Wednesday, August 1, 2012


You wouldn't want to miss out on special Stampin' Up! events in August, right?  Well, August is a big month for Stampin' Up! crafters!  Let me share why!

August 1 - MDS2:  Today, the new upgraded Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio (MDS2) becomes available! AND, you can try it out on a 30-day trial!!  It can't be any better!

August 1 - Holiday Catalog:  Today is the debut of the new Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.  Wow, so many wonderful items will be found in this catalog, which is a larger catalog than any previous holiday catalogs.  What is your favorite item in this catalog?

(click on picture to see the catalog contents)

August 1 - 31 - 31% Discount:  Beginning today through August 31, you can save 31% on 31 digital content items for the MDS2!  Yes, that's right, 31% off on 31 digital content items!!  Wow, what more could you want?

August 1 - 31 - Spooktacular Offer:  During August, there are only treats - no tricks - for new Stampin' Up! Demonstrators (i.e., those signing up during August)! New demonstrators will get a FREE Howl-o-ween Printer's Tray project kit - a $60 value when they sign up.  Remember, it's only $99 to sign up under Guneaux Designs (scroll to the mid-section of the page) and create your own Starter Kit, choosing up to $125 in any current Stampin' Up! products!

Whee, have I forgotten anything?  If I remember other items, you are guaranteed that I'll let you know!

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God's Blessings!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

"Love You" Greeting Card - Guneaux Designs

Welcome to Guneaux Designs, and may you have a blessed day today!  This card share features several Stampin' Up! products from the new Annual Catalog.  Featured on the card are the: International Bazaar Designer Series Paper (DSP), Elegant Butterfly Punch, Delicate Designs Embossing Folder, Delicate Doilies L Sizzlits, Bitty Banner Framelits, and  Itty Bitty Banners Stamp Set.  Whee!  That is a lot of products on one card!

These two pictures give you a 3-D view of the card:

This picture gives you a closeup of the Elegant Butterfly (love this punch):

This picture gives you a closeup of the Delicate Doily (made with the International Bazaar DSP):

This picture provides you with a closeup of the Delicate Designs:



Stamp Set:  Itty Bitty Banners (126257)
Paper:  International Bazaar DSP (126920), Gumball Green Card Stock (126840), Midnight Muse Card Stock (126843), Daffodil Delight Card Stock (119683), and Whisper White Card Stock (100730)
Ink:  Gumball Green Classic Stamp Pad (126861) and Midnight Muse Classic Stamp Pad (around the edge of the scallop - 126860)
Accessories:  Elegant Butterfly Punch (127526),  Delicate Designs Embossing Folder (127023), Delicate Doilies L Sizzlits (126999), Bitty Banners Framelits (129267), 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch (118874), Heat and Stick Powder (100625), Paper Snips (103579), VersaMark Pad (1202283), Heat Tool (129053), Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter (102023), and Basic Pearls (119247)

  • Cut an 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" piece of Daffodil Delight Card Stock,
  • Fold it in half to form the card base,
  • Slip the right side of the card front into the Delicate Designs Embossing Folder, carefully lining it up so the pattern is even on the top and bottom,
  • Create a sandwich to run through the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439) in the following order, bottom up:
    • Multipurpose Platform on TAB 1
    • One Standard Cutting Pad
    • Card front that is inside of the Delicate Designs Embossing Folder
    • One Standard Cutting Pad
  • Run the sandwich through the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine,
  • Close the card and cut along the scallop edge on the right side using Paper Snips (cutting both the front and back together),
  •  Cut a strip of Midnight Muse Card Stock to fit inside the Delicate Designs Embossing Folder,
  • Run this through the Big Shot in the same manner as described above, and cut around the scallops,
  • Rub the VersaMark Pad over the Midnight Muse Card Stock piece and the front, right-side of the card base,
  • Apply the Heat and Stick Powder and heat with a Heat Tool
  • Quickly apply the Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter and lightly apply heat,
  • Adhere the Midnight Muse Card Stock just to the right of the design in the card base (see pic)
  • Cut 6 Elegant Butterflies, 3 from the International Bazaar DSP, 2 from Gumball Green Card Stock, and 1 from Midnight Muse Card Stock,
  • Adhere one of the DSP Butterflies onto the Gumball Green and Midnight Muse Card Stock
  • Using a permanent marker, color Basic Pearls yellow and add three to each butterfly,
  • Cut the largest Delicate Doily from the DSP using the Delicate Doilies Sizzlits,
  • Cut one Gumball Green and one Midnight Muse Scallop Circles using the Scallop Circle Punch,
  • Adhere the Delicate Doily and the two Scallop Circles together as shown in the pictures,
  • Stamp the sentiment, "Love You", from the Bitty Banners Stamp Set onto Whisper White Card Stock,
  • Align the appropriate Itty Bitty Framelit over the sentiment and run through the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
  • Adhere these elements onto the card base as shown in the pictures.

