tami sanders * paper crafter

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


next altered book? travel themed?


i’ve had a few ideas brewing for the theme of the next altered book in my altered book class series, one of which was “travel”.

i recently saw the ABROAD line from AUTHENTIQUE and thought it would work well for what i had in mind…







i was looking for a travel themed line that be “neutral” enough to work with most types of travel photos. trips by car, plane, train or boat. in colors that would work well for a variety of photos too. i think the Abroad line fits the bill on both counts.

i’ve been slowly collecting travel themed “junque” too, here are some of my finds…

vintage train tickets from the 40’s…

tickets (1024x683)

vintage maps…

maps (1024x683)

vintage toy model plane wooden propellers…

props (1024x683)

vintage airline “wing” pins that stewardesses used to hand out to children in the 60’s…

wing pins (1024x684)

and vintage travel stereo cards…

stereo cards (1024x683)

i’ve also got some vintage postcards and maybe some other goodies buried in my stash!

i’d like to get a general idea of the interest for this class, which would be held at Scrapbook N’ More in new braunfels. if you’d be interested in taking a class to make a travel themed altered book using these supplies and papers, please post a comment or use the contact me form at the top of the page.

comments about this proposed class or ideas for other altered book themes would be welcome.

i’ve also been contemplating a “create your own” altered book class – maybe in late spring or early summer. we’d cover my basic binding technique – for anyone new who hasn’t taken one of my classes before. then move onto different page configurations. i’d have lots of my “junque” stash on hand that could be used on your book. cost -wise, i would probably include a “purchase allowance” in the price of the class, so you could shop for what items you wanted. if you would be interested in attending a class like that, please let me know that also.

thanks for your continued interest in this series…


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update on {SO SWEET} altered tray class…

i’ve finalized the details for the {SO SWEET} altered tray class…

2014 valentine altered tray - tray wm

deets collage

date: january 25

time: 1:30 to 5:00

location: scrapbook n’ more in new braunfels

cost: $28 – due to the fact that the sign up time for this class is short; it is being offered at a special low price.

description: in this class we’ll use a wooden child’s matching game as a base for this Valentine themed altered tray. the tiles are embellished using LOTS of goodies! in addition to your photos, you’ll use lace, vintage trims, metals, charms, flowers, stickers, chipboard as well as embellies from maya road, tim holtz and MY vintage to new stash! you’ll also learn a few techniques along the way. tray measures approximately 11 ½ X 8 ¼; easel not included.

more info and student supply list HERE

please call scrapbook n’ more at: (830) 214-1690 for more info or to sign up.



new class! “french country” recipe binder


i have a new class to introduce! “french country” recipe binder…

2013-05 cookbook binder - collage

in this class we will be deconstructing {a nice way of saying TEARING UP} a vintage book and transforming it into a recipe binder. and for those of you have taken my altered book classes before – this is NOTHING like my altered book classes! this is something totally NEW! 

so if you have a big stash of clipped recipes, or have been wanting to document some of your family’s favorite recipes, this class is for you! the binder can hold a TON of recipes, and you’ll have space to make comments or notes about the recipes too. there are 7 sections in the binder: appetizers, soups & salads, main dishes, side dishes, breads, desserts and beverages.

the “recipes” title piece on the cover, and the divider tabs were all designed and custom made for this project. they are made from a special, printable shrink film made by GRAFIX and have the feel of a matte clay when finished.

we’ll also be using some products from CLEARSNAP to embellish the binder. ColorBox Chalk Inks tint the shrink plastic pieces, the Jumbo Rollagraph and Jumbo Design Wheel, Watermark Ink and Top Boss Clear Embossing Powder will add a subtle pattern and dimension to the title pages that were also designed specially for this project. and Smooch Illuminate, that will add some glimmer and shine to the cover.

the class will be held at SCRAPBOOK N’ MORE in New Braunfels on saturday, june 8 from 1:30 to 5:00, cost is $35. space for this class is limited, so please sign up early if you are interested. you can sign up or get more information by calling Scrapbook n’ More at (830) 214-1690.