The papers were Kate Hadfield's Hipster collection from Scrapbook Inspirations. I added a black background sheet by DCWV. I didn't expect to be able to use this kit, which is very retro - lots of cassette tapes and moustaches but the diagonal striped paper and the bunting just suited the colours in the photo and the sentiment boxes suited R's personality. I wrote journalling on a Project Life card tucked behind the picture. X BOX is a great title to use up some rare letter stickers (PARTY is rubbish - I had no As or Rs left in any of the fonts I wanted to use) and I used up some more Xs to embellish the card and the bunting.
As I had the Retro kit out, I thought I'd make a card for my brother's birthday; the embellishments are much more suitable for cards than scrapbooking. While I was at it, as so often, M wanted to make one of her own for her friend. I think I like her version better