Tutorial for a Pop Up Valentine


Hello, friends!!  Today I have for you a tutorial for a pop up valentine.  I made this valentine card in response to a Splitcoastampers’ challenge to create a pop up card.  I rarely make such a card, and I had to do a lot of experimenting to make this one as  I did not have, or could not find, a tutorial that I liked when making mine.  I knew what I wanted to create, so I set out to accomplish a pop up card using Hero Arts Nesting Hearts Infinity Dies.  Here is the front of my card.

John 17:22-23

Jesus Prays for All Believers:  “I have given them the glory that you [God] gave me, that they may be one as we are one:  I in them and you in me.  May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.” 

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Sending Love Your Way – Penny Black So Loved

Sending Love Your Way – Penny Black So Loved

Welcome back!!  Today I am “Sending Love Your Way with a Penny Black So Loved Card.  I love the Penny Black So Loved stamp set featuring two cats, a dog, and hedgehog; all with valentines!  Here is a card I made with the stamp set.

John 17:20-21

Jesus prays for all believers:  “My prayer is not for them alone.  I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you.”

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Make It Crafty Growing Love Tree


Hello, my friends, and welcome back to Guneaux Designs.  Today’s card share is a Valentine card featuring the Make It Crafty Growing Love Tree.  I love the image, which is digital, and the outcome of using it.  The image is described perfectly with its title of Growing Love Tree!

Make It Crafty Growing Love Tree

1 Thessalonians 4:16 (NIV)

“For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.”

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Guneaux Designs Best Cards for 2017


As the year closes and we bring in 2018, I am looking back at my best cards for 2017 and wanted to share them.  Hopefully, you will come along with me on this journey.  I will post three cards a day, and most likely will post a total of twelve cards.  I posted the cards on Splitcoaststampers (SCS) and/or Pinterest, thus, the comments on SCS and Pinterest PINs will be my guide.  Today, I will post the first three cards.  You can click on the photos to get full details about the cards.  Here is the first of today’s three.


I made the above card in January 2017, and posted it on Splitcoaststampers.  I received many comments on the card and it was a Splitcoaststampers’ favorite.  I love the mountains that I hand drew for this card.

2 Timothy 1:8-10

“So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord, or ashamed of me his prisoner.  But join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God, who has saved us and called us to a holy life — not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace.  This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, but is has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.”

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ODBD Heart and Soul Collection

Hello, my friends!  So glad you stopped by today to see my clean and simple card I made with the ODBD Heart and Soul Collection designer paper.  I created this card for Splitcoaststampers KelliJo’s Clean and Simple Challenge, CAS416, to create a sentiment-only card.  My card consists of designer paper, a sentiment, and crystal drops. I simply used a piece of designer paper that I stamped with a “You’re So Loved” sentiment using VersaMark Ink and White Embossing Powder.  I added crystal drops on two corners and adhered the paper to a white card base.

This is the Our Daily Bread’s Heart and Soul Collection Designer Paper that I used.  I’ve identified the design I used on the card in the picture.

This is the stamp set I used for the sentiment.

Now this is a very Clean and Simple card, don’t you agree?  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a blessed week!

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


Jesus said:  “Be careful not to do your ‘acts of righteousness’ before men, to be seen by them.  If you do you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.  So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by men.  I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full.  But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret.  Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

You Are Loved

Good morning, crafters!  I have a valentine card for you today that features the retired Stampin’ Up! stamp set, You Are Loved.  The You Are Loved Stamp Set is part of “Shelli’s Signature Collection”.

I made this card for two challenges on Splitcoaststampers (SCS).  One challenge, Clean and Simple (CAS), hosted by Kia, was to look back (at least two years in the past) in our SCS galleries, pick a valentine card, and CASE it in our current card-making style.  I thought Kia’s challenge was a clever one.  I selected this CARD that is in my SCS gallery to case.  I would not consider this a CAS card; however, I do not have many valentine cards posted in my SCS gallery to case except for this and last year. I do not think that my style is any different, but I did modify the card somewhat.

The second challenge was Maura’s Color Challenge.  It was to create with black, white, and red.  Her “dessert” for the challenge was to include a heart. These colors are fantastic together, especially for a valentine card.

If you did not click on this above link, CARD that is in my SCS gallery, and are interested in how I made this card design, you may click on the link for a tutorial.  I created this card design in 2013 and had not seen the design before.  I see now that there are a lot of cards made with this, or variations of, same design on the internet.  Enjoy!




MATTHEW 6:19-21 (NIV)

Jesus said this in reference to treasures in heaven:  “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.  But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not beak in and steal.  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.