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Tutorial for Handmade Cards for Friends

Hey there! It's Julie. Today Yasmin is sharing some beautiful, stamped friendship card ideas. She used the Garden Sentiments Stamp Set and matching Garden Sentiments Crafting Dies to make these friendship cards. Yasmin is also sharing her step-by-step tutorial so it will be easy to to make your own friendship cards like these!

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Hi everyone, Yasmin here for Technique Tuesday. Today I’ll be sharing with you these three quick and easy Friendship/Encouragement cards featuring the Garden Sentiments Stamp Set and Garden Sentiments Crafting Dies. So, without further ado, keep on reading the step-by step tutorial.

To begin with I started by scoring all thee A2 standard size cards bases that I was going to need for these cards, and I set them aside. In the meantime, I stamped all 3 floral images from the stamp set on a piece of white card stock with Versafine Onyx Black, as I was planning to use one for each card. Once the images were stamped, I set them aside while I started working on the card panels.

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For the first card, I ran the card panel through a paper crimper, as I wanted to add a little bit of texture. Once it was textured, I added a touch of color by swiping the edge of the Spun Sugar Distress Oxide ink for a distressed look, as you can see in the picture above. By the time that I was done with the card panel, the stamped images were ready to color. To keep it simple I used blue, green, and brown tones to color them all at once. Soon after the coloring was done I ran all the images through the die cutting machine with their coordinated dies to create all the die cuttings.

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Then, I adhered the plant a little bit off from the center of the textured card panel as I wanted to add the sentiment right below it. As for the sentiment, I heat embossed one of the sentiments included in the stamp set which I then adhered, soon after I was done with the heat embossing, with foam mounting tape. Finally, I adhered the textured card panel to a smaller size Kraft card stock, and then I adhered it to one of the white card bases that I had pre- scored. To finish it off I adhered a few blue jewels to the center of each flower, and tied a bow to the plant trunk using metallic embroidery thread for a sparkly touch.

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For the second card, I inked up the card panel with spun sugar Distress Oxide, creating a light pink oval shadow as you can see in the picture above. Once the background was blended I added a few water splatters to activate the Distress effect of the ink, and I dried it with a paper towel. Soon after the card panel was dry, I heat embossed another sentiment included in the same stamp set on a piece of white card stock, and I adhered it to the card panel with foam mounting tape on one side of the oval, as I was planning to adhere the flower pot on the other side. But before I adhered the plant to it, I decided to use the coordinating die once again. This time I cut the plant shape out of fun foam as I wanted to add a little bit of dimension.

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Next, I adhered the plant to the fun foam, and then adhered that to the card panel. To finish this card off I adhered the card panel to another of my pre-scored Kraft card bases, then added a glossy accent to the flowers and a tiny blue enamel heart.

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For the last card I used skinny washi tape in light pink color to create the stripes for the card panel. At first I thought about just leaving it as it was, but I ended up running the card panel though the die cutting machine using the largest tag from the Essential Stitched Labels Dies to die cut the center of it as you can see in the picture above. After the card panel was die cut out I adhered the negative piece to the last Kraft card base. However, I decided to heat emboss another sentiment from the stamp set on the positive piece. Once the heat embossing was done, I laid the label back into the negative space to create an inlaid look.

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Last but not least, I adhered the plant next to the sentiment. I decided to add a little flower, which I made by stamping, coloring, and die cutting the single flower from the stamp set, for a little extra touch on the flower pot. To finish it off I added glossy accent to each flower, and as you can see, I adhered a little blue jewel to the center of the flower that I adhered to the pot.

Yay you made it to the end, thank you so very much for stopping by. Have a fabulous crafty day!

Yasmin

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What a great set of handmade cards for friends. Plus a very nice friendship card tutorial. I may need to make some cards like these to remind my friends how much they mean to me!

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National Scrapbook Day FREEBIES plus a Blog Hop

Happy National Scrapbook Day (NSD) 2019! If you are a fan of Technique Tuesday, you may already know that we usually offer a free stamp set on this quirky, crafty holiday. And that is true this year too. But instead of designing one stamp set specifically for this day and only offering that stamp set as the freebie, this year you get to choose your own set of FREE stamps or dies!

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Pretty awesome, right? And get ready for even more awesome-ness. We're also having a blog hop that features those free stamps and dies.

NSD-Blog-Hop-Banner1Our creative team, along with several guest designers, have a whole bunch of projects they made using the stamps and dies in the NSD freebie section. We hope you'll visit each of their blogs and leave some comments for them along the way!

