Candy Cane Lane ~ You Are Sweet


Good Monday morning!  I hope you had a great weekend.  I was cleaning up after having finished designing for my classes later this month [you can check them out here] I had leftover pieces that didn’t make the cut. OMGosh!  I made a pun….Lol!  I have seen this (what I call a) double fold online and decided to gave it a whirl.  The Gumdrop design is from Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper.  It is on the base as well as the right front flap.  The Candies are also from the same Designer Series Paper pack.  What I love the most about this design (well two things)…first, is that I used leftover pieces sitting on the table AND second, that the design can be given any time of the year.  Yes!  “You are sweet” is a play on the candy designs.  Love it!

BASE:  I’ll admit I’m not much of a fan of Cucumber Crush but the Crumb Cake and Real Red called for a bright vibrant green.  The Cucumber Crush base is 4-1/4″ x 8-1/4″ scored at 5-1/2″.  The inside base and right flap are layered with Real Red and Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper Gumdrops design.

INTERIOR FOLD:  Real Red (3″ x 8-1/2″) folded in half.  Layered with Cucumber Crush and Whisper White.  The interior is layered with Whisper White.  Adhere centered on base with the fold on the left.

SENTIMENT:  The candies are from the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper.  They are clear embossed and then punched out.  Yup….that’s my first bit of shine.  (smile)  Then clear emboss Real Red cardstock and die cut “sweet” from Cupcake Cutouts Framelits.  Adhere “sweet” with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen.  [TIP:  Reheat slightly to smooth the edges.]  Woohoo……that was the second bit of shine.  Lol!  Finally top “sweet” with “you are” from Sunshine Sayings stamp set in Early Espresso on Whisper White.

Thank you for popping by today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s design featuring leftovers and not a “Christmas” card.  Have a great Monday!


  • STAMP:  Sunshine Sayings
  • PAPER:  Cucumber Crush, Real Red, Whisper White, Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper
  • INK:  VersaMark, Early Espresso
  • ACCESSORIES:  Punch–5/8″ Circle | Framelits–Cupcake Cutouts | Emboss Powder–Clear


Sparkly Hugs, Carol


Thoughtful Branches ~ Four Seasons


This limited time only bundle Thoughtful Branches was truly an inspiration all on its own.  I started with the Side-Step Apple Trees design, then having the ring of leaves left on my work table I just couldn’t bring myself to recycle it.  So, after several days I had my “A-ha” moment and saw it as a wreath.  Sweet!  After creating the “Summer” and “Christmas” design I said “well heck I might as well make something for Spring and Fall.  After several days of trial and error I rounded out this  fun Four Season set of designs.  I offered a tutorial which included all four designs to my customers when they purchased the bundle.

I enjoy having a great way to be creative and share what I love.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I had designing them.

I have a sparkly Monday!  Thank you for stopping by today.


STAMPS:  Thoughtful Branches, Thoughtful Banners

  • PAPER:  Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Vellum, Early Espresso, Gold Foil,
  • INK:  VersaMark, Memento Black, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive
  • MARKER:  Real Red
  • ACCESSORIES:  Framelits–Layering Circles & Cupcake Cutouts | Thinlits–Thoughtful Branches | 1/4″ Naturals Ribbon–Gold | Emboss Powder–White & Clear


Sparkly Hugs, Carol