Friday, July 29, 2011

Ladybug Birthday cards

My wonderful neighbor Jeanne asked me if I could make her two ladybug cards for her friend's twins 1st birthdays.  I looked through my stash and there was no ladybug to be found. I went to Michael's and they had three ladybugs, but none that I really wanted to invest in.  So, I came home and looked through the SplitcoastStampers gallery and came upon THIS card by rockybloky and used it as my inspiration.

First up is Paige's card:
To make the ladybug, I punched a two inch circle out of red and one out of black.  I found the center of the red circle and cut a pie piece out and glued the back to the back of the red.  I then punched a 1 1/2" circle and cut it in 1/2 and used it for the head.

For the antenna's.....I had wine charm wire in stock, so I bent one end, threaded beads on and then bent the other end and glued them to the back of the head.  I added the google eyes and seed beads for the ladybug dots.

I free hand cut blades of grass and then cut out letters from my Sizzlits and embossed a PTI sentiment.

For Lauren's card - the ladybug was made the same way, but I used a Cuttlebug frame background and a different PTI sentiment.
This was a fun project and I am actually surprised how fast I was able to put these two cards together!!!

Hopefully they will like them!!!

Thanks for your visit!


Monica said...

So clever... and bright and happy. The kids will LOVE them.

xxx Monica

Kathy and Lucky said...

Hmmm.....I feel a CASE coming on :) Adorable!!!! These are so cute, love it so much more than a stamp and the addition of the beads are so pretty. The will love them. Have a great weekend, just baking down here, so tired of the heat :( a rainy day would be lovely and even the TS is going to miss us.

jimlynn said...

PRECIOUS!!!! LOVE those little lady bugs. They're so bright and cheerful looking and I know the girls will love these.

Harriet Skelly said...

These are absolutely adorable! I love the beads on the wire antennae!

Cheryl said...

OMG! These are so stinkin' CUTE! I love the beads and googly eyes. Maria, you put a smile on my face. I am sure the girls will love them.

Meg said...

So cute! Definitely better than any ladybug stamp!

Audrey Pettit said...

So, so cute and fun! I adore those ladybugs. You are so clever the way you created them from circle punches. The wine charm antennae are a perfect touch.

Anne Marie said...

Ok, I have missed SO many wonderful creations from you over the past few days! Holy macaroni, are these ever cute! Awesome details, especially those beaded antennae's. I'm sure they will love them! :)

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