Friday, April 3, 2020

These Are My People


Welcome!  I pray that you and yours are well!  Oh my goodness, the world has gone down an unprecedented path from previous pandemics.  With humble hearts, let us continue our prayers to our Magnificent Lord, our Almighty God, for guidance and healing! The overall recovery numbers are quite positive, and we are known for our ingenuity, and with God, nothing is impossible!  💝




During this time of staying home, or at least, very close to home, be sure to jot things down and document this incredible Snapshot in Time! This thoughtfully designed  Let's Stay Home Stamp Set has just been released.  What a great aid for each of us in documenting this new strain of the Corona Virus.  Let's Stay Home is incredibly timely, yet not only for now, but for everyday life!  

I 'm excited to share with you some of the 6 x 8 pages I created with the These Are My People Cut Above Kit.  This kit includes all of your base pages, stickers, die cuts, page protectors and instructions!  Also included in this kit is a custom downloadable SVG file with two titles to choose from for your album covers: “good TIMES” and “these are my PEOPLE.”  Wow!  It only takes a couple hours to create the front and back pages, along with eight 2-page layouts ready for your photos, journaling and album! What a great tool for documenting this Snapshot in Time!  

Let's take a closer look at some! 






In addition to this delightful 6 x 8 These Are My People kit, beautiful 12 x 12 papers, coordinating stickers, two-toned, white core cardstock, are available.  Making this collection even better, is that with your purchase, you can download instructions for both 12 x 12 layouts and cards.  What a wonderful way for each of us to truly celebrate the people who mean the most to us!  Remember, if you don't tell your story, who will?  

To aid you with all of your papercrafting, now is the time to stock up on your favorite two-toned, white core cardstock during the Cardstock Carnival.  
Available in discounted bundles and individual colors.  

Just a quick little reminder that, especially during this time of many folks staying home, are the two beautiful Craft With Heart Subscription Clubs!  One for Scrapbooking and one for Cardmaking!  

When you purchase any of the Card or Scrapbooking Kits, or the Card or Scrapbooking Craft With Heart Subscription Clubs, at PapercraftingWithGayle.ctmh.com, on-line workshops are offered as an additional bonus!  💖 These are always beautifully designed and a great bang for your buck!  An awesome way to celebrate YOUR relationships and memories!  💝

Thank you so much for visiting!  YOU are appreciated!  

I enjoy hearing from you and appreciate your business and support!  I look forward to helping you as you travel along life's journey celebrating relationships with all of YOUR papercrafting and memory keeping needs.  💖

Have a wonderful day!

Happy Papercrafting,

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Creating A Book Wreath!


Welcome!  Recently I received a request to create a 'Book Wreath' for a treasured client.  Of course, I loved the opportunity to think outside of the box, design and create! 💝 

This exciting opportunity came about when she saw my Grateful Wreath on-line. 💖  She wanted her wreath made with books, and without flowers or words, but similar in size to my Grateful Wreath.  😊
With my design in mind, it was time to create!  After cutting and scoring all of the leaves, I gave them a light folding at the score line to add additional dimension.  Their veins were drawn in using the Shimmer Brushes. Some of my leaves were cut apart while adhering with Liquid Glass to the Wood Ring Base.  




Liquid Glass was used for adhering all of the components to the wreath base.  It was also used as an embellishment providing the glossy, protective coating for the books.   

After stamping and coloring the stacks of books images, I fussy cut around them.   They were also brushed with the Liquid Glass.  
Other than a 16" round wooden base purchased in the floral department of the local craft store, everything else is from my Consultant site, PapercraftingWithGayle.ctmh.com.

Here's what I used!

A quick FIY, my Cricut affiliate link is available here on the sidebar, and is always available via PapercraftingWithGayle.ctmh.com.  Not only exclusive Close to My Heart Product, but all Cricut products are available through my link.  Your support is greatly appreciated!
This Book Wreath was such a joy to design and create.  Don't you just love all of the wonderful ways we can celebrate relationships through the art of papercrafting!?!  💝

What papercrafting projects are you working on?  Here are a few additional suggestions!

Woot!  Just released!  Here's a sneak peak of two just released WOODEN EASTER  KIT bases!  Order yours today to decorate in anyway you would like!  Aren't they adorable!
Remember, each month you are able to purchase a beautiful, exclusive Stamp of the Month for only $5, regularly $18.95 with qualifying purchase.  Here is the timely "Family Legacy" set for March.  It is sure to be a beautiful accent to your cards and layouts.

Here's one of the cards I designed using this stamp set and paper from Yesterday & Today.  😀

Just a quick little reminder that, especially during this time of many folks staying home, are the two beautiful Craft With Heart Subscription Clubs!  One for Scrapbooking and one for Cardmaking!  

When you purchase any of the Card or Scrapbooking Kits, or the Card or Scrapbooking Craft With Heart Subscription Clubs, at PapercraftingWithGayle.ctmh.com, on-line workshops are offered as an additional bonus!  💖 These are always beautifully designed and a great bang for your buck!  An awesome way to celebrate YOUR relationships and memories!  💝
Thank you so much for visiting!  YOU are appreciated!  

