Beetles & Bugs, oh my! This is another stamp set I knew I had to have, without knowing what I would do with it. There are lots of possibilities. You could make something creepy crawly, or something with a pretty nature theme. Since the stamp images include pins, you could even make something scientific. The beetle I used for today’s card is at the bottom right of this picture:

 

Here’s what I made:

Designed by Candy Ford at stampcandy.net. Learn how to make this birthday card with the Beetles & Bugs stamp set, Big on Birthdays stamp set, Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack, DSP, birthday card, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Designed by Candy Ford at stampcandy.net. Learn how to make this birthday card with the Beetles & Bugs stamp set, Big on Birthdays stamp set, Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack, DSP, birthday card, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Wild Wasabi card stock (CS) to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • Basic Black CS to 3-3/8″ x 4-7/8″ (large)
  • Basic Black CS to 2-3/8″ x 2-3/4″ (small)
  • Whisper White CS to 2-1/4″ x 2-5/8″
  • Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack (DSP) to 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″

Stamped with the Beetles & Bugs stamp set:

  • ants in Basic Black ink onto the Whisper White CS piece
  • outline of beetle in Basic Black ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS
  • body of beetle in Wild Wasabi ink onto the beetle
  • spots in Basic Black ink onto the beetle

Stamped with the Big on Birthdays stamp set:

  • sentiment in Basic Black ink onto the DSP

Fussy cut using Paper Snips:

  • the beetle, only around the outside. I didn’t try to cut out the white bits inside its legs or antennae.

Assembled the card:

  • Beetle adhered to the Whisper White CS with Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Whisper White CS glued to the small Basic Black CS
  • Small Basic Black CS glued to the center of the DSP
  • DSP glued to the large Basic Black CS
  • Large Basic Black CS glued to the Wild Wasabi card base

 

Here’s what I used:

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