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Don't Miss These Projects, Plus Winner Winner!

Hi, everyone!

Have you checked out our New Release Reveal Day Blog Hop yet? The Technique Tuesday Design Team has created some incredible cards with our latest products! 

For instance, this one Daniela Dobson made with the Henrietta the Hedgehog stamps is so cool. Just check out that background paper she made with the stamps.

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Imagine making your own paper to use on a card or scrapbook page.

And how about this card Dana Joy made with the Turkey & Pie dies and Happy Thanksgiving stamps?

Technique Tuesday Happy Thanksgiving Doesn't this card just put you in the mood for Thanksgiving? Bring on the pie already, folks! 

Stop by our New Release post for links to their blogs, as well as all the Design Team blogs. Also swing by our website to see all the new stamps and dies for October. 

A big thank you goes out to everyone who left such kind comments on our October Release Sneak Peek and Countdown posts.

We'd like to say congrats to Jessica Kerr, who was selected as the winner of the $20 gift certificate to the Technique Tuesday website for leaving one of those comments. Jessica, check your email for a message from Teri about your prize.

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October New Release Reveal Day!

Hi, friends!

Hip hip hooray! Today's the day! It's Release Day!

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You don't have to wait any more. You'll find all our new stamps and dies right here! Got a favorite? What's on your list? We'd love to know! 

And guess what? The awesome Technique Tuesday Design Team is here again today to celebrate. Stop by their blogs one time for a look at some fabulous projects they've put together with the new goods. 

Amy Kolling

Jill Dewey Hawkins

Daniela Dobson

Dana Joy

Kymona Tracey

Emily Leiphart

Heather Hoffman

Latisha Yoast

Teri Anderson

Plus don't miss this brand new video from Bev! She will show you all the fun new products and share with you some of the things she is thankful for and some fun gratitude and thank you project ideas she has. She will also give you some great tips for making even more amazing cards, scrapbook pages and DIY projects!  

(Can't see the embedded video? You'll find it here on our website!)

Thank you for joining us for New Release Day and all our October Sneak Peeks! Please come back. We've got lots of fun projects and tutorials to share with you this month!

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October New Release Countdown Day 1

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Hi, friends!

We are so excited to have you with us today as get a little closer to the October 1st release of new stamps and dies at Technique Tuesday! 

You are going to get the first look at the full reveals of some of our new products for scrapbook pages, cards and other DIY projects. Plus we've got our Design Team here today to share some awesome projects they've been made with the new goods!

First, let's take a look at some of the new products!

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Henrietta the Hedgehog Stamp Set

There's a cute new critter walking into the Technique Tuesday line-up. Meet Henrietta the Hedgehog, the newest member of the Animal House collection. You can make all kinds of stamped cards with this sweet 4x6 stamp set! Like to use mat dies? Be sure to check out the matching crafting dies that will be available for this stamp set! 

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Christmas Lights Crafting Die

There's a new Border die coming to Technique Tuesday in October. The Christmas Lights Crafting Die works perfect on a standard A2 card. Use just die on your card or kick things up a notch by adding a stamped sentiment. 

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String of Lights Stamp Set

We're adding to our collection of Christmas stamps and dies with the String of Lights stamp set. This 3x4 stamp set features hand-drawn artwork and five phrases. Use these stamps to make all kinds of lovely Christmas cards. The sentiment stamps would also work well with the Christmas Lights die.

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Wondering what you can do with these products?

Please visit the blogs of these talented Technique Tuesday Design Team members:

Amy Kolling

Jill Dewey Hawkins

Daniela Dobson

Dana Joy

Kymona Tracey

Emily Leiphart

Heather Hoffman

Latisha Yoast

Teri Anderson

Stop by our blog again tomorrow to see more reveals of the October's products. The design team will be here once again to share some awesome projects with you. Plus visit the New Products page on our website on the 1st to snatch up all the new stamps and dies that have caught your eye! (Just wondering, do you have a favorite so far? We'd love to know!)

Also don't forget to leave a comment on this post, as well as any of our sneak peek or countdown posts on this blog that appear between September 26th to September 30th, 2018, for a chance to score a $20 gift certificate to our website. One lucky person who comments will win the prize! Comments will be taken until September 30th at 11:59 p.m. PST. The winner will be announced on Oct. 2nd on this blog. 

