Jazzing Up Old Stash For Christmas Cards at Jennifer Grace Creates

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 Comments
  • Dawn F.
    Reply

    You always have the best ideas! In my opinion there is never old Christmas stash! Christmas product is my weakness!!

    November 9, 2014 at 2:57 pm
  • Wow what a cool kit! Love it! I like the idea of dressing up the old Christmas stash items with new 🙂 Will have to give this try 🙂

    November 9, 2014 at 2:57 pm
  • kae
    Reply

    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.

    November 9, 2014 at 3:02 pm
  • Yes please, I love your “kits”.
    You keep giving me inspiration, a tab on a card, simple yet an excellent idea

    November 9, 2014 at 3:13 pm
  • I wish I could find more enamel dots in my stash… I swear my storage eats them.
    I love the idea of embossing around your stickers 🙂

    November 9, 2014 at 3:31 pm
  • Jackie Edwards
    Reply

    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!!!

    November 9, 2014 at 3:46 pm
  • 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!

    November 9, 2014 at 3:47 pm
  • 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!!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

    November 9, 2014 at 4:08 pm
  • Making cards is the best way to use up any old stash, me thinks. More great cards Jennifer x

    November 9, 2014 at 4:26 pm
  • Ina Good
    Reply

    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.

    November 9, 2014 at 5:28 pm
  • No need to enter me, Jennifer, but had to tell you I loved seeing more of your card ideas, I have a lot I need to get busy creating!

    November 9, 2014 at 5:31 pm
  • 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.

    November 9, 2014 at 5:43 pm
  • Jean Bullock
    Reply

    How wonderful. Your cards are darling. This would be perfect for gift tags as well. Thank you.

    November 9, 2014 at 5:52 pm
  • Great inspiration for using up all those Christmassy bits! Don’t include me in the draw thanks!

    November 9, 2014 at 7:09 pm
  • Would love to win this! (you have great taste – timeless, shall we say?) Thx

    November 9, 2014 at 8:05 pm
  • 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!

    November 9, 2014 at 8:33 pm
  • 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!

    November 9, 2014 at 9:31 pm
  • I have plenty of old stash…..making cards is a perfect way to make a dent in it!!

    November 9, 2014 at 10:01 pm
  • Julene
    Reply

    A gorgeous collection of items……….and you’re giving them away? I always seem to need more sentiments for cards.

    November 9, 2014 at 10:48 pm
  • Sue D
    Reply

    wonderful cards with your old stash!

    November 10, 2014 at 4:23 am
  • some wonderful ideas, love the kit.

    November 10, 2014 at 8:47 am
  • ohhh this all looks fabulous! LOVE your cards, and I love seeing ways people use up their stash on projects, thank you!

    November 10, 2014 at 11:47 am

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