Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Candy Canes


Aren’t these just gorgeous?  I first got the idea when blog hopping around the internet.  Now the project stuck there in the back of my mind but the blog where I saw it hasn’t.  So apologies to whoever you are that first had it on your blog – please get in touch so I can credit the idea back to you.

I took a strip of Real Red Cardstock that was 12 cm longer than the candy cane and wider than the hook at the top.  You can get the candy canes in different sizes so you’ll need to cut it to size depending on the ones you have.  I know there are some very cute little ones around.

On mine I scored the Real Red cardstock at around 6cm to provide the flap.  The background was made using Whisper White cardstock cut approximately 0.5cm smaller than the Real Red width and the length to under the score line.  The tiny background was made using the little stamps from the Polar Party stamp set in Real Red, Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive.


Using my Crop-a-dile, I punched 2 holes to go either side of the candy cane and threaded some gorgeous dotty ribbon through that I had left over from an old project.  It really just lent itself to this project.  However, if I had had any left I would have used the Old Olive Scallop Dots Ribbon from the catalogue.

I stamped the Christmas Greeting in Real red using the stamp from the Tags til Christmas stamp set and punched it out using the Scallop Square punch.

If you are worried that the candy cane might move just add a couple of Mini Glue dots to the back of it before popping it onto the card and tying the ribbon.

That it for now.

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  1. Love this idea - but having just returned home from 4 years in Guernsey - where do you get your Candy Canes from? I feel so out of touch at the moment!

    1. Hi Angela, Thanks for stopping by my blog. I can't remember where I got these from but did spot some in Poundland the other day - I expect i'll find them all over the place soon.