Thank You Friend Ladybirds

by Joanne James5. July 2016 17:31

I've had a busy day today with my 'Jar of Love' technique class this morning and a wonderful afternoon of Project Life memory keeping. I made a quick card yesterday for a couple of challenges that I wanted to share with you today:

 PCCCS 162-205-011   AYSIBackground_Theme-001

I loved this sketch over at Paper Craft Crew and was attracted to the red and white theme over at As You See It, although I don't have a Canadian card I'm afraid! I've been keen to ink up the cute ladybird pair from the hostess set 'Love You Lots' so that was straight where I headed for today's card: 


Here's the low-down on the detail:

Thank You, Friend - This adorable ladybird pair comes in one of the new hostess sets in the annual catalogue called 'Love You Lots'. This is such a fun set with a fun frog, cute pair of hedgehogs, and an adorable elephant and mouse in addition to this spotted pair and is exclusively available to anyone who hosts a Stampin' Up! party or places a single order of £150 or more. I stamped my ladybirds in black and coloured them with my Real Red Stampin' Write marker and added my simple sentiment.

Faux Washi Tape Border - I used the striped stamp from Gorgeous Grunge that I used on my Jar of Blooms card yesterday (you can see that card here if you missed it) to create a border along the top of the central panel; I think it looks like washi tape, which would of course be a good alternative if you don't have this set. I added some white baker's twine, a red button and a tiny banner to finish this edge.

Paper With Meaning - For my background frame, I decided to use the scripted paper from the Brights designer series paper stack. I love this paper but as it's so busy I tend to use it with caution. The clean and simple central panel and the overall sentiment of my card made this paper a good choice here.

This card and a couple more just like it are headed to Rebecca's friends this week; I haven't made a monochromatic card in a while and this one is really fun.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

I'll be back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


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Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (9) -

amyUnited States
7/6/2016 1:20:17 AM #

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at AYSI, good luck!!! Amy DT


Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
7/6/2016 9:49:59 AM #

I love the faux washi border you've created using the stripes from Gorgeous Grunge - I've never used that stamp successfully before! Making a monochromatic card is really challenging, something I'd forgotten until this challenge. Thanks so much for joining us again this time at As You See It.


Crystal Komara
Crystal KomaraUnited States
7/6/2016 5:43:38 PM #

What a sweet card and perfect for the summer.  I love red, so this really caught my eye.  Thanks for joining us at the Paper Craft Crew this week, Joanne!  Crystal, DT


Heather Cooper
Heather CooperCanada
7/8/2016 8:05:26 PM #

I love those little ladybugs, Joanne! They do look like best friends! I've never thought of using that Gorgeous Grunge stamp for washi tape before, but it does look like it, and a great alternative if you don't have washi tape in a certain colour. Thanks for sharing all this with us at As You See It Challenges!


RickUnited States
7/10/2016 9:10:14 PM #

Great card love it!   Thanks for playing along with the paper craft crew


Deborah Smart
Deborah SmartCanada
7/11/2016 12:20:16 AM #

Joanne, your card is super cute!  I love those little ladybugs, and the little banner with button is perfect.  Great job with the 'faux' washi tape!!  Thanks for playing along with the Paper Craft Crew challenge this week.  ~Deborah


7/11/2016 6:25:32 PM #

Super cute! Thanks for playing with the Paper Craft Crew!


Kim Skinner
Kim SkinnerUnited States
7/11/2016 8:03:30 PM #

Love this!  Thank you for joining the Paper Craft Crew this week!!


Jane Knudsen
Jane KnudsenUnited States
7/15/2016 2:07:55 AM #

What a lovely card!  I love these little ladybugs!  And the card layout is fabulous!  Thank you for joining us at As You See It!


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