Terry Lynn Bright, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Dragonfly Garden Suite

Stampin’ Up Dragonfly Garden

Hello folks… yesterday was a rainy day, a perfect opportunity to create indoors – and I did just that. I used the Dragonfly Garden stamp set with coordinating Dragonfly Punch and the such fun to use, Blending Brushes.

Dragonfly Garden Bundle – #1

Don’t you appreciate the softness of this card? The background is a Whisper White panel 4 x 5 1/4 colored with So Saffron ink and the NEW Blending Brushes. I basically covered the entire panel but made it a bit darker in the middle area – to highlight the dragonfly and the lovely floral bunch which I added next. The floral bunch comes from the Dragonfly Garden stamp set and was stamped in Misty Moonlight ink. The dragonfly was punched with the new Dragonfly punch, from one of the papers in the Dandy Garden 6×6 DSP pack. I added Wink of Stella to the entire dragonfly for a bit of sparkle, put dimensionals on the back and adhered it to the card front.

oops – upside down… Dragonfly Garden Bundle

The sentiment comes from the new Many Messages stamp set & coordinating Messages Dies. A couple of days I stamped this full sheet of sentiments in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and die cut them with the full sheet die. It’s really handy to have these all ready! This sentiment was also put on dimensionals and adhered to the card front.

I added three 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots and the card front panel was complete. Put dimensionals on the panel and adhere to the Thick Whisper White card base (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4.

Dragonfly Garden Bundle – #1

For the inside I again used the wonderful Blending Brushed to create an oval coloring with So Saffron ink. I then stamped the sentiment in Misty Moonlight ink using the Woven Heirlooms stamp set.

Dragonfly Garden Bundle – inside – #2

For the envelope I used the Blending Brushes and So Saffron Ink to go around the entire envelope, including the flap. I then stasmped a portion of the floral bunch from Dragonfly garden stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink and the envelope & card were done!

Each of these items will be available to you as a customer Jan 5, 2021. The 2020-2021 Enamel Dots are available now as are the inks and papers and Woven Heirlooms stamp set. I will have those products listed below for your convenience.

As a thank you to my customers, when the order is between $50-$150 I offer a SU! item of your choice valued at $10. Remember to use MY CURRENT HOST CODE SVFB9YJY – good until Dec 3, 2020. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products 😁

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy sending them a handmade card filled with love.

Stampin’ Up! Onstage – Part II

All I can say is WOW – what an incredibly inspiring day 1 of On Stage @ Home for this years convention. Yes, the Covid 19 outbreak kept us at home but the uplifting side is how much I learned from Sara’s opening remarks to the creativity of staff at the home office to demonstrators world wide.

While yesterday was a big Stampin’ Up day, it was also hubby’s and my 54th anniversary. Wow again, right? This gentle man has so supported me in this new venture of being a demonstrator, but he has also done that our whole marriage. There are just no words at how blessed I feel ~ a true gift from God. While I don’t have any pictures of us from yesterday, I might be able to share one or two from this past summer. Here they are…

These pictures are from our early morning walks to a nearby County park. Thanks for our many wonderful years together dear man…

Now… back to our card making… we had received card stock colors & cuts but no layout for the cards we were to create. So when I chose the various DSP to use from the Dandy Garden 6×6 DSP pack, I didn’t really know how it was to be used. In other words, I’ve changed things up just a bit for a couple of the cards because I preferred one card base over another~ or whatever. Here are the cards…

Aren’t these gorgeous? They use one of the new bundles in the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog: Dragonfly Garden + a Dragonfly Punch. These cards also show off some of the fabulous DSP: Dandy Garden 6×6 DSP and the cute Ladybug Trinkets and of course the Braided Linen Trim in Mossy Meadow. I did finish off the insides of the cards and prepared envelopes as well, but I won’t show those today. I’ll give more detail on these cards in another day or two. This is just a sneak peek 😏

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May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card filled with love.

Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Garden Sympathy Card

Hello again! Today’s card is made with a brand new suite of products that will be available in the new Jan- June 2021 Mini Catalog . It’s called the Dragonfly Garden Suite, beautiful, beautiful. Remember that dragonfly from a couple of years ago – now there is a new Dragonfly Punch that coordinates with this stamp set! Let’s take a peek at the card…

Dragonfly Garden – Sympathy – #1

This card incorporates several products from the suite: the Dandy Garden 6×6 DSP, the Dragonfly Garden stamp set, the Dragonfly punch (although I only punched the small dragonfly) and the Braided Linen Trim in Mossy Meadow. The only product not used is the Lady Bug Trinkets – next time.

Let me talk you through the making of this card…

  • Begin with Thick Whisper White 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2 for your card base.
  • Add a layer (4 1/4 x 5 1/2) of the Dandy Garden 6×6 DSP to the card front with liquid glue.
  • Die cut a panel of Mossy Meadow card stock and another of Whisper White card stock with the same size Rectangle Stitched Dies (I used the third largest die)
  • Stamp the Whisper White panel with the lovely spray of wildflowers from the Dragonfly Garden stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink. Color with Markers: Bumblebee, Soft Suede and Pear Pizzazz
  • Stamp the butterfly bunch in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and color with Highland Heather Blends. Cover with Wink of Stella for added sparkle.
  • Stamp the sentiment from the Path of Petals stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento ink.
  • Punch the small dragonfly from a Whisper White scrap using the Dragonfly Punch. Color with Basic Black Marker and the Highland Heather marker. Attach with a mini glue dot.
  • Find the center on this panel and punch a hole for the ribbon. Depending on the size of the ribbon, the hole size will vary. Loop a length of ribbon through the hole (I used the Polka Dot 5/8″ Tulle Ribbon) and tied this with a short length of the Mossy Meadow Braided Linen Trim. Yep, I need to trim the length of this tulle – it’s too long 😜
  • Adhere the stamped Whisper White panel to the already die cut Mossy Meadow panel with liquid glue or Stampin Seal, creating an interesting angle. Attach these two to the card front with dimensionals.

For the inside… and the envelope too

Dragonfly Garden – Sympathy card inside – #2
  • Stamp the dragonfly from the Dragonfly Garden stamp set twice on the Whisper White panel (3 3/4 x 5) with Tuxedo Black Memento ink. Color with Highland Heather Blends. Cover with Wink of Stella. The shine is glorious! Perhaps this picture will show it better.
Dragonfly Garden – Sympathy #3
  • Adhere the stamped Whisper White panel to Mossy Meadow card stock (4 x 5 1/4) with liquid glue. Then add this to the inside of the card, also with liquid glue.
  • Stamp the Butterfly on the envelope front in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and color with Stampin Blends Highland Heather and cover with Wink of Stella. VOILA! Your card is complete…
Dragonfly Garden – Sympathy – #4

This is such a beautiful stamp set and suite of products – I’ll be posting more ideas using it in the coming weeks…. The Dragonfly Garden Suite!

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May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card filled with love.

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