Simple Sunday #13 – Dragonfly Garden

Welcome to my new Sunday series, affectionately known as Simple Sunday! The aim of this series is to showcase projects using minimal supplies, ideal for the beginner crafter or someone new to Stampin’ Up! Each project is a white card base with a 3×3 panel decorated using a single stamp set or die set. This week’s project features a stamp and punch bundle that you can purchase from the January to June 2021 Mini Catalogue.

I absolutely love a punch bundle – there’s nothing better than being able to sit there and mass produce cards / boxes with toppers that include punches. Don’t get me wrong, dies are beautiful, but I find a punch much faster and sometimes time is of the essence!

On this card, I didn’t want to use too many products as that would distract from the simple nature of the series I set out to create, but sometimes the Stampin’ Write Markers are overlooked – especially following the release of the Stampin’ Blends. So I wanted to make sure that new crafters could see that you don’t need everything right away. If you don’t have the inks, you can use the markers instead and they are cost effective to buy in bulk than the ink pads.

For some final dimension on this card, I lifted the dragonfly using dimensionals and coloured in the outline using Wink of Stella to bleed the ink and add some gorgeous sparkle.

What do you think? Are you going to try out the marker ink technique?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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Dandy Inspiration

Sometimes, there are items in the catalogue that you don’t appear to fancy as much as others. These items are lower down on your wish list and sometimes, you don’t purchase them because you want the other items first. Well, I’ll be honest, that was my first thought when I saw the Dandy Garden suite.

However, demonstrators who attended Onstage at Home in November were gifted part of the suite by Stampin’ Up! as part of the Swag Bag option. The paper, stamps, punch, ribbon and trinkets were included as part of this – so rather than leave a set unused, I decided to have a play.

As you can see, I have created a lovely card from the set and massively proved to myself that I shouldn’t write off any item in the catalogue based on the images in there. I love how the stamps look coloured with Stampin’ Markers against the Very Vanilla cardstock.

And the best part? The trinkets – oh they are the sweetest things! I quickly adhered three onto this card and they look absolutely gorgeous.

So the moral of the story – never judge a suite by the images in the catalogue alone.

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

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Come back for these after the 5th January and they will be live!