I'm caught up!!! I just love this blogging community of ours. I was truly stumped on this one. Then I started blurfing and found many creative suggestions, including the method I eventually used. Several people suggested using clipart as a model for a homemade stencil. I could find a Santa and sleigh, I could find a reindeer, but nothing with the two together that really worked. Finally, I used two separate images, played around in Paintshop and, using Tim's as a guide, came up with something pretty close. I used a very specialized material for my mask - printer paper - which worked lots better than I expected, LOL! You'll see I did get some white "shadow" around the antlers, but I'm okay with that. The houses I free-handed on some corrugated paper from some lightbulb packaging. I had the Dymo, a watch front, the spinners. I added a little rusty jingle bell to the ribbon (hard to see, since I photographed this at night - I wanted to get it done!!!). The corners are silver embossed using a stamp from Elusive Images.
And for those of you who were wondering what on earth I was going on about with the tissue box.... it was this. I thought I might use this silhouette image, since I love ice skating. However, I realized the design would have been too intricate, and I would have lost the skating effect. Cool little scene though, isn't it, LOL?!?