Friday, May 7, 2021

Graduation Card ~ MCT 48 Hour Flash Sale & Blog Hop

 Hello, it's Gaylynn here. Welcome to another My Creative Time "48 Hour Flash Sale" and blog hop. This sale is for 48 hours ONLY that is going on right NOW and will end on Sunday, May 9, 2021, at 7am PST. Use the code FLASH at checkout to get 20% off of your entire "in-stock" only purchase! Sale applies to in-stock items only! Start shopping HERE. For the blog hop, you may have arrived from Emily's blog.


Sentiment:
Congrats. The best view comes after the hardest climb.

Today, I am sharing a tall or slimline style graduation card featuring the new quote bubble die set and the new inspirational stamp set.  Also, I made a grad hat using trimmings from one of the treat box dies.  I love that we get to mix and match things from MCT to make something totally different than what it was intended for.  Also, I used the congrats sentiment and the star from other kits in her line.  The cap tassel was made from gold cording.  I used hot glue to fasten the tassel under the star.  This was fun to put together and it is fitting for a guy or gal.

In addition to our sale, we are ALSO showcasing brand new stamps and dies! They are called “Quote Bubble Dies” and "Good Things Are Coming". They are available for purchase HERE.
Here is another look.


GIVEAWAY!
Leave your comments for a chance to win a $25.00 Gift Card to the "My Creative Time" store! Don't forget to leave a way for us to contact you "just in case" YOU are the LUCKY winner! Good Luck!


Don't forget to use the code FLASH at checkout to get 20% off of your entire "in-stock" only purchase!

Supplies:  My Creative Time Quote Bubble Dies, Good Things Are Coming, Big Word Dies, Tall Postage Frame Dies, Tall Frame Dies, Fancy Pillow Treat Box Die, Star Rosette Die; Gina K. Designs connect glue, hot glue gun, cardstock, black and gold glitter cardstock, gold cording, flat and foam double-sided tape, scoring board, paper trimmer, mini Misti.

Your next stop in the blog hop is Ginger's blog.


The entire hop lineup is on Emma's My Creative Time blog.

Remember to leave comments along the way on the blog hop for MCT prize chances.
Thanks for stopping by.

Gaylynn

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

4 Cards ~ Monochromatic stamping ~ flowers & vellum

Monochromatic stamping makes for easy card making.  Today, on the Unity blog, I am sharing four coordinating Mother's Day cards using stamping, ink, vellum and cardstock.  But, almost any stamp themes will work.


Sentiment:  Happy Mother's Day

Making a set of simple cards is easy using monochromatic stamping and changing out the background colors for the same card layout.



Helpful tips:

Here are helpful tips for making these coordinating cards using monochromatic stamping.  To begin, pre-cut and stamp 4 sentiment panels onto vellum or cardstock.  If preferred, add a white cardstock piece behind the vellum cuts.  Next, using a stamp positioning tool, stamp the background onto 4 different color cardstock panels using the coordinating ink color for each.  A similar look can be achieved by using watermark ink onto color cardstock.  Then, trim or die-cut the background panels to fit over the card base.  Finally, layer and assemble each card with the same lace trim and embellishments.



This is another look at the set.


I made a quick video tutorial showing the process for this project.
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YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


 Supplies:
Also, flat and foam double-sided tape, My Creative Time rectangle frame die layers, My Favorite Things premium dye ink pads in caribbean sea, grape jelly, poppin' pink & lemon drop and cardstock in grapesicle, cotton candy, summer splash & lemon chiffon; Papertrey Ink vellum cardstock, StazOn black ink pad, gold glitter paper, Gina K. Designs connect glue, lace, original Misti, Fiskars paper trimmer.

Be sure to visit the Unity blog for the entire article and tutorial.
Also, you can find my other features at Unity's
Technique Time and
Watercolor Wednesday.

    Thank you for visiting.
   Gaylynn

         

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

2 Cards ~ Toner card front laminator foiling, stamping & die-cuts

 Today, I am sharing two cards.  These were made using Unity stamps and coordinating dies along with deco foil and toner card fronts.  We are also participating in an Instagram hop with Unity and Therm-o-Web.  Head over to @neatnook on Instagram to play along or to get lots of creative inspiration.

Sentiments:
Congrats.  This calls for a celebration!
Beautiful wishes.



Helpful tips:

Here are helpful tips for making these cards.  First, trim and score the card bases and the toner card front panels.  Next, stamp, watercolor and fussy cut the flowers and leaves for accents.  Also, trim a patterned paper accent piece for the beautiful card.  Preheat your laminator.  Next, stamp the two big words plus smaller sentiments onto cardstock.  Then, die-cut around the big words with the coordinating dies.  Also, die-cut the narrow outline word layers three or four times per word on white cardstock.  Then, adhere 3 or 4 narrow outline layers together for dimension.  Next, layer the white stacked outline words over the thicker stamped corresponding words for a wonky abstract look.  Then, foil the trimmed toner card fronts using a laminator and foil sheets.  Finally, layer everything onto the card front, to finish.
 
