Friday, February 21, 2014

Latte and a Hoppy Frog

I have two cards to share today - the first is a coffee card -  Latte to be exact!  
I've had this coffee cup stamp from Art Impressions for more than a year and this is the first time I've used it.  The stamp set has instructions for making it a gift card holder by stamping the cover onto a flap and folding the flap over the cup - that you stamp, cut out and adhere just around the edges so a gift card fits inside the cup, revealed when you flip up the cover.  I thought it was so fun!  But today I just stamped it, paper piecing the cup and band using digi papers I won from All About Scrapping.  Doesn't the band look like it's corrugated cardboard?!  it's just a print! nice and smooth so it was easy to stamp the sentiment on it.

I'm putting this card in the Addicted to CAS - Code Word: Coffee challenge.
 And my second card was made for Cas-ology Cue Card - JUMP
 I was looking through all my stamps trying to find something different and creative for JUMP. All I could come up with is my little frog saying "you make me hoppy". Stamps and Framed Art die are from PTI.  I used a new washi tape that I picked up at Michaels on sale this week -  circles always seem to go with frogs (I guess because they are bumpy on their backs or their clear eggs are round?!) and I liked all the bright colors.  I colored my frog with a green Gelly Roll pen that is very sparkly - you can see the sparkle on the close up here.
When I was trying to find something special for JUMP - I googled 'Jack Be Nimble' - since he jumped over the candle stick -  and I found lots of new and vintage images but this one cracked me up - translating Jack's jump into a small business plan -  Prep - be quick, agility - be nimble, challenge - jump -  I was going to just print it and put it on my card for the challenge - but the writing isn't too clear so I went to Plan B with Mr. Frog!

Thanks a Latte
Stamps:  Coffee Keeper - AI (Art Impressions)
Paper:  white, dark Chocolate - PTI, digi papers Brown Grunge Texture Set - All About Scrapping Etsy shop.
Ink: Archival Jet Black

You Make Me Hoppy
Stamps:  Tiny Treats Valentine - PTI
Paper:  white, true black - PTI
Ink:  Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  washi tape - Michaels, framed art die - PTI, green Gelly Roll Pen - Sakura,  red pen - Spica, foam dots.


Kristie W. said...

Fun cards! Love the sparkly frog!

JD/ Jill said...

Both cards are great...really like the idea of making that coffee stamp into a gift card holder...must put that stamp on my wish list....tfs...

stressfreestamping said...

I love that big coffee cup! Your paper piecing really adds too. It sure does look like corrugated cardboard! Thanks for playing along at ATCAS. :)

Jodi Collins said...

These are FABULOUS Julia! I especially LOVE that big, awesome coffee cup!!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Very cool corrugated Digi paper!! Cute coffee card!!! And I Love the sparkly frog!!! Looks like a pic on my iPhone the way it is framed!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by, I need to make the rounds visiting!!!!

Thanks for joining us at CASology!!!!

Deepti said...

Loved ur coffee card with that corrugated card board and sparkly frog :) I glad my code word allowed u to use a stamp ;) so glad u shared with us at ATCAS !!

Joni Andaya said...

Aww... Mr. Frog is just as Perfect Julia! He is Adorable. OH and the big coffee is a must have. Gorgeous projects as always :)

Mona Pendleton said...

Cute cards Julia! Love the coffee themed cup and adorable frog!

Anonymous said...

Hi Julia, what a fantastic coffee card and yes it does look like corrugated cardboard, great paper piecing too. Thanks so much for joining us at ATCA oh and i love your froglet !


Vicki Dutcher said...

So glad you were able to use a YEAR OLD new stamp! Silly girl you need a basket of "new" -- fun coffee cup as you know I like them all!! Thanks for joining in with ATCAS!

Kim Heggins said...

Such a sweet pair of cards! Love that coffee one, so yummy looking.

Judy1223 said...

Julia, two great cards in this post! I really like your sparkly frog...great layout! Interesting what you found about "Jack be nimble..." could be a lesson in business class! Thanks for sharing and thanks for joining us at CASology!

Jen W. said...

That washi tape rocks and I love your sparkly frog! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!