Apple Harvest Rosh Hashanah Card


My card today features the Apple Harvest stamp set from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog and the Apple Blossoms Dies, one of several sets in the Perfect Partners promotion that ends today. The minute I laid eyes on this stamp set in the catalog I knew I had to have it because it would be perfect for making cards for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, that I celebrated earlier this week. Stampin’ Up! hasn’t had any stamps specifically for Jewish holidays in many years, so each year I eagerly await the annual and holiday mini catalogs to see if there are any stamp sets that I can adapt. For the last few years there have been sets that include stamps with pomegranates, grapes and doves that are all images used in cards for this holiday. I lucked out again this year with the apples!

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – Cut a piece of Petal Pink 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 one of the Petal Pink sheets in the Texture Chic Specialty Designer Series Paper pack at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and adhere to card front.
  • Cut a piece of Sweet Sorbet cardstock at 3 3/4″ x 5 1/8″ and run through a die cutting & embossing machine with the Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder. Adhere to card front. Please note that this embossing folder is retired. I love how the folder echos the scrolls in the Fancy Frame die, which is why I chose to use it.
  • Cut a piece of the Petal Pink and gold dot sheet of DSP at 3 1/8″ x 4 3/4″. Cut a piece of Distressed Gold Specialty Paper at 3 1/2″ x 5″. Cut a piece of adhesive sheet the same size and adhere to the paper. Run through a die cutting and embossing machine with the scroll die from the Fancy Frames Dies. Remove adhesive sheet backing and adhere to the Petal Pink DSP.
  • Cut two pieces of Shimmery White cardstock at 3″ square and stamp apple image from the Apple Harvest stamp set with Memento Ink on both pieces.
  • Color the blossoms with Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends. Color the leaves with Parakeet Party Stampin’ Blends. Color the stem with the Light Soft Suede Stampin’ Blend. Color the inside of the apple with Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends. I also colored some of them with So Saffron Stampin’ Blends. Color the outside of the apples using the Light Sweet Sorbet Stampin’ Blend for the base, Dark Stampin’ Blend for the black artist markings and then go over the markings and outer side of the large apple with the Dark Poppy Parade Stampin Blend. Run both pieces through die cutting and embossing machine with the coordinating die from the Apple Blossoms Dies.
  • Adhere both apple pieces over the gold frame with liquid glue. Adhere frame piece to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Stamp greeting with Soft Suede ink on a scrap piece of Basic White cardstock. I used a Jewish holiday stamp set from Papertrey Ink Stamps that I’ve had for years. L’Shanah Tovah translates to Happy New Year from the Hebrew. I used the smaller label die from the Sending Dies to cut it out. Adhere in the middle of the apples with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. I stamped the criss-cross image from the Apple Harvest stamp set in the upper right and lower left corner with Soft Suede ink. Stamp greeting. Adhere to inside of card.

This card turned out totally different than the original idea I had and was twice as much work! I made twenty cards and spent every spare hour I had all of last week to get them finished. I’ve already received thank you messages from several recipients telling me how much they loved the card so it was worth the extra effort!

Final reminder that today is the last day the Apple Blossoms Dies will be available to order.

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Slice of Happiness Rosh Hashanah Card

Hello! I made today’s card to send to my friends and relatives for the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. Stampin’ Up! hasn’t had a Jewish holiday stamp set for many years so every year I take on the challenge of using SU products to create my holiday cards. It is amazing what you can come up with! I can usually adapt one of our packages of Designer Series Papers from the holiday catalog, or sometimes there are stamp sets that contain images that are symbols of the Jewish New Year. When I saw the gorgeous Blackberry Beauty Specialty Designer Series Paper in the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog, the rich purples made me think of grapes, which is one of the symbols. I thought immediately of the retired stamp set, Slice of Life from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, because one of the images is grapes. I used this stamp set to make my holiday card in 2019 and used the pomegranate image on that card. You can see it in this blog post. I used a set of Jewish holiday greetings from a retired Papertrey Ink stamp set. I also used one of my favorite fun-folds, which is a great way to showcase a stamped image.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 6 1/2″. Score at 2 1/4″. Fold and crease sharply with a bone folder.
  • Cut two strips of Blackberry Beauty DSP at 2″ x 5 1/4″. I used two different papers, one for the front fold and one for the inside fold. Adhere to both sides of the fold.
  • Smaller card base – cut a piece of Cinnamon Cider cardstock at 6 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ and score at 3 1/4″. Fold and crease sharply with a bone folder. Cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstsock at 3″ x 4″, stamp greeting with Cinnamon Cider ink and adhere to the inside left side of the card base. Cut a scrap piece of Gold Foil and run it through your die cutting machine with one of the small leaf dies from the Beautiful Leaves Dies. Adhere with small dots of liquid glue to bottom left of the greeting piece.
  • Cut piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ and run through your die cutting machine with the largest rectangle from the Stitched so Sweetly dies.
  • Use the direct-to-rubber coloring technique to color the grape image with Stampin’ Write Markers. I used Old Olive for the leaves, Cinnamon Cider for the branches and Rich Razzleberry for the grapes. Stamp onto the Very Vanilla cardstock, leaving room to stamp the greeting at the bottom. Stamp the greeting with Cinnamon Cider ink. Add some sparkle to the grapes with Wink of Stella.
  • Adhere the piece to the front of the Cinnamon Cider card base. Note that the folded base will open from left to right so make sure the opening is in the right direction before you adhere the stamped image!
  • Adhere the smaller card to the Rich Razzleberry card base so that the front of the smaller card overlaps the front fold of the larger card.

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