Friday, July 27, 2018

Winter mittens holiday card.

This a simple but sweet Christmas or winter holiday card featuring a line of mittens.


Sentiment:  Wishing you the happiest of holidays.

For this card, the background was dry embossed and die-cut.  The mittens were colored in Copics.  For simple accents, I layered ribbon and lace behind the sentiment and then added sequins.

Here is a quick video tutorial for this winter mittens card.


Here is another look.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Unique and Star Bright; Copic markers BG32, BG10, R35, YG0000; Spellbinders dies, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, lace and ribbon.

If you haven't already, visit the Unity blog hop going on throughout the weekend here.

Have a lovely day.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Wonderfully beautifully made ~ Unity blog hop

Today, Unity is having their July 2018 blog hop and it is filled with winter holiday inspiration.


Sentiment:  We are all unique... wonderfully beautifully made.

I really like these scarves, so I made this into a winter themed card.  It would work for Christmas, winter holidays, for a winter birthday or just because.
This card is filled with paper layers, fussy cuts and simple Copic coloring. 

Here is a quick video tutorial for this winter card.


Here is another look.


Hop along with us for prize chances and for lots of inspiration along the way.


We have TWO amazing Unity filled prize packages to give away. Leave a comment on EACH design team member’s blog in the hop for your chance to win.
{We will announce the winners on the Unity blog MONDAY night.}
Unity Stamp Company

Thank you for visiting.  Your comments mean the world to me.
After the hop, remember to check out the Unity store.

Have a fabulous day.
Gaylynn

Christmas holiday favor treat box ~ MCT Anything Goes

For the holidays, I like to add small gifts or treats to a handmade favor container like this one.  I decided to make this Christmas holiday themed.  It makes a fun gift presentation for almost anyone.


This was easy to put together.  The die-cut patterned paper was scored and assembled.  I added stamped tags with gold cording to finish.

MCT products used on this holiday milk carton favor box:

Other supplies:  MSC paper, StazOn opaque cotton white ink and adhesive.

I hope you were inspired to use decorated favor containers for gift giving.

{If you see particular cards, tags or other projects that you would like to purchase, feel free to comment or message me.  The most recent ones are here on my blog or on my facebook page.}

Be sure to visit Miss Emma's My Creative Time blog for more inspiration.

Best wishes.
Gaylynn

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Gold watercolor flowers ~ Watercolor Wednesday

Today is Watercolor Wednesday on the Unity blog.  I am sharing a way to add golden watercolor flowers on dark cardstock.


Sentiment:  You deserve lots of presents today.
This card incorporates three step stamping using golden watercolor with flower layers.  It is perfect for a birthday or celebration occasion.

The full article and tutorial are up on the Unity blog.  I also made a quick video tutorial showing the process for making this golden watercolor floral card.


Here is a closer look.




Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Step Out Peony and Hey Friend, Gansai Tambi Starry Colors gold and silver watercolors, StazOn opaque cotton white ink, watercolor brushes and gold cording.

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

Best wishes.
Gaylynn

Friday, July 20, 2018

Oh Baby! ~ MCT 81st Edition Release and Blog Hop

Hello.  It's Gaylynn here with a baby themed project for the My Creative Time 81st Edition release, blog hop and sale.

You should have arrived from Miss Emma's My Creative Time blog.


Sentiment:  Congrats.  I'm so happy for you.

MCT products used:
Baby Bump
Baby Bump Add-Ons
Treat Envelope Die

This is a gift envelope watercolor card.  It has a built-in gift card holder.
I first added watercolor to Canson watercolor paper using Gina K Designs ink in two different colors.  For watercolor, I used an ink smooshing technique with added water and a plastic craft mat to create this look.
Once dry, I die-cut the envelope and assembled the layers.

