Melissas Paperie

Monday, October 25, 2010

October PTI Blog Hop

It's Blog Hop time again!

Here is this month's challenge: "There is always a lot of focus on Christmas in our industry this time of year, as that is what the majority of the population celebrates. However, this month's blog hop is dedicated to those that celebrate winter holidays other than Christmas. Create a project that celebrates Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or some other winter holiday as we embrace everyone's beliefs in a celebration of diversity through paper crafting."

I decided to create a Hanukkah card, and it will be very handy to have one ready to send to a friend at the beginning of December!


Oct blog hop

I used the candle and flame from It's a Celebration to create a menorah of sorts. I embossed the candle in white, and the flame in gold. I then cut out the focal image withe the Mat Stack 4 die. Tbe background, stamped in gold ink, is from Background Basics: Tin Type.

Oct blog hop inside

The sentiments for the inside come from Inside and Out: Holidays. I didn't have a Happy Hanukkah sentiment, but I felt that this saying worked well.

Thanks for looking!
Melissa

42 comments:

Susan said...

It's beautiful Melissa!! I love the colors, the background, the layout. And the inside is just as gorgeous as theoutside!

Barbara DeBose said...

Love the white candles and golden flames!

Traveling Mama said...

Very sweet card! Hugs from Denmark!

sarahw said...

So pretty! Love the way the candles look. :)

pattylt said...

Love it. I love the non traditional color choices and the sentiment is perfect. Works as well for Hanukkah as it does for Christmas.

Jen Carter said...

The candles look so pretty embossed on the cardstock!

Keva said...

What a pretty card. I love the layout of it and the colors you chose.

AllMyHobbies said...

Love the creativity w/ the candles & the mat. Lovely!

Laurie said...

This is so pretty! I love the candles!

Tessa said...

Very pretty! Great way to use your supplies!

Dana said...

This is so creative Melissa! I love the embossing and the use of the navy shimmer CD...that IS what it is, right? Love it! I used the same stuff!

teegee7617 said...

beautiful card!

Kay said...

Very pretty- I love the touches of gold!

Banu said...

Beautiful Card.

Adele Fowler said...

really pretty!! Love the colours you used :)

Linda W said...

Very pretty and very creative.

Laura Isham said...

Great card! Love the use of the mat stack.

Terri said...

Nice job. Love the candles and the sentiment on the inside too!

Amy said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors and sentiment.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Lovely card!

Jackie Solomon said...

Sooo pretty!

Babies- Beth said...

Love your creativity!

Helen F. said...

your card is a beautiful celebration of Hanukka both inside and out, Melissa!

Cammie said...

This is such a lovely and elegant card! Kudos for your creativity.

Debby said...

Fab card. Like the way you've done the inside too.

Paula Laird said...

Beautiful! I love the inside, too!

Kelly S. said...

I LOVE how you used those candles, sooo creative!! They look beautiful against the blue and with the shape of the Mat Stack 4. Gorgeous background stamping, tooo!

Laura O'Donnell said...

this is fantastic!

Lee Anne said...

Love the background stamping you did and the gold candle flames are the perfect detail. So pretty

Kara said...

pretty!! i'm sure your friend will love it!

Harriet Skelly said...

Beautiful card - I love those embossed candles with the gold flames!

Terri E. said...

Great job with the PTI challenge!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the embossing! Really makes it POP! FAB inside, too!

Lea L. said...

Wonderful card! I love the candles!! Great job with the PTI Blog Hop challenge! ♥♥♥

Tracy Johnson said...

Nice use of non traditional colors for the Celebration of Lights.

BethieJ said...

Melissa your card is BEAUTIFUL!
Have a GREAT day!

Deb said...

Very pretty card!!

Amy said...

What a fantastic card! Very creative use of those candles!!

Noora said...

Beautiful card! love the white embossed candles, and the inside is pretty too!

Laurie said...

Great card! Very clever way to create a Menora. TFS!

IamDerby said...

Very creative, and pretty too!

bananagrams said...

What a great idea for a card