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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.

Gel A Tins – The Simple Life card

19 Apr

I have made a very clean and simple card for you today.

I am using the set called WILD THINGS.

This has got to be my favorite Gel A Tins set!

I decided to go simple with my colors.

You can see my main color is white.

I have been working a lot with Grafix Arts paper products.

They have amazing Vellum and all my white paper is vellum.

(sorry you can see the adhesive, it must have been the time of night, since you can’t see the the adhesive indoors!)

I love how white embossing powder looks on white vellum!  So pretty!

 I also have used Grafix Arts Black Chipboard to make the frame for my sentiment. It is amazing, since it is black all the way through!  PERFECT for mounting and framing things!

 I wanted to create a peaceful setting with the placement of the flowers and butterflies..

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 I thought this would be the perfect for someone going through a rough spot.  Someone who needed to take time out and enjoy the little things in life!

Simpler times!

(I think I need to mail the card to myself!!)

I hope you have enjoyed my project for today, this has been Jeannie with The Polka Cabana with today’s post.

Gel A Tins Stamps – Elefuntastic Card

12 Apr
Hello everyone..
I am here with a cute card today.  I am using Mojo Monday’s Sketch #236
Here is the sketch.
I turned the sketch and used it like this:
I am using the set called:
Here is my version of the sketch from above.
It think this is such a sweet set. There are so many possibilities since there are so many stamps.
I took one of the largest elephants and embossed it with a glitter embossing powder.  It created a nice effect for the background.
I am using all MOMENTA paper products.
All of these wild prints are from a paper pack called:
I also used some ABC stickers from a Momenta 12 x 12 Super Paper Pad.  If you don’t have a phrase that matches your stamps, make one up!  That’s what I always do!
I hope you have enjoyed my sketch tweak today!  Do you use sketches?  I am new to using them but I am hooked!
What sketch sites you do like?
I would love to hear what you have to say.
This has been Jeannie with The Polka Cabana with today’s post.

Gel A Tins Stamps – Little Piggies

5 Apr
Hello everyone..
I am here with yet another cute card today.
I am using the set called:
When I make a card, I will often choose which image from which stamp set I want to use for my card/project.
With today’s card, I knew I wanted to use the piggies from the Pet Shop set.
So I started to look for different phrases for pigs and came up with nothing.
So then I decided to make my own background paper using the “This little piggie” poem.
I then mounted my piggies on the background paper and created a cute baby card.
I made the inside sentiment to go along with the theme.
I just think the piggies and the different shades of pink I used make a wonderful card!
My advice for today: Always look for the unexpected.
 With a little imagination you can make almost any stamp set you own fit into a certain theme you need!
This has been Jeannie with The Polka Cabana with today’s post.

Gel A Tins Stamps – Sweet Little Girl Card

22 Mar
Hello everyone..
I am here with a cute card today.  I am using Mojo Monday’s Sketch #233
Here is the sketch.
I turned the sketch and used it like this:
I am using the set called:
Here is my version of the sketch from above.
It think this is such a sweet set. There are so many possibilities since there are so many stamps.
I have no idea who I will give this card to, but I could use it for many different occasions, don’t you agree?
I hope you have enjoyed my sketch tweak today!  Do you use sketches?  I am new to using them but I am hooked!
What sketch sites you do like?
I would love to hear what you have to say.
This has been Jeannie with The Polka Cabana with today’s post.

Gel A Tins Wild Things Botanical Card

15 Mar

I have a beauty for you today.  Plus I have an idea for you try out while we are at it!

I am using MOJO MONDAY’S SKETCH

But for my card I turned it and used the sketch this way.

What I did first was to get all my supplies out to stamp on a piece of twill tape.

I just regular stamping ink in a dark color and randomly stamped the twill tape.

Since I was using the sketch, I cut all my papers and figured out what would go where, before I decided where to stamp on the papers.

Here I have all my papers stamped and I’m ready to assemble my card.

Here is the finished card.

The white part of the card is more of a cream color, I had a hard time getting the lighting right today! Sorry!

I just love this set.  There is so much you can do with this.  The images are all just gorgeous.

If you like my color and paper palette, I have Authentique Paper to thanks for that.  I am using their line called Free Bird Comfort & Familiar.

I will be entering this in Mojo Monday’s Challenge # 232.

I hope you enjoyed my idea, this would also work on certain ribbons, so I would love to hear if you try this out!  Let me know.

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

Gel A Tins Child’s Card Kit

8 Mar

I have such a fun project and a story to share today!

Be prepared…LOT OF PICTURES!!

I am using the set called ELEPHANT GARDEN (ahem, again?  Yes, I LOVE THIS SET!)

