Sweet Seasons

I have a card to share that features the old Stampin’ Up! Sweet Seasons Stamp Set that was released in 2004!  I’ve had this set for ten years and never used it until I was searching for a stamp to create a beach scene.  I had forgotten about the Sweet Seasons Stamp Set, and glad I stumbled upon it!

Sweet Seasons Stamp Set

The reason I was searching for a beach scene stamp was to participate in yesterday’s Splitcoaststampers Clean And Simple (CAS) Challenge to “Hit the Beach”, CAS385.  This challenge is hosted by Kathleen Curry, who wanted to “see a beachy card from everyone” who chose to participate in the challenge.

I chose the little girl image from the Sweet Seasons Stamp Set because it reminds me of my very precious granddaughter who loves the beach.  Needless to say who will receive this card!!

This photo provides a closeup of the image.  Because I live on the west coast of Florida and the sand on the beaches are more white, my sand in the image is Brick White (Copic Sketch Marker E40).

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I designed the card with four layers of card stock, of which three are frames.  The white frame is smaller than the Rich Razzleberry (Stampin’ Up! card stock) frame, and the Wild Wasabi (Stampin’ Up! card stock) frame is larger than the Rich Razzleberry frame.  To create the frames, I used Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD) Double Stitched Squares Dies.

I like the card, and I’m sure so will my granddaughter!


SUPPLIES:

Stamps:  Stampin’ Up! Retired Sweet Seasons Stamp Set and ODBD North Coast Creations Little Birdies (for the sentiment)

Paper:  White Linen Card Stock (Essentials by Ellen),  Neenah Solar White Card Stock, Stampin’ Up! Rich Razzleberry Card Stock, and Stampin’ Up! Wild Wasabi Card Stock (Stampin’ Up! Store)

Card Size:  4-1/2″ Square

Ink:  Various Copic Sketch Markers

Accessories:  Our Daily Bread Designs Double Stitched Squares Dies

Sweet SeasonsLITTLE BIRDIESDOUBLE STITCHED SQUARES DIES


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God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs

“I am the vine; you are the branches.  If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.  If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned.”  John 15:5-6

Beach Scene

Today on Splitcoaststampers is a Color Challenge featuring Stampin’ Up! Colors of Soft Sky, Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi, and Crumb Cake.   I created a beach scene card for the challenge.  The scene features several dies from Impression Obsession, Marianne Design, Frantic Stamper Inc., Cottage Cutz, and Spellbinders.

If you want to play along with the Challenge, you can do so HERE!

Beach Scene


7-10-16 UPDATE:  This card was included in the Splitcoaststampers Favorites of the Week ending 7-10-16!

7-12-16 UPDATE:  This card was selected as Splitcoaststampers FAVORITE for last week’s Color Challenge, CC590!!


To create the card, I used a 4-1/2″ square piece of Neenah Solar White Card Stock and sponged on the Crumb Cake sand, Marina Mist ocean, and Soft Sky sky.  Because I wanted to use a surfer, I wanted to make the ocean seem a little rough; therefore, I used Liquid Applique and spread it along the shore and into the water.

After cutting out all of the die cuts that I wanted to include on the card from the solar white paper (see list of supplies for the names of the dies), I used Copic Sketch Markers to color each one, and strategically place each cutout onto the scene.  After finishing that, I cut two Spellbinders Nestabilities Fairmont Labels dies, adhered them together with foam tape, and attached them around the scene.  I then added the flipflops and shells around the labels.  The scene was attached to a Wild Wasabi card base.

Beach Scene

I really like how the card turned out!  I hope you enjoyed it, and will take time to provide me feedback!

