Stampin’ Up! Happy Thoughts Dragonfly

Good Sunday morning my fellow stampers. How is everyone’s weekend going? Did you all remember to turn your clocks ahead? I made sure I did all of mine before retiring last night. I love this time of year, getting up in the daylight and it staying light out later at night. How about you, which time of year do you prefer?

I have a quick card for you today using the Stampin’ Up! Happy Thoughts Cling Stamp Set and the Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Garden. Here’s my card for today.

My colors are from Color Throwdown Challenge #633. These colors give me that summer feeling.

I played along with Just Us Girls Trend Week Challenge #575. Use and Embossing Folder.

I also played along with Stampin’ Up! Only Challenges #270. Their Theme is Sky High – anything That Flies.

I started by embossing a Crumb Cake card front using the Dandelion 3D Embossing Folder. On an panel of Basic White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Happy Thoughts stamp set in Basic Gray Ink. I punched the sentiment out using my Label Me Fancy Punch. I punched both sides of the sentiment using the Label Me Fancy Punch again and threaded a length of Seaside Spray 1/2″ Scalloped Linen Ribbon through.

I wrapped the ribbon around the card front securing it on the back of the card front using Stampin’ Seal. I adhered the card front to a Seaside Spray card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a panel of Basic White cardstock I stamped the dragonfly image from the Dragonfly Garden stamp set in Basic Gray Ink twice. I punched both dragonflies out using my Dragonfly Punch. I colored one of the dragonfly’s wings using my Clear Wink of Stella brush and Seaside Spray Ink (which I put on a clear block). Using my Bone Folder, I fluffed the wings of the colored dragonfly and adhered just the bodies of the dragonflies together using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I adhered the dragonfly to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels to my card front.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Happy Thoughts stamp set in Basic Gray Ink in the center of a Basic White panel. I stamped the dragonfly image from the Dragonfly Garden stamp set on the panel in Basic Gray Ink, stamping off once. I adhered the Basic White panel to a Crumb Cake mat using Stampin’ Seal and then to the inside of the Seaside Spray card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Basic White Medium Envelope. I stamped the dragonfly image from the Dragonfly Garden stamp set in Basic Gray Ink on the envelope front and the envelope flap.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I hope you liked my CAS card and will give it a try. Happy Stamping!!


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Happy Stamping, Karen!


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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Basic White Cardstock 2 1/2″ X 1 1/2″ (sentiment), 2″ X 5″ (dragonflies), 3 7/8″ X 5 1/8″ (inner liner)
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock 2- 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front and inner liner mat)
  • Seaside Spray Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″)


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18 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Happy Thoughts Dragonfly

  1. Just beautiful, Karen – how have I missed that gorgeous embossing folder til now?? I also love your layered dragonfly – gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing at SUO!

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  2. Love your layered dragonfly on the front of the card and the dragonflies flying through the inside and on the envelope. FUN!!! Thanks for playing with us at SUO Challenges this week.

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  3. Your card is so pretty with such a lot of detail not only on the card front but inside the card and the envelope love it! Thankyou so much for sharing it and for taking part in the SUO challenge look forward to seeing you on the next one x

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  4. This is absolutely beautiful! Between the embossing, the ribbon, and the dragonfly, I am not sure which part I love the most! Excellent card both inside and out! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

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