Guneaux Designs Heartfelt Creations Festive Holly Cardinal

Have you seen the Heartfelt Creations Festive Holly designer paper?  It is so gorgeous!  It is featured on this Guneaux Designs Heartfelt Creations Festive Holly Cardinal card.

The Heartfelt Creations Festive Holly Collection designer paper features cardinals, deer, snowflakes, poinsettias, wagon wheels, fence, holly, and much more.  If you want to get an early start on making Christmas cards for 2017, this beautiful paper is great to use and it won’t disappoint you!

To create this card, I cut a 6″ x 12″ piece of Stampin’ Up! (SU) Cherry Cobbler card stock and scored it at the 3″ and 6″ measurements to form my card base.  I used one of the 12″ x 12″ pieces of Heartfelt Creations Festive Holly Collection designer paper and cut it into sections that fit onto the card base.

The second and third panel eventually will include a personal message for the recipient of the card.  The beautiful cardinal on the first panel is from the Hero Arts Color Layering Cardinal stamp set.  This cardinal goes perfectly with the Healtfelt Creations Festive Holly Collection Designer Paper as it features lots of cardinals.  I stamped the cardinal onto a circular piece of Neenah Solar White Card Stock with SU Rose Red and Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink and Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I added some pine needles, holly, and crystal clear glitter.  I used the  Heartfelt Creations Festive Holiday Die to cut two SU Wild Wasabi lacy die cuts, which I glued together.  I attached the cardinal piece to this and then to the front panel of the card.  I also added crystal glitter onto the lacy die cuts.

I submitted this card to the Splitcoaststampers.com Color Challenge to use SU Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, and Wild Wasabi colors on a card, and a Free For All Challenge to create a “Winter in July” card.

To provide you with an idea about the designs on the Heartfelt Creations Festive Holly Collection paper, the following are photos of it.

  


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


John 14:21

Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.  I do not give to you as the world gives.  Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

Glue Stick Resist Technique

GLUE STICK RESIST TECHNIQUE

Another day and another card share!!  Hello, my friends.  Today’s card share features two items: the Glue Stick Resist Technique, and the ODBD Snowflake Sky Die.

I had never heard of or try the Glue Stick Resist Technique until a challenge on Splitcoaststampers involved using it.  It actually is a fun technique.  It is quite similar to the Color Resist Technique, but using a glue stick instead of VersaMark stamped images covered with clear embossing powder.

To create the card, I applied a SU Glue Stick in a chevron pattern over a piece of water color paper. After the glue dried, I sponged three different colors of blue distress ink onto the panel. Then I removed the glue from the panel with a baby wipe.  If you do not have a baby wipe, a wet paper towel will work.  This photo shows the results, and it is just that simple.

I decided to use the piece of water color paper (i.e., above photo) to cut out a snowflake panel with the ODBD Snowflake Sky Dies.  I really like the outcome.  I also used the ODBD Snow Crystals Dies, which coordinate with the Snowflake Sky Dies, to add two white glitter snowflakes. Then I wrapped this panel with blue ribbon and a bow with a SU Frosted Finishes Embellishment in the center, offsetting the bow.


Paper: Solar White, American Crafts, Water Color Paper

Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Inks

Accessories: SU Glue Stick, ODBD Snowflake Sky Dies, ODBD Snow Crystals Dies, SU Ribbon, SU Frosted Finishes Embellishment

Techniques: Glue Stick Resist Technique


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Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen
Firm Reliance on Divine Providence!


1 JOHN 4:7-11

“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God.  Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.  Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.  This is how God showed his love among us:  He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.  This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loves us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.  Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.”

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.

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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.”

CottageCutz Party Puppy

Welcome to Guneaux Designs!!  Today I have a quick post regarding a cute card I made several weeks ago and sent to the Tri-County Humane Society in Minnesota.  The card features the CottageCutz Party Puppy die, and it is a “Thank You” card for those who care for homeless animals and provide other great services for the area.

CottageCutz Puppy Party

I also submitted the card for a Splitcoaststampers challenge to make this type of card with a holiday theme.  I actually do not own a pet, but I sure get a lot of love from my daughters’ pets. They are very special to our family.

This photo is a closeup of the cute little puppy!  I added a bell on a piece of bakers twine around his neck.

CottageCutz Party Puppy

CottageCutz Party PuppyEnjoy, and I hope you are having a wonderful week!


