This birthday card was so easy to make. Admittedly, all of the items for making this card are retired, but the general idea can be used for other types of cards.
Just take a strip of cardstock and stamp an image and a greeting on it. Then you can add a border or slightly larger piece of colored cardstock to the strip.
The background for the card base is just a piece of striped Designer Series Paper with some images stamped on it to make it a background that fits the occasion.
Give it a try and see what you come up with.