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

Heartfelt Creations Botanic Window Christmas Ornament


Welcome, my friends!  I have been absent for many days as a result of Hurricane Irma. I live in Florida, and my area was hit by the storm.  I lost power for several days and had no way to post.  My power has returned, and I wanted to share a Heartfelt Creations Botanic Window Christmas Ornament that I made at the end of August.

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Paper Purse Card with SU Paisley Petals

Welcome, my friends!  Yesterday I free-handed a Paper Purse Card with SU Paisley Petals DSP.   I designed this paper purse card for a challenge to create a card in a shape other than the normal rectangle or square.

Paper Purse Card with SU Paisley Petals

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Using my personally-designed template, I created the paper purse card base and handles with Marina Mist card stock.  I used Stampin’ Up!’s lovely retired Paisley Petals DSP on the front and back of the card base.  I made the top flap on the paper purse card with the same DSP using an Impression Obsession 6 in 1 frames die.  The die is one die that cuts out 6 different frames and they nest together perfectly.  I used the 6 frames cut from the two DSP designs, and alternated them on the flap.  I attached that onto a piece of Old Olive card stock.  I attached the flap to the card base with foam tape.  I created a Tangerine Tango rose with a Swarovski Crystal in the center and attached it to the purse flap.

Paper Purse Card with SU Paisley Petals

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Using an ODBD oval die, I cut out two ovals to which I added the sentiment and two Swarovski Crystals.  The paper purse card folds like a regular card and there is plenty of room on the inside for a personal message.  The card measures 7″ x 5-1/2″.

Paper Purse Card with SU Paisley Petals

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Get inspired to design a paper purse card!  Thanks for stopping by!


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Butterfly_1_1God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen
Firm Reliance on Divine Providence!

1 JOHN 4:10

“This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.”

Christmas Tree Angel Topper

Hello, and thanks for stopping by!  Today I have for you a beautiful Christmas Tree Angel Topper.  I made it for one of Splitcoaststampers Falliday Fest Challenges, FF16annsforte3, to make an angel card or ornament angel using Ann Forte’s provided template.  I created my angel as an ornament.  (Click HERE for the template.)

christmas-tree-angel-topperI cut out all the pieces from Ann’s template using SU Shimmery White Card Stock, Silver Foil, and Silver Glimmer Paper.  I used a Christmas Tree Embossing Folder to emboss the angel’s body and then added the SU Heat and Stick Powder and SU Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (can’t see this in the photo).

I glued the body together, attaching the Silver Glimmer wings onto the back.  As for the job of creating a face, well, let me say I have MANY faces on my crafting table.  After a while, I gave up and used the one that is attached to the silver foil and tinsel halo.  I used ODBD paper to create the bow and added a SU basic pearl to its center.  I cut a 1” x 2” piece of ODBD paper for the sheet music that the angel is holding in her hands.


Paper: SU Shimmery White, SU Silver Foil, SU Silver Glimmer Paper, and ODBD Christmas Card Collection 2015 and 2016

Ink: Copics

Accessories: Ann Forte’s Angel Template, Cuttlebug Christmas Tree EF, SU Silver Trim Tinsel, VersaMark, SU Heat and Stick Powder, and SU Dazzling Diamonds Glitter


God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

Firm Reliance on Divine Providence! 

During Jesus’ ministry, He instructed us to love our enemies.  He said:  “But I tell you who hear me:  Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.” Luke 6:27-28

Splitcoaststampers Falliday Fest Challenges

I have made 30 cards and some projects for the Splitcoaststampers Falliday Fest Challenges, and I plan to post a few at a time.  The Splitcoastsampers Falliday Fest Challenges include creating 30 cards and 10 projects following supplied tutorials.  There will be little details shared here on some projects; therefore, and if you want to CASE a card or project, please feel free to leave a comment asking for the details and I’ll get them to you. Here we go:

 1.  FF16punchboardpumpkin


This pumpkin box is for the SCS Falliday Fest Tutorial #1 to create a pumpkin box.

Using the SU Score Board, I scored, cut, and assembled the box and covered the four sides with an orange card stock that was embossed with the SU Woodgrain EF that I covered with Pumpkin Pie Ink. I then sponged Pumpkin Pie Ink on the four corners of the box.

Not having any burlap ribbon, I used SU Crumb Cake Seam Binding to form the stem for the pumpkin. I rolled and glued, rolled and glued, and rolled and glued the binding until I had 2″ for the stem. I manipulated the top to curve it somewhat to the right. I then adhered it to the box top.

Using a leaf die, I cut and colored three types of leaves, and embossed and added them to the box top. I also added two mini holiday greens within the leaves.

I cut three thin strips of crumb cake card stock, selectively added crumb cake and emerald envy ink, and twirled them with a quilling tool. I added these to the box top.

