Monday, October 25, 2010

Papertrey Ink October Blog Hop


I was so excited to see that this month's Blog Hop theme is winter holidays and occasions other than Christmas. My family and many of my friends celebrate Hanukkah, so I'm always looking for creative ideas for Hanukkah cards and gifts. I can't wait so see what everyone has created!

Here's what I came up with. I made a card and gift box using image from the Mazel Tov set. I used some of the new Blueberry Sky cardstock--what a gorgeous shade of blue!

The card features the dreidel as the focal image. The dreidel is stamped on a scrap of kraft cardstock and cut out. I set it onto the cardfront so that it tilts from side to side, kind of mimicking how a dreidel spins, then falls over. The tilt mechanism is similar to that of a spinner card, but in this card the track is smaller to keep the image in place while still allowing it to rotate. The layout's pretty simple to let the dreidel take center stage. I couldn't resist adding a little sparkle with the sentiment and a silver scallop edged strip.

The box is pretty simple, too. I stamped the menorah image in silver ink on a Blueberry Sky panel and added the sentiment beneath it in Enchanted Evening ink. The candle flames are colored with a gold Spica pen. The front and side panels are covered with Enchanted Evening Bitty Dot Basics patterned paper. I used a pair of layered buttons to hide the velcro dot closure. The box is the perfect size to hold a wooden dreidel and some Hanukkah gelt (gold-wrapped chocolate coins). I may have to make a few more of these before the holidays arrive to give out to some little friends . . .

Materials Used:
Mazel Tov stamp set, Enchanted Evening ink, Enchanted Evening, Blueberry Sky, Kraft, and metallic silver cardstock, Enchanted Evening Bitty Dot Basics 2009 paper, medium scallop edge die, Blueberry Sky grosgrain ribbon, Blueberry Sky and Enchanted Evening buttons, twine (Papertrey Ink); gold Spica pen (Copic); silver ink (Encore); silver cord (Stampin' Up!); Deco Scallop border punch (EK Success); velcro dot; foam tape

39 comments:

  1. Stunning projects!! I love those blues together, they are beautiful!!

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  2. These cards are so cute! It's fun seeing what everyone came up with and we are just getting started! :-) Hugs from Denmark!

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  3. Ohhh i love the colors! What a beautiful set!

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  4. Lori, your projects are just beautiful. I was excited as well about this hop, it will be great to see other ideas for Hanukkah treats. :)

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  5. What beautiful cards! Perfect for the challenge!

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  6. Wow, these cards are gorgeous!

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  7. These cards are a great inspiration. Love them both and thanks for that great color combo! Perfection!

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  8. What a cute set! The card is such a pretty layout and the box is super cute too! Those colors look great together!

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  9. WOW! these are incredible and should be published! Amazing projects.

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  10. Beautiful :) loved the colors and design.

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  11. beautiful! I love how warm and inviting they are.

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  12. Beautiful set...love the color combo!!

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  13. What a gorgeous set!! really elegant :)

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  14. Lovely set! Very creative how you adapted the slider concept for your dreidel.

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  15. Great job on both of them! Love how you incorporated a slider for the dreidel too!

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  16. Beautiful set! Love all the blue!

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  17. Beautiful set- the blues are stunning, and I love that big button on your packaging!

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  18. What a great use of the blue! Makes me sorta wish for a dreidel die so we could cut out the blue felt!!

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  19. Beautiful!!! Love the scallops with this.

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  20. I LOVE your idea to make the dreidel spin...soooo creative! The blueberry sky just makes these projects SING! Gorgeous and elegant layouts!

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  21. what a terrific set - I love the spinning dreidel and the beautiful coordinating bag

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  22. Fabulous set. Love that blue!

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  23. Beautiful cards! The new PTI blue is perfect for Hanukkah cards.

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  24. What a beautiful card and box! I love that dreidel moves--very clever!

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  25. What a cute idea! Great job with the PTI challenge.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  26. Lori - I love your cards - great inspiration for me - I have a lot of Hanukkah cards to make as my family and many friends celebrate Hanukkah!

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  27. LOVE your card and your gift box! Those blues are so FAB together! Now I wish I bought some of that blueberry!!!

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  28. This is such a cute Hanukkah set!! I love the colors you used! Great job with the PTI Blog Hop challenge! ♥♥♥

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  29. These are awesome Lori! I too celebrate Hanukkah and was SO touched when Nichole posted this challenge. Terrific elegant layout.

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  30. I love the shades of blue that you used for this project. This is really lovely and very adorable.

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  31. This is just gorgeous!! It looks so professional. I love the blues!

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  32. SO pretty, Lori! I love the silver with the blueberry!

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  33. Wow! This is a great color for your projects and you have highlighted it perfectly. They are beautiful!

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