Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Holly Berry DSP: Stampin' Up! Christmas Card



I love the Stampin' Up! Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Series Paper (DSP)!  I used it to create this beautiful Stampin' Up! Christmas Card.  And, in case you've not noticed, I love this type of fold for a card. 


I used several Stampin' Up! products for this card.  They are: 

Card Stock:  Wild Wasabi and Cherry Cobbler 
Accessories:  Designer Frames Embossing Folder, Basic Pearls, Basic Rhinestones, White Embossing Powder, Tasteful Trim, Certainly Celery Glitter (retired), and Clear Trim Tinsel (retired)

This is a picture of the card's inside:



 I previously posted a tutorial for the fold used on this card.  Click HERE to see the tutorial.

You can buy the Stampin' Up! products for this and other projects by clicking HERE or click on the links above.

God's Blessings!
Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in FL

Monday, November 28, 2011

Stampin' Up! Christmas Card 2011




I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  My Stampin' Up! Christmas card today is the result of an experiment.  I decided to see if I could emboss with two different embossing powders on the same piece of card stock.  It worked!!  I've learned that embossing powders will not cross contaminate. 

The top left side and the bottom right side of the card is embossed with Cherry Cobbler embossing powder.  The top right side and the bottom left side is embossed with Wild Wasabi embossing powder. 

I also used a permanent marker to color the pearls on the leaves.  It worked perfectly!






This picture if of the card's inside.  I hope you enjoy the card. 

Don't forget about the ongoing Stampin' Up! Extravaganza.  It runs through this Wednesday!


God's Blessings!
Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in FL

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Stampin' Up! Day of Gratitude

This week I will think about the many things for which I am grateful.  As I was deciding what Stampin' Up! (SU) card to make for today, I thought how grateful I am for the SU My Digital Studio (MDS) that allows me to create cards and scrapbook pages with retired stamps, embellishments, and Designer Series Papers (DSP).    

I loved last year's Autumn Spice DSP that was in the Holiday Mini Catalog.  I knew I had the  Autumn Spice Digital Kit that would allow me to create a card with some of the DSP.  Therefore, I used the digital DSP to create the first layer on this Old Olive card base.

Although I have in the Autumn Spice Digital Kit that includes the sentiment that I used, I also have the stamp set.  For the sentiment, I chose to use the stamp within the Day of Gratitude stamp set.  


I made the Cajun Craze mat behind the sentiment with a tag from the Lots of Tags Sizzlits Die Set and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  The leaves, which are also embossed, are from the Leaves #2 Original Die (love this die).  Can you see the heart that I formed with the stems of the two leaves?  I thought that would be cool for a "Gratitude" card.  The center of the heart is embellished with a Basic Rhinestone.  Lastly, the ribbon across the front of the card is Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon which is no longer available.

You can purchase the products used for this project by clicking on the links above or my SU store link below.

For those of you in the US, I hope you are thinking about the things for which you are grateful this week! 

God's Blessings!
Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in FL 


Monday, November 21, 2011

TODAY IS THE BEGINNING!


Don't forget that today is the beginning of Stampin' Up!'s ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA!  You don't want to miss the first 24 hours (i.e., 12:01 AM to 11:59 PM (MT)) as there are two special items ON SALE!

Find out what the items are at Guneaux Designs Online Store

Remember, this extravaganza lasts until November 30!

Enjoy your Christmas shopping!

God's Blessings!
Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in FL

Friday, November 18, 2011

Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza





What about some early Christmas shopping?  Stampin' Up! is having an "online extravaganza" beginning Monday, November 21, and ending Wednesday, November 30!    

Take advantage of the first 24 hours of great savings on Monday, November 21, 12:01 AM - 11:59 PM (MT) when two special items will be on sale.

There will be great savings such as FREE digital downloads valued at $40 when you buy My Digital Studio Express, 60% off select Designer Fabrics, and 30% off an exclusive ribbon bundle! 

Click here early Monday to receive the great savings!

God's Blessings!
Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in FL 


Come back Monday for great Stampin' Up! savings!

Winking Santa Owl 2011

Do you recall the Stampin' Up! Winking Santa Owl that I designed with the Owl Builder Punch in the fall of 2010 (click here to see it)?  That card has been the most viewed card of any others that I have designed.  Thus, I decided to make a Winking Santa Owl for 2011.  Here it is:

This year I decided not to use the typical red and white colors.  Instead, I used primarily Pacific Point and Wild Wasabi.

