Another thing I really love is the stitched rectangles available from Simon Says Stamp here. There's another set I want from Simon Says Stamp here that has stitching on both sides of the cutline, but they've been back ordered for a bit.
When making cards, I really love to add dimension by using foam tape to attach the various layers of card stock to my card base which I am hoping you can see with this side view of the card. Only the soft cocoa colored panel is adhered directly to the card base. I used foam tape on the other two layers to give the added dimension. It ships well with the foam tape and does not require extra postage. For this card I stamped the sentiment (except for the die-cut word) and heat embossed with Ranger Super Fine Gold Embossing Powder for an always elegant look. I cut the large "Sparkle" out of antique gold foil cardstock and added just a few sequins from Pretty Pink Posh with micro glue dots for a touch of fun and whimsy. With all of the gold in the card, I didn't feel like I needed to add the extra layers to the die cut word.
I'm very happy with my finished card!