I have a slight fear of power tools, one I really need to get over! I make my husband cut my wood for me. But we still don't own a scroll saw, or jig saw, or whatever they are called. We don't have anything to make shaped cut-outs. So, I order mine instead!
One website I love is Fingersnapper- they have fun projects for a big discount a few times a week. One of their ongoing projects are unfinished "HME" letters, with different shapes for all the seasons and holidays to use in place of the "O".
I have been meaning to buy them for awhile, and finally ordered them, plus an unfinished ladybug for summer.
I painted my letters with DecoArt's new Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint in Relic, which is a really dark gray. I love it! It went on with great coverage, so smoothly, and then I sanded the edges slightly.
Then I Mod-Podged some cute Bazzil dotted cardstock on the body of the ladybug, and finished up with this cute Ladybug paper for the wings. Ladybugs on the ladybug- is that too cheesy? I think it looks so cute!