Friday, September 18, 2020

MCT 104th Edition Release, Blog Hop & Sale ~ Halloween

 Hello, it's Gaylynn.  Great news, the My Creative Time 104th Edition release, sale and blog hop has begun.

For the blog hop, you may have arrived from Emily's blog.


For this post, I am focusing on the three different sizes of the bat bow dies.  And, I used them as decoration for the two sizes of witch hat topper dies.  Each size bow is trimmed with tiny bat die-cuts as accents.

To make these bow witch hat toppers, fist have wrapped treats or favor bags assembled.  I used assorted sizes of clear bags to hold assorted treats in different ways.  Next, die-cut the hats and the spiders.  I used two sizes of hats.  Then, die-cut and assemble three bows.  I used all three bat bow dies ~ fun size, small and medium sizes.  Finally, adhere the hats with the bows as toppers for the treat bags. 

For the boys, you can always use the included hat trim accessories instead of the bows.  
I wanted the toppers to be bright and have a lot of contrast.  Any color assortments will work.  

Tip:  I recommend using a hot glue gun to carefully assemble the bows and to fasten the bow hats to the bags.  Otherwise, use extra tacky tape or glue.

 *** 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 September 23, 2020, 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.) 

Here is another look to this set of toppers assembled onto assorted wrapped treats.


Most any favor item, food or non-food, can be used with the toppers as a decoration.
(The treats in the photos are just examples of some of the ways to assemble the toppers.  I am not affiliated with the treat brands shown in these examples.)

*** SALE ALERT ***
DON'T FORGET our sale starts RIGHT NOW HERE! Use the code: SEP2020 to receive a 15% discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to "IN-STOCK" items ONLY. This sale will end on Friday, September 25, 2020, at midnight PST.

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***FREEBIE***
Starting Friday, September 18th, 2020 at 8am PST, Emma will be giving away this new "Mini Witch Hat Topper Die." 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. (The freebie offer has ended and it is now available for sale in the MCT store.) Here are my sneak peek blog projects from this release.


Day 4
Supplies for today's project: My Creative Time Fun Size Bat Bow Die, Small Bat Bow Die, Medium Bat Bow Die, Witch Hat Topper Die and Mini Witch Hat Topper; cardstock, glitter cardstock, pre-wrapped treats of your choice, clear favor bags, hot glue gun, adhesive gems.

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, September 17, 2020

Day 4 MCT 104th Edition Sneak Peeks ~ Halloween Favor Box

 Hello, it's Gaylynn.  Here is Day 4 of the My Creative Time 104th Edition sneak peeks.  For today, I made a favor box in the shape of a coffin for Halloween.  It is accented with a spooky spiderweb die-cut, a spider and a coffin sentiment tag.


Sentiment:  Open if you dare.

For this spooky coffin-shaped Halloween favor or treat box, I used assorted patterned paper and cardstock.  Then, I die-cut the box pieces and accessories.  The sentiment was stamped and layered.  To affix the box, I recommend an extra tacky tape, score tape or hot glue.  Behind the spiderweb, I added a piece of black cardstock.  This can be left to view the inside contents, also.  Everything was assembled, 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

Supplies for today's project: My Creative Time Happy Witchin', Spooky Tag Dies and Coffin Treat Box Die; cardstock, score tape, hot glue, patterned paper, twine.

For more sneak peek inspiration, visit Emma's My Creative Time blog.
I hope that you enjoyed the sneak peek projects this week. Please, check back tomorrow for the blog hop.

Thanks for visiting. I look forward to your comments.
Have a great day. Gaylynn



Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Two nautical cards with an anchor ~ navy & gold

 Hi there.  For Technique Time at Unity, I share two nautical cards with anchor stamping.  The colors are navy blue and gold with heat embossing and repeat stamping.


Sentiments:
Thanks
Bug Huge Thanks

Helpful tips:
Here are helpful tips for creating this card.  To begin, trim or die-cut a narrow strip of navy cardstock.  Then stamp and heat emboss in gold onto the navy cardstock.  Next, use repeat stamping of the anchor near the top of the card base using a light natural or kraft color ink.  Optional, add a narrow trim strip to the navy panel area.  Finally, layer and adhere everything, to finish.

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. Anchored, Heart Of Autumn and Big Huge Thanks
Also, original Misti, flat and foam double-sided tape, gold embossing powder, VersaMark ink, heat tool, EK powder tool, MFT cardstock and ink, My Creative Time Tall Frame Die Layers.

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.


