Thursday, December 30, 2010

Skewed Pyramid for Chinese New Year

Hi, it's Beth here with Skewed Pyramid from this month's issue.

Are you enjoying the holiday season? Did you eat enough ham and turkey? I did.

My Skewed Pyramid card is perfect for my Chinese New Year party that I have each year. Guests are surprised with a home-made card every year, and I'm excited to share this cute card.

Image is from I Brake for Stamps and works perfect with the technique. Sentiment is a rub-on from a package that I bought at Hobby Lobby.

Image was coloured with Prismacolor pencil crayons. Oh how I love my Prismacolors. I have done many tutorials, on my blog, using them.

Try That Technique will resume next week. In the spirit of the holiday season, I will announce that the technique for the week of January 6th is Wet Stencil from April 2009. This will give you plenty of time to get your cards started. We would be thrilled to have more of you join in, in our challenges. Pretty please :)

Have a fabulous week. Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Acetate Flowers by Judy Jackson

I used a digital image of a map and stamped the background words and images. I happen to find the fabric brads with a travel theme in a craft store -- and they were being discontinued from their stock.
The acetate flower was fun to create and added a very interesting element to the card.
Acetate flowers can add a lot to a card or to a scrapbook page.
Stamp credits are from Stampin' Up!
Have a great week! and be creative!
Judy Jackson

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Motion CD Flamingo

I hope that many of you had a Merry Christmas and that all of you have a wonderful new year!!  Today is Christmas and here is a bright pink flamingo from the new Motion CD!  If you would like to win one of these CD's, hop on over to my blog at to sign up!  This is called Marvelous Marque and it is, of course from the new Motion CD!  

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Plaid Christmas

Hi, it's Beth here with Merry Christmas wishes in Plaid, a technique from this month's issue.

A very Merry Christmas to you and your family, and Happy Holidays too.

Stamp: IBFS

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Happy New Year from Hetty

Here is my last post for this year and I have a fun project for your to start the New Year.
A card you can send your friends and they will enjoy it for a year! isn't that fun?

It is a standing card with a calendar on top. A card you can put on your desk.
The template for this card you can find here:
and the template for the year is here:
Save this template to your computer and you can print it as many times as you want.
I do have a tip: print it in mirror image on the paper you want to use
and cut it from the back, this way you do not see any tines at the front.

Fot the mini calendar I used a free program at Red Castle
or go to my blog where you can download it.

On the front panel of the card you see used the Brick Wall technique from the latest TJ newsletter Dec/Jan 2010-2011. As I do not have the punch I just cut strips of paper and cut them at the desired lenght of the stones. Now you see a cup coming out of the side of the card. Well, that is another fun technique.

This is an online bonus technique called Hidden Surprise. The text is printed with the computer and the cups are a digital stamp by FireCracker Design by Pamela colored with copic markers.
At the moment Pamela's shop is closed after selling off all her rubber stamps, but in the New Year she will be back with the digitals stamps. Don't forget to check her freebies on Friday. She now has the cutest snowman for grabs.

Have a creative day
and I hope 2011 will be a very creative year! 

Monday, December 20, 2010


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! This is Chris Dickinson here! I had so much fun creating this Easel Card Box. This technique is one that we have a Step by Step pictorial instructions on the Fancy Folds and Motions Cd from the Technique Junkies Newsletter. I love having this cd, because I can take it everywhere I go and have 60 techniques all in one place. Easy to find and even better easy to use!!! You can find all of the details on how to purchase it on the side bar to the right. 

Here are some more details:
Stamp Set: The Greatest Gift from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Cardstock:Basic Grey Wassail, Neenah White, Espresso
Accessories: Scor-pal, Stitched Ribbon, Copic Markers, Circle Punches, Labels Punch, Felt Snowflakes, White Brads,

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a peek! Hope you all have a wonderful week!
Chrissy D

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Side Step Christmas


Good Saturday morning TJ friends from Kathie McGuire!!!

I'm having a blast with the Side Step technique from the Technique Junkies Fancy Folds and Motion CD! It's loaded with great projects, and this is my current favorite.

The base for this card was pre-printed, but I took the liberty of giving the reindeer red noses with a little pearl paint. Wish I could remember the stamp company for the sentiment (I borrowed the stamp from a friend)--I thought it fit perfectly on the side portion of the card. The "ornament" came in a button package, so I added a ribbon on top and a bling-a-ling in the center. The gold snowflakes were buttons; I cut the shanks off with a jewelry cutter so I could glue them flat to the "steps".

