January 22, 2019


At my January Stamp-In Workshop, this is one of the cards my attendees made. It features one of the three darling frogs from a Sale-A-Bration sets, So Hoppy Together.

Before I go any further, let me tell you a little bit about Sale-A-Bration, the biggest and best promotion Stampin' Up! holds each year. 

This year, Sale-A-Bration (hereinafter referred to as SAB because it's too long to type out!) is being held from January 3 through March 31, 2019. During this period, for every $50 you order (before shipping and tax), you get to choose one of the free items in the special SAB brochure. Once you reach a $100 level, there are a few higher end products you can pick from. As reported in the brochure, another set of exclusive FREE items will be added on February 15!

The products being offered for free during SAB are really adorable, and only available during this short time period. 

Let me know if you'd like to get in on this great promotion!

Anyway, back to Unicycle Frog. 

This card features the high-ridin' frog and three little fluttery buggies above his head, stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then colored in with Aqua Painters and Watercolor Pencils. 

The addition of a couple of sequins, some pretty ribbon and two prints of Designer Series Paper finishes off our cute card..

Just a close-up of how I colored my images for my sample:

Following is a tutorial on how to re-create a card similar to mine.

Whisper White cardstock
Calypso Coral cardstock
Granny Apple Green cardstock
Designer Series Paper

So Hoppy Together (page 13 of the SAB brochure)
WishingYou Well (page 35 of the Holiday Catalog, but I believe it's still available)

Watercolor Pencils
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Aqua Brush
Crushed Curry Ribbon
Mini Glue Dots

Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Whisper White cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.

In black ink, stamp the unicycle frog and the bug-eyed bees onto a 2 1/4" x 4 1/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock. With Aqua Painters and Watercolor Pencils, color in the frog and bees as you wish. I find it works best to take color off the point of the pencil with the Aqua Painter, then paint with it.

Mount this onto a 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" piece of Calypso Coral cardstock. Then, mount this onto a 2 3/4" x 5 1/4" piece of Granny Apple Green cardstock, leaving equal margins on the top and sides.

On a 1/2" x 2 1/2" strip of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the sentiment in the center. Adhere this underneath the Calypso Coral edge. Add sequins to each side of the sentiment.

Mount a 1 1/4" x 2 1/4" piece of the striped Designer Series Paper to the upper left corner of the card front, leaving even borders at the top and right edge. Follow this with a 1 1/4" x 3" piece of the citrus slice DSP, butting them together and leaving equal margins on the right and bottom.

Leaving equal edges at the top, bottom and right side, adhere this panel to the card base. It should butt up against the DSP you'd already adhered.

Cut a piece of yellow ribbon and tie it into a knot. With three Glue Dots, attach it to the place where the two DSPs meet. Trim the ends of the ribbon as needed.

Please don't forget about Sale-A-Bration! If you have any pricier items on your Wish List, now would be the time to order them because you get FREE STUFF! Let me know if I can help!



  1. Sale-A-Bration was always the most dangerous time of year for me!! I could never resist the lure of free stamp sets. This froggy card is so cute and the colors really make me think of summer. Pinned.

    1. I'm with you on Sale-A-Bration: I will just add this to bring it up to this . . . 'cause I get something FREE! It's insane, but it sure works! Thank you for the nice words!