In the days when I used to eat sweets, especially at Christmas, I could never bring myself to throw away the wonderful brightly coloured cellophane and foil wrappers. I have, over the years, used them in various projects. On the blogpost of May 2nd entitled 'Sweet Papers', I show how I incorporated sweet papers into an artwork. I do find it them quite hard to glue down so another solution is to tack them with large embroidery stitches onto a plain background material and then machine stitch on top until it is all integrated. This can then be cut up and used as a background for cards, as illustrated below.
Here are three cards that I have just completed. All I added to the background of sweet papers cut out with pinking shears, were punched out stars and glitter discs (these were in the bargain tub at a local craft suppliers). I cut out a piece of paper, just large enough to leave a small border and glued all the bits on. This was then attached, using double sided tape, to a metallic card.