Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Hello and happy Tuesday to you!  Today is the last day to enter your project in our monthly contest.  Go here and check it out!  Now we're going to check a super cute Halloween card from Cherie!

"I've never been so inspired to scrap Halloween before. I really love these stamps. I especially love that "Happy" and "Halloween" are separate so you can stamp it all on one line or on top of one another depending on what you need."


Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Patterned Paper: We R Memory Keepers
Stamps: Gel-a-tins
Ink: Stampin' Up!
Die Cut: Jillibean Soup

Monday, August 29, 2011

Some color for your Monday!

We have a really cute, summery card for you today from Angela!  I love all the color!

"Another colorful card (I call these "popsicle colors!") using the Many Thanks set and Sewing Kit.


For this card I die cut a notepaper sheet using a die from Papertrey Ink and stamped it for my focal point. I inked the large sentiment assortment stamp with three colors of ink, starting with the lightest, inking different areas of the stamp. Where the inks overlap a new color is formed so I ended up with quite a rainbow effect! I stamped it on an angle and then filled in the white spaces with buttons.


The paper is from Sassafras and I added a little vintage button and some baker's twine for an added touch."

This week Bonnie has given a previous surfing layout an update by adding
the perfect gel-a-tins® touch with our new Surfs Up stamp set. 
I knew thatour Surfs Up stamp set would make the perfect embellishments to
the layout I did a bit ago of DH surfing here in California.
On craft paper I embossed with gel-a-tins® White On and Back in Black embossing
powders. I used pop dots to adhere the surfer to the flowers. I took some natural
twill ribbon and stamped the shell images with StazOn ink in Timber Brown.

Here's a quick thank you card Bonnie made using
gel-a-tins® stamp sets Sheltering Tree & Many Thanks stamp set.

I stamped the tree using images from the Sheltering Tree  stamp set in river rock by stampin' up! and timber brown by stazon. I used the thank you sentiment in purely pomegranate by stampin up! 
as the 'apples' on the tree. Papers are BoBunny and nook & pantry from BasicGrey. 
Cloud buttons were from my stash.

Did you see yesterday's post?  We're looking for some new gel-a-tinas!  Be sure to check it out and submit to be a part of our team!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

You could be a gel-a-tina!

Today we're announcing our design team tryout for our next term!  Here's the info for you:

What we are looking for:

1.       Six design team members (international is okay).

2.       People willing and able to commit to a six-month term. (November to April)

3.       Stamping and embossing skills

4.       Paper crafters that can really showcase our products on a variety of types of projects.

5.       People with the ability and desire to promote their gel-a-tin projects all over the internet and at their local store.


1.       Four projects per month- a mix of projects including layouts altered items and cards, not just four small cards per month.

2.       Share all blog posts and projects (as well as hops and other promotions) on your personal blog, Twitter, Facebook and any other forums or sites you belong to.

3.       Submitted projects require instructions and description and supply lists for blog posts.

4.       Ability to take high-quality project photos.

5.       Commitment to an initial webinar for an intro to the company, the owner, and to get to know the details of term.  Samples of projects and expectations will be shared.

6.       Participate on our DT forum and turn in all projects on time.

7.       Ability to really show off gel-a-tin stamps and make them the star of your projects!

8.    Ability to commit to a full six month term.

Design Team Member benefits:

1.       One stamp set (minimum) per month of term.

2.       Other supplies (embossing powders, etc.)

3.       Get our new products first!

4.       25% discount on our other stamp sets

5.       Special, exclusive stamp sets at the end of the term.  One for each month that you met your requirements. (No projects are required from these sets, they are just a bonus for you to keep).

Design Team Tryout Submission Requirements:

1.       Three projects showcasing stamping.  We would prefer that these not all be the same type of project, but a mix of layouts, altered items and cards.  Show off your stamping skills and your style! (these should each be files no larger than 500k and photos are very important! Take pictures that look professional and really show off your projects!)

2.       Your name, address and phone number.

3.       Bio about yourself: paper crafting history, etc.

4.       Why you would like to be on our DT.

5.       Links to blog, galleries, forums you participate in, etc.

6.       Experience and current positions (no experience is required to make the team).

7.       List of any publications your work has been in.

E-mail this info to Jessica at   calls@gelatinstamps.com   by September 18.  Designers will be announced on September 29.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Stay tuned...

We have a BIG announcement on the blog on Sunday, so be sure to check back in for that!

Now that I've mentioned that, let's get to the projects!  We have some great stuff from Ellen and Sharm to share with you today.  Take it away, Ellen!

