Stampin’ Up! Inspiration Saturday!

Stampin’ Up! Inspiration Saturday!

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.

SCT Dragonfly Dreams 1

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.

SCT Dragonfly Dreams 2

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. 

SCT Dragonfly Dreams 3

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.

SCT Dragonfly Dreams 4

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.

SCT Dragonfly Dreams 5

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.

SCT Dragonfly Dreams 6

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.

SCT Dragonfly Dreams 7

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.

SCT Dragonfly Dreams 8

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.

SCT Dragonfly Dreams 9

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 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! 

2017-05-13T10:17:06-04:00May 13th, 2017|Stampin' Up! Saturday|


  1. Sharon P. May 13, 2017 at 10:20 am

    Beautiful stamp and die set!

  2. lisa808 May 13, 2017 at 11:08 am

    Thanks for all the fabulous dragonfly inspiration. Love the sparkly dragonfly.

  3. Shannon Miller May 13, 2017 at 11:11 am

    Love this set! Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. Lynn Gauthier May 13, 2017 at 11:12 am

    Amazing cards and decor! Love dragonflies and this would be a great addition to my craft room. So very nicely done!

  5. Jane Burns May 13, 2017 at 11:28 am

    Love them. Love the dragonflies. Amazing!

  6. tiffany Mitchell May 13, 2017 at 11:29 am

    These stamps and dies are gorgeous! Thank you for such a great give away and the chance to win!

  7. Mimi R May 13, 2017 at 11:40 am

    WOW, what a beautiful collection of cards, boxes and a frame. I would love to have these items just laying around my house. The color scheme is simply amazing!!!!

  8. Dawn Skene May 13, 2017 at 11:49 am

    Thanks for showing us some beautiful projects that can be made with these sets. Would love to win them!

  9. Donna Rinckel May 13, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    Wonderful projects, Rochelle! That dragonfly is gorgeous. Your used it in so many ways. Very versatime. Thanks for the inspiration.

  10. Becca Yahrling May 13, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    Wow, this is such an awesome and beautiful set that I would be thrilled to own. Gorgeous projects that I find very inspiring.

  11. Gabriella B May 13, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    What a beautiful project. Live your color combo and how easy it looks to do

  12. Glenda May 13, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    Love these products and the projects are so sweet. Thanks for sharing and for the give away.??

  13. Nancy Wilcox May 13, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    I’ve always loved the look of dragonflies and this set is gorgeous.

  14. Cindy P. May 13, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    These are absolutely gorgeous projects! Thanks for sharing Rochelle! What a fabulous giveaway. I would love to win the Dragonfly Dreams stamps and dies!

  15. Nora May 13, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    WOW!! I am in love with the framed piece. I adore the dragonfly stamps and die. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us.

  16. Tona May 13, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    Gorgeous projects! Thanks for the chance to win such a great giveaway. I love dragonflies.

  17. Janice B May 13, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    Just love the little boxes with the shimmer dragonflies. Wonderful ideas and Happy Mothers Day.

  18. Carey Nusbaum May 13, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    Awesome stamp and die set! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

  19. super stick chick May 13, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    Wonderful projects! Love the dragonfly.

  20. Mary Holshouser May 13, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    Love that dragonfly.
    Big bugs are always a hit
    on greeting cards.
    thanks for the offer.

  21. Sue LD May 13, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    Wow–what beautiful projects with this stamp set and dies.

  22. Denise Turner May 13, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    What great inspiration with this set.

  23. Kim Innis May 13, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    Gorgeous projects! I really love that stamp set and framelits and would love to add them to my stamping stash!

  24. Barb macaskill May 13, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    Breathtaking! Gorgeous! Stunning! Magnificent! Magical! Glorious! Spectacular! Fabulous! Amazing and heavenly are all words I would use to describe these gorgeous creations! The color palette is refreshing and elegant and then the addition of sparkle on some of the elements makes them even more awesome! The softness of the inked background on the “special day” card is lovely and makes the white dragonfly on the vellum circle really stand out as the star ⭐️ of the show!
    Winning this set of stamps and dies would make me so happy and excited that I would be happy dancing ?? all the way to the mailbox and back! ? ? ? tightly in hopes of finding out that they will be on their way to me!
    Off to leave stamp in’ Up some FB love ❤️! TFS!

  25. Ruby Marchand May 13, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    Gorgeous projects. I love the soft pink tone. The little gifts for the MOMS is such a kind idea. They will love it. Thanks for the inspiration today and introducing your products.

  26. Margaret May 13, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    I love dragonflies, and these stamps and dies show them in such perfect detail! I’m very inspired!

  27. Jeanette Y May 13, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    Gorgeous stamp and die set! Love the beautiful samples! Thank you for the chance to win!!

