I recently made birthday cards for my son-in-law, my granddaughter, and a friend.
I find it is difficult to make masculine cards, so I bought some coordinating masculine papers. I like this paper in particular because of the watches--passing time equals birthdays!
My granddaughter is a gymnast, and for her birthday card, I made a step card and used a photo of her that I took at one of her gymnastics meets. Her favorite color is purple, so I added
a purple butterfly and a purple flower.