Wednesday, December 2, 2009

On The Second Day of Christmas The Queen Gave To Me...

Puffy Bugs and a Doodly Stamp set!!! =) Hi Everyone!!! I have another tag for you today!!! My family is an interfaith family. I am Jewish and my husband is not. We celebrate both Hanukkah and Christmas culturally...not religiously. We explain to our children about family and the importance of helping others especially during this time of year and about being spiritual, faithful and hopeful. So with that my tag today is a Hanukkah tag. I used the Puffy Bugs and Doodled Holiday Words stamp sets along with my printer to come up with an appropriate sentiment for the Jewish holiday.

Same as my tag from yesterday, I used my Cricut to cut the tag and it's inside. For Hanukkah I'm using blue and silver. The background paper called to me for some calming visual intrigue but I've added lots of bits so it's not busy but not too serene either. I adhered them together and then zig zag stitched around the perimeter.

I inked the Puffy Bug in SU! Brocade Blue and colored her and her baby in with my Copics. I punched them out using an oval scallop, paper pierced each scallop and put a speck of silver stickles in ever other piercing.
I then stamped JOY from the Doodled Holiday set in gray pigment ink and heat embossed it. I also used my silver stickles after I stitched around the perimeter of that layer.

I added a stripe of blue polka dotted ribbon and to that I hand stitched halfway around a little metal circle that I had lying around from goodness knows what, a star brad (even though it's not a 6 pointed star as the Star of David is...I figured it could represent) and the heart pin as a little triumvirate of decor. Lastly, I printed in Word the words The and Of Hanukkah in blue ink on grey cardstock. I trimmed them out with my SU! word punch (I think that's what it's called) and found just the right place for them. I added some silver cording and Voila! Merry Hanukkah everyone!! ;)

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XOXO-
Meredith

2 comments:

lotsa scrap said...

Wow! You really put a lot of thought and time into this one! It's adorable!

Penny said...

wow! this is unbelievable!