Friday, 31 March 2017

CAS-ual Fridays Stamp Release blog hop Guest Design

Hello my dear friends! A couple of weeks ago I was aksed by Michele Gross, the owner of  CAS- ual Fridays Stamps company to take a part in their very first new release blog hop. Two of the new released stamp sets are Jewish sets that are not Hanukkah themed and she thought that I can use them for the release showcase. Together with those two sets I got 4 more of new released stamp sets and I used  some of them  combined with Jewish sets.


To participate in our blog hop you should start in the company blog HERE.
You can find all new stamps HERE!
There are 5 random $20 gc prizes (nobody knows from which blog!) and 1 grand prize $50 gc on the company blog.All you need to do to maybe win one of those prizes is to comment on each and every blog.
Comment close ar 11.59 April 1 st.
 And here is the full blog hop list:
So now to the real thing- my projects made with the new released stamps:



I think that for those who are not familiar with Jewish traditions each and every piece needs a bit of 
explanation. I am not going to make the Jewish religion class, but just a few words about each one.

Shalom and Chag Sameach card



The sentiment means Hello and Merry Holidays, but Shalom is also Peace and my family name…
This is a totally general card that can be given for any Jewish Holiday, from New Year to Hanukkah to Sukkoth, Purim, Passover or whatever.
The sentiments were stamped with black pigmented ink (Memento Luxe ) and heat embossed with clear embossing powder (WOW! Embossing powders). I used MISTY to arrange the sentiment and to add the border stamped strip. Another border strip was stamped with Yellow pigmented ink and heat embossed with clear powder. Then I die cut three stitched circles (Die Versions) and the & sign (Sizzix) and embellished with clear stitches and washi tape. The colors are very general and fit any age group.

May the torah card





This is a card that fits the religious part of Jewish population or the second grade students who get their first Torah (Bible book) at school.
The sentiment is stamped with blue teal pigmented ink and then heat embossed with clear powder. The rectangles are die cut with Elizabeth Crafts die set. The Torah book die is non branded China made staff, but the only one that shows our Bible book. I stamped the word "Torah" again and added it as the spine title.

L'Shana Tova card





Jewish New Year is totally different from the general January 1 day. We celebrate it around September (it moves as our month is 28 days). There are two symbols that are mostly used and both are connected to the main blessing of our New Year-Let it be sweet.
So the symbols are honey and apple and we eat apple with honey the very first thing during the Holiday meal. So I made the die cut honey comb background (Cherry Lynn) and added the jar with "bead" honey and some misting. Apples are just old buttons. The sentiment is stamped with red pigmented ink and heat 
embossed. Did I mention I am an embossing addict?

Purim Sameah card




Our Purim (usually March) is very similar to Halloween. We all dress up, even the adults. We give each other sweets and the religious part is reading the book of Esther, but this is for religious people mostly.
So my card was made with a die cut mask (Die Versions) made from metal foil and inlayed into the cardstock cut. I also stamped the sentiment over the same metal foil and yes, it was heat embossed.
The background was misted and embellished with different rhinestones.

Mazel Tov on your Bat Mitzvah tag






Bat Mitzvah is actually girls 12 th Birthday.  For us this is the most important day before the wedding and we celebrate it big time: huge party, fancy dresses, present and it looks like a small wedding reception.
So I made this fancy tag in girly colors and girly style. The upper tag was stamped with three different inks and 2 border stamps and then misted to fit the general cardstock colors.
The sentiment was arranged in a different way to fit the chipboard rose circle.
I hope that you love my projects and please visit all other hop stops if you want to win on our Blog Hop!



47 comments:

HeatherB said...

These are great, Irit. I liked reading your explanations of the traditions.

Preeti D. (aka Preety) said...

beautiful work :) thanks for sharing

Sarah Greber said...

I am glad to have your explanations, too! Thanks for sharing how each can be used. Your designs are fun and really reflect each occasion!

Janet Zeppa said...

Thanks for sharing your traditions and explaining them to us!

Mary Holshouser said...

Beautiful cards and great
explanations of traditions.
thanks for sharing.

Shelly said...

Oh, these are all fun!

sandie said...

wow these are all so original and stunning x

Avra Williams said...

Beautiful Judaic cards!

