Happy Kwanzaa

The celebration of Kwanzaa is coming to a close, and I want to wish those who observe it a Happy Kwanzaa!  If you’re not familiar with Kwanzaa, it is a week-long celebration of African heritage – of family, community and culture.  It began on December 26, and will end on January 1.   Please visit one of the Kwanzaa websites for additional information.


This is a simple card meant to respect Kwanzaa and to convey Kwanzaa greetings to those who observe it.  The candles at the bottom are intended to represent the 7 candles used in Kwanzaa celebrations — 3 red, 1 black and 3 green candles.  The candles on my card are ½”x 1”, and are cut from a Japanese handmade paper (the black candle is cut from black metallic paper).  The candle flames were made using a heart-shaped punch and some gold foil paper.  You simply punch out the heart, and then cut it in half.  The letters are cut from black metallic paper using a Memory Box die set, “Typewriter Upper Alphabet”.  I used my Xyron to attach the candles, flames and letters to the background paper.  The background paper is an ivory and gold handmade paper.  I used Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal to attach the background paper to the black base layer (black metallic paper).   I also used Scor-Tape to attach the card front to an A2 card base.


Supply List

Black, Red and Green cardstock (scraps will be sufficient)

Gold foil cardstock

Light patterned paper (for background)

White card base

Paper trimmer

Memory Box dies, “Typewriter Upper Alphabet Set”

Die cutting machine – I used my Spellbinders Grand Calibur

Adhesive – I used Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal and Xyron


Thanks and Happy Scrappin’



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