tami sanders * paper crafter

scrapbooking, stamping and paper crafting…


grandparent’s day clipboard…

hi all!

yesterday was grandparent’s day and i wanted to make a special gift for my mom.

at easter, i’d taken portraits of the boys and wanted to incorporate them into the project. i found an 8 X 8 white scalloped clipboard at CKC and decided to embellish it and add the photos to it.

here is a pic of the finished project…

grandparents clipboard - wm

i made it in under an hour using supplies i had on hand: printed paper, flowers, ribbons and trim, washi tape, rhinestones, chipboard letters and a few simple tools.

i put together a Snapguide for this project that shows how to make it step-by-step with both photos and text…

check out How to Make an Altered Clipboard by tami sanders on Snapguide

this project is easy enough that your kiddos could help make it or you could gussy it up to make it a little more elaborate. great do-ahead gift idea for the holidays. you could also make it without the photos so the recipient could add their own.

i think it would also be a nifty decor piece if done in a seasonal theme for halloween, thanksgiving or christmas.


fall project on TCW blog…

hi all!

i had a great time at CKC and cropping friday and saturday at Scrapbook N’ More in new braunfels!

if you didn’t get a chance to go by scrapbook n’ more and shop this weekend, please plan to go by SOON; susan still has a LOT of cool new stuff just waiting for you!

i got of layouts done this weekend; mostly one pagers of school photos. i’ll be posting pics later after i get them all photographed and ready.

i also wanted to let you know that i have a new project up on The Crafter’s Workshop Blog today…

fall frame WM

i turned a $store frame into a fall decor piece using stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop, inks and more from Clearsnap and just a few other supplies.

you can view the project AND get all the info and directions on how to make this piece yourself, including a link to a step-by-step Snapguide here: FALL DECOR FRAME

i’ll be teaching a class using TCW stencils at Scrapbook N’ More in november – keep an eye out for more details!

thanks,


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Clearsnap & Smoothfoam Blog Hop

Welcome to the Clearsnap and Smoothfoam Blog Hop!

Hop along to each blog in the hop list to see inspiring ways to use Smoothfoam with Clearsnap’s ink, created by our teams of designers.

Be sure to comment on each blog in the hop, then use the Rafflecopter widget at the end of this post to enter to win a prize pack of Smoothfoam and Clearsnap goodies!

hi ya! you have arrived at my blog: tami sanders * paper crafter, you should have just come from the Flores Tanis Studio Blog – welcome!

my project is a memo board made using the 12 X 12 Scrapbook Page Mount from Smoothfoam and inks and more from Clearsnap

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i needed a lightweight memo board that would easily attach to a cabinet in my studio without damaging it. i didn’t want to use a nail or something similar, i was thinking more along the lines of poster tac or one of those non-damaging hooks. most traditional memo boards are too heavy to attach that way.

i started with a plain piece of unbleached canvas, then spritzed it using several different colors of ColorBox® Spritzers: Pumpkin Pie, Pinkolicious, Lemon Drop, Mermaid and Grasshopper, the added a stenciled pattern using Black ColorBox® Crafter’s Ink applied using the ColorBox® Stylus & Tips.

i think this board would well in dorm rooms also; where you have to be careful not to damage the walls.

i put together a Snapguide that shows how to make this project step-by-step, you can view it here…

Here is the HOP LIST…

if you jumped in at the middle, or just happened to stumple upon the hop, please begin at the Smoothfoam Blog.

