Stampin’ Up! Detailed Dragonfly Sneak Peek!

Good morning!  It’s Friday – whoo-hoo!!  Soon after you read this, I’ll be headed back to Salt Lake for my oh-so-comfortable ride home tomorrow!  Can’t wait to see Finn and Wayne.

Was it wrong of me to put them in that order?! 🙁

I won’t miss much about being here, I must confess.  One thing I will miss, though, is the beauty of the weather.  It’s so uniquely high-desert; it reminds me of when we lived in New Mexico.  Here’s what was outside the hotel when I went out the other day.


Or maybe that was the cold….hard to say! 🙂  But I obviously appreciated it enough to stop and get my camera out to take the picture, right?

My card for today is another 2017 Occasions Catalog sneak peek.  This time I’m teasing you with the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits – which you’ll be able to get bundled up to save 10%!  This one also uses some 2017 Sale-A-Bration Carried Away DSP.  And – peeking out from the back, one of the Floral Affection TIEFs from the Annual Catalog.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one comes from the RetroSketches challenge this week:

And the color scheme is inspired by the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge.  Triple Irish Creme cupcakes, to be exact.  Hello?!? 🙂

I started out by SNAILing a piece of Carried Away DSP to a Mint Macaron mat for the card front.  The next layer is a piece of Chocolate Chip card stock, embossed in the Floral Affection TIEF.  Once I pulled it from the Big Shot, I colored the raised pattern with my Gold Wink of Stella.  My thought was it would look a little like edible gold-leaf on chocolate.

It didn’t get quite that intense, and it doesn’t show up all that well in the pictures, but in person, there’s a subtle gold sheen to the pattern!  Squint yer eyes – maybe you’ll see it….

I SNAILd that embossed panel to a Mint Macaron mat and then to the card front.

Next up – the tag.  I pulled out my World of Thanks background stamp, inked it up (with it laying rubber-side-up on my work surface) with Mint Macaron ink.  Then I laid a piece of Whisper White card stock on top of the stamp and carefully rubbed all over it – being careful not to move the card stock.  I picked it up and cut a 2″ wide piece for my tag.  Then I punched the top with my Scalloped Tag Topper punch and the bottom with my Banner Triple Punch.  To help it stand out a little, I edged the tag with a Chocolate Chip Stampin’ Write Marker.  Finally, I took 4 short lengths of Whisper White Thick Baker’s Twine, ran them thru the top of the tag and spread them out all pretty-like.  I used Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere the tag to the card front.

My sentiment is from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set.  I stamped it in Chocolate Chip on a strip of Whisper White.  Then I stuck each end of the strip in the back of the Decorative Label punch to make the ends.  That’s a quick tip to make a decorative label larger than the punch will do just by itself! 🙂

I edged my label with my Mint Macaron Stampin’ Write Marker and popped it over the tag with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Then I added three Pearl Basic Jewels under the sentiment.

I used the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits to make my dragonfly.

Hmmm.  Redundant much, Mary?? 🙂

First I cut the smaller detailed dragonfly from a piece of Mint Macaron DSP.  Next was a dragonfly cut from a piece of Vellum card stock.  I used my Fine-Tip Glue Pen to adhere the two die cuts together – just adhering the bodies, not the wings.  Lastly, I cut one from a piece of Chocolate Chip Designer Series Paper, snipped out just the body and adhered it over my dragonfly.  I brushed the Vellum wings with my Clear Wink of Stella and then used some Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop him onto my card front.  And that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I stamped the dragonfly image from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set in Mint Macaron on a Whisper White panel.

I SNAILd it to a Mint Macaron mat, then into my Chocolate Chip card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Mint Macaron Dragonfly Dreams dragonfly on the front…

…and some more Carried Away DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This is such a fun bundle – the Dragonfly Dreams stamp images and sentiments are perfect and the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits make short work of getting beautiful, dimensional additions to your cards!  Hope you like!

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. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-17 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.

