Friday, May 16, 2014

Candy Cane Cookies

We're finally getting some great sunny warm weather here in MA so what do I do?? Make another Christmas card! 
I stamped the candy canes and bow stamps from Candy Jar Christmas Fillers set from Waltzingmouse - the Merry Christmas is from the Nordic Winter set.  I die cut the canes and bow with the Jar Fillers die set from WMS.  I die cut the circle using my Stitched Mat Circle die from Lil' Inker Designs and added some home made enamel dots that I made from Perler beads.  The background paper is from a DCWV Christmas Stack that I've had for years I die cut it with a Stitched Mat Rectangle die and layered it to a piece of white card stock for sturdiness.  The dotted paper for the candy canes is from PTI.

So here's the inspiration photo for The Festive Friday Challenge - itsn't it YUMMY!?!
I'm also entering this into Virginia's View Challenge - to use stitching  the bow stamp has a stitched edge to it - and the circle and rectangle have die cut stitched edges!

Stamps:  Candy Jar Christmas Fillers, Nordic Winter - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White - PTI, text DP - DCWV The Christmas Stack, dotted red DP - Textstyle 2009 Bitty Dot Basics - PTI
Ink:  Pure Poppy - PTI, Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Jar Fillers Die Set - Waltzingmouse,  Stitched Mat Circles and Rectangle dies - Lil' Inker Designs, Glue N Seal - Ranger, foam tape, enamel dots home made from Perler Beads.

15 comments:

Lynn said...

I love those fun candy canes. You knocked the inspiration out of the park Julia! Gorgeous!

Annette Allen said...

cute card.. love those candy canes..

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I love this! What a fabulous Christmas card!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

I love that you used a white circle panel to capture the plate - great take on the inspiration, Julia! Thanks so much for joining us at Festive Friday!

Tracey McNeely said...

Great candy canes Julia, inspiring me to back into my Christina card making again!

Deepti said...

This looks awesome, the ribbon bow on the candy canes is awesome :)

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a pretty Christmas card Julia! Amazing take on the inspiration photo!

Buttons said...

I have to admire your commitment to Christmas in the middle of May! Love this Julia. Jenny x

Pauline said...

What a fab Christmas card Julia!

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is so pretty, Julia! It does seem funny to be making Christmas cards in warm sunny weather, but it is so nice to have that stash when all of a sudden we turn around and it's December!! This one is fabulous! Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Darnell

Virginia Lu said...

The monochromatic theme works so perfectly with the inspiration and stitching element, Julia! The faux stitched diecut is just the perfect touch for this design! So glad that you play Virginia's View Challenge!

Renee said...

Love it!!
And I enjoy making Christmas crafts in July and August when it's 110 in the shade...
just cools me with the thought of Christmas and snow! :)

Kim Heggins said...

So sweet...I love how you used those candy canes and that background paper, so perfect!

Diane Jaquay said...

Wonderful card, Julia, love the cluster of candy canes and that great background paper!

Geri said...

So pretty, Julia! I LOVE that background paper! And what's not to love about the candy canes??? It all looks wonderful together! So nice to have you again at FF!!!

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