Yay for the Sun....I can't remember the last time that I saw the sun shining! It's more windy today though than yesterday. I temperatures are supposed to go back to normal the rest of the week. Double Yay!!
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!!!
For the details on how to make these cards, click on the link below for yesterdays blog post
My Card Bases today are Soft Sky and Blushing Bride Cardstocks cut at 4-1/4" x 11" and scored and folded at 5-1/2". I am using every coordinating color in the Falling in Love Designer Series Pack for my One Sheet Wonder Cards. The coordinating colors are Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, Sweet Sugarplum, Very Vanilla and I added in Old Olive Cardstocks.
I adhered a strip of SU's 3/8" Very Vanilla Ribbon onto my Card Front Panel with Mono Multi Purpose Glue and a piece of tape on the backside. I then tied a Bow and adhered it onto the Ribbon with Mono Multi Purpose Glue.
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 Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set, I stamped the Detailed Dragonfly in Basic Black Archival Ink onto SU's Vellum Cardstock and let it dry. Vellum can be slippery to stamp on so be careful that your stamp doesn't slide around when you stamp it.
I stamped the Solid Wing Stamp in Soft Sky Ink onto Soft Sky Cardstock.
Using SU's Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies, I die cut out both stamped images. I trimmed of the Head and the Long Body from the Soft Sky Piece so you have just the wings. I adhered the Detailed Dragonfly to the Wings with a small piece of Stampin' Dimensional.
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 then adhered the Body to the Dragonfly and the Dragonfly to my Card with Mono Multi Purpose Glue.
For this Dragonfly, I used Blushing Bride Ink and Cardstock.
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 Soft Sky and Blushing Bride 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 tomorrow where I used one Sentiment on the outside and one on the inside.
I brushed Wink of Stella onto the Dragonfly Wings. I actually picked up some of the Shine on the left wing of the Dragonfly in the picture above.
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!!!
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!