Friday, September 14, 2012


Ok, so it's currenly 7:20 pm, and while I was successful in being creative today,
I was extremely sidetracked by a fabulous blog that I happened upon!!!
So while I should have been putting up this blog post, I was instead
cleaning up the drool off my desk from all the lovelies...
so I will share the link and hope all of you out there in blogland have already happened across
this amazing blog and have tried some of her fab work!!!

OK, so now that I've pulled myself away for long enough to write this here is (some of) what I've
been up to today!

Believe me I KNOW it's still 100 degrees out, and not even close to feeling like Christmas,
but if I don't get these things working now well then NO one will get a
Christmas card!

So a while back I picked up this Sizzix candy cane die cut for a measly 1.50 (I KNOW!!!)
and I hadn't broken it out as I was still playing with so many other fun finds
But today it was Christmas Creation day again!
I wanted to keep it pretty simple, so I started with a base card that has the polka dots
and added a few strips of washi tape.
Then I cut out the candy cane using my Big Kick and some scrap red/maroon paper.
You can't see it, but on the candy cane it puts these perforations where the stripes should be..
I didn't kow what to do with them, so I used my white gel pen and scribbled in the white parts
There is by the way a perfectly perfect red bow that came out with the red candy cane, but that was too much red for me,
so I cut out a green bow added some white accents, and some glitter in the middle, and voila,
A candy cane with a bow!
Then for the Merry Christmas on the other side of the card I had cut up some
Tim Holtz Christmas paper a while back (you'll see more of this I'm sure!)
I pulled out the sewing machine and added some red stitching along the edges

I added a little distressing to the edges, and stuck it down!! 
Pretty quick and easy right??  I wonder if I can make a candy cane chain using this die?? 
I'll have to play around with that one!! 
I want to enter this into the brand new challenge over at Cut it up!
I feel they are a kindred challenge blog as they opened just a week after Anything But A Card
and I feel it's only right to support their inagural challenge! 
Hope you have plans for a fab weekend!!! 
I'm going back to my blog hopping and drooling...
Craft if up!


  1. Great card Diana! I love the candy cane and you got it for such an amazing price!
    Off to look at your link and hope I don't drool too much!

  2. What a pretty card, Diana! Thanks for joining us in our first ever challenge at Cut It Up!

  3. Great card! Love the candy cane! Thanks so much for playing along at Cut It Up Challenges! :)


  4. What a beautiful card! Love the image against the candy cane! Thanks so much for joining us at Cut It Up

  5. You crafter in the US are SOOO lucky with your fabulous bargain buys! And what a super card you created with your candy cane die and image!

  6. I love the way you drew on the white stripes. Thanks for playing with us at Cut It Up Challenges. :) Janis

  7. I love how you drew the lines for the candy cane and the green bow is a perfect choice! Thanks for joining us at Cut It Up!

    Cut It Up Co-Founder

  8. Great card!! I love how you did the candy cane!! Amazing!! :) Thanks for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges!

    Cut It Up Co-Founder

  9. This is gorgeous! I love that green bow on the candy cane!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Cut It Up Challenges!!


  10. love the sparkle on your green bow!! Thanks for joining us at Cut It Up challenges!

  11. Getting me looking forward to the holidays! Thank you for joining us this week at Cut It Up Challenges!

  12. Wonderful card! The red stitching around the vintage image is gorgeous!! Off to check out the links (like I need to find more?!)


Thank you for all your comments! They are the cherry on top of my sundae!