Sunday, December 14, 2008

A Shiny New Year and a Chanukah Dreidel

The Double Dare Challenge that I do with some SCS friends was from Anne (jdmommy) this week and her challenge was to make a New Year's card with some shine or bling. I've been waiting to use this Happy New Year's hat stamp by Stampendous all year! So I whipped that right out - and I actually cased one of my own cards - (you can see it in my post below) because I just loved how the embossed city scape stamp by Amuse looks and thought it would work for this card too! I used a dotted blue designer paper for the sky and embossed stars from the Take a Bough set from Papertrey Ink.

You can see the other Double Dare New Years cards here.

Stamps: 2009: Karen Foster Snap Stamps, Hat: Stampendous, City Scape: Amuse, Stars: PTI Take a Bough
Paper: Grey Bazzill, White: PTI, Basic Black & DP: SU
Ink: onyx black versafine, embossing pad
Accessories: silve EP, hot gun, foam dimensionals, circle punches

I made these Dreidels as part of a gift I'm giving my bosses for Chanukah - I'll be putting some candies or nuts in these and I'll include some home made cookies and little breads wrapped up in a box or a plate of some sort (haven't gotten that all planned out yet!) I'll show you that when I get it all made up!I found the pattern on Martha Stewart.com under crafts - I searched on dreidel - I enlarged it about 200 times to make it a finished size of about 4 1/2 x 2. I punched a 1/4 inch hole in the top piece and inserted a 1/4 inch dowel and tied a silver ribbon (Papertrey Ink) around it. I put some glue around the opening inside and out that will hopefully hold the dowel in place!?! The piece on the left shows you how it looks before I taped it all together so you can see the images I silver embossed on the sides. The stamp set is Mazel Tov by Papertrey Ink.

Stamps: Mazel Tov: Papertrey Ink
Paper: Ballet Blue: SU
Ink: embossing pad
Accessories: silver EP, 1/4" dowel, 1/4 " hole punch, silver ribbon: PTI, tacky tape

10 comments:

Theresa said...

Fantastic projects, Julia! Love the colors on that New Year's card. So festive!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

What a rockin' new years card!! That dotted paper makes it look like snowy night- so fun!! That dreidel is fabulous!! I think this may be the first Chanukah project I've seen posted!!
hugs, Jami

Bev said...

Like the city scape cards you have made-that will be a very versatile stamp! tfs

Pat (mspfd) said...

Julia, what a fresh design. Love your Happy New Year card.
Also, TFS the dreidel pattern. What a wonderful idea!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Love that New Year's card!! Fantastic design!! Love that dreidel you've created as well!! :) TFS!

chelemom said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, that New Year's card!!!!!! ADORABLE!!!!!! The dreidel is fantastic too!!!

dpkennedy said...

The New Years card is fabulous! I love the city skyline and that hat is adorable! The dreidel project is beautiful too-your bosses with love them!

Terri said...

Nice job on both of them. I love the dreidel box. The PTI stamps look great on it too.

Joan Ervin said...

What a wonderful New Years card, Julia...love all the silver embossing and the dotted paper looks like snowflakes!!! The Hannukah gift boxes are beautiful, too...your bosses will love them, for sure!!!

Shirley said...

How very prettu both are. The card says party and the gift box is just perfect with the silver images.