I used the EK Success Snowflake border punch behind the solid red cardstock to break up the red patterned paper and the red cardstock.
The banner was also cut out twice at 3.5 inches and layered for a dimensional affect.
I used some Martha Stewart on the ends of the banner and Twinery twine for the string of lights each of the elves is holding.
I added some Stickles to the light bulbs and some buttons were glued on the elves suspenders along with some doodling with my white gel pen.
I used pop dots for the elves to give them some dimension. I also added ribbon bows to the photo mats so they look like presents.