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***BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY***
For our blog hop giveaway, Emma is giving away a $25 gift card to the "My Creative Time" store to ONE LUCKY winner! ALL you have to do 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 w/your comment just in case "YOU" are the lucky winner! ***SALE ALERT***
ALSO, DON'T FORGET our sale starts RIGHT NOW online, in the My Creative Time Store! Use the code: JULY2018 to receive a discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to "IN-STOCK" items ONLY. This sale will end on Friday, July 27, 2018 @midnight PST.


***FREEBIE***
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Starting on Friday, July 20, 2018, @ 8am PST we will be giving away this ADORABLE new “BABY BUMP ADD-ONS” stamp set. This stamp set will be given to the FIRST 50 shoppers! If you are one of the 1st 50 shoppers it will automatically be added to your package at the time of packing/shipping. Once 50 shoppers came through, this stamp set will be available for purchase.
So, if it's for sale in the store, you are not one of the 50. No exceptions will be made. This freebie is not part of the "bundle" and will be sold separately.
Here are my sneak peek blog projects from this week's release. Day 1
Day 2
Day 3


And here is a closer look at today's card for someone expecting.



Hop along with us. Your next stop in the hop is Miss Jessica's blog. The entire blog hop lineup is on Miss Emma's My Creative Time blog. Thanks so much for visiting.  Your comments make my day. Gaylynn

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Gift Card Holder ~ MCT 81st Edition Sneak Peek #3

Today, the MCT team is sharing Day 3 sneak peeks of the 81st Edition release.  Here is a masculine style birthday gift card or money holder.


Sentiment:  Have a super birthday.

MCT products used:
Treat Envelope Die
Have A Super Day
Family Is Everything Revised

For this gift card or money holder envelope, I added splatters with stamps in black, kraft and VersMark (clear) colors.  I needed this for my son's birthday, so I kept it simple with no frills but fitting for him.  I heat embossed the sentiment in white over the black die-cut layer.

The top of the envelope can be folded down.  But I decided to leave it up for easy access and to leave a little space for the sentiment.

***FREEBIE*** Baby Bump Add-Ons
Starting on Friday, July 20, 2018 @ 8am PST we will be giving away this ADORABLE new “BABY BUMP ADD-ONS” stamp set. This stamp set will be given to the FIRST 50 shoppers! If you are one of the 1st 50 shoppers it will automatically be added to your package at the time of packing/shipping. Once 50 shoppers came through, this stamp set will be available for purchase. So, if it's for sale in the store, you are not one of the 50. No exceptions will be made. This freebie is not part of the "bundle" and will be sold separately.

***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 my blog! ALL you have to do 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 w/your comment 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! GOOD LUCK EVERYONE and let's start spreading the word! ;)

Please be sure to visit Miss Emma's My Creative Time blog for more sneak peeks, all week long.

Thanks for visiting.
Stay tuned for tomorrow's full reveal and release party.
Gaylynn


Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Beach watercolor card with stamping ~ Watercolor Wednesday

Today's Watercolor Wednesday focuses on a Summer tropical beach watercolor scene using stamping and embossing.  This card project is up on the Unity blog.


Sentiment:  May every sunrise hold more promise and every sunset hold more peace.
#birthdaywishes #iloveyou
The background was first heat embossed with a stamped sentiment and netting.  I added Sakura Koi watercolor for the sand and for the water.  The seashells were pre-stamped and watercolor was added to them using distress markers.  I fussy cut them out and added them to this tropical card.

The full article and tutorial are up on the Unity blog.  I also made a quick video tutorial showing the process for making this tropical beach theme watercolor card.


Here is a closer look.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. The Ocean Is Calling, Open Sky Deep Ocean, Magnolia Flowers and Hashtag Kit, watercolor paper, Sakura Koi watercolors, ColorBox ink, embossing powder and a barefoot charm.

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

Happy wishes.
Gaylynn

Summer Vibes ~ MCT 81st Edition Sneak Peek #2

Today, the MCT team is sharing Day 2 sneak peeks of the 81st Edition release.  Here is my tropical Summer watercolor card.


Sentiment:  Happy Summer vibes.