The Wild Wasabi background features the Stampin' Up! Northern Flurry Embossing Folder and the Whisper White cardstock features the new Stampin' Up! Snow Burst Embossing Folder.

I designed the tree branches upon which the Santa Owl rests, and I embellished them with the new Stampin' Up! Dazzling Details.  The white part of Santa's hat anchors the new Stampin' Up! Mica Flakes.  The Santa Owl is winking, as he was last year, because although the sentiment says, "He's gonna find out whooooose naughty or nice!", Santa will always fill up our hanging, bright stockings and place our desired gifts under the tall,  blinking Christmas tree!  Actually, the sentiment was made using My Digital Studio (MDS).  I love MDS!  Do you own it?  If not, purchase it here.


Lastly, the ribbon that flows behind the sentiment is a retired Pacific Point Striped Poly Ribbon.  (The bumps from the embossed snowflakes gives the ribbon a raised look in spots.)   Other Stampin' Up! products used are the Scallop Edge Border Punch and Olive Fine Supernova and Black Fine Galaxy Stampin' Glitter.  


I hope you enjoy the card as much as I enjoyed making it!

Purchase Stampin' Up! Products Here.  
To see the on-line products, click on the links above.  

God's Blessings!
Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in FL

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Stampin' Up! Holly Berry, Bells & Boughs

Although Thanksgiving has yet to pass, it's difficult for me to not make Stampin' Up! Christmas cards, especially since I'm thoroughly enjoying using the Stampin' Up! Holly Berry Bouquet Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP), physically and digitally.  Here's a Diamond Fold Card using the DSP and the Stampin' Up! Bells & Boughs stamp set.

The card base is made with Stampin' Up! Real Red Cardstock, and layered with Soft Suede Cardstock and the Holly Berry DSP.

The diamond portion of the card is layered with Garden Green and Soft Suede Cardstock and one of the designs of the DSP.  The bells stamp from the Bells & Boughs stamp set was covered with various Stampin' Up! Write Markers and stamped on Whisper White Cardstock.  They were cut out and adhered to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I made the "Ring the Bells of Christmas" sentiment with My Digital Studio

The inside of the card features the Holly Berry DSP as well.  The sentiments are from the Stampin' Up! Come to Bethlehem stamp set.
Purchase the products used for this project by clicking on the links, which will take you directly to the product on line, or click here.

God's Blessings!
Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in FL

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Stampin' Up! Hostess-Only Savor the Season Ensemble

Look at this exclusive hostess-only digital ensemble that you can get with hostess dollars if you host a qualifying, private Stampin' Up! Party or by placing an online order of $150 US!  It's the hostess-only Savor the Season Ensemble Content CD that is available through December 31 only.  This ensemble is perfect for making holiday projects and gifts!



This exclusive hostess ensemble is priced at only $16 US hostess dollars. It’s a great value, and it means you will still have hostess dollars left over to spend on all the products you’ve been eyeing in the catalog. 


You need to hurry though, as this ensemble is only available until December 31. After that, those lovely punches that make the bows and the darling treat boxes are going to go away. So contact me today to find out more details on earning this fantastic ensemble.  You are going to be the talk of the town with a Christmas party table spread that looks something like this:



Email (beverlypolen@guneauxdesigns.com) or call (941-531-4513) me to get your party scheduled. 

God's Blessings!
Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in FL

Monday, November 14, 2011

Zentangle - Maple Leaf

I think the fall time of the year is so beautiful, and I don't get to experience the beautiful transformation of trees while living in Florida.  To create my own feel of the fall, I made a leaf in Zentangle® patterns and created this greeting card with the leaf.   (CHECK OUT MY NEW WEBSITE:  STAMPINGWITHGUNEAUXDESIGNS.COM)

I used eight different, official Zentangle® patterns on the leaf.  The fun of zentangling is that you can create your own patterns if desired; however, I choose official  patterns.

For some history about Zentangle®, it is a new form of art created by Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts.  Because I am not a Certified Zentangle® Teacher, I prefer not to attempt to teach how to zentangle.  However, you can learn more about this new art on Maria and Rick's website, http://www.zentangle.com

As for the Stampin' Up! products used for the card, they are: 

 
To purchase Stampin' Up! products, click here or on the links above.   Hope you enjoy the card!

