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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Clearsnap & Tombow Blog Hop!

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Hello and Welcome to the Tombow USA and Clearsnap Blog Hop!

For this hop we swapped products that were made for each other: Tombow Adhesives and Clearsnap Foils!

On this hop we will share easy, affordable and fun ways to use Clearsnap’s Designer Foils with Tombow adhesive as well as other fun ways Tombow and Clearsnap products work together. “Stick” with us for the next two days to be inspired!

You probably got here from Suzanne Austin’s blog but if you just stumbled across my blog 

go the Tombow USA Blog (on Friday) or the Clearsnap Blog (On Saturday) to start!

NOW… here’s my project! 

hello hoppers! welcome to my blog!

i have a sweet and feminine Mother’s Day project to share with you; this framed quote for Mom…

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i used a foiling technique similar to one Jennifer Priest shared on her blog: CHIC FOIL PRINTING WITH CLEARSNAP to add a little bLiNg! to my frame. i wanted the project to be soft and “frilly” with a peaches and cream color scheme and a little touch of GOLD.

foil accents are HOT right now, not only crafting but in fashion as well. Clearsnap makes a product called Design Foils which come in several colors and makes it easy for you to add a fashionable-foil accent to your projects.

to add the zig zag foiled elements to my frame, i used Tombo Mono Multi Liquid Glue and ColorBox® Chevrons Art Screen. the stencil was taped over the painted frame and then the design was filled in with thin lines of glue. a paintbrush was used to spread the glue to fill in the designs completely. then the stencil was removed and the frame set aside to let the glue dry. you’ll know it’s dry when it turns from white to clear. then, the foil was placed over the glued designs and rubbed to transfer the foil. quick, easy and best of all NEAT! no loose gold flakes to deal with.

Izink Inks were used to paint the frame. Izink Inks are a hybrid of ink and acrylic paint so they cover well and are quick to dry. they also come in lots of VIVID colors.

the paper flowers were given a kiss of peach using Peach Pastel ColorBox® Cat’s Eye Chalk Ink. the flowers and button accents were adhered to the frame using Tombo Adhesive Dots. some of the buttons that had an uneven bottom or shank remnant were adhered using Tombo Foam Tape.

the background paper for the quote was made by inking white cardstock with Banana Custard® ColorBox Pigment Ink applied using the ColorBox® Stylus & Tips. the paper was then given a sprinkling of butterflies stamped in Dune Pigment Ink. the finished paper was adhered to the frame backing using Tombo Extreme Adhesive.

the overlay was done using Computer Grafix by Grafix.

i’ve put together a Snapguide that shows how you can make this project step-by-step in both photo and written directions… Check out this guide on Snapguide

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To win, visit and comment on the participating blog posts. You have until April 21 at 11:59 EST to comment. A winner will be picked randomly and announced on April 22 2015.

The prize includes: Tombow Xtreme Adhesive, NEW Tombow Adhesive Dots, Tombow Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive and the Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue. Glitter – Gold Sparkle and Ruby Slippers, Designer Foils – Cherry

here’s the HOP list! 

Friday:

Tombow USA Blog

Sabrina Alery

Beth Watson

Jennifer Priest

Daniella Hayes

Guest Designer Jennifer Loftfield

Jennie Garcia

Guest Designer Holly King

Latrice Murphy

Clearsnap Blog

Saturday:

Clearsnap Blog

Meihsia Liu

Latrice Murphy

Dana Tatar

Jennifer Priest

Suzanne Austin

Tami Sanders                 <<<<< you are here

Tombow USA Blog        <<<<< go here next

thanks for hopping with us!

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christmas ornaments on the TCW Blog

hi all!

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

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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,


Handmade Holidays Blog Hop!

hi all!

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

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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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Clearsnap & Something Tattered Cross Promotion

hi!

welcome to the Clearsnap & Something Tattered Cross-Promotion!

from june 20 to the 22nd, we will showcase projects created by our design teams. we are so glad you took the time to visit as our designers have some beautiful and inspiring projects to share with you today. we challenged them to create Wedding Themed Projects without using patterned paper. the designs you see were created exclusively with Clearsnap inks and Something Tattered stamps!

come take a look!

i am sharing a thank you card made using 2 stamps from Something Tattered and Izink Inks from Clearsnap

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weddings to me are a mix of old and new, vintage and modern, age old traditions combined with fresh ideas.

Something Tattered has gorgeous, romantic, vintage inspired stamps that are perfect for weddings. i chose “traditional” colors for this card and mixed them with crisp white matting and simple shaped flowers. vintage buttons tied with string finish off the design.

i used Izink Inks to create the background papers for this card and accent flowers. Izink Inks are hybrid inks – a mix of acrylic paint and pigment ink. they have a gorgeous shimmer, dry fast and work well on many different surfaces and in numerous applications.

i wanted a soft, multi-tone background so i selected 3 Izink Inks: Ambre, Gold and Silver. i used the ink bottle dropper to add a small pool of ink of each of the 3 colors, side by side on a craft sheet {or wax paper}. i placed the Ambre in between the Silver and Gold. i then used the ColorBox Art Wheel & Handle to gently blend the edges of the inks and rolled the ink onto the wheel. the ink was then rolled onto plain, white cardstock, reinking as needed until the paper was fully inked. once dry, the paper was used to create the card base and accent piece.

the stamped damask vertical piece was done using the Parlor Vintage Wallpaper Background Stamp inked with Top Boss Watermark Pearl Twinkle Ink and embossed with ColorBox White Embossing Powder. once the embossing had cooled, the designs were lightly distressed using a bit of Ambre Izink Ink applied using ColorBox Stylus & Tips. the sentiment was done in the same way using the Thank You Filigree Stamp Set.

i love the pretty shimmer you get when you use Watermark Pearl Twinkle Ink, and the finished embossing reminded me of icing…

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to create the flowers, i first stamped and embossed the Parlor Vintage Wallpaper Background design on white cardstock using Top Boss Watermark Pearl Twinkle Ink and ColorBox Clear Embossing Powder. then i applied the Izink Inks using the same technique as for the background paper. the embossed areas were lightly buffed before the inks had dried to “stain” and distress them a bit…

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use any of the 22 wonderful colors of Izink, or combination of colors to coordinate with your wedding colors.

to see what the Something Tattered Design Team created with Clearsnap’s products check out this link:

SOMETHING TATTERED BLOG

be sure to check out the posts for all 3 days of the cross promo!

CLEARSNAP BLOG

thanks for stopping by!