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September 2014

Something Fabulous is Here

Hi all!

By now, you've probably have heard the news. Technique Tuesday just revealed seven new clear stamp sets and four new steel dies

One of my favorite products from the new release is the Say It 2 - Fabulous stamp set.

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I think this is a fun set for cardmaking and scrapbooking. I just love how the words in this stamp set play together. You can create so many different phrases to use on cards and scrapbook pages: "You are fabulous"; "This is fabulous"; "Have an absolutely fabulous day" and more.

In fact, check out this card Laura O'Donnell made with the stamp set.

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I sure dig how she put the saying together.

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So fun!

You can see our newest clear stamps and steel dies (including the Say It 2 - Fabulous set) on the New for 2014 page on the Technique Tuesday website. You'll find them in the top four rows.

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Story Card Sunday: Awesome Life

We meet again, Technique Tuesday fans!

Sunday means it is time once again to share a new Story Card with you.

2_scs_51_lifeawesomeLike many of the Story Cards we feature here on the Technique Tuesday blog, this one is pocket page-friendly. It would also look good on a traditional scrapbook page or greeting card. 

Let me show you how you can make one like it.

Start by cutting two base cards with the Story Card DIY Steel Dies.

Scs_51_1Take the solid base card and set the Straight Talk - Awesome steel die on it. Use a little Washi or Painter's tape to hold it in place.

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Run it through your manual die-cutting machine. When finished, you'll get something that looks like this. Use your scissors to snip off the ends. 

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The end result will be something like this.

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Now we are going to do a little masking and inking.

Set the card on a piece of scratch paper. Set a sticky note on top, masking off part of the card. Sponge ink over the exposed parts like so.

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Keep going until you've completely covered the exposed part of the card with ink. Remove the mask. And you'll end up with something like this.

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Adhere the card to the other base card. Stamp a few additional words onto the card with the Say It 2 - Awesome stamp set.

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Finish the card off by adding a few enamel dots or gems. And tie on a piece of twine.

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Ta-da! I hope like it!

I'll be back again next week with a new Story Card. By the way, next week marks the one-year anniversary of our Story Card series. If you've been inspired to make some Story Cards of your own, we'd love to see them! Please share them with us through the Technique Tuesday Facebook page or on Instagram with #TechniqueTuesday hashtag. 

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PS. Hooray! Yippee! The wait is over! No more sneak peeking around! If you follow our Facebook page, you've seen that we've been sharing sneak peeks all week of our newest Technique Tuesday products. They are finally here! Whether you are starting to think about making holiday cards or are planning to put together a December Daily journal or just want some fresh new stuff to play with, you'll find it all on the New for 2014 page on our Web site. 



Perfect Picture with Mendi

Here's a fun take on Technique Tuesday's Perfect Picture stamp set and steel dies from Mendi Yoshikawa.

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Mendi used the stamps and dies to create a scrapbook page with a gallery of sorts of some of her favorite artworks. 

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She die-cut the frames with Perfect Picture dies from a wood-style patterned paper and then framed pictures of her favorite pieces of art. 

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So cool!

And I love how Mendi stamped some of the phrases from the Perfect Picture stamp set with two different colors of ink on her page too! Using two ink colors really adds some nice visual interest!

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Nice work, Mendi!

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Ps. Like Mendi's page? Don't miss checking out this page she made with Technique Tuesday's Going Places stamp set and steel dies. It's fantastic! 



Greenhouse Society: September Project Parade

And here we go! September's Queen Anne's Lace Greenhouse Society stamp set is ready to start shipping.

And lucky us! A couple of our Creative Team members are here today to share some cards they made with the stamp set. 

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Like what you see?

We've got you covered! The Queen Anne's Lace stamp set is available for purchase by non-Greenhouse Society members for $12.99.

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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.

Be sure to check back here on the Technique Tuesday blog on Oct. 15th to see the next Greenhouse Society stamp set. Hope to see you then.

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Perfect Picture with Laura

Ever just want to scrapbook some pictures that make you smile?

Well check out this cool page Laura O'Donnell made with the Perfect Picture stamp set and steel dies.

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Laura did a great job, preserving some sweet pictures of her son taken this Summer!

And I just love how she created the framed picture. She die-cut the frame with the Perfect Picture steel dies, as well as the picture. They look so cool together.

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And check out that tag. The words (stamped with the Perfect Picture stamp set) are the perfect addition to her page.

Nice job, Laura!

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Story Card Sunday: Good Week

Hello again!

It's Story Card Sunday time! And just wait until you see this week's installment!

2_scs_50_goodweek_teriThis Story Card would work great in a pocket-style scrapbook or on a traditional scrapbook page. It would look good on a greeting card. Just change out the sentiment to fit the occasion.

