One of the main ways that Passover is celebrated is with the traditional Passover dinner.  The Seder plate is the center of attention during this holiday and each item placed on it is full of symbolism (you can read all about it HERE).  While trying to design a Seder plate image, Wendy sent me a photo of the very one she uses in her home, a heirloom handed down from her grandmother.  Her special plate is what inspired my version of this image.  I decided to use this image to create a simple place setting that could be used for the meal.

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I started by creating a little favor that could be placed at each seat.  To begin, I discovered that our medium glassine bags fit perfectly in the Cuttlebug embossing folders!  There is a bit that overhangs the top of the folder, but I just used this as a reference point to where I would fold the top over later.  The bag of the bag will obviously be “debossed” rather than embossed.
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I made a traditional special treat of Matzah crackers drizzled with dark chocolate to fill my Swiss Dot embossed bag.

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I folded the top of th bag over and tied it shut with our new Gold Sheer Metallic Ribbon.

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I wanted to create a special focal point for my favor, so I stamped the Seder plate image twice onto vintage cream cardstock.  Once with Dark Chocolate ink and a second time with versamark, which I heat embossed with Gold Filigree embossing powder.  I found that a 1-1/4 inch circle punch with punch just outside the solid outline of the plate, which I used on the Dark Chocolate imgae.  And a 1-1/2 inch circle punch for the entire image, which I used on the gold embossed version.  I layered the chocolate on top of the gold, so that the just the gold embossed dots radiated around the outside fo the dark chocolate image. A gold mini brad was set in the center to help bring everything together. Really stunning in real life!

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I adhered the Seder Plate image along with a strip die-cut with the Labels Trio from Dark Chocolate cardstock.  The sentiment was heat embossed in gold as well.  I just adore the way this came together and look forward to using the glassine bags like this again soon for a different occasion!
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Next up was the placecard!  I used the same design for the focal point as was used on the favor.  The base of the placecard was cut from Gold Shimmer cardstock, witha layer of our vellum cardstock that has been embossed with the Swiss Dots embossing folder as a second layer, mimicking the look of the glassine bag slightly.  I created the name with Simple Alphabet.

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I also stamped on a linen napkin using the same Dark Chocolate ink pad.  I also went over the dotted outline of the image with our new ultra fine tip cold pen.  All you have to do is iron it to heat set the image and you can wash & dry as needed without any worries!

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I think this simple ensemble would be a nice addition to an already symbolic meal.  I hope you have enjoyed all of today’s posts and I look forward to sharing more with you tomorrow using another one of our new sets!
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STAMPS: Mazel Tov (available September 15th)
INK: Dark Chocolate Palette & Versamark
PAPER: Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate, Vellum Cardstock & Gold Shimmer
OTHER: Gold Sheer Metallic Ribbon, medium glassine bags, mini gold brads from Paper Studio, Label Trio dies from Spellbinders, Ultra-Fine Gold pen

Nichole Heady

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Join the discussion 22 Comments

  • 1
    Alli Miles says:

    mmmm matzah. I have never eaten it like that before. Great ideas here Nichole!!!

  • 2
    Jennifer says:

    Hmmm…I’m looking at the gold ribbon a little differently now. I may just have to get BOTH silver and gold!

  • 3
    Dawn says:

    I wish I were Jewish or had Jewish friends because this set is beautiful! The projects were amazing too. How do you come up with all these things? I will be getting the snowflakes and snowman sets though!

  • 4

    Absolutely stunning! All of them! I appreciate the care and sensitivity you’ve shown through the entire creative process as well…you exibit such wonderful character!

  • 5
    Jen says:

    This is a beautiful set!

  • 6
    Carol says:

    Wow, thank you SOOOO much for an actually beautiful and apparently very comprehensive set. I have ALWAYS wanted to find something like this. And your projects are wonderful.

  • 7
    Ann C. says:

    Nicole, without a doubt, this is the most elegant, thoughtful and creative rendering of the Jewish faith I have ever seen in the paper medium. What a lovely, reverent accomplishment!

  • 8
    babies says:

    You and Wendy have stunned me! My jaw is on the floor! Can I call in my credit card number now or do I have to wait???

  • 9
    diane mcvey says:

    Wow!!!This set is extremely impressive! It is wonderful that you have undertaken this hard task, of making a complete, correct Jewish set! How awesome! I am totally in awe, and I know many families are going to LOVE this beautiful set! Way to go!!!! 😀

  • 10
    Linda w says:

    Just beautiful Nichole.

  • 11
    Terri Moore says:

    Way to go! Wish I could order it today.

  • 12
    Bee says:

    Waow! (again! LOL!) This is yet another gorgeous project, so thoughtful and “soulful”!♥ 🙂

  • 13
    Melissa says:

    I’m not of the Jewish faith nor do I really know anyone who is, but to my inexperienced eye, Nichole, it would appear you have created a gorgeous set honoring the Jewish faith. It seems that most sets on the market are Hanukah only (with only one spelling) and they’re often very “cartoonish” looking. Well, done. I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to purchase new PTI products every month. Keep up the great work! These projects are beyond gorgeous — as always!

  • 14

    love all these projects – thanks for the tip on putting the bags in the CB folder

  • 15
    rieca says:

    Incredible set. I think that you could use the beautiful pieces many ways without having to have the jewish reference. They are stunning and thoughtful, I will have this just because of the sheer beauty of the set.
    R

  • 16
    mary c. says:

    WOW! I will tell my Jewish friends about this set. The projects are stunning!

  • 17
    Debbie Olson says:

    Nichole, this is am amazing set and such fabulous samples–wow! I’m inspired!

  • 18
    Monique says:

    I cannot believe that someone finally came out with a complete Jewish stamp set! I am just thrilled as I live in a fairly Jewish neighbourhood and could have used this set umteen times already. Your samples are just gorgeous and have already inspired me. I cannot wait to order! Thanks so much 🙂

  • 19

    I have NEVER been so excited to see a set. I am in tears over this one, and am overjoyed that you took it on. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. I can’t wait to see it and to order it.

    And thank you for the shimmery blue cardstock, too — I hope that will stay in your stock — it will be tremendous with this set, as you’ve shown!

  • 20
    Paula Laird says:

    I *LOVE* this set already! Your projects are gorgeous! I have been wanting a holiday set for sooooooooooo long! The seder plate is beautiful! I really hope we get to go home to a house with power soon so I can start making cards! Thank you sooooo much for creating this gorgeous stamp set!!!!!!!!!!

  • 21
    Leslie says:

    Thankyouthankyouthankyou for this set! OMG, they are gorgeous and EXACTLY what I’ve been searching for. If only we could pre-order … 😉

  • 22
    Jeannie says:

    This is wonderful and I’ll be using it next year!

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