I made a multiple loop bow with two SU ribbons and added it to the box top.

Stamps: None

Paper: SU Baked Brown Sugar, Light Orange (from stash), Neenah Solar White

Ink:  SU Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake, Emerald Envy, and Copics

Accessories: SU Scoring Board, SU Woodgrain EF, Tim Holtz Holiday Greens Die, Leaves Die, SU Lucky Limeade Ribbon, SU Tangerine Tango Ribbon, SU Crumb Cake Seam Binding, Glue Dotsimg_3432

2)  FF16stampmommaA, Always Thankful


Lori Craig (stamp_momma), a host for a Falliday Fest Challenge, asked participants to create a thanksgiving card and include wheat in the image. This card is my submission to her challenge.

I had to search for a wheat related stamp, and this is the only one I found among my many stamps. It is from a retired SU Always Thankful Stamp Set, and it’s the first time I’ve used it. I colored the image with copics.

I used the Spellbinders A2 Filigree Delight Dies to cut out the image and cut a frame for the image from polka dots DSP. I added my sentiment which is a stamp, Harvest Of, and die cut, Blessings, from ODBD.

Stamps: SU Always Thankful, ODBD Many Blessings

Paper: Solar White Card Stock and SU Polka Dot DSP

Ink: Copics and SU Not Quite Navy

Accessories: ODBD Many Blessings Die, Spellbinders A2 Filigree Delight Dies


3)  FF16UnderstandBlueA, NY Fall

This card is my submission to Lydia (UnderstandBlue) Falliday Fest Challenge (FF16UnderstandBlueA) to make a card with the brilliant colors of a New York fall AND include print – newsprint, book pages, or text.  The following photo was my inspiration.

 (Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Chris Ford)

To qualify for the challenge, I added a small piece of “newsprint” regarding NY. The fence was inspired by the above mentioned photo. The fall tree had no leaves, so I cut a piece of a mini stamp from a SU Happy Seasons fall tree stamp and stamped leaves on the tree and grass. I had to stamp the leaves probably a hundred times! {sore arm today}

Stamps: SU Forever Young and SU Happy Seasons

Paper: Solar White, Autumn Spice DSP, SU Newsprint DSP, and SU Orange Card Stock

Ink: Fall Colors of SU Markers and Copics

Accessories: IO Fence Dies, Foam Tape


God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

“In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace.”  Ephesians 1:7

Stampin Up Courage Stamp Set – 4th of July 3-D Card

As I shared in my last post, I love the Stampin Up Courage stamp set that retired recently.  Having family members who were in the military and a Dad who loved the American Flag, I especially like this stamp set.  Personally, I think it was a mistake to retire the Stampin Up Courage stamp set.  Regardless, it’s retired, but I am featuring it on my card share for today.  This is my Stampin Up Courage Stamp Set – 4th of July 3-D Card.

Actually, I CASEd (i.e., copy and share everything) myself in making this card.  I made a similar card in 2010 for a special son-in-law who at the time was on active duty with the Army.  God took him home a year ago last month and I really miss him.

As for the card, it is a three-dimensional card.  It may not appear to be based on the photo, so let you share why it is.

I decided that I wanted each piece on the military-related image to be raised at varying levels.  So I stamped the image onto scrap paper and numbered what part of the image that I wanted at what level.

The picture to the right explains.  I numbered as “1” the item I wanted raised with one layer of Stampin Up Dimensionals (i.e., adhesive foam), “2” for those with two layers of dimensionals, and so on.  I re-stamped the image, applied various ink colors, and cut out the pieces.  I then attached the pieces according to the “map” in the photo.

The following picture shows the process of attaching the pieces for the first level, which is the American Flag in the background.


Moving to the 2nd level, I attached the saluting soldier using two layers of dimensionals.  That is shown in the picture to the right.

Moving to the 3rd level, I attached the praying soldier with three layers of dimensionals.  However, I did make one change.  I wanted the helmet and the American Flag on the soldier’s uniform to be raised a level above the soldier.  Therefore, I added four layers of dimensionals to the helmet and one to the flag. The following picture reflects this and the completed image.

Stampin Up Courage

 The following pictures provide a better view of the dimensional elements.

Stampin Up Courage

Stampin Up Courage

The final product of the Stampin Up Courage card includes Real Red Card Stock as the base, Whisper White Card Stock for the 1st layer, and Night of Navy Card Stock as the 2nd layer.  Included is the sentiment from the Stampin Up Courage stamp set.

Stampin Up Courage

If you enjoyed the card and tutorial, please let me know by leaving a comment.

P.S.  This card was cased by Carman Conners in 2014 She issalome000on Splitcoaststampers.com.  However, she failed to provide me credit and copied my card exactly!  In 2016, I left a note on her blog about this, and she then added a link to my site.  

God’s Blessings!
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Beverly Polen