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Story Card Sunday: Hello World

Hi all!

Sunday means it is time for another installment in the Story Card Sunday series so please meet this week's Story Card.

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.com

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

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

Start by die-cutting a base card with the Story Card steel dies. You'll also want to cut a small stitched card with the Pocket of Love dies from cardstock and a sticky note. Cut two "hello" words from the Hello Pocket dies.

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from Technique Tuesday

Adhere the sticky note to the base card. Use markers to scribble lines around it.

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comRemove the sticky note. You'll end up with something that looks like this.

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comNow, adhere the cardstock stitched panel to the center.

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.com

Stack the two hello words on top of each other.

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.com

Set the word on scratch paper. Use markers to add color to the word.

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comYou'll end up with something like this.

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.com

Finish the Story Card by adhering the word to the base card. Stamp "world" (from the Say It - Hello stamp set) onto the Story Card. Add a few gems or enamel dots. Use a black pen to draw a border along the edge of the Story Card.

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comAnd there you have it! 

I'll be back again next Sunday with another Story Card Sunday tutorial! Hope to see you then.

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A Lovely Postcard from Tobi

When's the last time you sent a postcard to someone? Have you ever thought about making your postcards? 

Tobi Crawford sure did! Check out this postcard she created with Rhododendron - Greenhouse Society stamp set.

A postcard created with clear stamps from TechniqueTuesday.com

Tobi heat embossed the flower with white embossing powder and then added color to the flower and around it with watercolors. So pretty!

She finished her postcard off with a sentiment from the stamp set.

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By the way, to see another great project made with the Rhododendron - Greenhouse Society stamp set, check out this post on Tobi's blog. Thanks, Tobi!

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Story Card Sunday: Wow Shaker

Hello again!

What's shaking? Well, it's Story Card Sunday around here, and I'm shaking things up with a Story Card Shaker. Check it out! 

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comFun, huh? 

Like many of the Story Cards we feature here, this would look swell on a pocket page or traditional scrapbook page. It would also work well on a traditional greeting card.

This week's Story Card is a tad bit more time consuming to make than many of the others we've featured here, but it was fairly easily to make. Let me show you how you can make one like it.

Start by using the Clipboard steel dies to cut cut two base cards from cardstock and one base card from a transparency. Cut a piece of tape (also from the Clipboard dies). Cut a "look" arrow from the Always Arrows dies, a star from the Nested Stars dies and a phrase with the Wow Moment die.

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.com

Take the paper die from the Clipboard dies. Set it on top of one of the cardstock base cards like so. Hold it in place with a little Washi tape. 

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.com

Run it through your die-cutting machine and you'll get something that looks like this. 

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.com

Throw away the center. Adhere the transparency base card to your frame. Flip it over and add strips of foam tape around the frame's edges.

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comRemove the paper backing from the foam tape. Set some sequins onto the window. 

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comAdhere the other cardstock base card to the foam tape. Flip it over and you'll have the makings of a shaker! (Woohoo!)

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comDecorate the shaker by adding the phrase, arrow, tape and star to it. Finish it off by applying a few enamel dots or gems.

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comAnd with that, this week's Story Card is a wrap!

Tune in next Sunday for another Story Card Sunday tutorial. Hope you will join me again!

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Spring Week: Fun with Misting

Hi everyone!

We're wrapping up Spring Week with a card by Jaclyn Miller, who was inspired by the colors of Spring.

Jaclyn's card is unique to the Technique Tuesday blog as she's used our DIY Steel Dies in a way that many of you may have never thought of using them. Take it away, Jaclyn! 

A Jaclyn Miller card created with Technique Tuesday products

"Dies are very versatile and can be used for more than just cutting things out. To create this project, I used the Chevron Strip die to create a mask. I cut three pieces and taped them over my card base. After spraying the base with spray mist, remove the dies and you have a beautiful, chevron background."

What a unique idea!

By the way, in addition to the Chevron Strip die, Jaclyn used Technique Tuesday's Flair Maker dies and Birthday Borders stamp set to make her card.

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PS. Saturday is the last day to take advantage of the Spring Sale! Visit the Spring Sale section on our website to save 25% on more than 30 items that will help you embrace the season in all your crafty projects. Enter the coupon code SPRINGSALE at check out to get the discount. The sale ends at the end of the day on the 21st.



Spring Week: Celebrating a Spring Birthday

Spring week continues on the Technique Tuesday blog, and we've got Laura O'Donnell here today with a timely birthday card!
Take it away, Laura!
A Birthday card by Laura O'Donnell created with products from TechniqueTuesday.com
"I needed a card for a birthday later in March, so a Spring-themed birthday card seemed like a great idea!
I used the Hexagon die to make a window for the birthday sentiment in the Hi There stamp set.
 
