I made this card for my hubby for Father's Day. I only used a mat for the inside. I used my Cricut and Elegant Edges to make it. I keep a bag of extra cuts in a large folder and just reach for one when I need something quickly.
I used Stampin Up, Making Memories and DCWV papers. I added a doily that I bought a dollar store and sprayed with different Copic markers to get the color combo I wanted. The "Dad" is from Soft Spoken. I added some Webster's Pages and Simple Story stickers, some brads and of course Bling! I sewed a couple of layers to make it feel more complete.
On the inside, I added Washi tape to the inside to cover up the sewing. It makes it look a lot nicer! I then added some of the extra sticker pieces, a mat with a SU! sentiment and I was done!
The card just kept growing and growing from a very basic idea.