Trendy Tuesday – Hanukkah
by Katherine Elliot

 Can you believe it is November already?  Time flies quickly over the next two months, especially in crafty households.  So many opportunities to craft, and so little time!  To jump start some holiday ideas, check out these fun tools you can use for quick and beautiful Hanukkah projects.  The skilled designers and brands featured today have some great cards and projects.  Hanukkah begins at the end of the month (falling on the same day as the United States’ Thanksgiving holiday), so you better get started soon!

Card by Inge Groot featuring stamps and products from My Favorite Things, image source Patterned Paper

My Favorite Things offers stamps and dies to make a coordinated project easy to create in a flash.  Clean and simple cards with a classic blue and white color scheme may also help speed up your design. Card by Michele Boyer, image source Paper Cuts

Happy Hanukkah

Happy Hanukkah stamp set from My Favorite ThingsDie-namics Hanukkah Light and Love

Hanukkah Die-namics

Find more Hanukkah theme stamp sets from companies like Lawn Fawn, CAS-ual Fridays, and Stampin’ Up!

happy hanukkahCard by Mariana Grigsby, image source Lawn

happy hanukkahHappy Hanukkah stamp set from Lawn Fawn

8 Happy Nights stamp set from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

Card and gift box by Lorena Canto, featuring 8 Happy Nights, image source CAS-ual Fridays Blog


 Jewish Celebrations stamp set from Stampin’ Up!

 Use other trendy tools to make your project stand out, like Yapha Mason did with her Stampin’ Up! Circle Thinlits card.


Hanukkah Circle Thinlet Card by Yapha Mason

Card by Yapha Mason, image source Rubber Stamping and Card Making by Yapha

  Betty Traciak’s elegant, dark blue design featuring the Jewish Celebrations stamp set adds sophistication to her coordinated card and gift box.

Card and box by Betty Traciak, image source Kitty Stamp

Quickly download a digital stamp to get instant crafting satisfaction.  The young and young at heart may enjoy the cute Dreidel Bears digital stamp from Hambo Stamps.  Juliana Swanson colored her digital image to perfection in her joyful greeting card shown below. Card by Juliana Swanson featuring Dreidel Bears digital stamp from Hambo Stamps, image source Splitcoast Stampers

  If you discover your holiday budget is tight or you cannot find a Hanukkah theme stamp you like, make an attractive greeting card by re-purposing some fall stamps, stamping leaf designs in traditional holiday colors.

9301917614 b5c136fd9c Groovin with the Go to Gals: Welcome Heather!Card by Heather Campbell, image source Paper Crafts Connection

Shaped tags and die cut candles may come in handy for the eight nights of festivities.  Tags are also fun and quick to create. Candle tags by Terri Moore, image source Life with Terri

Tags by Gaby Charlton, featuring cut shapes from  Dreidel Set from Silhoutte On-line Store for digital cutters,  image source Made by Mamaleh

Handmade, small gifts are enjoyable to create for any occasion or holiday.  Chocolate coins will be fun to give away during Hanukkah in a pretty, little hand stamped muslin bag.  Lori Tecler’s project below also features a stamp from The Cats Pajamas that uses the more traditional spelling of the holiday name for the traditional, little gift bag.


Gelt bag featuring stamps from The Cats Pajamas, by Lori Tecler, image source Inking Aloud

Oh, did we say chocolate?  Yum.  What is a holiday without chocolate?  Brenda Quitman’s star shaped packaging looks very festive and fun to make.

 Star candy package by Brenda Quintana, tutorial and image source QBee’s Quest

 Thanks for taking the time to check out today’s post.  But time is a’wasting, so get crafting everyone!


3 replies on “Trendy Tuesday – Hanukkah”

  1. I only need 2 Hanukkah cards so was thrilled with the idea of using leaf images in blue. A message could easily be done on a computer. Great ideas!

  2. Thank you so much for the wonderful Ideas. I make a few Hanukkah Cards, for our lovely Jewish Friends, each year. They always remark that it is very kind of us to think of them. I just LOVE the 1-8 Candle Tags and you have me thinking about making a few Gift Sets. How lovely would they be to use each night during their Candle Lighting Ceremony or as a Banner (that is updated each night). I am putting that on my To Do List and working on those this upcoming week!

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