Stampin’ Up! Lovely Little Ladybug for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hey y’all – it’s Thursday, so it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  Today’s a color challenge – and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table!  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!

When you see the color challenge you’re going to think From My Heart…Valentine’s Day…Love.   Well – I got at least ONE of those on today’s card!  I pulled out the Little Ladybug special Host stamp set from the 2020 Sale-A-Bration Flyer and added some From the Heart Specialty DSP to make a…birthday card!  Take a look-see:

I’m guessing you’ve probably guessed the challenge?

I pulled my layout inspiration from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week.

I started with some From My Heart Specialty DSP – look at that shiny red foiling!!  Wow!  I matted that panel on Basic Black for the card front.

The smaller art panel is Whisper White.  I used my Stamparatus to stamp the big flower from Little Ladybug in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, then I matted it on Basic Black and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I stamped the sentiment from Little Ladybug in Versamark Ink on a piece of Flirty Flamingo cardstock.  I sprinkled it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it with my Heat Tool.  When it had cooled a little, I cut it out with the smallest rectangle die in the new (and WONDERFUL!!!) Stitched So Sweetly Die set.

I popped the sentiment on with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the ladybug herself, I stamped her twice in Tuxedo Black using my Stamparatus – once on Whisper White and then once on a different From My Heart Specialty DSP design.

The Whisper White version was cut out with the ….drum roll, please!!…the new LADYBUG DIES!!

How cool are those?  And you’ll be able to get them on 4 Feb!  Or…right now if you join Stampin’ Up!! 😉

Anywho – I cut the Whisper White version with the die. I colored her face with my Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend – with a dab of rouge with my Light Flirty Flamingo Blend.

On the DSP ladybug, I fussy cut just the wings.  ‘I also cut part way up the line dividing the wings – to partially separate them.  I used a stylus on the back of the wings to round them a bit and colored them with my Light Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blend.

I added them to the Whisper White ladybug with a Black Stampin’ Dimensional – a full one under the larger wing and a little piece under the small side.  I used a dimensional and some Liquid Glue to add the ladybug to the card front.  Then I finished it off with some From My Heart Faceted Gems – adhered with tiny dabs of Liquid Glue.

On the inside, I used my Stamparatus to add a second sentiment from Little Ladybug in Real Red on a Whisper White panel.  Then I stamped another little ladybug in Tuxedo Black and colored it with my Real Red Stampin’ Blends Combo, Light Smoky Slate and Light Flirty Flamingo.  I used my Stampin’ Blend Color Lifter to lighten the middle of her belly – to make her a little…rounder!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Basic Black mat and into my Flirty Flamingo card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another ladybug on the front…

…and more of that gorgeous From My Heart Specialty DSP on the envelope flap!

Et Voila!  This is such a pretty color combination and the beautiful foil-accented From My Heart Specialty DSP is all-in with it!  I think we can all agree that the Little Ladybug stamp set – which you can get for FREE with a $300 order while Sale-A-Bration is going on! – is simply the cutest.  And…with the pending addition of the Ladybug Dies?  Oh my goodness!!  I hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop thru all our projects today  If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Kristi’s page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Karen Finkle

Eva Dobilas

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Have fun on the Hop!!







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Coordination Product Release!!

Have you heard the rumors about DIE Sets that match Sale-A-Bration stamp sets?

Well – they’re true! And you’ll be able to get them on 4 Feb.

UNLESS…you take advantage of the SAB joining special and sign up NOW. Then – you’d be able to join in the Pre-Order of these goodies like I did!!

Just sayin’! 🙂

Sale-A-Bration is Going Strong!

And it’s a great time to SHOP.  HOST.  Or JOIN!

SHOP:  During Sale-A-Bration, customers earn a FREE product every time they reach a purchase threshold. For example, if you spend $150, you can then choose three level 1 items OR one level 1 and one level 2. This gives you more flexibility to choose what you want. Below are the qualifying levels. When you look in your Sale-A-Bration Flyer, you’ll see the levels needed for each of the products!

  • LEVEL 1 $50
  • LEVEL 2   $100

HOST:  For Jan – Feb – Mar, hosts with qualifying orders can receive the exclusive Little Ladybug Stamp Set (item 152384). For us here in the US, the workshop or individual order needs to reach $300 (before shipping and tax)!  Check out this adorable stamp set – and this is FREE on top of your SAB choices, Stampin’ Rewards and Half-Price Item (when your workshop hits $450).  Whoo-hoo!


JOIN:  Finally – if you’ve ever thought of joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator (I’d love to have you on my team!), Sale-A-bration is an awesome time to join!

There are lots more details to be found on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.

Or…are you ready to go?  Click here and scroll down to click on the “join now” button and select your Starter Kit now!

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Card Cuts Used in This Project:  

Flirty Flamingo Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 5/8″ x 1 3/4″ Stitched So Sweetly Die cut (sentiment)

Basic Black Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/4″ x 3 7/8″ (mat for art)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 1/8″ x 3 3/4″ (art panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

From My Heart Specialty DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap

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16 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Lovely Little Ladybug for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. Pretty card – it’s great to see the new dies in use and I love the paper pieced lady bug!!

  2. Your card is as cute as a bug in a rug! The recipient will love it.

  3. So cute!! Love those ladybugs…and really love those dies! Great card! 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      Oh I know you miss fussy cutting the images!! 😉 Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  4. OMG, the cutest award goes to this how you used the perfect papers for this adorable ladybug card!!

  5. kristigraystamping

    What a darling card Mary, That lady bug is adorable and love the DSP.

  6. This is adorable… all the red! And that ladybug is the cutest! Glad you joined us at FMS!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Linda – appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  7. Jacquie

    Your ladybug is so sweet with her designer paper wings! Terrific card – thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you, Jacquie – I love this set!! Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  8. Love this Mary 🙂 The hearts on the ladybugs back are so cute and I love the DSP with this

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you, Karen – isn’t it just the cutest set?!?

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