I love using cardboard for projects. It's a great way to recycle those boxes and pieces added to protect product. Sadly, my machine doesn't like to cut it -- so we changed things up a bit and used a paper crimper and glued the crimped pieces to a base.
Basic shapes, back minus front to create the hat and brim. Love using raindrops to make carrot noses. Swipe all the pieces with some white ink and you're done! Holly and berries are from an old punch that I wasn't sure was still going to work! But it did. That punch is over 30 years old!