While most of us are getting ready for the Easter holiday – an important day in Christian communities, as well as a fun day for children of all cultures in our country – many of us are beginning the week of Passover, an important event in the Jewish calendar. While I tend to try to make cards celebrating Jewish events more around the time of Hannukah, that’s because I can make fun cards for that relatively minor holiday, because it comes in the same basic time of the year as Christmas.
Cards for Passover, though, are a bit harder for me to visualize. Then, just this week, one of my online Stampin’ Up! groups posted a card made with a fold called a Star Fold, and I immediately saw that as a possibility for a Passover card. I’m not Jewish, though, and I was not brought up with any Jewish families that were close to us. So I’m not necessarily a good source for ideas for Jewish cards. But I consider that my heart is in the right place, so here goes with my attempt!
This is an amazingly easy card to make, especially when you use the tutorial by Cindy Elam (a long-time online friend of mine) at Splitcoast Stampers. Cindy even has a video!
For my card, I used a sheet of paper from the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack which is in the Stampin’ Up! 2017-2018 Annual Catalog. This sheet is the Tranquil Tide color. Once I folded it, I stapled a piece of the Tranquil Tide 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon to the left side of the card front. For the sentiment, I stamped the word “Blessings” (from the stamp that says, “Christmas Blessings”), onto a scrap of Whisper White Cardstock, also in the Tranquil Tide Color, and then adhered that over the stapled ribbon using Tear & Tape Adhesive. When the card is pulled open, the ribbon and sentiment layer both stay in place nicely. Oh, and I punched the sentiment layer out using the Tailored Tag Punch from the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog.
About those Glitter Enamel Dots. I can find no record of my having bought anything but the set that I reference with the list of products below. But the color of these dots is supposed to be Dapper Denim. When I put them next to the Tranquil Tide paper, they sure did look like a match to me. So there they are!
I’d like to reminisce a bit about the times my friend Janet and I, who worked together eons ago, would have to research menus at restaurants near us to make sure we could find things she could eat during Passover. Or about other friends from the time I was a child until not too many years ago who would invite me to a Seder at their home. But I’ll leave that for another time. For now, I hope you enjoy this Star Fold card as much as I did making it!