Wednesday, May 5, 2021

4 Cards ~ Monochromatic stamping ~ flowers & vellum

Monochromatic stamping makes for easy card making.  Today, on the Unity blog, I am sharing four coordinating Mother's Day cards using stamping, ink, vellum and cardstock.  But, almost any stamp themes will work.


Sentiment:  Happy Mother's Day

Making a set of simple cards is easy using monochromatic stamping and changing out the background colors for the same card layout.



Helpful tips:

Here are helpful tips for making these coordinating cards using monochromatic stamping.  To begin, pre-cut and stamp 4 sentiment panels onto vellum or cardstock.  If preferred, add a white cardstock piece behind the vellum cuts.  Next, using a stamp positioning tool, stamp the background onto 4 different color cardstock panels using the coordinating ink color for each.  A similar look can be achieved by using watermark ink onto color cardstock.  Then, trim or die-cut the background panels to fit over the card base.  Finally, layer and assemble each card with the same lace trim and embellishments.



This is another look at the set.


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


 Supplies:
Also, flat and foam double-sided tape, My Creative Time rectangle frame die layers, My Favorite Things premium dye ink pads in caribbean sea, grape jelly, poppin' pink & lemon drop and cardstock in grapesicle, cotton candy, summer splash & lemon chiffon; Papertrey Ink vellum cardstock, StazOn black ink pad, gold glitter paper, Gina K. Designs connect glue, lace, original Misti, 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 visiting.
   Gaylynn

         

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

2 Cards ~ Toner card front laminator foiling, stamping & die-cuts

 Today, I am sharing two cards.  These were made using Unity stamps and coordinating dies along with deco foil and toner card fronts.  We are also participating in an Instagram hop with Unity and Therm-o-Web.  Head over to @neatnook on Instagram to play along or to get lots of creative inspiration.

Sentiments:
Congrats.  This calls for a celebration!
Beautiful wishes.



Helpful tips:

Here are helpful tips for making these cards.  First, trim and score the card bases and the toner card front panels.  Next, stamp, watercolor and fussy cut the flowers and leaves for accents.  Also, trim a patterned paper accent piece for the beautiful card.  Preheat your laminator.  Next, stamp the two big words plus smaller sentiments onto cardstock.  Then, die-cut around the big words with the coordinating dies.  Also, die-cut the narrow outline word layers three or four times per word on white cardstock.  Then, adhere 3 or 4 narrow outline layers together for dimension.  Next, layer the white stacked outline words over the thicker stamped corresponding words for a wonky abstract look.  Then, foil the trimmed toner card fronts using a laminator and foil sheets.  Finally, layer everything onto the card front, to finish.
 
Here is another card version:




I made a video tutorial showing the process for this project.
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Also, cardstock, scissors, scoring board, Fiskars paper trimmer, Altenew watercolor, Ranger watercolor paper, My Favorite Things stitched scallop basic edges & stitched basic edges die-namics, premium dye ink in poppin' pink and jalapeno popper.

Remember that there is an Instagram hop going on.
Head over to @neatnook on Instagram to play along or to get lots of creative inspiration.

Thank you for visiting.  
Have a beautiful day.
Gaylynn


Monday, May 3, 2021

Coffee or tea mug masculine love card.

 Hello.  The My Creative Time design team is sharing masculine projects for Manly Monday on our blogs.  I decided to make a mug card that works for love, Father's Day, birthday and more.


Sentiment:
Love you lots.
Take a moment to appreciate how awesome you are.

For this card, I wanted a masculine look so I chose black, white and kraft colors.  Then, I die-cut the pieces of the mug using a mix of papers.  Stamped sentiments were added.  I used a kraft color card base to finish assembling all of the layers.

Here is another look at the card.


Supplies:  My Creative Heart Mug Die, Love You Lots and Big Word Sentiments.
Also, flat and foam double-sided tape, Gina K. Designs connect glue, paper trimmer, scoring board, mini Misti, cardstock, Unity paper pack, black ink.

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

Thank you for visiting.

Gaylynn

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Double fold floral card tutorial + Unity stamps, paper & dies

 For today, I am sharing an interactive double fold card tutorial.  This one features florals from stamping and from patterned paper.

Sentiment:  Let life unfold, Beautiful.


