Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Garden Birthday Card for the Sunday Stamps Color Challenge

Even though it is technically Autumn, it is the Dog Days of Summer here in Alabama where the nights are cool, but the days are still warm with dragonflies still fluttering around the gardens and ponds. I hope you enjoy this colorful Happy Birthday card that uses the Parisian Flourishes Embossing Folder and the Dragonfly Garden Bundle (Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set + Dragonflies Punch).

The inspiration for the colors comes from the Sunday Stamps Weekly Challenge SSC267 AUTUMN BOLDNESS. The requirement are to use of a minimum of 3 colors from the graphic below, plus a neutral of choice.

The Paper Cuts

  • Thick Basic White Cardstock: 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″ (card base)
  • Basic White Cardstock: 3 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ (embossed panel), 4″ x 5-1/2″ (inside panel) and 3-1/4″ x 1″ (sentiment)
  • Bermuda Bay Cardstock: 4-1/8″ x 5-1/2″ (front panel)
  • Vellum Cardstock: 7-1/2″ x 2″ (Dragonfly punches)

The Creating

I began by stamping three dragonflies in Tuxedo Black Ink on Vellum Cardstock. I colored these with Stampin’ Blends: Light Mango Melody, Dark Pumpkin Pie and Light Bermuda Bay. I applied Wink of Stella to the wings and punched the dragonflies out with coordinating punch. I used my Bone Folder to add a wave to the wings.

Next, I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment in Tuxedo Black on Basic White Cardstock and fussy cut it with my Paper Snips. I also stamped the sentiment on the inside panel along with the dragonfly. I added the dragonfly to the corner of the envelope. I colored the dragonflies with the Light Bermuda Stampin’ Blend and added Wink of Stella.

I ran the 3 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ Basic White panel through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine inside the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder with the No. 1 and No. 4 plates. I placed two pieces of the White 1/4″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon across the center fo the panel and adhered them to the back with Mini Glue Dots. I adhered the embossed panel to the Bermuda Bay panel and both to the card base and then the inside panel with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I wrapped ribbon 3x around 4 fingers and tied it in the middle with a small piece of the ribbon. I popped the fussy cut sentiment on with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals and added the bow to the left with a Mini Glue Dot. The dragonflies were added with a Mini Glue Dot and then topped with a yellow 2021-23 In Color Jewel, an orange Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewel and a teal Artistry in Bloom Adhesive-Backed Sequin on the matching dragonfly.

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    Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Garden Thank You Card

    I used the Dragonfly Garden Bundle from the 2021 January – June Mini Catalog for this card. It contains the Dragonfly Garden Cling Stamp Set and the Dragonflies Punch. To color the dragonfly I searched the internet for pictures of actual species. They come in so many color varieties! This one looks like a rainbow! I hope you enjoy the card.

    The Paper Cuts

    • Mossy Meadow Cardstock: 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ (card base)
    • Whisper White Cardstock: medium Stitched Shapes Dies circle (sentiment), 2″ x 2 1/2″ (dragonfly), and 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inside)
    • Misty Moonlight Designer Series Paper: 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ (front), 4/16″ x 5 1/4″ (inside), and 5 3/4″ x 2 1/2″
    • Vellum Cardstock: 4 x 5 1/4″

    The Creating

    • With Tuxedo Black Ink, I stamped the dragonfly on Basic White Cardstock. I colored it with Light and Dark Stampin’ Blends in Mossy Meadow, Misty Moonlight, Blackberry Bliss and Balmy Blue. I added Wink of Stella to the wings and then punched it with with the Dragonflies Punch.
    • I ran the Vellum Cardstock through the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine inside the leafy Greenery Embossing Folder. I added it to the card front with 4 strategically placed Mini Glue Dots.
    • With Tuxedo Black Ink, I stamped the sentiments on the Stitched Shapes circle die cut and the Basic White inside panel.
    • I added the paper layers to the card and envelope with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and trimmed the excess on the envelope with Paper Snips.
    • I wrapped the Mossy Meadow Braided Linen Trim around the card front and tied it in a bow. The dragonfly is added with two Mini Glue Dots. The one on the tail overhung a little so I used my Take Your Pick Tool to roll the edges onto itself. I slightly curled the wings with my Bone Folder.
    • I added three (3) Misty Moonlight 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots to the card front.

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    Butterfly Brilliance Collection – Early Release

    Bring in the beauty of nature with the artistic designs of the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and coordinating designer series paper, along with textured specialty paper that will put a pop of brilliance on every project. The Butterfly Brilliance Collection is an early release from the upcoming 2022 Annual Catalog and will be available from March 2 through May 3, 2021.

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    Newly Added Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick Bundles

    Stampin’ Up! has released two new coordinating bundles available now through June 30, 2021. Click HERE to see the details and card samples.


    January – June 2021 Mini Catalog

    You will find many wonderful, beautiful, creative and fun ideas and products inside. You can check it out digitally HERE. If you do not already have a Demonstrator that you personally work with, drop me a request with your address at stampdabbles@gmail.com and I will be glad to mail you one along with a handmade card and a printed Wish List.


