Friday, December 6, 2013

Day 6 of the 12 Days of Holiday Projects 2013

Welcome to Day 6 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 having part 1 of a 2 part project. I'm sort of obsessed with using up items I already own. So, I had a 6x6 Lawn Fawn paper pad called FaLaLa that I bought last year and never used. I decided I would put together the patterns that went together and cut out panels and put them together on cards. When I cut them to 5.5 inches, it left 1/2 inch strips that I used for accents. For the sentiments I just found a simple sentiment that fit in my oval punch and accented it with my scalloped oval punch using coordinating papers. These two are very similar so I chose to share them today. I used a pretty pleated ribbon from Stampin' Up in Baha Blue to dress these cards up. Tomorrow I'll show my bolder colored cards. Today it's all about PEACE. The sentiment is from a Hero Arts Stamp Set. 

Rachel Izakowicz


  1. aww these are so sweet.. i love how you added the ribbon..

  2. Pretty cards love the papers can't wait to see tomorrow's project

  3. Gorgeous! Love how you added the ribbon!

  4. very pretty card set! this is a great way to just show off those pretty LF papers, and that ribbon is gooorg!

  5. Another lovely set of 'use what you have' cards! Sooo pretty1

  6. Gorgeous collection! This really would be a quick and economical way to put together a collection of cards as a gift. Mixing and matching the paper looks great. Love the SU ribbon! Fabulous idea Donna :)

  7. These are simple and yet so pretty! Love the pleated ribbon!

  8. Pretty cards - love the soft colors.
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  9. Fun cards! Love the patterns and color combos!

  10. I like the colors and the pleated ribbon.
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