MB Reverse Butterfly Collage Happy Birthday

Hello, my friends, and welcome to Guneaux Designs.  I am happy that you stopped by today to see my MB Reverse Butterfly Collage Happy Birthday card.  Memory Box (MB) has wonderful dies, and this is one of my favorites.  I love butterflies, and seeing them on greeting cards always draws my attention.  I have used the MB Reverse Butterfly Collage Die  before, but as a stencil.  You can see that HERE.  For this card, I used the die to cut out a butterfly panel to attach over another panel that is sponged with various colors.

I used a piece of white card stock and an ODBD Double Stitched Rectangles die to cut out a frame.  Using the frame and Memory Box Reverse Butterfly Collage die, I cut out the butterflies.  I used the same ODBD die to cut out another piece of white card stock on which I sponged various Stampin’ Up! inks. Subsequently, I dabbed  All Purpose Ink (Frost White) over the panel with a piece of plastic wrap.  This photo shows the result.

I love the effect of using the All Purpose Frost White Ink!  I think it adds so much to a piece of sponged card stock.

I attached the sponged panel beneath the butterfly panel, and then attached both to the card base.  I think this qualifies as a Clean and Simple card.  I hope it does as I am submitting it to a Splitcoaststampers Clean and Simple Challenge.  Kathy Curry is the hostess of the challenge, and she asked for participants to “show me your favorite winged things this week”.  Butterflies are one of my favorite “winged things”.

To finish the card, I added a “Happy Birthday” sentiment from the ODBD Seeds of Today stamp set.  I used the smallest of the ODBD Ornate Ovals die to create a frame for the sentiment, and added it to the card using double-sided foam tape.




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Firm Reliance on Divine Providence!

JAMES 5:13-16

“Is anyone of you in trouble?  He should pray.  Is anyone happy?  Let him sing songs of praise.  Is any one of you sick?  He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord.  And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up.  If he has sinned, he will be forgiven.  Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.  The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.” 

Wildflower Gate Happy Birthday Card

Hello, friends!  Today I have a card share that I call, Wildflower Gate Happy Birthday Card.  The name comes from the embossing folder I used to create the card.  That is the Anna Griffin Wildflower Gate Embossing Folder.

I submitted my card for a Splitcoaststampers Clean and Simple Challenge for today that asks participants to “Think Spring”.  What comes to your mind when you think of spring?  I think of flowers, especially daffodils and tulips.  However, my card does not feature daffodils and tulips, it features a variety of flowers.

To create the card, I used the Wildflower Gate Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of Neenah White Card Stock.  Then I used sponge daubers to apply ink onto the raised portions of the panel.  I used five of Catherine Pooler’s new inks:  Party Dress (pink), Flirty Fuchsia (purple), Something Borrowed (blue), Tiki Torch (orange), and Lime Rickey (lime).

After applying ink onto the floral images, I used the same embossing folder to carefully emboss a piece of vellum.  I aligned the two embossed pieces and attached them together.  I added rhinestones to some of the flowers and then used a corner punch for the four corners.  I then threaded a lime green ribbon around the card, adding a bow.  I finished by adding a “Happy Birthday” sentiment.  Now how clean and simple is that?

The Anna Griffin Wildflower Gate embossing folder is an old folder, and I cannot find a link online for you!

I hope you are inspired to use vellum in this manner, and you have enjoyed my Wildflower Gate Happy Birthday Card.

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Firm Reliance on Divine Providence!

LUKE 24:45-49 

After Jesus was raised from the dead, he appeared before the Disciples and they were startled.  “Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures.  He told them, ‘This is what is written:  The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.  You are witnesses of these things.  I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.”  

Happy Birthday – Falliday Fest

Thanks for stopping by, my friends!  My card share today is a Happy Birthday card that I made for the Splitcoaststampers Falliday Fest.  Dr Sonja’s (Sonja Van Laar) Falliday Fest Challenge (FF16DrSonja) is related to a card drive for Hospice of St. Francis in Melbourne, FL.  She asked for birthday cards with wrinkles.  The technique she recommended to get wrinkles is the Faux Silk Technique (tutorial).


This Happy Birthday card is a gate-fold card that I created using the Spellbinders Die mentioned below.  I cut the gate fold from Tempting Turquoise Card Stock and adhered to it a panel made with the same Spellbinders die using SU Flock Together DSP.

To get wrinkles on the card, I followed the Faux Silk Technique.  Once the tissue was dry, I wrinkled it and adhered it to the center piece of the card.  I stamped the SU Happy Birthday Greetings stamp in Tempting Turquoise ink and onto the tissue paper.

