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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God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen
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.” 

CottageCutz Wildflowers 3


Hello, friends, and welcome to Guneaux Designs!  I am so excited to be a guest designer today for Scrapping Cottage, which specializes in CottageCutz die-cutting designs. In that role, I have for you a beautiful card made with the CottageCutz Wildflowers 3 Die. The card also features a Marbled and Ghost Stamping Technique.

Directions for creating the card:

Step 1.  Cut out the flowers from white card stock using the CottageCutz Wildflowers 3 Die.Step 2.  Cut the largest rectangle from a piece of white card stock using the CottageCutz Double-Stitched Rectangle Set die.

Step 3.  Scrunch up a piece of saran wrap.

Step 4.  Put a drop or two of a white (e.g., Frost White) All-Purpose Ink onto a non-stick craft sheet.

Step 5.  Dab the saran wrap repeatedly into the ink to ensure all of the saran wrap folds are covered with ink.

Step 6.  Transfer the ink by dabbing the inked saran wrap onto the CottageCutz double-stitched rectangle, leaving some white space.

Step 7.  After that dries, sponge on two or three different colors of distress ink (aqua and purple used for this card).
Step 8.  Choose a stencil of your liking (I used a Catherine Pooler stencil), and place it over the colored panel.

Step 9.  With a water spritzer, spritz three to four times a small amount of water onto the panel and over the stencil.

Step 10.  Remove the stencil right away and lay a dry piece of paper towel across the panel to remove excess water (no rubbing).

Step 11.  Watch a “ghost” of the stencil appear while allowing the panel to dry completely.

Step 12.  While that is drying, cut a 3-3/4″ x 4-3/4″ piece of white card stock.

Step 13.  Using a temporary adhesive, attach the back side of the piece of white card stock to a craft sheet or grid paper.

Step 14.  Lay the stencil (the one used in Steps 8 and 9) over this piece of white card stock and use temporary tape to attach it to your coloring surface.

Step 15.  Sponge the lightest ink used in Step 7 over the stencil and onto the paper.

Step 16. Remove the stencil and let the ink dry.

Step 17.  Using the saran wrap and ink process, dab the white All-Purpose Ink onto the sponged card stock.  Let it dry and this is the result.

Step 18.  Select a piece of card stock that closely matches the lightest ink color used and cut out a rectangle frame using the two largest dies from the CottageCutz Double-Stitched Rectangle Set.  This creates the following frame.

Step 19.  Turn over the frame and with an adhesive, attach the white wildflowers to the bottom of the frame.

Step 20.  Add a double layer of double-sided foam tape around the frame and where needed on the flowers.

Step 21.  Remove the paper from the tape and attach the frame to the rectangle completed in Step 11.

Step 22.  Attach the above frame to the panel created in Steps 12 – 17, and adhere to the card base.

Step 23.  Add a sentiment and embellishments as desired.

Cottage Cutz Dies Used:

CottageCutz Wildflowers 3

Before you leave, check out the new CottageCutz Dies on the Scrapping Cottage.  I am sure you will find one or more dies that you must have in your crafting toolbox.  Also I love hearing from you, so leave a comment on this or other projects!

Butterfly_1_1God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen
Firm Reliance on Divine Providence!

 JOHN 7:37-39

“On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink.  Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.”  By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive.  Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet be glorified.”

SU Rose Garden Thinlits Inlay Thank You Card

Hello, my friends!  Thanks for stopping by to view my latest project; SU Rose Garden Thinlits Inlay Thank You Card!  As the title indicates, I used the Inlay Technique to create the card.

I made this card for two reasons: 1) to thank my wonderful daughter who always looks out for me, and 2) to respond to a Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge.  The colors for the challenge is SU Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder, and Wild Wasabi.

Creating the card, I first used the SU Rose Garden Thinlits Dies to cut out a White, Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, and Wisteria Wonder Rose.

I took the negative of the Soft Sky cut out and adhere it to my card base.  Then I attached the White Rose cut out within the Soft Sky cut out.

Using the Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, and Wisteria Wonder cut out pieces, I inlaid them into the White Rose cut out.

I stamped my Thank You sentiment onto a cut out using Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD) Many Thanks Stamp Set and ODBD Layered Lacey Ovals Dies.  To embellish the card, I added Clear Wink of Stella onto the rose and attached Wild Wasabi and Wisteria Wonder enamel dots (SU retired product) on two corners.  I then added three butterflies I cut out with a retired Sizzix Butterfly Wings Embosslit.

Hopefully you are inspired by my card, and leave a comment!  


