Here's a cute CASE of something I saw on SCS. I'm not sure where the striped paper is from, but I'm so glad I had some blue Bazzill to match it. Those aren't brads, either, but Pearl Pen. The sentiment is SU and the gold layering paper is DeNami. I put it on a kraft card front to help pull out the browns. For the banner ends I used a square punch.
Do you keep a stash of birthday cards just in case you need one?