Froggie and Friends

froggie-friends-diane-zechman.jpgToday’s sneak peek is the set “Froggie and Friends”.  Aren’t they cute?  This set includes the 2 frogs and their friends shown here plus a lily pad, 2 cattails, 3 party hats, a fly, balloons and a bunch of coordinating words!  All of those pieces make it a fun & versatile set!  I also love that it comes packaged in a CD tin.  I punched the holes and layered the patterned paper behind them.  The images were stamped on the patterned paper and again on cardstock, watercolored, and paper pieced into place.  All of the papers and accessories on this card are also from All That Scraps.  These papers are so cute- I almost hated to cut off these tiny pieces…LOL.  But I had this idea stuck in my head and wanted to give it a try.  Thankfully it turned out OK the first time because I didn’t have any more of the dark green layer to start over.  😉

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I took a pic of the top layer while I was punching the holes so you can see how I got the circle punches perfectly aligned.  I started by deciding how big I wanted the circle punches and then  figured how I needed to space them out.  *Please note– this card is not a typical A2 size card.  The finished measurements are 4 1/2 x 6.  So if you follow my measurements, you will need to find an envelope to fit or make a custom one.  I chose to use my 1 3/8″ circle punch.  Then I cut the dark green layer to 5 3/4″ x 4 1/4″.   If you look closely at the photo, I used the punch upside down and marked the top and sides of the punch opening with a Sharpie marker.  I just used the notches on the sides of the punch as a guide and eyeballed it.  Then I drew intersecting lines on the back of my cardstock layer.  Next just simply line up the three marks you make on your punch with the lines drawn on the cardstock and punch.  On the 5 3/4″ side, draw lines at 1 1/8, 2 7/8, and 4 5/8 inches.  On the 4 1/4″ side, draw lines at 1 1/4 and 3 inches.

I hope you give it a try….it’s really not very difficult.  Post a link if you make one so I can check it out! 

stamps- Froggie and Friends by C.C. Designs

paper- from All That Scraps

ink- Black, Celery, Artichoke, Bashful

accessories- ribbon & brads- All That Scraps, circle punch, gel pen

7 responses to “Froggie and Friends

  1. This card is adorable. I LOVE IT!!! This is one set I will be buying, it’s so cute.

  2. Diane, This is so stinking cute! I love how you did the circles and used so many images in one card! You rock girl!

  3. Very cute card! Thanks for showing us how you got the circles so even!

  4. Fantastic tip !!!! Thanks so much for posting this picture….it’s perfect !! and the end result is adorable !!

  5. Thanks for the tutorial Diane, your card looks fab!!!

    xx Inge

  6. You are amazing! This is toadally cute!!

  7. ACK!! This is too adorable!! What a great design!

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