Stampin’ Up! Dandy Garden Wishes Sneak Peak with Video Tutorial for The Paper Players

Hey y’all – it’s Sunday, which means I’ve got another fun challenge for you from the Paper Players –  Claire’s got a cool color challenge for us all … I hope you’ll come and play along with us!  While the challenge seems like a great New Year’s card – I came up with something a little different!  What will you make??  🙂

If you were able to join me yesterday for my Facebook Live video, I appreciate you spending some of your weekend with me!  If you weren’t able to watch the live version, but you’d like to see the replay on YouTube…here ’tis!

For this one, I pulled out the Dragonfly Garden stamp set and the Dragonflies Punch!  These items will be available on 5 Jan 2021 in the Jan – Jun 2021 Mini Catalog.  And – for the BIG impact – I used a piece of the Dandy Laser-Cut Paper – which is also part of the Dandy Garden Suite!  Take a look-see:

Here’s the Paper Players color challenge just in case you weren’t able to figure it out! 😉

My layout is loosely based on the Global Design Project sketch this week.

I started with a piece of Basic Black that I matted on Silver Foil for the card front.

Next, I selected a panel of the new Dandy Laser-Cut Paper and used Liquid Glue to adhere it to a piece of Basic Black card stock the same size.  Then I matted that on Silver Foil and popped it onto the card front with the Black Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On another piece of Basic Black cardstock, I stamped the sentiment from Dragonfly Garden in Versamark Ink, sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder and heat set it with my Heat Tool.

Tip:  when you heat emboss, the powder turns into a liquid-y form until it cools off.  Be careful to not stick your fingers in it.  Trust me.  It won’t run or anything, but it WILL smear/come off.  Once it’s good and cool, you’re good to go! 😉

So – when it was cool, I cut it with a die from the Tasteful Labels die set.

I cut two lengths of Black 3/8″ Glittered Organdy Ribbon and adhered them to the card front with Glue Dots.

Then I popped the sentiment over top with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I punched a bevy of bitty dragonflies from Silver Foil using the Dragonflies Punch.   Two of them I adhered to the sentiment with Liquid Glue and the other three I popped on with mini Black Stampin’ Dimensionals.  And – that was it for the card front!

I DID toy with adding some Rhinestones, but….held myself back!

On the inside, I used Tuxedo Black Memento Ink to stamp the little dragonflies and a second sentiment from Dragonfly Garden on a Whisper White panel.

I used Stampin’ Seal to adhere the panel to a Silver Foil mat and into my Whisper White card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more of the Tuxedo Black Dragonfly Garden dragonflies on the front…

…and a large dragonfly on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  The Dandy Garden Suite – with the Dragonfly Garden and the Dragonflies Punch as an integral part! – is absolutely one of my favorite new goodies in the Jan – Jun 2021 Mini Catalog!


If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

I hope you like!

Now…take a look at what the rest of the team has to offer!  Then pull out your ink and papers and have a little fun! 🙂

The Paper Players Design Team







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 Customer Rewards page for full details. You’ll also be getting a link to my ZOOM The Craftroom (an exclusive online event for my customers) and the monthly Online Tutorial.   The December Tutorial features the Arrange A Wreath Bundle!



Stampin’ Up! posted this update late in the day on Thursday. 

Whisper White has been a Stampin’ Up! staple for so long. We love it and we know you love it, too. We are sad to announce that the supplier’s mill producing our Whisper White cardstock has permanently closed due to impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, we weren’t given much notice on this closure. This means that the technology unique to this particular supplier is now unavailable to us and we can no longer offer our Whisper White cardstock and related products, such as Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes.  Please note that this won’t affect any of our other cardstocks, this only affects Whisper White.

We know Whisper White has a huge fan base; we’re big fans, too! And we are crushed that it’s going away. Even though this decision was out of our hands, rest assured that we jumped right into action to find the best replacement paper possible. We have dedicated many hours to source and test alternative cardstock options from several suppliers to find the perfect fit that still maintains the Stampin’ Up! quality you know and trust. We are happy to share that we have found a winner for our new cardstock, Basic White!

The quality of our new Basic White was thoroughly tested by our quality assurance and product teams. It also tested very well with demonstrators and concept artists who gave it a huge thumbs up. We believe in the quality of the new Basic White cardstock and we know it will become your new crafting staple!

What does this mean for you?

With Whisper White going out of production, this means a number of Whisper White products will be affected.  Below is a list of all products that will be replaced with our new Basic White cardstock. These items are now available while supplies last with an order limit of 2 per item per order.

