tami sanders * paper crafter

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



welcome to the  next stop on the VERY FIRST REMINISCE BLOG HOP!!!

i hope you are having a good time visiting the Reminisce Design Team Member’s blogs; gina’s blog should have been your last stop before arriving here.  if you get lost at any time, you can always return to the REMINISCE BLOG, but hopefully that won’t happpen!

the BLOG HOP begins at 8AM CST on wednesday, march 9 and ends at midnight CST, sunday, march 13. so you have FIVE whole days to visit each of the blogs and enjoy all the projects that the design team is presenting. and as a BONUS for visiting ALL the blog stops on the hop, Reminisce is offering a FABULOUS GRAND PRIZE — a COMPLETE set of EACH of the FIVE newest lines! Reminisce will also be selecting three other winners that will each receive their choice of one of the five lines featured on the hop. all you have to do to be entered, is to post a comment to the BLOG HOP POST of each blog you visit, then leave a comment on the REMINISCE BLOG under their BLOG HOP POST as well {make sure you use the SAME name each time!}. Winners will be announced on the REMINISCE BLOG tuesday, march 15th – so make SURE you go by and visit to see if YOUR name is listed!

for my project, i used the HOLLYWOOD part of the new REMINISCE CELEBRATION SERIES. my hubbie is a HUGE film buff, so i thought a party set using this line for his birthday would be a great idea!

the set includes an invitation with a popcorn bucket pocket holding the party info on film strips, a marquee-style centerpiece, a movie journal as a favor, and a clapboard place card.

here’s a closer look at the place card, as well as directions for how to make it…

the base of the place card is grey cardstock with a piece of GOLD CHAIN glitter cardstock from the GLITTER FACTORY line matted on the front. the clapboard sticker from the HOLLYWOOD ICON 12 X 12 STICKER was cut apart between the 2 striped boards and around  the hinge {keep the hinge attached to the bottom piece}, then both pieces were mounted on cardstock and cut out {cut straight across the bottom of the top piece of the clapper, don’t cut out around where the hinge was removed}.  then, a hole was punched through the rivet in the hinge and through the top clapper piece. a brad was used to join them together again – but this time, as a working clapboard…

the swirl of filmstrip was made by adhering 2 of the film strip stickers from the HOLLYWOOD FOLDED QUOTE STICKER back to back, and then pulling the strip along the side of the table to make it curl. the strip was cut apart so that part of it could be adhered under the top portion of the glitter mat to extend up, and the longer part glued beneath the top strip and tacked to the front of the card to swirl down…

to add a little more bLinG, a few stars from the HOLLYWOOD 12 X 12 ICON STICKER were adhered back to back to pieces of wire with a pop dot in between…


and then to personalize the place card; letters from the REAL MAGIC 2010 line – RED FOIL ALPHABET STICKERS, were used to add the name. and stars from the HOLLYWOOD 12 X 12 ICON STICKER and a word from the HOLLYWOOD FOLDED QUOTE STICKER finish it off…

The REMINISCE CELEBRATION SERIES is a FANTASTIC line that is great for party sets and for layouts of those parties: be sure to check out the other parts of the line too: FIESTA, CASINO, WESTERN, BBQ and LUAU.

i hope you enjoyed your visit to my blog; I appreciate your dropping in. the next blog on your list is SHELLY MAXWELL’S BLOG: PAPER ART BY SHELLY. Shelly is a VERY talented designer, and i’m sure you will like that stop on your HOP! don’t forget to post a comment under this post before you leave so you can get your chance at that BO-DA-CIOUS prize pack! and remember, if you get lost {or sidetracked :)}  you can always go back to the REMINISCE BLOG and find the link to pick up where you left off {you might want to bookmark it or add it to your favorites, just so you have it handy!}

thanks again! and have fun BLOG HOPPING!

p.s.: don’t forget to watch for the secret “bonus” stop and make SURE you post a comment there too! the winner will be selected from those posts will get the new IN BLOOM collection that is not yet available in stores!



Reminsce Celebration Series…

REMINISCE has released lots of new lines for CHA, and one of my favorites is the REMINISCE CELEBRATION SERIES.

The Celebration Series is ALL about the PaRtY! the themes are: fiesta, casino, luau, backyard bash, western and hollywood.

i was asked to design projects using 2 of the lines — BACKYARD BASH and HOLLYWOOD. i’m like to share the HOLLYWOOD project with you today…

 the set includes an invitation, with a popcorn pocket that holds 2 pullout filmstrips with the party info, a “marquee” sign as a centerpiece, a placecard, with a working “clapper, a twirl of filmstrip and a few shooting stars and lastly, as a favor, a movie log to keep track of which movies they’ve seen and their critiques.

my hubbie is a film buff, he’s always off to view some random,foreign,  indie, or critically acclaimed {ie: BORING – LOL!} movie at alamo drafthouse. he even goes to a filmfest up in austin that lasts almost TWO weeks each year. so i think this year, maybe he should have a film fest of his own – i’ve even named it for him — Rob’s Reels Flick Fest, a moinker, along with the “fru-fru” trim on the log and placecard, that i don’t think he’s isn’t too fond of!

this line would be FABULOUS for oscar parties, prom party, or a teen birthday party too. the colors are very dramatic and very glam – perfect for any of YOUR red carpet events!

i’ll be posting the BACKYARD BASH project as well as a layout done with the CELTIC PRIDE line later, so please check back!