Sunday, October 25, 2020

Dragonfly Garden Sneak Peek for PP514

Happy Sunday! Time for a new creative challenge over at The Paper PlayersThis week, the always lovely Jaydee is hosting our Sketch Challenge. 

Sorry things have been a little quiet around here this week. I’ve been under the weather pretty much all week and am finally back to creating again. I decided that I’ve binge watched entirely too much Netflix and am starting to feel like myself again. Whew! 
I LOVE sketch challenges! As soon as I saw this one, I was immediately drawn to create with some new product that was just delivered this week, the Dragonfly Garden stamp set and coordinating Dragonfly Punch. This is a SUPER early sneak peek of products that will be launching in the Stampin’ Up!® Occasions catalog in January 2021. 

As a Demonstrator, I was able to order these products early since I am attending OnStage at Home in November. OnStage is Stampin’ Up’s annual “Convention” which was supposed to be in Salt Lake City. However, due to COVID, this year we will all be getting together virtually the first weekend of November. Even though it can’t be “in person” I’m still excited to be a part of OnStage at home in my comfy clothes. 

*I’ve listed all of the measurements and details for my card below, along with a full supply list at the very end of this post.
The new Dandy Garden 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper is also a new “sneak peek” that will be available in the Occasions catalog and coordinates beautifully with the stamps and punch. I thought this sketch would be a fun way to feature two of the patterns. I just love the colors in this paper. At first I wasn’t sure if I would like them together but as usual, once I started working with them, they kind of grew on me. 

Color Combo:
Dragonflies are such beautiful creatures, aren’t they? I’m always excited when they make an appearance in our yard, so I was super-excited about this stamp set. I can’t wait to create more with it!  

I wanted to add some extra dimension to the punched dragonfly on this card, so I layered him with another image punched from vellum. I accented the stamped dragonfly and the punched image with Wink of Stella and the added sparkle really pops on the card, although it’s tough to see in the photos. I also added some texture to the Designer Series Paper by using two different embossing folders. It’s a little detail but it adds so much to the card! 
Card Measurements and Details: 
  • Bumblebee Card Base: 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4”
  • Blackberry Bliss Cardstock: 5-1/4” x 4” 
  • Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper (sneak peek product): 5-1/8” x 3-7/8”, embossed with Subtle 3D Embossing Folder
  • Blackberry Bliss Cardstock: 1-3/8” x 2-3/8”, three pieces 
  • Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper: 1-1/4” x 2-1/4”, three pieces, embossed with Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder
  • Vellum Cardstock: punch one dragonfly using Dragonfly Punch (sneak peek product) and accent using Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush
  • Whisper White Cardstock: scrap to stamp and punch dragonfly image, color using Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ blend and accent with Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush
  • Whisper White Cardstock: 2-1/4” x 5/8”, stamp sentiment and punch left side suing Banners Pick a Punch
  • Mossy Meadow Braided Linen Thread (sneak peek product) and three rhinestones
When I initially made my first card, I was planning to use the Calypso Coral printed DSP but it just didn’t work out like I had wanted it to. Since I already cut into the paper, I decided to make a second, smipler card using the same sketch. All of the card base measurements are the same, except I widened the three center panels a bit. The three pieces of Designer Series Paper measure 1-1/2” x 2-1/2” and the three pieces of Basic Black Cardstock measure 1-5/8” x 2-5/8”. Thought it would be fun to show an alternate project. Hope you like it! 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our Sketch Challenge. We’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday October 30th, 2020

Be sure to stop by and say hello to The Paper Players Design Team: 

Anne Marie Hile (that’s me!) 

Thanks for stopping by today! All of the products that I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

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Also, If you place an order over $50 (before tax and shipping) using the above host code, you will also receive a gift from me: a FREE Exclusive Project Tutorial PDFsee the sneak peek below. Each month, I partner with an amazingly talented group of demonstrators from around the world to create these project tutorials. This month’s tutorial features 10 awesome project ideas to inspire your creativity! 
If your order is over $150, please do NOT use the host code. You will still receive the PDF tutorial along with an additional free gift from me. 

Thanks so much for stopping by. 
Have a HAPPY day today! 

-Anne Marie

Please note, the following “sneak peek” products used will be available in the Stampin’ Up’!® Occasions Catalog in January 2021: 
  • Dragonfly Garden Cling Stamp Set
  • Dragonfly Punch
  • Mossy Meadow Braided Linen Trim 
  • Dandy Garden 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper
Product List


  1. So sorry you haven't been feeling well <3 It didn't seem to affect your card making abilities one bit, these are so pretty!

  2. Great cards for the sketch...such pretty papers! Hope you are feeling better and better!

  3. I'm sorry you were under the weather last week, I hope you've continued to feel better since the weekend! Both cards turned out beautifully but I have to say I'm quite taken with the colors and dsp on the first card. I'm the shame when it comes to dragonflies, they are a thrill to see! Gorgeous way to use Jaydee's sketch, Anne Marie!

  4. Your first card is lovely, but I ADORE the second one! You had me at the color....just stunning with the black! Hope you're feeling better! I am on week 4 of sinus issues, so I feel your pain.

  5. Anne Marie, these are fabulous! I love the color combos and the pretty papers you used. I sure hope you are feeling better! Take care of YOU!

  6. Two awesome cards, Anne Marie! I LOVE the Dragonfly Garden collection. The papers are fabulous! I hope you are feeling better!

  7. Great sneak peek cards Anne Marie - i love them both and am looking forward to Onstage at Home too! Sorry to hear you've been unwell- hope you are now feeling much better!

  8. Anne Marie, I love both of these cards. What a fabulous use of this gorgeous dragonfly stamp. I agree... we feel blessed when they visit us, too! Sorry you haven't been feeling well, but glad that you are on the mend. I think many of us have been bingeing too much on Netflix! thank you for rocking my sketch this week

  9. Gorgeous set of cards! Enjoy your On Stage presentation!


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