Just a Few Froggy Favorites

Written by The Lilypad. Posted in Blog, LilyPad Lovin'

Gallery_standouts_web I was looking through the July Froggy Favorites thread at The Lilypad and was blown away once again by the talent and beauty represented in our Gallery.  Today, I wanted to pick out just a few pages to show you.  And believe me, choosing a few among all of that awesome-ness was not an easy task.

I hope you are just as inspired by these as I was…

The first page is actually the 1st page in the thread.  I just cannot stop looking at this soft perfection.  But honestly, the photo treatment is what really makes me swoon.  It is an amazing photo to begin with and was made even better by Carrie, matching the theme of the page wonderfully.


  This page by TheMrsPeel just took my breath away.  The artistry of it is amazing and her use of color was masterful.  What a delight to the eyes!   Nancy Beck created this page that reminds me of classic paper scrapping and is just wonderful.  I love the neutral background, the paper stacks, the composition, the super fun photo and her amazing stitch work.  Love this page! I love this patriotic and spunky page by Christina.  The firework stamps add a little grunge while the overall page is still paper-esque.  Fabulous combination of elements and techniques. I just had to add this Project Life page from Nixenkind.  Her diary/project life pages are inspiring, full of life and just plain fun.  There is plenty to see on each page, and this one is no exception.  Perfect.   And last for today, but not least is this gorgeous page by Katherine B.  I am totally inspired by this technique and find this page amazing in many ways.  This one needs a frame for sure!   Whew.  So many great pages.  Check out The Lilypad Gallery at any time to get inspired.  And be sure to leave some love while you are there!

Have a great week.


Simply Hybrid: Greeting Card

Written by The Lilypad. Posted in Blog, Printable Projects -Hybrid, Tutorials

Hi everyone! Sarah, here with another installment of Simply Hybrid. This month I’ve created a greeting card, starting simple and then each step adding one or two elements to showcase a variety of different looks based on the same original card. TLP-blog-header simply hybrid greeting card I chose Shine by Laurie Ann to use for this card. My starting point is almost always something that stands out to me in the preview and in this case it was the label that reads “Lovely is what you are.” in the elment pack and the woodgrain paper with the paint spatter in the paper pack.   Shine Elements Folder Shine Paper Folder When I need a fast, simple card, I’m always amazed at the impact placing a patterned paper and a couple of elements on a card front and printing it off as a single piece piece. For this card I set up a canvas of 5.5″ high and 8.5″ wide, this is the same as half a sheet of letter paper which folded in half is 4.25″x5.5″ and is a fairly standard size for homemade greeting cards. Next I placed the pink woodgrain patterned paper on the right half of my canvas (making sure to leave the left side blank) and placed the elements where I wanted them. I added a light shadow to the elements and the printed my card landscape on sheet of letter size cardstock (I used Neenah Bright White cardstock). After the card was printed I cut out the card in the original 5.5″ x 8.5″ size, making sure to trim around the edge of the pink paper on the top, bottom and right side, but leaving left hand side, which will become the back of the card, attached. Next I folded the card in half leaving me a 4.25″x5.5″ card. lovely card 1 For my next card, I started with the same base, but instead of placing my elements on the base, I printed them off separately and cut them out. Once my card base was printed, cut and folded in half, I placed each element on the card with a couple of foam dots to give the card a little dimension. lovely card 2 Next I decided to make may card base blue instead, and placed a couple of the paint spatters included in the kit on the card front. When I printed my elements I also cropped the pink woodgrain paper a half inch smaller than the card front (in this instance 3.75″x5″)  and printed the pink woodgrain rectangle as well. I then took a decorative corner punch and punched each corner of the pink woodgrain paper and adhered it to the card once it was cut and folded. Again I placed the label and butterfly on the card using pop dots. lovely card 3 For the last card I began again with a blue base, but this time I cropped the pink woodgrain paper to the same size as the card front (4.25″x5.5″) and punched the edge with a scalloped border punch before adhering it to the card. I also cropped a piece of the blue paper (with the same added on paint spatters as before) to place on top of the scalloped woodgrain paper (for this card I cropped it to 5″x3.5″). I used the same corner punch that I used in with the previous card to punch each of the corners before adhering it to the card. Again I placed the label and butterfly on the card using pop dots. lovely card 4 I love how you can get such a variety of looks just by adding a little bit extra on each card.  Hopefully this inspires you to make your own hybrid greeting card. Be sure to post if you have any questions about any of these steps. I look forward to seeing your hybrid projects! TLP-blog-signature-sarahbhb