Festive Friday 0079 - World Frog Day

 It's time for another Festive Friday Challenge!  Every second Friday we post a challenge for you with a specific theme and a Inspo List of 10 items to choose from to create your project.  We encourage you to create a project based on the theme and Inspo List and then post it using at least 3 items from the inspiration list.

This week’s challenge #FF0079 is World Frog Day Day. Isn't that a fun day to celebrate!.

Your goal is to simply use three or more items from the inspiration list on your project and link up! #festivefridaychallenge  At Festive Friday, you do not need to actually celebrate the occasion. I hope you’ll make a card, scrapbook page or 3-D project and join us. You don’t need a blog to enter Festive Friday. Check out this link on how you can play along with this challenge. If you want help entering, please email me at stampinwithmelva@gmail.com and I’d be happy to help you! 

For today's challenge I selected green, twine and insects to create this pretty card featuring the Dandy Garden Laser Specialty Paper.  I hope you will join us in our challenge this week. I can’t wait to see what YOU create.


  1. Cut Granny Apple Green cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and fold in half to form card base.
  2. Cut Pool Party cardstock 3 5/8" x 5 1/8"
  3. Cut Shimmery White cardstock 3 1/2" x 5"
  4. Using Blending Brushes, blend Granny Apple Green, Pool Party and Daffodil Delight ink on Shimmery White cardstock.  Start at the top with Daffodil Delight and work down in bands of about 1 1/2".
  5. Adhere to the Pool Party cardstock using Stampin' Seal.
  6. Adhere to card base using Stampin' Seal.
  7. Adhere the laser cut overlay to the card base using Glue Dots behind the Dragonflies.  If the overlay you're using doesn't have pieces big enough to hide a glue dot, apply Stampin' Seal where the label will go which will hide your adhesive.
  8. Cut 2 pieces of Granny Apple Green 1/2" x 5 1/8" and adhere to card base approximately 1 1/2" from bottom of overlay using Stampin' Seal.
  9. Stamp sentiment on laser cut label using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  10. Sponge the edge of the label using your Blending Brush with Daffodil Delight ink.
  11. Adhere to the card base using Dimensionals.
  12. Sponge a Dragonfly with Daffodil Delight Ink and Blending Brush. 
  13. Adhere to the right hand side of label using a Glue Dot.
  14. Cut 2 pieces of Linen Thread approximately 4" long.  Tie a bow and adhere to the right hand side of the label with a Glue Dot.

Check out my Youtube Video and get some tips and tricks on making this card!  Don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube Channel so you get notified when I post videos!


You can order all of the products you need to make this card in my Online Store using the Supply List at the bottom.

For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the  Festive Friday Challenge Design team.

Ann Schach

Beth McCullough

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Melanie Hungerford

Helen Jennings

Stephanie Lanzalotto

Melva Peters

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I'm so excited to announce some upcoming events that you'll want to mark on your calendars.

BOGO Event

Diane and I are holding a BOGO sale starting at 7am Pacific on March 20th and 21st. If you are not already part of our Retired Sale group, please join the group.

Your Creative Escapes - Spring Edition

April 16th from 7-9pm and April 17th from 8am to 8pm.
The event will be hosted on Zoom as well as streamed to a private Facebook Group for the Make and Take Sessions.
The cost is $100 CDN which includes:
  • TWO stamp sets - Butterfly Brilliance (a brand new stamp set that will be in the Annual Catalogue that goes live in May) and Many Messages
  • 6 Make and Take projects (includes the supplies, but you provide the adhesives and inks) and PDF instructions
  • Pillow gift
  • Prizes throughout the day
There will be a raffle (tickets are extra) for additional prizes at the end of the day.
  • If you already own the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set, you can substitute another stampset ($23 value)
  • If you already own the Many Messages stamp set, you can substitute another stampset ($30 value).
Add on Options
  • Raffle Tickets: $5 each or 3 for $13 (CDN)
  • Messages Dies (coordinates with the Many Messages stamp set) $51.00
  • Butterfly Dies $66.50 (coordinates with the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set)
  • Butterfly Dies plus Butterfly Bijou 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper plus Natural Touch Specialty Paper (will be cut to 6" x 12" if mailing required) $76.60
  • Butterfly Bijou 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper plus Natural Touch Specialty Paper (will be cut to 6" x 12" if mailing required) $27.75

Register and pay by March 8th and you will be entered to win a bundle (stamp set and dies).
Registration closes March 23rd.

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    1. Beautiful, Melva! Granny Apple Green and Daffodil Delight are gorgeous together. I LOVE the dragonflies! A perfect card for our challenge!

    2. What a gorgeous papers color combination. The laser cut overlay is beautiful as is that golden dragonfly. Beautiful make for our challenge.

    3. Pretty card! Love the blended background behind the perfect overlay!


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