Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Summer Wreath - Dragonfly Garden Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a fun 3D project that you can make to spruce up your craftroom or any room in your house all summer long.  Here's a look at my project.  

Learn how to make a summertime wreath that's filled with paper foliage and dragonflies.  Dragonfly Garden by Stampin' Up!

To start off the project you are going to need a wreath.  I just picked up one at my local Dollar Tree because they are good quality (normally and they are only a dollar).  Most stores (unless it's my local one) has a lot of different style and size wreaths.  So, I am sure you can find one that you love.  You can find wreaths at any big box store as well, I went with this one because I had it on hand to create a project with.  

Learn how to make a summertime wreath that's filled with paper foliage and dragonflies.  Dragonfly Garden by Stampin' Up!

For the flowers I found an SVG file on Cricut Design Space and used it to cut out the flowers from some Pale Papaya, Fresh Freesia, and Polished Pinks Cardstock.  I also cut out some leaves that was included in the SVG file from Soft Succulent Cardstock.  All my other leaves I cut from Soft Succulent, and Evening Evergreen Cardstock using the Forever Flourishing and Dandy Wishes Dies.  So, I did a lot of die cutting to be able to get enough foliage to place behind the flowers.  

Learn how to make a summertime wreath that's filled with paper foliage and dragonflies.  Dragonfly Garden by Stampin' Up!

On each petal of the flowers and most of the foliage I sponged the edges with the coordinating ink color that matched the cardstock.  I just sat down one night and went to town sponge while watching tv.  The next day I took all my sponged pieces back to the studio and sat down with my hot glue gun and glued everything in place.  For the flowers I had to use a little extra step to get them in place.  I had to use a tooth pick and run them through the middle and then add the hot glue to place them.  This allowed them to stay in the right position until the glue dried.   

Learn how to make a summertime wreath that's filled with paper foliage and dragonflies.  Dragonfly Garden by Stampin' Up!

Next I finished off the wreath by adding some dragonflies that I stamped and punched out using the Dragonfly Garden Bundle.  I also snipped the wings off and replaced them with vellum ones that I coated with some Clear Wink of Stella to add a little more shine and sparkle to the project.  I then glued them in place on the flowers and added a simple loop bow with the Evening Evergreen Open Weave Ribbon.  After that all I had to do was hang the project.  

Learn how to make a summertime wreath that's filled with paper foliage and dragonflies.  Dragonfly Garden by Stampin' Up!

Thanks for dropping by today I hope that you have a wonderful day and a wonderful week.  If you need any of the supplies that you have seen today you can pick them up in my online store by clicking on the link in the Stampin' Up! shopping list below.  If your order is over $50 (before shipping and taxes) and you use the host code this month I will send you a little gift as a thank you.  You can always find the latest host code in the side bar to the right on my blog.  Click here to shop with the July 2021 Host Code.  





Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

Creative Stampers July Tutorial Bundle: 


Get the July 2021 Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle Free with any size order in my online store or it can be purchased for $22 in my Tutorial Store.  The July Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle features 10 creatively festively fun projects featuring Christmas Projects.  

Rick's Fun Summer Stamping Special: 


Summer is almost here, and I am super excited to announce my Summer Promotion for this year.  This year I want to kick summer off with a bang and with a whole lot of fun too!  And what is more fun that spending summer stamping together!  You will be able to earn tokens for a couple different things.  When you earn a token, I will put your name on it during my weekly Facebook Live and drop it into my Garden of Fun Prize Bucket!  At the end of the promotion, I will do a prize draw for some fun prizes from everyone’s name in the bucket.  

Crafty Corner Monthly: 

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Join me for the July Crafty Corner Monthly Online Card Club/Class.  You can join the card club as a member for $39.00 a month and get all the perks of being a member or take the class for only $44.00 a month with no commitment. July Clubs features the All for Baby Bundle.  Click here to find out all the details and to register by July 20th.  

Coffee & a Card Round 3: 


Coffee and a Card with Rick is my monthly card class that I do online on my weekly YouTube Live at 11:30 am CST.  Each month we focus on one stamp set, one pack of paper, and one ink pad.  I share with you five different cards (one each week for five weeks).  You can read all the details and check out what's instore for this round by clicking here.  

Designer Series Paper Sale: 


Don't forget about the Designer Series Paper Sale going on until August 2, 2021.  Select papers from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog are on Sale Now!  Click here to order.  

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Rick