Stampin’ Up! Dandy Dragonfly Garden Fun Fold With Video Tutorial

Good morning and happy Friday!  Hoping that your week went well – and that you’re ready for a weekend.  You’ll be fascinated to hear that – in celebration of National Pizza WEEK (yes, that’s a thing – but it ends Saturday so….get to eating!) – we ate sourdough crust pizza last night! And it were yummy!

I’ve got a fun fun-fold for you today and, if you were able to join me for my YouTube live yesterday, I appreciate you spending part of your day with me!  If not, here’s the replay!

I pulled out the Dragonfly Garden Bundle – with the fun Dragonflies Punch – and some Dandy Garden DSP and pulled it all together to create a z-fold card (of sorts).  Take a look-see:

The color palette for this one is from this week’s Paper Players Challenge!

I started with a 5 1/4″ x 11″ piece of cardstock – Blackberry Bliss for the sample card (I used Calypso Coral in the video) – and scored and folded it at 1 3/4″, 5 1/2″ and 9 3/4″ along the long side.

I matted Dandy Garden DSP on Bumble Bee cardstock – using Misty Moonlight paper for two panels and Bumble Bee paper for the center panel.

I adhered all the matted panels to the card base with Liquid Glue.

For the belly band, I gently folded a 1″ x 11″ piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock (or Calypso Coral) around the folded-up card and adhered the ends together with Liquid Glue on the front of the card.

The sentiment started with a piece of Basic White cardstock that I cut with the third smallest Stitched Rectangle Die.  I ran it again thru the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, this time with one of the new Stitched With Whimsy dies in the middle.

I stamped the middle of the sentiment label with the Dragonfly Garden sentiment in Misty Moonlight (Mossy Meadow in the video) and then stamped the wunnermus wildflower image three times over the top in Bumble Bee.  Then I adhered it to the middle of the belly band with Liquid Glue.

I punched a dragonfly from the Dandy Garden DSP (Blackberry Bliss or Calypso Coral) using the Dragonflies Punch.  I gently curled the wings and adhered it with Liquid Glue.  Then I used the punch to punch Blackberry Bliss (or Calypso Coral) small dragonflies and adhered them as well.  Those got a swipe with my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.

For the inside, I stamped the Dragonfly Garden wildflowers image twice in Bumble Bee on the bottom of a Basic White panel.  Then I added the little “swarm” image in Blackberry Bliss (Calypso Coral in the video).

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

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Dragonfly Garden wildflowers and “swarm” on the front…

…and more Dandy Garden DSP on the envelope flap!

Et Voila!  Love love love the Dandy Garden Suite, don’t you?  From the Dragonfly Garden stamp set with it’s perfectly fun Dragonflies Punch

…to the gorgeous Dandy Garden DSP

….it’s a winner!  I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate these cards, all the products and card cuts are listed below!








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If you were around for Sale-A-Bration 2017, you might remember the super cute Hey, Chick stamp set that you could get as one of your Sale-A-Bration freebies!  Heck – it may still be on your shelf!! Well – it was SO popular (and rightly so – it’s stinkin’ adorable!) that Stampin’ Up! is bringing it back – and it’s got some friends this time around.  Like…DIES!

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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Blackberry Bliss (or Calypso Coral) Cardstock: 5 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 1 3/4″, 5 1/2″ and 9 3/4″ on the long side); 1″ x 11″ ); Belly band – trimmed down if needed); Dragonflies small punch

Bumble Bee Cardstock:  1 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mat for smallest panel); 1 5/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mat for medium panel); 3 5/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mat for card front); 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mat for inner liner)

Basic White Card Stock: Third-smallest Stitched Rectangle Die (sentiment); 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (inner liner)

Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ DSP:  1″ x 5 1/4″ (smallest panel); 1 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ (medium panel); 3 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ (card front); envelope flap

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Finn Fan Fix 

In the evenings, when the horses come in, we tell Finn to “go to your spot”.

His spot is a dog bed.  Wherever the dog bed is – so…it moves around some.

But – it’s still his spot and he goes there to watch over the pony parade as they come in!

He’ll usually lay down – with blinky blinking around his neck! – for at least the start of the event.

But…as they get closer – sometimes he has to sit up – just to be sure they see him.

Just double checking that I’m there and won’t let one of the mean girls get him! 😉

To be clear – they aren’t ACTUALLY mean and I won’t let them get him!


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18 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Dandy Dragonfly Garden Fun Fold With Video Tutorial

  1. Sweet cards! Love the colors and the fancy fold design. A good guard dog doesn’t want to be caught sleeping on the job…especially when those mean girls are nearby. 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      Nope – that could prove hazardous to your health! Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  2. Pretty card and I like the fold. Sorry I couldn’t catch you live, but I’ll be sure to watch the replay. TFS. Sometime, I’d like to see a video of the parade that Finn gets to watch.

    • stampsnlingers

      Hang tight – one just might be in the works! 🙂 Thanks, Karen! 🙂

  3. Mary, such a wonderful use of the colors. I love the card in both color schemes, but the Misty Moonlight background is my favorite. Wonderful to see you in the gallery again this week

  4. Paula S Meuschke

    Your cards are always amazing, but I almost always got to Finn’s spot first. Love reading about your animals, plants, etc.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Paula – glad you like the cards AND the animals! 🙂

  5. Stella Boatman

    Lovely card today. It’s my favorite set in the new catalog.

  6. Susan K

    I love this card! Hate I missed it live but plan to CASE as a birthday card. Thanks for the good directions. I do love that set.
    Finn looks happy instead of apprehensive…I think he’s loving the parade y’all put on for him and he’s waiting for the popcorn. Or maybe y’all will toss out candy like our parade used to!

    • stampsnlingers

      LOL! Candy is ALWAYS a hit! He likes seeing them come in I think – as long as they don’t head his direction. If they do – he’s outta there! Thanks, Susan – glad that you like the card and happy CASEing! 🙂

  7. These are beautiful! I love the fold, what a great project. thanks for playing along with us at PP!

  8. Ann Wilcox Schach

    What a fabulous fold, Mary! It’s a perfect way to showcase this lovely paper…and the challenge colors! I LOVE those dragonflies! Thank you so much for playing in my challenge at The Paper Players this week!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you, Ann – appreciate you stopping by with such kind words! 🙂

  9. Missed the live broadcast, but watched the video later. Good video. Beautiful cards. I love fun folds. Finn seems to enjoy the daily parade, as long as he doesn’t have to deal with those hooves. Think he remembers??

    • stampsnlingers

      I don’t know if he does or doesn’t – some days I think so and others…not so much! Thank you, Julie! 🙂

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