Here are a few recent birthday cards. i have used the cuttlebug, a fiskars cloud punch for the "frosting", ribbon (american crafts) Hemptique and MS bakers twine, washi tape from Target and Recollections brands. The cute little flags are like some that I saw teriberi2 make on youtube! There are also some buttons and skittles that I got off Ebay. For the cupcake "liner" I cut a 1 inch by 1 3/4 piece of (thicker) cardstock, I used DCWV stock, added some tear tape and ran it through my Fiskars paper crimper.
For the red base card and pennants, I just cut some various width of green yellow and blue, cut the ends to points and added some washi tape to the top and used my Cricut for the scallop & circle, EK cupcake sticker and pink paper is Recollections, stripe and dot are My Mids Eye, Lime Twist- Fly a Kite stack.
Enjoy & Create!