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 & Fancy Pants Blog Hop

 

Hello! For the next few days Fancy Pants and Clearsnap are having a BLOG HOP! LOTS of great projects with LOTS of great products!

Check the CLEARSNAP BLOG and the FANCY PANTS BLOG for previews and links to the blogs of participating designers…

Hi! Tami Sanders here, welcome to my blog!

The project I made was a banner featuring my 3 handsome boys – my 2 sons and my hubbie – using goodies from Fancy Pants and Clearsnap.

I wanted a smaller scale banner that I could hang in my studio and the size of the Fancy Pants embellies and letters worked really well.

I loved the Corrugate Paper and decided it would be perfect for the base of banner and assorted Fancy Pants embellies were used to dress up the piece…

take a look at the banner – finished size is just a little under 24″ if you lay it out straight…

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The flag banner pieces were cut from the Kraft Corrugated Paper and measure about 4 X 6. I used the ColorBox Stylus & Tips to ink the raised areas using Jasmine Mix’d Media Ink. The edges were distressed using Chestnut Roan and Charcoal Cat’s Eye Chalk Inks

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The rounded banner pieces were made using the White Corrugated Paper and measure about 3 X 4. I placed them in the Color Catcher and sprayed them with assorted inks: Bubblegum Premium Sprays!, and ColorBox Spritzers in Lemon Drop, Mermaid and Pumpkin Pie. I thought those colors complimented the Fancy Pants embellies and papers. The edges were distressed using Chestnut Roan Cat’s Eye Chalk Ink

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Now that the base of the banner was done, it was time to DRESS IT UP! I started by printing 2 X 3 photos {be sure to add a frame or cut them out a little larger} which fit perfectly in the windows of the As You WishPatterned Photo Frames.  The edges were distressed using Chestnut Roan Cat’s Eye Chalk Ink then I laid them out on the kraft banner flags.

Next came the larger embellishments, I liked the happy little sentiments found in the “Burlap & Bouquets” Ephemera Pack. So I added them to the sides of the framed photos, overlapping the edges of the banner pieces.

Then I layered on some smaller embellies from the Ephemera Pack, like the arrows and feathers. And more is better right? So on went a few of the stickers from the Burlap & Bouquets Label Sticker Sheet.

It was time to add the sentiment to this banner, so I picked out the “Burlap & Bouquets” Burlap Alpha Stickers. Not happy to ever leave any surface uninked, I placed the letters I wanted to use “HOME” on waxed paper and stamped with with tiny stars {from Viva Las Vegas’ Pound O’ Rubber} using Black Surfacez Ink. I thought the letters needed some “grounding” before adding them to the rounded banner pieces, so I punched circles from the 6 X 6 Me-ology Paper Pad and added the letters to the centers.

The rounded banner pieces still seemed a little “naked”, so I cut lopsided triangles from “As You Wish” Dictionary Printed Paper. The triangles were inked using Prussian Blue Cat’s Eye Chalk Ink and the circles with Chestnut Roan before being adhered to the banner pieces.

I used brads to link all the pieces together and thought it looked good – but could use just a “little” more embellishing! So I found the “Everyday Circus” Button Set and added a few for the finishing touch!

Then all that was left was to punch holes in the ends and add cord for hanging.

i hope you enjoyed this project! Keep on hopping for MORE great projects from the very talented Fancy Pants and Clearsnap Designers!

DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT THE GIVEAWAY! Info can be found on the CLEARSNAP BLOG!

happy hopping!

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new card sketch on the Clearsnap Blog…

hello!

i added my new card sketch for the month to the CLEARSNAP BLOG. the sample card is a valentine to celebrate Valentine’s Day!

the sample card uses stamps from The {Stamps} Of Life as well as Stephanie Barnard’s Premium Dye Inks and Dye Ink Sprays!

if you like the sketch and the card, please post a comment on the Clearsnap Blog!

here’s a link to the CARD SKETCH

thanks!


pssst… are you are stephanie barnard fan?

if you are a fan of stephanie barnard, and who isn’t, then you need to know about a special class…

stephanie barnard will be at CKC san marcos next weekend marketing her fab line The {Stamps} Of Life and teaching classes at CKC — but those classes are LARGE! WONDERFUL – but large.

so if you are looking for a little more one on one time with stephanie, then you need to know about a class she is teaching thursday, september 19th.

