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Good Meows! The Cat Lover's Blog Hop is Happening Now!

Hi, friends! 

Have you heard the good meows? The annual 2018 Cat Lovers Blog Hop is in full swing and Technique Tuesday is one of this year's sponsors. 

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This fun little blog hop features lots and lots feline inspired stamping projects. To play, all you need to do get your paws inky, make a project featuring a cat, share it and link it up to the blog hop on Her Peaceful Garden. The hop runs through Oct. 27th. At the end of the hop, the hop's organizers will be giving away some prizes, including a Technique Tuesday gift certificate.

We couldn't let this fun blog hop pass without sharing a few meow-velous projects of our own that feature some of our favorite Technique Tuesday's cat stamps.

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When it comes to cards, this one by Jill Dewey Hawkins is the purr-fect one to send a friend to let her know you are thinking of her. Jill created her sweet scene with the Kyle the Cool Cat stamps and dies. Don't you just love the soft colors she colored Kyle and his mouse friend with?

1-Cat-Mouse-Friends-Handmade-Card-Friendship-Birgit-E-Technique-TuesdayHere's another fun card created by Birgit Edbom with the Kyle the Cool Cat stamps. This card, too, would be a fun card to send a friend or a loved one. 

Kyle isn't the only cat around Technique Tuesday. There's Leonardo the Lion as well. 

1-Be-Lion-Handmade-Card-Animal-House-Ashley-H-Technique-TuesdayI'd be lion if I didn't say how much I like this card by Ashley Harris. Leonardo stands tall on the card, thanks to Ashley stamping and die-cutting him and then adhering him to the card with foam tape. The stamped hearts add a sweet finishing touch to the card. 

1-Rawring-Lion-Numbers-Card-Teri-A-Technique-TuesdayLeonardo isn't just meant to be used on cards for friends. He looks meowy nice on birthday cards too.

You'll also find a cat  in our Planner Cat stamp set. This little guy was drawn to be used on planner pages, but he sure looks cute on cards too. This one by Jill Dewey Hawkins is paw-some!

1-Technique-Tuesday-Best-Paw-Jill-Hawkins-LargeJill's stamped patterned paper looks wonderful! Imagine creating one like it to use on a scrapbook page instead. It'd even be fun to make a stamped paper to use to wrap a gift for a your favorite cat loving friend! 

Hope you've enjoyed these fun projects. Got a favorite? I'd love to hear about it! 

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3 Days Only - Save on Select Stamps and Dies!

Hi, friends!  

What are you thankful for? Cooler weather? Beautiful fall colors? Time back in your craft room making thank you cards? Pictures of your kids jumping in a pile of leaves that will make a wonderful scrapbook page? Or upcoming family gatherings around the Thanksgiving table?

Thanksgiving Sale from TechniqueTuesday.com

Well here is another reason to give thanks! For the next 3 days, all the stamps and dies in our Thanksgiving category are 25% off. Plus there are project ideas showing you how to use these products to make cards, fall layouts plus plan, decorate, celebrate and document this special time of year. Enter coupon code THANKS2018 when you check out to take advantage of this special offer!

Shop the Season of Thanks Sale Now!

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There are so many amazing craft projects you can make the Thanksgiving stamps and dies. Here's a few thank you cards to fuel your creative juices. 

1-Technique-Tuesday-So-Thankful-Leaves-Card-Tobi-Crawford-LargeColorful leaves are synonymous with Fall, and this card Tobi Crawford made is on point. Make your own leafy card by die-cutting several leaves with the Fall Leaves cutting dies from cardstock and then applying color to them with ink or watercolors. Want to give them a little texture? Add some glitter or Glossy Accents or splatters of white paint to them. You could even simply crinkle them up. 

1-Hello-Fall-Leaves-Handmade-Card-Daniela-D-Technique-TuesdayDon't limit yourself to using die-cut leaves on your next card. Follow Daniela Dobson's lead and create a card that combines die-cut leaves with leaves stamped with the Fall Favorites stamp set.

1-Technique-Tuesday-Grateful-Leaves-Card-Tonya-Dirk-LargeMake a card with a wreath of leaves on it like Tonya Dirk did with the I Am Thankful stamp set. Consider using the card to tell your best friend or a loved one you are thankful for them being in your life. 

1-Technique-Tuesday-Whats-Cookin-Jill-Hawkins-LargeTreat your favorite chef (or the sweet soul who makes your Thanksgiving dinner) to an adorable stamped card like this one by Jill Dewey Hawkins. You can easily make a background paper like Jill's with the Chef Owl stamps. Simply ink up the owl and stamp her again and again on cardstock. 

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Do you subscribe to our newsletter? Be sure to watch for the next edition of it. Julie will sharing some new techniques for adding color to the new Luscious Grapes stamped images. It will be arriving in inboxes on Tuesday!

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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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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 --- 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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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. 

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Jill Dewey Hawkins

Daniela Dobson

Dana Joy

Kymona Tracey

Emily Leiphart

Heather Hoffman

Latisha Yoast

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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 2

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Hi, crafty friends!

Just one more day until the October release of stamps and dies is live! And we're back to share with you the full reveals of some more of the new products, as well as some awesome projects made with them.

First, let's see the rest of the new goods.

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Happy Thanksgiving Stamp Set

This 4x6 stamp set is perfect for documenting Thanksgiving and other important family gatherings, as well as documenting all the things you are thankful and grateful in the Fall! You can build your own sentiments by pairing different words and phrases together. Plus you have a whole assortment of fun Fall icons to use on your cards and scrapbook pages. Memory Keepers Studio member? This is your stamp set for October. Not a member but gotta have the stamps? No need to worry. They will be available for purchase on the 1st!

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Turkey and Pie Crafting Dies

This set of steel dies features some lovely food icons to decorate your cards and scrapbook pages with. Fresh Cut Studio member? These are your auto-ship dies for October. They'll be available for purchase on the 1st with the rest of our new products. 

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Luscious Grapes Stamp Set

Classic stamper who loves to color? You are going to enjoy all the coloring possibilities for Luscious Grapes, the latest stamp set in the Greenhouse Society. Like to use die-cuts with your stamps? Don't forget to check out the matching dies for this set!

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Bow on the Border Crafting Die

There's yet another addition to our popular collection of border dies. Meet the Bow on the Border crafting die. This die is perfect for making standard A2 cards for all kinds of special occasions: birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas and more. 

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Looking for some stamping inspiration? We've got you covered.

Please visit the blogs of these talented Technique Tuesday Design Team members to see what they've made with these products:

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 for release day! The Design Team will be here once again to share one more round of awesome new projects with you! Plus don't forget to visit the New Products page on the 1st to grab all the new stamps and dies that have caught your eye.

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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