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Add Some Twinkle to Your Christmas cards!

Ok, it's confession time. I adore Christmas lights. The soft glow of the lights on the tree or on the mantle makes me so happy. So when Teri Anderson proposed the new String of Lights stamp set and the coordinating Christmas Lights Border Die, I was all in. Both the stamp set and die were designed to work just fine by themselves. And they are even better together. You can purchase the stamps and die separately. Or for the next several days you can save some money when you buy the stamp and die bundle.

I hope you'll check out this 1-minute intro video and get inspired by these projects from the TT designers! 


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When you are working with a classic image, such as Christmas lights, it often works well to keep things simple. On this card, Dana Joy used white cardstock, the stamps, and black ink. Then she used makers to add color to each stamped Christmas light. What an easy way to make a DELIGHTFUL card!


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Oh my stars... this card by Emily Leiphard to STUNNING! She also used white cardstock, just the stamps, and black ink. But she added some amazing details such as embossing the card base with the Mandela Maker crafting dies. Here's a link to Emily's blog post where she shares more information about how she made it!


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Are you wondering how Kymona Tracey made these tangled and overlapping strings of lights? She stamped the first string of lights and then did some masking. Kymona has some additional details and pictures on her blog!


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The perfect Christmas package would not be complete without a gift tag. Dana Kirby stamped the String of Lights image off the edges of white cardstock tags and added sentiments for the same stamp set. Then she layered her stamped pieces onto some patterned paper to make these ADORABLE tags.


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Want to make your Christmas lights glow? Jill Dewy Hawkins started with black cardstock and stamped a single string of Christmas lights. Then she used pencils to add color inside the lights and some subtle color around their edges to make them glow. You can visit Jill's blog for more details about how she made this card!


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When Teri proposed the String of Lights stamp set, I didn't think about how it might work in a planner. I just imaged the image and sentiments on cards and tags. But look what Latisha Yoast did. She used them in her planner. Latisha shared more details on her blog!


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I'm sure many of you noticed this colorful card in the intro video. Teri Anderson used the Christmas Lights die to make a stencil and to add the string of lights along the border of her card. She finished the card with a sentiment from the String of Lights stamp set. Here's a link to her blog post which includes more info plus another lovely Christmas lights card!


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Wow... look at this DELIGHTFUL card by Dana Kirby. She used the Christmas Lights Border die to die cut out several colors of cardstock. Then she die cut out the white cardstock pieces and placed the colorful bulbs and black strings and socket pieces back into place. With all the different colors of bulbs, she could make a bunch of the same card by just switching where she puts the different colors of bulbs. 


I hope you enjoyed seeing all these projects! Tena, our CFO, hasn't decided how long she's going to be offering the discount on the bundled String of Lights stamp set and the coordinating Christmas Lights Border Die so if you want them, get them while you can!

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Turkey & Pie Cards... oh my!

Hi, everyone! 

Lean in real close. I truly love spending Thanksgiving with my family and friends. There's nothing like spending the day doing nothing but catching up with each other. But I do have a second favorite part of the day. What's that you ask? It's the turkey and pie, of course! It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without these delicious foods!


Do you plan on working on some Fall-themed scrapbook pages and Thanksgiving-inspired cards? Meet the Turkey & Pie crafting dies. You can use this set of dies to make die-cut turkeys, pies, apples and pears for all your paper crafting and memory keeping projects. Imagine all the cute accents you can make with them! And here's the best part... they are calorie-free! If only Thanksgiving really was calorie-free too! 

I hope you enjoyed Bev's quick video about the dies. And here are some cool projects created with the dies that I hope will inspire you too!  


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Wow! This card by Dana Joy is the perfect card to send a loved one that you are missing over the holidays. Her sweet scene looks just like an actual dinner table. And the sentiment stamped with Happy Thanksgiving stamp set is the perfect touch! Stop by Dana's blog to learn how you can make a card like her's. 


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This card by Teri uses in the dies in a slightly different way. Teri left the outer frames of the die-cuts white and then added color to only the inner pieces. How did she add the color? Simple. She used markers. Like Dana, she too completed her card with a sentiment from the Happy Thanksgiving stamp set


Are you a Fresh Cut Studio auto-ship member? We shipped the Turkey & Pie crafting dies to you last week. We'll start shipping these new dies to everyone else this week!

We'd love to see what you are creating with these new dies. Share your projects with us on Facebook or Instagram so we can leave you a little love. Also be sure use the #TechniqueTuesday hashtag.

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Fall Favorites Projects

Hi everyone... are you enjoying this autumn day? This is Bev and I have a confession. I have a love / hate relationship with fall. I love the colors and the cool, crisp air. But in Oregon, as the seasons change, we start having more gray, rainy days. I really miss being outside in the sunlight. So today we're going to focus on beautiful fall projects instead!