MCT products used:

For this card, I used Sakura Koi watercolor on the background watercolor paper.  The Summer stamps and sentiments were stamped and die-cut.  I placed them around the card to make a little Summertime scene.  Shimmer vellum was used for the leaves.  Copic markers used:  E13, YG0000, Y02, YR14, R27, YG13, G99, BG32, BG18 and E27.

Here is another look at the card.


***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 my blog! ALL you have to do 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 w/your comment 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! GOOD LUCK EVERYONE and let's start spreading the word! ;)

Please be sure to visit Miss Emma's My Creative Time blog for more sneak peeks, all week long.

Your comments make my day.  Happy Summer.
Gaylynn


Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Baby Bump Card and Tag ~ MCT 81st Edition Sneak Peek #1

Today, the MCT team is sharing Day 1 sneak peeks of the 81st Edition release.  Here is my congrats pregnancy card and gift tag.


Card Sentiment:  Congrats on your big news.  You're going to be a great Mom.

Gift tag sentiment:  Congrats.  You're going to be a Dad.

MCT products used:

These pregnancy kits are the best and so versatile for the Mom or Dad.  This card and tag are ready to be given out for congratulations.

For the card, I used distress oxide ink with water splatters, using the negative of the edge die.  I added die-cut heart layers, sentiments and the mommy-to-be.

For the bottle tag, I went with a fun sentiment for the Daddy-to-be.  It can also be used as a surprise announcement for the soon-to-be father.  

Here is another look at the card.


And, here is a closer look at the bottle tag.


***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 my blog! ALL you have to do 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 w/your comment 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! GOOD LUCK EVERYONE and let's start spreading the word! ;)

Please be sure to visit Miss Emma's My Creative Time blog for more sneak peeks, all week long.

Have a great day.
Gaylynn


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Sponge Owl Wish Card ~ Watercolor Wednesday

Today's Watercolor Wednesday sponge watercolor card is up on the Unity blog.  This one has a cute owl addition.


Sentiment:  May all your wishes come true today and always.  Wish.

For this card, I made a background with distress oxide ink mixed with water.  I used a sponge technique.

The full article and tutorial are up on the Unity blog.  I also made a quick video tutorial showing the process for making this sponge watercolor card.


Here is a closer look.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Owlie Wishes by Lisa Arana, Ranger Tim Holtz distress oxide ink in peeled paint and faded jeans, mini mister, watercolor paper, Big Shot, My Favorite Things die-namics.

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

Happy wishes.
Gaylynn

Gift wrapped handmade cards belly band.

Sometimes, I give out a set of handmade cards as a gift.  This is a way to make a simple gift wrap for a set of cards.


For this belly band wrap, I used stamps and dies to make the band and the bird layers.  I added simple Copic coloring to the bird layer and then adhered the band together, around the card bundle.  To make the band long enough for this stack, I used two of the band die-cuts.

MCT products used on the belly band wrap:

Other supplies:  Cardstock, Copic markers E7, Y0000, E11, BG32; Big Shot machine, Pop Dots and double-sided tape.

I hope you were inspired to dress up your stationery for gift giving.  I think it gives a nice and unexpected presentation.

{If you see particular cards, tags or other projects that you would like to purchase, feel free to comment or message me.  The most recent ones are here on my blog or on my facebook page.}

Be sure to visit Miss Emma's My Creative Time blog for more inspirational projects.

Best wishes.
Gaylynn

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Plant dreams floral handmade card.

Here is a girly card with a flower, delicate layers and inspirational sentiments.


Sentiment:  Plant dreams, pull weeds and grow happy.  Happiness is homemade.

For this card, I kept the colors soft and sweet, added doily and scalloped trimmings and a heart tag with twine.

View the quick video tutorial for this floral card to see how it all came together.
Please take a minute to give it a like, comment or follow my channel.


Here is a closer look.


{If you see particular cards, tags etc. that you would like to purchase, feel free to comment or message me.  Most are here on my blog or on my facebook page.  I will see if they are still available for you.}

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Everblooming, Copic markers YG95, Y13, G21, YR14, YR00; doily, BasicGrey paper, hemp and My Creative Time Scalloped Stitched Rectangular dies.