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October Release Sneak Peek #2

Hi, friends! 

Hooray! We are one day closer to the next release of stamps and dies from Technique Tuesday. Today's sneak peeks feature one prickly yet adorable critter, something juicy and something delicious! 

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On your mark. Get set. Let's get to the sneak peeks! 

If you are a fan of cute critter stamps, you are going to love this first sneak peek. 

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There's a new gal sauntering her way into the Animal House collection in October. You'll be able to create all kinds of cute forest scenes with her stamp set!

This next sneak peek? You might say it's a juicy one! 
October-2018-Sneak-Peeks2-FBGet it? Wink! These grapes look amazing when colored in with markers, pencils and watercolors! Be sure to check out their stamp set, as well as the matching dies to use with them.
October-2018-Sneak-Peeks2-FBThis final sneak peek is a tasty one! If you like to die-cut, you are going to love using this set of dies to make fun accents for your Fall-themed scrapbook pages, cards and other DIY projects. Planning on making a recipe book? These dies would work for that. The possibilities are endless! 

Got a favorite peek so far? Tell me which one! I can't wait to come back tomorrow and share a few more sneak peeks for you at the October release. And don't forget to visit our website on the 1st to see all the new products when they are available for purchase!

Also don't forget to leave a comment on this post, as well as any of our sneak peek or countdown posts on this blog that appear between September 26th to September 30th, 2018, for a chance to score a $20 gift certificate to our website. One lucky person who comments will win the prize! Comments will be taken until September 30th at 11:59 p.m. PST. The winner will be announced on Oct. 2nd on this blog. 

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Tutorial: Blending Distress Oxide Ink with Makeup Brushes

Hi, everyone!

Bev just made a quick tutorial showing you how to create some  amazing Distress Oxide Ink backgrounds using plain white cardstock and makeup brushes. Yes, you read that right... she used some very inexpensive makeup brushes to blend the Oxide Inks. These backgrounds are fun to make and  look awesome!

Here is Bev's video tutorial plus you'll find step-by-step instructions below so you can print them and use them later!

Step-by-step tutorial for blending Distress Oxide Ink using makeup brushes:

  1. Start by getting out some cardstock for your inked background. Bev cut hers to be 4" x 5.25" so it would fit on a standard A2 card while still leaving a border around the edge of the card.
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  2. Now get out the Distress Oxide Ink colors you want to use. Bev used Salty Ocean, Broken China and Peacock Feathers for her background. Also get out your makeup brushes. (Can you believe you can get a pack of 6 of these large brushes for only $5.99 on Amazon? Here's a link to the makeup brushes that Bev shows in her video. And here is another one with 6 large brushes that may be even more useful for backgrounds.)
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  3. Swirl the makeup brush across your first Distress Oxide Ink pad.
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  4. Swirl off any excess ink on scratch paper.
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  5. Then using a light, circular motion, blend the ink onto the piece of cardstock.
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  6. In between ink colors, rub the extra ink off onto your scratch paper. Repeat this process for each color of ink.
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  7. When you are finished, use some mild hand soap to wash your makeup brushes.
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  8. Spritz the background with water to make it even more interesting. Once the background is dry adhere it to a standard A2 card. Add stamped and die cut flowers or cute critters. Bev used Wendell the Whale and other sea creatures from the Animal House collection. Finish your card by adding a stamped sentiment.

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We hope you enjoyed today's tutorial! Is there a technique you'd like to learn more about? Leave a comment and let us know! 

 The Technique Tuesday Blog Team



Make Your Own Stencil with the Bubbles on the Border Die!

Hi, everyone! 

Bev here with a brand new card making tutorial for you! Today, I'm going to show you how to make a stencil with the Bubbles on the Border crafting die to create one really cute card! 

This technique is easy and fun. You are going to love it. Let's get started! 

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First, cut out the mask or stencil with the Bubbles on the Border crafting die. I used plain cardstock. (If you want to make more than one card, consider using stencil material instead.) Make as many die cuts as you want to create an interesting pattern for your stencil.

Bubble Border tutorial by Technique TuesdayNow use Distress Oxide Inks (or regular Distress Inks) to sponge ink onto cardstock. This panel will serve as your background paper. I used Mermaid Lagoon and Faded Jeans on my background paper.

