Joe Rotella’s Jump Start


Last winter when I visited CHA I went to a seminar hold by Joe Rotella. I had heard his name before, I liked his projects, but I didn’t know him. I have visited many seminars, lectures in my life… (oh the happiness of lectures in university with law professors 😉 ) and I have seen many bad ones and a few really good ones. And Joe’s was an outstanding one! It was right on point, the content was great, the presentation was awesome – I was sold 😉 And after seeing what a creative guy he is…I actually am beyond thrilled that he joined us as the only men in the JumpStart arena 🙂


Joe’s mom started the family on crafting. As early as he can remember, his mom was crocheting. When she brought home a Brother knitting machine, he was fascinated and soon he was creating designs from christening dresses to ski wear. He dabbled in macramé, string art and latch hooked rugs when they were hot in the 70’s. Now, in his mid-forties, Joe’s turned his eye to paper crafting. He loves detail and 3D work and paper piecing is his specialty.

Joe’s work has appeared in Scrap & Stamp Arts, Just Cards (Volume 27, Fall 2012), Just Steampunk! (Volume I and Volume II) and Somerset Studio Gallery Summer 2012 magazines. He’s filmed a segment of Crafting at the Spotted Canary with Joy Macdonell (aired on PBS Fall 2011) and 2 segments for Scrapbook Soup TV (Season 2, 2012). He has won Archiver’s One-of-a-Kind Wall Art contest (Ohio, August 2011). He’s served on the Viva Las Vegastamps!USArtQuest and Want2Scrap design teams. He launched has his own line of chipboard albums and embellishments with Want2Scrap in the Summer of 2012.

When he’s not designing paper art projects, he works as Chief Technical Officer (CTO) at Delphia Consulting and is the 2012/2013 Web Optimization Expert for the Craft and Hobby Association (CHA). He’ll be delivering one creative workshop and two business seminars at the CHA Winter 2013 show.


if you cannot see the video in this browser – here is the link:

Here is some more of Joe’s work:




But wait – Joe also has a giveaway for you!!!


To get your creative juices flowing, I’m giving away a package of USArtQuest Cut Bond Create to four (yes, that’s 4!) lucky winners!!


Here is what you have to do in order to be able to win this giveaway:

To enter, please LIKE Create & Craft on facebook ( and leave a comment on my blog  telling me how you can imagine using double sided adhesive sheets. Comments must be received by January 31st, 2013, midnight CET. If you don’t have a facebook account, join my email list instead (

Each of the four winners will receive one package of Cut Bond Create, which contains three sheets measuring 8 1/4″ x 11 3/4″.  You must be over 18 years of age to enter and only 1 entry per person.

Good luck! The winner will be chosen randomly with a number generator picking the a number out of the comment entries and will be announced the first week of February.The website address with all giveaway winners will  be sent out with a newsletter. You have to be of the age of 18 to enter. Comments have to be posted till February 1, 2013 midnight Central European Time as this is when the Creative Jumpstart 2013 officially ends. Double entries will be deleted! All comments received after the February 1, 2013 will not be eligible for winning. You must be signed in for the Creative JumpStart 2013 Newsletter to be eligible for the giveaway.

You can find more about Joe here:


I hope you enjoyed todays Jumpstart


Thank you for participating and making this year’s Creative JumpStart special!

Again this year we’re able to bring your Creative JumpStart Summit 2013 free. A lot of energy and love went into this event, and the work has been nonstop for months.

If you would like to help offset these costs and support me in my effort to keep Creative JumpStart free, you can donate here. It is completely up to you if you donate and how much or how little you give.

If you have technical problems– please check the FAQ Page for possible answers.


  1. Christine says:

    really great ideas-thanks

  2. 17turtles says:

    Very cool! I loved the look of the Mica!!!

  3. Hi Joe and I rather like the idea of gilding on a candle – make super presents. Thanks for the video. Anne x

  4. Judy Murphy says:

    Great techniques, I love seeing new ways to create art. Thanks Joe.

  5. I hadn’t used this product, but after watching Joe, I would love to

  6. Angela Bolton says:

    Wow this is something I have never seen and it looks great!
    Thanks for sharing

  7. Stacy Caddy says:

    Loved it Joe, thanks for sharing… I never thought of cutting out the adhesive with my die cut machine, so cool.. I liked your fb page.

