Here's my card for the challenge:
I used the Simply Sweet cartridge, and the shadow option for the word art "birthday", and cut this at 4" from the striped paper. Then I outlined the edges with a fine tip black pen and adhered that to the front of my card. I cut the "birthday" word out (just the plain cut, no shadow) from red patterned paper, and then adhered that to the card front, inside the cutout portion, using dimensional glue dots to raise the letters up off the surface. I substituted red brads for the dots on the "i" and the exclamation point. The balloons were cut from the Birthday Bash cartridge, at 2.5", and then I added a little licorice twine bow.
I hope you'll join us in this first challenge at Just a Scrappin' - we'd love to see your cards!