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Hanukkah commemorates the rededication of the temple in Jerusalem, after its desecration. In the US, Hanukkah is a celebration of Jewish traditions and family. In my house, that means food - matzoh ball soup and potato latkes. Each year, as I crank out Christmas cards for many of my friends, I always make a few Hanukkah cards for my family and friends on the east coast. Let's get started!

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To get started, I cut a cardstock panel from Sapphire Blue cardstock to 4.25” x 5.50”. I sprayed my Jewish Stars Stencil with Pixie Spray and adhered the stencil to the panel approximately 2” from the left. I then used post-it tape to mask off both the right and left side of the panel. Using a spatula tool, I applied a thin, even coat of deco foil transfer gel to the Jewish stars on the left side of the stencil. I removed the post-it tape and let the card panel dry overnight. When the gel is dry, it is clear/translucent.

stenciling stars on Hanukkah card

The next day, I heated up my laminating machine for 20 minutes. I cut a piece of blue deco foil with my scissors to cover the card base. I created a carry sheet sandwich for my laminator. Inside a folded piece of parchment paper, I placed the card panel on top of a scrap piece of paper, with the foil on top with the color facing up. After closing the other side of the parchment paper, I fed the carry sheet through my laminator. I let the sandwich cool for a few seconds, then gently removed the foil from the card panel.  

adding hot foil to Hanukkah card

Next, I cut two frames using my Stars A2 Panel Die - one from Mirror Cardstock in Silver and another in Gold. From the silver panel, I punched out the middle of the stars. I also removed a few of the large stars with scissors to feature more of the foiled panel. From the gold panel, I removed the middle of the stars and set them aside. Using double-sided foam tape, I adhered the silver star frame to the Sapphire Blue panel.  

die cutting mirror papers for Hanukkah card

To complete my card, I added the gold star middles to the silver frame with double-sided foam tape. I cut the word “happy” from Silver Mirror Cardstock, and also adhered it with double-sided foam tape. I stamped the word “Hanukkah” on a scrap of Sapphire Blue and embossed it with silver embossing powder. I attached this sentiment with liquid adhesive.

adhering layers of Hanukkah card using foam tape

Now my card is ready to send! 

finished Happy Hanukkah card

I also made one with a white background. Leave a comment and let us know which one you like better! 

hanukkah card with white background

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Happy Crafting!

Traci Selig  

IG: @tracicrafty

Blog: www.tracicrafty.com


1 Response

Kim
Kim

November 21, 2021

Such a beautiful card! I like how you switched out the gold and silver star centers.

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