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December 2013

Tis the Season for...

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Looking for a gift for the crafter in your life?

An e-Gift Card offers what no other gift can - the gift of choice! Technique Tuesday e-Gift Cards are delivered electronically which makes gift giving (and receiving) so easy. The lucky recipient can use the gift certificate to purchase items on the Technique Tuesday website. The e-Gift Card can be used all at once or be used repeatedly until the total amount is reached.

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Greenhouse Society: December Reveal

December 15th means we are revealing a brand new Greenhouse Society stamp set.

Please say hello to Clematis!

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And here's a quick video I put together to show you the stamp set and how to make a cool patterned paper with it and watercolor crayons!

The Clematis - Greenhouse Society stamp set starts shipping around Dec. 25th to Greenhouse Society members.

Not a Greenhouse Society member yet? We have you covered! It's on sale for a limited time to non-members for $12.99 (plus shipping and handling).

If you like botanical-themed stamps, you may want to consider joining the Greenhouse Society. We release a new stamp set every month as part of this collection. Members get the Greenhouse sets for $9.99 each (plus shipping and handling) and enjoy other benefits. Check out the Membership Agreement and FAQ page on our Web site for more details on joining the Greenhouse Society.

In honor of the new set, Creative Team members Birgit Edblom, Tobi Crawford and Tanis Giesbrecht are here with some fabulous cards. Take it away, ladies!

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(By Tanis Giesbrecht)

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Thanks, ladies!

Tune in on the 25th for a few more beautiful cards made with the stamp set!

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Ps. Who won the $25 e-Gift Card for commenting during December's Studio AE Blog Hop? Well, well! That would be Christina Purvis, who commented on Daniela's hop post! Congrats, Christina! Teri just sent you an email about your prize!



Story Card Sunday: Jingle Trees

Woot! It's Story Card Sunday once again!

Here is this week's Story Card!

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This pocket page-friendly card is perfect to use to document December with. And like all our Story Card Sunday cards, this one would also work on a traditional scrapbook page or a card.

Here's how you can make one like it.

Use our Story Card DIY steel die to cut a base from white cardstock.

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Scribble some color onto the base with red and green watercolor crayons. Spread the color with water. Let the color dry.

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Stamp two row of trees onto the Story Card. (The trees I used are from our Jolly Wishes stamp set.)

To make the trees stand out a little more, use a green watercolor crayon to add some more green color to them.

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Now, cut a label with our Label DIY steel die. Stamp a sentiment on it. (I used a phrase from the Hello Santa Banners by Ali Edwards stamp set.) Adhere the label to the card and snip off the excess.

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The end result will be something like this.

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Ta-da!

Tune in next week for another installment in our Story Card Sunday series.

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Ps. Are you a digital die-cutter? Well, check out our digital cut files. Many of our DIY steel dies are available as digital cut files.



One Cool Stamped Tag

Good morning, Technique Tuesday fans!

No doubt about it. We think you are totally cool, just like this guy Ashley Harris stamped up with our Good to Snow stamp set.

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Love how she added epoxy dots to his ear muffs! Such a fun touch!

You can find our Good to Snow stamp set on Web site and through some retailers. Check with your favorite to see if they have it in stock or to ask them to get it in.

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Stay cool, y'all!

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A Holiday Card from the Past

Here's a fun Christmas card from the Technique Tuesday Inspiration Vault!

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This was created with our Initially Yours - H stamp set.

By mixing together the words with the H monogram, our designer was able to create a truly unique sentiment. She finished her design off by stamping a couple holly elements from a retired stamp set.

Like the look of our Initially Yours stamp sets? Well, we have a special Initially Yours Gift Bundle available for purchase through Dec. 14th (or while supplies last).

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The gift bundle includes all of our Initially Yours stamp sets for the reduced price of $95.99. That's a whopping 27 stamp sets you'll get in one big swoop.

To see more of our Gift Bundles, go here.

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PS. December's Studio AE Blog Hop is just getting started! You'll find lots of inspiring ideas for our Great Memory by Ali Edwards stamp set! Oh yeah, and there's a $25 e-Gift Card up for grabs! Go here to start blog hopping.



December Studio AE Blog Hop from Technique Tuesday

Come one. Come all. It is Studio AE Blog Hop day! Hooray!

Run (... don't walk...) to the blogs of:

The gang is fired up to share with you some great ideas for the new Great Memory by Ali Edwards, our latest Studio AE stamp set.

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This stamp set starts shipping today to Studio AE members. There is not a better way to gear up for the stamp set's arrival than checking all of the Studio AE team's great ideas!

(By the way, not a Studio AE member but want the set? We've still got some available for purchase by non-members. Our Studio AE sets are available for a limited time. When they are gone, they are gone so grab it while you can.)

Be sure to comment as you hop today.

We'll be picking one person from all the comments left during the hop to score a $25 e-Gift Card to TechniqueTuesday.com.

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Happy blog hopping!

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Get Ready to Love, Love, Love This...

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Santa's elves have been busy and so has the Technique Tuesday team. Here's a sneak peek of our new Love Collection! On December 26th, we're going to reveal all the stamps and dies in the Love Collection during a special VIP-only shopping event. If you would like to be the first to shop this new collection (and would like to see more of the sneak peek), go here!

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Story Card Sunday: Be Jolly

Sunday means it is Story Card Sunday time!

So meet our latest Story Card.

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And here is the scoop on how you can make one like it for your pocket-style scrapbook page. (Not a pocket-style scrapbooker? That's alright! This guy would also look great on a card or a traditional scrapbook page!)

Start by cutting a base with our Notebook Card DIY steel die from white cardstock.

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Cut nine circles from three different shades of cardstock. You can get uniform looking circles by either using a punch or our Circles DIY steel dies to cut them.

Scs_10_2Adhere three circles to the base. (You'll want to wait to adhere the rest.)

And stamp an ornament top and chain. I found these images in Technique Tuesday's Be Jolly stamp set.

Scs_10_3By the way, be sure to set a piece of scratch paper under your Story Card, just in case your stamping goes off the card.

Now comes the tricky part.

Take the rest of the circles and mount them over your ornaments. Staple them to the card. Use your fingers to bend the edges to create a little texture.

Scs_10_4Stamp a sentiment. (I once again used a stamp from the Be Jolly stamp set.)

Finish your Story Card off by adding a few random embellishments, like sequins, pearls or gems.

The end result should be something like this.

2_scs_10_BeJollyI'll be back again next week with another installment in our Story Card Sunday blog series! Hope to see you then!

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Ps. Are you an Ali Edwards fan? Join us on Tuesday for the December Studio AE Blog Hop! Ali and our Studio AE team are fired up to share with you some great ideas for the new Great Memory by Ali Edwards stamp set. The fun starts on this blog!



A Cute Tag for Christmas

Here's a fun way to sauce up a holiday package: Decorate it with a handmade tag like this one from Ashley Harris!

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Ashley created her festive tag by cutting a base from red patterned paper. Then she filled a clear memorabilia pocket with shiny green and red sequins.

She cut the label from cardstock with our Season's Greetings digital cut files with an electronic die-cutting machine.

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She finished the label off by stamping onto it with our Season's Greetings stamp.

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Nicely done, Ashley!

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