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December 2015

An Easy to Make Holiday Treat

Looking for a fun holiday gift to give friends, neighbors and co-workers?

Here's a simple but quick idea from Technique Tuesday: Take candy canes and then tie some handmade tags onto them!

A handmade Christmas Treat from Technique TuesdayYou can easily put together a tag like this one! Start by the cutting a base with the Postage Card steel dies. Randomly stamp some Christmas images and some Christmas words. We used stamps from the Santa Mail and Ho Ho Ho stamp sets. Add a few enamel dots and a strip of patterned paper for good measure.

A handmade Christmas treat from Technique TuesdayFinish the tag by punching a hole in the top of it and adding a little twine or ribbon to it.

While we tied our tags onto candy canes, you may want to tie your tags onto something else. They'd also look good on bags of candy or baked goods and jars of cocoa.

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PS. Looking for some more tag inspiration? Don't miss this video on the Technique Tuesday YouTube channel. It's packed with great ideas for quick holiday wraps and tags.



New Video: Holiday Wrap and Tag Inspiration

Are you finishing up shopping and thinking about wrapping the gifts you'll be giving? Today's two minute video will give you ideas for making tags and gift wrap. Later this week we'll be sending some videos on memory keeping and last-minute gifts for the holidays to Technique Tuesday newsletter subscribers. Go here to sign up.

We hope you enjoyed the video!

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Tag, You're It! Holiday Tag Inspiration!

Santa Shaker tag by Tonya Dirk for Technique Tuesday
It's time to wrap up those gifts!
If you're looking for some fun ideas to get you motivated, we've got the perfect tags to finish off any pretty package. The Santa Shaker Tag (shown here) is sure to be a show stopper under the tree! If you've got a pile of tags to make, you'll appreciate how simple it is to make.
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Looking for more tag inspiration? Check out Bev's Krafty Christmas video for some more holiday ideas.
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Story Card Sunday: Dreams Circles

Hi all!

It's time to learn how to make another pocket page-friendly Story Card. Meet this week's project.

A pocket page-friendly Story Card from TechniqueTuesday.comHere's how you can make one like it.

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comStart by cutting a base card with the Story Card dies and a circle card with the Simply Circles dies. Cut a "dreams" word and three pairs of stars with the Hopes and Dreams dies. You'll also want to cut a large circle with the Circles dies.

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comAdhere the circle card onto the base card. Set it aside.

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comSponge yellow ink onto the circle.

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comAdd the dreams word to it. Stamp a phrase with the Hopes & Dreams stamp set underneath. Adhere one of the pairs of stars.

Adhere the remaining pairs of stars. Sponge ink along the edge of the circle.

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comAdhere the circle to the Story Card. Add some sequins or gems to it.

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comAnd there you have it! Tune in next week for another installment of Story Card Sunday. Hope to see you then!

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Documenting December with Simple Stamping

Planning to document your December?

Here's a fun idea: Make some Story Cards to use in your scrapbook. Technique Tuesday's Planner - Christmas and Planner - December Story stamp sets are just perfect for that.

Technique-Tuesday-Christmas-Planner-Story-Cards-Teri-AndersonThese stamp sets aren't just for planners! The images and words in these stamp sets work great for memory keeping projects, like journaling cards for a December Daily album.

For these Story Cards, we simply sponged red and green ink onto base cards cut from white cardstock with the Story Card dies. And then we stamped on top with black ink. We finished each card off with a sentiment stamped from one of the planner sets.

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PS. Looking for some more ideas for documenting your Christmas and Winter activities? Check out this Technique Tuesday video to learn how to make even more cute embellishments with stamps and dies. 



Product Focus: Wavy Banner Steel Dies

Looking to add something unique to your next card or scrapbook page? Are you a fan of steel dies and die-cutting? Like dies that coordinate with stamps?

I'd like to introduce you to the Wavy Banner dies.

Wavy Banner steel dies from TechniqueTuesday.comThis unique banner coordinates with two stamps sets, Home Banners and Thank You Banners. Simply die-cut a banner and then stamp on top, like Daniela Dobson did here with Thank You Banners.

Thank You Friendship card by Daniela Dobson for Technique TuesdayLike Daniela, you can really make your banners pop by adhering them to your card or scrapbook page with foam tape or some other dimensional adhesive. And add a couple pearls or gems to the ends of your banner to really make it stand out!

Thank You Friendship card by Daniela Dobson for TechniqueTuesday.comAnd here's how the banner looks when used with the Home Banners stamp set.

Love Starts card by Teri Anderson for TechniqueTuesday.comRather than using traditional embellishments, Teri used the small circles in the die set to embellish her banner. If you are trying to keep your project flat and not bulky, this is a great way to do it. If you want them pop, consider adding a coat of glitter glue or clear glaze.

Love Starts card by Teri Anderson for Technique TuesdayWhile the banner looks great when stamped on, it also looks swell with no stamping.

Happy Birthday card by Teri Anderson for Technique TuesdayYou can use it with the end tips facing up or down. And to give it extra pop, cut it twice and stack the banners up. Let the bottom banner just peek out from under the top one.

