Good morning and happy Tuesday! So…it’s that limbo week between Christmas and New Year. Wayne and I did a little half-tidy-up of the garden this morning – nothing huge. Pulled the tomato cages and teepees. And…what was in the mail? Yup, First SEED CATALOG of the year. That’s the gardening equivalent of stores already having the Valentine’s Day stuff on the shelf. Which they totally do. Is it any wonder that time is flying by?!? Sheesh!
But…getting to be time to start thinking about seed-starting! Whoo-hoo! I mean – if they’re going to make time fly, we might as well flap, huh? 😉
And – that catalog MIGHT be what drew me to the new Hello Ladybug stamp set with its bundled Ladybug Builder Punch. See what I’ve done here? Garden. Fly. Ladybug? 😉 You’ll be able to get this one in less than two weeks when the Jan – Jun 2022 Mini Catalog goes live on 4 Jan. Take a look-see:
This is one of my favorite fun folds – an easel on a side (or book!) fold card! This particular version is thanks to my friend Rosie suggesting it to me at our Zoom the Craftroom meeting yesterday! 🙂
I started with a basic side-fold card. 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Poppy Parade cardstock, scored at 5 1/2″ and 6 3/4″ on the long side. Then I scored the 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ portion on the diagonal.
I folded the 5 1/2” score line as a “mountain” and at the 6 3/4” score in the opposite direction. Topographically speaking, that would be a “valley” fold! The diagonal fold is a “mountain”.😂
Using Liquid Glue between the 5 1/2” and 6 3/4” score lines, I adhered the front of the card base to the back – just in that 1 1/4” area. This made the “book” or “side” fold.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere a narrow piece of Granny Apple Green Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP to a Basic Black mat and then to the narrow front panel.
I cut a 4″ x 4″ piece of Basic Black and cut it into two triangles – and did the same with a 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ piece of the Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP in Granny Apple Green. Then I matted the DSP triangle on the Basic Black triangle and adhered it to the “back” of the easel.
My design for the card front itself was heavily influenced by the catalog sample from the uber-talented SU! designers (round wheel – GOOD. Why reinvent it?!?). 😉
I used the sweet three-flower image from Hello Ladybug and stamped it several times in Poppy Parade ink on a Basic White square. All around the flowers, I stamped the little tiny dots image in Daffodil Delight. Then I embossed the panel in the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder and matted it on a Basic Black square.
I cut a strip of Daffodil Delight. Using the Tailored Tag Punch – I slid the end of the strip in part-way and punched a banner end. I embossed it in the Tasteful Textile folder and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.
On a piece of Basic White, I stamped the pretty leaf image from Hello Ladybug in Granny Apple Green ink. Using the Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends Combo, I added some shading to the leaf.
Then I fussy cut the leaf and popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I stamped a Hello Ladybug sentiment in Poppy Parade on a Basic White strip, matted it on Basic Black and adhered it with Liquid Glue. I added some Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels (also coming in the new catalog on 4 Jan) here and there.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to the “bottom” triangle on the card base (the one without the DSP already adhered) and the card front was done!
On the inside, I stamped a Basic White square with more of the little Hello Ladybug flowers in Poppy Parade and stamped some of the Daffodil Delight dots around them. I stamped the larger flower in Daffodil Delight in the opposite corner then adhered the panel to a Basic Black mat and adhered it to the inside of the card with Liquid Glue.
I made a little ladybug for the easel stop. First I stamped the body in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a piece of Basic White. In Poppy Parade, I stamped the first part of the wings, then added the “dots fill” image in Tuxedo Black. I cut both out using the Ladybug Builder Punch.
I lightly curled the wings with my Bone Folder, then adhered them to the body with a couple of Stampin’ Dimensionals. I stood the easel up to the angle I wanted, and adhered the ladybug, with Stampin’ Dimensionals, in place to keep the easel upright.
I added one more Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewel – and the card was done!
My Basic White Medium Envelope got some Poppy Parade Hello Ladybug flowers on the front…
…and a little more of the Granny Apple Green Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! Okay – seriously?! How. Stinkin’. Cute. Is this new set!? I liked the set when I first saw it – I mean…Hello Ladybug with a Ladybug Builder Punch?? Yes, please. But…now that I see and use it – oh my goodness. The flowers are perfectly sized. The little dots are..wait for it…SPOT on. And the ladybug – that you can punch and make “3D”. Yup. 😉
I hope you like!
Your list is getting long, isn’t it? I get it! And… there might be some REALLY GOOD “help” for that coming your way in January! I’d tell ya, but…can’t just yet! 😉
If you’d like to re-create this card, all the products you’ll need and the card cuts are down below!
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Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:
Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Poppy Parade Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″ and 6 3/4”);
Basic Black Cardstock: 4 1/8” x 4 1/8” (x2 – mats for card front and for inner liner); 4″ x 4″ (cut on the diagonal – mat for “back” of easel); 1 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for side-fold); 1/2″ x 2 1/4″ (mat for sentiment)
Daffodil Delight Cardstock: 1 1/2″ x 2 3/4″ (banner)
Basic White Card Stock: 4″ x 4″ (x2 – card front and inner liner); 3/8″ x 2 1/8″ (sentiment); Ladybug Punched shape
Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP (in Granny Apple Green): 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ (cut on the diagonal for “back” of easel); 1” x 4” (side fold panel); 3″ x 6″ (envelope flap)
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Finn Fan Fix
On Christmas day, we “helped” Finn open his presents from his Grandma Kate.
Looks like a TOY!! FOR MEEEEE!
And…out! Gotta take it to the living room FAST!
You know how it is – poor little dog. Never EVER gets a toy. ONLY at Christmas!