Designer’s tip: Because there are so many components in this die set, I found it helpful to separate all the dies into “Snowman,” “Santa,” and “Elf” sets, placing them in separate envelopes. This made it easier to die cut the pieces in the different colored cardstocks as I needed them. And although the box needs to be traced and cut out, I find cutting to be therapeutic, so that wasn’t an issue—plus, the lines are pretty easy to cut and score!
1. For the box: Use the plastic stencil to trace the box onto red cardstock, then cut it out. Score on the folding lines, then crease all the scores in mountain folds. Place sticky tape on the outside surfaces of the four tabs. Fold one side panel up, then bring the circular front and back up and attach the tabs to the inside surfaces of the front and back. Repeat for the other side panel.
2. For the front: Die cut the Santa hat from Dotted Duos red mini dot paper and his head from flesh cardstock. Die cut the beard, mustache, eyebrows, hat trim, and pompom from white cardstock. Die cut eyes and a mouth from black cardstock, cheeks from pink cardstock and glasses from metallic silver cardstock. Die cut two holly leaves from green glitter cardstock, and three holly berries from red glitter cardstock.
3. Use the blending brushes to ink the edges of the flesh pieces with Blush, the pink pieces with Pink Petal, the red pieces with Earth Red, and the white pieces with Dove Grey. Use the photo as a guide to glue all the pieces together, creating Santa’s head. Use the white pen to draw small ovals in the eyes as shown. Place sticky tape on one circular section of the box, then attach the Santa head to it.
4. For the back: Die cut a 2⅜" circle from Dotted Duos red mini dot paper and place white “Merry Christmas” Dazzles™ on it. Die cut two green glitter holly leaves and three red glitter berries and glue them below the words. Glue the circle centered on the box back.