Happy Thanksgiving and Thanksgivukkah

Happy Thanksgiving!  Today in the United States, it is Thanksgiving Day.  We will be enjoying Thanksgiving Day traditions with family and friends, and giving special thanks to our Heavenly Father for the many blessings He has bestowed upon us.  We will particularly be thankful for the men and women who serve in our military and are missing their Thanksgiving Day with their families as they are so bravely serving our country in foriegn lands.

Also, last evening at sunset Hanukkah began.  We wish our Jewish friends a Happy  Thanksgivukkah. The last time that Thanksgiving and Hanukkah overlapped was 1888 and the next time will be in 79,043 years.  Hope you can enjoy some kids’ beautiful Thanksgivukkah artwork below!

What a historical day this is!  God bless everyone!

Loving Thoughts – Stamping With Guneaux Designs

Loving ThoughtsAn easy card for a Monday sounds good; don’t you agree?  This “Wonderful You” card featuring the Loving Thoughts Stamp Set fits the “easy” requirement!

Just slap some Stampin’ Up! Washi Tape on a card front, punch a pansy flower, and add it to the top left corner. Loving Thoughts

Are you thinking, “Why a spring-type card for this time of the year”?  Yes, it does seem like a spring-type card.  However, one of the beauties of living in South-Central Florida is flowers are still blooming!  Most stamping artists are posting fall- and winter-related cards, but I still have flowers blooming in my gardens.  Yes, I’ll post fall/winter cards soon, but not today.

I made this card for my wonderful daughter.  She is so good to me and I wanted her to know how wonderful she is.  She is always bringing me gifts of gratitude, buying me groceries without me asking, and showing her deep love for me in other ways.  Every mother should have a daughter like her!  I am so blessed!

Loving Thoughts

 Supplies Used:

Stamps:  Stampin’ Up! Loving Thoughts Stamp Set (125845 -c)

Paper:  Stampin’ Up! Card Stock:  Whisper White, Strawberry Slush, and Daffodil Delight

Ink:  Stampin’ Up! Strawberry Slush

Accessories:  Pansy Punch, Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape

Stamping With Guneaux Designs

 God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs
by
Beverly Polen

Loving Thoughts

 STAMPIN’ UP LOVING THOUGHTS STAMP SET

Stampin Up Cut and Ready Card Bases

STAMPIN UP CUT AND READY CARD BASES

Cherry Cobbler Cut & Ready Card Bases - Stampin' Up! Crumb Cake Cut & Ready Card Bases - Stampin' Up!Old Olive Cut & Ready Card Bases - Stampin' Up!Pool Party Cut & Ready Card Bases - Stampin' Up!

 Smoky Slate Cut & Ready Card Bases - Stampin' Up!Very Vanilla Cut & Ready Card Bases - Stampin' Up!Whisper White Cut & Ready Card Bases - Stampin' Up!

With the holidays approaching at lightning speed, effective today through December 31, Stampin’ Up! is offering a new trial product -  Cut and Ready Card Bases. These pre-scored, pre-cut card bases will make it easy for you to create a stack of cards in no time – or even just a card or two. Think of it . . . holiday cards, thank you cards, party invitations, and more in a snap!

Here’s why these card bases will help you relax and enjoy the season.  You will:

  1. Save work and time not having to cut and score cards – even if you’re simply making a card or two.
  2. Be able to make multiples in no time.
  3. Save on prep time to make your holiday cards as there is no trimming required, therefore no trimmer necessary.

Cut and Ready Card Bases Color Choices!

The Cut and Ready Card Bases are available in a variety of colors for any occasion or creative whim.  These colors were chosen to coordinate with the holiday catalog Designer Series Papers to make it even easier to get those holiday cards done.

Cut and Ready Card Bases Details:

Each package contains:

  • 20 pre-scored, pre-cut cards in one color.
  • Each card measures 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″-scored at 4-1/4″.  Finished card size is 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″. (Card Bases are packaged flat.)
Description Item Number Price
Whisper White Cut & Ready Card Bases 135804 $4.95
Very Vanilla Cut & Ready Card Bases 135805 $4.95
Crumb Cake Cut & Ready Card Bases 135806 $4.95
Smoky Slate Cut & Ready Card Bases 135807 $4.95
Cherry Cobbler Cut & Ready Card Bases 135808 $4.95
Old Olive Cut & Ready Card Bases 135809 $4.95
Pool Party Cut & Ready Card Bases 135810 $4.95

Cut and Ready Card Bases Coordinating Products:

You will definitely want to add a package of envelopes to your Card Bases order. Try any of these:

  • Clear Medium Envelopes (item 102619)
  • Crumb Cake Medium Envelopes (item 107297)
  • Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes (item 107300)
  • Whisper White Medium Envelopes (item 107301) 

If desired, you can download the flyer.

