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!


happy st. pat’s day

in celebration of st. patty’s day, i have 3 cards to share with you for this happy go LUCKY holiday! i love ANY holiday that features the color green {especially of the LIME variety}!

all 3 cards feature printed papers by REMINISCE, ephemera by GECKO GALZ {formerly Harlee Quinnz} and inks by CLEARSNAP.

all 3 of these cards are quick and easy to make…

here’s a slide show of each of the cards shown individually, and a list of the supplies required for each is listed below…

lucky” card: Reminisce: Lucky Me: Lucky Plaid printed paper, Gecko Galz: Irish Eyes Ephemera, Clearsnap: Crafter’s Ink: Hunter Green, Bazzill: Limerick, Butter – Swiss Dot cardstock, Prism: Cream Puff cardstock, My Sentiments Exactly: Parfait Multi clear stamps, 7 gypsies: Paper Fasteners, Darice: buttons, cream thread, thin jute and thin foam dots.

lady luck” card: Reminisce: Lucky Me: Lucky Stripe and St. Patrick’s Day printed papers, Gecko Galz: Irish Eyes Ephemera, Clearsnap: Crafter’s Ink: Hunter Green and ColorBox Chalk Ink: Toffee, Bazzill: Pear Crush cardstock, Prism: Paper Bag cardstock, Darice: rhinestones and thin foam dots.

st. pat forever” card: Reminisce: Lucky Me: Lucky Stripe and Micro Clover printed papers, Gecko Galz: Irish Eyes Ephemera, Clearsnap: ColorBox Chalk Ink: Chestnut Roan and Smooch Spritz: Spun Sugar, Bazzill: Pear Crush and Shamrock cardstock, Prism: Paper Bag cardstock, Darice: buttons, May Arts: ribbon and thin foam dots.

have a “LIME-LUCKY” day!

wrap it up!

i wanted a share a quick and easy to make little gift bag that you can whip up to tuck that special gift in… 

i used papers and ephemera by HARLEE-QUINNZ, stamps by MY SENTIMENTS EXACTLY, inks by CLEARSNAP, cardstock from PRISM, flowers from IMAGINISCE, chipboard glitter letters from AMERICAN CRAFTS and vintage trims from my stash!

i started with a piece of the COWGIRLS ephemera; the wanted poster was just asking to be filled in, and the cowgirl looked so “christmas-ey” in her green shirt and red boots! i stamped “gifts” under “wanted” on the poster using dark brown chalk ink. then i took a piece of the LUCKY STRIPE printed paper and used Smooch accent ink in Siren to color the darker stripes red creating a “peppermint” effect. i adhered the ephemera piece over the paper at a angle and cut out leaving about 1″ around all sides. then i tore around the edges, inked them with dark brown chalk ink and adhered it to a piece of kraft cardstock; which was also inked around the edges. i added some vintage sequin trim around the ephemera piece, and some ribbon and pom trim along the bottom. then i added 3 velvet flowers with black button centers and the word “shop” in some glittery silver letters. the piece was then ready to be adhered to the gift bag. i removed the cord handles from the bag and inserted 3 pieces of twine through the holes, bringing them to the front to tie in a bow. a piece of vintage tinsel to hold a tiny bell at the center of the bow added the finishing touch.

new clearsnap products!

among CLEARSNAP’s new releases at cha were DESIGN ADHESIVES, GLITTER and some new EMBOSSING POWDER colors… they aren’t in stores yet, but they will be soon!

DESIGN ADHESIVES are a little like rub ons, you place them where you want them and rub them on, but what you get when you peel away the backing, is a design in adhesive. it’s sticky so you can add glitter, embossing powder, pearl-ex, flocking, microbeads, etc. the new GLITTERS work wonderfully with the design adhesives! they are super fine and have a brilliant shine! you can also cut the design adhesives apart and place the pieces where you want them, or put one element down at a time to easily layer on colors.

i’ve made 2 wedding cards using the new products. i used a fancy scroll pattern with metallic papers and glitters on one, and the other card is more casual with hearts and pink and blue papers and embossing powders. the directions and supplies for both cards are given. (and yes, i KNOW that number 8 in the directions for the mr & mrs card is showing up as a smiley face! i have NO idea why though! LOL!)

“best wishes” card



Clearsnap: Design Adhesives – ornate border, Glitter – fool’s gold, silver lining and winter frost and Top Boss – white embossing powder 

Prism: metallic cardstock – bronze and gold leaf and prismatics – suede brown

Sakura: Quickie Glue


1) cut a 7″ X 7 1/2″ piece of bronze cardstock and fold in half lengthwise to make card.

2) cut a 3 3/8″ X 7 3/8″ piece of brown cardstock and adhere to center front of card.

3) cut a 2″ X 7″ piece of gold cardstock and adhere DESIGN ADHESIVES to it.

4) working carefully, apply WHITE FROST GLITTER to the heart designs in the border, only use a small amount of glitter, and press lightly. flip quickly upside down and tap off excess glitter.

