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Hey there!  November has arrived!  Holy hannah...I have no idea where this year has gone.  Seriously.  Are you with me on that?  

It's the first of the month again and that means Papertrey Ink Sr Team challenge time again.  This month we are revisiting another older set and this time around we have a treat for the Jewish friends in our midst.  We are all creating projects with the previously released Mazel Tov and Additions sets.  

My first project is centered around Hanukkah.  I busted out my Favor It #5 die, and came up with a template to go along with it to create some dreidel treat boxes.  You can download a pdf of the additional template HERE and I'll show you step by step how to put it together with the Favor It die to create these fun treat boxes.  


So...the Favor It #5 die creates the triangular bottom of the dreidel (which is the tricky part) and the template I created to go with it creates the boxy top of the dreidel.  Here I've cut each one from Spring Rain cardstock.  If you want to do any stamping on the background, now's the time, before you start assembling the pieces.  


So then I assembled the Favor It box, leaving the flat portion (bottom) of the triangle open.


Then I took the boxy template and used a bit of liquid adhesive to attach the small 1/2" flap to the Favor It box on the side opposite the flap that I left open in the previous step.


After the boxy top portion was attached, I have a contraption that looked like this.  Now I added adhesive to the areas I have pointed out with the red arrows in the photo below.  These flaps (and the pyramid "bottom") game me areas to which I could adhere the boxy portion.  I just wrapped the sides of the box/cube around and secured them with the adhesive.  


After I had the boxy portion wrapped around and adhered to the flaps, it looked like this.  I did trim off the part of the Favor It box lid/bottom that is supposed to tuck inside the box...the little flap portion, otherwise it would have extended up above my boxy portion if I had left it there. Confusing, I know...but if you make these it will make sense (I hope...)


So then, I needed to create the top/spinner for my dreidel.  I took a 2" x 4" strip of Blueberry Sky stripe paper and rolled it up.  


I used an exacto knife to cut an "x" in the center of my box top (marked with an "x" on the template).  I put a bit of liquid glue on the rolled up strip and inserted it through the "x".  It would have probably looks a bit neater done with a circle punch, but I didn't have anything that would reach that far...so this just had to do.  


And that's all there is to it.  I topped them off with the Menorah image from the Mazel Tov set embossed in silver on some White Shimmer Cardstock, diecut with the Limitless Layers 1 3/4" circle dies with Night Sky Shimmer cardstock behind it.  Fill them with goodies and they would make fun treats for the kids, or table favors.  (please forgive my crummy photos today....it was sooo dark and dreary outside!)


And lastly before I leave, a more everyday occasion type of project using the Mazel Tov set.  I created a gift card holder that would be perfect for a young girl's Bat Mitvah.  I used the Essential Pillowbox die cut from Raspberry Fizz and added some gold embossing onto Gold Shimmer cardstock.  


A gift card tucks perfectly inside, which I wrapped with a sentiment strip cut from Gold Shimmer and embossed in gold using the Bat Mitzvah sentiment from the set.


That's all from me today, thanks for stopping by!  You can check out the other DT gals' projects using Mazel Tov...

Melissa Phillips
Dawn McVey
Heather Nichols
Nichole Heady
Maile Belles