Wednesday, July 31, 2013


Dork that I am, I based my card for today on the little chipboard piece that I used for the sentiment.  It was kind of too funny to resist :)

The chipboard piece and papers are from the Basic Grey Hipster collection and I paired them up with stamps from the Spin Cycle set.  The stamps added the color and interest I wanted on that layer and I think this is a really fun card that I can use to say hello to a friend one day.

I tried to match my Stampin' Up inks to the papers as  much as possible and I think they look pretty good.  I really like the way the distressed style of the Spin Cycle stamps goes with the papers. 

I hope you've been inspired this week and that you have some time to get creative!  Have a great Wednesday!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Thank You Gel-à-Tins

Hi everyone! How are you all doing today?

I'm very sad to be writing this post, because... this is my final post as a member of the Gel-à-Tins DT.

I've had the most amazing time being a member of this Design Team. Jessica and Bonnie have been a dream to work with and have supported me every step of the way, and I truly feel that I have grown as a designer during my term as a direct result of my opportunity here. Unfortunately life just sometimes throws up circumstances where you have to say goodbye, and that time has sadly come here. I want to publicly thank Bonnie and Jessica for taking a chance on me and selecting my for the DT, and the to thank the DT girls themselves - they are a lovely, talented bunch and I hope to cross paths with them all again.

I thought I would finish up my term here by posting some of my favourite Gel-à-Tins creations, some old, some new:

First up, my first ever DT project - a super-fun tag featuring Chevron-Tastic. I named this set you know!

Next, an I Love You card featuring the Laugh Out Loud alphas:

Up next, my ombre card featuring Flutterby:

A couple of Polaroid-style photo frames featuring my most favourite set, Love Knots:

A fun and funky good luck card using the Zebra Print Background:

A fun Robin Hood-like card, using the Crackle Paint stamp as tree bark:

A yummy cupcake using the Sweet Hearts set:

A super-blinged out card using the Gelly Gems Roll-ups:

The SWAK mini set helped me pull off this awesome Pop Art-inspired piece:

And finally, my last card, using the Leopard Background stamp to create a moonscape:

I would finally like to thank all of you readers who have read my posts and posted comments on my creations. It means more to me than you will ever know. I am truly grateful for all things Gel-à-Tins and hope it won't be the last time we meet. If you would like to stay in touch with the rest of my work then please visit and follow my blog  *Fill Your Paper With The Breathings Of Your {Heart}*.

Thanks for the memories!! Love you all!!

Taheerah xoxo

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Simple Pleasures

Creating a simple card for any occassion is a super sweet task when you create with the Sweet Cakes Collection by Gel-A-Tins Stamps. I am just digging the fun cherry stamps that are included in this collection. 

I created the stamped cherry background using two different colors of ink by masking the stem and then the cherry when stamping.  The masking is easily done using some washi tape.

Loving the retro feel of the cherry image and color combo.  Very reminiscent of a dress I had during my childhood.

Wishing you a sweet day!


Gel-A-Tins Stamps:
Sweet Cakes

Other Supplies:
Core'dinations & PaperTrey Ink Cardtock
May Arts Ribbon
Momento Ink

Friday, July 26, 2013

Big and Colorful!

Good morning, gel-a-tins friends! Who else is ready for these hot temperatures to go away? I know that I am! But one good thing about this weather...more time to stay inside and create!

I am in love with gel-a-tins Big & Wild Things! Today I am sharing a simple CAS card with a splash of color!

Using one of the big floral stamps from the Big & Wild Things, I stamped the image in one color. To add some POP to the card, dabs of watercolor are placed on each tip of the flower.

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gel-a-tins - Big & Wild Things and Merci

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Pawsitively Still Smiling!

This sweet card using Gel-a-tins stamps: Cosmo Pups will keep you smiling too!  
Cute, simple, and perfect for almost any occasion!  

You are going to enjoy all the patterned pups.  This one is in damask.

I paired him up with a fun diamond embossing folder 
and cute silver rhinestones (a must), twine, and clippie.

What are you favorite embellies?

Or...are you ready for Christmas?  Keep the colors summery 
and get ahead in your Christmas card endeavors.

Groovy Santa...and fabulous embellies!

Dawn Mercedes, of Sunnyside Up!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

welcome baby [card].

Hello! I have a baby card to share today. It sure seems to be baby season! I used the Little Buddies Gelatins Stamp set but I only used the sentiment stamps for this card. This stamp set is adorable for baby themed projects.
For specific details about supplies, visit my blog.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Christmas In July

Today when I was trying to finish up a summer layout, my creativity was leaning me towards creating this great Santa card using the Groovy Santa Collection.  I wish motivation to make Christmas cards actually struck me when I need to make them. Sometimes I think that my creativity is seasonally challenged.  

I think this Santa stamp looks like he is saying "Ho, Ho, Ho."  Don't you?  I stamped the image and sentiment on a Core'dinations CoreTag after I had spritzed it with some Chalkboard Mist.

