Saturday, June 29, 2013

I woof you [card].

If you know me, you know my love of dogs & this stamp set is no exception. How cute are these Cosmo Pups?

I made a simple CAS card with these stamps. I think this little guy in the lower right hand corner is adorable. I had to use him.

Be sure to check out this stamp in the shop & there's also another cute set with little dogs on it - Pet Shop.

For more details about my card, stop by my blog.

Friday, June 28, 2013

I {Heart} U

Hello and happy Friday! It is Jessica again with another card for you this week.  I was pulling stamp sets out of my stash left and right to make this little guy and I think that the finished look is just what I was going for.  Simple, but fun and with a little sparkle :)

I know that Valentine's Day is a long time gone, but it's not like you can't tell the people you love how you feel about them any day of the year!  I was really just in the mood to make something pink and with some bling to it and all this stuff came together to make just that. 
I started with my card blank.  It did have the scalloped edge already, but that isn't hard to do yourself with a punch or even some old deco-edge scissors.  I stamped the pink circle in the very center of the card (from the Sweet Hearts set) and then added the letters in black Staz-On.  The perfect thing about clear stamps?  I laid everything out first on the card to make sure that it would all fit on the front and I had it exactly where  I wanted it to go.

I stamped that black heart (from the Hearts a Flutter set) on a separate piece of cardstock and cut it out, then I attached it to the card with some foam adhesive made in my Xyron machine.  I inked the front of the card in pink, the back of the card in black, and then I ran a strip of gelly gems through my Xyron 150 and attached it to the edge of the inside of the card next to the scallop.

I felt like making something a little different and this card was just the thing that I needed.  I hope you've been inspired to mix up some of your sets and get creative with stamps! 

Have a great weekend and be sure to come back tomorrow for another project from our DT!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Cupcake For You

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

I'm back today with a fun card featuring the Gel-à-Tins Sweet Hearts stamp set!

I absolutely love the cupcake in this set and set about creating a mini gift card/tag with that as my focus:

I love how this turned out! So yummy!

I stamped my cupcake onto white cardstock and coloured it with Copic markers before carefully trimming out. I added some subtle glitter to the frosting and some Glossy Accents for all the hearts! 

I kept the tag/card very simple and just added a sentiment in an awesome font before adhering my cupcake in place. Really looks good enough to eat!!

Supplies Used:

Sweet Hearts


Strictly Sentiments set (WPlus9)
Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Versafine Onyx Black ink (Tsukineko)
Stamper's Select White cardstock (
Papertrey Ink)
Copic Markers
Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen
Glossy Accents
Pinflair Glue Gel

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

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

You're Invited!

Making your own baby shower invitations and New Baby congratulations cards are a breeze with the gorgeous 'Rock a Bye Baby' clear stamps from gel-a-tins.  I took the bassinet stamp and created a whimsical card that's fun and quick to make.

Your Invited!

gel-a-tins 'Rock a Bye Baby' Clear Stamps
Xyron Mega Runner
Trimcraft Up,Up and Away 12x12 stack
We R Memory Keepers Large Eyelets
May Arts Silver Ribbon
StaZon Black Ink

At the rear of the stamped topper I stacked foam pads to give 'lift', the edges of the topper are glued to the card to form the curve.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Out Of This World Gift Bag

I am so loving the "Take Me To Your Leader" Collection.  It is just fun and flexible.  From cards to layouts to even gift bags, this collection of stamps takes you to another galaxy.

Kate here today.  I am sharing a cute gift bag altered with all of the stamps in the "Take Me To Your Leader."

The plain green gift bag that I started out with needed a bit of sprucing up, so I decided to create a fun border.  To create this border, I cut a white 2.5" x 9.75" strip of white stamping paper.  I lined up each of the stamps from "Take Me To Your Leader" on my Fiskars Stamping Press to make sure the images lined up correctly and were evenly spaced.

I glued the stamped strip onto the green gift bag and added a border of orange ribbon on the top and bottom.  Such a fun gift bag for any boy!

Gel-A-Tins Supplies:
Take Me To Your Leader Collection

Other Supplies:
PaperTrey Ink Paper
Ranger Archival Ink
May Arts Ribbon
Helmar Premium Craft Glue & Fabric Glue

Monday, June 24, 2013

A soft gel-a-tins Thank You

Happy Monday, all! Hope you had a great weekend! Did you have time to get your craft on? I know that I did! And some of that included some yummy gel-a-tins goodness!