Let's start with the new Happy Thanksgiving stamp set. At first glance, this stamp set might look like it is for scrapbookers and pocket page memory keepers who are documenting their Thanksgiving memories. But our design team has made it clear that these stamps work well for cards, planner spreads, and home decor projects too. I hope you'll be inspired by the projects in the 1-minute intro video and from our design team!


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This card by Amy Kolling is simply GORGEOUS! She used markers to add color to each of the images in the Happy Thanksgiving stamp set. She fussy cut out the images and used dimensional foam to make her accents really pop. Here's a link to Amy's blog post with some additional details about how she made this card!


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Remember the place cards that were featured in the intro video? Good news... yesterday, Teri Anderson shared a tutorial here on our blog showing how she made these adorable place cards. They are easy to make and will look so fine on your Thanksgiving table. Here's the link!


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Who said the new Happy Thanksgiving stamps are only for scrapbook pages? We didn’t! We love how Kymona Tracey used these stamps to reserve some space in her planner where she will write her blessings on Thanksgiving day. You can learn more about Kymona's project on her blog!


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What a WONDERFUL card by Emily Leiphart! She stamped and fussy cut out each of the images from the Happy Thanksgiving stamp set. Then she stamped the sentiment on a piece of vellum and arranged the images she had cut out around the sentiment. What a creative way to give thanks. Here's a link to Emily's blog where she shares more details!


I hope you enjoyed seeing these projects and that you are inspired to make some fall and Thanksgiving projects of your own. If you are a member of the Memory Keepers Studio auto-ship program, the Happy Thanksgiving stamp set is on it's way to you. Not a member... you can order your Happy Thanksgiving stamps now!

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Add a Handmade Touch to Your Thanksgiving Table

Hi, friends!

Teri here today. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays!

When I was right out of college, I moved to a town several hundred miles from my family. I made several wonderful friends, who would invite me to their homes every Thanksgiving. The day was always so fun and resulted in memories I will remember forever. 

Something I always loved was how my friends would add a personal touch to their Thanksgiving table with decorations, like place cards.  The Thanksgiving-inspired images and words in the Happy Thanksgiving stamp set make it the perfect tool for making cards like these.

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Start by cutting several 3 1/2" x 2" panels of white cardstock. 

Stamp an image and a few words on each panel. You could use the same words and images on each panel or you could mix it and use a variety of images and sentiments. I went with a variety!

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PlacecardsBlogPostStep2-teriUse markers or pencils to add a little color to the images. If you are using markers, be sure to use an ink that will not bleed when you add color to your stamped images. I like to use Memento ink pads when I color with alcohol-based markers but you may find an ink you prefer instead.

PlacecardsBlogPostStep3-teriNow you are going to want to create the base for your place cards. Cut several 4" x 4" panels of cardstock. I wanted my place cards to feel Fall'ish so I used kraft cardstock. Browns, oranges and, even, greens would work well too! Fold your panels in half. Adhere your stamped panels onto them. 

PlacecardsBlogPostStep5-teriComplete your place cards by adding a little twine or ribbon to each one. Not glitzy enough for your tastes? Consider adding some gems or sequins to them as well. 

Use your place cards on your Thanksgiving table. Place them on each dinner plate or set them randomly on the table in between the dishes of food. 

I hope you have enjoyed today's tutorial. Looking for more handmade ideas for Thanksgiving? Check out this video from Bev. You'll learn about making a Gratitude Jar, a Thankful mini scrapbook and other Fall-themed projects! 

(Can't see the video? You'll find it right here on our YouTube Channel.)

See you again soon,

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Winner. Winner! WCMD Blog Hop Winner!

Hi, everyone!

The time has come to end the World Card Making Day Blog Hop.

The lucky winner of the $20 gift certificate for the Technique Tuesday website is Toni Storie, who left a comment on Jill's blog post. Congrats, Toni! Check your email for a message from Teri about your prize.

A big thanks goes out once again to everyone who checked out the blog hop and left such lovely comments for our blog hoppers! Thanks for all the kind words!

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How about some HEDGEHOG fun!

Oh for goodness sake... who knew hedgehog stamps and dies could be so much fun! This is Bev here today. I am blown away by all the projects our designers and guest contributors have been making with the new Henrietta the Hedgehog stamps and the matching hedgehog dies! Traditional brown hedgehogs? Check! Funny pink ones? Yep! Hedgehogs on a tote bag? Why not! I hope you are as inspired as I am by these projects!


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Wow... just wow! Rachel Alvarado made this adorable pop-up box card. Although Rachel used traditional colors for her hedgehog and trees, the whimsical red mushrooms add the perfect pop of color. Want to make your own pop-up box card? Rachel has a tutorial on her bog that includes all the measurements. Here's the link to Rachel's tutorial!


