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A Heart Die to Fall in Love With...

Hi, everyone!

Teri here, and I'm excited to showcase some projects featuring one of Technique Tuesday's newest crafting dies, Pieces of My Heart.

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This heart-shaped die is made of interlocking puzzle pieces. It's great for making fun accents to use on cards and scrapbookers.

But let's talk shop for a minute though. I'm lucky and get to play with all of Technique Tuesday's new products. But when I first saw this die, it wasn't my favorite die. I didn't really want to use it. Yep. I really just wrote that.

However once I started playing with this die, and I started seeing what TT's Design Team members were making with it, I fell in love with it quickly. Here's why: It's so versatile! There are just so many ways to use it! 

You can use it as it is.

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You can stamp an image, like one of the Goats from the Gertie & Garth Goat stamp set, and then use the heart die-cut the die-cut image.

Old-Goat-Card-Teri-A-Technique-TuesdayDon't limit yourself to goats. Try using it to cut out images like flowers too. 

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You can die-cut several hearts and create an interesting design by arranging them together.

Rainbow-Heart-Puzzle-Card-Close-Jill-H-Technique-TuesdayWant to send your design to new heights? Die-cut the hearts from watercolor paper and then apply watercolors to them!

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You can even cut the heart from patterned paper. 

Heart-Puzzle-Pieces-Card-Dana-J-Technique-TuesdayFor added fun, cut it from several pieces of patterned paper, snip the puzzle pieces apart and assemble them together! 

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For more ideas for using the Pieces of My Heart die, check out our Idea Gallery

We'd also LOVE to see how you are using the die! Share your projects with us on Facebook and Instagram. Be sure to use the #TechniqueTuesday hashtag when sharing! 

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March New Release Countdown: Day 1

New-Release-Countdown-Day-1Hi everyone! 

We are excited to have you here today! We are kicking off a monthly New Release Countdown with the March release!

Our new stamps and dies will debut on the 1st of every month! And two days before the release, we'll count down. We'll share with you peeks at the new products. And our Design Team will share some incredible projects created with the new goods!

On Release Day, you'll want to swing by our blog one more time because the Technique Tuesday Design Team will once again be sharing some amazing projects created with the new products. You'll find links to all their blogs!

So let's get the countdown started.

Here are some of the new stamps and dies that will debut on the 1st.

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Cherry Blossoms Clear Stamps 

There will be coordinating dies available too!

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Pieces of my Heart Crafting Die

Are you a member of the Fresh Cut Studio auto-ship program? This is your auto-ship die for March! Not a member? No problem! It will be available for purchase too! You're going to love all the creative possibilities for this die!

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Love You to Pieces Clear Stamps

This stamp set is perfect for making scrapbook pages, cards and other DIY projects with! Use it on its own or pair it with one of our new dies. 

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Love Puzzle Crafting Dies

This die set features the puzzle pieces to make a "love" puzzle, as well as a fun heart border. You can use one border or cut several borders and piece them together to make one large border.

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All of these products will be available for purchase sometime on 1st in the New Products category on our website.

Want to see them in action? Stop by the blogs of our talented Design Team members:

Amy Kolling

Dana Joy

Jill Dewey Hawkins

Daniela Dobson

Kymona Tracey

Latisha Yoast

Emily Leiphart

Heather Hoffman

Teri Anderson

Stop by our blog again tomorrow for a look at the rest of our new products for March! 

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Put Some Happy into Your Day!

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Want to put some "happy" in your day? The new Sassy Birthday 2.0 and Cheeky Chicken stamp sets and craft dies will make you giggle. And the Happy, Happy, Happy stamp set and die complement those photos that make you smile. Swing by our website to see all the new products for February! Whether you are a card maker, memory keeper or party planner, we've got something for you! 

Shop now!

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November Bonus - Get a Free Stamp Set!

Clear stamps from Technique Tuesday // TechniqueTuesday.comWhether you are a paper crafter who loves cute critter stamps with punny phrases, a classic card maker who loves elegant floral stamps or a memory keeper who loves stamping in your scrapbooks, Technique Tuesday has something for you. 

Each month we release new clear stamps and dies in our Greenhouse Society, Fresh Cut Studio, Animal House and Memory Keepers Studio collections. You can purchase the individually or become an auto-ship member.

Some benefits of becoming an auto-ship member are:

  • 25% discount on your monthly collections. 
  • 15% discount on a different group of products each month.
  • FREE shipping for all your add-on orders.

Join any of our auto-ship programs in November and we'll automatically include the Fly By Owl stamp set with your first auto-shipment! 

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PS. Wondering how to use the Fly By Owl to make something? Check out this inspiring card by Jill Dewey Hawkins. I think you will find it's a real hoot!



Add Stitches with Threaded

Like the look of stitching? 

If you do, you are going to love the Threaded crafting dies from the Fresh Cut Studio collection. With these dies and a die-cutting machine, you can painlessly add the look of stitching to any card or scrapbook page.

It's fun to alter patterned paper with them. Simply take the dies, set the dies on striped patterned paper and run them through your machine. Worried about the dies moving around? Use Washi tape to hold them in place. You'll end up with a cool background paper.

On-My-Mind-Dress-Forms-Handmade-Card-Teri-A-Technique-TuesdayAnother fun idea is to make stitched strips of paper with them. Take strips of cardstock. Set a couple of the Threaded dies on them and then cut in the stitched patterns. 