As soon as I saw the circle stamps in the gel-a-tins Merci set, I thought of doing a circle punch out to highlight the stamp!

The circle image is stamped onto patterned paper. The top layer of the card includes 3 circle cut outs and embossed with a embossing folder through the Cuttlebug machine. The sentiment is placed under the bottom circle. The remaining circles have a different pattern paper underneath it. The top layer is attached to the back printed layer. The twine/button bow is wrapped and tied around the layers. The last step is to attach to the card.

Thank you for stopping by today! Feel free to stop by my blog, Kissin' Krafts, to see more of my gel-a-tins creations!

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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Ticket Thanks!

If you want a really fun set, you should pick up this "Admission is Free" set from Gel-a-tins!

It has so many options...
a variety of sentiments,
images...both line and solid,
a fun size,
and the tickets can be a nifty embellishment 
if you trim them up and prop them up on dimensionals!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Dawn Mercedes, of Sunnyside Up

Friday, June 21, 2013

welcome, little one.

It's baby season! I have a simple card to share with a neutral color scheme that's good for baby boy or baby girl.

I used the Gelatins stamp set Little Buddies.

I used two of the sentiment phrases on my card. The ink is Prima chalk ink in farmer jeans.
For more details about my card, visit my blog.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Use Our Sewing Kit!

Happy Thursday! 

I hope you all are having a great day.  While you're reading this, I'll be laying around recovering from foot surgery :)  Here's to hoping that it's a quick recovery!

I did get to make this simple layout the other night and I was so happy with the way it came out.  The Sewing Kit set has been one of my favorites since I first saw it and I love the look it adds to any project.  I used it for my embellishment on this Easter layout.

I chose a few colors of ink that coordinated with the papers that I used and stamped almost all of the buttons in those three colors.  I popped some of them up with foam adhesive for dimension and trimmed the edges of any that were hanging off the sides of the layout.  I love the way it looks and this is a heck of a lot cheaper than trying to buy buttons!

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Pop Art Lips

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

I'm back today with a fun card featuring the Gel-à-Tins SWAK stamp set!

I've been looking at famous artworks as a source of inspiration lately and decided to emulate a bit of Andy Warhol/Pop Art to come up with this:

So awesome!! I just love it!!!

I started with some white cardstock and punched out several squares. I stamped the lips on each square using a different coloured ink and heat embossed over the top with a clear embossing powder for that really glossy to create my tree bark effect. 

I then used pigment inks to ink up the squares up the lips, wiping off any excess ink that went onto the embossed areas. I arranged and adhered the lips in an order on my card base, added a sentiment that seemed fitting and I was all done!

Supplies Used:


Say What stamp set (Mama Elephant)
ink (A:Muse), Versafine Onyx Black ink, Versamark ink (Tsukineko), Pure Poppy, Enchanted Evening, Plum Pudding inks (Papertrey Ink)
Stamper's Select White cardstock (Papertrey Ink)
Filigree Clear embossing powder (Stewart Superior)

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

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


I love the 'Doodle Flower' clear stamp and I often use it for making a backdrop to my cards.  Here is used it with the Tim Holtz distress embossing powder.

Gel-a-tins 'Doodle Flower'
Xyron Mega Runner
Xyron Glue Stick
Petaloo Flowers
docrafts Topper
Tim Holtz Embossing Powder
K&Co Contemporary paper
8x8 Card Blank

Monday, June 17, 2013

Guaranteed Adorable

Nothing is more adorable than a newborn baby. A baby boy or a baby girl is the perfect reason to make these cards adorable using the "Hello" collection. 

"Guaranteed Adorable" for both cards was stamped on colored cardstock using Archival Ink to get a crisp image  The gender signs on both cards are heat embossed.

For this boy card, I stamped the maled gender sign with VersaMark and heat embossed the images with clear embossing powder.

For the girl card, I again stamped the female gender sign with VersaMark and heat embossed it. This time using white embossign powder.

The next time you need a cute baby card, go ahead and grab the "Hello" collection!


Gel-A--Tins Supplies:
Hello Collection

Other Supplies:
Core'dinations Cardstock
Ranger Archival Ink
May Arts Ribbon
Stampendous & Clear Snap Embossing Powders
Helmar Premium Craft Glue & ZapDots

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day weekend, gel-a-tins family! What do you have planned for that special man in your life? 

