I attached the back of the cards to a 6x6 piece of patterned paper along with a journaling card, and since the pocket opens on the left, I slipped the whole thing into the pocket with the back of the card inside and the front of the card outside so you can open it a read it when browsing through the album.
Consider using photo sleeves to display birthday cards in your album. You can find tons of different photo sleeve configurations on the We R Memory Keepers website HERE. You're sure to find something that will work for you.
Next is an easy and cute masculine birthday banner I made using the Hall Pass 6x6 paper pad and my Scallop Mini 8 Punch.
Even though Hall Pass is a school themed collection there were plenty of generic patterns I was able to use to create this birthday banner that we hang for the boys in our house.
I simply punched several 6x6 pieces of paper with the Mini 8 punch and then cut them in half. I then cut some letters with my Cricut machine and added them to the banner. To hang it I threaded a long strand of brown baker's twine through the loops in the semi-circles.
I hope these ideas inspire your birthday paper crafting. Creative cheers!