  8. Johanne L. says:

    Those are great techniques. I liked Joe’s page on Facebook and I subscribe to his blog.

  9. Joe, I enjoyed your video and the introduction to these adhesive sheets. I can think of a few useful applications.

  10. Monica Baker says:

    Thanks for the great ideas! I mentioned on your blog message but I actually won a package of ds adhesive sheets at a crop back in Oct 2012 and really wasn’t too sure what to do with it but now I have some great ideas! Thanks

  11. Thanks for the techniques. Never tried this product but looks great and fun to play.

  12. Joe – you video was fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing. I loved the gilding technique. And you Time Machine piece is fantastic!!

  13. Thank you Joe for sharing it all!

  14. Thanks Joe for sharing!

  15. Love the video! Thanks!! I left a comment on your blog and liked your FB page. Great inspiration!!

  16. Yvonne Williams says:

    Wow this is a beautiful technique. Nat, I am just awe struck by how many ways you can make art. I am so inspiered by CJS2013. I’m playing catch up reading and haven’t had time the last couple of videos to try or the meduims to work with all of them. But I do have a WISH LIST started. LOL

  17. helen markee says:

    Thanks for theinspiration!

  18. Joe, thank you for sharing these great techniques. I love double sided adhesives as they have so many great uses (they aren’t just for adhering things together anymore!). I might have to dust my Cricut off and try the kiss-cut technique. 🙂 =^..^=

  19. Loved this video!! The last technique I used to do all the time with my “paintings with colored sand”! Thank you for sharing your creative ideas.
    And what a cool giveaway! Liked your FB with my Little Dot Of Creativity-account and commented on your blog 😀
    xxDebbie / Little Dot Of Creativity

  20. lisa crofts says:

    one of the best joe thanks for the video

  21. I would make backgrounds with a stencil resist as you did in the video. I have a stencil that would be perfect for this.

  22. Jessica Hiltz says:

    So talented love the videos!! inspired 🙂

  23. Interesting techniques!

  24. Your video was awesome! I love the way you used the stencils with mica and blingin’ up the candle! I have been around and liked your FB page! I absolutely love your sparkly projects!!!!

  25. Gerd Andersson says:

    Great ideas! The fish was just awesome!

  26. Joe Rotella, you are truly a talented mixed media artist. This video was so well done and packed with great information. I love your clear and concise style. Your pieces are wonderful. I can’t wait to see your next project for Jumpstart!

  27. Awesome video! I am very excited and inspired to try all three of your techniques! I Liked you on FB and left a comment on your blog as well….! Thanks for all of the tips you shared as well!

  28. Loved the techniques! I do a lot of techniques with dst – covering images with sugar beads is a favourite but now I want to use silver leaf on glass for a vintage luster glass look. Yep I have gone to Joe’s FB and blog! Pick me!

  29. I love learning new ways to use products I already use! Thanks Joe!

  30. Rita Timmons says:

    Stunning! What great use of double-sided tape… especially like the last Koai project… Thanks for sharing with us!

  31. Great techniques!!

  32. Joe this is amazing, inspiration ++. Thank you.

  33. The stained glass effect at the end???!!!! Amazing!

  34. mlcain0202 says:

    Joe’s work is simply amazing. I enjoy going to his classes and hopefully I will get to in 2013. I already like Joe on FB and follow him on Pinterest and his blog.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  35. kreativmops says:

    thank you for showing us

  36. thank ou for the video!

  37. I love the ideas and I love glitter, will try soooooon 😉

  38. Thanks so much for another wonderful video full of great ideas

  39. Wonderful techniques. That brings a lot of new ideas into my mind. Perfect presentation, Joe. Thank you!

  40. What a great idea! I would love to win this so I can make something wonderful.

  41. raine1313 says:

    That was wonderful. I love the gilded candle.

  42. Heather O'Brien says:

    With glitter!!!!

  43. Great video, learned a lot and REALLY loved the last technique with the Koi! thanks for the inspiration!

  44. Thank you for the share! I especially liked the candle. I have found you on Facebook and checked out your blog. Glad you decided to join the ladies for Jump!

