I used my Expression to cut a purse with all its layers using the Forever Young cartridge and then cut off the handle. Then I took the main piece and traced it onto a piece of folded cardstock so that it would make a card. I glued on the top part of the purse and ran the whole thing through my Sizzix with a Cuttlebug D'vine Swirl embossing folder. I added the ribbon handle, velvet rickrack, brads, and stitiching before gluing the front to the card base.
I used Dimensionals to make the flower layers stand out a little more and added a gem for some bling :) Then of course after using the Sew Easy paper piercer, I stitched along the bottom of the card.
I wanted to make a gift card holder because I always give away so many for birthdays, so I cut and sponged a piece of vellum and used a circle punch to cut out the notch.
I love challenges, so I combined a few for this card:
Cooking with Cricut - swirls
Simon Says Stamp - use brown and cream
Linda's Creativity - embossing
Fantabulous Cricut - embossing
The Paper Variety - stitching
Have a great day!