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SUPPLIES:

Stamps:  None

Paper:  Neenah Solar White Card Stock, Stampin’ Up! Card Stock (i.e., Soft Sky, Pacific Point, and Wild Wasabi)

Card Size:  5-1/2″ x 5-1/2″

Ink:  Various Copic Sketch Markers, Stampin’ Up! Classic Ink (i.e., Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, and Soft Sky

Accessories:  Three Surfers (Frantic Stamper Inc.), Beach Chair and Umbrella (Frantic Stamper Inc.), Lighthouse w/ Clouds (Cottage Cutz – for the birds in the sky), Palm Trees (Impression Obsession), Speed Boat (Frantic Stamper Inc.), Sailboat (Impression Obsession), Flipflops (Impression Obsession), Shell Set (Impression Obsession), Spellbinders Fairmont Labels (for the soft sky frame), Foam Tape, and Liquid Applique

Technique:  Sponging and Coloring with Copics

(To see the products pictured below, click on the links above.)

Frantic Stamper Precision Die - Three SurfersFrantic Stamper Precision Die - Beach Umbrella And ChairCottage Cutz - Die - Lighthouse w/ CloudsImpression Obsession - Die - Palm Trees (set of 4 dies)Frantic Stamper Precision Die - Boat IconsImpression Obsession - Die - Sailboats (set of 3 dies)Impression Obsession - Die - Single Beach Chair (set of 5 dies)Impression Obsession - Die - Mini Shell Set (set of 7 dies)Image 13M - Scotch Foam Mounting TapeMarvy Liquid Applique' - Black

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God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

“In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.”  Ephesians 3:12

Cottage Cutz Beach Scene

Hello, my friends!!  I’m trying to get back into creating after being sick for weeks and unable to craft.  I appreciate your patience in waiting for my return.  Today I have for you a Cottage Cutz Beach Scene card, created with several Cottage Cutz nautical dies.

Cottage Cutz Beach Scene

Nautical scenes are not my norm in card making; however, I have seen recently the Cottage Cutz nautical dies and thought they are so cute and perfect for beach scenes.  I couldn’t resist buying them!  These nautical dies are small ones but easy to work with. They are the main features on my card, which I made as a “Thank You” card for my son-in-law who loves the beach.

This photo is a closeup of the die cut from Cottage Cutz Paddles & Rope Ladder (Net) die. The net and fish are fun to use.  If you are thinking, “Orange fish??”, let me clear that up for you.  LOL  Grouper fish come in various colors and orange is one of them.

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The following photo is a closeup of the two pelicans made with the Cottage Cutz Pelican Die.  I attached one of the fish die cuts from the Cottage Cutz Paddles & Rope Ladder (Net) Die to the pelican’s beak.  Have you ever seen a live pelican?  WOW, a pelican’s beak is HUGE!!!  Living in Florida near the beach is a blessing as I get to see these, and other, gorgeous birds.

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The next photo is of the Cottage Cutz Rope Corner Die.  The rope and float are two die cuts that are glued together.  The die includes an anchor also that can be attached to the rope.  The cloud in the background, as well as the other two seen in the first photo, were made with the Cottage Cutz Lighthouse w/ Clouds Die.  I didn’t take time to provide dimension to them.

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The frame around the scene was created with Our Daily Bread Designs Double Stitched Rectangles Dies.  I cut tree rectangles and glued them together for dimension.

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Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you were inspired by my card!  If you have comments or questions, please feel free to leave them in the comments section!

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SUPPLIES:

Stamps:  None

Paper:  Stampin’ Up! Whisper White, Marina Mist, and Baked Brown Sugar Card Stock

Card Size: A2

Ink:  Stampin’ Up! Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, and Crumb Cake

Accessories: Cottage Cutz Paddles & Rope Ladder (Net) DieCottage Cutz Pelican Die, Cottage Cutz Rope Corner Die, Cottage Cutz Lighthouse w/ Clouds Die, and Our Daily Bread Double Stitched Rectangles Dies

Cottage Cutz - Die - Paddles & Rope Ladder (net)Cottage Cutz - Die - PelicanCottage Cutz - Die - Rope CornerCottage Cutz - Die - Lighthouse w/ CloudsDOUBLE STITCHED RECTANGLES DIES

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God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

“Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you.  I do not give to you as the world gives.  Do not let your hearts be troubled; do not be afraid.”  John 14:27