I recently received my October Paper Wishes Template Personal Shopper. This month the template was the Christmas Gift Card Holder, because I subscribe to the Personal Shopper program, I get the template, papers and a newsletter with sample projects and instructions.
There was also a recent webisode which demo'ed the template and had more samples. Because most of the cards I make are for Operation Write Home, I had to downsize the cards so they would be A2 size. I made the mitten, snowman and tree as the gift card holders, but I also wanted to expand their use. This is a card I made using the mitten:
I also played with the mitten template and was able to make a mitten shaped card:
There was quite a bit of paper left over when I was done, so I decided to play with another template I just got the Christmas Iris Folding Template. I made the snowflake using 3 different snowflake papers by HOTP and a scrap piece of white glitter paper for the iris. This ended up being a 6x6 card; I framed the snowflake with paper cut from Spellbinder's dies added white, then blue ribbon on the bottom. The sentiment is a sticker. As a final touch, I sprayed the whole thing with Crafter's Companion Spray and Sparkle Silver; it added a wonderful touch to the finished card!