Nichole asked her team of designers to create a holiday gift that was thoughtful, and one we would be proud to present to someone. I put much thought into my creation, and I hope it is well recieved.


Rosh Hashanah Celebration Basket

I decided I wanted to be a bit “different“, and try something I have never done! I decided that I would branch out and use Mazel Tov as my set for the gift. “I” am not Jewish, but am so giddy to now have an elegant and beautiful set to make a gift for ANY occasion that my Jewish friends may celebrate through the years!

Rosh Hashanah is this month on September 30th, so I felt it was appropriate to recognize  that holiday.

Nichole provided us with a tip sheet that I found do helpful.

This explains what each holiday is.

 Rosh Hashanah (New Year)-is the most celebrated holiday in the Jewish religion.  The Jewish New Year

is a time to begin introspection, looking back at the mistakes of the past

year and planning the changes to make in the new year.


 I knew I wanted to do a gift basket I just wasn’t sure what would be appropriate for such an occasion. I collaborated with my dear Jewish friend Debbie Silberberg (aka SCS name-StampinCPA) about appropriate gifts for this holiday. I decided these items would be perfect for a traitional non-Kosher family. I want  to thank Debbie for helping me with appropriate items for such an occasion.

The traditional colors are blue and silver. The new Night Sky Shimmer, and Silver shimmery cardstock were just perfect for my set.

More detailed supplies will be listed in the Papertrey Ink Gallery at the time of the reveal, on the 15th!

I created a label for the front of the basket to commemorate the occasion.


I purchased a bottle of wine, which I created a box for.


I stamped the Shoffar  image, and Star of David on the cellophane with white Stazon.


For my focal point I used the Faux Metal technique for the very first time! I stamped a versamark pad onto cardstock and embossed with silver powder. Repeated this 5 times, then while powder was still hot, I stamped the image in black pallete ink, then stamped into the hot powder. I then die cut the image with my circle nestabilities, and it made this look like a silver medallion!! A nice touch.


To tie off the wine box, my friend told me that the Hebrew year was 5769, and thought it would be a nice touch to include it on the tag.


A traditional Jewish meal for this holiday would include  Beef Brisket. Next I made a traditional marinade seasoning for the Beef Brisket, and put it into a airtight jar, with a label.

Here is the Marinade mixture ( I doubled the recipe provided here)

8 juniper berries, crushed

2 bay leaves

 1 1/2 tsp dried basil

1 tsp dried rosemary

1 tsp dried thyme

1 tsp garlic salt

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper

Combine ingredients. Store in an airtight container. Label with a 3 month expiration date.

 I also included a simple recipe card, for the use of the marinade seasoning.


A special and traditional treat for this holiday also includes apples, dipped in honey. I purchased a Kosher honey, and put it into a syrup container, which I then added a ribbon and label.


There is an entire bushel of apples in the basket. I also used Dove Milk Chocolates as a “filler” since they coordinated with my colors, and who doesn’t love chocolate?

Lastly was a simple vanilla scented candle, simply wrapped, with the lid stamped in whit e stazon.


Had time allowed I would have loved to have added many more items such as round challah bread, but time escaped me.

I hope you gain some sort of inspiration from my gift today!  When we are friends with people of a different religion, it is nice to try to acknowledge and learn about their customs as well. You may learn something great in the process. I would hope that anyone fo the Jewish faith would be happy with what I put together. It was scary putting myself out there. I enjoyed creating this, and hope you enjoyed seeing it.

Be sure to check Nichole’s blog for all the member creations! They will inspire you for sure!

Thanks again for reading!

To all my Jewish readers-L’Shana Tovah!