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Hoppy Birthday

Earlier this week, my dad celebrated his 70th birthday.   I used one of my new Purple Onion Designs stamps to make him a birthday card.

2012-07-19 Freckles WM
I’ve been wanting to get my hands on some of the Purple Onion Designs stamps as soon as I started seeing Freckles, Poppy and Rosie show up on projects around blog-land.  I ordered a couple and was really happy to get the chance to ink up Freckles.  Who knew a frog could be so cute?
I wish I could say that I used up some scraps making this card, but I actually cut these paper strips out of a brand new paper pad.   Oh well,  I’ll have to try to use this design again and use up some actual scraps.  I also used a couple of pieced of wood grain washi tape because, well, I love it and wanted to use it.

2012-07-19 Freckles 2 WM

I did get my inspiration for my card from this card I saw on Pinterest by Lisa Arana.

I also thought I would share a song that I found on this week.   As usual, when I find songs I like, there is not an official video, but you can hear the song below.  Let me know what you think.

Don’t forget to check out my Followers Blog Candy – Just Rite Curlz Monogram stamp set.  You can read the details by clicking on the photo below.

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great day!
  • Stamps:  Freckles by Stacy Yacula from Purple Onion Designs, Mega Mixed Messages from Papertrey Ink
  • Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Close To My Heart Chocolate ink
  • Papers:  Papertrey kraft CS, Echo Park, This & That Charming paper pad
  • Tools:  Copic markers, Sewing machine, Big Shot, Tabs & Tags Clear Dollar Stamps dies, EK Success edge punch
  • Embellishments:  Sakura white gelly roll pen, Jillibean Soup kraft mini brown alpha stickers, Twinery honeydew baker’s twine, misc. brads, misc. woodgrain washi tape


Lisa M said…
LOL...I LOVE this card!!! That frog is sensational. :)
Caroline said…
Fantastic card the frog is fab. Caroline xxx
Audrey Pettit said…
OMGoodness, what a cute card! That adorable frog actually made me chuckle! I so agree.....who knew a frog could be so cute? LOVE your card design. The strips of papers and bits of tape are fabulous. Totally LOVE how you did the sentiment, too!
Pia S said…
I love the frog! It's so cute! I also think the strips of papers you've used really makes this card's design such a great one! Lovely colors and combination, and the stitching is a nice touch. Fab work! Spotted your card on MIM.
Riet said…
What a gorgeous card Cheryl.

Hugs Riet.xx
Loz said…
Your card is Sooo Adorable Cheryl. Popped in from MIM to see this Beauty..Loz
Trish Hughes said…
what a great card, love it (I love frogs)!!! love how you did the word hoppy!!!
ParkNSlide said…
Love the whimsy! Thanks for posting in the Stamp N Plus challenge.
Such an adorable creation Cheryl! Isn't it fabulous to find inspiration in so many places!?! Great job! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
jimlynn said…
Way too cute! Love it.
Kim Pope said…
Great card. I'm sure your dad loved it. Great used of the paper and that frog is so cute.
Wonderful card Cheryl, I like the frog and the papers, Thanks for joining in with us at Dudetime Doodles this week, Good luck.
Kevin xx
Josephine said…
So cute! Love the paper piecing - and I can see how it was worth taking from a new pad - it's perfect!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!
Josephine said…
So cute! Love the paper piecing - and I can see how it was worth taking from a new pad - it's perfect!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!
Vickie Kertz said…
Came here to check out your card after you left a comment on my blog. This little frog is just so cute. Saw it on MIM. Thanks for visiting my blog.
KraftyKoolKat said…
What an awesome card Cheryl, I can see why you love these images. I adore your colouring and layout.

silkeshimazu said…
This is adorable, I love the frog! Wonderful stitching and paper piecing too.
Mrs.B said…
Hi Cheryl, thanks for visiting my blog. This is a great fun card, love the frog.
Avril xx
Adorable cards and blog!!
Imke said…
What a sweet frog ! I like your layout- super great.
Chrissy said…
What a super sweet the paper piecing, and his sad or worried litte cute.

Danni said…
What a great card! Love the colors/papers you used with that fun frog!
Anita said…
Aack! He's so cute Cheryl. Love the layout too and I'm sure your dad love him.
Allisa said…
Thanks so much for visiting my blog from MIM. This is the cutest image! Love your layers.
Mary J said…
Oh I just love the use of papers and lettering Cheryl - brilliant card!
Kathy and Lucky said…
This is too funny, just loving that froggy and the papers you used with it. Always fun stuff here.
she3655 said…
Awww I love your card Cheryl, love your little frog, he's so cute...
love the layout of your card and the stitching is si effective .. Thanks for joining in with us at LEJ Designs
Jenny said…
Wow! I saw you on MIM! I have blog candy if you're interested. My Blog Candy
nwilliams6 said…
Who sings that song? I LOVE IT! Love your dinosaury looking frog too - it is toadly adorable!!!! I want it! One of the best sketches I have seen in awhile too. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Dude Time Doodles!!!
Renee said…
Hi Cheryl...what a great card for your Dad! Love it! Thanks for visiting my blog & leaving such a nice comment.
Hugs, Renee
PS I saw this on MIM too!
Shelby said…
Love this layout and the strips! I agree, who knew a frog could be this cute. Great card.

