Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Dreams and Inside the Lines Sneak Peek

Good morning, y’all!  Hope your weekend is going well!  I’ve got a sneak peek card for you today – the coming-soon in the Occasions catalog Dragonfly Dreams bundle and the Sale-A-Bration Inside the Lines DSP.

But first….

Finn has started a newish thing.  When we take our morning constitutional, he likes to come flying back to the golf cart and leap up onto it – sometimes before I can get it stopped!  He’ll frequently make one bounce on the floor board and then jump right up onto the seat next to me!  Where he leans into me for a hug and a little ride.

He’s a massive love-bug!

Once we’ve had our hug, he lays down for a little sightseeing….

Not sure how well that…or this….

…is going to work out when he crosses into the 60-70 pound range!

Oh…. no.  It’s not -12F outside.  Wayne bundles up like that when it’s 40.  It’s that whole lack-of-body-fat thing.

I do not have any such issue. 😉

Finn’s growing so fast, we brought in the food bowl stand today.  It’s a leeeeetle bit tall yet, but not by much.  And for sure not for long!  I set it up so he could pretend he was dining alfresco, and keep a sharp eye on the chipmunks and squirrels!

He mucked down five cups of food today – 4 is the norm! – he was extra hungry!  That growing business is hungry work, dontcha know?

He also came with me to my stamping table today – actually gave me about 45 minutes of only-sort-of-torture!  He chewed his bone, played with the chain collar (his very favorite toy!), pulled on the leash….I finally had to give up and put him in his crate for a nap.  So that I could actually make y’all a card!

I decided to give y’all a sneak peek at an Occasions bundle – the Dragonfly Dreams.  And Inside the Lines – the coordinating DSP that is a Sale-A-Bration item!


You’ll be able to buy the Dragonfly Dreams bundle for $46.75.  Add the Watercolor Pencils for $16.00 and you just earned yourself a free Sale-A-Bration goody – maybe the Outside the Lines DSP? 🙂

I put them all together and here’s what I came up with.  Take a look-see:

I played along with two challenges today – the first, for the layout – was the November Viva La Verve sketch challenge.

And my color palette was inspired by the Sunday Stamps color challenge.

I started by cutting a piece of the Inside the Lines DSP for my card front.  Then I cut it again to create the blocks – and matted them on a piece of Early Espresso card stock – using Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.

I colored the right side blocks with the new Watercolor Pencils.  At the end of OnStage Local – they told us to determine who’d had the most recent birthday.  It was me!  So – I got to pick first.  We each got to take the things out of the tote they’d placed on the table that was filled with all the goodies we’d used for the Make-and-Takes!  I started and then we went around the table until all the goodies were gone.

My momma didn’t raise no fool!  I snagged those Watercolor Pencils lickety-split! 🙂  Thank you, Stampin’ Up!

For this card, I used the Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie and Calypso Coral pencils, laying color down into my flowers and leaves and then pulling it out and blending it with my Blender Pens.

Note to self:  buy new Blender Pens.  The ones at OnStage were nice and juicy.  Mine?  Not so much – but they still worked just fine for this!  The paper held up very well for coloring.

I used the Blender Pens to pick up some Crushed Curry from the lid of the ink pad to color the bee.

The next “layer” is the line of dragonflies under the sentiment.  I cut them with the cool die in the Detailed Dragonflies Thinlits from Rich Razzleberry card stock.  It cuts a “strip” of five dragonflies, all hooked together.  For my card, I cut it in half to have more of it visible!  I used Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere it to the left side of the card.

My sentiment square is cut from Whisper White with the new Stitched Shapes Framelits!  I am in love with these!  They add just the perfect little extra “oomph” to a card.

I stamped the sentiment from Dragonfly Dreams in Rich Razzleberry.  Across the top, I used Pumpkin Pie – stamped off once and twice – to add the dots image (also from Dragonfly Dreams).  I matted it on an Early Espresso scalloped edge square cut with the Squares Layering Framelits.  See how well the Stitched Shapes worked with the Layering Squares! 🙂

I popped the matted square over the Rich Razzleberry dragonflies with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

My little decoration is a frond of Early Espresso cut with a Botanical Builder Framelits die, adhered with Liquid Glue.  And some threads pulled out of my 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon.  I tied some Halloween Night Baker’s Twine around my “sheaf” of burlap threads and adhered that over the frond.  Finally, I added a little bow of the Halloween Night Baker’s Twine.  And that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I stamped a second Dragonfly Dreams sentiment in Rich Razzleberry on a panel of Whisper White.   Then I added some more Pumpkin Pie dots across the top and bottom.  I always stamped off once or twice before stamping the panel.  Then I added the bee from Dragonfly Dreams – I stamped his body in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and then the fill-in (it’s a two-step stamp) in Crushed Curry.

