March 12, 2019


Sad, but true. There are only a few weeks left for Sale-A-Bration, the best Stampin' Up! promotion each year during which you get FREE STUFF!

In this card that I created just this afternoon, I use elements from two free Sale-A-Bration sets: Hello Cupcake and So Hoppy Together. The frogs and flying critters are from the So Hoppy Together set, while the teeny flowers and the sentiment are from the Hello Cupcake set.

There are now available for purchase the Framelits for both of those sets, through March 31. I don't have either set of Framelits, but I did want my froggies and buggies cut out, so I fussy cut them. The tiny bugs were a bit of a challenge to cut out, but I managed.

By popping up the frogs and the large bug (butterfly? dragonfly?) with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, I was able to give them even more presence than if they'd simply been glued in place.

The stamped-off dots that I added to the background are from the Bloom by Bloom set (page 25 in the Occasions Catalog). None of the circles are stamped full strength because I didn't want them to overpower the frogs and bugs, which I had colored with the Light Granny Apple Green and the Light Calypso Coral Stampin' Blends before fussy cutting them.

After I had my card all put together, I felt it needed one more additional thing, so I added the tiny flowers from the Hello Cupcake set here and there in full strength Granny Apple Green and Calypso Coral inks. There! Perfect finish!

For the sentiment -- isn't it SWEET?? -- I die cut it with the Stitched Shapes Framelits (page 220 in the Annual Catalog). That little stitching around the edges of these dies adds so much, don't you agree??!? The sentiment was adhered flat to the card so the other elements could pop up around it!

Remember that during Sale-A-Bration, for every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you can pick a special SAB freebie! Only running through March 31, you are running out of time to get these adorable products! Contact me for more information.



  1. it looks so beautiful :D Love how they pop out of the card.

  2. That is so cute and whimsical! Pinned.

  3. Clever Linda...and adorable.
    Thank you so much for linking up to our Celebrate Your Story link party.
    Have a great and Blessed Day!
    Kari @ Me and My Captain

  4. so super cute those little frogs are, perfect to make any ones day better. Thanks for sharing
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    1. Thanks, Angie! I'm glad you like those adorable little frogs!

  5. I just love those sweet frogs, Linda! This is such a pretty card! I'm sorry I haven't been able to comment on your posts for a while. Google didn't make it easy when I was travelling for a month! Now I'm home it's easier! Thank you for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. I hope you have a lovely weekend!

    1. Welcome back home, April! And thank you for your nice comments!