Stampin’ Up! Dandy Garden Wishes Penned for a Friend with Video Tutorial

Good morning and happy Sunday!  Did you remember to set your clocks forward before you went to bed last night – or…did you have to do it this morning and discover that you’d “overslept”?!  I hate when I forget to do it the night before – it throws me off for the whole day!  And also confuses the heck out of me when my clocks don’t all match up! 🤷‍♀️

My card today uses another one of the cool bundles that’s included in the Savings Are in Bloom special promotion going on right now thru the end of March.  The Garden Wishes stamp set and bundled Dandy Wishes die set is gorgeous atop some Hand-Penned DSP!  Take a look-see:

If you were able to join me last night for my YouTube Live video, I appreciate you spending part of your weekend with me.  If not, and you’d like to see how to make this super easy and pretty easel card, here’s the replay!

The layout for this card is from the TGIF sketch Challenge!

And the color palette is from the Global Design Project color challenge.

I started with a card-front-sized panel of Mint Macaron paper from the Hand-Penned DSP pack that I ran thru my Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine with the largest Stitched With Whimsy die in place.  I adhered the panel to the front of a Mint Macaron card base using Liquid Glue.

On a narrow piece of Shimmery White cardstock, I water-colored a simple Balmy Blue wash.  I used the flat large brush in the Water Painter set and ink from the lid of the stamp pad.  Tip: you’ll want the wash to be centered between the DSP strip and the right edge of the panel and don’t make your brush TOO wet.  Use the lowest setting on your Heat Tool to help speed up the drying process.  Or, you know – go get a snack! 😉

When the panel was dry, I used Liquid Glue to adhere it to a Garden Green mat.  Then I adhered the strip of Hand-Penned DSP right to the edge with more Liquid Glue.

I used the dies in the Dandy Wishes set to cut both stemmed dandelions and the two grass shapes from Garden Green.  I also cut a second large dandelion in Mint Macaron and Balmy Blue and then the medium “petal” in Mint Macaron and the smallest “petal” in Balmy Blue.

I adhered the first dandelion to the watercolored panel – that’s the one on the right.

I trimmed the stems from the Mint Macaron and Balmy Blue die cuts.  Then I adhered the Mint “petal” to the second Garden Green dandelion with Liquid Glue – it’s lined up exactly with the petal.

I lightly curled the other petals and then adhered them with Liquid Glue – they’re offset as you can see in the picture below.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the dandelion to the card front.  Then I added the two grass die cuts at the bottom – I trimmed the stems so they wouldn’t show below the grass.

I stamped a sentiment from Garden Wishes in Balmy Blue on a piece of Shimmery White cardstock and cut it with the next-to-smallest Tailor Made Tags die.  I popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Using my Dark Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blend – I colored a length of Whisper White 1/2″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon.  Then I tied a bow with it and adhered it to the sentiment tag with a Glue Dot.

I added some Rhinestone Wave Basic Jewels in various sizes and blues and the card front was done!

For the inside, I colored a small “patch” of Balmy Blue on a Shimmery White panel using my Water Painter.  Then I stamped the little fly-away-dandelions in stamped off THREE times Balmy Blue twice over the top.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Garden Green mat and then into the Mint Macaron card base and the card was done.

My Basic White Medium Envelope got more of the fly-away dandelions in Balmy Blue on the front…

…and a little more Hand-Penned DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I really love this Garden Wishes Bundle from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog and was really REALLY glad that this BUNDLE came back as part of the list of sale bundles during the Savings Are in Bloom Promotion!  And – the wunnermus Hand-Penned DSP is the perfect backdrop, don’t you think?!  I also love how the Stitched With Whimsy adds just a little bump to the card front. 🙂

I hope you like!

Don’t miss your chance to pick up the handy and highly portable Mini Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine – and all the great bundles that are on sale!  When you make a $50+ purchase from me this month (ALL month!) – whether you buy the Mini Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine and/or any of the sale bundles or not – you’re going to get the MEGA Tutorial Bundle – on top of your peppermints, your normal ordering gift AND the Daffodil Daydream Tutorial.  That’s a lotta loot! 🙂  All the deets are down below!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts you’ll need are down below!

And…I’ve also created a printable PDF with written instructions and a list of the products used to create this project.  You can download, print and/or save it by clicking this image:

Missed any tutorials?  You can check out my past projects right here!






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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.

Note: Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!

You’ll also be getting a link to my ZOOM The Craftroom (an exclusive TWICE-A-WEEK online event for my customers) and the monthly Online Tutorial. The March Tutorial features the Daffodil Daydream Bundle!  



Check out this GINORMOUS bundle of Tutorials – featuring SIX of the amazing bundles in the Savings Are in Bloom Promotion!!

