Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas! A Kit of the Month project for the Unity blog.

I want to wish you a merry Christmas and happy holidays.  Today, I am up on the Unity blog with this project for Kit of the Month Monday.

Sentiment:  Sending love with all my  heart.  Congratulations.

This card was made using vellum to stamp the floral image from the December 2017 Kit of the Month called Start of Something New.

I made a video tutorial of this vellum card.
YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq

And here is a closer look:

And because it is Christmas, I am sharing some recent holiday cards.

Link Up:  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Party Time

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Kit of the Month December 2017, Bright Spirits and Cheerful Prancing; Copic markers, vellum, dies by Lil' Inker Design, My Creative Time, Spellbinders and My Favorite Things.

Thank you for stopping by.
Here's wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas and the happiest of New Years.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Christmas poinsettia wine bottle hostess gift tag for CardMaker.

Today, I am sharing a last minute Christmas idea for the CardMaker blog.
For Christmas parties, this is an easy way to dress up a wine bottle hostess gift.

Sentiment:  Warm winter blessings.

I used watercolor for this wine bottle tag.  To see all of the details, a tutorial and more photos of this project, visit the CardMaker blog.  

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Poinsettia With Love, Canson watercolor paper, water brush, Ranger distress markers and archival ink, Pretty Pink Posh sequins and Papertrey Ink dies.

Merry Christmas and happy holidays to you and yours.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Neutral watercolor flowers celebrate handmade card.

Here is a floral celebration card, perfect for birthday, congratulations, graduation, engagement, anniversary and more.

Sentiment:  Celebrate every little thing.

For this card, I stamped the flowers and then die-cut the image panel.  I used watercolor pencils for watercolor.  And, I used neutrals for this project.

Here is a video tutorial on how this card came to life.

Here is another look:

Link Up:  Simon Says Wednesday Challenge ~ Stitch It

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. God Is Love by Graciellie Design and Things Will Work Out by Lisa Arana; DCWV paper, Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils, Ranger watercolor paper and My Creative Time dies.

Happy Holidays!

Bible journal watercolor flowers & Sharpie accents.

This is a two page bible journal watercolor project.


God is Love 1 John 4:8

We love because He first loved us.  1 John 4:19

I used watercolor paper to stamp the flowers and then used watercolor.  Once dry, white Sharpie accents were added for more interest.

Here are the two pages a little closer.

I made a video tutorial for these florals.

For more of my bible journaling ideas and tips, see my other posts in the category of bible journal.

Included in Word Art Wednesday Challenge #312 - #313 Anything Goes.

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. God Is Love by Graciellie Design, Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils, water brush, My Creative Bible, Ranger watercolor paper and a Sharpie pen.

Enjoy the Holidays.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Graduation watercolor card for a nurse.

This watercolor card was made special for a graduating nurse.  It was personalized for her and was accented in pink and gray.

Congrats Nurse.  Behind you all your memories, before you all your dreams, around you all who love you, within you all you need.

This is a remake of similar ones I have made in the past, but personalized.
If you want to see other options for this kind of graduation card, see the card posts with video tutorials for them:  Girl Graduation and Boy Graduation

Here is a closer look at this pink version.

Link Ups:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Stitch It

Tuesday Throwdown TT372 ~ Anything Goes

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Graduation Wishes and Sentiments for Graduates, Ranger distress markers and archival ink, My Creative Time dies, water brush and watercolor paper.

Thanks for visiting.

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:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Anything Goes

HLS December Watercolour Challenge

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.