Saturday, September 25, 2021

Welcome Sweet Baby


I make cards. For a living, pretty much. So why is it that I never have a card for the event I need it for? I guess it's the adage: The shoemakers children never have shoes. 

So my husband needed a baby card. I had none on hand, of course. So this card resulted - just a sweet little card to welcome the sweet child of one of the ladies in his office. 

I used the Welcome Sweet Baby Set for this card - in fact, I used all 4 pieces of the set; three on the front and one inside. And as simple as this card may be, I think it is adorable! It was also really nice to make a card with a person in mind...
Pat Huntoon

Friday, September 24, 2021

TJ Inkspirations: Blended Layered Leaves


Blended Layered Leaves
You have to try this!
A Colorful Life Designs recently released a wonderful group of leaf stencils that are just awesome! Each of the sets has 3 stencils in it, giving you a veined portion, a mask, and a negative mask. Having all three of these pieces in each pack gives you great options for using multiple inks and mediums.

Today I have a very short video (just 4 quick minutes!) using the stencils. Even with these fast and easy ideas, you will see that the stencils are pretty darn wonderful!

As of right now, the stencils are only available in packages. I have a limited quantity of each of these, and I will order more, but for now, we are only offering the limited quantities in the packages. You can find the packages HERE.

On another note, I do have a dozen order or so for people waiting for either the Shards Stencil or the Pastel Diamonds. Both of those products are in process getting here, so as for your patience. The Pastels are in a warehouse in Newark, awaiting clearance from customs, and the Shards Stencils are on a slight backorder. Both will be on their way shortly!


We are discontinuing the Distress Oxide Inks from our product line-up, so all in-stock inks are 30% off! Hurry though, quantities are limited, and when they are gone, they are gone! Simply add them to your cart and the discount will automatically be applied.

Ready for the Blended Leaf Stencils? Here's How:
Blended Layered Leaf Stencils - Technique Junkies
On the Road Again!

Meet us on the Road at our next show:

Hampton VAOctober 23 - 24

Allentown PA: October 30 - 31

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Gold embossed leaves

 Golden leaves are so luxurious! The Pile of Leaves background embossed in gold seems a perfect backdrop for the Leaf Corner Sentiments stamps as a focal image. The leaves on the front were just lightly colored with Distress Markers to add a bold hint of color. All stamps from Technique Junkies. Pat Huntoon

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Two Halloween Witch Cards

Hello! Tracy Shultz, The Hopeful Crafter, here to share two fun Halloween Cards featuring Technique Junkies Stamps: Hang Your Broom (#SD1123) and Witch in all of Us (#SD1136) and Drippy Moons Stencil from A Colorful Life Designs. 

You can find these stamps at
Don't forget to use my code: TJ10Tracy to save 10% off your order
Hang Your Broom (#SD1123)

I created a video and posted it on my YouTube Channel demonstrating how to make these cards:  

To create these cards, I used Pixie Spray to spray the back of the stencil. This is a low tack adhesive, available at Technique Junkies, gently holds stencils in place but won't tear paper. I used Mustard Seed Distress Oxide Ink to ink blend the Drippy Moon Stencil. Then, I stamped the Sentiments on white cardstock and trimmed them with my deckle trimmer. I had some dies in my stash that I used to accent the stamped panels. I used some ink to ink blend the edges of the stamped panels. I used foam tape to adhere the panels to the stenciled card base, then adhered the finished card panel to a black A2 card base.  Thank you for visiting today! 


Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Fright Night


Hello folks!  These cuties are laughing it up because they are so excited, just like I am, that it is soon Halloween season.  It's so fun to decorate, make cards, and just have some fun!

This cute card is a new release for September, and if you use my code TJ10Beth, you will get 10% off of your shopping cart, as long as it is not a sale item.

Stamps used:  Ghosties Night, Fright Night

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 17, 2021

TJ Inkspirations: Halloween Cards with Stenciled Shards


Halloween Shards Cards
You have to try this!
The Shards stencil from A Colorful Life Designs is simply AWESOME for Halloween cards. Today we have a video for you showing how to use this fun stencil two ways with two of the new Halloween cards from Technique Junkies.

I don't have a kit for you this week, but I gathered all of the items used in the tutorial into a category and put a 10% discount on them. If you want any of the pieces or parts used, simply add them to your shopping cart and the 10% will be applied automatically. You may find them HERE:

Here's how!
Halloween Cards with Stenciled Shards TJ
On the Road Again!

Meet us on the Road at our next show:

Hampton VAOctober 23 - 24

Allentown PA: October 30 - 31

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Pile of Leaves

 Hello creative friends!

I'm here on the Technique Junkies blog to share two pretty cards featuring items from from the Technique Junkies new release. 

Here's what I created:

For this first card, I stamped the background, #S941 Pile of Leaves with Versamark Ink, and heat embossed with gold powder onto black cardstock.  I then stamped #SS138 Leaf Corner Sentimentsset of 3 and heat embossed in gold onto craft cardstock. Using an Ink Blending Brush, I distressed the sentiment panel a bit prior to matting with black cardstock. The sentiment panel was popped up on the card base with dimensional foam pieces.

Here is my 2nd card:

I love the way this card looks! The image was stamped once, the cardstock turned around, and stamped again, creating a lovely frame around the sentiment. I chose a greenish tan color of cardstock, and heat embossed everything using Tim Holtz Rustic Wilderness Embossing Glaze. The pieces were assembled, and a tiny twine bow was added.

What a fun release to work with! 

These were both fun to create - I've so enjoyed this release!

So glad you stopped by today!

Now, be sure to head over to the Technique Junkies store and check out the incredible July release!

Hugs and smiles,
Patti J.