Thursday, November 3, 2011

Happy Hanukkah - Telescope card

The "Wednesday Tutorial" for this week at Splitcoast stampers, and beautifully demonstrated by Beate, is how to make a telescope card. I enjoy making interactive cards and I thought the telescope card would make a fun Hanukkah card.

"What is a telescope card?", you might ask. It is an expanding card that is made in layers and each layer is connected with a brad that will allow it to swing open. I made my Hanukkah card with various layers of circles using three swiveling layers. When closed, the card looks like the photo above.

Are you wondering how it opens? Look at the photo below and you can see how it opens by swiveling on the blue crystal brads:

Once the card is open it looks like this:

The dreidel and Star of David stamps are from Stampin' Up! set titled "Hebrew Holidays". The small Menorah from Inkadinkadoo. The Stampin' Up! set does have a lovely Menorah in the set but it was too large for this particular card. "Happy Hanukkah" is computer generated.

If you are interested in seeing Beate's tutorial for a telescope card you can find it HERE at Splitcoast Stampers.

Until next time,



  1. Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for trying out the tutorial.
    Hugs and smiles

  2. How lovely and how fun. It can be hung and probably should be too! Very pretty!

  3. Such a lovely card... Happy Hanukkah !


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