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August 2011

Come Hop With Us!

It's a great day for a Blog Hop!

We'd love for you to check out the blogs of our Stamping Techs today:

They are sharing projects made with the new Printables we recently debuted at the scrapbook conventions we go to. These three printed sheets (Candy Cane Wishes, Harvest Time and Hocus Pocus) consist of designs you can cut up and use to decorate cards, scrapbook pages and other fun paper crafted projects with. They will be also be available soon through

For a hint of what you will see during the hop, check out this cool photo cube. Darcy, TT's Education Coordinator, made it with our Hocus Pocus Printable.


As a thank you for all the comments received on the Stamping Techs' blogs during the hop, we will pick one person to send our Verbose stamp set to.

You don’t need to comment on all 10 blogs to be eligible to win. But the more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win!

Comments must be posted by midnight on Sept. 2, 2011. The winner will be announced on Sept. 3rd sometime here on the Technique Tuesday blog.

We hope you will check out the hop! 


It's Technique Tuesday Sale Time!

Hi everyone!

Some of you have probably already figured out that if you see my name on a blog post, it probably means there’s a sale.

I couldn’t believe it when I saw my first back to school sales flyer this year and it wasn’t even summer yet. We’ve had a very cool, late summer here in Portland – quite the opposite of many of you who have been sweltering. It was cold and rainy here.

But the sun has finally come out here in the Pacific Northwest, and I really do believe it is August, so it’s time for a Technique Tuesday back to school sale!

We just put our Making the Grade and Back to School stamp sets on sale for 60% off. That makes them $6.79 each.

We also put Storytellers – School Days on sale for 50 percent off. That makes this stamp set a real deal at just $4.99.


This set includes school paper-style journaling lines that you will find useful year after year.


Fabulous Shadow Stamping with a Fabulous Stamp Set

Hi everyone!

I just love the new Fabulous by Ali Edwards stamp set.

From the words to the cute polka dot butterfly, there isn't much not to love about this set.

But one of my favorite parts of the set is quickly becoming the flowers.

That's because they are the perfect stamps to use for shadow stamping.

Not sure what shadow stamping is? Well, check out this card.


I used the shadow stamping technique to create all of the flowers on it.

It's so easy.

Here's how you can shadow stamp with the flowers.

Set a flower stamp on a stamping block backwards. You want the etched part touching the block and the sticky side facing you.


Ink up the sticky side and stamp it. The result is a cool shadowy effect.


Now, clean the stamp off. Flip it over and reapply it to your block. This time, let the sticky side touch the block. Let the etched side face you.

Now, ink it up and stamp over the shadow you stamped earlier.


Repeat these steps again and again to create a cool shadow stamped pattern.


We'd love to see how you are using Fabulous by Ali Edwards. Post a project online and send us a link via Twitter or Technique Tuesday's Facebook page.


Sneak peeks of the September Studio AE Stamp Set

Is it almost September yet?

Well, we have a fun Studio AE surprise for you today. We've got two sneak peeks of the September Studio AE stamp set.

This one comes to you from Laura O'Donnell.


And this one comes to you from Teri.


The new set is called Family Is by Ali Edwards.

It consists of 19 stamps. Five of the stamps from the new set are in the sneak peeks. Do you see them?

This stamp set is a wonderful stamp set for scrapbooking projects. It also has a lot of potential for cards.

The set will be revealed on our Web site on Sept. 1st.

Stay tuned for more peeks of the new set!


Come celebrate with us!

Today we are kicking off a month long party to celebrate one year of...

It all started about a year ago, when a few people signed up to receive an exclusive stamp set designed by Ali Edwards each month. Now on the 10th of each month our warehouse transforms into Studio AE central with stamps being packed and shipped to Studio AE members and stores around the world.

Here are just a few of the things we have planned for the next month:

  • Special offers. To get the party started...
  • For now through Friday (August 26 at midnight EST)
    you can get 15% off on the Technique Tuesday website.

    Just go to our website and when you are
    ready to check out enter coupon code celebrate.

    You can choose any product that we make including stamps, patterned paper (including designs by Ali), project kits, Technique Tiles, and ink pads.

  • Opportunities to win Studio AE stamp sets. In the next few weeks, we going to be having some giveaways including the opportunity to win some of our older Studio AE stamp sets.

  • A Studio AE Share Your Story contest. Every Studio AE member received a folded box with their August shipment. Whether you create a gift box, photo cube, or some other ingenious project, we hope you will share your projects here on our blog in September. There will be prizes!

  • An exclusive gift for new and current Studio AE members. If you have been thinking about joining Studio AE, this is a time to start your membership. In honor of our Studio AE anniversary, all Studio AE members will receive a limited edition Remember This stamp with their September Studio AE shipment. Whether you are a current member or sign up now, you are going to love this little stamp!


