National Breast Cancer Survivor Day


What a great day it is at Guneaux Designs!  I am happy that you decided to stop in to see my National Breast Cancer Survivor Day card!

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SU Ribbon of Hope Card

Hello, crafters!!  Today is the Clean and Simple Challenge, CAS397, on Splitcoaststampers.  Because Breast Cancer Awareness Month is October, the challenge is to include a pink ribbon on a project.  I used the retired Stampin’ Up! (SU) Ribbon of Hope stamp on my card.

SU Ribbon of Hope Card

The card is simple to make and can be replicated just by viewing it.  I used a Tim Holtz Thinlits Die to cut the corner of the front panel.  I used the Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD) Grace’s Strength stamp for the sentiment, which I stamped in the retired SU Lavender Lace Classic Ink (I love this color).   Using SU Elegant Eggplant card stock, I cut out the word, “Hope”, from ODBD Faith, Hope & Love Dies.

If you are or have dealt with breast cancer, this card is in honor of you!  God bless you!!  I was on this journey several years back and can relate to the evil disease and its treatment.


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God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

“Gray hair is a crown of splendor: it is attained by a righteous life.”  Proverbs 16:31

Ribbon Of Hope

A blessed day to you, and thanks for stopping by.  My card share today features the Stampin’ Up! retired Ribbon of Hope Stamp, and it is in honor of Marg Mortimer (aka Margscardcrazy) who honors us with wonderful creations on  the Splitcoaststampers site. Marg is the “Featured Stamper” this week on Splitcoastampers, and the challenge is to select one of her card to CASE.  This is my card that I CASEd from one of hers:

Ribbon of Hope

Marg has a wonderful gallery on Splitcoaststampers.  As I strolled through her gallery, I saw this card that she made in 2014.  The card spoke to my heart so I selected it for my CASE in honor of her.

In her description of her card, she shared that she created it for a challenge “to make a card with something missing. To let those who have had a mastectomy or double mastectomy know that they are still a whole person. That it’s not what they now look like that makes them who they are. What makes us who we are is how we treat others, what’s in our heads and what’s in our hearts and how we chose to share that with others.. One, whole, beautiful!”  Well, I’m one of the ladies who she is describing.  

To create her card, Marg said,  “I cut a strip away from the front panel and then backed the front with some acetate and stamped on the inside of the card so that you could see the image through the card window.”  The piece cut out from the front of her card base represented “something missing”.

Therefore, I cut a strip from the front of my card’s base, and instead of cutting off this piece, I folded it to the back to resemble an easel card.  I then added three lovely Our Daily Bread Designs Flower Lattice die cuts to the front and back strips.

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I cut a piece of Neenah Solar White Card Stock for the card’s inside, and stamped the Ribbon of Hope stamp image in Pink Pirouette ink.  I embossed the image with Stampin’ Up! Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder (I believe this powder is unavailable), and attached it to the card’s inside.  I used a sentiment from the Our Daily Bread Designs Healing Prayers to stamp in black Stazon ink onto a piece of window sheet (i.e., acetate) and adhered it to the two front strips.  There is space to write a personal message when you lift the front panel.

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Since Breast Cancer Awareness Month is next month, October, I believe this card is timely.  I hope you’ve enjoyed it.

SUPPLIES (the Ribbon of Hope Stamp is unavailable)

Ribbon of Hope_1  SU Pink Pirouette   HEALING PRAYERS FLOWER LATTICE DIE   Window Sheets

Tsukineko Full-Size StazOn Multi-Surface Inkpad, Jet Black    

SU Fifth Avenue Floral

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

Jesus said to his disciples, “No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit.  Each tree is recognized by its own fruit.  People do not pick figs from thornbushes, or grapes from briers.  The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart.  For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.”  Luke 6:43-45

Breast Cancer Awareness-Guneaux Designs Sliced Rock Technique

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I decided to create a card that features Guneaux Designs Sliced Rock Technique.  I think the card is quite cheerful, which is what a breast cancer patient would need in the way of a card.  When I was recovering from breast cancer, I thoroughly enjoyed receiving cheerful cards.  They lifted my spirits.


Using my Guneaux Designs Sliced Rock Technique, I started making the card by stamping a floral image on a small piece of Stampin’ Up! Whisper White card stock. The floral image is from the Stampin’ Up! Flower Shop stamp set.  Using various shades of pink, I colored the flower and began implementing the Guneaux Designs Sliced Rock Technique.  You can see that I started creating the “rings” around the flower with two shades of pink and ended with shades of yellow and green.


