Flurry of Wishes Banner

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features a holiday banner using the Flurry of Wishes bundle.

Stamping with Stace flurry of wishes banner, home decorI want it known that I was trying to be good when the holiday catalog came out.  I originallywasn’t going to get another snowflake stamp since I have several.  Well, that was right up until Convention!  This project was one of the projects they shared on stage.  Thats all it took.   I NEEDED THIS SET!  I love that is was a bundle.  I also needed the Flower Medallion punch.

This may look complicated, however it isn’t.  Here is my punch cheat sheet which says Stamping with Stace flurry of wishes banner directions, punch art guidehow many of each item you need to punch.  The Banner Triple punch can be helpful for the banner.  However,  I don’t own it and I cut the tails by hand.

 

 

 

 

Here is a close up on part of the banner sections. imageStamping with Stace, flurry of wishes banner, home decorStamping with Stace, flurry of wishes banner, home decor

 

 

 

 

Sstamping with Stace flurry of wishes, ornament, home decor, christmas,I also took one of the crumb cake snowflakes and made an ornament out of it.   The one thing about making the ornament, my daughter and/or students can make them as well.  Super easy peasy.

I didn’t measure the cord I put it on.  I laid my pieced out on the table to see what I was eye pleasing.  I would guess about a yard.  If you wanted to, you could stamp and punch more images and make it even longer.  What a cute decoration for the house.

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All the items for this project are listed below. Click on them to add them to your shopping cart. Creative Chaos never follows a schedule; luckily my online store is open 24 hours a day! Everything you need can be purchased there, except the chocolate.

May you have Creative Chaos today!

Stace

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Winter Sheltering Tree

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features the Sheltering Tree stamp set and embossing.

Stamping with Stace sheltering tree, white embossIt is a SUPER EASY card that can be easily massed produced for the holidays. Unfortunately, the glossy sheen  of the white embossing powder doesn’t show very well in this photo.

I simple took a half sheet of Night of Navy card stock and folded it in half.  I used my embossing buddy and versa mark stamp pad to stamp my snow  bank and tree.

I covered my card stock in white embossing powder. This is the point, before you heat the embossing powder, to check for an specks of embossing powder that shouldn’t be there.  I use a small paint brush to clean off any unwanted specks.  A simple card like this will show any extras that you don’t want on your image.

Now, that all your card only has embossing powder where you want it, heat set it with your embossing heat tool.  Finally, add a few rhinestones for a little extra bling.  Like I said, a quick and easy card for mass production for the holiday season.  Instead of a holiday greeting you could stamp a thank you greeting on the inside.

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Join me next time in my Creative & Chaotic craft room for some creative chaos and possibly chocolate too.

All the items for this project are listed below. Click on them to add them to your shopping cart. Creative Chaos never follows a schedule; luckily my online store is open 24 hours a day! Everything you need can be purchased there, except the chocolate.

May you have Creative Chaos today!

Stace

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Sheltering Tree Double Stamping- Broke Stampers Unite Challenge

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features the Sheltering Tree stamp set for a challenge with Broke Stampers Unite.  I seem to be having a little theme lately with this stamp set.  I’ll have another card Friday.  What can I say, this is a wonderful stamp set!

I saw a card on Pinterest from Tami White.  I was fascinated by it and couldn’t figure out Stamping with Stace, sheltering tree.
how she did it.  Once I saw how she did it, I was “Duh, it’s just like triple stamping!” I’m going to call it Double Stamping since it’s two layers.

My card base and colored layer (1 5/8″x 4 3/8″) are Blackberry Bliss. My Whisper White layers are 5 1/4″x 4 ” and 1 1/4″x 4 1/4″.

Now you may be asking “Stace, how do you line up the tree so well?”  Here is the secret part.  You stamp the tree just one time.  Put the tiniest spot of adhesive on the back of the small white layer.  ( Bonus tip* I rub the layer on my jeans to make it even less tacky.  I don’t want this piece of white layer to be permanently fixed yet.  I want to be able to remove it.)  I place the small layer on my larger layer.  I ink my tree with Early Espresso ink and stamp on both layers at the same time.  if you look closely, the tree goes just a little above the white layer.

