Frosty Festivities Christmas & Winter

Jazzing Up Old Stash For Christmas Cards (+Giveaway! {NOW CLOSED})

(This post is part of my Frosty Festivities 2014 Blog Event – see the beginning HERE!)

I always like to do an ‘old stash’ giveaway as part of my blog events. Most of the stash in this giveaway {NOW CLOSED} is from Christmas 2013 so it’s not too old!

Would you like to win this ‘kit’ of old stash?

Old Stash Giveaway at Jennifer Grace Creates

There’s lots of bits and pieces here, including some 6×12″ papers, 3×4 cards, ephemera, stickers, chipboards, a tree wood veneer, a sheet of wood-effect alpha stickers, a washi sampler on a craft stick, and some white buttons. Plenty for a couple of layouts or some cards!

If you want to enter all you need to do is leave a comment on this post! If you want to leave a comment but don’t want to be entered, just mention that in the comment!

And here’s some inspiration for how to use up some older stash on some cards…

Jazzing Up Old Stash For Christmas Cards at Jennifer Grace Creates

All these were made with items from my left over 2013 Christmas stash.

First I chose a few large stickers I thought would be good:

Jazzing Up Old Stash For Christmas Cards at Jennifer Grace Creates

Then I chose a few paper scraps to go with them:

Jazzing Up Old Stash For Christmas Cards at Jennifer Grace Creates

And I picked out a couple of chipboards and ephemera too:

Jazzing Up Old Stash For Christmas Cards at Jennifer Grace Creates

To jazz-up the stickers I rubbed some clear ink around the edges of the stickers, tipped on glitter gold embossing powder, and heated it up:

Jazzing Up Old Stash For Christmas Cards at Jennifer Grace Creates

And I added some Waco Pearl Pen dots to some of the ephemera or chipboard:

Jazzing Up Old Stash For Christmas Cards at Jennifer Grace Creates

The papers were stuck on some 6×6 kraft card blanks, white plain white card used as a ‘filler’ where the scraps weren’t big enough:

Jazzing Up Old Stash For Christmas Cards at Jennifer Grace Creates

And then I stuck the main pieces I’d chosen on top, plus a bit of gold glitter tape on the red card:

Jazzing Up Old Stash For Christmas Cards at Jennifer Grace Creates

They were all finished off with a few gems of course:

Jazzing Up Old Stash For Christmas Cards at Jennifer Grace Creates

I’m glad to have use up some old stash!

Be Inspired:

Heat emboss the edge of stickers, or paper, die-cuts, etc

Use up some old Christmas stash

Choose plain white card as a ‘filler’ when your scrap aren’t big enough

Remember to leave a comment to enter the old stash giveaway! {NOW CLOSED}

What item do you wish you could find more of in your stash?

I’ll see you again at 3pm!

Jennifer x

22 thoughts on “Jazzing Up Old Stash For Christmas Cards (+Giveaway! {NOW CLOSED})”

  1. These cards are lovely. I would like more chipboard in my stash. For now, I create my own by gluing together 3 or 4 of the same die cut to achieve the dimension.

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  2. Super cards!! I love Christmas stash and don’t consider any of it old!!!! LOL I love the way you make all your cards look so easy!!!

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  3. Hello! Just found your blog from Notes on Paper and thought I’d stop by to have a look. I’m not interested in your giveaway, but I did enjoy seeing how these lovely holiday cards came together! I’m getting inspired to make a few holiday cards for the season after this blog post 🙂
    Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  4. Oh, my hoofness!!! (LOL!!! That’s what it spells when your left hand fingers are misplaced to the right on your keyboard…but it sounds reindeerish, so I will keep the misspelling!)…..I would LOVE some old Christmas stash!!

    LOVE what you did here. Those cards are wonderful and unique!!!! I am going to try this, too!!!!
    ❤ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  5. I love old stash because it can benew again used differently or revamped! There is always a use in card candy atcs mixed media and especially shabby chic or vintage.Sometimes when we bring old items back out after awhile we see them in a new light or can repurpose them to something unique! What is one persons vintage may be anothers treasure! Enjoyed your blog and hop.

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  6. I find it sooooo hard not to buy more Christmas stuff …it really is my favourite time of the year and I find it hard to resist. I agree that Christmas stash is never really old but I also find i ‘NEED’ something new each year lol! Great revamp of old to create some fab cards.

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  7. Oh my! What a fabulous kit!!! I love digging into my old stuff… somehow particular items bring back memories of what was happening around me when it was purchased!! Hmmmn, anyway this kit is wonderful.. full of blues and greens!! I’m doing a blue December Daily and I cant find enough – blue in my stash!

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  8. I’ve been seeing a lot of xmas kits popping up in the shops lately but definitely can’t afford them this year so i’m trying to make my own! your stash is super cute!

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