Ladybug Builder Flashback Inspiration

by Joanne James28. May 2022 19:49

Today I've a quick post to share a card that I made using Judy's angled sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches that was inspired by the colour palette over at Color Throwdown this week:


I remembered I had some old designer paper (Flashback Designer Series Paper - hence in part today's post title|!) that featured these colours and I thought this would be a great opportunity to use some up. This is what I came up with:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

The circle pattern on the paper led me to choose a punched ladybird for my focal point as it echoed the round shape and I used one of my Basic Borders Dies for the angled edge and added a banner behind my ladybird cut with the Stylish Shapes Dies with a similar diecut edge pattern:


The sentiment is from the retired 'Little Ladybug' stamp set - I paired it with another on the inside, along with a fun ladybug stamped border to complete my card:


I think this makes a fun inspirational/motivational card for a child; I'm actually going to send mine to my niece who is soon to graduate university and has just been successful in gaining her first job - this sentiment seemed the perfect way to celebrate this achievement and is also spot on for the current theme over at SUO Challenges where they are making cards for kids this week.

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. 

Enjoy your evening; we went to the cinema this afternoon to watch the new Tom Cruise 'Top Gun - Maverick' movie. This is the first time we have been to the cinema since pre-Covid and it was so worth it - this is most definitely a film to be watched on the big screen! Now I'm typing this with the dulcit tones of the Football Premiership Champions League final in the background - so rock and roll! I'll be back tomorrow with another project for our new challenge over at The Paper Players. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

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

Comments (5) -

Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
5/29/2022 7:41:07 PM #

Oh, now, the ladybug is perfect for kids - and how perfect is your design??  Gorgeous DSP choice to go with, and I remember the little inside guys, too - genius!!  Thanks so much for playing at SU Only!

Judy Rozema
Judy RozemaUnited States
5/30/2022 3:41:14 PM #

What a fun card with that sweet ladybug. I love the dots paper and the inside! Thank you for playing in our FMS challenge this week!

Cécile RIBON
Cécile RIBONFrance
5/31/2022 9:20:32 PM #

What a super sweet card, Joanne! This ladybug is so cute and I love the patterned paper you used for the background. Thanks for joining in at Freshly made Sketches this week.

Christy Stanford
Christy StanfordUnited States
6/6/2022 10:50:37 AM #

Such a pretty card, Joanne, I love that beautiful ladybird!  Perfect use of the sketch and it's always fun to break out some older supplies to use with new things, it gives everything a fresh look. Thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges!

Cindy Coutts
Cindy CouttsUnited States
6/6/2022 10:03:40 PM #

There is nothing I don't love about this! Your DSP is perfect! Thank you so much for joining us at and we hope to see you back again tomorrow!

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