If you try this at home and you may notice a little gap between the two layer of white.  DO NOT PANIC!  This is fine.  The layer of Blackberry Bliss will cover that little gap.

I carefully removed the small white layer.  I first stamped with Hello Honey ink, then scrubbed the stamp with my Stampin’ Scrubber and Stampin’ Mist.  I stamped a second time with Tangelo Twist, but I moved my stamp slightly to the left this time to show the first layer.  Again I cleaned my stamp.  The third time, I stamped with Blackberry Bliss.  Moving it slightly to the left again to show the bottom layers of stamping.

Assembly is quite easy.  Adhere the small white layer on the colored layer.  Align these two layers with your larger white layer so the image has proper alignment.  Adhere all the layers to the card base.  Now you can amaze your friends with this simple but stunning Double Stamping technique.

I’m glad I joined the ladies at Broke Stampers Unite.  They challenge me to stretch myself.  Lets see what the other ladies are up to.  Visit Terri here, and Carol here.  See our Facebook page here.

If you enjoyed this project, follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and You Tube. Don’t forget to share me with your friends.

Join me next time in my Creative & Chaotic craft room for some creative chaos and possibly chocolate too.

All the items for this project are listed below. Click on them to add them to your shopping cart. Creative Chaos never follows a schedule; luckily my online store is open 24 hours a day! Everything you need can be purchased there, except the chocolate.

May you have Creative Chaos today!

Stace

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Sheltering Tree-Thumping Technique Video Tutorial

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features a card using the Thumping Technique.  Stamping with Stace-Broke Stampers Unite Color Challenge

Does this card look a little familiar?  Wednesday I shared a card with you for a Broke Stampers Unite color challenge. I decided to use the Thumping Technique and I said I would have a video tutorial for you on Friday.  IT’S FRIDAY!

You’ll want to get out your stamps and markers for this one.  Feel free to stamp with me.  You can watch the video below with me or click here to watch it.

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Join me next time in my Creative & Chaotic craft room for some creative chaos and possibly chocolate too.

All the items for this project are listed below. Click on them to add them to your shopping cart. Creative Chaos never follows a schedule; luckily my online store is open 24 hours a day! Everything you need can be purchased there, except the chocolate.

May you have Creative Chaos today!

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Broke Stampers Unite Color Challenge-Sheltering Tree

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features a color challenge from Broke Stampers Unite.  The color combination that must be used are Tangelo Twist, Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Cajun Craze, and Wild Wasabi.

Stamping with Stace-Broke Stampers Unite Color ChallengeNormally, I usually only use two or three colors.  Five is a big challenge for me.  Sometimes it is really good to be pushed out of our comfort zone a little. Sometimes when I see color challenges, I tend to think I have to use all the color in card stock.  I have to remind myself I can use a few colors for my card base and use multiple colored inks in my design.

I have loved the Sheltering Tree stamp set.  I had it for awhile before having time to use it.  Sheltering Tree is a “two step” stamp set.  First I stamped the tree base in Chocolate Chip.  I stamped the grass in Always Artichoke.  The stamp image that is usually used for the leaves on the tree, I inked with Wild Wasabi, Tangelo Twist and Cajun Craze to create the pile of fallen leaves that are on the ground.

I will post a super quick video on how to create cards using the Thumping Technique later this week.  Ok so I didn’t realize it was Wednesday already, so lets say Friday I will have the video posted for you.  It will be just the actual stamping, not the assembly of the card.

The card base is Chocolate Chip with a layer of Cajun Craze.  I stamped “My Friend” with Chocolate Chip ink on Cajun Craze card stock.  I punched it with a retired punch (I never get rid of my punches.)   The new Washi Label punch could be used for this or the  Word Window punch.  I used a Wild Wasabi candy dot for an accent.  Finally, I had to stamp a little rake to show how all the leaves got into a pile.

I’m glad I joined the ladies at Broke Stampers Unite.  They challenge me to stretch myself.  Lets see what the other ladies are up to.  Visit Terri here, and Carol here.

