A long time ago I bought a book of stickers which had phrases or sentiments about friendship on clear backgrounds. I used some of them in scrapbooking but had found it difficult to use the rest in card making.
I came across this one which said “a friend is a gift” and knew I had some present (gift) shaped die cuts somewhere, and found them quite quickly. I wanted to brighten the card up a bit with a coloured background so chose a piece of stripey backing paper, then mounted the sentiment on a plain piece of card as the background of the sticker was see through.
I chose a present die cut in the same pink colour scheme and positioned it at an angle next to the words. I decided the bottom corner needed something so added some butterfly stickers on a clear background; I think in retrospect I would have been better off leaving them out but I do quite like this card. It’s also useful that it doesn’t specifically say birthday, so can be used for multiple occasions.