Friday, November 29, 2019

My Creative Time Black Friday Blog Hop & Sale 2019

Hi there. Today, My Creative Time is having a blog hop, sale and release for Black Friday. You may have arrived from Emily's blog.






Sentiment: Happy birthday... Make a wish.

HAPPY BLACK FRIDAY my friends! After Thanksgiving festivities, it’s time to shop! Besides our AWESOME sale, we are showcasing a couple of brand new dies. They are “Jar Treat Die” along with the “Jar Sentiments” stamp set.

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This is a sweet birthday card featuring a jar with accessories.  I think that this would go perfectly with a gift of bath and body products, candles, jams, honey, etc.
For this card, I die-cut jar pieces and a card border from patterned paper.  Silver cardstock was used for the jar handle.  And the sentiment was heat embossed in white.  I like the dimension that the layers offer.



SALE

We are having a special “Buy More, Save More” sale! Use the following code that will apply to you at checkout. ***THIS SALE WILL END ON SUN, 12/1/2019 at midnight PST.***

BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY
Leave your comments on each stop of the hop ALONG with a way for us to contact you for a chance to win a $25 gift card to the MCT store.

Here is another look.



Supplies: My Creative Time Jar Treat Die, Jar Treat Sentiments and More Stitched Edges; My Mind's Eye A Mother's Love paper, foam tape, hemp cord thread, silver cardstock, white embossing powder, VersaMark, mini misti and a heat tool.

Hop along with us for inspiration using these stamps and dies!
Your next stop in the blog hop is Jessica's blog. The entire blog hop lineup will be on Emma's My Creative Time blog.

Thanks so much for visiting. I look forward to your comments. Happy Holidays.

Gaylynn


Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Metallix gel pearl stencil card background + Zig watercolor..

For Technique Time at Unity, I am showing one way to make a pearl stencil card background.  Also, this incorporates a bit of watercolor with stamping.



Sentiment:  Happy pregnancy.

This is a pregnancy themed card with pickles and a pearl stencil card background.  I also use stamping and watercolor.


Here are helpful tips for creating this card.  To begin, I pre-cut an oval frame from patterned paper.  Next, I applied metallix gel to make a pearl stencil card background.  Once that dried, the stencil panel was die-cut with added waxed paper.  Then, I stamped and added watercolor to the pickle jar.  Finally, to finish, everything was layered onto the card base and assembled.


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. In A Pickle and Rustic Wood {paper pack}; My Creative Time Scalloped Stitched Oval Dies; Deco Foil metallix gel in white pearl, hearts stencil, foam tape, spatula, waxed paper, painter's tape, hemp cording, Zig clean color real brush markers in 040, 041, 045, 072, 064; mini misti, Ranger olive archival ink, distress ink in pumice stone and plastic craft mat; VersaMark ink, heat tool and white embossing powder.

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

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Color burst watercolor card scene + colored card base.

For Technique Time at Unity, I am sharing a color burst watercolor card scene with a sweet mouse.  Also, this is a way to use colored cardstock for a card base.




Sentiment:  Thinking of you.

This is a bright and cheerful card that can be used for the holidays or most celebration occasions.  It includes color burst watercolor, heat embossing and a card base in double-sided green cardstock.


Here are helpful tips for creating this card.  To begin, I pre-cut and scored green cardstock for the card base.  Also, I pre-cut lace trim and a watercolor panel.  Next, I mixed and applied color burst watercolor in yellow and in green.  Once that dried, I stamped and heat embossed the mouse scene.  Also, the sentiment was stamped and trimmed with darker ink to make it stand out better.  Finally, to finish, everything was layered onto the card base and assembled.


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. A Little Mousy; My Creative Time Lace Border die; mini misti, tweezers, Ranger archival ink in olive, Canson watercolor paper, Ken Oliver Crafts Colorburst powders in field day and lemon drop; adhesive dots, mini mister, VersaMark ink, heat tool, double-sided cardstock, vellum and white embossing powder.

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

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Tis the season holiday tag card with watercolor.

Today, the My Creative Time team is sharing tag projects.  Here is a watercolor tag card for the holidays, made quick and easy.


Sentiment:  Tis the season.

To begin, I added watercolor to a small piece of watercolor paper, using ink smooshing.  I placed watercolor marker lines then misted water onto a palette mat.  Then, the paper was placed over the watercolor to pick up the color.  Once heat-set, I die-cut the Christmas tree tag and added cording.  The background pieces were die-cut and trimmed to fit the card.  Finally, everything was layered and assembled.

