Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Frog Birthday!


I made this card for my sister-in-law for her birthday.  I didn't actually forget her birthday, but I knew the card wouldn't get to her in time for her birthday.  
I started with a piece of 5.5"x 8.5" piece of cardstock, from The Paper Company's Rainy Day value pack, folded in half for the base of my card. 
Then I cut a piece of blue cardstock at 5 1/4"x 4", cut the corners with a Fiskars corner punch, and mounted it to the base as my first layer using my ATG gun.  The paper was also from the Rainy Day value pack.
I cut a piece of orange cardstock, from The Paper Company's Jewel Tone value pack, at 5 1/4"x 2.5", wrapped a piece of "Happy Birthday" ribbon from Craft Essentials around it, secured it with regular tape on the back, and then adhered the whole thing to the card using my ATG gun.
I cut the frog at 3.5" using my Cricut Expression and the "Create a Critter" cartridge. For the first layer I used a black from The Paper Company's Black and White value pack.  For the next layer I used a green and orange plaid cardstock from DCWV's Animal Crackers matstack.  For the cheeks I used the same orange that I used for the strip behind the frog, and the blue belly on the frog is the same as the base of the card.  I cut the lily pad from the same cartridge, it is an accessory for the frog, and it is also cut at 3.5" using a light green cardstock from The Paper Company's Bright value pack. I attached the lily pad using my ATG gun and the frog using 3D-Dots.  I attached the flower using a small green brad and by poking a small whole through the card.
And for the final touch I used a My Pink Stamper stamp from her "More Punny-licious" set and I used a Stampin Up! Classic Basic Black ink pad.

My sister-in-law loved this card, she didn't even care that it was late.

Happy Crafting!!!!

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