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July 2012

Technique Tuesday Round-Up!

We're back with another Technique Tuesday Round-Up!

Our Creative Team has been playing with the new stamps and Story Cards from our Summer release. We have got some projects they've cooked up to share today.

Take it away, team!

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(By Daniela Dobson. Made with Remember This by Ali Edwards - Story Cards and Life Circles by Ali Edwards.)


(By Laura O'Donnell. Made with Twinkle On.)


(By Sharyn Tormanen. Made with Cute by Ali Edwards and Real Life by Ali Edwards - Story Cards.)

(By Linda Barber. Made with Get Crafty.)


Ps. Our new release is already shipping to stores around the world. Check with your favorite store to see if they have our new products in already or to ask them to get them. You can also order our new products through our Web site. Orders placed through our Web site start shipping on Aug. 7th.

Say Hello with Tanis

Today's all about the pretty on the Technique Tuesday blog.

That's because we have one really pretty card from Tanis Giesbrecht!


Check out how Tanis created the flowers with our Petite Posies stamp set.


She stamped the flowers with blue ink six times on cardstock. She fussy cut them and then colored in three of the flowers. Then she really kicked things up a notch, stacking the flowers up and then stitching them together with floss.

So cool! Got to try that.

Have you made something with our stamps lately? We'd love to see it. Share it with us through our Facebook page or Twitter. You can also submit you projects for consideration in our Customer Gallery.


Memory Keeping with Linda


I so love these photos of my son Luke spinning.

I've been wanting to try panning with my camera, and I needed a model. Panning is moving the camera at the same speed as the subject, resulting in a sharp subject and a blurry background. Super cool, right? But so hard to do. Enter my youngest. He's young enough that he's game to do all sorts of goofy things. I read that the best way to practice panning at first is to spin a kid (hopefully your own, don't spin random children without their parents' permission, please) while spinning yourself. So out we went, and round and round we kept going. The photos are not the best, but we ended up having so much fun. We laughed and laughed! I've been wanting to scrap about this, one of random moments in life when I'm just enjoying myself and living in the moment. Rare, but awesome!

I used some new stamps from Ali Edwards (and part of Technique Tuesday's Summer release) on my layout: Life Circles; So Very Thankful and Life Banners.

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These new stamps by Ali Edwards are perfect for the celebration of the everyday moments.

For the circle, I used the "yes" stamp from the Life Circles set. I stamped it navy blue, then I stitched around the outer circle with white thread, and the word "yes" with yellow thread. The heart is from the So Very Thankful set. Just stamped, cut out, and glued on. I drew that white arrow on the photo with a Sharpie poster ink pen.

The banner (from Life Banners) was simply stamped in bright yellow ink, cut out, adhered in the center. Then stitched on with some white thread.

Speaking of stitching, I adore adding it to layouts. I love the texture and sometimes color it can add with very little bulk. I also love sewing! So this is a fun way to combine two of my favorite hobbies (I like knitting too, but that's an entirely different blog post).


A Pretty Card from Daniela

It's Friday, and Daniela Dobson is here today with a pretty card.

Saying hello Daniela Dobson

She used the Saying Hello by Ali Edwards and Fabulous by Ali Edwards stamp sets to make it.

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To enhance the yellow patterned paper, she stamped the larger flower from the Fabulous set on it again and again. What a great way to customize patterned paper!

Saying hello close Daniela Dobson

She created the scene of flowers by stamping the flowers, stem and leaves repeatedly on cardstock and then fussy cutting them and assembling them together.

Ps... Have you had a chance yet to check out our Summer release? Head to this page on our Web site to see all our new Story Cards and stamps. Check with your favorite retailer to see if they have them in stock or to ask them to get them in. You can also order the new products through our Web site. Orders start shipping on Aug. 7th!

Greenhouse Society Round-Up: July

Let the shipping begin.

July's Greenhouse Society stamp set starts leaving the Technique Tuesday warehouse today.

