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Welcome Little Baby Sunshine

17 Jul
If you have been following us this week over on Joys Life Design Team, you know we are focusing one SHAPED CARDS.
My shaped card, as you can see, is a bottle.
Using the PUN IN THE SUN stamp set, I embossed the phrase “Hello Sunshine” onto the card.

I then made my own sunshine peeking from underneath the bottle rim.

The green words are just printed off the computer to match the color scheme of the card.
I just love how this all came together.  Wouldn’t this make an adorable card for a new baby?
I hope you have enjoyed  my card today..this has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana with today’s post.
Most of the card supplies are from an older Deena Ziegler Kit I had.

My last Gel A Tins post

26 Apr

This is a bittersweet post.  My term is up this month with Gel A Tins stamps and I completely missed the Team Call for the next term

I have had a ton of fun creating with these adorable stamps.

I have to say my favorite thing about Gel A Tins is the fact they come in this wonderful Tin.

Storage is pretty easy when your stamps come in their own storage system.

Today I am using the set called  Sugar & Spice.

I am also using the Mojo Monday Sketch # 238.

Here is my card for today:)

I looked at the sketch and knew that I wanted to try using my Mini Polaroid die for this card.

It a very simple color scheme and I think it is a fun variation of the Mojo Monday sketch.

Just using white embossing powder, I was able to keep the black and white theme for the card.

But there is never a problem with a splash of pink, right?

So there you have it:  My last card for the wonderful and generous people over at Gel A Tins stamps.

I have had a lot of fun here and hope that you have enjoyed the things I have shared.

This has been Jeannie with The Polka Cabana with today’s post.

2 for 1 card with Cheery Lynn Designs

13 Apr
Today I am sharing 2 cards I made, just for this post.
On one of the cards I have used a new stamp I just got from {ippity} stamps, so I decided to use a sketch on an {ippity} challenge blog.  Here is the sketch.

Here is my first card.
It is a pretty simple sketch.  Since I am using some very bright and colorful MOMENTA papers, I kept my embellishments to a minimum.
Let me know how you like my flower.  If I get enough responses..maybe I can do a tutorial on how I made it!  Leave a response in the comments if you’d like me to do a tutorial.
 Here is the card I made with my itty bitty Unity stamp set called Adventurous.
I used the same sketch.  The dies I used are as follows:
Here is a picture of them both together.
All my papers are from Momenta and all my embossing powders are by WOW EMBOSSING powders.
I am so thankful I have so many fun products to work with.  I hope you enjoyed how I combined different products today and that you also enjoyed the cards I have shared today.
Be sure to say YAY or NAY to the idea of a tutorial on the flower in my first card on this post.
Have you visited our new CHALLENGE blog yet?
Here is the web address:
Our current theme is THINK SPRING.
I think my cards were also inspired by the theme!
Thanks for stopping by today.
This has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana with today’s post.

“All DOLLED UP!” with Cheery Lynn Dies and WOW Embossing Powders

6 Apr
Today I am using my Cheery Lynn Dies along with some fabulous stamps and embossing powders from Wow Embossing Powders by the lovely Suzy West.
I cam across this adorable bookmark on Etsy:
I always look at things and think..ooh, I could do that even though I do not have the exact supplies the original was made out of.  With all my Cheery Lynn Designs dies, I knew I would be able to make my own version of this Japanese Kokeshi doll.  I also knew I wanted to use all of my WOW EMBOSSING GLITTERS and WOW STAMPS to accentuate the patterned papers I was going to use for the doll.
Here is my version…
My doll is much bigger than the bookmark and I have turned it into a plaque rather than a bookmark.
For the doll and clothing I used Scalloped Circle Stackers and Scalloped Oval Stackers.
I enhanced the dies and patterned paper with the Wow Embossing Powders and Stamps. You can see the sparly patterns on the dress and the background and I used one of the WOW STAMPS from the “CALL ME” for the doll’s hair.
The flower and lace embellishments are made with the dies called:  Queen Anne’s Lace, Buttons1 and the MediumMiniature Roses.
The final touch was applying the sweet sentiment attached to an individual Pennant.
I just love how this cute little doll turned out and I hope you do also.
This has been Jeannie with The Polka Cabana with today’s post.

