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  • Writer's pictureBonnie Crane

Interactive Cards featuring Simon Says Stamp’s TOADALLY UNFROGETTABLE

Another late mail delivery for Simon Says Stamp’s card kit BUT this stamp set, TOADally UnFROGettable, made it worth the wait … TOADally!!! It is so cute and those sentiments are perfect … unFROGettable actually! LOL! If you didn’t get the card kit, the stamp set is sold separately! A great set are for making cards for both the young and old!

I decided to make interactive cards … a swing reveal and two styles of sliders. All of these interactive elements are super easy to make. The frogs were copic coloured with G12, 14, 17 and fussy cut. The first card uses a die set called QUINTUPLE SLIDER by Simon Says Stamp. It is a versatile set that can be used with the sliders exposed for five smaller images or as a sliding panel for an element of surprise as I am using it for this card.


I began by creating the interactive element. The areas that would be exposed on both the slider and slotted base panel were ink blended with a combination of Distress Oxide inks Cracked Pistachio and Salty ocean. The two frogs were adhered and the mechanism was attached to an A2 sized card base with low profile foam tape. The panel that covers the mechanism was also blended with the same colours and die cut with Pink and Main‘s Waves Border. It was attached using low profile foam tape. A smaller grassy border was die cut and ink blended with Cracked Pistachio and Mowed Lawn. ‘Hoppy Birthday‘ was stamped with Black Versafine ink and the bull rushes and butterflies with Copic friendly Memento ink. After these images were coloured, the butterflies and the blooms were coated with Nuvo Glitter Drops White Blizzard. The frog was attached to the front of the card with low profile foam squares. The card was embellished with sequins topped with Nuvo Crystal Drops Morning Dew.


The frog for this card was stamped directly on a Bristol Smooth card stock that was cut with one of dies from Simon’s STITCHED RECTANGLES set. The frog was Copic coloured and masked to ready the panel for ink blending with Salty Ocean, Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers. Simon’s CLOUDS FOR DAYS stencil was used to lift the ink with a baby wipe to create soft clouds. The panel was spattered with water. A circle, large enough to cover the frog was die cut from Bristol Smooth, inked with Salty Ocean and Cracked Pistachio and stencilled with Simon’s WAVES stencil using Gina K’s Glitz Glitter Gel. A small circle die was used to cut a hole on the main panel. A foam adhesive circle was placed in the centre of this circle and the circle door positioned over top and attached to the foam. Sheet foam was trimmed down slightly smaller than the panel and the circle die cut on the panel was traced on the foam. A larger circle die was centred on the traced circle and the foam die cut with it. The foam was then adhered to the panel. A card stock circle, smaller than the one die cut in the foam and bigger than the circle die cut on the panel, was used to attach the door through the die cut circle on the panel. The panel was then adhered to the foam and an A2 sized top folding card base. The lily pads were adhered to the door and the sentiment stamped with Black Versafine ink. The door was embellished with sequins topped with Nuvo Crystal Drops Morning Dew.


The slimline panel was stencilled with CLOUDS FOR DAYS using Tumbled glass for the sky and their WAVES stencil with Salty Ocean and Cracked Pistachio. The wave stamp, included in the TOADALLY UNFROGETTABLE stamp set, was stamped with Versamark ink and embossed in white. The panel was spattered with watered down gouache. One of the dies from Lawn Fawn’s Slide on Over was used to die cut both the panel and sheet foam. The main sentiment was stamped with a combination of Salty Ocean and Cracked Pistachio and the secondary sentiment with Versafine ink. Before the panel was stacked on the foam, the die cut from the slider opening was adhered to a Seaglass card stock panel. A small circle card stock die cut was attached to the frog through the slider opening on the stencilled panel using foam circles. Another sheet of foam, with a rectangular opening big enough to allow the frog attached to the circle die cut to move freely, was stacked on the foam backed panel. The panel was then adhered to a card base measuring 3 3/4” by 8 3/4”. An acrylic block was used to stamp the butterflies with Copic friendly Memento ink. They were coloured and coated with Nuvo Gltter Drops White Blizzard. The card was embellished with clear confetti topped with Nuvo Crystal Drops Morning Dew.


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