Andrea Wiebe shows how to make this photo cube, shown below, in a post here. As she mentions, this would be a great alternative to giving a card.
On Happy Together, you can learn how to make this handy fridge organizer shown below. Instructions can be found here.
Pam Thorburn has a beautiful art canvas tutorial available on her blog. You can check it out here. One photo is shown below.
Wendy Vecchi made the gorgeous piece shown below. She talks about how she did it here.