My youngest son, Mark, birthday is in October. I like to make cards that focus on who the person is. . . .by depicting their job, their hobbies, their travels, etc. Mark is a builder of homes, and takes after his Dad in being able to repair anything. One difference from his Dad is that he builds homes from scratch, and that is something that his father has never done, though he can do some pretty major home repairs as needed.
This was my second birthday card ever for Mark, and I had found these cute little metal tool embellishments during my travels in California and I had to buy them for future use. They, of course, were perfect for Mark. I loved the colors on Mark's card and the way it turned out. One thing that may not be clear by the picture is that the aqua patterned paper just below the tool rectangle mats actually has raised and embossed tools, which is pretty cool-looking on the real card.