Hi There clear stamp set from TechniqueTuesday.com
And I thought I'd share a tip for making layered panels which is to use an index card or really any piece of scrap paper as a base. This is such a simple thing, but if someone hadn't shown it to me I'd probably still be using the full width of all of those pieces of patterned paper.  Ha!"
Thank you, Laura!
We'll be back again tomorrow with another great Spring-inspired project by one of our Creative Team members.
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Spring Week: A DIY Flower

We hope you are enjoying Spring Week on the Technique Tuesday blog.

We've got Daniela Dobson here today. She created a DIY flower for this card. Check this out.

Happy birthday by Daniela Dobson
"I made the flower from cupcake wrappers and a scalloped punch. I added a button to the middle with some floss. The Simply Circles die is cut from two different shades of pink cardstock.

Happy birthday close by Daniela Dobson

I added a circle and a banner for layering under the flower. The “birthday” is stamped in black ink from Great Day stamp set and die cut “happy” from pink cardstock."

Great Day stamp set from TechniqueTuesday.com

Nicely done, Daniela! Spring Week continues tomorrow with another Spring-inspired project from one of our Creative Team members.

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PS. We've decided to extend the Spring Sale! Head here to see all our Spring Sale items. Coupon code SPRINGSALE at checkout gets you 25% off the Spring Sale items through Saturday, March 21st. 



Spring Week: Inspired by the Colors of Spring

Happy Tuesday to you! 

Today, we've got Tobi Crawford here with a beautiful card. She was inspired by the colors of Spring!

A Birthday card by Tobi Crawford made with stamps from TechniqueTuesday.com"I chose some lovely, soft spring colors for my happy birthday card! Whenever I want to color a card with the intention of softness or lightness, I turn to my watercolours. By embossing with white embossing powder,  I was able to flood the balloons with water and let the paint settle towards the bottom naturally. And the sentiment (from the A Reason to Party stamp set) ... I wanted it front and center so I stamped it directly onto the acetate that made the shaker. I stamped it with Staz-On so it wouldn't budge!"

A Reason to Party stamp set from TechniqueTuesday.comNice work, Tobi! Tune in tomorrow to see another Spring Week project from our Technique Tuesday Creative Team members.

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Spring Week: Watercoloring with Inks

Hi everyone!

It's Spring Week on the Technique Tuesday blog, and we are excited today to share a Spring-inspired project Linda Barber created.

Happy Spring card by Linda Barber

So fun!
Linda used the Alphabet License PlateSmile Borders and Love Bug Jar clear stamp sets to make this card.
And how did she get the watercolor look? Simple. She stamped all the letters and images onto cardstock with Distress Ink pads. And then she went over her stamping with a water pen, spreading the colors with water
She said, "Actually, this is my first Distress Ink try. Actually, second."
It turned out great, Linda!
Tune into the blog tomorrow to see another Spring-inspired project by one of our Technique Tuesday Creative Team members. You won't be disappointed!
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P.S. Spring is on its way, so we're welcoming it with a party! Visit the Spring Sale section on our website to save 25% on more than 30 items that will help you embrace the season in all your crafty projects. Enter the coupon code SPRINGSALE at check out to get the discount. Don't wait! These sale prices expire on Tuesday, March 17, 2015.


Spring Week: A Spring-inspired Story Card

Hi everyone!

We are kicking off Spring Week on the Technique Tuesday blog. Our Creative Team will be sharing projects all this week that have been inspired by Spring. You'll see projects with out of the box techniques, Spring colors and even some DIY flowers. So sit back, relax and get ready for some fun stuff.

And Sunday does mean it is Story Card Sunday around here so this Spring Week post features a Spring-inspired pocket page-friendly Story Card. Are you ready for it? Let's do it! 

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.com

Is that fun or what?! Like a lot of the Story Cards we feature, this one would look great in a pocket page, as well as on a traditional scrapbook page or greeting card. Let me show you how you can make one like it!

Start by cutting a base card with Technique Tuesday's Memo Pad Card DIY Steel Dies. You'll also want to cut eight small hearts with the Nested Hearts steel dies

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comStamp the jar from the Love Bug Jar clear stamp set onto the base card. Allow a little bit of the jar to not be stamped on the card.

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.com

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comYou'll also want to stamp the "relax" word onto the card. Arrange four hearts into a circle and arrange four more hearts into a circle. 

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comUse a needle to poke holes onto the card. Bring floss through the holes to mimic the look of stems. If you are not a stitcher, consider using a green pen to draw the stems.

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comFinish the Story Card off by stamping a few more words (with the Love Bug Jar stamp set) onto it and add some enamel dots or gems to the middle of the flowers.

So that wraps up this week's Story Card and the first Spring Week post. Be sure to tune into tomorrow to see another Spring-inspired project by another Technique Tuesday Creative Team member.

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P.S. Spring is on its way, so we're welcoming it with a party! Visit the Spring Sale section on our website to save 25% on more than 30 items that will help you embrace the season in all your crafty projects. Enter the coupon code SPRINGSALE at check out to get the discount. Don't wait! These sale prices expire on Tuesday, March 17, 2015.

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