Friday, September 11, 2015


Hi there! We have a bonus challenge for you at SHOPPING OUR STASH! We are pairing up with the gals from the JINGLE BELLES CHALLENGE! That means you not only have a chance to make a Christmas card and get yourself ahead of the holiday rush, you also have a couple challenges to link it to! LOL! The only catch is that you have to use something in your stash that you've had for at least a year, and let us know what it is! Here's the card I made:

 Here is the inside:

The paper, ink, embossing powder, ribbon and chipboard I've had in my stash for at least 4 years. And it felt good using up a bit more of that paper I'm hoarding! (cough) 

I hope you get the chance to play along at both Shopping Our Stash and Jingle Belles! Both links will be open until Wednesday, September 23rd until 6 PM. I can't wait to see what you create! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!

Stamps: Hero Arts - Merry Christmas Message
Ink: VersaMark; Memento - Tuxedo Black; Ranger DI - Vintage Photo
DP: Graphic 45 - Christmas Emporium
CS: Bazzill, Scraps
Accessories: GC; Avery Elle - Double Stitched rectangle dies; G45 chipboard; May Arts ribbon; twine from stash; Inkadinkado - black EP; heat gun; Darice sequins
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D foam squares; Ranger Glossy Accents


  1. Hoarding? Stampers? Nah, who does that? Was it the green paper on the front?, because I'd hoard that, too. :) Cute tag, too!

  2. Awesome card, Chris. love your sketch. great use of all those hoarded papers.

  3. that is gorgeous paper, i can see why you'd hoard... AHEM... i can see why you'd *SAVE* that for a particularly lovely card on a super-special blogging occasion!!! :) :) :) (so happy to doing JB+SOS again this year, thank you for doing the "bonus" so fabulously! ♥)

  4. Love the vintage look to this, Chris! Beautiful papers and embossing, and I love the hanging ornament!

  5. I love your "hoarded" papers! It created a lovely vintage look, which I think is beautiful!

  6. Not a problem... the vast majority of my Christmas stash is far older than just a year! Love your card, the items may be old, but they look new here! ;)

  7. This is just beautiful! I love the smidge of ribbon. And this hoarding thing, no idea what everybody's talking about....

  8. Ohhhhhhhh so pretty and vintage!! Hoarding??? What is this hoarding??? Don't we call it "collecting"???


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