Wednesday 13 April 2022

Hello LadyBug Happy Birthday Spanner Panel Card. Touches of Ink Blog Hop April 2022

 Good Morning Everyone

Today I'm taking part in the Touches of Ink blog hop, we don't have a set theme to follow but we are to showcase a bundle or suite.

I chose to create this fun spanner panel card and focus on the Hello Ladybug bundle which does carry over into our new annual catalogue! I had never this style before - but Karen Egan from Craft Karen Designs created one a few weeks ago and I instantly knew I needed to give it a go. I've switched up my design but the measurements are all hers - Thanks Karen!



Basic Black Card Stock



Basic White Card Stock

1pc - 3 7/8" x 5 5/8"


Artfully Composed DSP

1pc - 3 1/4" x 3 7/8"

4pc - 1 1/8" x 3 7/8"

Window Sheet

1pc - 5 7/8" x 1 1/4"


Here's a few more pictures of the card so you can see all the stages.....

Take your Basic Black card stock and score on the long side at 4 1/8", fold and burnish to create your card base. Hold the card landscape and on the open edge cut up to the score line to release the 'arms'. Cut up 1 1/4" in from either side - this way it makes it simpler to work out and makes sure each 'arm' is the same size.

Add two of the this DSP strips to the 'arms' and the larger piece of DSP to the centre panel.

Open the card and add the larger piece of basic white to the back, placing the remaining two strips of DSP to each end. Stamp the sentiment into the centre of the remaining white space.

On some scraps of Basic white, stamp two leaf images in Just Jade and two flower images in pale papaya then fussy cut. Also stamp out the smaller ladybug image and fussy cut.

Stamp out the ladybug wings and cut out with the punch. Cut out two ladybug bodies from basic black card stock and layer these together.

Add the leaves and the flower to the centre panel, making sure that the flower and leaves cover the bottom half.

Using Glue dots, add the window sheet to the card. Adhere under both 'arms' and over the centre panel. Close up the card and then add the ladybugs, again with glue dots to the acetate and 'arms' making sure you don't get any glue overhanging otherwise your card with stick together.

I hope you have enjoyed my card today, and I would love to see your version if you decided to recreate it.  Please continue through the hop and see what all the other talented ladies have to share with you. Pop over and say Hi to Patricia over at Pattis Stampel Tempel

Roll Call

Simone Kleine - derdiedasKleine bastelt

Karen Egan (UK) - Craftykarendesigns

Petra Masukowitz - PetMa-Kreativ

Iris Philipps - iriStempelt

Sonja Kindler  - kreativ-mit-sonja

Daniela Klotzsch-Fiehn - Kreativierend

Katja Martins - Stempelpfau 

Sandra Nitschke - Gelettertundgestempelt

Liane Gorny - Jungle Cards

Vickie Littlewood Vickie Lou Designs (UK)

Patricia Lemke - Pattis Stempel Tempel

Here's a list of supplies I used in today's project, click on the images to head over to my online store Product List

If you are on Facebook, why not pop over and check out our community group Craft & Banter. If you have a passion for paper craft, are brilliant at baking or a super talented seamstress then we would love to see you there. We share all types of crafting, run challenges and giveaways & generally have a right good natter.

See you soon 




  1. That's a cool card idea! I'm looking forward to my next crafting session to finally come to use the lady bug. ;-)
    Thanks for joining us and greetings from Germany, Simone

  2. Lovely project and great funfold card

  3. Your card is really great! I love the ladybirds!
    Greetings from the Baltic sea


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