Thursday, December 12, 2013

Day 12 of the 12 Days of Holiday Inspiration 2013

Welcome to Day 12 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'm sharing some cards that are similar in design to ones I showed earlier, but I actually made these first in July. I bought these awesome Christmas Embellishments on clearance at a really cute paper crafts store called Blade Rubber Stamps in London (near the British Museum).



 I knew I had this old Christmas paper from Stampin' Up that would match them so I couldn't resist picking them up and they were easy to pack in the suitcase. I added pretty pleated ribbons (like the ones I showed earlier in blue) to some cards and seam binding to others. I also accentuated the embellishments with coordinating circles and scallop circles. And, to continue the theme of using what you have, besides my cute embellishments, I didn't purchase anything for these cards. They all came from my huge stash. Here are several of the cards I made. They were quick and easy and fun.













I hope you've enjoyed our 12 Days of Holiday Inspiration 2013. Be sure to follow our Pinterest page HERE where you can sell all the fun ideas in one place. Be sure to check back here Friday, December 13 to see who my winner is for the $20 Michaels gift card. 



12 comments:

  1. Wow! that is a wonderful array of cards

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  2. you were able to make so many, that is great! i remember when you bought those cute stickers :) you put them to good use!!!

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  3. I love these cards and how many you were able to crank out from the supplies you TFS

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  4. Love these adorable cards! This has been such a fun event for our group!

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  5. So adorable and cheerful! Great use of those stickers!

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  6. Fabulous grand finale project Donna....I should say projects! Wow - these cards are smashingly festive! Nice bright, vibrant colors with sweet embellishments that are sure to bring a smile! Another great time saving way to create a collection of amazing cards!

    Thanks for all your work organizing this fun, fun hop!

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  7. Love the embellishments... that was a great find! They look great on your cards!

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  8. Lovely cards - great papers.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  9. Wonderful cards make with these stickers. I have enjoyed the 12 days of inspiration.
    I am a follower.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  10. wow these are amazing.. love those stickers..

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  11. These are all adorable, and I love the pleated ribbon you used on each (like on my card!). They give a luxe feel to the card. :)

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