Calls for a Celebration

As I was creating the CAS(E) This Sketch card I shared on Thursday (you can see it here), I had this fun idea to create the strips on the card with the page of tiny frogs from the Toils & Trouble Designer Series Paper. It was going to be a Halloween card with a cute Halloween sentiment. Once I sliced this paper into small strips, though, the pattern of frogs lost a little bit of its appeal (as most of them were cut off). Not cute I set off on a different journey for that card, but I set the frog-filled paper aside with a different idea for how to use it. Here’s my card:

Calls for a Celebration, Cauldron Bubble Bundle, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

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  • Toil & Trouble Suite. How fun are these frogs? The Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper frogs are super-cute, and the single frog from Cauldron bubble is a perfect accent above my sentiment. With non-Halloween card that features both the Cauldron Bubble Bundle and Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper, maybe there’s a lot to look at in both. Here’s a look at the Cauldron Bubble Bundle: Cauldron Bubble, Stampin' Up! 149931And here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper: Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up! 147531If you’d like to see all of the products in the Toil & Trouble  Suite of products, please click on the image below:Toil & Trouble Suite, Stampin' Up! 2018 Holiday Catalog, 11021
  • Calls for a Celebration. If you like to send friendly, supportive cards, then you might need to take another look at Calls for a Celebration, a stamp set in Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Annual Catalog. The set features sentiments that range from sweet-and-sincere to sweet-and-sarcastic. Everyone knows someone that should receive “YOU’RE pretty much THE GREATEST of all time in the history of EVER,” right? And who doesn’t love a celebration?! Here’s a look at this wonderful sentiment stamp set:Calls for a Celebration, Stampin' Up! 146579My frog that’s perched on top of this fun sentiment was stamped with Cauldron Bubble, colored with Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends and cropped with Cauldron Framelits Dies.Calls for a Celebration, Cauldron Bubble Bundle, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • Green Frogs. These frogs are colored with two shades of green – and you need both of them. When Granny Apple Green was introduced earlier this year, even I said it was a “permanent color collection version of Lemon Lime Twist (a super-popular In Color that retires in 2019).” While I still believe it’s partially true, Granny Apple Green has a bright, brilliant shine that’s all its own. Together, they are quite wonderful! If you like this combination of Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist and Granny Apple GreenStampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, Granny Apple Green

Bundles: Cauldron Bubble  Stamp Sets: Cauldron Bubble, Calls for Celebration  Papers: Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper, Granny Apple Green, Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White  Inks: Granny Apple Green, Tuxedo Black Memento Black, Stampin’ Blends (Granny Apple Green)  Accessories: Stampin’ Dimensionals

What do think? Can you find fun, non-Halloween ways to showcase these fun frogs after October 31? Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. This card is just too cute Brian! Have a great weekend!

  2. I was curious at to how these two shades of green compared to one another, and you have answered my question! Cute card Brian, love the little frogs!

  3. I’m hoppin’ happy to see this adorable paper and way you used it with the “celebration” sentiment!

  4. Really cute card, Brian! I have been waiting for you to use this DSP! Love the symmetry and color combo😀 Have a great weekend!!

  5. Cute, fruity card (lemon, lime, Granny apple….) The frog is adorable. Ah, something else to ado my list.

  6. WOWZER – What a bright, cheerful and fun card to start my day with. Since it’s gloomy, overcast and plain old ugly outside today it was a fabulous pick me up to see this card first thing in the morning. That lets me know that not only this card but this color combination would be perfect to send to someone to cheer THEM up. Love it and thanks Brian, your card completely changed my outlook today.

  7. That little frog was on my sliding glass door yesterday morning !
    That little critter was the first thing that caught my eye when I first saw this stamp set . He is the cutest ! Your card is adorable and I love those greens !

  8. Over the top cute and love the brightness of the greens!

  9. Could this be any cuter! The combo is perfect for a non Halloween card.

  10. This is adorable! Too too cute!

  11. How funny, I just used this cute little frog on my thank-you cards, with Bella from Bella & Friends. I think he is adorable! AND, so is your card.
    Oh my, I’m I going to have to get this paper, just so I can case this card. 😄

  12. Ribbetting! I never really associated frogs that much with Halloween but what do I know. The little frog jumps off the card with joy. Fun!!!

  13. I love this frog card so much, and I would like to do something similar throughout the whole year. Guess it’s time to talk with SU office.

  14. So cute, Brian. I do not usually make Halloween cards but do have a friend who loves frogs- so I see an exception happening this year. I had already planned to buy Calls for a Celebration so I was extra happy to see this cute card. Thanks for sharing. Great colors, as always.

  15. Those frogs are fun! Adorable card!

  16. Love your hoppin’ frog card! You stated, “My frog that’s perched on top of this fun sentiment was stamped with Cauldron Bubble, colored with Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends and cropped with Cauldron Framelits Dies.” Which framelit die did you use to crop the frog?

    • Thanks so much, Stella! Good eye! The little frog die is pictured in the printed catalog and included in the set of dies when you order, but the frog die doesn’t show up in the photo used in the online store. It’s there, though. <3

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