I have two cards today. The pattern paper on the first one is actually blue with cream colored dots. I have a stamp from SU called old world map that I stamped over the top and it looks great. I bought some hand dyed scrunched, crinkled, aged seam binding from an Etsy shop, so fun to work with. Around the outside of the card I used lighter thread and straight stitched, Above the happy birthday I accented with a zig-zag. This card was designed for a male and female in mind. The colors of the paper, the stripes, the world map are for the gentleman, and the bow, sewing and buttons are for the lady. A good mix.
Next, is a card that reminds me of Door County, which is not to far from my home. The scalloped blue paper reminds me of the water. The large eyelets are like the lifesavers on a boat. Underneath the words happy birthday is the same blue paper I used for the above card without the old world map stamp on it. This card also had the male and female twist.
Enjoy your Superbowl Sunday, GO PACKERS!!!!!