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Something for New Year's Eve

Here's a fun way to spruce up a bottle of sparkling cider, wine or champagne for your New Year's Eve celebration: Add a festive tag to it. 

A project from TechniqueTuesday.comThis was tag came together in just a few minutes.

I cut a 3" x 6" piece of cardstock. I rounded the corners and scored a line about 2 1/2" down from the top.

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I used Technique Tuesday's Circles steel dies to cut a hole out of the top of the tag. And then I used the Good Times - Fresh Cut Studio dies to create the clock face. I layered the clock on top of a circle cut from gold paper with the Circles dies. 

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I just love that gold + black + white combination! It's perfect for New Year's!

The sentiment was created with the help of the Say It - Happy stamp set

Say It - Happy clear stamp set from Technique Tuesday

This stamp set is one of my go-to stamp sets because it covers a lot of different occasions. Love that! 

Wishing you a safe and happy New Year's Eve,

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A Jar of Holiday Treats for Someone Sweet

Hi all!

Teri here, and I've got a fun holiday gift idea for you today.

Fill a jar with holiday treats and then tie on a super cute tag!

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Hee! So I might be a little biased on that super cute tag thing! Wink

But can you believe I made the tag for my treat jar with Technique Tuesday's steel dies and clear stamps? It was easy.

I created the tag base with the Story Card steel dies. And then I made the snowman by cutting a couple circles with Circles dies, a heart with the Nested Hearts dies and some red scarf pieces with the banner from the Story Card dies. I also freehand cut a triangle to serve as the snowman's carrot nose and a couple strips of paper to make the snowman's hat brim and arms.

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I cut the green circle in half. I placed it on top of the snowman's head and then added a strip of white cardstock that I drew some black marks on.

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I drew a face, added the nose and then adhered the head to the scarf pieces and the body (aka: the larger circle). I fashioned a couple arms for my snowman with the strip of kraft cardstock.

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I finished him off with a couple enamel dots and wiggle eyes. I also hung the heart off one of his arms.

After that, I added my snowman to my base card. I popped a hole in the top of it and then stamped a sentiment.

You might be wondering about the words I used on my tag? They are from the Merry Day stamp set. I think so many phrases in the set would have worked good on this tag.

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I also added a few pom poms to look like snow is falling down.

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Story Card Sunday: Candy Cane Gifts

Hello, Technique Tuesday fans!

It's time for another installment in our Story Card Sunday series! And I'm excited to bring a holiday gift idea today.

Scs_58_candycanesThese Candy Cane Gift Cards are a great present to give to neighbors and special friends! And they are super easy to make with Technique Tuesday's clear stamps and steel dies.

Let me show you how you can make one.

Start by cutting a base card with our Story Card steel dies. You'll also want to cut one label with the Classic Label Card steel dies and three circles with the Circles steel dies.

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Cut the label in half like so. Adhere it to the base card.

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Stamp a circle from the Santa Says stamp set on the middle circle. Stamp an image on the smallest circle.

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Stack the circles on top of each other. Use foam tape to hold them in place. Mount the circles to the base card.

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Set a candy cane on the Story Card. You may want to use a little adhesive to hold it in place so it doesn't flop around.

Use your scissors (or a piercing tool) to pop a hole on each side of the candy cane.

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Bring twine through the holes. 

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Tie a bow like so! 

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Sounds easy, right? If you make one of these gift cards, I'd love to see it. Just post your project on the Technique Tuesday Facebook page or share with it on Instagram. Be sure to use the #TechniqueTuesday hashtag.

Hope to see you again next week!

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Happy Halloween

Let the ghosts and goblins come out. Halloween is here.

And how cute is this little tag Lori Vliegen created to tie on a bag of candy?! 

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Super cute if you ask me!

I love how she stamped the ghost (from the Boo by Lori Vliegen stamp set) and then added the white coloring to it. And the oval with the "boo" word is the perfect touch!

Speaking of Lori's Boo stamp set, Technique Tuesday has a special offer for you.

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Buy the Boo stamp set and we'll send you Technique Tuesday's Eek stamp set for free. Just use this link to make your purchase.

Have a safe and happy holiday,

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Did Someone Say Chocolate?

Here's a holiday gift idea for a favorite co-worker or friend.

Fill a box with chocolates and decorate it with a tag made with Technique Tuesday's Christmas Wishes stamp set like Daniela Dobson did.

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So fun!

Don't you just love that tag?! Daniela stamped the large circle stamp onto a scalloped circle. Then she stamped the Christmas ornament stamp on a 1" circle. She colored the bulb in and then adhered it to the tag with foam tape. I just love that extra dimension it gives the tag.

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Merry days inside by Daniela Dobson

Looking for a fun way to spruce up your holiday packages? Be sure to check out the New for 2014 page on the Technique Tuesday website. We've got a number of holiday stamps that are perfect to use for making accents to decorate holiday packages with. 

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Celebrating December with Ashley

Already thinking about the holidays?

Ashley Harris has come up with quick and fun way to use Technique Tuesday's Celebrating December - Memory Keepers Studio stamp set: Make Christmas tags!

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Ashley cut strips of cardstock and then stamped and heat embossed images and words from the stamp set on top.

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These tags are so simple that you might think, "Why didn't I think of that?"

These tags could be easily be used to decorate Christmas packages or even placed on a holiday table. 

