OK, today's blog is a little crazy because it's all about frogs! It just so happens that I have a lot of frog dies and stamps in stock and they all jumped on my desk at the same time so here they are! I hope you will enjoy them. I even went into the archives and pulled out some frog cards from years past. Enjoy!
It all started with the new Frog/Bear die from Paper Smooches (shown below). All the cards shown here used just this die so you can see the set is really versatile.This is the third die in their trilogy of fun card dies including their Bunny Card die here and their Cat/Dog die here. I will show you the Bear cards first then it's all about frogs! Each of these die sets is $19.99.
For this card I cut a party hat for the bear and added the sentiment below.Happy Birthday – Paper Smooches dies Bear/Frog Card and Hearts; Paper Smooches clear stamp set Salutations; design inspired Teri Anderson
This cute bear is holding a letter that opens to reveal heartfelt wishes. For his hands I cut the (face) oval in half and added claws made from the nostril die.
Now for the frogs. Our first one is bringing "hoppy" birthday wishes. I used the cat/dog eye lash die for the "hands." As you look at these cards notice how all the ways you can make the frogs look just by varying the pieces of the set you use. Hoppy Birthday Wishes – Paper Smooches dies Bear/Frog Card and Cat/Dog Card; Avery Elle clear stamp set Ribbit Ribbit; design inspired Lisa PetrellaRibbiting News – Paper Smooches die Bear/Frog Card die; Paper Smooches clear stamp set Critter Card Puns; design inspired by Jill HawkinsToadally Ribbiting News – Paper Smooches dies Bear/Frog Card and Hearts; Paper Smooches clear stamp set Critter Card Puns; design inspired by Teri Anderson
Now for another set of frog dies: Poppystamps dies Tiny Frogs and Lovely Lily Pads:
And with these I used a set of stamps and dies from Avery Elle:
Hopping a Terrific Birthday – Poppystamps dies Tiny Frogs and Lovely Lily Pads; Poppystamps clear stamp set Hope and Thanks; design inspired by Lezlye Lauterbach Hoppy Birthday Wishes 1 – Avery Elle stamp and matching dies Ribbit Ribbit; Memory Box Stitched Circles; Taylored Expressions Stitched Tags; design inspired by Amy KollingHoppy Birthday Wishes 2 – Avery Elle stamp and matching dies Ribbit Ribbit; design inspired by Caryn Davies
For this next card I cut the clouds and lily pads from felt; sponged a background on a vellum panel; and embossed the Warts Up sentiment in white on black cardstock. The "hello" is from Penny Black's die set called Doodles.
Wart’s Up – Avery Elle stamp and matching dies Ribbit Ribbit; Penny Black die Doodles; Memory Box die Clouds; design inspired by YaineaJumping for Joy – Avery Elle stamp and matching dies Ribbit Ribbit; Taylored Expressions Stitched Tags; design inspired by Heather CampbellWart’s New – Art Impressions stamp Wart’s New; Cottage Cutz die Mini Frog; Taylored Expressions dies Frame in Frame, Cloud Border and Little Bits Sun and Clouds
The next several cards are made with a stamp set from Taylored Expressions called A Pocketful of Sunshine.
Purple Hoppy Day – Taylored Expressions stamp and die combo set Pocketful of Sunshine; design inspired by Joan Ervin You Make Me Smile – Taylored Expressions stamp and die combo set Pocketful of Sunshine; Impression Obsession dies Instant Photo Frame and banners and Tails; Penny Black clear stamp set Snippets; design inspired by Taylor VanBruggen Flowers Hoppy Day – Taylored Expressions stamp and die combo set Pocketful of Sunshine; design inspired by Shelly Mercado
Froggie – Taylored Expressions stamp set And Many More; My Favorite Things die Stitched Speech Bubble Edges; Memory Box die Stitched Circles; Spellbinders die Classic Circles; design inspired by Charmaine Ikach
Well I think that's enough frog cards for one day. If you're "hopping" for some "Toadally Awesome" frogs, stop by the Stamp Act and let some hop home with you! Have a great week.