"So I was making this layout and made a mistake along the bottom where the two pieces of paper meet. At first I was worried and set the layout aside and then I thought, "wait!...this faux stitching stamp is perfect!". So I used a scrap piece of paper, stamped it, cut it out and then made it into a banner shaped and layered it over the mistake.

I used the color scheme from Scrapbook & Cards Today's Colour Suite Challenge."

Patterned Papers: LYB
Chipboard: Maya Road
Mist: Shimmerz
Cardstock: Core'dinationsInk: Stampin' UP!
stamps: gel-a-tins

And now for another sweet card from Sharm!

Materials Used:
Cardstock: Ivory Cardstock
Stamp Set: gel-a-tins Birds of a Feather
Patterned Paper: Melissa Frances
Flowers : Prima
Ink : Staz On and Ranger Distress Inks

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Thursday cards!

I hope you're all having a wonderful Thursday out there!  I've got some shopping and scrapping to do (but unfortunately no scrappy shopping :) )  Let's see if our card creations from the DT will inspire you to create today!  First up is Cherie...

"When I opened up the Halloween set, I was worried that I wouldn't be able to create because I've never really done many Halloween projects but do these stamps ever just create for themselves. They are so super cute!! I think I might even redo my Halloween pages from last year just so I can use this set more."


Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Stamps: Gel-a-tins
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye
DT member Karin makes the cutest cards with the best details and today's card is no exception to that!  How cute are those pups she's been using?
"For this card I've used stamps from Cosmp Pups (dog and sentiment) together with Hearts a Flutter (heart and wings). "

I've used Spellbinders for the label and paper is from PTI.

Don't forget, our Monthly Challenge is still going on and you can also still purchase the Super Star set for $12.99 this month!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Cards to greet and cards to thank...

Hello again, gelly fans!  I'm back with more card for you today, this time from DT members Angela and Cassie.

Angela is going to start us off with a cute thank you card made with the Button Up and Many Thanks sets!

"So if one layer cards have a layer on top of the card base, then I guess this is a zero layer card! I used the Sewing Kit set, stamping buttons in a grid pattern, and added a round sentiment stamp from the  Many Thanks set to give my card a purpose!
This is a supplies-limited card - no patterned paper used, no embellishments, just a handful of inks (Close to My Heart Smoothie & Honey and Stampin' Up! Mellow Moss) and a card base."

Cassie has another card for us that she made with the Thanksgiving set.

"I decided to make a 5x5 card and to show off that fun turkey from the new Thanksgiving set. How could you eat that adorable little guy?!

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Crumb Cake, CDS Turquoise Gem
Paper: parchment, buttercream, SU Dusty Durango, SU dp
Accessories: Copics, Circle & Labels 3 Nestabilities, Open Scallop Die-namics, sponge, brown button, teal ribbon, brown fibers

We don't have much time left for you to get in your projects for our monthly challenge!  Check out the post and enter to win!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Featured Set: Hot Diggety Dog!

Today I wanted to talk about one of our many sets.  I love this one for a lot of reasons, the most important being that it's very versatile!  It's the Hot Diggety Dog set.

I have loved the projects that the DT has made with this set.  Be sure to check them out here.  It works just as well for cards and invitations as it does for layouts.  It just makes me happy!

Monday, August 22, 2011

A card that looks good enough to eat!

Today I have another sweet card from DT member Gladys to share with you!  I love to bake and I have to admit that I still love all the cupcakes you see all over the Internet.  The best things about this one?  No calories and it won't melt in the summer heat!

"I have a Cupcake card for you! I am using the biggest button from the sewing kit set! Love how big it is! I added two leaves and dust some glitters! How cute is that! :)"

Paper: White stamper cardstock, Echo park - Little girl and summer days 6x6 pattern paper
Stamp: Sewing kit from Gelatins
Ink: Memento Rose bud
Others:Palette stamp & stick glitter, leave, large scallop border die from pti, pom pom string

This is a project that I made with the Many Thanks set.  I love having wine glass charms for my guests, and the little stamps in this set made me think that I could make custom ones for Thanksgiving.

I used Tim Holtz acrylic fragments for the main parts of the charms.  I stamped onto cream patterned paper, colored in the stamps with markers and then ran them all through my Xyron upside down, so they'd be sticky on the stamped image.  I attached them to the tags, then trimmed around the edges and sealed the paper with Glossy Accents.  Just add a little color around the edge with a gold paint pen and a charm and jump ring and you can use ribbon to tie then around wine glasses.

