Thursday, January 31, 2013


Recently Sparkle N Sprinkle had a blog hop featuring “Fantastic Folds”.  I had so much fun doing this, trying some new folds and refreshing some old folds.  May card today is an older fold that I had not used for quite awhile, combined with a technique to create a background.

This card uses the cute little frog and sentiment from SNS’s new Just Froggy set.  I created a “lily pad” for the sentiment by trimming a die cut circle.  I colored the little frog by pressing the stamped image into two different dye inks I smooshed onto a craft pad and lightly spritzed with water.  I dried it with a heat tool and cut it out.

The background is created by pressing the round sponge tip of a white distress stain onto green cardstock and drying with a heat tool.  Then I doodled with a glue pen and added Meadow Spark glitter to create a fun frame.

Now for the fun fold.  Check out this cute inside.  I added a cute dragonfly with sparkly Waterscape glitter wings and a cattail my sweet friend, Kim, cut out for me with her electronic cutter.  The sentiment is cut out with a label die and popped up with dimensionals.  As far as this cute froggy fold……please join me on Sunday, Feb. 3rd on the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog for a full turtorial.

Well, I am off to a stamp convention this weekend with my friends, Cheryl and Susan, and will get to meet two of my fellow SNS designers.  I know we will have a great time.

See you on Sunday!!

E. Marie

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge Week 144 - "Doodle a Frame"
Simon Says Stamps Challenge – Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge 94 - Lavishly Luscious Layers(Tip:  Distress Stain for background/Doodling with a glue pen)
Anything Goes Challenge 85 – Monochrome
CI Paint Inspired By~ Anything Goes
Lexis Creations Challenge #82 - Fancy Folds


Sandra H said...

Oh wow Marie, This is stunning and gorgeous layout especially the insert xx

Lin said...

Very clever! Thanks so much for sharing your fun card with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week!

Anne Temple said...

This is so cute! Love the surprise on the inside and the polka dots. (Funny, I was playing with a similar idea yesterday using the sponge daubers. Great minds.....)

Donna Ellis said...

I can hardly wait for the tutorial, Marie! This is one adorable card, and it will be fun making one similar to this. Cute poke a dotted background, too! It's really NOT easy being green, is it? hugs, de

Pia S said...

Awwww - this frog is SO cute! The sponged circles are such great details! A fun card!

Pat Garvin said...

OMG that is awesome. I'll be watching for the tutorisl. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

Angie said...

Super cute card! Lovely design on the outside and then you open the card and OH MY! Fabulous! Thanks for joining Speedy Fox & Friends this week!

Glenda Atkins said...

Wow what a great fold, the inside of this card is a delight to behold! Love both the frog on the front and the dragonfly inside. Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations!

Michelle H. said...

OMG! This is so fun and adorable!
Very creative with the inside of the card!
Thank you for joining in on the CI paint challenge!
Michelle, dt member

Lisa S. said...

Love the cute image on the front and fun inside. :) Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday, good luck!

Bettina L. said...

Wow great pop up card and I love how you did that frog. Fabolous tip too. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Brenda said...

Such an adorable card! What a creative mind you have.

Kim S said...

see... I'm sweet occasionally :D Great card!

Christine said...

Clever card! Love it. Thanks for joining in at Fussy and Fancy! xx