Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Paper Temptress at the HOP!

It is Day Three of the TJ Blog Hop, and we are celebrating today with Paper Temptress! What could be better than having a partner who is all about paper when you are creating 3D  Paper Crafts?  And to make it even better, Paper Temptress is offering a $25.00 gift certificate for today to one lucky winner, and another $25.00 gift certificate for the gift basket drawn on Monday.

Today, I made the Tri-Fold Out Card from the 3D and Fun Folds Paper Crafts CD using luxurious papers from Paper Temptress. The card at the top is closed, and the two pictures below show the card with each of the flaps open:

In person, this card is shimmery, textural, and just plain pretty as a picture. The base of the card uses Alpine Aster Glimmer, and I used Cappuccino Mica/Metallic, Green ruche and Khaki Ruche to compliment it with the layers. You can see hints of the texture and glimmer on the pictures above! 

Want ot win the $25.00 gift certificate from the Paper Temptress? Just leave me a message on today's post -- you will be entered to win today, then you will also have an entry for the grand prize basket, too. 

Make sure that you visit the rest of the hop, too:

You can also play along with us! Feel free to post your artwork using the Double Twisted Easel Technique, or any of the techniques on the 3D and Fun Folds CD. Then add your work to the blog hop below!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Blog Hop - Day 2 -- Give it a whirl!

Today is Day 2 of the Technique Junkie Newsletter Blog Hop, and we are partnering with the folks at Rogue Redhead Designs today!  If you missed reading about the hop yesterday, please read the post HERE for details on the prizes and to see what you have missed.

For today's hop, I made the Double Twisted Easel card from the 3D and Fun Folds CD using the Candy Kisses stamp set from Rogue Redhead Designs. It is the same set that RRD is  giving away to one lucky winner of today's prize!!

All week long we are celebrating the arrival of the 3D and Fun Folds CD. The CD contains 70 step-by-step tutorials in pdf format, with pictures for each step. New to TJ CDs? Here is a tutorial direct from the CD for the Double Twisted Easel card as shown above:

All 70 of the pdfs on the CD are in that same great format -- yes, SEVENTY. And it is only $17.95 for US/Canadian Addresses, and $19.95 for Overseas addresses! More details are HERE.

If you started here, take a moment to go back to the Design Team Blog and start from the beginning. The players today are:

Beverly G.                 
Jean Franks Beck              

Joanne Wardle                 

Stephanie Severin            

Once you have been to all of the blogs, come back here and leave a message on my blog. Your entry will be placed to win the stamps above, and you will be entered for the Grand Prize drawing on Saturday, too!   Enjoy hopping and good luck!

Monday, November 28, 2011

It's a weeklong blog-hopping extravaganza!

Hello and welcome to the Technique Junkie Newsletter Blog Hop!  All week long we will be hopping in conjunction with our favorite vendors to show case our new 3D and Fun Folds CD. Every day we have new designers, new prizes, new artwork -- tons of fun! At the end of the week, we will have a grand prize basket for one lucky winner too!

A fantastic group of design team members from both Classy Cards ‘n Such and the Technique Junkie Newsletter have helped put together today's Blog Hop to kick off  the week.One Lucky hopper will receive a $25.00 Gift Certificate to spend in the Classy Cards 'nSuch Store, too!

We have a Blog Hop happening each day with an opportunity for you to win many prizes from some of our wonderful advertising companies! Please stop through EVERY DAY  and take your time visiting each blog!  You have until 11:59pm EST December 2nd  to leave comments on as many blogs as you can. 

Monday – Joint Blog Hop with Classy Cards ‘n

Tuesday – Join Blog Hop with Rogue Redhead

Wednesday – Joint Blog Hop with  Paper Temptress

Thursday – Joint Blog Hop with Mark’s Finest Papers a Heinrich Company

Friday – Joint Blog Hop with Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps

On Saturday, December 3, I will be announcing the winners from each company. Be sure to hop along on each day! There will be FIVE WINNERS! On Monday, December 5th, Pat will announce ONE LUCKY WINNER with a GRAND PRIZE with a bundle of prizes from all of the participating companies.
 In order to win you will need to comment on my blog - make sure to leave your email address. Every day that you enter, you are eligible for that day's prize, plus you get an entry for the grand prize for every comment on my blog you submit (up to one per person, per day) -- that is five opportunities to win the grand prize basket! (In other words, your comment today will make you eligible for the $25.00 Classy Cards 'n Such Gift Certificate, plus you will have one entry for the Grand Prize).   And the grand prize includes... A Technique Junkie Newsletter Subscriber for Life prize!

If you have been following along already you should have come from Elisa Kammerdiener 's blog.  If you are only starting here, please head back to the Technique Junkie Blog and go from there.  You won't want to miss any stops along the way!
Here is what I created for the hop today:
I used the Freestanding Pop-up Tutorial from the 3D and Fancy Folds CD to create this cute card. The best thing about this? It folds FLAT for mailing!  and it was sooo easy to make -- I had great directions!
I used Stampavie stamps from Classy Cards 'n Such for both the main image and the saying. They are actually one stamp -- I deconstructed it to use the different parts where I wanted them on my card.

If I was your first stop, I urge you to go to the TJ Design Team blog to go through the whole hop -- you will really enjoy the projects and inspiration! It also gives you a chance to see some of the projects from the 3D CD as made by different designers. 

Here is the whole list of hoppers for today:

 Okay, so start with the Design Teams blog and work your way back. Remember to leave comments for the designers, and especially here -- and good luck!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

3D Gift Card Box - It is so cool!

I know I am not supposed to have favorites (it is like picking your favorite child), but in this case, I do. This 3D Gift Card Box is my favorite (okay, ONE of my favorites) from the newest TJ CD: 3D and Fun Folds.  The Cd has 70 tutorials on it, all in pdf format, step-by-step with pictures for each step -- and multiple finished-piece examples. is only $17.95 (US/Canada - $19.95 for Overseas). Go to the link above to see all of the tutorials on the CD.

The cool thing about this particular project is that it is a box - until the lid is removed. Then it is this really cool 3-D gift card holder. Even my 16 year-old son is impressed with this one!
And the directions for this are remarkably easy - even the most folding-impaired can follow the directions. Try the CD -- you will not be disappointed!