Thursday, June 25, 2020


Adorable Frog Cards
Good Morning Crafty Peeps

I am a part of  the Handmade Happiness group on Facebook, hosted by the fabulous Courtney Kreeber. I'm sure many of you know her from fer You Tube channel. We are a group of 21, a smaller group in Handmade Happiness that are doing monthly blog hops with supplies we have had lying around forever. This moths theme is Critters and/or stencils.   Here is a link to the next blog in the hop CraftyannaStudio

I made 2 cards for this months blog hop using Rabbit Hole Designs mini release.  The stamp and stencil is no longer a set but you can still get them individually.  Can you believe I don't have many critter stamps. I will be using some in the coming months of our blog hops. This is the background I made for my first card. I used Salty Ocean and Lucky Clover Oxides that I watered down and painted on. I then took a stencil and added Gesso through that. It is faint but you can see it better in person. Next I took the Salty Ocean Distress spray and flicked big drops of that on.

I then took the adorable frog and heat embossed it on some watercolor paper. I water colored this frog in 3 different colors and stacked them together. I added the sentiment Heard you got a bug, that comes with this fun stamp. I used a stitched rectangle die from Pink Fresh Studios. 

I added that panel to  the front on my standard A2 sized card, which is 4.25 x 5.50. This card is a top folding card. I seem to prefer the top folding style card most of the time.


This is my second card using the stamp and stencil. On the stencil there is cattails, a fly, a dragonfly, a bee and the motion lines for the fly or bee. The lily pad and cattail behind the frog were cut from my Cricut. I used at different stitched rectangle die from Gina Marie Deigns.  She has some great dies and at amazing prices. I used the new Distress Oxide Ink in Speckled Egg for the sky portion and Peacock Feathers and Lucky Clover Distress Ink for the grassy area. I added the cattails with the stencil. The frog is popped up on foam tape on top of the lily pad.This fabulous hop idea came from Karen who is a part of our Handmade Happiness Group. She spent some long hours getting this all together for all of us to enjoy! You can find her at Misplaced Mojo



  1. Brilliant cards, Lisa! I really like the fun background on the first one and those adorable stacked frogs. You created a great scene on the second one too.

  2. Lisa, these frogs are so adorable ❤️! I love how you colored them. So fun cards :)

  3. Both of your cards are so adorable! I love waht you did with the backgrounds!

  4. Aw, Lisa! First that was super sweet for you to link to me! ๐Ÿ˜Š The group and hop may have been my brainchild but I could not have done it without my Squirrel Sisters who helped me come up with prompts, dates and deadlines, troubleshoot issues with documents, field questions, and work through issues today with the lineup. They deserve so much credit for their efforts too. Second, these cards are so stinkin' cute!!! That frog is freakin' awesome!!! I can't decide which card I like best! The colors of the 3 frog card are so fun, but I am totally digging the cattails and scene on the 2nd one! Great job! And thanks so much for *your* help today ๐Ÿ˜‰ I'm so glad you are part of this little group we have!!!

  5. Hi Lisa, you have made 2 very cute cards, and I love them both! :)

  6. Both gorgeous but wow I love the second one