Unless I have a specific project in mind, I always reach for the scraps pile when making cards. It really helps keep the scrap pile manageable. The card today is no exception, its simple but everything (including the base) is from leftovers. Add a few embellishments and you are good to go!
For cards I am mailing, I usually try to keep them simple. I don't want the post office to return them to me for lack of postage and I want them to get to their recipient without being crushed or ripped in the sorting machines.