Our new Basic White products will become available to purchase as soon as we have them in stock. This means that some Whisper White and Basic White products may be available at the same time. Additionally, due to the nature of sourcing, some Basic White products may not be available before the Whisper White products sell out. Please know that we are working on getting these products available to you as fast as possible.

We also have a video message addressing some potential concerns that you may have. This video goes over a comparison of Whisper White to Basic White so you will know what to expect with this change. You can watch the video here.

It’s always hard to say goodbye, but we are excited about the new Basic White product line and we encourage you to try it out! We are confident that you’ll love it just as much as we do.

Stamps-N-Lingers Jan – Jun 2021 Mini Catalog Shares Are Open

My Jan – Jun 2021 Mini Catalog Shares are now open!

A catalog share gives you a chance to try a sample of all the new products in the catalog – and then you can see what you love and go back and purchase full packs of those goodies!

You’ll get to try a little bit of the beautiful new Designer Series Papers, specialty papers, cards & envelopes, and treat boxes, plus fun embellishments with one of my Catalog Shares! I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 5 Jan 21 and use expedited shipping so I get it back fast!  Then I’ll get it all cut up, packaged and out the door quick as I can – as early in the week of the 11th as I can manage!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).  And there are even DOUBLE shares, too!

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators!

Head over to my Stamps-N-Lingers Jan – Jun 2021 Mini Catalog Shares to get all the details and use the handy form there to get signed up! 

Deadline to sign up for the shares is Sunday, 3 Jan 21 at 8pm EST!!  

I’ve got an Online Host Club starting on 1 January (just in time for the new catalog and Sale-A-Bration!) and I’ve got openings.  Whoo-hoo!!!

What is an Online Host Club?  Glad you asked!An Online Host Club lets you get some of the benefits of being a host – without doing any of the WORK of being a host!  And – it helps you build your crafting tool chest a little at a time.  While earning FREE goodies!

A club consists of three folks doing two consecutive three-month terms.   Each person commits to buying $50 before shipping and tax each month.

Here’s how it shakes out…this is just an example!  As you can see, each member gets to host TWICE during the six months!!

At the end of the club, I let each member select a stamp set up to $25 that I send to them for free.

What are the other bennies of a Host Club?

  • At least a $150.00 Workshop order during EACH of your host months!
  • Which means you’ll have at least $15.00 of Stampin’ Rewards dollars to spend on the exclusive Host Stamp Sets, or any other current Stampin’ Up! product during your host months.  Stampin’ Rewards are Stampin’ Up!-speak for “free money”!
  • You’ll earn DOUBLE PEPPERMINTS on your Host Club Orders.  Each $50 order earns 4 reward points, a $75 order earns you 6 reward points, etc. You’ll earn at least 24 reward points during your membership, meaning you’ll automatically earn at least ONE $40 Peppermint rewards gift!  (Remember – when you gather up 16 Peppermints, you get to select a free reward gift valued up to $40!).  You can get more info about my Punkin’ Heads Customer Rewards Program right here.
  • During Sale-a-Bration – each of your host club orders will earn you AT LEAST one Level 1 ($50 level) Sale-A-Bration reward!
  • You’ll receive a FREE monthly tutorial with 4-5 projects and access to all previous tutorials for the duration of the club. Right now, there are over FIFTY tutorials available only to Online Host Club members.  That’s around TWO HUNDRED FIFTY not-seen-on-our-blogs projects for you to use as inspiration (and they ALL have all the card cuts and instructions!)
  • Access to my Weekly Zoom The Craftroom online Zoom Party – where you can come craft and chat with me and other customers! YEP – THIS IS NEW!!
  • FREE catalogs during your membership term
  • FREE shipping in your TWO Host Months
  • A FREE STAMP SET of your choice valued up to $25 at the end of each “term”, any current set (excluding host sets)!
  • At the end of the full 6 months, you’ll get first dibs at signing up for the next 6 month term!

When you join the club – you’ll commit to the full six months – in two consecutive three-month increments.   The launch of a new catalog and Sale-A-Bration is ALWAYS a great time to join a club!

Don’t delay – there are limited spaces available!

If you want to join us or if you have ANY questions about how it would work…please drop me a note at!

The Stampin’ Up! Year End Clearance is LIVE – and the Clearance Rack has been updated with brand new products!!

Stampin’ Up!’s Giant Year-End Closeout runs thru 4 Jan 2021 – but…all retiring goodies on the list are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!  And – at these prices – as high as 50% off – your favorites are selling out FAST!  So…don’t delay!

This event is the perfect time to shop! You’ll get deep discounts on your favorite products from the August–December 2020 Mini Catalog!

