I'm a hoarder, I have to confess. For years I bought pretty paper and couldn't bring myself to cut it. Then I joined a group and got some help for my problem, and I've managed to cut a lot of paper into 10 cm X 14 cm pieces, or a half centimetre smaller both sides to mount onto card, and at odd moments I have a session making these cards up.
I usually use up-to-date stamps (this one is Picture Perfect Birthday) and dies to finish these cards off, but there might be retired ribbon or embellishments. In trying to finish off the Tangerine card, I mis-stamped the sentiment rather badly. Too crooked to be saved, so had another more successful attempt which you can see - YAY!
I hope this thrifty tip has inspired you to try some of your own.