I stopped with the technique when I reached five rings around the flower.  I did this so I would have room for my heart design around the sliced rock floral design and to be able to stamp the Ribbon of Hope stamp around the flower.  I used Versamark Ink and White Embossing Powder for the ribbon.

To form the heart around the floral design, I placed a heart-shaped Post-It note over the flower.  Afterwards, I used a brayer to apply Pink Pirouette Classic Ink across the Whisper White card stock. Then I formed the shape of the heart with Ranger Yellow Stickles.  I think the yellow stickle helps the floral design to pop on the card.

For the sentiment on the Breast Cancer Awareness card, I used the HOPE stamp from the retired Stampin’ Up! Strength & Hope stamp set.



Stamps:  Stampin’ Up! Stamps – Flower Shop (130942), With All My Heart (retired – card inside), Strength & Hope (retired), and Ribbon of Hope (retired)

Breast Cancer Awareness-Guneaux Designs Sliced Rock Technique

Stampin’ Up! Flower Shop (130942)

Breast Cancer Awareness - Guneaux Designs Sliced Rock Technique

With All My Heart and Strength & Hope

Paper:  Stampin’ Up! Card Stock – Whisper White, Pool Party, and Daffodil Delight

Ink:  Stampin’ Up! Pink Pirouette and Pool Party, and various other inks

Accessories:  Brayer, White Embossing Powder, Photo Corner Punch, Post-It Notes, Stickles, and Spellbinders Die (inside of card).

 God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs
Beverly Polen



Stamping Multiple Card Stock Layers – Guneaux Designs

Stamping multiple card stock layers is a hot trend in the paper crafting world.  I created a card featuring the trend of stamping multiple card stock layers for an acquaintance who was diagnosed recently with breast cancer.  I wanted to send her a card to let her know that I care and am praying for her.  Therefore, I decided to use this technique of stamping multiple card stock layers for her card.

Everyone knows that the outcome of stamping multiple card stock layers would leave gaps in the stamped images, right?  Additionally, the result will be less than the aspired goal, which is to have a pretty card.  Agree?

Well, there is a method to use; however, you’ll still have gaps, but let’s see what we can do with those gaps.  Follow these instructions to use this technique:

1.  Cut pieces of Whisper White Card Stock according to this picture:

2.  Layer the Whisper White Card Stock according to the following picture.  You’ll need to use a temporary glue on the backside of the two top layers to prevent them from moving as you stamp the images.

3.  Using a single inked stamp, randomly stamp the image around the multiple card stock layers.

4.  Disassemble the three pieces of card stock.

5.  Cut two pieces of colored card stock that match your ink (your choice) of a size to form mats for the top two layers.

6.  Assemble the pieces and your gaps will appear as intended, and you’ll have a beautiful card, like this one.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies Used for the Above Card (including item numbers):

Paper:  Whisper White Card Stock (100730), Pretty in Pink Card Stock (100459), and Gumball Green Card Stock (126840)

Stamp Sets:  Thoughts and Prayers (127805 – c) and the retired Ribbon of Hope

Ink:  Gumball Green Stampin’ Write Marker (126856 – comes in one package of the new 2012-2014 In Colors) and Pretty in Pink Classic Stampin’ Pad (126861)

Accessories:  VersaMark Ink (102283), Melon Mambo Stampin’ Emboss Powder (123223) , Heat Gun (129053) , and Adorning Accents Folders (125601)


God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

Have fun Stamping Multiple Card Stock Layers

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Card – Blue Chateau DSP

Because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I made this card that you may CASE as it would meet a need for a card to give to someone who currently is struggling with breast cancer.

Have you tried the Stampin’ Up! Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper (DSP) yet? If you have, you’ll agree with me that the designs are so pretty, especially the Soft Suede and Pink Pirouette design that I used on this card. The design in person looks like a shimmery gold.

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The card was made from a 11″ x 6-1/4″ piece of Pink Pirouette Cardstock, and the fold of the card is called “Gatefold”. After folding the card, I cut the Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper into sections to match the card panels and attached them with Sticky Strip. For decorations, I used the butterfly stamp from the Creative Elements Stamp Set (love, love this stamp set) to stamp twice the butterfly image onto a piece of the DSP. Then I cut out the butterflies, decorated them with Basic Pearls, and adhered them to a frame made with the Designer Frames Embossing Folder. To create the scallop border on the two front pieces, I used the Scallop Edge Border Punch. The card inside includes images from the Thoughts and Prayers Stamp Set.
Purchase the Stampin’ Up! products used for this card by clicking on the links above.
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God’s Blessings!
Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen
Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in FL