Hello Ladybug

This is my first card using the delightful Hello Ladybug stamp set and I must say “it’s about time!” It’s just so cute. The set includes whimsical ladybug and flower images, as well as friendship-themed greetings. It’s perfect for handmade cards or gift packaging for children and adults alike.

Lovely Ladybug card
Lovely Ladybug card

And it has a coordinating Ladybug Builder Punch to make creating your finished item even more fun. The punch cuts out two separate pieces: the ladybug body and separate wings, allowing the ladybug to be built in different positions. Did you notice, in the image above, that two of my ladybugs are full strength ink and the third ladybug is the second stamping with one ‘load’ of ink. I call that “stamped off”. The ink has been partially “stamped off” of the stamp when it’s first stamped, giving the second stamping a lighter impression.

Products Used for Creating Today’s Mystery Stamping Card

Product List
  • Lemon Lime Twist Card stock: 8-1/4″ x 4-1/4″, scored (and folded) at 5-1/2″
  • Lemon Lime Twist Card stock: 5-1/2″ x 3″, scored at 1/2″ on the long side.
  • Basic White: 5-1/4″ x 4″ plus scraps for stamping lady bugs, wings and greeting
  • Designer Series Paper: 4-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ AND
  • Designer Series Papers – different pattern: 4″ x 2-1/2″

Tips for Card Basics:

  • Add adhesive to the 1/2″ end of the 5-1/2″ x 3″ folded piece and lay the right end/side of the Basic White card stock on top of the 1/2″ folded piece of Lemon Lime Twist making a “folding over flap”. Attach the Basic White layer to the larger segment of the Lemon Lime Twist piece.
  • Add the 4-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) to the top of the flap of the Lemon Lime Twist layer that’s attached to the Basic White layer.
  • Add the 4″ x 2-1/2″ piece of DSP, vertically, to the flap of the card base.
  • Add stamped images and greeting as you wish.

Tip for Punching: Using a Crutch

Sometimes it seems impossible to position a stamped image into a punch without distortion or frustration. My easy ‘fix’: attach a “crutch” with strong adhesive. My “crutches” are usually little pieces of scrap card stock.

Stamped image ready for punching
Stamped image ready for punching –it’s going to need a crutch to help with positioning.
Attach a scrap of card stock to image to aid in positioning in the punch body.
Attach a scrap of card stock to image with adhesive (Stampin’ Seal suggested) to aid in positioning the image.
The wings need a crutch as well.
The wings need a crutch as well. A piece of scrap paper is simply attached to the stamped image with a small bit of Stampin’ Seal adhesive and then slipped into the punch for positioning.

And now……..the inside of my card:

Lift the flap to view the inside of this card
Spread the flaps to view the inside of this card.
Lovely Ladybug card
And again the closed card, showing the positioning of the two flaps.

Thank you so much for popping in today. Please leave a comment below if you’re looking for a specific project or technique…..or if you’ve tried a variation of today’s card. And don’t forget to make a card and then make someone’s day by sending it to them.

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