Guneaux Designs Irish Blessings

Hello, and welcome to Guneaux Designs!  Today’s theme for the Clean and Simple Challenge on Splitcoaststampers was the “Luck of the Irish”.  I submitted this Guneaux Designs Irish Blessings card for the challenge.

To make the Guneaux Designs Irish Blessings card, I used a heart-shaped die to create a shamrock on a piece of white card stock. Using VersaMark Ink and Gold Embossing Powder, I embossed around the shamrock and added a gold-embossed stem. I stamped greenery on the bottom of the card stock with a Lovely Notes stamp and attached an Irish-themed picture behind the shamrock.

I selected a scrap piece of SU Crushed Curry card stock, cut out a panel with an ODBD die, embossed it with an embossing folder, and attached it as a mat behind the white card stock. I created my sentiment, cut it out with a Sizzix die, and attached it to the card front. I added sequins and attached the front panels to the Gumball Green card base.  That is “clean and simple” to me.

Thanks for stopping by to view Guneaux Designs Irish Blessings card!  Until the next time,

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


 Stamps: CP Lovely Notes

Paper: Solar White, SU Crushed Curry, SU Gumball Green

Ink: SU Gumball Green, VersaMark

Accessories: CottageCutz Double-Stitched Rectangle Dies, ODBD Dies, Sizzix Die, Heart Dies, Embossing Folder, Sequins, Glossy Accents, Foam Tape, Gold Embossing Powder


 HEBREWS 4:14-16

“Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess.  For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are — yet was without sin.  Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”

CP Paisley Peacock Stamp Set

CP Paisley Peacock Stamp Set

Perfect Reason Collection

Hello, my friends!  Do you like peacocks?  I think peacocks are one of God’s splendid creations.  The males are more beautiful and are typically blue and green.  They are known for their iridescent tails with colorful “eye” markings of blue, gold, red, and other hues.  The large train of feathers is used in mating rituals and courtship displays.  It can be arched into a magnificent fan that reaches across the bird’s back and touches the ground on either side.

I am seeing a lot of peacock stamps being showcased on various crafting websites.  This week I receive some peacock stamps and wanted to feature them on a card.  Therefore my card share today is of a beautiful peacock with his long train of feathers.  It features Catherine Pooler’s (CP) recent released stamp set, CP Paisley Peacock Stamp Set and a matching die set. This set has 21 great stamps, and my card only features 7 of those. Catherine’s Perfect Reason Collection includes this stamp set and matching dies along with three other stamp sets, two other sets of dies, and one stencil.  As of this writing, she has only 15% of her collection available and those will sell fast.

The colors I used when creating this card were SU Pool Party, Island Indigo, Perfect Plum, and Encore Metallic Gold.  These colors are those of a Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge to which I submitted my card.  I stamped seven of the stamps in these colors and die cut each piece.  I have 21 die cuts creating the peacock.

To spotlight the body of the peacock, I cut out an oval using a die from the ODBD Ornate Ovals on the top left corner of the Solar White Card Stock.  I attached a piece of SU Perfect Plum card stock behind the oval and attached both pieces into the negative cut out panel.  I then attached the peacock’s body and one wing.

To develop the peacock’s train of feathers, I added each die cut feather in rows.  I included three gold feathers to incorporate a touch of gold for the Color Challenge.

I used Essentials by Ellen Stitching Lines dies to add the embossed border on the card.  I then added clear sequins to the eye and wing of the peacock, and to the top left of the card.

I hope you are inspired by my card featuring CP Paisley Peacock Stamp Set!  Here is a picture of the contents of Catherine’s  Perfect Reason Collection.


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


MATTHEW 7:15-17

Jesus said:  “Watch out for false prophets.  They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.  By their fruit you will recognize them.  Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?  Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.”

SU Eat Chocolate Stamp Set

Good afternoon!  I have another card to share with you today.  This card features the Stampin’ Up! (SU) Eat Chocolate Stamp Set that retired years ago.  I created this card for the Splitcoaststampers Clean and Simple Challenge, CAS417, for today.  The challenge is to “show chocolate” on a project!

I have had this SU Eat Chocolate stamp set for years and had not used it until today. When I read the text of the Clean and Simple Challenge, I knew which stamp set I would use, but first I had to find it!  I catalog my stamps and store them in alpha order.  However, I could not remember the name of the stamp set, so I had to search to find it.  I have so many of Stampin’ Up! stamp sets and many have not been used.  I used to be one a SU Demonstrator, and when catalogs were issued, I wanted everything in them.  Thus, I have sets that have never been used!  I guess that is a hazard of being an SU Demonstrator!

For the card, I decided to use SU Tempting Turquoise and Chocolate Chip card stock.  I love those two colors together.  I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of Neenah Solar White Card Stock in Chocolate Chip Ink.  I cut it out with a SU Decorative Label Punch, and also a Chocolate Chip Card Stock mat for the sentiment.  I tied a turquoise bow and attached it to the bottom of the sentiment.

I then randomly stamped in chocolate chip ink another stamp from the set.  This stamp image says, “So Much Chocolate So Little Time!”.  I wanted a chocolate chip border around the turquoise panel, and I created it with the lovely MFT In and Out Diagonal Stitched Rectangle Dies.  Before attaching each layer, I used a scallop circle punch to cut out the top left corner, which gives the appearance that someone took a bite of chocolate from the card.  LOL

Thank you so much for stopping in and leaving comments about the card!


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


MATTHEW 7:24-28

While on a mountainside and teaching his disciples, Jesus said, “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.  The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.  But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand.  The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.  When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching, because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law.”