This challenge was hard for me because I don't have a big stash of holiday paper and I had almost no scraps to choose from! As a scrapbooker, I also feel like it's too early to clean out holiday items because we haven't even taken the holiday pictures yet!
My first card just didn't seem to come together right. I tried a masking technique where I made a paper snowflake and inked over it. That part turned out OK and I will try it again on another card in other colors for a stained glass effect. I just don't think it looks right all together, but here it is. I wish I had inked and embossed the sentiment in white or silver. I thought the black would be a nice contrast, but it looks out of place.
My other card did have some heidi grace Christmas paper with mistletoe, birds, and pears. I used my circle punch and Cuttlebug for "thanks" and a piece of Offray ribbon to tie it together. Simpler and more successful than the first card, I think.