Saturday, October 19, 2019

Set of quick and easy holiday gift tags with layers.

Here is a set of coordinating holiday gift tags, made quick and easy with layers.  These are great for holiday gift wrapping, party favors, wine bottle tags or table decor.


For these tags, I made them in steps and with no coloring.  First, I die-cut and trimmed all of the tag layers from patterned paper, cardstock and StazOn ink.  Then I stamped the icons and sentiments to make little scenes.  The stamping on white was fussy cut and added to some of the tag pieces.  I adhered and layered everything and then twine, stars and hearts were added to finish.

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


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Joy and ThingsKrafty Season {paper pack}Gina K Designs jet black amalgam ink, StazOn ink, Ranger multi media matte glue, white and kraft color cardstock, twine, MFT die-namics and foam tape.

Thanks for stopping by.
Gaylynn

Set of 3 holiday watercolor cards with ink smooshing.

Here is a set of three coordinating holiday greeting cards made using vintage watercolor ink smooshing.


For these cards, I first stamped onto watercolor paper, arranging the stamps to make three scene panels.  For a vintage look, I added neutral tones of watercolor using an ink smooshing technique.  The patterned strips background was stamped on kraft paper using white ink and left to dry.  I prepared layers for three cards and pretrimmed all of the panels.  Once dry, I layered and assembled the cards.


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


Here are more of the cards.



Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Holly Jolly Critters, Joy and Things, Background Builders Seasonal Set One and Set Two, Christmas Linen {paper pack 1 and pack 2}; Gina K Designs jet black amalgam ink, Canson watercolor paper, Mini Misti, Ranger mini mister, twine, ColorBox ink, MFT die-namics, Zig clean color real brush markers 064, 072 and 067, Altenew small palette mat, heat tool and foam tape.

Have a fabulous day.
Gaylynn

Friday, October 18, 2019

Holiday Cards ~ MCT 96th Edition Release, Sale and Blog Hop

Hello, it's Gaylynn here.  The My Creative Time 96th Edition release, sale and blog hop has begun.
You may have arrived from Emily's blog.



Sentiment:  Merry Christmas

Today, I am sharing two winter-themed Christmas cards.  These feature the new snowflake tag die and the Christmas tree tag die.  I decided that I wanted to make each with a little scene inside and use them as card embellishments.  They are in the colors of light blue, silver foil and white.  The background was stamped with a small accent stamp from the Halloween Fun set using gray ink.  I repeated the stamping for that section to get a contrasting background.  I love how they turned out.

 *** 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 HERE! Use the code: OCT2019 to receive a 15% discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to "IN-STOCK" items ONLY. This sale will end on Friday, October 25, 2019 at midnight PST.


***FREEBIE***
Starting Friday, October 18, 2019 at 8am PST we will be giving away this ADORABLE new "HO HO HO die". This new die will be given to the FIRST 25 shoppers! If you are one of the 1st 25 shoppers it will automatically be added to your package at the time of packing/shipping. Once 25 shoppers come through, this die will be available for purchase! So, if it's available in the store, you are not one of the 25. 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 release.
Day 1


Day 2
Day 3



Here is the other card with the same layout.



Supplies for today's project: My Creative Time Snowflake Tag Dies, Christmas Tree Tag Dies, MoneyHolder Dies, Floating Cloud dies and Halloween Fun; Ranger archival ink in watering can, silver foil cardstock, PPP small droplets, Ranger multi medium matte glue and foam tape.

Hop along with us.
Your next stop in the hop is Jessica'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, October 17, 2019

Money Holder ~ Day 4 MCT 96th Edition Sneak Peeks

Hello, it's Gaylynn.  Here is a sneak peek of the My Creative Time 96th Edition release.  Today, I am sharing a handmade money holder for the holidays.


Sentiment:  Merry Christmas

This is a holiday themed money holder.  It is a fantastic gift wrap idea for those who prefer good ol' cash as a gift.  I included the pretty Christmas die-cut sentiment along with the festive Santa hat.  The money holder envelope fits cash perfectly.  It was die-cut from a retired holiday 12" x 12" paper pad from my stash.  
I love the silver, red and white combination.  I can tell that this is going to be used a bunch for many occasions.

***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 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!

Supplies: My Creative Time Big Santa Dies and Money Holder Dies; MSC paper (retired), cardstock, foam tape, Ranger multi medium matte glue and Wonder Tape; twine.
More sneak peeks are on Emma's My Creative Time blog. Thanks for visiting. I look forward to your comments. Gaylynn



Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Color burst watercolor holiday card and video.