5) apply FOOL’S GOLD glitter to the thicker part of the scroll pattern.

apply glitter

add gold glitter

flip over quickly and tap to remove excess glitter

gold glitter applied

gold glitter applied

6) apply SILVER LINING glitter to the rest of the design; flip and tap to remove excess glitter.

finished embellishment

finished embellishment

7) adhere glittered piece to a 2 1/4″ X 7 1/4″ piece of bronze cardstock and adhere to card.
8) use quickie glue pen to write “best wishes” above the border. apply white embossing powder, remove excess and then heat set with heat gun.

“mr & mrs” card



Clearsnap: Design Adhesives – dancing hearts, Embossing Powder – sterling silver, ballet pink and lullaby blue and Top Boss – embossing stamp pad
Prism: Prismatics black, white, pink and blue cardstocks
My Sentiments Exactly: perky lower alphabet clear stamps
The Paper Company: silver swirl paper
EK Success: 3D dots


1) cut a 5″ X 10″ piece of black cardstock and fold in half to make card.
2) cut a 4 1/4″ square of blue cardstock and adhere to front of card.
3) cut a 4″ square of pink cardstock and adhere to front of card.
4) cut a 3 3/4″ square of printed paper and adhere to front of card.
5) cut a 1″ X 5″ strip of white cardstock, run EMBOSSING PAD around edges of strip. apply STERLING SILVER embossing powder, remove excess and heat using a heat gun.
tinted embossing pad makes it easy to see where you are applying it

tinted embossing pad makes it easy to see where you are applying it

6) stamp “mr” using PERKY stamps on strip, emboss with LULLABY BLUE embossing powder. then stamp “&”, and emboss with STERLING SILVER embossing powder. and finally stamp “mrs” and emboss with BALLET PINK embossing powder.
stamped strip & my sentiments exactly stamps

stamped strip & my sentiments exactly stamps

 7) cut 2 hearts from dancing hearts DESIGN ADHESIVE strip. cut centers patterns from hearts.

center designs removed
center designs removed
8) apply heart designs to scrap piece of white cardstock, apply SILVER LINING embossing powder, remove excess and heat set using a heat gun.
embossed hearts

embossed hearts

9) apply designs to center of hearts.
center designs applied

center designs applied

10) emboss one heart center using BALLET PINK embossing powder and use LULLABY BLUE for the other.
center designs embossed
center designs embossed

11) adhere stamped strip to card, then adhere pink heart, use a 3D dot to adhere blue heart.


projects featuring products by GRAFIX!

i tried out some products by GRAFIX this week. They have some fun and unique items such as acrylic mini albums, chipboard pieces, shrink film, vellum and cling vinyl just to name a few.

first, i played with their vellums, they are a nice weight and a VERY crisp! the colors were nice and rich too. i made 2 cards…


the “thanks” card was made by folding a torn piece of vellum into the shape of a flower. then i used other small torn pieces to make the center of the flower, the stem and the leaves.

the “congrats” card was made by stamping a scroll pattern on a piece of vellum, then cutting it apart to make the strips at the top and bottom of the card. i used thin strips of black cardstock to add definition and make the hot pink of the vellum POP! rub on letters were used for the sentiment.

— stamps are from My Sentiments Exactly and the ink is from Clearsnap (ColorBox chalk ink) and the rub ons are by Reminisce.

next, i tried out some Funky Film! these fun papers are HOLOGRAPHIC! i am redecorating my 6 year old son’s room – he wants a Spiderman theme – so i thought i’d make a “C” and a door hanger for his door in colors to match. the film is easy to use, you can cut it with a paper trimmer, and it’s adhesive backed, so you just peel and stick it. i think it would be great for covering notebooks, frames, etc.

i painted the door hanger and letter black using acrylic paint, then added a coat of expresso dimensional pearls to get a silvery-dark grey color. next was the easy part, i just cut strips of aqua and red funky film in a variety of widths and stuck them on in no particular order or pattern. then i turned the pieces over and trimmed off any excess film using an exacto. some punched silver stars added the finishing touch.

— acrylic paint by making memories, dimensional pearls from ranger and wood door hanger and paper mache letter from Hobby Lobby.

then, i tried out the Metallic Foil – if you like BLING – you’ll love this stuff! it’s a little heavier than cardstock and you can diecut it or cut it by hand to any shape you wish. i used both techniques on these cards…


to make the monogram card, i diecut a “t” from the center of a piece of black cardstock. then i mounted the cardstock on a piece of silver metallic foil. next i rolled on the scroll design using the new Get Rollin’ tool from Clearsnap. i used a glue pad to stamp the design with, then sprinkled it with a black glittery embossing powder. after heat setting the powder, i mounted the silver foil piece on a black cardstock card.

to make the “hi” card, i adhered rhinestone flowers to pieces of red metallic foil, then cut around the flowers using scissors. i adhered a rectangle of black cardstock to the front of a white cardstock ard, then i cut out a small rectangle of silver metallic foil and mounted it to the card. next i adhered the cut out flowers, using a 3D dot to adhere one of the bottom ones. chipboard letters were used for the sentiment and i used stickles to fill in the centers of the flowers.

