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Thursday, March 5, 2009

Hoppy Birthday Dad



Good Thursday Morning Peeps!

Last fall I saw this cute frog card made by Heather on her blog Stamp with Heather and made a mental note to try it someday.

Well that frog has been calling to me lately, actually there is a reason, My Dad loved frogs and collected all kinds of them, ceramic, glass, stuffed, big, small, whatever, if if was a frog he liked it. He had a huge collection. He passed away a few years ago, in 2000, but his birthday is coming up, it would have been March 8th, so I decided to make this card in his honor.

When I sit down to make it I had no idea about the card, I just made the cute little frog first. He is made with punches, the head is the wide oval punch, eyes are made up of the 3/4 inch, 1/2 inch and 1/4 inch circle punches. The belly is made of the 1-3/8 inch and 1-1/4 inch circle punches. His legs are the small oval punch and his feet are made from the Three Flower Punch. Super simple and ohhhhhhh so cute. I followed Heathers directions to make the waves using the slit punch. I made two sets to put on my card. I then cut a piece of baja cardstock to use as my base it is a 4-14 inch square.

As I was digging through my stash of DS paper looking for something that would look well with my frog, I had a light bulb moment, I could make some cattails for the BG with the grass from the "inspired by Nature" set. That would be really cute for my pond scene I was trying to create for my little Froggy!

I cut a piece of whisper white card stock 4 x 4 and stamped the grass with old olive ink. I then found a scrap of chocolate chip cardstock and punched out a few cattail heads with my slot punch and glued them onto the grass.

I added my first layer of the pond waves onto the white. Then I made the lily pad my frog is sitting on with a small nestie and cut a slit type opening and sit my frog onto the pad. I put a couple of dimensionals behind his head. I then layered the second set of pond waves over the top with some more dimensionals.

I don't have any frog type sentiments so I just printed the "Hoppy Brthday" out with my printer and punched it out with the word window punch and glued it down.

So there you have a "Hoppy Birthday" Froggy card. I think he is really cute. I know my Dad would have loved him!

Happy Birthday DAD, Love you and miss you!

So that's all for today, I can't type anymore because the tears are welling up, thanks so much for stopping by today, HAPPY STAMPING!!!

Vicki

8 comments:

Sara said...

OMG!! He is adorable, I love frogs too, and I'll have to try it.

carol h said...

What creativity. Great card. Your dad would have loved it, and been very proud of you. TFS

SharonD said...

A very cool frog! TFS I will have to try it one day.

Cheryl Lynn Hirzel said...

I love your frog! Punchies are so much fun and this guy is too cute!

Dawn Easton said...

ACK Vicki!! Girl, this is totally adorable...omgoodness! I've been wanting to try Heather's punch ideas and thought Chloe might like to join in...now I must try this! LOL! Love the scene you created...brilliant!

Ronnie said...

So cute! What a great way to remember your Dad. I am sure he would have loved it!

Martha said...

oh wow! this is so so cute., love everything about it., you did an awesome job!

Anonymous said...

Love the card!! I too am missing my dad. He has been gone 24 years. Half my life, wow! He is in a better place though, and even though I miss him terribly, I know one day, I will see him again!

Love your work, keep up the great work, and thanks for sharing and inspiring us!!

Anita