Sweet! A Candy Cane Season Card & Announcing a Sweet Sale

I have two biggies for you today! Not only am I sharing a super-sweet Christmas card (it’s so sweet it will make your teeth hurt), but I’m also giving you a heads-up about a big sale that’s coming up this week.

24-Hour Flash Sale – Tuesday, October 23

How about we start with the upcoming sale. Stampin’ Up! is hosting a big 24-Hour Flash Sale on Tuesday, October 22. That’s about all we know right now. In summary:

  • There’s going to be a Stampin’ Up! 24-hour sale on Tuesday, October 23.
  • It’s going to be awesome.
  • It’s going to last for 24-hours.
  • Stampin’ Up! will give demonstrators more information on Monday, October 22. I will let you know all about it as soon as I have the information.
  • You will want to mark your calendars and then pop over here on Tuesday – I don’t want you to miss anything.

It’s possible that the Flash Sale is one of the following (although it’s not limited to this list):

  • Free Shipping Promotion
  • Discounts on a Variety of Great Products
  • Awesome New Products on a Very Limited Time

The options are endless. You’ll have to come back here on Monday to learn more about it when I find out. <3

Today’s Card with Candy Cane Season

To celebrate the super-sweet, upcoming promotion, I made a card that features sweet candy canes and an adorable gingerbread man. Lots of sweet packed into this simple card. Here’s my card:

Candy Cane Season, Cookie Cutter Builder, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, sweet Christmas card

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Candy Cane Season. Even though Candy Cane Season Feature a variety of large candy canes and a bow that coordinate with the Candy Cane Builder Punch, I opted to feature the heart-shaped pair of candy canes (which I stamped over and over in the background of this card) and the adorable sentiment. There are so many hidden elements in this stamp set – the more I use it, the more I find great ways to showcase it. You’ll definitely be seeing for of Candy Cane Season from me. Here’s a look at the fun bundle:Candy Cane Season Bundle, Stampin' Up! 149927
  • What a Sweet Guy! I adorned the 1-3/4″ band of Real Red cardstock with a Crumb Cake cookie stamped with the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set and cropped with the Cookie Builder Punch. I also added a sweet bow tie to my cookie man – stamped and cropped with the same stamp set and punch.Candy Cane Season, Cookie Cutter Builder, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, sweet Christmas cardThe cookie man needed something jazzy to hold in his hand. I stamped the small candy cane (the one I used in background) and cropped out one of the candy canes. Doesn’t he look dapper?!
  • Color Balance. There are only four colors on this card – Real Red, Crumb Cake, Basic Black and Whisper White. It was tricky to balance these colors on the card, but I’m happy with how it all worked out. I mounted my panels on a Crumb Cake base to pull the light brown from the cookie. A third touch of Crumb Cake was added around the banner, giving me three pops of Crumb Cake. In a see of red and white, those touches of tan are beautifully balancing.

Bundles: Candy Cane Season  Stamp Sets: Candy Cane Season, Cookie Cutter Christmas  Papers: Crumb Cake, Real Red, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White  Inks: Real Read, Crumb Cake, Basic Black  Accessories: Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Want more inspiration for this fun Candy Cane Season stamp set? Here’s a card I made for a recent Global Design Project challenge (you can click on the picture below to read the original post for this card):

Candy Cane Season, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

I hope you’ll pop over to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. Suzie Patt Cullen

    Such an adorable gingerbread man card! The candy canes shaped into a heart … super! Looking forward to hearing more about Tuesday sale?. Thanks, Brian!

  2. How fun is your card! So bright and cheery. How did I miss that sweet sentiment? Thank you!

  3. Such a cute gingerbread friend. Love the candy cane hearts, too!

  4. I really love your candy cane cards, they are so cute,
    great job

  5. Great job with the candy cane hearts. Love the bow tie on The Man! This is such a cute and fun card. Have a great day!

  6. The Cookie Cutter stamp set is definitely one of my favorite sets. I have used it for everything from Halloween, Christmas and Get Well cards to Birthday and even a wedding card. I have yet to order the Candy Cane bundle but it’s on my “I want” list for sure. I just absolutely love both cards you featured today Brian. I’m getting excited about the coming holidays but wondering how they got here so fast. LOL

    • Thanks so much, Grace! The cookie cutter images feel like new when paired with new stamps and papers. Such fun! I’ve enjoyed the Candy Cane Season bundle – love my punches. <3

  7. Love the ginger guy! Adorable card. have a great day, my friend.

  8. So much goodness in this post! Excited about the upcoming sale; what could it be? You are working magic with the Candy Cane bundle. Love!!!

  9. Aww!! Love, love this card, Candy Canes and Gingerbread Man, this is a sweet combination that is so traditional for the Holidays.
    Having Crumb Cake as your card base makes the red of the Candy Canes really pop.
    Another beautiful and sweet card my friend.
    Thank you for sharing.

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