Friday, April 23, 2010

Froggy Get-Well Card

OK, I know I normally make layouts for my blog posts and leave the card making to Kay, but as soon as I saw this Cottage Cutz Frog Shape, I had so many funny ideas for cards, I just couldn't wait to get my hands on it so I could start making some!!

This is my first froggy card and I wanted to make a Get Well card. I thought the Kermit the Frog saying was so funny to put onto a get well card! On the inside of the card, I have written get well soon and of course there is plenty of room to add a hand written note. I used some bright papers from American Crafts because after all, this card is supposed to make someone feel better and what better way to lift a friend's spirits than starting off with some fun colors and patterns!

This frog shape is really easy to put together! The frog is all one piece!! But because of the great details that have been incorporated into this die, you would never know it is all one piece! Even the Frog spots are embossed into his body so all you have to do is dab a little color down into the spots and voila! I cut the frog out of green cardstock and then used my Copic markers to add a little extra shading on his legs for some definition but you could also use chalk or ink and get the same effect. Then, I placed pop dots under my frog to lift him off the card just a bit for a little added interest. Kind of makes him look ready to hop right off the card, don't you think :)

Not that I am hoping any of my friends get sick, but I really can't wait to send this card to someone!!

I think this card would also work well for someone experiencing morning sickness (lots of "green" time there!) as well as a friend just having a hard day. For something totally different, you could also make a "Going Green" Earth Day card using this same frog.

I would love to hear some other ideas for this funny little frog!!

Be sure to check in this weekend for a special announcement!!! Have a great day!!


Helmka Family said...

ADORable card! The bright and fun papers look great. Love the frog!

Bastelfrosch's Kreativseite said...

WOW, this is a wonderful old frog....*gg* I love it.

Donutfryer said...

I also have this frog. I have a friend who is remission from breast cancer and she works at the same place I do. She loves frogs so I am making a have good froggy day card for her. She is gonna love it! I love your card. Can't wait for this weekend!

CreatedbyKay said...

Love the bright colors on your frog card!

DonnaMundinger said...

Hilarious! Would cheer ANYONE up! Great idea for a sentiment. xxD