As you can see I've made five cards with my favorite sayings stamped on them. These are to be interchanged and attached to the frog clip (purchased possibly from Ben Franklin Crafts awhile ago, similar ones can most likely be found at an office supply store or made by gluing a shankless button to a mini clothespin). The frog clip serves the dual purpose of being a holder for the sayings or any other message/reminder and for holding the card in an upright position.
With the card closed you can see the details better. The boy character is a Stamping Bella rubber stamp called 'Catch of the Day' which can be purchased at Ben Franklin Crafts. I cut off the fishing pole and bucket that the boy was carrying. (Although I do have other stamps with images of Japanese boys in yukatas, I thought the hair of this child really reminded me of my younger son's toddler hairstyle.) The fish image and words are Dandelion Design stamps which are also available at Ben Franklin Crafts. The 'bamboo' pole is a piece of a wooden skewer and the 'rope' is Martha Stewart twine. The red printed paper is from a pack of origami sheets and the embossed paper was made with a Sizzix embossing folder on paper from the 'Whitewash' paper pad. The paper was sanded after embossing to highlight the design which to me has an Asian water or fish scale look ....perfect for this card!
As you can see from the photo of the back of the card a nice pocket is formed when you tape the sides and bottom half of the card front to the card base. The bottom photo shows how the front of the card base is folded in half and only the bottom half of the card front is taped down. Fabri-Tac is the strong quick drying glue which was used to adhere the frog clip and bamboo pole. I enjoyed making this card and I am pleased with the outcome. Hopefully this project will give you some ideas for your future creations. Thank you for visiting and have a Happy Boy's Day!