Be sure to check out our Monthly Challenge!  You can win the set I used to make these charms!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Sweet Cakes!

Today's Featured release is our
brand new stamp set Sweet Cakes!
What could be better than eating scrumptious
cupcakes? For me, definitely decorating
one, especially when they are calorie free!
And any one's day would be brighter when they
receive a hand-made card from you with one
of these Sweet Cakes, especially if you heat emboss
it with our brand new Cake Batter scented
embossing powder!!
Available only at your local scrapbook store-
if your local scrap store doesn't carry it, be sure to ask for
gel-a-tins awesome products!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Cards that are spooky and cards that are sweet!

More fabulous cards to share with you today!  After you check these out, be sure to stop by our Monthly Challenge and head over to the store for our monthly special!
"I tried a neutral look after liking Karin's card so much. "


"This card is really very simple - no fancy techniques so the emphasis stays on the stamps. Paper is Circa 1934 by Cosmo Cricket.
The pumpkin was stamped on textured card stock which gives it a distressed look, and I inked the card stock (which was a creamy yellow) with mustard ink to emphasize the texture."


Gladys made this sweet card with the Button Up set!

"Here I have created a baby onesie using sewing kit! Love the buttons and sewing stitches in the set!"

Paper: White stamper cardstock, Echo pattern paper - little girl, OA - 5&Dime
Stamp: Sewing kit from Gelatins
Ink: Versamagic Aquatic Splash, Memento Bamboo Leaves, Grapes Jelly, Lilac Posies
Others: Baby Onesie die from pti, pom pom string, Limitless diecut from pti, 1 3/4" circle punch, Number die, 1" ciricle punch and 1/2" circle punch, blue twine, pink felt, toothpick, clear jewel

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Paw print banners and stitching!

The two projects we're sharing today are so cute!  Adding the smaller paw print stamps in the Cosmo Pups set to the banner on Karin's card is making me want to make a banner card of my own, and I think we already know how much I want that Button Up set with the stitch stamps.  I could use that on anything!  Let's see that card by Karin first...
"I've used another of the sweet dogs from Cosmo Pups- I just LOVE that set!!! I stamped it colored it and cut it out and placed it on a doily I cut out with my silhouette. The little banner is stamped with the little paw print that is also from the Cosmo Pup set."

Papers from October Afternoon - thrift shop

This adorable layout was made by DT member Ellen.  How cute are those stitches from the Button Up set?

"Faux stitching is a super quick and easy way to add fun accents to any page. For the bottom of the page, I stamped the entire stamp in black ink and then wiped off some of it so the strip wasn't as long. All you need is a wet paper towel or baby wipe."



Gel-a-tins stamps
Stampin' Up! Ink
Patterned Papers: LYB
Alphas: Bella Blvd
Photo Action: Coffee Shop Blog

Monday, August 15, 2011

The perfect accents!

If you're looking for the perfect touch to add to your project, you really can't beat gel-a-tin stamps!  We have two projects today that have that special something, all thanks to our stamps! 

I (Jessica) made this card with the new Many Thanks set.  I did choose fall colors for it, but I don't think it has to be something that I save to use during that season.  I love the choice of sentiments in this set, and all the different stamps are perfect for cards!

Paper: My Mind's Eye, Cosmo Cricket, Chatterbox
Ribbon flower: Made by me with ribbon from Michael's
Markers:  Martha Stewart
Ink: Staz-On and Ranger Distress inks
Twine:  The Twinery
Leaves:  Recollections
Flower:  Heidi Grace

Cherie made an adorable layout even more special with our Button Up set!

"I'm really pleased with this layout. I love that I was able to get four photos on the page without sacrificing title or journaling. I stamped the buttons on the journal paper and the stitches stamp under my title to emphasize the "bookworm" part of my title."


Patterned Paper: October Afternoon
Journal Paper: Jenni Bowlin
Stamps: Gel-a-tins
Die Cut Title: Silhouette
Stickers: Scenic Route
Die Cut: Jillibean Soup

Be sure to check out our monthly special price on the Super Star set and don't forget to work on your layout for our monthly challenge for a chance to win the Many Thanks set!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Friday Fun!

It's time for more inspiration so let's get to it!  First off, it's a card from Gladys!  She used the Button Up sewing kit to make this cheery card!

DT member Angela used the Happy Halloween set to make this card.  I love that resist technique with embossing powder!


