Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Try That Technique - Inked Over

Hi Everyone,

Tricia here.  Hope your holidays were as awesome as mine.  My hubby gave me a Silouhette Cameo.

This weeks try that technique (a little later than normal) is the INKED OVER technique.  I loved this technique because was quick and easy and there are so many possibilities.

The bells are cut from my Cricut.  The must was a stamp from Technique Junkies.  I got the saying online and printed it to a piece of paper and mounted it at the top.

Hope you and your family have  a safe and happy New Year!


Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Hello everyone,

Hetty here with two cards 
 to wish all my Technique Junkie
friends a Merry Christmas
 and hope you all have a wonderful
and relaxed time with your family and friends.

These cards are made in  a technique called Aged Krafty Color

The first card is made with the new
Technique Junkies stamps. A catalogue for these
stamps you find HERE.
The second card is made with Tim Holtz 
Christmas stamps and words.
This is a very nice technique if you like
the vintage style look for your cards
and what's more it is an easy technique to do.

Have a creative day!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Try That Technique - Layered Paper Piecing

Hi Junkies, Tricia here with this week's Try That Technique - Layered Paper Piecing.  This card was made with papers from Gina K Designs.  The box, cover and tag were also from Gina K Designs.  The NOEL stamp is from our very own Technique Junkies.  This is a fun and easy technique which packs a punch (I think)...LOL

I hope you have some time this week to join us...we'd love to see what you come up with.

Hope you have a safe and wonderful holiday!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Faux Thickers by Judy Jackson

This is a truly fun technique that is just plain fun to think about and to create. It will make you look at some of your tools and supplies in a new way.  As I was creating cards for the newsletter, I kept making these cards!  It is from the current newsletter.

All stamps are from Stampin' Up.

I hope your days are merry and bright!

Judy Jackson

Friday, December 20, 2013

More Dylusional Die Cuts

  I have enjoyed seeing the cards submitted this week using the Dylusional Die Cuts technique from the latest newsletter, so I thought I would give it a go. It is really a pretty quick technique, and yields 2 cards at a pop. It is a fun new way to look at your dies too. (I think it makes them cheaper each time you use them, doesn't it???).
 I used a Confetti cardstock and a SweetCuts Die. The Sentiments are both from Sweet Stamps

We'd love to see what you are creating!!! 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Dylusions Die Cut

Hello, Beth Norman here today with the Technique of the Week--Dylusions Die Cuts.  I didn't have any Dylusions and I've been wanting them because the colours are so vibrant, so when this technique came out I went right to town and bought four colours.

My die is from Impression Obsession, and the verse is from Verve Stamps.

As I sit here the snow is gently falling to a total of about 7 inches.  It certainly put me into the Christmas spirit; I baked sugar cookies and will decorate them with pretty coloured icing and sprinkles.  My shopping has been done and wrapped for the last six weeks and my baking is almost done.  It's nice to be ahead of the game this year.  I even made 50 cards and got them all mailed out in late November.  How are you coming along?

Have a happy holiday season.

Cute little Snowman

I was super blessed when a friend let me borrow her Die/folder.  It created this darling snowman where I used a morphed technique called Sanded Core'dinations from 4/2010.  The morphed part is that the paper I used for the snowman is throw away paper that a friend gave me.  It is like the board on the back of a pad of paper but it has one side that is coated white.  Worked perfectly for this!!  I had a cute little snowflake punch (one of those cheap thumb ones) but it would NOT punch through the beautiful paper I had from Paper Temptress (swirly and pearl)......so.......I made a small snowflake and cut it out with my Silhouette cutter.  To make this die into a card, I folded regular white card stock and held the fold line down from the top of the snowman.  I then adhered the die cut/embossed snowman over the card.  Voila! 

I hope that all of you have a Blessed Christmas!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Try That Technique - Dylusions Die Cuts

Hi Junkies...Tricia here.

This weeks try that technique is "Dylusions Die Cuts".  I love that you get two cards from this one technique.  I cut these with my cricut...love it!  More of my Christmas Cards that finally went out in the mail...whew. 

The sentiment is from Stampin Up!  Hope you join in and show us your creations.  Have a crafty day!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Tri-fold Accordion Card by Judy Jackson

This wonderful technique is from the Designer Paper Perfection CD.  Do you ever forget you have the CDs from Technique Junkie?  Now is a good time to pop them into your  CD reader and make a few projects. 

The above photo is the card closed.  The photo below shows the card opened --

This is a wonderful presentation for a special recipient for a terrific card!   I know my sister-in-law will love this card!

All stamps on this card are from Stampin' Up!

I hope you have created a few special cards for a few special folks on your card list!

Merry Christmas everyone. 

Judy Jackson

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Speckled Words by Judy Jackson

The instructions for this dramatic, but simple,  technique are in the current newsletter. I am truly sorry you cannot see the glimmer mist on this card -- it really adds something special to the front of the card. With the addition of some ribbon, some silk flowers and this is a card that will be received with joy. :) 

May you have true joy this very special season of the year!  Merry Christmas everyone!

Judy Jackson

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Washi shape for Christmas

Hello Technique Junks!

Hetty here and as of lately I am addictad
to washi tape. Just can't get enough of it
and luckily there is a tutorial in the latest
TJ Newsletter called Washi Shapes.

This card is made with the flower die by Michael
Strong as well as his leave stamp and the sentiment.
For the background I used some musical paper
out of a book I got at a flea market sale.

If you want to see another sample please
come over to my Craftchaos Blog.

Have a creative day!

Circle Strips Christmas Card by Judy Jackson

Do you have some small pieces of Christmas (or other patterns) of designer paper in a folder or a box or an envelope somewhere?  Do you wish you could use them effectively and make a WOW card?   Then this Circle Strip technique from the current newsletter is just for you! 

Measure the strips, punch out some circles, arrange, and you are nearly done! 

Stamps are this card are from Stampin' Up. 

I hope you are well on your way to having all of your stamping and scrapping, and shopping done for Christmas. That way you can really enjoy the rest of this special season of the year.

Have a wonderfully creative week!

Judy Jackson

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Triple Die Time

It's Jackie K back again this time with Triple Die Time from the October/November newsletter.
For this card I just wanted to highlight the flower with the triple dies as opposed to the entire image. I was happy with the results. The flower stamp is from Rubber Stampede and the small verse which I love so much is from Art Neko.
Another fun technique to try if you haven't already.
See you back here soon.
Happy Stamping!!!!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Hello TJ Friends! Kathie McGuire here with the Circle Strip technique from our current newsletter. It's a great technique for Christmas cards if you're behind in creating, so won't you give it a try? Thanks for stopping by today! Happy Holidays! ~Kathie

Speckled Words

Hello Everyone, Jackie K here with an example of the Speckled Word Technique.

I had a lot of fun making this card, as I love to color and going dotty was a blast. It wasn't until I finished and looked at the card at a distance, that I realized how effective this technique is. I can imagine using this for many occasions and one thing that comes to mind are place cards. I know my grandchildren would get a kick out of seeing their names dotty style.
Give it a try wont you and post your results to the yahoo group for us all to enjoy.
All stamps are from Club Scrap.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Simple Frames meets Paper Piecing

Hi Junkies, Tricia here...a little late this week.  I am finishing up my Christmas Cards and I made this easy card using stamps from Gina K Designs and Stampin Up!

I colored the stuff in the bag with copics.  I cut out the bag from the Gina K Designs cardstock that I also used for the card.

Sentiment is from Stampin Up!

Hope you enjoy your weekend.  Have a crafty Day!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Circle Strips TOTW

Hello everyone, Jackie K here with the TOTW Circle Strips with a little added something from last weeks TOTW.
Painted Burlap.
I think I will be looking at making more customizable (is that a word?) embellishments with this technique. You can make them to fit whatever color or design you are using.. COOL!
Back to this weeks TOTW I used a slightly larger strip so I could make a larger card. I am bored with the regular sized cards I ordinarily make. I was thinking with this technique you could customize your strips for any occasion by stamping them. I might have to try that with the next birthday card I make.
Take care everyone and keep on stamping!

Faux Die Plate by Judy Jackson

Did you know that last week was Thanksgiving? But you probably don't know my hubby and I hosted 22 people for dinner that day and I had 5 overnight guests (which included our 3 precious little granddaughters which was fun!) and they were here for 3 nights.  So I had to roast and carve two turkeys and all the fixings. Nor do you know I had to create 22  place cards with stamping and coloring. Nor do you know that I planned and prepared 2 crafts for all of the kiddos after the Thanksgiving meal.  And last Friday was our twin granddaughter's 7th birthday -- at our house.  And they wanted a homemade board game made by Gramma - first grade teaching skills came to my rescue! So we had more guests for a meal and more cleanup to do, etc., etc.

All of that is to say, I am pretending this Thursday was my assigned day in November to post a card to this blog.  My life was crazy last week.  It was a fun week but crazy, none the less!

I love this technique!  When you look at this scan, you might think that the die cut is quite large - but nope it is not. It is not A2 size, not even close. It is quite fun to look at your dies in a whole new way for this technique. The Faux Die Plate technique is from the October/November 2013 issue of the Technique Junkie newsletter.

Then we have the lovely humming bird "dream" stamp which is from -- ta da!  the Technique Junkies stamp line! I have used that stamp a lot over the years when I acquired it from the former Stamp Camp company. 

I think the bird and the flowers go together wonderfully. And right now on this cold damp day, I wish I were able to look at a humming bird fluttering around some bright red flowers on  vine!

Here is wishing for a crafty, and snowless winter!

Judy Jackson

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Circle Strips - Try That Technique

Good Morning Junkies, Tricia here.
The newsletter is out and it is FABULOUS...But would you expect and less?
We now embark on our next technique of the week! 
We just love having you participate and show us all of your unique and wonderful creations.

The stamp is a digi from Mo Manning and the sentiment is from Stampin Up! 
Come play along won't you?

Try That Technique Challenge

Good Mornin' Ladies: Nancy Dawson here with our next Try That Technique Challenge! Circle Strips was featured in the December/January 2014 Technique Junkie Newsletter. It is so interesting, quick and easy to make. The circles adds interest by being varied at the bottom of your strip.

I used Stampin' Up materials including the Season of Style Designer Paper Pack. I just love these since they are 4 1/2 x 6 1/2, perfect for card-making and you get 48 sheets! A stamp from the Tag It set and cut with the Chalk Talk Framelits added just the perfect sentiment.

Enjoy and let us see your creations.

Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Just a little

It's Saturday, right?  No?  Hmmmm............   Well, let's pretend that it is Saturday and that my blog post is on time.  That works for me!!

Here is a card that I made up for my granddaughter who LOVES horses.  The image is from Rubberstampave.  The background is a Technique Junkie technique called Bingo Blast.  My friend and I really did have a blast making backgrounds.  You can see some of the shimmer in the photo as I used Twinkling H20 type daubers.  The gold is so pretty in real life. 

Hope all you readers have a Wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow!

Painted Burlap for Hanukkah

Hi there Technique Junks!

Hetty here andas
 Hanukkah is starting tonight
with lightening the first of the 8 candles
I made a card for you to wish all
my Jewish stamping friends 

I used Club Scrap Fire & Ice papers
and if you want to see more ideas 
with these papers feel free to checkout 
the Club Scrap Fire & Ice blog hop today.
You find all participants here:

The sentiment is by Create with TLC
and the keep calm saying I made 
myself on the computer.
As I am the owner now of an envelop punch board,
I just had to make a matching envelope.
It is absolutely VERY easy to do!
Stamps on the envelope are a 2006 set by Club Scrap.

Thanks for looking and
spin the dreidel and have some latkes!

Have acreative day!

Monday, November 25, 2013

3 D Gold

From the Oct/Nov newsletter,
For some reason I cannot get a good photo of this card. It is much prettier IRL. I can see that this is a technique that I will keep coming back to. It makes for a very elegant card that takes only a short time to create. With an countless number of stencils available, the options for this technique are endless. Think about using this technique the next time you make a card, as it is suitable for any occasion.
I want to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Blessed Thanksgiving. I hope you will all be surrounded by those that mean the most to you.
See you back here soon
Jackie K

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Try That Technique - Painted Burlap

Hi Junkies, Tricia here with this week's Try That Technique, Painted Burlap.

I used papers and stamps from Gina K Designs.  I airbrushed the snowflake on the painted burlap using one of my stencils.  I added some lace and dimensional pearls.

I hope you will play along this week.  For our fellow Americans, here's wishing you and yours a very happy and safe Thanksgiving.

Thanks for stopping by and have a crafty day!


Friday, November 22, 2013

Puppy Love

I made a card for our Dog sitter using the Peek-a-Boo Holes Technique in the current newsletter.
 This image looks so similar to my dog- always greeting me with a tennis ball in his mouth and waiting to play!  The images are stamped in Chocolate Chip ink from SU onto shimmery cardstock from Paper Temptress. I used punches to create the puppy paws.

Have a great day!
Shelly Schmidt

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Out of The Box

Hello Junkies, Tricia here...

I made this Christmas Card using the out of the box technique.

The digital stamps are from Karen's Doodles and the sentiment is from Stampin Up!  I used copics to color the images with copics.  I popped up Santa with pop dots.  The cardstock and designer papers are from Gina K Designs.

Hope you have a crafty day!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Angelic Peek a Boo Holes

Hello, Beth Norman, here with this week's technique Peek A Boo Holes.  It is a technique that can be used many different ways, but my favourite is with snowflakes.  It adds an element of surprise, don't you think?    I like how this card turned out and plan to make more of them for next year's Christmas cards for my mom and two sisters.

My Copic markers are three years old and I'm only just now starting to use them, having been a die-hard coloured pencil fan.  I love the look of Copic markers so you'll be seeing me use them more.  As you may know, I love to colour and most of my cards use some method of colouring.  I like to use Tombow markers as well.  What do you like to colour with? 

My new-to-me stamp is from Penny Black. 

I do hope you join us with this week's Technique of the Week.  I'll be watching for them on our Yahoo group.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Peek A Boo Holes

Hey Junkies, Tricia here with this weeks Try That Technique...another great technique called Peek A Book Holes.

This is such a versatile technique...won't you play along?

Stamps:  I Brake For Stamps; Stampin Up!; Impression Obsession

This cute little reindeer was colored with copics.  I also used my stencil to make a subtle background behind him.  The sentiment and peppermint stamps are from Stampin Up!  The background swirls are a stamp from Impression Obsession.

I would love to see your take on this technique...have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!


Saturday, November 16, 2013

Hello Friends! Kathie McGuire here today to share a project with a spring feeling that can be easily changed to fit your holiday gift giving needs. This is a bag topper I created to match the gifts inside. I used the Pencil Over Marker technique from the 2/05 Technique Junkies newsletter. I hope you've enjoyed the project, and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

More Velveteen Stamping - Technique of the Week by Judy Jackson

Howdy from Judy Jackson!  There have been some just gorgeous samples shown on this blog from the Technique Junkie Design Team.  We hope you have enjoyed these!  I have two cards to share with you today.

As with some other samples it is hard to get a good scan showing the second stamp but it is there.  Stamp credits - Hero Arts, Stampin' Up, and Art Neko.   This is a fun technique and not very complicated and it yields quite interesting results.   It seems to work best with one background stamp that has quite solid areas.  Then the second background stamps shows up better.

And this one will sent out as one of my Christmas cards. I have created 150 Christmas cards this year.  They are not all the same design. I usually make about 4-6 different designs and mass produce about 25-30 of each design.  I do still have to stamp the inside verse on a bunch.  Stamp credits for this card are all  from Stampin' Up.   

Now my hubby has to write the Christmas letter!

Do you craft your own Christmas cards?  What special technique are you using?  Have a super stamping day!

Judy Jackson

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Chain Link again

Hi Technique Junks,
Hetty here for you.
Some time ago, I thought I will do away with my punches.
But I am glad I didn't,for then  a new useful tutorial
pops up to use those punches!
The Chain Link technique:
If you have those single figures of paper punches,
you can make your own chain by just repeating
the punch you want to use on your card.

For this one I used my apple punch.
Sentiment is by Club Scrap.

And here my dreidl punch came in handy.
Sentiment is by Club Scrap.

The leftover paper punch figures are so much
fun to use on the inside of your card.

PS Hanukkah is very early this year:
It starts allready on November 27
(just a day before Thanksgiving).

Have a creative day!