Are you documenting the joy of jumping in a pile of leaves, getting started on your 30 Days of Thankful or December Daily albums, thinking about place cards for your Thanksgiving table, or updating your planner for the coming holiday season? You'll find something for all those projects and more in this month's release from Technique Tuesday!
You can find all the new products on our website. And watch this video for a quick tour of them, as well as some fantastic project ideas and tips.
This month every new and current member of Memory Keepers Studio, Fresh Cut Studio or the Greenhouse Society will receive the Garland of Thanks stamp set FREE with their club shipment, as a token of our gratitude. Already a member... you don't need to do anything - we will automatically include it in your monthly auto-shipment. Not a member? You can learn more about all three auto-ship programs by checking out our website.
Calling all card makers. Here's another chance to get a free stamp set!
Did you know there is a day each year dedicated to making cards? This Saturday, October 3rd, is World Card Making Day. In honor of card makers like you, we designed a new stamp set called Snail Mail. If you'd like to add this stamp set to your card making toolkit, you can purchase it for $9.99. Or if you place an order for $30 or more, you will get it for FREE. (No need to add it to your cart... we will automatically include it with your qualifying order.)
Hurry! This offer ends at midnight on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015.
Do you ever feel like your "creative well" is running dry? The Technique Tuesday YouTube channel is a great place to learn new techniques. In this week's video, learn a colorful inlaid die cutting technique that will help put you back on the path to creativity.
Looking for more inspiration? Did you miss last week's blog hop featuring our new artist Cath Edvalson and her new products? Don't worry, even though the giveaway has ended, the inspiration is still going strong. Stop by this post for links to all the gorgeous projects from our creative team and some special guests. Here is one of the projects from the hop to get your creative juices flowing.
Hooray! It's Sunday, and I've got a brand new pocket page-friendly Story Card to share with you.
This card would look great in a pocket page or on a traditional scrapbook page. It would also work on a greeting card. Just change out the sentiment.
Let me show you how to make one like it.
Start by die-cutting a base card with the Story Card dies. Cut five circles, four pinked edged circles, three stars and three banners with the Flair Maker dies. Cut one label with the Little Labels dies.
Adhere the circles to the base card.
Trim away the excess.
Adhere the banners and stars to the Story Card.
Stamp a phrase onto the label. I used a stamp from the Random Thoughts stamp set.
Adhere the label to the Story Card. Finish off the Story Card by adding a few pearls or gems.
You'll end up with a Story Card ready to be used on your next project.
Tune in next week for another installment of Story Card Sunday. We hope to see you then.
Summer's officially over, and school is back in session all over.
And we thought it would be fun to throw out a Back-to-School Challenge to the Technique Tuesday Creative Team. We asked our team members to make a project that incorporated some kind of school or office supply.
We think you will find that the results of this challenge are definitely worthy of a A+! Check this out!
Can you believe Jaclyn Miller used crayons to make the heart pattern on this card?!
"The hearts were created by heating up a crayon on a hot iron covered with wax paper and then drawing on the cardstock. I then spray misted over it all after it was dry. I used stamps from the new Besties set, and from the old How Are You set."
Such a fun idea!
Notebook paper goes hand in hand with school and students! And it makes the perfect back drop for this school-inspired scrapbook page by Linda Barber. And those banners Linda created with the Random Thoughts stamp set compliment it perfectly!
Tobi Crawford also used a notebook style ledger paper on her card. And she added a library-themed patterned paper to her design.
The "You Got This" phrase from the Kinda Wonderful stamp set makes this the perfect encouragement card to give to a student or teacher.
Daniela Dobson used several different school supplies on her page: a tag, staples and paperclips.
"For the stamping in the background, I inked the full stamp set while still on the sheet and used it as a stamping block. That particular set was still new, and the stamps in their original places.
I used the matching stamp set to stamp over some of the letters."
What a great idea!
Are you feeling inspired? Next time you make a project with Technique Tuesday's clear stamps and steel dies consider adding a few school supplies to your design. Share it with us through our Facebook page, Instagram and Twitter. Be sure to include the #TechniqueTuesday hashtag.
Here's a fun idea: Create your own patterned paper like Daniela Dobson did!
Repeatedly stamp the small flower stamps from the Garden of Life by Cath Edvalson stamp set onto cardstock with different colors of ink. Keep going until your paper is covered with flowers. You'll end up with a gorgeous paper to use on a card or scrapbook page.
PS. Looking for some more inspiration for the Garden of Life stamp set? Don't miss these cool cards Kimberly Crawford made with it (and the Garden Flowers dies) for our recent blog hop.
PSS. Who are the winners from the Celebrating Cath Edvalson and Technique Tuesday Blog Hop? The winner of Cath's products is Karen Ladd (posted on Jaclyn's blog on 9/14 at 5:24 p.m.). And the winners of the $25 e-Gift Cards are Detra Faulkner (posted on Laurel's blog on 9/14 at 6:22 a.m.) and Carey Nusbaum (posted on Julie C.'s blog on 9/15 at 6:36 p.m.). Congrats to the winners. Winners, check your inboxes for a message from Teri about your goodies.
Here's a fun idea for your next scrapbook page: Stamp a border like Linda Barber.
Take the "Besties" stamp (from Technique Tuesday's Besties stamp set) and stamp it repeatedly with different colors of ink. Finish up by the border by stamping a star (or some other decorative element) at the end. It's an easy and effective way to jazz up any scrapbook page!
Want to stamp a border like Linda? You'll find the Besties stamp set here.
This stamp set is a great one to use for scrapbook pages, as well as a cards and other paper crafting projects. Curious how it looks on something other than a scrapbook page? Don't miss this cool card that Daniela Dobson made with it.
I am super excited to kick off this blog hop featuring products designed by long-time friend of Technique Tuesday, Cath Edvalson. Many of you may remember her from her job as an editor at Paper Crafts Magazine, or her years inspiring us on the Moxie Fab World blog, or her latest adventures on her very own Hip & Hooray blog. Whether you've known her for years or are just meeting Cath today, I think you should know some things. Cath is passionate about connecting with people, inspiring them, and encouraging them to live their best life. Cath is also a recovering perfectionist. I think many of us can relate to that. And Cath is on a journey to explore and discover her inner artist.
What is Cath's artistic style? Well in this first release Cath was inspired by lace and stained glass with a little New England folk art thrown into the mix. What's that going to look like on real life cards, layouts, and paper craft projects? Let's find out! We've invited our creative team and a number of special guests to help us celebrate Cath and her new products.
While you are hopping, be sure to comment as you go. We'll be giving away some prizes to folks chosen at random who leave comments during the hop. Plus if you leave a comment on more than one of these blogs, you'll be increasing your chances to win.