tami sanders * paper crafter


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Clearsnap & Ann Butler Blog Hop!

Ann Butler Clearsnap Blog Hop 2015

Welcome to a LOVEly blog hop with Clearsnap and Ann Butler Designs! Last month at the CHA trade show, we released a new collection of foam and rubber stamps with Ann Butler Designs, called Background Basics, to compliment her line of ColorBox Crafter’s Inks and her existing faux quilting stamp lines. Today, our teams are sharing Valentine craft ideas you can make tonight for your special someone for Valentine’s Day.

hello! you have arrived at my blog – tami sanders * paper crafter, on your hop with Clearsnap and Ann Butler!

if you just stumbled upon the hop, please check out the list below so you can start at the beginning.

i’d like to share my “gifty” Valentine project with you. this {LOVE} banner can be used for decor, gifting or BOTH…

love banner - ann butler,colorbox,clearsnap,crafter's ink,blog hop,valentine,love,tami sanders - WM

the banner was made by stamping denim and canvas with the…

 NEW! Ann Butler ColorBox Background Basics Stamps, ColorBox Crafter’s Inks and Art Screens.

the stamped pieces were cut apart and adhered to chipboard to mimic little quilted bits. the white denim jeans i was cutting apart for fabric had adorable little pink stitched hearts on the pockets, so i decided to use one of the pockets in the banner. you could make 4 hearts if you don’t have a pocket handy. 

to make this banner a gift, write a love note or coupon for dinner, movie, etc on the tag in the pocket. if you are’t using the pocket, just make one or ALL of the chipboard hearts into a pocket by adding another chipboard heart to the back of each and leave the top open.

i’ve put together a Snapguide that lists all the supplies and step-by-step directions – with photos that you need to make this banner yourself…

Check out this guide on Snapguide

Now click-along to each blog in the hop and leave a comment on each post. Then, use the Rafflectoper widget at the end of this post to win an assortment of Ann Butler Designs’ new Background Basics stamps with Clearsnap!

Hop List:

Steph Ackerman

Zoey E. Scarpelli

Tami Sanders <<<<< YOU ARE HERE

Roberta Birnbaum <<<<<GO HERE NEXT

Sabrina Alery

Larissa Pittman

Suzanne Austin

Irit Shalom

Vishu Reberholt

Jennifer Priest

Gracie Chavez

Vivian Keh

Kristi Parker

Clearsnap

Ann Butler Designs

What would you create with the new Background Basics stamps? Tell us in the comments!

And before you go, don’t forget to enter to win a set of Background Basics stamps here:

a Rafflecopter giveaway


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“don’t mess with texas” DE-constructed altered book class…

hello!

i finished the sample book for the “don’t mess with texasDE-constructed altered book class late last night {well – early this morning} and dropped it off at Scrapbook n’ More this afternoon.

a BIG – thank you to those of you who signed up in advance – sight unseen – the class is already 2/3 full! i GREATLY appreciate this!

and i must say, those of you who take this class will be getting a BARGAIN! i had to ADD pages to this book in order to get in all the trinkets that i had picked up for it. i kept thinking i didn’t have enough goodies so i kept buying more – needless to say – this book is STUFFED! and since i’d already set the price, you’ll be getting a lot of BANG for your buck!

here a some collage pics of the book and some of the details – click on pics to enlarge…

texas alt book collage 1

texas alt book collage 2

some of the “junque” included in the book are: vintage rodeo ribbon, repros of vintage postcards, 60’s butter crust bakery receipt and borden’s dairy milk cap, galvanized metal texas cut out, old lone star beer bottlecap, vintage playing cards, 3 cent texas postage stamps, concho and bandana, blue jean pieces, vintage stamped leather piece, metal cookie cutter, texas themed charms and LOTS more!

special thanks to Carrie at Paper Wings Productions for providing the fabulous texas themed stamps used in the book. Scrapbook n’ more carries Paper Wings Production stamps and do have the stamp sets available for sale if you want your own set.

