Hello, so glad to have you here today. If this is your first time, Welcome! I decided to do a little cleaning under my desk mat and I found a stamped and colored ladybug from the Sale-a-bration Little Ladybug stamp set. So, I said to myself, “Let us not waste this small and fragile creature”. (Go back and say that with a Shakespearean acting voice and hand gestures. It is so much more fun that way.) And that is how we get the card today which combines the Bird Ballad laser-cut cards with a ladybug resulting in this sweet ladybug card for a friend.

Ladybug on vintage laser-cut background

MEASUREMENTS (Supplies and Links are at the end)

  • Bird Ballad Laser-cut notecard 
  • Thick Whisper White Cardstock: scraps for ladybug
  • Thick Very Vanilla Cardstock: 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″ 
  • Coastal Cabana Cardstock: 3-3/4″ x 5″
  • Soft Suede Cardstock: 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock: scrap for sentiment

CREATING THE PIECES AND PARTS (use any die-cutting and embossing machine)

  • Cut a panel 3″ x 4-1/2″ from the front of the laser-cut notecard.
  • Stamp the floral sprig from Positive Thoughts stamp set on the back of notecard with Crumb Cake and die-cut.
  • Randomly stamp the floral sprig over the laser-cut panel with Crumb Cake.
  • Stamp sentiment from Above the Clouds and die-cut banner from Smooth Sailing dies.
  • Emboss Soft Suede panel with the 3D Scripty embossing folder. HINT: Watch the direction of the script when layering. I made that mistake before LOL.

The layering ‘sandwich’ for a 3D embossing folder in a Big Shot is:

  • Multipurpose Platform (NOT MAGNETIC),
  • 3D embossing folder with cardstock) and
  • 3D Embossing Folder Plate (it’s bluish)


  1. Add Dimensionals behind floral sprig, ladybug and sentiment banner.
  2. Layer as shown. TIP: Use a sponge wedge to lightly dab liquid glue to the back of the laser-cut panel.
  3. Wrap and tie a bow around panel layers before adhering to the card base.
  4. Add some Champagne Rhinestones around ladybug for sparkle.
  5. Grab a coordinating envelope from the Bird Ballad tin and add some decorative stamping.
  6. Don’t forget to make an inside panel for your message. Cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ cardstock panel, stamp a sentiment and adhere to the inside of the card. 


Using the Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Notecards and Tin was fun. Come back next week for more cards featuring the Bird Ballad Laser-Cut notecards.



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