International Highlights Blog Hop - Hello Ladybug

I'm excited to participate again in Kylie's Monthly International Blog Highlights for January! 

The theme is "Thank You".  I created this adorable Faux Step Card using the Hello Ladybug Bundle.  This bundle is so cute and includes a great punch to make ladybugs so quick and easy! 

I've seen quite a few cards shared for the Faux Step Cards.  It's a quicker way to make the step card without having to deal with cutting and scoring on your card base.  This card uses 2 pieces of card stock that are adhered together.  Love this way to make the cards!

Aren't these ladybugs adorable!!!  So easy with the punch!

  1. Cut Basic Black card stock 4 1/4" x 9" and score at 1 1/4", 2 1/2" and 5 3/4" on the 9" side
  2. Fold on the score lines to form the card base.  The score at 1 1/4" forms a mountain fold, the 2 1/2" forms a valley fold and the 5 3/4" forms a mountain fold.  You can check out my YouTube Video for tips on folding your card base.
  3. Cut Real Red card stock 3" x 4"
  4. Cut Designer Series Paper 2 7/8" x 3 7/8"
  5. Adhere Designer Series Paper to the Real Red Card stock
  6. Adhere to the card base.
  7. Cut Real Red card stock 1 1/8" x 4 1/8"
  8. Cut Designer Series Paper 1" x 4"
  9. Adhere Real Red card stock to Designer Series Paper
  10. Adhere to the bottom flap of the card
  11. Cut Basic Black card stock 2 1/2" x 9" and score at 3 1/2".
  12. Fold on score line and adhere to the card base - along the bottom of the card base along the 1 1/4" flap and then on the back of the card.  Do not adhere to any other places on your card.
  13. Cut Real Red card stock 2 3/8" x 5 1/8"
  14. Cut Designer Series Paper 2 1/4" x 5"
  15. Adhere Designer Series Paper to the Real Red card stock
  16. Adhere to the front of the card
  17. Wrap ribbon around the card front and tie a bow
  18. Punch 2 ladybug bodies from Basic Black card stock
  19. Punch 2 ladybug wings from Real Red card stock
  20. Adhere wings to the bodies using Glue Dots
  21. Adhere ladybugs to the card base using Dimensionals
  22. Adhere Black Matte Dots to the wings for the dots on the ladybug
  23. Cut Real Red card stock 1/4" x 2 1/4"
  24. Cut Basic White card stock 3/8" x 2 1/8"
  25. Stamp sentiment using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  26. Adhere to Real Red card stock using Mini Dimensionals
  27. Adhere to card base using Mini Dimensionals
  28. Cut Real Red card stock 3" x 4"
  29. Cut Basic White card stock 2 7/8" x 3 7/8"
  30. Stamp ladybug in bottom corner using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  31. Stamp sentiment using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  32. Adhere to the Real Red card stock
  33. Adhere to the back of the card base

You can find all of the supplies for this card in my Online Store

Check out my Youtube Video for tips and tricks to make this card. Don't forget to subscribe to my Stamping with Melva YouTube Channel

You are able to VOTE for my card!!  The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop at the end of February so I would really appreciate you taking the time to Vote for me!!   

Scroll down below, there is a button where you can click on and see all the participants and you get to vote for 5 projects! So 4 plus mine!!  Hint, hint.......

Now is the time to vote for my card.  Click on the picture below, it will take you to the highlights.  Check out all of the beautiful cards from around the world.  You can vote for up to 5 cards!

Thank you for taking the time to do this. Don't forget to go out to the Blog Hop and check out the amazing creations and vote for your favourites!  Hopefully mine will be one of them :)

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      Heart & Home Memories and More Envelope Album Class 

      Join Diane and I for a mini album class on March 12th from 1-3pm Pacific.  You'll make a pretty mini album using the Heart & Home Memories & More Card Pack and Cards and Envelopes.  

      Cost is $65 and includes:
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      • Heart & Home Cards and Envelopes Pack
      • 1/2 pkg Classic Matte Dots
      • 1/2 roll of Denim Ribbon
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      You can substitute if you already have these products!
      Registration closes February 15, 2022 and package will be mailed by February 28th.
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      Your Creativity Awaits

      February Kit features Daffodil Daydream from the Jan to June Mini Catalogue.

          Do you love to craft and are you looking for a kit that ships directly to you each month with special perks each month? Then you will LOVE “YOUR CREATIVITY AWAITS”!  
            With “Your Creativity Awaits”, each month you will receive an exclusive make and take kit (2 cards of 4 designs) plus a PDF Tutorial.  All for only $57 per month shipped directly to you or $53 local pick up.
              Each month, the Design Team will choose one stamp set or bundle and design fun projects for you to create.  The stamp set is included in your kit. If you don't already own the dies or punch, you may add it to your kit or use what you have.  

                • Featured stamp set
                • 8 Cards (2 each of 4 different designs) - designed by Your Creativity Awaits Team
                • Exclusive Project tutorials you can follow along with to create your cards
                • Extra product (value will depend on the price of the stamp set)
                 After 6 consecutive months of membership, you will receive a thank you of $25 product credit (before shipping and taxes) to spend on whatever you choose! 

                Your Creativity Awaits Kit Timelines
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                  • Sign up must be done by the 2nd Sunday of the month
                  • Kits will be shipped and tutorials emailed out by the 4th Tuesday of the month (subject to unforeseen delays in the shipment of product from Stampin’ Up!)
                      • Shipped: $57 monthly
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                        February Kit features the Daffodil Daydream Stamp Set (from the Jan to June Mini Catalogue)

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                          1. Such a cute card, Melva! ~ Kim Kroeker

                          2. This is on of my favorite Fun Folds. Really nice job! I may have to buy that set!

                          3. Super car Melva! Love the black and white check with the lady bug - great combo!

                          4. Super card Melva! Love the ladybugs against the black and white. The sentiment is adorable too! Thanks for being part of my International Blog Highlights this month and all the best with voting!


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