Friday, June 29, 2012

Bee Well Card

Hello, everyone! Thank you for stopping by Gel-a-tins today! Can you believe that June is almost over! Eeeekkk where has the month gone! 

Today I am going to share with you a CAS (Clean and Simple) card with you. In the Honey Bear Set, there is this cute beehive and tiny bees. (Too cute!) I designed this simple card that would be perfect to send to someone who is feeling under the weather.

Here it is:

And a closer look:

Don't you love the yellow and black color combo! I think it is perfect for the bee stamps! And what better paper to use, right?!

Gel-a-tins stamps are perfect for CAS cards. There are stamps for all occasions! Please stop by the shop to see the wide selection!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Lily Bee "Joy" Frame

So I have decided to take a small break from cardmaking (but will be back sooon)! My latest craze has been altered items. I cannot wait to show you the projects that I have been working on. But until then, I will show you this one:

Who doesn't love the $1.00 wood frames from Michael's? I have an entire collection that was begging to be altered!  I used the Lily Bee Design Double Dutch collection on this frame. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the bright, bold summer colors in this collection!

Once the frame was painted and covered with paper, I stamped the flower stamp twice. One image was cut-out as a whole flower. The "inside" of the other image was cut-out to add dimension to the flower. After attaching the flowers, I added a bunch of orange brads to form the center of the flower.

I thought about stopping there, but felt the top of the frame needed something. After thinking about it for over a day, I decided to create the banner using Spellbinders Scallop Circles. The diecuts were folded in half and strung them across twine.  The banner needed something else, so I added the letters J-O-Y, using Lily Bee Design Alpha Stickers and punching out circles.

Hope you all have a great weekend! What are your plans? I am painting the guest room, cannot wait!

Michael's Wood Frame
Lily Bee Design - Double Dutch
Hero Arts Large Flower Stamp
Recollection Brads
Spellbinders Scallop Cirle Diecuts
Fiskars Circle Punch
Lily Bee Alpha Letter Stickers
Mod Podge

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

All about Baby at SGC!

Join us for the latest challenge at Southern Girls Challenge: All about Babies! Please check out the amazing projects the design team has created!

Don't forget, we have some amazing sponsors who are providing some awesome prizes! Please check them out! (Also, if you have played in the past, please check to see if you are the lucky winner of the many unclaimed prizes!)

Who doesn't like taking pictures of babies taking their first bath? Are they the cutest when they are covered in bath bubbles? Here is a frame that I created that would be perfect for that precious moment!

Michael's wood frame
Paper Studio Paper
Wood cut-outs
Acrylic Paints

Thank you for stopping by Southern Girls Challenge! Please link up you baby projects HERE!

Have a great day!

Thinking outside of the box!

Before I show the project, please let me say a quick thank you for stopping by Gel-a-tins today!  I hope you have been enjoying the latest DT projects!
Today, I decided to go away from my comfort zone...far away! I usually make cards, but today I took a stab at making a jewelry piece.  I kept coming across some bamboo beads on clearance at a local craft store. A few days ago I finally decided to buy them. Unsure of what I was going to do, I had them sitting on my counter for a few days.

I started to play around with the Cheveron-tastic stamp set and the idea finally clicked.  I was going to attempt stamping on the beads.

Here is the final outcome: (after going  through several trial-runs)

The first step I completed was to lightly sandpaper the front of the bead. Once the polish was off, I stamped the image using permanent stamping ink.  The first image was stamped in the middle and the remaining stamps went from there. 

To finish of the piece I added a few beads to each side of the pendant.  Viola! Finished!

Gel-a-tins Stamps:

Other Supplies:
Starzon Ink Pad - Black
Bamboo Bead Pendant
Misc. Beads
Jewerly Rope

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you find time to create with Gel-a-tins today! If you do, please share your projects with us!


Monday, June 11, 2012

Oh, Honey Bear!

Thanks for stopping by Gel-a-tins today! I hope you find our blog full on inspiring projects and would love for you to share your Gel-a-tins creations with us!

Hello, everyone! It's Jessi. When I saw the Bear in the "Honey Bear" set, I knew I wanted to some how use flocking powder. After several attempts (have to admit...this was my first time using it), I finally was able to figure out how to make the bear image work. 

