It is absolutely possible. You don't have to use a template card, unless you need it for something else.
Just follow the wizard to create a new EPDM template. On the "Files and Folders" step add a template variable of type format string and using the arrow button choose the correct option. Remember the template variable name and close the new variable window. Back on "Files and Folders" step click the green "new folder" icon. Name the newly created folder after the template variable with %-signs on both sides. Finish the template definition.
Now if you call the template e.g. "New -> Year folder" it is going to create a new folder of the current year under the folder from where the template is started.
Bingo! Thanks Alot Anton!