Technique Junkies

Monday, May 27, 2013

Dahlia Fold Flower Reminder

Just  a reminder to let you know that you have just 5 days left to play along with this month's challenge: 


Click HERE for the challenge post.

You could win a fabulous prize from our hostess if you're our top winner OR a fabulous digi sentiment if your creation is showcased! 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

CASED Dahlia Fold Flowers

Good Day Everyone!
Tracey here with the CASED card for this month's technique challenge, Dahlia Fold Flowers. I am just loving all of the entries so far. All of you are doing some fantastic work with this. I had a very difficult time choosing just one creation to case. I finally settled on entry # 2 by Shauna. In casing Shauna's card, I decided I would follow her layout but in a different colour scheme.

This is the card Shauna made:

Here is what I made based on her design:
(A complete list of the items I used to make my card is posted on my blog.)
You still have 10 more days to create a project using May's technique and enter it into our challenge. If you are looking for the tutorial and where to link up your post, you will find it HERE. I can't wait to see your creation.

Water Stamping Winners

It's time to announce the winners of last month's Water Stamping Challenge. Once again the entire crew would like to say a HUGE thank you for entering our challenge! We love visiting your blogs and are always inspired by your creations! 

Our Top Winner is~

Congratulations!!!  You win the amazing prize package offered by last month's hostess, Katy!  Please email Mynnette at to claim your prize!  AND, don't forget to grab your badge from the tab up top! :)

Our Showcased cards in numerical order~
(Sorry for no photo--
not allowed to copy from Flickr.)

Congratulations to you all!  You win a digital sentiment made by Mynnette!  Please email her at to claim your prize!  AND, don't forget to grab your badge from the tab up top! :)

Don't forget to join us this month for our DAHLIA FOLD FLOWERS challenge!  Watch the video tutorial and link up your projects HERE in the original challenge post! HUGS and happy crafting, friends! :)

Friday, May 17, 2013

Birthday Blog Hop Winner Announced

Good morning everyone!

I want to thank all of you who participated in the fabulous birthday blog hop for Mynnette!!!  It was such a fabulous surprise for her!  Also, many thanks to Ellen who facilitated the blog hop between Technique Time Tuesday & The Inkspirational DTs

Now the news you have all been waiting for!!!!!!!
The winner of the blog hop & a fantastic prize package is..............
From Millan.NetKIMBO!!!!From Millan.Net

Congrats!!!!  Please email me with your full name & address and we'll get your prize package out ASAP! :)

Thanks again to everyone who played along!
Have a fab day!
Julz :)

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Tips & Variations: Dahlia Fold Flowers

Hi, friends!  We're starting something NEW this month!  We will be posting each Tuesday of the month to help you learn more about our technique, to announce winners, and to remind you how many more days you have to play along with us here at Technique Time Tuesday!

This is the second Tuesday of the month and our technique is DAHLIA FOLD FLOWERS.  We've got a gorgeous card made by DT member Julz that shows you another way you can use this fun fold!

Here's a card that Julz made~

Julz says:
1. To make a single bud: Slide one Dahlia fold into another.  
2. To make a triple bud: Slide two Dahlia folds into one Dahlia fold then add a fourth in between the first two.  I'll have a video on my post showing this variation.
3. If usng cardstock, stamp one side or stamp both sides with different patterns. This creates more texture. 
4. To twist your flower center, lay your Dahlia folds so the center is slightly off to the side. 
5. Try Scallop circles, Hearts (folds on the non-pointed side), or squares for a different look.

Speaking of other shapes, Julz came up with another card using hearts!!!  A little bit different look but equally fabulous, don't you think?

Here's the card~

And the "How To" picture~

Isn't that gorgeous?!  Instead of creating an entire flower, you can use single folds or just a few to create a fabulous floral image. Wouldn't smaller circles be cool to use?  You could do an entire garden!  Just use your imagination and play around--it's such fun! :)

Here are some other tips and variations from the fabulous TTT DT that you could try as well!

Karen says: 
1. Use free papers from magazines (not the shiny type) to make these as they are not as thick as scrapbooking papers.
2. Use wet glue to stick to the base circle as you can move the 'petals' into position.

Katy says:
1. I found that thinner scrapbook paper work better than thicker paper. 
2. If you have a one-sided paper and don't like the white-you can color it with ink such as distress inks.

Rocky says:
1. To make a butterfly use two medium circles and two small.
2. You may need to snip off unseen edges underneath to get a perfect alignment when assembling the flower.
3. Origami papers are good for this technique, pretty and not too thick.

I hope you take some time to check out the original challenge post and watch the tutorial video then create something for us!  We LOVE seeing all the wonderful and creative projects that you make for us!  HUGS and happy crafting! :)

Monday, May 13, 2013


Woohoo! Today is a special day here at Technique Time Tuesday!!! Why? Because it is the sweet Mynnette’s birthday! And, because it is her birthday, we decided to SURPRISE her with a Birthday Blog Hop! 
Happy Birthday Mynnette!!!
To celebrate, we all chose our favorite technique of this year and made a special card for Mynnette.  To see which technique each of us chose, and to have a chance to win some BLOG CANDY, here is the blog list for you.
Oh yes a blog hop with birthday cards for Mynnette and, of course, BLOG CANDY for one lucky winner!
In order to have a chance to win, you need to visit each blog and leave a comment on each one, including this one. You will have until 5:00 PM EST on Thursday May 16th to leave your comment. One of the sites will be randomly chosen and we will randomly choose a winner from the comments on that site, using  The winner will be posted Friday May 17th!
Now, don’t forget to WISH MYNNETTE A HAPPY BIRTHDAY in comments below then start hopping! Be sure to check back on Friday for the winner of the blog candy!
Winner will have one (1) week to get in touch with me to claim your prize.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Dahlia Fold Flowers Challenge

 April's challenge winners will be announced on the 15th of May, so stay tuned to see who won Katy's amazing prize package!

May's Top Winner will receive 
offered by our hostess, Tracey!!! 

Here's what you could win~

A fabulous 16 piece stamp set from Close to My Heart!

Each stamper who's card is showcased 
will receive 1 digital sentiment made by Mynnette! ;) 

Here's the digi sentiment you could win~
With all that taken care of, let's get to it! We've got another fabulous challenge for you this month at Technique Time Tuesday--it's called DAHLIA FOLD FLOWERS!!!  We cannot wait to see what amazing creations you create with this month's VIDEO 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!  Now let's get started! 

Dahlia Fold Flowers

Materials Needed
*Circle Punch (any size works)
*Patterned paper
*Scrap card
*Bone folder (optional, not used in tutorial)
*Desired supplies to finish project
"How To"


And  now some fabulous inspiration from the Crew to get you started~ 

Tracey (our fabulous hostess)