I enjoy hearing from you and appreciate your business and support!  I look forward to helping you as you travel along life's journey celebrating relationships with all of YOUR papercrafting and memory keeping needs.  💖

Have a wonderful day!

Happy Papercrafting,





Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Heritage Layouts  


Welcome!  I'm so glad you are here!  For whatever reason, this particular photo in my layout, had been quietly residing in my box of wedding proofs.  We don't recall why it didn't make it into our 'official' wedding album, nearly 40 years ago, yet we love it, and maybe it just needed this layout!  💖

I will include this layout and a companion page featuring my husband and me with each of our parents from our wedding.  These will then be placed at the end of an album I'm creating using photos of my parents and my husband's early years. .  Hopefully we can also locate some early ones of our grandparents, a true Family Heritage Album. 😊 💝




For these particular pages, I simply used the 'Cut Above' kit in the March Craft With Heart Scrapbooking Subscription.  Each kit creates two, 2-page layouts based on the Yesterday & Today collection.  Gather your pics, and each layout is completed in about 15 minutes!  Woot!  


Base pages, stickers, die cuts, memory protectors, and directions are all included!  Seriously, these pages are super quick to put together!  Just add your pics and a bit of the all important journaling!  Sweet!💝 

Make as shown in directions, or tweak to fit your style and needs, as I did here! 

Although these layouts were created using the Craft With Heart Subscription, the thrill of culling through and deciding on specific papers and embellishments for specific photos, is exciting!  

The Yesterday & Today Creative Collection is perfect for such treasured photos! Here are just some of the components available. 💖 


Our photos speak to us in many ways.  Over the last few years, we've seen so many new  developments with the phones we carry in our pockets, and pics are snapped on a regular basis.  Contrast that to even a dozen or so years ago, and we needed to have a camera with us to capture life around us. Please take them out of the box or print them for albums!  You and yours will treasure them!  💖


Remember, each month you are able to purchase a beautiful, exclusive Stamp of the Month for only $5, regularly $18.95 with qualifying purchase.  Here is the timely "Family Legacy" set for March.  It is sure to be a beautiful accent to your cards and layouts.

Here's one of the cards I designed using this stamp set and paper from Yesterday & Today.  😀

Thank you so much for visiting!  YOU are appreciated!  

I enjoy hearing from you and appreciate your business and support!  I look forward to helping you as you travel along life's journey celebrating relationships with all of YOUR papercrafting and memory keeping needs.  💖

Have a wonderful day!

Happy Papercrafting,





Thursday, February 20, 2020

Spruced Up Cards & Layouts



Welcome!  Creating cards for loved ones and layouts for treasured memories certainly warms the heart!   When I first saw these beautiful birds in the Spruced Up Creative Collection I was excited to purchase them so I could get to work -- play -- with them!  😊


Our sweet little bird was stamped with Espresso Pigment Ink, heat embossed using Clear Embossing Powder, then a couple shades of light brown watercolor pencils with a light wash of the Clear Shimmer Brush for blending completed his look!   


For his perch, I used both Fern and Evergreen inks with just a touch of dots of Red Shimmer Brush to bring the red berries out of the coordinating paper.  


Not all Stamp Sets come with Thin Cuts, but when given the option, these bundled sets are always a great deal! It provides for a quick, clean cut to be able to pop your stamped image up with foam tape to add dimension to your project.  They are super simple to use!  Just layer them over your paper and run them through your favorite die cutting machine!  

When using Thin Cuts, one of the questions that folks often ask is whether to stamp first, and then align Thin Cut over image to cut, or to cut and then stamp.  Well, this truly is just a matter of personal preference!  Sometimes I stamp first, then cut, and sometimes the other way around!  



A tip for stamping first and then cutting, especially if your image is quite detailed, add a bit of washi tape or drafting tape to hold Thin Cut in place while you run it through your cutting machine.  😉

Here's just a few of my Spruced Up cards, along with a couple of layouts, ready for treasured photos and comments.  


During February 2020, our Stamptacular Sale is happening, and it includes this set, and so much more!  Stamps as low as $2.50 and great deals on stamp/thin cut bundles! 



Loving all things papercrafting, I want to encourage others to discover their creativity as they celebrate the relationships and preserve the moments that matter most.  A wonderful way to accomplish this is through Card or Scrapbooking Kits, or the Card or Scrapbooking Craft With Heart Subscription Clubs, at PapercraftingWithGayle.ctmh.com.  💖 These are always beautifully designed and a great bang for your buck!  An awesome way to celebrate YOUR relationships and memories!  💝


Also, each month, you are able to purchase a beautiful, exclusive Stamp of the Month for only $5, regularly $18.95 with qualifying purchase.  Here is the incredibly versatile "Cherishing Her" set for February.  

Here's one of the cards I designed using this stamp set.  😀



Thank you so much for visiting!  YOU are appreciated!  