Desperatehousewife Craft said...

Beautiful unique cards and thank you so much for the explanations. They are really helpful! Now I know which sentiment to use for which text. Thanks for sharing!

Heidi Sagel said...

Great cards....Love the ideas for all the Jewish holiday cards that I can now make for family and friends.

Daria Z. said...

You've been busy! Such wonderful cards and thanks for the explanations.

Nora N. said...

Your cards are amazing!!! LOVE the honey and apple card!!

Cynthia Cole said...

Your cards are super.

Elise Smith said...

Awesome cards! I enjoyed reading the explanations :) I love that honeycomb background!!

Marcia said...

Great cards! Thanks for sharing so much information about them and their meaning.

Annie Solomon said...

I'm so impressed with all the cards you made. And it was nice that you explained some of the hebrew and the traditions. I do a lot of Jewish-themed cards, so it was very fun to see yours. I'm always stuck with traditional symbols (torah, shofar, etc.) so it was great to see how you used other backgrounds and ideas.

Naama said...

Gorgeous cards Irit! I was so happy to see some Hebrew/Jewish stamps in this release and they're so pretty too! Especially loved your Shalom card and adding the beads to the honey jar - brilliant!! Thanks for sharing :)

Kathleen said...

Some great cards. And educational too!馃榾
Kathleen Mc x

Michele Gross said...

You are awesome! I love the cards, each one is beautiful, but I especially love how you explained them. Very well done! So glad you could join us for our special blog hop!

Dana M said...

Fabulous cards! Thank you for the background as to the significance of the images/words and how they apply to your traditions and celebrations.

Dawn S. said...

These are so pretty! Thanks for the explanations!

Lynnea Hollendonner said...

Wow! Thank you for taking the time to explain the details in your customs!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

These are beautiful! So many great projects and I'm totally in love with the mask card!

Sue LD said...

Wonderful cards and thanks for sharing the special meanings.

Julie Wexler said...

The shalom and Mazel tov stamp sets are my faves in the new collection! So hard to find! These will give the few old wood stamps I have a rest and generate some new ideas for card making along the Judaica theme. Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

Rose W said...

Wonderful cards. Good inspiration.

Teresa Doyle said...

WOWZERS Irit, you have been having some fun! Fantastic work, you have certainly showcased the release all in one go! Good job!

Craftydancer said...

Very nice. Such elegant cards. I really enjoyed your blog post. Great explanation about what they represent.

Cheryl Jones

McStamper said...

Love your ideas. Beautiful tag.

Jan Phat said...

WoW... so many pretty cards and beautiful details...
Thanks for sharing with us your explanation...
Love them/Jan

Susan White said...

I loved your cards and reading the explanation for each Occasion.

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Your cards are gorgeous. Thank for the explanation of the different events.

Macimbalo said...

Wow, you made so many lovely creations for this hop! So talented and I love how you used the new release!

Maye M.L said...

Your cards brought a smile to my heart. Cheers

Lady Joyful said...

Great cards!

Carmela Hubler said...

Love the card with the die cut honeycomb. The floral card is simply gorgeous. Love the clean, simple design of your first card. All beautiful projects.

Linda Gorman said...

Great cards!!! Thank you for sharing all the info!

Carey Nusbaum said...

Great cards and tags! Thanks for the inspiration!

Miss Lauren said...

Oh my gosh these are WONDERFUL!!! you did an amazing job with the styles of the cards matching the traditions!!! They're all so unique and lovely!!!

Regina Cooper said...

Hi, your cards are so beautiful. My favs are the jar one and the tag, I love all of the colors in this one.

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty layering and details on your lovely cards!

Kerys said...

I love all the Jewish cards - so hard to find these sentiments and images in stamps. Thanks for the inspiration:)

Laurie said...

Great cards! The explanations help a lot, too. Thank you for that. Great job!

Larissa Heskett said...

BEAUTIFUL Projects!! LOVE them ALL!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!

cghundley said...

Wonderful insight
and lovely cards.
Carla from Utah

Denise Hartley said...

I love your color combinations on the first card and on the tales especially. I also loved your explanations of the traditions.

Andrea1702 said...

Wonderful cards and tag! Thank you for the inspiration!

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