Hello Ladybug – a timeless classic

Last week I asked followers of my Stampin with Crafty Klock Facebook page to choose which stamp set I should hightlight this week. I gave them a choice between Sweet Songbird and Hello Ladybug. Suprisingly the overwhelming winner was Hello Ladybug!

So due to popular demand yesterday I went live on my Crafty Klock YouTube channel and made two cards featuring the adorable Hello Ladybug stamp set. I always make two cards during my live demonstration – a simple stamping card which just uses stamps, ink, and paper – and one a little more stepped up. This week I decided to use the Paper Florist dies to add some texture and interest to my second card.

If you are wondering what the heck are the paper florist dies you are not alone. This die set is a stand alone set meaning it does not correspond to any stamp sets in the Annual Catalog. As a stand alone set it’s very easy to over look it. The set is first introduced on page 33 of the 2023-2024 Annual Catalog but it’s just a small blurb on the page that is really, really easy to miss. You would have to go to page 165 to see a picture of the Paper Florist die set.

The set comes with 18 dies and includes flower, centers, and leaves of different shapes and sizes. Check out my card to see how I used some of these dies to create my flowers.

Video, Measurements, & More

If you didn’t have a chance to catch my live demonstration the replays are available on my Crafty Klock YouTube channel. If you are not yet a subscriber, I would love it if you would subscribe and click the bell icon so you will be notified when I upload new content.

Both cards used the same dimensions for all layers:

  • Card base 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
  • Layer 1 (Black) 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Layer 2 (White or DSP) 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″
  • Inside layer (White) 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • The flowers and ladybugs were either cut/punched from scraps and in the case of the ladybug body that was punched from the layer of Basic Black.

If you would like to purchase any or all of the products I used for these cards, just click this link to go to my Stampin’ Up! store. The cart will auto-populate and you can add or remove items as you desire.

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