Thursday, July 2, 2020

Watercolor hello slim or tall card ~ MCT Just Cards

Hello.  Today, the My Creative Time team is sharing card project ideas.  Here is my tall or slim style hello card with watercolor and silver embossing.


Sentiment:  Hello

This card is versatile to be used as a greeting card or money holder card.  It is great for many occasions or just because.  For this card, I die-cut the tall slim panels.  Then, I used silver heat embossing onto watercolor paper for the stamping.  Next, I added water and a touch of green Prima watercolor to the top layer.  Finally, everything was layered and silver cording was added, to finish.  

Supplies:  My Creative Time tall frame dies, tall frame die layers, fun notes and just because; original Misti, silver cording, Canson watercolor paper, brush, Prima Art Philosophy watercolor, VersaMark ink, silver embossing powder, heat tool, cardstock, clear flat and foam double-sided tape.

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

Enjoy your day.
Gaylynn

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Watercolor tri-fold slim card ~ diagonal cut tutorial

Hi there.  Today, for Technique Time at Unity, I am sharing my tri-fold slim card made using watercolor and diagonal cut detail.



Sentiment:
This is us, our life, our story, our love
Through the ups and downs, I'd pick you again and again.
Happy Anniversary

This tri-fold slim card is interactive, with art on the front and on the inside.  It was easy and fun to make.




Here are the measurements that I used for this trifold slim card base & envelope.  Please reference the video for the process and details for this project.

This tri-fold slim card size folded is approximately 3 5/8" x 8 1/2".
First, use an envelope #10 size or a 4 1/8" x 9" size.
Also, use one sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock for the base.

Next, score on one end of the long side at 3 5/8".
Then, rotate the paper to score the other side of the long end at 3 5/8".
You should have two vertical score lines on a horizontal sheet of cardstock.

Next, using a paper trimmer, align the cutting from about 2" from the bottom left of the horizontal cardstock piece upwards to the top of the second fold line.  Then, cut a diagonal section from the cardstock, from those points.
Next, fold back the small cut section at the first fold line and fold inward at the second fold line.
Finally, decorate the front and the inside with stamping, watercolor and embellishments.

This card base and envelope example was made using an envelope that I happen to have on hand.

Please note, dies are not necessary.  A paper trimmer can be used to trim the desired card base and the layers.

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



Here is another look.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. You Are My Always; Ranger archival jet black ink, cardstock, flat and foam double-sided clear tape, Pink Fresh Studio slim ornate banner dies; Altenew watercolor half pans and palette mat; watercolor brush, envelope, Fiskars paper trimmer, MSC scoring board, bone folder, Canson watercolor paper. 

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.


Thanks for visiting.
Gaylynn

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

3 Slim Card Base & Envelope Size Examples + Flamingo Process

Hello.  For Technique Time at Unity, I am showing three slim card base & envelope size examples.  Plus I show the full flamingo card process.


Sentiment:  I'm tickled pink that we are friends.

Creating slim style cards can be made in different sizes and with different envelopes.


Here are the sizes that I used on the three slim card base & envelope examples.  Please reference the video for the process and details for this project.

Card 1, largest:

Envelope #10 size 4 1/8" x 9 1/2"

Card base cut 9 1/4" x 8", Score on short end at 4"

Card size 9 1/4" x 4"
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Card 2, medium:

Envelope size 4 1/8" x 9"

Card base cut 7 1/2" x 7 1/2", Score at 3 3/4"

Card size 7 1/2" x 3 3/4"

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Card 3, smallest

Envelope size 3 7/8" x 7 1/2"

Card base cut 7 1/4" x 7 1/4", Score at 3 5/8"

Card size 7 1/4" x 3 5/8"


These card base and envelope examples were made using envelopes that I happen to have on hand.
For card base sizes, I like to begin with the envelope size first.  Then, I cut the card base a bit smaller than the envelope size.  Next, I choose dies that fit best onto the trimmed card front.  Finally, dies are not necessary.  A paper trimmer can be used to trim the desired card base and the layers.

