Aug 15 2017

SUOC181 Dragonfly Dreams

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is “Dragonflies and Butterflies”.  Right now my studio is in a mess again as my husband painted my room this week while taking care of me after my knee replacement surgery.  All went well and I’m progressing pretty quickly, but will be glad when I have flexibility back in my knee and less pain!  Today is the first day that I’ll be “on my own” except for the PT person coming in to do exercises with me.  I was excited to be able to make up this card while I’m recuperating!  Didn’t know how much I’d be able to sit and work!

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Pool Party cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • A 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White is place on top and embossed with the Layered Leaves Dynamic embossing folder.
  • Two 1/4 x 5-1/4 strips of Tranquil Tide cardstock and two 1/4 x 4 strips of Soft Suede cardstock are placed across the front in a grid.
  • The large Layering Oval was cut from a piece of Polished Stone Glossy cardstock that I had made previously and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The dragonfly from Dragonfly Dreams was stamped with Soft Suede Ink (detailed image) and the inside of the wings with stamped-off Tranquil Tide ink on Whisper White cardstock.  It was cut with the Dragonfly framelit and added to the oval with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Thanks greeting from Dragonfly Dreams was stamped with Tranquil Tide on Whisper White and closely cropped so just the Thanks was cut out.  It was adhered under the dragonfly.
  • You can’t see in the photo, but the wings were painted with Clear Wink of Stella.

I LOVE it!  Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the Design Team for SUO Challenges did this week with this theme! I’m sure they will have some great ideas!

 

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Apr 05 2017

Dragonfly Dreams

I recently held a class using the Dragonfly Dreams Bundle.  They made three cards with matching envelopes.  A  bonus project was this little decorated Kraft Gift Bag to hold all of the cards if they wanted to give it as a gift!  I thought it turned out sweet!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The Kraft Tag a Bag Gift Bag was stamped with the dotted image in Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set with Crumb Cake Ink along the edges.
  • 1″ from the top was scored and folded backwards.
  • Strips of Urban Development Designer Paper were cut for banners with a flag end.
  • A length of Very Vanilla/Gold Metallic Ribbon (retired SAB) was folded in half, then stapled to the banners.  The banners were adhered to the front of the bag below the score line.
  • The dragonfly strip was cut with the Detailed Dragonfly Framelits from Basic Black cardstock and adhered to the banners.
  • The greeting from Dragonfly Dreams was stamped with Memento Black Ink on a 1/2″ strip of Very Vanilla, cut with a flag end, then attached to the banners.
  • A Gold Binder Clip was added to the top to hold the bag closed.
  • Linen Thread was tied in a bow on the Gold Binder Clip.

 

LOVE it!  This little packaging could hold SO much!  What would you put in it?

 

Create with Connie and Mary’s new April 2017 Mini Session is COMING SOON!

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.

And, if you subscribe to BOTH March AND April, you will receive a Spring 3D Bonus Project that is also perfect for a your spring classes!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe!

 

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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!

 

 

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Mar 06 2017

Dragonfly Dreams Flower

I just thought the wings of the dragonfly would make a terrific flower if placed going in a circle!  What do you think?

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 So Saffron cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Flirty Flamingo.
  • The 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Whisper White was stamped with the Dragonfly Dreams wings going around in a circle, stamping off to fill in the blank spots.
  • In the center are two of the star flowers from the Blossom Builder Punch, punched from Flirty Flamingo cardstock.  A Perfect White Accents is placed in the center.  They are added to the stamped flower with Mini Glue Dots.
  • In the corners, the spotted image from Dragonfly Dreams was stamped with Flirty Flamingo Ink.
  • The greeting from the same set was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink.

 

Love the whimsical look the wings gave the flower!  Something different using this set!  Want more ideas for stamps and products in the Occasions and Sale-a-Bration brochures?  Our Create with Connie and Mary March 2017 Mini Session has just the thing!

