I wanted to make a "boy" card - so I looked through my stash and found a kit from CratePaper called "Zoom". It had wonderful papers - patterned and solid - and a diagonal stripe that just spoke to me. The kit has some very nice labels and tags - but they didn't work for me this time around. I really liked the muted tones and that some portions of the paper had some distressing. I added two brads from a Recollection collection of screw tipped brads - and a bit of twine from "On the Surface." For a sentiment I used a square/scalloped Happy Birthday stamp from Stampin Up- stamped with Riding Hood Red ink. I used the Stampin Up 1 1/2 inch square scallop punch -which gave the sentiment a nice white border. I stamped the paper with the same stamp and color and used dimensionals on the sentiment.