Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Day 10 of the 12 Days of Holiday Projects 201

Welcome to Day 10 of the 12 Days of Holiday Inspiration Blog Event brought to you by "The Inspiration Crew".  We’re just a group of online crafty friends who love being creative. This time we're doing a 12-day event to provide you with tons of Holiday Inspiration.
We're making crafty projects using products we like and some of us are even offering prizes. Check each blog and the information there for what prizes are being offered and when the winners will be announced on that blog.

At the bottom of this post is a list of all the crafty ladies participating in this event. Be sure to visit all the blogs each day for loads of fun Holiday craft ideas. 

I'm offering prize!! My prize is a $20 gift card to Michaels. I will announce the winner on my blog on Friday, December 13. To be eligible just make sure you are a follower of my blog and leave a comment. The more days you leave a comment, the more chances you have to win. So that's it - easy peasy

This year I have a theme to my projects - it's called use what you have and keep it simple. For those of you who don't know me, I've been busy building a house this year. The process started last February and construction started in early June. I sold my old house and moved in with my parents last May. So, I have not been nearly as crafty as I like to be this year, I just haven't had the time or the space. 

I haven't purchased any new holiday stamps, just a couple of new 6x6 papers pads, Distress Glitters and some clearance embellishments when I was in London on vacation. So, if you are overloaded with supplies, I challenge you to start using up your stash instead of always buying the latest and greatest. I'm going to show you some quick and easy projects over the next 12 days that you can make using things you already own.

Today I have yet another super easy idea to use up some of your stash. I've had some felt around for ages. I always imagine I'll sew some cute little ornaments, but that hasn't happened yet. Then, when I was in Hallmark last week I saw a present decoration that was a felt snowflake covered in rhinestones and of course I thought, I can do that for free! So I just ran a white piece of felt through my Big Shot using a big Sizzix Snowflake Die. I was unsure how it would work in the Big Shot, but I was happily surprised to see it cut the felt perfectly!! Then, I just added some sticky back rhinestones and after a week, none have fallen off yet. I decided to use it on this present for my mom instead of a bow. It would also look great hanging from a bag. And, it can be used as an ornament after the present is open. So easy, fun and quick!


  1. Very pretty! I haven't tried cutting felt yet with my dies, but I love the look!

  2. This is beautiful - love the colors and the shine.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  3. SO fabulous Donna! Love the bright coloors and the felt diecut!

  4. Made me laugh when you said you "always imagine I'll sew some cute little ornaments". Every crafter has a project idea that just never makes it from the brain to the hands. Your adornment turned out beautifully!

  5. This is so pretty.
    Love the colors and
    the paper.
    Carla from Utah

  6. oh my this is absolutely perfect.. I love that snowflake..

  7. I love this card the bright foil is awesome!

  8. Very pretty way to decorate a present. I need to try felt in my Big Kick.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  9. Wow! I would take this gorgeous snowflake over a bow any day!!! Clever idea - felt through the Big Shot....who'da thunk it? Totally creative and another great tip as using up 'the stash'. L0VE the wrapping paper!!!!!!

  10. beautiful~! the felt looks so fluffy and snowy :) and makes the package even prettier

  11. Wow, that paper is gorgeous! It has oomph because of the foil look and those bright colors. Your mom will love the snowflake, too!

    Merry Christmas, Donna! Thanks so much for my card...I love it. :)


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