 

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.

And, if you subscribe to BOTH March AND April, you will receive a Spring 3D Bonus Project that is also perfect for a your spring classes!  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe!

 

 

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Feb 02 2017

CCMC443 Dragonfly Dreams

It’s funny how “great minds” think alike!  With today’s Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge, you’ll notice that several of our Challenge Team Members used the same stamp set!  In fact, I used it, too!  But, when I went to upload mine and saw their designs, I decided that I would make up another card using a different set.  It’s a COOL sketch, and I know you could come up with even more ideas with it!  Our website will give you information on how to play along on our Facebook page!

 

Here’s what I did using Dragonfly Dreams Bundle:

 

 

And here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Pear Pizzazz cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • A 3/4 x 5-1/4 strip of Tasty Treats Designer Paper was temporarily placed across the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White.
  • Before adhering the DSP, the speckle stamp from Dragonfly Dreams was stamped above and below the area with Pear Pizzazz Ink, then the DSP placed over it.
  • The greeting was stamped with Memento Black Ink in the lower left corner.
  • On a scrap piece of Shimmer White, use the AquaPainter and Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party and Bermuda Bay Makers to watercolor the background.  Stamp the dragonfly image over top when dry with Memento Black Ink.  Cut with Detailed Dragonfly Thinlit and adhere on the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Add some Clear Wink of Stella over top the wings.

That’s it!  Check out the rest of the Challenge Team’s designs over on Create with Connie and Mary!  And check out our FEBRUARY MINI SESSION that will be coming soon!  (Remember, if you signed up for the Valentine Bonus, you are already signed up for February, too!)

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Jan 04 2017

Dragonfly Dreams

When I first saw the Dragonfly Dreams stamps set (other than thinking my friend Mary would be SO happy), I thought of this card that I originally created for the Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip Cruise Swap back in May of 2014 when Work of Art first came out.  It has been one of my most popular Pinterest pins!

 

 

I thought it would be pretty easy to recreate it using the new Dragonfly Dreams stamp set in the Occasions Catalog and some different colors!  I must admit that I love this one as much as I loved the first one!

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Pool Party cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Tip Top Taupe.
  • A 1-1/2 x 5-1/4 strip of Tasty Treats Designer Paper was placed down the left side.
  • The 3 x 4-1/4 piece of Whisper White was stamped with the speckle image in Dragonfly Dreams twice with Pool Party full strength and twice with Tip Top Taupe stamped off.  The corners were rounded with the Project Life Corner Rounder.
  • A 1/2 x 3-3/4 piece of Basic Black cardstock was added underneath the left side.
  • Some Pool Party 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon was tied around the Whisper White and knotted.
  • The greeting from Dragonfly Dreams was stamped with Memento Black Ink.  The Whisper White layer was added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The strip of dragonflies from the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlets were cut from both Pool Party and Tip Top Taupe cardstock, then cut apart two of them, overlapped and glued them together, then placed on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • To finish off the dragonflies, the wings were colored with Clear Wink of Stella and two Rhinestone Jewels added to the bodies of each.

 

OK…did I mention how much I LOVE this card???  Know what else to love?  Our January session starts SOON!

 

Create with Connie and Mary designers are getting ready to open the JANUARY 2017 MINI SESSION with projects using stamp sets from the OCCASIONS and Sale-a-Bration CATALOGS!     PLUS…sign up for both the January and February Mini Sessions together and get a free VALENTINE BONUS tutorial!  We know you’ll be excited about that!

  • Each session includes FIVE step-by-step tutorials for projects…THREE card sets, each with 4 cards and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club or stamp camp!
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • All FIVE projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials).
  • Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month.
  • Great deal for only $8.95 per month!

Now is the BEST time to sign up, so head over to Create with Connie and Mary website and subscribe now.  When you subscribe to both months, you will receive the bonus tutorial that is already available.  January edition opens on the 11th.

 

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