I love this retired paper from SU - Kaleidoscope. When it came out, I purchased several packs for a stamp camp that I hosted and since I had about a half of pack left, I thought I would make some cards to give away as gifts from the remainder. I paired the paper up with a current stamp set - which is really my favorite (Fabulous Four #134174) and I really like how these came out. This could be a very masculine card if you use masculine colors as I did in one of the samples below.
I am on a mission to use all of my patterned paper that has retired. Truthfully, it's been kind of hard since I really love all the new stuff, but I figure I can make the same style of cards with different PP to use with gift card packs.
Here they go...