tami sanders * paper crafter

tami sanders is a paper crafter that teaches locally and does design work for a few companies…

Welcome Blog Hoppers!


Welcome to the

 Clearsnap & Scor-Pal 

Summer Fun Blog Hop 2011!!

our lovely design teams have created some wonderful summer fun projects with the Scor-Pal, brimming with inspiration and of course lots of Clearsnap Inks!

visit each design team member’s blog to see what inspiring projects they have to share. leave a comment on each blog. we’ll choose one winner from all of the   comments posted to receive a prize pack from:

 Clearsnap and another from Scor-Pal.

here are the links to the Clearsnap Blog, Scor-Pal Blog and all participating designers… the links can be cut and pasted in your browser if the embeded links don’t work for you. we don’t want any hoppers getting lost along the way! and if you are jumping in at the middle of the hop, please be sure to circle around and see ALL the projects on ALL the designer’s blogs!

Clearsnap Blog ………. http://clearsnap.blogspot.com

Scor-Pal Blog ………. http://scor-pal.blogspot.com

Mary Dawn Quirindongo  ………. http://mypinkmexico.blogspot.com

Diane Zechman ………. http://papercookies.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com

Sabrina Alery ………. http://sabrinaalery.blogspot.com

Gini Cagle ………. http://ginicagle.blogspot.com

Jean Okimoto ………. http://davebrethauer.typepad.com/inkollage

Lisa Andrews ………. http://scrappingwithlisa.blogspot.com

Daniela Dobson ………. http://danieladobson.blogspot.com

Katie Tate ………. http://bothsidesofthepaper.blogspot.com

Charlotte Jenkins ………. http://suepup.blogspot.com

Stephanie Ackerman ………. http://stephaniescraps.blogspot.com


Tami Sanders  ………. http://tamisanders.com 


Robyn Weatherspoon ………. http://robynweatherspoon.blogspot.com

Tami Mayberry ………. http://tamimayberry.blogspot.com

Jennifer Priest ………. http://hydrangeahippo.blogspot.com

now, on to the project! Scor-Pal is a quick and easy way to score any of your paper projects that need to be folded and/or creased: cards, mini books, boxes and MORE!

i wanted to see what other uses i could find for it. i like to add texture to my projects, and pleating is VERY popular right now. so i thought i’d try and use the Scor-Pal to add some interesting dimension to my 1 Hot Summer Journal project…

i thought it might be fun to try to make my own plaid paper using the Scor-Pal. so i first spritzed cardstock with some Gold Glow Smooch Spritz as a base color {i started with a 12 X 12 piece, then cropped to 8 X 8; reserve extra for use below}. and then to pleat, i scored the cardstock at 1/4″, then 3/4″, then 1″, then 1 1/2″, etc; this creates a pattern of 1/4″ sections separated by 1/2″ sections. when you pleat the paper, you’ll have sections that will be “hidden” when you spray on a second color and those areas will remain the base color…

to hold the pleats together while you spray the paper, use the Scor-Tape along the short sides. just apply a strip to each side, then remove the backing and stick the pleated paper to a piece of scrap paper {the tape will release easily by heating it a bit with a heat gun, or using undu}….

once the paper is pleated and secured to a scrap paper, place in the Color Catcher and spritz with Carrot Cake Smooch Spritz

let the paper dry, or speed up dry time with a heat gun. remove tape and here’s what you’ve created…

next iron your paper flat – or as flat as you can get it, then score and fold it the other way. tape and spritz the same as before, this time using Citrus Tickle Smooch Spritz. unfold and iron and here’s your plaid!

to create the sun, i pleated some of the leftover Gold Glow spritzed paper using the same 1/4″, then 1/2″, then 1/4″ scores, pleated it up, then taped it on the back in several places. then i adhered it to a scrap of cardstock, and traced and cut out a circle. since i had the Scor-Tape handy, it’s center circle looked just right!

