I recently purchased the new Taylored Expressions Up, Up and Away cutting plate to make quick and easy birthday cards. It's a fun design that fills a card front and leaves room for a sentiment. Here's a card I made using it.
Isn't that fun? I cut the balloon frame out of black cardstock and mounted in on a white card base. I cut the four balloons out of Urban Prairie patterned paper and glued them in place. Super quick and easy paper piecing! Then I stamped my sentiment using my Big Greetings set. A set of these cards would make a fun gift. Plus, it's an easy design when you're in a hurry for a birthday card.
Stamps: Big Greetings (My Favorite Things)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper: White, True Black (Papertrey Ink); Urban Prairie dp (Basic Grey)
Misc: Up, Up & Away cutting plate (Taylored Expressions)