Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Lisa & Lori's Great Stash Bash ~ December edition!

Happy December!  It's a new month and that means it's time for another edition of The Great Stash Bash with Lisa & Lori!  The weather is gorgeous here in Texas for December and the holiday season is upon us, time to get those Christmas presents wrapped and those Christmas cards made!! So without further adieu let's get this party started with the December edition of Lisa & Lori's Great Stash Bash 2021!! 

For those who are new to the challenge here is how it works:
On the 1st of each month we will post a challenge prompt and the stash kit we have created using that prompt. During the month we will try to use as much of our stash kits as possible on different projects. Then, on the last day of the month, we will do a recap post showing what stash we were able to bash!
This will be a just-for-fun challenge so there is no monthly prize - but isn't the real prize using up our stash?  We hope you will join us in our quest to bash some stash in 2021. If you accept the challenge to play along - link up on either my blog or Lori's Blog (or both if you choose) so that we can see who is joining us each month!

Now for our December challenge:

Here are the rules for 2021:
Each month we will create a kit with 10 or more papers (dig into your stash for new or old papers it's up to  you!), 5-7 scrap papers (let's keep those scrap piles under control!), 3-4 embellishments (new or old- you decide), and a stash bash item!  This month's stash bash item is stamps!!!
1. Follow the challenge prompt to create a kit to work with throughout the month. You may use other items, but please concentrate on using your kit. 
2. Create new, not previously posted projects using your stash kit.
3. If you have a blog - please include the challenge graphic & a link to our challenge in your posts. 
4. You may link to social media if you don't have a blog. If you share on Instagram, please make sure to use - #lisaandlorisgreatstashbash2021
Since this is a just for fun challenge the rules are not set in stone BUT we have them to help you focus on what really matters using your stash!  We also hope you will help spread the word of our fun challenge so others may join in!!  You know you have at least one friend who needs to use her stash!! 
This month I decided on one kit instead of two!  It was SOOO hard to narrow down my papers to just 10 but I wanted to have a better chance of using up my kit this month so I kept it to just 10 papers this month even though it was super hard!!  
My kit for December:
Here are the 10 papers I chose for my kit this month:
The papers are from Photo Play Paper Be Joyful, Pebbles Home for Christmas (black words), and Hip Kit Club Make a Wish (November 2019 kit papers).  I think these papers coordinate well together don't you?

Now for my embellishments:
My embellishments are from Hip Kit Club Make a Wish, Photo Play Paper Be Joyful & Simple Stories Vintage North Pole.  I think these are a fun set of embellishments to work with and I am excited to try and use them up this month!!  I don't have any of the paper left from the Simple Stories line so I would really like to use up these embellishments this month!!  It's hard when the papers to match a set of embellishments are gone, as I tend to then just stick the left overs in my closet and the pile is growing and needs pared down (that is my 2022 goal!).  

Now for my stamps for this kit:
As you can see I have a variety of Christmas stamps from Stampin' Up & CTMH.  These sets are so gorgeous but barely used and I hope to remedy that this month!! 

My scraps for this month:
As you can see I have just picked 5 scraps this month.  They are from Simple Stories Holly Days, Carta Bella Home for Christmas, CTMH Tis the Season & Hip Kit Make a Wish.  These are larger scraps that I think will coordinate well with my kit.  I have been doing a great job using my scraps on cards so my scrap pile at the moment is manageable and I hope by using up the larger scraps I can keep my scrap piles under control!! 

I am super excited to dig into my fun kit this month!! I hope you will join Lori and myself as we endeavor to bash some stash!  Remember if you play along make sure and use the hashtag #lisaandlorisgreatstashbash2021.  I can't wait to see your kit!  If you create a kit link up below to share with us all!!  Happy creating!!


  1. Looks like we both went with a Christmas kit! I love your beautiful kit and can't wait to see what you create with it. I could have made mine a totally huge kit with Christmas goodies - but I know it is going to be a very busy month and I'm not sure how much time I will have working on extra projects. Here's hoping we can put a dent into our stash this month!

  2. Fun kits and I have that same CTMH Santa stamp/die cut. Hope to pick mine soon.