I actually made a card for a specific purpose. A lot of times I just play around. Lucas needed a card for a birthday party he is invited to today. We bought the gift card (check last post) last weekend and I wanted to make a card to match it.


The image and sentiment were a little big for a regular size card, so I supersized mine.

The card base is a 7″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Wild Wasabi cardstock folded in half.

Next is a 4″ x 6 3/4″ piece of black cardstock followed by a 1/4″ smaller piece of Bashful Blue. I added a double photo corner on the top right with three silver brads in it.

For the main image I first stamped the 12 in Real Red Classic inkΒ with my Big Deal Alpha on Watercolor paper. I masked it and made the frog from Unfrogettable jump gehind it. Next I colored the frog, added some grass and sky with Aqua painter and Classic inks (Summer Sun, Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi and Bashful Blue).

I added a small line of orange shadow to the 12. I wanted to use all the colors used in the gift card. Then I used my black MicronPen 03 to outline the numbers and add grass.

Once the paper was dry I layered it first ona a 2 5/8″ x 3 1/8″ piece of Basic Black cardstock, then on a 1/4″ bigger piece or Real Red cardstock.

The Celebrate from Celebrate Everything was stamped in Real Red on a 1″ x 3 3/4″ piece of watercolor paper. I colored the outside with Aqua Painter and Bashful Blue and outlined the letters with my Micron Pen. It was layered first on a piece of Basic Black, then a piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock.

I stamped your day from Celebrate Everything in Black Stazon on a small piece of Wild Wasabi and added it as a tab on the bottom right of the celebrate layer. Above the celebrate layer I added three 1/2″ Real Red circles, followed by a 1/4″ black circle and a silver brad.


On the inside I added a 4″ x 6 3/4″ piece of Bashful Blue.

I cut a 2 7/8″ x 4″ piece of Basic Black cardstock, corner rounded the edges to match the gift card and punched half circles with my slot punch. I paper pierced around the edges, added 1/2″ red circles and silver brads and taped it to the top right.

Now Lucas only has to write his message inside and he is ready to PARTY! LOL

I still have some Extra Large Envelopes Stampin’ Up! just retired. I love those and stocked up when I found out they wouldn’t be available anymore. That’s what this card will go in.


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

33 Responses to “Birthday Frog”

  1. OH my goodness, that’s so adorable, Beate! I miss that frog set! So cute!

  2. Oh…He is adorable! I’m with Charmaine…though my frog never saw much ink… πŸ™‚ Love your bright, fun birthday card! πŸ™‚

  3. Way too cute! I sorta cheated on mine using ribbon instead of another panel… gee shucks, looks like I get to give it another shot instead.


    Love the frog card! I’ve got a grass stamp that I’ll pull our for this challenge…

  4. This is so adorable! I just love frogs and this card with it’s bright colors is fab!

  5. Beate!!!! You’ve got MAD coloring skills, girl!!! This card is awesome!!!! I’m sure it’s going to be very well received (it would be even without that fun little gift card tucked away inside)!! Thanks so much for another very fun sketch! I hope you guys have a great weekend! πŸ™‚

  6. Adorable card Beate!! I just love the little frog. Will have to go through my stash and see what I have that can go with the inspiration!

  7. Beate, this is AMAZING! Love the frog, the numbers, EVERYTHING! I agree with Laurie… mad skills babe! πŸ™‚

  8. It’s great Beate! I love the colors especially. So sorry to hear about he mix up with the appointment, that’s horrible. I still need to take Jakob in to be checked out. Hope all goes well next Thursday.

  9. What an adorable kid’s card, B — just perfect! I love the bright colors and big 12! Thanks for a great challenge today!

  10. What a great card! Isn’t it great when you have a purpose!! Well, no complaints about playing with out a purpose right!!

  11. This is so cutecutecute, Beate! It screams cute! I love the design in every way!

  12. Oh so adorable Beate!! Hope he has a nice time at the party!

  13. FUN FUN FUN! Great card for a kid!

  14. This is so danged cute! What 12 year old boy wouldn’t just love this card? thanks so much for always sharing your inspiration, Beate.


  15. Hold on while I pick myself up off the floor. Fell out of my chair with this one Beate. LOVE the coloring, the frog (one of my favs) & and the “12” together in the main image. And, I’ve just been convinced that I do need to order Celebrate Everything.
    Have a wonderful weekend girl.

  16. This is absolutely adorable, cutest set ever you can make such creative items with it!

  17. This is fantastic Beate – I love this card! Your coloring is amazing! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

  18. I love this! I have to make a birthday card for tomorrow and you have inspired me to pull out a set I don’t use very frequently. Very cute!

  19. What a fun card! That frog is tooo cute!

  20. Beate this is such a fun card – I sure hope a 12 year old boy will appreciate it! I’ve been trying to resist ordering this frog set (we’ve got it in the UK catty) but I’m tempted again now!

  21. Super Cute! I love this birthday card…It is perfect for a little boys birthday.


  22. What a cute little (well, not so little πŸ™‚ birthday card, Beate! The coloring is beautiful and the layout is great.

  23. cuuuuuuuuuuute! love the way you outlined the numbers!!

  24. PS I think I may have snt it to the worng address, I nominated yo for the You make my day award on my blog! πŸ™‚ Have a great weekend!

  25. The card is super cute!!! I absolutely love it!!!

  26. AWESOME card!!!!!! You are so talented!!!!!

  27. Oh Beate, this is SOOOO cute, and timely, too! My daughter turns 12 tomorrow and I haven’t made a card for her yet! I think I’m going to use your card as inpiration for hers (although she’s getting a GameStop gift card with Spyro the Dragon on it, not the cute froggie gift card from WalMart). Love your work, your SCS tutorials, and I enjoy visiting your blog.

  28. The matching set look amazing! I love those little frogs. πŸ˜‰

  29. This is such a fantastic card. I love everything about it, your coloring is perfect on this! I hope he or his mother save it!

  30. Oh my gosh….so cute!! I still love that frog, and especially what you’ve done with him here!!

  31. I adore the number on this card! Awesome design, love it.

  32. Love it Beate! Love the layout, love the coloring, love all the accessories…LOVE IT!

    I think that this has to be one of my favorite SU image sets. It’s my ‘go to’ set whenever I have a kids card to make.


  33. This is fabulous! I love the different sized numbers and the color combo.

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