For Technique Time at Unity, I am sharing a holiday card using color burst watercolor along with heat embossing.




Sentiment:  Joyful.  Merry Love Joy.


Here is a festive winter card scene.  I used stamping, white heat embossing, Ken Oliver color burst watercolor and heat embossing.  This scene was layered and embellished.

To begin, I created the night sky background using color burst watercolor onto the smooth side of watercolor paper.  White paint splatters were added.  Then, I stamped using embossing ink.  The stamping was heat embossed with white embossing powder.  Finally, to finish, adhesive gems were added and then everything was layered.


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


Here is a closer look.




Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. All Kinds Of Holiday Love 9/2019 KOTM; VersaMark ink, Ranger mini mister, multi-medium matte glue & plastic craft mat; adhesive gems, white embossing powder, heat tool, EK powder tool, paintbrush, Ken Oliver color burst in grape jelly, blueberry and razzle berry; Ken Oliver watercolor paper, foam tape, MFT die-namics, powders and cardstockMini Misti, Liquitex Basics white paint.

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.


Have a great day.
Gaylynn

Ho Ho Ho ~ Day 3 MCT 96th Edition Sneak Peeks

Hello, it's Gaylynn.  Here is a sneak peek of the My Creative Time 96th Edition release.  Today, I am sharing a whimsical Santa holiday card.


Sentiment:  ho ho ho

This was fun to put together.  The die-cuts make a whimsical Santa Claus in separate pieces.  I added a circle die-cut for the face area.  The paper was die-cut and layered.  To finish, the Santa and the fun sentiment were added.  

***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 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!

***FREEBIE***
Starting Friday, October 18, 2019, at 8am PST we will be giving away this ADORABLE new "HO HO HO die". This new die will be given to the FIRST 25 shoppers! If you are one of the 1st 25 shoppers it will automatically be added to your package at the time of packing/shipping. Once 25 shoppers come through, this die will be available for purchase! So, if it's available in the store, you are not one of the 25. No exceptions will be made. This freebie is not part of the "Bundle" and will be sold separately!
Here is another look.


Supplies: My Creative Time Big Santa Dies, Ho Ho Ho die, Scalloped Stitched Rectangular Dies and Scallop & Stitched Circle Dies; BasicGrey Aspen Frost 6x6 paper, cardstock, foam tape.
More sneak peeks are on Emma's My Creative Time blog. Thanks for visiting. I look forward to your comments. Gaylynn



Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Holiday Tags ~ Day 2 MCT 96th Edition Sneak Peeks

Hello, it's Gaylynn.  Here is a sneak peek of the My Creative Time 96th Edition release.  Today, I am sharing two handmade holiday gift tags.


These gift tags were made with coordinating paper and colors.  I used the colors of mint and white for the die-cut panels.  To accent, I added white glitter glue dots and adhesive pearls.  Parts of the tree and the snowflake lift up off of the tag for dimension and texture.
These are great to add to holiday gift packages, party favors, table decor, wine bottles and more.


***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 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!


Supplies: My Creative Time Snowflake Tag Dies, Christmas Tree Tag Dies and Dec 25th stamps; BasicGrey Aspen Frost 6x6 paper, glitter glue, adhesive pearls, twine and cardstock.
More sneak peeks are on Emma's My Creative Time blog. Thanks for visiting. I look forward to your comments. Gaylynn


Monday, October 14, 2019

You're a warrior ~ Day 1 MCT 96th Edition Sneak Peeks

Hello, it's Gaylynn.  Here is a sneak peek of the My Creative Time 96th Edition release.  I am sharing a breast cancer awareness heartfelt card.


Sentiment:  
You're a warrior and warriors don't quit.

This is to celebrate survivors.
It was created by first adding watercolor to the die-cut background watercolor paper.  Then, I stamped the sentiment and the wings.  The wings were heat embossed and die-cut.  To finish, everything was layered and accented with gems and twine.

***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 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!

Here is another look.


Supplies: My Creative Time Keep Fighting and XOXO Border Dies; Ranger archival ink, cardstock, foam tape, white embossing powder, heat tool, VersaMark, Zig clean color real brush markers, twine and adhesive pearls.
More sneak peeks are on Emma's My Creative Time blog. Thanks for visiting. I look forward to your comments. Gaylynn


Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Winter card with a snow marker and watercolor markers.

