From this selection, I challenged myself to coordinate several patterned papers and to use colors that I don't normally choose:
The first card was just that; I used some Blissful to make the yellow and black card. I rarely use black for the card base, and yellow never seems to be on my scrapping radar, so this was a good stretch. The ribbon keeps it a little feminine, since I used flowered paper:
The second card was using blues from Journey and creating a card with patterned paper that already had a preprinted sentiment. I added some of my own little daisies to add more dimension, in addition to the paper strips and button at the top:
I hope that gives you some new ideas and a little encouragement to try something new. My next project is to tackle scraplifting some of the awesome cards on Pinterest!