Rosh Hashanah * Jewish New Year Blog Hop

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Welcome to the first ever Stampin’ Up! demonstrators’ Rosh Hashanah blog hop!  I am so glad you stopped by.  I hope this blog hop will give you some great ideas for cards you can make to send to your Jewish friends and family members.


Shana Tova, or L’ Shana Tova, is a Hebrew phrase which loosely translates to “have a good year”.  The “layered letters” stamp set is perfect for those occasions when you want to spell out something unique. Apples and honey are symbols commonly associated with Rosh Hashanah, and are featured on both of my projects.  I love the fruit stand designer series paper, and the apples are just perfect for Rosh Hashanah.


This little jar filled with honey sticks would make a fun hostess gift or table centerpiece.  I made the apples using circle punches, and used the sprinkles punch for the stems.  I created the greeting on the little jar by using a marker to ink part of the “wishing you a fabulous year filled with good cheer” from the “Stitched with Cheer” stamp set; and adding in the word “sweet” from “thoughtful banners”.  We sure do have to get creative sometimes, don’t we?!

Thank you so much for stopping by. I really hope you are enjoying everyone’s projects.  If you have come from Nancy Stollnitz Hoetker’s blog please click the “next blog” button to visit  Yapha Nussbaum Mason 

You won’t want to miss the other participants in this blog hop:

Jean FitchLiz Roberts and Debby Hoffman

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Global Stamping Friends Seasonal Catalog with a Twist! Paisleys and Posies – Cards to Color

I am so excited to be participating in the first ever Global Stamping Friends blog hop! The theme for today’s hop is “Seasonal Catalogue with a Twist!”  (I love the international spelling.)paiselys and coloring supplies

Although I came of age during the 80’s, I’ve always been a 60’s girl at heart. The new Paisleys and Posies stamp set made my psychedelic heart swoon just a little bit. It was one of the first “must haves” on my catalog pre-order.  After playing with it a bit I realized that this set is tailor made for the current trend of adult coloring. I had so much fun stamping the images from this set onto half sheets of Stampin’ Up!’s fabulous, thick whisper white cardstock. Voila: instant adult coloring pages that are the perfect size for greeting cards.

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Stampin’ Write markers are the perfect tool for coloring in the designs.  The thick end of the marker is like a little paintbrush.  Using just the tip, with a light touch, you can color in even the tiniest images.

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I love that there is no right or wrong way to stamp the cards or color them in.  You can let go and be as creative as you want.  If you want to really get into the spirit you can play your favorite 60’s music while you stamp and color. I think the Zombies’ “Time of the Season” would be a great choice.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

Miriam Permut

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Decorated Clipboards

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One thing I love doing in the summer is holding craft camps for kids. The kids love it, too, and their parents tell me they look forward to it all year. One project that has been very successful is these decorated clipboards.  I made the green (emerald envy) one as a sample. The kids did an amazing job with theirs and they all turned out gorgeous! Here are two of them:



I posted this project in a Facebook Group for Stampin’ Up! demonstrators and got a lot of positive feedback plus request for directions.  So I thought I would share the project and directions here, too, for anyone who might be interested.

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I hope you enjoy!



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RV Shadow Box

I have recently begun seeing a lot of photos of shadow boxes. I really love the look of them – like a tiny framed piece of art. I made my first one today. Here it is:

I made it for my husband because he loves going on RV trips and would like us to get one of our own. I used crumb cake for the shadow box with a piece of the new Affectionally Yours dsp as the background. The stamp is from You’re Sublime. I am so glad that set carried over.

Thanks for stopping by and having a look. 


On Stage 2016 Make and Takes

One of my very favorite things about being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is getting to attend fabulous live events. Stampin’ Up! knows how to throw a party! #OnStage2016 in Salt Lake City was like being at a three days long party filled with people who love stamping and crafting as much as I do.  Those of us who were able to attend had the wonderful opportunity to learn all about the upcoming catalog, receive our very own copy, and play with some new products! Below are the make and takes we made.  The “friend” card at the bottom is from an amazing new all inclusive kit called “oh happy day”.  It will be a happy day indeed when I get my pre-order and can assemble all 20 cards!  IMG_5139

I love the new in colors and the confetti punch, which will be a “must have” for anyone who likes to make shaker cards.  And who doesn’t like to make shaker cards?!

The Happy Father’s Day card is a sneak peak of the May, 2016 paper pumpkin kit.  I promise you will LOVE it. Enjoy the sneak peek and feel free to ask questions or make comments.

Happy stamping!

Miriam Permut

Watercolor Awesomeness!

Have you noticed that Stampin’ Up! has recently introduced quite a few fabulous kits? I certainly have.  One of my favorites is the Watercolor Wishes card kit. I spent a couple of hours on Sunday putting together all 20 cards that come in the kit.  The cards are all pretty simple and each one only took me about five minues to put together – yet, each card is unique and special and looks like a beautiful work of art.  I put together this display of all 20 cards.  Each photo shows ten of the cards on the very cool frame I found on clearance at a local framing shop!

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The Watercolor Wishes card kit makes a great gift.  Any crafter would love it and it is perfect for even someone brand new to stamping, as it comes with an entire stamp set, a clear block, and all the card stock and accessories needed to make the card.

Do you need a fundraising idea for your local school, place of worship, or favorite charitable organization? Contact me at to learn how I am using these kits as a fund raising opportunity.

Happy crafting!


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Garden In Bloom

I fell in love with the Garden In Bloom stamp set after receiving a number of beautiful convention swaps using that set.  I finally ordered it last week and had a chance to play with it for the first time today.  This is the result:Garden In Bloom Stampin' Up! card Miriam Permut myinkpad.comI sponged white ribbon with blushing bride ink to get the blushing bride ribbon.  That is a technique I tend to forget about, and I am glad I remembered it today! This will be one of the cards we will make in my classes next week. If you are local send me an email and I will give you the details.

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Sheltering Tree for Jewish New Year

I try to use current Stampin’ Up! products only in my card making.  This can be challenging when it comes to cards for Jewish occasions but I have found that I actually enjoy a bit of a challenge sometimes.sheltering tree Jewish new year cardI created this clean and simple Rosh Ha Shanah (Jewish new year) card with the sheltering tree stamp set.  The apples were stamped with the end of a lollipop stick.  For the greeting: I found a font I liked and then printed it out on whisper white card stock.  I hope you like it!


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Autumn Banner – Paper Pumpkin September 2015 Stampin’ Up! kit

I was so inspired by the projects Debby created with the September 2015 paper pumpkin kit  that I decided to try creating my own variation of the banner.  Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin September 2015


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Halloween Paper Pumpkin Projects!

My sister, Debby Hoffman, is one of the most creative people ever.  I am so lucky that she is also a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator (and a member of my downline) and we get to have fun stamping together and attending each others classes and Stampin’ Up! events.

Debby put together these incredible projects with the September, 2015 paper pumpkin kits.  She is going to show them to her paper pumpkin club members tomorrow when they get together to make their kits.  I get to come, too – and I cannot wait to see everyone’s reaction to these adorable witches, scarecrow, and goodie bags that Debby created.

Debby told me she used 3/4″ and 1/2″ circle punches for the eyes and witch’s nose; a standard hole punch for the witches wart; and the pennant punch for the scarecrow’s nose; a 3/4″ by 4-1/2″ strip for the witch’s hat and free handed the pointy part.

Enjoy these fun alternatives to the already adorable ideas included with this month’s kit!

Miriam Permut