  45. really awesome tutorial… have some adhesive paper that I wasn’t sure what to do with and now I have some great ideas. thanks for sharing!

  46. S Mellows says:

    Those were great ideas! I use Thermoweb Peel n Stick for sticking fabric to paper. I would really like a lighter adheseive for paper to paper and this looks like it would do the job! If I don’t win, I would still purchase this and try it! Thank you

  47. Soooo wonderful inspirations! Thank you so much for your great video!! Never used micro beads before!!

  48. Thank you for the inspiration. I have never used these products. I would like to try them.

  49. Amy Malla says:

    Thanks for the inspiration and new techniques

  50. Wow, I have never used the double sided adhesives but will be going to buy some! I like the technique with the stencils and that will make some beautiful cards – I actually have some mica flakes which I know how to use. Thanks Joe.

  51. Colleen Melody says:

    Joe, great ideas, especially the kiss cut!

  52. So cool! I don’t know where to get that adhesive, but I want it 😀

  53. Loved your video,the adhesive is awesome, and techniques were simple with amazing results!

  54. AmyMarie Riley says:

    Thanks for the great techniques! You got the wheels a’ turning in my head.

  55. These were great tips and really simplifies gold leafing. Adding this to my shopping list.

  56. Wow-this is my kind of thing.I will have to watch again and take notes,but I cannot wait to try all of these techniques.

  57. Thanks Joe, for some great ideas that I can’t wait to try.

  58. Thanks for sharing I have done the lace & glitter resist technique before but not the other techniques, will have to give them a go. Also not sure if you know or others you can stamp onto the sticky side of the adhesive sheets then cover with glitter. Best to use a dark ink & a light colour of glitter. I am sure it would work with the mica delights not sure as I have never used them. Worth a try.

  59. Miriam Prantner says:

    Great video, I really enjoyed all the techniques and could definitely make good use of these sheets!

  60. That Koi technique was AMAZING!!!!!!! I love his tech savviness!!!!!

  61. I liked your facebook page. So I’m thinking I could run those sheets through my cuttlebug and then use glitter on them, so I would have unique glittered shapes. That would be super cute!!!

  62. “Liked” your facebook page & commented on your blog — and want to comment here that I absolutely loved the techniques you demonstrated! I would love to try it sometime … soon!!! Thanks for taking time to teach us. Have a blessed day!

  63. I Liked your Facebook Page. (Not JUST because I could win something).
    I left a comment on your blog.
    Thank you. 😉

  64. Another great tutorial and, for me, a ‘new’ artist. Joe was very generous; there was just so much information packed into the video.

  65. Linda Krisjanis says:

    Great video. I am definitely going to try the gold gilding with a die cut. Very interesting.

  66. Barb Adams says:

    Love these techniques! My husband makes candles and now I can’t wait to gild some of them!! I’m heading over to your blog now.

  67. Janice Foster-Jackson says:

    Thanks Joe, you are a crafting genius. You know I love your Frog box!

  68. Wow Joe. Great ideas. I would use the adhesive sheets for my daughters birthday party. Die cut glitter mustaches On the cups, hanging from the ceiling, on the invitations, on the thank you’s….;)

  69. so cool loved the grid on the sheet. And to think i have used red tape paper for paper only.. How great was this lesson ? Thanks

  70. deborahl591 says:

    Great techniques. I can’t wait to give it a shot. Thank you.

  71. I love the building technique – a wonderful idea for next year’s Christmas gifts!!!

  72. So now I know what to do with this sheets I´ve got in my studio!!
    Thanks for a great video and nice with a man showing us!

  73. It is wonderful to see another male crafter besides TIM with awesome ideas sharing them with us mad crafty gals… Thanks heaps Jo, loved your craftiness 🙂

  74. Wonderful jumpstart! I completely enjoyed it and that Zing is quite a wonder!

  75. Very neat. can’t wait to try it.

  76. Really interesting techniques – I’ve never used double sided sheets before, so I really watched it carefully…thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  77. First time seeing Joe . I definitely will be looking for his videos.