    2020-21 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog

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    You will also receive $10 in product credit for every $50 you spend when you use the monthly Host Code at the top right of the page (If your order is $150 or more, you will receive your own code which includes my reward as well as additional rewards from Stampin’ Up! – see the Rewards Tab for details). You will also receive loyalty points which will translate into more free product. You can find a Loyalty Order Tracking Form HERE to help you keep track.

    Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Thank You Card

    I used the Dragonfly Garden Bundle from the new January – June 2021 Mini Catalog to create this card designed by Australian Demonstrator, Kathryn Ruddick @ katlodesigns.com. It is a stamp and punch bundle with awesome greetings for anytime of the year. Enjoy!

    The Creating

    • Use Misty Moonlight Ink to stamp the dragonfly and the Thank You sentiment on a scrap of Thick Whisper White or Thick Basic White Cardstock. Use the Timeless Label Punch to punch out the sentiment and the Drangonflies Punch to punch out the dragonfly image.
    • Cut the corner off of a piece of scrap paper (it can be a junk mail letter from your trash bin, but don’t use cardstock) in an L shape about 4 1/2″ down and 3 1/2″ across. This will be a template to mask the center square on the card front. Place it on the front of a Misty Moonlight card from the Flowers for Every Season Memories & More Cards and Envelope pack so that the white dots on the left of the card do not show. Stamp the flower image in Misty Moonlight Ink. Reverse your template before stamping the 3rd one on the right edge so that it covers those dots there.
    • Stamp the dragonfly on the envelope front and stamp the floral image and the greeting on the inside of the card in the Misty Moonlight Ink.
    • Wind the Misty Moonlight/silver Baker’s Twine from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack around 4 fingers 3 times, overlapping the start and stop point, and snip. Grasping the overlap point, bring it to the center so it will be hidden under the label. Run a small strip of Stampin’ Seal adhesive where the sentiment label will go on the card and press the Baker’s Twine onto it. Place two Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the label at the center top and the bottom and adhere it over the twine.
    • Pop on the punched dragonfly on the card front with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
    • Add three silver Metallic Pearls and a little Wink of Stella on the flower centers.

    If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the links above or the shop image on on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email me at stampdabbles@gmail.com. I’d love to hear from you.

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    Stampin’ Up! Whisper White Paper Products Are Replaced by Basic White

    Whisper White paper products have been discontinued because the supplier’s mill has permanently closed due to impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. Please note that this does not affect any of the other cardstocks.

    Stampin’ Up! does have a new Basic White to offer. The quality of our new Basic White was thoroughly tested by quality assurance and product teams. It also tested very well with demonstrators and concept artists who gave it a huge thumbs up.

    BASIC WHITE PRODUCTS 

    The following Basic White products are now available:

    • BASIC WHITE 8-1/2″ X 11″ CARDSTOCK (159276)
    • BASIC WHITE 8-1/2″ X 11″ THICK CARDSTOCK (159229)
    • BASIC WHITE 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) CARDSTOCK (159231)
    • BASIC WHITE MEDIUM ENVELOPES (159236)
    • BASIC WHITE NOTE CARDS & ENVELOPES (159232)
    • BASIC WHITE 3″ X 3″ (7.6 X 7.6 CM) ENVELOPES (159233)
    • BASIC WHITE ASSORTED MEMORIES & MORE CARDS & ENVELOPES (159234)

    Click here for a printable flyer with pictures and details.


    January – June 2021 Mini Catalog

    You will find many wonderful, beautiful, creative and fun ideas and products inside. You can check it out digitally HERE. If you do not already have a Demonstrator that you personally work with, drop me a request with your address at stampdabbles@gmail.com and I will be glad to mail you one along with a handmade card and a printed Wish List.


    2020-21 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog

    You can check it out digitally HERE

    Ordering

    Once you have found the thing(s) in the catalog that you love and just have to have. You can order them by clicking the cute Market Shop photo in the Sidebar (or HERE). If you need some help in putting together a design or knowing what products you need to put together with your stamps, I would love to help. Just drop me a quick note at stampdabbles@gmail.com and we’ll go from there. We can follow up with a phone call, a Zoom “face-to-face”, email or text….whatever works for you. 

    You will also receive $10 in product credit for every $50 you spend when you use the monthly Host Code at the bottom of my posts…the current Host Code is 2ZN3MVFX. (If your order is $150 or more, you will receive your own code which includes my reward as well as additional rewards from Stampin’ Up! – see the Rewards Tab for details). You will also receive loyalty points which will translate into more free product. You can find a Loyalty Order Tracking Form HERE to help you keep track.

    Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Garden Sneak Peek

    This card features the Dragonfly Garden Bundle and Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper from the January -June 2021 Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog (available January 5). Enjoy!

    I love the colors in the Designer Series Paper: Terracotta Tile, Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow, Bumblebee and Misty Moonlight.

