I found the large crown stamp at Micheal's in the dollar bin. I also have hundreds of rhinestones. All it took was a little creativity to combine these materials into a christmas creation. A king is born popped into my head and I love the message, because that is the reason for the season, after all.
The one thing I splurge on is the Jim Holtz ink. If you aren't familiar with Jim Holtz crafting supplies you need to head over to Micheal's or Hobby Lobby and check it out! Lots of vintage and steampunk themed items and his inkpads are mottled and aged colors.
I also tried to make some gift tags. they came out so-so. They look better when on a prairie chic-ish gift...
I think the trick is keeping the process simple yet elegant. If you're making gobs of cards you don't want each one to be too tedious.
I hope my friends and family enjoy getting a card that was made with love!