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you're enjoying all of the season's festivities wherever you are in the world!!

Kind wishes,


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Clowin' Around..

{Jane Bosi} LOVIN' the brand new clown images by Rick St. Dennis over at I Brake For Stamps! The Sepia technique (October 2009) and this fantastic designer paper really make the image pop! I love the Sepia technique because it's so versatile and produces consistant WOW results! Try it--you'll agree! I'm running "Clown Week" over on my blog--a new technique and a new clown everyday! C'mon over!

TTFN, Jane

Christmas Deconstructed Collage by Judy Jackson

I have had this Christmas Collage stamp a long time. I unmounted it within the last year and forgot to make a note of the manufacturer. I have tried to find out who makes this stamp to no avail -- so if you know please let me know.
This is a terrific technique from the December-January TJ newsletter. I really like this technique because it a good way to add details and highlights to a collage image. I decided to have the star and the word images --which are the Names of Jesus - just be in the background. So the Babe in the manger and the scroll were the only images that I "deconstructed." I layered the image on this beautiful background paper from Stampin' Up.
I think the elements of the card create a lovely card with a wonderful message.
May be your Christmas be one of true peace and joy. God bless you all! Happy crafting!
Judy Jackson

Friday, December 10, 2010

Soft 'n Sparkly

Hi!  Donna here with a technique from the August/September 2010 newsletter called Soft 'n Sparkly.  I have quite a bit of Flower Soft in my collection, but I don't think to use it often enough.  While working on this card, I remembered this technique and decided to give it a try for the trim on Juniper's outfit.  Boy, was I surprised at how much I like the look over plain Flower Soft.  I just wish I know how to take a photo that shows off glitter in all of it's true glory!  The stamps on this card are from Starving Artistamps, and details about the other products I used are on my Dee's Studio blog.

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Glossy Gesso

Hello Stamping Friends,

Hetty here with a technique from the new Dec2010/Jan2011 Newsletter.
There are so many new techniques that it was a difficult choice to make what to show you.
I want to share the GLOSSY GESSO with you, for this is
a wonderful technique for your  Christmas cards.

And not only for Christmas, also for Hanukkah as you can see here.
I have made this cute little dreidl notebook
with the glossy gesso on the covers and
 a digital stamp by the Pink Cat Studio (they have more cute ones).
On my BLOG you can find the template for this booklet.
The stamp is colored with copic markers.

Here is another card for you for Christmas/winter card with a message.
 I am sure you get it! The stamps are by Stampin'Up!
Hope to see many glossy gesso cards on the Yahoogroup now
for you must be wondering how this technique is
done: easy! Go over to the home page of the
log in and have lots of

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Triple Play Lighthouse

Hi TJ friends! Kathie McGuire here on my usual first Saturday of the month with a TJ project to share. This card features the technique called "Triple Play" from the 2/2009 newsletter.

I LOVE this technique and have used it for so many projects! Know what I love most of all? It fits into a #10 business envelope. Who doesn't have a zillion of those around?

I hope you enjoy my lighthouse card using Triple Play. I got a little creative and turned the card 90 degrees, making it a vertical rather than a horizontal design.

Here's a little bonus for you: See the knot tied in the cord? I learned how to tie it at Animated Knots. It's a website devoted to knot tying, with great animations on "how-to". So get creative, and add a great knot on your next TJ card!!

Have a great Sunday!!


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

TJ backgrounds for digital stamps

Hello Stampers!

Hetty here with some digital stamps. Have you tried them? I am getting into using them and some of the TJ background techniques are just great to use behind the colored digital stamps.
The digital stamps are by FireCrackers Designs by Pamela. The pinguin is one of her new
designs Pamela has made now that she is selling of her rubber stamps (75% on the last ones that are left).

The penguins have been colored with copic markers and cut out. I used some foam tape to stick them to the background. The background is made in the Antiqued Wallpaper technique June/July 2010 with a new embossing folder.
Here on the detail picture, you also see some snow. I used a puffy velvet marker for this.

Here another sample with the same Antique Wallpaper technique. Now if you want to try using digital stamps, you could use a freebie, like this Fall Kitty on FireCrackers blog HERE.
The Kitty is colored with copic markers and cut out. I have cut out three kitties for this picture.
I layered them with foam tape.

On top of the leaves some glossy accent is added to make the leaves shimmer.
The flowers and the leaves have are sizzix dies from Tim Holtz.
I crubled them a little with my hand to give them a more natural look.
The quote I found on the internet and is by Albert Camus:
"Autumn is a second spring when every leave is a flower."

Have a creative day!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Happy Fall by Judy Jackson

I love embossing folders and all of the things you can do with them. They easily add visual interest to your cards. These two embossing folders are two of the fall embossing folders folders Tim Holtz designed for Sizzix. Isn't the Texture Duet technique a wonderful way to use more than folder? I love it. The stamps are from Mark's Finest Papers. The pumpkins are watercolored. This will be one of my Thanksgiving cards -- I only make of few of those! I make over 120 Christmas cards so fall cards have to be limited!

Have a great day!

Judy Jackson

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Name Frame with Pearl Ex/Future Floor Wax


Happy Saturday TJ'ers!! It's Kathie McGuire here with one of my favorite gift projects. They're called Name Frames...I've made dozens of them over the years. (I always get this question, so I'll answer it here: Frame is from WalMart -- they are 3.00. Not in the area where picture frames are--always on an independent stand somewhere near the furniture area or photo area. As a note, they have a mat--and glass--which I removed. The mat is designed to hold two 3 X 5 or 4 X 6 photos. I simply removed it for this project). You can see many more Name Frames HERE.

I made this one for my leaf-loving friend, Judy. I used a technique from 6/03 called Pearl Ex/Future Floor Wax on the small punched leaves (see them in and around the corners of each letter of her name). It gave the perfect amount of color and shine to them!! My friend preferred her project without the glass, so I simply left it off when I put the project together.

As a note, there is no tutorial necessary for this project. The base cardstock is cut to 5 1/2" X 12". From there, create a project much like you'd make a scrapbook page. When complete, place it in the frame. That's how simple and easy -- and very economical -- this gift project is!! And you can place the glass back in its place, or not!

I hope you've enjoyed seeing the Name Frame project and thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Try That Technique: Jenny's Coat

Join in on the fun for your chance to win a day on the Yahoo Group Home page. Play in our challenge.

Beth Norman here with this week's Try That Technique challenge. Diana Enns and I challenged each other to use the Jenny's Coat technique from the December 2009 issue, and we invite you to join in too.

Create a card, or project, with this technique and submit your card to the Yahoo group for your chance to have your card on our home page.

Last week's winner is Francine Groulx who created a card using the Hidden Image technique. Congratulations Francine, your card is on our Yahoo group home page.

Good luck to everyone.

Side Step Christmas


  Hello!!! This is Chris Dickinson today, welcoming you to the Technique Junkies Blog! 

My card uses the latest cd available here (on the side bar)  This cd is WONDERFUL!  Have you ordered it yet? If not, what are you waiting for? It is FILLED with 60 tutorials!!!

Click on the sidebar to order your copy of the Technique Junkies Fancy Folds and Motion Cd

Here are a few more details:
Stamp Sets: I Brake For Stamps new release Christmas CollageJoy Postage
Cardstock: Navy, Cherry Cobbler, White, Gold
Paint: Creative Inspirations
Accessories: Technique Junkies Fancy Folds and Motion CdMartha Stewart Score Tool, Aqua painter, Paper Snips, Tear Drops, Gold Ribbon, Viva Gold Pearl Pen, Gold Zig Painty, Mini Glue Dots

Thank you for stopping by and taking a look! I can't wait to see some of the creations you make using your Fancy Folds and Motion Cd!


Friday, November 12, 2010

Designer Tiles

Happy Friday, everyone!  Donna here with one of my favorite techniques from the August 2008 newsletter--Designer Tiles.  I love paper and can't bear to throw away even the tiniest piece so any technique that allows me to use some of my precious scraps is an instant favorite.

The stamps I used on this card are from Inkadinkado, and the "grout" between my tiles is Tim Holtz Distress Embossing powder in the "old paper" color.  The Distress embossing powder is kind of sandy and gritty, and it really does look like grout...perfect for this technique!

Wishing you a great weekend with lots of crafting time!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Try That Technique: Hidden Image

Hi there, it's Beth with Try That Technique. Can you believe it's Thursday already? November is here, and preparations are being made for the holidays. Putting aside Christmas projects, I created this Hidden Image technique. I think the results are so pretty. To find this technique, pull out your 2010 CD as it is just one of the bonus techniques. If you don't have your CD, don't forget to order it.

Each week we ask that you participate in the challenge by making a card, or project, using our technique of the week, and post it to the Yahoo group.

