Thursday, December 10, 2009

Sparkly Menorah

There were several challenges this week for sparkly, blingy, glitzed out creations. I saw this idea in a magazine (can't for the life of me remember which one) and knew I wanted to make a Hanukah card for a friend. I glitzed it up by using glittered cardstock for the base, shimmer cardstock for the star 'flames', and pearlescent white for the menorah. The photo didn't capture the sparkle, but it's there! (Please see the Ins and Outs for links to the challenge websites and feel free to join in the fun).

I flipped the sketch upside down for my card.


365 Cards Day 283 ~ Pick 5 (Have someone else pick 5 things from your stash to put on your card – can use more, but have to have the 5 on it) My husband thought he was tricking me up by handing me a bunch of ribbon tails. Ha! He forgets he's married to a master crafter. :o)
365 Cards Day 242 ~ Ribbon Frenzy (use 7 ribbons) I manged to use even MORE!
Crazy for Challenges #13 ~ Punch Happy I used a star punch to create my candle flames.
Pile it On #27 ~ Tinsel Town: Use glitter I used glitter paper for the base and the center star.
PaperPlay Challenge #45 ~ Movies & Books Use a movie or book for inspiration. My card fits in perfectly with Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights.

My Creation

INS AND OUTS ~ Sparkly Menorah
365 Cards Day 141 ~ Super Sketchy Sunday
365 Cards Day 283 ~ Pick 5
365 Cards Day 242 ~ Ribbon Frenzy
Crazy for Challenges #13 ~ Punch Happy
Pile it On #27 ~ Tinsel Town
Stamp Something Challenge ~ Glitzy Somethings
Stamptacular Sunday ~ Let it Shine
PaperPlay Challenge #45 _ Movies & Books
2RedBananas Sunday Challenge ~ Stay Warm
Paper: DCWV Glitter & Shimmer Stacks, Misc Pearlescent DP
Accessories: Pop Up Dots, SU Grosgrain Ribbon, Misc Lace Ribbon, Creative Memories Star Punch


  1. What a great card! Love all the ribbons with the different colors!

    Thanks for joining us at SSC this week!

    Hugs, Line

  2. Fabulous work, I love the effect of the ribbons. Thanks for joining us at SSC.

    Liza x

  3. What a great card with all that sparkle. Thanks for joining the banana challenge.

  4. Great Hanukkah card, fellow Minnesotan! :)

  5. great idea to use the ribbon! thanks for playing!

  6. Gosh, I luv how you combine the challenges! Beautiful cards.

  7. Great card - thanks for joining us on Paperplay this week.

  8. Fab card, great use of ribbons.
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Play
    hugs Mandy xx

  9. Very nice! Thanks for joining us at the SSC.

  10. What a great card! Thanks for joining us at SSC this week:)

  11. your take on the sketch and the ribbons as candles...very creative! I'm so glad you could join us this week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!


  12. Pretty card ;0)
    Thanks for joining us at SSC this week.


  13. What a great Hanukah card. Thanks for joining in at SSC.
    Hugs xx

  14. this is awesome!! and you tell your dh that you passed the challenge :0)

  15. I just love that you incorporated that sketch with the ribbon challenge. And that was brilliant to create a Menorah with the ribbon for the 365 ribbon challenge!

  16. So creative! I love the stars as candle flames and the ribbons as candles! Thank you for joining us at PaperPlay!


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