Stamping With Guneaux Designs

 God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs
By
Beverly Polen

STAMPIN UP CUT AND READY CARD BASES

Stampin Up Venetian Romance DSP – MOJO310

Stampin Up Venetian Romance DSPMy special friend, Melody, from N.VA has left to return home, and I feel sad.  However, I am very pleased that we had a fantastic visit, and I hope to see her again soon.  Because I feel sad about her leaving, I chose to create a card that would provide comfort to anyone who has such feelings when a loved one visits and leaves.  Therefore, I am featuring the Stampin Up Venetian Romance DSP and Verve Stamps on my card share today.  The Verve Stamps “Let It Be” Stamp Set has the perfect sentiment stamp for the card:  ”Every Little Thing is Going to be All Right“.  This picture provides a close up of the sentiment. Venetian Romance DSP

I think that the design I used from the Stampin Up Venetian Romance DSP is one of the prettiest designs from the DSP.  Its colors are Island Indigo and Pistachio Pudding.  I used the Stampin’ Up! Pistachio Pudding Card Stock for the card base and the Island Indigo Card Stock for a couple of highlighting elements.

I used this past Monday’s MOJO Monday MOJO310 sketch for the design of my card.  The MOJO310 sketch follows.  

MOJO310 Sketch

It is great to have a sketch to follow when creating a card.  Julee Tilman’s sketches are always beautiful.  She is one of the designers for MOJO Monday.

IN ADDITION TO THE STAMPIN UP VENETIAN ROMANCE DSP, OTHER SUPPLIES USED ARE:  (You can find the Stampin’ Up! supplies here.)

Paper:  Stampin’ Up! Island Indigo Card Stock, Pistachio Pudding Card Stock, and Very Vanilla Card Stock

Stamps:  Verve Stamps – Let It Be Stamp Set

Ink:  Stampin’ Up! Island Indigo Classic Ink

Accessories:  Stampin’ Up! Basic Pearls

 Stampin Up Venetian Romance DSP

 Stamping With Guneaux Designs

 God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs
By
Beverly Polen
 Stampin Up Venetian Romance DSP

 STAMPIN’ UP! VENETIAN ROMANCE DSP

Label Love Stamp Set

Hi, my friends.  I am really enjoying my time with my special friend, Melody, who is visiting from N. Virginia.  We are having fun and eating a lot (lol)!  I decided I needed to take time to share a card I made that spotlights the Stampin’ Up! Label Love Stamp Set.

Label Love Stamp Set

I love the new Coastal Cabana Card Stock from Stampin’ Up!.  It goes well with so many colors, such as Crushed Curry, which is the second color for this card.

Label of Love Stamp Set

What do you think of the new Stampin’ Up! Deco Labels Framelits?  I love them.  I used the largest framelit (4-1/8″ x 3-5/8″) to create the primary element for the card.  This label is made with Coastal Cabana Card Stock, Coastal Cabana Designer Series Paper, and Crushed Curry Designer Series Paper.

Also on the Deco Label are two cutouts made with one of the Stampin’ Up! Finishing Touches Edgelits.  Additional embellishments are the basic pearls that rest upon the framelit and the two butterflies.  The Polka Dot Crushed Curry Ribbon is an old Stampin’ Up! ribbon that matches perfectly with the polka dot elements on the card.  Resting on the ribbon is the “Just for You” sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Label Love Stamp Set.  After cutting out the label with the Artisan Label Punch, I cut off the top and bottom.

 Label Love Stamp Set

TOGETHER WITH THE STAMPIN’ UP! LABEL LOVE STAMP SET, OTHER SUPPLIES USED ARE: 

Stamps:  Stampin’ Up! Label Love Stamp Set (130622)

Paper:  Coastal Cabana Card Stock (131297), Crush Curry Card Stock (131199), Coastal Cabana Designer Series Paper (2013-2015 In-Color Designer Seris Paper Stack – 130136), and Crushed Curry Designer Series Paper (Regals Designer Series Paper - 130139)

Ink:  Costal Cabana Classic Ink (131175)

Accessories:  Stampin’ Up! Deco Labels Framelits (130102), Finishing Touches Edgelits (127010), Elegant Butterfly Punch (127526), Bitty Butterfly Punch (129406), Artisan Label Punch (130920) Basic Pearls (119247), and a matching Crushed Curry Polka Dot Ribbon (retired)

Label Love Stamp Set

 I hope you enjoy the card, and have a wonderful weekend.  I know I sure will!

 

 God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Desings
By
Beverly Polen 

Label Love Stamp Set

STAMPIN’ UP! LABEL LOVE STAMP SET