Monday, November 30, 2020

Santa Hat Gift Tag Set of 4 ~ MCT 5 Days of Christmas

 Hello, and welcome to the My Creative Time "5" Days of Christmas"! This week we will be sharing with you. The design team has LOTS of last-minute Christmas ideas, such as cards, tags, treat holders, gift card holders and whatever else comes to mind that will help YOU get your creative juices flowing for the holiday! There will be a giveaway each day and all winners will be announced next week on the MCT blog! All you have to do is leave your comments on each stop for a chance to win a $15 Gift Card to the My Creative Time store!

Today is the first day of our 5 Days of Christmas! We all will be showcasing some quick and EASY Tags!


Sentiment:  Just for you.

Here is my easy set of Christmas gift tags to easily use for gift giving.
These tags were made in minutes with die-cuts, patterned paper and an added sentiment for the front.  They can easily be mass-produced in assorted papers for the holidays.

***GIVEAWAY*** Don’t forget to leave your comments on all of our blogs for a chance to win a $15 gift card to the My Creative Time store!

Supplies:  My Creative Time Santa Hat Lollipop Holder Die (revised) and Gift Card Greetingscardstock, twine, Ranger archival jet black ink, double-sided flat tape and BasicGrey Aspen Frost paper.

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

Thanks for visiting.

Gaylynn

Friday, November 27, 2020

2 Cards ~ MCT Black Friday 2020 Sale & Blog Hop

 HAPPY BLACK FRIDAY my friends! Great news, Emma at My Creative Time is offering a wonderful sale and two new releases for Black Friday.  Besides the AWESOME sale at MCT, we are showcasing a couple of brand new dies. They are “Santa Hat Topper” along with the “Star Rosette Die” stamp set. For the blog hop, you may have arrived from Emily's blog.

Today, I am sharing two holiday cards featuring the two new releases.
First up are Santa hats made from the topper die.  This die set is great for many types of creations, even on cards.



*** 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. GOOD LUCK!

My second card features the beautiful star rosette die with the included star accents. I used golden monochromatic colors and a bit of glitter to accent this dimensional Christmas card.



*** SALE ALERT ***
MCT is having a special “Buy More, Save More” sale! Use the following code that will apply to you at checkout. The sale will run through Cyber Monday and will end on Monday, November 30, 2020, at midnight PST.


Did you know that Emma has also restocked some of her most popular and requested products?  Be sure to browse the restock items while you shop.

Supplies for today's project: My Creative Time Santa Hat Topper Die, Star Rosette Die, Peace On Earth, Holiday Envelope Die and Rectangle Frame Die Layers; cardstock, hot glue, flat and foam double-sided tape, score tape, glitter paper, patterned paper by Jen Hadfield and BasicGrey, Ranger archival jet black ink, distress oxide ink in fossilized amber, walnut stain and multi-medium matte glue.

Hop along with us for inspiration using these dies!

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



Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Winter home snow scene watercolor card tutorial.

 Hi there.  For Technique Time at Unity, I am showing one way to create a winter home snow scene with added watercolor, paint splatters and snow drifts.


Sentiment:  Hello

Creating a snow scene is easy with snow drift trim and watercolor accents.  Layering up a few different elements adds interest and dimension.


Helpful tips:
Here are helpful tips for creating this winter home snow scene card in watercolor.   To begin, add white paint splatters onto a blue cardstock panel.  Next, die-cut or trim snow drift pieces to overlap and fit onto the card front.  Also, stamp or die-cut a sentiment for the card.  Then, stamp the home with waterproof ink onto watercolor paper.  Next, add watercolor of choice to the house.  I used Zig clean color real brush pens in dark hues.  Then, once dry, fussy cut (cut out) the house.  Finally, layer it all and adhere it to the card front, 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.


Also, foam and flat double-sided tape, cardstock, MFT stitched slimline snow drift die-namics, Ranger multi medium matte glue, Zig clean color real brush pens 065, 072, 064, 071, 031, 037, 032, 044, 033; heat tool, Liquitex Basics titanium white acrylic paint, Altenew palette mat, paint brush.

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

Friday, November 20, 2020

Brusho watercolor slimline holiday card ~ Unity Stamp Co.

