Thursday, September 29, 2016


September Limited Edition Wrap-up!


Knowing what a fun time we had at my Creating Kindness Card Event making these fun cards, I wanted to give everyone a quick reminder that after September 30, 2016 at 11:59 PM (MT) the Create Kindness products and September Stamp of the Month will be retired.  



Create Kindness Cards
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Although full kits have been sold out, Close To My Heart will offer the 3 x 3 inch card bases, circles and envelopes (in packs of 24), as well as the 8 limited edition corresponding stamps, sold individually.  My website will have which components are still available - so check it out before the clock chimes! 
These are so much fun and quite handy to have at the ready!  


Stamps
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This Blessed Beyond Measure Stamp of the Month for September is one of my all time favorites!  I've enjoyed using it for cards, tags, and on scrapbook pages.  I know it will continue to be one of my go-to stamps for quite some time!  Remember, when you place an order of $50 on my website, you are eligible to purchase the current Stamp of the Month for only $5.00! Woo-hoo!  Of course, each month, you may purchase the limited time stamp for its full retail value without any additional purchase.

Have a wonderful day!
Happy Papercrafting!

Gayle Piron

Tuesday, September 20, 2016


Tuesday Tip of the Day 

 Solvent Inks


September is National Card Making Month and National Stamping Month.  To tie into this, we're reviewing what some of the differences are between inks.   Inks are typically classified as a "pigment" or a "dye" and can also be described as "water-based," "solvent-based," or "alcohol-based."   We have previously covered "pigment" and "dye" inks.  

This week, our Tuesday Tip of the Day will cover Solvent-based Ink.  

Solvent-based inks are inks that dissolve in a solvent. Solvent-based inks separate from water just like oil does, so these inks are best used for creating an image that you do not want to be ruined by water-coloring.
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Examples of Solvent-based inks are StazOn™ Stamp Pads and its Re-inkers as well as the Archival Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad.  These are both Dye Inks as well.  



Thank you so much for visiting! What types of inks do you use?  I look forward to hearing from you!


Have a wonderful day!
Happy Papercrafting!

Gayle Piron
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Monday, September 19, 2016

OUR STORY

2-Page Layout Tutorial


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This "Our Story" layout was inspired by a project we made at the 2016 Close To My Heart Convention.  My hope is that you are able to use the designs featured in this blog as a springboard of inspiration for your papercrafting!  

On the first page, I've decided to showcase one larger photo along with a space for a journal entry.  Then, on the opposite side, the layout is designed for 3 additional photos.  However, you could easily have 3 of the 4" x 3" photos across the top and a couple of 4" x 4" photos beneath, by simply rearranging the title on this layout.  

Enjoy!

Materials Used


Basic Supplies Used


Preparation


1. Trim 2  -  12" x 12" sheets of  Kraft polka-dot B&T paper to 10" x 10"
2. Trim 12" x 12" sheet  of Graph B& T paper to 6¼" x  9" and ½" x 11¾"
3. Trim ¾" x 12" sheet of Sea Glass cardstock down to use as dovetail ends as shown in photo.
4. Trim 12" x 12" sheet of Emerald cardstock to  1½" x 6¾" and 3" x 11¾"
5. Trim 12" x 12" sheet of Black  polka dot B&T to  3" x 10¼" and 3" x 11¾"
6. Trim 12"x 12" sheet of Black cardstock to 5¼" x 7¼", 2 - 4¼ x 3¼, and 1- 4¼" x 4¼"
7. Trim 12" x 12" sheet of White Daisy cardstock to desired size for journaling.  

Left Page

1. Attach 10" x 10" Kraft polka-dot B&T paper to center of Sea Glass base page.
2. Attach 6¼" x 9" Graph B&T paper 2½" from top of base page and centered between right and left edges.  
3. Attach 1½" x 6¾" Emerald cardstock directly above Graph B&T paper.
4. Attach 1¼" x 6¾" Emerald cardstock directly below graph B&T paper.
5. Dovetail both ends of 3" x 10¼" black polka-dot B&T paper and attach to center of Graph B&T paper.
6. Attach 5¼" x 7¼" photo mat to center of page.
7. Attach dovetailed Sea Glass cardstock to either side of photo mat. Trim to desired length before attaching.
8. Embellish page with sequins and the “OUR” title and black glitter arrow from the You & Me Complements with thin 3-D foam tape.
9.  Attach White Daisy cardstock journaling box as desired.  

Right Page

1. Attach 10" x 10" black polka-dot B&T paper to center of Sea Glass base page.
2.  Attach 3" x 11¾" black polka-dot B&T paper 4" from top of Sea Glass base page.
3. Attach ½" x 11¾" graph B&T paper directly below black polka-dot B&T paper.
4. Attach 3"x 11¾" Emerald cardstock directly below graph B&T paper.
5. Attach 2 - 4¼ x 3¼, and 1- 4¼" x 4¼" Black cardstock photo mats as shown, or desired.
6. Embellish page using “story” sentiment from the You & Me Complements with thin 3-D foam tape and sequins.  

I hope you have enjoyed this 2-page tutorial of this "Our Story" layout!  I look forward to hearing about and seeing the pages you have created using this spring-board design!

Have a wonderful day!
Happy Papercrafting!

Gayle Piron
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Tuesday Tip of the Day -- Dye Inks


September is National Card Making Month and National Stamping Month.  To tie into this, we're reviewing what some of the differences are between inks.   Inks are typically classified as a "pigment" or a "dye" and can also be described as "water-based," "solvent-based," or "alcohol-based."   Last week we covered "pigment" inks.  Our Tuesday Tip of the Day will cover Dye Ink.