Today, I am sharing a CAS Father's Day card using gel-a-tins HELLO! stamp set:

The first step was to stamp and cut out the Hello Tag. In the blank spot, I created "DAD" using stickers. A bright and fun patterned paper makes up the backing. To highlight the name tag, I cut out a strip of matching yellow paper and attached to the card. The tag is adhered to the card using foam dots to add dimension to the card. At this point, I was planning to be done. However, the card seemed to plain. To fix the issue, I punched out some solid color circles and added along the side of the card.

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you are able to spend some quality 'Dad" time with that special man in your life!

gel-a-tins - Hello! stamp set

Friday, June 14, 2013

Dandy Day Greetings!

Here is a terrific technique that you will enjoy creating using your Gel-a-tins stamps and Gelly Acrylic Blocks!  It's super simple so you can create a great card in no time at all.

Start off with a clean Gelly Acrylic Block. Smoosh colored ink directly onto your block.  Here I used colors in striations.  Then, stamp onto a piece of paper.

Next, mask the edges of your color block with post it notes. Then, stamp outline stamps against the color block. Here I used Wild Things from Gel-a-tins.

Add a few extra bling or ribbon if you want.
Presto...You have a finished card!

Gel-a-tins has many great solid stamps to chose from...and many different sizes of Gelly Acrylic Blocks.

Thanks for stopping by today!
I hope your day is DANDY!

Dawn Mercedes, of Sunnyside Up

Thursday, June 13, 2013

King's Island 1995. [Gelatins Stamps + Xyron]

Hello everyone! We've teamed up with Xyron this month & I've been so excited about the products they sent me. I hadn't used any Xyron products before but I'd had my eye on the Create-a-Sticker machine. 

On my layout today, I used the Xyron Create-a-Sticker. Have you seen the Press A Penny machines? 

I have a pressed quarter from our King's Island trip (back in 1995!) that I wanted to include on this page. So the Create-a-Sticker machine was perfect for adhering this!

I also attempted to run the wood veneer arrow through the machine but it was too thick.

I used the Happiness stamp set from Gelatins Stamps today. It's the dot border from the set, which I stamped multiple times & made a patterned paper. The ink is Prima chalk ink in English Ivy.

Have you tried the Xyron Creat-a-Sticker machine? What kind of items have you used in it?

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

A Father's Day (or any day) Brostache Card

I can't even tell you how much fun I had making this silly card.  I still love the mustache trend (even though I know it has been around for a while now).  It just makes me smile.  Around here we like to give out mustaches as party favors and my sister-in-law even threw my brother a "brostache" themed birthday party a year or two ago.  We're dorks.  I know.  When I saw the Mustache Mania stamp set I knew that I had to have it.

I used the stamps with a light brown distress ink over the patterned paper to make this look for the card base.  I knew that the card was going to be pretty busy, but I still thought that it could use more mustaches!

The ink, ribbon, twine, pen, buttons and stamps were not in the paper kit by MAMBI, but everything else was, including that hilarious mustache on a stick.  I didn't put a real sentiment on this card, but I think that I can choose whether to give this to my brother for Father's Day or for his birthday and it will work either way now. 

Everything is put together with my awesome Xyron adhesives (mostly the Mega Runner on this one).  And when I finished I had a big smile on my face.  I hope you like it too!  Have a great week!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Crackled Tree Bark

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

I'm back today with a fun card featuring the Gel-à-Tins Crackle Paint stamp!

This stamp is great for grungy backgrounds and many other looks, but I saw something a bit different in it with my out-of-the-box thinking:

That's right - tree bark!! To me this looks a lot like birch bark and I just had to try that idea out!!

I started with some rustic white cardstock and stamped the crackle effect with a pale grey ink to create my tree bark effect. Then I had an idea which was very Robin Hood - pinning a note to a tree using an arrow! I trimmed out a piece of white cardstock and used a die to give it a notebook page effect, then stamped my sentiment and a little heart. 

To finish up the design I adhered the note to the base using dimensional glue gel, then stamped an arrow using red ink, trimmed it out and cut it in half before adhering the pieces to my card to look as if it had gone through the paper!

Supplies Used:

Crackle Paint


Oh Happy Day stamp set (Avery Elle), Love & Marriage stamp set (Papertrey Ink)
Pressed Greige Linen ink (Clear And Simple Stamps), Versafine Onyx Black ink (Tsukineko), Pure Poppy ink (Papertrey Ink)
Rustic White cardstock, Stamper's Select White cardstock (
Papertrey Ink)
Spiral Notebook die (Papertrey Ink)
Pinflair Glue Gel (Olba)

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

Monday, June 10, 2013

Gel-a-Tins and Xyron

This week gel-a-tins teamed up with Xyron to bring you some amazing projects and inspirations.

