Outlines Rubber Stamp Holly Background

Before the New Year arrives, I wanted to share with you one more Christmas card that features the Outlines Rubber Stamp Holly Background.  This stamp is from the Outlines Rubber Stamps Company that went out of business a few years ago.  I love the company’s stamps, and was disappointed about it closing.  I am grateful that I got several of the company’s stamps before it closed.

Outlines Rubber Stamp Holly Background

I made this card for a Clean and Simply Challenge, CAS398, on Splitcoaststampers. The hostess of the challenge asked for a one layer card made with one stamp and one sentiment, and my card is just that.  Additionally, I used a score board to add score lines on all sides of the card.  I love how the card turned out, and so did several others.  The card was a favorite card of several Splitcoaststampers artists.

I used several Copic Sketch Markers to color the holly and berries, adding glossy accents onto the berries.  I added red dots around the card using Nuvo Crystal Drops.  I used a blue Copic Sketch Marker to color around the image, and stamped the sentiment using Stampin’ Up! (SU) Real Red Ink.  The sentiment is from an old SU stamp set, Jolly Old Saint Nick.

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Stamps:  Outlines Rubber Stamp Holly Background and SU Jolly Old Saint Nick (for sentiment)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White Card Stock
Ink:  SU Real Red and Copic Sketch Markers
Accessories:   Nuvo Crystal Drops, Score Board, Glossy Accents

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Firm Reliance on Divine Providence!

 “A wicked man accepts a bribe in secret to pervert the course of justice.  A discerning man keeps wisdom in view, but a fool’s eyes wander to the ends of the earth.”  Proverbs 17:23 & 24  NIV

Mondo Poinsettia

My card share today features the Essentials by Ellen Mondo Poinsettia Stamp Set. The poinsettia stamp set is gorgeous and it is large.  Therefore, my card is 5″ x 7″.  I created the card in response to a Color Challenge on Splitcoaststampers, as well as a Pin-Sights Challenge at Ellen Hutson LLC Classroom.  As of this posting, the Essentials by Ellen Mondo Poinsettia Stamp Set is unavailable.  However, you can enter your email address on the site and be notified when, and if, it is restocked.

The color combination for the color challenge was Stampin’ Up! Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow, and Pool Party.  I used these colors in card stock, but I colored the poinsettia with closely related Copic Sketch Marker colors.  The Ellen Hutson Pin-Sights Challenge involves viewing and being inspired by holiday photos on the site.  One photo, which inspired this card, is of poinsettia garland around a fire place.  The garland and adjacent decorations are beautiful.  The photo is in the top row, third from the left in the below.

For the Mossy Meadow border, I used the Spellbinders Holly Frame Dies to cut out the frame.  This frame is quite intricate and sometimes I experience difficulty getting all the leaves and swirls to cut out.  But the dies are worth it as they create beautiful art.

Thanks for stopping in to see my Mondo Poinsettia card!

Stamps:  Essentials by Ellen Mondo Poinsettia, Catherine Pooler
Designs Hip Holliday (sentiment – currently unavailable)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, SU Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow, and Pool Party
Ink:  Copic Sketch Markers
Accessories:  Spellbinders Holiday Holly Frame Dies, Flower Soft, Flower Soft Glue, VersaMark, Pool Party Embossing Powder

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

“If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for his immediate family, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.”  1 Timothy 5:8

Penny Black Let’s Chill

Has the weather changed to cooler or cold temperatures in your area?  Many people on social media are welcoming colder weather and snow.  I live in Florida and I mostly have sunny weather.  Thinking about colder weather, I made a card that will give you a chill as it is a cold, wintry scene.  The main feature on the card is the Penny Black Let’s Chill stamp image.


Isn’t she cute all dressed up in her best winter coat, hat, scarf, and boots?  I think so. The wind is blowing, snow is falling, and temperature is chilly.  But she is warmly wrapped and enjoying the snow along with her little friend sitting on the snowy branch, the red cardinal.



