It all begins with this Santa Shaped box of chipboard embellishments from K&Company...
Start by painting over the text in the belt buckle and the fur trim around Santa's jacket. It may take a couple of coats of white paint to cover up the red lettering:
Next I covered the fur trimmed area with The Best Glue Ever from ScraPerfect and sprinkled it with white flock.
Once it was dry, I took out my black sharpie marker and made little black spots to replicate the ermine look on the original design. To cover the acetate window I took some of the chipboard "packages" from inside the box, and arranged them in Santa's arms. I adhered them with glue spots made with The Best Glue Ever. I lined the inside of the box lid with a piece of red cardstock.
This project comes together very quickly. In fact, I made an extra one to give as a gift. I know a lot of families add one new ornament to their tree each year - wouldn't this be a great way to document those special memories?
I also saw a Snowman-shaped box at the store that holds a chipboard alpha...maybe for next year?