tami sanders * paper crafter

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


shrink plastic mosaic tile frame with TCW stencils

hello!

i have a new post up on THE CRAFTER’S WORKSHOP BLOG

i used Stencils from TCW, Matte Shrink Film from Grafix and Surfacez Inks from Clearsnap to create this framed quote…

tcw - mosaic frame - WM

you can view the project as well as a link to a Snapguide i made to show you how to make this frame step-by-step in both photos and written directions on the TCW Blog.

please leave me a comment on the TCW Blog if you stop by so i’ll know you visited!

thanks!

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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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first TCW design team project!

hi all!

i just posted my very first project as a TCW dt member on The Crafter’s Workshop Blog!

i made some shrink plastic earrings using several of the new TCW stencils and Surfacez Ink by Clearsnap.

you can view the post here… GRAFITTI EARRINGS

please come over and visit, and i’d love for you to leave a comment to let me know you stopped by!

thank you!


CONTEST on the Clearsnap Blog!

hi!

i just posted a new project on the Clearsnap Blog… a pair of Steampunk Halloween Earrings…

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if you like them and would like to find out how to make them – AND have a chance to win them

please view the post: STEAMPUNK HALLOWEEN EARRINGS

thanks!

tami

 


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card using new! Surfacez Inks!

hello!

a card i made using the new! Surfacez ink is the featured project at Clearsnap.com

Black Surfacez ink was used to stamp the design and then markers were used to fill it in. the markers did not smudge or smear the Surfacez Ink at all; the lines stayed nice and crisp.

you can find the complete supply list and directions for this card HERE.

thanks!

tami

 

 

 


and while we are on the subject…

while we are on the subject of the FAB new Graphic 45 lines…

i finished an acrylic mini album using the NEW! BOHEMIAN BAZAAR line!

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this line is bright, fun and WHIMSICAL, and whimsical is the feeling i tried to capture in the design of this album! lots of unique touches from my vintage stash. and we’ll be stamping wispy scroll designs on the ends of all the pages using the NEW! Surfacez Inks from ClearSnap! these new inks stamp beautifully on slick surfaces like glass, plastic and acrylic and STAY put! the new inks come in 12 wonderful colors!

we have not set a date for this class yet, but the sample is done and is already at Stamp Antonio, i hope to have a date set soon! so please stay tuned.

thanks!

tami