Dandy Garden Sneak Peek
Happy Monday, Crafters! We had a fabulous Stampin’ Up!® OnStage Event over the weekend. There were classes with helpful business tips as well as lots of stamping demonstrations using new products from Sale-a-bration and the January-June Mini Catalog. Those who registered for the event were able to order selected products from the new mini and earn selected Sale-a-bration products – free! We also all got a fun prize and a $25 (in the US) product credit.
At Stampin’ Up!® events, there’s usually a Make & Take. Because we were virtual this year, the “Make & Take” was a “Stamp & Share” experience. We could order products from the new Dandy Garden Suite or use stamp sets and Designer Series Paper (DSP) of our choice.
I, of course, ordered the Dandy Garden Products. We cut and punched the card stock and cut the Dandy Garden DSP ahead of time and were ready for the Stamp & Share.
I learned a lot about online Make & Takes through this experience. I usually do not make the projects at the event, because it’s very stressful for me. You only have a limited amount of time and you have to share products with an entire table of six. But this time, there were only two of us, so I was ready.
No I wasn’t. I hadn’t prepared the new Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set yet. So I had to pop out the stamps and add the labels before we could stamp. The presenter gave wonderful instructions, but it went pretty fast, so I was rushing to keep up. But I did manage to finish all three cards.
This was the first card we made. We cut three squares from the Dandy Garden DSP. We stamped the tall flowers and the sentiment on Smoky Slate Cardstock in Mossy Meadow ink, then added the DSP squares. I’m not happy with my placement; the middle square should be a bit higher to really show off the DSP. We punched three of the small dragonflies from Whisper White Cardstock using the coordinating Dragonflies Punch and added them and a little Mossy Meadow Braided Linen Trim tot he card before adding it to a Blackberry Bliss card base.
For this card, we stamped the butterflies in Mossy Meadow Classic Ink on a Mossy Meadow card base. Then we added a piece of Bumblebee Cardstock and strips of the Dandy Garden DSP. On a piece of Whisper White Cardstock, we stamped the sentiments in Mossy Meadow Classic Ink and the dragonflies in Bumblebee Classic Ink. We stamped one more dragonfly on a Whisper White Cardstock scrap, then punched it with the Dragonfly Punch and added it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The little Ladybug Trinkets were added with Glue Dots – and aren’t they adorable?
This is the final card. Again, we stamped the butterflies on the Whisper White Cardstock using Bumblebee Classic Ink, the punched the dragonfly from the DSP. (Yes! The Dragonfly Punch coordinates not only with the Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set but also with some of the DSP designs. So fun!)
We added the DSP to the Whisper White panel, added a layer of Bumblebee Cardstock and the punched dragonfly, then stamped the sentiment in Misty Moonlight Classic Ink. The card base is also Misty Moonlight.
These cards are so simple, and you only need six colors of card stock, three colors of ink, and the Dragonfly Garden Bundle, Ladybug Trinkets, Dandy Garden DSP, and the Mossy Meadow trim.
You will be able to purchase these products from the January-June Mini Catalog beginning January 5, 2021 (unless you’re a Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator; we get to preorder a month early).
It seems a little odd to be stamping spring projects before Thanksgiving, but the weather here has been very spring-like – and I even saw a ladybug today!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!