Friday, November 18, 2011

JB47: the hanukkah song

this week at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ we are running down the home stretch of our early-holiday card-making program; can you BELIEVE this is week 47 of 48??!?! nope, nor can i! what in the world are we going to panic over in december if we have nearly all of cards made already??! i dunno, either... but i can't wait to find out! :)

since we are so close to finishing up, we thought this was a good time to stop and think about all the people who are special to us, and make sure we're including everyone! so this week we're asking you to make cards for your friends and family who don't necessarily celebrate *CHRISTMAS*! this could take the form of, as the title (based on my favorite adam sandler ditty!) suggests, a hanukkah card, or you could make a card for the solstice, for kwanzaa, or for new year! or how about something with no holiday as such, just a lovely wintery theme; or, like m'colleague stef, you could wish someone peace! there are lots of cool ways to go, and i cannot wait to see what you will do with this!

and now here's my card:

(menorah image from t'intenet; patterned paper: bay designs; transparency: hambly; chip letters: american crafts & mambi; adhesives: tombow monorunner, sewing machine)

note to self: do not use 10 different shiny/reflective surfaces to make cards that need an excellent online photograph!!! sheesh! you'd think i'd've learned that one by now, eh? but NO, apparently not! i made my card out of a transparency base, used glossy patterned paper and TWO kinds of sparkly silver letters, one of which basically qualifies as a bunch of tiny MIRRORS. so please believe me when i say the card actually isn't--as it looks here--completely wonky; i just needed to hold the camera at a weird angle! irl, this is quite a nice card, honestly!!! :)

remember, you don't have to make a hanukkah card, though of course you can! ANY winter holiday (kwanzaa, solstice, new year, etc) or any non-holiday winter theme will qualify! link up between now and next wednesday night at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥!

(sorry for the late post, folks, i accidentally set up for NOON instead of midnight! that pesky am/pm thing is just sooooooo confusing, lol!) :) :) :)


  1. love it...great prompt and I seriously cannot believe that it is almost december....I'm crossing my fingers that you lovely ladies will be doing a repeat of this for 2012??!!!!


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