Have you been to the shop and seen the bag a bargain packs????? If not you should definitely check them out. My first 2 cards are made with Cosmo Cricket (one of my very favourite companies) Material Girl papers and my sewing machine.
aren't they cute! I also used my sewing machine on paper (arghhhhhhhhh) a personal first for me as I always feared wrecking my precious sewing machine, but now I have started, I LOVE IT! I worked out you still need to backstitch just like on fabric.
Next up is a lil' primrose card, made with a 6.5x6.5 pad. The flowers are from my stash and the leaves were punched. The cage and bird were cut on my cricut.
You can see I made this card before I discovered the joys of "real" sewing, although the faux stitching looks great too and is very therapeutic when we are nearing the end of the school holidays :)