this book would be a great way to display your bluebonnet, texas wildflower, rodeo or texas trip pics. you will also be given supplies and techniques to add MORE pages for MORE photos to your book if you would like.

if you’ve been wanting to try your hand at an altered book, this would be a great class to start with. the techniques are a little easier than those in my “regular” altered book classes. but there is still a LOT going on for those of you who do enjoy my “regular” books!

here are the class details:

date: sunday, march 1

time: 1:30 to 5:30 *** NOTE TIME CHANGE

price: $48 if attending class or $55 for class kit

if you are unable to attend the class, you can sign up for a class kit. the kit will have anything that is done in class using “class supplies” – like stamping – already done for you. complete directions, including color photos, will be included.

i am also offering an add-on, go-along “i {heart} texas” frame kit…

texas frame - wm

this frame includes a scrabble tile tray and tiles spelling out “i {heart} texas”. the frame and tray will be pre-painted, so the kit will be ready for you to assemble. complete directions with color photo included.

if you are taking the “don’t mess with texas” book class, you can add-on this frame class kit for only $12. if you aren’t taking the class, but would like the frame kit, the cost is $15. kits will be available to be picked up on 3/1. i have a very limited number of these kits, so please call and reserve a kit if you would like one.

susan is opening the store JUST FOR US for this class, so if you’d like some “private” shopping time, plan on coming in a little early or staying a little later to shop. the store should be open by 1:00, so drop off your stuff in the back and hit the racks!

AND — mark your calendars – i’ll be offering a school themed altered book class tentatively scheduled for saturday, may 2. i’ll be using G45’s ABC Primer deluxe collector’s edition paper set. more details coming in the next few months. i’ll let you know when you can start signing up! i plan on this book being one where you can display your children’s school pics K thru 12th.

thanks for your continued interest in my altered book classes – i LOVE hunting for trinkets to fill them up with!


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Clearsnap {GOLD FOIL} Blog Hop!!!

hello!

welcome to the Clearsnap {Gold Foil} Blog Hop!

it’s titled “Gold Foil”, but you’ll see lots of foil colors besides gold used in projects on this hop. i used several different colors myself!

foil is HOT right now! you will find it embellishing everything from clothing to home decor and Clearsnap has some great products that you can use to BLING up YOUR projects!

i am showing 3 quick and easy techniques to add foil accents to chipboard as well as a frame made using the pieces from one of the techniques.

TECHNIQUE #1: adding foil accents to chipboard using dry adhesive…

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for this chipboard heart, i left it au natural.  you could ink or paint it if you don’t like the look of the raw chipboard. the dry adhesive i used has a small “dot” pattern in it, which i like as it adds texture to the piece. i rubbed on the adhesive in different spots, and then burnished on the foil. filling in spots and overlapping them as i worked. you could also cover the chipboard piece completely with the adhesive first, then add the foil around in different areas, but i prefer the layered look i got working in small sections and slightly overlapping the adhesive and foils.

supplies:

Clearsnap: Designer Foils: Campfire, Lagoon and Cherry Pie

Grafix: Artist-Tac

Chipboard Heart

TECHNIQUE #2: adding foil accents using double sided tape…

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i started with the same chipboard heart but this time, covered it completely with double sided tape.  then i cut strips of foil and applied them diagonally on the heart. then i added strips of a narrow double sided tape going the other way and burnished on a different foil.

supplies:

Clearsnap: Designer Foils: Plum Crazy, Lagoon, Silver Fog and Winter Sky

Scor-Pal: Score Tape: Wide and Narrow Double Sided Tape

Chipboard Heart

TECHNIQUE #3: adding foil accents using Design Adhesives…

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plain chipboard letters were first painted with Izink Inks. then once dry, Design Adhesives were applied to the letters and then foiled.

supplies:

Clearsnap: Design Adhesives: French Swirl, Designer Foil: Plum Crazy and Izink Ink: Tulip and Opaline

Chipboard Letters

here is a frame i made using the foiled “love” letters…

foil frame - wm

the frame was painted with Izink Ink. then Design Adhesives were applied in areas around the frame and then foiled. flowers and trim complete the look.