I SNAILd the panel to an Early Espresso mat and into my Rich Razzleberry card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

On the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I added Pumpkin Pie dots and another bee from Dragonfly Dreams…

…and then I used some more of the Inside the Lines DSP on the envelope flap.  I colored just the bee, using Crushed Curry and a Blender Pen.

Et Voila! I just love this bundle!  I cut the bee out with the framelits – I so wanted to use it, but….it was just a tad too big for this particular card.  And how cool is that little line of dragonflies??  This set works so nicely with the Inside the Lines DSP.  And the Watercolor Pencils!  Love!  Hope you like and are making your wish list for when the catalog goes live on 4 Jan! 🙂

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this one for yourself!


Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift – your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog.  And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.

2017 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs are Coming Soon!



Catalogs will be mailed out early to mid-December!  If you’re a Customer of mine or in my Online Host Club – you’ll automatically be receiving them both!  If not – there’s still time!  Place an order over $50 before shipping and tax thru my Online Store and you’ll be receiving your own copies, too! 🙂

Stitched Shapes Framelits Die Set and Matching Stamp Set Sale


These are new Circles, Ovals and Squares Framelits – 12 dies in all – that cut your shapes while simultaneously creating a hand-stitched look for your card-making projects! These will be “officially released” in the 2017-2018 annual catalog, but we get to buy them right now!

On top of that, SU! has a great 25% sale off coordinating stamp sets from 1 – 30 November! Click here to open up a PDF with the list of stamp sets that are on sale.  Or – you can go right to them in my Online Store….here! 🙂

And there’s more great news…although the 25% off stamps sets sale ends 30 November, you’ll still be able to get the Stitched Shapes Framelits after that date! Cool, huh? 🙂


  • Stitched Shapes Framelits available beginning today! (will continue to be available through the 2017-18 Annual Catalog!)
  • 1 – 30 November 2016: select stamp sets 25% off
  • Promotion Deadline (25% off select stamp sets): 30 November 2016, by 11:50 PM (MT)

2017 Online Host Club Openings Available!


My next Online Host Clubs will open in January 2017!  The Online Host Club is an excellent way to earn Stampin’  Rewards Points – and DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards!!  Check out all the details here and let me know if you want to be on my list!

Have a great Saturday and I’ll see you tomorrow! 🙂



The Dragonfly Dreams Bundle, Inside the Lines DSP and the Watercolor Pencils will be available on 4 Jan! 


Rich Razzleberry Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and fold at 5 1/2″)

Early Espresso Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner);   2 3/4″ Scalloped Edge Square (mat for sentiment)

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 5/8″ Square – Largest Stitched Shapes Square (sentiment square); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); 

Inside the Lines DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front – cut into 2 1/8″ x 5 1/8″;  1 1/2″ x 2 3/8″; 1 1/2″ x 2 5/8″); Envelope Flap

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18 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Dreams and Inside the Lines Sneak Peek

  1. That’s awesome Mary! Love your background panels and the dragonfly die cut is beautiful! Yep, the puppy sitting in your lap when they’re 70 pounds doesn’t work quite so well. 😉 He’s awfully cute!!

  2. Mom

    Very nice! Great design, and the sentiment is perfect!

    Finn is just swell, isn’t he! Nothing like a love bug in the family to keep everyone happy…and warm.

  3. Sherry

    Ok, you just keep impressing me!! I love how you combined different sets to make such a beautiful card. Lovely!

  4. Beth's Fancy Stamping

    Mary! This is a gorgeous card! So glad you got the Watercolor Pens. Love what you did with them and Outside the Lines Paper. Can’t wait for mine to come-next Tuesday! Tell Wayne he looks ‘pinned’ to the chair! BTW-when Finn is 70# that won’t stop him from flying into your lap every time you sit down. Just wait….LOL

  5. bernath


  6. Very cool, Mary! Love those dragonflies!!:)

  7. What a lovely card highlighting new goodies! I love your layout, and the leaves with the burlap center stage really make it pop! Thanks so much for joining Sunday Stamps! this week!

  8. Lovely use of the colors, this card is so pretty!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Sunday Stamps!

  9. Such a pretty card. Love the mix of color and black and white. Thanks for joining us for Viva la Verve!

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