Have you tried the Spellbinders Card Creator Border Dies yet? They add a touch of elegance and grace to any card. I have to say I am officially obsessed with the gorgeous results. I am one of those folks that has to try the dies out the moment I get them. I tried out numerous combinations before I got "serious" and down to business finishing my card. I was having way too much fun trying different pattern and color combinations. I settled on lavender and white but trust me, the decision was difficult.
Oh and by the way... these Card Creator Border dies come in a variety of elegant and fun shapes.
To show you how easy they are to use, I have a simple tutorial. You'll see that the fancy borders practically make the card for you.