So let me show you how to make a Story Card like this one with Technique Tuesday's clear stamps and steel dies.

Start by cutting a base card with the Story Card DIY Steel Dies.

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Did you know you can dry emboss with steel dies? Let me show you how I did that for this Story Card with a Big Shot machine. 

Open the the machine up to platform one. Set a cutting pad and two rubber embossing mats (or Plummer's Gasket) on the platform. Set the base card on top. And then set the Nested Stars dies onto it. (The dies should be face down.) And then set a cutting pad on top. Run the whole thing through the die-cutting machine.

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 The end result will be something like this.

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Pretty cool, huh?

(By the way, you may use a different kind of die-cutting machine than I do so it may work different with your machine. Check with the machine's manufacturer for instructions on pulling off this technique.)

Going back to the Story Card, scribble some color with watercolor crayons (or watercolor pencils) over the stars. Spread the color with water.

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I felt the color on my stars was a little light so I went in and added a little more color with a second watercolor crayon.

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Finish the Story Card off by stamping a sentiment. (I used one from Technique Tuesday's Everything Pocket Page stamp set.) Add a few gems or enamel dots as well.

Scs_50_goodweekclose_teriAnd there you have it! 

I'll be back again next week with another Story Card! I hope you will join the fun! 

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PS. Something awesome, something fabulous and something "snow" cool is coming to TechniqueTuesday.com soon. Watch our Facebook page this week for some sneak peeks of some brand new products we'll be revealing soon. And sign up for our newsletter (if you aren't already a subscriber) so you know when the new products are available. 



Perfect Picture with Daniela

Looking for some inspiration for the Perfect Picture stamp set and steel dies?

Daniela Dobson has you covered! Check out these Story Cards she made with the stamps and dies.

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So, so fun! 

How clever is one with the picture?! Super clever, if you ask me.

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Daniela die-cut the frame with the Perfect Picture steel dies and then placed the picture right in the opening. What a great idea!

And check out her Favorite Story card! It's a shaker-style Story Card.

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I just love how Daniela used the Perfect Picture stamp set to stamp on the frame cut with the Heart Card steel dies. The stamping really makes the Story Card seem a lot more personalized. I just love that!

And her Click card is sure fun too! I love how she stamped the words over and over to create the text pattern.

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Great job, Daniela!

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PS. It's the last day to get in on our latest Technique Tuesday Blog Hop. You'll find five great projects + five chances to score some Technique Tuesday Blog Candy. Go here to start hopping. It wouldn't be the same without you! 



Come Hop With Us

Looking for some fun ways to use Technique Tuesday's clear stamps and steel dies?

Hoping to possibly score some blog candy?

It's your lucky day because some of our talented Technique Tuesday Creative Team members are blog hopping today.

Run (... don't walk...) to the blogs of:

You'll find cool projects made with some of our newest products. And you'll find each of them are giving away a stamp set. (Hooray!)
We hope you will check it out!
 
Happy blog hopping,
 
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Greenhouse Society: September Reveal

September is here, and we've got a brand new Greenhouse Society stamp set.

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Please meet the Queen Anne's Lace - Greenhouse Society stamp set. Isn't it lovely?!

The Queen Anne's Lace - Greenhouse Society stamp set consists of six clear stamps on a 3" x 4" storage sheet. The stamp set starts shipping around September 25th to Greenhouse Society members.

Not a Greenhouse Society member yet? We have you covered! We're making it available for purchase by non-members for $12.99. Watch for it to show up on the Greenhouse Society page on our Web site later today.

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.

Just what can you make with the set? Check out these fun cards our Creative Team made.

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Thanks, team! 

The crew will be back again on the 25th with more great ideas for this stamp set!  We hope to see you then!

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Story Card Sunday: Scrapbook It

Hello! 

Sunday means it is time for a brand new Story Card.

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Like many of the Story Cards we feature here on the Technique Tuesday blog, this Story Card is pocket-page friendly. It would also work well on a traditional scrapbook page or greeting card.

Let me show you how to make one like it.

Start by cutting two base cards with the Story Card DIY Steel Dies. Cut two frames with the That Arrow Card dies.

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Take one base card. Adhere one of the frame cards to it. Be sure to let the frame touch the top of the base card. 

I've had a few folks ask about how to adhere these cards. Lots of different adhesives work well so I recommend trying out what you have handy and picking out what works best for you. I personally am a big fan of just using glue and putting fine drops on the back of the card like so.

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Now adhere those cards to the second base card. Adhere the second frame to the card as well.

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Stamp a sentiment on the card. The one I used is from Technique Tuesday's Scrapbook It stamp set, but you may want to use a different stamp set. That's OK.

Finish the Story Card off by adding a few gems or enamel dots to the arrows.

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And there you have it! 

I'll see you again next Sunday with a brand new Story Card.

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