    The Paper Cuts

    • Mossy Meadow Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ for the card base.
    • Whisper White Cardstock: 3 3/4″ x 1 3/4″ die cut from Stitched Rectangle Dies, a 4″ x 5 1/4″ panel for the inside and a 2″ x 2 1/2″ for the dragonfly.
    • Terracotta Tile Cardstock: 1 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ layer for the card front.
    • Dandy Garden 6×6 DSP: 4″ x 5 1/4″ for the card front, 3/4″ x 4″ for the inside and 2″ x 4 3/8″ for the envelope.
    • 2020-21 In Color 6×6 DSP: sentiment die cut from Tasteful Labels Dies

    The Creating

    • In Memento Basic Black Ink I stamped the floral image on the Stitched Rectangle die cut, the greeting on the Bumblebee Tasteful Labels die cut, the dragonfly on Whisper White and the greeting on the inside panel.
    • I watercolored the dragonfly with Terracotta Tile Ink (carefully not to get too much water on the paper) and once dry applied accent with the Light Cajun Craze Stampin’ Blend. I finished with Wink of Stella on the wings, punched it out with the Dragonflies Punch and added two Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back. You can curl the wings with a Bone Folder for added dimension.
    • I colored the floral image with Old Olive Light & Dark, Daffodil Delight Dark, Soft Suede Light and Cajun Craze Light Stampin’ Blends. After adhering it to the Terracotta Tile panel, I tied Mossy Meadow Braided Linen Trim in a knot around both layers and added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back.
    • All that’s left is to assemble the layers as shown.
    • The envelop is a CASE from a sweet customer of mine, Savannah, who did this application at a workshop. Apply Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the top left corner of the envelope flap. Fussy cut. Apply glue to the remaining piece, lift the flap and glue in place. Trim any overhang.
    Isn’t this Dragonfly Garden Bundle and Dandy Garden DSP fun! I’m looking forward to more creating with it.
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    We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from our current catalogs! Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of our most popular paper designs! List, pictures and links below.

    ORDERING INFORMATION

    ITEMDESCRIPTIONPRICE (US)
    Oct 1 – 31
    152495ARTISTRY BLOOMS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 $9.78
    153489TIS THE SEASON 6″ X 6″ (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 $9.78
    152492FOREVER GREENERY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 $9.78
    153487POINSETTIA PLACE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 $9.78
    153491TRIMMING THE TOWN DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 $9.78
    153527PLAID TIDINGS 6″ X 6″ (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 $9.78
    150432TOILE TIDINGS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 $9.78
    152483PEONY GARDEN DESIGNERS SERIES PAPER$11.50 $9.78
    152460WHALE OF A TIME 6″ X 6″ (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 $9.78
    153492HEARTWARMING HUGS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 $9.78
    153517MAGIC IN THIS NIGHT DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 $9.78
    153512SNOWFLAKE SPLENDOR DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 $9.78
    152494IN GOOD TASTE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$21.00 $17.85
    152490PLAYING WITH PATTERNS 6″ X 6″ (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 $9.78
    152489PLAYFUL PETS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 $9.78
    Designer Series Papers on Sale Oct 1-31

    SALES PERIOD: 1–31 OCTOBER

    • There is no limit to how many packages of Designer Series Paper may be purchased during this promotion.
    • Only select Designer Series Papers are available at a 15% discount during this promotion.
    • Orders must be placed—and closed—during the promotion period for the 15% discount to apply.
    • Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards qualify for the 15% discount

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    If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the links above or the shop image on on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email me at stampdabbles@gmail.com. I’d love to hear from you.

    Happy Stamp Dabbling!

    stampdabbles@gmail.com
    • Visit my online store here.
    • The current Host Code is QZXSZQH3.
    • Shop the Clearance Rack here.
    • Reserve a Paper Pumpkin Subscription here.
    • New to Stamping? Check out the new Beginner’s Brochure here.
    • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – See Customer Rewards here. It’s my way to say thank you!
    • In addition to my online store, I also take PayPal payments for orders. See the bottom of the Customer Rewards page here for details.

    August-December 2020 Mini Catalog

    You will find many wonderful, beautiful, creative and fun ideas and products inside. You can check it out digitally HERE. If you do not already have a Demonstrator that you personally work with, drop me a request with your address at stampdabbles@gmail.com and I will be glad to mail you one along with a handmade card and a printed Wish List.


    2020-21 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog

    You can check it out digitally HERE

    Ordering

    Once you have found the thing(s) in the catalog that you love and just have to have. You can order them by clicking the cute Market Shop photo in the Sidebar (or HERE). If you need some help in putting together a design or knowing what products you need to put together with your stamps, I would love to help. Just drop me a quick note at stampdabbles@gmail.com and we’ll go from there. We can follow up with a phone call, a Zoom “face-to-face”, email or text….whatever works for you. 

    You will also receive $10 in product credit for every $50 you spend when you use the monthly Host Code at the bottom of my posts…the current Host Code is QZXSZQH3. (If your order is $150 or more, you will receive your own code which includes my reward as well as additional rewards from Stampin’ Up! – see the Rewards Tab for details). You will also receive loyalty points which will translate into more free product. You can find a Loyalty Order Tracking Form HERE to help you keep track.