Friday, September 25, 2015

cue adam sandler!

every year at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ we like to take one fortnight and dedicate it to making cards that celebrate the other winter holidays: solstice, new year, kwanzaa, winter time generally, and yes, of course, hanukkah! or, if you prefer, you can get a jump on your holiday thank-you notes! i went with hanukkah, and here's my card:

watercolor paper: strathmore; blue glitter cardstock: dcwv; black glossy cardstock + various shades of blue and yellow distress ink: ranger; silver glitter thickers: american crafts (via miss leslie, ta v much!); silver mylar stars from my stash; outlining pen: faber-castell pitt; machine stitching using coats and clarks heavy duty black upholstery thread; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, 3m foam tape

i saw some really cute menorahs on pinterest a few weeks ago and it occurred to me that i might be able to make a pretty cool card using stencils. i don't happen to have a menorah stencil, or even a candle; but i do have one with skinny stripes and another with rain drops, which made me think i could do this:

...and i was right, lol! do you have a brilliant idea for a non-christmas holiday card? someone who definitely did is miss stephanie, and you can see that just by hopping over to ♥JINGLE BELLES♥?! :)


  1. Genius, what a way to stretch your supplies. You rocked it!

  2. I think this is a super challenge. I really like the way you've created your Menorah! Great work xx

  3. Super use of your imagination Lauren! Way to think outside the box! :)

  4. This is such a clever interpretation of the challenge and such a pretty card! And now I have that Adam Sandler earworm to deal with. Thanks :)

  5. Skinny stripes and raindrops clearly make the most perfect menorah! Fab job!


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