Froggy Birthday WishesFebruary 26, 2012 3:54 am Birthdays, Cardmaking, Crafts, Holidays, Paper Crafts
By Cardmaking & Scrapbook Layout Contributor, Peg from the blog Peg’s Crafting Corner.
Everyone enjoys receiving birthday wishes so send them this “hoppy” birthday card to make their day a fun filled one.
- Spring Blossom Paper Pad by EK Success
- Google Eyes-3 millimeter size
- Frog Stickers, Die Cut or Chipboard Piece
- Pink Cardstock
- 3-d Adhesive Mini Pop Dots
- Martha Stewart Travel Paper Trimmer
- EK Paper Shapers Corner Punch
- Birthday Sentiment Stamp
- Stamp Block
- Pink Ink Pad
First, cut a piece of pink cardstock with the paper trimmer to be 6″ wide by 8″ long and fold it in half to create a 6″ x 4″ top fold card.
Open the card up and using the corner punch, punch the bottom left corner by lining the sides of the paper with the edges of the clear piece on the punch. Make sure the paper is all the way inside the punch as far as it will go without bending to make sure it is punched in the correct spot.
The easiest way to punch the right corner is to turn the punch upside down and line it up with the corner and the clear plastic piece again.
In order to punch the top corners of the card in the correct area you will need to start by measuring the area from the side to the punched pattern on one of the bottom sections that has already been punched. You will, also, need to measure the area from the bottom of the card up to the punched pattern. On my card it was ¼” in from the left side to the punched pattern and from the bottom of the card to the punched pattern.
Using the measurement from the step above, I measured ¼” from the top and made a mark in pencil so it can be erased and then repeated it from the side and made another mark. Repeat this step on the other side of the card, too.
Line up the marks with the bottom opening of the pattern and the side opening that is nearest the top fold of the card and punch. Repeat this step on the other side of the card, too. You will now have the four corner punches to hold your patterned paper.
Trim a piece of the Lily Pad paper from the Spring Blossom Paper Pad that measures 5 ½” wide by 3 ½” long and place it behind the corner punches. If necessary, you can trim a little of the patterned paper to help it fit correctly into the card base.
Glue the eyes onto the frog and adhere him onto a lily pad using the Adhesive Mini Dots.
Place the birthday sentiment onto the stamp block and ink it. Stamp the sentiment onto the card. If you have a stamp that won’t fit into the area you’d like it to remember that you can ink one part of the stamp and stamp it onto the card and then ink the next part and stamp it. I did this with the “Happy Birthday” because my stamp was in a long line and I wanted the “Happy” to be above the “Birthday”.
Now hop to it and create one to send to someone you know who has a birthday coming up so they,too, can have a “frog” filled birthday!