Sparkling Dragonfly

Dragonfly Dreams & Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits -

I love the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and Detailed Dragonfly thinlits – one of the products in the new 2017 Occasions Catalog!  I plan on doing more cards with this set.

Dragonfly Dreams & Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits -

You can use your bone folder to gently roll the dragonfly wings before you glue it in place.

1. Fold the Mint Macaron card base.
Tape/glue the Whisper White layer to the card base.
2. Randomly stamp the dots across the top and across the
bottom of the Dapper Denim layer.
3. Using the smaller dragonfly thinlit, cut one from the
Dapper Denim layer – a little above center. You can keep or
discard the dragonfly that is cut out.
4. Use the dragonfly thinlit with the detailed wings, cut one from
Vellum Cardstock. Lightly brush this dragonfly with a sponge
and Dapper Denim ink.
5. Glue the square of Dazzling Diamond Glimmer paper to the
back of the Dapper Denim layer behind the cut out of the
dragonfly. Tape/glue this layer to the White layer.
6. Put a line of Tombow down the center of the Vellum
dragonfly and insert it into the cut out in the Dapper Denim
layer. You will have to hold it a few seconds to get the glue
to stick to the Dazzling Diamond layer.
7. Using a strip of Mint Macaron, create your greeting piece and
use dimensionals to attach to the card front.

Stamps:  Dragonfly Dreams
Cardstock: Mint Macaron, Whisper White, Dapper Denim, Vellum Cardstock, Dazzling Diamond Glimmer paper
Ink: Dapper Denim
Other: Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Project Life Cards & Labels Thinlits

Mint Macaron card base – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″
Whisper White – 5-1/8″ x 3-7/8″
Dapper Denim – 5″ x 3-3/4″
Vellum Cardstock – 3″ x 4″
Mint Macaron – 4-1/4″ x 1-1/4″ (for greeting)
Diamond Glimmer – 3-1/2″ square

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What Makes You Happy

I had lots of fun making this “Tunnel Card”.  It’s a technique that I saw on several blogs and decided to try it myself.  I did it in a beach theme – go figure!  I love this card format because it looks like a regular card from the front until you open it up and get a little surprise.

Do Whatever Makes You Happy by Sharon Cline 2015-08_Makes You Happy-2Instructions:

  1. For this card, I cut one piece of Lost Lagoon and one piece of Pool Party, both cut at 5-1/2” x 4-1/4”.
  2. Slide the piece of Lost Lagoon cardstock into your Simply Scored horizontally and score at 2-1/8”, 4-1/4” and 6-3/8”. Fold it at the 4-1/4” score and then fold the other two score marks creating a mountain and two valleys. Use one of the oval framelits and center it over the 4-1/4” fold and run through the Big Shot creating an oval ‘window’.
  3. Center this over the Pool Party piece of cardstock and make a few light pencil marks on the Pool Party layer around the oval cut so you will be able to tell where your ‘window’ is and be able to stamp your images so they will be visible.
  4. I decorated the Lost Lagoon layer with the oval window with the Fan Coral stamp from By the Tide in Crumb Cake. I then ran it through the Big Shot with the Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder.    Hint: Stamp first and then run through with the Embossing Folder.
  5. Hint:  Stamp the back layer before you score it!  Stamp the Pool Party layer with the Turtle stamp with Crumb Cake, the Fan Coral stamp with Crumb Cake, the Seahorse with Wild Wasabi and the ‘scatter’ image from Gorgeous Grunge with Pool Party randomly in the background. I then inked the Jellyfish with Versamark and then with Lost Lagoon and stamped it; sprinkled Heat & Stick Powder on it and heated it and sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds over it to make it sparkle!  After this layer is all stamped, score it at 4-1/4″
  6. Once I had all the background images stamped and scored, I laid the two panels together and glued them together putting glue only up to the two folds on each side of the top panel.
  7. I stamped ‘the little things’ from the Hello Life stamp set and cut it out with the Handpicked Framelits and glued in place to the inside front oval cut.
  8. For the card front: A Lost Lagoon layer 5-1/4” x 4” and a Pool Party layer 3-3/4” x 5”. I stamped the greeting from Hello Life on the Pool Party layer with Lost Lagoon ink. I stamped the Lighthouse with Crumb Cake. From the Work of Art stamp set, I used the swooshy stamp and Crumb Cake and make little hills under the Lighthouse.       These two panels were glued together and then glued to the card front.
What Makes Ypu Happy
All supplies Stampin’Up unless otherwise noted.
Stamps:  From Land to Sea (139361-c); By the Tide (129120-c); Hello Life (137136-p); Gorgeous Grunge (130517-c); Work of Art (134114-c)
Ink:  Lost Lagoon (133644), Crumb Cake (126975), Wild Wasabi (126959), Pool Party (126982), VersaMark (102283)
Cardstock:  Pool Party (122924), Lost Lagoon (133679)
Other:  Oval Framelits (129381), Heat & Stick Powder (100625), Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (133751), Handpicked Framelits (137361), Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder (133739)
Technique:  Tunnel Card

Just Hard

Love this stamp set. It’s great when you need a touch of humor.
Just hardI punched two holes in the left edge of the card and ran the ribbon through the inside and around the front.

Just a mention that there are still Photopolymer sets available that are not listed in the Annual catalog. You can find them in the my Stampin’ Up! store.

Saying Goodbye
All supplies Stampin’Up unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Just Kidding (140667-p)
Ink: Memento Black (132708)
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay (131197), Bermuda Bay DSP from Brights
Other: 1/8″ Hand-Held Circle Punch (134365), Bermuda Bay Ribbon

Okay, here we go!

As promised, I told you I would start posting cards so here’s my first one! 🙂
2015-06-Thanks In PinkThis is a card that I wanted to create for a special friend.  I cased it from one that Susie Guenther did.  I love combination of the Pink Pirouette and Blackberry Bliss.

Thank You
All supplies Stampin’Up unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Everything Eleanor (124164-c), Another Thank You (136835-p), Gorgeous Grunge (130517-c), Petite Petals (133155-c)
Ink: Pink Pirouette (126956), Blackberry Bliss (138421)
Cardstock: Pink Pirouette (111351), Blackberry Bliss (133642), Whisper White (100730)
Other: Petite Petals Punch (133322), Rhinestones (119246)

Creeping into the Holidays – September Stamp Camp


September Stamp Camp – you will be learning how to emboss one piece of cardstock with two different Embossing Folders, making a Christmas card that has a detachable Christmas Wreath ornament that can be hung on the tree; making a really cute Halloween card; make a really cute little Travel Journal and another Christmas card! Come Creep Into The Holidays with us!

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Blooming Birthday with a Technique

Blooming Birthday - by Sharon Cline

I created this card for a swap. I used the new Flower Patch photopolymer stamp set and its coordinating Flower Fair framelit dies.

The technique I used is called Inlaid Die-cutting. Essentially you die cut your shapes from the background panel and lay the colored die-cuts into the background panel so the finished panel is flat. The trick is to start with your “back” layer – in this instance, the leaf and orange flower were cut out first (and their colored coordinates inserted in their place); then the Honey flower was die-cut (removing part of the leaf and orange flower in the process).

Give it a try!