stephanie will be teaching a card workshop using her FAB “Flip-Its” Dies by Sizzix at Scrapbook N’ More in New Braunfels. class time is 6:00 to 8:30 and the cost is $36.

here is the description as listed on the Scrapbook N’ More website:

Join Sizzix Spokesperson and Licensed Designer, Stephanie Barnard for a fun-filled card class! You will Stand Up and FLIP over her Stand-Up and Flip-it Cards! We will be creating three cards learning stamping and die cutting tips and techniques along the way. You’ll leave class with three finished cards and lots of ideas for future cards.”

although not a totally secret class, it isn’t listed on stephanie’s calendar; so i thought i’d let you know about this great opportunity!

if you would like to get in on the fun, and take advantage of being able to get some more personalized instruction from stephanie, then you need to sign up SOON!

there are only a few spots left, and you must sign up by THIS sunday. please call Scrapbook N’ More at 830-214-1690 for more info or to sign up.

i’m signed up and hope to see YOU there!


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Clearsnap & The {Stamps} Of Life Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to the Clearsnap & The {Stamps} of Life Blog Hop!

All day today we’re stamping and inking, creating and sharing. Be sure to visit everyone on the hop and leave a comment to be entered to win a fabulous prize of Stephanie Barnard’s line of ColorBox inkpads, Stephanie Barnard Sprays!, and Stephanie’s new SCREENS!

***You can find the list of blogs on the hop below my project***

For the hop, I’m sharing a SUNSHINE-Y card with you. It is HOT, HOT, HOT here in sunny Texas. These hot summer days have me dreaming of a trip to the beach for a little cool H20 relief. But since the family can’t fit in a beach trip just yet, I thought I’d make a card featuring blue skies and waves, with white fluffy clouds and a big bright sun!

I used ColorBox® Premium Dye Inks and Sprays! by Stephanie Barnard along with some stamps and dies from The {Stamps} Of Life on glossy paper to create this fun little card…

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I love how Stephanie gives you lots of parts and pieces that you can stamp and arrange how you like! It makes it fun to mix and match designs and make something uniquely your own.

I wanted to use black ink to really POP the bright colors, but I wanted a “softer” look, so I used Charcoal ColorBox® Chalk Ink. Chalk Inks work great on glossy cardstock, just heat set to speed up dry time to reduce the risk of smearing.

The sun was stamped on glossy paper that had been spritzed with Banana ColorBox® Premium Dye Ink Spray!, and the center was punched from paper inked using Tangerine ColorBox® Premium Dye Ink

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The clouds were actually stamped on the BACK of some leftover glossy paper that had been sprayed with the Blueberry ColorBox® Premium Dye Ink Sprays! Little dotted areas had soaked through to the backside of the paper and I thought they would make pretty clouds.

The waves were made by stamping them on glossy papers that had been sprayed with Blueberry and Sky ColorBox® Premium Dye Ink Sprays!.The waves were cut out and then the colors alternated with the waves offset…

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Using the Color Catcher® helps keep all the inky goodness contained! And don’t forget to use your ColorBox® Cleaning Pad to spiffy up your stamps!

ColorBox Cleaning Pad

The ColorBox® Cleaning Pad is a quick and easy way to clean off your stamps {even for those of us who don’t like to clean our stamps– -wink…wink!}

SUPPLIES:

Clearsnap Products:

The {Stamps} Of Life:

Other Supplies:

***BLOG STOPS ON THE HOP***

If you were just here visiting my blog, or stumbled across the hop somewhere in the middle, just click on the Clearsnap Blog link and start at the beginning so you don’t miss anything!

Clearsnap Blog: http://blog.clearsnap.com

Jeanne Streiff  http://inkypaws.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/

