I wanted to show you my take on some cards that were done by Sherri Carroll and Christina Kowalczyk in day three of holiday card workshop 2013.
First up is this quick and easy card done with simple stamping and papers.
Sherri created hers with other product but I think you can use things from your stash and get just as nice of a look. I used some studio calico paper and stamps from three different sets. To make the embossed saying show off a bit more, use some ink on a sponge and highlight the words.
Next are these fun cards done with masking, die-cuts and stencils. I think you could use just about any open space to create this look on the front of your card.