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!

Supplies used that have not retired:


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.”

Everything Eleanor Stamp Set, Quatrefancy DSP, Stampin’ Up!

Do you like trying different forms of art?  I sure do.  Actually, I am excited to share with you today a new art form that a special friend shared with me this weekend.  The art requires  using tracing paper to trace images or items, cutting out the traced items, temporarily adhering the cut-outs onto Designer Series Paper, drawing around the cut-outs, and cutting out the drawn pieces and adhering them to paper to create an image.  It closely resembles using a pattern to cut out and sew fabric.  This piece that I’m sharing features the Stampin’ Up! Everything Eleanor Stamp Set and the Stampin’ Up! Quatrefancy Speciality Designer Series Paper.  The piece of art is 6″ x 12″; therefore, my pictures are a little larger than usual.

  Everything Eleanor Stamp Set

Isn’t she beautiful?  I think so!!  All of the paper on the piece of art is Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Papers.  My lady has an up-do which is enhanced with a headband decorated with a flower and rhinestone.  Her body is made with a Stampin’ Up! script DSP.  The upper portion of her dress is made with one design  from the upcoming Quatrefancy  Speciality Designer Series Paper, which I love.  The bottom portion is made with various designs from the same DSP.  The stamp image from the Everything Eleanor Stamp Set really causes the piece to pop!  I’m thinking that I will call my lady, Eleanor!  That seems quite fitting! (lol) 

The following pictures provide a better view of Eleanor’s dress top and bottom:

 Everything Eleanor Stamp Set

  Everything Eleanor Stamp Set

The flowers at the top of the dress bottom are enhanced with a Stampin’ Up! Basic Rhinestone that I colored with a permanent marker.  The flowers themselves are from a collection that is not Stampin’ Up! flowers.

After adhering all of the pieces (i.e., her body, dress, flowers) to the yellow piece of paper, which is a design from the Quatrefancy DSP, I adhered it to a piece of cardboard.  This provides the art piece with stability and allows me to set it up in a picture stand. 

I hope you enjoy Eleanor and will give this art form a try!  

 Stamping With Guneaux Designs

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 Everything Eleanor Stamp Set

Everything Eleanor Stamp Set and Quatrefancy Speciality Designer Series Paper  

April “Best Of” 25 Years Stamp Set – Best of Butterflies


April "Best of" 25 Years Stamp Set - Best of Butterflies - Stampin' Up!

Best of Butterflies – 133345 – Clear Mount Only – $14.95

Today Stampin’ Up! introduces its April “Best Of” 25 Years Stamp Set; the  Best of Butterflies Stamp Set.

As shared before, as part of Stampin’ Up!’s 25-year anniversary celebration, it is bringing back some of our favorite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into 12 sets.  One set will be released each month during 2013.  Along with some great classic images, each “Best of” set includes a never-before-seen image!

The never-before-seen image in the April Best Of 25 Years Stamp Set is the one circled in the above picture.  The Elegant Butterfly Punch is a perfect match for this stamp image.  Check out this Best of Butterflies PDF for further information.


EXTENSION OF AVAILABILITY OF SINGLE STAMPS:   Stampin’ Up originally intended to discontinue the offer of single stamps on March 31.  However, the stamps have been so popular that it was decided to extend the current offering until July 31, 2013!  So you have more time to purchase these stamps.  You can see these stamps HERE.


Sent With Love - Stampin' Up!

 If you have not already, be sure to take advantage of the special limited-time Sent with Love offer.  Buy the exclusive Sent with Love Stamp Set, Sent with Love Designer Series Paper. or both in a bundle at a 20 percent discount!  The stamp set and Designer Series Paper are only available through April 30!

 God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs
Beverly Polen