Monday, October 25, 2010

Papertrey Blog Hop: Winter Holiday

I don't get a chance to participate in the Papertrey Blog Hops every month anymore, but when I read the theme for this month I knew I wanted to make the time.

From the Papertrey website: "There is always a lot of focus on Christmas in our industry this time of year, as that is what the majority of the population celebrates. However, this month's blog hop is dedicated to those that celebrate winter holidays other than Christmas. Create a project that celebrates Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or some other winter holiday as we embrace everyone's beliefs in a celebration of diversity through paper crafting."

I love the reminder to keep others in mind during the winter holidays. Often I get so busy that I don't remember to take the time and offer well wishes to my friends of other faiths. Hopefully getting a jump on my non-Christmas cards will help me stay on top of those celebrations.


For the blog hop tonight I decided to make a Hanukkah card. I don't own the Mazel Tov set so I created a menorah out of stamps I already have. I started with Fillable Frames #8 and inked only one of the sides. Then I added the candelabra stem using one of the stamps from the Green Thumb set (any line stamp would work). I filled my menorah with candles from the Piece of Cake set, double stamping the candle in the center to make it taller than the others. A small yellow rhinestone was added to the top of each candle to give the card a little interest and shine (Hanukkah is the Festival of Lights, after all).

The base is the Tin Types background stamped on the new Blueberry Sky cardstock in silver ink. The bottom section is a silver paper die cut with the medium scallops border die. I stamped the sentiment from Scattered Showers in a mid-tone blue ink in the corner. The menorah panel was mounted to the base with foam adhesive and Spring Rain saddle stitched ribbon finishes off the whole card rather nicely.

I may not have a specific Jewish set, but I'm really happy with what I was able to pull together with the stamps I already own. I hope you've enjoyed my card this evening. Enjoy the hop!

Recipe:
Cardstock: Blueberry Sky - Papertrey Ink; Luster - Envelopments; white
Stamps: Scattered Showers, Fillable Frames #8, Piece of Cake, Background Basics: Tin Types, Green Thumb - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Spring Rain - Papertrey Ink; Platinum Planet - Brilliance; Atlantic - VersaColor
Tools: Medium Scallops Border Die - Papertrey Ink
Ribbon: Spring Rain Saddle Stitched - Papertrey Ink
Other: Rhinestones - Darice; Foam Adhesive - Scotch

28 comments:

Dana said...

OH Lizzie, this took my breath away. Such lovely colors, wonderful LO, and creative to boot. Your photography skills are incredible. This looks as if it is in the perfect light.
What an eye pleaser.

Kara said...

really pretty card!! love the soft colors!

Terri said...

Love this! What a creative way to make a menorah. I may have to CASE this one if that is okay with you.

Amy said...

How very creative this is and I love your layout! Way to go!

Babies- Beth said...

Yes, Lizzie, you did a good'un! I love the Blueberry Sky paper in your card, but I especially love the lttle yellow drops!

Kelly S. said...

Lizzie this is FANTASTIC! It's so soft and lovely, and I love the soft lines of your Mennorah! Fabulously creative!

Marge said...

Wow, what a truly CLASSY card -- LOVE it!!!

Harriet Skelly said...

Oh my this is so classy and creative! Beautifully done!

Laura Isham said...

LOVE how soft and pretty this is with the added bling for the flames.

Mariah said...

Such a pretty card, simple and elegant. Gorgeous!

AllMyHobbies said...

I have to say, this took my breath away as well. The rhinetones as lights are stunning!

Ginger Claire said...

Very delicate - it's beautiful x

Jen Carter said...

That is super creative!! Love how you created all the various pieces!! Great job!

Noora said...

Beautiful card Lizzie! its simple and elegant!

Kay said...

Beautiful card, and way to be creative with stamps!!!

Kristii said...

Soooooo very creative!!! I love it!!!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Very pretty card. Simple and clean and love the bling for the flames!

Laurie said...

So pretty and my aren't you CLEVER!!! I didn't have any other winter holiday stamps either and had to improvise too. Love what you came up with. TFS!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the gems on th candles for flames! FAB card!

Cheryl said...

I absolutely love this card! The color combination is stunning, and your menorah is so creative. I love seeing your work. When I grow up, I want to make cards like you.

Adele Fowler said...

this is so pretty!! Love the colours :)

Terri E. said...

Such a cutie! Great job with the PTI challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Therese said...

A wonderful card, very nice colorcombo! and congrats to the winning=)

Linda said...

Lovely card. I'm really enjoying this color combo. And congratulations on your win!

Juanita B said...

Stunning card, I LOVE the clean look and color combo. TFS and the inspiration.

IamDerby said...

Well I am way late to the party but what a great Hanukkah card. Your color choice is really nice.

Kelly S. said...

Where ARE you, Lizzie?! Hee! Stop over to my blog soon so that you can pick up a little award that I nominated you for :)!

Susie said...

Lizzie,
I'm a first time visitor to your blog and wanted to comment on your Mennorah card. It's just lovely. My daughter-in-law is Jewish and I'm always looking for something stylish and meaningful to give her when it comes to Holiday cards. This fits the bill perfectly.

Very clever and smart way to use other stamps as well. Love your style.