Today for Technique Time at Unity, I am sharing a holiday card using a snow marker and watercolor.



Sentiment:  Warm wishes


Here is a sweet winter card scene.  I used stamping, silver heat embossing, a snow marker and watercolor.  The snow provides card texture and depth.

To begin, I stamped onto watercolor paper using embossing ink.  Then, I heat embossed the stamped scene with silver embossing powder.  Once cooled, I added snow using a snow marker and then watercolor using brush pens.  Finally, to finish, sparkle adhesive gems were added and then everything was layered.



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


Here is a closer look.



Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Catching The Snow; VersaMark ink, Ranger watercolor paper, Altenew palette mat, adhesive gems, silver embossing powder, heat tool, EK powder tool, paintbrush, Zig clean color real brush pens, foam tape, MFT die-namics and Mini Misti.

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.


Have a great day.
Gaylynn

Halloween pumpkin treat bag ~ My Creative Time

Today, the My Creative Time team is sharing favor projects.  I decided to do another favor wrap for the trick-or-treaters.  Here is a treat bag.




Sentiment:  What's up Pumpkin?

This was made using an existing small glassine bag with treats inside.  The topper was die-cut, layered and stamped.  I added a glitter pumpkin and a bat to accent the bag.  It is quick and easy to do with Emma's stamps and dies.


Supplies:  My Creative Time Halloween Fun and Pretty Treat Topper Die; copper glitter paper, black cardstock, double-sided tape and ink.

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

Thanks for visiting.
Gaylynn

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Shabby chic deer antlers pink foiled greeting card.

This is a shabby chic style greeting card featuring deer antlers in pink foiling.


Sentiment:  Howdy

For this card, I first stamped and colored the antlers.  Using the stamp positioner, Misti, I restamped and heat embossed to prepare for foiling.  Pink foil was added to the stamping using a preheated laminator.  I used colored cardstock for the card base with added wood paper and lace.  Everything was layered to finish.



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


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Rustic Wishes and Rustic Textiles {paper pack}; Gina K Designs fancy foils in passionate pink, twine, Yourstory laminator, VersaMark ink, embossing powder, heat tool, foam tape, adhesive pearls, Copic markers in BG32, RV11, R32, W5 and W3; My Creative Time dies and colored cardstock.

Have a wonderful day.
Gaylynn

Holiday pocket card with a removable gift tag and foiling.

Here is a holiday card and gift tag in one.  It is a pocket style card with a removable foiled gift tag inside.


Sentiment:  Joyful Holidays.

For this card, I first made a little pocket front out of patterned paper, cut and scored.  This was added to the card base.  Then I foiled and die-cut the sentiment.  It was made into a gift tag and then inserted into the card pocket to finish.  It is a simple card design that provides a tag gift for the recipient.

The pocket front was cut 5" x 3".
The sides and the bottom of the pocket were scored at 1/2".
The sides and bottom were adhered with double-sided tape.
That front pocket layer was adhered to the card base on the sides and the bottom only, leaving the top portion open for the gift tag.


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



Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Say It Big {Holiday} and Pink & Blue Watercolored {paper pack}; Gina K Designs fancy foils in grass green, hole punch, twine, Yourstory laminator, VersaMark ink, embossing powder, heat tool, Wonder tape, My Creative Time dies and colored cardstock.

Have a wonderful day.
Gaylynn

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Handmade flower vellum card overlay ~ Sympathy.

Today for Technique Time at Unity, I am sharing a floral vellum card overlay with stamping and heat embossing.



Sentiment:  With sympathy

This is a quick and easy way to create a handmade vellum card overlay.  I used stamping, heat embossing, fussy cutting and splatters.  It is easy to make multiples of this card style.

To begin, I stamped a sentiment directly onto the card base.  I also used vellum, the Misti stamping tool and a VersaMark ink pad for the floral overlay panel.  Then, I heat embossed the flowers.  The floral background border was fussy cut to fit the top corner of the card base.  Finally, I added watercolor splatters, adhesive gems and layered everything.


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


Here is a closer look.



Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Array of Fall and Change Can Be Beautiful; PTI vellum, VersaMark ink, Ranger archival ink, Altenew palette, adhesive pearls, white embossing powder, heat tool, EK powder tool, paintbrush, Sakura Koi watercolor and Original Misti.

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.


Have a great day.
Gaylynn