Supplies:  My Creative Time Just A Little Something, More Stitched Edges and More Stitched Rectangular dies; Zig clean color real brush 048, 033 and 042; hemp cord, silver cardstock, BasicGrey Nordic Holiday paper; Ranger jet black archival ink, watercolor paper and mini mister; foam tape.

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

Thanks for visiting.
Gaylynn

Friday, November 15, 2019

How to watercolor with distress ink refill bottles and stamping.

Today, I am sharing an inspirational watercolor card with a girl and scripture.


For this card, I began by stamping onto watercolor paper and then die-cutting the edges.  Next, I added watercolor using distress ink refill in three colors along with a paintbrush.  Also, I used a palette mat to help apply color and water to the stamping.  Next, I added Zig watercolor for skin tone.  Finally, the one-layer card was assembled to finish.

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. No Limit To Love and His Words; foam tape, My Creative Time More Stitched Edges Dies, paintbrush, Ranger archival ink jet black, Canson watercolor paper, Altenew palette mat, Zig clean color real brush markers in 071 and 028; heat tool, Ranger distress ink refill bottles in spun sugar, frayed burlap and tumbled glass.

Thanks and have a great day.
Gaylynn

Watercolor girl and cat with Zig clean color real brush pens.

This is a kindness themed watercolor card using Zig clean color real brush markers.


For this card, I began by stamping onto watercolor paper and then die-cutting accent layers.  Also, I also hand trimmed the sentiment into flag layers.  Next, I added watercolor using Zig clean color real brush marker pens in layers.  Then, I splattered the card base with watercolor.  Finally, everything was assembled to finish.

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. Being There; foam tape, My Creative Time Scallop Stitched Square Dies, hemp cord thread, adhesive gems, paintbrush, Ranger archival ink jet black, Canson watercolor paper, Zig clean color real brush pens 025, 028, 071, 064, 062, 042.

Thanks for visiting.
Gaylynn

Coffee Cup Card ~ MCT 97th Edition Release & Blog Hop

Hello, it's Gaylynn here.  The My Creative Time 97th Edition release, sale and blog hop has begun.
You may have arrived from Emily's blog.



Sentiment:
Happy retirement.  Welcome to your longest coffee break!

Here is another coffee cup card with a retirement theme.  It can be used as a greeting card alone or with an added gift card inserted.  There is an opening for one under the lid.  This one is great for a guy or a gal in mint and navy blue colors.  I love the fun sentiment included in this stamp set.  The sentiment can easily be changed out for almost any occasion.

 *** 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 ***
DON'T FORGET our sale starts RIGHT NOW HERE! Use the code: NOV2019 to receive a 15% discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to "IN-STOCK" items ONLY. This sale will end on Friday, November 22, 2019, at midnight PST.



Here are my sneak peek blog projects from this release.
Day 1

Day 2


Supplies for today's project: My Creative Time Coffee Cup Gift Card Holder Die and Not A Decaf Day stamps; Ranger archival ink, Ranger multi medium matte glue, Jen Hadfield paper, hemp cording, 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.
Special Announcement!!
Emma with My Creative Time is holding a
2020 Design Team Call.
Click the link above for the details.
Thanks for visiting. I look forward to your comments. Gaylynn


Thursday, November 14, 2019

Frap Coffee Card ~ Day 3 MCT 97th Edition Sneak Peeks

Hi there, it's Gaylynn.  Here is a sneak peek of the My Creative Time 97th Edition release.  This is a frappuccino style coffee cup shaped card or gift card holder.



Sentiment:  Joy

This is a girly floral cup shaped card and/or a gift card holder.  It is in the shape of a frappuccino coffee cup and dressed in flowers and pink accents.  I used vellum and floral paper for the cup.  The background was die-cut for an extra accent.  I like the joy word on it for lots of different occasions.  This card can be given as is or accompanied by a gift card.  There is an opening for one just below the lid.

***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 Frap Gift Card Holder Dies, Christmas Cheer stamps and Fun Stitched Edges; cardstock, foam tape, Pink Paislee patterned paper, vellum and hemp cording.
More sneak peeks are on Emma's My Creative Time blog. Thanks for visiting. I look forward to your comments. Gaylynn



Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Poppy flowers thank you card with two toned stamping.

