Candy Cane Lane DSP by Stampin’ Up!

Candy Cane Lane DSP by Stampin’ Up! #CCMC433


Gosh doesn’t Thursday come around fast? It’s time for another Create with Connie & Mary challenge. This week it’s a sketch challenge (phew)! I decided on doing something a little different – well different for me that is! I have used Candy Cane Lane DSP by Stampin’ Up! as my focal point instead of stamping and die-cutting or punching out an image.

I loved this sketch and once I’d decided on the way I wanted to go with it, my card came together really easily!

Candy Cane Lane DSP by Stampin' Up! Tracy May #CCMC433

I used Candy Cane Lane DSP by Stampin’ Up! for the banner behind the Whisper White rectangle and the strip of stripy paper along the bottom. And I even used it for the main image. Isn’t that ginger bread house the cutest? I simply snipped it out of the DSP and attached it to the front with a couple of foam dimensionals.

I used Gorgeous Grunge to stamp the Real Red and Crumb Cake splatters in the background. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Sentiments and is stamped in Early Espresso.

I don’t really use DSP much on my cards, even though I love it! Usually I don’t want to cut up the pretty patterns! But I need to get over that lol!

Well I hope you like my design for this week’s sketch challenge. Please do pop over to Create with Connie & Mary to see what the rest of the team has come up with! You won’t be disappointed as they are all super talented ladies!

Jolly Friends & Candy Cane Lane by Stampin’ Up!

Jolly Friends & Candy Cane Lane by Stampin’ Up! 

Hi there! I’m back today with another sketch challenge for this week’s Create with Connie & Mary. I don’t want to jinx it, but I was on a roll when I made this card and it came together really quickly. Maybe it’s because I print out all the challenges on one page and then pin them to my pin board. The pin board is on the wall above my desk, so I’m constantly looking at the month’s challenges! I decided to use Jolly Friends & Candy Cane Lane by Stampin’ Up! for this week’s challenge.


I got both quite a few weeks ago, but hadn’t had the opportunity to get them out until this weekend. I love the clean look of this sketch and decided to stick with my usual Whisper White card base.

Jolly Friends & Candy Cane Lane by Stampin' Up! Tracy May CCMC425

I used the new Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper (DSP) for the two layers in the sketch. I then stamped the moose in Crumb Cake onto Whisper White and cut him out by hand. His lovely hat is stamped in Real Red and then punched out using the co-ordinating Jolly Hat Builder punch! This is one of the things I love most about Stampin’ Up! There are so many lovely punches or dies that co-ordinate with the stamp sets!

I finished my card off with a sentiment from Teeny Tiny Sentiments also stamped in Real Red, with a sliver of gold glimmer paper behind it. I also used some Real Red enamel dots from the Brights Enamel Shapes collection.

Well I do hope you like my project. Please do pop along and see what the rest of the design team have come up with!

Thanks for stopping by!