Here is another card version:




I made a video tutorial showing the process for this project.
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Also, cardstock, scissors, scoring board, Fiskars paper trimmer, Altenew watercolor, Ranger watercolor paper, My Favorite Things stitched scallop basic edges & stitched basic edges die-namics, premium dye ink in poppin' pink and jalapeno popper.

Remember that there is an Instagram hop going on.
Head over to @neatnook on Instagram to play along or to get lots of creative inspiration.

Thank you for visiting.  
Have a beautiful day.
Gaylynn


Monday, May 3, 2021

Coffee or tea mug masculine love card.

 Hello.  The My Creative Time design team is sharing masculine projects for Manly Monday on our blogs.  I decided to make a mug card that works for love, Father's Day, birthday and more.


Sentiment:
Love you lots.
Take a moment to appreciate how awesome you are.

For this card, I wanted a masculine look so I chose black, white and kraft colors.  Then, I die-cut the pieces of the mug using a mix of papers.  Stamped sentiments were added.  I used a kraft color card base to finish assembling all of the layers.

Here is another look at the card.


Supplies:  My Creative Heart Mug Die, Love You Lots and Big Word Sentiments.
Also, flat and foam double-sided tape, Gina K. Designs connect glue, paper trimmer, scoring board, mini Misti, cardstock, Unity paper pack, black ink.

Please visit Emma's My Creative Time blog for more inspiration.

Thank you for visiting.

Gaylynn

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Double fold floral card tutorial + Unity stamps, paper & dies

 For today, I am sharing an interactive double fold card tutorial.  This one features florals from stamping and from patterned paper.

Sentiment:  Let life unfold, Beautiful.


Helpful tips:

Here are helpful tips for making this interactive double fold card.  First, trim and score the card base, the inside fold and the patterned paper pieces.  Next, stamp and watercolor the flowers onto the smooth side of watercolor paper.  Then, fussy cut (cut out) the flower and the stamped front sentiment.  Also, stamp, die-cut and layer the inside beautiful sentiment onto the inside of the small fold piece.  Next, assemble the layers to make a left fold and a right fold.  Finally, layer the papers, the flower and the outer sentiment, to finish.
 
Here is another look:


I made a video tutorial showing the process for this project.
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Also, cardstock, scissors, scoring board, Fiskars paper trimmer, Altenew watercolor, Ranger watercolor paper, My Favorite Things premium dye ink in poppin' pink.

Thank you for visiting.
Have a beautiful day.


Wednesday, April 28, 2021

3 Color Burst Watercolor Cards ~ Teacher Appreciation

  Making a set of coordinating cards is fun using color burst watercolor.  Today, on the Unity blog, I am sharing three cards using these powders in different shades.


Sentiment:  Teach Love Inspire

Color Burst watercolor card backgrounds can be made ahead.  They make great backdrops for stamping or layers.



Helpful tips:

Here are helpful tips for making these cards.  To begin, pre-cut or trim three watercolor paper background panels.  Next, stamp and cut out the sentiment tag.  Also, stamp three apples and color them in.  Then, fussy cut (cut out) the apples.  Next, onto each watercolor panel, spritz generously with water.  Then, lightly tap color burst powder over the wet panel, one color per panel.  The color will move.  Spritz more water over the panel until you are happy with the look.  Leave it to dry or heat set the watercolor.  Finally, layer each card, to finish.



Here is another look at the set.



I made a quick video tutorial showing the process for this project.
{{Please subscribe to my video channel and like this video.  Many thanks.}}
YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


 Supplies:
Unity Stamp Co. Teach Love Inspire.
Also, flat and foam double-sided tape, My Creative Time square tag dies, My Favorite Things wonky stitched rectangle STAX die-namics, MFT Ken Oliver Crafts Color Burst in field day, lemon drop & orange zest; Ranger plastic craft mat, watercolor paper and mini mister; Fiskars paper trimmer, cording, Copic markers 0, 100, R27, G07, YG03.

Be sure to visit the Unity blog for the entire article and tutorial.
Also, you can find my other features at Unity's
Technique Time and
Watercolor Wednesday.

    Thank you for visiting.
   Gaylynn

         

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Plant Themed Tag Card ~ My Creative Time Tag It Tuesday

 Hi.  The My Creative Time design team is sharing tag projects for Tag It Tuesday on our blogs.  I decided to make a plant themed tag card.


Sentiment:
Thinking of you during this difficult time.

For this tag card, I chose to use a tag on a card.  I also dipped into my scrap stash for leftover pieces from watercolor, cardstock and embossing.  The layers were trimmed and some were die-cut.  The sentiment was stamped and hand trimmed.  To finish, I layered it all onto a navy blue card base.


Also, embossing folder, watercolor, cording, flat and foam double-sided tape, Gina K. Designs connect glue, paper trimmer, scoring board, mini Misti, cardstock in navy blue, mint, white and gold shimmer.

Please visit Emma's My Creative Time blog for more inspiration.

Thank you for visiting.

Gaylynn