Nicole said…
Hi Cheryl, that card looks really awesome with that cute little frog. Absolutley gorgeous.Thanks so much for playing along with us at ATSC.Good luck and hope to see you next time. Hugs, Nicole
Tammy said…
Amazing card and such a fun image! Thanks for joining this week's challenge at Dude Time Doodles!
Eva Gro said…
What a really cute card! - Love have you have stitched over the text!

Thank you for entering our challenge over at OSAAT Challenge blog
Good luck in the draw! – Hope to see you again next week!

Eva`s Scraproom
DT Member OSAAT Challenge blog
Kathy said…
Cheryl, this is so cute. Love the layout with the strips, very cool! Cute frog, too. Hope your dad had a wonderful birthday.
whoistracy said…
So so cute!! I hope your dad had a great birthday! I know what you mean about garden troubles- ours is practically dried up at this point. Yuck.
Hi Cheryl! I love that frog, he is so cute!

Thanks for visiting my blog. I am also coming from the Splitcoast Leave A Comment…Get A Comment forum.
Jingle said…
This is SO super cute!
Anne Temple said…
Too cute! That image is adorable. Great paper choices too (and washi tape). So glad you joined us for the Anything Goes challenge at Dude Time Doodles.
Love your card, the frog is so stinking cute and love the layout of it.
Dawn said…
Love it love it love it|!
Thanks for joining in the fun at Dude Time Doodles for our Anything Goes Challenge this week!
Good Luck
Dawn xx
Dawn said…
Just popped back to day thanks for playing at The Crafty Pad in our Paper Piecing challenge!
Good Luck
Dawn xx
Donna Mosley said…
Aww! this is so sweet Cheryl. I love the frog and the stitched letters.

Donna x
mags said…
A great card. Just love it. Thanks for sharing with us at Dude Time Doodles and good luck.
Ellis said…
Fabulous card you made for your dad, the frog is such a character! =)
Hugs, Elenor
Oh wow! I love Mr Frog! There is so much texture on the card and it is just adorable! Too Cute! Thank you for sharing and playing along with us at The Crafty Pad :)
Lisa said…
Happy (belated) birthday to your Dad, Cheryl!! I hope he had a fabulous day!! And oh my gosh the card you made for him is so awesome!! I love, love the design and the froggie is too cute!! Love it :)

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Cheri said…
That frog kissed me! I think I love him. This is an awesome card and thank you for joining in the challenge at The House That Stamps Built.
Diane said…
Great use of paper Cheryl !! Such a cute card and bet your Dad loved it !! Thanks for playing along with us at The Crafty Pad !!

hugs Diane xx
Susan Martin said…
What a great card.. Love that image.. he is adorable! Thanks for joining us over at One Stitch At A Time!

- Susan, DT Member OSAAT Challenge blog
Karen said…
great card thanks for joimg the digi doodles challenge, and good luck x
Awww, he is super cute!!!!!! I've been eyeing POD stamps too, but I've really got to curb some spending. And yes - I got my washi tape finally, thanks to you!! Hopefully I"ll get to play this weekend!

I love how you did the sentiment up top with the sewing. Very neat!

Love all the stripes!! :)

Have a great weekend!
Karen B. said…
Perfect masculine card with a touch of cuteness!
Cheryl said…
oh Hun this is one super card I just adore that frog he is so so cute,hugs Cherylxx
Tammy said…
OM Gosh I LOVE that frog!! Fabulous design and papers!
Tammy x
xiumaiyuki said…
Couldn't be any cuter!!! LOVE it.
Wedgie said…
Fab card Cheryl, love the layout. Wedgie xxx
Cindy Groh said…
Adorable. Love the strips of patterned paper. Very fun design. Thanks for joining us at Stamp N Plus.
Julia said…
I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to come visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS! My entries are: #89, #90, #91, #151, #154, #155, #173, #254, #255 and #282.
I would love to have you visit my blog!
Abbie721 said…
Lovely card, love the frog he is very cute, thank you fpor joining us at LEJ this week. Abbie DT xx
Laney said…
Absolutely adorable!!thanks for joining us at Diva's this time
Karin said…
Cute! Love the paper strip combo and the "lily pad" like sentiment! You are just so creative!
Arabella said…
I love this card Cheryl! It's gorgeous!!!!

Christine said…
LOVE IT!!!!! Thanks for joining it at LEJ Designs Challenge Blog. Good luck xx
Jinny Newlin said…
Such a great design, Cheryl! LOVE that darling frog, and all those paper strips highlight him perfectly!
lalkygirl said…
i love this card ,sweet frog image and a fabulous design
Thanks for joining us at digi doodle shop and good luck
tracey x
Great card and love this image! I'm sure your dad love it to pieces. Thanks for joining us at Dude Time Doodles this week
Davi said…
That card is so darn cute!! I love it and Im so sure your dad did too! Hope he had a great birthday :)
TannyP said…
A truly fabulous card based on a beauty of an inspiration piece :) Love the stitching! Thanks for playing along with The Sisterhood of Crafters for our Let's Hear It For The Boys Challenge!

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