This challenge is always one of my favorite in the summer at The House that Stamps Built . Christmas in July, I seldom start on Christmas cards in July but at least I know I have one ready.
I had a different idea in my head when I started and this is what evolved. I'm thinking someone I know might get a new puppy for Christmas (no names mentioned). I used 8120-K Scruffy Puppy 8103-C WOOF as well as 1141-F Merry Christmas and 4818-J and 4519-H Gift box and gift box top.
I paper pieced the box with some holiday paper as well as the strips and bow on the box. I colored the puppy with copic markers and fussy cut him out. I carefully cut a slit in the box for puppy to slip through and I pushed him through to where just the head and chest are showing I used a speech bubble punch for my Woof and Merry Christmas sentiment with a bit of bling.
Now why not take a look at our DT Rock Stars for inspiration and to get you started.