If you enjoyed this project, follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and You Tube. Don’t forget to share me with your friends.

Join me next time in my Creative & Chaotic craft room for some creative chaos and possibly chocolate too.

All the items for this project are listed below. Click on them to add them to your shopping cart. Creative Chaos never follows a schedule; luckily my online store is open 24 hours a day! Everything you need can be purchased there, except the chocolate.

May you have Creative Chaos today!

Stace

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Butterfly Bokeh-Broke Stampers Unite Challenge

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features the Swallowtail stamp and the Bokeh technique.

bokeh butterflyIt wasn’t too long ago that I used this technique with my stamp club.  We did it making holiday cards.  You can see them here.  I love this technique because no two cards are the same.  Bokeh is a photography term for photo with lights that look like dots of color. bokeh_effect_resources-Bokeh-Effects-Pack-42-Free-Images

 

 

I absolutely love butterflies.  That was the start of this challenge for me (besides knowing I had to use the bokeh technique). From there, I chose my colors. Nice warm oranges and yellows. I used sponge daubers for this card.  Sometimes I use sponges that I cut into fourths.

Use which ever you have on hand.  Don’t panic if you think you white spots stand out quite a bit.  You design will look different once you stamp on it. broke stampers unite bokeh techniques

If you’d like to see a video how to do this technique, you can check it out here.  Do you want to see what Terry and Carol created with this technique?  Let’s check out Carol’s card here and Terri’s card here.

Join me next time in my Creative & Chaotic craft room for some Creative Chaos and possibly chocolate too.

All the items for this project are listed below. Click on them to add them to your shopping cart. Creative Chaos never follows a schedule; luckily my online store is open 24 hours a day! Everything you need can be purchased there, except the chocolate.

May you have Creative Chaos today!

Stace

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In Everything Give Thanks-Broke Stampers Unite Challenge

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features imageBanner Blessings for this weeks Broke Stampers Unite Challenge.  This week our challenge is to make a thankful/grateful card.

This particular card had a lot of “paper therapy” in it.  The past year has been rough for me.  I’m forever grateful for those who have stood by me, listen to me whine & cry, made me smile and have lifted me back up! This card was filled with so much “therapy” in it, I journaled about it.  Here is what I wrote.

“The day before I made this card, I was the person who drove past someone home that had smoke seeping out the window frames.  I was the one who had to call 911.  

Other people stopped to help as well.  The family was not home, but dogs were safely taken from the home which was a total loss.  After leaving the scene, I cried knowing these people were safe.  I cried know my daughter was safe visiting her dad. I was grateful for every materialistic item I own, knowing if they were lost, they could be replaced.  I started this card with the intention of being thankful for friends and family who have always had my back.

I picked the colors for the fact it is autumn, even though the weather in Maine has been a little crazy.  Warm, cold, and then warm again.  I knew which verse I wanted to use when I was given this challenge.  Then I thought it needed something for texture.  I selected Gorgeous Grunge.  After stamping I thought I’d age the card by making it look a little more worn by crumpling it all up.  I added alcohol to it really help loosen the fibers.

I wanted to stamp the image on scrap crumb cake card stock since white was too much of a contrast.  Still, the paper was still too crisp looking.  I crumpled that too.

Sometimes our feeling come out in our art.  I mean that’s what makes an ordinary project ART isn’t?  Emotional responses.  So this card fits my mood today.  It is thankful, creative, chaotic, a complete mess yet still beautiful.”

Sometimes our Creative Chaos happens because we’re busy with life and short on time.  Other times it is because the Creative Chaos is in our souls.  Either way- be creative.

Now let’s see how Carol and Terri are sharing how they express their gratefulness.

If you enjoyed this project, follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and You Tube. Don’t forget to share me with your friends.

Join me next time in my Creative & Chaotic craft room for some creative chaos and possibly chocolate too.

All the items for this project are listed below. Click on them to add them to your shopping cart. Creative Chaos never follows a schedule; luckily my online store is open 24 hours a day! Everything you need can be purchased there, except the chocolate.

May you have Creative Chaos today!

Stace

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