Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Garden Sneak Peek Thank You with Video Tutorial

Good morning and happy Friday!  October is winding down – meaning November is right around the corner!  Yikes!  I passed up bags of cranberries yesterday at the grocery store.  Stopped.  Considered.  Decided there was plenty of time.  Fingers crossed that that is true and there’s not the Great Cranberry Shortage of 2020 – just to tie a bow on this year! 🙂

If you were able to join me yesterday for my YouTube live, I appreciate you spending some time with me – if not, but you’d like to see the replay, here ’tis! 🙂

This card is big sneak peek!  One of the cool little perks we Demonstrators get is early looks at new products – and THIS one is VERY new – and was only available to the demonstrators who are attending our Virtual conference coming up in a couple of weeks!

It’s a brand new suite, called Dragonfly Garden – that YOU will get to see in the Jan – Jun 2021 Mini Catalog! 🙂

Yes.  THAT’S just around the corner, too! 😳😳😳😳  WHOO-HOO!!

Check out this wonderful stamp set!  And – yes.  It has a bundled….PUNCH!!  Of two dragonflies!  Whaaaa?!?

And the accompanying 6″ x 6″ DSP – called Dandy Gardens is….gorgeous!!

AND – there’s also Mossy Meadow 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim and tiny, adorable….LADYBUG TRINKETS!!

Yeah.  Ladybug.  Trinkets.

I didn’t use them on this card.  But I will.  Oh yes – I will! 😉

Okay – that’s a LOT of lead-up for my sneak peek!  I used the Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Garden set and the bundled Dragonflies Punch, with some of the Dandy Garden DSP for this one!

The layout for this one is from the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge!

I started with a Crumb Cake card base and adhered a Subtle 3D Embossed Crumb Cake panel to the front with Liquid Glue.  Remember – that’s a great way to make your card LOOK like you ran the front of it thru an embossing folder…but without the resulting warping that often happens when you do that! 🙂

Next, I used the next-to-largest Stitched Rectangle Die to cut two pieces of the Dandy Gardens 6″ x 6″ DSP.  I adhered them to the card front at a jaunty angle using Liquid Glue.

On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped the Dragonfly Garden sentiment in Calypso Coral.  Over that, I added some of the little…bugs (there’s debate over the species of these bugs – are they lightning bugs?  Dragonflies? No-see-ums?  Large gnats?  Small gnats?  No one is sure.  So – “bugs”)…in stamped off once Bumble Bee!

Then I cut the sentiment with the next-to-largest circle Stitched Shapes die.  I laid it where I wanted it on the card base – and used a pencil to mark the back.  Then I trimmed that little edge off with my Paper Trimmer.  Check the video if that was totally gibberish! 😉


I pulled out the Poinsettia Dies and the Autumn Essentials Dies and cut some Calypso Coral berries (x2) and Bumble Bee wheat stalks (one of each).   These are adhered to the card front with Liquid Glue.  Then I popped the trimmed sentiment on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I used some Stampin’ Seal to adhere loops of that yummy Mossy Meadow 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim.

On another piece of Whisper White, I stamped the large dragonfly in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  When it was dry, I colored it with my Light Misty Moonlight Stampin’ Blend.  I used the Color Lifter in the middle of the wings to lighten the color and make it a little more dimensional.  Then I punched him out with the Dragonflies Punch.

Speaking of – I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop the dragonfly onto the card front.

I punched out two teensy Calypso Coral dragonflies (with the punch!) and added them with Liquid Glue.

Finally, I colored some Rhinestone Basic Jewels with my Dark Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blend – and added them to the card front – and…that was it!

On the inside, I added the gorgeous wildflowers image from Dragonfly Gardens twice in Mossy Meadow.  I added more Bumble Bee “bugs”, too!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Bumble Bee mat and into the Crumb Cake card base and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more of the wildflowers and bugs on the front…

…and I put a little more of the Dandy Gardens DSP on the envelope flap!

Et Voila!  How MUCH do you love Stampin’ Up’s Dragonfly Gardens??  And the bundled Dragonflies Punch – yes, please!  I think – nope…I KNOW this one is going to be wildly popular and I can’t wait for y’all to be able to get your hands on it! 🙂







Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details. The October Tutorial features the Poinsettia Petals Bundle! 

Stamps-N-Lingers Ordering Special!

I’m offering an ordering special for Stampin’ Up! orders of $50 or greater placed through me between now and Tuesday, 27 October!  You get to choose a free pack of Stampin Up! Envelopes, Note Cards & Envelopes, Acetate Card Boxes and bags, Memories & More goodies, Treat Bags or Treat boxes with your order of $50 or more this week!

How to get your free Envelopes, Note Cards & Envelopes, Card Boxes or Treat Packaging:

All you’ve got to do is place your $50 or greater order and then email me your selection!  I’ll order everyone’s goodies when I place my Host Order on 1 November and then send them out (along with your thank you gift) to you just as quick as I can!

Click right here to see my original Blog Post with all the details and a full list of the items you can select from for your special gift!

Designer Series Paper Sale!

Less than TEN DAYS Remain!


We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you’ll get a 15% discount on select papers from our current catalogs! Now’s a great time to stock up and save on some of our most popular paper designs!

