I made a few cards for Vera's card drive. Since I had no idea what to make, I decided to turn to the DT blogs for inspiration.
This one lifted from Jackie:
I am very pleased with it, but when you compare with the original, it doesn't look as nice by a mile! :-(
The next ones don't use a Mami Doodles image, but it is a truly DT inspired card series.
The design is Ren-Yi's and the baubles are a freebie from Wendy.
My advice? If you need inspiration look at the DT work here and in their own blogs for inspiration.
I'll finish with a little tip. A quick way to make a strip of paper more interesting is to score two lines on them, like here:
The sentiments is a digi by Ali Edwards, available at Designer Digital.