While I am definitely not wishing for Christmas anytime, I am happy to see that my Christmas card making mojo is still intact and hope that you enjoyed this bit of Christmas in July.


Gel-A-Tins Stamps:
Groovy Santa

Other Supplies:
Core'dinations Cardstock and Core'Tag
Ranger Archival Ink
Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mist
May Arts Ribbon

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Fluttering by to Say Thanks

Happy day to all our gel-a-tins fans! Thank you for stopping by today!
 It's Jessi here from Kissin' Krafts

Today I am sharing a very simple card made with gel-a-tins' Big & Wild Things and Merci stamp sets!

The cat-tails were just shouting to be stamped in different inks! I love how it turned out! To finish off the scene, I added the dragonfly to match the patterned background paper.

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gel-a-tins - Big & Wild Things and Merci stamp sets

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Just one word

Sometimes, it only takes one word to let someone know what you are feeling.
Any summer day should be one to celebrate!
Aren't the flowers refreshing?

To tie it all together, I used Goddess Green Rumple Ribbon
Very summery!  Very inviting!

Pop Up Glue Dots ©...a must for propping up flowers.  

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

love knots stamp for a Valentine's layout in July!

Since I don't scrapbook in chronological order, it's not unusual for me that I'm doing a V day layout. For some of you, I may seem crazy. This is the card that my boyfriend sent with my flowers from Valentine's day this year.

I wanted to use the Love Knots stamp with this layout. I stamped with tin can silver ink from Prima chalk ink onto black cardstock. Isn't it pretty?

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Monday, July 15, 2013

Chocolate Bliss for a Friend

Hello again!  It is bright and early on a Monday morning (and you can be sure that I am still asleep right now), and I am back on the blog with a tag to share with you.  This set is one that I have always thought was cute and liked a lot and when I decided to make a little something with it for this week I thought "How about a little tag that could be attached to a candy bar or box of candy and given to a friend or teacher for a fun gift?"  That's where I came up with this...

The paper is from a pad by American Crafts.  All the stamps are from the Chocolate Bliss set and I used three different shades of Distress Ink by Ranger on this; Walnut Stain, Brushed Corduroy, and Tea Dye.  The ribbons are all from May Arts, aren't they pretty?  I love that big ribbon flower.  I just cut the edges of the ribbon off around it.  The pin is from Maya Road and the shiny accent is by Bazzill.  That's it!  A little Xyron to stick it all together and this was done!  I think I'll make a few to have on hand for days when I think someone I know could use a little pick me up.

Here's to a great week!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Boldly Go

Hi everyone! So nice to see you again! :-)

I love finding other uses for stamped images and I'm at it again with the Gel-à-Tins Leopard Print stamp!

I thought the print could be used for more than just leopard print and came up with this:

I think this turned out pretty cool!

I stamped the print onto some pale grey cardstock and cut it roughly to form a moon surface!

I adhered it to some black cardstock and added some starry details with a glitter pen before adding an appropriate sentiment with some alphabet stamps and white paint!

Supplies Used:

Leopard Background stamp


Journal Letters stamp set (Hero Arts)
Pressed Greige Linen ink (Clear & Simple Stamps)
Pressed Greige Linen cardstock (Clear & Simple Stamps)
True Black cardstock (Papertrey Ink)
Picket Fence Distress Paint
Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen

I'm looking forward to seeing you again when I next post! Have a great day everyone and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 12, 2013


By adding buttons to the stamped tree you have instant apples!.  Try it with different coloured gems and buttons.  Adding washi tape and stickers to a pre-printed card gives you a quick and easy card to share with a friend.
Products Used
gel-a-tins 'Sheltering Tree' Clear Stamps
Tim Holtz Burlap Distress Ink
Tim Holtz Peeled Paint Distress Ink
docrafts patterned card blanks
Silver Washi Tape
DCWV Calendar elements
Red Buttons

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Ticket To My Heart

I have been finding lots of inspiration from the Admission Is Free collection from Gel-A-Tins Stamps.  It is such a versatile set with some cute sentiments to go along with the great ticket stamps.

This simple card is perfect for any day!  Just pop it into your child's lunchbox or leave for hubby in his card.  Such a sweet reminder of how much they mean to you.


Gel-A-Tins Supplies:
Admission Is Free

Other Supplies:
Bazzill Smooth Cardstock
Core'dinations Chocolate Cardstock 6x6
Ranger Archival Ink
Quick Quotes Chalking Ink
Studio Calico Chipboard.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Beary Love

Hello, gel-a-tins friends! It's Jessi here from Kissin' Krafts! 
Today I am sharing a card I made using the gel-a-tins Honey Bear stamp set! 

This card uses the Masking technique used to make it look like one stamped image is in front of another!