for the rays, i thought a little “diagonal” might be fun! so i used the Scor-Tape to adhere the other leftover piece of Gold Glow cardstock to my Scor-Pal{don’t worry, the tape will come up! just use a little undu to clean if needed}…

then i used the same scoring pattern and pleated, taped and sprayed as before using Carrot Cake Smooch Spritz. once the piece was dry, i cut it into 1/4″ and 1/2″ strips, then tore off pieces and attached them to the back of the sun using Scor-Tape

for the waves, i spritzed some kraft cardstock with Sea Kiss and Ice Rink Smooch Spritz. i stamped “SUMMER” {My Sentiments Exactly: School Days Upper} on one strip, then they were ready to layer on the cover…

for the “1 hot”, i first scored a scrap piece of kraft paper at 1/8″ intervals both vertically and horizontally across, then i drew and cut out the “1”. it was then inked with Orange Pigment Ink, i also used a Stylus and a Blender Tip to apply a bit of Leather Mix’d Media Inx over it to bring out the creases. this same technique and ink was used to age and antique all the other pieces as well. the “hot” {My Sentiments Exactly: School Days Lower/Numbers} was stamped using the Leather Mix’d Media Inx and then, before it dried completely, i streaked on a bit of Marigold and Orange Pigment Inks, applied using the Stylus and a Blender Tip to create some “heat waves”…

to assemble the book, i cut 2 – 8 1/2 X 8″ pieces of kraft cardstock and scored them at 1/2″ along the left short side. then i cut filler paper to fit inside the book, using the holes that were on it. mark the holes in the scored tab area of the covers, punch, stack pieces and thread with jute; tie ends in a bow towards bottom third.

to embellish cover, tear plaid piece around all edges, and adhere to front. then adhere waves, using 3D Foam Squares to adhere “Summer” stamped piece at bottom. use 3D Foam Squares to adhere sun at upper left, then use more 3D Foam Squares to adhere “1 hot” at center of sun.

use the book to add photos and notes about YOUR summer…

i printed my photo on a piece of text weight speckled tan paper, then tore around the edges. i also used INK to emphasize some of the words — Aqua Pigment Ink for “COOL”, and Orange Pigment Ink for “Scorching”.

i hope you enjoyed this project and found a few new techniques to try using your Scor-Pal.

i also hope you are having a good time on this bLoG hOp; there are still a few more stops for you to make before you are done! Your next destination is at awesome Clearsnap Designer Robyn Weatherspoon’s blog.

and don’t forget to leave comments so you can be entered to win some AWESOME prizes!


79 thoughts on “Welcome Blog Hoppers!

  1. Super cool techniques Tami–you rocked this one!!!

  2. nice done.
    really beatifull love the summer colors that u used and liked the little tutorial
    thanks for sharing

    greatz celine

  3. love how you made the sun and high-lighted Scorching!! Great projects!

  4. Greeeeeeeeeeeeeeat summer journal! LOVE it!!!

  5. Thanks for sharing…..it is so cute!

  6. Wonderful summer journal. Love the pleating and the colors.

  7. Love this! Thanks for the chance to win! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

  8. wow great effect you have created, AWESOME!!! This is a wonderful summer journal.
    Eva :0)

  9. very cute!! Thanks for sharing!!

  10. what a cool way to get pattern, i would have never thought of this…genius!

  11. Love your plaid design!!

  12. Wow, what an awesome and innovative technique! Thanks for showing how to do it so well. Love your card–it’s so cheerful!

  13. AS soon as I saw the colors I thought how summery they looked – that really hot sunny day that makes you know it’s August! This is an amazing card and I love how much detail went into it – it’s perfect!

  14. Great plaid design!!! Thanks for showing us how to do it. Takes some effort but makes an awesome project.

  15. Love your homemade plaid! great idea!

  16. Love the summer journal and the homemade plaid.

  17. love your techniques.