"I did LOTS of heat embossing on this card using White On gelly powder for the ghosts. After they were embossed, I sprayed the cardstock with Graphite Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels and wiped away the excess. Hint: if you miss a spot or two with the white gelly powder, a white gel or paint pen can be used to fill in the hole after misting.
The background was stamped with the moon stamp from the Halloween set and heat embossed using yummy scented Milk & Honey Gelly Powder. It's a beautiful creamy yellow, a little bit transparent when melted.
The sentiment was inked with pumpkin ink, then I rolled the edges of the stamp in black to give that awesome two-tone look. It was a fun card to make and very Halloween-y to me!"


Thursday, August 11, 2011


I hope you're all having a wonderful Thursday!  The gel-a-tinas are playing with the new "Many Thanks" set this month and I know that I'm enjoying seeing all the projects they have to share!
Cassie has our first project today, made with the Many Thanks set.  (Don't forget that this is the set you can win this month as part of our Monthly Challenge!)

"Here is another card using the adorable new Thanksgiving set. I wanted to use some vibrant colors, so that my little Native Americans would really stand out. These sweet characters just make me smile. . .so much so that I wanted them to hold hands :)"


Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, CDS Spring Leaf, CDS Tempting Turquoise, CDS Fresh Papaya
Paper: buttercream, Lagoon blue, unknown brown, MME-Gertie
Copics: E31, E33, E11, E13, BG72, G94, R32
Accessories: rhinestone brad, pink ribbon, brown skeleton leaves, lace border punch, dimensionals

Sharm has another card to share.  She used the flourishes from the Birds of a Feather set to embellish it!

"Here's another card I made using the Birds of a Feather Stamp set, only this time, I didn't use the Birds from the stamp set. I opted the use the flourishes and tried the different designs available in the set to serve as a flight path for the cut-out butterflies and vine for the flowers.

This set is so versatile, I have to say I love it to bits! :) 

Materials Used :
Cardstock : Craft Supply
Stamp Set : Birds of a Feather
Patterned Paper: Melissa Frances & Bo Bunny
Sentiment Sticker : Glitz Design
Ink : Staz On
Don't forget about the chance to win if you play along with our monthly challenge!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Happy Wednesday, gelly fans!

We've got more cards for you today and I think you'll like what you see!

Karin is working with the Cosmo Pups set this month, and the projects she's made are just the cutest!  Makes me want this stamp set and a puppy of my own :)

"I stamped and colored one of the cute doggies from Cosmo Pups and diecut a label with spellbinders dies from a tourist brochure I picked up at a hotel we stayed at last week. The background paper is Cosmo Cricket."

I have a project of my own for you today as well.  I used the very cute Many Thanks set on this card.  The greeting was stamped over and over on paper and layered over ribbons.  The other ribbons were stamped with smaller images from the set.  How great is it that I can use stamps make ribbon to match my project?

Canvas, ribbons and card blank from Michael's
Patterned paper from My Mind's Eye
Pins from Fancy Pants and Joann's
Ranger stickles
Adhesives by Xyron
Inks by Ranger and Staz-On

Don't forget to check out our monthly challenge and our sale stamp set this month!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The New gel-a-tins Monthly Challenge!

This month we're going to start a new feature here on the gel-a-tins blog.  I'm going to challenge you to use your gel-a-tin stamps on a project in a different way every month.  You'll need to link your project up at the end of the post and I'll do a random drawing at the end of the month for a winner!

First, let's talk about this month's challenge!

I thought for this first one, I'd ask you to use your gel-a-tin stamps to make the embellishments for your project!  I think sometimes we get used to just using stamps to add a sentiment to a card and forget how useful they can be.  So, use those stamps as your main embellishment on your page!

Here's what I did for this month's challenge:

I used the Super Star stamp set to make the embellishments for this layout.  This is one of my favorite sets and I love the way my layout came out using nothing but stars and some small alpha stickers.

(You may remember from a post earlier this month that the Super Star set is on sale for $12.99 this month.  If you need some gel-a-tins stamps to use for the challenge, this is a great set to grab right now!)

I bet you're wondering what you'll win now, right?  :)  How about the very cute new Thanksgiving set our DT has been using?  Cute, right?  You'll be able to get your fall craft on!

One entry per person.
Must link project up through the widget in this post, and project must use only gel-a-tin stamps (no other manufacturers stamps, please).
Projects are due by midnight EST on August 30, 2011.  Winner will be selected by random drawing and announced on August 31, 2011.

