Today's Blog Hop took me WAY outside my comfort zone! I have never created a Hanukkah project before and, quite honestly, didn't know much about it! When Stefanie Pletscher set up this hop as part of her #stampingdiversity mission I was "in"! What a great way to stretch ourselves creatively and learn about other cultures, religions and celebrations at the same time!
If you are interested in learning a little more about Hanukkah her is what Wikipedia has to share:
Armed with my new (still fairly limited) knowledge I headed off to Uncle Google to research some projects. I came across an Origami Star Card. There were a few samples I found but I watched a YouTube video from Deb Valder that helped me come up with this as my project to share with you today:
- Whisper White 12" x 12" card stock cut. Cutoff 1 5/8" off one side.
- On the 12" side, take a pencil and mark the 6" point along the top.
- Cut your paper from the 6" tick mark to the bottom left hand point of the paper.
- Cut your paper from the 6" tick mark to the bottom right hand point of the paper.
- You now have a triangle.
- On your scoreboard, score each side of the triangle at 5 1/4" and 7"
- Fold on all score lines.
- Night of Navy Card Stock measuring 4 3/4" x 5 1/2"
- On the 5 1/2" side, make a pencil mark at the 2 3/4" point
- As before, cut from the tick mark to the bottom left corner and then from the tick mark to the bottom right corner. Cut a total of SEVEN of these pieces
- Place one long side of your triangle at the 1 1/2" mark on your trimmer and cut your triangle.
- Flip the new, smaller triangle you just created around and cut off 1/4" piece.
- Repeat this step FIVE more times. You will end up with one LARGE triangle and six cut triangles. These are pieces you use for layering.
- Feels Like Frost Paper measuring 4 1/2" x 5 1/8"
- On the 5 1/2" side, make a pencil mark at the 2 5/8" mark.
- As before, cut from the tick mark to the bottom left hand corner and then from the tick mark to the bottom right corner. Cut three of these if you want to decorate just the front; 6 if you want to decorate the front and the back. I also cut one piece this size in Whisper White to decorate the centre of my card.
- Place one long side of your triangle at the 1 1/4" mark on your trimmer and cut your triangle.
- Flip the new, smaller triangle you just created around and cut off 1/2" piece.
- Repeat this for all three designer paper layer pieces.