  78. Karen Little says:

    I love love this idea! I just got some MS Glitter and this will be a perfect way to use it. Thanks!

  79. All 3 of the techniques were very cool. Thanks so much for sharing!

  80. Great techniques Joe. Nice to ‘meet’ you too!!! I really enjoy using doubled sided adhesive sheets with flocking too. Cheers! 🙂

  81. lisa glowatski says:

    WOW I have never seen this Thank you for the great technique and wondering where I can buy these sheets

  82. Great tutorial Joe!!! THanks for sharing.That ZINg is graet!

  83. sweet give away, thanks for the chance!

  84. Wow, something new and very unique that I’ve never seen before! Thanks Joe!

  85. Thank Joe. I am going to try this with embossing powder on a larger scale…wow!

  86. Joe made the applying of the mica and and cutting stencils too easy. Hope I can do it too! Thanks for the chance to win – going to the blog now!

    Carmen L

  87. Love the techniques, thanks for sharing!

  88. Terrific techniques! Thank you.
    I want to try it in my art work!

  89. Great ideas, Joe! I will definitely be putting some of these to use. Especially the kiss-cutting. I love the idea of being able to combine many mediums in one design!

  90. And then I was thinking of the very first video (with the double sided tape) 🙂 Definitely are going to try this (and the mixture with video 1’s technique). Thanks again!

    xx Monica

  91. Great ides, Thanks for the inspiration!

  92. Such unique techniques! I love the gilding the best. I find double sided adhesive works really well with crafting metal (ten second studio, spellbinders). Thanks!

  93. Jean McBride says:

    Another re-boot. How we forget the ideas that got us started all those years ago. I loved the video and will go and give these lovely ideas a whorl. Many thanks for sharing.

  94. I liked your page on FB and left a comment on your blog. Thanks for the video, Joe! Love the techniques.

  95. Great jump by Joe, liked the Creat&Craft facebook page and left a comment on the blog.

  96. Loved all the ideas – thanks for a great video!

  97. Cathy in Canada says:

    Awesome stuff! Thanks Joe!

  98. Thanks Joe for your technique! Love them all! I liked on FB and left a comment on your blog because I would love to win one of these! 😀

  99. Marilyn Lamoreux says:

    Thank you – great video! I am anxious to try this with a stencil.

  100. Judi Howard says:

    Hi Joe, thought your video was very professional and well done. Love the sheets of double sided adhesive.
    Love from Australia.

  101. Mindy Chemacki says:

    As always, Joe, you never cease to amaze me and encourage me to increase my craft arsenal. Looking forward to Expo in C-bus and experimenting with this medium in my Cameo.

  102. love this double sided adhesive sheets

  103. LOVE the piece done with the lace-gorgeous effect!

  104. Great technique. I will try this one out.

  105. Great stuff-I haven’t seen or heard of this before! Thanks for sharing:-)

  106. Thanks for sharing the techniques! I would definitely try it in my art journals

  107. What fun techniques…cannot wait to give them a try. Thanks you for the chance to win:)

  108. lacyquilter says:

    Great fun techniques.

  109. luluvision says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE all the techniques! I can’t wait to try them all! I have some flocking that I would love to try if I win the adhesive sheets. I will definitely try the glitter technique too!! Thank you so much for sharing! I am so very inspired!

  110. Marie-Anne Raeman says:

    love this double sided adhesive sheets…especialy the candle

  111. Hi Joe. I met you (and Joe) in one of Amy Flowers’ classes and at Artiscape. Never used double-sided adhesive sheets before and am glad to have these great ideas for using them.

  112. Barbara Poe says:

    I love the techniques. I didn’t know that you could use it for gilding. I will have to try it.

  113. Joyce Muckinhoupt says:

    Loved the products. I never have used the mica dust but I like it so much more than just glitter.

  114. Jo-Ann Clarke says:

    Another day of great techniques, thanks Joe! Can’t wait to try them out.

  115. Angela Lopez says:

    Huh?! I had heard of joe but didn’t know he was that crafty. Very nice video. I will have to get me some double sided tape sheets

  116. Uber fun! Love the gilding on the candle and other surfaces……gonna try this one!

  117. Laurie Hunt says:

    Thanks Joe! Loved your video. Thank you for the opportunity to win a little something also!

