Hello Ladybug Card Tutorial

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope this Monday morning finds you well. Today I am going to share a card tutorial from the amazing group of ladies that I belong to who make up “Tutorial Medley” …. and today I’m highlighting Hello Ladybug which is found on page 20 in the Jan-June Mini catalog.

The Hello Ladybug stamp set is bundled with the Ladybug Builder Punch… but don’t just stop at ladybugs, I’ve seen cute Bumble Bees made with the bundle too!! Let’s take a look at todays card ….

Instructions:

  1. Stamp the big leaves around all sides using Granny Apple Green ink on the card base. 
  2. On the 2 ½ x 3 Basic White thick cardstock stamp one leaf in Granny Apple Green and the greeting in Night Of Navy ink. 
  3. Hand cut the leave, and the greeting by section see photo. 
  4. Emboss the Ombre Specialty Paper Mango Melody 3 x 4 ¼ using the Stripes 3-D embossing folder. 
  5. Adhere to the Night Of Navy, then onto the card front. 
  6. Punch the Ladybug out of the Poppy Parade and Night Of Navy Ombre Specialty Paper. 
  7. Stamp the dots on the wings using StazOn ink.
  8. Adhere the leave, ladybug (dimensionals), and greeting to the embossed Mango Melody specialty paper. 
  9. Using the Night Of Navy marker, draw the flight pattern randomly onto the card front. 
  10. Adhere six Iridescent Rhinestones to the card front. 
  11. Inside stamp the leaves at the bottom and draw the flight pattern randomly. 

Measurements:  

  • Card Base: Basic White Thick 11 x 4 ¼ score at 5 ½   
  • Cardstock #2: Night Of Navy 3 ¼ x 4 ½   
  • Cardstock #3: Ombre Specialty Paper Mango Melody 3 x 4 ¼
  • Cardstock #4: Scrap of the Poppy Parade and Night Of Navy Ombre Specialty Paper for the ladybug punch out.
  • Cardstock #5: Basic White thick 2 ½ x 3  

This card was created by fellow demonstrator France Martin for our Tutorial Group … I hope you have enjoyed today’s card! I think her card is soooo cute!!

Have a wonderful day and thank you for stopping by.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ❤

Fabulous Friday … Glimmer Brads and so much more!

Hello my Stampin’ Friends!

How are you today!  I am simply fabulous … and totally excited to share this card and some fun stampin’ tips with you!  I know that I have been doing my “Fast -n-Furious” on Friday’s but the ideas for this card, just kept blooming ….

My idea was to show you a simple and pretty card showcasing the “Glimmer Brads” that are currently featured in our “Weekly Deals”.   Punch 3 flowers with the Petite flower punch and put a coordinating color brad into it.  That was my original idea.

Then I thought … oooh, wouldn’t it be pretty if I put some glimmer paper behind it?  Aaahh … then I thought, why don’t I dye the silver glimmer paper to match the cardstock and glimmer brads!  Hmmm … good idea!

Oh, but it didn’t stop there, I needed a ribbon!  I have 3 bolts of the silver ribbon from the “Celebrate the Everyday” catalog … so I’ll use that!  Hmmm… wonder if you can dye that too?  Answer … YES!  Yes, you can!

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So … what do you think?  Glitter lovers rejoice … all the shine without all the glitter mess.  I will take you step by step through the card and share how I created it.

You will need the Silver Glimmer paper and Silver Ribbon, along with the bottles of ink refills to coordinate with your cardstock, Sponge daubers and the Glimmer Brads.  If you do not want inky fingers … you may want so gloves too! LOL  (I’ll post ingredients at the end, as always)

To dye the Silver Glimmer paper, I dampened my sponge dauber with water … it really helps move the ink around.  It should be damp … not wet.  Put a few small drops of the ink onto the glimmer paper and begin to “daub” your paper.  You’ll be making the motion of a sewing machine … up and down with the dauber (You cannot slide the dauber across the glimmer paper) until the ink is spread evenly onto the paper.   You can always add more ink … either to your paper or to the dauber itself.

