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Before I dive into today’s post, I wanted to remind you that today is the deadline to sign up April’s Paper Pumpkin kit. Don’t wait. Click that Paper Pumpkin button on the left and finalize your subscription now. PP_A-Sara-Thing_Demo-Header

What an incredible weekend! I know I say that every time, but it’s true. Every time. There is nothing like a weekend away with your besties. These OnStage events are so invigorating. I always come home with tons of ideas that I can’t wait to try. And it is amazing to meet in person the people that you know from online. It was a great day. I will share a full recap and pictures from OnStage soon. 

In the meantime, today’s post is going to be quick because I am now packing for a 4-day business trip out of town. I literally just unpacked my bag so I can repack for this next trip. Nothing is put away and no laundry was done. Not sure what the kids and hubby will eat while I’m gone but they are old enough to feed themselves for a couple days. I’m more worried that poor Frannie will be neglected. 

As I mentioned on Friday, one of the swaps I joined at OnStage was a gift card holder swap. This might look a little familiar because it is. I made a very similar card for our Downline Meeting several weeks ago. I really like the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set. I’ve had a lot of fun making different cards with it. 17-4-6The dragonfly is a two-step stamp. The black wings and body is one stamp. And the two-toned wings is a second stamp. To get the two-toned wing colors, I used a sponge to ink my stamp. First a little Sweet Sugarplum on the center, then a little Bermuda Bay on the outsides of the wings. 

There is a trick when making this card: the dragonfly goes on last. When you stamp your sentiment, you want to be sure to stamp it towards the left so it’s covered by the front flap of the card. Then add the dragonfly after you stamped the inside so you can be sure to cover up anything peeking out from the layer below. 
17-4-7This is the inside of the card. Can you see that flap on the left? That’s where you tuck your gift card. I use the scoring blade on my Stampin Trimmer to get that nice straight line. 

I’m off to finish packing. It’s nice to have a few days out of the office, but the work piles up while I’m away. And back to back trips are tough.

Don’t forget to click the link on the left to sign up for Paper Pumpkin. Today is the final day to sign up for April’s kit.

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