I love the Hello Ladybug stamp set and the coordinating punch called Ladybug Builder Punch. It is in the Stampin’ Up!® 2022 January – June Mini Catalog but I am happy to say that it is being carried over into the 2022/2023 Annual Catalog. The only thing is the 10% bundle savings will not be available when the Mini Catalog retires on June 30th. If you like this set and want to order it is better to do so now then wait so you can take advantage of the discount.
I have to say I can not take credit for turning the ladybug into a bee. I saw many cards doing this so I can’t give credit to whomever first came up with it, but I thought it was brilliant and decided to make a card using it this way. One of the things I did do differently was to punch her wings out using Vellum. Now, I am sure there are others who did this but when I made this card I did not see any so I thought this was a very clever idea!
To make this card I first cut three 1.5″ x 3.75″ pieces of the Sweet Symmetry Designer Series Paper and layered them on a 4″ x 5.25″ of Basic White card stock and a Bumble Bee card base. Before I forget, Bumble Bee is one of the InColors that will be retiring on May 3rd.
After doing this I punched out the body of the bee in Basic Black card stock using the Ladybug Builder Punch. Then I cut out small strips of Bumble Bee card stock and adhered them on the body of the bee. I punched out the wings using Vellum and attached them to the bee. I punched out two daisies using the Medium Daisy Punch in Flirty Flamingo card stock and the center in Bumble Bee. I stamped the leaf in Granny Apple Green ink and cut it out using the Layering Circles Dies. I also cut out a larger Bumble Bee circle. Lastly I stamped the sentiment in Memento Black Ink.
There are so many stamp sets that are not available to order anymore so again, if you like this one, take advantage of the discounted bundle and order it soon.