Among my many craft bits and bobs, I keep a huge variety of paper. In fact, I can't get enough of it. But amongst all of them, the one I keep coming back to is a small pad of different natural coloured, patterned paper. I can't remember the manufacturer, as the front page was lost years ago, but you can get similar paper made by companies such as Die Cuts with a View, Making Memories, My Mind's Eye etc.
Here, I have used this paper stash of mine to create a bird house card. I like the way that the geometric patterns give it a retro look.