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Sunday, April 21, 2019

Spring has Sprung...

I saw versions of this Ladybug in several places on Pinterest - so I can't really identify an original source.  It was easy to figure out once you saw the action of the wings - this is my take on the concept.   
I used three different punches for the ladybug and one punch on the flowers/ leaves.  
  • A 2.5'' scalloped circle punch [Marvy Uchida] was used for the black body and a 3'' version for the wings. The wings were cut from DP with black dots on a red background.  
  • A 1.5" circle punch was used to cut white CS for the layer holding the sentiment.  
  • A 1.5'' [Fiskars] circle punch created the head.
  • The flowers and leaves [Martha Stewart] are punched from leftover scrap paper and the metallic HeroHues [Hero Arts] create the center of each.   
  • A eureka moment led to a black bobby- pin spread apart as the feelers.  It was secured around a piece of foam tape that elevates the entire image.
  • Finished with Googly eyes glued to the head. 
  • The sentiment is from the "You Got This" set by Simon Says Stamp 

The wings will spread apart to reveal the stamped sentiment.  They rotate around the black brad used as a fulcrum at the top of the wings.

Create wildly and color with abandon!  ~ginny

CHALLENGES: Yellow highlights means no Linky available.
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG Always
Crafty Sentiments – Just for the Boys
Crafty Creations - #388 – ATG Always
Tuesday Throwdown #429 – ATG
Simon Says Wed – Spring Mood Board [Colors]
Sweet Stampin' – ATG or Recycled Elements [All punched elements are from re-cycled scraps]
Get Creative Challenges – #79 – ATG
SheepSki Designs #25 – Wings
Oddball Art – ATG / Option: Puffy Pastel Polka Dots
Creative Playground Challenge #4: ATG
Crafty Hazelnut's DP Challenge – Always ATG
Pile it On #153 – Lots of Layers                                                                                                                                  


  1. Very nice card! Love the bug's wings opening! Thanks for joining us at

  2. so much fun this its adorable xxxxx

  3. Well now that is just so impressive, Ginny!!! Fantastic card!!! And how clever you were to figure this out.

  4. Gorgeous card Ginny! The ladybird is so cute and I love how the wings open to reveal the sentiment.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  5. This is so sweet! I love the recycled elements you've used in your punching. So so gorgeous! Thanks for playing along in our 'Recycled Elements' category at Sweet Stampin'. Hugs, Wends xoxo SS DT

  6. Such a fab card and I'm so pleased you were up for the challenge of using something recycled - thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.

  7. Fabulous ladybug!

    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.

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  8. This is a super design!
    Thank you for sharing with Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge!
    DT for Patterned Paper Challenge
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

  9. Interactive cards are so fun and such a pleasant surprise for the recipent. I love these ladybug cards and yours are really cute. Thanks for playing along with us at SheepSki Designs! (Hugs) Cara
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