Monday, October 25, 2010

Papertrey Blog Hop!!









Hello all! Thanks for coming back to see me (this is assuming that you came by this morning). This post is for today's Papertrey Blog Hop! Here is Nichole's description of this months hop:

"There is always a lot of focus on Christmas in our industry this time of year, as that is what the majority of the population celebrates.  However, this month's blog hop is dedicated to those that celebrate winter holidays other than Christmas.  Create a project that celebrates Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or some other winter holiday as we embrace everyone's beliefs in a celebration of diversity through paper crafting."




Awesome, right? I decided that I would make cards for Eid, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. If I had had more time over the weekend I would have done a few more..and I still may! 




So, let's first start with Eid. Eid is a Muslim celebration. This year it falls on November 16th. I won't pretend to be an expert on anything here, so I won't go into further details about exactly what they celebrate or do..nor do I want to depend on wiki to inform me. So, i'll just show you the card and say "google" if you want to learn more! *wink*


Here is my card for Eid:






I have to be honest and say that I saw a lot of more exclusive symbols and things that I could have chosen, but when I saw a card similar to this online in celebration of eid I thought I would go with it. 1. because I loved it and 2. because I thought it would be really easy to change the sentiment and make it for some other occasion. Honestly, with so much divisiveness going on in the world, this was my way of trying to be inclusive. This could easily be a Christmas card or Kwanzaa card or whatever. Ok, enough of my "world peace" schpeil. LOL

The fluorish is from Fancy Fluorishes and the words are from Star Prints. I inked up one letter at a time to spell out "eid" and it was NOT fun..lol. The bling is from want2scrap.


My second card is for Hanukkah. I wanted to do something really simple with a little bling and this is what resulted:




Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday that begins at sundown on December 1st and ends December 9th this year. Again, I won't get into specifics but i'm sure Google will..lol. To make this card, I cut two triangles out of Papertrey vellum and put them on top of each other, one upside down. I then used my 2 way glue and added some of the glitter glass. I added a pearl in the middle and instant Star of David. :) I also used my new Square Lattice folder..and i'm in love. You'll be seeing it again for sure. Maybe tomorrow..lol.

My last card is for Kwanzaa. It's a cultural, not religious, holiday that some African Americans celebrate. It starts the day after Christmas and goes for 7 days. We don't celebrate it, but I know others who do.

Here is my Kwanzaa card:


There is some emphasis on giving natural gifts of food and such during Kwanzaa, so I wanted to make sure there was some food..and then I thought my Pure Innocence little girl was a fun touch as was the "tablecloth". I also used my Square Lattice folder here. Unfortunately, there is no papertrey on this card. I'm sorry, but I just didn't have anything that fit except the cardstock! :)


Well, I hope you liked my cards and maybe got some ideas about cards that YOU can make for someone. Enjoy the rest of the hop! Thanks for dropping in.



58 brownkowments:

Lee Anne said...

I'm so glad you participated and boy did you do a great job! Wonderful projects celebrating 3 very different holidays!

Susan said...

They are all so AMAZING!!! I love that you made cards for these 3 different celebrations. The flourish is gorgeous and the inking of each EID letter was well worth it, looks great! And the bling is beautiful on your Hanukkah card. The Kwanzaa card is adorable and beautiful. You just ROCKED this hop!!! Thank you for showing how wonderful diversity is!

Traveling Mama said...

These are awesome! I especially like the eid because it reminds me of our time in Morocco! Hugs from Denmark!

Jen Carter said...

Great job on all of these cards! Love the bling/glitter on the first 2 and the 3rd card is adorable!

Jameela said...

Love ur creations! especially how u stamped "Eid"...at first, i was like, where did that stamp come from, it was that great looking :)

Sue Lelli said...

WOW! You are quite an over achiever - LOL! All of them are so FAB! LOVE the eid lettering and the flourish and LOVE the little girl on the Kwanza card!

Dana said...

WOW Keva, you went all out! That's my girl!! *wink*
That Eid card just blew me away...stunning. Love the use of the scripty letters to stamp "EID" too.
The next card has some amazing glitter on it and I thought it was tinsel! Beautiful in it's simplicity.
Now your Kwanzaa card is adorable! The texture really caught my eye as did that awesome table! You are a rock star for sure my friend.

Tessa said...

WOW 3 cards?!?!?!? Awesome! I barely got my one done! My favorite is the Hanukkah card!

Mariah said...

Great job! All 3 are so pretty and you can tell that your heart was in them! Fantastic!

Mariah said...

Great job! All 3 are so pretty and you can tell that your heart was in them! Fantastic!

Laura Isham said...

I LOVE all 3 cards! They are all beautiful and capture the holiday spirit!

good_day1214 said...