  118. Holly McMannes says:

    Very cool. Thank you for the video, Joe. I would experiment with glitter.

  119. thank you Joe. this was very cool. I’d love some of those sheets. Your projects were awesome.

  120. Ooo! So many possibilities! I would like to try using my alphabet dies and gilding to apply a favorite quote to my fireplace mantle. It has been written with Sharpie on a looooooonnnnggg piece of masking tape for years, and a couple of my friends make fun of it. lol!

  121. Christina says:

    I would use this for card making and mixed-media projects.

  122. Brenda Doud says:

    would love to personalize my granddaughters bedroom with this! i would add her name to the door, and flowers to match in her room. thanks for all the ideas!!

  123. Debby Podgorski says:

    Wow an amazing video and an awesome technique. Thanks!

  124. Again another amazing video! I really love this technique, i have never worked with this material, but i will definately put it on my wishlist!

  125. Claire Standish says:

    I was not familiar with this product until today — thanks for sharing some great ideas!

  126. Great video Joe!LOL You and Terry give me bad cases of the wants! Would love some of these adhesive sheets!

  127. Love this video, never used any of these products. It’s beautiful and looks so fun and easy when you do it.

  128. Loved jumping into art with Joe Rotella! Great projects! Thanks, Joe!

  129. Joe this is an amazing video and I would love to have this product on hand. I particularly enjoy working with stained glass and that product really captured my attention, so many things I could do with it.

  130. Another totally cool technique that I had never seen done before. This class has really opened my mind to mixed media, that’s for sure!!!! I could play all day with the ideas!

  131. Nancy Sapp says:

    I KNOW I’d use the double-sided adhesive tape in my card-making! I liked Joe’s Resist card the best. Would love to have a die-cutting machine for all the super neat things that people use them for but can’t afford it. 😦 AND I’d just love to win the double-sided tape because I’ve never won anything before.

  132. Oh no! Nathalie is working on the link. Try

  133. that was AMAZING! I loved your Jump — so much! THANKS Joe!

  134. I did not know how to leave a comment on your blog so I leave here. The only technique I use double-sided adhesive film is colored sands. Now I can extend the use of this material. Thanks for the ideas.

  135. Nancy Riggs says:

    I have so many unused stencils, but now I have a new fun way to create with them. Thanks for the great tutorial.

  136. Cool techniques!! Thanks for sharing!

  137. Bea Arreola says:

    here is the link for Joe Rotella’s blog.

  138. andrenesmith says:

    Liked Joe on FB. Went to his blog but didnt see anywhere to leave a comment for this topic.
    Great techniques-thanks!! I’ve used double sided adhesive for glitter and flocking but haven’t tried with mica or guilding……lovely projects though and will have to give them a try.

  139. Bea Arreola says:

    I liked you on facebook but the link was broken to your blog. I went to your blog but there was not a place to discuss the double sided adhesive. I like it and want to make a stencil with it! I will use your latest entry to comment about the adhesive. Thanks!

  140. cool ideas

  141. Thank you for sharing! This sparked an idea, so I guess I have to go buy some adhesive sheets now :-).

  142. I’ve never tried any of these techniques before, but do have a couple sheets of double sided adhesive in my drawer, time to pull them out to play. I’d guild some monograms for Thank you notes or little note cards or a large letter for my journal. Looks like another play session ahead of me…..Thanks Joe for the ideas.

  143. Thank you. It is al so beautiful. Love that clock by the way !

  144. Very cool ideas. Thanks for sharing. And I like your steampunk art especially.

  145. Dianne King says:

    Absolutely love your work, Joe. I thoroughly enjoyed your video and am looking forward to trying your techniques. I couldn’t find a place to leave a comment on the blog but would love to win one of these packages of adhesive sheets. Thanks!

  146. Kim H20skier says:

    Thanks you Joe for the all kinds of ideas from the adhesive sheet to using our machines

  147. Great Ideas, can’t wait to try them.

  148. Love it. I’m wondering If this idea would work with the tiny beads. Wanted to leave a comment on joes blog, but it was confusing. Liked the fb page though.

