Thursday, March 18, 2021

TGIF and The Paper Players: Dragonfly Birthday

With my current goal of using things out of my basket of stash-to-try, I pulled out some Stampin' Up Laser Cut paper.  (BTW - my stash of not-yet-used stamps and dies will never all be used. The stash I'm referencing includes sprays, adhesives, inks and a variety of tools and, for today, laser cut paper.)

I saw the sketch at TGIF Challenges and thought it would be just perfect for one of the backgrounds in the laser-cut set. But my two favorite backgrounds are the dragonflies and the dandelions and I just didn't want to cover them with the circles from the sketch.  But happily, the laser-cuts include a gorgeous circle and problem solved!!

03.18.21 Birthday Dragonflies

I'm a two-challenge player today!. I knew I had to put color behind those laser-cuts and the colors at The Paper Players seemed totally perfect for the little dragonflies! I don't use a lot of the subtle colors but I love that the color combo paired them with Old Olive.  

Thank you to both challenges for the inspiration!

Stamps: Stampin' Up Wishing You Well (retired)
Dies: Stampin' Up Stitched Shapes Framelits, Tasteful Labels
Paper: Stampin' Up Seaside Spray and Old Olive Cardstock, Subtles dsp
Other: Stampin' Up Dandy Laser-Cut Paper


  1. Love all of the gorgeous layers on this card, Kim! Thanks for playing along with our TGIF Sketch Challenge this week!

  2. This is a beautiful use of the laser cut paper. Thank you for joining us at TGIF Challenges!

  3. That delicate die is lovely, wonderful card!

  4. Kim, what beautiful die cuts. The background is perfect for them. Thank you for joining us at the Paper Players this week.

  5. Very nice card, the light blue and the old olive play nicely with the lavender. I've got some lavender paper that I never think to use, a woodgrain embossing folder and a dragonfly stamp that I can fussy cut. I can just about copy this "word for word." TFS.

  6. Wowza...this is a stunner for sure! GORGEOUS way to use those laser cuts and that paper is perfect backdrop! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Players this week!

  7. This is just beautiful Kim! Those little dragonflies and the delicate details of the laser cut paper look beautiful against the Heather woodgrain. Your card makes me want to invest in that laser cut paper!! Thanks for playing along with my colour challenge over at the Paper Players this week!

  8. Such a pretty array of colors, and the laser-cut paper is highlighted beautifully!


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