We'd love to see how you are using the Wavy Banner dies! Share us with us your projects on Facebook and Instagram. Be sure to use the #TechniqueTuesday hashtag.

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PS. Don't miss the See You at CHA! Blog Hop! Start hopping by checking out this post on our blog. You'll find a couple early sneak peeks from the January release and where to find Technique Tuesday at the CHA Mega Show.



See You at CHA! Blog Hop

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Hello, everyone!

Are you heading to the CHA Mega Show in January? Technique Tuesday will once again be at the trade show to show off some of our newest clear stamps and steel dies.

We're excited today to participate in the See You at CHA! Blog Hop with some of the other manufacturers and designers taking part in the show. We thought you might like to see a couple sneak peeks at some of the new products that will be on display in Booth #2706.

A CHA Sneak Peek from TechniqueTuesday.com

A CHA Sneak Peek from TechniqueTuesday.comOf course, these are just small peeks at a couple of the products we'll be offering for scrapbookers, cardmakers and planners. We've got a lot more crafty goodness up our sleeves, and we'll be sharing more sneak peeks at our new products in the coming weeks. Be sure to watch our blog and Facebook page for more peeks. Also, sign up for our newsletter.

If you are heading to show, Tena and Shelley would love to see you! Stop by the booth for a tour of the new products. And be sure to ask them about our show specials. We'll give you a hint: Free stamps! 

For a complete list of folks taking part in the See You at CHA! Blog Hop, go here.

By the way, someone taking part in this week's See You at CHA! Blog Hop will win a $500 gift card. You can enter through the Rafflecopter giveaway below.

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Story Card Sunday: Have Faith

Hi all!

Happy Sunday! I'm excited to show you how to make another pocket page-friendly Story Card. 

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comThis week's Story Card was easy to make with Technique Tuesday's clear stamps and steel dies. Here's how you can make one like it.

Start by cutting a base card from vellum with the Story Card dies. Cut two small hearts, two medium hearts and one small heart with the Nested Hearts dies. Cut a large and small label with the Oval Labels dies.

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comAdhere the large heart and one medium heart onto the base card. Adhere the small heart and medium heart on top of them.

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comStack the labels on top of each other. Place them on the Story Card.

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comStamp a sentiment. The words I used are from the Hopes & Dreams stamp set

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comFinish the Story Card off by adding a few enamel dots, gems or pearls to it.

While this Story Card is perfectly sized to fit in many of the major pocket pages out there, it would also work well on a greeting card or traditional scrapbook page. 

Hope to see you again next Sunday for another Story Card Sunday tutorial.

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DIY Snow Globes for the Holidays

Hi all!

Looking for a fun but easy (and economical) holiday gift to put together? Make a snow globe!

Technique-Tuesday-Snow-Globe-House-Teri-AndersonThis little globe was easy to put together. And if you have kids or grandkids, this would be fun craft to work on with them. Let me show you how you can make one.

Start by cutting a circle from vellum with the Circles steel dies. I'm using the largest circle in the set. You will also want to cut a couple houses with the Happy Home steel dies.

DIY Snowglobe Christmas Craft from TechniqueTuesday.comAdhere a home onto the circle. Use the other home for the windows and doors. Adhere them onto it as well. 

Now you are going to need a two-part plastic ornament. I found standard size ones, which you can often find at big box craft stores, work well for this project. 

Open the ornament. Add some sequins (or beads) to one half. It's up to you how much to put in.

DIY Snowglobe Christmas Craft from TechniqueTuesday.comInsert the vellum circle. It will look a bit like this. If you are concerned about the circle moving around, use a little tape or a glue to keep it in place.

Now add a pinch of batting to the other side of the ornament.

DIY Snowglobe Christmas Craft from TechniqueTuesday.comClose up the ornament and you'll end up with something like this.

DIY Snowglobe Christmas Craft from TechniqueTuesday.comCut a 7" x 1" piece of cardstock. You can use it plain or stamp a pattern on it. (I stamped the polka dots with the Lots of Dots stamp set.) Roll the piece of cardstock into a circle. Connect the ends with a staple.

DIY Snowglobe Christmas Craft from TechniqueTuesday.comThe cardstock will serve as the stand for your snow globe.

DIY Snowglobe Christmas Craft from TechniqueTuesday.comI think one of the coolest things about these snow globes is you can use them a home decor or you can use them on a Christmas tree as an ornament. If you want to use it as an ornament, flip the ornament over as you assemble it together so the hole is at the top. Use a clear glue to seal the ornament. Use the same glue to connect the cardstock snow globe base to the bottom of the ornament. Add a little twine or ribbon to the top of the ornament and it will be good to go. 

DIY Snowglobe Christmas Craft from TechniqueTuesday.comThanks for stopping by today! Hope to see you again soon!

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December's release is all about goals and dreams!

Technique-Tuesday-December-Release-Splash-Screen-2All the new products in this month's release will help you get a jump start on 2016!

Discover all the new products in the December Release video!

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Yes, it's December! But don't worry! There's still time left to make handmade cards, gifts and packaging. Stop by the Holiday Gallery on our website to be inspired.

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