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Fun Faces for the Emoticon Fan

Fun! Fun! Fun! Imagine using these little guys (and gal) on your scrapbook pages, cards and planners.

Emoticons for TechniqueTuesday.comThese emoticons were created with Technique Tuesday's Page Markers steel dies.

Page Markers dies from TechniqueTuesday.comThey are easy to make! Just cut bases from yellow cardstock with the solid Page Markers die. Add wiggle eyes and a few doodles and craft embellishments, and you'll end up with a whole lot of fun faces to use on your paper crafting, memory keeping and planning projects. 

Need the dies to get started? The Page Markers dies are available and shipping now. 


A Kit for Planners

Thinking about creating a planner? We’ve put together a terrific starter kit to accompany it!

Planner kit from

This kit includes the Planner - Essentials stamps, Planner - Important stamps, Little Banners stamps, a bonus stamp set, four ink pads (red, bright pink, grass green and denim), an assortment of die-cut embellishments, a clear block, and a mini bottle of Glossy Accents adhesive. All of this comes in a handy 4 1/2" x 8" storage box you can use to keep all your planner supplies organized or to take with you on the road.

The retail value of this kit is $31.50! It's available now for $19.99.  We only made a limited number of these kits so get yours now. This link takes you to the kit.


Five Reasons to Take a Technique Tuesday Class in Lancaster!

Are you near Lancaster, PA? 

Have we got some news for you! Technique Tuesday's founder, Bev Grey designed two classes that are going to be taught at the Creating Keepsakes Convention in Lancaster on Friday and Saturday.


Here are just a few of the perks of taking these classes and going to the show:

  1. During each class, you will make some fun elements to use on cards. And you'll get all the supplies to use the elements on cards. (Not a card maker? Many of these elements could be used on pocket pages, traditional layouts and home decor projects.
  2. Your class kit includes a stamp set that is yours to keep. (Psst... You can see the stamp sets here!)
  3. Each class shows lots of techniques! In the Gold Rush class, you'll learn all about Bev's favorite gold products and ways to use them. In the Time to Celebrate class, you'll learn some fun masking techniques! Plus Nicole Petersen from Nicole Petersen Designs will be there in person so you get to learn with two paper crafting experts.
  4. You could win Technique Tuesday stamp sets or a gift certificate you can use to purchase stamps, steel dies or anything on our website.
  5. You can see all the latest and greatest Technique Tuesday products in Nicole's booth.

You can register for both of our classes at the show! 


PS. Not in Lancaster but hoping to take a Technique Tuesday class at a convention near you? To see all the conventions that Nicole will be teaching our classes at this year, hit this page on our website.

Story Card Sunday: Super Wow

Hello again!

Sunday means it is time for a brand new Story Card Sunday tutorial. This week's pocket page-friendly Story Card will have you seeing stars! Check it out.

Super Wow Story Card from TechniqueTuesday.comIt was easy to make with Technique Tuesday's clear stamps and steel dies. Let me show you how you can make just like it.

Start by cutting a base card with the Story Card steel dies. Cut a star frame and star frame center with the Star Card steel dies. You'll also want to cut small star, frame star and pierced star with the Star Card dies. Cut one circle with the Circles steel dies.

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday,comAdhere the star frame and star frame center to the base card. Slide the circle under the star.

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comStamp a sentiment onto the Story Card. I used a phrase from the Kinda Wonderful stamp set. Add the super word, pierced star and frame star to the card.

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comFinish the Story Card by adding some enamel dots and the small star to it. 

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comI should note that I used a textured cardstock that resulted in some even stamping. Use a plain, untextured cardstock from better results. You can also color into your sentiment with pen and add some ink to cover up any uneven spots.

So there you have it. Another Story Card Sunday post is completed.

Hope to see you again next week for another installment in the series. 


Big Timber Week: Create a Background with Letter Stamps

Hi all!

Welcome back to Big Timber Week. We hope you've enjoyed all the great ideas we've shared so far this week for using the Big Timber Outline and Big Timber stamp sets.

Today's post is all about using the stamps to create a background. This is a fun way to use one or all four of the stamp sets.

Hi Letters card from TechniqueTuesday.comSee the background on that card? It was created entirely with the Big Timber Lowercase and Big Timber Outline Lowercase stamps. It could have easily been created with the Big Timber Uppercase and Big Timber Outline Uppercase stamps as well. 

Let me how you can use alphabet stamps to make your own background paper like I did!

Start by using two stamps to spell "hi" in the middle of a large stamping block. Now, you are going to randomly place letter and punctuation stamps all around it. You'll end up with something like.

Alphabet Stamp Background Tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comRemove the "hi" word. Place those letters on a small stamping block.

Alphabet Stamp Background Tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comInk up the remaining stamps. You can use one color of ink or multiple colors of ink. If you choose to use multiple colors of ink, apply the lightest color of ink first. Use the darker ink color second. 

Stamp the background on cardstock. And then ink up the "hi" letters. Stamp those right onto your background like so.

Alphabet Stamp Background Tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comAnd there you have it. 

We hope you've enjoyed Big Timber Week! Craving more Big Timber projects? Check out this planner page from Laura O'Donnell and this scrapbook page from Daniela Dobson.


Big Timber Week: Creating an "Irresistible" Look with Letters

Hi everyone! 

Teri here, and I'm excited to be here today with a project created with Technique Tuesday's Big Timber Outline Uppercase stamp set. I just love the outline style of the Big Timber stamps. With uppercase and lowercase options, you can do so much.

