Spring isn't quite here, but when making cards for Operation Write Home, we start early. Actually, any time I'm making cards for a holiday, I choose to start early. This is one of my pet peeves about the stamping companies. The products that I need for making cards early frequently aren't available. I wish they would sell things early enough to get things finished in time to use them.
On the Stars & Stamps blog, we are challenged to use things that we have on hand to make room for new things later. For these cards, I dug out my old Sizzix dies for paper sculpted flowers. I've had these things for years, but haven't used them lately. I also used a Corner Adorner punch that I have had a long time.