Year End Closeouts and 2017 Holiday Catalog Retiring Products


Promotion period: December 1, 2016 – January 3, 2017

  • All products (and discounts, if any) can be found in the Year-End Closeouts category of the online store. Check it right here!
  • Year-end closeout items may be added to any and all order types: demonstrator, workshop, customer, and online                                          
  • Clearance Rack items are only available while supplies last.
  • Following the Year-End Closeouts promotion, some products may remain on the Clearance Rack; other items may be removed from the Clearance Rack to be added at another undetermined time.
  • High-inventory items will only be discounted through January 3; beginning January 4, they will still be available, but at regular price.
  • Retiring item availability will follow standard retiring item rules:

    • Retiring stamp sets are guaranteed available until December 21, after which they will be only available while supplies last.
    • Retiring accessories will only be available while supplies last.
    • All retiring items will be discontinued after January 3.  That’s code for….Hurry! 🙂
    • Here’s a download with the Initial List of Retiring Items, but the very best way to know what’s still available is to go to the Online Store!  Hint:  There’s a lot under the “Everything” section – and be sure to Show “All”!
  • No minimum purchase is required to participate in Year-End Closeouts.
  • Year-End Closeouts are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • New demonstrators may add Year-End Closeouts items to their Starter Kit.                                                    
    • Hint – this is a great way to make that $99 investment go even further!

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You sign up for a 6 month term and commit to:

  • A $25.00 minimum order each month
  • Placing your order by the 20th of each month
  • And using the Host code I’ll provide in an email sent out at the beginning of each month

Once 6 members have joined, I’ll do a random draw to determine your host month.   As a member of the Online Club, you’re guaranteed:

  • A $150.00 Workshop order during your host month
  • $15.00 minimum of Stampin’ Rewards dollars to spend on the exclusive Host Stamp Sets, or any other current Stampin’ Up! product during your host month – and most every Host has ended up with quite a bit more than $15 to spend!
  • You earn TWO Peppermint Reward points for every $25 that you order on your Host Club Orders (versus the one that non-club members earn).  So your $25.00 order earns TWO Peppermints every month, a $50 order earns 4 reward points, a $75 order earns you 6 reward points, etc. You’ll earn at least 12 reward points during your membership, building up your Peppermints towards FREE Items!  When you collect just 16 Peppermints, you earn a free $40 gift of your choice from any active catalog!
  • FREE catalogs during your membership term
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  • A FREE STAMP SET of your choice valued up to $20 at the end of the 6 months, any current set (excluding host sets)!
  • And, at the end of the 6 months, you’ll get first dibs at signing up for the next 6 month term

During your host month you can gather up extra orders to increase your host rewards (just give your friends the host code for their orders).  It’s that easy!

Let me know soonest if you’re interested in joining the fun – next Club begins in January!!

I can’t wait for you to be able to order this bundle and other goodies from the 2017 Occasions Catalog – I know you’re excited, too!

I’ll be back tomorrow with another Sneak Peek – it seems I’m on a 2017 Occasions Catalog sneak peek roll.  See you then!



The Dragonfly Dreams stamp set, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits and Carried Away DSP will be available on 4 Jan 17!


Chocolate Chip Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (card base); 2″ x 3 7/8″ (center embossed panel)

Mint Macaron Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/8″ x 4″ (mat for center embossed panel)

Carried Away DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap

Whisper White Card Stock: 2″ x 3 1/2″ (tag); 1 1/4″ x 2 3/8″ (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

2016-2018 DSP Stack: Detailed Dragonflies Thinlits die cut (Mint Macaron)

Neutrals DSP Stack: Detailed Dragonflies Thinlits die cut (Chocolate Chip)

Vellum Card Stock: Detailed Dragonflies Thinlits die cut

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

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14 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Detailed Dragonfly Sneak Peek!

  1. Just beautiful Mary! I love the touches of shimmer behind your dragonfly and the colors are perfect! 🙂

  2. Mary, every time you make a card, you make me want to make (got enough “makes” to go along with your redundant dragonflies 😉 a CASE, changing it a little. However, on this one, I want to make it exactly as you did. It is wonderful. I’m so glad I ordered the dragonfly bundle yesterday. Can’t wait for the UPS driver. Have a safe trip back to Finn and Wayne…yes, that was the correct order…lol!

  3. Cool job with your dragonfly, and I love the banner treatment! Safe travels:)

  4. Elisha

    Beautiful card Mary! Love the color combo! I have this bundle, but haven’t had time to play with it yet. Have a safe trip back! I can only imagine the puppy butt wiggles that are waiting for you:-). Lol!

  5. Mom

    Beautiful card, Mary, and tres beau sky.
    Be safw!

  6. Sheri Gilson

    Beautiful card! Love the dragonfly! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Retro Sketches!

  7. Oh this is just lovely! So glad you were inspired by this week’s colors at Cupcake Inspirations!
    Debbie, DT Sweetie

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