I want to show you a fun way today to do resist with these stamps. Let me first show you a card I used the stamps on.

Hello Stars card from TechniqueTuesday.comFun, huh?

Now let me show you how I used resist to create look with the letters.

Resist Technique Tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comFirst, I heat embossed the phrase with watercolor ink and white embossing powder on watercolor paper.

Resist Technique Tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comThen I scribbled some colors with watercolor crayons onto a stamping block. I spritzed the block with water, as well as the watercolor paper panel. 

Resist Technique Tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comThings then got really fun. I set the block onto the watercolor panel and pushed it up and down the panel, transferring color to the paper. I kept going until the white embossed letters completely appeared. (Trying that home? You may need more than one block's worth of color! Just scribble a little more color onto your stamping block and transfer it. If you are using multiple colors of watercolor crayons like I did, make sure you use the same colors or you'll end up with a muddy mess.)

Remove the block and you'll end up with something like this.

Resist Technique Tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comSo cool!

Tune in tomorrow to see something else made with Technique Tuesday's Big Timber stamp sets. Hope to see you then!


Big Timber Week: Words Made with Outline Letters

Hi all!

Happy Wednesday. Big Timber Week continues with a fun card from Tobi Crawford!

Happy Birthday Card by Tobi Crawford for TechniqueTuesday.comDon't you just love that sentiment panel?! So great!

Tobi brushed watercolors onto a panel of watercolor paper. She then stamped letters with the Big Timber Outline Lowercase  stamp set on top. I love how she stamped unevenly and let the letters overlap. Look really close and you'll see she even added a little more watercolor to the spots where the letters overlapped. Great idea!


Tobi completed her sentiment with stamps from the Favorite Things and Planner - Essentials stamp set. 

Be sure to stop by again tomorrow. We've got a tutorial for using our Big Timber Outline Uppercase stamp set on tap for you.


Big Timber Week: Stamping on Photos with Linda

Hello again!

The spotlight on Technique Tuesday's Big Timber Outline and Big Timber stamp sets continues today with a fun layout from Linda Barber.

Linda used all four of our Big Timber stamp sets to stamp the words onto her layout. Take it away, Linda!

Gentleman Layout by Linda Barber for"My title is stamped directly onto the photo (I used matte photo paper). Because I didn't want to waste it with bad stamp placement, I did a test stamping first on a piece of printer paper. Since printer paper is a little translucent, you can hold it up against the layout and get an idea of whether or not it will fit. Also, if you are stamping directly onto photo paper, get a scrap piece of that photo paper and test the inks you are using. Each kind of ink (dye, pigment, chalk, etc) will react different to each kind of photo paper (matte, glossy, ultra glossy, etc).

Gentleman Layout by Linda Barber for
I also didn't quite match the fill to the outline of each letter. I like that look of a little of solid peeking out."
You'll find the Big Timber Outline stamp sets, as well as the Big Timber stamp sets, here.
Technique-Tuesday-Big-Timber-Lower-Clear-Stamps-Medium Technique-Tuesday-Big-Timber-Upper-Clear-Stamps-Medium
Technique-Tuesday-Big-Timber-Outline-Upper-Clear-Stamps-Medium  Technique-Tuesday-Big-Timber-Lower-Outline-Clear-Stamps-Medium
Tune in on Wednesday to see a fun card made by Tobi with the Big Timber Outline stamps!

Big Timber Week: Layered Stamping with Alphabet Stamps

Hi everyone!

Like alphabet stamps? You are going to want to check out the Technique Tuesday blog this week.

That's because we are kicking off Big Timber Week today. We'll be showcasing techniques and cool projects all week that were made with our Big Timber Outline Lowercase and Uppercase stamp sets, as well as our Big Timber Uppercase and Lowercase stamp sets.

We will show you some fun ways to use these stamp sets on their own and together. Plus we'll show you some neat projects.

We're kicking off the fun with a video on how to create the layered look by using the two styles of Big Timber stamps together.

(Want to see this video in a larger format? You can also watch it on our YouTube channel.) 

Tune in tomorrow to see an amazing scrapbook page created with all of our Big Timber stamp sets. You are going to love it!


Story Card Sunday: Hello Stained Glass

Hi all!

Sunday means it is time for another installment of Story Card Sunday

You are in for a treat! This week's Story Card mimics the look of stained glass! 

A Story Card for TechniqueTuesday.comFun, huh?

Let me show you how to make a pocket page-friendly card like this one!

Start by die-cutting two base cards cards with the Story Card steel dies from vellum. You'll also want to cut two cards with Simply Circles steel die. One should be cut from craft foam and one should be cut from cardstock. Cut a "hello" word with the Hello Pocket steel dies. Cut the word from cardstock or craft foam. You'll also want to cut a strip of cardstock that fits all the way across the one of the base cards.

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comAdhere the cardstock Simply Circles die-cut to one of the vellum base cards. 

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comFlip it over. Use alcohol-based markers to color over the circle openings. Don't worry if your coloring is not totally perfect. This technique is forgiving. 

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comFlip it over and you'll have something like this.

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comFlip it over again. Adhere the foam Simply Circles die-cut over the openings. 

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comApply the second vellum base card to the foam. 

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comFlip the card over one more time. Adhere the strip of cardstock to it, as well as the "hello" word. Finish the Story Card by placing a couple gems or enamel dots onto the cardstock strip. 

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comAnd there you have it! By the way, not a pocket page memory keeper? This Story Card would look swell on a greeting card or a traditional scrapbook page.

I'll be back again next Sunday with another Story Card Sunday tutorial! Hope to see you then!