CottageCutz Gladiolus Flower

Hello, friends, and thanks for stopping by Guneaux Designs!  Today I am a guest designer for the Scrapping Cottage Blog, and I have a card for you that showcases the lovely CottageCutz Gladiolus Flower and the newly released CottageCutz Expression Plus Design die, “hello” .

The new CottageCutz Plus Designs dies (i.e., word dies) are fantastic!  I love the script design, and the die cuts are a great size.  For a limited time, these wonderful dies are 25% off!

My color selections of card stock and coloring were selected to coincide with the Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge for yesterday.  These are the colors:  Peekaboo Peach, Calypso Coral, and Always Artichoke, which are Stampin’ Up! colors.

I created the card by first stamping with black ink the lovely CottageCutz Gladiolus Flower image onto white card stock and coloring it with copics that closely match the above colors.  I used the matching die to cut out the floral image.

Afterwards, I decided I wanted to create an inlay with the image, so I used the negative of the floral image and a die from the CottageCutz Cross-Stitched Rectangle Set to cut a rectangle.  Additionally, my butterfly from the same floral stamp and die set was on this panel and I wanted to include it.

  

My next step was to use a stencil and oxide inks to create this panel from white card stock.  I decided I wanted a piece of designer paper as a mat for the panel.  I attached the mat to the panel and adhered it to my card base.

 

I created a frame to go around the floral panel with two of the CottageCutz Cross-Stitched Rectangle Set dies.  I attached foam tape to the frame and added it to the card.

Then I added foam tape to the floral image inlay panel and attached it inside the frame.

To complete the card, I added one of the Expression Plus Design scrip dies, “hello”, to the upper left of my card.

I hope you draw inspiration from my card, and leave me a comment!  I love reading comments!


These are the CottageCutz stamps and dies used on the card:

    


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


Luke 14:12-14

“Then Jesus said to his host, ‘When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid.  But when you give a banquet invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed.  Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.’

Papertrey Ink Lovely Lace

Hello, crafters!  Thanks for stopping by Guneaux Designs.  My card share for you showcases Papertrey Ink Lovely Lace, which is a “Make it Market Mini Kit”.  The Kit includes Papertrey Ink Lovely Lace stamp set & index label, Papertrey Ink Lovely Lace die collection, Papertrey Ink Lovely Lace stencil collection (set of 3), and Papertrey Ink Lovely Lace paper collection (18 A2 sheets).  I used one of the Lovely Lace stencils in the kit to create this card.

Papertrey Ink Lovely Lace

I used the following stencil from the kit, and sponged Tim Holtz’s Oxide Inks onto a piece of white card stock.

Papertrey Ink Lovely Lace

After sponging on the colors over the stencil, I used the Spellbinders Curved Borders Two dies to cut off the upper right corner.

Papertrey Ink Lovely Lace

Then I stamped my sentiment at the top right corner of a white A2 card base.  The sentiment is from the Papertrey Ink Pen & Ink stamp set.

Paertrey Ink Lovely Lace

I used foam tape to attach the floral piece to the card base.

Papertrey Ink Lovely Lace

See the paper rose at the bottom left of the card?  I made it with the Heartfelt Creations Botanical Rose Stamp Set and Botanical Wings Die Set and attached it to the card.  To finish the card, I added a few sequins.

I am submitting this card for the Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge for this week.

May you find inspiration from this card!  Thanks for stopping by Guneaux Designs!


         


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


 Revelations 22:12 & 13

Christ said, “Behold, I am coming soon!  My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done.  I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.”

Guneaux Designs First Blooms

Guneaux Designs First Blooms

Do you have a favorite spring flower?  Mine is a tulip, and when I lived in Northern Virginia, I had a beautiful tulip garden with many varieties and colors.  I miss my garden as living in southwest Florida, tulips are shipped in and will not grow in a garden!  Thus, I get satisfaction by making cards with tulips.  This card is a Guneaux Designs First Blooms card.  It features Penny Black’s First Blooms dies.

I die cut the tulips from white card stock and colored them peach and yellow with green stems using Copics Sketch Markers.  I used a stylus and foam pad to shape the flowers.

