Well, I actually did toss some of my card parts. I figured some of them would never be used--and some were from retired sets or retired colors. But I found a few elements in my card parts pile--from different card ideas that hadn't panned out--that went very nicely together. I had a couple of stamped and die cut flowers from the "Colorful Seasons" stamp set as well as a piece of Whisper White Card Stock with a sentiment stamped on it, from the same set! I also found a piece of Sweet Sugarplum die cut with one of the Flourish Thinlits. Here's what I came up with. I think it's pretty awesome, if I do say so myself.
I cut the sentiment out with a circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits and adhered it to a Basic Black scalloped circle mat that I cut from one of the Layering Circles Framelits. I embossed a 3-3/4" by 5" Whisper White panel with the new Scattered Sequins Embossing Folder and adhered it to a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" Basic Black mat. I wrapped the Sweet Sugarplum trellis element cut from the Flourish Thinlits around this assembly--just like I would do with a piece of ribbon. Then I adhered everything to a Sweet Sugarplum Card Stock card base.
Next, I adhered the sentiment to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals. Then I adhered the two stamped and die cut flowers--one in Berry Burst and one in Sweet Sugarplum--also using Stampin' Dimensionals. For a finishing touch, I added a Glitter Enamel Dot to the center of each flower. So cute! Just think: some of the elements on this card might have ended up in the recycling bag until I realized what a great card they'd make together.