 For today, I am sharing a holiday slimline style card.  And, for color, I am using Brusho Crystal Colors watercolor powders.

Sentiment:  May all be merry and bright.

This was fun and easy to make using watercolor and paper layers.

Helpful tips:
Here are helpful tips for creating this slimline holiday card.  To begin, die-cut or trim a card base and background layers.  Next, stamp the sentiment onto the smooth side of watercolor paper.  Then, die-cut or trim out the sentiment panel to fit the card layers.  For color, add a small amount of Brush Crystal Colors powder over the misted stamped layer.  Then, add another color if you want to.  Next, leave out to dry completely or heat set.  Finally, adhere all of the layers onto the card base using extra tacky glue or score tape.

This card base:  Cut 9" x 8"
Score:  4"
Envelope:  #10

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. All Be Merry {slimline}
Also, score tape, Ranger watercolor paper, cardstock, Pink Fresh Studio Slim Diagonal Stitched Rectangles slim dies, assorted cardstock, MFT slimline envelope, Brusho Crystal Colors in lemon and turquoise.

Thank you for visiting.
Gaylynn

Holiday Gift Card Holders ~ MCT 105th Edition Release, Blog Hop & Sale

 Hello, it's Gaylynn.  Great news, the My Creative Time 105th Edition release, sale and blog hop has begun.

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


Sentiments:
Merry Christmas and best wishes for a Happy New Year.
Peace on earth and best wishes throughout the New Year.

 *** 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 November 25, 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.) 


To make each of these card style gift card holders, begin by die-cutting the gift card holder pieces and elements.  Then, stamp the sentiments onto the front of the holder piece.  Next, assemble the gift card holder using score tape or extra tacky glue.  Also, use assorted solid and patterned paper for accents.  Next, make added tag accents for the gift card tags, like the stocking and the ornament.  Then, die-cut a background layer accented with paper or ribbon.  Finally, assemble all of the layers, to finish.

*** SALE ALERT ***
DON'T FORGET our sale starts RIGHT NOW HERE! Use the code: NOV2020 to receive a 15% discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to "IN-STOCK" items ONLY. This sale will end on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, at midnight PST.


***FREEBIE*** (Ended)
Starting Friday, November 20, 2020, at 8am PST, Emma will be giving away this new "Ho Ho Ho Die #2." This new die 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.

More good news is that Emma has restocked some of her most popular and requested products.  Be sure to browse the restock items while you shop.
Here are my sneak peek blog projects from this release.


Supplies for today's project: My Creative Time Gift Card Tag Dies, Peace On Earth stamps, Rectangle Frame Die Layers; cardstock, assorted paper, Ranger archival ink in jet black, ribbon tape, twine, score tape.

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, November 19, 2020

Mini Gift Box ~ Day 4 MCT 105th Edition Sneak Peeks

Hi there, it's Gaylynn.  The My Creative Time 105th Edition release is coming up on Friday.  But for today, the team is sharing Day 4 sneak peeks.


Sentiment:  Ho Ho Ho

My shopping bag or box container, assembled, measures approximately
4 1/2" x 2 1/2" x 1 1/4".  
It is a nice size for smaller gifts, treats, gift cards, etc.  This is a box that can be given any time of year, just by switching up the theme, paper or embellishments.

Here are helpful tips for creating this Holiday mini gift or favor box.  To begin, die-cut the gift box pieces twice.  Next, assemble the gift box using score tape or extra tacky glue.  Then, make added accents for the box front.  Finally, assemble all of the layers and a little gift, 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 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 with 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 for today's project: My Creative Time Shopping Bag Die, Ho Ho Ho Die #2 and Fun Gift Tag Dies; cardstock, DCWV 6x6 kraft cardstock, score tape and multi medium matte glue.

See more inspiration on the My Creative Time blog.

Thanks for visiting. I look forward to your comments.

Gaylynn


 

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Flip-Up Holiday Card Hand Trimmed Border + Copics ~ Tutorial

 Hello.  Today, I am sharing a flip-up holiday or winter card tutorial featuring a hand-trimmed card front border with florals.

Sentiment:  Winter wishes.

