49 and Market has lovely, thick cardstock and papers that come with all the die-cut embellishments you need to create cards or layouts. For these cards I used the Vintage Artistry Noel collection. Let me go through the stages with you:
For the card on the left, I used a pop out die-cut included in the collection pack, but before I attached it, I placed a stencil of leaves and pulled through texture paste tined with a green distress re-inker. Using coordinating distress ink, I edged and blended the rest of the card front. Attached a peppermint border strip, the berry branch and a circle pop-out. I used extra glue to attach these and pushed the glue out a bit, added dots of glue around the branch, then sprinkled the whole piece with gold glitter - which, unfortunately, you cannot see in the photo. There is just a wisp of glitter around the card.
The card on the left: Since I had more of the mixed texture paste, I applied it randomly on the background. After it dried, I heavily distressed the card. The Christmas ornament is chipboard from Fabscraps. I first primed it with Gesso, daubed it with Distress Paint, then added glue and red glitter. I layered up the peppermint strip, glitter strip, die-cut "Merry" and December sticker. Then added the chipboard ornament and a die-cut deer.
Hope this gives you some ideas for your Christmas cards. You still have some time...
49 and Market, Noel collection pack
Penny Black stencil (Endearing)
Fabscraps chipboard (Baubles)
Elizabeth Crafts die (Merry)
Simple Stories sticker
Tim Holtz/Ranger - Distress Ink, Distress Paint, Texture Paste, and Die (Deer)
Aleene's Tacky Glue
American Crafts Wow Glitter
Bazzill Basics Card Shoppe cardstock