Candy canes are one of the many signs of the Christmas holidays. The menthol sweet taste of peppermint is almost as pleasing as a great piece of chocolate! Don’t faint. I said ALMOST! And on a side note – peppermint also works as an anti-inflammatory agent which is great for indigestion (just sayin’). Today I am sharing a couple of sweet candy cane Christmas cards to get you started on the holiday.
Check out my favorite chocolate shop, Snowflake Chocolates in Jericho Vermont. They make a variety of candy cane flavors, including maple. Have you ever wondered how the stripes get in the candy cane? Check out this link from Snowflake.
I love the Stampin’ Up! Suite SWEETEST CHRISTMAS. The candy canes can orient left or right without the fancy reverse image stamping technique. Yeah!
So many possibilities. Let me show you a couple of my Sweet Candy Cane Christmas cards.
Sweet Candy Cane Christmas Card #1
I embossed the Shaded Spruce cardstock background with the Fern 3D Embossing Folder. TIP: Use Base Plate + 3D embossing folder with cardstock + Specialty Plate) Then stamped the candy canes in Cherry Cobbler ink on Shimmery White cardstock. TIP: I lightly spritzed the inked stamp before stamping to give it a slightly watercolored effect. Die-cut pine boughs and candy canes using the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (the Mini also works here). Adhere the 2 candy canes together in the middle with a dab of Multipurpose Liquid Glue then add Dimensionals. Pile Gold Simply Elegant Trim and die-cut pine boughs in the center of the embossed panel then add the candy cane cluster. A couple of Adhesive-backed Seasonal Sequins and a double ribbon bow complete the look. The sentiment is stamped and embossed in white and die-cut using the oval die in Mini Pocket Envelope dies.
And here is another version of basically the same card.
Sweet Candy Cane Christmas Card #2
I hope you enjoyed these Sweet Candy Cane Christmas cards. These are great card layouts to assemble on the go. Prepare all the pieces ahead of time, pack up your adhesives and then work your magic while waiting for the kids or while having coffee with a friend.
I have so many more cards and projects to share with you using the Sweetest Christmas Suite. Head over to my SHOP and get your Sweetest Christmas Suite today so you can play along. See you soon! 🙂