Sweet New Year

Welcome to this year’s Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashana) Blog Hop!  What a great group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from the U.S. and Europe we have hopping with us today.  

If you remember my post from last year, you’ll recognize the same theme of apples and honey.  This is because they are a traditional thing to eat on this holiday to represent a sweet new year.  Another tradition is to eat challah, the egg bread that is eaten on the sabbath and special occasions, but instead of the usual braided/plaited loaf it is shaped in a round and studded with raisins.  Most believe the round shape is to symbolize the circle of life, or the cycle of seasons, and the raisins are to again promote a sweet new year.

I combined a lot of Stampin’ Up! elements to make this card:  

The challah is a 2.5″ circle punch topped with the large and small Swirly Scribbles Thinlits swirls (round challah is often spiraled).  I stamped the raisins with the dots from Painted Harvest.  

The honey jar is from Jar of Love.  I stamped the jar on Vellum card stock with Archival Basic Black ink and let it dry.  Then I stamped the honey in Crushed Curry ink, and sprinkled it with Clear Embossing Powder and gently heated it with my heat tool.  The label is stamped with the Labeler Alphabet stamp set on Basic Black with Whisper White Craft ink.  Once it was dry I cut it out with a die from the At Home Framlelits.  I attached it with Fast Fuse, and put a few Mini Dimensionals behind it to attach the jar to the card.

The apples are made with  1″ circles punched from Real Red card stock.  I used the heart framelit from the Wood Crate Framelits to shape the top of the apple. I inserted the top of the circle from the front of the framelit as far as it would go, which put just enough under the cutting blade to shape it:

The leaves and stems are trimmed from a sprig of leaves in the Bouquet Bunch Framelits.  I also sponged the edges of the apples in Real Red just a touch to add some shading.
I made the sentiment on my computer, and it is Hebrew for “Wishing You a Sweet New Year.”   I printed it out in a few different sizes and found one that worked just right with the large banner stamp from Home Life and the coordinating Welcome Home Framelits.  Marie Shaughnessy has made a great chart of RGB and HEX codes for matching the SU! colors on your computer…download it here

Then I cut a piece of the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper and matted it on Basic Black and a Whisper White Thick Card Stock base.  Everything is mounted with Dimensionals except the challah.

Here’s a list of everyone participating:
1. Miriam Permut
2. Nancy Hoetker <<–you are here
3. Debby Hoffman
4. Hetty Sanders
5. Pascale Godot 
6. Yapha Mason

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