Guneaux Designs 2017 Best Handmade Cards


HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE!!  May your year be one of blessings and good health!  As shared yesterday, I am looking back at Guneaux Designs 2017 best handmade cards and wanted to share them.  Hopefully, you will come along with me on this journey.  I posted the cards on Splitcoaststampers (SCS), Pinterest, and/or other sites.  The comments on SCS and Pinterest PINs is my guide on selecting the best cards.  You can click on the photos to get full details about them.

Here are the three best cards for day two:


I posted this card on my site on March 4, 2017.  I am finding it interesting to look back at my card posts, as I am learning that I did not always post my cards to SCS and/or Pinterest.  This card is one of them!  However, I love this card as I made it for my daughter’s birthday and she loved it.

Revelation 3:10 & 11

“Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come upon the whole world to test those who live on the earth.  I am coming soon.  Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown.”

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ODBDSLC284 Anything Goes With ODBD Stamps

Hello, my friends, and thanks for stopping by to see my card creation for today.  My card features the recently released Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD) Tulips Stamp Set.  I love this stamp set, and its matching die.  I plan to submit this card for the ODBD Shining the Light Challenge, “ODBDSLC284 Anything Goes With ODBD Stamps”.

I am submitting the card also for today’s Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge found here.  I seldom respond to the Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenges, but today’s sketch is great, so I had to respond.

(This card won the Our Daily Bread Shining The Light Challenge Award!}

To create my card, I stamped the tulip image onto Neenah Solar White card stock and colored it with copics in shades of peach and green.  I cut out the finished tulip with the matching tulip die.

I used some beautiful paper from Papertrey Ink to create the panels for elements 1 – 5 of the sketch.  I stamped a sentiment from the ODBD Tulips stamp set onto the same paper, and assembled the card.

I want to share with you that this stamp set and matching die is on sale as a bundle for only $23.72.  Where else can you get a stamp set and matching die for so little money?  Typically, a die can cost as much as $20!  You can also purchase the stamp set and die separately if necessary.

Thanks, again, for stopping by Guneaux Designs.  I hope you are inspired by my beautiful card!


Stamps:  ODBD Tulip Stamp Set

Paper:  Neenah Solar White Card Stock and Papertrey Ink Vintage Linens (no longer available)

Ink:  Copic Sketch Markers in shades of peach and green, and Memento Tuxedo Black 

Accessories:  ODBD Tulip Die, Hero Arts Infinity Circle Dies Foam Tape, and Double Sided Adhesive Tape 

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

JAMES 1:19-22

“My dear brothers, take note of this:  Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.  Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.  Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves.  Do what it says.”

ODBD Dresden Quilt Die

Happy Friday, my friends!!!  My project for you today features Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD) Dresden Quilt Die.  The ODBD Dresden Quilt Die was released, among other wonderful products, on April 1.  The ODBD’s product release focused on quilts through dies, stamps, and designer paper.  Below is a picture of the ODBD Dresden Quilt Die. If interested, you can purchase the die by clicking on the above link.

ODBD Dresden Quilt Die

Here is the card I made using the die.  If you look closely at the die and card, you’ll notice that I made a modification to the die cuts.

ODBD Dresden Quilt Die

(MAY 1, 2016 UPDATE:  This card was in the favorites for the week on

(MAY 3 , 2016 UPDATE:  As noted below, I entered this card into Our Daily Bread Designs’ Shining The Light Challenge.  I just learned that this card is the winner for the challenge!!  I am so surprised and grateful to ODBD!  Thank you so much to the team that made the decision.  You can see the related information HERE!)

I think the colors of the ODBD designer papers really look great on the card.  I made the card yesterday in response to a “Ways To Use It” Challenge on Splitcoaststampers.  The Challenge, WT581, Playing Safe, was hosted by Toni (aka ravengirl) and was in recognition of National Playground Safety Week. The challenge was to “break out some of your favorite toy images” and feature one in a project.

When I read the challenge, I started reminiscing about my children as youngsters and how they loved sitting at the table with Mom, putting together puzzles, one of their favorite “toys”!  Well, the word, puzzle, was the trigger for me and my project.

I immediately thought of ODBD’s April Release related to quilts.  Why?  To me, crafting with the ODBD released quilt dies requires putting together a “puzzle”, and it takes time, or at least for me.  Therefore, the quilt represents the puzzles my children loved.  And they were in a safe environment, as they were sitting with me playing with puzzles and not playing on the playground!  Of course they had other favorite “toys” and certainly played on a playground!

I am also entering this card for the Our Daily Bread Designs, ODBDSLC273 O-D-B-D Recipe Challenge.  The recipe challenge is to use 4 items, materials or techniques beginning with each letter in ODBD.  The following is my response:

O – Old Glory Paper Pack

D – Dresden Quilt Die

B – Buttons

D – Double Stitched Rectangles Dies

I hope you enjoyed my card, and thanks for leaving comments!



Stamps: ODBD Quilted With Love (sentiment)
Paper: ODBD Americana Quilt Collection, ODBD Old Glory, SU Marina Mist and Very Vanilla
Card Size: A2
Ink: SU Real Red
Accessories: ODBD Dresden Quilt Die, ODBD Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, Buttons, Embroidery Thread, and Lace Ribbon


SU Fifth Avenue Floral

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

“He answered, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’.’ ”  Luke 10:27