Quick-and-Easy with Candy Cane Season

I love a quick-and-easy card – and that’s what I set out to make when I started playing with the Candy Candy Season Bundle this past weekend. I picked two colors, a simple layout and went to town making this  festive card:

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  • Candy Cane Season. How sweet is this candy cane and adorable bow? I love both of them – and I love them more since they coordinate with the Candy Cane Builder Punch. Love! The background of my focal panel is this stamp of “Ho”s from the set. I stamped this panel with Mossy Meadow, a warm backdrop for a bright candy cane. There are several designs for the candy cane, too, but I’m partial to this image with the candy cane stripe – call me a traditionalist. Here’s a look at the bundle:  Candy Cane Season Bundle, Stampin' Up! 149927
  • Perfect Bow. I love how these images work together – the colors are gorgeous together – and how about that bow? The bow is a combination of two images – the outline of the bow is stamped with black ink, and the inside of the bow is stamped with Mossy Meadow. I stamped the image off once (lightly on scrap paper) before stamping it here. The softer Mossy Meadow tone perfectly matches the softer strips in the striped Designer Series Paper in the background (it’s from the Neutrals 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper). Here’s a fun look:Candy Cane Season, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, simple Christmas card
  • Merry Christmas. There are SO MANY combinations of green and red that work for the holidays. I love this mix of Real Red and Mossy Meadow – never knew I would like them together so much. Real Red is brighter and Mossy Meadow is richer when they are paired. If you like this combination of Whisper White, Real Red and Mossy Meadow, please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Whisper White, Real Red, Mossy Meadow

Bundles: Candy Cane Season  Stamp Sets: Candy Cane Season  Papers: Neutrals 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, Mossy Meadow, Real Red, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White  Inks: Mossy Meadow, Real Red, Basic Black  Accessories: Candy Cane Builder Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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  1. simple style and perfect balance. love the bow.

  2. Beautiful and simple yet elegant. Love the Mossy Meadow as a background for this sweet Candy Cane, another winner color combination Brian.
    Thank you for sharing.

  3. Hi Brian, Oh ho ho . . . this is such a great card. I love everything about it. Have a blessed day.

  4. Love the red matte Brian…it really pops! <3

  5. Great use of that ho background stamp! Sweet candy cane and perfect matting, too!

  6. Yummy. Love the luscious layers. I can almost smell the peppermint. Oh wait, I do smell a hint of peppermint from our plug in thingy which has a holiday scent. Darn, I never noticed that the stamp said “honcho” diagonally. I have been looking for a good hobo to go with a fun Santa face I have. I had better check this stamp set out more. Love the bright crisp colors and that stripe in the paper is perfect. Love it.

  7. Love the HO HO HO stamp for the focal point with the candy cane and pretty bow. Enjoy your day!

  8. Now that is just a perfect paper, color, stamp combination for the holiday! Love, love, love it Brian.

  9. Love candy canes and the dsp with the candy cane stripe and white flocking is perfect for doing a bunch if you don`t want to stamp them. …. I LOVE BOWS and I am impressd with your creativity with this one .
    Very stylish card …festive ,but not kiddish (I sound like Project Runway ….snicker )
    Great card !

  10. Everyone needs quick and easy for Christmas, the sheer volume of cards can turn into a chore vs joy if doing a 100+ cards. Thanks for the perfect example.

  11. I love the richness of Mossy Meadow, and the pop of red just helps it shine! I love it!

  12. There is something very special about this card. It’s fresh and festive. It annonces lots of fun at Christmas @.@

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