The Big Shot and punches are my very favorite tools. Here's an example of a quick card made with several punches and big shot dies...
Background: Fancy Fan Letterpress Plate (pg 227)
Circles: Perfect Pennants Bigz L Die (pg 221)
Tree: Petite Pennants Builder (pg 213) -- punch out three, score down center and adhere together.
Merry & Bright: Decorative Label Punch (pg 209)
Stamp Set: Merry & Type (pg 31)
Just in time for for some quick Christmas cards ...
Have a super weekend!