Monday, February 9, 2015

Holly Jolly Candy Canes

We've raced around to Merry Monday time again.


This week, wonderful Wendy gave us this sweet challenge.

Don't you just love this candy cane bouquet?

The rest of the Design Team has some awesome inspiration for you!
Be sure to check them out.

I pulled out my favorite candy cane stamp that came from Michael's dollar bin.

I stamped it with Real Red ink and colored the bow with a Garden Green Marker.

A little embossing and a bit of twine. 
I used my little punch on the sides to anchor the twine. 
(It was really to cover a ink smudge but I couldn't put a sequin there.)


I was able to use a snippet of twine on here so I'll run over to

Since I used a bit of embossing, I'll also take this to


I hope you have a really sweet week and that you'll join us at Merry Monday.

Enjoy!
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Card Recipe
Stamps:  Candy Canes (Michaels), Handy Christmas Greetings (Amy R/CC Designs)
Ink:  Real Red, Garden Green
Paper:  Solar White (Neena), Whisper White
Other:  Delicate Designs EF (retired), Bakers Twine (Michaels)

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted



28 comments:

Di said...

Absolutely fabulous card Bonnie! And I could kick myself for not thinking ahead the last time I saw a Christmas Challenge with candy canes - thought at the time I should invest in a stamp or die. Sigh :( Wonderful work there - as always!

Hugs

Di xx

Linda said...

I absolutely love this Bonnie. So crisp and clean. Always love red and white together. Gorgeous and so classy....

Wendy said...

Oh my, you created a work of art with this beauty, Bonnie! I love all the white space and your amazing candy canes! This is perfect for my challenge this week...well done, my friend! Have a great week! :)

Brenda said...

Bonnie, your card is wonderful. I love the interest of the embossed strip! Need to give that a try!

JoAnn said...

Very pretty card. Love the candy canes and the embossed strip.

jimlynn said...

Amazing that you found that candy cane stamp in the $1 bin!!! I love it! The embossing at the top is so pretty too. Love this!
Lynn

Princess Judy Palmer said...

The photo is very inspiring (and darn pretty too, I wouldn't say no to that decorating my home at Christmas time). I love the understated elegance of your card. I wouldn't normally put elegance and candy canes together but you did it, capturing the essence of that photo really well.

Hettie said...

This is gorgeous Bonnie. Smudge? What smudge?
You have done a cracking job of this challenge.
Hugs
xx

Loll Thompson said...

So sweet Bonnie :) Love the candy canes and the cute sentiment. The embossed strip adds lots of texture. I do love the traditional red and green Christmas cards. Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. Loll xx

LeAnne said...

Just love this, Bonnie! Clean and fresh!

KayM said...

Ooooh this is so pretty Bonnie! I love that embossed border across the top!!

Kylie said...

Your candy canes look good enough to eat! Love the design of this card! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

MaryH said...

Think I might have this Mike's CC stamp as well. It's splendid with this lovely embossed border. A brilliant CAS card, and that stamp is wonderful in your skilled hands! TFS & Hugs

Karren said...

Amazing CAS card, Bonnie! The texture from the embossing looks fabulous with those gorgeous candy canes.

Benzi said...

I do love your candy cane, Bonnie, and that wonderful font on your sentiment. It is an awesome card.

Kristie Goulet said...

Very sweet candy cane bouquet, Bonnie!!! The embossed strip across the top is a great touch! Have a great week!

laurie said...

Looking at all these candy canes is making me hungry for one! What a sweet card...love that embossing!

Susan said...

Great CAS card, Bonnie! Love the embossed strip and the way the twine reflects the candy canes!

Liz said...

Gorgeous CAS Christmas card. I love the embossing detail across the top. xx

Jen Mitchell said...

What a sweet Christmas card! I love those embossed snowflakes!

Greta said...

Love this card, Bonnie--the dry embossing is the perfect touch!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Oh so pretty!!!!!!!

Deanne :)

Brenda said...

I love this CAS candy cane card Bonnie! I also like how you notched your paper to hold the twine, I will have to remember this idea. Hugs, Brenda

Marybeth said...

I Love this candy cane card! So crisp and fresh!

maria f. said...

That embossing is just perfect for this card. What a wonderful Christmas card - so much white and those bright reds and greens in the corner.

Notes by Nina said...

Fantastic CAS card Bonnie, I love the layout.

Deepti said...

This is terrific :)

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Love your beautiful CAS card, Bonnie, especially the embossed striped background!!