Stampendous & Clearsnap Merry Blog Hop – Countdown to Christmas Gifts!

by | December 10th, 2013 | 9

Welcome to the Clearsnap and Stampendous Blog Hop! All week long our teams will be ringing in the holiday cheer with inspiring inked and stamped projects from around the globe. Tune in each day to see the projects on each blog and then enter to win our giveaway using the widget at the end of the post. Stop on by Stampendous’ Facebook account and follow them on twitter letting them know that we sent you! Now, on to the holiday fun!

Today we have projects from two of our Creative Team members, Tami Sanders and Steph Ackerman:

Hi everyone, Steph here today with some treat bags that are sure to please anyone on your list this year – think co-workers, teachers, friends, children – the list could be endless, but with these treats, the holidays are sure to be sweet.


You can get 2 treat bags from 1 sheet of 12″ x 12″ cardstock.  Begin by cutting the cardstock 6″ x 12″.  Place the short edge against the top of your Scor-Pal and score at 1 1/4″ and 4 3/4″.  Rotate and score at 5″ and 7″.


Placing the Jumbo Cling Pinecone Boughs Stamp from Stampendous® on it’s Jumbo Perfectly Clear Handle, stamp the smaller bough ramdomly on the cardstock using ColorBox® Candied Yam Chalk Ink.  Then add Top Boss® Clear Embossing Powder and heat set the images.


Fold along the long scored lines first using Scor-tape to adhere the sides, then fold up the bottom to create the box.


“Paint” Glue Gloss onto the boughs and pour on Stampendous’ Burgundy Color Fragments. Allow them to cure, then remove the excess and return to the jar.


Place some candy of choice in a cellophane bag, place in your treat bag, punch holes in the top and add some ribbon to hold it in place.  A perfect treat bag your family and friends will love.


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Other Supplies:

  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Scoring Tool – Scor-pal
  • Stamps – Stampendous
  • Clear Block – Stampendous
  • Fragments – Stampendous
  • Ribbon

2014-Clearsnap-Team-Photo-Box-Steph-Ackerman-271x300 My blog.

Hello! Tami Sanders with a $1 makeover project to share with you — a Christmas Countdown Chalk Board.

I found this Christmas Chalk Board in the $1 spot, and although I liked the idea of the chalkboard and being able to change the date easily, it didn’t exactly go with my holiday decor…

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I decided to redo the piece, leaving just the chalkboard showing at the center. Here’s a look at the “after”…

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I first gathered up some vintage book pages for the project. For the background, I sprayed 5 sheets of paper using Stephanie Barnard Premium Dye Ink Sprays! in Sky. Then I sprayed 4 sheets of book paper using Sea Kiss Smooch Spritz, I also gave the 5 pieces sprayed with the Sky Sprays! a light misting to add some shimmer. I then let all the papers dry thoroughly.

I diecut a shape out of the center of one of the darker pages for the background and adhered it to the chalkboard, centering the cut out. Then I tore pieces of the darker pages and adhered them all around the diecut piece. I used a file to remove the excess paper from around the edges.

Then I used the BEAUTIFUL Jumbo Snowflake Trio Cling stamp set from Stampendous and ColorBox Archival Dye Inks to stamp snowflakes on the lighter pages…

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The large snowflake was stamped using Atlantic Blue Ink and the smaller snowflakes were stamped using Wave and Moody Blue Inks. I stamped the “heavier” snowflake using Moody Blue, then centered and stamped the more “delicate” snowflake using Wave. I also stamped a few of the “delicate” snowflakes on white cardstock. I mounted 3 of the 2 tone snowflakes on cardstock, then cut out all the snowflakes. The white snowflakes were distressed using ColorBox Chalk Ink in Sea Crystal.

Going with the chalkboard theme, I stamped the wording on black cardstock using ColorBox Mix’d Media Inx in Jasmine.

Then all that was left to do was to adhere all the pieces to the chalkboard base and add a ribbon.


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About Tami Sanders

I am a stay at home mom with 2 boys; Drew age 17 and Christopher who’s 12. I have been happily married for 20 years to my husband Robbie. I have taught scrapbooking and paper crafting classes for over 13 years and have been designing for about 10 years. I enjoy the challenge of working with a variety of supplies, and don’t really have a set “style”; fresh, graphic or vintage, I like them all. I have been designing for Clearsnap for over 6 years, and just finished a 4 year stint as blog hostess. Getting my hands inky is one of my favorite things, so I’m excited to be part of the team!

9 Responses to Stampendous & Clearsnap Merry Blog Hop – Countdown to Christmas Gifts!

  1. barbara macaskill says:

    Love how Steph’s bag has open sides!! So pretty! Tammi’s chalkboard is lovely. Love the blues and whites!! Pretty and functional! Great combo! TFS!

  2. marylouh says:

    Love the count-down tag. The bag is so cute and looks easy. Great present for someone.

  3. Kristine Reynolds says:

    Great projects ladies!!!

  4. Carla Hundley says:

    Great projects.
    We always go out
    around town to see
    all the lovely
    Christmas lights.
    Have a couple of
    houses that use
    thousands of lights.
    Carla from Utah

  5. Darlene Satkewich says:

    Fantastic projects! Really like the treat bag. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Fantastic projects for our blog hop this week!

  7. Sue D says:

    Favorite holiday tradition is having a birthday party for Jesus.

  8. jpscraps says:

    Two great projects! I love the treat holders.

  9. Jean Bullock says:

    Love that bag!

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