Don't throw away the cards you get in the mail from your friends and family! They are great to reuse for new projects. I took a thank you card that I got in the mail a week or so ago and cut the front off. Next, I mounted it on some brown cardstock and used decorative edge scissors to dress it up a bit. Then I adhered it to a white card base. This would have been fine as is but I wanted to accessorize...so I added some ribbon and rub-ons to get a great new creation for no cents at all!