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December 2013

A Couple "Fan-tastic" cards!

There are cards. And there are cards that are just plain fantastic!

And I consider these ones by Tobi Crawford and Tanis Giesbrecht to be absolutely fantastic!

I love the colors Tobi Crawford used on this one.

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And I love how Tanis Giesbrecht stamped the fan here on polka dot patterned paper.

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Both Tobi and Tanis used our new Fan-tastic stamp set to make their cards.

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You can find Fan-tastic (and all the other stamps, steel dies and digital cut files from Technique Tuesday's 2014 Love Collection) here.

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Get Ready for Some Love

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The Love Collection is here!

We think you are going to love, love, LOVE the Love Collection! This collection includes stamps and dies designed by Bev Grey, Teri Anderson, Ali Edwards and Lori Vliegen. These products are perfect for Valentine's Day and heartfelt projects all year long.

Here's a peek at some of the new products.

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Kiss by Ali Edwards stamp set

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Date Night by Lori Vliegen stamp set

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Steel die - Heart Card

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Cloud 9 stamp set

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You can see all of the new products from the Love Collection by going here.

TTBlogTeam



Story Card Sunday: Beautiful Awesome

Teri here, and it's time for another installment in our Story Card Sunday blog series!

Here is your first look at this week's Story Card!

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Like all the Story Cards we feature on Story Card Sunday, this one would work great in a pocket-style scrapbook page. It would also look good on a traditional page or greeting card.

Let me show you how to make one like it.

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Start by die-cutting two bases with our Story Card DIY steel die. One should be cut from vellum, while the other should be cut from either cardstock or patterned paper.

Now cut three frames using three different dies from patterned paper or cardstock. I did this with the Magic Circle Card, Hi Banner Card and This Arrow Card dies.

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Now you are going to want to stack the bases and frames to make one card. From bottom to top, your stack should look like this:

  • patterned paper base
  • vellum base
  • circle frame
  • banner frame
  • arrow frame

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Don't be afraid to flip those frames over as you stack them up to change their orientation. Perhaps you want the arrow to be at the bottom of your Story Card, or perhaps you'd like the banner at the top. Simply flip the frames over so the decorative elements land where you want them.

Now it is time to do a little stamping. Stamp some words on the arrow and the banner. I used stamps from the Beautiful by Ali Edwards and Live Laugh Love by Lori Vliegen stamp sets.

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You'll also want to die-cut a word to go in the center of the card. I used the Say It - Awesome steel die. (Stickers or letter stamps would also work great!)

Finish your Story Card off with gem, epoxy dot, brad or sequin.

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And you'll see even though I used a lot of different dies to make this Story Card, it's not too thick to slide it into a pocket page!

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Please join me again next Sunday to learn how to make another Story Card.

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PS. Are you a digital die-cutter? Check out our Digital Cut Files. We offer digital cut files of many of our steel dies.



A January Studio AE Sneak Peek

We interrupt the regularly scheduled Technique Tuesday blog post for a sneak peek at January's Studio AE stamp set, courtesy of Laura O'Donnell!

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We think you are going to "love" this new set by Ali Edwards. (Wink!)

We will reveal the new Studio AE stamp set on Jan. 1st. Stay tuned to our Facebook page for more sneak peeks!

We release a new set by Ali Edwards every month as part of our Studio AE program. These sets are available for a limited time only. To learn more, check out the Studio AE page on our Web site.

TTBlogTeam



Greenhouse Society: December Project Parade

Get those stamp pads and stamping fingers ready!

That's because our Clematis - Greenhouse Society stamp set is now shipping.

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And we are celebrating by sharing some fabulous projects made with the set by a couple of our Creative Team members. Take it away, ladies!

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(By Birgit Edblom)

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(By Birgit Edblom)

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(By Teri Anderson. Made with the Clematis stamp set, as well as the Say It - Hello DIY steel die and Story Card DIY steel die.)

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(By Tobi Crawford)

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Not a member of the Greenhouse Society but want our Clematis stamp set? We have you covered! We still have a few available for non-Greenhouse Society members to purchase for $12.99 (plus shipping and handling). Grab the set fast because when it's gone, it is gone. Our Greenhouse Society stamp sets are available for a limited-time only.