The other feature on the card is the gorgeous frame.  I cut the frame from white card stock using the Impression Obsession Ornate Square Frame Dies.  The frame cuts out two square frames and one square.  I wanted to try the new Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks which I purchased recently.  I used them to color the square and square frame, leaving the ornate frame white.

When assembling the card, I glued four of the ornate frames together and cut another one and added two rows of foam tape to get dimension.  I added this frame on top of the others.

Enjoy Guneaux Designs First Blooms card, and have a wonderful day!


   


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


JAMES 1:12

“Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.”

If The Shoe Fits, Wear It

IF THE SHOE FITS, WEAR IT

Have you heard the odd saying, “If the shoe fits, wear it”?   The saying is used as a way of suggesting that someone should accept a generalized remark or criticism as applying to him/herself.  It can be interrupted as sarcasm, but there is a lot of truth to the saying.  If someone is sharing information that seems to fit our behavior, we need to own it, right?  I think so!

To that end, I am sharing a card I created recently for a “Free For All Challenge” hosted by Splitcoaststampers.  The challenge was to make a card that reflects an odd saying like “Happy as a clam”, “In the pink”, “Two peas in a pod”, and so on.  I decided to enter the challenge with this card representing the odd saying, “If The Shoe Fits, Wear It”.

If The Show Fits Wear It

As I read the challenge, my mind started clicking off a lot of odd sayings when “If The Shoe Fits, Wear It” came to mind.  I remembered a OLD stamp I have of a shoe, and decided it would be perfect.  Therefore, I stamped it three times on white card stock, colored the shoe images with copics, and cut them out with a die.

I used a die from the CottageCutz Cross-Stitched Rectangle Set to cut out each shoe. I love the die set as I used to be one who cross stitched regularly.  It is a fun craft using counted-thread embroidery.

If The Shoe Fits Wear It

To assemble the card, I staggered the shoe frames (or boxes) on a piece of yellow card stock that I had cut out with a die from a ODBD Pierced Rectangles Dies and scored with a scoring tool.  I created the sentiment, “IF THE SHOE FITS, WEAR IT!” digitally, cut it out using the same CottageCutz Cross-Stitched Rectangle Set, and attached to the card front.  Lastly, I added a few sequins.

I hope you enjoy the card and will return for other Guneaux Designs projects!  If you are a Christian, I hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend!


    


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


 LUKE 24:45-47

“Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures.  He told them, “This is what is written:  The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.”

MB Reverse Butterfly Collage Happy Birthday

Hello, my friends, and welcome to Guneaux Designs.  I am happy that you stopped by today to see my MB Reverse Butterfly Collage Happy Birthday card.  Memory Box (MB) has wonderful dies, and this is one of my favorites.  I love butterflies, and seeing them on greeting cards always draws my attention.  I have used the MB Reverse Butterfly Collage Die  before, but as a stencil.  You can see that HERE.  For this card, I used the die to cut out a butterfly panel to attach over another panel that is sponged with various colors.

I used a piece of white card stock and an ODBD Double Stitched Rectangles die to cut out a frame.  Using the frame and Memory Box Reverse Butterfly Collage die, I cut out the butterflies.  I used the same ODBD die to cut out another piece of white card stock on which I sponged various Stampin’ Up! inks. Subsequently, I dabbed  All Purpose Ink (Frost White) over the panel with a piece of plastic wrap.  This photo shows the result.

I love the effect of using the All Purpose Frost White Ink!  I think it adds so much to a piece of sponged card stock.

I attached the sponged panel beneath the butterfly panel, and then attached both to the card base.  I think this qualifies as a Clean and Simple card.  I hope it does as I am submitting it to a Splitcoaststampers Clean and Simple Challenge.  Kathy Curry is the hostess of the challenge, and she asked for participants to “show me your favorite winged things this week”.  Butterflies are one of my favorite “winged things”.

To finish the card, I added a “Happy Birthday” sentiment from the ODBD Seeds of Today stamp set.  I used the smallest of the ODBD Ornate Ovals die to create a frame for the sentiment, and added it to the card using double-sided foam tape.


SUPPLIES USED

https://www.ellenhutson.com/a-cardstock-neenah-classic-crest-solar-white-25-pk/     

        


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


JAMES 5:13-16

“Is anyone 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.  Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.  The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.” 

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!


SUPPLIES USED:

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.”