Stampin’ Up! Be Mine & We’ll Be So Hoppy Together!

One of my favorite things about where I live is the sheer volume of the frog song we get to hear every night.  Folks – they do NOT say ribbit!!  They speak about a 100 different frog languages and they let loose with joyful abandon every night.  I so look forward to the time of year we can sleep with the windows open so I can listen to them as I fall asleep.

Please do not take this to mean that I have, have had or will ever have a pet frog…Want to pick up and pet a frog…Want to touch a frog in any way.  I just like having them around so I can enjoy their musical talents! 😉

One of the most fun stamp sets in the first Sale-A-Bration release is, without a doubt, the So Hoppy Together set.

Those little frogs – who doesn’t love them!?

Well, I used that set – with the new Hop Around Framelits (which you’re going to be able to get on 1 March!) – and a little bit of Be Mine Stitched Framelits and…well.  Take a look-see:

Check out these great dies – you won’t have to fussy cut ANYtning!

The layout for my card is from this week’s Sunday Stamps sketch challenge.

I started with some Animal Expedition DSP from the Annual Catalog that just so happens to have little croakers on it – and matted it on Calypso Coral for the card front.  Then I embossed a piece of Whisper White in the Petal Burst TIEF, matted it on Calypso Coral and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I cut a heart from another design of Animal Expedition DSP using a large heart die in the Be Mine Stitched Framelits and adhered it to the embossed panel with Liquid Glue.  I also cut a Vellum card stock frame and adhered that as well (using Liquid Glue just under the part I knew would be covered).

I wrapped some Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine around the whole thing a couple times, securing it in the back with Glue Dots.

I cut a Rectangle Stitched Framelits rectangle from a Lemon Lime Twist design in the Animal Expedition DSP and adhered it over the twine and hearts with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped a So Hoppy Together sentiment in Calypso Coral onto Vellum card stock and then (when it was FULLY dry!!) cut it with the lily pad die in the Hop Around Framelits.  I used Glue Dots – carefully! – under the sentiment and on the edges where I could cover them – to adhere it over the LLT rectangle.

I stamped the So Hoppy Together frog in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a separate piece of Whisper White card stock and cut it with the new die in the Hop Around Framelits.  Then I colored him with Light & Dark Granny Apple Green and my Dark Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends.  I popped him on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I cut some Hop Around pond plants….??…from the Animal Expedition DSP and lightly sponged the edges with Calypso Coral then adhered them to the card front with dabs of Liquid Glue.

Finally – I stamped some lighting bugs in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and cut them with their die in the Hop Around Framelits.  You guys – if ALL this die set did was cut these adorable little bugs…it would be SO worth it!!  I colored them with my Pineapple Punch Stampin’ Write Marker and adhered them here and there with Liquid Glue.

I added a couple of Share What You Love Artisan Pearls to the pong plants and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a Calypso Coral sentiment from the Stamping Your Way To the Top (a demonstrator-only set – sorry!) and some more lightning bugs and a butterfly from So Hoppy Together in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a Whisper White panel. I colored the butterfly with my Pool Party and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Calypso Coral mat and into my Pool Party card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more bugs and butterflies on the front…

…and more of the Animal Expedition on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Now – y’all know I seldom shy away from a good fussy cut – but…man-oh-man is it sweeeeet to be able to just stamp – cut – and go!  The Hop Around Framelits are a wonderful addition to your tool chest – and you’ll be able to pick them up on 1 March!!  And if you don’t already have the So Hoppy Together set…GET IT!  It’s just so stinkin’ cute!  Hope you like!






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Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project: 

So Hoppy Together Cling Stamp Set

Hop Around Framelits Dies

Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies

Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies

Petal Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper

Pool Party 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Calypso Coral 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Vellum 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad

Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack

Calypso Coral Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack

Pool Party Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack

In Color 2018–2020 Stampin' Write Markers

Twine Baker's Whisper White

Share What You Love Artisan Pearls

Medium Whisper White Envelopes

Liquid Multipurpose Glue

Stampin' Dimensionals

Glue Dots

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Pool Party Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Calypso Coral Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 3/4″ x 4″ (mat for embossed panel)

Whisper White  Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); 2 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ (embossed panel)

Vellum Card Stock: Hop Along Framelits die cut lilypad (sentiment); Be Mine Stitched die cut frame

Animal Expedition DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ Rectangle Stitched Die; Be Mine Stitched Framelits die cut heart;

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Finn Fan Fix

You know, Finn does a wide range, nay a veritable plethora of endearing, adorable, lovable, sweet, lovely, appealing, engaging, delightful, dear, darling, winning, winsome, charming, enchanting things.

Yes – I google’d synonyms for “cute”.

But the most endearingly enchanting adorable thing of all is…sleep.

‘Nuff said.

Queries? Questions? Inquiries? Interrogatives?



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16 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Be Mine & We’ll Be So Hoppy Together!

  1. Such a cute card Mary! Love the little frog, perfect designer papers for the background too. 🙂 Yep, just like a kid…nothing cuter than kids when they sleep. 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      Right!?! Sleeping is their best thing! Thanks much, Amy! 🙂

  2. You make me laugh, chuckle, snort, giggle, snicker, chortle, cachcinnate (new one for me but I can’t use it in Scrabble)! Ah, frogs…the bane of our existence at our house. 3 to 5 of them live behind our shutters on the front of the house. They hop over from the lake and make their presence known at night. Our siding is a mess, if you know what I mean. BUT they are oh, so cute, especially the wee ones. Your card is especially cute too. I can’t wait to get my dies. They’ve been “picking” for a few days! Have a great work week and more fun with your creativity. Does Finn snore?

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes. Yes he does! But it’s very cute snoring, as you might imagine! 😉 We have so many teensy tiny frogs in the spring – they’re just everywhere! And we take extraordinary care to not step on or run over them. Which is hard! Love your word list. I cachcinnate in your general direction! 😉

  3. Susan K

    Yep, the froggies are cute and your card is supercute. Love the Animal Expedition DSP for this one and your take on the sketch. Super cute sleeper too. 😀

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Susan – I spend an inordinate amount of digits on sleeping-Finn pictures! But I just can’t help it! 🙂

  4. Kate

    He does do that with aplomb!

  5. Karen

    Hello Mary!! Very super duper cute card today! Love it!!
    Not sure who is cuter the card or Finn!! Toss Up!! LOL!

  6. Heather Heroldt

    Super cute, Mary! I’ve been loving these dies, too – and that embossing folder is a brilliant idea with these guys! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

  7. Darla

    I absolutely! love the songs the big-o toads sing at night! My husband says they are like the “Barry White’s” of the frog world, singing for love. :)) I can’t get enough of “em too! And I love this frog stamp set. I have it, and have used it quite a bit lately. Thanks for sharing your wonderful creations!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Darla! I actually saw on the news last week a neighborhood up in Atlanta somewhere where the frogs are “bothering them and so noisy” they can’t sleep. Whaaaaa?!? I love them! Glad that you and your husband do, too! 🙂

  8. Melissa Grant

    What a great combo of patterns, colors and textures! Such a nice card for your newest team member! Thanks for sharing with us at SUNDAY STAMPS 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Melissa – I hope she liked it! Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

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