Monday, December 2, 2013

Day 2 of the 12 Days of Holiday Projects 2013

Welcome to Day 2 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.

Last year I purchased a set of 6 cute Christmas Buttons from Studio Calico. I never used them. So last week while I was on Thanksgiving vacation I sat down and challenged myself to make cards using all 6 of the buttons. To make the first one, I used Riding Hood Red cardstock to make the card base and papers from Echo Park Holly Jolly Christmas. On the others, I found I was too lazy to keep getting up for paper that is in the next room, so I ended up using the Riding Hood Red for all the card bases. I also used some holiday stickers I had from Echo Park and Cosmo Cricket and some border stickers. All from my stash. I used lots of different elements from the patterned paper, like decorative rows of graphics and sentiments. I did a lot of cutting. I tried to make them all different. Some I like better than others. The first one is my favorite. Here they are. 







Rachel Izakowicz

15 comments:

  1. Adorable! Love how you used the Christmas flair!

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  2. Day 2 of following your *theme* is absolutely marvelous - and what a fabulous way to use the 6 flair buttons! Six cards of splendid delight!
    c

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  3. These cards are adorable I like them all I think you did great job matching paper with the button

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  4. i love seeing you use up that holiday stash... glad i could contribute to your stash too! these are beautiful and i love that flair

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  5. Cute cards and I just love how you highlighted that flair! Great job!!

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  6. aww these are so sweet.. love all that flair..

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  7. Wow! These are great! Love the papers and design. Really great cards for someone like me that send out a lot! Lovin' the flair on them too! So cool!

    Susie

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  8. What cute buttons! I am all about using the stash of products that I've collected over the past 20 yrs.

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  9. What adorable cards and hey, I see absolutely no problem with using Riding Hood Red on all the cards because it's such a festive color and I LOVE red! The little Christmas flair buttons are adorable!

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  10. Such bright and colorful cards - you are inspiring me to work on using up some of my huge stash of crafting goodies.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  11. How could you possible pick a favorite when they are all sooooooo amazing! Love the fun, bright colors and your great selection of papers that work perfectly with each button! After I read your post, I took a quick glance around my craft room (notice that I said 'quick') and realized this is something I should consider doing soon.....REALLY soon! Thanks for the inspiration Donna :)

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  12. wonderful cards...they are all so unique. I like the last one with the snowflakes the best.

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  13. Such fun and cheerful cards Donna!

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  14. Great cards! Love all the fun holiday colors and prints!

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  15. Great way to use these buttons!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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