Happy summertime.

Monday, July 9, 2018

The best is yet to be card for congratulations or wedding.

Here is a pretty floral card in lavender that is perfect for congratulations, anniversary, wedding, graduation and more celebration occasions.


Sentiment:  The best is yet to be.

With hints of ivory, lavender and aqua, this floral card is all dressed up for a celebration.  I used layers of papers, die-cutting and stamping for this handmade card.  It is filled with flowers, frames and flag accents.

Here is a quick video tutorial on this floral celebration card.


Here is another look at this card.


{If you see particular cards, tags etc. that you would like to purchase, feel free to comment or message me.  The most recent ones are here on my blog or on my facebook page.}

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. From This Day Forward, My Creative Time Scalloped Stitched Ovals dies, twine, Copic markers Y21, Y11, B01 and G0000.

Have a lovely day.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Good vibes only camper shaped card.

Here is a cute little camper circle shaped card for today.


Sentiment:  Good vibes only.

I love the retro look of the gypsy style camper.  And I love the positive message.  This is great for most all occasions.

I made the scalloped circle shape card from die-cut cardstock along with another layer for the image panel.  I used Copic markers, then added the sentiment pieces.

Here is a quick video tutorial on how I made the camper shape card.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Good Vibes, Copic markers YG95, Y11, YG13, E33, G21, G28, R27, Y13, BG10, C1, C5, C3; My Creative Time Bunch of Fun Circle Dies, Big Shot die-cutting machine and Scrapbook Adhesives foam squares.

Enjoy your day.

Vegetable garden label stick markers.

Sometimes gardening can get a little leafy.  This type of label stick marker helps to identify vegetables, fruits or even flowers.  For these samples, I used veggies.


For these, I just used cardstock with simple stamping and die-cuts.  If you want these to be water resistant, laminate the toppers after coloring but prior to adding the lollipop sticks.
This is so easy to do.  I think I will try this for herbs and flowers as well.

Here is a quick video tutorial for these garden label picks.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. I Hope This Grows, Copic markers W1, W3, G99, G07, YG03, YR04, R27; Wilton lollipop sticks, hot glue gun, My Creative Time stitched belly band dies.

Until next time...

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Floral Gold Embossed Watercolor Gift Tags

Today's Watercolor Wednesday gift tag project is up on the Unity blog.  I share floral watercolor tags with heat embossing and stamping.


These gold embossed watercolor handmade tags are ready to be added to a gift bag, gift box, wine bottle, etc. for almost any occasion.  I used stamping along with heat embossing and Sakura Koi watercolors.

The full article and tutorial are up on the Unity blog.  I also made a quick video tutorial showing the process for making these gift tags:


Here is another look.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Hello Lovely by Gina K Designs, Ranger watercolor paper, embossing powder, distress embossing ink pad; gold cording, Sakura Koi watercolors, My Creative Time dies and foam tape.

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

Wishing you a happy 4th of July.  Be safe out there.
Gaylynn

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Happy 4th ~ Independence Day Card

Today, I am sharing an early 4th of July card.  Since it is just one day away, I chose Independence Day for my holiday card for the MCT blog feature.


Sentiment:  Happy 4th.  Happy Independence Day!

For this card, I made a frame from the long sentiment.  And for the stars and sentiment, I stamped with three different colors to create a blended highlight look.  It is intentionally dark and light in different areas.   The tag was made from die-cuts and fastened with twine.

MCT products used:

Other products used include Ranger archival and Gina K. Designs ink pads; sequins and twine. 

This was fun and easy to do.  Here is a closer look.


I want to take a moment to thank those who serve our country in various branches, at home and abroad, including first responders, law enforcement, the reserves, veterans and their families.  We are in the land of the free, because of the brave.

Please remember to visit Miss Emma's My Creative Time blog for more holiday creations.

Happy 4th.