Everyone who places an order of $50 or greater (before shipping & tax) in the month of March 2022 (that’s right – ALL month!!) will receive a huge bonus tutorial package from me!  You’ll get THIRTY ONE projects featuring bundles that are included in the Savings Are In Bloom Promotion.  What?!?  It’s like…it was planned or something! 😉

  • Sweet As A Peach – July 2021
  • Quiet Meadow – June 2021
  • Pansy Patch – May 2021
  • Art Gallery – April 2021 (contains retired items)
  • Hydrangea Haven – February 2021 (contains retired items)
  • Celebrate Sunflowers – June 2020 (contains retired items)

Note: there ARE some retired products used in several projects, but…I have faith you’ll be able to work around that!!

AND – you’ll STILL get:

  • Peppermint Rewards!
  • The Daffodil Daydream Tutorial! (if you’re counting – that is SEVEN Tutorials with a total of THIRTY SEVEN beautiful projects for you to use!
  • A $10 ordering gift of your choice!

Wow – that’s a lotta stuff, right?!?  TONS of creative inspiration….20% off on the Mighty Mini Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine….20% off coordinating bundles…Peppermints!…Ordering Gift!

And – just to be clear…you do NOT have to order the Mighty Mini Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine OR any of the bundles in the special!  Nope.  You can order $50 worth of Stampin’ Dimensionals (and I will bow to you!!) or $50 in Brushed Brass Butterflies (more bowing and a little scraping here!) – and you’ll get ALL the things!


Mini Cut & Emboss Machine and Select Bundles 20% Off March 1-31!!


During the month of March, you can pick up the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine at a 20% discount!  This miniature machine is compatible with a large selection of Stampin’ Up! embossing folders and dies.  Build your craft collection and combine the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with any (or all!) of the select stamp-and-die bundles that are also available for 20% off during the month of March!

Savings Are In Bloom Promotion Details:

  • Promotion Sales Period:  1 Mar – 31 Mar 2022
  • Promotion Ends:  31 March 2022 at 11:50 PM MT
  • The Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine will be available for purchase at a 20% discount.

  • A number of select stamp-and-die bundles that are compatible with the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine will also be available for purchase at a 20% discount.
  • For this promotion only, Stampin’ Up! has brought back the previously popular Art Gallery, Celebrate Sunflowers, and Garden Wishes bundles. They will only be available in their bundle form during this promotion, so make sure to get them while you still can!
  • The Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and select compatible bundles can be bought together or separately.
  • There is no limit on the number of Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machines you can purchase during this promotion.
  • Products are available in all markets  while supplies last. Offer may vary from market to market based on product availability. No backorders or substitutions  will be allowed.
  • The stamp-and-die bundles that can be found in a current catalog will be replenished until they retire. When they do retire, the bundles will be added to the Retiring List.
  • Due to supply chain challenges, this promotion may be altered or ended early. I’ll let you know if we hear that this offer may be ended before March 31. 🤙🤙

You can see the full list of bundles included in the sale on this flyer, click the image to open the full-size PDF:

And here’s the goods in my Online Store!

Let me know if you have any questions.

Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project: 

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Mint Macaron Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Dandy Wishes die cut “dandelions” (one large and one medium)

Garden Green Cardstock: 2 5/8″ x 4 5/8″ (mat for watercolored panel on the front); 4″ x 5 1/4″  (mat for inner liner); Dandy Wishes die cut “dandelions” – one of each with stem; Dandy Wishes die cut “grass” (one of each in the die set)

Shimmery White Cardstock: 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ (watercolored panel on front); Next to smallest Tailor Made Tags die cut (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Hand-Penned DSP: 4 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ (panel on front of card); 3/8″ x 4 1/2″ (strip on watercolored panel); 3″ x 6″ 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!

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Finn Fan Fix 

Sometimes when Finn joins me on the sofa, it’s just cuz he loves me and wants to snuggle for a minute.

But – many times, it’s cuz I’ve got my dinner.

And he knows I can maybe be a soft touch.

Yeah.  Soft touch is valid.




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4 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Dandy Garden Wishes Penned for a Friend with Video Tutorial

  1. It was fun to watch you create last night. I even forgot I had those dies…not sure if I ever used them! Finn is too funny. What was in the skillet?

    • stampsnlingers

      Soup. About 3 licks left. But…he’s nothing if not thrifty – not a lick will be listed! Thanks so much, Karen! 🙂

  2. Such a pretty card Mary! Love the colors and the layering is perfect! 🙂 Oh my goodness…Fin has his whole face in that dish…must have been something good! 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      Three licks of soup. But…he can make the most of it, for sure! Thanks, Amy! 🙂

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