Click here to download the full list of items on sale – sorted by their discount!

There are a lot more items on the list that are not discounted but are leaving us at the end of this catalog period (4 Jan 2021 at 11:50pm Mountain Time)

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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Whisper White Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Silver Foil Cardstock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 3/8″ x 4 7/8″ (mat for center art panel); Dragonflies punches

Basic Black Cardstock: Tasteful Labels Die cut (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 3 1/4″ x 4 3/4″(middle art panel)

Dandy Laser-Cut Paper: art panel

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 

Finn loves me.

A lot.

And ALWAYS wants to be where I am!

Like – sitting right next to me on the sofa – gazing at me with love and devotion.


No – surely not.

He luuuuuves me….

Or…does he?

No.  He totally does. I’m sure of it.

He just ALSO luuuuuuves dinner lickings!! 😂😂😂


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24 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Dandy Garden Wishes Sneak Peak with Video Tutorial for The Paper Players

  1. Such a pretty card! Love the clean layers and the colors are perfect! As for Finn…I’m sure that it’s you that he loves the mostest…but the leftovers might take a close second. 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – and the bowl’s ranking and mine are kinda fluid… 😉 Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  2. Kathleen VanDeVeere

    Great card!
    Finn is only aussie I know with a cauliflower addiction!?!

    • stampsnlingers

      And salad. And carrots. He’s a broad-spectrum eater!! ROFL! Thanks, Mom! 🙂

  3. Pretty card! What was in the bowl? He looks quite content and I know he loves you because the way to his heart is through his stomach…he is a man after all 😀

    • stampsnlingers

      Well – it was either salad or something with cauliflower rice. He’s not picky – it it’s in a bowl or on a plate – he’s more than happy to lick it till it’s spotless! LOL! Thanks much, Karen! 🙂

  4. Gerri K

    I’m sure Finn loves you best.
    Your card is beautiful!! I enjoyed your fb live last night.

    • stampsnlingers

      I think so – but…the bowl is a powerful draw! Thanks much, Gerri! 🙂

  5. Mary, this is fabulous! I love the laser cut paper and the little dragonflies! So happy you stepped out of the box from the holidays with your card. You certainly made my challenge shine! Have a wonderful week, My Friend!

  6. A hint of spring with these colors is brilliant Mary! Such an elegant way to say thank you! Beautiful card!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Stef – isn’t this die cut paper gorgeous! Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  7. What a lovely way to use that laser-cut paper…just beautiful! I really enjoyed “crafting” with you this year, too! Be sure to come back and play with us often in 2021!

  8. Ann Wilcox Schach

    Beautiful as always, Mary! You have done a wonderful job showcasing this new paper. I have enjoyed stamping beside you this past year. I will truly miss you….Hugs and happy holidays!

    • stampsnlingers

      Oh – me, too, Ann! Thank y’all so much for inviting me this year! It’s flown! And thank you for the kind words! 🙂

  9. This is beautiful! I love the way you used the challenge colors. have a very Merry Christmas and a Hapy New Year!!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Laurie – I appreciate it! Merry Christmas to you, too! 🙂

  10. So gorgeous, I am loving this color combo! It has been great creating with you this year!

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – I’ve enjoyed our time “together”, for sure! Thanks very much, Allisa!! 🙂

  11. Joanne James

    This is stunning Mary! I love the layering and great inspiration for using this set (I’m not a fan of the DSP colour combo for the Dandy Garden papers, so this is a great way to showcase it in an alternative way). Thank you so much for guesting with us over at The Paper Players this year – I have loved each and every one of your creations. Don’t be a stranger – we would love to see you continue to play along and I’ll be sure to pop buy from time to time to check out your creations! Merry Christmas wishes to you!

    • stampsnlingers

      Hey Joanne – thank YOU so much for inviting me! It’s been a great year – hard to believe it’s already over! 🙁 But, you KNOW I’ll be playing in the challenges!! Thanks very much for the kind words, my friend! 🙂

  12. Mary, I didn’t think I “needed” these dandelion dies…until NOW. What an absolutely gorgeous card! Love the little silver dragonflies, too. Finn just makes me laugh. You have to love the loving gazes when there is food involved. Such an opportunist. Haha!! It has been so great to have you as a Guest Designer over at The Paper Players in 2020. Thank you so much and I have enjoyed creating alongside you. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and all the best in the coming year. Big hugs to you…and sweet Finn, too.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks for the wonderfulk welcome to the team for this year, Anne-Marie – it’s been fun! Thank you, too, for the very kind words. Merry Christmas and a very happy 2021!!

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