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Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Paper Crafting Blog Hop - December Holidays, Happy Hanukkah Card

Hi Friends!

Welcome to our monthly Paper Crafting Blog Hop! This month we are sharing projects with December holiday theme. Each hop participant, talented Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world, created a December holiday project. Each month we share projects with various design styles. You may have arrived from Julia Quinn's blog. I love her Merriest Moments project!

My project started with the A Wish for Everything stamp set because it has a wish for everything! I stretched myself a little by creating a Hanukkah card. I had never made one before and this stamp set not only had a Happy Hanukkah sentiment, it also comes with a greeting referring to the light of the menorah that works perfectly on the inside. 
A Wish for Everything #149320

The stamp also has coordinating dies, Word Wishes, that not only work well for a Happy Hanukkah card, they are perfect for several other holidays and occasions. And the dies are 20% off during the Seasonal Sale - as are all the dies in the Annual catalog through Thursday, November 18th. Yay!
Word Wishes dies #149629

I incorporated the In Good Taste designer series paper (DSP) along with the scalloped die from the Penned Flowers dies (another die set that is included in the Season Sale at 20% off) and the hat image from the Snowman Builder punch to create a menorah.

A Wish for Everything with Word Wishes dies

For the candles, I used a swirly silvery pattern from the Peaceful Place DSP. I created the flames by die cutting Bumble Bee cardstock with the small and large leaves dies from the Cherry Blossom dies - more dies that are 20% off! I glued the candles and menorah in place before embossing the layer using the Tasteful Textile folder.

Actually this was my second Hanukkah card. When I made my first card, I had misplaced my Word Wishes dies. So I stamped Happy from the A Wish for Everything stamp set instead of using the die cut. I liked how it turned out. A few hours later I came across my Word Wishes dies. Of course I made a second card with Happy die cut. 

Has that ever happened to you? You misplace a craft item, find a work-around, and come across the missing items soon after you no longer need it? 
A Wish for Everything with out the Happy die cut

Which version do you prefer? With or without the Happy die cut? Please leave a comment with your preference. Thanks for stopping by!

Thank you for hopping around the world with us. Keep hopping to see even more projects celebrating December! Click on the Next Blog image below to Joy Nelson's blog see her wonderful project.

Happy Hanukkah card
Pacific Point cardstock (cs), 5.5 x 8.5" (14.9 x 21 cm) scored at 4.25" (10.5 cm)
Balmy Blue cs, 4 x 5.25" (10 x 14.4)
White cs, ⅜ x 2.25" (1 x 5.5 cm), 4 x 5.25" (10 x 14.4 cm) (inside) and scrap for Word Wishes die cut (Happy)
Bumble Bee cs, scrap for flame die cuts (Cherry Blossom dies)
In Good Taste DSP, 1.25 x 5" (2.5 x 13.5 cm) (Penned Flowers scallop die cut) and scrap for Snowman Builder hat punch
Peaceful Place DSP, 8 - ⅜ x 1.5" (8 - 1 x 3.5 cm) and .5 x 2" (1.3 x 5 cm)
Ink: Misty Moonlight
A Wish for Everything stamp set
Word Wishes dies
Penned Flowers dies
Cherry Blossoms dies
Snowman Builder punch
Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder
Simply Elegant trim
Mini glue dot
Tombow multipurpose liquid glue

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If you do not already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would be happy to be yours and help you plan fun stamping projects.

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Thanks for hopping with us!

Stamping is fun!


  1. So nice to see a Hanukkah card - lovely!

  2. You are so clever with the use of all those dies and the snowman hat!! I love the ingenuity!! And yes, it does look great with the happy die cut - so brilliant and clever!!

  3. I agree you are so very clever using die its and punches for your menorah! And yes I have done work around only to find the item later. Lol. I like both versions, but maybe the die cut "happy" a little bit more.

    1. Thank you! I like the version with the die cut a tad better, too!

  4. Yes, Terri, clever is the word. Did you set out to use all these products which are currently on sale or did it just happen? Love the way you've mixed and matched to get the look you wanted and I prefer the card with the diecut, but both are gorgeous.

    1. Thank you! It was a happy accident that I used 3 die sets that were included in the sale. Yay!

  5. Love your Hanukkah card!! Thinking out of the box - fantastic!!

  6. I like it with the die cut. Neat design!