Little Ladybug Host Set

This ladybug stamp set is just too cute for words! I really like a monochromatic look for this special ladies, so today I went with Poppy Parade, Whisper White, with accents in Basic Black.

Here’s my card:

The Poppy Parade base actually had the Detailed Hearts Die cropped out of it, but who would know? Cropping or punching out of cardstock used for a base not only saves just a small bit on weight, but also saves a bunch of cardstock.

How I Did It

I colored this cute as a button ladybug using both the Poppy Parade and Petal Pink blends combos. The Poppy Parade dark blend provided the color for the retired solo flat white dot. After a few layers of color, I achieved the depth of color I wanted. I cropped the ladybug using the Stitched Shapes die set. Then I simply cut a piece of Poppy Parade to mat the ladybug. I outlined the mat in black to make it stand out.

The Brights 6 x 6 DSP pack consists of some pretty incredible patterns. I thought this pattern mimicked the ladybug’s wings and I am happy I picked it for this card.

Then, I put everything together using glue dots (ribbons) and dimensionals (sentiment and ladybug square). I added the trio of white dots and the Poppy Parade dot. Finally, I stamped a row of adorable ladybugs across the front bottom of the envelope and a piece of the Brights DSP to the envelope flap. Just like that, another card was done.

The sentiment banner includes three elements. I used the Polka Dot Tulle for the bottom layer. The Poppy Parade Textured Weave Ribbon is in the middle, and the sentiment is on top, obviously. I used VersaMark to stamp the sentiment on the Poppy Parade cardstock. I forgot to use my Embossing Buddy on the cardstock, so I had to redo the sentiment. After the second try stamping, I used white embossing powder to finish it off.

Just A Quick Comment About My Scraps

It is my SOP to crop or punch out as much as possible from bases to save on cardstock. I add those pieces to my “scraps”. I have filed each color of cardstock in file folders. The scraps, and up to half sheets of cardstock, are stored by color into 8 x 8 page protectors. I store the protector in the corresponding file folders. I really struggled to find a system that works for me. When I figured this one out, it became much easier to store and use “scraps”. If you would like more information about my paper storage system, please feel free to contact me.

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