Hanukkah Blog Hop: Day 1

Hanukkah 2012 Blog Hop

Welcome to the first ever Hanukkah Blog Hop! My sister demos and I are so excited to be able to share with you some wonderful Hanukkah related projects. We’ll be posting 2 projects a week on Sunday’s & Wednesday’s until the first day of Hanukkah on December 9th! There are 4 of us participating so that is a total of 9 hop days for a total of 36 ideas!! Are you ready to be Hanukkah project inspired?!

You should have arrived from Miriam’s blog if all went well with our links.  Wasn’t her first project wonderful!  I can’t wait to see more of her inspiring work over the next few weeks.  All four of us have been sharing our general ideas but every new post will be an inspiring and CASEable surprise for us as well as our readers.  

Here’s my first project that makes use of Stampin’ Up’s new Jewish Celebrations stamp set from the current Holiday Catalog.  When I saw this set I was hooked and couldn’t stop coming up with ideas for it’s use.  With the Shalom greeting and other images it’s not just for Hanukkah.   I’ve added it to my permanent collection on the do not sell ever shelf!    I’m also in love with the new Illuminate Glimmer Ink and the new Silver Dazzling Details, also from the Holiday Catalog!  Perfect for adding shimmer and shine to any Hanukkah project!   And of course our new Midnight Muse In Color is perfect for a holiday that traditionally features blue.

All images copyright Stampin’ Up!

 Midnight Muse Framed Menorah Hanukkah Card

 Color Scheme: Midnight Muse, Whisper White & “Sparkle and Shine”                  


Stamps: Jewish Celebrations

Ink: Midnight Muse Classic Ink, Illuminate Glimmer Ink

Paper: Midnight Muse & Whisper White cardstock

Other: Starburst Jumbo Wheel, Big Shot, Oval Accent Bigz die, Window Frame Framelits & Silver Dazzling Details



Tip:  Rremember that the  Midnight Muse In Color ink is one of the new firm foam pads and requires a light touch.  It’s also a very dark and smudge making ink so keep an eye on your hands and wash regularly if needed when working with our Whisper White.  If you find yourself with some boo boo’s – some smaller stamps can be used to cover up smudges. 

1) Score the Midnight Muse card base (8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″)  at 4-1/4” line with the Simply Score then fold and crease with bone folder.

2) Wheel the Starburst jumbo wheel across the Illuminate Glimmer pad a couple of times (moving always in one direction) then wheel across the long side of the card base.  Reink wheel and repeat until base is covered in stars.   Should take two – three swipes.

3) With the Big Shot, cut one Oval Accent die piece in Whisper White for the base layer.  Using two Window Frame Framelits cut a slender frame in Midnight Muse.   Very cool that the Window Frame Framelits mimic some of the shape of the Oval Accent die don’t you think?   One might almost think that Stampin’ Up planned it that way…right?  😀

4) Wheel the Starburst Wheel with the Glimmer ink over the Whisper White piece and the Midnight Muse Frame.  Set aside and let dry for a minute.  Sponge daub Midnight Muse around edges of WW.

5) Stamp Menorah in center of WW Oval Accent piece then adhere MM frame around it.  Stamp Star of David image at top and bottom.  Let dry and add silver dazzling details as desired.  Caution:  The Dazzling Details can smudge the ink if you have to come back in with a less than steady hand.  The trick is to drop it down in a line. 😀

While the Illuminate glimmer ink doesn’t show up well  in the picture on the Whisper White, it does shimmer in real life when you tilt the card in the light.


Thank you for hopping along with us.
Your next stop is Andi’s blog, where she is going to show you some more great Hanukkah related projects!

Make sure to come back again and visit on Wednesday for Day 2 of our Hanukkah Blog Hop!

Hanukkah 2012 Blog Hop Previous  Hanukkah 2012 Blog Hop Next

Here’s a complete list of the Hanukkah Blog Hoppers in case any links don’t work.

1. Andi Potler
2. Yapha Mason
3. Miriam Permut
4. Jean FitchYOU ARE HERE!

19 Responses

  1. Jean – I just love all the sparkly parts of this card! The Illuminate Glimmer Pad looks fabulous with the sparkle wheel stamp to additional background to the card. Love the layering of the framelit shapes too! Can’t wait to see what is up next!

  2. Great project Jean! Midnight Muse is my new favorite go yo color. So WOW! paired with white. I never would have thought to use those 2 framelits together – brilliant! Can’t wait to see what else you have in store for us.

  3. Jean, I love your card! Great use of framelits and the illuminate glimmer pad. Great idea to use it with the background wheel.

  4. Love the way you used the dazzling details and framelits on this one. I look forward to seeing more over the next few weeks.

  5. I love love love your card! Great idea to use the midnight muse – very striking with the white and the shimmer! I am so glad you are doing a Chanukah hop! I can’t wait for the next entry!

    : ) Debby

  6. Beautiful, Jean!!! The Illuminate stars are a perfect touch! I am excited to see more ideas over the next few weeks!

  7. Jean, this is a perfect card to set off the iconic symbol of Hanukkah. And your tips on using some of SU’s new products are appreciated, too. TFS!

  8. Hi Jean,
    I love all the wonderful details in your card. It is beautiful. I’m so glad that you & your friends are doing this blog hop. I’ve always wanted to send a Hanukkah card to my Jewish friends but I didn’t know what would be appropriate. I’m so excited that this year I’ll be able to send them a hand-made card.
    Peace, Love & Joy,

  9. I love the balance and symmetry of your design and really, you can never go wrong with sparkles!!!

  10. Great card and love this blog hop! TFS.

  11. Such awesome details, and pulled-together design, Jean! Fantastic card!

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