The first card is a blue base, with two different strips of pp from the Granola line (Basic Grey). There's a ribbon over the seam where the 2 papers meet, and brads on the end.
The stamp is from All God's Children. I masked it and went all the way across a strip so I could get the image 3 times.
This one is FAR too dark. The base is Rose Red cs from Stampin' UP. There is actually a piece of orchid opulence cardstock to frame the image and give the balloons some grounding. I like to try to have at least 2 layers on my cards. I inked the image from All God's Children because I was too lazy to mat it. The balloons are from Let's Party, I think. You can't se it because it's dark, but below the balloon it is stamped 'Happy Birthday'. I used a background stamp on the rose red, too, but you can't see it.