Greeting Card Kids – Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to you with a card from the past featuring Stampin’ Up!’s Greeting Card Kids stamp set (item #120633) and the art of watercoloring.

Greeting Card Kids
Greeting Card Kids
This card is my favorite card that I have created with watercoloring.  Click here for the details related to the card.
God’s Blessings to You!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs
by
Beverly Polen

ENJOY THE BEAUTIFUL GREETING CARD KIDS CARD, AND HAVE A SAFE AND WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING!

Tweet Leaves – Stampin’ Up! – Stamping With Guneaux Designs

I love the Stampin’ Up! Tweet Leaves stamp and have made another Autumn-themed card using the stamp.  Living in Central Florida typically does not give one the Autumn feeling. I resort to making my Autumn-themed cards to create a dose of Autumn for me (LOL).

However, I must share that my neighbor put in a 15′ Red Maple tree last month and its leaves have turned and are falling.  So now I can look out my craft room window and see  various colors of leaves falling.  However, the colors are dull and not like the vibrant colors from up North.  I need to see more Autumn colors when I look out my window!  🙁

Now, don’t giggle, but I I used Tempting Turquoise on my Autumn card!  Tempting Turquoise???  I know, who thinks of Tempting Turquoise when thinking of Autumn?  It has to be the influence of living in an area that never gets the “It Is Fall” memorandum.  Can any of you do something to get that memorandum sent to Florida each year??  (LOL)

No more nonsense – here’s the Tweet Leaves card (tempting turquoise and all):

Tweet Leaves

 Here is a closeup of the Tweet Leaves stamp image:

Tweet Leaves - Stampin Up

STAMPIN’ UP! SUPPLIES USED (unless otherwise noted):

Stamp:  Tweet Leaves (129111)

Paper:  Tempting Turquoise (102067), Tangerine Tango (111349), Old Olive (100702), and Whisper White Card Stock (100730), and Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper (126895)

Inks (Stampin’ Write Markers):  Tempting Turquoise (119702), Tangerine Tango (119702), Old Olive (100079), Lucky Limeade (123002), Daffodil Delight (119677), Cajun Craze (119701), Gumball Green (126856), More Mustard (119701), and Raspberry Ripple (126856)

Accessories  Old Olive 1/2 Inch Scallop Dots Ribbon (124139), Crystal Effects (101055), 3/8″ Designer Printed Brads (122940 – Calypso Coral), Brights Collection Brads (119740 – Tempting Turquoise), a Distressed Sizzix Embossing Plate, Sizzix Bigz Autumn Accents, and the Big Shot

I think that just looking at the card one would be able to duplicate it.  Therefore, I won’t provide step-by-step instructions.

God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs
by
Beverly Polen

 

Here are more Tweet Leaves projects: 

Floral Frames Framelits

The Floral Frames Framelits from Stampin’ Up! rank at the top of my favorite framelits.  When it debuted the framelits in January 2012, Stampin’ Up! also developed rubber stamps that coordinated with the framelits.  The Floral Frames Framelits have a coordinating stamp set; however, my card share today does not feature that stamp set.  It features the Floral Frames Framelits

Floral Frames Framelits

I’ve heard a lot of stampers express their displeasure with one of Stampin’ Up!’s new “In Colors” called Summer Starfruit.  I think it is a cool color and if you combine it with the right color(s), it looks great.  I think this card looks great with the Summer Starfruit Card Stock and Primrose Petals Card Stock, which is also a new In Color.

Below are the Stampin’ Up! Supplies used for this card as well as the instructions.

Stampin Up Supplies:

Paper:  Summer Starfruit Card Stock (126839), Primrose Petals Card Stock (126841), Gumball Green Card Stock (126840), and Whisper White Card Stock (1007300)

Stamp Set:  Full of Blessings (128081)

Ink (Classic):  Summer Starfruit (126991), Primrose Petals (126858), Gumball Green (126861), and Basic Black (126980)

Accessories: Betsy’s Blooms Stampin’ Around Standard Wheel (126943), Floral Frames Framelits (127012), Chevron Embossing Folder (127749), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Gumball Green 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon (126848), and Primrose Petals 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon (126844)

Instructions:

  • Cut an 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Primrose Petals Card Stock, score down the middle, and fold to create your card base.
  • Cut a 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Summer Starfruit Card Stock, insert it into the Chevron Embossing Folder, and run through the Big Shot (Tab 1).
  • Cut a 4″ square of Whisper White Card Stock.
  • Cover the Betsy’s Blooms Wheel with Primrose Petals Ink and roll it acriss the top of the Whisper White Card Stock.
  • Cover the Betsy’s Blooms Wheel with Gumball Green Ink and roll it across the middle of the Whisper White Card Stock.
  • Cover the Betsy’s Blooms Wheel with Summer Starfruit Ink and roll it across the bottom of the Whisper White Card Stock.
  • Lay the third largest Floral Frames Framelit onto the floral piece and run it through the Big Shot (Tab 2).
  • Lay the second smallest Floral Frames Framelit onto a piece of Gumball Green Card Stock and run it through the Big Shot (Tab 2).
  • Lay the smallest Floral Frames Framelit onto a piece of Whisper White Card Stock and run it through the Big Shot (Tab 2).
  • Cut out the impression left on the Whisper White Card Stock.
  • Stamp the sentiment, “Give Thanks”, from the Full of Blessings Stamp Set onto the Whisper White Floral Frame cutout.
  • Make a bow with a small piece of the Gumball Green Ribbon.
  • Assemble the card according to the above picture.

