I saw this beautiful Hanukkah card online and knew I wanted to CASE it. I love the simplicity of the dreidel outline and the beauty of the papers. Plus, I wanted to try a new technique that just looks AWESOME! It’s called iris folding because it resembles a camera’s iris that opens and closes to let light in (just like your eye!) I followed this very easy tutorial here and used this pattern.
These cards came together very quickly. They’re also very thick because of all the folded paper! I downloaded the pattern, brought it into Sure Cuts A Lot and cut it out at 4 inches. Then I printed the pattern out at four inches to place behind my cut-out to follow the pattern, added the button and twine.
All the papers are scraps, the button is from my stash. This iris folding technique is a great way to use your scraps. I’m hoping to make some Christmas cards using this technique. You really get a stunning effect for very easy technique! The twine in In the Navy Trendy Twine.
I have fond memories of playing dreidel and eating latkes in elementary school. We also learned a few Hanukkah songs that I still remember. I really love to sing!
Happy Hanukkah to all those who celebrate!