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This pink hedgehog card by Daniela Dobson made me smile! Daniela created her own background paper using the mushrooms, tree, and hedgehog stamps. Then she used a little flower stamp to fill in some of the open spaces. Her turquoise, pink, and green color scheme is delightful! On her blog Daniela included more details about the products she used to color her stamped images. I hope you'll hop over to Daniela's blog for all the details and to leave a comment for her!


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Why limit your hedgehog projects to cards and paper crafts? Kymona Tracey sewed her own little bag and then stamped hedgehogs onto the fabric. What an adorable way to make a pencil pouch or small tote bag. Kymona shared some details about the ink that she used on her blog. Here's a link to Kymona's blog post!


Want to make some hedgehog projects of your own? If you are a member of the Animal House auto-ship program, we will be sending Henrietta to you starting tomorrow. Not a member? You can pre-order them now. We will start shipping the pre-orders on October 15th.

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I had so much fun sharing these three hedgehog projects with you today! If you make some projects with Henrietta or any of the other cute critters in the Animal House Collection, please tag us with #TechniqueTuesday. We'd love to see what you make!

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Last Day to Blog Hop!

Hi, friends!

Today's the last day to comment on World Card Making Day Blog Hop. Haven't checked out the hop yet? You've missed some adorable cards made with the You're Owlsome stamp set

For instance, check out this card Amy Kolling made. It's a real hoot, if you catch my drift. 

Owl Card by Amy KollingAnd how about this amazing card Ana Anderson made?

Purple Owl Card by Ana AndersonTalk about owl-some! Technique lover? You are going to want to read her post for the scoop on how she made the background. 

Get blog hopping by going right here.

By the way, you'll want to comment as you hop. There's a Technique Tuesday gift certificate that will be given to someone who comments on one of the hop's stops. You just might end up being the winner! 

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World Card Making Day Blog Hop

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Hi, friends!

Happy World Card Making Day! How have you been celebrating this fun crafty day? Making lots of cards? Getting lots of fabulous stamping and paper crafting inspiration?

Well, we've got a special treat for you today! Our Design Team, plus some very special friends, are blog hopping today and sharing some fun projects they've made with the You're Owlsome stamp set.

 
Please stop by their blogs and leave them a little love! We'll pick one person who leaves a comment on one of their blogs to score a $20 Technique Tuesday gift certificate. Comments must be left by the end of the day on Monday, October 8th, 2018. The lucky winner will be announced on Oct. 10th here on the Technique Tuesday blog.
And don't forget! You can get the You're Owlsome stamp set for free through Sunday, Oct. 7th.
Here's how:

It really is that easy! 

 
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Wishing you a wonderful World Card Making Day! 
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World Card Making Day --- FREE Stamp Set

Hey everyone... did you know tomorrow is an important holiday? It's World Card Making Day. How cool is it that there is a special day just for all of us who make cards and who love to paper craft. We are kicking off the celebration early with an offer for you and for EVERYONE who loves to make cards! Starting now through midnight on Sunday night, you can get the You're Owlsome stamp set for FREE. Here's a quick video!

 Here's how to get your FREE stamp set:

 1) Go to TechniqueTuesday.com and add $30 of products to your cart.

2) Add the brand-new You're Owlsome stamp set to your cart.

3) Enter coupon code WCMD18.

It's that easy!

Want some ideas about where to start shopping?

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P.S. Tomorrow our design team and guest contributors have put together a blog hop that you are not going to want to miss. They are going to be showing projects featuring the You're Owlsome stamp set and matching dies. I hope you'll join us right here on the blog and get inspired to make some projects of your own!



Sneak Peek! Sneak Peek! World Card Making Day Sneak Peek!

Hi, friends! Lean in real close. Technique Tuesday has a secret, and I'm going to let YOU in on it. Yep. I sure am.

There's a new stamp set being released just in time for World Card Making Day. It will be available on the Technique Tuesday website on Friday, and there will be a way you can get it for free for a couple days. I'll have more details on that special offer on Friday for you, but I want to give you a couple sneak peeks today at this adorable stamp set. Woohoo! Or maybe I should say woo-hoot instead! Wink!Gray Owl Sneak Peek
Green and Blue Owl Sneak PeekThis 4x6 stamp set is so much fun! It features a couple hand-drawn owls, plus six phrases perfect for making a variety of cards for your friends and loved ones. 

If you like to use mat dies with your stamped images, you are going to want to check out the set of matching dies that work with with the stamps. Those will be available on Friday too.

Be sure to swing by this blog on Friday for more details on how you can get the stamp set for free. Also be sure to stop by on Saturday a special World Card Making Day blog hop we're having that will feature lots of fun projects made with the stamp set.

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