  18. Oh wow! How cool that you made your own plaid with the scor-pal and different sprays! It looks fabulous!

  19. awesome,tfs

  20. Great idea for a journal! LOVE how the sun turned out so fabulous!

  21. very cute love the techniques very Beautiful. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

  22. Great techniques, clear instructions! Thanks for sharing your creativity and ideas!

  23. very cute…love the techniques. thanks for sharing

  24. Wow, thank you for those great techniques!! Loved the plaid.

  25. Great creation. Thanks for sharing.

  26. Your journal cover is amazing, I just love the sun.

  27. Very original, I love how you did the sun rays! Thanks for sharing! :)

  28. What a fun summer project! Great colors!

  29. I totally LOVE the way you made the plaid pleated paper! Very cool sun and rays, too!

  30. Thank your for the great tutorial. This is definitely on my to-do list!

  31. LOVE IT! It’s hot here in Arizona (Gilbert) so I could totally make this book for myself! :)

  32. Very inspiring project. How am I going to find the time to try all these great ideas???? Thanks for sharing.

  33. Nicely done,love it

  34. oh my! I love this idea!

  35. Gosh! Who knew that a scor-pal was good for so many different uses.
    thank you for showing that great way to make plaid. Love your project!

  36. So cute. Thanks for your ideas.

  37. Interesting technique. Thanks for the tutorial. Love the final result.

  38. nice ideas thank you

  39. Oh my gosh, I would never think to do that. So thank you!

  40. That is an amazing trick. Nice.

  41. WOW, you went to a lot of trouble. I love what you did with the Scorepal.

  42. hiya sweetie
    this is such a great idea
    thanks for sharing hunni
    hugs angelique

  43. love it!! thanks for sharing the technique. It is HOT here in Baton Rouge, LA too.

  44. Super cool project!

  45. very creative, thanks for sharing!

  46. Super sizzlin’. TFS CallyAnn

  47. I love that sun! Thanks for all the details on how to make it.

  48. this is very cool~! I love the step by step instructions! Thanks for sharing!
    tampatha01 at gmail dot com

  49. Thanks for showing us how to use the score tape. I love what you did, your technique is amazing.


  50. Thank you for sharing your amazing work and tips with us.

  51. Fabulous Card!! Amazing details and very much summer. Thank you for sharing!

  52. Great projects – TFS!

  53. Awesome, love all the pleats!

  54. Loved the pleated “Plaid” technique! Thanks for sharing that with us! Love the card such amazing detail. And cute LO too!

  55. Ooops is there anyway to remove my email from being published??? filled that out wrong…(sorry about that)

  56. What a great idea, takes the mini album to a another level! :-)

  57. what a lovely journal of the summer, will get one ready for the boys to complete over the winter months when it is wet outside!!

  58. love your project. so happy and fun…what a great way to preserve those memories

  59. Wow–that is one ‘hot’ project!

  60. Nice project. I wish summer wasn’t ending. That’s a great use for the products.

  61. Wow, ingenious way to make your own pattern! Turned out beautiful. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

  62. love your project. That sun is so creative…

  63. Great ideas and techniques.

  64. Love the plaid idea. Isn’t Scor-tape just the greatest?

  65. I love blog hops because I find great sites like this one. Thanks for the chance to win!

  66. Ding Ding Ding Ding!!!!
    ***Oh Such Fun Award***
    This is just beyond fun … and I must bestow this newly thought-of award for your creativity! Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!! What a delightful addition to this already-awesome blog hop!


  67. WoW!! Love all of the neat techniques and colors used in this!!!!

  68. How clever! I enjoyed your blog–thanks!

  69. Spectacular Card!
    I appreciate all the work
    that went into your
    masterpiece! Wow!
    Thank you for sharing :]


  70. wat een geweldig zonnige kaart,de warmte straalt je tegemoet!
    groetjes van corry

  71. Very, very cool! Love the techniques you used! TFS!

  72. Wow, what a great card. Thanks for sharing the workshop for this card.
    Hugs, Uta

  73. Super cute ideas!

  74. I am getting so many ideas on how to use my Score-pal thank you for sharing your talent.

  75. wow, great tutorial. great project i need a score pal and where would i be without clearsnap? i love the fact that Clearsnap is made in America. so many things aren’t

  76. Very hot journal!

  77. i really need to get one of those Scor-Pals! The projects I’ve seen are so great! Love the smooch you used too.