The class project this time was two iris-folded cards. Students brought paper scraps in two colorways, one for fall/Halloween and one for Christmas. These were the two cards I designed and taught.
If you've never tried the iris-folding technique, it's fun and much easier than the finished project looks. Basically you cut your basic shape from your card front layer and lay this face-down over a pattern. You then take approximately 1" strips, fold one long edge in about a third and lay alternating strips on the pattern. There are lots of great patterns available - just Google free iris-folding patterns - or there are many books to buy as well.
Everyone in class went home with two finished cards and really enjoyed the process. Even though everyone brought in fall and holiday papers, it was amazing how different they all turned out. And I think everyone was amazed at how easy it was, despite the intricate-looking results.