Friday, January 28, 2022

SF-2022 January Blog Hop - Life’s Occasions


Be sure to hop through all the blogs on the list near the bottom for tons of wonderful inspiration as we Celebrate Life's Occasions!

This month is all about Celebrating Life's Occasions - all those special days in our lives.   I chose to celebrate birthdays with a fun Ladybug card and gift set -

I used the Hello Ladybug bundle for my  projects - stamped the flowers in two generations using Bumblebee and Calypso Coral inks.  Scattered flowers everywhere.

For the card I layered that on black and then onto the white base.  The leaf from the set was stamped in Old Olive and fussy cute.  Sentiment is also from the set.  To finish it off I stamped and punched the wings of the lady bug.  Punched the body out of black and attached together with glue dots.  Then I wanted to make a little Bag-a-lope gift package to go with it -

These are so fun to make and perfect for all those little gifts you want to gift, ie - gift cards, jewelry, candy and more.  After folding - I used many of the same elements to decorate it so it would match the card.  Here's a view from the side.

To finish both projects off I added twine from the Fan Baker's Twine and some of our Red Rhinestone Basic jewels to add some fun touches.  The twine doubles as a closure on the Bag-a-lope!  Here it is from the front -

That ladybug is just so stinkin' cute!  I hope you enjoyed these projects and got some inspiration!


Once again, thank you for stopping by my blog.   Maybe you got some inspiration for creating something wonderful of your own.  I would love it if you would leave me a comment below and stop back soon.  Don't forget to click through on each name below to see even more awesome ideas.

January 2022 SF Hoppers - check them all out by clicking on their links for some more great ideas - and please leave comments if you can, to show appreciation for their work :)


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Jean's Stampin' Up said...

The ladybug stamps are at the top of my wish list! So cute! I am definitely using the bag idea for an upcoming class. Thanks for sharing!

BarbP said...

What a fun project!

Sue Vine - MissPinksCraftSpot said...

Love that little ladybug, its tooo cute!

Aba said...

Love the lady bug and your creativity!!!!! Very cute!!!!

Teri said...

Such sweet projects! Love the Bagelope!

Jo Blackman said...

Gorgeous projects, love that ladybug x

Stampin and Scrappin with Steph said...

Cute Cute Cute I need to make a little bagalope!!!

Tiziana said...

Love the "Bag-a-lope" such a quick way to make packaging.