Dragonfly Garden Bundle and the Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper!

Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which kicks off my week of the Dragonfly Garden Bundle and the Dandy Garden 6” x 6” DSP with a supersized tutorial! The Dandy Garden DSP comes with 4 each of 12 double-sided designs (a total of 48 sheets) and rather than show you one card made from one of the designs, I am going to show you how to make six cards from 4 sheets of one of the double-sided designs! These are fun cards that not only use up your DSP, but also uses up some of those scrap pieces of cardstock!

For cards 1, 2, and 3:

You will use this design from the Dandy Garden DSP, the dragonflies that are circled are punched out with the 2 ¼” Circle Punch, and the dragonflies that are squared are punch out with the Dragonflies Punch. Note, the two small dragonflies were snipped from the DSP since you cannot punch the small and large dragonflies out at the same time:

The base layer is Smoky Slate cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing folder that is lightly inked with the Smoky Slate ink pad:

For cards 1 & 2:

I paired the Calypso Coral and Misty Moonlight dragonflies together, used the third largest scalloped Layering Circle Die to die-cut from Calypso Coral and Misty Moonlight cardstock to layer underneath, and punched out two each of the small dragonflies from the cardstocks, then placing two each of the silver Metallic Pearls on each:

I paired the Bumblebee and Mossy Meadow dragonflies together, repeated the same process as above, but I used the gold Metallic Pearls instead:

I adhered the layered circle dragonflies and small punched dragonflies to the embossed base layer as shown (mini dimensionals were used on the small punched-out dragonflies), and then adhered the completed piece to a Basic Black cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside of the card, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Memento ink, and stamp the cluster of dragonflies’ stamp along the bottom in Smoky Slate ink:

For card 3 card front, you will need:

1. The two punched out dragonflies.

2. Punch out two each of the small dragonfly from Blackberry Bliss and Misty Moonlight cardstocks and place two each of the silver Metallic Pearls.

3. Heat emboss the sentiment in White Emboss Powder on Blackberry Bliss cardstock and die-cut out with the smallest layering die from Stitched So Sweetly.

4. Use the second smallest layering Stitched So Sweetly Die to die-cut from Basic Black cardstock, this will be layered under the above sentiment piece.

To assemble the card front, the layered sentiment die-cut is adhered to the bottom corner of the embossed base layer and the dragonflies are adhered as shown, the two large dragonflies with dimensionals and the four small dragonflies with mini dimensionals. This completed piece is adhered to a Blackberry Bliss cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼:

For the inside, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss ink and adhere the two punched out dragonflies from the DSP as shown:

For cards 4 & 5, you will need two sheets of the DSP:

For this side on one sheet, first cut ¾” off the bottom and then cut the 6” x 5 ¼” in half at 3” along the 6” side:

For this side of the other sheet, first cut ¾” off the bottom and then cut four 1” pieces along the 6” side:

The sentiment for the card front is heat embossed on Basic Gray cardstock in White Embossing Powder and die-cut out with the second smallest sentiment Stitched So Sweetly Die. I used the next bigger sentiment die from Stitched So Sweetly to die-cut from Vellum cardstock and placed a 4mm Matte Black Dot in the corners as shown, which this will be layered under the sentiment die-cut:

I used my grid paper to help line up and adhere a ½” of the  1” strips of DSP to each side of the 3” DSP backside (this will give you a total of 4”), the layered sentiment piece is adhere with dimensionals as shown, and this completed piece is adhered to a Basic Gray cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss ink, and adhere the ¾” x 6” strip of DSP along the bottom, trimming off the excess:

For card 6 you will use the last sheet of DSP:

The base layer is this side of the design, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. You will be left with one piece measuring 2” x 5 ¼” and one piece measuring ¾” x 6”:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Using the opposite side design of the 2” x 5 ¼” piece of DSP, use the Banner Triple Punch on one end and then use enough of the Whisper White Baker’s Twine from the Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack to tie around three times and tie into a knot.

2. On Basic White cardstock, stamp the dragonfly two times in Blackberry Bliss ink, use the wing background stamp in Blackberry Bliss ink, stamping off twice first, color in the body with Light and Dark Granny Apple Green and Dark Old Olive Stampin’ Blends, punch out with the Dragonflies Punch.

3. Cut a ½” x 3” strip of Basic White cardstock to stamp the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss ink, using only the pointed end of the Banners Pick A Punch on each end.

4. Cut a ¾” x 3 ½” piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock, using only the pointed end of the Banner Pick a Punch on each end, this will be layered under the above sentiment piece.

To assemble, adhere the 2” strip of DSP with the baker’s twine in the middle of the DSP base layer, use dimensionals to adhere the sentiment piece across the middle, and then adhere the two dragonflies as shown. This completed piece is adhered to a Blackberry Bliss cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss ink, and adhere the ¾” x 6” strip of DSP along the bottom, trimming off the excess:

Lots of inspiration from one design of DSP! These are all fun and easy cards to make, which you can easily change the DSP design! I just love the Dragonfly Garden Bundle and the coordinating Dandy Garden DSP! These are both from the Dandy Garden Suite (JJ Mini Catalog), which has more coordinating products, so be sure to check it out starting on page 24!!

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Author: Christina Miller

I am an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator located in Norfolk, Virginia and was first introduced to Stampin' Up! in 2004 when I attended my very first card class with my Mother-in-Law and I was immediately hooked! I first started out by making simple holiday cards and over the years as my stash has grown, so have my card and craft making skills. It has always warmed my heart when family and friends love my cards, but they actually keep them! In 2016 I decided to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and figured I could just do it for a hobby, but now I am going to branch out for all to world to see. So grab your favorite beverage, sit in your favorite chair, and join me as I share my cards and crafts with you! Enjoy!

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