I have a friend Kate would makes the most lovely cards by recycling other cards, pieces of fabric etc. that she has. I especially like the cards she makes where she sews swatches of fabric onto card using her sewing machine.
I have a box set aside with a whole heap of things I have collected to create my own cards, but despite my good intentions, I hardly seem to do it. Once upon a time I used to make my own Christmas cards each year (about 60 at a time!!), and have them all written on and ready for the mid-December post out. I wonder what happened....
Well, at least I have all the stuff stored in a nice box. Good storage is very important.