And by that, I mean 10 Minute Scrap Pile... Project.
Not a card, but I did still make it in 10 minutes.
Well... not the cake.
That took a bit longer than 10 minutes.
But the banner... definitely the banner.
Stamp the letter blocks (the new Alpha-blocks set from PTI is *perfect* for this) on a sheet of white cardstock, trim them into strips so that each letter is at the bottom of a strip, then fold each letter over a piece of string. Stick a little piece of adhesive in there, trim at the bottom, and voila.
I used two super fancy wooden skewers straight from my kitchen drawer to tie them onto.
I had to fuss for a minute to get the names centered, but if you don't happen to have two children with birthdays on the same day like this particular paper crafter does, perhaps you won't have that problem :)
And if you're thinking, huh... that cake looks a wee bit on the girly side... well... I'd probably have to agree.
Luckily I have a pretty easy-going now 7-year old whose only comment when he saw the cake was "SPRINKLES!"
Apparently my diversionary tactic worked.
Stamps - Alpha-blocks (PTI)
CS - White (PTI)
Ink - Raspberry Fizz & Summer Sunrise
Adhesive - Scor-Tape
Twine - The Twinery
other - skewers