I made several of the inlaid design. Thank you, Nora, for letting me use your die. I used double-sided adhesive on text-weight cardstock to back the die-cut. That made it simple to place the squares. I wanted to make the placement of the pieces random. After making one card front, I realized I needed to define the shape of the star by placing a dark green square at the end of each spoke of the star. I also defined the center area and chose to use white squares in holes that were not a part of the star. After that, I just randomly placed the colors so that there were about three of each one in each spoke of the star. Then I filled in the rest with white squares.
For the cross-stitch design, I used removable tape to secure a die-cut to heavy cardstock. Then I pierced a hold in the corner of each square. (I got this idea after watching a video by Zsoka Marko. She used a cut file to do pretty much the same thing.) This wasn't easy. I made the holes larger on the gray card, and that was a mistake. Also, the gray card wasn't sturdy enough. I used gray because I thought the light colors of floss didn't show up well on the white cardstock. Actually, it showed up better on the white than it did on the gray.
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110-lb. cardstock (bases and one die-cut, white squares) Carnivals Forest Green and Red 80-lb. cardstock (squares) Unknown lime green cardstock (squares) Unknown gray cardstock (one die-cut) A Pocket Full of Happiness die, Nordic Christmas Stampin Up!/Sizzix Christmas Greetings Thinlits Caron Watercolours floss 338, Waterfall (single strand) Stampin Up/Sizzix Christmas Greetings Thinlits, Peace Elizabeth Craft Design double-sided adhesive Swarovski Flatback Rhinestones, Crystal, SS12 and SS20