For Technique Time at Unity, I am sharing a card with poppy flowers, ink shading and patterned paper.  I use two toned stamping for the flowers.



Sentiment:  Many thanks.

This is a sweet layered floral card highlighting the flowers.  The two toned stamping is great with solid stamps like this.


Here are helpful tips for creating this card.  To begin, I pre-cut and assembled the background layers from patterned paper.  Next, I stamped the flowers onto a small panel using two toned stamping in red and black.  Then, to soften the look, I added distress ink blending around the flowers.  Also, I used excess scrap pieces for the card accents.  Finally, to finish, everything was layered onto the card base and assembled.


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. Row of Poppies and Rustic Wood {paper pack}; My Creative Time XOXO Border Dies and Fun Stitched Edges dies; makeup blending brush, foam tape, doily, mini misti, tweezers, hemp cord, Ranger archival ink in red geranium and watering can, distress ink in broken china and multi medium matte glue.

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

Coffee Break ~ Day 2 MCT 97th Edition Sneak Peeks

Hi there, it's Gaylynn.  Here is a sneak peek of the My Creative Time 97th Edition release.  This is a coffee cup shaped gift card holder.



Sentiment:  Take a well deserved coffee break.

The best part of this gift card holder is that it is shaped just like a coffee house cup.  I included kraft, red and white colors and a heart.  Also, the sentiment was stamped and heat embossed in white.  This can be for almost any occasion.  There is an opening under the lid for a gift card.  And to make it even better, it is close to an A2 size which will fit perfectly inside of an A2 envelope.  I can tell that this die set is going to get lots of use.

***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 Coffee Cup Gift Card Holder Dies and Not A Decaf Day stamps; cardstock, foam tape, DCWV patterned paper, adhesive dots.
More sneak peeks are on Emma's My Creative Time blog. Thanks for visiting. I look forward to your comments. Gaylynn



Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Turkey Tag ~ Day 1 Sneak Peek MCT 97th Edition Release

Hello, it's Gaylynn.  Here is a sneak peek of the My Creative Time 97th Edition release.  I am sharing a gift or wine tag made using cute turkey layers.


This tag can be used as a gift tag, favor tag, table decor or even a wine bottle tag.  I like to have these on hand for added decoration for Thanksgiving or Autumn entertaining.  I layered the turkey die-cut pieces using different cardstock and foam tape.  The turkey looks great added to a gift tag or to a 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 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 Turkey Lollipop Holder Die, Tag Dies; cardstock, foam tape, assorted patterned paper, gold and tan cording.
More sneak peeks are on Emma's My Creative Time blog. Thanks for visiting. I look forward to your comments. Gaylynn



Saturday, November 9, 2019

Holiday gift tags with easy stamping and layering.

For holiday gift-giving, these quick and easy handmade tags help to make a nice presentation.


Here is a set of three handmade Christmas gift tags.  These were made using patterned paper and stamping.  With punches or die-cuts, the shapes can vary in shape and size.  I chose to use tag dies that I had on hand to cut out the background and the top stamped layers.  These are quick and easy to make in multiples.  I recommend that you stamp all at once on a bigger sheet of paper, leaving enough space between the sentiments for the die-cutting.  This technique works for any occasion.

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. Winter Regards and Holiday Intrigue {paper pack}; foam tape, My Creative Time Chunky Stitched Tag Dies, Galaces hemp cord thread.

Thanks for visiting.
Gaylynn

Friday, November 8, 2019

Mouse, flowers and balloon celebration card.

Here is a cute celebration floral card with a sweet mouse and using minimal coloring.


For this card, I began by stamping and trimming the ivory panel, using black ink.  The wreath was also stamped onto white cardstock.  Next, I added the top flowers using repeat stamping with assorted florals.  The circles were die-cut for layering.  Copic markers were added to the stamping in small areas, for pops of color.  Finally, everything was assembled to finish.

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. A Little Mousy, Holly Jolly Critters and A Will, A Way; white, mint and ivory cardstock, foam tape, My Creative Time Bunch Of Fun Circle Dies, Galaces hemp cord thread, My Favorite Things A2 rectangle dies, Copic markers Y11, Y02, Y15, G0000, BG10, BG32, R20, E00, E33, R32.

Thanks for visiting.
Gaylynn