Nathalie DeSousa
Yasmin Diaz
Allison Arbour
Norine Borys
Dana Kirby
Kymona Tracey
Emily Leiphart
Seeka
Latisha Yoast
Jung AhSang
Ana Anderson
Technique Tuesday (that's us, you're here!)

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If you haven't met Julie yet (or watched one of her videos), you are missing out. She works here at TTWHQ (Technique Tuesday World Headquarters) and does most of our graphics. Julie has a wonderful, quirky sense of humor along with amazing coloring abilities. When she showed me this card, I started asking her questions about what she used to color the brand-new Sending Roses image. Then I noticed the sentiment and started laughing. It's from the You Aren't Normal stamp set, which is one of the products you can choose as your FREEBIE!

I hope you saw some cards, bookmarks, gift tags, or scrapbook layouts you like while you were on this blog hop!

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It's easy... here's how:

  1. Go to our website and put $30 of other products in your cart.
  2. Go to the National Scrapbook Day category on our website and choose your free stamp set or set of dies.
  3. When you check out, enter the coupon code: NSD19

The charges for your FREEBIE will be removed from your order.

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I hope you enjoyed seeing all the new projects from the creative team. And I hope you find some time this NSD weekend to make some projects of your own!

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PS: Looking for a good place to start shopping? Here are some ideas:

Category-graphics-New-Products The May release includes butterflies, roses, and crocodiles. Sounds interesting, right? Click here to see it for yourself!
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Beautiful Stamped Flower Cards

Good morning! Julie here. Today I am welcoming Ana back to our blog. Ana used this month's Meadow Flowers stamp set and alcohol markers to make this absolutely beautiful flower card. Be still my heart! Read on...I promise you'll be inspired to make some stamped flower cards too!

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Hello crafty friends!

It’s Ana and I am back today with a card that features the gorgeous Meadow Flowers stamps. The stamps are the latest release in the Greenhouse Society Collection of flower stamps and matching dies!

When I saw this floral image, I literally ran into my craft room and stamped these beauties about 15 times! I have already made 4 cards out of the images I stamped, and I am sure I will be using all of them in a very near future.

These floral stamps are just asking to be colored, and today I am sharing a very simple alcohol marker coloring process.

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I started with cutting a piece of heavyweight cardstock to 5” x 10” and scoring it at 5”. Next, I cut a piece of marker paper to 4 ¾ x 4 ¾ and using my stamp positioner, stamped the sentiment in the center and Meadow Flowers image in all four corners with alcohol marker friendly ink.

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I colored the stems first with Copic markers using a 3-color blend (G99, G94 and G21).

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For the flowers I used 4-color blend (AP1, AP2, AP3 and AP4) and colored them with Spectrum Noir markers.

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For the stamen I chose dark yellow color I thought would look most realistic and work with the color of the flowers (below is a close up).

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Once the images were colored, I added craft foam to the back of the panel and adhered it to a piece of black layering cardstock, then adhered the completed piece to the card base.

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For a little bit of shine and interest, I added glass droplets.

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This beautiful floral stamp set also has a matching set of dies called the Meadow Flowers Crafting Dies. I haven’t used them for today’s project, but you'll find a ton of project ideas on the TechniqueTuesday.com website using both the Meadow Flower stamps and dies. 😊

Thank you so much for stopping by today and until next time I wish you Happy Crafting!

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Oh, such a lovely stamped flower card! I love the rich colors she used to color the flowers framing the sentiment. I hope you're inspired to go and make a gorgeous flower card like this with the Meadow Flowers stamp set, or one of the other flowers in the Greenhouse Society collection.

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PS: Greenhouse Society members, we shipped the Meadow Flowers to you earlier this month. I hope you get them out and make a stamped flower card like this one!

Not a member? April is nearly over. That means you only have 2 days left to save 25% off the Meadow Flowers stamps (and matching dies). After that they go back up to the regular price. Click to learn more about the Greenhouse Society program and how you can save on 25% off your flower stamps and dies!

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Cute Stamped Monkey Card Inspiration

Hi Technique Tuesday blog followers! Bev here today to introduce Natasha Kara to all of you. Two of the many things I like about Natasha are the sense of fun and the lovely colors she brings to all of her projects. Today she shows us how to make a super-cute monkey card. I hope her project inspires you to stamp some monkey cards of your own!

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Hello everybody!

Today I am here to share a cute stamped monkey card I made using the new Monkey Business stamp set, and the matching Monkey Business dies. I loved the idea of the monkeys getting up to mischief. Don't they just look like they are up to no good? 😂 When I read this sentiment all I could think about was using it on a card for a new baby.

