Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Ladybug Hello Card and Hope Decor

Ladybugs are good garden helpers. I love it when they crawl on my hand. Do you?

My intent by creating this ladybug card and hope box set was to bring cheer to a friend who may be going through a tough time. You too could make this set with the supplies I've listed to lift up one of your friends. Or make several sets to have on hand.

The color combination of Daffodil Delight, Basic Black and Poppy Parade really POP together. Replicating the polka dots of the retired embossing folder with the dots on the ladybug is fun! Then having the contrast with the Daffodil Delight Gingham paper and the Black and White Gingham Ribbon work nicely together.

Here's a tip for you to conserve paper. The Scalloped Oval Die cut out from the center of the Poppy Parade cardstock, became the piece of cardstock I used to punch out the scalloped heart with the Heart Punch Pack set.

Here's the Products Used to create this Card:

119683 Daffodil Delight Cardstock $8.75
Card base cut 5/5" x 8.5", scored at 4.25" and scraps for two medium daisy punch outs

121045 Basic Black Cardstock $8.75
Cut layer at 3-7/8" x 5-1/8"

119793 Poppy Parade Cardstock $8.75
Cut layer at 3-3/4" x 5", then die cut oval, then polka dot emboss folder
Save oval cut out to punch with scalloped heart punch

159276 Basic White Cardstock $9.75
For Inner card layer cut at 4" x 5.25" and scrap for heart punch out

157699 Hello Lady Bug Bundle (save 10%) $32.25

151292 Heart Punch Pack $34 

149517 Medium Daisy Punch $16

132708 Memento Tuxedo Black Ink $6

159236 Basic White Medium Envelopes $7.50

158130 Iridescent Rhinestones$ 7.50

156485 Black & White Gingham Ribbon $7

Retired Layering Ovals Dies

Retired Polka Dot Basics Embossing Folder

Retired Daffodil Delight Gingham DSP 6x6 paper stack
cut 3" x 4" to place behind the oval die cut out

Hope Box Wall Decor

I saw an idea of a vertical hanging panel with the word home down it with the ladybug for the O. Then I remembered I had a couple dozen of these little boxes I got at Michael's Craft Store before the pandemic, so I pulled one out for this project. Given the state of the world these days I thought Hope was a better word choice for this project, I'm like my result.

Here's the Products Used to create this Wall Box:

4 x 6 Wooden box from Michael’s Craft Store left natural

157670 Flowering Fields Designer Series Paper $11.50
Background paper cut 3-5/16" x 5-3/8"
Small piece for ladybug wings

121045 Basic Black Cardstock $9.75
for ladybug body and die but letters

157698 Lady Bug Punch $18

Retired Berry Delightful DSP
Retired Large Letter Dies for HPE

119683 Daffodil Delight Cardstock $8.75 - punch two daisys
143713 Large Daisy Punch $18

152466 Playful Pets Combo Trim Pack $7.50 for bow affixed with glue dot

Hint: The two die cut sets of H, P, and E were glued together with liquid glue, allowed to dry, then raised up with mini dimensionals. Place similar to photo location. Daisy and ladybug are raised up on dimensionals too.

Items used in both Projects:


104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals $4

144108 Stampin’ Mini Dimensionals $4

152803 Stampin’ Seal Adhesive $8

152814 Stampin’ Seal Refill $5.50

103683 Glue Dots $5.25


152392 Paper Trimmer $25

152391 Cutting Blades Multipack $12

103579 Paper Snips $10

149653 Cut & Emboss Machine $120

150673 Mini Cut & Emboss Machine $60

144107 Take Your Pick Tool $10

147042 Simply Shammy $8

Clear Stamp Blocks various sizes on page 145 of Annual Catalog

This is a Sweet Gift Set for a dear friend!

As a Fun Bonus!

I always provide some type of treat at the stamping table for my customers. Usually it is a paper favor that just could replicate, but I had seen this idea online and just HAD to try it. 

The ladies were very complimentary and surprised with their treat.

About These Yummy Treats!

Double Stuffed Oreos are covered with Red Candy Melts and Milk Chocolate with 1/4" sugar candy eyes (should have used 3/8" eyes, would have made them more fun!)

They were placed in Stampin' Up! 3" x 6" Printed Gusseted Cellophane Bags ties with Retired Thick Baker's Twine in Cherry Cobbler. Made a Thick Basic White tray for the cookies to sit on. Starting size were 3" x 4.25", then scored 1/2" on both sides of the length, so finished tray was 2" x 4.25" for the two cookies to sit on.

The tags were 1" strips of Thick Basic White with names done in Calligraphy. The Ladybug brads I  had for ages and decided they would be cute on the tag.

So I hope you will give these projects and treats a try and make someone's day! They are not hard and go together quickly. (Try not to eat too many Oreos while making the treats however!)

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