Thank you for stopping by.
Gaylynn

Day 3 MCT 104th Edition Sneak Peeks ~ Bow Treat Wrap

 Hi, it's Gaylynn.  Here is Day 3 of the My Creative Time 104th Edition sneak peeks.  I made a favor wrap or treat topper to go onto a bag of treats for Halloween.  It is accented with cute witch shoes and a bat bow.


Sentiment:  No tricks just treats.

For this cute topper, I stamped, colored and die-cut the legs.  Then, I die-cut and trimmed all of the topper pieces and adhered it all together.  Then, I folded the top portion of the topper over a plastic bag of treats.  To fasten the topper, either staple or tape it into place.  I love that the bow has tiny bats die-cut around the edges of each bow layer.

*** 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

Supplies for today's project: My Creative Time Happy Witchin', Medium Bat Bow Dies, Scalloped Tall Frame Dies and Tall Frame Die Layers; plastic favor bag, cardstock, score tape, adhesive dots, Copic markers C7, C5, R08, YR14, YG03, G21, YG13, G0000.

For more sneak peek inspiration, visit Emma's My Creative Time blog.
I hope to see you here all week for more sneak peek projects. And check back this Friday for the blog hop.

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



Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Day 2 MCT 104th Edition Sneak Peek ~ Pencil Favor Topper

 Hi, it's Gaylynn.  Here is Day 2 of the My Creative Time 104th Edition sneak peeks.  I made a favor wrap topper for Halloween.  It is accented with a cute witch hat and tiny bats around the rosette.  This holds pencils instead of candy for trick-or-treaters.


To make this pencil favor wrap topper, trim and score a piece of black cardstock for the background.  Next, die-cut the hat pieces and cut the rosette twice.  Then, assemble all of the pieces and fold the rosette.  To finish, use a hot glue tool to adhere the rosette and the hat to the background panel.  Once set, fasten the topper to the pencil wrapper, or staple the topper in place.

*** 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


Supplies for today's project: My Creative Time Bat Rosette Dies and Mini Witch Hat Topper Die; hot glue tool, glitter paper, foil paper, pencils, long favor bag, cardstock, Ranger multi medium matte glue, Wonder tape.

For more sneak peek inspiration, visit Emma's My Creative Time blog.
I hope to see you here all week for more sneak peek projects. And check back this Friday for the blog hop.

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



Monday, September 14, 2020

Be Spooky ~ Day 1 MCT 104th Edition Sneak Peeks

  Hi, it's Gaylynn.  Here is Day 1 of the My Creative Time 104th Edition sneak peeks.


Sentiment:  Eat, drink & be spooky.

For today's sneak peeks, I created a tall or slim style card using new tall dies and cute witch stamps.  To make this, simply die-cut and score a tall card base 7.5" x 7.5".  Next, die-cut the scalloped tall panel on watercolor paper on the smooth side.  Then, stamp the sentiment onto the tall panel.  Next, add watercolor to the scalloped tall panel.  Also, stamp the witch onto cardstock with Copic friendly ink, color and then die-cut. Finally, assemble it all together with added embellishments, to finish.

To see my other slimline or tall style cards, see slim 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 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


Supplies for today's project: My Creative Time Happy Witchin' and Scalloped Tall Frame Dies; clear flat double-sided tape, cardstock, Gina K. Designs jet black amalgam ink, adhesive dots, Altenew watercolor half pans, watercolor brush, original Misti, Canson watercolor paper. Copic markers YR09, YR04, YR14, E33, E13, V09, V04, V01, C9, C7, C5.

For more sneak peek inspiration, visit Emma's
My Creative Time blog.
I hope to see you here all week for more sneak peek projects. And check back this Friday for the blog hop.

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



Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Shimmer card + embossing on color cardstock ~ tutorial

 Hi there.  For Technique Time at Unity, I share how to create a shimmer card plus added heat embossing.  This technique is extra nice over color cardstock.


Sentiment:  Deepest Sympathy.

Helpful tips:
Here are helpful tips for creating this card.  To begin, trim or die-cut a panel from color cardstock.  Next, prepare the card for embossing by adding powder with a powder tool over the color cardstock.  Then, stamp with white pigment ink.  Also, for added texture, add white embossing powder then heat set.  Next, wipe off excess powder from the paper, once everything is set.  Then, lightly mask the stamping using the stamp backing.  Next, add white paint splatters to the paper and dry.  Finally, adhere the panel to the card base and then add sequins.


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. I Shall Not Want and Heart of Autumn
Also, original Misti, foam double-sided tape, white embossing powder, Gina K. Designs premium white pigment ink, heat tool, paint brush, Liquitex white acrylic paint tube, Ink On 3 liquid pixie dust, powder tool, purple cardstock, Ranger multi medium matte glue, PPP sequins, My Creative Time Rectangle Frame Die Layers.