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Festive Fourth of July Party Decor

Hi all!

Planning a 4th of July Party this year? Here are a couple quick and easy ways to add a personalized touch to your holiday picnic table! 

Wrap Up the Utensils

Set plastic utensils on a paper napkin. Roll them up. Wrap a strip of cardstock and jute around the rolled napkin and utensils. Die-cut and layer together some stars cut with Technique Tuesday's Nested Stars DIY Steel Dies

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To create the flag stars, I stamped onto the white stars with a stamp from the My Hero stamp set.

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I covered the bottom portion of the star with red ink and the top with blue and then I just stamped. 

Make Cupcake Picks

Spruce up your cupcakes with patriotic toothpicks!

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I used the Nested Stars dies to cut three stars from cardstock.

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I stamped a sentiment from the My Hero stamp set on a strip of cardstock. I adhered all four pieces together and mounted them to a toothpick. I also added a little bit of twine to the toothpick.

Imagine making a whole bunch of these picks for a dozen or so cupcakes! How fun would that be?!

Here's to fireworks, picnics and all things 4th of July,

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Getting the DIY Party Look: Tissue Paper Flowers

Teri here, and I am so happy to see you again today.

I think one of the neatest decorations from my DIY Party were the tissue paper flowers I made.

I made a few dozen pink flowers to decorate the party table, the room and even the party banner.

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These were really easy to make, thanks to Technique Tuesday's Circles DIY Steel Dies.

I piled up a stack of tissue paper (about 8 sheets worth) and ran them through my die-cutting machine with a circle die.

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I stapled the circles with a stapler so they'd stay together. I crinkled them up with my fingers and then uncrinkled them, seperating one sheet of tissue paper from the next. 

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I think they kind of look like rosebuds. 

Then I placed a glob of glue onto a piece of scratch paper and dipped the flowers in it. Then I dipped them into a pile of glitter.

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The end result was something like this.

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The cool thing is each one looked a little different. I also loved that I could place them anywhere I just wanted to add a pop of color, even on some on the party table.

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Thanks for joining me to today. To learn more about the Spring Party, go here and here.

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Getting the DIY Party Look: Customized Straws

Hi again!

I showed you my DIY Party on Monday. I want to show you today how I took plain old paper straws and turned them into something special for the party! 

The supplies I used were:

And here's the how-to.

Start by die-cutting a number of label shapes from cardstock and patterned paper.

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Take a sentiment stamp and ink it up. (Hint: If you only want to use a portion of the stamp, cover part of the stamp with tape before you ink the stamp. Once you've inked up the stamp, remove the tape and stamp.)

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Stamp the sentiment.

Wrap a stamped label and a patterned paper label around the straw.  Staple the labels in place.

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The end result will be something that looks like these! 

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Fun, huh?

And just in case you are wondering, here's how these straws looked on my party table. I tucked all of my straws in a small jar.

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Tune in tomorrow and I'll show you how I created the tissue paper flowers I used to decorate the table and the party banner with Technique Tuesday DIY Steel Dies.

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You're Invited to a DIY Party

Truth: I love entertaining.

Whenever I have friends over, I always get a kick out of giving them a personalized gift to make their visit a little more friendly. Whether I tie a stamped tag onto a bag of candy or fill a jar of treats and then decorate the jar with die-cuts, those handmade touches always seem to impress them.

I recently took things to a new level when I created an entire partyscape with Technique Tuesday clear stamps and DIY Steel Dies. I'd like to invite you today to take a look at some the decorations and customized treats I made for the party.

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One of my favorite things from the party are these cute water bottles.

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They were really easy to customize. I simply removed their labels and then wrapped patterned paper around them. I die-cut circles with Technique Tuesday's Circles DIY Steel Dies and then stamped on top with flowers from the Grow Happy by Lori Vliegen stamp set.

The little metal stand is a place setting card I found at the local party supply store. I die-cut a rectangle card with Technique Tuesday's Story Card DIY Steel Dies and then stamped the sentiment from the Bring on the Sun by Ali Edwards stamp set on top. It just seemed like a great phrase for a party! 

I decorated straws with labels and stamped words and filled small plastic containers with Sunflower seeds. (Because you gotta have something somewhat healthy at a party, right?)

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Each plastic treat container (found at the dollar store) is decorated with a sentiment from the Labels by Ali Edwards stamp set. You might be wondering about that pink puffball on the plate here? Well, that's a flower I made with tissue paper and Technique Tuesday's Circle dies. I made few dozen of them to decorate the room and the party table. (Come back to the blog on Wednesday and I'll show you can make some like them.)

Finally, I filled a jar with chocolate because, gosh, what's a party without chocolate?! I created the little decorative stake for it by stamping the flower design on it Petal Power stamp set, coloring it in with pencils and then mounting it to a straw. The words? They too are from the Bring on the Sun by Ali Edwards stamp set. 

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The last thing I did for this party ensemble was to create the banner. I didn't want my banner to be too big so I cut only a couple panels with the Story Card die. You'll notice I added some of my tissue paper flowers to it. I also stamped on a few die-cut labels with Technique Tuesday's I Like You stamp set.

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Tune in tomorrow and I'll show you how I made some customized straws for the party guests.

Technique Tuesday supplies used to create this party ensemble:

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