God's Blessings!
Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen

Friday, November 11, 2011

USA Veterans Day

May we be grateful for the military men and women who gave their lives while exhibiting such courage in bravely protecting our freedom.  May God richly bless the families who lost a precious loved one in any war/conflict.



God's Blessings
Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Stampin' Up! Christmas Greeting Card

I love creating with the Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio!  This beautiful card incorporates many elements from many stamps, punches, and embellishments.  Look closely at the card and see how many elements you can find.  Some are very small, so scan slowly (lol).  Some of the elements are from the free digital downloads that Stampin' Up! gave you during the Digital Scrapbooking Day.


OK, what do you think?  If you've not used your My Digital Studio to create cards, I encourage you to give it a try!  If you've not purchased it, you're missing out!!

God's Blessings!
Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in FL

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Stampin' Up! Pines & Poinsettia

So, my friends, how are you progressing with making your Stampin' Up! Christmas cards?  Let me share one that you can duplicate easily.


I made this card with the beautiful Stampin' Up! Holly Berry Bouquet Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP).  The card base is Real Red cardstock that is layered with a design from the DSP.  On the left side is a Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, and DSP mat to which I added a Real Red Satin Ribbon bow.  The card's dominate piece is from the Stampin' Up! Pines and Poinsettia stamp set.  I used several Stampin' Write Markers to ink the stamp before stamping it onto Whisper White cardstock, which I matted with Real Red cardstock and embellished with the superb Stampin' Up! Dazzling Diamonds Glitter


I think it is a beautiful card and easy to make.  Now it's your turn!

Purchase the products used for this project by clicking on the above links or by visiting my on-line store here.

God's Blessings!
Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in FL

Monday, November 7, 2011

Celebrate Digital Scrapbooking Day

I am enjoying the free Stampin' Up! digital downloads in celebration of Digital Scrapbooking Day.  Have you received yours yet?  If not, today is the last day!  Go to MyDigitalStudio.net, take the short survey, scroll down the page until you see "Top Contents" on the left-hand side, and click on:

Celebrate Digital Scrapbooking Day with FREE DownloadsCelebrate Digital Scrapbooking Day with FREE Downloads 

These are the free downloads:


Having Stampin' Up!'s "My Digital Studio" is not necessary to download these files.  If you have a compatible software, you can get the downloads.  Compatible software is a software program that supports layers and .jpg and .png files, such as Adobe Photoshop.

Get your FREE digital downloads and start creating!  Have fun!

God's Blessings
Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in FL

Friday, November 4, 2011

Stampin' Up! Digital Scrapbooking Day


You do not want to miss this Stampin' Up! opportunity; the Stampin' Up! Digital Scrapbooking Day!

To celebrate the Digital Scrapbooking Day, Stampin' Up! is giving you FREE digital products.  Beginning today and through November 7, you must go to MyDigitalStudio.net and get the FREE digital products from Stampin' Up!  You can download the products after completing a short survey.

You can download these free digital projects even if you've not purchased Stampin' Up!'s My Digital Studio, the software for creating digital cards, scrapbooks, and other paper products.  The digital downloads are compatible with other software programs that support layers and .jpg and .png files such as: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Jasc Paint Shop Pro (PSP), Microsoft Digital Image Pro (DIP), Ulead Photo Impact (PI), and Corel Draw.

The following digital card is one I made with several of the elements from ONE of the free downloads.  It's so cute!


What are you waiting for?  Click HERE to get these free downloads now!

God's Blessings!
Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in FL
 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Stampin' Up! Snow Much Fun

My Stampin' Up! Greeting Card today features the Stampin' Up! Snow Much Fun stamp set.  In addition to the stamp set, also featured is the Northern Frost Decorative Strip.  Snow is so beautiful, but I must say that it's good living in Florida right now.  My thoughts and prayers are with those who were hit by the big snow storm up North.
More on the card -- the card base is Bashful Blue Cardstock, and the second layer is the Silver Glimmer Paper (love this paper).  The top layer is Whisper White Cardstock that is embossed with the Snow Burst Textured Embossing Folder (what a "cool" embossing folder [pun intended - LOL]).
The snow flakes and parts of the snowman are embellished with Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter or Dazzling Details.  This is a very easy card to case.  Hope you enjoy it.

Buy the Stampin' Up! products by clicking on the links above and you'll be taken directly to my store.

God's Blessings!
Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in FL