  149. Great product and great video Joe! I will check back tomorrow to see if the link is updated and working. This adhesive looks much easier to use than others I have tried and I loved seeing how Joe used the mica resist. Gorgeous!

  150. Some great techniques to use here, must pull out my JAC paper and try it but better learn to kiss cut with my Ecraft before I go to the koi fish level. Hadn’t thought to use the stencils with it before.

  151. Judy Meeker says:

    Wow, have never seen this technique. Can’t wait to try. Will use for cards and also try to incorporate with mixed media pages in art journal.

  152. Thank you for the wonderful video!
    Love the techniques!

  153. Great product…I have never used it…but now I have to purchase some!!!

  154. Dale Rose says:

    I too could not follow the link to leave a comment on Joe’s blog. I kept getting an error message. I loved Joe’s techniques and will try all of them. Thanks for the information and the inspiration.

  155. joanne3107 says:

    this was great!!! i will use it with my cuttlebug dies! thanks for the tricks!
    ….can’t go to your blog, link does’nt work!!!

  156. Thanks Joe. Love all the ideas and your tree frog is gorgeous! That Cut Bond Create looks like a fun material to experiment with.

  157. joe, great video, thanks for all the tips and details you provided. i think i will try your techniques out for some of my up coming publications
    ava g

  158. Glenda Lovchik says:

    I could not see where to leave a comment on Joe’s blog, but did enjoy his video. I saw him on Scrapbook Soup with his Zing machine and an adorable paper piecing project. Love his work. I have a cute Valentine metal stencil that will lend itself to this project. I can’t wait to try it.

  159. That’s a new product to me – thanks for the inspiration (and I love the little man cleaning the clock face!)

  160. All these techniques look great. I’d like to play and see what else this cool stuff could stick to. Hmmm, fabric, threads, angelina, buttons, picture frames, the dog? Just kidding about the dog.

  161. I love this technique. Thank you for the helpful tips.

  162. In Australia we have something simmilar called Jac paper but this looks to be clearer and seems to take colours better. Loved all the ideas I would never have thought of a candle or other such things to use it on.

  163. Joe’s techniques produce professional looking results in mere minutes. This is something I would really like to try!

  164. I could not figure out where to leave a comment over at Joe’s blog. ?????

  165. Elisabeth says:

    Super idea, thank’s. Elisabeth

  166. A friend gave me a package of gilding several years ago. I did not know how to use it. I had heard it was fussy stuff. I’m sure my friend would love to receive a handmade card using the gilding. All I need now is a sheet of double sided adhesive!!!!📬

  167. scrappinvt says:

    WOW!!! That was amazing! Now I need to get some of that double sided adhesive. Thanks for sharing Joe.

  168. Oh, I am definitely inspired. Thanks, Joe!

  169. thanks for sharing, heard some NEW things !!! I am going to make a Kiss Cuting card

  170. Lynne Vowles says:

    Some fantastic ideas, thanks for sharing.

  171. that was a lot of fun! thanks Joe!

  172. Thanks for the inspiration Joe!!

  173. Oh my! Your projects are just amazing! Love all of them 🙂

    • Since the link to your blog was broken and I wasn’t sure where exactly I was suppose to leave my comment over there, I am going to leave it here (and hopefully this will get me entered in the contest 😉 )
      I can think of so many things to use the Cut Bond Create on. The “Kiss” technique would be pretty on a window to look like stained glass. The adhesive would also look nice on old bottles to dress them up and turn them in to vases. You could also put designs on your wall or mirror. Looks like a fun product to work with 🙂
      Thanks for all of your inspiration!

  174. I would use it for making all kinds of embellishments using my Big Shot and Silhouette. This is a great video

  175. Joe makes using this product look so easy! To be honest I am not familiar with it but now want to add it to my supplies! Thank you for the inspiration!

    • Michelle H. says:

      WOW!! Very fun and creative!!!
      Love all the techniques and projects Joe shared!!
      I just like the face book!
      I would love to try this and I would use it with micro beads!!
      Thank you Nathalie for the inspiration and the daily Jump start features it has been so exciting to see everyday!!
      Love it!!

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