I am using this tin I had left over from something.  I am also using some mini cards and envelopes.

To begin, I had gotten this sweet not from a friends little one and I was so touched and impressed by the thoughtfulness of the note.

There is no way they could have known my slight obsession with Mr. ROY G BIV, so that made this thank you note even more special.

It occurred to me that this sweet little one must do this often, sending notes or appreciation etc, and I thought I could make her a little card kit of her own.

Hence, today’s project!

To start I needed to make a SAMPLE for her to follow so I used some of the ELEPHANT GARDEN STAMPS and created a random background on my card front.

Since I am making a rainbow themed card kit, I will make each card with the colors of the rainbow, you’ll understand in a few more pictures.

Here is the completed sample card.

Inside each card I have placed this lined paper so she can write a little note.

Here are all the cards for her to make with the pieces she will need.

I tried to keep it all real simple and everything already has the adhesive attached.

I added a little place for her to sign the backs of her cards too.

Each card has an envelope, they are all done in black so she does not need to fuss about matching those up with the right card.

Now for the tin, I am using some chipboard and this wonderful paper ribbon.  The ribbon is from PAPER JACKS and you can find them here.

I stamped the background and painted and inked the chipboard pieces.

Then I took the paper ribbon and the chipboard letter and embossed them with black images.

Here is the completed tin, now to get everything stuffed in the tin.

Here is what it looks like when opened.

Here is the tin is all complete, all cards and sample are tucked safely inside.

The tin was a little too fat to stay closed, so I just added the ribbon but as the cards are used and given away, the tin will be able to stay closed on its own.

One last look, what do you think…will she like it??

Well, that is it for me today!  Again…head on over to Gel a Tins and that is where you can purchase this set for yourself.

Be sure to head on over to Gel A Tins Blog and see what other things our Design Team ladies have made with all the fun Gel A Tins stamps.

 Thanks for stopping by today.

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

Gel A Tins Elephant Love

1 Mar

I have such a fun card to show you today!

I am using the set called ELEPHANT GARDEN.

I am using a rainbow stamp pad that I recently acquired.

I took each stamped image and embossed them with clear embossing powder.

The result is this beautiful raised bright pattern.

I used this as my background paper and stamped the elephants from the set in the same manner.

Since this set is called Elephant Garden, I decided to create a scene the Elephants in a garden.

I love all the color and dimension on this card.

It is such a cheerful presentation.

What do you think?  I love this set!  I have so much fun creating with these fun elephants and whimsical patterns.

 Thanks for stopping by today.

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

Gel a Tins with Authentique Paper

23 Feb

I had such a fun time with this card.  I blew the dust off the ole Cricut and used the Create a Critter cartridge.

I am using all Authentique Papers from the 2 lines called:

Gathering & Celebrate

I am using the Gel a tins stamps called:

Love Knots

First, I embossed the stamp onto a piece of paper in black.

I adhered it to my card front as shown below.

 Next I embossed the Love Knots stamp onto the tree branch and phrase in white.

Then comes the fun part…putting the card together.

A close up of the darling owl!  Isn’t it adorable??

To keep the card closed, I used a homemade repositionable glue dot under the bottom of the owl.

 It lies nice and flat and opens nice an easily:)

I hope you like this as much as I do…

I have been so into giveaways lately…we can do one for this card too!

Here are the rules:

For each company that you leave comment for on their Facebook pages,

letting them know The Polka Cabana sent you and that you like their products..you will get an entry to win this card.

Here are the companies:

Gel A Tins Stamps

Authentique Paper

Cricut

I will pick a random winner next Monday and post the winners’ name.

For each comment you  leave on their Facebook pages, leave me a comment, that is up to 3 chances per person for this card that is One of a Kind.

Gel a tins Animal Magnetism

16 Feb

This card is just a fun, innocent card!

I just couldn’t help wanting to make this ANIMAL card, when I started working with this sweet little set.

The set is called:

Pet Shop

What I did was cut all my papers to size first.  I took the sheet of stamps and randomly out the whole set(minus the hearts) on one acrylic block.

I then stamped and embossed my background paper and added the hearts back in, in 2 different embossed colors.

Then a made my phrase in PSE and printed it out and put the card altogether.

Here is the inside of the card.

I just love how whimsical this came out.

Have you tried using multiple stamps from a set to create your own unique background paper?

I will be looking carefully at all my sets to see which ones I can use this same technique with.

I hope you have enjoyed my post today!

Head on over to Gel a tins Stamps blog and see what some of the other designers are up to!  While you are there let them know Jeannie sent you!

Have a great rest of your week, this has been Jeannie with The Polka Cabana with today’s post.

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