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.


Thank you for stopping by.
Gaylynn

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Tropical Mermaid Tall or Slim Card ~ MCT Anything Goes

Hello.  The My Creative Time design team is sharing projects of our choice.  Here is my tropical mermaid tall or slim style card.  It has an encouraging sentiment and gold foil accents.


Sentiment:  Leave a little sparkle wherever you go.

To make this card,  begin by gathering your paper colors and then die-cut all of the layers and accents.  For foiling, it is easier to die-cut onto foil paper or pre-foiled cardstock.  
This mermaid was cut from gold foil paper.  Then again with the background die and very little pressure in the Cuttlebug machine, to create an embossed look.  You can also use the dry emboss setting with the background die for this look.  
Next, stamp and die-cut the sentiment bubble.  Also, trim a card base to fit a little larger than the largest die-cut background panel.  I cut this card base 7 1/2" x 7 1/2" and scored 3 3/4" for the fold line.  Finally, adhere everything, to finish. 

Here is another look.


Supplies:  My Creative Time Mermaid Kisses, Mermaid Background Die, Tall Frame Dies and Tall Frame Die Layers; assorted patterned paper, Ranger archival ink in cobalt, double-sided flat and foam tape, Silhouette gold foil paper.

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

Enjoy your day.

Gaylynn 

Monday, September 7, 2020

Faux shaker card vintage style with a bonus gift.

 Hi there.  For today, I am sharing a vintage bird faux shaker card.  It also includes an inside message for a bonus gift.  This is ready to be regifted or reused by the receiver.


Sentiment:
Thinking of you today.
Bonus Gift:  Feel Free to remove this note and use this card for someone else.

Here are tips for making this card.  First, die-cut or trim background layers and a frame.  Next, stamp onto the top kraft color panel, with or without coloring it in.  Then, adhere confetti or adhesive gems or dots around the bird and inside the frame area.  This mimics a shaker card, but without movement of the gems.  Finally, adhere and assemble the panels onto the card base, to finish.


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




And here is a bonus gift message on the inside.  This is an unattached and removable insert.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Wonderful & Simple Things; My Creative Etched Edge Frame Dies and Rectangle Frame Die Layers; MFT single stitch line square frames; cardstock, double-sided flat and foam tape, confetti gems, Ranger multi medium matte glue, Copic markers V01, R20, BG15, B01.

Thank you for visiting.
Gaylynn

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Double stamped butterflies reusable card & bonus gift.

 Hi there.  Today, I am sharing a clean and simple card using double stamping.  This also contains a bonus gift and inside sentiment.


Sentiment:  Just a hello.

This card is quick and easy to make and there is no coloring required.  To begin, simply stamp the butterfly twice onto a piece of colored cardstock.  Also, stamp and trim a sentiment flag.  Then trim or die-cut an edge border from the butterfly panel.  Next, add watercolor splatters directly onto the card base and then heat set or allow to dry.  Now, adhere the butterfly panel, offset from one end of the card.  Next, stamp and trim a note panel to fit inside of the card, but make it removable.  I used a mini paper clip, but making it an unfastened insert works also.  Finally, layer the sentiment flag and add adhesive dots to assemble the card.


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


And here is a bonus gift message on the inside, which is removable.



Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Wonderful & Simple Things; Simon Says Stamp Wavy Scallop Dies, My Creative Rectangle Frame Die Layers, cardstock, double-sided foam tape, adhesive pearls, Sakura Koi watercolor splatters, paint brush, mini paper clip.

Thank you for visiting.
Gaylynn

Friday, September 4, 2020

Monochromatic hand cut leaves card overlay + Copics

 Hello.  Today, I am showing an easy way to get texture and depth to stamping.  These monochromatic leaves are partially cut and popped up to create interest.


Sentiment:  It's the little things in life.

This card was simple to make.  To begin, simply stamp onto a pre-cut piece of colored cardstock, using alcohol friendly ink or ink for use with your particular markers.  Next, add color in tone on tone shades.  I used green Copic marker shades first, and accented with darker tones.  Then, hand cut the bottom portion of the leaves only.  Onto the card base, add black splatters using watercolor and a paint brush.  Finally, layer the leaves panel and add gems to assemble the card.

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.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Simplicity; My Creative Time Tall Frame Die Layers, cardstock, Simon Says Stamp intense black ink, Copic markers G99, G21, YG03; double-sided foam tape, adhesive gems, Sakura Koi watercolor splatters.

