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.

Taylored Expressions Floating Heart

Do you have a valentine die that you love?  I do!  It’s the Taylored Expressions Floating Heart Cutting Plate.  I am curious about the product being called a “plate” as it cuts out hearts from a piece of card stock and is used just like other dies.  For it to be a plate, I would think that it would be a thin, solid “plate”.  Regardless, the plate cuts card stock pieces that can be used four or more ways:

  • a frame that is the negative of hearts that can also be used as a stencil,
  • a frame with the hearts remaining within the frame,
  • hearts without the frame that can be used in various ways, and
  • an embossed heart frame.

I am sure that other crafters will come up with many ways to use it; however, for my card share today, I used the Taylored Expressions Floating Cutting Plate to cut a frame with negative hearts.

I created a shaker card with the floating hearts frame that I cut out using Silver Foil.  I had a piece of inspiration that influenced me in making this card.  This is my inspiration piece. It is a Pandora Charm and I love it.

I love the raspberry color of the charm; therefore, I wanted a raspberry color for my first panel (i.e., background) on the card.  I used SU Rose Red and Pixie Pink inks and sponged them on a piece of Solar White card stock.  I sponged and sponged the inks on the panel and still didn’t get the deep raspberry I wanted.  I guess I used the wrong colors.  Regardless, I’m happy with it.

I wanted three of the hearts to form the “shaker” portion of the card.  But I also wanted sequins for most of the hearts.  Therefore, I laid the foil panel over the raspberry panel and carefully adhered sequins to heart areas. Then I laid several sequins in the areas of the three hearts I chose for the “shaker” portion.

I cut a piece of a window sheet to the size of the silver hearts frame, and adhered it to the frame.

Now the fun part!  It was time to add the silver foil panel onto the raspberry panel. How exciting that was trying to get slivers of foam tape around the hearts!  But I managed.  I added “I love you” as the sentiment that is attached to a flag that was added at the bottom.

How did I do in representing the charm through a card?  Feedback is always welcomed!


Paper: Solar White Card Stock, Silver Foil, and Black Glitter Card Stock

Ink: SU Rose Red and Pixie Pink

Accessories: Taylored Expressions Floating Hearts Cutting Plate, CottageCutz I Love You Die, ODBD Double-Stitched Pennant Flags Dies, Sequins, Double-Sided Foam Tape, Double-Sided Adhesive, Window Sheet


Apostle Paul’s Thorn In His Flesh:  “To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me.  Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me.  But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”