Fill ém with fancy paper, make stitched or scrapbook pages, put felt sheets in them and use them as a needle book, put photos in them. Use them as sample books for your stitches and ideas.
I used an A5 folder for this one from Officeworks. The piece of fabric I had created was a little small after all the stitching had been added, so I carefully set to with a sharp knife and a ruler and trimmed the folder a little to make the fit a little less snug. Many of the folders have a plastic cover over a firm cardboard. I removed some of the plastic around the ring fitting and exposed the card. I then painted the card with some gold paint so it was bright white around the inside cover.
The inside of the cover was painted with gold fabric paint. Black daisy trim was cut in to single flowers and scattered throughout.
I lashed a few fancy threads - those lovely eyelash and boucle type knitting yarns are great for this project - using a gold thread and a large sturdy needle. If you have trouble pulling the needle through the edge, use a pair of plyers to assist with the grip.