A Wonderfully Fresh Celebration

Have you noticed how so many hand made cards have a ‘feel’ to them? Some feel homey, some feel cozy, some feel fancy and others are bright and sun shiny.


To me, today’s card feels like winter freshness. The bright contrast of Whisper White and Early Espresso, along with the fresh look of Mint Macaron makes me feel like I have stepped outside on a fresh, crisp winter day. This is a perfect birthday or anniversary card for someone celebrating in December when everything seems to look a lot like Christmas. They won’t feel like their special day is forgotten in the busy days of the holiday season.

To make this card I used three sizes of squares from the Layering Squares Framelits, but you could also cut progressively larger squares of paper roughly 1”, 1 1/4” and 1 1/2”.
The greeting is from the Another Wonderful Year stamp set, stamped in Early Espresso on a 4 x 1 inch piece of Whisper White, and mounted on a 4 x 1 1/4 inch piece of Early Espresso. This and the squares are mounted on a 4 x 5 1/4 inch piece of Mint Macaron, with a Mint Macaron card base. I embellished the card with 2 Gold Faceted Gems.