For my first card, I used the Hand Stitched Border dies and die cut them repeatedly from my card panel. I love that it just leaves you that fabulous stitching lines. I then did a bit of ink blending. The birthday die and cupcake come from the Shaker Builder Die set and the sentiment is from the Sweetest Birthday set.
For my second card, I stamped several candles from the previously released Happy Everything set. I then stamped over top of them with sentiments from the Sweetest Birthday set.
I used the Pierced Border Trio die set to add just a bit of pierced detail just above and below where my candles were. After I added the pierced detail, I added my candle piece using some foam tape. I finished off the card with some twine and rounded corners.