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



Here is another look.


Included in the 

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Fabulous Flamingo; Simon Says Stamp intense black ink, mini Misti, cardstock, hole punch, twine, flat and foam double-sided clear tape, MCT tall frame diestall frame die layers and tall kraft envelopes; PFS slim fancy diagonal stripes and slim ornate banner dies; Copic markers RV29, R32, R20, B0000, B01, C3, C7; Sakura Koi watercolor, paint brush, adhesive gems, Fiskars paper trimmer, MSC scoring board, bone folder. 

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.


Thanks for visiting.
Gaylynn

Sweet treat 3-D box ~ MCT I Need A Favor

Hello.  Today, the My Creative Time team is sharing favor or treat container project ideas.  Here is my sweet stitched favor box, perfect for party favors or thank you tokens.


Sentiment:  Thanks a bunch.

This little box measures approximately 2" x 2" x 2 1/2" assembled.  It is made with one box die and one mini tag, both included in the same die set.  This is a favorite to use because it fits into the Big Shot die-cutting machine with just one pass, plus the box die cuts perfectly onto a 6" x 6" patterned paper piece.  Also, this tag die is now part of the sweet die set.  All I did was die-cut and assemble the kraft and white patterned paper, stamp and punch a hole into the tag and then tie it together with twine cording.  This is ready to give as a party favor or thank you gift.

Supplies:  My Creative Time Stitched Favor Box Die (Revised), Mini Spring Greetings; mini Misti, tan cording, Ranger archival ink in coffee, DCWV cardstock.

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

Enjoy your day.
Gaylynn

Friday, June 19, 2020

Distress oxide ink + masking ~ scene card.

Hello.  Here is a bright and cheerful birthday card with scene building.  I use a mix of distress oxide inks and masking to create this scene strip.


Sentiment:  Enjoy your birthday.

Here are helpful tips for creating this.  To begin, stamp the sentiment and also the same images onto a trimmed cardstock panel and again onto masking paper.  Next, color in the cardstock stamping.  Now, cut out the masking paper stamping and peel away the film backing.  Then, place the masking paper over the cardstock stamping.  Using colors of distress oxide ink, blend the ink over the cardstock strip.  Optional, add water splatters.  Next, remove the masking pieces and fill in any extra color sections.  Heat set the panel.  Finally, layer the panels and add the tag and accents over the card base, to finish.

I made a quick video tutorial showing the process for this project.
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Here is another look.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. So Mushroom; Simon Says Stamp intense black ink, Gina K. Designs masking magic, My Creative Time dies, black lace, double-sided flat and foam clear tape, Ranger mini mister and distress oxide ink in peeled paint, spiced marmalade and broken china; blending brush, twine, cardstock, Copic markers Y11, C1, C3, R02.

Thanks for visiting.  Have a happy day.
Gaylynn

New Frame Dies ~ MCT 102nd Edition release, sale and blog hop

Hello, it's Gaylynn.  Great news, the My Creative Time 102nd Edition release, sale and blog hop has begun.
We are celebrating Emma's My Creative Time 10th anniversary.  Check out the great sale and release.  Also, visit the design team blog links for inspiration along the way in the blog hop.
For the blog hop, you may have arrived from Emily's blog.


Sentiment:  Can't wait to hug you again.

This card was simple to make.  It is filled with different sizes of the new frame dies and die layers.  I used both stitched and unstitched die-cuts for this.  Two of the layers were made from a stamped newspaper background and then die-cut.  For added shine, I added gold paper layers.  The sentiment was stamped and trimmed to place on top of the heart.  To finish, everything was layered with flat and foam clear adhesive tape.

