Mar 14 2017

SUOC170 Dragonfly Dreams


The theme this week on SUO Challenges is Things That Fly!  Wide open interpretation on this one!  I decide to use Dragonfly Dreams Bundle…I hadn’t used the little bee yet!  Because I liked how this turned, this is also a sneak peek of one of the cards we will be doing in my Dragonfly Dreams Bundle class tonight!



Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Delightful Dijon, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • The 3-3/4 x 5-1/4 piece of Whisper White was stamped with the dotted image int he bottom left and top right corners with Delightful Dijon Ink several times.  It was added to the front right side of the base card.
  • The 1/2 x 5-1/4 strip of Urban Development DSP was added to the left side.
  • The largest Stitched Shape Oval was cut from Delightful Dijon cardstock and embossed with the Hexagon Embossing Folder.  The insides were sponged with Delightful Dijon ink to give them some definition.
  • Linen Thread was wrapped around and tied in a bow, then the oval was added to the front of the base card.
  • The bee was stamped with Memento Black Ink, and cut with the Bee thinlit in Detailed Dragonfly Thinlit Dies.
  • A 1/2″ Punched Crushed Curry Circle was added behind the body and a quarter of another 1/2″ under the head, then layered on Whisper White cardstock and hand cut around the outside.  It was added to the oval with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The greeting was stamped along the bottom with Memento Black Ink!


OK…check out the rest of the SUO Challenge Design Team to see what they did with the Things That Fly challenge this time!  Then play along!






Jul 30 2016

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Small Box or Favor

This month on Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hops, we are switching it up a little and showing off our FAVORITES! This week we are featuring our FAVORITE SMALL BOX OR FAVOR!  Again, a hard choice to make…but I went by my stand-by, Cutie Pie Thinlet.  I’ve made so many things with this box…a Santa, snowman, turkey, pilgrims…just to name a few!  But…here’s a new one!


Do you think it looks like a beehive?  That’s what I’m hoping!


Cutie Pie Beehive 2


I used the bee from Shooting Star and some gold thread for the “flight of the bumblebee”.  Here’s a closeup:


Cutie Pie Beehive


Want some details:

  • The Cutie Pie Thinlet was cut from So Saffron cardstock.
  • Before putting the box together, a pencil mark was placed along each side every 1″.  I used a flower stem and Early Espresso Ink to make the ridges in the “hive”.  Then adhere the box together.
  • An Layering Oval was cut from Early Espresso Cardstock, then stamped in a crosshatch pattern with the same flower stem.  The sides were cut off to make it more “square”.
  • The bee from Shooting Star was stamped with Early Espresso and colored with Crushed Curry Marker.  The Clear Wink of Stella was used for the wings and the Gold Wink of Stella for the body to give it  little shimmer!
  • A long strand of gold thread was wrapped around 3 fingers to make loops, then added to the back of the bee with a Stampin’ Dimensional.
  • The You’re Sweet greeting from Shooting Star was stamped with Memento Black on a 1/2″ strip of Whisper White, cut one side at an angle and adhered to the front of the box.
  • Finally a bow was made from the Burlap Ribbon and added to the top of the box with Mini Glue Dots.


OK…next up is Mary Brown…check out her favorite small box or favor!