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Now that you have ink on your daubers, I gently brushed them on the ends of my punched flowers to create a bit more dimension.  I then used my bone folder to slightly curl up the edges of the flower.  I poked a hole in the center of my flower with my Paper Piercing tool and then inserted the coordinating glimmer brad.

To dye the silver ribbon … simply place your dauber over the ribbon, and pull the ribbon out from under the dauber.  The ink on the dauber will dye your ribbon.  Turn the ribbon over and repeat the process.  It looks best when dyed on both sides.

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Make sure you give the paper and the ribbon time to dry, otherwise you will get ink marks on your card base.  If you have the new Stampin’ Up! heat gun … you can use the low setting to help dry it.

I hope you are as excited as I am to play with these fabulous techniques.   I just can’t believe that I never thought of dying that silver ribbon before!!  You know me, I love to dye my ribbons.

Watch for more projects from me using these dying techniques!  Don’t be afraid to send me “your” creations (you can e-mail me a photo at:  lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com

Thank you so much for sharing your day with me!

Have a fabulous Friday!!

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JUST A NOTE: You will get the sale price when you purchase the Glimmer brads, even though it does not show here.  The “Express Yourself” stamp set that I used for my card share today is a “HOSTESS” set which you can get FREE with an order of $150 or more.

Please let me know if you have any questions:  lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com

 

Extending the fun … Technique!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Hope you enjoyed your weekend… yesterday was filled with sunshine!  Just what our endorphins needed.

Today I would like to share with you a project that I did with my Technique Clubs this month.  They learned a sweet tip on how to extend the card length when using the Thinlit Dies.

I will also share two different Designer Series Paper and how they can change the look of a card.  My first card was done with the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper – a FREE product that can get with a Sale-a-bration purchase of $50 or more.  (Sale-a-bration begins January 28th).  Now that’s YUMMY!

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I love how the “Needlepoint Border” folder matches the designer paper.  I highlighted the stitching by dragging the “White Stampin’ Chalk Marker” over the top of it.  It really completes the card.

I used “Crisp Cantaloupe” cardstock, but the photo is making it look a bit “pinky” …. sorry!

Stampin’ Tip to Extend Card Length …

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Slide cardstock underneath the circle area of the die – leaving the other side of cardstock “above” the die (See Photo)

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When you have the cardstock over the top of the die, it will not cut… however, it leaves a nice score line for you to fold the extended card over.  It will fit into the envelope perfectly.

Here is a shot of both of the cards.  I promised the ladies I would post them both because some classes used the “Sweet Sorbet” and the other class used the “Watercolor Wonder”.  Both look amazing, but still very different.

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I think you could put the “Watercolor Wonder” Designer Series Paper on any card and make it look good.  Here I just replaced the Basic Black punched circle with the “Tangerine Tango” … a suggestion from Richella.  I love the way it looks!  Thanks for the help Richella!

You will find the Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper along with the “Perfect Pennants” Stamp Set in the Occasions Catalog.  I have listed supplies to create the cards at the bottom of the blog.

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I hope you can now extended the fun on your cards by using this little stampin’ tip.  It gives you much more room to write (or stamp on)!

Have a great day!

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Here is a list of supplies used for today’s card …

 ITEM

 PRICE

 DESCRIPTION

133227

$29.95

 Perfect Pennants Stamp Set – WOOD

133230

$21.95

 Perfect Pennants Stamp Set – CLEAR

133480

$32.95

 Circle Card Thinlets Die

129383

$7.95

 Needlepoint Border Embossing Folders

130911

$26.95

 Circle Collection Framelit Dies

120906

$26.95

 2-1/2” Circle Punch

130685

$39.95

 Magnetic Plateform

132994

$10.95

 Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper

Clicking on the item number will link you to my on-line store.