supplies:

Clearsnap: Design Adhesives: Ornate Border, Designer Foil: Siilver Fog, Izink Ink: Amethyst, Tulip and Opaline, ColorBox Pigment Ink: Burlap and Plum and ColorBox Stylus & Tips

Hydrangea Hippo: Pink Beaded Hoops

Foiled Chipboard Letters

Wood Frame

Flowers

Vintage Silver Cording

Paintbrush

here are a few hints to remember when working with the Designer Foils and Designer Adhesives:

* you can use ALL the foil on each sheet of Designer Foil. just keep applying it and moving to a spot that still has foil and applying again.

* you can use ALL of the designs on the Design Adhesive sheets too. you can cut them apart or just burnish off the portion you want, then move to apply remaining designs.

* surface must be DRY before applying Design Adhesives or Designer Foils otherwise they may not apply correctly.

* you can use a bone folder to burnish Designer Foils or Design Adhesives, but your finger works great.

i put together a Snapguide showing how to do each of the 3 foiling techniques on the chipboard pieces:
Check out this guide on Snapguide

i also put together a separate Snapguide showing how to create the frame step by step: Check out this guide on Snapguide

watch for Valentine cards featuring the 2 foiled hearts on the Clearsnap Blog in february!

***** HOP LIST *****

Sabrina Alery

Jennifer Priest

Steph Ackerman

Tami Sanders <<<<< You Are Here!

Clearsnap Blog <<<<< Go Here Next!!!

follow this link for your chance to win a prize pack from Clearsnap… a Rafflecopter giveaway

thank you for stopping by!


upcycled valentine on the TCW blog…

hiya!

i have a card up on The Crafter’s Workshop Blog – it’s an upcycled Valentine…

tcw upcycle valentine - wm

i used several different stencils from TCW and gelatos to color it in. the card base is a paper bag leftover from holiday shopping and the background and embellishment are pages torn from a second hand romance novel.

please view it on the TCW BLOG – UPCYCLED VALENTINE for more info as well as a link to a Snapguide i made showing how i made the card step-by-step. and if you like it, please post a comment for me on the TCW Blog so i’ll know you stopped by!

thanks,


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{merry} christmas canvas on the TCW blog…

hello!

are you getting things checked off your holiday list? mine are being ticked off VERY SLOWLY! Christmas seems to come faster and faster every year. the more i try to be prepared, the less prepared i feel!

i did manage to finish a canvas that i started in my altered canvas class last month. it even has a PHOTO on it! we went to a tree farm and found a very fat, very “crazy” Christmas tree! it is definitely different, but that is why we liked it. i snapped a photo of the hubbie and kids standing in front of it before we chopped it down. it went perfect with the canvas colors {i wonder how THAT happened – surely i didn’t select the clothes JUST to match the canvas – or did i! LOL!}

here is a pic of the finished canvas…

merry canvas wm - tcw,the crafter's workshop,izink,mix'd media inx,tami sanders

you can view the post about this project on The Crafter’s Workshop Blog here: {MERRY} ALTERED CANVAS.

if you visit the TCW BLOG, please post a comment there so i’ll know you stopped by!

thanks, and if i don’t get a chance to post again…

have a merry CHRISTmas…


christmas ornaments on the TCW Blog

hi all!

i have a new project up on The Crafter’s Workshop Blog, these embossed metal ornaments…

tcw emb tin orn - wm

these ornaments are easy to make and are great for embellishing packages, bags, cards and tags.

metal pieces were embossed using a diecut machine and stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop. the tinting was done using Izink Inks from Clearsnap.

i’ve put together a Snapguide that shows how to make these step-by-step in both written and photo directions. you can view the project and get the link to the Snapguide by visiting the post here: EMBOSSED METAL ORNAMENTS – TCW BLOG

please post a comment for me on the TCW Blog, it would be nice to know you visited!

thanks,


new card sketch…

hello!

i’ve added my card sketch for november to the Clearsnap Blog, here is the sample card i made using the sketch…

nov card sketch - wm sized

i think you might be surprised to find out what products i used to make this card! you can get the sketch and check out the details here: tami’s november card sketch

you’ll also find a link to the Snapguide that shows how to make this card step-by-step in both written and photo directions on the Clearsnap Blog.

i hope you’ll check it out and post a comment on the Clearsnap Blog to let me know you stopped by!

thanks,


Handmade Holidays Blog Hop!

hi all!

