Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Froggy For Lyndon!

A friend of my son's in his third grade class recently was diagnosed with cancer and is currently undergoing treatment. He has a very good prognosis from what I understand, but we worry about him and hate thinking of all he's going through right now. It always touches my heart when I hear of a child with such a scary illness, but when it is a friend, a child my own child's age, it is extra hard! He is expected to miss the rest of the school year, so in his seat in the class is a teddy bear with a backpack for the kids to put letters, pictures, cards or anything they want to send him. My son has been leaving him messages on his Caringbridge website but I made this card to he could also send him some mail. We all know how nice real mail is to receive!

From what I understand this little boy loves frogs so that's what made me start with Unfrogettable. I am completely out of standard sized envelopes so I reached for one of my Long Notes that came with envelopes a year or more ago. I still have some left in this old In Color Cool Caribbean, So Saffron and Sahara Sand! I really wanted this card to bring a smile, so immediately thought of the interactive pop-up style.
The patterned paper on the front and used for the grass is Print Patterns in Wild Wasabi (another retired In Color). Other stamps used along with Unfrogettable are Curvy Verses and Frames With a Flourish. The sun on the inside is the snowflake punch (hope it looks like a sun) and the cloud which is popped up on dimensionals I just cut free-hand and sponged a little. To make the frog pop up I just added a rectangle of the Cool Caribbean and cut two slits in it. Not much measuring, just eyeballing for this.
I hope he likes it and it brings his cheer his way. My son, of course, will have to give final approval before it gets sent!
Thanks for stopping by! Tomorrow I PROMISE I will post a color challenge for the Diva Coffee Break Designs because I already have it done. HA! Can't wait to show you!


  1. this is so sweet of Hunter! sad that he has to experience this with a classmate, but I love that he has been sending him messages. This card is great! I'm sure it will brighten that little boys day!

  2. What a great idea for using this set. I like the pop up element.


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