Monkey-Business-Handmade-Card-Natasha-K-Technique-Tuesday-fxSo, to make this card, I chose an appropriate pattern paper for the background. I wasn't sure how many monkeys I would need, so I stamped a LOT of them, as well as a bunch of extra bananas, and coloured them in with copic markers. I also die cut a rectangle frame. I wanted the little guys to look like they were climbing all over the place and getting up to some monkey business.

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Once I had all the monkeys and bananas coloured, I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment onto some black card stock with some bright white Wow embossing powder. All that was left to do was assemble the card. I played around with where the monkeys should go and how many to use. I then glued everything together onto a 4.25 X 5.5 card base.

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Well, that's all from me for today. Thanks for joining me and I hope you are having a wonderful day wherever you are.

Natasha☺

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Oh, I am so glad Natasha could share her monkey project with us! Her stamped monkeys really do look very mischievous. She's inspired me to stamp some monkey-themed birthday and thank you cards for my fun loving friends and family members!

As always, I'd like to invite all of you to leave a comment here on our blog. It means a lot to us and the design team members when we hear from you!

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PS: Animal House auto-ship members...these cute monkeys were in your April shipment. I hope this project inspires you to get them out and make some stamped monkey cards of your own!

Not a member? There's only a few days left in April. If you want to save 25% of off these monkey stamps and matching dies, join the Animal House auto-ship program before the end of the month. After that their price will go back up. Click to learn more about the Animal House auto-ship program.

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Monkey Business Stamp Set Project Idea by Norine Borys

Hi Technique Tuesday friends! Bev here with a happy blog post. Today I get to officially announce that Norine Borys is joining our design team. Norine has been making projects using Technique Tuesday products for a long time. So when I asked her to join our design team, I told her that she could choose which line of products she wanted to use. I thought she would choose the flowers from our Greenhouse Society Collection. But instead she choose the cute critters in the Animal House Collection. I can't wait to see how she uses the hand-drawn animal stamps and punny sentiments to make cards, tags, and party decor projects!

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Hello Technique Tuesday friends! It’s Norine Borys here with you today! I’d like to introduce myself, and tell you that I’m delighted to be here as a contributor to all the wonderful inspiration that the Technique Tuesday blog provides!

I’m a Canadian girl, living in the US, wife of 1 (lol), mom of 4 + spouses and SO’s, and best of all, Grand-mimi to 2 perfect little grandbabies! I love ALL types of arts and crafts and with the exception of paper quilling, have tried most of them at some point. This is my first month to work with the current TT release, and to post here and I hope, the beginning of something long and beautiful! I had fun this month with the Monkey Business stamps and matching dies. I meannn, who wouldn’t?

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I began by covering an A2 sized card panel of cardstock with the two swinging monkey images. I stamped with brown ink, then trimmed ⅛” off each side.

I stamped the 3rd monkey (Football Huddle Monkey as I’ve taken to calling him) image onto Neenah Solar White cardstock with alcohol friendly ink, and colored him with Copic markers before die cutting him out. I also die cut another 3 of the same shape and glued them in a stack to give the colored image some extra dimension.

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I used some stitched border dies to create interest on the top and bottom edges of a wide strip of brown cardstock on which I stamped and white heat embossed the sentiment. Then I wrapped the brown strip with thin jute string and layered that over the stamped background panel. Finally, I adhered the Copic-colored monkey stack, a few matching enamel dots and this card is complete. Pretty simple, but dang cute if you ask me!

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Thank you for visiting the blog today and have a wonderful day!

~Norine

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Thanks so much for sharing your Monkey Business card with us, Norine! I don't think I'm ever going to look at that tough, little monkey stamp without thinking there's Football Huddle Monkey.

As always, I'd like to invite all of you to leave a comment here on our blog. It means a lot to us and the design team members when we hear from you!

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PS: Are you a member of the Animal House auto-ship program? If so, we shipped these cute monkeys to you last week. I hope Norine's project inspires you to get them out and make some stamped monkey projects of your own!

Not a member? You can order these monkey stamps and matching dies individually now. Or if you'd like to save 25% off the Monkey Business products, sign up to become a Animal House auto-ship member before the end of this month!

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Make Your Own Dragonfly Embellishments and Accents

Good morning! Julie here, welcoming Ashley back for another guest post. Today, Ashley is going to show us how to make dragonfly embellishments using the Beautiful Dragonflies Stamp Set and the Dragonfly Crafting Dies. Using Ashley's techniques, you can make your own dragonfly accents for cards, layouts, or any papercraft project!

