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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