tami sanders * paper crafter

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

Made in the USA Blog Hop!!!

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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.

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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 ;)

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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!

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NOW! Please find the other stops on the hop listed below!

Hop List:

http://blog.clearsnap.com

http://stephaniescraps.blogspot.com/

http://debbiecole.com/blog/

http://www.tamisanders.com *You are here!

http://meihsia.blogspot.com/ *Go here next!

http://hydrangeahippo.com/blog

http://sabrinaalery.blogspot.com/

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15 thoughts on “Made in the USA Blog Hop!!!

  1. Great card made from “scrappies”! I too, try to use up all the spare bits left from projects, but sometimes get carried away saving too many bits. Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas, and thanks too, for inviting me to this Hop!
    Mindy

  2. Oooh!!! this is wonderful!!! I love the mixed media approach on this!

  3. I love the water color look. I am going to have to give this one a try for a new look.

  4. Such a beautiful project! I love that it was made with scraps. So cool!

  5. How cool project!

  6. love a project that creatively recycles, posted a project on my blog using the mixed media inks with ‘America’s home town’ project.

  7. Great Thank you card! Love the camo look! Thanks for the tip on using the negative from a die, just gave me a great idea! Now if I can only remember it when I get a change to play! Have a blessed 4th!

  8. Love this card. The look of the camoflage is definitely All=American! Thanks for sharing

  9. this is great Tami

  10. So pretty! Love the way the stars turned out!

  11. Great festive card and so fun that you made it with just scraps and Clearscrap inks! Love that!

  12. Great card! i like using scraps for cards too

  13. What a beautiful card! Tami I love the great colors. :)

  14. Oh my!! That is beautiful!

  15. Pretty card, love the “camo” look! Thanks for sharing.