This time of year, my Martha Stewart punches are often the tool of choice. If it's not the branch punch, then it's usually the holly.
In this first one, I used the holly to make a circular area behind a corrugated star that I inked with gold and wrapped in Holiday Divine Twine.
For the second, the holly created a traditional wreath. I love the crinkly Wassau paper used as the square in the first picture and the lace here.