Menorah Card

by Brenda Quintana

Use circle dies to create this beautiful Hanukkah card.


  • Cardstock (Shimmery White, Gold Foil Sheets, Champagne Glimmer Paper, card stock in assorted colors (for candles) used here)
  • Die cutting machine
  • Nesting circle dies (Circles Collection Framelits used here)
  • Embossing folder, frame design (Filigree Frame Embossing Folder used here)
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Small heart punch or die
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Adhesive


  1. Step 1

    Cut a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" piece of white cardstock. Emboss with a frame embossing folder.

    Embossing is optional but will help center the menorah.

  2. Step 2

    Cut a 3 1/2" x 1/4" piece of gold foil paper. Adhere the gold foil strip vertically, 1/4" up from the bottom of the card.

  3. Step 3

    Cut a 4" x 4" piece of gold foil paper. On the back of the square, draw a diagonal pencil line from corner to corner.

  4. Step 4

    Align 8 nesting circle dies, centered and equal distances apart on the gold foil paper. Run through the die cut machine. (If using Framelits, the largest measures 3-5/8", smallest measures 5/8" in diameter.)

  5. Remove circle dies and cut along the diagonal pencil line. Set aside one half of the semicircles for another card.

    The pencil line is there as a cutting guide in case the circles separate from each other when the dies are removed.

  6. Step 5

    Adhere the largest semicircle to the card slightly lower than the top of the gold foil strip.

  7. Discard the next largest semicircle. Then adhere the next largest semicircle. Alternately discard and adhere semicircles until you have all four semicircles adhered.

  8. Step 6

    Cut a circle out of gold foil paper with the second smallest circle Framelit. Cut this circle in half.

  9. Adhere the half circle to the bottom of the menorah, flat side facing down.

  10. Step 7

    Cut NINE 1" x 1/8" strips of cardstock in various colors.

  11. Adhere the colored cardstock strips above the holders to represent candles.

  12. Step 8

    Punch FIVE hearts out of glimmer paper with a small heart punch.

  13. Cut the hearts in half.

  14. Step 9

    Adhere the half hearts above the candles to represent flames.

  15. Step 10

    To finish the card, adhere the card front to a card base.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Menorah Card. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

Fantastic tutorial, Brenda! I love the colored candles.
Debbi  |  Sun Nov 9, 2014 at 8:46 AM
What a great idea. I was racking my brain what to do for a friend because I don't have the appropriate stamps. Will definitely be trying this technique out. TFS!
Beth Norman  |  Sun Nov 9, 2014 at 9:00 AM
What a great idea and a fantastic tutorial! Thank you so much!
Yapha  |  Sun Nov 9, 2014 at 9:25 AM
Avery nice card. Love the idea
Suzanne Chubb  |  Sun Nov 9, 2014 at 9:37 AM
OMW! This is awesome!!!! I have had a request from my mom and a friend for a Menorah card and I have had to tell them I just don't have a die for that! Thanks so much for this idea. I will have to see if I can do this!!!!
angela bode  |  Sun Nov 9, 2014 at 3:00 PM
How cool! Now why didn't I think of that?! I'm going to remember this for future use. Thanks for sharing your talent.
Sylvia Johnson  |  Sun Nov 9, 2014 at 6:16 PM
fantastic !!! Love this idea !! TFS.
Liz  |  Mon Nov 10, 2014 at 3:51 AM
Positively Brilliant Miss Brenda. Love it. Colorful, traditional and serene with the perfect touch added with the Filigree Folder.
Jean Fitch  |  Sat Nov 29, 2014 at 6:35 PM
Such a beautiful card! And your ability to look at an item and see something else (circles, hearts) is a sign of a most agile brain! Thank you for the card.
Beth Burns  |  Thu Dec 15, 2016 at 7:06 AM

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