Tami Sanders https://tamisanders.com/ ***YOU ARE HERE***

Lorie Souther http://www.thinkinspot.com/ ***GO HERE NEXT***

Suzanne Austin http://whatsinalousyananut.blogspot.com

Kim Howard http://basementstamper.blogspot.com/

Judy Rozema http://jarfullofjoy.blogspot.com/

Becki Adams http://beckiadams.com

Beverly Sizemore http://bevscreativepath.blogspot.com/

Emily Niehaus http://emmielouwho.blogspot.com/

Jennifer Priest http://hydrangeahippo.com/blog

Laura Williams http://www.lauralooloo.blogspot.com/

Steph Ackerman http://stephaniescraps.blogspot.com/

Anna Wight http://sweetmissdaisy.typepad.com/

Kelli Hull http://stampingwithadream.blogspot.com/

Adrienne Ford http://bry-and-i.blogspot.com/

Tiffany Johnson http://iheartartblog.com/

Lydia Fiedler http://www.understandblue.blogspot.com/

Meihsia Liu http://meihsia.blogspot.com

Debbie Cole http://debbiecole.com/blog/

Thanks for stopping by! If you enjoyed the projects along this hop, please subscribe to the Clearsnap Blog and follow us on the following social networks for even more inky inspiration:

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BLOG HOP!!! The {Stamps} of Life and Clearsnap

The {Stamps} of Life and Clearsnap are having a blog hop featuring The Stamps of Life stamps and Clearsnap inks and other fun products.

Be sure you comment on all the stops along the hop because prizes will be randomly chosen among the comments! The Stamps of Life will be giving away a prize to 3 lucky people – one stamp set (of the winner’s choice) per winner.

Clearsnap will be giving away an assortment of Stephanie Barnard Colorbox Premium Dye inks. Enter to win using the widget on the Clearsnap blog and by leaving a comment on each blog in the hop {list below project}.

Now that you have the details, here’s my project…

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This quick and easy card coordinates with the mini garland project I posted on the Clearsnap Blog – you should have seen it if you began the Hop at the beginning. If you are jumping in at the middle, or just came to visit my blog, please check the list below this project to start the Hop at the start – the Clearsnap Blog.

So if you make the garland, you’ll already have most of what you need out to make this card, so why not make BOTH!

The yellow background was made using Stephanie Barnard Sprays! in Banana. The images were stamped using Stepahnie Barnard Premium Dye Inks: Spearmint for the trees, Strawberry for Love, Guava for Peace and Blueberry for Joy. The outline stars were stamped in Chocolate. All of the glitter – Sprinkles! Chunky Glitter – was applied using Glue Gloss. A little bakers twine bow finishes it off. If you want to make and mail these, you might want to do them flat instead of using 3D Dots to adhere the tree and circles. That little added dimension can sometimes double the cost of postage!

SUPPLIES:

Clearsnap:

  • Stephanie Barnard Premium Dye Ink: Strawberry, Blueberry, Guava and Spearmint
  • Stephanie Barnard Sprays!: Banana
  • Stephanie Barnard Sprinkles! Chunky Glitter
  • Color Catcher
  • Glue Gloss

Stephanie Barnard The {Stamps} Of Life:

  • The {Stamps} Of Life: Trees4Christmas stamp set

Other:

  • Bazzill Basics: Kraft Cardstock
  • Scissors
  • 1 1/2 Circle Punch
  • 3D Dots
  • Bakers Twine

Thanks for hopping with us! Please be sure you visit all the stops in order to view all the fabulous projects the Clearsnap and The {Stamps} Of Life Design Teams have to show you!

Check the list below to see where you are and where to go next; you should be off to visit Emily Niehaus.

NOW! On to the rest of the HOP!!! 

Clearsnap – http://clearsnap.blogspot.com 

The Stamps of Life – http://stephaniebarnard.blogspot.com/ 

Diana Gonzalez – http://www.arteypoemas.com/

Tami Sanders – https://tamisanders.com/  —– YOU ARE HERE

Emily Niehaus – http://emmielouwho.blogspot.com/ —– GO HERE NEXT

Jennifer Priest – http://hydrangeahippo.com


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Clearsnap & Momenta Blog Hop!!!

“Welcome to the Momenta – Clearsnap Blog Hop!!! We’re sharing some great projects using Momenta and Clearsnap products together to make paper crafty happiness! Grab a nice tall glass of lemonade and soak in the inspiration.

Plus, what’s a hop without goodies??? Leave a comment on each blog in the Hop to be entered to win a prize pack of Clearsnap and Momenta goodies valued at $75!! Use the rafflecopter widget on the Clearsnap Blog for extra entries by liking our Facebook Page etc.  

