Ribbit says this cute Frog

Animal Talk is one of the sets in our annual catalog that I really like.  I love the animals and what they are saying.  But I’m sad to say it is on the retired list.  This fun card was one I received last year at convention as a swap from Shanae Nay.  She created a punch art frog and paired it with the Animal Talk stamp set for a cute card.  I used this as a card for my Welcome Spring class earlier this month.

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Here are some of the details on this card:

  • The front of the card is actually a pocket and the frog itself slides in like a book mark – you could take him out and use him elsewhere.   Afternoon Picnic Designer Series paper (retiring) and a strip of Basic Gray embossed with the Needlepoint Embossing folder (retiring). frog-card-3
  • The frog is a punch art frog and here are all the pieces  frog-parts
    • Arms- Square Framelits to make the arms – cut out a corner
    • Body – Apothecary Accents Framelits
    • Hands – Boho Blossoms punch – trimmed to 3 petals
    • Head – 1-3/4″ Circle punch
    • Eyes – 1/2″ circle punch in Basic Black & Whisper White, 3/4″ circle punch in Old Olive
    • use Sponger Dauber for the cheeks (these are on the retired list but only because they are changing the packaging to a smaller quantity)
    • hand draw the mouth – you can trace an oval punch out it you want
  • The tag is the Hexagon Punch and the Six-sided Sampler stamp set along with the Animal Talk little frog.  Drag the edge of the hexagon in the ink to add color on the edge.  To color the Baker’s Twine use a Stampin’ Sponge to hold the Whisper White Baker’s Twine into the ink pad while you pull it through.
  • Animal Talk stamp set (retiring) was used to stamp the background and on the frog on the tag.

There are many retiring items on this card – I’m going to come back later and fill in with a list of everything used. Right now I’m leaving for the day for Stampin’ Up! business.  Going to join a focus group prior to dinner with 24 of my demonstrator friends and then the catalog premiere in the theater tonight!!

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Have a great day!

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