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.

Hero Arts Cardinal

I am blessed to have another day, a day to share this beautiful card I made featuring Hero Arts Cardinal Stamp Set.

The very talented Mary (MaryR917) is the host today for the Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge, CC600. She asked the design team to pick a favorite challenge that they hosted between #501 and #599, and we can select their colors for this challenge. I selected the colors of Karen Barber’s Color Challenge, CC509. For that challenge, she selected SU Cherry Cobbler, Soft Sky, and Old Olive.Hero Arts Cardinal

These are the steps I followed to made my card:

~Cut a circle from my card base and stamped on it multiple times using three-step stamps of a cardinal.
~Used one application of Cherry Cobbler for the first stamp, two for the second stamp, and multiple times for the third.
~Stamped the branch with Old Olive multiple times to make the branch darker.
~Stamped the pine needles with one application of Old Olive.
~Masked the cardinal and branch and sponged Soft Sky around them.
~Ran the front of the card base through my Big Shot using the SU Holly EF.
~Attached a piece of white card stock behind the card base front and adhered the cardinal piece back into the circle that I previously cut out.

Hero Arts Cardinal~Cut poinsettias from Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive card stock using the Cottage Cutz Poinsettia & Holly Die.
~Assembled and adhered the flowers together and added flower soft in the centers.
~Attached the flowers to the card base.

Hero Arts Cardinal~Cut a ribbon banner and stamped on it Merry Christmas, added foam tape, and attached to the card base.
~Added three light green sequins to the card.


Enjoy and thanks for viewing and leaving comments!


    119685s 131203s  131181s  126966s 126953s  DOUBLE STITCHED CIRCLES DIES    holly-ef

Flower Soft - DIAMOND GOLD  Flower Soft Accessories - GLUE  Nuvo Crystal Drops - Autumn Red


Big Shot


God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

Isaiah 40-8 

“The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stand forever.”  

Ribbon Of Hope

A blessed day to you, and thanks for stopping by.  My card share today features the Stampin’ Up! retired Ribbon of Hope Stamp, and it is in honor of Marg Mortimer (aka Margscardcrazy) who honors us with wonderful creations on  the Splitcoaststampers site. Marg is the “Featured Stamper” this week on Splitcoastampers, and the challenge is to select one of her card to CASE.  This is my card that I CASEd from one of hers:

Ribbon of Hope

Marg has a wonderful gallery on Splitcoaststampers.  As I strolled through her gallery, I saw this card that she made in 2014.  The card spoke to my heart so I selected it for my CASE in honor of her.

In her description of her card, she shared that she created it for a challenge “to make a card with something missing. To let those who have had a mastectomy or double mastectomy know that they are still a whole person. That it’s not what they now look like that makes them who they are. What makes us who we are is how we treat others, what’s in our heads and what’s in our hearts and how we chose to share that with others.. One, whole, beautiful!”  Well, I’m one of the ladies who she is describing.  

To create her card, Marg said,  “I cut a strip away from the front panel and then backed the front with some acetate and stamped on the inside of the card so that you could see the image through the card window.”  The piece cut out from the front of her card base represented “something missing”.

Therefore, I cut a strip from the front of my card’s base, and instead of cutting off this piece, I folded it to the back to resemble an easel card.  I then added three lovely Our Daily Bread Designs Flower Lattice die cuts to the front and back strips.

Ribbon of Hope   Ribbon of Hope Ribbon of Hope-4_1

I cut a piece of Neenah Solar White Card Stock for the card’s inside, and stamped the Ribbon of Hope stamp image in Pink Pirouette ink.  I embossed the image with Stampin’ Up! Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder (I believe this powder is unavailable), and attached it to the card’s inside.  I used a sentiment from the Our Daily Bread Designs Healing Prayers to stamp in black Stazon ink onto a piece of window sheet (i.e., acetate) and adhered it to the two front strips.  There is space to write a personal message when you lift the front panel.

Ribbon of Hope-b_1  Ribbon of Hope-c_1

Since Breast Cancer Awareness Month is next month, October, I believe this card is timely.  I hope you’ve enjoyed it.

SUPPLIES (the Ribbon of Hope Stamp is unavailable)

Ribbon of Hope_1  SU Pink Pirouette   HEALING PRAYERS FLOWER LATTICE DIE   Window Sheets

Tsukineko Full-Size StazOn Multi-Surface Inkpad, Jet Black    

SU Fifth Avenue Floral

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

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 thornbushes, 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 out of the evil stored up in his heart.  For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.”  Luke 6:43-45

ODBD Ornamental Crosses Sympathy Card

I find it difficult to make sympathy cards as, typically, there are a lot of emotions involved. However, I created this ODBD Ornamental Crosses Sympathy Card for a dear friend who lost a very special person in her life.  My heart breaks for her, but I know our Lord will carry her through this very difficult time!

