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October 2015

Three Can't Miss Technique Videos

Are you a technique junkie? Do you like to watch videos for new things to try when you make cards and scrapbook pages?

Technique Tuesday has got something for you! Here are three videos packed with fun ideas and techniques Whether you are a card maker or scrapbooker, these videos have some fun tips for you.

1. Like mini albums? You are going to love learning how to make one like Bev made with Technique Tuesday's Story Card dies. 

2. Everybody loves butterflies! They are the perfect accent to use to decorate a scrapbook page or card. Watch this video to learn some fun inking techniques to try with the Happy Butterfly die.

3. Looking for a fun way to give a gift card? Want to make an ordinary pre-paid credit card or plain-old $20 bill more exciting? Learn how to make your own gift card pocket with the Pull Strip steel die.

Want to see even more technique videos? Be sure to check out the Technique Tuesday YouTube channel. Subscribe to our channel so you get notified when new videos are uploaded.

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PS. Time is running out to get a free stamp set for joining the Memory Keepers Studio, Fresh Cut Studio or Greenhouse Society auto-ship programs. Join one of the clubs by Saturday, Oct. 31st, and you'll get a free Garland of Thanks stamp set with your first auto-shipment. Go here to learn more about all three programs.



Sneak Peek. Sneak Peek! SNEAK PEEK (times 3)!

November 1st is coming! You know what that means?! Yep. New clear stamps and steel dies will debut on TechniqueTuesday.com. Woohoo! 

November's release consists of four stamp sets and three steel dies. And whether you are scrapbooker, card maker or planner, the new release has something for you.

Want a taste of what's coming? Happy to oblige! Here are three sneak peeks just for you!

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Sneak Peek from TechniqueTuesday.comBe sure to sign up for the Technique Tuesday newsletter to know when the new products are available and to get inspiration for using them!

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PS. Craving more sneak peeks? I can't resist sharing them with you. Here's one more sneak peek.



New Video: Plan Ahead for Your Planner

Sometimes the best things come in small packages! In this video, we offer some tips about how to make little stickers ahead of time for your planner, gratitude journal, December Daily album or pocket pages. Then keep your pre-assembled stickers handy as you nail down your plans or document your holidays. Once you've tried this, we bet you'll find ways to use these make-ahead stickers during the entire year.

Learn to make super cute DIY Planner Stickers in this week's video!

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Only a few days left!
Don't miss out on your FREE THANKS

Current club members are receiving their free Garland of Thanks stamp set with their club shipment, as we speak. Not a member? There are still a few more days left to get your FREE stamp set!

Learn more on the Join Our Clubs page on the Technique Tuesday website!

TTBlogTeam 



Story Card Sunday: From the Heart

Hi everyone!

It's time for another Story Card Sunday tutorial, and I can't wait to show you a new way to use your steel dies! 

First, let me introduce you to this week's Story Card. 

From the Heart Story Card by TechniqueTuesday.comLike many of the Story Cards we feature on Sunday, this one is pocket page-friendly. It would also look swell on a traditional scrapbook page or greeting card.

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

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comStart by cutting a base card with the Story Card dies. Cut a small rectangle with the Pocket of Love dies.

Set the base card onto top of the Chain of Flowers by Cath Edvalson die with the cutting side up. Take a crayon and rub it over the pattern. You'll get something that looks like this.

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comFun, huh? Move the die down and repeat last step. To kick your Story Card up a notch, use a different crayon.

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comRepeat the crayon rubbing process over and over until you've covered your entire Story Card with the flower pattern.

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comStamp a sentiment onto the small rectangle. The one I used is from the Hello Darling stamp set.

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comAdhere the rectangle to your base card. To give it extra pop, use foam adhesive to adhere it.

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

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comTune in next Sunday for another fun tutorial! Hope you will consider coming back!

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CKC-Seattle (in Tacoma) is Coming!

Calling all Technique Tuesday fans who live in the Northwest! The Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Convention is coming to Tacoma on Nov. 13th and 14th! Keep reading to learn how you can win free tickets to the crop and a goodie bag for you and a friend. Never been to CKC Seattle? Here's a taste of what it's about:

* Shopping *

OHHHH, the shopping! With a Vendor Faire packed with booths from all of your favorite brands - it’s no wonder the lobby is packed with excited shoppers long before the doors actually open. Many attendees opt to purchase an Early Entry Shopping so they can shop before the rest of the crowd. Tickets start at $10; discounts are available to students, seniors, teachers and active military.

By the way, are you looking to pick up some Technique Tuesday products at the show? You are in luck! Nicole Petersen will have many of Technique Tuesday's stamps and steel dies available for purchase in her booth! (Can we get a woohoo?!)

* Learning *

Taught by industry experts, CKC classes educate attendees on the newest techniques and allow the opportunity to play with the latest products and tools. Whether you’re creating a mini album, greeting cards, 10 new layouts, a fancy new home décor item, or learning how to tell your story through photos … you’ll be so glad you signed up for these "can’t miss" lessons!

Speaking of "can't miss" lessons, the Technique Tuesday classes are sure to inspire! 

Gold Rush class from TechniqueTuesday.comTake Technique Tuesday's Join the Gold Rush class, taught by Nicole Petersen, and you'll learn Technique Tuesday founder Bev Grey's favorite techniques for adding gold to your paper crafting projects. Gold glitter, gold paint and even gold ink take the stage in this fun class. Your class kit includes a Technique Tuesday stamp set.

