Stampin Up Framelits – Use Differently – Part 2

Yesterday, I shared an alternative method for using Stampin Up Framelits to create a debossed frame from a negative cutout.  Today, I am sharing another alternative method for using the Stampin Up Framelits.  This method provides a framelit size that is different from the usual.

If you have used any of the Stampin Up Framelits that are of the same design (i.e., Hearts Collection, Floral Frames, Window Frame Collection, and Labels Collection),  I’m sure you’ve noticed the size between each framelit is no less than 1/4″. 
 Hearts Collection Framelits DiesFloral Frames Framelits DiesWindow Frames Collection Framelits DiesLabels Collection Framelits Dies

Personally, I prefer the size between the Stampin Up Framelits to be smaller (i.e., 1/8″).  To that end, here is an alternative for you to acquire a smaller size.



STEP 1. Select one framelit and desired card stock and cut out two framelits using the Big Shot. (Refer to yesterday’s post for the Big Shot sandwich.)

Stampin Up Framelits

STEP 2.  Lay the next smallest framelit onto one of the cutouts with the cutting edge facing upward.

STEP 3.  With a pencil, trace around the framelit.

Stampin Up Framelits

STEP 4. Using paper snips, cut along your tracing.

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Now you have a cutout that is 1/8″ smaller, except at the very top. I like the look better, don’t you?

Stampin Up Framelits


 Using this tool tip, your top framelit will provide more room on which to stamp.

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Beverly Polen



Stampin Up Framelits – Use Differently – Part 1

Would you like to know how to use your Stampin Up Framelits in a manner that is different from the standard method?   Would you like to create a FRAME around the negatives resulting from using the Stampin Up Framelits?

Today I will share one alternative, and tomorrow I will share another one.  For this demonstration, I am using the Hearts Collection Framlits; however, this applies to any of the Stampin Up Framelits. 


STEP 1. Cut a piece of card stock to the size you need as is determined by the size of the Stampin Up Framelit you plan to use for your project.

STEP 2. Place your selected framelit onto the center of this piece of card stock ( from step 1) for cutting out the framelit using the Big Shot. 

STEP 3. Prepare a Big Shot sandwich with the card stock and framelit in the following order, and run the sandwich through the Big Shot:

  • Multipurpose Platform, Tab 2
  • Standard Cutting Plate (Acrylic)
  • Piece of Card Stock
  • Framelit
  • Standard Cutting Plate (Acrylic)

STEP 4. Remove the cutout from the framelit and stash it away, keeping the negative piece of card stock.

Stampin Up Framelits

STEP 5. Place the framelit into the back side of the negative with the framelit cutting side facing up.

Stampin Up Framelits

(You can see the metal cutting part of the framelit sticking through the cardstock.)

STEP 6. Create another Big Shot sandwich according to the following:

  • Multipurpose Platform, Tab 2
  • Standard Cutting Plate (Acrylic)
  • Framelit (according to step 5)
  • Negative Piece of Card Stock (framelit inserted inside according to step 5)
  • Standard Cutting Plate (Acrylic)
  • Paper Shim
Stampin Up Framelits

STEP 7.  Run the sandwich through the Big Shot two or three times. This is the result:

Stampin Up Framelits

Can you see the 1/8″ frame that has been created around the heart?

STEP 8. You can insert into the negative another framelit cutout (in this case, a heart shape from the Stampin’ Up! Twitterpated DSP). Now you have a heart cutout from a framelit with a heart-shaped frame created around the inserted heart.

Stampin Up FramelitsHow cool is that?

STEP 9:  You may choose to accentuate the frame around the heart by adding Crystal Effects as I did on a previous card share. Here’s the card.

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Beverly Polen



Stampin Up Tea for Two DSP and Secret Garden Stamp Set

I love the floral design from the new Stampin Up Tea for Two Designer Series Paper (DSP).  Further, the Secret Garden Stamp Set is one of my favorites from the Stampin Up Spring 2013 Catalog along with the matching Secret Garden Framelits!

This is the card I made using the new products.  (FYI, there is a tool tip at the end of this post.)

This picture is a closeup of the beautiful images from the Secret Garden Stamp Set.

 This picture shows the bow I made while weaving in some baker’s twine.



Stamp Sets:  Stampin Up Secret Garden and Friendship Preserves (for the sentiment)

Paper:  Stampin Up Tea for Two DSP (129311), Primrose Petals Core’Dinations Card Stock (129322), Very Vanilla Card Stock (101650), Whisper White Card Stock (100730), and Lucky Limeade Card Stock (122926)

Ink:  Lucky Limeade (126984), Primrose Petals (126858), Daffodil Delight Marker (119677), Memento Tuxedo Black, and various non-Stampin Up Makers for the center flower.

Accessories:  Sanding Block (124304 – to sand the core’dinations card stock), Stripes Textured Embossing Folder (123128), Blossom Punch (125603  –  for leaves), Secret Garden Framelits (129372 or 131099 for the Secret Garden Bundle – clear mount), In Color Printed Designer Brads (122940), 5/8″ Crochet Trim (118481), Whisper White Baker’s Twine (124262 – soaked in a water and Primrose Petals Ink mixture)

Stampin Up Secret Garden Stamp Set

TOOL TIP:  When cutting with any of the Stampin’ Up! framelits, a mat is created around the image being cut out.  The color of the mat is the same color as the card stock on which the image is stamped.  You can choose to use a framelit that is  the next size up to create a mat of a different color of card stock; however, I believe this process makes the mat too large.  To get a perfect mat of a different color of card stock that is a reasonable size, try this tip:

  • Cut out your image with a framelit,
  • Window Frames Collection Framelits
  • Cut around the edge of the image using paper snips to leave only the outline of the stamp image,
  • Window Frames Collection Framelits
  • Cut a mat from a different color of card stock, using the same framelit.
  • Window Frames Collection Framelits
  • Now you have a perfect mat of a different color and a small size!

