tami sanders * paper crafter

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

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new products from ClearSnap…

ClearSnap has released a LOT of brand new products! lots of exciting inky things going on over there!

i’ll be posting a few peeks at projects here; you can go to the ClearSnap Blog for all the info — supplies and directions.

today, i posted a card using 5 of the 6 new ColorBox Archival Dye Ink colors…

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ColorBox Archival Dye Inks are nice and bright and dry quick! they also work beautifully on glossy cardstock, as was used on this card.

Visit ClearSnap’s Facebook Page for updates on new products and giveaways too!




and while we are on the subject…

while we are on the subject of the FAB new Graphic 45 lines…

i finished an acrylic mini album using the NEW! BOHEMIAN BAZAAR line!

2013-06 boho chic acrylic mini album collage (1280x853)

this line is bright, fun and WHIMSICAL, and whimsical is the feeling i tried to capture in the design of this album! lots of unique touches from my vintage stash. and we’ll be stamping wispy scroll designs on the ends of all the pages using the NEW! Surfacez Inks from ClearSnap! these new inks stamp beautifully on slick surfaces like glass, plastic and acrylic and STAY put! the new inks come in 12 wonderful colors!

we have not set a date for this class yet, but the sample is done and is already at Stamp Antonio, i hope to have a date set soon! so please stay tuned.




altered book classes


well, Graphic 45 has outdone itself on it’s last 2 releases… i want to create altered book classes with ALL OF THEM!

i have already planned another halloween altered book using STEAMPUNK SPELLS, as it has been awhile since i offered a halloween themed book. and i had NO intention on even thinking about another christmas altered book, that is until i saw 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS.

now, i’m head over heels in love with TYPOGRAPHY! i  think it would make a great altered book that would lend itself to quite a few different themes and photos.

AND MOTHER GOOSE is adorable, and i’ve never done a baby or toddler book.

{click on any of the lines listed above and the link will take you to that line over on the G45 website so you can look it over}

i can also see using the 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS and MOTHER GOOSE for altered projects too – not necessarily altered books. and TYPOGRAPHY might work well in the new “deconstructed” style of altered book i’ve created like the French Country Recipe Binder.

in a “perfect” world, either i could afford to offer classes for free, or all of you would have unlimited resources and could take OODLES of classes! but alas… unfortunately, neither is true.

SO… i am requesting your input. IF you are interested in taking classes using ANY of these new G45 lines, please fill out the contact form below. please let me know:

1) which lines you are interested in seeing a class on

2) what type of class are you interested in for that line – book or altered project

and of course, you are NOT in any way committing yourself to attend any class, but if you aren’t REALLY interested in taking a class using one of these lines, please don’t play along. the stores i teach at have to order product for classes based on the interest level, so it helps to have YOUR input!

i love to create new and interesting projects for classes, but i couldn’t do that without those of you who attend my classes! BIG thanks to you all for allowing me to do what i love to do!





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the links on my blog are driving me CRAZY! they work, then they don’t, they work, then they don’t — and i’m not messing with them in between working and not!

THANK YOU to those of you who let me know when you are having trouble – i don’t know otherwise :)

i have REVAMPED my website, and rerouted the links to the CLASS INFO pages, i HOPE they are ALL working now!

please give them a try and let me know!



upcoming classes…


i just wanted to remind you of the classes i have coming up in the next few weeks!

i have 2 this saturday, the 20th at Scrapbook N’ More in New Braunfels…

Summer Fun 2 page PhotoFULL layout, which is being offered at a SPECIAL low price of only $10…

summer fun pf layout-wm

and LIVE OUT LOUD ACRYLIC MINI ALBUM which is being also being offered at a great low price – only $25…

live out loud mini album collage (1280x640)

if you can’t make it to class, both of these projects are available as kits.

please call Scrapbook N’ More to sign up or for more information.

