Have I “Toad” You Lately

Have I “Toad” You Lately

Hi everyone!  Welcome to New Release Wednesday at Heartfelt Creations!  Today we are showcasing the new “Winking Frog” collection.  Who would have ever guessed frogs could be so cute!!

Don your rubber boots, grab your field glasses and come along as we set out to explore picturesque marshes filled with dazzling water florals, glistening dragonflies, miniature forests of cattails and flourishing crops of toadstools! Walk softly and  be aware of your surroundings at all times as the delightful gems we seek are not always easily seen and blend in with their surroundings perfectly.  Pause and listen carefully as the only clues we have to follow, leading us to our destination are the soft and throaty croaks filling the cool evening air.  Follow the quick flickering of the lightning bugs as dusk begins to fall, being careful to not be seen in their shadows.  Now…grab your field glasses…we’ve discovered the habitat we’ve been so curious about! Through your field glasses you see them…you have a front row seat to witness their fun and frolic, entertaining antics and flirtatious ways, and can only hope to eventually be invited in to make their acquaintances and join in the laughter and merriment!  Come along side Heartfelt Creations as we discover and reveal the amusing and spirited “Winking Frog” Collection.  Vintage inspired illustrations will bring back memories of classic childhood story books, quick witted sentiments will add a touch of fun, and the serene and calming color palette of the collection is sure to speak to the heart of everyone who ventures here.  The invitation has been sent to join in on the high jinks, so now it’s your turn to dive in…try your hand at creating beautiful water florals, hop from lily pad to lily pad on handsome decorative paper, play hide and seek with glorious die cuts and with the little polliwogs among the weeds and cattails….now aren’t you glad you listened and wore your rubber boots!


and a closer look


and the inside:


Products Used:

HCPC-3725 – Water Lily Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3727 – Flirting Frogs Cling Stamp Set
HCD2-749 – Cut Mat Create 1A Die
HCD1-783 – Border Essentials Die
HCD1-790 – Water Lily Die
HCD1-791 – Flirting Frogs Die
HCDP1-264 – Winking Frog Paper Collection
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
Art Institute Glue – Dries Clear Glue
Spellbinders Tool N’ One
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board
Bright Ideas Prills
Memento Dye Ink Pad – Olive Grove
Memento Dye Ink Pad – Angel Pink
Memento Dye Ink Pad – Expresso Truffle

Project Instructions:

Other products:  White Card Stock, Pebbles Classic Chalks, Translucent Glitter, Diamond Stickles, 3D Foam Dots and die cutting machine.


Take a piece of White Cardstock 5 1/2″ x 12″ and on the long side scor at the 1″, 2″, 4″, 5″, 7″ 8″, 10″ and 11″ marks.  Next, cut 1″ in from each side between the 1″ and 5″ scor lines and the 7″ and 11″ scor lines. Repeat with designer paper, if desired and once you have all your scor lines, cut each panel 1/4″ smaller for dimension.  The Water Lily flowers were stamped with Expresso Truffle and distressed with Angel Pink before finishing the centers with Mini Prills.  The sentiment was stamped with Olive Grove and finally the Flirting Frog image was colored with Pebbles Classic Chalks before dusting with with translucent glitter and finishing with diamond stickles.

Thanks so much for visiting.  Have a wonderful day!

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About Castlepark Designs

My name is Joann and I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia with my husband Miles. We have one son who is in the Royal Canadian Navy. I have worked full time in the Finance and Insurance industry for the past 29 years. I absolutely adore all things paper & glue and have been involved with crafting in some way for most of my life. I have a great admiration for creating projects from paper that may not necessarily be made from paper. When not in my craft room, I enjoy spending time at our cottage enjoying all that nature and suburban life has to offer.

3 responses »

  1. Toadally adorable!


  2. Hi Joann, do you have a video showing the scoring and cutting go this fabulous card? I read the instructions but I’m a visual crafter and I need to see the process at least once. Another great creation! Thanks.


    • Hi Angelique,

      I did not do a video of this card but I do have it on my list of videos to do. Try making this first using a piece of scrap paper and then you will have a template that you can follow. Good luck and let me know if you have any questions.



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