Here's a great card for this time of year. It has a handy pocket inside that can hold a giftcard, a matching note, a newsletter (a page or under, please! LOL), a plane ticket to bring a loved one home. You can vary the size and it uses just one sheet of standard cs. (You could use a sheet of 12" x 12" cs for a larger card, but I didn't figure out any measurements for that.) And it can be decorated any way you want, even using patterned paper for a quick and easy card.
I started with a heavy-weight sheet of white cs, and stained it with brewed coffee, throwing some coffee crystals on too till it was dry, then brushing the crystals off. You might have to iron your paper a bit if it warps.
Next I measured the long sides of the cs at 1 3/4", 5 1/2" and 9 1/8" and scored the lines. So you have four panels - the first is 1 3/4", the second is 3 3/4", the third is just a hair smaller at 3 5/8" then the previous to make sure it folds up with a bit of leeway and the last panel is whatever is left LOL about 1 5/8". This is the panel you want to cut into a v as shown, and to do that I made a mark at center and 1/2" in from the edge. Then I drew pencil lines from the corners to the center dot, and cut them with a scissor.
Get a nice sharp long-blade scissor and you can cut alot of lines without ever having to reposition the blade, getting a crisp straight line.
Let's see...before folding this panel up and taping it along the sides, I stamped a partial flower (Penny Black - Winter Glow) using Distress Vintage Photo and some Rubber Stampede holiday text in Encore Galaxy Gold on it. I also used a sponge to brush some Vintage Photo on all the edges.
I stamped more of the flower on the card as shown, and more of the text on the top panel.
For the inside panel I used a 3 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of white cs and stamped the girls (Paper Inspirations - Snow Children) in black Staz-On and the sentiment (Northwoods Rubber Stamps) in Stampin' Up!'s Cranberry Crisp. I inked the children in using a blender pen and Stampin' Up!'s In-Colors from last year, and stamped parts of the flower as shown on the edge. I used a sponge to add Distress Vintage Photo to the edges, and then came further in using Antique Linen. I layered this panel to a Cranberry Crisp one and then to the card base.
For the outside, I stamped the sentiment (Paper Inspirations) and colored the edges the same as the inside panel. I layered it to a cranberry panel and then adhered just the top half as shown.
I stamped the To, From (Art Impressions) on the back as shown in cranberry ink.
Thanks for looking!