A flip-up card has an interesting presentation and is easy to make.  This technique works with or without using metal dies.

Helpful tips:
Here are helpful tips for creating this flip-up card.  To begin, stamp the flowers and the sentiment with Copic friendly ink.  Then, add color to the florals.  I used Copic markers in layers of corresponding colors.  Next, trim or die-cut an inside liner and the sentiment.  Then, fussy cut (cut out) the floral swag.  Next, adhere the swag where you want it onto the front of the card base.  Then, use scissors to hand-trim the card base along the bottom of the floral border.  Finally, add the inside paper liner and the sentiment, 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. Festive Swag
Also, foam and flat double-sided tape, cardstock, MCT rectangle frame die layers, assorted cardstock, paper, Copic markers BG49, BG18, BG32, BG10, G21, R27, E37, E15, E18.

Thank you for visiting.
Gaylynn

 

Night sky background stars celebration card with accents ~ tutorial

 Hello.  For Technique Time at Unity, I am showing a way to make a festive and fun night sky background for a celebration card.  Extra accents were added to make the scene.



Sentiment:  Cheers.  It is the beginning of anything you want.


Making a night sky background scene is easy with stamps, ink and embossing.  Plus, fun celebration details and stamps make it extra festive.

Helpful tips:
Here are helpful tips for creating this night sky background card.  To begin, die-cut or paper trim all of the background and accent layers and panels.  Next, stamp the girl and the sentiment.  Then, add color to the girl with Copic markers or others.  Also, make a strand of lights and add glitter glue to make them sparkle.  Next, fussy cut (cut out) the girl.  Then, onto the oval white cardstock panel, stamp the stars with embossing ink and then heat emboss the stars in white.  Next, blend distress ink in two blue colors, dark enough for a night sky.  Then, with a dry paper towel, wipe the inked panel lightly to make the stars appear brighter.  Finally, assemble the scene building card layers, to finish.


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. New Year Girl and Star Burst {background}. 
Also, foam and flat double-sided tape, cardstock, MCT Scalloped Stitched Oval Dies; MFT sentiment die, distress oxide ink in broken china and faded jeans; Ranger multi medium matte glue, glitter glue, Copi markers 100, C9, C5, C7, C3, C00, YR00, E00, W1, 0, E49, E29, E44, R02, E13, E33, E11; ink blending brush, white embossing powder, heat tool, Wow embossing pad.

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

Gift Card Holder Tag ~ Day 3 MCT 105th Edition Sneak Peeks

 Hi there, it's Gaylynn.  The My Creative Time 105th Edition release is coming up on Friday.  But for today, the team is sharing Day 3 sneak peeks.


Sentiment:  Treat yourself.

Here are helpful tips for creating this Holiday gift card holder tag.  To begin, die-cut the tag layers onto different color cardstock pieces.  Then, stamp the sentiment.  Next, assemble the gift card holder using score tape or extra tacky glue.  Then, make added accents for the tag front.  Finally, assemble all of the layers, 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 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 with 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 for today's project: My Creative Time Gift Card Tag Dies, Festive Branches and Gift Card Greetings; cardstock, assorted paper, Ranger archival ink in jet black, twine, adhesive pearls, score tape and multi medium matte glue.

See more inspiration on the My Creative Time blog.

Thanks for visiting. I look forward to your comments.

Gaylynn


Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Glitter Deer Card ~ Day 2 MCT 105th Edition Sneak Peeks

 Hello, it's Gaylynn.  The My Creative Time 105th Edition release is coming up on Friday.  But for today, the team is sharing Day 2 sneak peeks.


Sentiment:  Merry Christmas

Here are helpful tips for creating this sparkling Holiday card.  To begin, die-cut the tag layers onto different color cardstock.  Then, stamp the sentiment.  Next, die-cut the deer and the sentiment frame.  For embellishment, add a small doily piece for a background and add twine to affix the tag panels.  Finally, adhere all of the layers onto the card front, to finish.  Optional, leave the tag layers loose for interest or for writing a note on the bottom 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 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 with 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 for today's project: My Creative Time Fun Gift Tag Dies and Gift Card Greetings; gold glitter paper, cardstock, assorted paper, Ranger archival ink in jet black, BoBunny doily, twine and multi medium matte glue.

