Froggy thoughts

Trends are fun to watch and follow, but I have to confess I am not much a trend-setter.  I’m not exactly late to the party, but I’m not at the head of the parade, either.  I’ve played with flags and pennants a little, but it wasn’t until today’s card that I felt I came up with something a little bit different:

  • Fabulous Phrases and Gnome Sweet Gnome stamp sets
  • Whisper White, Pool Party, Pear Pizazz and Wisteria Wonder card stock
  • Pool Party, Pear Pizazz and Wisteria Wonder Classic ink pads
  • Pear Pizazz Stampin’ Write marker
  • Cupcake Builder punch
  • Heart to Heart punch
  • Pool Party, Lucky Limeade and Wisteria Wonder Bakers Twine
  • Piercing Tool and mat
  • Big Shot and Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing folder

We made this card at my Last Minute Valentines class a couple of weeks ago.  No one believed me when I said I sewed the Baker’s Twine to the card – but it was easy and secure.  I used the piercing tool (aka the Pokey Doodle) to make a hole under the spot for the pot (made from the Cupcake punch – and trimmed).  I threaded all 3 strands of twine through the hole and scotch taped them to the back of the panel.  Then I made two holes above the place I wanted each of the 3 flags to be and threaded one color down and back up each set of holes – clear as mud?  The two holes created an anchor for the single color of thread that coordinated with the flag, and with a simple knot at the top my twine was secure.  I LOVE Glue dots, but they don’t hold ribbons and twine securely enough for my satisfaction.  Call me picky.

Change up the words and you could have any sort of card.  This card seems to span gender and generation as well – a neat trick if I do say so myself.  And who can resist the little frog from the Gnome set?  I do hope we’ll see that set in the new catalog – coming JUNE 1st!!


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