One of the (many) things I love about Meg's Garden collections, is that you can adapt the papers to suit any occasion - and gender.
From Meg's latest Junk Journal collection, I have made both a male and female birthday card - showing how easy it is, using the one collection, to create for both.
In this post, I am sharing the male birthday card.
In keeping with the deep browns and grunge feel of the collection, and wanting to make the background paper stand out, I kept embellishing minimal, instead using bold, heavy pieces with brass buttons and charms. I repeated the die cut sentiment in coordinating colours and papers. Simple, yet effective.
For texture, I added hessian ribbon, overlaying a strip cut from the Junk Journal papers.
I included an insert inside the card. Embellishing with Cut & Create designs on one side of the card and the opposite side of the insert - leaving ample writing room and space to personalise - or keep simple.