See more inspiration on the My Creative Time blog.

Thanks for visiting. I look forward to your comments.

Gaylynn



Monday, November 16, 2020

Sparkle & Shine Card ~ Day 1 MCT 105th Edition Sneak Peeks

 Hello, it's Gaylynn.  The My Creative Time 105th Edition release is coming up on Friday.  But for today, the team is sharing Day 1 sneak peeks.


Sentiment:  May your Holidays sparkle & shine!

Here are helpful tips for creating this sparkling Holiday card.  To begin, die-cut a circle frame by nesting two circle dies together before die-cutting.  Next, die-cut the leaves and accent pieces on different color cardstock.  Next, die-cut a circle panel for the background sentiment.  Then, stamp the sentiment onto the background circle panel.  Now, adhere all of the leaves and berries onto the sentiment panel, around the sentiment.  Finally, adhere the scallop circle frame over the sentiment background, 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 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 with 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 for today's project: My Creative Time Festive Branches, Peace On Earth stamps, Pretty Scallop Circle Dies, Pretty Circle Layer Dies; gold glitter paper, Silhouette printable gold foil, cardstock, assorted paper, Ranger archival ink in jet black and multi medium matte glue.

See more inspiration on the My Creative Time blog.

Thanks for visiting. I look forward to your comments.

Gaylynn



Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Nutcracker card with Prismacolor colored pencils ~ tutorial.

 Hello.  It is early holiday card making for me.  Here is my nutcracker card using Prismacolor pencils and hardware embellishment.


Sentiment:  Wishing you a magical Christmas & a crackin' New Year!

For this nutcracker, I was going for a rustic wood grain look using color pencils.  But for a smoother look and brighter color, brush on gamsol fluid after coloring.

Here are tips for making this card.  First, stamp the nutcracker and the sentiment onto kraft color cardstock.  Then trim or die-cut frames and background accent details.  Next, color in the nutcracker using colored pencils or other color mediums.  Adding gamsol fluid to the pencil coloring is another step that is optional when using color pencils.  Then, to accent further, add a sentiment frame.  I used hardware for the frame.  However, if using hardware in card making, I recommend hand delivering the card or packaging it safely for mailing.

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. Nutcracker Holiday and Rustic Wood {paper pack};  Pink Fresh Studio slim fancy diagonal stripes, cardstock, double-sided flat and foam tape, Stampin' Up hodgepodge hardware, a paper punch, MFT blueprints 23 die-namics, Crop-a-dile, Prismacolor colored pencils PC935, PC941, PC950, PC997, PC938, PC939, PC924, PC925.

Thank you for stopping by.
Gaylynn

Simple white embossed stamping over navy shimmer ~ Card tutorial

Hello.  For Technique Time at Unity, I am showing one way to add white embossed stamping over navy shimmer paper in this card tutorial.  This is a simple card technique that really pops.


Sentiment:  You are the best.

Embossed stamping is an easy way to add texture and interest to card making.  And, using high contrast colors makes it even nicer.

Helpful tips:
Here are helpful tips for creating this card with white embossed stamping.  To begin, trim or die-cut a smooth navy blue panel for stamping and a white background panel.  Next, stamp the navy paper with a lace border, sentiment and accent stamps, using embossing ink.  It helps to use a stamp positioner, like the Misti.  Also, add white embossing powder over the embossing ink, brush away the stray powder pieces, and then heat emboss.  Then, adhere silver ribbon and twine at one end of the blue panel.  Next, adhere the blue panel over a trimmed white panel and then attach it all to the card base.  To finish, add adhesive pearl accents.



The navy blue paper has shimmer and looks a bit different when the light changes.  This is the same card reflecting more light from the shimmer.

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. Circle Of Friendship and Timeless
Also, original Misti, flat double-sided tape, cardstock, MCT rectangle frame die layers, MFT Blueprints 23, adhesive pearls, Bubbley navy blue metallic shimmer paper 80 lb text from Amazon, Wow embossing pad, white embossing powder, heat tool, MSC silver ribbon, May Arts twine.

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