ODBD Ornamental Crosses Sympathy Card

I used the Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD) dies and sentiment stamp to create the card. The card base is a piece of White Linen Card Stock to which I adhered  two die cuts from the ODBD Layered Lacey Ovals.

ODBD Ornamental Crosses Sympathy Card

I die cut three crosses with the ODBD Ornamental Crosses dies and glued them together. I adhered the crosses to the purple die cut, and stamped the sentiment at the bottom.  The sentiment is from ODBD Faith Card Sentiments.

ODBD Ornamental Crosses Sympathy Card

Have a wonderful and blessed day!


Stamps:  ODBD Faith Card Sentiments

Paper:  White Linen Card Stock – Essentials by Ellen, SU Purple Card Stock

Ink:  StazOn Jet Black

Accessories:  ODBD Ornamental Crosses Dies, ODBD Layered Lacey Ovals Dies, Foam Tape



SU Fifth Avenue Floral

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

Thomas said to Jesus, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me.”  John 14: 5&6

ODBD Sunburst Background Die

Hey, Sunshine!!  That’s the name of Carla’s (aka uvgotcarla) “Clean And Simple” Challenge for today on Splitcoaststampers.  Her challenge is to create a card using some kind of sun element in the design. To create my card, I used white card stock to cut out the ODBD Sunburst Background Die. I laid the die over the sunburst cutout and used a fantastic Clarity Stencil Brush to brush on the two inks. (The Clarity Stencil Brushes are remarkable.)

Sunburst Background_1

I cut out a fence using a wood-grain DSP and ODBD Fence Die, green grass using Lawn Fawn’s Grassy Border Die, and green stems and various colors of flowers using the Impression Obsession Bouquet Die.  I assembled and attached them to the bottom of the sunburst.  I created a digital sentiment that was cut out with an ODBD Mini Tags & Labels Die and attached to the card front slightly over the sun.

Sunburst Background2_1 Sunburst Background3_1

7-24-16 UPDATE:  This card was selected as a Splitcoaststampers Favorite for the week ending on 7-14-16!



PAPER: Neenah Solar White Card Stock; SU Peach Parfait, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Poppy Parade, Regal Rose, and Peach Parfait Card Stock, and Frostwood Lodge DSP (and three different greens from my stash)

INK:  SU Daffodil Delight and Peach Parfait

ACCESSORIES:  ODBD Sunburst Background Die, Clarity Stencils Brush, IO Bouquet Die, Lawn Fawn Grassy Border, ODBD Fence Die, and ODBD Mini Tags & Labels Die


SU Fifth Avenue Floral

God’s Blessingss!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

“Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only for a moment.”  Proverbs 12:19

Father’s Day Card – Part 2

Yesterday I posted a photo of the Father’s Day card I made for my son-in-law.  I asked for viewers to guess what the card represents.  I gave you a clue that it is something that most men want in their garage!  Here’s the photo again.

Father's Day Card - Part 2

Thanks to those who emailed me their guess!  The photo below will definitely give you the answer.

Father's Day Card Part 2

It’s a 3-drawer tool cabinet!  When you pull open the first drawer (or pull down…lol), you see tools that most men, and women, will use:  hammer, nail, measuring tape, and drill.  I certainly use these tools regularly!

When you pull open the second drawer, you’ll see a bolt, mallet, and channel-lock tongue and grove pliers.

Father's Day Card-Part 2

Pulling open the third drawer, you’ll see a screwdriver, wrench, and needle nose pliers.

Father's Day Card Part 2

The three drawers and their contents are on the front part of the card and the inside contains my Happy Father’s Day greetings.  I die cut and colored with copics the tools in the cabinet.  The tools die cuts are from Our Daily Bread Designs Workshop Tools and Tool Time die sets.

Just for the record, my son-in-law LOVED the card.  I hope you enjoyed it and will leave any questions or comments in the comments section or send me an email!  Have a great day!



Stamps:  None

Ink:  Copic Sketch Markers

Paper:  Neenah Solar White Card Stock, SU Real Red and Brushed Silver Card Stock

Accessories:   Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD) Workshop Tools dies, ODBDTool Time dies, Foam Tape, and We R Memory Keepers Geometric Embossing Folder



SU Fifth Avenue Floral

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.  James 1:12