The girls in my family always put a lot of hand-crafted effort into birthday cards and wrappings. This was the card I made for my daughter's recent birhtday.
I made a copy of a pleasing cross-sitich pattern, and used that to cut a floral pattern from the envelope paper. [Thanks Vodacom!] The same technique as I used in this pair of cards.
I edged the cutout with black fine-liner and mounted it onto red paper. This was then mounted onto some recycled cardboard, covering the print that was there, but leaving a clear border around the edges.
All in all a lot of fum to make.
PS - You may like to see really beautiful handcut cards made by my very talented online friend Lisa
PPS- A whole lot of red again :-)