Helpful tips:

Here are helpful tips for making this interactive double fold card.  First, trim and score the card base, the inside fold and the patterned paper pieces.  Next, stamp and watercolor the flowers onto the smooth side of watercolor paper.  Then, fussy cut (cut out) the flower and the stamped front sentiment.  Also, stamp, die-cut and layer the inside beautiful sentiment onto the inside of the small fold piece.  Next, assemble the layers to make a left fold and a right fold.  Finally, layer the papers, the flower and the outer sentiment, to finish.
 
Here is another look:


I made a video tutorial showing the process for this project.
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Also, cardstock, scissors, scoring board, Fiskars paper trimmer, Altenew watercolor, Ranger watercolor paper, My Favorite Things premium dye ink in poppin' pink.

Thank you for visiting.
Have a beautiful day.


Wednesday, April 28, 2021

3 Color Burst Watercolor Cards ~ Teacher Appreciation

  Making a set of coordinating cards is fun using color burst watercolor.  Today, on the Unity blog, I am sharing three cards using these powders in different shades.


Sentiment:  Teach Love Inspire

Color Burst watercolor card backgrounds can be made ahead.  They make great backdrops for stamping or layers.



Helpful tips:

Here are helpful tips for making these cards.  To begin, pre-cut or trim three watercolor paper background panels.  Next, stamp and cut out the sentiment tag.  Also, stamp three apples and color them in.  Then, fussy cut (cut out) the apples.  Next, onto each watercolor panel, spritz generously with water.  Then, lightly tap color burst powder over the wet panel, one color per panel.  The color will move.  Spritz more water over the panel until you are happy with the look.  Leave it to dry or heat set the watercolor.  Finally, layer each card, to finish.



Here is another look at the set.



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


 Supplies:
Unity Stamp Co. Teach Love Inspire.
Also, flat and foam double-sided tape, My Creative Time square tag dies, My Favorite Things wonky stitched rectangle STAX die-namics, MFT Ken Oliver Crafts Color Burst in field day, lemon drop & orange zest; Ranger plastic craft mat, watercolor paper and mini mister; Fiskars paper trimmer, cording, Copic markers 0, 100, R27, G07, YG03.

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 visiting.
   Gaylynn

         

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Plant Themed Tag Card ~ My Creative Time Tag It Tuesday

 Hi.  The My Creative Time design team is sharing tag projects for Tag It Tuesday on our blogs.  I decided to make a plant themed tag card.


Sentiment:
Thinking of you during this difficult time.

For this tag card, I chose to use a tag on a card.  I also dipped into my scrap stash for leftover pieces from watercolor, cardstock and embossing.  The layers were trimmed and some were die-cut.  The sentiment was stamped and hand trimmed.  To finish, I layered it all onto a navy blue card base.


Also, embossing folder, watercolor, cording, flat and foam double-sided tape, Gina K. Designs connect glue, paper trimmer, scoring board, mini Misti, cardstock in navy blue, mint, white and gold shimmer.

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

Thank you for visiting.

Gaylynn

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Pop-up and wobble 2 interactive cards ~ 2 ways

 For today, I am sharing interactive cards, two ways.  This set features a laptop computer as a pop-up card and another as a wobble card.


Sentiments:

Virtual Hugs
Happy Father's Day

Interactive cards are always well received and unexpected.  They are fun to make and to receive.


Helpful tips:
Here are helpful tips for making these two interactive cards.  First, trim accent pieces of patterned paper for the card fronts.  Also, trim a full card length tan insert and another card insert from white cardstock.  I used black card bases to coordinate with the paper used.  Next, stamp and color two laptops.  Then fussy cut them. (cut out)  Layer the virtual hugs laptop and paper over the card front using an Action Wobble spring.  For the Father's Day laptop, make a pop-out cut into the long liner insert.  I used a die-cut over the score line.  (see the video)  Next, adhere the long liner inside of the card base.  Then, adhere the second laptop to the bottom fold of the pop-out cut.  Finally, layer paper and ribbon on the second card front, to finish.
 

Here is another look:


I made a video tutorial showing the process for this project.
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Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Virtual Hugs and Farmhouse Plaid {paper pack}.
Also, My Creative Time stitched pop-up dies, double-sided paper, cardstock, ribbon, action wobble, scissors, Copic markers C1, C3, 0, W5, W3, 100; scoring board, paper trimmer.