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This technique would be super fun to try on a scrapbook page too. Imagine making a whole background with stitched strips of cardstock. 

Giraffe-Whats-Up-Handmade-Card-Teri-A-Technique-TuesdayLike to create stamped scenes? Add a finishing touch to a plot of grass by taking one of the Threaded dies and adding a line of stitches to it.

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PS. Is die-cutting your jam? See all of Technique Tuesday's stand-alone dies. There are so many to choose from! 



A DIY Canning Jar Gift to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Hi everyone!

Teri here, and I've got a fun project for you today from Technique Tuesday's Julie Chaddock!

Julie came up with the perfect Valentine's Day gift for a friend. What's that, you ask? Well, friends check this out.

Zombies-Cupcake-DIY-Canning-Jar-Valentines-Friendship-Hearts-Julie-C-Technique-TuesdayYep! A canning jar filled with goodies!

It's easy to make one like Julie's. Start with a wide rimmed canning jar. Put a layer of candy at the bottom and then add a cupcake on top!

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Decorate the top of the jar with a little ribbon and then add a stamped tag to the jar.

Zombies-Cupcake-DIY-Canning-Jar-Close-2-Valentines-Friendship-Hearts-Julie-C-Technique-TuesdayJulie created her tag from cardstock. She stamped the jar from the Meant to Be stamp set and added a little color to it. The words are from the You Aren't Normal clear stamp set. She finished off tag with some hearts cut with the Charming Hearts DIY Steel Dies. Easy peasy!

Such a fun idea! Inspired to make a jar like Julie's? Share it with us through our Facebook page and on Instagram. Be sure to use the #TechniqueTuesday hashtag.

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Two Valentine's Cards = Two Ways to Use the Charming Hearts Dies!

Hi everyone!

Teri here, and I'm excited to share with you a couple love-themed cards created with Technique Tuesday's Charming Hearts DIY Steel Dies. These cards would be great to give for Valentine's Day or on an anniversary, or even when you randomly just want to let someone you care about know you are thinking of them!

The Charming Hearts dies are super cute with hearts incorporated into each shape. There are charms, tags and banners! Oh, how fun they are!

Charming-Hearts-Charms-Tags-Fresh-Cut-Studio-DIY-Steel-Dies-Technique-TuesdayI used the dies in a very traditional way to make this first card by making some banners. I just love banners!

Youre-OK-I-Guess-Handmade-Card-Love-Valentines-Banners-Teri-A-Technique-TuesdayI adhered each of the banners to my card and then poked holes to stitch twine through them. This helped to make them look like they were hanging!

Youre-OK-I-Guess-Handmade-Card-Close-Love-Valentines-Banners-Teri-A-Technique-TuesdayYou''ll notice I filled in some of the banners with hearts! I used the hearts left over from when I cut the banners out. 

I did something different with my second card. I created the design by taking several of the charms and arranging them together in a grid pattern.

Normal-Heart-Charms-Handmade-Card-Valentines-Love-Teri-A-Technique-TuesdayI filled some of the charms with hearts. And to make the hearts pop, I applied glitter glue to some of them. Glitter glue is a great way to give a card bit of glitz without a lot of bulk!

Normal-Heart-Charms-Handmade-Card-Close-Valentines-Love-Teri-A-Technique-TuesdayYou might be wondering about the sentiments on these cards. They both came from the You Aren't Normal clear stamp set. It's such a fun, sassy stamp set. 

Thanks for stopping by today! Watch TechniqueTuesday.com for more ideas for using these dies and all the other new products from Technique Tuesday!

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Story Card Sunday... on Monday: Hopes

Hello all!

It's time for another installment of Story Card Sunday.

A Story Card from Technique Tuesday // TechniqueTuesday.comThis week's Story Card would look perfect in a pocket page or on a traditional scrapbook page. It would also work well on a greeting card. Let me show you how you can make one like it. It's really easy with clear stamps and steel dies from Technique Tuesday.

Start by doing some die-cutting.

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Sponge some ink onto the circle. Adhere the circle to the Story Card.

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from Technique Tuesday // TechniqueTuesday.comAdd the flourishes and word to the Story Card. Consider layering the dies on top of each other. 

Stamp a sentiment below the word. The one I used is from the Perfectly Wonderful stamp set

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from Technique Tuesday // TechniqueTuesday.comFinish the Story Card by adding some enamel dots or sequins to it. 

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from Technique Tuesday // TechniqueTuesday.comI hope you enjoyed learning how to make this week's Story Card. Tune in next week to learn how to make another one.

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See the Perfectly Wonderful Brand New Stamps and Dies

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Where do you find encouragement, inspiration and wonder? If you turn to nature, you'll like the new Ritzy Mum stamp set, the birch tree trunk and vine border steel dies, and the new addition to our owl collection. Add inspirational thoughts from the Perfectly Wonderful stamp set like "blessed are the curious, for they shall have adventures" and "live the life you love."
Those who turn to faith will want the new Planner - Faith stamp set. The Planner - Good Vibes stamps will keep you looking up! We also encourage you to send inspiration to your friends via  a Random Act of Cardness. And absolutely do not miss the new Scallop Pull Strip die...it has so many creative possibilities!
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