Here's my take on this sketch
I started with five different colors of cardstock and cut 0.75" strips. I arranged the strips and then glued them to an A2 panel size of printer paper. I adhered the strips so the edges extended beyond the A2 panel and then cut the stripes down to size. I trimmed the panel down slightly so that when glued to a natural A2 panel, there was a small mat. For the sentiment strip, I heat embossed with white embossing powder the word "Birthday" using Honey Bee Stamps' You're a Classic stamp set on a 1.25" wide strip of the blue cardstock. For the balloon, I used a die from Concord & 9th's Pop-Up Par-tay Dies and purple cardstock. I stuck a short piece of silver cord behind the balloon for the balloon string.
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