Have you tried using chipboard? It's the heavy duty cardboard packaging on some products, and it's a great resource for paper crafters!! This week at Just Add Ink, the challenge is to add chipboard!! You need to click here and see the fantastic ideas the design team have come up with!!
I've used the chipboard with the Word Bubble framelits (I had to run it through the Big Shot a few times for the chipboard to cut - not sure how good that was for the framelit - sigh) - but gee I loved how it turned out!! I also used the burlap ribbon with one of the word bubble framelits too - that looks so cool!! I put the burlap onto adhesive sheet first before I cut it with the framelit - so it would stay together once it was cut!!
This is a real Big Shot project - with the card itself being made with the Oval accents die in the Big Shot too!!