CottageCutz Daffodil Flower – March

CottageCutz Daffodil Flower – March

Hello, my friends!  WeIcome to Guneaux Designs.  As a  guest designer for the Scrapping Cottage, I  have for you a project featuring the CottageCutz Daffodil Flower – March stamp and coordinating die set.

Speaking of March, did you know that the  month of March is synonymous with the onset of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. Accordingly, the flower associated with the month of March is the Daffodil.  The Scrapping Cottage has a stamp and coordinating die for the flower of each month. Check out these beautiful stamps and dies HERE.

Moving on, here is the card I made with the beautiful CottageCutz Daffodil Flower – March stamp.

My Daffodil is designed after the Fortissimo Daffodil that has yellow petals and a cup of glowing orange to red.  Here is a picture of the flower.

I made the card as a “Big Flap” card, and you can make this card too by following these instructions:

Step 1.  Stamp the CottageCutz Daffodil Flower onto a piece of white card stock.  I wanted a “no-line coloring” image; therefore, I used different colors of markers to add ink to sections of the image and stamped them separately.  I used yellow for the petals of the daffodil, peach for the cup, green for the leaves and stems, and gray for the rocks.

Step 2.  Color the image as desired.  I used various Copic Sketch Markers to color my image.  After coloring it, I used the two largest dies from the CottageCutz Stitched Rounded Rectangle Set to cut out the image.  Also, I stamped, colored, fussy cut, and attached the butterfly that is part of the CuttageCutz Daffodil Flower – March set using foam tape.

Step 3.  Set aside the image and start creating the card base.

Step 4.  Cut a 5-1/2″ x 10″ piece of card stock (your choice of color).

Step 5.  Place the card stock horizontally onto a score board and score at the 4″ and 8-1/4″  marks.

Step 6.  Fold the score lines toward each other.

Step 7.  Select a double-sided designer paper and cut two 3-3/4″ x 5-1/4″ pieces, and two 1-1/2″ x 5-1/4″ pieces.

 Step 8.  Attach one of the 3-3/4″ x 5-1/4″  pieces of designer paper to the larger flap on the front of the card base.

Step 9.  Attach one of the 1-1/2″ x 5-1/4″ pieces of designer paper to the small flap on the front of the card base.  (I selected the same side of the designer paper for the front.)

Step 10.  Attach the second 3-3/4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of designer paper onto the inside large flap.  I used the other side of the designer paper.

Step 11.  Attach the second 1-1/2″ x 5-1/4″ piece of designer paper onto the inside small flap..

Step 12.  Cut a piece of white card stock with the largest die from the CottageCutz Stitched Rounded Rectangle Set 

Step 13.  Attach the outside frame cut from the image (see Step 2.) to the piece of white card stock using a double layer of double-sided foam tape.

Step 14.  Attach the image inside of the above frame. 

Step 15.  Apply a strong adhesive to the back left side of the above image piece.  

Step 16.  Close both flaps of the card base with the right one over the left one.  Attach the framed image to the front large flap of the card base, ensuring it is centered over the front and not attached to the right small flap of the card.  The strong adhesive is necessary to ensure the image piece will not come off as the card is opened and closed.

Step 17.  Cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of card stock, add a sentiment and/or an embellishment, and attach to the center of the inside of the card.

Step 18.  Embellish the card as desired.  I cut several small flowers using the   CottageCutz Tree of Nature Die.  I cupped them with a stylus and adhered micro beads to the centers.  I used the CottageCutz Winter Branches Die to cut green stems (not branches LOL) for the tiny flowers and added them to the two corners of my card front and the center piece inside the card. 

I hope you are inspired by my CottageCutz Daffodil Flower – March card.


CottageCutz Dies Used:

 

  


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


II Timothy 3:16 & 17

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instructions in righteousness:  That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.”

CottageCutz Wildflowers 3

COTTAGECUTZ WILDFLOWERS 3

Hello, friends, and welcome to Guneaux Designs!  I am so excited to be a guest designer today for Scrapping Cottage, which specializes in CottageCutz die-cutting designs. In that role, I have for you a beautiful card made with the CottageCutz Wildflowers 3 Die. The card also features a Marbled and Ghost Stamping Technique.

