Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Frog Card 1

I have been going through cricut withdrawals. My cricut broke and had to go to the shop. Well, let me tell you, Provo Craft stands behind their products. They emailed me a Fed Ex label to print out, so it didn't cost me anything to send off my machine. Then as soon as the man gave me the tracking number I emailed it to the lady I had been speaking with from their customer service department and she gave authorization for a brand new cricut to be released to me. It was all done and my new machine was here in less than a week. WOW!
I am one happy camper.
But for one whole week I was without my cricut and this is one of the cards I made, while I suffered in silence. LOL
So let me start by telling you how I did it and the products I used.
Joann's - a wooden frog and he is real thin so I thought it would be perfect for a card.
Custom Crops - (Crafts Too) Butterfly Embossing Folder
Papertrey Ink - Spring Rain (A2 size card) and ripe avecado ribbon
Stampin Up - Old Olive Cardstock
Homemade Glimmer Mist
I started with my A2 size card base and then cut the old olive at 4 X 5.25. Then I ran it through my big shot with the butterfly embossing folder. I absolutely love that folder. Custom Crops is very quickly becoming my favorite on line store for embossing folders. Then I placed my top layer in my spray box and sprayed it with my homemade glimmer mist. I know there are several you tube videos out there telling you how to make them. I use rubbing alcohol with mine because I think it dries quicker and doesn't seem to warp the paper as bad as water does.I added the ribbon and tied the knot around it. Then added my frog on top. I thought about adding some bling or using my gel pen on the marks following the butterflies. But I don't have a lot of boy cards so I decided to leave this one real simple. I really like how it turned out and my son said that the butterflies were food for the frog. I never really thought about it that way before.
Thanks for visiting me and happy crafting.


  1. I am addicted to buying those little wooden animals and shapes at JoAnns! Lol. Your card is so adorable!!
    -Lori Craftin' Blind

  2. Soo cute ! Love the embossed butterflies in the background. Funny frog :-)


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