Saturday, November 23, 2013

Happy Hanukkah Memory Box Card

When I first saw the Sussex Globe die from Memory Box, I saw more than just a snowflake image.  I saw a beautiful Star of David that I could use on Hanukkah cards or other Judaica cards.  Let me tell you, it is not easy to find nice rubber stamps, let alone dies, for my family and Jewish friends and, although I doubt the folks at Memory Box were thinking of this when they designed this die, I truly thank them!!

If you are in the NYC area, my friends over at The Ink Pad, carry a good amount of Memory Box dies.  And if they don't have it in stock, they can order it for you.  No, I do not make a commission.  LOL


To make this very easy card, you will need the following supplies - 

Sussex Globe Die by Memory Box (98656) 
Typewriter Upper Alphabet by Memory Box (98367)
Typewriter Lower Alphabet by Memory Box (98366)
Spellbinders Standard Circles Small Nestabilities
Spellbinders Standard Circles Large Nestabilities
White card base 6 1/2" x 5" (6 1/2" x 10" scored and folded at 5")
Light blue, dark blue, and white cardstock
Silver glitter cardstock
Die Cut Machine (Big Shot, Big Kick, Grand Calibur)
Double sided tape
Zig 2 way glue with chisel tip
Clear crystals  

Step by Step:

1.  For card front - cut a piece of dark blue cardstock 6 1/2" x 5" and adhere to card front.  Then cut a piece of silver glitter paper 6 14" x 4 3/4" and adhere to dark blue, then cut a piece of light blue cardstock 6 1/8" x 4 5/8" and adhere to silver cardstock.  


2.  Cut and emboss a piece of dark blue cardstock using the largest and 2nd largest circle dies from the Standard Circles Large set.  Cut and emboss a piece of silver glitter cardstock using the largest die from the Standard Circles Small set.  


3.  Using your die cut machine, cut the Sussex Globe and lower case letters from white cardstock.  Then cut the two capital "H"s with dark blue cardstock.  



4.  Trim the Sussex Globe to form the Star of David - see photo below.  Adhere it to the small blue circle you cut and embossed in Step 2, above, with the Zig 2 way glue.  Then adhere that circle to the silver glitter circle, then those to the large dark blue circle.  Then adhere all 3 to the card front.





5.  Adhere crystals to the Star of David. Using the Zig glue, adhere the letters under the Star of David.  



Hope you enjoyed this tutorial.  

~Michael

3 comments: