Technique Junkies Inventory Reduction Sale

WOWZA!!  Pat Huntoon has come up with a wonderful December Inventory Reduction SaleEverything in the that category is 35% off, PLUS use my code TJ10Beth for an additional 10% off.  That’s a whopping 45% off.  The reduction sale lasts through December 1 – 15.

My “oldie but goodie” favourite stamp is on this list.  The Flourished Floral.  If you click on Flourished Floral you’ll see 7, yes 7, examples that I created.

Are you still busy making Christmas cards?  I finished making 60+ cards and the ones going into the mail all got mailed yesterday.  I had a hoard of cards organized by sizes and countries to a tune of $76 in postage.  Reminder to self–make flat mailable cards for the next Christmas season.

How many Christmas cards do you make for Christmas?

Thanks for stopping by.


Posted on : Dec 02 2021
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Courage

Hello fellow stampers!  Technique Junkies came out with an awesome November release. I think there’s a little bit of this verse in all of us these days, whether it be mentally exhausted or letting COVID restrictions get to us.  We all could use a bit of courage.  This Courage stamp comes with the verse and lion as one stamp.  The background I felt would best go with Courage is called Seagrass Mat.  Seagrass Mat is not a new release but can be purchased at 10% off just by using my code TJ10Beth.

My background that has Courage stamped onto it, is one of my many Color Burst backgrounds.  For links please scroll down.

 

Color Burst Background

Highlighting Christmas Colours

 

Highlighting Twilight Skies


Posted on : Nov 30 2021
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Appreciate the Journey

Hello there fellow stampers!   For Christmas I am giving a dear friend 40+ cards for Christmas, and these are part of the present.  Pair designer paper with Appreciate the Journey = quick cards.

I apologize for such a poor photo.  This photo convinced me that I do indeed need a photo box.  I’ve been researching them and decided to go to the local camera store to see what they offer.

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Posted on : Nov 23 2021
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A Warm and Merry Christmas

Hello folks!  Did you catch Technique Junkies November release yesterday?  Another great month of red rubber!  Today’s cards uses new releases, which can be purchased at 15% discount.  If you use my code TJ10Beth, that will take 10% off the rest of your cart.  The 15% is automatically reduced for you.  Take advantage of this sale until the 8th of November.

Card Instructions

  • Using an embossing buddy, generously rub it over your coloured cardstock, both for background and your cut-out banner.
  • Heat emboss using gold embossing powder and heat set Leaves and Berries, Retro Merry Christmas and Warmest Wishes
  • Trim your gold embossed cardstock to 3 14/16 inches wide and 5 2/16 inches tall.
  • Trim your mat (I used black) to 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • Adhere your Leaves and Berries background to your mat.
  • Glue mat onto an A2 (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″) white card.
  • Using pop dots, place your sentiment as desired.

Thanks for stopping by!

 

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Posted on : Nov 02 2021
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Vintage Ornaments

Hello there friends!  Are you almost finished your Christmas card-making or just getting started?  I love the versatility of the Technique Junkies Vintage Ornaments stamp because there are many ways to use this stamp, whether it be quick and simple or a little more intricate.

I’m getting so excited about Christmas.  I feel like a young kid all over again when I see all the festive lights, Christmas trees, and decorations.  How about you? I love watching all the Hallmark movies I can, and even looked closely to see how their houses are decorated.  Last year Al put greenery along the top of both kitchen cupboards, and I gently laid 60 round coloured Christmas tree ornaments, all different sizes, in orange, purple, lime green, pink, bright blue.

This year I want to concentrate on the outside, and already bought outdoor lights.  Al got into the spirit and put them up around the patio door and window of our apartment already.  The rest of the decorations will go up on Nov 13, when the Christmas tree goes up.

Enjoy your week, and happy stamping!


Posted on : Oct 26 2021
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Poinsettia Wreath Wishes

Hello fellow stampers.  Have you started making your Christmas cards? I’m about done, but there’s always room for making more. I’m sure you are busy in the U.S. thinking about Thanksgiving preparations. Here, in Canada, we celebrated our Thanksgiving. It is a special time of year for me because my daughter was born on Thanksgiving Day. Her birthday doesn’t always fall on Thanksgiving Day because our Thanksgiving Day fluctuates.