 *** BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY ***
Leave your comments on each blog for a chance to win a $25 Gift Card to the My Creative Time store. One lucky winner will be chosen and noted on June 24th on the MCT blog! GOOD LUCK my friends!
(Please don't forget to leave a way/email for MCT to contact you, if you were to be one of the lucky winners.) 

*** SALE ALERT ***
DON'T FORGET our sale starts RIGHT NOW HERE! Use the code: JUNE2020 to receive a 15% discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to "IN-STOCK" items ONLY. This sale will end on Friday, June 26, 2020, at midnight PST. Here are my sneak peek blog projects from this release.


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Day 3


Day 4

Here are the new MCT products.

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** FREEBIE *** (expired but now for purchase in the shop)
Starting Friday June 19, 2020 at 8am PST, Emma will be giving away this new "Little Gift Tag Dies" set. To celebrate My Creative Time’s “10 Year Anniversary”. This new die set will be given to the FIRST 40 shoppers! If you are one of the first 40 shoppers, it will automatically be added to your package at the time of packing/shipping. Once 40 shoppers come through, this die set will be available for purchase! So, if it's available in the store, you are not one of the 40. No exceptions will be made. This freebie is not part of the "bundle" and will be sold separately.

Here is another look at today's project.

Supplies for today's project
My Creative Time Rectangle Frame Dies, Rectangle Frame Die Layers, Newspaper Background and Stay Safe; double-sided clear flat and foam tape, gold foil paper, mini Misti, Ranger archival ink in jet black and saffron, paper trimmer.

Hop along with us.

Your next stop in the hop is Ginger's blog. The entire blog hop lineup is on Emma's My Creative Time blog.

Thanks for visiting. I look forward to your comments.
Gaylynn


Thursday, June 18, 2020

Tall Slim Dies ~ MCT 102nd Edition Sneak Peek Day 4

Hi, it's Gaylynn.  Here is Day 4 of the My Creative Time 102nd Edition sneak peeks.
MCT is celebrating their 10 year anniversary.  Tune in Friday for the full release, blog hop and sale.


Sentiment:  Happy birthday.

This card was made using layers from two different tall or slim sets, tall frame dies and tall frame die layers.  These dies are slim style, tall or long depending on how you create with them.  They are placed on this card, alternating from unstitched and stitched panels. These will fit into an #9 business size envelope or ones a little smaller, like #9 or others.
The envelope that I used for this card measures 4 1/8" x 9".

For this card, I first trimmed a card base a little wider than the largest die.
The card base was cut approximately 7 1/2" x 7 1/2" and scored at approx. 3 3/4".
Then, I die-cut patterned paper and cardstock in different colors from largest to the smallest.  Next, I die-cut the sentiment and four dragonflies.  For added color on each dragonfly, I used distress oxide ink blending and stacked the dragonflies a little offset.  Finally, I layered everything onto the card base, to finish.


*** Sneak Peek Giveaway ***
We will be giving away the sets we are showcasing each day to ONE lucky winner!  For example, the set we are showcasing on Wednesday, Emma will announce the winner of that on Thursday and the sets we are showcasing on Thursday, Emma will announce that winner on Friday on the MCT blog!  ALL you have to is leave a comment on each of our blogs!  You are NOT required to comment on every single blog, but the more you comment on, the more chances you have for winning!  VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave a way for us to contact you with your comments just in case YOU are the lucky winner!  
For EXTRA entries, you can spread the word about this release on Facebook, tweet about it OR even Instagram it.... #mycreativetime

Here is another look.



Supplies for today's project: My Creative Time Tall Frame Dies, Tall Frame Die Layers, Money Envelope Die and Pretty Butterflies & Dragonfly Dies; Ranger distress oxide ink in peacock feathers and worn lipstick, multi medium matte glue; mini Misti, cardstock, K & Company patterned paper, ink blending brush, adhesive gems, flat and foam clear double-sided tape.

For more sneak peek inspiration, visit Emma's My Creative Time blog.
Thanks for visiting. I look forward to your comments. Gaylynn