Ladybugs for the February InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s February Blog Hop! This year’s hops are inspired by our favorite shapes and favorite colors – today’s projects showcase some of Stampin’ Up!’s amazing shades of red. We are excited to share our creations and hope you love them! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

My Hello Ladybug card turned out pretty to be basically clean and simple.  I used Poppy Parade, Basic Black, and Basic White for my color combination.  

Here’s my card:


What to do:


  • The Poppy Parade base measures 11 by 4-1/4 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches to create a tent fold card.
  • Trim a piece of black cardstock to 5-3/8 by 4-1/8 inches.
  • Run a piece of white cardstock through the Cut and Emboss machine using the Stitched Greenery die.
  • While I had the die out, I ran the envelope flap only through the Cut & Emboss machine as well.
  • Trim the white cardstock to 4 by 5-1/4 inches.
  • Stamp the wings included in the photopolymer Hello Ladybug stamp set in Poppy Parade on white cardstock.
  • Load the dots stamp in Momento Tuxedo Black ink. Line up the dots and stamp onto the wings.
  • HINT: It might be easier if you color in the dots using a Basic Black Stamping Write Marker.
  • Punch two ladybug bodies from black cardstock.
  • Punch both sets of wings. Adhere the wings to the bodies using multipurpose liquid glue.
  • Add dimensionals under the ladybugs to adhere to the white embossed cardstock.
  • Wrap a 16 inch length of the black and white gingham ribbon around the white cardstock and tie in a bow.
  • Trim a piece of black cardstock into the tag. Trim a piece of Poppy Parade to mat the black tag. The width of my Poppy Parade mat measures 1-1/2 inches. The length measures 1-3/4 inches from the top to the point.
  • Use an embossing buddy to wipe down the black cardstock.
  • Stamp the sentiment in VersaMark, then add white embossing powder. Heat set with your heat tool.
  • HINT: It is possible to overheat your embossing powder, so pay careful attention while heating. If your heated powder starts to break, you’ve overheated the powder.
  • Add dimensionals to the sentiment banner and adhere to the white cardstock so the top is under the ribbon.
  • Finally, add three black matte dots to the lower left corner.

I must say that the whole time I was looking at the card to write the directions, I kept thinking that the card was missing something.  Then, it dawned on me that I forgot the wiggly eyes.

Here’s the card with the wiggly eyes:


What do you think?  With or without the wiggly eyes?  Either way, these ladybugs are adorable!  I’ve made these in a variety of colors, and they are all so stinking cute!  


Back to the InKing Royalty Blog Hop:

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Marilyn Jones at Stamp with MJ. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping <<— YOU ARE HERE!
  3. Marilyn Jones at Stamp with MJ
  4. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  5. Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
  6. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Jessica Atchison at Stampin with the Atchisons
  9. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp

Have a Peachy Day!




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