Dye Ink: Dye inks have a soft look. They absorb directly into the paper, allowing them to blend easily with the material. For example, if you stamp a yellow dye-based ink onto bright blue paper, the stamped image will appear green. Dye inks are popular primarily because they dry quickly and blend easily. 

Thank you so much for visiting!  What are your favorite stamp colors?  What types of inks do you use?  I look forward to hearing from you!

Have a wonderful day!
Happy Papercrafting!

Gayle Piron

Friday, September 9, 2016

Gratitude Card

Today I'd like to share a card I made using the September Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart.  This is one of my favorite stamp sets!  It is one that can be used for multiple occasions throughout the year.  All of its images are shown below.  
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Materials Used

Stamps from the September Stamp of the Month "Blessed Beyond Measure" Stamps
As with all Limited Edition "Stamp of the Month" sets, spend $50 and get this month's set for just $5.
Adhesive
Artbooking Cricut Cartridge

This card can also be made without using the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge by simply stamping the images directly to the card base, or onto another piece of cardstock which you would cut by hand and adhere with foam tape to add dimension.  I love how the Shimmer Brush adds just a hint of sparkle!  

Thank you for visiting!  I love hearing from you here or via e-mail!  

Have a wonderful day!

Happy Papercrafting!

Gayle Piron





Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Welcome!

Wednesday Words of Wisdom


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This English proverb is so true!
"Peace within makes beauty without."

I made this sweet little page for my "Words of Wisdom" album, using Pansy Cardstock, half of a Create Kindness card base, Peacock Cardstock, White Daisy Cardstock, a piece of Swan Lake for my leaf, along with Sparkles and my Shimmer Brush to add a touch of bling.  For those who would like to replicate, the total page size is 4" x 4" and all materials, other than the quote, are available here.  The leaf is cut using my Cricut and the Artbooking cartridge (page 72).  Enjoy!

Happy Papercrafting!
Have a wonderful day!
I look forward to hearing from you!

Warmest regards,


Gayle Piron
Papercrafting With Gayle
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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Tuesday Tip of the Day

Pigment Ink

Have you ever wondered what some of the differences are in the inks you use for your stamping projects?  We'll take a quick look right now.  

This is the beautiful Color of the Year, "Sea Glass."  I love it! 

September is National Card Making Month and National Stamping Month.  To tie into this, we'll start with what some of the differences are between inks.   Inks are typically classified as a "pigment" or a "dye" and can also be described as "water-based," "solvent-based," or "alcohol-based."   

Our Tuesday Tip of the Day will cover 

Pigment Ink. 


Pigment Ink: Pigment inks “settle” on the top of paper instead of soaking into it. This allows colors to appear opaque on colored or bright papers.  Simply gorgeous!  Pigment inks take a bit longer to dry than dye inks.


These are some of my Close To My Heart Pigment Inks 

To get a solid, true color in your stamped projects, practice on some scrap paper to see how thickly you should apply the pigment ink to your stamp. Remember to always have a foam pad, included with all Close To My Heart stamp sets, under your paper for a clean impression.  

Thank you so much for visiting!  
I look forward to hearing from you!

Happy Papercrafting!

Warmest regards,

Gayle Piron
Papercrafting With Gayle

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Welcome to National Card-Making/Stamping Month! 

Do you ever wish you had a little note card on hand to slip to someone as a word of encouragement, or a little gift enclosure for the new neighbors, or with flowers for a friend?  This is just the answer you were looking for!

Saturday, September 17 is National Card-Making Day!



What:  National Card - Making Day -- Create Kindness Event!
Where:  My Home  
When:  Saturday, September 17 from 10 - 12
Cost:  $15/person for in-person attendees

On September 17 you will be making 12 super cute 3" x 3" mini-cards. Those participating in my event, will also receive a Shimmer Brush to add sparkle to your cards, and a great little muslin bag to hold your finished cards!  (Yes, you can stamp that also!) Remember to bring your favorite adhesives!  I will have stamps and stamp pads available at this event for you to use.  For this project, along with your adhesive, you may wish to bring your favorite colored pencils.  😊

Please let me know how many will be coming as soon as possible so I can make sure ample cards and (hooray!) shimmer brushes, are here! 😊  

Thank you so much! I look forward to being with you for my first National Card-Making Day Event!

Throughout the month of September, while supplies last, you can also purchase this wonderful Card Making Kit!  

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I'm so glad I've bought one for myself!  You will love it also! This Create Kindness card kit contains all of the supplies needed to create 24 beautiful, handmade cards that you can use to brighten someone's day!  They come together in no time, leaving you more time to do something thoughtful for someone!  The 8 exclusive M-size stamp sets, a 2″ × 2″ My Acrylix® block, and an Archival Black mini pigment ink pad, can be used over and over again for cards, tags, scrapbook pages, etc. Everything is packed snugly in the My Acrylix® Mini Stamp Organizer.  Woo hoo!


Create Kindness Card Kit

The Create Kindness card kit (CC1145) includes 24 pre-printed card bases with envelopes, 8 exclusive M-size stamp sets, a 2″ × 2″ My Acrylix® block, and an Archival Black mini pigment ink pad, all packed snugly in the My Acrylix® Mini Stamp Organizer.

$46.95


Looking to create even more kindness? Order more card bases and other kit components.
*Offer valid September 1–30, 2016 while supplies last.


















Have a wonderful day!
I look forward to hearing from you!
Happy Papercrafting!
Warmly,

Gayle Piron