Saturday, December 7, 2013

Day 7 of the 12 Days of Holiday Projects

Welcome to Day 7 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 part 2 of my post from yesterday. I used a 6x6 Lawn Fawn paper pad called FaLaLa that I bought last year and never used to make these cards. 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. Today I'm showing my bolder colored cards.This sentiment stamp is from a Studio Calico/Hero Arts stamp set. 

Rachel Izakowicz


  1. Awesome cards Donna! Based on the beautiful projects you are posting, you likely have enough product at home to open your own craft store without enlisting a supplier! I bet it feels great to use up some of the stash!

    Another sweet paper collection! I love the simplicity of your design - it really lets the paper shine! (hey, that rhymes!!!)

  2. Such pretty cards - and letting the papers work their own magic is clever! You're certainly following your 'use what you have' theme wonderfully! Inspiration, plus!

  3. You are inspiring me to get my cards made. Love these!

  4. Oh these are just so fun and so cute! Love the coordinated look!

  5. What a wonderful collection of cards and love how you make it look easy! I need to get started on mine and I think I'll take your inspiration and dig into my stash!

  6. Great CAS layout and paper combos Donna!

  7. Fabulous cards! Love all the pretty papers!


  8. Great papers~ Love Lawn Fawn products! They all coordinate so well with a fun mix of patterns and colors!

  9. Cute cards and great papers.
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  10. Very cute set of cards! I am trying to use up supplies I have too.
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  11. i am really liking this set of cards... love all the red and teal goin on!


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