PRODUCTS USED:

Stamps:  CP Butterfly Notes (sentiment)
Paper:  SU Baked Brown Sugar, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, and Pink Pirouette Card Stock; Reflections Card Stock
Ink:  SU Read Red
Accessories:  CottageCutz Party Puppy Die, Martha Stewart Punch, Spellbinders Conversation Bubble Three Dies, SU Jingle Bell, SU Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine, Black Gems, Foam Tape

Cottage Cutz Party Puppy


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God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

Firm Reliance on Divine Providence!

The birth of Jesus (cont’d):  “When he [King Herod] had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Christ was to be born.  “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written:  ” ‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for our of you will come a ruler who will be the shepherd of my people Israel.’ ”  Matthew 2:3-6

Impression Obsession Sleigh Scene

Hello, stampers!  Happy Monday to you!  Today’s card share features the Impression Obsession Sleigh Scene Dies.

Impression Obsession Sleigh Scene

I used the Inlay Technique to create the Sleigh Scene on the card.  First I used a few copic sketch markers in blue, lavender, and aqua to color on a piece of white card stock.  I overlapped the colors for a good blend.  Then I die cut the scene from this colored piece, as well as from a piece of white card stock.  I also used the colored paper to cut my sentiment.

After the positive and negative of the Impression Obsession Sleigh Scene die were cut out, I adhered the pieces of colored card stock into the white Sleigh Scene, which is the Inlay Technique process.  I think it turned out great.  I added double sided foam adhesive tape on this piece to adhere it to the front of the card base that I embossed with the Stitches Cover Plate by Ellen.  To add the look of snow, I used the Marvy Uchida Snow Maker to add snow on the card.

Thank you for stopping by and leaving comments!  I hope you have a blessed week!


Paper:  Neenah Solar White

Ink:  Copic Sketch Markers

Accessories: Impression Obsession Sleigh Scene Die, Stitches Cover Plate by Ellen, ODBD Merry Christmas Border Die, Double-Sided Foam Tape, and Marvy Uchida Snow Maker

      MERRY CHRISTMAS BORDER DIE       SNOW MARKER


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God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

Firm Reliance on Divine Providence!

The birth of Jesus Christ:  “This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about:  His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit.  Because Joseph was a righteous man and did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.  But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to Him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.  She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”  Matthew 1:18-21 

ODBD Christmas Candles and Sunburst Background

Today’s Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge CC613 involves a color combination of Stampin’ Up! (SU) Real Red, Crushed Curry, and Garden Green.  For “dessert”, the hostess asked for “Christmas Glow”.  To achieve a “Christmas Glow”, I created a card that features Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD) Christmas Candles and Sunburst Background Dies for the challenge.

ODBD Christmas Candles and Sunburst Background

These are the colors for the color challenge. I began developing the card using a piece of Neenah Solar White Card Stock to emboss the ODBD Sunburst Background Die.  After embossing the card stock, I laid the die back on the card stock, and using a sponge dauber, I sponged SU Crushed Curry through the die.  I sponged more ink onto the outer sections to made them darker.

After sponging, I die cut a portion of the colored card stock with the ODBD Christmas Candles Dies.  I decided I wanted to use the Inlay Technique to create the candles and holly.  This is a closeup of the result.

To finish the card I added more holly that I die cut with the Tim Holtz Holiday Greens Dies.  Using the Spellbinders Holiday Sentiments Dies, I cut out the Merry Christmas sentiment and added it to the card.

I hope you enjoyed my card and will return for further inspiration!


Paper:  Neenah Solar White Card Stock and SU Real Red and Garden Green Card Stock
Ink:  SU Crushed Curry
Accessories:  ODBD Christmas Candles Dies, ODBD Sunburst Background Dies, Tim Holtz Holiday Greens Dies, Spellbinders Holiday Sentiments Dies, Be Creative Tapeand Foam Adhesive
Technique:  Inlay

   CHRISTMAS CANDLES DIES   SUNBURST BACKGROUND DIE   

      


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God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

Firm Reliance on Divine Providence! 

Jesus said,  “When an evil spirit comes out of a man, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it.  Then it says, ‘I will return to the house I left.’ When it arrives, it finds the house unoccupied, swept clean and put in order. Then it goes and takes with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there.  And the final condition of that man is worse than the first.  That is how it will be with this wicked generation.”  Matthew 12:43-45