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God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs

by

Beverly Polen

Enjoy using your Stampin Up Floral Frames Framelits

Stampin Up Day of Gratitude

One of my favorite stamp sets is the Stampin Up Day of Gratitude. This week I will think about the many things for which I am grateful as it relates to Stampin’ Up!. Stampin Up Day of Gratitude

As I was deciding what card to make for today, I thought how grateful I am for the SU My Digital Studio (MDS) that allows me to create cards and scrapbook pages with retired stamps, embellishments, and Designer Series Papers (DSP).  I loved last year’s Autumn Spice DSP that was in the Holiday Mini Catalog, which has retired.  However, I knew I had the Autumn Spice Digital Kit that would allow me to create a card with some of the DSP.
 
Therefore, I used two designs from the digital DSP to create the first layer on this Stampin Up Day of Gratittude card. Although I have the Autumn Spice Digital Kit that includes the sentiment that I used, I also have the Stampin Up Day of Gratitude stamp set.  Therefore, I used the sentiment stamp from the Stampin Up Day of Gratitude stamp set for the sentiment.

I made the Cajun Craze mat behind the sentiment with a tag from the Lots of Tags Sizzlits Die Set and embossed it with clear embossing powder. The leaves, which are also embossed, are from the Leaves #2 Original Die (love this die). Can you see the heart that I formed with the stems of the two leaves?  I thought that would be cool for a “Gratitude” card. The center of the heart is embellished with a Basic Rhinestone. Lastly, the ribbon across the front of the card is Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon which is no longer available.

You can purchase the products used for this project by clicking on the links above or my SU store link below.

For those of you in the U.S., I hope you are thinking about the things for which you are grateful this week!
 
God’s Blessings!
Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen
Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in FL
 
 

Stampin Up Day of Gratitude

This Stampin Up Day of Gratitude card is dedicated to my friends and family.  I am very grateful for each and everyone of you!

Stampin Up Day of Gratitude

This card features the Stampin’ Up! Day of Gratitude stamp set and Spice Cake Designer Series Paper (DSP). The DSP is so beautiful with many fall colors, and just the name of it, Spice Cake, makes me think, “Yummy”!

I made the card base from Whisper White card stock, which I scored in the form of an “X” with the Stampin’ Up! Simply Scoring Tool.  I then cut a piece of the DSP in the form of an “X” and adhered the pieces onto the card front with two front sides and two back sides of the DSP showing.

The card’s center piece is made of Pool Party card stock, the medallion stamp from the Stampin Up  Day of Gratitude stamp set, a More Mustard Spice Cake Designer Button, and an Antique Brad. I made the “Grateful For You!” greeting with My Digital Studio. I used More Mustard, Pool Party, and Lucky Limeade Stampin’ Write Markers (which you can buy individually) to color the medallion.

Buy the products used for this card by clicking on the links above or by clicking here!

God’s Blessings!
Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen
Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in FL

Stampin’ Up! Triple Treat Flower and Spice Cake DSP

Stampin’ Up! Triple Treat Flower and Spice Cake DSP

Stampin' Up! Triple Treat Flower and Spice Cake DSP

Hello, my friends, and Happy Monday!   I have for you today a Stampin’ Up! Greeting Card that is so simple and yet beautiful and it features the Stampin’ Up! Triple Treat Flower and the Spice Cake DSP This card is made with the Pool Party and Soft Suede design from the DSP, thus, the colors of card stock used.

The Triple Treat Flower stamp (page 18 of the large catalog) matches certain designs of the Spice Cake DSP.  The Fancy Flower Punch is a perfect match for punching out the flower once it is stamped on cardstock.  The center of this flower is embellished with Stampin’ Up!’s Basic Pearls.  The pearls add such a nice touch to any card.

The “Grateful” greeting is from the Always Thankful Stamp Set on page 19 of theStampin’ Up! Holiday Mini Catalog.  The wonderful Decorative Label Punch was used to punch out the greeting as well as to create a mat for it.

Going down the center of the card is a punched ribbon from the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch.  I need to use that punch more often as it is a cool embellishment.  The corners of the cardstock and DSP were punched with the Ticket Corner punch.

Gee, I used four different Stampin’ Up! punches on this card.  What is your favorite Stampin’ Up! punch?  Whoever is the first to guess which punch (not necessarily used on this card) is my favorite will receive this card in the mail!

I hope you have a blessed day, and enjoy making Stampin’ Up! Greeting Cards.


Stampin' Up! Triple Treat Flower and Spice Cake DSP

STAMPIN’ UP! TRIPLE TREAT FLOWER AND SPICE CAKE DSP