Summer Dragonfly Card

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Summer Dragonfly Card

Hello, Friends!  Summer is in full force here in North Carolina.  As evening falls, the twinkling light of fireflies lends its own special Southern magic to the season.  And during the day, graceful dragonflies dip in and out of the swimming pool, their wings sparkling in the hot afternoon sun.  There’s something about dragonflies that fills my heart with delight, so when I saw this beautiful image in the Digital Summer Printables from Crafty Secrets I knew I had to make this summer dragonfly card.

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I love the way these colors work perfectly with the digital blue paisley and stripe double sided papers.  I created a 5″ x 7″ top fold card, used a Spellbinders die to cut a decorative edge and then created layers of paper, painted corrugated cardboard, white burlap and my inked image.  I added some small marble tiles and tiny little gold dragonfly charm along with a rustic bow tied with turquoise stitched burlap ribbon from RRR.  A sparkly turquoise button adds the finishing touch. I love the simplicity of this card…the way it lets the image shine, and the peaceful feeling the color palette evokes.  Here’s a look at the card and the matching envelope.

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And here’s a peeky at the inside of the card:

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The sentiment reads: Sweet memories are rare jewel which time polishes into perfection.  That’s what I think we all love so much about summer; it brings back all those wonderful memories from our childhood: lazy hours at the pool, catching fireflies in jars, swinging in the hammock.  We didn’t know it, but we were living like kings and queens!  I’d love to hear your favorite summer memories!  Will you share them with me in comment section below?  I have to say creating this summer dragonfly card made me happy right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers!

Thanks for stopping by!



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10 thoughts on “Summer Dragonfly Card

  1. papermelodys

    This card is really lovely – some of my favorite colors. And who doesn’t love dragonflies? Love love love that burlap ribbon, too. Might have to add that to my collection… 🙂

  2. carol e

    Hi Kathy I love this, the dragonfly looks so pretty, the colours are divine. Love how you have designed it and all the beautiful papers you have used. X

  3. Pattie Jns

    Beautiful card , love the colors, and design. you also created my curiosity regarding your craft room. looks very interesting in the photo, could we have more. Always looking for better ideas in that busy room. Your creations keep popping out from there . thanks so much.

  4. Robin Ludwig

    I think of dragonflies are the kings of butterflies – they’re so regal in appearance. Love the lovely colors you worked with on this card. I just sent an order to RRR and got some of the stitched burlap ribbon, but failed to order this beautiful shade of blue…can anyone say, “Need to order again!”?

    My favorite thing to do in summer when I was a child was to go to the school library early on Wednesday mornings, check out as many books as my arms would carry, walk back home, and read until about 2 o’clock, swinging on the porch swing. Then I’d walk back to the library with the books I’d finished, check out more, and walk back home. We had no access to public pools and this was the closest I ever got to a refreshing dip! I still love to read on summer days!

  5. Paperesse

    Such a pretty card, Kathy! I have a certain fondness for dragonflies. Here they’re called libellule, which has such a nice sound in French.

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