Little Ladybug Pins
At our recent gathering of area Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators, one of our members, Donna, shared a project she had been working on. She had made the most darling pins using the Nine Lives and Happy Tails Stamp Sets with the coordinating punches. Donna is one of the most creative people I know, and this project did not disappoint. In fact, she shared them with all of us!
I decided to give this a try with the Little Ladybug Stamp Set and the Ladybug Dies. The dies are currently only available to Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators. They will be available to everyone beginning February 4, 2020.
If you love being one of the first to order products, you’ll definitely want to join my team of demonstrators during Sale-a-bration. For only $99 plus tax, you can select $125 in product, plus an extra stamp set, plus a mini paper cutter and a 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper sampler pack. So fun!
Here are my ladybug pins.
How cute are they? To create them, simply die-cut six of the image. I used Real Red Cardstock for the ladybug and Purple Posy Cardstock for the flower. Stack and glue the images together. I used Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive, because I wanted a little “wiggle room” in case I didn’t get them perfect lined up the first time.
Now, stamp one more image on Whisper White Cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. Because I was going to cover the image with glue, I heat set the ink, just in case. Die-cut the image.
I colored the ladybug with Light Real Red and Light Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends. The flower is colored with Dark Mango Melody, Light and Dark Highland Heather, and Light and Dark Call Me Clover Stampin’ blends.
When you’re finished coloring, stack and glue your image to the top of your blank shapes. Cover the front and sides with Crystal Effects. I used the Shimmery Crystal Effects from the Holiday Catalog. If you didn’t stock up, you’re in luck! It’s still available and carrying over to the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. Not a fan of glitter? (Seriously?) Simply use the Fine-Tip Glue Pen to cover the front and sides. I used my finger to spread the glue around. You could also use a paintbrush or smooth sponge, I suppose, but it’s not as much fun.
Let the Crystal Effects dry on a Silicone Craft Sheet, then add a pin back with a glue gun.
To get the Little Ladybug Stamp Set, simply host a $300 minimum party during Sale-a-bration (through March 31, 2020). Or – place an online order by midnight Eastern time January 31 to be entered into a drawing to win a set. (Note this change from yesterday’s email. There’s no minimum order requirement. However, you do want to order enough to make the $6.95 minimum shipping worth it.) You’ll get one entry for every $10 you spend. (And don’t forget you’ll earn Sale-a-bration Rewards beginning at $50!) Or – simply leave a comment on my blog every day through January 31, 2020 and you’ll get an entry for every day you comment. I’ll draw for a winner on February 1.
Remember – the Ladybug Dies that coordinate with the Little Ladybug Stamp Set will be available February 4, along with other coordination products. Stay tuned!
I can’t wait to try more pins with some of the other cute stamps and dies. Can you see some Animal Outing pins? Or maybe some magnolias or butterflies or some poppies and tulips. I’m going to have “pin overload!”
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!
Thank you! These are so fun and simple to create.
This is amazing! I can’t wait to see them in person!
Thanks, Peggy! I think this is something we can do in class!
How delightful! The possibilities are endless.
Thanks, Ginger! Yes, they are. I have so many ideas. Hope the ladies in my family like pins, because they’ll be getting them.
Very cute pins!
Thanks, Deborah! Love this little ladybugs!
Very cute! I am surprised Amelia didn’t steal them for her ladies before you could photograph them!
Thanks, Susan! The only reason she didn’t get them is because I finished them while she was in school. As soon as she saw the pictures, she said, “Oh, we should make more of these so I can have the ladybug and you can have the flower, because purple is your favorite color.” (Or maybe we can just take these?)