This fortnight we are incredibly excited to welcome the lovely ladies of the weekly challenge blog Shopping Our Stash to a special crossover event! Just in case you've never played along at SOS, here's a little bit about the concept:
is a weekly challenge blog which evolved from a personal desire by our founder, Carla, and the rest of us, to focus on using the supplies we have on hand, or "shopping our stash" instead of always thinking we have to have something new! Shopping Our Stash posts a brand new challenge every single Tuesday morning, and would love for you to grab some of your older supplies and join the fun!
Isn't that a fantastic idea? Yep, we think so, too! So in honor of this special event, we've got a special "two-fer" challenge for you. Here's what to do:
1. Make a holiday card that uses something from your stash
which is at least a year old.
2. Post the card on your blog or gallery, and be sure
to tell us what your older stash item is.
3. Link your card at the bottom of this ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ post
and also at this Shopping Our Stash post.
4. Check back at both blogs on July 17th to see if you've won
one of the lovely prizes! (More on that in a minute!)
Since this is an extra-special challenge, we've got more than the usual amount of inspiration to share, and we're spreading it around! Shopping Our Stash design team members Leslie, Donna and Alica, and our own Stephanie have some lovely items to show you right here; whilst Lauren's card is proud to be featured over at SOS, with those of design teammates Jessi, Barbara and Chris.
...features a totally hilarious (and totally TRUE!) stamp from 2000!
... is made from a 2012 card kit, she just added some sequins, which she's pretty sure are at least a year old, also!
...is an amazingly lovely use of paper scraps and brads!
Stephanie says, "One of the good things about moving are all of the great *discoveries* you make while packing ... like this lovely Christmas Card Stamp I purchased on Etsy in February 2011. Not only had it not seen ink ... I hadn't even cut into the rubber sheet and mounted the stamps. Well that has been remedied ... and as I thought when I purchased the stamp, it makes a very quick and mailable holiday card."
Now what about those prizes? Well, here's what one lucky random cardmaker will win who links up here at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥:
|Crate Paper "Peppermint Collection" 6x6 paper pad and buttons; Hero Arts "Snow Much Joy" clear stamps; Recollections sparkly chipboard snowflakes and Christmas tree ribbon spool|
...to find out about the prize at SOS you're going to have to mosey on over to Shopping Our Stash and read about it there! :)
Be sure to link your stash-using holiday cards both here and at Shopping Our Stash between now and 6pm (EST) on July 16th, 2014. Keyword for galleries and our Flickr group is JB:14:14. ♥