  • Share your projects. We love to see the things you make and we are always on the look out for projects that use Studio AE stamps. You can send a link to your project via our Facebook page or on Twitter or to Ideas at You never know. We may ask to share a link to your project here on our blog or in our online gallery.

We'd like to thank all of you who have been a part of Studio AE this last year. We've loved getting to know you! I hope you will join us in celebrating our first year of Studio AE!



New Ali Edwards Stamp Sets from Technique Tuesday

Do you like stamps by Ali Edwards?

Well, we happen to know quite a few of you do so we've just released five brand spanking new Ali Edwards stamp sets!

Some of our Stamping Techs have already been dreaming up projects with them.

Laura O'Donnell used the new Fabulous by Ali Edwards stamp set on this card.


We love how Laura created the butterflies. She made them by stamping the butterfly several times on cardstock and then the images out.

And Teri Anderson used the new Hearts by Ali Edwards on this card.

She created the heart border by stamping the hearts repeatedly. Because our stamps are clear, they are perfect for creating borders like Teri did here. And how cool would it be to stamp those hearts repeatedly to make your own patterned paper?

You can find the stamp sets Laura and Teri used, as well as our other new Ali Edwards stamp sets, now on and at select retailers.


Fabulous by Ali Edwards retails for $9.99.

Hearts by Ali Edwards retails for $9.99.



Holiday in a Box by Ali Edwards also retails for $9.99.


Believe by Ali Edwards retails for $14.99.


Celebrate the Seasons by Ali Edwards also retails for $14.99.

And keep your eyes on our Web site. We'll be releasing another wave of new Technique Tuesday stamps in September! Yes, friends, you heard it here first.


Dreaming Big with Dream Big

Stamping Tech Kris Chirhart has been playing with our new Dream Big stamp set.

Check out these fun cards she made with it.


She created both of her background papers with stamps from the set. She used the set's polka dot to stamp dots on the black flower. And she finished the card one of Dream Big's sentiments.

Kris also used Dream Big to make the background paper for this card and to stamp the words.


She finished her card off with images from Long Stemmed Sentiments and Swanky Sentiments.

Dream Big retails for $9.99 and is available now on and at select retailers.


This stamp set is one of three "class-exclusives" we recently decided to make available to everyone and include in our latest stamp release.

The two other former "class-exclusives" that are now available to all are Live in the Moment by Ali Edwards and Friends Through Thick and Thin.


Live in the Moment by Ali Edwards retails for $5.99.


Friends Through Thick and Thin also retails for $5.99.

Tune into our blog tomorrow to see five more new Technique Tuesday stamp sets and to see some projects made with them.


Announcing the August Studio AE Blog Hop Winners

Hi everyone!

We sure had a great time this month with the Studio AE Blog Hop!

A big thanks goes out to all of you who took the time to leave comments on the blogs of the Studio AE team and here on the Technique Tuesday blog. We have read every single one of your comments, and we sure appreciate you taking the time to leave them. You have given us a lot to think about!

We've got some winners to announce!

We've picked two folks to send A Million and One by Ali Edwards stamp sets to. The lucky winners of those stamp sets are Lilian Child (who left a comment on Heidi's blog on 8/10 at 6:24 a.m.) and Shirley D (who left a comment on Teri' blog on 8/11 at 12:05 p.m.).

We've also picked a winner for the Perspectives by Ali Edwards stamp set.

The lucky winner of that stamp set is Annette (who commented on our blog on 8/11 at 9:32 p.m.).

Congrats to all three of you! Teri will be sending all of you emails shortly so we can get your prizes out to you.

Thanks again to every who took part in the hop.

Remember, the August "This One by Ali Edwards" Studio AE set is shipping now from Technique Tuesday. It's also available at some retailers.

Be sure to save Sept. 10th to check out our next Studio AE Blog Hop. Our team will be showcasing ideas with the September Studio AE stamp set.


Check out the August Studio AE from Technique Tuesday Blog Hop

Hi everybody!

Our Studio AE team and Ali Edwards are ready to knock your socks off today with the August Studio AE from Technique Tuesday Blog Hop.


They've put together some incredible scrapbook pages and cards with the brand new This One by Ali Edwards stamp set. Be sure to check out all of their blogs today:

Heidi Sonboul (our Studio AE Guest for August)

If you like what you see, please consider leaving some comments for them. As a thank you for all the comments received during the hop on all seven blogs, we will pick two people to win the A Million and One by Ali Edwards stamp set.

You don’t need to leave a comment on all the blogs to be eligible to win. But the more comments you leave, the better chance you have to win.

Also, we want to give a prize away here, too.

We’ll pick someone who comments here on the Technique Tuesday blog to win the Perspectives by Ali Edwards stamp set. Please tell us what kinds of Studio AE stamp sets you'd like to see in the future.

All comments must be made by midnight PST on August 12th.

Tune into the Technique Tuesday blog on August 13th to see if you are one of the lucky winners.