Monday, May 05, 2014

Craft Hoarders Anonymous - Challenge #7

This morning I am sharing my project for Challenge #7 at the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog! Remember, you have two weeks to play in the new challenge! Challenge #7 closes May 18th at midnight PT.

Challenge #7 Ribbon, Lace, and Twine, Oh My!
Show us your fiber side! Use ribbon, lace or twine on your project. Dig into your hoard and share how creative you can be with fibers! You may use ribbon, lace, twine, embroidery floss, string, yarn, fabric, etc. As long as you have something in the "ribbon" family on your project, you are good to go!

I am addicted to ribbon, twine, lace, and fibers of all types. I have oodles and oodles of ribbon and twine. And what did I purchase for myself a few weeks ago....two huge balls of twine! How can you pass up 150 yards of twine for a few dollars. Especially when your best friends are all buying some and want to swap colors?!?

Anyway, here is my project for Challenge #7. The sponsors this month are Really Reasonable Ribbon and Sin City Stamps. I had such fun using their products! 

I created a "giant" tag. This guy is 8 1/2 x 3 3/4 inches. I started out with a large tag from one of the Prima tag pads (the tags that go with the Julie Nutting doll stamps).  I layered it up with paper and then a layer of cardstock on the back. Oh, yeah, layers, baby!

I also had two new pads of Prima papers to use. My local store had some of the "A4" pads, so I snagged them! Just adding to the hoard, people!

I wrapped the tag with some of the yellow ribbon and then made a bow with some of the gray checked ribbon. The ribbon is from the Really Reasonable Ribbon April Ribbon Club. I had some flowers in my stash in the same gray and yellow. I think the gray flowers are from Prima, and the yellow are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

The clock stamp is from Sin City Stamps. Isn't it amazing?! I stamped with black pigment ink onto one of the Prima tags, and then embossed with a black metallic embossing powder. 

I used some Spellbinders die templates to cut out the clock image and then I cut some "cogs" from gray cardstock. I wanted to go feminine Steampunk with this tag. I added some metal cogs, a key, and a tiny light bulb.

I stamped the dress form shape (Sin City Stamps) with gray ink, and then embossed with clear embossing powder. I smudged the image with yellow ink, then I fussy cut the image. I added a yellow bow and more flowers to the top of the tag. I also have a metal cog and a Prima ceiling bulb peeking out. 

The flourish laser die cuts I used are also from Sin City Stamps. They were orange when I started out, but I sprayed them with glimmer mist, and....ta da! The sentiment stamp is also from Sin City. 

This is one awesome tag! I think it would be fun to make two more, and then attach them to a canvas or something. Hmmmm...think...think...think...

Challenge Rules are HERE. Make sure you LINK your project up using the Link Tool on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog. PLEASE DO NOT LINK YOUR PROJECT TO MY SCRAPS OF LIFE BLOG! (Yes, that was shouting, sorry.)

Make sure you visit the Design Team and check out what they have to share!

Amber Milone

Christy Butters
Debbie Seyer
Donna Idlet
Ginny Nemchak
Glenda Brooks
Gloria Stengel - YOU ARE HERE
Jan Marie Ennenga
Karen Zueger
Pam Bray
Tammi Bennett

Sin City Stamps Designers
Sin City Stamps Blog
Barbara Rankin
Karen Lackey
Linda Hess
Lisa Mita
Peggy Oliver
Robin Redd

One talented participant will receive these prizes, donated by Sin City Stamps and Really Reasonable Ribbon! (Craft Hoarders Anonymous has the BEST and most GENEROUS sponsors!)

Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon April Ribbon Club
Stamps: Sin City Stamps
Laser die cut: Sin City Stamps
Cardstock: WorldWin Papers ColorMates Smooth Slate, Graphite
Printed paper: Prima A4 Pad Seashore
Tags: Prima Tag Pad Aquarelle, Hancock Park
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black; Clearsnap Colorbox Pigment Wild Hare, Black; Ranger Distress Squeezed Lemonade; Close to My Heart Grey Wool
Spray mist: Tattered Angels Almost Black; Lindy's Stamp Gang Steel Shimmer
Embossing powder: Cosmic Shimmer Arctic Black Aurora; Stampin' Up Clear
Light bulbs: Prima Ceiling light bulb; Sky Blue Pink small light bulb
Gears: Tim Holtz, 7 Gypsies
Key: unknown
Flowers: Prima; Wild Orchid Crafts
Die cut shapes: Spellbinders Large Classic Inverted Scallop Circles, Standard Circles Large, Sprightly Sprocktes
Tool: Prima Distressing Tool
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG tape; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares; Aleene's Fast Grab Tacky Glue; Beacon Fabri-tac


  1. I always look at your posts and am in awe. Your work is always great! The tag is stunning! Love the colors, the curves, the beauty of it.

    Have a wonderful week!

  2. Well, I for one love "giant" much more to work with my always amazing and I would love to see your canvas if you decided to go for it and make another.

  3. It's beautiful!!! I'm loving all the yellows and grays together and that dress form is perfect for this! So pretty!

  4. I love me some tags and the bigger the better! It takes just as much work to do a little one as it does to do a large one ... so why not! I love the color combo you chose and the dress form just fits perfectly!

  5. Gorgeous tag, Gloria!

  6. You know how much I love tags, and this one is so fresh and fun with that blue and lime green color combo. I love the contrast of the stamping in black. It really grounds everything. Another wonderful work of art!

  7. Gloria, love your tag and the color combination! Just love all the elements of your card!

  8. OMG, I absolutely love your feminine steampunk style giant tag. You are so creative with all of the extras, and so inspiring. I am so happy to be a part of the CHAC blog hop today.

  9. Just love this tag, the style and the colours are super!

  10. I'm in love with the colors here. Absolutely beautiful tag.

  11. Stunning Gloria! Beautiful Indeed..

  12. Oh... I love the bright yellow - it was the first thing that grabbed my attention, then the stunning embossed clock image, and the little light bulbs. I never thought of using lightbulbs on a project - how perfectly steampunk and amazing. I want to do that!!

  13. Beautiful tag Gloria! I love the bright colors you used. I love the metal accents and the light bulbs. Simply amazing!

  14. Love this tag! The stamps and flowers and colors-they all go so well together! Thank you so much visiting my blog and leaving a sweet comment! :)

  15. Glorious colours, and I love that little bulb nestled amongst the flowers. Really cool embossing on the stamped image too... Great inspiration for the Craft Hoarders challenge - which I've just discovered in time for the latest theme! - thank you.
    Alison x