Bubble Border tutorial by Technique TuesdayTemporarily adhere your stencil or mask to the background paper. I used Washi tape.

Bubble Border tutorial by Technique TuesdayGet out a fine-mist spray bottle and fill it with water. Also get out some paper towels.

Bubble Border tutorial by Technique TuesdaySpray water onto your masked, background paper. If you only want to remove a little color, don’t use much water. To remove more color, add more water.

Bubble Border tutorial by Technique TuesdayPlace a paper towel over the project and soak up the water. Then remove the mask. It's like magic! 

Bubble Border tutorial by Technique TuesdayNow adhere your panel to a card and add some sea creatures and a sentiment. (The sentiment and critter on my card is from the Wendell the Whale stamp set but you'll find other fun critters in our Animal House collection of stamps and dies.)

Also I put together a quick video showing this technique for you!

(Can't see the embedded video? You'll find it right here on our website!)

Thanks for checking out today's tutorial! Let me know if you decide to give it a try! Leave a comment for me so I can see your projects and leave you some you some love! 

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September Release Day!

Hi, everyone!

Today's the day! It's Release Day at Technique Tuesday! Hooray!

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It's that time of year when kids go back to school, the weather gets a little cooler, and it's time to head back into our craft rooms. It is also a good time to replenish your stash of cards, start a gratitude journal, update your planner, make some layouts about your summer trips or the changing seasons, or even start your December Daily album. You'll find stamps and dies to help you with all those projects and more in this new release! (You can shop for all the new stamps and dies starting now on our website.)

Craving some inspiration? Please check out the blogs of our talented Design Team members. They've each made some awesome projects to share with you! 

Amy Kolling

Jill Dewey Hawkins

Daniela Dobson

Kymona Tracey

Latisha Yoast

Heather Hoffman

Teri Anderson

Plus don't miss this video from Bev! She'll show you all the new products. She will also give you some quick tips for making amazing cards, scrapbook pages and DIY projects!  

(Can't see the embedded video? You'll find it here on our website!)

Thank you for joining us for New Release Day and all our September Sneak Peeks! Please come back. We've got lots of fun projects and tutorials to share with you over the coming weeks! 

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PS. Who is the lucky winner of the $20 gift certificate for Technique Tuesday? That would be Meghan Kennihan. Congrats Meghan! Please check your inbox for a message from Teri about your prize! A big thank you goes out to everyone who left comments during on our September Sneak Peek and Countdown posts. We sure appreciate them! 



Sept. New Release Countdown: Day 2

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Hi, everybody!

We are so close to the September release of new stamps and crafting dies at Technique Tuesday! Just one sleep to go! 

Are you ready to see more of the new goods? High 5! You have come to the right place. In addition to product reveals, we've got our design team here today so show you some cool projects you too can make with them.

Let's first see the goods! 

Planner-Medical-Clear-Stamps-Technique-Tuesday-FBPlanner Medical Stamp Set

We're adding to our popular collection of planner stamps with Planner Medical. This 2x4 set includes several hand-drawn medical icons, plus several phrases perfect for planning out appointments and other medical obligations in your planner. 

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Wendell-the-Whale-Animal-House-Clear-Stamps-Technique-Tuesday-FBWendell the Whale Stamp Set

There's a cute new critter swimming his way into the Technique Tuesday line-up. Meet Wendell the Whale. Do you belong to our Animal House auto-ship program? If so, Wendell is your stamp set for September. Not a member but really want Wendell to come live with you? No fear! He'll be available for purchase on the 1st with the rest of our new products. Don't forget to check out Wendell's matching dies too! 

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Story-of-December-Days-Clear-Stamps-Technique-Tuesday-FBStory of December Days Stamp Set

Do you like to document your December adventures in a scrapbook? I'd like to introduce you to the Story of December Days. These Christmas stamps are perfect for telling the story of everything that happens in December. Cool bonus? Many of these stamps can be used throughout the year too.

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December-Moments-Clear-Stamps-Technique-Tuesday-FBDecember Moments Stamp Set

This 4x6 stamp set features a whole bunch of sentiments perfect for scrapbooking and memory keeping projects in December. Some of the phrases work for documenting events throughout the year as well. For instance, use the "presents" or "wrapping"  phases on a birthday-themed scrapbook page. 