God's Blessings!

Stamping With Gunneaux Designs

Saturday, July 14, 2012

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.  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! 

This picture gives you another view:


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 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 of stamp image, stamp "Happy Birthday" using this 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 our corner decorations on 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.

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.

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

God's Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Sympathy Card - Trust God

It seems as though sorrow is being experienced by so many around me, including my family.  Thus, this card is dedicated to those going through the journey of grief (Melissa, Melody, Gwen, Jennifer, and many more).  Trust God!!

This sympathy card features the Stampin' Up! Floral District Designer Series Paper and the Trust God Stamp Set.  If you cannot see the sentiment, it says, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understand."  How very appropriate in times of sorrow.

Stampin' Up! Supplies and Item Numbers:

PAPER:  Floral District Designer Series Paper (DSP) (126919), Baja Breeze Cardstock (111352), Rose Red Cardstock (102544), and Whisper White Cardstock (100730)
INK:  Rose Red Classic Stampin' Pad (102109)
ACCESSORIES:  Daffodil Delight 1/2" Seam Binding (125583), Whisper White Baker's Twine (124262), Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons (127555), and Sticky Strip (104294) 

Instructions for Handmade Card:
  • Place two 2" pieces of White Baker's Twine in a water and Rose Red ink combination (3-4 drops of ink into a small amount of water).  (I use an 8 oz. plastic container that is 1/4" full with water.) 
  • Allow the white twine pieces to turn Rose Red, remove from the water, and let dry.
  • Create card base (5-1/2" x 8-1/2") from Baja Breeze Cardstock, folding in the center.
  • Cut a 5-1/4" x 4" piece of DSP series paper (your choice) and adhere it to the card front (my piece is the daffodil delight DSP).
  • Cut a 5-1/2" x 4" piece of another design from DSP (my piece if the floral DSP).
  • Along the 5-1/2" side of the DSP, mark the 2" point down from the top on both sides.
  • Mark the center of the DSP on the 5-1/2" side.
  • Using a pencil and ruler, draw a line from the left 2" mark to the center mark as well as the right 2" mark to the center mark.
  • Using a trimmer, cut on the drawn lines.
  • Cut a 2-1/4" square from Rose Red Cardstock.
  • Cut a 2" square from Baja Breeze Cardstock.
  • Cut a 1-3/4" square from Whisper White Cardstock.
  • Adhere the Baja Breeze Cardstock to the Rose Red Cardstock.
  • Stamp your sentiment onto the 1-3/4" square of Whisper White Cardstock using Rose Red Ink.
  • Adhere the Whisper White Cardstock to the Baja Breeze Cardstock.
  • Cut a 6-1/2" strip of the Daffodil Delight Seam Binding, add adhesive to the back side of both ends, and adhere it to the triangle piece of DSP, wrapping the ends onto the back side.
  • Adhere the sentiment and mats onto the triangle piece of DSP, placing it onto the center of the paper (see pic).
  • Adhere the DSP onto the top portion of the daffodil delight DSP (see pic).
  • Using the Rose Red twine, thread a piece underneath the Seam Binding on the left side, threading a Vintage Faceted Designer Button and creating a bow.  Repeat for the right side. 


God's Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Tool Tip - Sticky Strip

Do you find yourself shying away from using the Stampin' Up! Sticky Strip  (104294) because the red lining can be difficult to remove?  I used to do that until I discovered this trick!

In my workshops, I've noticed that everyone tries to remove the lining at the ends of each strip.  Even I did that.  However, there's a better way to remove it!  With your index finger, catch the red lining in the center of the strip with your index finger and lift it right off!  I was surprised how easy it is when I discovered this.  Try it!

God's Blessings!

Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen

Monday, July 9, 2012

Reason to Smile Stamp Set

Have you gotten your Reason to Smile Stamp Set yet? 

If not, how can you pass up a 7-piece stamp set for only $5?

This special promotion is only available during the month of July!  Don't tarry - July 31th will be here in no time! 

What is required to get this beautiful stamp set?

Order $50 of Stampin' Up! products!  How simple is that?  
You will not be automatically prompted to enter the item number for the stamp set when you reach $50 in your order.  So pay close attention.  The item numbers for the stamp set are in the following flyer. 

(click for PDF copy)


God's Blessings!

Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen

Saturday, July 7, 2012

International Bazaar DSP, Window Frames Framelits, & Friendship Preserves

I have for you today another sneak peek of a product in the upcoming 2012 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.  Yesterday I shared with you the upcoming Window Frames Collection Framelits.  Today I'm sharing a sentiment stamp image (see below) and the card I made using the framelits.  The beautiful Designer Series Paper, International Bazaar (126920), is from the new Annual Catalog that was released in June.

The sentiment, Thanks a Bunch, is the sneak peek!  It is in the upcoming catalog and is part of a four-stamp stamp set, Friendship Preserves.  The stamp set matches the Window Frames Framelits!  You can get these two items as a bundle, which means you'll save 15% on the cost of buying them individually.  This is a new feature from Stampin' Up! in the Holiday Catalog.  Isn't that great!!

This picture is a closeup of the sentiment.


God's Blessings!

 Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen

Friday, July 6, 2012

How to get More Than One Design from the Framelits Dies - Window Frames Collection

The upcoming Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog is chocked full of wonderful crafting supplies and ideas that I'm sure you'll love.  There are four new sets of Framelits Dies in the catalog (woohoo!).  Today I'm providing a sneak peek at one set, the Window Frames Collection.

What is so great about this set of framelits is that you can get two different designs from it.  It's like getting two sets of framelits in one!!  Here's a look at another design.

Now how cool is that???? 

 God's Blessings!
Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Comfort Cafe DSP, Betsy's Blossoms, and Diamond Fold Card

I hope you had a nice 4th of July celebrating the birth of our country.  Did you seize the opportunity to make something crafty to display during your festivities? 

So it's time to get back to work (ugh!).  Today I am sharing a diamond fold card with you.  I really like the way it turned out, and I hope you like it.  

Don't you just love the Stampin' Up! Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper (DSP) (126898)?  This card features the DSP as well as the Betsy's Blossoms Stamp Set (126006), Kindness Matters Stamp Set (122902), and Bitty Banners Framelits

I am very appreciative of your comments!!

God's Blessings!

Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Stampin' Up! Petal Cone - Happy July 4th!

Do you have plans to celebrate today with family and friends?  How do you plan on decorating the table that will hold all of the yummy food?  I have an idea for you, but you'll need to get started creating it early in the day so you'll have your table decorated prior to food being served.  Making several of these would further enhance your table.

This table decoration features the Stampin' Up! Petal Cone Bigz L Die.  I love his die and use it often. 


(Click on the pictures to enlarge)


Paper: Real Red Cardstock (102482), Whisper White Cardstock (100730), Night of Navy Cardstock (100867), Silver Glimmer Paper (124005), and Red Glimmer Paper (121790) 
Accessories:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Petal Cone Bigz L Die (121810), Retired Stars #2 Original Die, Full Heart Punch (119883), Strips Embossing Folder (123128), Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz (118772), Adhesive of your choice, and Fourth of July decorations from a local craft store

To make this table decoration, follow these steps:
  • Cut 3 petal cones using the Petal Cone Die - 1 Whisper White, 1 Real Read, and 1 Night of Navy
  • Emboss each cone with the Strips Embossing Folder
  • Spritz each with the Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz
  • Fold along each score line
  • Adhere the Real Red cone to the Whisper White cone, lining up the embossed strips
  • Adhere the Whisper White cone to the Night of Navy cone, lining up the embossed strips
  • Lay the adhered pieces face down (at this point you have not adhered the Night of Navy flap yet)
  • Adhere your craft store decorations about 1" down from the top portion of the Whisper White cone (you will need to cut a small half circle from the top of each cone so that when you close and adhere the final pieces together, the decorations fit nicely into the top)
  • Place adhesive on the flap of the Night of Navy cone and adhere it to the Real Red cone, folding under the flaps of each cone
  • Adhere the folded flaps to each other
  • Set the adhered cones down on Real Red Cardstock and trace around it
  • Cut out the traced piece of Real Red Cardstock and adhere it to the bottom of the cones (this provides a bottom cover to hide the flaps)
  • Using the Stars #2 Die (or a star punch), cut out stars from the Red Glimmer and Silver Glimmer paper and Night of Navy Cardstock
  • Adhere the stars onto the final adhered cone where desired.
  • Decide on your sentiment and place it onto Whisper White Cardstock
  • Using the Full Heart Punch, punch out the sentiment from the Whisper White Cardstock, as well as a heart from the Read Glimmer Paper and Night of Navy Cardstock
  • Layer the hearts as shown in the pictures and adhere them to the cone
  • Enjoy
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God's Blessings!

Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen