Botanicals for You- Sale-A-Bration

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features Sale-A-Brations  Botonicals for You.

botanicals for you. saleabration 2016I just love the verses with this set and the large verse “Just for You”. Plus the cute flowers, Heaven!

These little flowers just shout pretty, bright colors are needed to me. Plus, I want spring to get here.  We have had snow this past week :(   Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, and Pumpkin Pie are so bright and cheerful for this card.  Old Olive is wonderful for the sentiment and leaves as well.

I layered it on Pumpkin Pie card stock, and my card base is Melon Mambo.  This is one of those quick cards for our Creative Chaotic lives.  If I received this card with some chocolate, I would be in heaven.

Don’t forget this stamp set is from the Sale-a-bration catalog.  The Sale-a-bration catalog is filled with items that can be yours FREE with every $50 you spend.  Check out the catalog here.

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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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Broke Stampers Unite- Punch Art

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features another challenge from Broke Stampers Unite.  This week it is punch art; and it was one of my ideas.  When it came time for me to actually make something, I was wondering what the heck was I thinking???  I started to think about what holidays are coming up.  I am jumping ahead to St. Patrick’s Day.St Patrick's Day chocolate/treat holder

This will be a project that I will be making with my stamp club in February.  It is a Gherardelli chocolate holder.  For club I will pick a carmel flavor or something with a gold wrapper.  I only had peppermint chocolate.

So, can you see which punches are used?  I used the Bird Builder Punch for the nose and mustache.  The Bow Builder Punch for the bow tie.  The derby is the 2″ Circle Punch and the Word Window Punch. (I actually cut a strip 3/8″ x 2 1/2″, then I punched the ends to make it curved on the ends.)

His hat needs a lucky clover.  I made it with the heart from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack.  The clover is attached to a clothes pin with glue dots.  The verse is stamped and punched with the Word Window Punch and placed on the clothes pin as well.

His “body” is a piece of DSP (designer series paper) that is 2″ x 5″ folded in half to wrap the chocolate.  I punched the ends with the Scallop Tag Topper punch, even though it doesn’t show from the front side.

I wonder what Carol and Terri came up with this week.  Let’s check out their blogs.  Click on Carol’s blog here and Terri’s blog here.  I hope you join us with this challenge.  Share with us on Facebook.

Don’t forget the Spring Occasions Catalog has started this month.  If you need a catalog fill out my Catalog Request Form and I will get one in the mail to you.  Sale-A-Bration is going on as well.  For every $50 you spend, you will receive a FREE ITEM!  Make sure you order quickly, there are so many cute items!

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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Sale-A-Bration Broke Stamper Unite

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features What I Love from the Sale-a-bration catalog which runs from January 5-March 31, 2016.  For every $50 you spend on stamping supplies, you will receive a free item from this special catalog.

what I love saleabration embossing resist

Even though this is a three step stamping set, I wanted to review a few techniques.  This card is an embossing resist technique.  I started with white shimmer paper, stamped with Versa Mark ink, and embossed with white embossing powder.  It can be difficult to see, if you tilt your card in the light will help.

After the embossing is done, I started to color with my sponge daubers.  I started with the center of the flowers.  I used Cajun Craze in the very center, then Pumpkin Pie, and Daffodil Delight.  I also sponged Daffodil Delight all over the card so it wouldn’t be stark white.  I sponged the leaves with Old Olive ink.  Don’t worry if you go outside the lines on this card.  It is fine.

Finally, I took a tissue to the top of the embossing,  This wipes off any extra ink, and really helps the white embossing pop.

My second card was also stamped and embossed white on Wisteria Wonder card stock .  I used the White Wash what i love white washtechnique.  It sounds complicated, but it means to paint it white with diluted ink.

I put a dab of my white craft ink refill on my silicone pad.  I added a few drops of water to mix in with it.  I used my aqua painter to fill in the flowers.  I used a tissue to dab my paint as I went.  I didn’t want my paper to get too wet.  Once I finished painting my flowers, I thought the leaf stems really stood out.  I traced around think leaves with the aqua painter.  I stamped a verse in the middle with white craft ink and embossed it in clear.  I mounted it onto a Blushing Bride base.

I’m very excited to see what Carol and Terri have made, and which sets from the Saleabration catalog they will use.  Check out Carol’b blog here and Terri’s blog here.

Check out the new catalogs here. If you need a paper version, let me know by completely filling out the form here.  Don’t forget Saleabration doesn’t last long. Order your supplies now.

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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Luminary-Broke Stampers Unite 3D Challenge

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features a 3D project for a Broke Stampers Unite Challenge.

mini treat bag luminaryA while back I made some gusseted bags using the Mini Treat Bag die.  I thought they would make great luminaries.  I made some for the holidays.  Which they are completely adorable.  Then, my preorder for the Spring Catalog arrived.

Oh my, my.  I love the Rose Garden thinlits was something I knew I HAD to have!  It comes in a bundle with a beautiful photopolymer stamp set.

I knew I had to make a luminary with a gold glitter rose, and the gorgeous Birthday Glitter LuminaryBouquet DSP (designer series paper).  Click on the image, you can see how beautiful this paper is.  You can also see the battery operated tea light in the bottom.  I wouldn’t dare use a regular tea light due to the chance of fire.

I plan on making some for such things Relay for Life events, Mother’s Day, etc.  Depending the punch or framelits used, these could be made for birthdays or baby showers.  How cute would these be for a baby shower!!  OMG I think I need more framelits!  I am glad I have a school vacation, so I can play some more.

I wonder what creative projects Terri and Carol have made.  I bet it will be something really cool that I may have to copy over vacation.  Check out Terri’s blog here.  Check out Carol’s blog here.  If you have a cool 3D project you’d like to share with us; share it on  our Facebook page.

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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Festival of Trees -Broke Stampers Unite

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features the Festival of Trees and a Broke Stampers Unite challenge.

I had one full sheet and scraps of Merry Moments Designer Series Paper (DSP).  I festival of trees note cardsdecided I would use it to make some note cards with and a card holder that was inspired by fellow demonstrator Patty Bennett. 

First here are my cards.  The note card and envelopes are slightly smaller than a reular 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ card, but they are stinking cute!  Twenty come in each package and they are pre-scored. As you can see, you don’t always need to stamp the trees; they can simply be punched with the tree punch.  It is also a wonderful way to use up the small pieces of decorative paper.

festival of trees note card holderThis is the card holder that is made with one sheet of 12″ x 12″ paper. I used the Deco Labels dies for the layers of Whisper White and Crumb Cake.  I used the Word Window punch and Washi Label punch for the verse.  This card holder holds the 4 cards I made plus the matching envelopes.

As you know, with the Broke Stampers Unite challenges, I have tried pushing myself a little bit more than I usually do.  That is why I created a few smaller cards and a holder.  You may be thinking this is a cute idea for Christmas, but it is too late in the season.  Let this be your inspiration.  Make a set of thank-you card, birthday cards, or masculine cards.  Then give them to someone who may need cards.

What do you think the other girls are up to for this challenge.  Let’s check them out.  I am sure they have come up with something incredible as usual.  See Carol’s blog here.  See Terri’s blog here.  Don;t forget you can join us on Facebook.  We would love to see what you create as well.

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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Broke Stampers Unite Color Challenge- December

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features a  Broke Stampers Unite color challenge.  This months colors include:  Soft Sky, Night of Navy, Tip Top Taupe, Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White.

wilderness awaits,As you all know, these color challenges with more than three colors is a struggle for me,  The way I have been overcoming this struggle is using makers.

My card base is Night of Navy, Soft Sky and Rich Razzleberry.  My Whisper White layer was put thru my Big Shot with the Woodland texture embossing folder.  I just love this folder.  I wish I had ordered when the Holiday Catalog came out.  However, I am glad I got mine.  If you haven’t ordered yours yet, get it NOW!  It won’t be returning :(

Ok, back to how I made my card.   Sponging on the actual embossing folder is a major part of this card.  I sponged Tip Top Taupe and Soft Sky on the smooth side of the embossing folder.  Then I stamped the dog from The Wilderness Awaits  directly onto the folder itself, using black ink.  I carefully placed my white card stock in the folder, and ran it through the Big Shot.