  28. pt May 13, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    Beautiful soft colors and delicate subject matter.

  29. Sandi Pressley May 13, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    I absolutely LOVE this dragonfly set….thanks for the chances to win.

  30. MaryAnn N May 13, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    ❤️ The cards

  31. Jeanie Lai May 13, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    Gorgeous set and wonderful ideas here! I’m not normally a pink person, but I love this subtle watercolor wash!

  32. Carmen Mitchell May 13, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    Wow what an amazing beautiful set. I am in love with Dragonflies. I love all of the projects you made with them super stunning.

  33. Karen Lingel May 13, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    Oooh, I love dragonflies! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  34. Valerie W May 13, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    Great ideas, love the dragonflies. Thanks Stampin Up for the chance to win

  35. Lynne in NI May 13, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    Oh wow, the dragonflies are so pretty!

  36. Memoriesbymanda May 13, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    What beautiful creations with the dragonflies! Love the framed art the most. Thanks for a chance to win the products to play with for myself.

  37. Nina Oelke May 13, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    Beautiful! 🙂

  38. Nina Oelke May 13, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    Beautiful projects! What a nice giveaway! 🙂

  39. Linda Johnson May 13, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    Love the different ways you made the dragonflys. All kinds of papers. Beautiful!

  40. Karen Carvell May 13, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    This set is so beautiful and versatile at the same time! So many uses…and amazing projects here. What a great idea for Mother’s Day projects…thank you for the chance to add to my crafty stash!

  41. Shelley K May 13, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    Beautiful stamp and die set… Dragonflies are my absolute favourite.
    Love the projects

  42. Jean Marmo May 13, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    Wow – how prettY!

  43. Kathy S May 13, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    Love these dragonflies they are so delicate and love you can stamp and then die cut them out or use separately. Thanks for the inspiration.

  44. Alma Dirpaul May 13, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    I have a friend who LOVES dragonflies. I would make her a set of cards as a gift. Thanks for the chance to win!

  45. Amy Cooley May 13, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    I don’t own any dragonfly products. I would love to add this to my collection. I just love the beautiful cutouts in the die. Thanks Stampin’ Up!

  46. Suzi Metcalfe May 13, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    Beautiful toys and beautiful projects!

  47. Brenda May 13, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    I love all the projects created with this stamp and die set – absolutely gorgeous!!!

  48. Kerrie May 13, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    Lovely colours & great dies.

  49. Laurie Black May 13, 2017 at 10:57 pm

    I LOVE this dragonfly set, and your projects are gorgeous!

  50. Deepa Lakshman May 13, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    Wow, love the home decor project, the cards are fabulous. Love the details on the dies.

  51. Linda Tupper May 13, 2017 at 11:53 pm

    What beautiful projects with the dragonflies. I just adore the framed project. I love dragonflies and bees. What a beautiful set and how I would love to use it. Thank you so much for a chance to own this set.

  52. JoAnn H May 14, 2017 at 12:24 am

    Love those dragonflies

  53. Carla Hundley May 14, 2017 at 1:50 am

    Lovely cards!
    Love the embossing
    and the boxes are
    Carla from Utah

  54. Linda Carson May 14, 2017 at 3:29 am

    Beautiful artwork using this lovely dragonfly set! Thanks for an opportunity to win!

  55. Laura Gauthier Turcotte May 14, 2017 at 7:53 am

    this is absolutely gorgeous—you cannot go wrong with Stampin’ Up! they are top notch! Thank you for sharing with us, and giving us the opportunity to win!

  56. Susan McClelland May 14, 2017 at 8:10 am

    Lots of great ideas on using dragonflies on cards and other paper projects. The pink palette is especially inspiring. The stamp set looks very versatile and the thin cuts are so cute.

  57. Marilyn May 14, 2017 at 8:10 am

    Beautiful set! Congratulations!

  58. Michelle May 14, 2017 at 8:39 am

    Love Stampin up, absolutely lovely work!.Pink is our daughter’s favorite color!.

  59. Dhruvika May 14, 2017 at 10:17 am

    I love dragonflies, as they remind me of my childhood in India where I use to run behind dragonflies to catch them, thinking I could…haha…but beautiful layered effects created there. If I get these stamps and dies I can totally use them in my art journal pages and other projects.

  60. Sherry Stanley May 14, 2017 at 11:12 am

    What pretty set. You could make so many pages or cards. Thanks SCT and Stampin up Canada

  61. Denise P May 14, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    This is beautiful! I love all the details in the dragonflies!