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Hi everyone! It’s Ashley, and I’m back today to share a new layout in my Traveler’s Notebook with you! I used the Beautiful Dragonflies Stamp set and the Dragonfly Die. I love stamping on patterned paper and having the color show through my stamping. I stamped the dragonflies several times on different patterned papers to create a fun look for my Traveler’s Notebook layout!

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Once I had some of the dragonflies stamped, I also ran the Dragonfly Die through my manual die cut machine, to give a different look to the dragonflies. I wanted to create a scattered look on my layout, to make it look like they were flying across the page. Before adding them to the layout, I layered some of the die cut dragonflies over the stamped dragonflies to create a dimensional look. Then I machine stitched down the center of each one to add texture.

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Next, I placed my photo in the center of the layout. I wanted to have the dragonflies “flying” around the photo. I love the whimsical look it adds to the layout. Once all of my dragonflies were in place, I used a few embellishments to tie the look of the layout together.

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The Beautiful Dragonflies stamp set also includes some great sentiments and photo captions. I knew the “Chase Your Dreams” sentiment would be perfect for the title of my layout. I stamped it with Black Archival Ink on a circle sticker and layered it under my photo. It was a great finishing touch to my Traveler’s Notebook layout!

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I hope you’ve been inspired to combine your stamps and dies in fun ways on your Traveler's Notebook layouts and memory keepering projects! Layering is always a great way to add interest. I hope you’ll give it a try!

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Julie here again. I hope you enjoyed seeing how Ashley made dragonfly accents for her project and that you'll try making some dragonfly embellishments for your next card, layout, or craft project. I have been absolutely loving getting to see Ashley's Travel's Notebook pages and scrapbook layouts over the last couple of months. Ashley's projects have been inspiring me to get back to journaling and doing little bits of art every day.

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PS: Want to see more dragonfly projects? Hop on over to our website to watch Bev's video and see how to make more dragonfly embellishments for your scrapbook pages, cards, and other projects!

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Ink Smooshing Technique - Featuring the Meadow Flowers

Hi all! Julie here to welcome Dana Kirby back to our blog. Today she's sharing an ink smooshing tutorial with us. To make her bright, beautiful cards, she used an acrylic block, the Meadow Flower Stamp Set, the Essential Stitched Labels Dies, and some Distress Inks. I can't wait to try this block printing technique with the Meadow Flowers myself!




Good Morning and Welcome! It is Dana here today sharing a couple of cards made using this month's Meadow Flowers stamp set. This is such a gorgeous flower stamp set with so many possibilities.

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To begin my card, I created my backgrounds. I used Distress Ink and a clear acrylic block. I smooshed the ink onto my clear block and spritzed my block with water. For my first card, I used Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean and Mowed Lawn Distress Ink. The little cubes are the perfect size for this acrylic block stamping technique.

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Next, I flipped the block over onto a piece of watercolor paper. I placed something heavy (to apply light pressure) on my block and let it sit for a few minutes. Once I removed my block, I used a paper towel to pick up any extra water left behind.

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Once my background was dry I began working on my card design. I stamped the flower with black ink onto my card panel. Next, I added clear embossing powder to the flower images for some added shine. I attached my card panel to a black cardstock mat.

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I stamped my sentiment onto a label from the Essential Stitched Labels Crafting Dies. Finally, I attached everything to an A2 card base.

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For my next card, I used Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, and Twisted Citron Distress Ink for my background. I once again stamped the flower image and applied clear embossing powder. This time I added the sentiment directly to my card panel to keep things clean and simple. I once again added a black mat and then attached everything to an A2 card base.

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I hope you enjoyed my cards today and give this ink smooshing technique a try. It is definitely a favorite of mine.

~Dana




Thanks, Dana, for sharing this block printing technique with us, and for making these beautiful cards with the Meadow Flowers stamp set.

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PS: If you are a member of the Greenhouse Society auto-ship program, we shipped the Meadow Flowers to you last week.

Not a member? You can order these stamps and dies individually now. Or, if you'd like to save 25% off the Meadow Flowers stamps (and the matching dies), sign up to become a Greenhouse Society auto-ship member before the end of this month!

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Beautiful Day Fresh Peonies Card

Hi Friends of Technique Tuesday! I am so happy to welcome the very talented Dana Kirby to our blog today. She is sharing a gorgeous card she made with the Fresh Peonies stamps and matching dies. I know you'll appreciate how Dana shares all the marker colors and ink colors so you can make fabulous cards like hers!


Hello and Welcome! It’s Dana Kirby here today with a card using the gorgeous Fresh Peonies Stamp Set.