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Stampin Up Tea for Two DSP and Secret Garden Stamp Set

Daydream Medallions & Tool Tip

Today I am sharing a card that features the item I discussed in my last post — the stamp image from the Daydream Medallions (126467) stamp set.  Daydream Medallions is a stamp set intended to be used with the Floral Frames Framelits (127012); however, I did not use them for this card, as you can see.


For my previous post, no one attempted a guess on how I created the frame around the Daydream Medallions stamp image shown on the card.  Thus, let me reveal to you how to create this frame.  As stated in my last post, if you closely examine the stamp set, you will see the frame.  However, the following provides the tip.


For background purposes, let me share first that I keep the foam-backed rubber pieces that are left after removing Stampin’ Up! die-cut stamps.  I remove the paper from the back of the rubber pieces, place them back inside the stamp set cases, and insert the stamps back into the appropriate pieces after using them.  With the paper removed from the rubber, the pieces will stick to the plastic cases, as well as the clear blocks for clear-mounted stamps.  I refer to the left-over rubber pieces as the outlines of the die-cut stamps.

Some of the outline rubber pieces can be used as actual stamps when the design of the outline affords that opportunity!  That is how I created the frame around the large, stamped medallion from the Daydream Medallions stamp set.  I positioned the large medallion outline onto the Stampin Up Clear Block F (118483), used a Stampin’ Write Marker to apply ink around the outline of the medallion, and stamped the outline onto a piece of Very Vanilla card stock.  I then stamped the medallion within the frame.  That’s it!!  Try it; you’ll like it!

Stampin Up Products:

Stamp Set:  Daydream Medallions (c – 126467)

Paper:  Very Vanilla Card Stock, Gumball Green Card Stock, Real Red Card Stock, Midnight Muse Card Stock, and Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper (126901)

Ink:  Midnight Muse Stampin Write Marker, Real Red Classic, Gumball Green Classic, and Midnight Muse Classic

Accessories: Finishing Touches Edgelits Die (127010), Midnight Muse 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon, and Vintage Faceted Designer Button

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Flowering Flourishes Stamp Set & Tool Tip

Welcome to Guneaux Designs! Today I am sharing with you a card that features a new stamp set from the 2012 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog, the Flowering Flourishes Stamp Set.  I was so disappointed when Stampin’ Up! retired the Baroque Motifs Stamp Set; however, I am quite pleased with the Flowering Flourishes Stamp Set which is similar. The stamp set includes three “flourishes“, and the one on this card is the largest. I think it is so cute!  I will also share with you a tool tip regarding “photo corners”.

Happy Birthday Card

This picture gives you another view of the Flowering Flourishes stamp image: Happy Birthday Card - Flowering Flourishes


Stamp Sets:  Flowering Flourishes (126367) and Bring on the Cake (121958 – sentiment)

Paper: Gumball Green Card Stock (126840),Primrose Petals Card Stock (126841), and Whisper White Card Stock (100730)

Ink (Stampin’ Write Markers):  Gumball Green Marker, Primrose Petals Marker, Raspberry Ripple Marker, Midnight Muse Marker, and Summer Starfruit Marker (all in one package – 126856)

Accessories:Midnight Muse 3/8” Stitched Satin Ribbon (126847), Basic Pearls (119247), Curly Label Punch (119851) and 1-1/4”Square Punch


  • Cut a 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Gumball Green Card Stock and fold it in the middle to create a card base.
  • Cut a 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Primrose Petals Card Stock and adhere it onto the front of the card base.
  • Cut a 5″ x 3-3/4″ piece of Whisper White Card Stock.
  • Using the above listed Stampin’ Write Markers, cover the flowering flourish stamp with Gumball Green, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, and Summer Starfruit ink (see picture for guidance).
  • Stamp the image onto the Whisper White Card Stock.
  • Fill in with ink the places on the stamped image where needed.
  • Use a permanent yellow marker and color three Basic Pearls.
  • Adhere the pearls onto the three flowers as shown in picture.
  • Underneath the stamped image, stamp the “Happy Birthday” sentiment from the Bring on the Cake stamp set.
  • Tie a piece of Midnight Muse 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon into a bow and adhere it to the top-left of the stamp image.
  • Follow the information below to create the two corner pieces.
Remember when we had the Stampin’ Up! Photo Corner Punch to create corner decorations for our handmade cards?  I loved that punch and I miss it.  Well, I decided to look for another way to make attractive photo corner pieces. Therefore, I did, and this is how I did it.

1. Cut a piece of cardstock using the Curly Label Punch. 

Stampin' Up! Curly Label Punch

2. Place the corner of the long side of the curly label into the corner of the 1-1/4″ Square Punch, lining it up evenly and cutting it. Stampin' Up! Curly Label

 3. This is the result. Cut more and add them to the corners of your card.

 Photo Corners



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