So much fun to be participating in my second Jewish-themed holiday blog hop! Stampin' Up! makes it a nice challenge since one needs to hunt for Jewish-themed stamp sets, or adapt others for the purpose. Today I'll show you a bit of both in my 3 projects.
First, a more traditional Hanukkah card:
As soon as we started talking about this blog hop during the summer I made this card! The little images are from the only set with Jewish-themed stamps offered this year - Everyday Occasions. Since they're so small I felt they'd be best used in multiples, and since there are eight days of Hanukkah, I put the Star of David in the center.
I stamped everything in Dapper Denim ink on Whisper White card stock and cut them out with the Layering Circles Framelits. I also cut scalloped circles a bit larger out of Silver Glimmer Paper to layer beneath the images. I don't know if you can see in this picture, but each menorah is lit with the appropriate number of candles for each day using Silver Dazzling Details.
The sentiment is from a retired SU! set - Jewish Celebrations - and is also stamped in Dapper Denim ink. I used the banner framelit from Cupcake Cutouts, which includes score lines to give the banner dimension.
Everything is mounted on a Dapper Denim panel and then on a Thick Whisper White card base.
Then I decided to have some fun. Inspired by an advertisement for ugly Hanukkah sweaters (who knew that was a thing???), I made this card.
I started with a 5½" x 4¾" piece of Night of Navy card stock that I scored on the short side at 4¼". I attached a 5½" x 4⅛" piece of Window Sheet on the inside of the fold with Tear & Tape, and then a 5½" x ⅜" strip of Night of Navy to cover the adhesive on the inside.
This card features the llama from Birthday Fiesta on the front, and the sentiment was made with the Layered Alphabet set. I love that the llama on the clear front panel obscures what exactly is being said on the inside.
To stamp the llama I used my Night of Navy Stampin' Write Marker to color the outline of the stamp, because I didn't want much of the hair texture or saddle blanket for this project. I cut it out with the coordinating framelit from Fiesta Time and popped it up on a square cut with a Stitched Shapes framelit. That's mounted on a Layering Squares scallop square of Silver Glimmer paper and then placed in the center of the Window Sheet.
Inside I added a large square of Night of Navy and a smaller square of Whisper White. They cover the adhesive from the llama's layers and give a place to write a message.
See what I mean about repurposing SU! products?
Finally, here are a few treat containers for Hanukkah goodies. I've been making a bunch of these covered espresso cups with Christmas themes to sell at craft fairs, and realized that I should do some for Hanukkah, too. They hold K-Cups perfectly (I offer hot cocoa when I sell them) or chocolates (gelt anyone?) or even a bit of cash. Unfortunately plastic gift cards are a bit too large and stiff to fit easily.
These use the images from Every Occasion again, along with Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper, Silver Glimmer Paper, Whisper White and Night of Navy card stock.
Thanks for sticking with me this long...I hope you've found some inspiration for your holiday projects! Click on the buttons below to go forward or back in the blog hop, or click on the name of the artist you wish to visit.
Nancy Hoetker <--- you are here
I've been paper-crafting since 2006, and an Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator since 2010. I love sharing my craft with others, either through classes or by creating special cards and gifts that meet their needs. Join me in creating fun!
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