I had a brand new stamp set from Simon Says Stamp/The Kitchen Sink Stamps (a Stamptember collaboration...Gingerbread Hugs) that I had bought because the gingerbread men were so realistic looking, but once I received it, I fell in LOVE with the Peppermint candies in the set! They are SO realistic looking too and I thought they'd be perfect for this challenge!
I realize they are VERY similar looking as far as the same colors, but hey, one's a Christmas card and one's for a December birthday!
For my Christmas card I stamped a few of the peppermints in red and a few in green and then fussy cut them out. I added them to a Lawn Fawn shaker jar die cut (It coordinates with the How You Bean set also from Lawn Fawn) along with a white sequin mix and attached to the upper half of my card, and then stamped the sentiment (from the Gingerbread Hugs set) in the same red and green inks as the peppermint candies. Simple but fun and bright!
A close up so you can see some of the shaker bits better.
For my birthday card I stamped a background of the peppermint candies and then added my sentiment strip...I stamped the Peppermint Kisses in two colors of red for an ombre effect, and then added the "and birthday wishes" from an older Mama Elephant stamp set in the green. I added a strip of red glitter paper and a thin strip of green cs above the sentiment strip to provide some balance on the card and then finished with a single fussy cut peppermint candy that I pop dotted. I liked this simple card so much that I made a 2nd one since I have 2 friends with Dec. birthdays and I think this card will be perfect for both of them!
Make sure to check out all the FABULOUS inspiration from Darnell and her DT and then play along right HERE. This challenge is open till the 24th.
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