Hop List: Smoothfoam Blog

Clearsnap Blog

Suzanne Austin – What’s in a Lousyananut

Julie McGuffee – Life in the Craft Lane

Jennifer Priest – Hydrangea Hippo

Lisa Fulmer –  Lisa Liza Lou

Meihsia Liu – Simply Paper Crafts

Anita Scroggins – The Flamingo Chronicals

Steph Ackerman – Live Laugh Scrap

Carmen Flores Tanis –  Flores Tanis Studio

Tami Sanders – tami sanders * paper crafter  <<<<< YOU ARE HERE>>>>>

Beth Watson – Beth Watson <<<<< GO HERE NEXT>>>>>

Sabrina Alery – The Honor Roll

Marilyn Gossett – Marilyn Gossett Designs

Denise Hahn – In My Blue Room

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card sketch up on Clearsnap Blog!

hi all!

my card sketch for august is up on the Clearsnap Blog. i post a new sketch on the 13th of each month.

here is the sample card i made using the sketch…

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you can get the sketch as well as the supplies and directions to make this card here: CARD SKETCH #14.

i hope you’ll drop by the Clearsnap Blog and post a comment; it’s nice to know who is visiting!

thanks,


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new TCW project!

i have a new project up on the TCW BLOG today!

i turned a burlap pillow cover from Canvas Corp into a retro style satchel purse…

heart art purse - snapguide - wm

check out the FULL post on the TCW BLOG . i put together a Snapguide that shows how to use templates from The Crafter’s Workshop to make designs to embroider on pretty much anything you can use a needle and thread on.  the guide also includes step-by-step photos and directions of how to create this project yourself. the link to the guide is included in the post on the TCW BLOG.you can view the project here:

Burlap Purse with Embroidered Patterns

TCW just released a TON of fabulous new stencils too – you can view them on their website.

i’d love it if you would post a comment on the TCW BLOG if you liked this project!

— and P.S.: for those of you who subscribe, the “page not found” post a few days ago was me trying out the Snapguide link, so i labeled it “test”. i deleted the post after i tried it out. sorry, i know you get auto e-mails about any new posts.

thanks!


New Posts on Clearsnap & TCW Blogs…

hi! i wanted to let you know i have a two new blog projects up for this month…

a new card sketch on the Clearsnap Blog – my lucky #13th in fact – i can’t believe i’ve been doing the card sketch for over a year now!

you can see the new sketch and the card, and get directions and supplies for making the sample card here: CARD SKETCH #13

here’s the card i made using the sketch…

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i also have a post up on The Crafter’s Workshop Blog

i used the Blazonry Template from TCW and sharpie markers to alter a scrapbook tote with word art, here’s a snippet…

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you can see the whole project as well as get all the supply and direction info here: LOOKING SHARP-{ie}

i hope you will check them out and if you do, please leave a comment; i’d love to know you visited!

thanks!


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{fashionistas} layout

hi all!

i have a project featured on the Clearsnap website this month!

it is a scrapbook page entitled “fashionistas” and was designed around a great vintage photo of my aunt and two friends.

the layout uses ColorBox® Graphic45 Decades Dye Inks and G45 stamps from Hampton Art as well as some trinkets from my vintage stash. if you are a G45 paper lover, you are going to LOVE the Decades Dye Inks as they are made to match some of the major colors in G45 papers!

here is a snippet of the layout…

2013 decades - fahionistas take 2 - tsanders snippet

my very stylish aunt ruby is on the right.

you can see the whole layout and get the instructions and supply list for it here: FASHIONISTAS SCRAPBOOK PAGE

now back to work! i have to get ready for my “by the sea” classes this saturday!

oh’ please stop back by on monday,  july 7,  Clearsnap is having a hop with it’s CT to show off the NEW! summer releases! LOTS of projects with LOTS of new goodies!


card sketch on the Clearsnap Blog

hi!

i have the new card sketch for june up on the Clearsnap Blog!

you can see the sketch here: card sketch #12

here is the sample card i made using the sketch…

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please visit the Clearsnap Blog to get the sketch, directions for how to make this card AND a bonus card! a little something extra to start your summer card making!

stay tuned, there are several blog hops coming up – including one with CardMaker on monday!

thanks,

 


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new project up on The Crafter’s Workshop Blog

hi!

i just added a new project over on The Crafter’s Workshop Blog

museum layout

i used TCW stencils and Izink from Clearsnap to create a background for a photo i took of my kiddos at a museum during spring break.

do you have special photos that you just can’t find paper to scrapbook them with? then consider making your OWN paper! it’s easier than you may think.

i put together a short video showing how i made this page step-by-step, you can see it in my post: MUSEUM SCRAPBOOK PAGE

the new TCW design team is made up of some very talented artists, please visit The Crafter’s Workshop Blog often for some great ideas!