WOW Embossing Powder Fun!

24 Mar

Hello everyone…

If you are here for the BUNNIES AND BLOSSOMS BLOG HOP,

PLEASE GO HERE FOR MY POST:

http://polkacabana.wordpress.com/2012/03/23/bunnies-and-blossoms-banner-hop-for-special-needs-children/

I am so excited to entice you into heading on over to WOW EMBOSSING POWDERS’ blog!

My group, THE GLITTER GIRL’s are doing a team post!

Now, I could show you my whole project here..but then you would have no reason to go and visit my sisters over on the WOW blog!

So, I am just going to give you a teaser of what I came up with and if you like my small sneek peek, you will have to head on over to the WOW blog and see the rest of my project and everyone else’s projects!

Here is my sneek peek.

Now..head on over to the WOW blog to see the rest:)

Have a great day!

Fun Card with Wow Embossing Powders

27 Feb
Today I am going to briefly tell you how to make a card shaped like a matchbook, but not tiny, like a real matchbook.
First start out with a rectangle that is 3 5/8″ x 8″.   Fold in half matching the short ends and then score another parallel fold line, 1/4″ next to your 1st fold line.
Here I have already scored, folded and opened back up the card.  I then took a piece of decorative paper that was 3 1/4 ” wide by 3 1/2 ” tall, and adhered it to my card front.
Next a took and cut our a decorative shape of paper from white cardstock.  When ever you want to use a shape and have it completely covered with enameled embossing powder, cut the shape out first!  The embossed enamel will stick to your die!
You will see the finished piece below..but for now on to the next step.
To make the matchbox closure, take a decorative border about 3/4″ tall and decorate to your liking. I used eyelets and decorative border punches.
You will see the final product in a couple more pics..but for now on to the next step.
Here I have taken a piece of chip board and have embossed the front with Cotton candy.  While the enamel was still drying, I quickly used a stylus to carve some of the enamel off.  The final result?  It leaves white marks wherever you have etched off the enamel, pretty cool, eh?
Here is my card front:  The embossed red is called CABLE CAR RED.  The GRATITUDE ticket stamp is from the GRATITUDE stamp set.
I love the way that COTTON CANDY heart looks!
For the inside…I precut 2 scalloped circles.  I want to emboss them and make a ladybug, but remember, I said to be sure and cut your decorative shapes out BEFORE embossing.
Here is the ladybug on the inside of the card…isn’t she cute??  I used the FLOWERS stamp on her wings and the HEART border from the GRATITUDE stamp set.  The THANKS sentiment is also from the GRATITUDE stamp set.
Ladybug close-up.
I love the way this looks, and see the bottom border, you tuck the card front behind that to close and open the card.
Here is one last look at the card.  I love playing with these stamps and powders, it is pure FUN!.
I hope you have enjoyed this fun card, this has been Jeannie from The Polka CABANA with today’s post!

Gel A Tins Botanical Card

2 Feb

Today I want to show you a card I came up with by a brief thought I had.  I actually saw the card in my mind and well the rest was just sort of recreating it from memory.

I am using the set called Big and Wild Things.

I started by stamping the long grasses with a light blue.

The other botanicals I stamped in 2 different blues, getting darker each time.

I wanted to have the dandelion really stand out from the rest so I framed it and embossed it in red.

I then just accented the red slightly by adding patterned papers and rhinestones.

Here is one last look!

Like I always say, think out side of the box, my post today is a perfect example of how I am always thinking outside of the box!

I hope you have enjoyed my post today!  Be sure to visit the Gel A Tins blog because we have some AMAZING designers that are always coming up with new things to try!

Have a great day and see ya next week with more GEL A TINS fun!

This has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana with today’s post.

Gel a tins with Authentique Paper

25 Jan

Today I want to show you a card I came up with just by looking at the wrapping on my Authentique paper Miracle Collection Kit.

