The piece of patterned paper also worked really well for him as he lives in London.
I made an A5 gatefold card blank from plain white card and then added panels of the paper from the CD which I mounted onto dark red Centura Pearl card, and trimmed to leave a narrow border. Then stuck these panels to either side of the card front.
I added some die cut cogs to the front of the card and then added the topper at an angle. I made my own embossed metal greeting panel by embossing a piece of metal carft foil using the Papermania cogs triboss folder and then I embossed it again using a sizzix happy birthday folder. I cut it out and mounted it onto the dark red card and then trimmed to leave a border before sticking it to the front of the card. The screws are metal brads from the Papermania Chronology range I snipped the legs off and stuck one in each corner of the topper with gel glue.
inside the card I used the Kanban patterned paper for the centre panel, which had been mounted on gold mirri and then I cut a central frame from the panel - I cut a gold frame from mirri which had been embossed with the Cogs embossing folder in the Tim Holtz range. I added two cogs to decorate the frame and then added two panels of paper from the CD mounted on the dark red card before finishing with more cogs down the left hand panel. So that's all the family birthdays sorted now until November when everything goes a bit silly with, my Hubby, two brother-in-laws and a grandson all celebrating birthdays and two family wedding anniversaries to make cards for all in the space of the first 3 weeks in November.
I am entering this card into teh following Challenges
http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ - Male Birthday with sentiment
http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes and add some embossing - the greeting plate and the frame inside the card
http://incywincydesigns.blogspot.co.uk/ - Tic Tac Toe I chose use die cuts - the cogs, emboss it teh greeting panel and frame, use metal - the greeting panel and the screw brads
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes
http://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ - Stempunk or vintage
http://cdsundaychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - S is for ..... I chose Steampunk
http://hobbyhousechallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes
http://thesquirrelandthefox.blogspot.co.uk/ - Use metal