Make a holiday card kit from your stash!

Do you want to make your own holiday cards, but aren't really sure where to even start?  Today, Margareta Carlsson is here to share how easy it is to YOUR STASH to create kits for card making!


Making kits from your stash makes your scrapbooking and cardmaking fast and fun. You can learn all about how to make your own kits in my BPC class: Kits From Your Stash.

‘Tis the season to start making your Christmas cards, to have them ready to send in the beginning of December.

For 2015, I chose beautiful traditional holiday colors along with silver for my December kit. Of course, gold would be equally stunning along with the Christmas red and green colors.

To build the kit, I started with card bases and envelopes (1). Christmas paper scraps from earlier years are perfect to bring into your kit (2), and you can also use tags (3) as a background for your card. Of course, you need some letter stickers for the sentiments (4). You could also use your favorite holiday stamps (5) and ink pads (6) for both sentiments and embellishing.

Speaking of scraps, why not add half used sheets chipboard shapes, stickers and similar embellishments (7) and turn them into beautiful holiday greeting cards? Use it up and make room for new supplies.

Add pretty details, such as washi tapes (8), twine (9) and small embellishments (10), like paper clips, die cuts, acrylic shapes, bows, buttons – use what you can find in your scrap area. Jewel stickers (11) and enamel dots for the last finishing touches.

Here are a couple of cards that I made from my kit. The first one is simply made from a cut out card scrap, with washi tape borders and a little bling as finish.

For my other card I used a few chipboard shapes and added acrylic stars to the trees and a couple of jewel stickers. These cards did not take more than 5 minutes to make, once I had my supplies ready in the stash kit.

I hope you feel inspired to make a kit for yourself, from your stash, and start making those holiday cards. You are welcome to join my ‘Kits From Your Stash class at Big Picture Classes! I would love to get a look at your kits and cards!

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  1. Melissa shanhun 800px mshanhun says…
    10/28/2015

    Gorgeous cards Margareta! I love 'using up' my Christmas stash for cards :) Then it gives me an excuse to buy more supplies! ;)

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  2. Avatar missing LaLa2012 says…
    11/03/2015

    Great ideas, very inspiring! Maybe I'll make cards this year after all!

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