I enjoy hearing from you and appreciate your business and support!  I look forward to helping you as you travel along life's journey celebrating relationships with all of YOUR papercrafting and memory keeping needs.  💖

Have a wonderful day!

Happy Papercrafting,





Friday, February 7, 2020

Let's Create and Send Someone a 

Sweet Angel Hugs Step Card!



Welcome!  I believe in angels and this angel set that I created my cards with is a favorite!  

When I first saw this Angel Hugs Stamp Set, the list of possibilities for creative uses zoomed through my head!  Simply lovely and comforting!  With the addition of the optional coordinating Thin Cuts, it's a double keeper! 

My Angel Card, shown above, is a "Step Card."  It's a great way to create a dimensional card that lays flat for mailing, yet when open, is ready to be displayed.  

I've included a sample guide for you to easily recreate your own Angel Hugs Step Card.  Keeping the same proportions, you can quickly alter the size to fit your needs.  💝 

For two of my Angel Hugs cards shown, I stamped with Black Pigment Ink, and heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.  For my kneeling Angel Hugs card, I stamped with Versa Mark, and heat embossed with Silver Embossing Powder.   Little hint for those new to using embossing powders, prior to stamping, wipe your paper with an Anti Static pouch or cloth!  😉 This will help you with keeping stray embossing particles away before heating!  

The ladies who were able to attend my recent Card Workshop, loved working with this set so much!  They were tickled pink to learn it is included in the February Stamptacular Event!

With the mention of my local Workshops, it's a good time to remind you that when you purchase any of the Card or Scrapbooking Kits, or the Card or Scrapbooking Craft With Heart Subscription Clubs, at PapercraftingWithGayle.ctmh.com, on-line workshops are offered!  💖 These are always beautifully designed and a great bang for your buck!  An awesome way to celebrate YOUR relationships and memories!  💝


Also, each month, you are able to purchase a beautiful Stamp of the Month for only $5, regularly $18.95 with qualifying purchase.  Here is the incredibly versatile "Cherishing Her" set for February.  

Aren't these cards, designed by the Art Department at CTMH pretty?  I'll be incorporating images from this set in my scrapbooking this weekend!  😀


Thank you so much for visiting!  YOU are appreciated!  

I enjoy hearing from you and appreciate your business and support!  I look forward to helping you as you travel along life's journey celebrating relationships with all of YOUR papercrafting and memory keeping needs.  💖

Have a wonderful day!

Happy Papercrafting,



  


Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Make a Be Mine Heart Banner for 

Valentine's Day and Beyond! 


Welcome!  Today I am excited to share with you a quick, easy and fun project you can easily do with kids -- my Be Mine Heart Banner shown above.  💖


You will be able to quickly create your own Heart Banner with these super sturdy, yet light, wooden hearts.  They are available for a limited time at PapercratingWithGayle.ctmh.com.  You will receive a set of 5 hearts, each with two pre-drilled holes for you to easily connect and display your finished banner (or hang individually) with your ribbons, cords, twine, or whatever you'd like. 

They are a great size and ready for you to stamp, paint, or turn into a papercrafting project!  You are visiting my Papercrafting blog, so you can easily guess which medium I used to decorate mine!  Paper!💝😎

A great bonus is included with your purchase!  SVG files!  Yes!  Although certainly not needed to decorate, they are a great little bonus, making cutting paper hearts and sayings super quick with the use of your Cricut or similar cutting machine! They are shown in the photo above.  Think of the cute little candy hearts!  



I used a mix of the patterned papers included in the adorable Oh My Heart creative collection.  💖 Along with the heart and a few of the Valentine heart sentiments cut using the SVG files, I also cut cupid images using the Close to My Heart Artiste Collection.   💖



Although I, as did Close to My Heart, decorated my hearts to use during February, they would be great decorated for weddings, anniversaries, or bridal showers. I can also imagine individual personalized hearts.  The possibilities are endless! 

 I love that Close to My Heart has ventured into providing us with wooden elements!  This opens the door for us to incorporate our papercrafting more fully into our home decor. 💖 


The All Around Creativity Wreaths are beautiful, and those who have been creating them at my workshops, and on their own, are so pleased with the results.  

These hearts are now also gracing many people's homes, showcasing both novice and experienced papercrafter's handiwork.  Along with the hearts and wreaths, Small, assorted wooden shapes and album frames are also available for your scrapbooking and cardmaking! This is such a great option!  Here's a sample of some of the wooden shapes included in the set of  Spruced Up embellishments.   
Love it!  I invite you to join me in creating some of these beautiful papercrafting kits!  Using Liquid Glass to attach your papers to wood, you will have long lasting treasures!  💖


Thank you so much for visiting!  YOU are appreciated!  

I enjoy hearing from you and appreciate your business and support!  I look forward to helping you as you travel along life's journey celebrating relationships with all of YOUR papercrafting and memory keeping needs.  💖

Have a wonderful day!

Happy Papercrafting,