Happy Hanukkah

Hello and Happy Hanukkah! I kicked off the holiday by attending a menorah lighting ceremony in Lancaster City last evening and then lit the first candle when I got home. Last week I had a Hanukkah cardmaking class and these are the four cards we made. Stampin’ Up! hasn’t had a new Hanukkah stamp set in many years so I pulled out my favorite retired set, Jewish Celebrations, and also used stamps and dies that I’ve purchased over the years from a few other companies. All of the cardstock, inks, Designer Series Paper and embellishments are Stampin’ Up! products. It is always a challenge to come up with creative ways to make cards for Jewish holidays so I always keep retired products that I think will work well for future holiday projects – so glad for my stash!

I got this fun card layout from LeeAnn Greff’s blog, Flowerbugs Inkspot. The menorah image is from the Jewish Celebrations stamp set. I stamped it on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut it out with one of the Tasteful Label dies. The Happy Hanukkah greeting is from a current SU stamp set, Snowflake Wishes. The embossing folder I used for the side panel is Stylish Scroll. The DSP and blue frayed ribbon are from the Boho Indigo Product Medley, which was in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. The inside greeting is from Altenew’s Love and Light Stamp set. The cardstock and ink are Misty Moonlight.

This is a fun fold card. I purchased Rubber Cafe’s Celebrating the Festival of Lights stamp set several years ago at a scrapbooking show and it is no longer available. I used Night of Navy cardstock and ink. The DSP is from You’re A Peach, which is currently available in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. I colored in the dreidels with Smoky Slate, Balmy Blue, Misty Moonlight and Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends. The inside greeting is from Altenew’s Love and Light stamp set. The bling is from Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

This card features the beautiful menorah from Altenew’s Love and Light stamp set, which is still available. I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Shimmery White cardstock and colored it with Smoky Slate, Night of Navy, Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Green and Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends and used the coordinating die to cut it out. I die cut a piece of silver foil with a Stitched Rectangles die and popped the menorah up on it with regular and mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. The card base is Smoky Slate. The DSP is Springtime Foils Specialty DSP, which was a Sale-A-Bration offering a few years ago. The silver ribbon came in a combo pack with gold ribbon and is retired.

This is another fun fold card that uses the Celebrating the Festival of Lights stamp set. I heat embossed the dreidel and greeting with gold embossing powder on a piece of Basic White cardstock that I cut with one of the scalloped dies from the Stitched so Sweetly dies. I cut a piece of NIght of Navy cardstock with a larger scalloped die and adhered them together. Card base is Night of Navy and the gold striped paper is from the Expressions in Ink Specialty Designer Series Paper from the current 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. I added a few Champagne Rhinestone Jewels for a bit of bling.

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Chanukah Greetings

Hello! Happy Chanukah to my Jewish customers, friends and family! I’m playing catch-up with my blog posts so I’m posting this later then I had planned, but there are still a few days left before the holiday ends on Thursday evening!

This is one of the rare times that I am posting a project that doesn’t use a stamp set from Stampin’ Up! We haven’t had a new Chanukah stamp set in many years and I’ve used all of my old sets so many times that I needed a “pick me up!” so purchased this set, Love and Light, from Altenew. It comes with a coordinating die, but I didn’t use it for this card. Everything else on this card is from Stampin’ Up!

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Night of Navy cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Run through your embossing & die cutting machine with the Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder. Adhere to card base.
  • Cut piece of Seaside Spray cardstock at 3 1/2″ x 5″. Use the second largest of the wider dies in the Ornate Layers die set and run through your embossing & die cutting machine.
  • Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 2 3/4″ x 3 5/8″. Stamp image with Memento Black Ink. Color image with Stampin’ Blends. I used dark and light Gray Granite and light Smoky Slate for the menorah, light Seaside Spray for the candles, dark Daffodil Delight for the flames, light Misty Moonlight and dark Seaside Spray for the rose and dark and light Old Olive for the leaves. Adhere to ornate frame and adhere frame to card front.

Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp greeting with Misty Moonlight ink. Adhere to inside of card.

Give this idea a try by changing up the stamped image!

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Happy Chanukah!

Today I’m sharing the Chanukah card I sent out this year.  It’s been quite a few years since Stampin’ Up! has offered a Chanukah stamp set so each year I try to find creative ways to use retired sets, or to use current sets that have images that might be suitable.  This year I decided to go back into my retired stash and pulled out my favorite Jewish holiday set, Festive Hanukkah, which was available in the 2004 and 2005 annual catalogs.

I used Night of Navy cardstock for the base and ran a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4″ x  5 1/4″  through the Big Shot with the Swirls and Curls Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, which is available in the current holiday catalog.  I stamped the image with Versamark onto a piece of Night of Navy cardstock cut at 2 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ and heat embossed the image using Copper Embossing Powder. Next, I cut a piece of copper foil at 2 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ and adhered it to the stamped image.  I cut a 12″ piece of Night of Navy Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon (retired), folded it in half, centered it in the middle of the card, and attached the image on top of the ribbon using Tear and Tape.

I attended a community Chanukah dinner this past Sunday and will attend another one on Friday evening.  For me, the highlight of the dinner is always the potato latkes – so yummy!

Wishing you a happy holiday.  May the glow of the candles burning brightly in your menorah bring warmth to your heart and home!

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