Color Shine Candy Canes

Well helllerrrr!!! So glad to see you today! Are you ready to make something festive?!
Okay sooo necessity is what caused this little project to come about, I wanted to alter a notebook so I can jot down all of my favorite Christmas Recipes in one place, just in case... I might also have a few other peeps write down their favorites in there too because that would just be a cool thing to have I think! Like a circle journal but just writing down a recipe or 2?
The aqua/minty & red combo is one of my faves ever, but I wanted to use those colors this time because I want to have this notebook on display in my kitchen in a little stand, and my Christmas décor in my kitchen is all sweets and pretty ribbon candies and things like that! So it'll be perfect!
So here's what we're making;
What I did was cover a cheapy notebook with paper from the Pink Paislee Merry & Bright Collection, then layered on top of that. The red & white scalloped piece is a Spellbinder's Die and I just sanded the edges to give it a worn look ;) The minty polka dot piece is from the Heidi Swapp Color Magic Value Kit from Project Life! I first sprayed it with the Mint Green Color Shine, then repeatedly sprayed that with the White Color Shine until it was the right shade I wanted!  Like how  I placed the word Christmas in the R? I can be so sneaky sometimes... 
Now here's the fun part... the Candy Canes woohoo!! In the Heidi Swapp Color Magic Value Kit, there's a 4x6 striped card which happens to be my favorite ;) Before I sprayed the card, I drew a couple sad lookin candy canes on the back with pencil. I hope you can handle my mad drawing skills... 
Then flip that baby over and give it a good spray down with the Cherry Color Shine! You will definitely need to touch up with some glass cleaner, that red is potent! But I wouldn't have it any other way, I love it! So vibrant!

After you let it dry, go ahead and cut out your canes. Slather on a coat of the Heidi Swapp Clear Magic Medium, then a dusting of the Tim Holtz Rock Candy Glitter! You can use any glitter though really, it'll be gawjus!
Doesn't it look sugar coated?! I love it!! Yummo!!

Then add your layers to your notebook! I added a doily (of course), some snow flake die cuts, red & white Doodlebug bakers twine, seam binding, a jingle bell, and some Pink Paislee Merry & Bright Ephemera and silver stickers! Add whatever pretty things your heart desires, there are no rules here, dudes. Don't forget your Heidi Swapp wooden veneer word... I used favorite because it's going to be my favorite sweets ;)

Seriously looking at this thing makes me happy! I might leave it out year round who cares? I think you should surround yourself with things you love and things that make your heart happy, whether they match your décor or not what the hay? Life is too short to be nit-picky. Live it up paper peeps!
( **On a side note; my plan was to cover this thing with that pretty iridescent snow stuff but I didn't want to do that  yet until I showed you the deets on the candy canes, but now that I showed you I am going to rock on with my snow. I'll update with a pic once it dries. Carry on.)
Can't wait to see what you make!! Don't forget to tag me up on Insty!! We'll call this one hmmm.... #sugarcoated @sarahbargo
xoxo Rah

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