Just by looking at the above I thought it’d make a great background.  Here it is cut to the size I needed.

You can see here, I am adding my layers of Cheery Lynn Designs border dies, fabric tape etc.

 For the stamps I embossed them in a powder that is a bit “shabby chic.”  The image is distorted slightly, but it works for this card.

The set I am using is called:

Sugar & Spice

Here is the card all assembled.

I love the soft colors and they playful stamps.

 Such a cute card for a new bundle of joy!

I hope you will remember to look at covers of paper pads, kit inserts and packaging.  There is always something that can be reused, just like I reused the kit insert on this card!  Just remember to always, think out side of the box!

I hope you have enjoyed my post today!  Be sure to visit the Gel A Tins blog because we have some AMAZING designers that are always coming up with new things to try!

Have a great day and see ya next week with more GEL A TINS fun!

This has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana with today’s post.

What do creative minds do on rainy days??

20 Jan

As my title asks, what do creative minds do on rainy days?

Do we cook? NO!!

Do we clean house? NO!

Do we catch up on laundry?  HECK NO!

We …..  CREATE!

It is a rainy, I am so happy to say that, we need it so badly.

Today I am going to show you a card I have made for JW Illustrations.

JW stands for Jessica Weible, just so you know!

I am using her Valentine Car Stamp, that just so happens to be ON SALE right now!!!

Here is what I came up with.

I am so blessed to have so many different items to play around with.

What I mean is, this card is a compilation of many companies that I work with, love and happily endorse!

As already mentioned the adorable car is by JW Illustrations.  I love digital stamps because there is so much you can do with them.

You can use your favorite papers or stamps, the possibilities are endless.

As for the products I have used today here is a little list:

Stamp – Valentine Car Stamp – JW Illustrations

Paper – Authentique Papers – Freebird – Delight

Letter Stickers – Authentique Paper – Miracle Collection

Stamps – Unity – Authentique Paper – You + Me = Bliss

Embossing Powder – Wow Embossing Powder – BUBBLE GUM, WHIRLY POP & GUMMY BEAR GREEN

Rhinestuds – Rhinstone Hues – Etsy

What do you think?  Do you use Digital Stamps?  If so, what is your favorite thing to do with them?  I’d love to know!

Ok…I am done for today!  I might make another something for tomorrow…you never know!

Have a great day!

~Jeannie

Gel a tins gets a little Sassy!!

19 Jan

If you are anything like me, I gather inspirations from many places.  Sometimes I feel it is almost a curse because I see layouts, cards designs all around me.

It is hard to explain, but today’s post is a perfect example.

I knew I wanted to work with this Sassafras bundle I had, so I took a look at the cover and instantly the finished card’s image formed in my mind.

Here is what I started out with.  The bundle of Nerdy Bird papers from which I used 3 different patterned papers.

Now, I could have just used the wonderful “pieced” looking paper for my background, but by only using a portion, I can get more projects out of the adorable main sheet and the portion I use will stand out more!

Here is what I did, I cut out a section and built my own background with strips of the other papers.  I made sure to include that small purple strip too, because it was too cute to throw away,

The Gel a Tins set I chose to use is called:  Elephant Garden

I embossed my elephants in 3 different colors.  All my colors are from WOW Embossing Powders.

Then I took 2 of the flower stamps and used them at the same time and embossed them in yellow on the polka dot paper.

 Then I took one of the Paisleys and embossed it in a darker blue on the swirly blue background paper.

They I took a zig zagged all around the card.  I had the card on wax paper and after I sewed everything I tore the wax paper off.  The result is that it left traces of ripped paper all around that I tinted pink.   I love the way it looks, it is hard to see here though.

Here is the finished card!  I added the googly eyes because it just goes along with the whimsy of the paper product, don’t you agree?

Ahh, such a happy card!

I hope you have enjoyed my post today!  Be sure to visit the Gel A Tins blog because we have some AMAZING designers that are always coming up with new things to try!

Have a great day and see ya next week with more GEL A TINS fun!

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