I saw a card with the two slits done at the bottom and using either a small punch or cropadile to finish the ends off.
Such a great idea I thought I would give it a go for an oriental card. Used an existing QVC UK kit (no longer available) matted it and embellished with a coin as well as some twisted cord.
If I remember correctly the paper with flowers which reminds me a bit of falling snowflakes is DCWV.
I always feel that tall cards are so elegant...