Directions for creating the card:

Step 1.  Cut out the flowers from white card stock using the CottageCutz Wildflowers 3 Die.Step 2.  Cut the largest rectangle from a piece of white card stock using the CottageCutz Double-Stitched Rectangle Set die.

Step 3.  Scrunch up a piece of saran wrap.

Step 4.  Put a drop or two of a white (e.g., Frost White) All-Purpose Ink onto a non-stick craft sheet.

Step 5.  Dab the saran wrap repeatedly into the ink to ensure all of the saran wrap folds are covered with ink.

Step 6.  Transfer the ink by dabbing the inked saran wrap onto the CottageCutz double-stitched rectangle, leaving some white space.

Step 7.  After that dries, sponge on two or three different colors of distress ink (aqua and purple used for this card).
Step 8.  Choose a stencil of your liking (I used a Catherine Pooler stencil), and place it over the colored panel.

Step 9.  With a water spritzer, spritz three to four times a small amount of water onto the panel and over the stencil.

Step 10.  Remove the stencil right away and lay a dry piece of paper towel across the panel to remove excess water (no rubbing).

Step 11.  Watch a “ghost” of the stencil appear while allowing the panel to dry completely.

Step 12.  While that is drying, cut a 3-3/4″ x 4-3/4″ piece of white card stock.

Step 13.  Using a temporary adhesive, attach the back side of the piece of white card stock to a craft sheet or grid paper.

Step 14.  Lay the stencil (the one used in Steps 8 and 9) over this piece of white card stock and use temporary tape to attach it to your coloring surface.

Step 15.  Sponge the lightest ink used in Step 7 over the stencil and onto the paper.

Step 16. Remove the stencil and let the ink dry.

Step 17.  Using the saran wrap and ink process, dab the white All-Purpose Ink onto the sponged card stock.  Let it dry and this is the result.

Step 18.  Select a piece of card stock that closely matches the lightest ink color used and cut out a rectangle frame using the two largest dies from the CottageCutz Double-Stitched Rectangle Set.  This creates the following frame.

Step 19.  Turn over the frame and with an adhesive, attach the white wildflowers to the bottom of the frame.

Step 20.  Add a double layer of double-sided foam tape around the frame and where needed on the flowers.

Step 21.  Remove the paper from the tape and attach the frame to the rectangle completed in Step 11.

Step 22.  Attach the above frame to the panel created in Steps 12 – 17, and adhere to the card base.

Step 23.  Add a sentiment and embellishments as desired.

Cottage Cutz Dies Used:

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Before you leave, check out the new CottageCutz Dies on the Scrapping Cottage.  I am sure you will find one or more dies that you must have in your crafting toolbox.  Also I love hearing from you, so leave a comment on this or other projects!


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


 JOHN 7:37-39

“On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink.  Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.”  By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive.  Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet be glorified.”

Card Making Tapestry Technique

Have you heard of the Card Making Tapestry Technique?  I had not until this week when I was responding to a Splitcoaststampers Technique Lovers Challenge to create a project using the Card Making Tapestry Technique.  A video tutorial for the  Card Making Tapestry Technique was provided, and its instructions were basically as follows.

  • Sponge distress inks onto a piece of white card stock, blending the colors.
  • Before the ink dries, use a white pigment ink and stamp an image(s) over the colored card stock.
  • Cover the complete card stock panel with a clear embossing powder and heat set.
  • If the ink dries too quickly, stamp a VersaMark Ink Pad over the complete piece of card stock and heat set.

This is the card I created for the Card Making Tapestry Technique challenge.

That should be easy, right?  Now, the real story.  When I stamped my images in SU Whisper White Pigment Ink (or Craft) onto the distress inked panel, the images would not show up. I do not know why, but others had the same problem.  Thus, my first panel was introduced to my trash.

Therefore, I started over.  I cut a white card stock frame using the ODBD Lavish Layers Die.  I decided to try Catherine Pooler’s new inks to cover the frame.  They are great, luscious inks and it took very little to sponge the colors onto the frame.  Using the Whisper White ink, I stamped my images onto the colored frame.  The pigment ink showed and I covered the images with clear embossing powder and heat set it.  However, the inks dried too quickly for the rest of the frame and the embossing powder did not stick.

No big deal, right?  I covered the complete panel with VersaMark Ink, added clear embossing powder, and heat set it.  I finished the card by laying the colored frame into the negative of the frame and adhered this to a SU tempting turquoise card base.  I want to try this technique again with different colors.  Why don’t you try it!  Enjoy!

 


Stamps: ODBD You Bless Me

Paper: Neenah White Card Stock and SU Tempting Turquoise

Ink: SU Whisper White, Catherine Pooler Party Dress, Fiesta Blue, and Tiara

Accessories: ODBD Lavish Layers Dies, VersaMark Ink, Clear Embossing Powder

 


 

MATTHEW 6:25-27

Jesus said:  “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body what you will wear.  Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?  Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not much more valuable than they?  Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?”

Step Ladder Center Cut Card Fold

Have you searched for instructions on how to make a Step Ladder Center Cut Card Fold?  I have searched and searched for a tutorial or video for this card fold, and I have found so many different measurements and names given for the fold.  I do not know what is correct.  However, I wanted to make a card with the fold, thus, I did a lot of guessing.  Here is my creation, and I will share a tutorial below about the card fold.

Step Ladder Center Cut Card

But first, I want to share a little information about the card.  There are three “steps” in the center of the card with each one higher than the other.  The third step in the back is the highest and includes an additional piece of card stock for the main feature of the card.

Step Ladder Center Cut Card Fold

The measurements I used for the card resulted in a 5″ x 7″ card, or an A7 size card.  I want to draw your attention to the third step that I mentioned includes an additional piece of card stock.  Look closely, and you will see an inlaid snowflake in white.  Look even closer and you will see twine behind the snowflake.  This technique is called the Twine Inlay Technique.  Here is a tutorial for this technique.  The following photo is a closeup of the results of using the technique.

I prepared this card for submission to a Splitcoaststampers “Technique Lovers Challenge”, which involved using the Twine Inlay Technique. I created this main feature of the card with the Memory Box Alpine Snowflake Die.

Enjoy the card, and leave a comment about it!


STEP LADDER CENTER CUT CARD FOLD TUTORIAL

  • Cut a 7″ x 10″ piece of card stock,
  • With the 7″ side at the top of a cutting tool (henceforth, trimmer) move the card stock to the left to the 1-5/8″ mark,
  • Move the cutting blade of your trimmer down to the 1″ mark,

  • Cut the card stock from the 1″ mark down to the 8-1/2″ mark,

  • The result is a 7-1/2″ cut,

  • Flip the card stock over, not around, so that the BACK that was face down is now face up (if you turn the card stock around 90 degrees instead, the cuts will not line up),
  • With the 7″ side at the top of the trimmer, move the card stock to the left to the 1-5/8″ mark,

  • Move the cutting blade of your trimmer down to the 1″ mark,

  • Cut the card stock from the 1″ mark down to the 8-1/2″ mark, resulting in the cuts on both sides lining up evenly,

  • Place the card stock onto a scoring tool with the 10″ side at the top and the cuts beginning at the 1″ mark against the left of the tool,

  • Beginning at the 1″ mark and at the first cut line, score down to the second cut line,

  • Score at the 2″ and 3-1/2″ within the two cut lines,

  • Score at the 5″ mark from the top of the card stock to the bottom,

  • Score at the 7-1/2″ mark within the two cut lines,

  • With the card stock cut and scored, begin folding the score lines as shown in this photo,

  • The Step Ladder Center Cut Card Fold will look like the following after folding.