I hope you'll play along with us every month!  Have fun and good luck!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Buttons and Stitches

If you've been visiting the blog you've seen the projects the design team has made with our Button Up set.  This set combines adorable button and stitch stamps that will add that perfect finishing touch to all of your projects.  The two projects we have to share today show just how cute this set is.
First we have a project by DT member Cherie.  She made this layout and added buttons and stitches to finish it off.

"This layout sort of happened by accident. I saw a layout with circles that inspired me so I started cutting circles. Since I didn't know what sizes I wanted to work with, I cut a whole bunch and when I was done, they were all kind of just lying in the perfect spots so I lifted each gently to glue them down."


Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Patterned Paper: Pebbles Inc.
Stamps: Gel-a-tins
Sticker: Pebbles Inc.
Chipboard: Basic Grey
Die Cut Title: Silhouette
DT member Ellen made this card that just screams happy!  I love what she did with the stitches!

"Who needs a sewing machine when you can create your own faux stitches with this cute set! It is super easy and this 5x5" card is the perfect size to create your own faux stitched border."



Friday, August 5, 2011

Feeling like Fall...

Okay, it doesn't actually feel like Fall.  It feels like it just keep getting hotter, but the gel-a-tinas are here to help!  Stay inside, turn on the a/c and check out more great Fall-themed projects to help you think about cooler temperatures and falling leaves.

Cassie made this Fall card with the Giving Thanks set. 

"I was on a roll with this cute set, so I thought I'd make a CAS card with the sweet little images as the main focal points. Of course now I'm hungry for pie, and green bean casserole, and anything made with pumpkin!"


Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Crumb Cake
Paper: unknown orange, buttercream, Imaginisce - Apple Cider
Accessories: green gingham ribbon, dimensionals, Copics

Angela used the Happy Halloween set to make this adorable Halloween layout. 

"I had fun making this cute layout featuring my kids dressed as Star Wars characters last Halloween. I stamped the images using different inks and layered it with some fun Cosmo Cricket "Matilda" paper. I stamped the pumpkin and bat on separate cardstock and popped them up with foam tape. For the pumpkin, I first stamped it in grey ink on the page, inking a little grey around it for shadow, then popped it up. Love that big pumpkin image - it makes a great focal point!"


Thursday, August 4, 2011

Gel-a-tins August Special!!

That's right!  We're starting a monthly special on one stamp set.  This month it's our Super Star set.

Are you ready for the deal?  This set normally sells for $20, but this month you can get it for $12.99!  Just go here to order. 
This is such a cute set and there are so many ways that you can use it!  Next week I'll have a surprise post related to this set too, so keep your eyes peeled :) 

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Mix and Match Your Sets!

I know that I like to use stamps from different sets on my projects, and the gel-a-tins sets are perfect for this!  Whether you layer your stamps or cluster them together, you can create anything!  Sharm shows us how with our first project today.  She used Birds of a Feather and Many Thanks to make this card.

"Here's my card using the Birds of a Feather and Many Thanks Stamp Set. I love the Birds of a Feather set cause you can build you own lil scenery! It's versatile, and really lots of fun to work with! The Many Thanks stamps is wonderful as well as it has just to many ways to say Thank You! :)"

Materials Used:
Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket & My Mind's Eye
Stamp Set : Many Thanks & Birds of a Feather
Punch: Ek Success Border Punch and xCut Scallop Punch
Ink: Staz On
Our Button Up set has stitches and buttons that you can use on just abour anything!  I have got to get my hands on this set!  Gladys used hers to make a cheery card!

"Here is my first Aug card, using the sewing kit stamps. Love the several different buttons stamps in them. I stack different layers up and create a document ring and top it up with rhinestone. So cute!"

Paper: Royal Velet, vintage cream , stamper's select white cardstock from pti, little girl from echo park
Ink: Versamagic pretty petunia, Memento grape jelly, Lilac posies and Lulu lavender, versafine Onxy black
Stamps: Button Up from gel-a-tins and Victorian Summer from skipping stone design
Others: purple burlap string, liquid pearl - lavender lace and basic grey bling it rhinestone, die cut from pti

Monday, August 1, 2011

Monday Greetings!

Today we have two more cards for you from DT members Ellen and Karin.  Let's start with the card Karin made using the Cosmo Pups set!
"The set I got to work with this month is the oh sooo cute Cosmo Pups. I just love the sweet dogs and the sentiments are super!
I stamped my background and the clouds are cut with my silhouette.

That is just the cutest card!  How could anyone stay mad when they see that face?

Ellen made this card with the Button Up set.


"These button stamps are perfect for creating your own backgrounds. Stamp some bright colors on a white background. They really pop off the cardstock. Add some twine and you are good to go."