Ideas for Making Christmas Pages with Your Holiday Scrapbooking Stash

Ideas for Scrapbooking Christmas Pages with Your Stash | Get It ScrappedScrapbooking stash comes in a variety of forms, from the 500-pack of jewelry tags to the themed elements that accrue over the years. Take a look at how our creative team shares ideas for stash-busting those Christmas scrapbook supplies in your bins.

Susanne Brauer says, “These are the annual group shots of our family gathering at Christmas. What makes this year, 2012, special is that my widowed mother-in-law attended my side of the family’s celebration for the first time. As my sister who plays hostess said, when it comes to family, the more the merrier.”

“I converted my photos to black and white to more easily mix colors from my stash. As it was, I had plenty of supplies featuring the soft turquoise so popular in recent years. A little serendipity came into play when I later noticed that both the paper and the package with the perfect date die-cut were from 2012, the year I was scrapbooking. In true stash-busting style, I used lots of the ephemera from the die-cut pack and many little labels for making borders. The Hallmark gift tag is the oldie-but-goodie of the stash used here.”

Ideas for Scrapbooking Christmas Pages with Your Stash | Susanne Brauer | Get It Scrapped

More & Merrier by Susanne Brauer | Supplies: Patterned paper and journal card, My Mind’s Eye; Alphabet, Jenni Bowlin; Die-cuts and buttons, Studio Calico; Stickers, October Afternoon; Gift tag, Hallmark.

Christy Strickler says, “My husband had a toy replica of the Star Wars Millennium Falcon when he was a boy. He was thrilled when my son got one as a gift, and that’s the story here.”

“I pulled supplies from several manufacturers that I’d collected over the last five years. I have a lot of holiday supplies but I never create enough pages to use them all up each year. Holiday papers often come in the same color palettes which makes it easy to mix supplies between manufacturers. Choose your base color, then add in layers of other colors/patterns using the gallon/quart/pint rule.”

Millennium Falcon by Christy Strickler |Supplies Patterned Paper: Creative Imaginations, October Afternoon, Crate Paper, Basic Grey; Letters: Amy Tangerine; Tape: My Mind’s Eye; Chipboard: Basic Grey; Enamel Dots: Studio Calico,PinkFresh Studio; Die Cuts: October Afternoon, Elle’s Studio Chic Tags; Sticker: October Afternoon

Celeste Smith says, “Every year we follow this myth of a German tradition and hide a pickle ornament in the tree.”

“In making this page, I began by focusing my attention on the Lilypad BYOC from December 2013, grabbing the alpha and paper from that collection. Then I searched my stash for a pickle and to my surprise found this one from Valorie Wibbens Pocket Stuffers #2 which came out in 2012!”

“I wanted to add a black line as a border around my page. I created a second layer on top of my background then just added an inside stroke of black to that layer. Easier than drawing a rectangle with the shape tool!”

Ideas for Scrapbooking Christmas Pages with Your Stash | Celeste Smith | Get It Scrapped

Pickle Myth by Celeste Smith | Supplies: Designer: Valoriie Wibbens: Pocket Stuffer #2; Allison Pennington: Get Happy elements & alphabet; Pink Reptile Designs: Counting the Days; Heahter Hess: The Velvet Vixen font.

Devra Hunt says, “My son wanted to share Hanukkah with his friends, so we hosted a Hanukkah party. While dinner was cooking, they played a competitive game of Dreidel.”

“When I turned to me stash I cound I had lots of stickers, many of them over 10 years old. They were small and multi colored. The paper I had was very bold in color and pattern. I was able to cut out some of the words and phrases, such as the Dreidel song to use on the page here. I used the stickers to create borders and clusters around the page.They give the page a festive feeling. I needed to add a dreidel to balance the page, so I cut one on the Silhouette die cutter.”

Ideas for Scrapbooking Christmas Pages with Your Stash | Devra Hunt | Get It Scrapped

Oh Dreidel by Devra Hunt | Supplies: Cardstock-American Crafts, Bazzill, Patterned paper-Karen Foster, Echo Park, Doodlebug designs, stickers-Mrs Grossman, Frances Meyer, Karen Foster, Mark designs, mist-Heidi Swapp, Studio Calico, ink-Memento, Adhesive-Recollections, EK Success alpha-American Crafts, Silhouette, pen-EK Success.

Marcia Fortunato says, “This layout is about two of our family’s Christmas traditions: Legos and nutcrackers.”

“All of my Christmas products are at least two years old.  Since I rarely scrapbook Christmas, I didn’t let myself buy anything last year! To create this layout, I pulled products from twelve different companies. The sequins I’ve had for a while since I don’t often use them, but here they worked to add subtle sparkle.”

“A tip: Sticking to traditional Christmas colors makes it easy to mix and match products from different manufacturers and different years, yet still maintain cohesion.”

Ideas for Scrapbooking Christmas Pages with Your Stash | Marcia Fortunato | Get It Scrapped

It’s Tradition by Marcia Fortunato | Supplies: Patterned Paper: Carta Bella, Allison Kreft Designs (Webster’s Pages); Letter stickers: Lawn Fawn; Washi tape: Recollections, Little B; Tree clip: American Crafts; Word stickers/embellishments: Carta Bella, October Afternoon, Authentique, Jenni Bowlin, Hambly Screen Prints; Baker’s twine: Martha Stewart; Sequins & enamel: Lawn Fawn, Basic Grey; Pens/Markers: LePen (Marvy).

Amy Kingsford says, “This page is about our holiday light-hanging and outdoor decorating traditions. I made this page as a contribution to the class Digital December with Traci Reed.  And because the deadline to submit the layout was well before Christmas I found myself digging into my stash to use some of my favorite products from Christmases’ past.”

“These snowflakes from One Little Bird’s Evergreen kit are ones I’ve used on several layouts and see myself using for several years to come.  And the scattered Christmas lights from Sahlin Studio and Jen Barrette’s Kitschy Christmas, couldn’t have been more perfect. Finally I used papers and additional elements from the “Here We Go a Caroling” mega kit, which was a Pixels and Company store collab from Christmas 2013.  Its color palette worked well with my photos and the kit was so jam-packed with product it can easily be used year after year.”

“One way I’ve found to give older product new life is to pair them with a current trend. So I decided to tuck in some gold foil papers and elements here and there throught my page to punch things up.”

Ideas for Scrapbooking Christmas Pages with Your Stash | Amy Kingsford | Get It Scrapped

Let There Be Lights by Amy Kingsford | Supplies: Pixels and Company Designers: Here We Go A Caroling Collab; Sahlin Studio and Jenn Barrette: Kitschy Christmas; One Little Bird: Evergreen; Sugarplum Paperie: All That Glitters; Karla Dudley: Dad’s Day Cardstock; Gennifer Bursett: Anchored; Other: Gold Foil

 

 

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