Stampin’ Up! Six Ladybugs and a Flower for The Paper Players

Happy Sunday, y’all!  Hope your weekend is going well.  I see a lot of posts in my Facebook feed from friends who are under a ton of snow.  Hopefully you’re all safe and warm! 😉  We finally have some of that yellow-orange stuff from that big yellow ball in the sky.  No telling how long it will stick around – but…it’s not doing much for the temperature, I have to say.  On the other hand, we CAN see ALL the ground with no WHITE stuff.  So…my complaining is tempered by gratitude for that, at least!

I’ve got another fun challenge for you today from the Paper Players – I hope that you’ll come on over and play!  It’s a cool sketch, as you’ll see in a second.

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video, I appreciate you spending some of your weekend with me!  If not, but you’d like to see the replay on YouTube…here ’tis!

I decided to pull the sweet Little Ladybug set out for this one, along with its coordinating Ladybug Dies – which you’ll be able to pick up on 4 Feb.  Take a look-see:

And here’s this week’s Paper Players challenge!  Join the fun and show us your projects! 🙂

Now – if you watch the video, you’re going to see a somewhat different card.  Exact same design – but…it’s one that’s perfect for welcoming a new baby to the world!

For the prototype card, I played along with the color challenge at the Color Throwdown.

I started with some Granny Apple Green card stock and matted it on Balmy Blue for the card front.  From another piece of Granny Apple Green, I cut a bunch of the flowers, leaves and stems using the dies in the Ladybug Die set.

I went ahead and cut my Whisper White piece using the largest of the rectangle dies in the Stitched So Sweetly Die set.  Then I used that to layout where I wanted my leaves and flowers on the card front.

I adhered the leaves and stems with Liquid Glue, then used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop all the flowers up for some fun depth!

On the Whisper White die cut, I used the bee-trail die in the Ladybug Dies three times – one for each of the “flying” ladybugs on the front.  Then I used Dimensionals and Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to the card front.

I stamped my ladybugs in Basic Gray – three “flyers” and one each of the other three ladies.  I cut them all with their matching dies.

I colored the ladybugs with my Light and Dark Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends as well as the Light Blend in Petal Pink (face) and Smoky Slate.  I used the Blends Color Lifter on the middle of all their little bug-bellies to lighten that up and add a little “roundness”.

I stamped the large flower image in Basic Gray on Whisper White and cut it with its die.  The flower is colored with my Light and Dark Balmy Blue Blends and the stem and leaves with the Light and Dark Granny Apple Green Blends.  I adhered it in the corner with Liquid Glue.

I adhered the three “grounded” bugs with Liquid Glue to the card front.

I stamped the sentiment from Little Ladybug in Balmy Blue on Whisper White, cut it with the smallest Stitched So Sweetly rectangular die, and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Then I popped all my flyers on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added a tiny bow tied from Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine with a dab of Liquid Glue and a few pink gems from the Noble Peacock Rhinestones….and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Little Ladybug in Balmy Blue on a Whisper White panel.  In the corner, I stamped my flyer ladybug in Basic Gray – coloring her as I’d done on the front.  I used my Journaling Pen to hand-draw her flight path!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Balmy Blue 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 flyer – and flight path! – on the front…

…and some Flirty Flamingo paper from the Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  The Little Ladybug stamp set is totally adorable and will be an oft-used addition to your tool-chest.  ESPECIALLY given the pending arrival of the Ladybug Dies with the Coordination Product Release coming on 4 Feb!

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Now – before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team






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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″)

Granny Apple Green Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); Little Ladybug small die cut flowers, leaves and stems

Whisper White Card Stock:  2 7/8″ x 4″ Stitched So Sweetly Die Cut (art panel); 1″ x 1 1/4″ Stitched So Sweetly Die Cut (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Little Ladybug die cut bugs and flower

Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP (in Flirty Flamingo): envelope flap

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Finn Fan Fix

Finn said that this boot makes my nose look big!

What do you think?!?

Obviously, housekeeping hasn’t been in yet…!


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28 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Six Ladybugs and a Flower for The Paper Players

  1. Sweet card! Love those little ladybugs…love them even more now that we’ve got dies for them! 🙂 Is Finn being mean to his sister?? Naughty puppy!! 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      Just being an annoying little brother!! 🙂 Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  2. Sorry I didn’t get to see you last night as Perry’s sister came in for a 2 week stay and we were just getting to dinner and chatting. This is such a cute stamp set. Although I love lady bugs, this won’t be part of my collection. Love the boot!

    • stampsnlingers

      Hope you’re having a great visit with your SIL! Thanks much, Karen! 🙂

  3. Susan K

    Hate I missed that live but the replay was fun too and I LOVE the card. It’d take me all week to make one like that but I need a baby girl card so might give it a try! TFS.
    It’s not like Finny to hurt the girl’s feelings! (Does she only get one boot?)

    • stampsnlingers

      It’s actually not that time consuming thanks to the Ladybug dies! Hope you’ll make one for your baby-girl giftee! He’s just like a little brother needling his big sister! 🙂 One boot – we just move it to the other foot! 10 min per foot! 🙂

  4. Karen L

    Well, you know what the question is going to be!! What’s with the boot?? Us non-horse people do NOT know what is all involved with keeping horses! But, I do know a little about some card making & I really enjoy all the ideas & helps that you share in that field! Thanks

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Karen! The boot is a way for me to soak her feet each day for a while. It’s got a medicated solution to treat a fungal disease she’s got going on right now in her feet. 10 min per front foot each morning – while she eats hay! She thinks it’s pretty awesome! 🙂

  5. I’m loving those bee’s..what a great set and a cute card!!

  6. What a fun way to use these ladybugs! Great colors too! Cute!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Leanne! 🙂 Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  7. Sandi Warthen

    Tell us the story behind the boot…

    • stampsnlingers

      Ahh- that’s a Davis Boot. Inside is some foot soaking solution – she’s got what’s called White Line – a fungus – in her front feet. So…she gets to eat hay and have a pedicure in the mornings. 10 min per foot! 🙂

  8. How sweet! Love the mix of lady bug images. Thanks for joining us for this week’s Color Throwdown!

  9. Joanne James

    Love your collection of cute ladybirds Mary – they are such fun! Really pretty in the more muted colours too.

  10. Such a cute ladybug card, Mary! Great color combination!

  11. Mary, this is just too cute! Love all those fun ladybugs. Such a great take on the sketch! XX

  12. Stef Perry

    Darling ladybug card Mary! Love the layered, leafy background and the soft color palette you used!

  13. Mary, love the colors for your bug card and I love the green on green details underneath. Cute shot of Fin, too!

    • stampsnlingers

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

  14. Anne Marie Hile

    Mary, this is DARLING! All of those cutie-patootie little lady bugs make for such a cheerful card. Love how you popped those floral dies in the background, too. Finn is a stunner!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks much, Anne Marie! Appreciate it! Thanks – I think he’s pretty handsome, too! 🙂

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