Thursday, December 5, 2013

Day 5 of the 12 Days of Holiday Projects

Welcome to Day 5 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 a super quick and easy project for you. If you're like me you have tons of Washi Tape. I find I don't really use it that often so I love to find ways to actually put it to good use. I just took some plain white notepads that I got from Oriental Trading Company and wrapped Washi Tape around them. It was so easy and actually really fun to make these. For the first one I used some Washi tapes I've had in my stash for a while. For the second one I used a set of tapes made by My Minds Eye. I love sets because they all work together. For the third one I used Tim Holtz tapes that also come in a set. You could also easily add a cardstock sticker or anther embellishment on the front, but I didn't want to cover up all this Washi goodness so I left them plain. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you stop back tomorrow!


Rachel Izakowicz

13 comments:

  1. What a great way to use Washi, love your mixes of pattern and colours!

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  2. Donna these are fabulous! I really should make use of my tapes. I'm somewhat of a collector of washi tape. LOL!.

    Susie

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  3. Your little notebooks are so cute - I have both washi tape and notebooks in my stash but never thought of using them together. Thanks for the tip.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  4. This is SO fun! What a brilliant idea to use the Washi tape, Donna! I am with you on use your own stash! Hope the construction of your new house is going smoothly!

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  5. You are so clever to use up some of your washi tape and inexpensive notebooks to make fun and useful gifts. Love it!

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  6. I really love this idea. So perfect for gift giving too!

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  7. wow you have got the best selection of washi tape.. these are adorable..

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  8. Oh my, these are so cute and, like you, I have a ton of washi tape that I never use! Love these cute little stocking stuffers!

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  9. Wonderful way to jazz up notebooks to make them ever-so-pretty! Fabulous inspiration!
    c

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  10. such cute little notebooks. i love the MME washi designs! awesome way to use up those tapes

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  11. ...this is like hitting the Powerball Washi Tape Lottery! A totally clever and ingenious way to use up my rather 'limited' collection of tape (like 900 rolls of the stuff!). Thanks for this awesome idea!!!

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  12. Great idea for a fun way to use washi tape! Cute little stocking stuffer idea!

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  13. Very festive and great way to use up my stash of washi tape.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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