Welcome to Cardz 4 Galz challenge #178.  It’s my turn to host, and I chose the theme of black and white plus 1.  Any color you choose, which leaves it wide open to your imagination!  When you finish here, I hope you will check out the projects from the rest of the design team!  I can’t wait to see what you create and post to the gallery.

Here’s my card, in the classic black, white, and Real Red color combination:


I’ve gone back to the Hello Ladybug stamp set and punch for this card!  I just love those cute little bugs, and the googly eyes make me smile.  I got the googly eyes on Amazon.  I picked the following set because it came with over 1.200 googly eyes and a cute little box to hold them.  You can find them here.  The best part about these little things is that they are self-adhesive.  Score!  


  • The Real Red base measures 11 by 4-1/4 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches.
  • Next, I trimmed the checked DSP, from the Gingham Cottage DSP (designer series paper) found in the current mini-catalog. I trimmed one piece to 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches. Then, I trimmed the second piece to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
  • The white cardstock on the inside measures 4 by 5-1/4 inches.
  • I was able to punch the ladybugs and sentiment labels from my “leftovers” stash. In order to help the Real Red wings stand out, I also punched two white sets of wings.
  • That’s it for the measurements.

What I Did:

  • I punched the ladybugs from black cardstock.
  • Next, I stamped the dots in black ink on Real Red cardstock. Then, I punched the red wings and the extra set of white wings.
  • The sentiment comes from the Hello Ladybug stamp set, and seemed perfect for the card and the intended recipient. I cropped both the white sentiment panel and the Real Red mat using the Stylish Shapes dies.
  • Next, I wrapped a length of Real Red sheer ribbon around the checked DSP and tied it in a bow. I added a glue dot under the bow to hold it in place and tied.
  • I glued the red wings to a set of white wings and adhered them to the ladybugs using multupurpose liquid glue. Then I added dimensionals under the ladybugs.
  • After adding the googly eyes, I realized that I’d need something extra on the ladybugs to make them stand out. Therefore, I outlined these cuties with clear Wink of Stella. This added just a bit of bling and they do stand out from the DSP.
  • Next, I adhered the sentiment on the white cardstock to the Real Red mat using multipurpose liquid glue. I added dimensionals under the sentiment and adhered it to the front of the card.
  • Finally, I trimmed the DSP on the envelope flap and punched a Real Red DSP 1 inch circle for the envelope seal.
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set..

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Have a Peachy Day!


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