Thursday, September 3, 2009

Froggy Get Well

I am very excited to share today's card...mostly because I have had it made for 6 days now, but had to make sure that the recepient received it before I posted it! This card was made for my aunt who has recently found out she has a malignant tumor on her spine. She collects frogs, so I knew her card had to be frog related...however, I don't have any stamps with frogs (other than the Flower for All Seasons stamp set, but that's a small little froggy). In searching frogs on SCS I came across a few punch art frogs and knew that's how I was going to make mine! I must admit that he turned out even cuter than I had imagined in my head!

Stamps: Inspired by Nature, Fun & Fast Notes
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Garden Green, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, More Mustard, Whisper White
Ink: Chocoalte Chip, Bashful Blue, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Coluzzle, Large Oval Punch, Heart to Heart Punch, Word Window Punch, Horizontal Slot Punch, Scalloped Circle Punch, 1 1/2 Circle Punch, White Gel Pen, SU Markers, Sponges, Dimentionals, Prima Flower and Brad from Michaels

1. Score 4 1/4 x 11 piece of Tempting Turquoise at 5 1/2 and fold on score line.
2. Cut 4 x 5 1/4 piece of Whisper White. Punch two scalloped circles out of scrap paper and tape together to form cloud template. Starting in the top left corner, use sponge and Bashful Blue ink to create sky, sliding template down and across paper. Do this for 3/4 of page.
3. Take another scrap piece of paper and lay it across the top 3/4 of the page and sponge Baja Breeze ink along the bottom to create the water.
4. Mask off the water portion and stamp the grass from Inspired by Nature in Chocolate Chip several times along the width of the paper.
5. Use the Word Window Punch on More Mustard paper to create the cat tails. To make them smaller, simply punch one, and then slide it back in the punch and punch again to desired length. adhere to various grass pieces.
6. The lilly pad was made using the 5th largest circle on the Coluzzle in Garden Green and then triangle notch was cut out.
7. For the frog you will need 2 large oval punched out, 6 horizontal slot punches, the 4th largest circle and the 3rd largest oval from the Coluzzle, and 3 1-1/2 inch circles (all punched from Old Olive with the exception of two of the 1 1/2 inch circles which are from Whisper White).
8. Sponge all of the Old Olive pieces with Old Olive and assemble. For the eyes, use a black marker and white gel pen. Cut the Old Olive 1 1/2 inch circle in half for eyelids. The small heart from the Heart to Heart punch was also punched from Pretty in Pink. Add a smile with the Chocolate Chip SU Marker.
9. Adhere the frog and lilly pad onto the card base and finish off with a prima flower and fuzzy brad.
10. The inside was created using the same cloud technique and the Get Well Wishes sentiment from Fun and Fast notes along with another small heart.


  1. What a cute little frog card! Must be the week for get well frogs -- I made one for my nephew this week. Mine wasn't half as cute as this is though --- love it!

  2. I am SO sorry to hear about your aunt. I know she will treasure this card. You did an AWESOME job on your frog, the card, and the instructions. Thank you!!


  3. great!!! i love this little frog!