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clearsnap & cardmaker blog hop

hello! welcome to the Clearsnap and CardMaker Blog Hop!

i hope you have enjoyed all the fab projects you have seen so far!

i have a card to share using Izink Ink made by Aladine and distributed by Clearsnap…

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Izink Inks are a hybrid of pigment ink and acrylic paint. they work well on a variety of different medias, dry quickly and have a pretty shimmer. they also come in LOTS of gorgeous colors.

Clearsnap will be giving away some Izink Inks, so be SURE to get all the details on the CLEARSNAP BLOG and play along to WIN!

i made all the inked and stamped pieces of the scene using the same 5 step process:

1} add a few drops of Izink in a few different colors from the same color family on a piece of waxed paper {like Bamboo, Avocado and Cactus for the green}

2} dab the colors with the ColorBox® Color Blender to load the sponge with ink, being careful not to overblend

3} press the Color Blender along a piece of white cardstock, making consecutive blocks of color, reloading as needed; set aside to dry or heat set

4} place the Say What? Rollagraph® Jumbo Design Wheel in the Jumbo Handle and load with ColorBox® Frost White Pigment Ink, roll across Izink inked paper ; heat set

5} stamp design using ColorBox® Wicked Black Archival Dye Ink

after all the pieces were inked and stamped, i cut them out. i also decided to make the door and windows of the house from different colors, so they were stamped and cut out, then adhered to the house.

to ” set the scene”, i punched out a 3″ scalloped circle to use as a mask, held it in place on the card front using a bit of blue tape, then inked around it using Mimosa, Citronella and a little Jasmine loaded on a damp Color Blender Sponge.

once that was dry, i used a 2 1/2″ circle punch to create the sky – trimming off the bottom of the circle, and to make the grass – cutting a curvy line across the top part to make a hill. these 2 pieces were arranged in the center of the masked off area of the card.

then all the pieces of the scene were arranged and glued. i stamped some clouds on remnants of the blue inked piece using the Frost White Pigment Ink, and cut them out to use to add some dimension to the sky…

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to finish off the card, i stamped a border and sentiment at the bottom using Wicked Black Dye Ink.

stamps: Hampton Art: Doodle Bug: Home Sweet Home and Borders

cardstock: Bazzill 

adhesive: Beacon Adhesives: 3-in-1 Glue

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here is a list of all the stops for the hop; you can see where you are at and where you need to go next! if you jumped in somewhere in the middle, start over at the top of the list so you won’t miss anything!

have fun!

CardMaker http://www.cardmakermagazine.com/blog/?p=9890

Steph Ackerman http://stephaniescraps.blogspot.com/…/hi-miss-you-with…

Jeanne Streiff http://inkypaws.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/?p=20022

Meihsia Liu http://meihsia.blogspot.com/…/hello-friends-card-izink…

Kathy Martin http://card-blanc.blogspot.com/…/clearsnap-and…

Jennifer Priest http://hydrangeahippo.com/?p=6288

Kristie Hartfeil http://krismybliss.wordpress.com/

Kristine Reynolds http://stampingandscrapingincalifornia.blogspot.com/…

Vivian Keh http://contadinak.wordpress.com/2014/06/04/cardmaker-hop/

Sabrina Alery http://sabrinaalery.com/2014/06/16/cardmaker-clearsnap/

Tami Sanders http://tamisanders.com/2014/06/02/cardmaker-blog-hop/   <<< you are here! >>>

Vera Yates http://lingshappyplace.blogspot.com/…/cardmaker…  <<<visit vera next! >>>

Clearsnap Blog http://blog.clearsnap.com/?p=10454

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