Initially I had very little in the way of supplies or equipment and became an expert at recycling old cards and using pictures from magazines. My friend Debbie at that stage worked for a company that sold wrapping paper and ribbons and was able to give me sales samples of discontinued items. Many of my early recipients had no idea that the cards were just cut up wrapping paper stuck on card perhaps with a bit of ribbon.
Wrapping paper cards
Pictures from travel brochures and magazines
From a $2.99 set of embellishments found at the supermarket
A set of stickers and some handmade paper