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I started my card by stamping my Peonies in a watercolor friendly ink. I then used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Watercolor Pens (yellow, light green, medium green, and orange) to watercolor my flower image.

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Next, I used the Fresh Peonies Matching Dies to die cut my Peonies. I set this aside and began working on my card panel.


For my card front, I first created my background. I used Distress Oxide Ink in Cracked Pistachio, Twisted Citron and Squeezed Lemonade. I blended the three colors onto my background, spritzed my background with a little water and then splattered on a little white paint.

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Once this was dry, I stamped a sentiment from the Beautiful Narcissus stamp set onto my card front. I love how all of sentiments stamps in the Greenhouse Society Collection work together. Lastly, I attached my die cut peony to my card base with foam adhesive to finish my card.

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Thank you so much for stopping by!

I hope you have a beautiful day,

Dana


Isn't Dana's card fabulous? You can see more of her work on her blog, including several more projects featuring these peonies. The peonies and the Beautiful Narcissus stamp set that Dana used for her sentiment are both part of the Greenhouse Society Collection!

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Robbie the Raccoon Card Tutorial

Hi everyone, Happy Monday Morning! This is Bev and today we are welcoming Allison Arbour and Robbie the Raccoon to our blog. Allison has put together this playful raccoon card and a tutorial to go with it. I hope her project and tutorial inspire you to make some cute raccoon projects of your own! Here's Allison...


Today I'm going to show you how to create this cute card using the Robbie the Raccoon Stamp Set, the matching Robbie the Raccoon Crafting Dies and the Essential Stitched Labels Crafting Dies.

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Step 1: I stamped Robbie and the sentiment on a white piece of cardstock. I used Versafine ink, and heat embossed using clear embossing powder. Using Copic markers (colors W1, W3,W5, & R11) I colored Robbie in, then die cut him using the matching die. Then I cut out the sentiment using the smallest label in the Essential Stitched Labels Crafting Dies. 

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Step 2: Next I die cut the largest label from a piece of white cardstock. I used the negative space as a frame for the card and stamped Robbie’s feet in Versafine ink. I heat embossed the feet using clear embossing powder.

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Step 3: Next I lightly watercolored the label with Distress Inks. I used Picked Raspberry and Fossilized Amber.

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Step 4: Finally, I glued the watercolor panel down to the card base. I popped up the sentiment and frame using foam tape to add dimension. Then I cut a small slit between Robbie’s tail and body so that I could wrap his tail around the bottom of the frame. I added a drop of glue to keep Robbie in place and a piece of foam tape behind his head to prop it up.

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Thanks so much for sharing your Robbie the Raccoon card with us, Allison!

If you are a member of the Animal House auto-ship program, we shipped Robbie to you earlier this month. I hope Allison's project inspires you to get out your raccoon stamps & sentiments and use them on your own projects. Not a member? Robbie and his matching dies are available for individual purchase on our website.

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You Are a Blessing Card Featuring the Fresh Peonies Stamps and Dies

Hi Everyone! This is Bev. Today we are welcoming the very creative Ana Anderson to our blog! I am so glad you are joining us. And you're going to be happy too when you see Ana's beautiful classic card and her step-by-step instructions! Take it away, Ana.


Hello friends! Ana here today, with a card created with the gorgeous new addition to Greenhouse Society Collection of flower stamps and dies.

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When I first saw this Fresh Peonies stamp set I couldn’t wait to color it with as many coloring mediums as I could think of. For today’s card I chose to watercolor this beautiful image with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.

To start I stamped the image with Versafine Onyx Black ink and chose the marker colors I would be using on it – Dark Pink and Light Pink for the flowers and Mid Green, Pale Green and Deep Green for the leaves.

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Once the image was colored I used the matching Fresh Peonies die to cut it out and started working on the background.

To create the frame, I used the largest Essential Stitched Labels die and cut a piece of striped patterned paper I had in my stash.

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Next, I dry-embossed a piece of white cardstock to add some texture and interest to my background.

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I stamped the sentiment (which came with the Fresh Peonies stamp set), trimmed it into a flag shape and then started assembling my card.

To my card base, I added a piece of black layering cardstock, then adhered the embossed panel in the center.

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To complete the card, I added the die cut patterned paper frame, my beautiful peony image, and the sentiment using foam tape.

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Thank you so much for stopping by today, and until next time I wish you Happy Crafting!


Thanks so much for sharing your project with us, Ana. I hope you all enjoyed seeing Ana's card and tutorial. If you'd like to see more of Ana'a projects, here'a link to her blog. Plus you can see more cards and tags featuring the Fresh Peony stamps and dies on our website!

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