CONGRATIONS Beth Ullman, you are the winner from last week's Mono Dye Mosaic challenge. You will find your card on the Technique Junkie Newsletter home page.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Mono Mosaic for Christmas

Hello Stamping Friends,
Here is Hetty again. Today I want to share my "Mono Mosaic"card with you. I cannot remember if I tried this technique when it came out Dec '05/Jan '06, but it sure is a nice technique. I am happy we do this revival in techniques. There are so many great ones we just forget. Time flies when you are having stamping-fun!
My card is made with stamps by Michael Strong. I used his frame stamp, the Christmas tree and the word stamps. The frame stamp I used for the background squares, stamped and embossed in red.
The tree I stamped on red paper and embossed with clear embossing powder. Thank I took out my metallic rub-ons and used some green and gold. I rubbed it on with my fingers and when finshed i took a soft cloth and the lines of the tree popped up again. I added some pearl gemstones.
The sentiment is stamped and embossed in gold.

I layered the paper with some foam tape to give it a little more dimention. Also I did not glue it sentered, this was to make some room for the ribbon and the sentiment. The pointisetta flower is done with a punch. I hope this gives you some inspiration to try this technique too.
It is easy and fun! See you next time.

PS if you like to see more ideas with this Christmas tree you might take a look at the Michael Strong Blog Hop. You can start at my CraftChaos Blog.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Fancy Folds.....POP!!

{Jane Bosi} I sure hope you are not getting sick of seeing projects from the Fancy Folds and Motion CD!!! These Pop Out cards are super fun and simple, if you have the right directions! {wink and giggle!}
This card features stamps from I Brake For Stamps (sentiment from Stampin Up!). My papers are just scraps from a long ago project, but I think they work well with the vintagey feel of the stamps and card!
Have a great day, friends!! I'm hoping to find my FF and M CD in my mailbox soon!! How about you

Monday, November 8, 2010

Another By the Inch Card by Judy Jackson

Hi! Judy Jackson here.
These inchie squares are so fun to create cards using the By the Inch Technique from the October 2010 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter!

Stamps used for this card are all from Stampin' Up! I used the Pulled Glimmers Technique (June 2010 issue of the TJNL) to create the background colors behind the stamped images.
Ribbon that had a variety colors is used for an embellishment behind the By the Inch nine square focal image.
Winter is coming but these images remind me that Spring comes right after!  I much prefer warmer weather over cold weather.
Have a good week!
Judy Jackson

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Wisped Frames

Hello Friends! It's Kathie McGuire here! Did you miss me yesterday? I didn't forget about you, honest. I was just immersed in rubber at the annual Fall Fiesta Rubber Stamp Show in Mesa, AZ. It was a great convention and I enjoyed demo'ing and seeing all of my local stamping and papercrafting friends there.

So now I'm back down to earth and sharing my usual Saturday technique, just a day later. This card features the oh-so-easy "Wisped Frames" technique from the 2/10 newsletter. See how it makes my happy little cupcake even happier?? It's such a nice subtle addition to any image.

Thanks for stopping by today! And if you haven't tried Wisped Frames, show me some *love* and try it! You'll be glad you did.


Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Fancy Folds and Motion Paper Crafts CD! - Marvelous Marquee Card - by Judy Jackson

This is such a fun card to open! It looks like it will be a Gate fold card, but as you open the card and pull back the side panels the "curtains" open to see an image behind the curtains!
Lots of sponging on this card. Stamp credits Stampin' Up, Impression Obsession, and the verse in unknown and unmounted. sorry!
Now the big question is --- have YOU ordered The Fancy Folds and Motion Paper Crafts CD yet? They will be in Pat's hot little hands and ready for mailing very soon! I know I can hardly wait to get my own copy! You can go to Pat's blog to order this CD. All of the info is on her sidebar! We are all looking forward to seeing your fancy fold and motion creations!

Judy Jackson


Hi, it's Beth here with Try That Technique Thursday. This week Diana Enns and I challenged each other to do the Mono Mosaic technique from the December 2005 issue.

For you chance to have your Mono Mosaic card on the Yahoo home page, for the wee, all you have to do is submit your card to the Yahoo group.

Congratulations Barb Benson. You are the winner for last week's Tye Die Technique and can find you card on the home page now.

Stamps: I Brake for Stamps, Hero Arts, SU

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Tunnel Card by Ann Clack

If you haven't gotten the Motion CD yet, what are you waiting for?  Christmas is coming......make that big hint to your hubby.....uhhhhh......I mean Santa!  Here is a card made from one of the new techniques called a tunnel card.  Enjoy!