I've been following and trying out the MTC Beginner Tutorials at the Under a Cherry Tree blog and this is what I've come up with so far. I'm planning to hopefully make a few of these for my kids to give for Christmas thank you notes (a little bit late).
white paper: paper trey ink white
patterned paper: stampin' up
the rest of the paper: bazzill
chalk for cheeks: stampin' up
graphic from lettering delights
cutting program: make the cut
These show how I loaded my mat so that it all cut out in one pass. So much easier and other than the white, I used all scraps for this.
**please ignore the mess. I didn't feel like dragging out my light box and lights tonight.