Gina K Designs Peaceful Holidays Stamp Set


Welcome to Guneaux Designs!  Are you staying warm?  It is quite cold in my part of Florida!  Last night the temperature was around 20°!  Now that is cold for Florida.  I better understand northern crafters saying that it is a good time to stay inside and craft!

That is exactly what I am doing; however, I created this card a couple weeks ago but have not had time to post it.  The card features the Gina K Designs Peaceful Holidays Stamp Set.

Colossians 3:1-4 (NIV)

“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.  Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.  For you died, [meaning when becoming a believer, we are no longer part of the old Adam but part of Christ] and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.  When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.”

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Shirt and Bow Tie Card


Did you know that Monday was the National Bow Tie Day?  I did not know until it was brought to my attention by a Clean and Simple Challenge on   The hostess challenged us to create cards with bows, and it was up to us to interpret the challenge.  Well, I created this Shirt and Bow Tie Card and submitted it to the challenge.

This card is a masculine card and could be given for Father’s Day, New Year’s Day, Birthdays, and many other occasions.  The card is quite simple to make. I simply used a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of white card stock, measured and marked at the 1″ mark down from the top of the paper, and cut toward the center on both ends, leaving about an inch uncut.

I folded the cut portions to form a collar for the shirt. I added the bow tie, buttons, and suspenders (i.e., ribbon) down both sides. I attached this to a Houndstooth embossed card base. How simple!!

Paper: Neenah Solar White, SU Basic Black, & Real Red CS
Accessories: ODBD Medium Bow Die, SU Houndstooth EF, SU Ribbon, SU Buttons, SU Red & White Twine, Adhesive


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

James 5:13-16

“Is any one of you in trouble?  He should pray.  Is anyone happy?  Let him sing songs of praise.  Is any one of you sick?  He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord.  And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up.  If he has sinned, he will be forgiven.”

Happy New Year 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017, everyone!!

I hope your New Year’s Eve will be a healthy and safe one!!  My card share for you this evening is a Happy New Year 2017 card that features Hero Arts’ “My Monthly Hero December 2016” Kit.

The photo to the left is of a die from the Hero Arts’ My Monthly Hero December 2016″ Kit.  It is the main tool that I used for the card.  In this post I’ll call it an explosion die.  I used the explosion die to create the “explosion” on the center of the card, and here is how I accomplished this.

  1.  I placed the die near the top of the card stock as shown in the photo to the left.
  2. After running the card stock and die through my die cutting machine, the die cut looked like the following.

3. Then I laid the die upside down onto the card stock, ensuring I aligned the bottom cut of the die with the bottom cut of the first cut out (see left photo).  I ran that through my die cutting machine to achieve the following results.  The red lines in the following photo shows where I cut with the die the second time.  





The champagne bottle, stars, and “cheers” sentiment are also from the Hero Arts’ kit.  As is obvious, I used black card stock to create the “explosion” and adhered that to gold card stock that is also from the kit.  I lifted each spike on the explosion so the gold would show through, and attached either a star or rhinestone.

I hope your New Year 2017 is a blessed one!


Paper:   Hero Arts December 2016 Kit
Ink:  Copics
Accessories:  Hero Arts December 2016 Kit


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

 Jesus said to the disciples:  “If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching.  My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.  He who does not love me will not obey my teaching.  These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.”  John 14:23 & 24

Happy New Year 2016 – Cracked Glass Technique

Happy New Year 2016, everyone!!  May you be blessed with a wonderful 2016 year!  
Happy New Year 2016I made this card for two challenges: 1) the Wednesday (12/30) Sketch Challenge, SC573, and 2) today’s (Thursday – 12/31) Cracked Glass Technique Challenge, WT564.    The following is the sketch to be used in the challenge.

The challenge included adding a tag to my card. Therefore, I used a black “Evening Gown/Dress” for my tag that I made with the lovely retired Stampin’ Up! Dress Up Framelits.

Creating a card using the Cracked Glass Technique was the challenge for the WT564. I remembered I had the retired Stampin’ Up! Cheers to You Stamp Set that would be perfect for the challenge.  You will note that as the glasses clang in celebration of the New Year, they cracked!!! LOL. The glasses in the embossed heart was created for the Cracked Glass Technique. (If you need information on this technique, please let me know by leaving a comment.)

Happy New Year 2016, Cracked Glass Technique

Happy New Year 2016, Cracked Glass Technique


Stamps: SU Cheers to You (retired)

Paper: SU Mocha Morning DSP (retired), Brushed Gold, and Basic Black Card Stock

Accessories: SU Dress Up Framelits (retired), SU Heart Punch (retired), SB Holiday Sentiments Dies, SB Happy Days Dies, Sizzix Numbers Dies, SU Rhinestones, VersaMark, and Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel

Happy New Year 2016, Cracked Glass Technique

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen

Happy New Year 2016, Cracked Glass TechniqueCRACKED GLASS TECHNIQUE