The idea for the front of this card came simply from a present. I liked this masculine paper that reminded me of wrapping, and then added the bow to keep with that theme. I loved the happy birthday written in wire - wish I could say I did that but it was purchased from Big Lots. The only way to keep it secure was to use the smallest brads I could find (Recollections). The balloon stamp, which might look familiar, is from Stampabilities.