My point is that I had already accumulated a certain amount of paper and materials and since I like paper crafts, I had fun this summer making some greeting cards.
In the end this is what I came up with:
The butterfly digi stamp comes from Shery K Designs. She has truly wonderful free digi stamps but beware that her blog is extremely slow and it's quite a nightmare to be able to actually download anything (too many things have to load in each page before you're able to even scroll down or click on anything).
I colored the stamp with watercolor pencils and used a decorated glitter design cardstock for the background.
Inside I used the same background paper and frame but left the center blank for the earrings. I made a little folded tab to hang the earrings that I glued onto the white cardstock.
The cardstock layers make the card pretty sturdy so the weight of the earrings isn't a problem.
I'm pretty happy with the result and now I can make all sorts of variations. The frame can be square, round, oval, etc, and I can't wait to try out different styles.
I may have to make a custom envelope, though, because of the card's thickness.