— stamps are by My Sentiments Exactly, Get Rollin’ tool by Clearsnap, glue pad from Superior – Palette, embossing powder from Sugarloaf, rhinestone flowers from Hobby Lobby, chipboard letters by American Crafts and Stickles by Ranger

and finally, i HAD to try the Cling Vinyl. i think i had the most fun with this product simply because of the easy of use. you just cut, peel and stick – it “clings” to acrylic, glass, metals, ceramics, plastics and probably some other things i haven’t thought of yet! you can cut it by hand or diecut it. i was lazy and diecut all my pieces in these 2 projects…

for the jar project, i didn’t use anything fancy, just a jelly jar i had on hand. i think it would make a nice teacher or co-worker gift. you could fill it with anything you liked! i just diecut flowers and stuck them on the jar – NO messy glues – LOVE it! i used small circles for the flower centers and polka dots. a piece of fabric tied around the top and some ribbons completed the project.

next, i found a frame in the kid’s summer craft clearance section. it didn’t look like much, it was just a cheap plastic frame with a coloring page insert. it was designed for kids to take the frame apart, color the insert, then stick it back in to customize their frame. i figured i could use the insert for a template to cut a piece of pattern paper to replace the color-me insert. then i diecut flowers and centers as well as a quote mark. it was quick and easy to stick them on there and it looks a LOT better than the color-me version would have! LOL!

— fabric, ribbon and frame from Hobby Lobby.

i think a lot of these projects would be great to do with your kiddos and all of the products are pretty kid friendly too. so if you want to stay inside where it is cool during the dog days of summer, you might consider making some of these things – or coming up with ideas of your own – with your kids. i think the cling vinyl would be especially fun for them since it is so easy to use and they could embellish a variety of items quickly and easily using it.


new my sentiments exactly stamps…

i got some new stamps from MY SENTIMENTS EXACTLY the other day, and of course i couldn’t wait to play with them…SO — here’s a few quick and easy projects using them!

first up is a birthday card using the LETTER WORDS stamp set…

*black border is just so this white card doesn't get lost on the page!



MSE : letter words stamp set

Clearsnap:  ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink – lime pastel

Reminisce: Signature Series – Caribbean

Heidi Swapp: chipboard letters

EK Success: 3D Dots

white, lime, aqua and yellow cardstock



1) make card from 5X10 piece of white cardstock

2) adhere 2” X 5” piece of striped paper to card

3) adhere 4” X 4” piece of lime cardstock to card

4) adhere 1 ½” X 5” piece of aqua cardstock to card

5) stamp “birthday” using lime ink on 2” X 3” piece of white cardstock

6) cut flame from yellow cardstock and glue on top of “b”

7) adhere stamped piece to card using 3D dots

8) adhere chipboard letters


next is a get well card which uses the WORD BLOCKS stamp set…



MSE : word blocks stamp set

Clearsnap:  ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink – yellow citrus, charcoal and amber clay and Crafter’s  Ink – black

We R Memory Keepers: Frenzy – Rapture

American Crafts: Thickers  – giftbox

EK Success: 3D Dots

white, lime, aqua and yellow cardstock



1) make card from 5 ½” X 8 ½” piece of aqua cardstock

2) ink edges of 4” X 4” piece of striped paper using amber clay ink, then adhere to card

3) adhere 1 ¼” X 5 ¾” piece of lime cardstock to card

4) ink edges and lightly tint a piece of a 1” X 6” piece of white cardstock using yellow citrus ink, then stamp with “get well” stamp and black ink; adhere to lime strip

5) stamp “get well” in black ink on a piece of yellow cardstock; then cut out “get well soon”, “get well” and “feel better”;  ink edges of pieces using charcoal ink and adhere to card using 3D dots.

8) adhere chipboard letters


and lastly… here’s a 6X6 page – “suitable for framing” featuring the FAMILY GROWS stamp set…



MSE : family grows stamp set

Clearsnap:  ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink – amber clay and Ancient Page Ink – sienna

Daisy Bucket: Garden Gate – bellflower and evening primrose printed papers

Sakura: Stardust Glaze Pens – copper star, sky star, golden star and Glaze Pen – black

EK Success: 3D Dots

Making Memories: velvet ribbon

white cardstock



—ink edges of all papers and cardstock using amber clay chalk ink

1) make page from 6X6 piece of white cardstock

2) adhere 4 ½” X 5 ½” piece of bellflower printed paper to layout

3) adhere photo to layout

4) adhere a 1” X 6” strip of evening primrose printed paper to layout, slightly overlapping right edge of photo.

5) adhere ribbon to layout

6) stamp “even if they are sleeping” stamp on white cardstock using sienna ink. color in bird, and stars using glaze pens. cut out stamp, and adhere to card using 3D dots


hope these inspire you to create something fun!


p.s.: thanks judy for the precious photo of your grandbabies – grant and riley!


p.s.s.: no – i have no idea why the last steps in the first two sets of directions are “numbered” as smiley faces! LOL! they were show up as the correct NUMBERS in ms word, they look like NUMBERS when i go to edit – but they are showing up on the post as smiley faces – so since i can’t seem to fix ’em,  i’m leaving ’em! LOL!