The Hello Ladybug bundle, found in the January – June mini-catalog, consists of a photopolymer stamp set and a ladybug builder punch. This bundle is so stinking cute! I used pretty much the same materials to create two cards, each of which is based on a challenge. I’ve loved the black, red, and white color combination since I was a teenager, and it just fits these ladybugs to a tee!
Here’s my Try Stamping on Tuesday #548 card and the challenge banner:
Here’s the card using the Fusion Bookshelf challenge and the accompanying banner:
The inside of the cards are very similiar:
- Both cards start with a Real Red base measuring 5-1/2 inches by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
- The striped DSP (designer series paper) is just one of the many black and white patterns from the host DSP pack of 48 – 12×12 inch papers. If you love black and white patterns, don’t miss this one! Each piece measures 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches. I also trimmed two pieces of DSP to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flaps.
- I trimmed 2 pieces of white cardstock to my usual 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches for the inside of the cards.
- That’s it for the measurements.
Putting It Together:
- Next, I used scraps of Basic Black and Real Red cardstock to punch out all the ladybugs.
- I also needed 3 two inch circles punched from cardstock vellum to go under the ladybugs, which I popped up on dimensionals..
- Then I cropped the scallop design from the Scallop Contours die set for the TSOT card. I used a scalloped frame from the same die set for the sentiment. In addition to the white frame, I cropped two red ones to frame the sentiment panel. Since I wanted the Fusion card to be clean and simple, I stamped the sentiment onto the embossed strip. It would’ve been easier if I had done that before using the embossing folder. However, the Stamparatus made it relatively easy.
- While I was using the cut and emboss machine, I embossed a strip of white for the Fusion Bookshelf card using the bark 3D embossing folder.
- Then I wrapped Real Red sheer ribbon around each of the white panels and tied a bow for each. I used a mini-glue dot under each bow to hold it in place.
- My favorite adhesive is the multipurpose liquid glue, and I used that to adhere everything except the ladybugs. I even used it to adhere the vellum to the DSP, making sure that I only placed the glue where it would be covered by a ladybug.
- I finished the fronts off with three red dots on each white panel.
- After stamping the sentiment on the inside panels, I stamped that adorable ladybug in the bottom corner. Since the stamp set is photopolymer, the two-stamp process for this cute critter was a breeze.
- I also stamped a ladybug on the bottom right-hand corner of the front of the envelope.
- I wanted something red for the envelope seals, so I stamped a bunch of the dots used for the ladybug wings on a scrap of Real Red. Then, I punched out two one-inch circles and ran them through my XYRON create-a-sticker machine.
- Finally, I trimmed the DSP on the envelope flaps.
- With that, I’d finished two coordinated card, envelope, and seal sets of cute critters. Adorable!
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So fun, Sue! I love these ladybugs, and what a great stripey background for them to climb! Thanks so much for playing at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday!
Thanks, Heather! I was thrilled to see the ladybugs carried over!
Yes, Sue, a perfect design and colors for the ladybugs! I love the bold clean look. Thank you for joining the Punny challenge at Try Stampin’ On Tuesday.
Thank you! I love this color combination!
Your first card is so fun and cute! Love everything about it and I’m glad you linked it up over at TSOT.
Thank you, Laurie! Your challenges are fun!
Sue, both cards are so adorable, but my favorite is definitely the first one which you created for our Try Stampin’ on Tuesday challenge! You were so clever to put the vellum behind the two lady bugs so they wouldnt get “lost” in the background paper, and your use of the enamel dots in the scallops to repeat the lady bug spots! Thank you so much for sharing your card and creative talents with us at TSOT!!! -Donna
Thank you so much, Donna. This card was so much fun to create!
I adore these ladybugs..both of your cards are so sweet! I love everything about these cards, the vellum, dies, colours, design paper…stunning! thank you for joining us at TSOT ~ please do come back!!! Denise
Thanks, Denise! I love playing along with your challenges!
You’re ladybug cards are just too cute along with the punny sayings! So fun! Thanks for sharing with us at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday!
Congratulations, Sue, for having your card chosen as one of our “Top 3” for Try Stampin’ on Tuesday’s Challenge #548! -Donna