Monday, September 23, 2013

{Technique Tuesday} Publications + Giveaway!

Every year on my birthday, I do a little giveaway. It's just one of those things that I do. ;) I do it in appreciation for the support and inspiration you all provide me throughout the year, for the comments you leave, for the emails, and for stopping by to lurk in silence. Haha. I know that I'm guilty of doing the latter much more than I should! I know you are there though and occasional giveaways are my way of saying thanks.


In today's post, I'm sharing a couple of Technique Tuesday publications. This first card appears in Paper Crafts magazine's July/August 2013 issue. You can find both the paper and digital links below. The sentiment is from the Awesome stamp set which I modified and stamped a portion of it twice to create a coloured shadow. To create the sandal pattern, I traced a pair of J.Crew sandals, scanned them, resized and printed them. Then I cut them out, stitched along the edge for authenticity and braided the straps with baker's twine from The Twinery. The patterned papers are from Kaisercraft's Pickled Pear paper pad.

Photo courtesy of Paper Crafts magazine

This second card appears in Paper Crafts magazine's Holiday Cards & More, Volume 8. You can find both the paper and digital links below. I used the Magic of Christmas stamp set which is extremely versatile and easy to use. This card literally took five minutes to make, plus it's easy to mass-produce and mail!


I made this holiday card a while back using the Be Jolly stamp set and hadn't shared it. This set is so much fun! I stamped the tree and sentiment on the white panel, stamped a bunch of circles in all colours on a separate piece of cardstock and punched them out. Then I adhered them to the tree with glue dots.

Giveaway


To celebrate these publications, the generosity of Technique Tuesday's publication incentive program and my birthday, I'm giving away Awesome and Bright Idea. You have until Saturday, September 28th at 11:59 p.m. EST to leave a comment on this post. You must be a follower of this blog. I will choose a winner via Random.org to receive both the Awesome and Bright Idea stamp sets by Technique Tuesday and announce the lucky winner here on Sunday, September 29th.

Thanks so much for the birthday wishes! :)

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39 comments:

Jessi Fogan said...

Emily, you are just awesome :D Those flip flops? I actually squeed out loud :) Love the super-cute Christmas cards too!

Carol McCready said...

I love those flip flops.
Pretty Christmas card.
Thanks for the chance
to win.

Lynn said...

Two adorable cards. I love those flip flops! I hope you have an amazing birthday Emily! You deserve it!

Mary-Anne V said...

Wonderful cards...the flip flops are awesome and I love the beachy background too. Thanks for the details on the Christmas card. I am always looking for inspiration for flat cards to mail. Also, I think I wished you a little early yesterday...hope your bday is truly wonderful!

Margie said...

Happy birthday! And congrats, too!

Miriam Prantner said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great day! Such fun cards, congrats on the pubs!

Cindy C. said...

Super cute CAS Christmas cards! Congrats on the publication. And I love the flip-flops!! Thanks for a chance to win some fun stamps!

Josie0602 said...

Love the Christmas tree card! Oh and the flip flop card ....WOW!

Tracy

Jennifer said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Yay for your cool publications, loving those flip flops! And that Christmas tree card has me singing...too cute!

shirley-bee said...

Happy birthday from one of your (sometimes) silent lurkers! Love the flip flop card.

Jennyfer L said...

Happy birthday from one of your silent lurkers:-) Hope that today is full of surprises and fun! Congrats for being published again and here's to many years to come...

alexandra s.m. said...

Fabulous cards Emily!
TFS~

Sabrina said...

Happy Birthday!! These cards are amazing!! I really love the BE Jolly Stamp set!!! It is sop darling!!

Trisha Klowak said...

These are all wonderful cards!! I think my favorite would have to be the flipflop one...I usually end up putting my flipflips away sometime in november! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful birthday :)

Lindsey said...

Your sandal card is seriously amazing, Em! The first Christmas card is so awesomely CAS, while the second is totally fun. All three are perfect examples of your talent!
And happy happy birthday!

Jingle said...

Congratulations on your publications, Emily! I have been drooling over the Tis the Season card in the magazine! I just love that one!!! I hope your birthday is going absolutely wonderfully!

Chris D. said...

Brilliant cards all of them! I'm in love with that flip flop card and the holiday cards are fabulous!

joy said...

Congrats, Emily! I always look for your cards when I get a new magazine. I love that be jolly card!!!

littlebitoftoto said...

Happy Birthday Emily....I just celebrated mine last week....love your blog and am guilty of not commenting very much..thanks for the chance at some candy!

Tammy said...

Happy Birthday from one of your lurkers, lol. I love your flip flop card, especially the wood background with it.

Deborah Montgomery said...

Love your flip flop card...and your blog :). Thanks for the chance to win ....both sets look like fun!! Happy Bday and congrats!

Del Marie Riley said...

Happy Birthday to you. All of your cards are fantastic. Thank you for the chance to win these great stamp sets.

Sheri said...

Sending warm Birthday Wishes your way. I might be one of those lurking silent readers though I do try to comment. I enjoy all your creations and looking forward to more. Love the flip flop card.

Indy said...

Amazing work!! Happy birthday!
Hugs,
Debbie

Houses Built of Cards said...

WOW! Gorgeous cards - congrats on the pubs! And Happy Birthday to you!!!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

pcm said...

those flip flops are amazing!!! happy birthday!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Yay!!! Congratulations and happy birthday to you!!! Thank you so much for sharing your joy with such generous gifts! Love seeing your work in themagazines!

Carrie R. said...

Happy Birthday! I love how you made the flip flop straps!

Lizzy C said...

Uhh...those flip flops- so amazing! Congrats on all the publications! And, most importantly, happy, happy birthday!

SHartl said...

These cards are so darn cute...LOVE the flip flops! Congratulations on getting published AGAIN!!! Hope your birthday is the happiest and thanks so much for the giveaway!
Already a follower!

Karenladd said...

I always love your style and these cards are just another example of how versatile you are! Love the flip flop card the most! Happy Birthday to you!

Mom Cheryl said...

Happy birthday! Some really cute cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

Pamela said...

I saw that card in PC mag!!! Love it! So mail friendly, mass-production friendly and so perfect with the stamping :D

D- said...

Oh I LOVE these cards. Great flip flops. TFS.
Crafty hugs,
D~
designsbydragonfly.blogspot

Shelly said...

CONGRATS!! And all are AWESOME cards!! :)

StampNK said...

What adorable cards! I love them all, especially the flip flops and the CAS holiday card! Have a happy happy birthday and thank you for the giveaway! I am a follower

lostinpaper said...

LOVE those flip flops!! Hope you have the happiest birthday and are spoilt to bits!

Elena said...

You are truly a very talented crafter, Emily!
I always enjoy visiting your blog!

Kelly Braund said...

Such cute stuff! Thanks for the chance!