Time to Celebrate class from TechniqueTuesday.comSign up for Technique Tuesday's A Time to Celebrate class, which will be also be taught by Nicole Petersen, and you'll learn new, traditional, interesting twists on masking techniques. Your class kit also includes an exclusive stamp set that is only available in the Time to Celebrate class kit. The kit also includes all the supplies and instructions that will let you turn the elements you make in class into cards when you get home.

* Cropping *

Without a doubt, most scrapbookers & paper crafters have unfinished projects on their “to-do” list. The Thursday, Friday, and Saturday crops are the PERFECT opportunity to gather your girlfriends, your tools, and your photos to complete those projects while having a great time! Crops are full of socializing, creativity, fun games, contests, prizes, and inspiration. All in all, it's a chance to celebrate the craft you love and surround yourself with people who love it just as much as you do!

Hurry and register to attend the show by Nov. 9th.  You'll save money by purchasing tickets online, plus the Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Convention staff will give you a free gift when you check in at the show! Tickets are full price at the door.

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PS. Want to score some two free tickets to the Saturday crop at CKC-Seattle and 2 goodie bags? Register for you and a friend for Technique Tuesday's A Time to Celebrate & Join the Gold Rush classes by Nov. 9th, 2015. Email events.info@creatingkeepsakes.com your name & your friends name with the subject line: "We're Registered for the Technique Tuesday Classes!" to enter. CKC will email you if you've won.



Wishing You a Season of Joy

Hello, Technique Tuesday fans!

Teri here, and I'm excited to bring you some Christmas card inspiration from Tobi Crawford today.

A Season of Joy by Tobi Crawford for TechniqueTuesday.comIs this a cool card or what?!

And don't you love the artistic look of the trees? Tobi created the look by inking up the tree from the Season of Joy stamp set and then spritzing it lightly with water before stamping it. She repeated the steps a couple times to make her trio of trees.

The card's sentiment also comes from the Season of Joy stamp set. One of the things I just love about this stamp set is you can use the words in this stamp set on their own or pair them with the phrase to make a truly custom sentiment for your card.

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PS. Want to see Technique Tuesday's Planner - Christmas stamp set used in a non-planner way? Go see how Carson Riutta from Pine and Plum used here. It's so cool! 



Project Ideas for Your Season of Thanks

The fall holidays traditionally bring opportunities for spending time with the special people in our lives. As crafters, we enjoy adding homemade touches to our celebrations. Whether you're hosting a family dinner or visiting friends, give the holidays a personal touch by creating place cards or putting together a gratitude album to share. You'll find inspiration for these projects and more in this week's video.

(Want to see this video on YouTube? Go here.) 

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THANKS from Technique Tuesday

If you've been thinking about joining our auto-ship programs, it's a great time to join. Get a Garland of Thanks stamp set FREE with your first auto shipment, if you join by the 31st. If you're already a member, your stamp will be in your October package. Not a member, go here to learn more about the Memory Keepers Studio, Fresh Cut Studio and Greenhouse Society auto-ship programs.

TTBlogTeam



Story Card Sunday: Hello Fun

Hi all!

Halloween's almost here so this week's Story Card has a spooky twist!

Hello Fun Story Card by TechniqueTuesday.comOK. Maybe it's not that spooky... wink!

But this Halloween-inspired Story Card is pocket page-friendly. And it would also look swell on a traditional scrapbook page or greeting card.

Start by cutting a base card with the Story Card dies and a circle card with Simply Circles die. Cut a large circle with the Circles dies, as well as a Hello Circle and "fun" with the Hello Circle dies. Cut a small and pinked circle with Flair Maker dies.

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comLay the circle card onto the base card. If you've used the same color of cardstock, you'll end up with an embossed look.

Add the large circle and the Hello Circle to the card.

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comAdd the small circle to the pinked circle. Adhere them to the Story Card. Add the fun word on top.

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comFinish off your Story Card with a couple brads or enamel dots. If you'd like a little twinkle, use gems or sequins. 

Come back again next week for another installment of Story Card Sunday. Hope to see you then.

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PS. Are you a digital die-cutter? We have a number of digital cut files available!



Saying Thanks with I Am Thankful

Wondering what you can do with the I Am Thankful stamp set? Here are just a few of the phrases you can make by combining the different stamps together. 

I Am Thankful clear stamp set from TechniqueTuesday.comConsider using this stamp set set for scrapbook pages about your family and friends and Thanksgiving celebrations. Use it to make cards to thank those who you love and those who have touched your heart. 

Another fun idea for this set is to use it to create a gratitude mini book like we did here.

Thankful Mini Book from TechniqueTuesday.comCreate one like it to document all the reasons you are thankful for during the month of November. Create pages for the book from photos and cardstock cut with the Story Card dies. Bind the pages together with a binding ring from the office supply store.

Thankful Mini Book from TechniqueTuesday.comUse the I Am Thankful stamp set, as well as the Planner - Thanks stamp set and Grateful dies, to decorate the book's pages.

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New Video: Get 'Krafty' With Your Holiday Projects!

Hey everybody!

Have you noticed how many holiday items are featuring natural or kraft colored backgrounds this year? Want some ideas about how to add some of that trendy goodness to your paper craft projects? Check out my latest two minute tip video!

(Want to see in a bigger format? Go here to see it on YouTube.)

I hope you find some ideas and inspiration you can use for your holiday projects!

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PS. It's never too early to get going on your holiday projects. And there's a whole bunch of new Technique Tuesday stamps and dies to use for them. You can see them all here.