Kerchief Lady Bug Card

For my monthly tutorial co-op (the theme was Sale-a-Bration), I made this card using the Kerchief card kit and the Little Ladybug stamp set.

You can put the Kerchief Card kit cards together as instructed or you can change them up like I did here.

I cut off the front of one of the cards and trimmed it down to fit on a regular A2 (5 1/2" x 4 1/4") basic black card base.

All the cuts:

  • Basic Black: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4" horizontally; 3 3/4" x 2 1/2" for the front label
  • Whisper White: 5 1/4" x 4" for the inside of the card (I always use either white or very vanilla on the insides of my cards.  It dresses them up so.  You can cut it out using the Stitched Rectangle dies and make it look even nicer.
  • Shimmery White: 2" x 3 3/8" for the label and a scrap to stamp the ladybug on.

I stamped the ladybug using Stazon black and then colored with my Stampin' Write markers.  You could also stamp in Memento Tuxedo Black and color with Blends.  I then fussy cut the ladybug.

Next, I cut out the labels using the Stitched Rectangle dies.  I then stamped the sentiment and the small line of ladybugs on the white label, added the ribbon to the front and adhered that white label onto the black label.  A sequin secured by using a little multipurpose glue and the card was done!

You can also add some ladybugs to the inside to dress it up even more.  And don't forget to decorate your envelope!  Give the recipient a hint as to what is inside!

A quick and easy card!

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Last Day to Get Paper Pumpkin!

Today is the last day to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and get the February kit.  This is a card kit of 9 cards with envelopes and everything you need to create beautiful cards!

These are the colors in the kit:

Aren't those colors gorgeous?  You can subscribe OR you can purchase prepaids (3, 6, 12 months) and earn Sale-a-Bration rewards!  Fun!  If you decide to purchase prepaids, you will get an email from Stampin' Up! with an activation code.  Then you just go to and create an account.  They will ask for a credit card but won't charge it.  Put your activation code in and you will be all set!  Just do it before midnight tonight (Feb. 10).


NEW Coordination Products!

Stampin' Up! has released some new products that coordinate with stamp sets and punches in the Mini Catalog and the Sale-a-Bration brochure.  These products are "while supplies last" so don't delay in purchasing yours if you truly want them!

Don't forget that if you have a long wish list, the Starter Kit is the best deal around!  For just $99, you get to choose $125 in products, PLUS another stamp set of your choice (no limit on value), AND Stampin' Up! will give you a mini guillotine trimmer and 6 x 6 Designer Series paper sampler!  They will also give you a Paper Pumpkin kit, catalogs and other business supplies.  The value of the kit is well over $250 (what with FREE shipping!)  There is no further obligation beyond your purchase unless you want to continue to save 20% on all your Stampin' Up! purchases.  If you want to make a business of it, I can help you with that!  Check out my Ink Spot Inkers link here for more information!  I'd love to have you join my team!


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Mini Catalog and Sale-a-Bration LIVE!

The Mini Catalog and Sale-a-Bration are both LIVE now!  You can place your orders now!


Sale-a-Bration lasts January 3-March 31.  Wondering what Sale-a-Bration is all about?  It's all about FREE!  For every $50 you purchase, you get to choose 1 FREE Level 1 item. The more you purchase, the more free items you can choose.  There are some level 2 items in the brochure requiring a purchase of $100.  These items are "while supplies last" so if there is something you would really like, then don't delay in placing your order!

Want it all?  (I know I love so many items in the Mini Catalog!)  The best way is to purchase a Starter Kit!  For $99 (plus tax with FREE shipping), you get to choose $125 in products (from any catalog and the clearance rack) plus any stamp set of your choice!  Stampin' Up! will also add a free mini guillotine trimmer (it's so cute and great for travel!) plus a Designer paper sampler of 6 x 6 papers.  They'll also throw in a free Paper Pumpkin kit and business supplies.  The value of your kit is well over $200!  No Sale-a-Bration items are available for this kit BUT you can then place an additional order and get those SAB items you want while saving 20% on your orders!  Orders from family and friends will also net you 20%. 

I would love to have you join my Ink Spot Stampers team.  You can click on that link and it will provide all sorts of information about your starter kit and my team.  Have additional questions?  Just ask!

Last Day to Order

Today is the last day to order from the Holiday Catalog or the Year-End Closeout.  There is no guarantee any of these products will be available at a later date so order now if you want anything!



Botanical Prints Fun-fold Card

I am so happy to share this card with you--one of the first cards since I fell and had my shoulder surgery in September.  It still hurts to type so my posts have been few and far between since the 22nd of September.

This card features the Botanical Prints Medley found on page 61 in the new Mini catalog coming January 3.


This Medley makes it so easy to make your cards!  It includes the stamp set, matching dies, 48 sheets of 6 x 6 Designer paper, 4 sheets of die-cut accents, 4 sheets of laser-cut overlays, Old Olive twill ribbon, and 12 copper bee embellishments.  The cost is just $70 for all of these (and if you purchase before March 31 will qualify for a FREE Sale-a-Bration item!)

All the Cuts:

  • Crushed Curry: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" scored at 4 14" and 2 1/8"
  • Basic Black:  5 1/4" x 1 7/8" (Cut 2)
  • Whisper White:  5 1/4" x 4"
  • DSP:  5 1/8" x 1 3/4" (cut 2) and 5 1/8" x 2 1/8"

If you have any other questions about how I put this card together, please ask!




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Stampin' Up! has announced that they will have a Flash Deal tomorrow December 11.  This deal is FREE SHIPPING!  This could be huge, depending on the size of your order.  To qualify, you must order a minimum of $50 before tax.

This deal starts at 12:05 am MT on December 11 and ends at 11:50 pm MT on the same day. 

Shop the Clearance Rack, the Year-End Closeout and all of the catalogs!  

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