Wednesday, March 07, 2012

{ Altered Basics Blog Hop! }

Welcome to the Altered Basics Blog Hop! The Clearsnap Design Team is inking and altering our Basic Necessities, a variety of packaging materials and containers released at the CHA-W 2012 show in Anaheim, CA earlier this year.

These "Basics" allow you to create custom inkpads, mix your own color combinations of Smooch Spritz and glitter, as well as provide a blank canvas for cute altered gifts, like the adorable tins our My Frist ColorBox Stamps are packaged in.

You might recognize packaging from some of your favorite Clearsnap products like the salt shaker style jars from the Donna Salazar Designs Fairy Dust Glitter, an uninked ColorBox inkpad, and the Clear Boxes our Smooch Spritz Assortment Packs are packaged in. We think these Basic Necessities will allow your creativity to soar!

I altered the salt shaker style jar and the tin.

Daniela Dobson Clearsnap Design Adhesives (5)

For the salt shaker jar, I started by applying Fly Away Design Adhesives to the jar. I added Ocean Spray, Cotton Candy and Peridot glitter.

Daniela Dobson Clearsnap Design Adhesives glitter (6)

The Design Adhesives adhere to the glass jar without any problems and once the glitter is applied it does not rub off.
I filled the jar with vintage buttons and I am using it to display some of my pins.

Daniela Dobson Clearsnap Design Adhesives glitter

My second project is an altered tin. This tin measures 3 1/4” x 3 1/4”. The tin is used for our new My Frist ColorBox Stamps.

I covered the front with a piece of paper that was stamped with Paint Splatter 2 and Watermark ink. I heat embossed it with Honey Pearl embossing powder and sprayed with Sea Kiss Smooch Spritz.
I adhered the cardstock to the tin using SuperTape 1/4” by Therm O Web. I made a little tissue paper flower that I sprayed with Gold Glow Smooch Spritz.
The outside edge is covered with SuperTape 1/4” by Therm O Web and ribbon.

Daniela Dobson Clearsnap Smooch Spritz

For the inside, I created a color swatch with all my Smooch Spritz. I cut the cardstock to fit inside (3 1/8” x 3 1/8”), rounded the corners and punched a hole for the ring.
I lined up all my Smooch Spritz and started spraying each piece of cardstock.
I wrote the name of each color on the sheet.

Daniela Dobson Clearsnap Smooch Spritz color swatch (4)

The ring with all the swatch colors fits inside and there is room for more.

Daniela Dobson Clearsnap Smooch Spritz color swatch (5)

Daniela Dobson Clearsnap Smooch Spritz color swatch (3)

March 7, 2012

Altered Basics Blog Hop

We are excited about giving away a set of select Basic Necessities items as prize for one hop commenter! Browse through all the blogs today and tomorrow and then leave a comment about your favorite Basic Necessity to be entered to win.

For an extra entry, post the secret phrase "I love the Basics!" on our Facebook Page here:

We'll choose one winner from all of the comments on March 9, 2012!

Don't forget to leave a comment about your favorite Basic Necessity on each blog in the Hop. Happy Hopping!

--the Clearsnap Design Team 



  1. I love the tin for keeping a swatch book in- what a great idea. My favorite basic is still the ink pads but the containers you made are awesome.

  2. That is a great idea! I think I need a tin for swatches of all my stuff - embossing powders, sprays, even punch sizes and shapes!

    The inkpad is, I think, still my favourite of the Basic Necessities line, but I sure love those tins.

    Thanks so much!

  3. I like the empty salt shakers.

  4. the empty spritz bottle are calling to me...but this tin ROCKS!! Love all your sprays! yum!

  5. Dorina12:37 PM

    Ok, you changed my mind. What a great idea to have color swatches available and easy to store or get too...........This is now my favorite although the ink pads are a close 2nd. Thank you.

  6. what fantastic ideas; love the altrered box to keep track of spray & ink pad colors..

  7. I really like all of them, but my favorite is the tin.

  8. I like the shaker. And I LOVE how you decorated it.

  9. The ink pad looks really useful. I could create nice designs

  10. Really love the color..innovative idea! Super great projects!

  11. I love your projects. It is all amazing. I am loving Basic Necessities. The Smooch spritz is one of my favorites. Im loving how you can create your own colors. I love the tie die ink pad. Ok Im loving it all. Your projects are wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing them with us.

  12. oh lovely! the colors just pop--I've been wanting to do the same thing with my spray inks--want my kids to help me--I think they would like the mess! :)

  13. Love, love, love the little tin and swatches.

  14. Your projects are terrific. Love the colors you used.

  15. These are great! I love the idea of the shaker holding buttons and those adorable pins, and the swatches in the tin are such a good idea! My favorite basics are the salt shaker, the spritzers and the uninked pad. Thanks for sharing!


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