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A French Macaron Birthday Card with Free Macaron Digi

Here we are the first of the month and you might have noticed this is not my monthly Digi Stamp Diva post. For various and sundry reasons, I've decided to discontinue those. about a little freebie sweetness instead? A macaron birthday card!

Macarons seem to be all the rage the last few years. Variations have been popular in France for centuries, but they seem to have gone the way of globalization and industrialized versions can now be found just about anywhere. I like them, don't get me wrong, but personally, I find them way overpriced for what they are. And just by the by here, read your ingredient list before purchasing, a real macaron does not have wheat flour (they're made with ground almonds) and many – even some of the most expensive French brands and tourist favorites – have E type and other additives.

The digi on this card is a Jane's Doodles freebie. The patterned paper is of the Aldi's Max Bringmann variety. The sentiment was created with Giddyup font and translated means 'A little festive air...' that inside continues with '...just for you! Happy Birthday!'. In France macarons are something special, especially around the holidays or for gift giving, hence the digi ties in with the festive sentiment. It doesn't come across quite the same in English. The design for this card is one I used on this Christmas card and works very well these dies.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, Max Bringmann paper pads
Digital stamp – Jane's Doodles freebie
Dies – no-brand stitched square dies
Embellishments – enamel dots
Font – Giddyup STD regular
Spectrum Noir Illustrator alcohol ink markers
Art-n-Fly white pen

I'm linking up with: WWC314 – All About Occasions, Krafty Chicks #557 – ATG, Polkadoodles Craft Challenge WK 18 – ATG, Creative Fingers #207 – ATG, Colour Crazy Challenge Week 17 – ATG Crafters Castle #41 – ATG, and Catch the Bug May Week One – ATG.


  1. These so good enough to eat right off the card! I used to leave close to a genuine French bakery; the Macarons and fresh Bread were my absolute fav! Thanks for joining us at Pammie's Inky Pinkies and Best of Luck in the Draw! Donna, DT

  2. Just love these Macarons. They looks so yummy. Love the design too. Thanks for sharing with us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge

  3. The coloring of your macarons is yummy and so perfect together with the patterned paper. Thanks for the free digi.

  4. Such a cute card! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges!

  5. This is so delightful. Love the colours!
    Thank you for joining Catch the Bug.
    Hugs from Africa!

  6. So pretty! The bright colours are wonderful! Loving all the stitched squares too.
    I'm gonna miss your Diva posts!

    1. Ah, thanks Jan. I'll still try and feature new digi artists, just not in entire posts devoted to them.

  7. Yum, they look good enough to eat! Love the bright colors and your shading!

  8. Wonderful card and gorgeous colouring. Thanks you for joining with us at Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge. Good luck with your entry
    Maritza DT

  9. I just love this card - they look good enough to eat! Thanks for sharing with us at the Colour Crazy Challenge!(Vic, DT ) X

  10. Great card. Thanks for sharing it with us at the Polkadoodles challenge janet DT.

  11. Shani, I wanted to come say hi. :-) I know you're on a blog break. But I was thinking of you and wanted to send you a hug! Let you know I'm thinking of you. xo

  12. I forgot to say, your macaron card is so sweet and cute! :-D


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