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Candy Cane Inspired

It's time to share a new card for this week's challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such: Candy Cane Christmas. We were challenged to make a Christmas project in red and white, and a touch of green! What a perfect, and contrasting color combination for the Holidays.

The candy cane inspiration translates to my card through the die cut frame's border. I cut the frame with Spellbinders A2 Valiant Honor to which I also die cut an inner window with A2 Matting Basics

I like to layer dies from different sets a lot, to achieve new results every time, and I did just that. I die cut a label from the silver back of a Delicate Pastels Craft Foil by Spellbinders with Spellbinders Decorative Labels Thirty-Four. I die cut two coordinating labels from red and white cardstock using Fancy Label Tags Two. I heat embossed a sentiment from Sweet 'n Sassy Vintage Seed Packet stamp set, in Silver detail on the white label.

I also die cut some Christmas elements to decorate the labels using Poppystamps Pine Garland, Small Blooming Poinsettia, and also from Impression Obsession Small Leaf Set. I heat embossed the white leaves and the small poinsettia with Inkadinkado Pearlescent embossing powder, using Distress embossing ink. I adhered all the elements to the red label, attaching the pine garlands to the back of the label, and the leaves and small poinsettia to it's top.

I prepared a white card base using A2 Matting Basics. I dried embossed it's front with Spellbinders M-bossabilities Ornamental Iron folder. Next I glued the frame with Tombow Mono Multi Glue. I added a piece of red satin ribbon across the center of the card, horizontally, and then I mounted the three labels with foam tape. I finished the design adding some Baby Rhinestones - Silver and a bow.

I hope you can join us this week with your candy cane inspired creation. As every week the classiest card will be awarded, and a prize from the store will be given away to a lucky winner!

I invite you to browse Classy Cards 'n Such Store. Many new items have been added and the Clearance section has been updated too! You won't want to miss all the dies, embossing folders, paper pads, and accesories on sale! If you do purchase you can get an additional 10% off using my code Gracie-10 during checkout!

I'd like to submit this card to:
Christmas Blog Hop Challenge - Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

Any Holiday - Hiding in my Craft Room 
October Challenge - Craft-Dee Bowz
Anything Goes Monochromatic - Fan-Tastic Tuesdays
Bingo - Holly Jolly Christmas (ribbon, rhinestones, die cuts)
Anything Goes - Christmas Card Challenges
Christmas & Red - Paperminutes  
Challenge #43 - Festive Friday
Is it too early for Christmas - The Paper Shelter


  1. Oh my gosh Gracie, this is just stunning! I love the silver and red together and the glittery poinsettia is a perfect embellishment! Gorgeous holiday card! hugs :)

  2. Gorgeous! Love the brightness and the beautiful white poinsettia.

  3. WOW!! Stunning card, Gracie. The colors are so perfect together and a beautiful sentiment. Thank you for joining us this week at HIMCR.

    Sue - HIMCR DT

  4. Beautiful and elegant card, Gracie, perfect for Christmas. Love the silver accents on your card. Beautiful!
    Thanks for joining in the fun at Hiding in My Craft Room.
    Lena – DT
    Lena’s Creations

  5. What an elegant card this is! Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge for October and good luck!

  6. wonderful arrangement!!

    HUgs, Heike

  7. Just gorgeous, Gracie! Love the candy cane colors with the metal…so stunning! The shimmery poinsettia spray frames the wonderful sentiment perfectly! Thanks so much for entering this beauty in SNSS Christmas challenge!

  8. Popping in to say thanks for the sweet comment on my blog, and to say thanks for,joining our Bingo Challenge at Holly Jolly. Your card is,stunning, love all the different elements.
    I am also becoming your newest follower

  9. I'm loving all the different die cuts, and your card is gorgeous. Thanks for playing Bingo with us on Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge, hope to see you soon again! Karola, DT

  10. Oh wow, this is absolutely stunning!! The silver embossing looks amazing!! This is so elegant and beautiful!! The details are perfect!! What a fabulous card!! I love, love it!! Have a great evening :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  11. Wonderful card Graciellie. Love the different die cuts and the touch of silver. Very elegant. Thank you for joining us at our Christmas Challenge at SNSS.

  12. This is so pretty :) I love the red white and silver, also love the beautiful layering on this card

  13. Beautiful card! So many lovely elements to this design. I can never pull off this kind of style but you sure can! Thanks for joining us over at Festive Friday! :-)

  14. So lovely in all the pretty details! I love the use of classic colours and intricate dies! So glad you joined us at Festive Friday!

  15. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges this week!
    Monica - CCC DT

  16. Wow! This is amazing! All of the layering and the silver is just stunning! So happy you joined us at Festive Friday! :)

  17. Gorgeous card with lovely embossing. Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Shelter. hugs, Pat K xx

  18. A lovely Christmas card. Love the layout and the metal frame. Thanks for sharing with us at Holly Jolly, we hope to see you again soon. Meighan DT

  19. Stunning work, as always. I love the silver! Thanks for sharing with SNSS!


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