Monday, December 11, 2017

Christmas burlap, lace and glitter favor bag for CardMaker

Hello, it's Gaylynn with a Christmas holiday goodie bag project up on the CardMaker blog today.

This is a favor bag filled with mints.  It is decorated with a glitter gift tag and with burlap and lace accents.

To read more about this project and for more photos, visit the CardMaker blog.

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Warmest Wishes by Tierra Jackson, Copic markers, Spellbinders dies, doily, lace, burlap paper, glassine bag, gold cording and glitter glue.

Happy Holidays to you and yours.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Framed heart inspirational handmade card.

This card was made with a beautiful feather frame and heart.  It is accented with glitter and includes a lovely inspirational message.

Sentiment:  Live simply.  Love generously.   Learn constantly.

This card is great for any inspirational or love occasions like engagement, wedding, bridal shower, anniversary, Valentine's Day or just because for family and friends.

It sparkles with accents and it includes layers of kraft color die-cuts.

Here is a quick video tutorial.

And here is another look at the card.

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. December 2017 Sentiment Kit Things Will Work Out by Lisa Arana, Copic markers, glitter glue, dies by My Creative Time and My Favorite Things.

Enjoy your day.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Blog Hop ~ CardMaker and The Project Bin Stamps

Hello, it's Gaylynn with a project for the blog hop with CardMaker and The Project Bin.

Sentiment:  Come and behold Him born the King of angels.

This is from the Joyful Song stamp kit by The Project Bin.
I love all of the beautiful sentiments which are perfect for the inside and the outside of Christmas cards.

For this card, I embossed a background panel, trimmed a sentiment panel and heat embossed the angel and the sentiment in gold.  I added a bit of doily and hemp to finish it.

Here is a closer look at this card.

This sparkles so much more in person.  It is difficult to capture that in a photograph.
This is a set that I will be using for more Christmas cards as well as for bible journaling.

Supplies:  The Project Bin stamp set Joyful Song, Simon Says Stamp cardstock, Ranger embossing powder, VersaMark, Sizzix embossing folder, tan hemp and BoBunny doily.

Be sure to leave a comment on each blog in the hop.  The full blog hop list is on the CardMaker blog.

Your next stop in the hop is Nancy Nickel

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Have a great day.

Watercolor magnolia flowers and iridescent foil.

Today, I am sharing watercolor magnolia flowers with added iridescent foil accents for the background of this card.

Sentiment:  Sending Blessings

This shines and shows the variegated iridescent polka dots better in person.  To make the background, I used Deco foil and Deco foil transfer paste with a laminator.  The flowers are in watercolor.   I wanted a soft lavender look for them.

Here is a quick video tutorial for the magnolia card.

This is a closer photo of the card process.

Link Ups:

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Magnolia Flowers by Graciellie Design, deco foil, deco foil transfer paste, laminator, Tim Holtz Ranger distress markers, water brush, My Creative Time dies, Canson watercolor paper, spatula and My Favorite Things stencil.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Angel girl vintage gift tag or bookmark.

This is a vintage style gift tag or bookmark featuring an angel girl with an uplifting quote.

She made broken look beautiful & strong look invincible.  She walked with the universe on her shoulders & made it look like a pair of wings.

The flowers are made from dies and a repurposed dictionary page and then fastened with brass brads.  I distressed the layers and the flowers for a vintage look.

Here is a quick video tutorial for this vintage angel tag.

This is one of the newest Unity images.  I am a sucker for inspirational and encouraging sentiments like this.  Here is a closer look at the tag:

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Broken Look Beautiful by Angie Blom, Tim Holtz Ranger archival and distress ink, brads, dictionary, ribbon, paper trimmer and My Favorite Things die-namics.

Have a lovely day.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Christmas gift card holder project for the CardMaker blog.

Hello, it's Gaylynn.  Today, I am up on the CardMaker blog with this handmade Christmas gift card holder project.

Sentiment:  Happy Holidays

This is a decorated handmade Christmas holiday gift card holder.
I used lots of die-cuts for this but it can easily be cut and scored to fit your gift card.
Finished size is 4”x3.5” closed and 8”x 7” opened.
This is a holiday card and gift in one.

To see more photos and more about this project, visit the

Supplies:  My Creative Time dies from the sets Chocolate Greetings Stamp Set Revised, Embossed Gift Card Holder, Scalloped Stitched Rosette and Scallop Stitched Circle.  Also, glitter paper, DCWV cardstock, hemp, Ranger archival and distress ink.

Have a lovely day.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Funny & snarky gift tags or bookmarks.

Here is a set of gift tags or bookmarks offering up snarky and funny puns.

On each of these, I use a different technique.  I made a quick tutorial for each for creative ways to accent gift tags.

Sentiment:  Ooooo... that burned.

This iron is perfect with these fun sentiments. 
For this tag, I made a handmade topper using a scored die-cut.

Here is how I made the tag and topper:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq

Sentiment:  You're steamin' hot.

This fun tag was given a steam cloud with stamping and embossing.
Here is a how I made the steam effect.

Sentiment:  Oh the irony.

On this tag, I added glossy accents to his eyeglasses.  In person, it shines.  It is so easy to do.
Here is a quick video tutorial on the way I glossed the eyeglasses.

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. The Irony by Lisa Arana, Inkssentials Glossy Accents, Copic markers, Dies by My Creative Time, My Favorite Things and Lil' Inker Designs. 

Fun, right?  I had a blast making these.
Remember to smile.  :)