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Stampin’ Up! Dragonflies for Happy Inkin’ Thursday

Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop

I’m sharing some Dragonflies on my card today for our Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop.  And here is our sketch:

Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop Sketch Challenge March 30
Stampin' Up! Dragonfly Dreams Dragonflies by Cardiology by Jari

Our sketch this week gives us a starting point and guidelines for each sketch, so I really try to work with it as much as possible.  If you notice in the sketch it has 2 panels on the front, with one looking like a different color than the other.  I chose to use the same paper, but cut it so that it looks a little like it is two different panels of DSP.  I used one of the sheets from Falling In Love DSP and cut it so that the part of the paper with less design is on the top portion and the part with more design was on the bottom!  They were adhered to a panel of Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper.  Then, a length of Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon was adhered where the two panels met.  

Stampin' Up D!ragonfly Dreams Dragonflies by Cardiology by Jari

I recently saw a card on Pinterest with dragonflies created using Vellum card stock, so I decided to try it, too.  You can see the card HERE.  The stamper used Watercolor Pencils, and since I knew they were not orderable from Stampin’ Up! right now, I decided to try using my Blender pen and inks on the Vellum.  I cut a rectangle of the Vellum and began coloring with Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand and Sweet Sugarplum inks, blending the colors as I went. Once it was dry, I just die cut it with the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlets Die.  

Stampin' Up! Dragonfly Dreams Dragonflies by Cardiology by Jari

My sentiment, from Dragonfly Dreams, was stamped in Sahara Sand on Very Vanilla, and die cut with an oval Stitched Shapes Framelit Die. Then, I adhered the sentiment oval to a Blushing Bride scalloped oval and attached a Lace Doily to the back side with glue. The dragonflies were attached with glue dots just under the heads.  I cut a length of Silver Metallic Thread and attached it to the back of the sentiment ovals with some Glue Dots, then popped that panel onto the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The Falling In Love Embellishment added the finishing touch to the front. 

Stampin' Up! Dragonfly Dreams Dragonflies by Cardiology by Jari

I pulled out the Happy Mother’s Day sentiment from the Oh So Succulent stamp set and stamped it in Sahara Sand ink. Then, I added a strip of the DSP left over from the front for the bottom of the panel.  

Stampin' Up! Dragonfly Dreams Dragonflies by Cardiology by Jari

A complete list of supplies as well as card stock cuts for this project will be at the end of my post.



Now, for more of the hop.  Time to head over to see what Kristi has created for us today.


Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop


Here is our team: 

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage

Jari Francis (you are here)

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy


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Card stock cuts for Butterflies project

Very Vanilla base 5 1/2 x 8 1/2; scored at 4 1/4;  oval 3 1/2 x 2 3/4; inside panel 5 1/8 x 3 7/8

Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper 5 1/4 x 4

Blushing Bride card stock for oval 3 3/4 x 2 3/4; for inside panel 5 1/4 x 4

Falling In Love Designer Series Paper top panel 5 1/8 x 2 1/8; bottom panel 5 1/8 x 1 3/4; strip for inside 1/2 x 5 1/8; for envelope flap 2 1/4 x 6

Vellum card stock 4 x 4


Stampin’ Up! products needed to create project


Blender Pens


Big Shot


Glue Dots



Thanks for joining us today, see you next time!

Happy Mother’s Day Card for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop


My share for our Happy Stampers color challenge today is a Mother’s Day Card.  


Here are the colors we are all working with:




Mother's Day


I used the stamps from the April Paper Pumpkin kit for the outside art image as well as Crazy About You for the stamped sentiment.  I used the Hello You Thinlets for the word, happy.  Crazy About You and the Hello You Thinlets dies may be purchased as a bundle until June 1st, at a 15% discount.  Even though this set is not retiring, it will not be offered with the Thinlets as a bundle in the new catalog.  So, order them now if you want to get a great deal.





Mother's Day


The largest flower image is stamped off once in Rose Red ink onto the Whisper White panel, then the smaller flower image stamped off twice for the lighter flower and only once for the darker one.  For the flower centers, I used Crumb Cake ink.  The leaves were stamped in Garden Green, and again, one of the leaf images was stamped off once to add some interest.  The stamp with the grouping of dots, also from April Paper Pumpkin, was stamped in Crumb Cake

Even though you cannot tell from the photos, all of the flowers have clear Wink of Stella brushed on them.  If you look closely, you can see it on the small Rose Red punched flower.  I think it really adds some pizzaz to your cards!  Have you tried it yet?  I think you will be happy with the results!


Mother's Day


For the inside, I used the second April Paper Pumpkin stamp set, All About Everything, to stamp my sentiment in Garden Green.  The small flowers were colored with a Rose Red marker and some Wink of Stella also adorned them as well as the corner flower.  Even if you did not get these stamp sets, you could use any other floral stamps and create your own Mother’s Day card with these colors in mind!  



Mother's Day


My envelope flap is lined with more of the Regals Designer Series Paper Stack (Garden Green polka dot) using the Envelope Liners Framelits (retiring 🙁 )



Mother's Day



Now it’s time to hop on over to Kristi Gray’s blog to see her beautiful creation for us today.  Just click on the forward arrow to go right there. The Happy Stampers  team is listed below in case you get lost along the way or want to revisit anyone.  


Sandi MacIver

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage

Jari Francis (you are here)

Kristi Gray

Heather Wright-Porto




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Happy Mother’s Day to all of you moms!  Hope you all have a wonderful day with family and/or friends!!



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