Dragonfly Garden Card by Stampin' Up!

The Design Team at the Sisterhood of Crafters is on to our next challenge, which is everyone’s favorite – “Anything Goes.” Whenever I have free time in my craft room, I go into my new stash of products and see what needs to be inked up. Thus, this was the time to use the Dragonfly Garden, along with Garden Wishes, for an easy card for any occasion. Because the card front is half the size of the card, it’s lots of fun to decorate both the front and inside of the card.

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Dragonfly Garden Card by Stampin' Up!

My secrets to making this project

  • Firstly, this card was going to be an A6 size but I changed my mind so I could put more “goodies” on my card. Hence, this card ended up being 6 1/4″ square.
  • As a result, to make the card base, I cut 12″x12″ Bumblebee cardstock to 6 1/4″ and scored it at 6 1/4″. Because one side was larger than the other, I cut the front panel at 3 1/8″. Therefore, the panel of paper you would actually need to recreate this card is 6 1/4″ x 9 1/4″ so you could use regular sized cardstock!
  • Then, my biggest decision was picking the designer paper patterns I wanted to use from Dancy Garden 6×6 paper pack, which was quite a difficult choice.

Now, the FUN Part!

  • Because the card front is half the size of the inside, I wanted a pretty focal point so I inked up the pretty stamp in Mossy Meadow ink. Then, to color the flowers and leaves, I got out my watercolor pencils, which I hadn’t used in so long – need to color with them more! After that, I cut it down with the Stitched Nested Labels die.
  • Then, I decorated the front panel with the designer paper and the pretty die (don’t know the name!). Also, I decided to tie a bit of Mossy Meadow Braided Linen Trim before adhering it to the card front. Finally, I stamped the sentiment and cut it out with the new Double Oval Punch.
  • Next, on the inside, I adhered the designer paper, and cut a second piece of Whisper White with the Stitched Nested Labels die. Then, I placed it in the exact same spot that the one on the card front was with adhesive. After that, I inked up the dandelion with daubers and cut it out along with two more to give it some dimension.
  • After that, I cut out the pieces of flowers for the left side (back of the card front) and layered them together before applying it to the DSP.
  • Then, I punched out the dragonfly from the Dandy Garden DSP and stamped the bumblebee, colored it and cut it with the coordinating die.
  • Finally, I added the adorable Ladybug trinket and the Gold Glitter Enamel Dots for a little bling.

Dragonfly Garden Bundle

Imagine yourself in an idyllic garden, surrounded by lovely meadow flowers and watching dragonflies elegantly fly by. The Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set captures the tranquility and beauty of this scenery. Inspirational greetings of friendship give you many opportunities to make someone’s day with a hand-crafted card. * 9 cling stamps

Capture the feeling of a well-tended garden and surround yourself with dragonflies with the Dragonflies Punch by Stampin’ Up! Make them a charming embellishment on cards, tags, and more.
* Largest punched image: 2-1/4″ x 1-5/8″ (5.7 x 4.1 cm)

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