I actually made a card that didn't end in the bin and I like it too. Admittedly its very simple, the inspiration for the layout was from Splitcoast Stampers SC752.
The papers are Echo Park I love Summer and the super cute image is from Simon says Stamp Chillin' Frenchies.
Since it meant to be a mans card I settled on a single Starfish from Simon says Stamp, well it was already cut and ready to go in the die envelope so it needed to be used.
Finally finished with a double layered Happy Birthday sentiment again from Simon says Stamp.