Sizzix’s new Mini Milk Carton die, featured in Stampin’ Up!’s 2010 Occasions Mini, helps you make a lot more than milk cartons.
If you visited the Stampin’ Addicts 2010 Occasion Mini Blog Hop, you’ve seen my original retro percolator and my open treat dish. But did you realize that there’s a dreidel waiting to be made out of those die-cuts?
(Click on the photo for a closer view.)
My inspiration for this dreidel was a young lady named Eve and her grandmother.
Over the holidays, Eve and her parents visited her grandparents up north. On Christmas Day, the entire family delivered meals to the elderly and other shut-ins, a commitment the grandparents’ synagogue makes every year to allow the regular volunteers to be with their family for Christmas. Though it must have been much colder than where she lives, sweet Eve was happy to perform this kind act of service.
Eve’s grandmother is a fiber artist, specializing in needlepoint Judaica. No doubt the family’s recent time together included admiring her latest pieces. From the pictures I’ve seen, the colors she uses in her work are so lush and rich!
When I started to design my cardstock dreidel, I wanted to create something that would delight young Eve, but also evoke the care and beauty of her grandmother’s creations. I also wanted to incorporate the six-petal flower from the Boho Blossom punch, which to me looks a bit like the Star of David.
Now, I doubt this little cardstock trinket will get me an invitation to try out for the U.S. Olympic Dreidel-Making Team. But, for a Methodist girl, I’m thinkin’ it ain’t too bad. . . .
RECIPE – Cardstock Dreidel (inspired by a sweet girl and her savta)
- Ink: none
- Paper: Brilliant Blue, Brushed Gold, Brushed Silver, Shimmery White
- Stamps: none
- Etc.: Big Shot, Mini Milk Carton die, bone folder, punches (1″ Circle, 3/4″ Circle, Boho Blossoms, Curly Label), shimmer paint (Champagne Mist), sponge dauber, Crop-a-Dile, eyelts (silver), sticky strip, mini glue dots, elastic cord (gold)
- Techniques: die-cut art