My parents gave my husband and I a very generous housewarming check when we moved. We used it to buy chairs to go with our dining table, a DVD stand, a computer desk for my husband (his old one became my new cutting table) and several kitchen items. I wanted to say "thank you" to my parents in a special way, so I made this card.
It's just ends and strings of dyed pieces sewn onto heavy card stock paper. I did take care to change my needle after sewing through the paper! :) Wrote a nice message (but forgot to say "Happy Father's Day"... d'oh!) and sent it off to them.
I'm sure that card won't be trashed like a standard store greeting card might eventually be. And a great way to use up bits of fabric. :)