Here’s the deets:

  • Sale prices will be in effect until 31 October 2020 at 11:50 pm (MT)
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • There is no limit to how many packages of Designer Series Paper may be purchased during this promotion.
  • Only select Designer Series Papers are available at a 15% discount during this promotion.
  • Orders must be placed—and closed—during the promotion period for the 15% discount to apply.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards qualify for the 15% discount

Here are the papers you can pick up at this great savings!

Jolly Gingerbread – November’s YUMMY Paper Pumpkin Kit

Get Yours Ordered Now!

November’s cute, gingerbread-themed kit contains enough supplies to create one-of-a-kind Christmas crafts! Whether it’s a gift card carrier, traditional card, or tasty-looking tag, this sweet and seasonal kit is the key to heartfelt holiday gifting. With curly cutouts, sugary stickers, and delicious die-cut designs in a special-edition box, a jolly holiday will be on its way with this kit!

Check out our fun little promotional video to sneak a peek at the Jolly Gingerbread Paper Pumpkin Kit!

Here’s the deets….

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 15 gift card carriers and coordinating envelopes.
  • Kit contents can also be used to design traditional holiday cards, gift tags, and other paper projects.
  • Contents arrive in a collectible, special-edition ginger-bread-themed box!
    Project size: 2-1/4″ x 4″
    Envelope size: 2-3/4″ x 4-3/8″
  • Coordinating colors: Cinnamon Cider, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron, Shaded Spruce, Blushing Bride, and Whisper White

And – to get THIS kit, you MUST be signed up by 10 November.  Sign up on the 11th ….and you’ll get the DECEMBER kit.  Which is probably awesome – but…it’s not THIS one!

Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.  So if you want it….best be getting after it!

If you’re not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, but would like to give it a try, you can either sign up for a subscription where you’re billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store.  For more info and to get signed up for the monthly kit – click here.  Or, see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store here. 


While constructing the new online store, Stampin’ Up! was required to temporarily suspend the offering of past kits and refills from Paper Pumpkin.  The online store functionality that allows them to offer these products is nearly ready to launch.  Paper Pumpkin Past Kits and Refills will be available once again beginning 26 October!!

On 26 October, available products will include the September Refills and October Refills!  Yay!  The cute fall treat boxes and the Christmas card kit refills will be there!  These products will only be available while supplies last and require a Paper Pumpkin subscription to order.

Once the Paper Pumpkin Past Kits and Refills have been made available again, Stampin’ Up! will continue to release new past kit and refill products each month as inventory and demand allow.  If you’re interested in purchasing these products, they’re typically released—if available—on the 4th Monday of each month.  So keep checking the online store for more refills and past kits!

Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in These Projects:

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (embossed front panel)

Bumble Bee Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner); Autumn Essentials Die Cut wheat

Calypso Coral Card Stock: Poinsettia Dies die cut berries; Dragonflies Punch small dragonflies

Whisper White Card Stock:  Second to largest circle Stitched Shapes Die (sentiment);  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Dragonflies Punch large punched Dragonfly

Dandy Garden DSP:  Second to Largest Rectangle Stitched Die cut (x2 – angled panels on front);  envelope flap

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!

Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!

Finn Fan Fix 

The smile that melted a thousand hearts.

Only a THOUSAND, Mom?!?

Okay – make that a gazillion! 🙂



Categories: 2021 Jan - Jun Mini Catalog, Catalog Sneak Peek, Ordering Special!, Sneak peek, Special Promotions, Thank You Cards, Video Tutorial | Tags: , , , , , | 14 Comments

Post navigation

14 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Garden Sneak Peek Thank You with Video Tutorial

  1. Such a pretty card Mary! Love that designer paper and those dragonflies are awesome!! And it’s definitely a gazillion…especially the last one. 😉

  2. Faith Simpson

    Hi Mary,
    I was thrilled too when I opened the Dandy Garden suite of products!! I just love everything about it. Did you notice that the punch punches out the dragonfly on one of the DSP papers? (the one with the white background)….I might have missed it if you talked about that….but wow.
    And YES…..Finn has the winningest smile ever!! Just have to smile back at him…..

    • stampsnlingers

      I did NOT notive that! Thank you so much for letting me know that – it makes it even Much-a-more-better!! 🙂

  3. Beth Ann Halvorson

    Love the color combo in today’s card. So very pretty! And Finn’s smile is fantasical!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Beth Ann – he’s a fun guy to have around, for sure! 🙂

  4. Such a great card! Love the mix of patterns and all the different dragonflies! Thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks much, Jaimie – appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  5. Such a nice card with the promise of spring and warm weather = although tbh I don’t do dragonflies eek – butterflies are about my limit on the insect front lol! Thanks for sharing with us at HSS this week.

    • stampsnlingers

      I love dragonflies – they’re all around us here in the wooded area we live in – and at our ponds!! Thanks so much, Fiona! Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  6. robbier52

    Cute card! Have been eyeing this suite but have not purchased yet. Thanks for playing with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.


    • stampsnlingers

      Pull the trigger, Robbie! I think you’ll love it. Thanks – and appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  7. Beautiful use of the foliage and dragon flies. Such a pretty card and inspirational card. Can’t wait to play with this bundle. Fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing your project with Hand Stamped Sentiments.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Genevieve! Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Powered by