About Beverly

Hi! I am Beverly Polen, owner and designer for Guneaux Designs, a rubber stamping home-based business of direct sales of top-quality rubber stamping products. We create create beautiful artwork (e.g., greeting cards, scrapbook pages, 3-D paper crafts, and more) that features Stampin' Up! (SU) products . Making greeting cards for my family and friends is something I love and have done for years. Initially, I made cards using various software. Then in 2005, I was introduced to hand-made cards, using rubber stamps. I jumped in with both feet. In 2006 I was introduced to SU stamp sets. I was amazed that there were stamp sets with coordinating stamps. No more buying individual stamps, playing the mix and match game. I was so impressed by the quality of the SU products that allowed me to make beautiful and creative greeting cards. I have been hooked ever since and my creativity continues to blossom.

CottageCutz Winterland Village

I have for you today a second card that I made using Yupo paper and alcohol inks.  It features the CottageCutz Winterland Village Die.  I used different blue inks for the technique, Alcohol Ink Baubles.  As I shared in my last post, the Splitcoaststampers site is holding its second annual Falliday Fest!  I created this card for one of the Falliday Fest Tutorial #1, Alcohol Ink Baubles.

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Delightful Decorations

Hello, my crafting friends!  I appreciate you stopping by to see my Delightful Decorations Christmas card.  The Christmas ornament in the center of the card is a nativity scene that I created with the Our Daily Bread Designs Delightful Decorations Dies.  The Noel sentiment was created with the Our Daily Bread Designs Noel Die.

The Splitcoaststampers.com crafting site is holding its second annual Falliday Fest!  I created this card for one of the Falliday Fest Challenges as well as the Splitcoastampers Clean and Simple Challenge (CAS) for this week.  Continue reading

Heartfelt Creations Paper Purse


I have wanted to create a paper purse for some time; therefore, I decided to create this Heartfelt Creations Paper Purse using the Heartfelt Creations Classic Petunia Collection paper and related products.

I created this paper purse for my 2-year old (almost 3) granddaughter who is my crafting partner!  Yes, you read that right!  She loves crafting with me, and she especially loves it when I make her 3-D items.  She uses the 3-D items (e.g., baskets, boxes, mini-purses, etc.) that I make her to carry around her small dolls’ (i.e., 3″ tall) clothes and shoes.

She always tries, unsuccessfully, to get her little hand through the rather small handles of the smaller 3-D items.  I knew I needed to create for her a larger purse with a long strap.  Therefore, I created this purse with a long-braided strap that will meet her need.  When I gave it to her, she immediately started stuffing her doll clothes into the purse and carrying it around with the strap on her shoulder.  My objective was fulfilled, and she was a happy little girl!  Continue reading

CottageCutz Autumn Card


Hello, my friends!  I had to take another break from Irma cleanup to make this CottageCutz Autumn Card.  My driveway is half full of debris from the storm, and it has yet to be picked up by the county.  I’m trying to be patient, but gee, it has been close to a month!  I’m sure they are working as fast as possible as there was a lot of damage in my county.  I just want to  see a clean driveway!!  On to the card.

I did not know where to begin to create my card, so I decided to use two Splitcoaststampers.com challenges.  One is this week’s Clean and Simple challenge, “Pumpkin Time”, and the other the Color Challenge, “A Peach Twist with Espresso”.

The “Pumpkin Time” challenge is to “show your take on a pumpkin theme”.  The color challenge included three Stampin’ Up! colors:

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Heartfelt Creations Wedding Card

Hello, and thanks for stopping by Guneaux Designs.  I am still cleaning up around by home from IRMA damage, but I had to take a break to create a card for my niece who is getting married this weekend.  My card, a Heartfelt Creations Wedding Card, features the following stamps and dies:

The colors my niece chose for her wedding are red and burlap.  Therefore, I tried to develop the card around her colors.

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Guneaux Designs, where are you?

Have you been wondering what happened that I am not posting lately?  If you are,what happened to me is a four letter word – IRMA!

My area was hit by IRMA and I have been, and will continue to be, cleaning up the damage done around my home.  I’ll be back soon; be patient!



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