Stamps: SU Happy Birthday Greetings

Paper: SU Tempting Turquoise, Very Vanilla, and So Saffron Card Stock, and SU Flock Together DSP

Ink: SU Tempting Turquoise

Accessories: Spellbinders 5×7 Reflective Moment Dies, ODBD Pierced Rectangles Dies, Tissue Paper, Stick It Adhesive Sheet, Foam Tape

Techniques: Faux Silk Technique


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Firm Reliance on Divine Providence! 

Jesus said to his disciples, “No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit.  Each tree is recognized by its own fruit.  People do not pick figs from thorn-bushes, or grapes from briers.  The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things our of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.”  Luke 6:43-45

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Happy Birthday Cards – Stampin’ Up!

For me, the month of February requires several Happy Birthday Cards  as several relatives’ birthdays are during this month.  Happy Birthday Cards are greeting cards that you cannot have enough of.  Today’s share is a Happy Birthday Card for my daughter who turns 41.  (Gee, I’m really feeling old!)

Happy Birthday Cards

I thought that some rosettes would look good with this design of Stampin’ Up!’s Floral District Designer Series Paper.  The following picture is a closeup of the rosettes.

Happy Birthday Cards

Did you notice the thread in each button that is on top of the rosettes?  The thread is from three different colors of Stampin’ Up! Ribbon that I unraveled and inserted into the buttons.   This is a good substitute for Baker’s Twine if you do not have any.


Stamps:  Create a Cupcake Stamp Set (121982) and Bring On The Cake Stamp Set (121958)


Paper:  Floral District Designer Series Paper (126919), Rich Razzleberry Card Stock, Daffodil Delight Card Stock, and Whisper White Card Stock

Floral District Designer Series Paper

Ink:  Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink, Daffodil Delight Classic Ink, and Baja Breeze Classic Ink

AccessoriesOvals Collection Framelits (129381), Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack (130812 – Sale-a-bration Item), and Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334),  Bigz XL Designer Rosette Die (125594), Daffodil Delight Seam Binding Ribbon (125583), Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon (122331), and Rich Razzleberry Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon (126876)

Happy Birthday Cards

 Happy Birthday Cards

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Happy Birthday Cards

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Flowering Flourishes Stamp Set & Tool Tip

Welcome to Guneaux Designs! Today I am sharing with you a card that features a new stamp set from the 2012 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog, the Flowering Flourishes Stamp Set.  I was so disappointed when Stampin’ Up! retired the Baroque Motifs Stamp Set; however, I am quite pleased with the Flowering Flourishes Stamp Set which is similar. The stamp set includes three “flourishes“, and the one on this card is the largest. I think it is so cute!  I will also share with you a tool tip regarding “photo corners”.

Happy Birthday Card

This picture gives you another view of the Flowering Flourishes stamp image: Happy Birthday Card - Flowering Flourishes


Stamp Sets:  Flowering Flourishes (126367) and Bring on the Cake (121958 – sentiment)

Paper: Gumball Green Card Stock (126840),Primrose Petals Card Stock (126841), and Whisper White Card Stock (100730)

Ink (Stampin’ Write Markers):  Gumball Green Marker, Primrose Petals Marker, Raspberry Ripple Marker, Midnight Muse Marker, and Summer Starfruit Marker (all in one package – 126856)

Accessories:Midnight Muse 3/8” Stitched Satin Ribbon (126847), Basic Pearls (119247), Curly Label Punch (119851) and 1-1/4”Square Punch


  • Cut a 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Gumball Green Card Stock and fold it in the middle to create a card base.
  • Cut a 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Primrose Petals Card Stock and adhere it onto the front of the card base.
  • Cut a 5″ x 3-3/4″ piece of Whisper White Card Stock.
  • Using the above listed Stampin’ Write Markers, cover the flowering flourish stamp with Gumball Green, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, and Summer Starfruit ink (see picture for guidance).
  • Stamp the image onto the Whisper White Card Stock.
  • Fill in with ink the places on the stamped image where needed.
  • Use a permanent yellow marker and color three Basic Pearls.
  • Adhere the pearls onto the three flowers as shown in picture.
  • Underneath the stamped image, stamp the “Happy Birthday” sentiment from the Bring on the Cake stamp set.
  • Tie a piece of Midnight Muse 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon into a bow and adhere it to the top-left of the stamp image.
  • Follow the information below to create the two corner pieces.
Remember when we had the Stampin’ Up! Photo Corner Punch to create corner decorations for our handmade cards?  I loved that punch and I miss it.  Well, I decided to look for another way to make attractive photo corner pieces. Therefore, I did, and this is how I did it.

1. Cut a piece of cardstock using the Curly Label Punch. 

Stampin' Up! Curly Label Punch

2. Place the corner of the long side of the curly label into the corner of the 1-1/4″ Square Punch, lining it up evenly and cutting it. Stampin' Up! Curly Label

 3. This is the result. Cut more and add them to the corners of your card.

 Photo Corners



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