Clearsnap hosted the Handmade Holidays Blog Hop on their blog this past weekend…

Handmade Holidays 2014 Hop Logo

there are TONS of great gift ideas done by designers from dozens of companies. you are sure to find LOTS of inspiration to get a head start on your holiday crafting.

i designed a memo board using a wood plaque as a base and dressed it up with embossing folders, diecuts and of course lots of inky goodness from Clearsnap…

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i made a Snapguide showing how i made this project step-by-step with a complete supply list too. you can view this project, get a link to the Snapguide AND links to MORE great projects by visiting the CLEARSNAP BLOG.

happy hopping!


dia de los muertos

hi all!

today is dia de los muertos or day of the dead – a day to remember and celebrate the lives of friends and family who have passed on.

although dancing skeletons and grinning skulls could be considered macabre, they are usually decked out in colorful costumes and bright colors.

favorite foods and personal items are gathered and placed around photos of departed loved ones in remembrance. picnics are held on grave sites lavished with flowers.

in honor of the day, i made an embossed metal “sugar skull” using a stencil from The Crafter’s Workshop and Izink Inks from Clearsnap…

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you can find more info as well as a link to the Snapguide showing how to make this project on The Crafter’s Workshop Blog: Sugar Skull

take to time reflect on the lives of those you miss today…

 


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creative canvas class

hi!

i’ve finished the sample for the Creative Canvas Class and dropped it by Scrapbook N’ More today. coincidentally, susan was pricing and stocking a HUGE order of stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop! lots of GREAT designs!

here are the deets for the class:

date: saturday, nov. 8

time: 12:00 to 4:30

cost: $35

supplies: 4X6 or 5 X 5 photo, zip dry or 3-in-1 glue {or both if you have them}, 3D foam squares or tape andu heat gun {there will be a few heat guns you can use in class, but you’ll be doing a LOT of drying, so bring your own if you have one!}

and here is my sample canvas, along with some closeup shots of the details – you can click on it to enlarge…

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YOUR canvas won’t look just like mine – unless you want it to. YOU will select your own ink colors, stencils and accessories to create your own UNIQUE canvas. before you start on your own canvas, i’ll show you some simple techniques so you can learn how to add layers of ink and patterns to add depth to your project and we’ll also work on techniques for adding texture.

i have DOZENS of stencils in all sorts of designs, patterns and themes from The Crafter’s Workshop for you to use…

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i also have lots of pigment inks in gorgeous rich, creamy colors – Mix’d Media Inx from Clearsnap…

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as well as some specialty inks from Aladine, distributed by Clearsnap, Izinks – which are a hybrid mix of ink and paint and come in beautiful shimmery colors…

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you’ll also learn how to hand-dye vintage seam binding to use on your canvas too…

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you’ll  get to select accent ribbons, jute and cording as well as vintage trinkets and treasures to use to embellish and customize your canvas. i’ll have other embellishments to select from, so if keys and tape measures aren’t your thing, you can choose something else.

the class lasts 4 1/2 hours, so you’ll have lots of time to work on your project.

there is also a crop that night, and i’ll be hosting it! so you can plan to come and play all day if you like.

the crop will be from 5:00 to 11:00 and is $10. but if you sign up and pay by wednesday, november 5, you’ll get a $5 coupon that you can use to shop with crop night!

if you have unfinished “tami” projects like altered books, photoFULL or money $aving layout classes, bring them and i’ll be glad to help you with them. {if you want to work on an altered book, if you’ll use the contact me form at the top and let me know which book, i may be able to bring the sample book.}

an altered canvas makes a great gift, and the holidays are right around the corner! so keep gifting in mind when contemplating what photo and theme you would like to do.

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