Happy Hopping!”

hello! thanks for hopping with us today!

my project is an altered canvas; a gift for a friend who just had a baby girl. i started with Momenta’s Creative Canvas. the premade designs were adorable – but designed for a baby BOY! so I decided to alter the canvas using some pretty papers and cardstocks from Momenta jazzed up with inks and more from Clearsnap.

here’s the finished project…

i altered the script paper by using Schoolhouse and Vintage Mix’d Media Inx applied using the Stylus & Tip and CHL Cardmaking Template from Momenta…

and Chiffon Mix’d Media Inx and coordinating Embossing Powder to alter this printed paper…

Smooch Spritzes in Spun Sugar and Cashmere  and Sprays! in Strawberry were used to spritz printed papers, flowers, lace and ribbons. and Pralines and Cream Fairy Dust Glitter adds some pretty shimmer…

a few tiny touches, like a beautiful pearl head pin and hanging crystal and a safety pin with a tiny tag add  to the piece…

a frame, that was part of the embellishment pack for the canvas, was covered in kraft paper, then a design was added using Leather Mix’d Media Inx and the Momenta stencil…

a few pearl swirls and a name added with some vintage letter cards provided the finishing touches…

NOW… on to your next stop! scan down the list to the link marked “GO HERE NEXT”. all the links are listed just in case you are jumping in at the middle or get lost along the way. enjoy the rest of the hop! 

Clearsnap Blog: http://clearsnap.blogspot.com/

Pinky Hobbs: http://blueyecicle.blogspot.com/

Diana Gonzalez: http://www.arteypoemas.com/

Sarabeth Burke: http://www.chroniclesofsarita.blogspot.com/

Tami Sanders: http://www.tamisanders.com/ * YOU ARE HERE

Kristine Berc: http://stashofprettypaper.blogspot.com/ * GO HERE NEXT

Megan Aaron: http://thoughtsoftraveling.blogspot.com/

Nicole Wise: http://fourwiseguys.blogspot.com/

Denise Hahn: http://inmyblueroom.blogspot.com/

Christa Uttley: http://dowhatyoulove-maxadriane.blogspot.com/

Suzanne Austin: http://whatsinalousyananut.blogspot.com/

Kazan Clark: http://nunutoolies.blogspot.com/

Momenta: http://mymomentablog.blogspot.com/


blog hop on the Clearsnap Blog!

hi all!

please hop on over to the Clearsnap Blog to check out our blog hop with the {stamps} of life!

there are a lot of great projects by lots of talented designers!

please come by and see!

we’ll be having a hop with The Twinery tomorrow!

great giveaways too!

thank,
tami


clearsnap blog…

hello…

my monthly design team project just posted on the CLEARSNAP BLOG

it’s an everyday card that you could send to a friend just because. i used Stephanie Barnard ColorBox Premium Dye Inks like watercolors to fill in the sassy lady design – stamp by Hampton Art.  if you’d like the supply list or directions, just head on over to the blog and check them out!

tfl!


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school days layout…

i’d like to share my montly design team project for the CLEARSNAP BLOG with you…

I love school supplies, well, now I call them “office” supplies, but it’s the same thing: notebook paper, pens, paper clips, staplers, hole punches, and all the other little doo-dads you can find at the office supply stores. I also collect vintage supplies, those are my favorites!

So, when Hampton Art released their new stamp sets for Graphic 45’s ABC Primer collection, I just had to have them. My son’s 4th grade school photos gave me the perfect chance to use them. But the photo was a little on the “bright” side to say the least, so it was a bit of a challenge to bring in the vintage touches I like but balance them with the crisp, primary colors in the photo.

The first thing I reached for was my ColorBox Premium Dye Inks by Stephanie Barnard; they are bright, vivid and clear and would work well with the colors in the photo. The next things I gathered up were some school themed stamps; including the ABC Primer stamps. Black and kraft cardstocks would serve as a base; black to set off the photo and kraft to lend a vintage feel. Then I found a few patterned papers that would fit in with the layout. For embellishments, I noticed that some felt flowers by Epiphany Crafts matched perfectly with the background color of the photo. Baker’s twine in red and brown worked with the theme and colors as well.

Here’s how all these supplies came together…

The colors coordinate with the photo, but their style along with the stamps used, embellishment choices and the distressing, make it a little vintage too.

here are a few closeups of all the little details…

If you’d like all the directions on how you can create this layout yourself, just hop on over to the CLEARSNAP BLOG!
thanks for letting me share this project with you!