Today's card layout was inspired by Linda Heller's site www.stampingschool.com I have been a member of Stamping School since 2007 and I would highly recommend anyone to join. Linda adds at least 2 new videos each week, and provides a detailed recipe sheet with each project that you can download/print.
I made my version into a birthday card using the SAB set "See Ya Later" stamped in Smokey Slate ink on Whisper White cardstock The image was cut out with SU's 2-1/2" circle punch. The circle was then glued onto a starburst cut out of Smokey Slate cardstock using the new "Starburst Framelit" dies in the mini-catalog.
A strip of the SAB designer paper "Sweet Sorbet" was used (1-1/2" x 5-1/2") adhered to a strip of Smokey Slate cardstock (1-3/4" x 5-1/2"). Before attaching this strip, the card base of Crisp Cantaloupe was embossed with the SAB "Decorative Dots" embossing folder. I added 1/2 of one of our 4" doilies to the back of the strip, and also attached a piece of our white organza ribbon, then glued to the card front using Tombo multi-purpose glue. That glue seems to work best for me on embossed projects. I attached the starburst circle to the front of the card using dimensionals. For a little extra pizzazz, I took a scrap of white cardstock and stamped the cake in Crisp Cantaloupe ink and paper pieced over top the original image. Then I added a few rhinestones and a little glitter pen (non-SU) over top of the BIRTHDAY lettering and candle flames. Paper piecing is one of my favorite techniques to use in cardmaking, but I know a lot of people really don't enjoy fussy cutting.