THEN… next week, on saturday the 27th

i have 2 classes at Stamp Antonio…

the G45 French Country Recipe Binder…

2013-05 cookbook binder - collage

and the Miscellany Mini Album…

2013 miscellany album collage (1280x640)

please call Stamp Antonio for more info or to sign up!

you can get more info, ie: class supplies and class description, by clicking on the CLASS INFO links in the sidebar at the left.

i also have several more classes in the works – a halloween altered book using G45’s Steampunk Spells and projects using stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop and inks and more from ClearSnap. in fact, i just received the stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop, take a peek…

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you’ll have plenty to select from to custom make YOUR creation! the stencils above include some of the BRAND NEW soon to be released designs for CHA too! so if you’ve ever wanted to play with TCW stencils, stay tuned for class deets!



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attn: cards for military makers

i am going through ALL my supplies and clearing out those i don’t need…

one of the items I have multiples of are stickers for military branches: army, navy, marines and “generic” military…


i would like to donate them to a group that is ACTIVELY making cards for servicemen and women.

preference will be given if a group is based in san antonio.

PLEASE do NOT request these if making cards is just something you are thinking about doing or if you intend to use them for personal use or to resell.

i may have some coordinating papers, if i find some, i’ll include them as well.

i will also be posting some more info about what supplies you might have that charities can use and how to donate.

as crafters, our supplies tend to grow to monumental proportions without frequent pruning – as i am discovering! obviously, i am NOT a very good gardner! not NEAR enough pruning!

please drop me an email if your group can use the stickers!



Made in the USA Blog Hop!!!

Clearsnap is Made in the USA so what better time to celebrate that fact than on the 4th of July!

Hop along with our team as they share patriotic projects to ring in this Independence Day here in the US.

Enter for your chance to win one of our EXCLUSIVE Limited Edition 3 Color Red, White, and Blue ColorBox Pigment Inkpads!


Now… onto my project for the hop!

Hopefully, you started the hop at the beginning — at the CLEARSNAP BLOG. if you didn’t, you might want to go back and start over at the ClearSnap Blog so you can see ALL the projects! Plus, the project for my blog begins with leftovers from the project I made and posted to the ClearSnap Blog, so you might feel a little confused if you don’t view that post first.

I LOVE being able to use leftover bits and things that might otherwise get tossed. This card is a great example of upcycling your paper craft “trash”. I thought it would make a nice “thank you for your service” card for your favorite military gal. Delete the gems for a great card for your favorite military guy ;)

thank you service card_clearsnap_colorbox_patriotic card_ dye ink_4th of july_stamped_top boss_tami sanders wm

All the supplies for this project – with the exception of the gems, came from the leftovers from my frame project or papers from my scrap bag – including the card base.

The red piece and the thin blue border strip were both leftover from the kraft paper that I sprayed with the Stephanie Barnard Sprays! for the frame, and the stars were leftover from that project as well. The diecut frame was a “negative” of a piece I had cut for another card. No sense in tossing it out! Negatives from your diecuts can be very useful. The cream piece that the sentiment was stamped on came from my scrap bag. Twine? leftover from the frame project. AND, my favorite part of this card – the red, white and blue “camo”  print. This strip was made by placing a piece of kraft paper over the ink left on the paper I sprayed the papers from the frame over. {I usually use my Color Catcher, but I was spraying a lot of pieces so I put down a big piece of paper}. Whenever you spray or spritz, there is usually some ink left in the bottom of your Color Catcher or whatever surface you sprayed on, so why waste it. I liked how the piece came out, it looked like a camo print to me!

thank you service card_clearsnap_colorbox_patriotic card_ dye ink_4th of july_stamped_top boss_tami sanders_camo wm


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wait! don’t trash it!

wait! before you send that e-mail from Northridge Publishing that was in your inbox today (if you subscribe) to the recycle bin…

check out the project! it’s one i did for ClearSnap featuring their brand new ink… SURFACEZ!

SURFACEZ is a multi surface ink that you can use on non-porous surfaces like acrylic, glass, plastic, etc.

the project is a memo board made from an aluminum sheet from the hardware store that was folded in half. the magnets are made from washers.

if you aren’t signed up for emails from Northridge, you can see the project here