Back in the day before the crop-a-dile and silent setter, I set my eyelets with a hammer. I kept borrowing dh's, and he said, "go get your own hammer." So off I went to the Depot. I purchased the least expensive hammer I could find; a tool tote (perfect for holding all of my dye ink pads!); some grey tubing (styrofoam like material) from the plumbing section that is perfect for painting circles; tumbled tiles to make coasters; shelf liner (paint with gold pigment ink and add to your card...very cool) or use a small piece to protect the embellies on the front of your card before sending through snail mail; and I snatched up some free samples of tiles, paint chips, and wall paper.
DH liked my hammer better than his. Can you believe it? I'm not sharing it with him...LOL! I often forget all the supplies I have, so I find it helpful to open every drawer from time to time. Yesterday I saw this dress stamp from Great Impressions that I bought over 4 years ago to make a card like this. I saw my wall paper samples and chose one for the dress and to put behind the quote (Holly Pond Hill, Uptown Designs). I went through my card drawer and found this one by Simply Stamped Sentiments. They package a card, envelope, and the layered cs (black linen, gold metallic, and ivory) all in one. Perfect! I stamped on the ivory layer, cut it down, then layered as pictures (using dimensionals for the quote.) Then I added the 4 tiny brown gems in the corners and the black sateen ribbon at the waist. I love it when I use up some stash :)