Sunday, December 6, 2015

Happy Hanukkah

Happy Hanukkah to all my Jewish friends!
May your lights shine bright
and wishing you all a wonderful week of
making latkes, singing songs and celebrate.

Today my card is full of dreidels that I constructed with
Michael Strong's mini pot stamp
and used digital images from Create with TLC.

A dreidel is a little toy top. In Hebrew
it is called a "sevivon" and I found this cute
video of the Muppets singing this song.
I thought this was real nice to share with my grandson.
Now I will teach him the song.

How did I make this card?
For the background I used Tim Holtz musical tussue
paper. I glued it to a piece of cardstock and painted it
with silver distress ink. When dry, I used the star embossingfolder
and added a little blue in on the stars.

Here you see the dreidels. I stamped the pot on light blue paper 
with versamark and embossed the image with silver embossing
powder. Then cut out the 4 little pots. I used turquise paper to
make the dreidels to stick behind the pots. The Hebrew letters
on top are also embossed with silver and cut out with a 
circle punch. These letters have a meaning. They go from right
to left and say in Hebrew: Nes gadol haya sham", meaning
a great miracle happened there (there being in Israel).

These letters are also used for the game played.
Each player has some gelt (coins,realor chocolate).
You spin the top and when it falls down you see a letter
on top. These letters tell you what to do.
a) Nun means “nisht” or “nothing.” The player does nothing.
b) Gimmel  means “gantz” or “everything.” The player gets everything in the pot.
c) Hey means “halb” or “half.” The player gets half of the pot. (If there is an odd number of pieces in the pot, the player takes half of the total plus one).
d) Shin (outside of Israel) means “shtel” or “put in.” Peh (in Israel) also means “put in.” The player adds a game piece to the pot.

This is the set of digital images I used from
Create with TLC for this card.

Here the inside of the card.

Thank you for looking,
I am going to light the first candle tonight.

Have a creative day!


Laura said...

Hetty, you are soooo creative!!! I'm amazed at this way cool idea you have for the Dreidel! The colors are so beautiful! What a cool idea to use the TH music tissue and then to use the silver and blue distress inks! I love this card! THanks for the tutorial! ANd wishing you a happiness and joy as you light the candle tonight and each night of Hanukkah!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Hetty, have a great holiday!


Daffodil Cards said...

Not only is your card beautiful and so bright, I love the tutorial, and the history and the information of the game. The song was lovely and wonderful that tradition carries on with your Grandson, there is so much being lost these days. Thank you so much for your posts on Hanukkah I have learned a great deal about it.

I will say as you say -
May your lights shine bright
and wishing you all a wonderful week of
making latkes, singing songs and celebrate.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Interesting blog post and gorgeous card! Your grandson will love it - it's so fun! Love the background too!

Paulette Creates said...

It's beautiful~! Happy Hanukkah!