I have been trying to use patterned paper in my card making. I have found that the 6 x 6 paper pads have helped ease me in to the world of patterned paper. I am one of those people who started card making with Stamp'n up and scrapbooking with Creative Memories. So I've had to unlearn some things. I have found a paper company that tends to use fun colors and patterns - Echo Park is one of my new favorites.
I used the Cricut Sweet Treats cartridge for the cake. The stamp is from Inkadinkado.