I had a friend... well, I still have her but we don't do this anymore because we got busy and postage ain't what it used to be. Anyway, this friend and I would exchange Do-It-Yourself-RAKs using the left over bits and pieces from our respective craft desks.
That was always fun getting to play with limited stuff that you hadn't picked out for yourself. I was quite tickled to find a couple of these DIY RAKs in my stash to make. This one was especially fun because the papers were all double sided and either side would have worked with the enclosed card topper.
I corner rounded the card topper and sponged its edges. I also added my own snippet of ribbon to make this card and discarded a large flourish that was included. And by 'discarded' I mean I didn't use it not that I tossed it!
The Fine Print: After I made this I realized how much I missed the DIY RAKs we used to exchange. Unfortunately my friend only scrapbooks now and not very often at that so I can't ask her to revive this practice. If you'd like to exchange DIY RAKs, drop me a private message.