Tuesday, December 4, 2012

SOS #80 - Winter or Holiday

It's Tuesday, and that means it's time for another Shopping Our Stash challenge. This week we ask you to make a card either with a Winter/Snow theme or Chanukah/Christmas/Holiday theme.

I decided to make a Chanukah* card with supplies I bought forever ago. I've actually made Chanukah cards like this before, with the same supplies, but it's been YEARS, so I decided the stuff is officially "stash". Here's my card, then I'll explain:

The stamps are from a PTI set (Mazel Tov, I think), the white card stock is SU Shimmer White, and the blue shimmer card stock is from PTI. I may have hoarded both.

I stamped the round pattern with SU Midnight Muse ink onto the shimmer white, cut it into a banner, layered it onto some blue, and stuck it to the front of the card. The menorah was stamped in the same ink, and the circles were die-cut with Nestabilities circle dies. I colored the candles with Sakura gel pens.

You can kinda see the shimmer here:

and also where I missed coloring the candle flames. ;/

Okay, now it's YOUR turn! Go into your stash and make a winter/snow/holiday card. Think mittens, hot cocoa, skiing, snowballs ... LOTS of options! Make a card, then link us up at Shopping Our Stash so we can see what you've made!

Thanks for stopping by!

*In case you've wondered why there are so many different spellings of Chanukah, that's because it's a transliteration from the Hebrew word, which means it's spelled as it sounds in Hebrew. The first letter of the Hebrew word is a CH sound, not like in "church", but like the ch in "chutzpa"; it's a more guttural, throaty sound, like you're clearing your throat. It's that sound that's interpreted differently when spelling it in English letters.


  1. Clean and simple, I like it. Thanks for the Chanukah explanation, too.

  2. What a beautiful card! I love the banner you created and the colors are wonderful!

  3. Lovely, elegant card, Leslie. Love that shimmery paper. And how did you know I was wondering recently about the differnt spellings of Chanukah?! Thanks for the good explanation!

  4. CAS and very beautiful. Note to self - must learn to make CAS...

  5. May have hoarded? Um, you know, we've been to your blog before ;P
    I love the gorgeous classic layout - and the round pattern? Gorgeous.
    As for the CH pronunciation...I have a small funny for you. Chutzpah is a word used in a phrase my oldest likes to repeat from a movie. He has a rather glaring speech difficulty...but let me tell ya, that guttural CH? He's got it. If only chutzpah was a word we used more often ;)

  6. Love the banner, love the layout. I may be stealing this one. Gracias.

  7. Very elegant and clean. Love the colors and design.

  8. love♥LOVE♥loooooooove this! seriously, one of the most beautiful CAS cards i've ever seen... for ANY occasion... and even better that it's ALL STASH, you so rock!!!

    ps: happy chanukah/hanukkah!!!!!!!!! (grab your harmonica!!!) (sorry, i'm channelling adam sandler now, lol!) ♥♥♥

    pss: this is amusing, you will enjoy, i think: http://joemaller.com/601/sixteen-ways-to-spell-hanukkah/


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