I had a lot of fun making this card!
I used Soft Suede card stock for the base, left overs from the Dotty for You paper from Close to My Heart, my Celebrations stamp set and Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge (all from Close to My Heart).
The banner and cupcake were cut out with the Cricut, and then colored with my Stampin' Write markers, and of course I had to use my orange liquid embossing to make the frosting look yummy.
I LOVE this card, cupcakes always make me happy!
Hope this inspires your own creativity...