I decided that I don't need to use my Cricut on everything that I make and I think it helped me to think outside of the box. Whenever I scrap I tried to see how the Cricut fit into all of my layouts and would get discouraged and not do anything.
This card I made for DH for Sweetest Day. There really isn't much Cricut involved. Just the heart and "est" on Sweetest. I used chipboard stickers, rub-ons, machine stitching, my Cuttlebug for embossing and the tag, and my Sizzlits for the frame around "happy". The patterned paper is by Foofala.
I have a very large stash of chipboard, paper, ribbons, embellishments, buttons, etc. in my scrap room. You name it, I have it. I am going to try to start using a little of it on everything that I make. I have been afraid to use all of my pretty stuff. Not anymore because I am thinking "outside of the Cricut box". LOL