  • With the card stock standing after the folding, it will look like this:

  • Decorate the card as desired.  If a piece of card stock with the main feature is added to the third step of the step ladder card, cut the piece at 3-11/16″ x 4-7/8″ so it will fit horizontally and vertically.   Of course die cuts or other elements can be added on the third step as a main feature.  Enjoy your creation.

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


 1 PETER 3:12-15 (NIV)

“For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.  Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good?  But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. Do not fear what they fear; do not be frightened.  But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord.  Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.”

Explosion Heart Card

Hola, my friends!  I have for you today an Explosion Heart Card!  Have you ever made one?  This is my first time, and I made it for a Technique Lovers Challenge on Splitcoaststampers.

If you are a Stampin’ Up! (SU) consumer, do you remember this gorgeous Parisian Breeze Specialty Designer Paper (retired)?  It came out in 2009 and is a heavy double-sided Designer Series Paper (DSP).  The colors of the DSP are Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, and Kraft.  I used the paper to create my Explosion Heart Card!  This photo is the card closed with a ribbon.

Explosion Heart Card

This is the card’s inside after it “explodes”.  LOL

Explosion Heart Card

And, this is a photo of the lovely SU Parisian Breeze Specialty Designer Paper.

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UPDATE:  This card was selected as a Splitcoaststampers Favorite for the Week Ending July 17, 2016!


Here are the steps for creating an Explosion Heart Card:

  • Cut an 8-1/2″ square piece of the DSP (or card stock).
  • Score and fold the paper in half.
  • Unfold, score, and fold in half in the opposite direction.
  • Score and fold two corners together to form a triangle.

The first photo is the outside of the DSP after all of the folding, and the second photo is of the inside.

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  • Using your finger, push in the two corners of the triangle just created.

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  • Using a heart shaped die or framelit (I used the next to the largest Stampin’ Up!’s retired heart framelits), lay it onto the folded DSP to trace the heart onto the paper.
  • Place the die/framelit close to the bottom closed portion of the DSP, ensuring the open section is at the top.

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  • NOTE:  Don’t trace the very bottom of the die/framelit as the bottom must stay folded and uncut.
  • Ensure your tracing starts and ends as shown.

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  • Using scissors, cut out the heart ensuring you’re cutting through all the layers.

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  • Decorate the outside and inside of your card as desired.  I added a ribbon to ensure the card stays closed.  If you add a ribbon, add it to the top heart BEFORE you adhere any decoration (e.g,. cardstock, etc.) to that heart.  Refer to the second photo above to see where my ribbon was added.
  • Enjoy your card!

If the instructions are confusing, PLEASE feel free to leave me a question or comment in the comments section or by email (address is in the header of the page).


SU Fifth Avenue Floral

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

“The Lord says: “These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is based on merely human rules they have been taught.”  Isaiah 29:13

SU Papillon Potpourri

Today’s card share features the SU Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set, along with the SU Creative Elements Stamp Set and ODBD Many Thanks Stamp Set.  However, the main feature is the five beautiful butterflies stamped, using the old Rock ‘n’ Roll Technique.  If you’e not familiar with this technique, there is a great tutorial on Splitcoastampers (SCS).

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This card is for today’s SCS Technique Lovers Challenge, TLC584 ~ Everything Old is New Again (Rock ‘n’ Roll), hosted by the very talented Sabrina (Cook22), a SCS member.  This following is a closeup of the butterflies that are embellished with crystals.

(UPDATE:  This card was selected as a favorite on Splitcoaststampers for the Week Ending May 8, 2016.)

SU Papillon Potpourri

Enjoy and thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!!

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SUPPLIES USED:

Stamps: ODBD Faith Card Sentiments, SU Papillon Potpourri, & Strength & Hope
Paper: ODBD Cozy Quilt Collection, SU Whisper White, & Cameo Coral
Ink: Various Stampin’ Up! Classic Inks
Accessories: ODBD Small Bow Dies, MFT Stitched Basic Edges Dies, Crystals
Techniques: Rock ‘n’ Roll

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SU Fifth Avenue Floral

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

Matthew 11:28 

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take m yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

SU Papillon Potpourri