Thank you for visiting.
Gaylynn

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Watercolor mini note cards and gift box set ~ tutorial

 Hi there.  For Technique Time at Unity, I share how to make watercolor mini note cards and a matching gift box.  Sets like this are great to give as a gift for teachers, friends, family or anyone.


Sentiments:  Hello.  Thanks.

Helpful tips:
Here are helpful tips for creating watercolor mini note cards and the gift box.  First, trim or die-cut a box, mini notes and watercolor paper layers for each.  I used a die-cut from a slim or tall die and folded that in half for each mini note.  A paper trimmer works also.  Also, assemble the box or use an existing mini gift bag.  Next, stamp onto each of the watercolor panels and then heat emboss the stamping with white embossing powder.  Then, apply three thick watercolor lines in different colors onto each of the stamped watercolor paper panels.  Next, allow to dry completely or heat set the watercolor.  Then, adhere the watercolor panels onto the folded 3x3" mini note card fronts and onto the gift box front and back sides.  Optional, make handmade envelopes for each mini note or use existing 3x3" envelopes.  Finally, place the envelopes and the mini note cards inside of the gift box with or without tissue paper.

Gift box:  Die-cut or cut 2 box panels 5" x 4 1/2", score, fold & tape to assemble the box.
Mini note cards:  Die-cut or trim 6 1/2" x 3" and score at 3 1/4".



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 at the mini note cards with handmade envelopes included.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Heart of Autumn
Also, mini Misti, foam double-sided tape, white embossing powder, VersaMark ink, Ranger plastic craft mat, Canson watercolor paper; Altenew watercolor half pans, heat tool, paint brush, My Creative Time Present Box Die, Stitched Square Dies Inside & Out, Tall Frame Die Layers and 3x3 Fancy Envelope Die, score tape.

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.


Thank you for stopping by.
Gaylynn

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Rosette 3-D Card ~ MCT Birthday Palooza

 Hello.  The My Creative Time design team is sharing birthday palooza themed projects.  Here is my 3-D rosette happy birthday card with watercolor splatter accents.

Sentiment:  Happy Birthday.

To make this card, first stamp and die-cut the sentiment bubbles.  Next, die-cut the doily once and the rosette twice onto patterned paper.  Then, fold the rosette at the score lines, all the way around, connecting the two die-cut pieces with extra tacky tape.  Fan out the rosette and adhere it to the doily layer using a hot glue gun.  Also, add the sentiment bubble tag using the glue gun.  For the background, dry emboss on white and then splatter with watercolor and a paint brush.  Once dry, trim the background panel to fit your card front.  Finally, adhere everything to the card base, to finish.


Here is another look and the 3-D detail of the rosette, once it is assembled.


Supplies:  My Creative Time Bunch of Doily Dies, Scallop Rosette DiesFun Bubble DiesLots of Greetings; assorted patterned paper, Altenew half pans watercolor, paint brush, adhesive gems, cording, glue gun, Ranger archival ink in jet black, Ranger Wonder tape, double-sided clear flat and foam tape.

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

Enjoy your day.
Gaylynn

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Mixed media scrapbook layout pages ~ handmade elements

 Hi there.  For Technique Time at Unity, I share four coordinating scrapbook layout pages using handmade elements as accents.  These pages incorporate a variety of techniques and mediums which work together beautifully.



Helpful tips:
Here are helpful tips for scrapbook layout pages.  Please note, refer to the video for the detailed steps and the tutorial.  To begin, have a theme or coordinating colors in mind and have those supplies for the project on hand.  Next, make your own handmade accents and elements by stamping, embossing and adding watercolor to those accent pieces.  Then, once dry, trim or fussy cut (cut out) the handmade elements.  Next, create a stenciled corner background onto each of the cardstock scrapbook layout pages.  Finally, add accent frame stamping and then adhere the handmade elements, to finish.



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


Here are two more pages:



Included in these challenges:

Simon Says: Anything Goes

Simon Says:  Beautiful Botanicals

Also, original Misti, flat and foam double-sided clear tape, Ranger products gold embossing powder, jet black archival ink, distress oxide ink pads in fossilized amber, worn lipstick, wilted violet, walnut stain, mini mister, plastic craft mat, and watercolor paper; Versamark ink, heat tool, blending brush, TCW Rebekah Meier Designs 6x6" mini rosetta stencil, Ken Oliver Crafts color burst powders in grape jelly and razzle berry; painter's tape, Fiskars paper trimmer.

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.


Thank you for stopping by.
Gaylynn