I started my kit by using . . . a kit. Foul! you cry. Now wait just a minute. It is a very simple card set from Stampin Up that is meant to get new stampers stamping. Well, it might just work for
I found large paper scraps from my last several counterfeit kits in complementary colors to the card bases. Then I searched my stash for buttons, small flowers, twine, washi tape and ribbon. I think that is enough elements with which to start work. For stamps, I pulled sentiments from various Stampin Up sets. I might use some punches as well.
Here's my kit excluding the stamps.
And here is one of my first cards.
You can pop over to my blog for another card. And then, I'll see you back here tomorrow with more examples to inspire you.