My dad's birthday was on the 25th. I made this card for him with paper my MIL had given me from HSN or QVC. It's textured, but I was not happy with it at all. It's not Stampin' Up!, that's for sure. The brown c/s, when I folded it, it cracked and the white showed through. So I had to cut it down to a front, but now all of the edges show white. All of the c/s you see, the dark red, dark green and brown are all that way. Tsk... tsk... not everyone can be SU!... I guess that's why I love their c/s so much. Now the patterned paper is The Angel Co. A friend had given me a paper pack, which I have to say is quite nice. It's not double sided, and it does not offer as many sheets as SU does, but I liked the pattern. And on the bottom of their 12x12, they have a detachable piece that shows the color groups that the paper goes with. This is on EACH sheet of paper, which is awesome, because I just looked at that and knew which it would go with.
Anywhoo... Happy Birthday Dad!