Papertrey Ink October Blog Hop Challenge

Monday, October 25, 2010


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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.

For this challenge I decided to create some Hannukah cards for some friends at work. 
To create the Menorah, I used the various sized brackets included in many of PTI's sets.  I choose the sizes that fit together the best.  To create the candles, I used a few sizes of exclamation points!



Since I don't have any Hannukah stamp sets, I choose a simple "Celebrate" sentiment.  I can write happy hannukah on the inside of the card.
I love how they came out and I hope my friends like them too!

Cardstock: PTI Rustic White, Harvest Gold, Spring Rain
Stamps: PTI Fancy Flourishes, Scattered Showers, Take Note, Fresh Alphabet, Simple Alphabet, Holiday Treats
Ink: Versamark, Memento Dandelion, Marcell by K Silver Metallic
Other: American Crafts Zing, Circle Punch, Sticko Dome Stickers


46 comments :

  1. OMG..what an amazing way to use those brackets, Kara! These cards are fabulous...really great.

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  2. This is SO awesome! i'm going to see how many punctuation stamps I have now! Fabulous!!

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  3. Wow, what a great way to think outside the box! So creative! I love these cards!

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  4. As always you are SO clever. I love how you used the brackets. Such beautiful cards.

    **June**

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  5. LOVE this Kara! Way to bring something new to the table. You always do such a great job. So inspiring!

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  6. This is a brilliant card! I will be looking at my punctuation stamps in a whole new way. Great job!
    BTW, I love your blog. I visit every time you post and have printed out a good handful of your cards for inspiration. Keep that creativity flowin' and I'll just keep on stalkin'!

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  7. What a clever way to make a menorah. I am sure you friend will love them!
    Great job!

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  8. Amazing!! You are so creative!! These are really lovely. I'm still waiting for the day that you are on the PTI DT. :) :) :)

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  9. This is so clever! What a great way to make a menorah! Very nicely done!

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  10. You always come up with great ideas, Kara. This is no exception. What a creative way to make a Menorah. Fab!

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  11. Once again, so creative, Kara! Love your modern, sparkly menorah! Such a cool idea and I love the flourish in the background!

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  12. Brilliant use of the bracket stamps, and beautiful cards!

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  13. Dang it, this is so freaking clever, Kara! What gorgeous cards, I'm loving them!

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  14. What a great job of thinking outside the box! I never would have thought to use brackets to make a menorah.

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  15. Great idea, very creative. I really admire those who know how to use stamps in the unusual way.

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  16. Oh Kara, does your creative genius never end? Simply gorgeous, creative and UNIQUE, as usual. What a thoughtful gesture too.

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  17. Wholly Toledo! How clever is that???? Of course they will love them, they are inspiring!!

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  18. This is so fabulous and clever!! I just LOVE the brackets as the Menorah...they look amazing!! Great job with the PTI Blog Hop challenge! ♥♥♥

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  19. Pretty, elegant, simple card...and I love how you solved your candlestick *problem*

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  20. This is so creative! This will have me look more than once at some of my stamps to see how they might be used in a new way! Great card.

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  21. Wow, that is so elegant - if I didn't read that you made that from brackets and exclamation points I would never have known. Very creative!

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  22. I love how creative and clever this card is. Using the brackets to make a menorah is just fantastic.

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  23. Kara, those brackets are amazing! You did a fabulous job. Got to say it again - amazing!

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  24. LOVE these cards! You are so CLEVER to use the brackets and exclamation points to make the most FABULOUS menorahs!

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  25. Beautiful cards, Kara. Love the soft colors, flourishes and bling!

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  26. Kara, you are just the MOST clever stamper! I love these uniwue and elegant cards and the soft color schemes...brackets and exclamation points, toooo goood!

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  27. You are amazing at finding new ways to use stamps! This is so creative! Great great cards Kara!

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  28. Wow!! This is so creative! Way to think outside the box! Very pretty cards!

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  29. Ingenious, Kara! Absolutely brilliant! I'm am sure your friends will love them.

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  30. Such a beautiful card! you are a genius!

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  31. How clever of you! Using brackets is a grand idea. Lovely cards!

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  32. Absolutely fantastic and oh so clever!!!!

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  33. So-o-o creative. Love the candles!!

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  34. The flourishes are the perfect touch! Great job with the PTI challenge.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  35. WOW..this is so creative and beautiful color combo. Loved them.

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  36. Wow, what a creative mind! I love it... I mean I really, really love it. Love the colors you put together, love the design and just flipping over the brackets to make the menorah! Great job!

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  37. So so cool!! Well done, they are so clean and beautiful.

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  38. Very creative way to make the candles!

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  39. love the 'outside of the box' thinking on this!!! :)

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