Here is my CAS (best kind of cards out there *my opinion*):

Here is a close-up of the cute bear:

Can you tell there is flocking powder? No really sure on how to take a picture to showcase the texture?

To start of the flocking technique, I use a ivory cardstock and rolled a gluestick over an area the size of the stamp.  Quickly taking the flocking powder and pressing it onto the glue.  Allowing the powder to dry, I then stamped the image with brown ink.  Once the ink was dried, the image was cut-out.  Using a small hole punch, I punched 2 holes around the bear's neck and added the twine bow.
To complete the card, I attached the bear to the corner and added the sentiment around the bear.

Once again, thank you for stopping by today!


Honey Bear Stamp Set

Other Supplies:
Studio G Flocking Powder
Trendy Twine - Sky Blue
Paper Studio Brown Ink

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Market Street Stamps BLOCK PARTY

Hurry, quick! There's still time! Time for what you say?? Market Street Stamps is having their BLOCK Party! Be sure to check it out HERE!
They have an awesome digi available for free, so I jumped at the opportunity! Here is my creation using their camper digi:
I love to create scenes on cards and also paper-piecing is one of my favorite techniques! This digi is perfect for the paper-piecing!  I used variety of papers from the Adornit "Vintage Groove" Collection.


MSS Camper Digi
Recollection Kraft Cardstock
Adornit - Vintage Groove Collection
Recollection Black Brad
Trendy Twine - Chocolate Truffle Twine
CK Letter Home Font

Hope you guys have a great weekend! Make sure to pop on over to Market Street Stamps to check out their BLOCK PARTY!

Also playing along with:
Pile It On - Let's Get Outdoors
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Monday, June 4, 2012

Another "Trendy" DT announcment!

So I have been keeping a secret for awhile and now I am FINALLY able to share with you all!  (It is so hard to keep wonderful news a secret!)

I am so excited to announce that I have been chosen to be a new member of the Trendy Twine Design Team!  I am looking forward to being on the DT for this awesome company!  Trendy Twine has so many colors to choose from (and many more schedule to be release soon) and best of all their prices are affordable!  Please be sure to stop be their blog and store!

Trendy Twine is having a blog hop to announce the new team. One lucky winner will win a spool of twine of their color choice. All you need to do is to leave a comment on their blog, along with each individual team member's blog! (And if your interested, please become a follower!)
So with this fun announcement, I am able to share with you the projects I entered into the design team call.

Here is the card I made using Chocolate Truffle Twine:

And an extra project: Travel Tic Tac Toe Board (using Twisted Lime Twine):

With a built-in envelope on the backside to store the buttons during their travels:)

I will be the first to admit, my envelope making skills need improvement. But the envelope is big enough to include a small paper of paper for score-keeping and a small pencil.

I am so thankful for you taking your time to visit my blog!  I hope you enjoy visiting the rest of the team member's blogs, please stop HERE for more info!

New Members:
Returning DT:

Hope you have a great day and are able to find some time to create!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Hello, June!

Hello, everyone! Thank you for stopping by Gel-a-tins today!Can you believe that it is the first day of June? Already? So that means BBQs, beach fun and Father's Day. Yep, that's right, Father's Day is a few weeks away! So there is no better time to start creating that special card for that special man in your life!

Today I am going to show you another CAS card. I find it had to make masculine cards, so it is easier (for me) to create a clean and simple card.

Using the fanastic Cheveron-tastic Stamp set, here is the card I created:

I was debating on adding a splash of color, but decided against it. Starting with a solid white cardstock, I created a A2 size card. With the leftover cardstock, I decided to create a window-effect (with a circle diecut) to place up top of the front. Before adhering the window, I stamped several lines using a stamp from the Cheveron-tastic set. (I choose to do 1 color, but would look awesome to do in a variety of colors...such as in a rainbow!) I added the simple sentiment to the window cardstock. Using 3D dots, I attached the window to the card.

Once again, thank you for stopping by Gel-a-tins! Be sure to stop by on a regular basis to see an awesome variety of projects that our DT creates! We aim to inspire!

Have a great day!

Jessi P.

Gel-atins Stamp Set - Cheveron-tastic

Other Supplies:
Mohawk Cardstock
Spellbinders Circle Die Cut
Paper Studio Black Ink
Studio G Stamp