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Thursday, January 24, 2013

NEW Name--Same Challenge!

Hi, friends!  We are changing our name from Technique Tuesday to Technique Time Tuesday!  Nothing will change--our address is the same, etc., but you will see our new updated buttons, banners, and badges!  If you are a previous winner and would like the new badge to coordinate with our new name, please feel free to take it--the new ones are under our tab up top!

HUGS and happy stamping!

Mynn xx

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Winners: Faux Tile

Firstly, I personally apologize for NOT getting this done on the 15th!  Oops!!!  It's been a crazy week and I've been sick--that's my only excuse.

Anyway, we had some gorgoues Faux Tile creations and we've made our choices!!!  Thanks for to all who
played along--we LOVE seeing your amazing creations!


Didos, your amazing monochrome holiday card stole all of our hearts!  FABULOUS creation!  You win 3 sentiments of your choice!  Please read the guidelines HERE on how to contact me about your prizes!  And don't forget your badge under the tab above!

Showcased Cards
(in numerical order)

Congratulations to all of you!  These are all amazing and beautiful creations!  You each win 1 digital sentiment of your choice!  Please read the guidelines HERE on how to contact me about your prizes!  Please take you badge from the tab up at the top, too!
Thank you for stopping by to see December's Faux Tile winners!  There is still plenty of time to join in the fun on our 3D Pedestal Pop-Up Card challenge, too!  I cannot wait to see this month's creation from you all!  Happy Stamping!! :)

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Mid Month Motivation: 3D Pedestal Pop-Up Card

Hello! This is Ellen here stopping by to give you a little Mid Month Motivation.  Have you linked up your 3D Pedestal Pop-Up Card yet? If not, there is still plenty of time to get in on the fun! This technique may look difficult, but it is an incredibly easy one. OK gals, grab those scissors, rifle through that paper, and snag up a little tape. Time to get to it and have some crafting fun!

But, before you run off to get that card made, take a look at the fabulous card that Karen has made to motivate us!
A1 TT DT January Katy1
A1 TT DT January Katy2
Be sure to jump over to her blog, Stamping in Pink to get all of the details!

Have you considered the fun of being more involved with our awesome crew? If so, now is your chance to respond to our Crew Call.  We are looking for 6 more awesome crafters to join us! Are you one of them? Come on over and check out the call. I’ll be watching for your entry!

Last month, because of Christmas, we did not have a CASE. We will be back to CASEing next month, so don’t be discouraged sweet crafters. We will be showcasing someone’s lovely creation then!

Thanks so much for stopping by for some motivation. We will be watching for your wonderful entries!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

3D Pedestal Pop-Up Card

Thanks to all of you who participated in last month's challenge!  The winners of December's challenge will be announced on the 15th of January, so stay tuned! 

ALSO: Stay tuned for some more exciting news at noon CST here at Technique Tuesday!!!

January's Top Winner will receive 3 digital sentiments made by yours truly, and each stamper who's card is showcased will receive 1 digital sentiment made by yours truly! ;)  Here's the best part--THE WINNERS get to choose what they want their sentiment to say and what style!  If this doesn't sound like something you'd like, you could choose from some sentiments that I already have made. :)  More details will be forthcoming after winners are announced. 

With all that taken care of, let's get to it! We've got another fabulous challenge for you this month at Technique Tuesday--it's a 3D Pedestal Pop-Up Card!!!  We cannot wait to see what amazing creations you create with this tutorial!  PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOUR CREATION USES OUR TUTORIAL OR YOUR ENTRY WILL BE DELETED.  If you need to review the rules, please consult the tab up top!

3D Pedestal Pop-Up Card

Materials Needed
 *Scoring Tool
*STRONG adhesive
*Bone Folder/Something to create good creases
*1 8.5"x5.5" piece of cardstock
*1 3"x3" piece of cardstock
*Stamps, inks, embellishments, etc., to finish card
"How To"
1. Fold your large piece of cardstock in half and semi-decorate the inside.  Don't decorate the entire inside until you finish and add your pedestal--you might put something in the wrong spot!  Leave the middle area clear as this is where the pedestal will be placed.

2. Take your 3" square piece of cardstock and score in at 1.5".

3. Turn the piece 90* and score at 0.5". Sharpen all creases.

4.  Snip the bottom of your square piece on the bottom where there is the T crease.  Cut only from the bottom until the half inch crease.

5. Fold the other side of the square cardstock in a triangular tip.  Push the triangle towards the inside of the pedestal--see the picture for a better description.  Sharpen creases.

6. Create your pop up piece.  Make sure that it is symmetrical when folded in half.  Make sure if you stamp a sentiment on it that you fold it vertically through the sentiment.  Fold it right sides together (meaning the back will show when it's folded).

7. Adhere STRONG adhesive to the folded triangular part of the pedestal/square piece of cardstock.  Place your folded pop up piece into the fold--MAKE SURE THAT YOUR SENTIMENT WILL BE FACING THE RIGHT WAY BEFORE ADHERING IT COMPLETELY.  

8. Open the pop up pedestal and turn it over.  Adhere STRONG adhesive to the bottom two small flaps.

9. Adhere the pedestal piece on the inside of your card approximately 2" from the middle fold of the pedestal to the top of the cardstock.  Make sure to have the piece folded slightly and not open all the way or else it will NOT fold down.

10. Finish the inside and outside of your card.

More info on my personal blog HERE.
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