Dragonfly Dreams & More

Welcome! Sale-A-Bration is the best time of the year with the new 2017 Occasions catalog and the special FREE Sale-A-Bration gift with every $50 purchase products!

I just love the new Dragonfly Dreams Bundle consisting of the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies (on page 26 of the new 2017 Occasions catalog). And, as promised, today’s project features supplies used from both notepad projects from my It’s a New Year with New Products post. If you missed the first two notepad projects, visit my post to get all the details.

This project is made using the Bermuda Bay Designer Series Paper, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies, Large Letters Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (available again with the release of the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog), along with Basic Black, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay Cardstock and Dazzling Diamond Glimmer Paper. The notepad (purchased at Target) measures 4″ x 6″ and the gift box for the pen measures 6″ x 5/8″ x 5/8″ and is tied with 1/8″ Silver Ribbon. I die cut the dragonflies from the Dazzling Diamond Glimmer Paper. The shimmer makes the notepad cover pop!

StampinUp, CAS, Note Pad with Pen, made with Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies, Bermuda Bay Designer Series Paper DSP, Stitched Framelits, Layering Oval Framelits, Large Letters Framelits, designed by demo Lynn Tague. See more cards and gift ideas at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

The cardstock for the gift box is cut 3″ x 7-7/8″ and scored along the 3″ side at 5/8″, 1-1/4″ 1-7/8″, and 2-1/2″ (last 1/2″ is the piece that gets adhered to inside of box). The 7-7/8″ side get scored at 5/8″, 6-5/8″ and 7-1/4″. Put strong adhesive (like Fast Fuse or Tear & Tape) across the bottom 6″ long 1/2″ wide snipped strip on top side in image below. Then put strong tape/adhesive on the four tabs on the Left in the template image below; adhesive goes on top of the snipped/trimmed pieces and on the underside of the one left square. No adhesive on the tabs on right side of image as these tabs just fold/tuck in to complete the opening end of the box. Here is a picture of the cutting template to assist you with snipping, adhesive, and folding.

StampinUp, 3D, Template for Gift Box for PenGem Pen, designed by demo Lynn Tague. See more cards and gift ideas at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

Don’t you just love the look of the personalized monogram? Think of all the possibilities in stationery type gifts you can make using the oval, square, and circle layer dies and other dies from the new Occasions catalog or Annual catalog, along with the Large Letters Framelits. Do you have some fun ideas you’re thinking of using to CASE this project? Leave me some feedback in the comment section below and share your ideas with me.

And, the SUPER COOL pens I’ve been collecting and giving as gifts, here’s the scoop! I have been purchasing my pens from PenGems. You can use this referral link to get 10% off your first purchase. Check them out! My gift box fits the clear pen boxes PenGems packages their pens in perfectly! Enjoy!

Finally, if you are planning to spend more than $100 on your Stampin’ Up! order with the launch of our new Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration mini catalog, you should consider purchasing all that product via the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit (a.k.a. The Ultimate Bundle) as you will get up to $125 worth of merchandise (PLUS 2 additional free stamp sets of your choice which could add up to $104 more in product value) for only $99 + tax. The shipping is FREE and the business supplies (optional to use) are FREE, too! Plus you’d get to become a part of my fabulous community of stamping Beachcombers. Contact me with any questions you may have and I’ll fill you in on all the details of this special offer!

Thanks for stopping by today.



Supplies used in these projects include:

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3 Responses to Dragonfly Dreams & More

  1. HJ says:

    I love this set with the beautiful notepad and pen box. Thanks for the directions and photo. The dragonfly bundle is one of my favorites. I checked out the GemPens and LOVE them. Do they write smoothly and are they lightweight? They will make perfect gifts for family and friends with their glam style. We all love a little glam and bling, right? We had a little snow overnight here in Delaware but roads are fine, which is always a good thing. More may be on the way over the weekend. We’ll see. Have a wonderful day, Lynn.

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    • Thanks for your feedback, HJ! The pens do write smoothly. I prefer blue fine point ink, so I do order those refills for my pens. Love the bling the pen provides. I gave two out this week and one recipient said her new pen makes her happy. We haven’t had much snow in our area this year, yet. Likely we will get our share eventually. Enjoy your day, HJ!


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