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Curious as to what you can do with these products?

Please visit the blogs of these talented Technique Tuesday Design Team members:

Amy Kolling

Jill Dewey Hawkins

Daniela Dobson

Kymona Tracey

Latisha Yoast

Heather Hoffman

Teri Anderson

Stop by our blog again tomorrow as we celebrate Release Day! The design team will be here one more time to share with you some fabulous projects. Plus some by the New Products page on our website on the 1st to snatch up all the new stamps and dies that have caught your eye!

Also don't forget to leave a comment on this September Release Countdown post, or any of of our September Release Countdown or Sneak Peek posts between that appear here on the Technique Tuesday blog from August 27th to August 31st, 2018. We're giving a $20 to one lucky person for leaving a comment. Comments must be posted on the Technique Tuesday blog by midnight PST tonight (August 31st, 2018). The winner will be announced here on the blog on Sept. 1st.

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September Release Sneak Peek #2

Hi, everyone! 

We are one day closer to the stamps and dies for September at Technique Tuesday! And, gosh, I'm fired up to be here today and give you a few more sneak peeks. 

Today's peeks feature some pretty flowers, something Christmas-y and a really cute critter! Let's get started.

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This is the time of year some of you start thinking about making Christmas cards and compiling the supplies you want to use to document December in a scrapbook. If you are one of those folks, we've got two new stamp sets coming that are right up your alley! 
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Classic stamper who enjoys coloring? You are going to love coloring in the flowers featured in this sneak peek! They look beautiful on cards and scrapbook pages. 
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There's another cute critter swimming his way into the Technique Tuesday line-up in September. And, if you like to use different stamp sets together, check out our Animal House collection. We've released some cute sea creatures over the last few months that can be used together to create fun underwater scenes with this happy, little guy! 

See something you like? You'll find all our new products on the New Release page on September 1st. 

And be sure to hit our blog again tomorrow to get a few more sneak peeks at the new scrapbooking and cardmaking stamps and paper crafting dies. 

Also, don't forget to comment on this sneak peek post or any of our sneak peek or countdown posts that appear here on the Technique Tuesday blog from August 27th to August 31st, 2018. We'll pick one lucky commenter to score a $20 Technique Tuesday gift certificate. Comments must be posted on the Technique Tuesday blog by midnight PST on August 31st, 2018. The winner will be announced here on the blog on Sept. 1st.

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Create a Cool Background with Typography

Hi, friends!

Do you love the look of typography? Alphabet stamps are a great way to incorporate a bold modern look onto any card or scrapbook page.

Check out this card! It uses typography in the background! 

Hello-Drifting-Seahorse-Card-Teri-A-Technique-TuesdayI created the typographic background with a couple of Technique Tuesday's alphabet stamp sets, Big Timber Uppercase and Big Timber Outline Uppercase. You wouldn't believe how easy it was to do so!

I stamped "hello" three times with the solid letters. I wanted a bright feel so I used yellow. orange and citrus green inks.

HelloStep1BigTimberThen I used the outline letters to stamp an outline around the green letters. The cool thing about the outline letters? You can line them up exactly with the solid letters, or you stamp them slightly to the side and they will still look cool! 

HelloStep2BigTimberOnce I stamped the "hello" words, I went to town by creating a little underwater scene with the Simon & Sandy Seahorse stamp set.

The "drifting by" phrase is from the stamp set. There's actually another word in the phrase. I didn't want to use it so I did some selective masking. I simply set a piece of sticky note tape over the unneeded word and inked up my stamp. I removed the sticky note and stamped, which resulted in the phrase you see.

HelloStep3BigTimberThen I added the adorable stamped sea creatures to my card. I really wanted the typography to pop so I didn't add any additional color to the jellyfish, seahorse or starfish.

Hello-Drifting-Seahorse-Card-Close-Teri-A-Technique-TuesdayI did however add a few "drops of water" by adding a few squirts of Glossy Accents to the card. The hardest part about that? Being patient while waiting for them to dry! 

Thanks for checking out this card and quick tutorial! I'd love to hear from you! Are you a fan of alphabet stamps? What's the last project you used them on?

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