Not a Greenhouse Society member? You can still get the stamp set. It's available for purchase for a limited-time on our Web site and through some retailers. Check with your favorite store to see if they carry our Greenhouse Society stamp sets or ask them to do so.

To get things rolling, we have another round of projects made with July's stamp set. Take it away, Creative Team.


(Birgit Edblom)

(Tanis Giesbrecht)


(Kris Chirhart)

(Birgit Edblom... again!)

(Teri Anderson - She used the set and words from our new Jingle All the Way by Ali Edwards stamp set.)

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(Sharyn Tormanen)

(Tobi Crawford)

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(Sharyn Tormanen... again! Who would have thought to make holiday stationary with the set? Clever!)

Let's hear it for July's set! We'll reveal our August Greenhouse Society stamp on Aug. 15th!


Even More Sneak Peeks!

Can you possibly handle any more sneak peeks?

Some of our Creative Team members are here again today with even more sneak peeks of things they have been making with the new products that we will debut on July 23rd!

Smile Big - Sneak Peek by Tobi
Twinkle On & Chevrons - Sneak Peek by Jaclyn
So Totally Happy by Ali Edwards - Sneak Peek by Tanis
Eat Chocolate - Sneak Peek by Laura
Story Cards by Ali Edwards - Sneak Peek by Sharyn

One more sleep!


PS. Today is the last day to sign up up for our newsletter for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to our Web site. Check out this post here for all the details.

More Sneak Peeks!

Our Creative Team is getting in on the sneak peek fun!

We have a few of our team members here today with some more "in-action" peeks for you some of the new products we will reveal on the 23rd.

Think Vacation - Sneak Peek by Sharyn
Cute by Ali Edwards - Sneak Peek by Ashley
Twinkle On - Sneak Peek by Laura
Merry Christmas Tree Seal - Sneak Peek by Teri
Story Cards - Sneak Peek by Laura

Gosh, the 23rd is looking good!


PS... Don't forget to check out Bev's post here and sign up for our newsletter by July 22nd (midnight PST) for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to Technique Tuesday. We'll reveal the winner on the 23rd.

Stamp Spotlight: Birds & Bees

We are talking about the birds and the bees today.

Well, in stamp form that is. (Wink!)


We are spotlighting Technique Tuesday's Birds & Bees stamp set with some super clever projects and totally adorable projects from our Creative Team.

On your mark. Get set. Get ready to be inspired.

Have you made anything with our Birds & Bees stamp set lately? If you have, we'd love to see it! Share it with us through our Facebook page or send us a link through Twitter. You can also submit your project for consideration in our Customer Gallery.


I've been playing, too!

You should see the twinkle in Bev's eyes.

To say she is excited about our Summer stamp release is an understatement. She's been stamping up a storm with our new stamps. And, boy, has she been loving sharing sneak peeks!

She may be the head cheese here at TT, but the rebel in me couldn't let her have all the fun! I wanted to get in on the sneak peeking fun, too!

So, without further ado, here some more sneak peeks of some more new stamp sets that we will debut on July 23rd.

Leaves are Lovely by Ali Edwards - sneak peek
All My Love by Ali Edwards and Bright Idea - sneak peek
Think Vacation - sneak peek
Jingle All the Way by Ali Edwards, Twinkle On and Chevrons - sneak peek

Hurry up, July 23rd! Get here already.


PS. Don't forget to check out Bev's post here and sign up for our newsletter for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate from You must sign up by midnight PDT on July 22nd.

I've been playing with new products...

And I'm having sooo much fun! I want to show you all the things I've been making but the new product reveal isn't until July 23rd. (If you haven't already signed up to receive our newsletters, do it now. You could win! All the details are in this blog post.) While we are all waiting for the big announcement, how about some sneak peeks?

Two Steppin - Sneak Peek


Bright Ideas - Sneak Peek


Eat Chocolate - Sneak Peek

If you'd like to see more sneak peeks, you'll find them here and on this blog on Tuesday. Plus some of our creative team members are going to be showcasing the new stamps on their blogs over the next few days. Enjoy!