Not everyone has a laminating machine, but there are so many diverse uses for them! Here are two projects I used laminating pockets and my machine for.
For the playing card window, you could use another clear plastic, like a transparency sheet or similar, and sew it between the two cards for a similar effect
Any of your big or small transfers you have purchased can be used for these projects. It is a great way to use up you small leftover scraps as well as small elements from any transfer pack.
Hang them, use them as tags, name-place settings, card and gift embellishments, journaling embellishments, stand-alone tiny art, or whatever you would like! They are just so much fun to make.