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Blue Dragonfly Dreams

I recently visited the botanical gardens in Dallas and they were beautiful.  There were so many types of gardens, birds and insects.  One of my favorite type of gardens are pond gardens.  I happened to see an Empress lotus in a pond with dragonflies flying around.  The wings of the dragonflies are so beautiful.  When the sunlight hits their wings you can see they are an iridescent blue color.

The inspiration challenge this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments inspired me to make a card with the Dragonfly Dreams stamp and framelits set and CASED from a video from Understand Blue.  Lynda is a wonderful artist and her card inspired me to create this card.  As in her video I used a pencil eraser to create the Bokeh effect around the dragonfly with Pool Party and stamped the dragon fly with Blueberry Metallic Gelato then finished with Clear Wink of Stella.  I embellished the card with sequins and rhinestones.

More inspiration may be found at Hand Stamped Sentiments from the design team.   Create a project inspired by the Oceanarium art print by Biljana Kroll.  This image is rich in images of the ocean.  I was inspired by the blues.  I’d love to see how the print inspired you.

All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be order ed from my website or email me to place your order.

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Blue Dragonfly Dreams Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  Dragonfly Dreams

Paper:  Card stock:  Whisper White, Balmy Blue

Ink: Momento Black, Balmy Blue, Faber Castell metallic blue gelato

Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones, white sequins from Tutti Frutti, clear Wink of Stella, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies

30 Cards with half of the Merry Moments Scrappin’ Kit

Wow!  Christmas is almost here!  Today is Thanksgiving and tomorrow it will be time to think about Christmas.  So today, after a wonderful turkey dinner I made 30 Christmas cards fast!  I made all these cards with half of the Merry Moments Scrappin kit.  I provide PDF instructions to show you how to cut the paper and card recipes for all 30 cards.  Below is a list of products used.  If you need fast and easy Christmas cards order my PDF instructions.

Stampin' Up! Merry Moments Scrappin' Kit Christmas Cards

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All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Merry Moments Scrappin’ Kit Christmas Cards

Size:  5.50”  H x 4.25” W or 4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp sets:  Greetings of the Season, Pennant Parade, Embellished Events, Snow Swirled, (or use whatever holiday sentiments you have on hand)

Paper:  Half of the Merry Moments Scrappin’ kit

Ink: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler

Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Seam binding ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine, Ornament Punch, Decorative Label Punch, 1-1/4 square Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, SNAIL adhesive, Paper Cutter with Scoring Blade, Scissors

Christmas Cards Galore Event

Each year I offer this class to create all your Christmas cards.  This year I have come up with 30 cards using the Christmas Lane holiday Simply Scrappin’ kit. I’m so excited with this year’s kit – lots of great die cuts, and I was able to get 30 cards from half of the kit! I will be offering two classes, November 19 and 27 (and “to go kits”) where you would have all of the supplies to make 30 cards (envelopes included). Cost will be $35 and includes everything except adhesive.

For the two events guests are encouraged to participate in a cookie or baked goods exchange.  Christmas music, Christmas cards and stamping friends oh what fun!

Below are the cards you will be creating.

Make 30 cards for $35 - Envelopes included

RSVP and prepay by Thursday, November 10 for the Saturday, November 19 class 2 pm to 5 pm.

$35 November 19 class

RSVP and prepay by Tuesday, November 15 for the Sunday, November 27 class 2 pm to 5 pm.

$35 November 27 class

If you’d like to purchase a project kit and have it shipped to you pay online below.

$35 + $4.95 Project Kit with shipping

If you’d like to purchase a project kit and live in San Antonio, Texas I can make arrangements with you for pick up.  You may pay online below.

$35 Project kit - no shipping

I am also offering instructions for how to cut the paper in the Christmas Lane Simply Scrappin’ kit and photos of each card with card recipes for all 30 cards at $5.95.

$5.95 Christmas Lane Instructions PDF

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