Tuesday, August 25, 2009

August Papertrey Bloghop

It's that time again.
This month the challenge was to create a project inspired by any aspect of fall. It is hard for me accept that fall is just around the corner because I don't feel like we got to enjoy very much summer this year due to all the rain we have had but I can already feel it in the air though.
When I think of fall the first thing that comes to mind is Rosh Hashanah, which is the start of the Jewish New Year. Rosh Hashanah is always a Fall Holiday and is usually in September. This year it starts on September 18th and will be year 5770. So for this challenge this is what I came up with.






A tradition during this holiday is eating apples dipped in honey, it is a symbol of our wish for a sweet new year so the apple and the bees on the card signify that. I also included a shofar because it is another big part of the holiday as well. I started by finding an apple template then I cut it out of some Papertrey Pure Poppy Cardstock and embossed it with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder. Next I cut out a leaf from Ripe Avocado cardstock and the stem from Dark Chocolate cardstock then embossed them with the Swiss Dots embossing folder too and added them to the apple. I stamped the Shofar from from the Mazel Tov Set on Summer Sunrise Cardstock and embossed it with CTMH Denim embossing powder after that I cut it out with the Label 1 die and embossed it and matted it on piece of SU Pumpkin Pie Cardstock that I also cut out with the Label 1 Die and embossed too. After that I stamped some bees from the Honey Bee Set with Momento Black Ink then colored in the stripes with a yellow Copic marker and cut them out. The sentiment is from the Mazel Tov Set as well.
Inside the card you will find a blank space to write a message on and another bee. This card also qualifies for the Cuttlebug Challenge #45 too. That's it for now. I am looking forward to seeing what everyone else that is participating came up with. As always thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great night.

44 comments:

Scrapping Julie said...

so adorable

travelingmama said...

What a fun and delicious tradition! Best wishes from Morocco!

Aimes said...

You clever thing - this is adorable! The apple and honey looks delicious too!
Aimes
x

Stampin' Pam said...

Great project and what a wonderful tribute to the holiday! Good to see some unique "fall" themes. Have a good holiday (when it gets here)

ashjoy said...

That is great, that is my favorite treat!

Bonnie said...

This is so fun!! Wonderful project!

Laurel said...

Absolutely love this!!! Very clever and very well put together! If you don't mind me asking, would you mind sharing where you found the apple template? Would be a perfect card for one of my teacher friends just starting her first year of teaching! laurelkbeard@gmail.com

Marge said...

Great project!!!

Rebecca said...

I really like how you embossed the leaf of your apple. And these colors look so nice together.

Terri E. said...

What a neat creation and way to share your holiday. Such a fun way to use those cute little bees as well. You sure did bring the warmth of autumn to mind.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Cammie said...

What a clever project!

Sue Pardue said...

Love the apple! Very cute.

Melissa said...

What a great project! I love it!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Adorable Apple card! Great way to combine 2 challenges! :)

Amy said...

What a clever card to send for this holiday!

Lori said...

This is great!! How fun you added apples and caramel, my favorite!

ChristineCreations said...

This is really cool! Love how the apples with honey look too!

Catherine said...

wow...how clever! Now I want to go try apples dipped in honey too :0)

Janelle said...

Love your Rosh Hashana (hmmm. don't think that's right. sorry for the bad spelling!) card. What a great idea! Great symbolism with the bee (but your apples and honey picture made me want a snack and I just finished dinner!). Great card!

Regan said...

ahhh so cute

Lacey said...

Very cute! What a great idea!
~lacey
www.handstampedbylacey.typepad.com

Chris said...

very cool! thanks for sharing your tradition!

Belinda said...

What a wonderful project for a fun tradition!

Kristina said...

What a great fall project! The apples and honey look sooo good!

peggysue said...

Wow, this is so original and I learned so much from reading your post. Thank you for sharing! And you have so many neat little details, special project.

Michelle said...

This is really pretty - - and I love the leaf run through the Swiss Dots embossing folder.

Amy said...

So cool!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Love the template apple shape for the card, very unique!

Heather P. said...

This is so cute!!

Deanna said...

Totally cute!

PurpleD said...

How original! Love the apples, love the intense red! :-)

Antje said...

Lovely card!

BethieJ said...

Oh soooo CUTE!!! You did such a GREAT job!!!

kimosabescraps said...

very nice.. and I love reading about your traditions!

Cheryl said...

Terri, this is just beautiful.

Cassie said...

what a sweet apple! thanks for joining in at cuttlebug challenge blog!
http://www.cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com

Natasha said...

So beautifully done!

IamDerby said...

This is great and was educational for me too! Nice job!

Maria L. said...

I love your shaped card! I love your take on autumn - very creative and original!

Lisa H. said...

this turned out really nice! great colors!

Cindy said...

So darn cute!!! Glad you joined us with Be Inspired at Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot.

Cindy
http://www.cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com/

Jackie G said...

What a super fun card!!
Thanks for playing with us at Cuttlebug Challenge!!

**Jackie**
http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com

Aletha J. Williams said...

Thanks for sharing! This is wonderful! There goes that Cuttlebug again!

Beth said...

I just realized I missed commenting on this adorable apple it is awesome Terri and I am so glad you played along with us at CBC hope to see you again soon and thanks for signing up as a follower.