Wow, I can’t believe it is the last Craft Room De-stash Challenge of the year! Where did the year go??
I didn’t have to think too long or too hard about what to do for this month’s challenge, thankfully. I’ve been eyeing the stacks and stacks of craft paper in my office and fondly remembering the years when I used to make my own cards, for all occasions. As the director of my own department at work, I had already planned on rewarding my team for Christmas, and why not throw in some homemade cards as well??
Every month a group of bloggers are challenged by me to create a new craft or project from their own stash of goodies! Everyone is allowed a $10 allowance for necessities to complete their project (i.e. paint brushes, glue, etc), but the bulk of it must be created from their own stash of goodies.
Let’s meet this month’s bloggers!!
For this month’s challenge, I didn’t spend a penny! I started pulling out my old boxes of leftover cutouts and things. (I’m soooo guilty of never tossing ANYTHING. ) I found an entire ziploc bag of Christmas themed cuts that never got used!
For this project, I not only destash-ed from my paper collection, but I even got to pull out and dust off my old Cuttlebug! I used this baby for so many card projects back in my early crafting days, and I barely remembered I had it! It was a nice little trip back to my crafting roots….
The Cuttlebug is a great tool for jazzing up paper crafts. You can easily emboss your papers for a nice multi-layered texture or pop of pizazz!
This project flew together in a snap, thanks to my hoardiness! I trimmed the paper down to size and ran the green through my Cuttlebug with a whimsical, snowy-like embossing folder. The next step was to adhere it to a solid white piece of cardstock for sturdiness. Since I found various pre-cut snow-flakes and matching holiday phrases in my ziploc treasure chest (plus some perfect holiday washi tape!), I was able to make coordinating cards for each of my three team members.
I had a really enjoyable time working on these simple but festive holiday cards! A little bit of Skor tape and some quick passes through the Cuttlebug and I was set! You can easily add a personal touch to your Christmas gift giving my making some for yourself as well!
Now let’s see what everyone else was inspired to create!