I was so looking forward to your post! Such lovely cards. I'm especially loving your Eid card. Simple, elegant, and can easily be interchanged to serve any holiday. And the lettering is just so pretty. Great job!

Linda W said...

Fabulous! You were really busy. Love how you lettered the Eid card. Really creative - all of them!

Amy said...

Wow, you did 3 cards! They are all great and love all the sparkle on the first two.

Terri said...

Way to go for making 3 different cards. Great job on all of them!

Sara said...

Wow! These cards are great. And to ink up each letter to spell out "eid"...wow. ´=)Thanks for sharing.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Wow! Great job on all three cards. Very pretty and love the last one with all the colors.

Kay said...

Wow! These are awesome, and kudos to you for creating not one, but 3 cards celebrating something other than Christmas! Bravo!

Anne Marie said...

Gorgeous cards, as always, Keva! I love how you featured ideas for all 3 holidays and each one is just wonderful. Great job! :)

Viola Mahr said...

You're a sweetie to make cards for three so different holidays! Thank you for sharing and your sweet comment on my part of the hop!

hugs,
Viola

Babies- Beth said...

Oh Keva, you were so clever with those cards! That sweet little girl with all of the food makes me think maybe she wants to snitch a little of something, lol! Really, they are all great!!

Helen F. said...

BEAUTIFUL cards, Keva. All of them represent such wonderful celebrations!

KER said...

great cards...and this hop might help some learn of other culture
's and religion's traditions/rituals...i love the clean design of the kwanzaa card...the sparkle of the hanukkah card...and the beautiful flourish in the eid card...tfs these works of art

Paula Laird said...

Oh my gosh, Keva, these are awesome! I LOVE your Eid card! And you rock for inking those out of Star Prints! If I had done it it would be a big inky mess!
Your Hanukkah card is perfectly blingy and the Kwanzaa card is adorable and clean and pretty all at the same time. Way. To. Go!

Kelly S. said...

ACK the way you spelled out Eid is brilliant! That card is so simple and elegant! Love the rich colors and textures on your Hannukah card, and that little festive table for Kwanzaa with that sweet little girl all ready for a feast is TOO CUTE!

Christi said...

I just love love love the way you created the Eid sentiment from Star Prints. The flourish is beautiful. So are your sparkly Hanukkah card and the adorable Kwanzaa card. You really rocked this challenge.

Cammie said...

Congratulations on these three wonderful cards! The lettering on the first is gorgeous--well worth the trouble. Love the sparkle and simple design of the Hanukkah card. Finally, I like the way you incorporated the harvest theme in the Kwanzaa car. Your passion is obvious in these creations.

Lea L. said...

All three of your cards are fabulous! Great job creating for those three different celebrations! Great job with the PTI Blog Hop challenge! ♥♥♥

Kara said...

these cards are beautiful, keva!! i love how you included so many celebrations in your post!!

Maggie said...

You have insane amounts of patience to ink up the eid one letter at a time :) Great cards, lady!!

BethieJ said...

Keva all 3 of your cards are FABULOUS!! You were a busy girl for this hop!!
Have a GREAT day!

Gayatri said...

Beautiful cards, Keva! I love the Hanukkah card a lot mainly for the glitter and the third one for the colors. Great work!

Amy said...

Keva...you seriously rocked this challenge! I am in LOVE with your first card.....the way you spelled out eid....genius!! Great job girlie!

Marge said...

WOW, you really did ROCK this challenge & each of your cards is very AWESOME!!! Great job!!!

Cindy Coutts Designs said...

All of your cards are very beautiful! Thank you for sharing them with us.

Noora said...

Keva! what beautiful set of cards, love the one you made for Eid, its really prefect, and the other two are really pretty! well done Keva!

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Keva, these are so beautiful! I can't pick a favourite. (Although the way you used the Flourish is really inspiring!)

IamDerby said...

Wonderful cards Keva! Love that Kwanzaa card! The little girl is so cute! I was kind of upset by all the hoopla on the board about this hop... I did not enter into the fray! LOL I would have loved to join the hop but I had DT stuff I had to get done first... ok I am way to wordy now... Nicely done, I love your work!

Terri E. said...

Stunning! Love the great flourish and bling combo. Great job with the PTI challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

pattylt said...

keva, the cards are awesome! You just rocked my world with that sweet Hanukkah card and I love the Kwanzaa card....and how fantastic is that Eid card? You just nailed this challenge. So well done!

Kristii said...

Absolutely amazing creations!!! I ecpecially love your Kwanzaa card!!! Awesome!

Laurie said...

Wowzers chick! These are amazing! I love how you worked on so many different holidays! Great job here!

 

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