Monday, October 15, 2012

Frog Birthday Card

It seems like just yesterday I was flying to be introduced to my first grandchild. I can't believe it but she turns seven. Where has the time gone. Anyway I was totally clueless about making her a card. Then I saw among my files this cute frog. She is really into frogs and so I thought he\she would make a cute card. Here is the card I finally came up with.

The background, frog and text are printed. Then I cut them out using my Cameo. I edged the circle with copper ink to give it a little bit of dimension. The frog is edged with forest green ink. I painted Deco Art Crystal Twinkles paint on the frog and used Dimensional Magic on the eyes. I used a clear glitter pen on the mouth. He is attached to the card using strips of card stock folded into an accordion. This makes him flat for mailing but he will pop up when taken out of the envelope. The balloons were cut from a foil sour cream lid. I inked those with alcohol ink(dye ink didn't work and the pigment ink was too light for coloring the foil. Sharpies take too long to dry or I would have used those.) and glued them on scrap floss. Which was then tied around the frog's hand. I ended up having to attach the balloons to the card with foam squares as they were too droopy. I decided to add ribbon to the top and bottom to echo the color of the balloons. I hope my granddaughter will like it.

 That is all I have for now. Thanks for stopping by and do come back soon. I hope to finish the Holiday cards I started at my sister's house and post those. In the meantime I went thrift shopping over the weekend. I found some containers for organizing my ink pads and embossing folders/dies. Now I am working on getting things more organized so I can spend more time crafting and less time looking for supplies.

Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again.


  1. Cute frog Myoriah, and I am sure she will love her special card.
    Tine (Addie24)

  2. Myoriah, this is just adorable, and she will treasure this little frog, I betcha, hugs

  3. Myoriah, this is so darn cute! I love it! and I love the bling.

  4. What an interesting card. I love all the detailing you did from the cut out foil to the painting on sparkle. I like the idea of the accordian folds in behind for flat mailing. That's something I need to do. Love this card. Happy birthday to your granddaughter.


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