Friday, April 24, 2009

YOU'RE PAD OR MINE?

Necessary Punches:

Large Oval
Small Oval
3/4" Circle punch
1/2" Circle punch
1/8" Circle punch
Flower punch (I used Spring Flower Bouquet-SU retired)
(Actually any small flower punch will work)

Optional:
Corner rounder











Punch out all of the following pieces:
1 Large oval - main color
1 Large oval - contrasting color
2 small ovals - main color
2 small flowers - main color
2 3/4" circles - main color
2 1/2" circles - white
2 1/8" circles - basic black


Cut strip of main color 2" x 5"











Score long strip on 2" and 3"











This part is optional, but I think it looks nice if done.
Round all 4 corners











Round corners on center section by folding it on the score lines,












and corner punching all four sides










Your 5" x 1 1/2" strip should look like this after corner punching the middle:












Add Small Oval punches for froggies legs.
Make sure they bow out!











Flip frog over, and stamp some spots.
On this one I used Versamark.










Add contrasting Large Oval for froggies belly











Add Large Oval for head











Add 3/4" circles to BACK-SIDE of froggie head.











For the eyes, add 1/2" Whispter white circles with 1/8" black circles.











Draw on a froggie type mouth (make it a big one!!)










Add glue to adhere the "feet"
Make sure that only half of them are glued down.











Add a long strip of Snail Adhesive, and put Hershey nugget in the center.
ALSO... add some mini glue dots to the end to help hold it together.












Make sure the glue dots hold firmly... others that I've done without glue dots tend to pop apart!!

"YOU'RE PAD OR MINE??"








5 comments:

  1. What an AWESOME TUTORIAL!! I was one of your readers who asked for "basic" instructions. I never thought I'd get a step-by-step, anyone can make this tutorial!! Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you!! You are WONDERFUL!!

    I do have two quick questions for you!! :)

    1) Your pictures are FANTASTIC!! Could you let me know what camera and photo-editing software you use?

    2) What stamp did you use to stamp the spots on the frog?

    Thanks again for the AWESOME instructions!!



    Judy
    lifesabeach32940@cfl.rr.com

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  2. How FROG-tastic is this! I asked for measurements, too, and I'm pleasantly surprised with this great tutorial! I would have been happy with just measurements, so I could figure it out myself! This is way more than I expected! Thank you so much! Now I must hop off to make these!
    Lucy

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  3. Thanks for your great tutorial! these make me laugh every time I see them.

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  4. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. You tutorial is very easy to follow & much appreciated! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. What a super cute project! Thank you for sharing instructions!

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