  62. auntie em May 14, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    There is always something so magical about dragonflies especially when you recreate them with sparkly glitter and beautiful vellum. Love your pretty cards. Thank you for sharing them! 🙂

  63. Kelly Massman May 14, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    OH. those dragonflies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  64. Chantal Berry May 14, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    Thank you Rochelle for the beautiful inspirations, great tips and ideas. Love the dragonflies stamp set and dies… Thanks for the chance to win!

  65. Robin Buchholz May 14, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    Beautiful projects! I love the dragonfly stamp and die set, thanks for the giveaway!

  66. eva k walker May 14, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    Would never had thought the dragonfly could be so cute. Beautiful ideas.

  67. Manda May 14, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    Love the dragonfly and bee stamps – the wings are so beautiful!

  68. Rosali May 15, 2017 at 6:17 am

    The dragonflies look so gorgeous!! And the vellum boxes are a dream!

  69. Leanne S May 15, 2017 at 6:29 am

    Love this! It’s just beautiful.

  70. Teresa Medeiros May 15, 2017 at 8:45 am

    Thank you Rochelle for demonstrating the versatility of these gorgeous dragonfly stamps and dies! Your projects are so beautiful!

  71. Julie A. Shearer May 15, 2017 at 9:58 am

    Wow!!! Great projects today! I absolutely love dragonflies… they are so beautiful. Stamping up has some of the best products for us scrapbookers and those of us who take it to the next level. I love that scrapbooking has become so much more than scrapping a page. There are so many great companies helping make beautiful home decor and more.
    Thank you both for a chance to win.

  72. Arianna Barbara May 15, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    Wow!Stunning projects!!! I love so much this set!!!

  73. Terri Burson May 15, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    Rochelle did an excellent job showcasing these products. I really love the limited use of color, pink, gray, white. Beautiful!

  74. Helen Van Daalen May 15, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    Dragon flies remind me if the cottage and dock. I would love to win.

  75. Sue MacTavish May 15, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    Dragonflies are my absolute favorite. The projects shown are so creative and different, nice to get ideas that are not just pages and cards! Thanks for the chance to win and thanks to Stampin’ Up!

  76. Denise Bryant May 16, 2017 at 12:03 am

    Fabulous projects! Love the dragonfly stamps and dies! So many possibilities!

  77. Giorgia Rossini May 16, 2017 at 9:28 am

    Beautiful inspirations!

  78. Roz Kelly May 16, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    Gorgeous cards, so soft and pretty. Love the dragonflies and would be thrilled to win the stamps and dies!

  79. Pam Droll May 16, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    These are all so lovely! Thanks for the chance to win.

  80. Birgit May 17, 2017 at 5:45 am

    What a sweet home decor project! Absolutely fabulous!

  81. Jeannie Fannin May 17, 2017 at 11:22 am

    Rochelle what beautiful projects! Can’t wait to try some of your ideas.

  82. Cheryl May 19, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    Would love to win this and share/give to my friend who loves Dragonflies. Beautiful cards.

  83. Leanne May 19, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    Rochelle, you have outdown yourself! Such a gorgeous collection. Thanks S&CT and Stampin’ Up! for a chance to win this stunning stamp set. 🙂

  84. Michele Washburn May 19, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    Gorgeous ideas using this beautiful stamp set and dies! Thanks for the chance to win!

  85. Joan Allard May 20, 2017 at 7:52 am

    Love the dragonfly stamps and dies, what beautiful projects.

  86. bette May 21, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    Stunning cards, wall art and gift boxes.

  87. Katie B. May 23, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    What a cool stamp set! I love the dragonfly’s and the dies in the background of the frame and cards looks so neat. Beautiful card and gift ideas. Really love this set and dies. 🙂 Thanks for sharing.
    Katie B.

  88. Jeannie Fannin May 25, 2017 at 12:46 am

    Gorgeous cards and ideas. Love the colors you chose. This would be an awesome set to win! Thanks

  89. stampnk May 25, 2017 at 4:00 am

    This home decor piece is just gorgeous! I love the die cut monochromatic dragonflies in the background with the stamped image as a center piece. There are so many spring projects that would be perfect with these stamps and dies and Stampin Up products are always high quality. Thanks for the chance to win!

  90. shartl May 25, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    These stamps and dies are so beautiful and I love all the different ways you used them on projects. Dragonflies are one of my favorite images for spring.

  91. Marianne B in AZ May 30, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    What great inspiration! The colors are beautiful together! Silver sparkle does seem to go with all of the best colors =) I really like how you used the spotty stamp to create interest on your card base piece. Thank you for showing us how to make pretty things we can share worth others!

  92. Sandra anderson May 30, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    Just discovered you, what lovely, classy work you offer! Do you think you could explain how you made that circle of vellum?
    Can’t wait to see more of your creativity!!!

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