Put aside your Thanksgiving plans for now, let’s focus on Christmas for a moment.  Using Poinsettia Wreath Wishes, set of 7, I created numerous cards and am showing three of my cards here.

Steps to Making the Wreath

  • Using brown ink stamp your wreath onto a lightly coloured wood paper or a light coloured cardstock of your choice
  • Choose your sentiment and line it up on your stamped out wreath.
  • Using an embossing buddy run over the area made for a sentiment
  • Emboss using gold embossing powder
  • Stamp out a second image on white cardstock if you are only making one or two cards.  If you make more, take the stamp off your block or Misti and ink up just the area of the poinsettia and hand press onto white cardstock.  Repeat as necessary
  • Using a circular die, cut out your wreath
  • Colour your hand-stamped poinsettia and cut along the edges so you are left with just a poinsettia
  • Adhere coloured and cut poinsettia over top of the originally stamped image.  I adhered my coloured poinsettia with a pop dot
  • Add pearls to the centre of the flower, and greenery around the flower too
  • Embellish your card as desired

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Posted on : Oct 19 2021
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Merry & Bright

Hi there folks!  There is still time to get the newly released Technique Junkies October stamps at 25% off.  Use my code TJ10Beth and get 10% off everything else!

I was born in the 60’s.  Is that why I love retro so much?  This fun ornament stamp is called Retro Ornaments Background.  Merry & Bright came from Victorian Greetings, set of 6.

Steps to Making Card

  • Cut turquoise card to size 4″ x 5 1/4″ and copper mat at 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Take a dark colour of ink, such as a deeper turquoise and blend edges, leaving the centre light (original colour of cardstock).  Let dry completely before the next step.
  • Rub embossing buddy generously over the entire cardstock.
  • Heat emboss using gold embossing powder
  • Add a banner with sentiment using the same colour as the mat.  Here it is a copper.
  • Whalaa.  You’re done!

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Posted on : Oct 05 2021
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Technique Junkies New Release and a Video from Me

Whoop Whoop, it’s my favourite time of the year–Christmas!!!  I had so much fun making my cards for the month of October.  I’m sure you’re going to be as excited as me when you see this release!  I was inspired by these stamps, and I wanted to use many different techniques.  Today I am sharing my video–Christmas with Color Bursts, highlighting two ways of using your backgrounds.  For more details from the Design Team, and stamps, please scroll down.  If you want to start at the beginning, please visit the TJ Blog.

15% off all new release stamps until October 8th.  This month I’m happy to announce that my code TJ10Beth is good for all other products until the 8th.  After that my code is good for everything which includes October releases.

 

Stamps used:  Vintage Ornaments, Jingle On

Design Team Inspiration

TJ Blog
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Gotta Have it All Bundle

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Posted on : Oct 01 2021
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Creepy Halloween

Hello there Halloween lovers.  This is one creepy stamp and great for one who is enthralled with Halloween.  Scary Skull is quick to use and perfect for mass production.  You can use my code TJ10Beth for my 10% discount.

Hope you’re having a great week.  I’m preparing for our trip to Ottawa to visit my daughter and  her family.  I’m busy making my daughter a birthday card and coordinating tag.  The first set I made, I went to use it and discovered it didn’t coordinate at all with the wrapping paper so I’m back to my room for a do-over.  My world has to be matchy-matchy. Just ask my friends and family.

In three short days Technique Junkies will have their October release and with that comes another tutorial by me.  It was some video.  Al and I spent 7 hours editing, cutting 13 minutes off the time.  I’m still learning a lot about making YouTube videos, and I still can’t stop feeling like I’m in front of an entire stadium of people.

I’ll be back on Thursday, and I hope you will be too.  Cheers!


Posted on : Sep 28 2021
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Fright Night

Hello fellow stampers!  This is going to be a month of Halloween cards for you.  I love sending out Halloween cards.

This cute card uses stamps from Technique Junkies, 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

 


Posted on : Sep 21 2021
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