I am the luckiest girl in the world because I am fortunate to be on the Design Team for both Xyron and gel-a-tins and long before this team up I have always used Xyron when making my gel-a-tins projects.  I'm sharing two cards here on the gel-a-tins blog and two more over on the Xyron Facebook page.

Products Used
gel-a-tins Zebra Background Clear Stamp
gel-a-tins Gelly Gems Roll-up Silver
Xyron Mega Runner
Xyron 5" Creative Station
Momenta Paper

Products Used
gel-a-tins 'Little Buddies' clear Stamps
Xyron Mega Runner
Crafters Companion Lace Border die
docrafts 'New Baby' Papers


Saturday, June 8, 2013

Intergalatic Card

Hello Gel-A-Tins fans!  Kate sharing with you today. 

I got a package with a bunch of stamps from Gel-A-Tins Stamps a couple of weeks ago and was absolutely thrilled with the cool "Take Me To Your Leader" Collection and was inspired to created this intergalatic card right away.  

I used Core'dinations Cardstock for the whole card, even the stamping.  I love the textured look of my stamped planets!

Here are the simple instructions for this card:

  1. Create a 4.5" x 6" card base with Core'dinations Neutral Cardstock.
  2. Emboss a piece of 4.25" x 5.75" Black Magic Core'dinations Cardstock.
  3. Sand the embossed cardstock so the blue shows.
  4. Add round spots of color with Distress Paints to the round Core'dinations Core Tag.
  5. Stamp Alien image from Gel-A-Tins TMTYL collection onto the painted Core Tag.
  6. Stamp planet images from Gel-A-Tins TMTYL collection onto cardstock and fussy cut. 
  7. Half-way down the left side of the embossed Black Magic cardstock, cut a circle shape out big enough to place the decorated Core Tag into.  (I left enough room in my circle to let the background grey show through and for the tag to overlap off the Black Magic cardstock)
  8. Adhere the embossed Black Magic Cardstock onto the cardbase with Helmar Premium Craft Glue. 
  9. Use Helmar ZapDots to give the planets and alien a bit of a boost! 
  10. Add random brads to finish off the card. 
  11. Share with someone special. 
Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Neon Butterfly Fun

Good morning, gel-a-tins friends! It's Jessi  from Kissin' Krafts! Today I am excited to be participating in the gel-a-tins and Xyron cross promotion. (Psst. check out their blogs for details of the amazing prizes they have up for grabs!) 

I had so much fun creating this card using gel-a-tins Butterflies are Free stamp set.  The butterflies were just screaming to bring out the neon!

The first step was to stamp the butterflies and color them in. I normally use markers to color in, but decided to break out the colored pencils for this project. Once the coloring was complete, it was time to cut it out and attach them to the card matte. The simple sentiment is stamped on the bottom right corner. The final touch was to add the sequins,

I don't know about you, but I always seem to struggle attaching sequins to my projects. But Xyron to the rescue! I had never thought about running the itty bitty sequins through the Xyron's Create a Sticker machine to add adhesive to the back of the sequins. It made it so simple! Will be using that more often!

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you are enjoying this week's projects showcasing the gel-a-tins and Xyron cross promotion! 

gel-a-tins- Butterflies are Free
Xyron Create-a-Sticker
Colored pencils

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Gel-a-tins mashes up with Xyron!

This week, the Gel-a-tinas are working with Xyron!  What a great adhesive to use on your paper crafting projects.  Today, I used the 2" Cheetah with Permanent Adhesive, as well as the Xyron Gluestick.

Tomorrow will be the birthday of one of my friends. I created this fun ensemble using Gel-a-tins: Cosmo Pups and Make a Wish Sets!  Such a cheery set of images and words!

A plain pad of white paper gets the birthday treatment!!  Lots of stickles...and my new favorite color of Rumple Ribbon:  Crazy Coral!  (Can there be a limit to favorite colors??)

The 2" Xyron Cheetah made applying adhesive a snap on such large paper panels.

Basically, a card stock cover with a pocket on the inside!

Note card that just barks "Happy Birthday!" top it off...a book mark for her summer reads!
To get my poochies to lie flat, I applied the Xyron Glue Stick to the back of the cut out image.
(Remember to place it on top of a piece of scratch paper.)  Great coverage!!

I enjoyed this mash sure to scroll through the Gel-a-tins blog for more Xyron inspired ideas!

Thanks for stopping by today...
Dawn Mercedes, of Sunnyside Up!