Monday, December 19, 2016

Stampin' Up Sneak Peek 2017 Occasions Catalog, Falling in Love, Dragonfly Dreams, Detailed Dragonfly, Stylish Stems, One Sheet Wonder

I'm so hoping this awful cold spell will end.  The winds picked up again which is making it even colder.  We got about 5 more inches of snow over the weekend.  It's like 2 degrees out with wind chill.  Yikes!

My share for this "week" is actually a One Sheet Wonder that I created over the weekend and will share 2 cards for the next 3 days and maybe a surprise (if I can get to it)!  The Stampin' Up products that I used from the new 2017 Occasions Catalog are Falling in Love Designer Series Paper, Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies and Stylish Stems Framelits Dies.

Let's take a look:

These dragonflies are so cool and, let me tell you, very addicting to make.

Stampin' Up's new Falling in Love Designer Series Paper is so pretty and has to be my FAVE in the new 2017 Occasions Catalog.  Every sheet is just beautiful!!!

For the One Sheet Wonder:

I chose the sheet of DSP pictured above and cut 1-1/2" off the top of the sheet.
I then cut the remaining sheet into six 4" x 5-1/4" pieces which will make 6 Card Front Panels.  Isn't that way too cool!!!

I know I only show 5 Card Front Panels in my picture because...I already mailed one out.  =)

My Card Bases are Sahara Sand and Old Olive Cardstocks cut at 4-1/4" x 11" and scored and folded at 5-1/2".  

I adhered a strip of SU's free Sale-a-Bration 3/8" Silver Metallic Ribbon onto my Card Front Panel with Mono Multi Purpose Glue and a piece of tape on the backside

And, the free 3/8" Gold Metallic Ribbon to this Card Front Panel.

I took a piece of the Metallic Ribbon and made a loop on each side and adhered it in the center with Mono Multi Purpose Glue.  When it was dry, I adhered it to the center of the ribbon on my Card Front Panel.

I adhered my Card Front Panels to my Cards Bases with Stampin' Dimensionals.

I then adhered one of SU's new Falling in Love Embellishments to the center of the looped Metallic Ribbon.

Using SU's new Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set, I stamped my Detailed Dragonfly onto Very Vanilla Cardstock.

Using SU's new Dragonfly Thinlits Dies, I die cut 2 Solid Dragonflies: one from Very Vanilla and one from Old Olive Cardstocks.

I stamped the Dragonfly Wings stamp onto the Very Vanilla die cut with VersaMark Ink (since we don't have Very Vanilla Ink) and let it dry.  I stamped the Old Olive die cut with Old Olive Ink.  I then trimmed off the Head and long Body piece with my snips so I just had the wings.

I took a 1/2" strip of Basic Black cardstock and just die cut the Head and long Body piece twice (once for each card).

I adhered the Detailed Stamped Dragonfly to the Stamped Wings with a small piece of Stampin' Dimensional.

I adhered the Basic Black long Body piece to the center of the Dragonfly.

I brushed on Wink of Stella to the Top Set of Wings and the long Body Pieces.  The Wink of Stella shows up pretty good on the Basic Black Cardstock; but, not so much on the Wings in the pictures.  It's so much prettier in real life.

I adhered two of SU's Basic Jewel Rhinestones for the eyes and colored in just the centers with a Black Sharpie Marker.

I absolutely ADORE SU's new Stylish Stems Framelits Dies and its coordinating Stamp Set Special Reason although I only used the Framelits on the inside of my cards.

I used the Frames Dies in the Stylish Stems Framelits Dies for the frame die cuts on the inside of my cards.

For the Largest Frame, I trimmed out a strip of Very Vanilla Cardstock that is just shy of 1-3/8" so that it fit inside the die lengthwise.  I partial die cut each end of the Cardstock until I had it the size I wanted to fit inside my card.  So, place the Cardstock inside your die and only roll it thru your BIG Shot until just the end of the Cardstock is die cut.  Do the opposite the same on the opposite end.  Now, you have an elongated frame.  I did the same with the Smallest Frame Die.  I trimmed out a strip of Old Olive and Sahara Sand Cardstocks that is about 1-1/16 and do the same technique as the Largest Frame Die.

After I die cut my Frames, I stamped my Sentiments using Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set.  I LOVE the sentiments in this stamp set.  You can use on on the outside of the card and one on the inside or just one on the inside.  I'll show a card later this week where I used one on the outside and one on the inside.

You can also use up the 1-1/2" strip on your cards.  You can trim out smaller strips for the inside or outside of your card.  I did not use the strips on my cards though.

Fun, fun and fun new Stamp Sets and Dies from Stampin' Up's new 2017 Occasions Catalog!!!  I can't wait to show you more.  Stay tuned this week for the rest of my One Sheet Wonder cards!!!

And, don't forget about Stampin' Up's HUGE Sale that's still going on!!!

That's all I have for today.  Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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I recently discovered that people are using my cards and/or projects, duplicating them and entering them into challenges, using them for their own card classes and (using them on their blogs as their own creations) - Please give credit where credit is due.  My cards and projects are my own creations and are not to be used in challenges, blog hops, card classes or sold at craft shows; etc., for profit.  I don't mind if you duplicate my creativity to pass on to family members or friends as gifts or Occasions cards; but,  PLEASE be considerate of others creativity!  Thank you!


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