While shopping I saw a beautiful card of a gold wreath ... for $8.00! I knew I could do something very similar for a whole lot less.
The card is a shimmering white paper from Bazzill Basics. The wreath is made up of three layers: The first layer is a circle made up of gold leaf sequins from Darice, the second layer is made up of gold foil paper from Hot off the Press that I punched with a pine branch hand punch from Mc Gill and the final layer are the golden faux gems stickers from Stampendous. I added a gold bow from Anna Griffin to complete the wreath and a gold text from Richard Marks to complete the card.
The papers, the bow, the faux gem stickers and the punch I already had. The sequins and the text sticker I had to buy. Even if I had to buy everything ... and yes that would have cost maybe more than the original card, I could make at least four (maybe even five) cards with the supplies. Plus I can also add "I made it myself!" and that's priceless.