If you like botanical-themed stamps, you may want to consider joining the Greenhouse Society. We release a new stamp set every month as part of this collection. Members get the Greenhouse sets for $9.99 each (plus shipping and handling) and enjoy other benefits. Check out the Membership Agreement and FAQ page on our Web site for more details on joining the Greenhouse Society.

Please join us again on January 15th to see the next Greenhouse Society stamp set. We hope to see you then!

TTBlogTeam



From Technique Tuesday to You

Merry Christmas from all of us at TechniqueTuesday.com!

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Whether you are enjoying a traditional Christmas at home, plotting a Boxing Day shopping trip or hitting the slopes today, the entire Technique Tuesday team would like to wish all of you a happy, healthy and safe holiday!

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PS. Looking for December's Greenhouse Society Project Parade? Due to the holiday, it will be a few days late. We'll have it for you on Friday! Hope to see you then!



A Christmas Page by Linda

Hello, Technique Tuesday fans!

I've got a real treat for you today: A fun holiday scrapbook page from Linda Barber.

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It features a favorite holiday picture of her kids. I sure love how she described it on her blog.

"My youngest was about 3 months old, and I was obsessed with having a Christmas card photo featuring the three of them in Santa hats. So I bought three hats, popped the kids against a dark background, and called my husband for help. You can see his hand on the lower left."

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Linda created the label by die-cutting a label with our Label DIY Steel Die.

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She then stamped on top with the coordinating Peace & Joy by Ali Edwards stamp set. (By the way, did you know our Favorite Story by Ali Edwards stamp set also coordinates with the Label die?)

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Thanks for sharing such a fun page, Linda!

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PS. Need a last minute gift for your favorite crafter? We've got e-Gift Cards for TechniqueTuesday.com. An e-Gift Card offers what no other gift can - the gift of choice! Technique Tuesday e-Gift Cards are delivered electronically which makes gift giving (and receiving) so easy. The lucky recipient can use the gift certificate to purchase items on the Technique Tuesday website. The e-Gift Card can be used all at once or be used repeatedly until the total amount is reached.



Bring on the Love...

It's coming! Our Love Collection of stamps & steel dies, that is!

Here's a sneak peek at a couple products (cough... dies... cough) from it.

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And here's a sneak peek at one of the stamp sets from the collection.

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(Oh yeah!)

And here's one more peek at a new stamp set from the collection.

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(Yes, please!)

Stay tuned to TechniqueTuesday.com for the big reveal. By the way, if you are a newsletter subscriber, you'll get early VIP access to the Love Collection on 12/26. You can sign up for the newsletter by going here.

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Ps. A big thank you goes out to Technique Tuesday Creative Team members Jaclyn Miller, Tobi Crawford and Sharyn Tormanen for providing these fabulous sneak peeks!



Story Card Sunday: Holiday Wishes

Sunday means a new Story Card! Hooray!

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You can use this week's Story Card to spice up a holiday gift bag! It would also work swell in a pocket page scrapbook or on a traditional layout. It would also look good on a card.

Let me show you how to make one like it.

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Start by die-cutting three base cards with our Story Card DIY Steel Die.

Tear one card in half. Adhere the torn piece to one of the base cards like so.

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Cut a frame using our Home Circle Card DIY Steel Die from kraft cardstock. Adhere it to your Story Card.

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Now, cut a heart from patterned paper. Mount it with a gem onto the frame. Use foam adhesive to adhere it for a little extra kick.

Stamp a sentiment. (I used one from Technique Tuesday's Be Jolly stamp set.)

Stitch your decorated Story Card to your third, unused Story Card base. You want it to look like this. (Not a seamstress? Consider using a little decorative tape to hold them together.)

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Pop a hole at the top of the Story Card. Bring a small piece of twine through the hole and tie a bow.

Use the Story Card for a memory keeping project or clip it onto a gift bag with a clothespin.

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Tune in next week for another installment in our Story Card Sunday blog series! Hope to see you then.

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A Red, Green and Gold Christmas...

In need of some last-minute Christmas card inspiration?

Well, step right up because we've got you covered. Check out this sweet and simple card by Ashley Harris!

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Sure love that red, green and gold color combination she used!

Ashley created the banner elements by die-cutting the bases with our Banners DIY Steel Dies.

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She stamped right on top with stamps from our Hello Santa Banners by Ali Edwards stamp set.

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Thanks, Ashley!

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