Saturday, 7 January 2017


Hello, Crafters.

Yesterday I decided to have a play with the Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set and the co-ordinating Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies.

As usually happens when I start playing with new bundles, I now have a small pile of stamped and painted die-cut dragonflies on my desk!

It's a really lovely set to stamp and colour.

I spent so long playing that I didn't notice time rushing past!

In the end I CASE'd a card I saw in the Spring catalogue so I had a card to share today - needless to say, I put my own spin on it!

I started my card with a base of Whisper White Cardstock (CS), a layer of the pink and white spotted design from the Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper (DSP), and a top layer of Whisper White CS.

The first thing I did was to die cut the line of five Dragonflies from the right-hand side of the top layer.

Using Tombow, I adhered this top layer to the DSP.
I stamped THANKS FRIEND, using Melon Mambo Ink, just to the left hand side of the die cut dragonflies.

These two stamps are from the Helping Me Grow Stamp Set.

Using my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen, I painted in the gaps of each letter.

I did it several times so I was able to pick up a small amount of the pink ink.
Then I took a length of the 1/8" Melon Mambo Stitched Ribbon and wrapped it around this layer, so they criss-crossed each other.

I adhered both ends to the back of the layer securely using Fast Fuse.

I made a small bunny-ears bow and attached to the centre of the criss-crossed ribbons using Glue Dots.

I also put another Glue Dot under the ribbon strips to make sure they were secure.

Using Tombow, I adhered the layer to the card base, making sure I put Tombow on the two ribbon ends for extra security.

Then I put some Tombow on the back of the die cut Dragonflies, making sure I put glue on all the bodies and heads, but just some of the wings.

I wanted some of the wings left "free" so I could curl them up when my card was finished!
Then I painted the bodies with my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen - it would have been a lot easier if I'd painted them before I'd adhered them down!!

Since Christmas, I've started decorating the insides of my cards!

I think I felt shamed by how beautifully everyone had done the insides of the Christmas cards they sent me!

You've all done me a favour really, so thank you! ☺

I added a layer of the DSP and a top layer of Whisper White CS to the inside of my card and I decorated it with three dragonflies die cut from the DSP.
I must say that decorating the inside of the card does make a huge difference so I'm pleased with my new habit!
I must also get in the habit of remembering to photograph the inside! DOH!
I'll try and remember to post a photograph tomorrow!

I hope you have a great weekend. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.


Products & Measurements

Whisper White A4 Cardstock: 106549 - 8¼” x 5¾” (21cm x 14.5cm); 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5½” (10cm x 14cm)
Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper: 141648 – 2 pieces 4” x 5 5/8” (10.25cm x 14.25cm); scrap for line of 3 dragonflies for the inside
Helping Me Grow Photopolymer Stamp Set: 140764
Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies: 142749 - currently available as a bundle with Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set
1/8" Stitched Ribbon Melon Mambo: 141650
Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen: 141897
Tombow Liquid Glue: 110755
Glue Dots: 103683


  1. Beautiful card, thanks so much for sharing all the details and inspiration. May your week-end be Joy filled. Seletta

    1. Hi, Seletta. I'm so pleased you like today's card. This is such a super bundle! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  2. I agree with you entirely on what a lovely stamp and die bundle this is Jan ... i can hardly wait to order mine (next time!) and you've made them almost fly off the paper with the bright pink too! O what fun!! Very cheery -- clean and simple! TFS again ~

    1. Hi, Geraldine. Normally I can understand people not liking dragonflies, but SU have treated them brilliantly! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  3. Jeannine Garner7 Jan 2017, 16:57:00

    BEAUTIFUL!! Thanks for all the tips.

    1. Hi, Jeannine. So pleased you like it and found some useful tips! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  4. I just returned from Christmas with my daughter and the first thing I did was go to your site. This will give me ideas on which stamps and dies I want to purchase. Thank you so much for your wonderful instructions.

    1. Hi, Ina. I hope you've had a fantastic Christmas with your daughter. I'm really pleased you find my instructions a help. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  5. What a lovely bright happy card, love it

    1. Hi, Kaye. I love this lttle "trail" of dragonflies. Later today, I'll be sharing a photograph of the inside of this card! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.