10/25/10

Papertrey October Blog Hop Challenge

NOTE: If you are looking for the Heart 2 Heart Challenge post, please scroll down to the post below this one.



It's time for another blog hop with Papertrey Ink and this month, we are celebrating winter holidays that aren't Christmas.

I was a little stuck on this idea at first but seeing as I have a brother and sister-in-law who celebrate Hanukkah as well as Christmas, I knew what holiday I wanted to create for but then there was another hurdle to leap - I don't own anything Hanukkah related! So I pondered this for a few days and finally settled on an idea that I really love! I hope you do too!


First let me say that hopefully I didn't mess up too much with this, as I added 7 candles (rather than 9) as I found varying answers on the web. My apologies if 7 is totally wrong!

To create this card, I used the hanging snowflakes from the Friendship Jar Holiday Fillers set and then stamped my candles (not from PTI) so it looks like they are hanging from the snowflakes as well. I added connecting dots to the candles using a gray pen. After coloring the stars and candles, I added just a little prisma glitter to the center of each snowflake.

The stamped piece was then mounted to an icy blue cardstock and the sentiment was adhered with brads. To finish the card, I tied some very fine silver thread around the top edge.

This challenge was a wonderful opportunity to think outside the box and I hope you enjoyed the end result as much as I enjoyed creating it! Have fun hopping along and seeing what everyone else created. You can find the entire hop list HERE.

Until next time, have a creative week!

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28 comments:

Keva said...

Oh wow..this is a REALLY great card. I love it.

Therese said...

Ohh this card was soooo pretty, I love everything about it!!

Susan said...

Very pretty!! Love those snowflakes!!

Kay said...

Very lovely card- the snowflakes and candles are beautiful!

Dana said...

What a beautiful, creative card! i originally thought those were hanging wind chimes but hanging ornaments are just as beautiful. Just lovely.

Banu said...

Beautiful card. Lovely design. NICE!!

Jen Carter said...

This is so creative! Love those dangling snowflakes/candles!

Tessa said...

so festive! What a great way to use your supplies!

Laura Isham said...

What a great take on the challenge! So unique and special. Love it!

Adele Fowler said...

gorgeous Mary!! Love all the snow flakes :)

Linda W said...

Very pretty - Very creative.

Barbara DeBose said...

What a wonderful card! I am sure they will love it!!!

Babies- Beth said...

Gosh, how creative you are! From this angle I thnk they look like tassels hanging from the snowflakes... another great idea!!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Your card is adorable! I love your idea to 'hang' the candles and mix them with the snowflakes.

Mariah said...

Very creative! Don't know about the # of candles, but the card it really pretty!

Mariah said...

Very creative! Don't know about the # of candles, but the card it really pretty!

Christi said...

Your card is wonderful! I love how you used the snowflakes and stars to create the candle garland. It's just perfect for Hanukkah.

Paula Laird said...

So pretty! I never would have thought of this!

Terri said...

What a great idea! It should be 9 candles but 7 looks fine!

Kelly S. said...

Oh WOW great use of those Friendship Jar snowflakes! They look great with the candles, such a creative card!

Lea L. said...

This is such a cool idea! I love how you used the hanging snowflakes from Friendship Jar...and the candles rock!! Great job with the PTI Blog Hop challenge! ♥♥♥

Kara said...

how beautiful is this?? So sweet and calm, i just love it!!

Cammie said...

What a great card! I love the way you integrated the snowflakes and candles.

Deb said...

This card is stunning! I love the candles handing from the snowflakes!! Great idea!!

Amy said...

Mary this is fantastic! Love how creative you were....those candles hanging from the snowflakes!

Noora said...

what a creative card! so smart and it looks really beautiful!!

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Great idea! Beautiful result!

Kristii said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!