Here's a recent card I made from my mom's birthday. The card is made with alcohol inks by Ranger on glossy paper ... I love these inks ... it's so easy to make a great background with them.
And here's the birthday "card" I made for Mei Mei. Ok, so it's not the typical card ... yup, it's a snow globe! I got this as a make & take when I went to a show in Framingham in March. Right away I knew what I was going to do with it ... so I took apart what I did ... added the happy birthday ribbon and the cards inside with a personal message and ... voila! (Sorry, they're not the best pics, but you get the idea.)