Well, when I first saw the Occasions Catalog I had almost everything in it on my wish list – can you say love at first sight?!  But back in the world of reality, I had to really cut down that wish list and boy did it take me hours to work out exactly what I could order first and what I had to put on my ‘next order’ list!

As soon as I saw the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set & co-ordinating Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies I wanted them both – but I realized that whilst I loved both, due to budget constraints and in order to get a little bit of many things, I could actually use the dies all by themselves – and so I made the harsh decision to just order the set of dies – LOL – dilemmas, eh?

But the card I want to show to you today is exactly what I had in mind – if you are on a budget like me, and can’t buy both the stamps & dies, look what you can do with just the set of dies – you can still get your Dragonfly fix!

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You will find a link to the printable/downloadable Project Sheet detailing all measurements, colors used & instructions on how to make this card below – look for the red text!

I love love love the elegance of the gold & black on this card and I love the detailing on the dragonfly – check it out close up – see how sparkly it is when it catches the light?

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Isn’t that gorgeous?  The Dragonfly is made using two dies from the set – that top black intricate dragonfly is adhered to the glittery gold solid shape with just one Mini Glue Dot in the center – it is held firmly in place but the wings lift off of the base giving it a beautiful 3-d look – and that dot in the center is a dot from Metallic Enamel Shapes – the perfect finishing touch!

I went a bit overboard on ordering Gold Glimmer Paper before the Holidays LOL and this is a great way to use it – this card is going out to all my customers who ordered with me during December – I hope they like it!

And here’s another one I made using Silver Glimmer Paper…yup…went a bit overboard with hoarding that pretty paper too LOL!  And this little Dragonfly sports a sparkly Rhinestone Jewel on it’s back…

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I wanted to use a pretty big bold stamp so that my sentiment didn’t get lost next to such a big beautiful image, and found just the one I needed in the set One Big Meaning – that is a fantastic set of thank you stamps and because I send out so many thank you cards, I love to have a big assortment of those stamps to have on hand…

And I decided to mat my Dragonflies onto a layer of glitter paper, which helps draw your eye to the image…sooo pretty!

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Sarah’s Tip – I have found that Mini Glue Dots are perfect for adhering things to glitter papers – they hold really firmly on it whereas some tapes don’t

The set of Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies is just beautiful click HERE to find it – check out all of the dies that you get in this set below – even a cute bee – pair that up with the Hexagons Dynamic Embossing Folder on pg 47 of the Occasions Catalog and you’ve got an instant bee theme going on!

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WANT MY FREE PROJECT SHEET FOR THIS CARD?  Click HERE to find it – then you can download it or print it out to keep for easy reference!

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Here are the supplies I used to make this project – click on any of the products below to find them in my Stampin’ Up! online store:

Snail Adhesive

Price: $7.00

Mini Glue Dots

Price: $5.25

Thanks for stopping by – have a great Thursday!

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  • January 7, 2017 at 1:12 pm
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    Thank you for sharing this beautiful card. Is simple but elegant. I will cut my glitter butterfly base from the mat piece. I will probably case this one!

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