Hello crafty friends! I’m Rochelle Blok, a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and 2017 Artisan Design Team member from Melbourne, Australia. I’m so excited to share some gorgeous projects with you this month that could be used for Mother’s Day coming up or for any special ladies in your life using the beautiful Dragonfly Dreams Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies.

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Fans of Stampin’ Up! will have seen these gorgeous products for a little bit now as they were released in January 2017. The suite is very versatile—you can use them for home décor, cards or even accents to gift boxes like I have done today.

I’ve kept the color combination for all my projects today all the same using Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Silver and some touches of the neutral color, Sahara Sand.

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I started out first with the frame for a beautiful home décor piece. Due to all the elements in the frame being quite bulky and lots of layers I took out the glass but if you wanted to have the glass in you would need to find a frame that has a bit more depth to it that is more suitable to these sorts of home décor pieces. I’m sure you could find something at your local craft supply store.

I just cut down a piece of Blushing Bride Cardstock to fit as the back panel and then I used the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits to die cut out some of the Dragonflies. I did brush over with Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush on these dragonfly pieces and although it’s really hard to see in the photograph, it sure adds a nice subtle sparkle and shimmer. 

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I’ve then layered some Shimmery White Cardstock for the center panel piece, keeping with that subtle shimmer look, and added some heat embossing at the bottom of the panel with some more dragonflies and Silver Metallic Thread. The sentiment also comes from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set. I think your mum or a really close friend would really love a handmade gift that you’ve poured your heart into. Handmade gifts speak from the heart.

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I’ve then made two cards with this set both with a very different feel to each other. The first one is using a watercolor wash background.  Again as with the frame I’ve started with the Blushing Bride Cardstock as the base. I’ve then used Blushing Bride Classic Stampin’ Pad with an Aqua Painters on Shimmery White Cardstock for a gorgeous watercolor wash. Did you know that you can watercolor on the Shimmery White Cardstock? If not, now you do. It has a slight coating over it and holds a little bit of water. Not as much as watercolor paper but enough to do things like washes and watercoloring images. And because it has that subtle shimmer it makes for gorgeous washed layers and colored images.

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I’ve layered some of the Detailed Dragonfly die cuts over the wash. Again I’ve used the ‘spotty’ image to heat emboss but this time I’ve used Vellum so it makes it easier to see. Once the Whisper White Stampin’ Emboss Powder was set, I cut out the circle die using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

All finished off with an embossed and watercolored dragonfly as well as some Silver Metallic Thread and some 5/8” Burlap Ribbon.

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The next card uses a lot of the same elements as the home décor piece but just on a smaller scale. Again Blushing Bride Cardstock is the base and then on that I’ve used Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder for a tone on tone look on the card base and then I’ve used Whisper White Stampin’ Emboss Powder down the side of the Shimmery White panel. I also used the Whisper White Stampin’ Emboss powder on the gorgeous dragonfly in the middle as well as the sentiment for a coordinated and cohesive look.

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Again finished off silver elements – Silver Metallic Thread and Silver Glimmer Paper.  I normally love Gold embellishments in my projects but the silver the creations today with the Blushing Bride is a beautiful look.

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The last of my projects today is some super cute little gift boxes using the Clear Tiny Treat Boxes. These little boxes sure are tiny measuring 5.1 x 5.1 x 5.1cm (2”). They are just clear acetate and you can fill them up with treats and add a personal flourish for that special occasion.  I’ve actually made these to give to all the mums that will be coming to my place for lunch on Mother’s Day as a little treat to make the day a bit more special.

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I’ve started with making the vellum insert. I just cut a piece of vellum 5cm x 21 cm and then scored the vellum every 5cm. There will be a 1cm flap at the end so you can adhere the vellum together to insert in the treat box. Again I’ve used the spotty image along the edge of the vellum and heat embossed it with Whisper White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Then I’ve just kept it quite simple on the front with a banner piece of Blushing Bride, Sliver Metallic Thread and a dragonfly die cut out of Silver Glimmer paper.

I do hope I’ve given you some inspiration with the stunning stamp set and thinlit dies.  Why not show your loved ones how much you love them by hand making your gifts for their next celebration?

Thanks for having me!

Rochelle Blok – 2017 Artisan Design Team

Thank you Rochelle for joining us and sharing these absolutely stunning projects! We loved how you've used the Dragonfly Dreams stamps and dies to create three distinctly different projects. Here's another look at the products Rochelle used…



We're always thrilled when our friends at Stampin' Up! offer to give away the products used in each month's post. For an opportunity to win the Dragonfly Dreams Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies, be sure to leave a comment below by May 30th! Good luck!

Last month, Artisan team member Jennifer shared several beautiful projects using the Hello Lovely Project Life Card Collection and the Hello Lovely Project Life Accessory Pack.



Stampin' Up! graciously offered this to one lucky reader and our winner is…

Jennifer…I can't wait to copy all your ideas. So inspiring! Would love to win some Stampin Up goodies, and Project Life! BTW , I use the size 8 1/2 by 11 for calendars, and quite like it. Posted by: Michelle Vardjas | April 04, 2017 at 08:25 PM

Congratulations Michelle! Please send your mailing information and telephone number to us at ideas@scrapbookandcards.com and put "Stampin' Up! winner" in your reference line!

Thank again to Rochelle for joining us from Australia and sharing her beautiful designs. Perfect inspiration for Mother's Day tomorrow! {Enabler Alert!} For even more inspiration, be sure to download the Stampin' Up! catalog on their website HERE! So much inspiration in one place that we could stop work and dream for days!

Enjoy your Saturday!