The first bear image is stamped onto the card. One more bear image is stamped on a spare piece of cardstock and cut out. The cut -out image is placed over the one stamped on the card. I used the Love You stamp from the Honey Bear set to form the background. The sentiment is stamped in a darker color to stand out.  The heart is from gel-a-tins Gingerbread House stamp set. The last step was my attempt at shade coloring with Spectrum Noir. I am still learning :)

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Animal Prints

Animal Prints can be whimsical or classical/elegant.
It just depends on what you pair up with your print.  

Here is a whimsical fun, free standing pop cup card.

Collapsed View.
Check out those red Dew Drops!

Pulled out, free standing and paired up with the funny dogs from Gel-a-tins"Cosmo Pups."
I "woof" those patterned pups!  Super fun and happy images!!

Paper: Glitter Paws from Robin's Nest
To put this fun card together, I used Glue Dots © 1 " lines, Craft, and Mini Glue Dots ©.
They really make craft projects come together neatly, and quickly.  
Check the tutorial I posted a while back if you want to make your own free standing popup card.

I chose to use Lovebug Creations William (in the Family Ties Collection) colored Rumple Ribbon for the ribbon pull.
Black, white, cardinal, and straw...
A fabulous color combo (especial for those Chi Omega sisters out there)!

But, if you want to go elegant, Black and White Animal Print is a great start for your paper crafting!

You can really see the shine and shimmer of the glitter-fied cardstock!  

Here I added the Kraft chipboard from Gina's Designs.
These laser cut chipboard designs are so well cut!

I sponged the edges of the bottles to create some depth. 
The primas were sponged to give them a more deeper, subtle color.

The sentiment comes from Gel-a-tins "Admission is Free" set.
I love these timeless sentiments which will convey your message to the recipient!

Thanks for visiting today!
Dawn Mercedes, of Sunnyside Up

Monday, July 8, 2013

happy tails to you!

Hey everyone! I'm sharing another card using the Cosmo Pups stamp set. I just love these cute little puppies, but the little paw stamps are precious too. There are 15 stamps included in this set!
Here's the card I made using two of the puppies + a sentiment stamp. I stamped the sentiment with Prima chalk ink in tin can, which is a lovely silver & it looks so good on the chalk label from American Crafts.

As always, stop by my blog today for more details about my card. Thanks for visiting today!

Saturday, July 6, 2013


Good morning and happy Saturday, gelly fans!  I'm really happy to be back again to share another card with you this week!

For this one I started with the kit that I bought at a local scrapbook convention.  It came with some papers and embellishments and I chose the Sewing Kit and Sweet to the Core sets to go along with it for a fun look.  The kit is all by My Mind's Eye and I loved the colors and the vintage look and I wanted to add to that with my stamps.  This is what I came up with:


I wanted that main embellishment up top to be the apple, but I added a little stamped button up there too.  I stamped the image on one of the patterned papers, cut it out, ran it through my Xyron 150 with the stamped image upside down and then stuck it to the back side of a clear button to make that embellishment.  The stitching on the bottom is also from the Sewing kit set.  I wanted a vintage fair look and I think the stamps really helped with that!

Thanks for coming by today!  Have a great weekend!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Independence Day

Hi everyone! So nice to see you again! :-)

I'm a day late because of the posting schedule but I am bringing you a little card to celebrate Independence Day featuring the Gel-à-Tins Crackle Paint and Super Star stamp sets!

Pairing these two sets together made for a modern and funky take on the Star Spangled Banner:

I think this turned out pretty cool!

I stamped the crackle for the stripes using a red ink, then stamped my stars in navy, and that's all that was needed for this card! 

Supplies Used:

Crackle Paint, Super Star


Pure Poppy ink (Papertrey Ink), Navy ink (Hero Arts)
Kraft cardstock (
Papertrey Ink)

I'm looking forward to seeing you again when I next post! Have a great day everyone and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Love Knot Tags

Happy Wednesday Gel-A-Tins Fans!  Kate here today, sharing two gift tags I created using the Love Knots background stamp. These tags could easily be used to adorn a gift box, gift bag or wine bottle.  

The background on both of my tags was created by spreading some Walnut Tim Holtz Distress Paint all over a Core'dinations CoreTag.  I swiped the paint off with a baby wipe in random spots to create an uneven, but smooth effect.  On top of this painted background, I stamped the Love Knot stamp using brown Archival Ink. 

 The "Thanks For Everything" sentiment on my first tag was stamped using the Admission is Free collection.  Again, I used brown Archival Ink to stamp the sentiment.

The "To" and "From" sentiment stamps are from Groovy Santa.  Such a fun font and perfect for this tag!

Next time you need a cute tag, pull out your stamps and have some fun! ~ Kate

Gel-A-Tins Supplies:
Love Knots
Admission is Free
Groovy Santa

Other Supplies:
Core'dinations CoreTags
PaperTrey Ink Stamping Cardstock
Tim Holtz Distress Paint
Ranger Archival Ink
No-name Brand Baby Wipes