I submitted this card for three Splitcoaststampers challenges:

1.  CC611 – Color Challenge using Real Red, Wild Wasabi, and Very Vanilla,
2.  F4A354 – Free for All Challenge to create with Snow, and
3.  MIX201 – Mix-Ability Challenge, Anything Goes.

For the Color Challenge, my beautiful little girl is wearing red and green, and she is standing beneath a Very Vanilla snowy tree branch that is holding my favorite bird – a cardinal.  She also is standing in mounds of snow, which is for the Free for All Challenge, and it is pouring down snow.  I made the card with die cuts, alcohol inks, Stickles, and Liquid Appliqué for the Mix-Ability Challenge.


Enjoy, and feel free to leave any feedback!

Stamps: Penny Black Let’s Chill
Paper: SU Real Red and Very Vanilla
Ink: Copics – Reds, Greens, Skin Tones, and Grays
Accessories: CottageCutz Winter Branches Dies, Impression Obsession (IO) Cardinals Dies, IO Holiday Top Word Edgers Dies, Liquid Applique, Star Dust Stickles, and Be Creative Sookwang Tape


God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

Firm Reliance on Divine Providence! 

“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.”  John 14:27

Diamond Fold Card

Hello, my friends, and thanks for stopping by.  I am posting a Diamond Fold Card that I created a few weeks ago.  I made this card for a “Ways To Use It Challenge” on Splitcoaststampers.  The hostess of the challenge asked to see some “fancy fold” cards, which was a great challenge as we tend to get in a rut and regularly use the same folds.  This diamond fold card is a Christmas card and it measures 4″ x 11″ and has 12 folds.


I used Stampin’ Up!’s “This Christmas Specialty DSP” on the far left and right of the card.  For the middle folds, I used the Stampin’ Up! Holly Embossing Folder to emboss Garden Green Card Stock.  I cut the necessary sections and adhered them to 10 sections of the card.  The main element of the card is the lantern and holly that I made with the CottageCutz Lantern w/ Holly Vine Die.  The card was time consuming but fun!


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Stamps: ODBD Home For The Holidays
Paper: SU Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Wild Wasibi, Brushed Gold, and This Christmas Specialty DSP
Ink: SU Cherry Cobbler and Yellow Copics
Accessories: CottageCutz Lantern w/ Holly Vine Die (currently on sale), SU Holly Embossing Folder, My Favorite Things Die-namics Dies, ODBD Double Stitched Squares Dies, Tombow Glue, and Mounting Tape

Thanks for viewing and leaving comments!!


God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

Firm Reliance on Divine Providence! 

“Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”  1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

ODBD Christmas Candles

Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD) has several beautiful Christmas dies this year.  The ODBD Christmas Candles (CDB120) is one set of beautiful dies.  Another set is the ODBD Lovely Leaves die set (CSBD106).  Both die set were used to create this Christmas card.

ODBD Christmas Candles

(Update:  This card was picked by ODBD as Customer Card of the Day)

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This is a photo of the ODBD Christmas Candles and Lovely Leaves Die Sets.

ODBD Christmas CandlesI placed the ODBD Christmas Candles, foliage, and flowers onto an oval piece of white card stock that I embossed with Stampin’ Up!’s Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder.  I topped that off with a red bow made with the ODBD Small Bow Dies.

ODBD Christmas Candles

The layer behind the candles is a red piece of ODBD Christmas Collection 2015 Card Stock that I cut with the Spellbinders A2 Filigree Delight Die (S5-177).  The shiny gold, snowflake piece of designer paper behind the red card stock is from the Craft Smith Gold Gift Pad. Notice that the gold snowflake paper is also featured around the candles.

ODBD Christmas Candles

Share your thoughts about the card in the comment section and have a wonderful week.

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God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen

ODBD Christmas Candles