I just absolutely love the Ladybug Wishes stamp set and punch and am going to be very sad when it retires at the end of June. However, this is a set that will have a home in my “blue room” (aka studio) for a long time.
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Here’s my quick ladybug fun fold card:
I’ve seen this fun fold quite a bit on Pinterest and thought that I needed to just figure out the math and make one of my own. Trust me, if you can score paper, you CAN do this!
- The Real Red base measures 8-1/2 inches by 5-1/2 inches. Then, I scored the card at 1-3/8 inches and 2-1/8 inches. I rotated the cardstock 180 degrees and repeated the score lines. They say a picture is worth 1,000 words, so here’s a picture of my score lines:
- The measurements on the right are purposely upside down because that’s how I rotated the cardstock 180 degrees.
- The black cardstock on the front measures 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches.
- All the DSP (designer series paper) I used comes from the Pattern Party host DSP set. This DSP will retire with the 2021 – 2022 annual catalog, so if you want this fabulous 48 sheet set, time is running out! I also trimmed a piece to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
- The striped DSP on the front measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.
- I trimmed the white cardstock on the reverse side of the card to 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches.
- If you want to decorate both sides of the folded parts you will need to make the following cuts: 4 panels trimmed to 4-1/8 inches by 1-1/4 inches and 2 panels trimmed to 4-1/8 inches by 5/8 inch.
- That’s it for the trimming!
What I Did:
- I’ve already posted a ladybug card using this same color scheme, and you can see that card here. I used vellum under each ladybug in that card, and wanted to do something similar for this card. Therefore, I stamped the large leaf from the stamp set using my VersaMark ink pad on the vellum cardstock. Next, I covered each with white embossing powder and heat set them. Finally, I fussy cut the leaves. I’m pleased with the results.
- Then, I stamped the Real Red wings on white cardstock. The black dots are super easy to add using the dots only stamp set. After that, I punched out two black ladybug bodies and both wings. I used multipurpose liquid glue to attach the wings to the ladybug body and added dimensionals to the underside of the ladybugs.
- These darling googly eyes came from Amazon. When I originally ordered them, I needed 6 googly eyes. Of course, I ordered a larger set than just the 6 or so. I ordered a set of 1,200 eyes in varying sizes. It comes in it’s own organizer and the eyes are self-adhesive. What more could anyone possibly want for googly eyes?! You can find the same set I used here.
- Since I didn’t need to worry about adhesive showing through the vellum, I was able to use multipurpose liquid glue to adhere them to the DSP.
- I used the scalloped die from the scalloped contours for the top panel. I trimmed it to 4-1/8 inches wide.
- Before I adhered the scalloped panel to the DSP, I wrapped the end of my Real Red ribbon (from the Playful Pets ribbon set) around the scalloped panel and tied it in a bow. I used glue dots to adhere the bow to the scalloped panel. Since the ribbon is so thin, I was able to use liquid glue to attach it to the DSP.
- I added matte black dots to each of the visible scallops.
- The HAPPY BIRTHDAY sentiment comes from the Party Puffins stamp set.
- I stamped a sentiment from the Ladybug Wishes stamp set and another ladybug on the white cardstock for the back. This ladybug is a two-stamp process. First, the ladybug is stamped in Tuxedo Black ink. Second, the Real Red insert gets stamped directly on top of the first stamp. Since the set is photopolymer, lining everything up is a snap.
- I stamped the same ladybug on the front of the envelope and trimmed the DSP on the flap. Finally, I punched a 1 inch circle for the envelope seal. With that, I’d finished this coordinated, card, envelope, and seal set.
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