Thursday, July 23, 2009

Going green! (hee hee!)

Okay, so this is not a Cricut project, but it is a fun one that I think you might like. I taught how to make this paper piecing awhile back in our "Toadally Loveable" class. For this project you will need the following:
(1) 5 1/4 x 4 " piece of gray cardstock
(1) 5 x 3 3/4 piece of yellow
green cardstock for frog
small scraps of white and black cardstock for the eyes
6 small red flower punches (I used the EK Sucess paper shaper daisy)
1 small red heart punch (Again, I used an EK Success paper shaper)
2 red dot punches for cheeks (EK Success punch)
6 green rhinestones

Please note: All pieces were inked prior to assembling (Colorbox chalk ink in black for gray mat; yellow citrus for yellow mat; and green for frog pieces).


1. With your sheet of green cardstock make 2 ovals, one slightly larger than the other. I used my oval coluzzle for this (Item # 44-4000). With your coluzzle template, count outward from the center of the template. To make the head of your frog, use the oval that is third from the center. For the body, use the oval that is fourth from the center. Adhere the head to the body.

2. For the legs, I used one 1 1/2 " heart cut in half. Adhere each half to either side of the body as shown:
3. For the feet, you will need two 1 1/4 " hearts. Place them as follows:

4. For the eyes, you will need two 1" circles in white, two 3/4" circles in black, and one 1" circle in green (cut once in half for the eyelids).

Now your frog should look like this:

Layer your frog's eyelids on top. Draw in mouth using a black pen. Add red dots for cheeks and also his little heart.

5. Adhere your yellow mat to your gray. Add your frog diecut. Place flowers on mat and emellish each with rhinestones.

You're done! And voila...the finished project!!

Hope you're all having a great day!! Until next time...

P.S. In honor of my Mom's request (in the comments section), I have decided to name him "Fred".


Mother said...

Shelley! Your frog is so cute--and so green! Looks like the fellow I found in my flower bed yesterday--you know the flower bed with the "high sides" --lol No, seriously, the frog is precious--is it a girl or a boy? I think you should name him/her!! Love ya! xoxo

CM2 said...

What a cute character! Would it be possible for you to give the measurements of the two ovals! Please and thank you in advance! CM2 :-) said...

I think you frog is realy cute. We don't live far from you. I am in Moreland. GA. that is near Newnan and just SW of Atlanta. We go to Ft. Benning once in awhile. Maybe we can meet one day. Keep up the great work.

- - Sheryl - - said...

cute! I have a lot of Coluzzle templates and all the Coluzzle idea books.
Thaks for the cuts