mysteriously missing. But luckily our Crafty Elf's husband is an e-commerce expert and helped figure out the PayPal and mobile device errors. Everything has been fixed and we are so happy to have this all sorted out.

So with that, we want to say THANK YOU. Thank you for bearing with us, supporting us, being patient and understanding. We have huge dreams for Elf Outfitters and know that once we got those bumps (and that BAD, BAD elf) out of the way - things can be absolutely.....magical.

Swing by our shop and check out the ideas we have for you. And let us dress yo' elf.