I made this Christmas garland a few months ago. I loved it so much that I decided to make another one for a recent photoshoot we did.
Oh, and the garland is cute, too, right? :) I used my circle punch to cut out circles out of several colors of card stock. Then I printed out a font I liked to spell out Happy Birthday, then cut those letters out and traced them onto the card stock and cut out Happy Birthday in the colored paper. I sewed the circles together just like I did the Christmas garland. For the Happy Birthday I sewed the letters together - pretty close to the top of each letter that way they would have more paper on the bottom of the sewed line, otherwise I was worried they may flip over. I then strung all three garlands between the backdrop towers.