I seem to be doing a lot of FIRSTS lately, and that is a good thing. 🙂  My card today is my first 4 X 4 card that I have posted.  It is a very quick and easy card for any reason just by changing the sentiment. But this one is a Happy Birthday.


Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Awesomely Artistic


Aren’t those dragonflies awesome?  I used Awesomely Artistic set for the flowers , the badge, and the splatter. The Happy Birthday is from the Sweet Cupcake set. And the dragonflies are from the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits.  That is pretty much the card!

The base is Smoky Slate cut to 8 X 4 and folded in half.  The Tempting Turquoise layer is 3 7/8 X 3 7/8, and the Whisper White layer is 3 3/4 X 3 3/4.  I am really falling in love with these square cards!  I stamped the foliage in Wild Wasabi and then colored it with Pear Pizzaz and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Markers.  The splatter is stamped off and done in Smoky Slate. The banner is stamped in Smoky Slate with the words in Tempting Turquoise.  It was very easy to fussy cut and then pop up with our Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The dragonflies actually die cut a connection of five.  But for this small card it was too much.  So I trimmed them down to three and added a glue dot under two of the dragonfly bodies.  Glue dots are extremely sticky so no worries about them falling off!

All of the items I used today are carrying over to the new catalog.  But don’t forget to check the retiring list for things that are not carrying over!



These are the items I used for this Dragonfly Birthday card.