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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.


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!

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,


October New Release Countdown Day 2


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.


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!


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. 


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!


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. 


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. 


New Video: Santa Project Ideas and Inspiration for You...

Clear stamps and crafting dies from Technique Tuesday // TechniqueTuesdayAre you making Christmas cards, creating gift tags, or are you still scrapbooking pictures from last Christmas? In addition to cards, layouts, and tags, you'll find project ideas in this Tips and Techniques video for holiday treat bags and party decor too. Get ready to get inspired!

Clear stamps and crafting dies from Technique Tuesday // TechniqueTuesday


This video features the Dear Santa stamp set and matching dies. You'll find even more great Christmas products on the Technique Tuesday website.


A DIY Canning Jar Gift to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Hi everyone!

Teri here, and I've got a fun project for you today from Technique Tuesday's Julie Chaddock!

Julie came up with the perfect Valentine's Day gift for a friend. What's that, you ask? Well, friends check this out.

Zombies-Cupcake-DIY-Canning-Jar-Valentines-Friendship-Hearts-Julie-C-Technique-TuesdayYep! A canning jar filled with goodies!

It's easy to make one like Julie's. Start with a wide rimmed canning jar. Put a layer of candy at the bottom and then add a cupcake on top!

Decorate the top of the jar with a little ribbon and then add a stamped tag to the jar.

Zombies-Cupcake-DIY-Canning-Jar-Close-2-Valentines-Friendship-Hearts-Julie-C-Technique-TuesdayJulie created her tag from cardstock. She stamped the jar from the Meant to Be stamp set and added a little color to it. The words are from the You Aren't Normal clear stamp set. She finished off tag with some hearts cut with the Charming Hearts DIY Steel Dies. Easy peasy!

Such a fun idea! Inspired to make a jar like Julie's? Share it with us through our Facebook page and on Instagram. Be sure to use the #TechniqueTuesday hashtag.


Chicks Rule! See the NEW Tips and Techniques Video!

Technique-Tuesday-Chicks-Rule-SM-GraphicI know it. You know it. Chicks rule. Whether you are making a card for a girlfriend or looking for a stamp set to make super cute Easter projects, the new sassy Chicks Rule stamp set is for you! You'll find the Chicks Rule stamp set, its sister set Bird Friends, and a flock of other cute stamp sets on our website!



Calling all auto-ship members: If you're making Easter projects or you want to add some other stamps or dies to your auto-ship order, don't forget to get your order in by tomorrow, March 7th.


PS. Looking for this week's installment of Story Card Sunday? It is on delay this week... by a day! Tune in on Monday!

Story Card Sunday: Love You Treat

Hi all!

Looking for a simple but cute Valentine's card to make in large quantities? This week's Story Card Sunday card is just that.

A homemade Valentine's Treat Card from Technique TuesdayLet me show you how you can make one (or several) just like it!

Start by doing some die-cutting with the Clipboard steel dies. You are going to want to cut a base, paper and clip for each card you want to make.

A Story Card Sunday stamping tutorial from Technique TuesdayStamp "love you" with the Love Borders stamp set toward the bottom of the smaller rectangle.

Set the longer "sweetheart" stamp on a stamping block. Use Washi tape or masking tape to mask off all the words other than the "sweetheart" one.

A Story Card Sunday stamping tutorial from Technique TuesdayInk up the stamp.

A Story Card Sunday stamping tutorial from Technique TuesdayRemove the tape and stamp the word onto the card.

A Story Card Sunday stamping tutorial from Technique TuesdayAdhere the smaller rectangle to the base card. Place the clip at the top.

A Story Card Sunday stamping tutorial from Technique TuesdayUsing adhesive, place a wrapped heart candy onto the Story Card. Don't have any heart candies? Any flat treat or small party favor will do.
A Story Card Sunday tutorial from Technique TuesdayAnd here are a couple alternatives to this Story Card.

A handmade stamped Valentine from Technique TuesdayBoth of these were also stamped with the Love Borders stamp set.

A handmade stamped Valentine from Technique TuesdayI hope you enjoyed this week's tutorial. Tune in next Sunday for another Story Card Sunday.


New Video: Last Minute Gifts - Baked Goods

Giving baked goods as gifts this year? Breads, cookies and Mason jar mixes make greats gifts and are even prettier with homemade tags created from stamps and dies.


Don't forget to order last minute gift certificates for your crafty friends! Or maybe share this post with your loved ones so you get what you really want for Christmas this year!


Ps. Looking for this week's installment of Story Card Sunday? We'll be bringing it to you on Monday this week! Hope to see you then.

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.


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.

Project Ideas for Your Season of Thanks

The fall holidays traditionally bring opportunities for spending time with the special people in our lives. As crafters, we enjoy adding homemade touches to our celebrations. Whether you're hosting a family dinner or visiting friends, give the holidays a personal touch by creating place cards or putting together a gratitude album to share. You'll find inspiration for these projects and more in this week's video.

(Want to see this video on YouTube? Go here.) 


THANKS from Technique Tuesday

If you've been thinking about joining our auto-ship programs, it's a great time to join. Get a Garland of Thanks stamp set FREE with your first auto shipment, if you join by the 31st. If you're already a member, your stamp will be in your October package. Not a member, go here to learn more about the Memory Keepers Studio, Fresh Cut Studio and Greenhouse Society auto-ship programs.


Cupcake Picks Perfect for a Summer Party

Hi all!

Planning a Summer party? Give your party table the handmade touch! Cupcake picks are easy to make with Technique Tuesday's DIY Steel Dies.

Summer Cupcake Picks from TechniqueTuesday.comDie-cut a few shapes. Adhere them together and then add toothpicks to them. The end result: Picks perfect to stick in cupcakes!

Sunshine Cupcake Pick from TechniqueTuesday.comTo make the sunshine pick, we cut the "rays" from yellow cardstock with a banner die from the Flair Maker steel dies. The center was created with dies from both the Flair Maker and Circles steel dies.

We drew the happy face on the sun with a black pen. Want to make the sunshine's face even cuter? Consider using wiggle eyes.

Banner Cupcake Pick from TechniqueTuesday.comFor the banner topper, we tied twine onto two toothpicks. And then we just added flags cut with the Flair Maker dies. Don't you love that bright happy rainbow color combination?! So fun!

This is just one of many project ideas you'll find in Technique Tuesday's Summer Gallery. Whether you're planning a last minute pool party, a backyard barbecue or 4th of July party, you'll find lots of inspiring ideas. There's party decor, cards, scrapbook pages and more. You will find everything you need to craft the perfect Summer!