Merry Christmas Poinsettias

Hi, crafters!!  Today I have a great card to share that is a Merry Christmas card featuring Poinsettias!  Yes, I know, it’s July!!  So why am I sharing a Merry Christmas Poinsettias card?  Well, today on Splitcoaststampers, the Clean and Simple Challenge was to create a Christmas card.  Therefore, I created this card and submitted it for the challenge.

Merry Christmas Poinsettias

To make the card, I created two masks of the Poinsettia stamp using Post-it Labeling Tape. I stamped one Poinsettia, masked it, stamped another, masked it, and so on. I stamped and masked until the white card stock was covered in Poinsettias.

Merry Christmas Poinsettias

I colored the Poinsettias with the below Copic Sketch Markers. It only took me all day to color them!!  I adhered a ribbon across the middle of the card stock, stamped my sentiment, die cut the sentiment, added foam tape to the back of the die cut and mounted it onto the front over the ribbon.

Merry Christmas Poinsettias

I attached this piece to a piece of SU Red Glitter Paper and that to a whisper white card base.

Merry Christmas Poinsettias

I hope you enjoy the Merry Christmas Poinsettias card!  Questions or comments?  Please leave them in the comments section!


STAMPS:  Impression Obsession Poinsettia, SU Reason for the Season

PAPER:   Neenah Solar White, SU Whisper White, SU Red Glimmer Paper

INK:   SU Primrose Petals, Copic Sketch Markers R24, R35, R46, R89, Y17, W0, W3, W4, W6

ACCESSORIES:  ODBD Filigree Frames Dies, SU White Ribbon, Post-it Removable Labeling Tape, Foam Tape


SU Fifth Avenue Floral

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

Jesus prays for all believers while He was on earth…“My prayer is not for them alone.  I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you.  May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.”  John 17:20-21

Lovely Flowers

It’s summertime and we are enjoying lovely flowers from our gardens!  Do you have a favorite summertime flower?  As for me, there are so many lovely flowers that it’s difficult for me to pick just one!

For my card share today, I have a beautiful card that was inspired by a Pinterest Board of dozens of beautiful bowls.

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The following is a photo of the bowl that inspired me.

Ceramic Bowl Flowers Blue Black White Botanicals Painted Floral Turquoise Housewarming Wedding Gift by sewZinski.:

I didn’t think I would like stamping flowers at the top of my card and leaving the bottom as blue card stock in order to replicate the bowl.  Thus, I reversed the placement of the flowers.

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I used both the Catherine Pooler Lovely Flowers stamp set and Stampin’ Up! retired Secret Garden stamp set to make the flowers.  The larger flowers are from the Secret Garden Stamp Set, and the small blue ones are from the Catherine Pooler Lovely Flowers stamp set.  Note that I added some color to the bigger flowers as I wanted to give them some dimension.  I used three Copic Sketch Markers in the gray family, C00, C01, and C03, to create shading on the flowers.  I also traced around the flowers with Copic Sketch Marker B91, which is a blue color.  Then I added the small blue flowers from the Lovely Flowers stamp set

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I used an Anna Griffin embossing folder of flowers to emboss the blue card stock and cut it with a die to form the wave that is similar to that on the bowl.

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To finish the card, I added the sentiment, You’re Amazingly Amazing, which is from Catherine Pooler’s Lovely Flowers stamp set.

Lastly, I submitted this card to a Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge and it was selected as a Favorite of the Week ending July 24, 2016.

Questions and comments are very welcomed!


STAMPS: Catherine Pooler Lovely Flowers from the Lovely Notes Collection (while supplies last) and Stampin’ Up! retired Secret Garden.

PAPER:  Neenah Solar White, SU Marina Mist and Basic Black Card Stock

INK:  SU Marina Mist, Copic Sketch Markers C00, C01, C03, and B91.

ACCESSORIES:  Anna Griffin Embossing Folder and Lawn Fawn Bordes Dies


SU Fifth Avenue Floral

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

“Who is the liar?  It is the man who denies that Jesus is the Christ.  Such a man is the antichrist – he denies the Father and the Son.”  1 John 2:22

Memory Box Tulip Bouquet

Hello, everyone!!  My card share today is one I submitted to Splitcoaststampers for a Sketch Challenge.  The primary element on the card is the tulips made with the Memory Box Tulip Bouquet Die.

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The sketch for the challenge is this:


I die cut the tulips in white, So Saffron, and Crisp Cantaloupe card stock and assembled them as shown in this photo.  I added so flicks of color with a copic sketch marker, R21.

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The continuation of the stems were done in Crisp Cantaloupe and White card stock, as shown in this photo.  These overlap the piece of So Saffron card stock that I embossed with an Anne Griffin embossing folder.  I stamped the word, “Thanks”, using a three step stamp from Catherine Pooler’s latest release, Lovely Notes Collection.

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Thanks for stopping by and your comments are welcome!!


Stamps:  Hand Painted Thanks (from Catherine Pooler’s Lovely Notes Collection)
Paper: Neenah Solar White, SU So Saffron, and Crisp Cantaloupe
Paper Size: 5-1/2″ SQ
Ink: SU So Saffron, Crisp Cantaloupe, and Calypso Coral; and Copic Sketch Marker R21
Accessories: Memory Box Tulip Bouquet Die, Memory Keepers Next Level Wave EF, Anna Griffin Circular Grid EF, ODBD Bitty Butterflies, Swarovski Crystals, and Foam Adhesive Squares

Memory Box - Die - Tulip Bouquet  Cuttlebug Embossing Folder / Border Set - by Anna Griffin - 5x7 - Circular Grid BITTY BUTTERFLIES DIES

SU Fifth Avenue Floral

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

“For men are not cast off by the Lord forever.  Though He brings grief, He will show compassion, so great is His unfailing love.  For He does not willingly bring affliction or grief to the children of men.  Lamentations 3:31-33