After embossing, I colored in the details with markers.  I did use my marker to color in the cracks of the birch trees on the embossing folder.  I think it helps give it a more realistic feel since many white birch trees have the color variations and peeling bark.  I think this technique of coloring and stamping onto the embossing folder makes wonderful masculine cards.  The Woodland folder will definitely stay in my collection of embossing folders to used for the men in my life.

I wonder what Carol and Terri have done with this color combination.  See Carol’s blog here and Terri’s blog here.  They always surprise me with their creations.  I think I will have a little chocolate while I check out their blogs. Would you like to join us using this color combination?  You can join us on Facebook.

I mentioned that the Holiday Catalog is expiring soon.  Do you need a FREE Occasions Catalog?  It has all sorts of springy stamp sets. The Sale-A-Bration catalog is also being released soon.  If you would like me to send you these catalogs completely fill out my Request a Catalog form.

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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A Little Something Fancy Fold Card- Broke Stampers Unite Challenge

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features the A Little Something bundle, Versatile Christmas and another Broke Stampers Unite Challenge. This weeks challenge is a fancy fold card.

fancy fold card broke stampers unite challenge, a little something,I don’t know about you, but I am still trying to get my holiday cards competed.  Here is one more to add to my collection. It’s a Pop Out Swing Card.  This type of card can really wow your friends.  They will think the swinging motion is much more difficult than it is.

If you are part of my stamp club, you will be learning how to make this card this month.  If you are not, join me Friday and I will have a video tutorial.

Here is what the card looks like on the inside, when it is swinging open.                                               Stamping with Stace fancy fold card, broke stampers unite challenge

Isn’t it cute.  I love how the little snowflakes are just falling everywhere.   The verse on the inside and the front cover are from Versatile Christmas.  A few rhinestones for some holiday bling.

If you look closely at the insert.  It is a piece of whisper white card stock cut 5″ x 6″.  There are only two score lines.  On the six inch side, score at 2″ and 4″.

The “Pop Out” part of the card is the squares.  Mine are cut from black glimmer paper, whisper white and real red card stock. I cut them with the square framelits.  Again, if you’re a completely visual person who needs to see how it is put together I will have a video on Friday.

I wonder what Carol and Terri have created for this weeks challenge.  Check out Carol’s blog here.  Check out Terri’s blog here.  If you would like to join us and share your creation, join our new Facebook group.

On a side note, the girls and I are getting ready for new challenges using stamps from the new Occasions Catalog.  Do you need a FREE catalog from me?  If so, completely fill out a Catalog Request Form and I will send one to you.

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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Flurry of Wishes Winter Theme Challenge

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features the Flurry of Wishes and another Broke Stampers Unite Challenge.  This weeks challenge is a winter/Christmas themed card.

flurry of wishes, black and white, broke stampers uniteBefore we get started with this card, there is one thing you need to realize.  I am the post it note queen.  I buy them in bulk at the beginning of every school year.  I have them everywhere.  My desk at work, my desk at home, all over my house, I even have a journal type book filled with different types of sticky notes for all types of list making.

Most people are familiar with Post It brand sticky notes or any number of brands of sticky notes.  I have found out that people don’t realize, Post It brand makes a sticky tape.  if you  haven’t discovered this product, look for it the next time you go shopping.  If you’re a teacher buy extra! image

This stuff is great.  The entire surface is tacky.  It peels off like a breeze.  This product is great for many masking techniques.  It is what I used to make my straight lines on my card.

flurry of wishes, broke stampers unite challengeI used my grid paper to make sure I had everything aligned properly.  I then place a strip of tape across my card.  This provides a mask and helps hold the card in place.

I used my Basic Black marker to trace the edge of the tape.  This gave me a border for my verse.  I randomly stamped snowflakes over the entire card using my black ink pad.  I removed the tape. (Don’t throw the tape away, it can be used several times.) I used my basic black marker to ink the verse and stamped it within the border.

This another simple card that can be made for mass production at Christmas time.  Lay out several cards on your grid paper at once and stamp them all at the same time,  This will save you even more time.  I can comfortable get 4 cards done at once in just minutes.  Talk about the ultimate Creative Chaos time saver!

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 new Facebook page here.  Join us and share your winter themed card with us on Facebook.

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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