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Story Card Sunday: I Give Thanks For...

Hello again!

Are you ready for another installment in our Story Card Sunday series? Well, here we go.

Meet this week's Story Card.


This Story Card is versatile enough that you can use it to decorate a Thanksgiving table by wrapping up some utensils. But it's also good to use in a pocket-style scrapbook page like this.


Here's how you can make one just like it.

First, we are going to do some cutting. Cut two bases with the Story Card die. You'll want to cut one from white cardstock and another from kraft cardstock.


Now, cut out a center and a frame from patterned paper and cardstock with the Hi Banner Card die. Keep one frame and one center. Set aside the leftover die-cuts to use on a project of your choice later on.


You'll also want to cut two flags from patterned paper with the flag die that's included with the Hi Banner Card die.


Now, let's start assembling!

Adhere one Banner Card frame and center to one of the Story Card bases you cut out. And then adhere the two patterned paper flags.


Poke two holes into the card like so.

And run a piece of twine or string through the holes. Tie a bow.


Stamp a sentiment of your choice on the card. (I used one from Technique Tuesday's I Give Thanks stamp set.)

If you want to use this card in a pocket page, you are good to go.

If you want to use this card as a place setting utensil wrap, you've got a couple more steps.

Flip the card over. Place strips of two-way tape on it, leaving enough room for your utensils.

Remove the tape's backing and place the second Story Card base on top. Slide the utensils between the two base cards.

And there you have it!


Please join us again next Sunday to learn how to make another Story Card.


PS. Who are the lucky winners from the Meet Teri post? Well, the four winners are: Donna Mikasa; Cheryl Mussell; Debbie Taylor; and Nancy Haskins. Congrats, ladies! Check your email for a message from Teri about your prize!

Happy Fourth of July!

Here's to a safe, happy and fun 4th of July from all of us at Technique Tuesday to you!

In honor of the holiday, here are some lollipops we spruced up with our Lollipop Topper - Digital Cut Files.

To give them an extra special personal touch, we stamped the circle on one of them with our USA Seal stamp.

We created the star on the other lollipop by applying ink to a star from our FUNdamentals Superstars Technique Tiles. We stamped the polka dots from our Passion for Polka stamp set right on top with red ink.


PS. Don't forget to say "hello" to Michelle, the newest member of the Technique Tuesday team. You can learn more about her right here.

Stamps + Photos = A Banner from Jaclyn

Here's a clever idea for using the This Story by Ali Edwards stamp set: Make a banner with it!

Jaclyn Miller created this fun banner by combining twine, pictures and stamps from the This Story by Ali Edwards (March's Studio AE) stamp set.

Technique-Tuesday-This-Story-Ali-Edwards-Clear-Stamps-LargeWe particularly like how she embellished this picture here with a panel stamped with the set's "Hello Memory" stamp. Check out how she used a yellow pen to add a little extra color to the panel! Very nice!

To see more of Jaclyn's banner and learn how she made it, check out her blog!


A Patriotic Party Favor from Jaclyn

I love the 4th of July.

After I graduated from college, I moved to a small city that celebrated Independence Day in a big way every year. That small city would literally double in size every Fourth of July with people from around the region wanting to spend the day there.

With a morning parade, picnics and barbecues in the afternoon and a huge fireworks dispay in the evening, the holiday was always a truly incredible and memorable experience.

Jaclyn Miller has come up with a party favor reminds me so much of that small town on the Fourth of July. 

Jaclyn's favor began as a jar and a bunch of bottles of bubbles.

She made tags to hang on the bubble bottles with the USA Seal.

I love how she popped the flag off the tags with foam adhesive!

She placed all the bottles of bubbles in a jar and then tied lots of beautiful red ribbon around it.


She finished things off with a small "Thanks" tag created with the Swanky Sentiments stamp set.