I always have tons of leftovers and/or discards, because I often change my mind midstream, lol. I do go back and use them fairly regularly though. I have a storage section that has card-sized collaged or inked or colorbursted panels; a set of small drawers that's just xmas diecuts; and a whole series of envelopes that hold pre-fussy-cut collage elements. I raided the collaged panels and fusscut goodies and actually managed to pull together a four cards in an evening! Geez... I should do this more often!
The tulips miiiiiiiight be my fave. It's a simple card, but hey, who doesn't like a macro flower pic against a collage panel? I used one of the collage paper backgrounds (I often make a totally random "clean up collage" of leftover text papers instead of putting them away or throwing them out); a heart cut from some gorgeous Blue Fern Studio patterned paper and a mat of mustard-colored cardstock that I cannot imagine having bought, but it was *perfect* with the tulips.
I used another of the pre-made collage paper backgrounds make an "ink over collage" mandala using distress inks and pitt artist pens, then added one of the fussy-cut roses. I made a simple sheet music background for another of the roses with just some White Lace Tape and a skinny pink mat to serve as a sympathy card. Finally, one of the illustrated roses got added to the last collage background, which I trimmed down a bit. I confess that I've never seen a sparrow land on a flower in real life, but he's super-cute, so let's pretend it makes sense. It needed one more thing, so I scattered some Pretty Pink Posh champagne-colored sequins. The End. :)
Of course you only need to make one UFO-centric card to join us at SOS, but who knows? Maybe you'll get on a roll too! ♥