SU Rose Garden Thinlits Inlay Thank You Card    SU Rose Garden Thinlits Inlay Thank You Card  

Butterfly_1_1God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen
Firm Reliance on Divine Providence!

 JAMES 1:19-21

James writes to the twelve Jewish tribes that are scattered among the nations:  “My dear brothers, take note of this:  Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.  Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.”

Guneaux Designs ODBD Seeds of Today


Happy Friday, everyone!!  Before I retired I really looked forward to Fridays.  When I got home from a stressful week at work, all I wanted to do over the weekend was rest. Speaking of Fridays, this Friday I have for you a Guneaux Designs ODBD Seeds of Today Greeting Card.  I created this card in response to a Splitcoaststampers Ways To Use It Challenge, WT617, to create with something OLD, NEW, BORROWED, and BLUE.  The New Year is precipitating challenges involving something new and I love that idea.

ODBD Seeds of Tomorrow

To satisfy the borrowed element of the challenge, I cased a Valentine card I made in 2012.

ODBD Seeds of Tomorrow

To make this card I did the following:

  • Using my old 2009 Big Shot, retired and old Stampin’ Up! (SU) Hearts Collection Dies, and a folded piece of Daffodil Delight card stock, I cut out my heart shaped card base.  The dies were issued as a new product in the SU Occasions Mini Catalog dated January 4 – April 30, 2012.  That makes them old to me!  LOL
  • Using the new Hero Arts Infinity Nesting Heart Dies, I cut two smaller hearts from Neenah Solar White Card Stock.  I adhered one to the inside of the card, using the Be Creative Doubled-Sided Adhesive.
  • I used the second white heart to stamp, with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, a floral image from the new January 2017 ODBD release, the ODBD Seeds of Today Stamp Set. I used Copic Sketch Markers in shades of purple and yellow to color the image.
  • Using the new Hero Arts Hearts Dies, new ODBD Plum Pizzazz Paper Pad (designer paper), and new (to me)  CottageCutz I Love You Die, I cut two miniature hearts and added my I Love You sentiment.  To satisfy the requirement to use something blue, I added a miniature, really miniature, blue heart at the bottom of the yellow heart die cut.
  • I added double-sided-foam tape to the main panel with the stamped image and adhered that to the Daffodil Delight card base.
  • I finished the card by adding the smaller hearts and Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins.

Have a wondODBD Seeds of Tomorrowerful weekend!!








 Butterfly_1_1God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen
Firm Reliance on Divine Providence!

The Glory Returns to the Temple:  “Then the man brought me to the gate facing east, and I saw the glory of God of Israel coming from the east.  His voice was like the roar of rushing waters, and the land was radiant with his glory.  The vision I saw was like the vision I had seen when he came to destroy the city and like the visions I had seen by the Kebar River, and I fell face down.  The glory of the Lord entered the temple through the gate facing east.  Then the Spirit lifted me up and brought me into the inner court, and the glory of the Lord filled the temple.”  Ezekiel 43:1-5   (Ezekiel was a Jewish Priest/Prophet who spoke these words.)

Happy New Year 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017, everyone!!

I hope your New Year’s Eve will be a healthy and safe one!!  My card share for you this evening is a Happy New Year 2017 card that features Hero Arts’ “My Monthly Hero December 2016” Kit.

The photo to the left is of a die from the Hero Arts’ My Monthly Hero December 2016″ Kit.  It is the main tool that I used for the card.  In this post I’ll call it an explosion die.  I used the explosion die to create the “explosion” on the center of the card, and here is how I accomplished this.

  1.  I placed the die near the top of the card stock as shown in the photo to the left.
  2. After running the card stock and die through my die cutting machine, the die cut looked like the following.

3. Then I laid the die upside down onto the card stock, ensuring I aligned the bottom cut of the die with the bottom cut of the first cut out (see left photo).  I ran that through my die cutting machine to achieve the following results.  The red lines in the following photo shows where I cut with the die the second time.  





The champagne bottle, stars, and “cheers” sentiment are also from the Hero Arts’ kit.  As is obvious, I used black card stock to create the “explosion” and adhered that to gold card stock that is also from the kit.  I lifted each spike on the explosion so the gold would show through, and attached either a star or rhinestone.

I hope your New Year 2017 is a blessed one!


Paper:   Hero Arts December 2016 Kit
Ink:  Copics
Accessories:  Hero Arts December 2016 Kit


Butterfly_1_1God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen
Firm Reliance on Divine Providence!

 Jesus said to the disciples:  “If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching.  My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.  He who does not love me will not obey my teaching.  These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.”  John 14:23 & 24

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

Butterfly_1_1God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen
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