Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Day 11 of the 12 Days of Holiday Project 2013

Welcome to Day 11 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 used my large ornament die again. I cut the ornaments and shapes out in grunge board. The wreath is a Tim Holtz die and the holly berries are Sizzix. I covered those images with Tim Holtz Distress glitters in Festive Berries and Mowed Lawn. I color the ornaments with metallic Distress stains. I cut the tops of the two ornaments on the right in silver glitter paper. I also used two silver letter stickers on the Joy card. Imagine how many letters you could use if you made several ornaments with just words on them!! The ornament on the right is covered in American Crafts glitter tape and on the red sections I added Green Bling on a Roll (which is by Recollections and you can buy at Michaels) to add some interest and shine. These are perfect for cards and decorating bags and presents. 


  1. These are so pretty! Love that sparkle!

  2. These are so pretty love the metallic paints

  3. Very festive--I like the use of the distress glitters.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  4. I love the look of the sparkly ornaments! I will have to check out glitter tape. It sounds as though it might be worlds easier than glue.

  5. I really have to get some of that glitter tape! And, what a fabulous way to use the 'bling on a roll'....I usualy peel them off and stick them on individually! Gorgeous colors and sparkle! Heck, these are so nice that you wouldn't even need to include a gift :) :) :)

  6. Wow! I really love the vibrant colors!!!

  7. These are awesome! I LOVE the JOY ornament with the wreath for the letter "O"!

  8. Your ornaments are cute - love the sparkle.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  9. oh my these are totally perfect.. loving all the glitter..

  10. Really cute ornaments
    here. Great glitter.
    Carla from Utah

  11. Cute, cute, cute! I love their glittery goodness!

  12. these turned out so so pretty!! i really love the JOY one, that wreath is amazing.


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