Thank you for visiting.
Enjoy your day.


Friday, April 23, 2021

My Creative Time 110th Edition Release, Sale & Blog Hop

  Hi, it's Gaylynn.  The My Creative Time 110th Edition release, sale and blog hop has begun.  For the blog hop, you may have arrived from Emily's blog.


Sentiment:
Thanks, teacher.
Take a moment to appreciate how awesome you are.

 *** 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 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 a look at the essential MCT release items:







*** SALE ALERT ***
DON'T FORGET our sale starts RIGHT NOW HERE! Use the code: APR2021 to receive a 15% discount off of your entire purchase! This sale applies to "IN-STOCK" items ONLY. This sale will end on Friday, April 30, 2021, at midnight PST.

Here is another look at today's card.


Here are my sneak peek blog projects from this release.



Supplies for today's project: My Creative Time Cute Postage Frame Dies, Big Word Dies, Big Word Sentiments, Cute Card Dies, Cute Card Envelope Dies, Belly Band Dies; My Favorite Things tropical teal premium dye ink pad, tropical teal & summer splash cardstock, poppin' polka dots paper; flat & foam double-sided tape, adhesive pearl, Gina K. Designs connect glue, bone folder, mini Misti, score tape.

Hop along with us.

Your next stop in the hop is Ginger's blog. The entire blog hop lineup is on the My Creative Time blog.

Thanks for visiting and hopping along. I look forward to your comments.

Gaylynn

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Day 3 MCT 110th Edition Sneak Peeks ~ Big Word Stamps & Dies

Hello, it's Gaylynn.  The My Creative Time 110th Edition release is coming up on Friday.  But for today, the team is sharing Day 3 sneak peeks.

For today, I am sharing an uplifting layered slimline style card with tall dies and a sneak of the big word stamps and dies.  


Sentiment:  You make me smile.

This slimline tall card was made using the circle background and accented with the big word sets. Everything was layered and placed onto the card base, to finish.

Card base: Cut 7 1/2" x 7" 1/2", scored at 3 3/4" (made to fit the die-cuts that I used) I also used a photo greeting card envelope, approximately 8 1/4" x 4 1/4"
***Sneak Peek Giveaway!***
We will be giving away the sets we are showcasing each day to ONE lucky winner! ALL winners will be announced on Emma’s blog on Friday during the blog hop! 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 OR even Instagram! #mycreativetime! GOOD LUCK EVERYONE. Let's start spreading the word!

Here is another look.


Supplies for today's project: My Creative Time Big Word dies, Big Word Sentiments, Linked Circle Die, Layered Banner Dies, Tall Frame Die Layers, Tall Frame Dies, cardstock, Simon Says Stamp cardstock, Fiskars paper trimmer, flat & foam double-sided tape, scoring board, Gina K. Designs connect glue, adhesive gems, original Misti.

See more inspiration on the My Creative Time blog.

Thanks for visiting. I look forward to your comments.

Gaylynn

 

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Mouse stamping, paper & markers ~ easy card making tutorial

 Mixing stamping, Unity paper and Copic markers offer easy card making.  Today, on the Unity blog, I am sharing a sweet mouse card tutorial.


Sentiment:  Sending happy thoughts.

Using sweet stamps, Unity paper & Copic markers helped to provide easy card making and made this cute mouse card come to life.


Helpful tips:

Here are helpful tips for easy card making.  To begin, trim or die-cut a background border from patterned paper and cardstock.  Also, layer the border over the card base.  Next, stamp with ink compatible with your markers.  Then,  color in the mouse scene.  Next, trim or die-cut the mouse focal panel for the card center.  Also, stamp and trim a sentiment flag.  Assemble the card in layers, to finish.

Here is another look.


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


 Supplies:
Also, flat and foam double-sided tape, mini Misti, My Creative Time Pretty Scallop Circle Dies, My Favorite Things lazy day cardstockextreme black hybrid ink pad, premium dye ink pad in lazy day; envelope, Fiskars paper trimmer, Copic markers B14, B01, BG0000, G0000, W5, W3, W1, C1, R02, Y21, Y11.

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 visiting.
   Gaylynn