Thursday, 13 December 2018

Hoppy Christmas Wishes

Yes, I know that I've made a lot of Christmas cards this year but I have to confess that I might have gone a bit overboard with the size and dimension.  It means that many are too big and bulky to go through standard mail, if I posted them they would all have to go as parcels, so I will be saving them for delivery in person.
Now it's time for some more "standard" cards.

These CAS cards are 5" x 7" and are flat for mailing.
I used Felix the frog from the Frog Hop digital stamp set from Beccy's Place.  Unfortunately I can't colour at the moment, so it's a real bonus, having both B&W and pre-coloured images in this set of cute frogs and fun sentiments.

I opened the image on my Silhouette Studio design mat and sized the image to fit on a 5" x 7" card.  I added a sentiment (font details below) then printed it on textured cardstock.  I trimmed the panels down to size then matted using a combination of Perfect Layers Rulers before attaching to plain card 5" x 7" card bases.

Not sure if you noticed, but I made the sentiment in the shape of a Christmas Tree, so finished it off with a sparkling rhinestone to match my pair of Christmas frogs.

Both cards were matted like the one above but I had a little
craft-cident with some washi tape on the green mat of the second one,
so gave it a little trim ... I'm thinking that this is even prettier.
Isn't it funny how sometimes things turn out better than planned?

What do you think?
Go with more elegant, narrow border or more festive, broader border cards?


Beccy's Place - digital stamp set - Frog Hop - image used: Felix
sentiment - we wish you a - Alphabet Pony font
sentiment - Hoppy Christmas - DS Hollydays font
textured cardstock
Perfect Layers Rulers - to mat the layers
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
rhinestones - to top the sentiment Christmas Trees

I am going to enter my card in the following challenges:

ABC Christmas Challenge - Y and Z are for?
Y is for Your Favourite Thing & Z is for Zero embellishments
=> Y for me is frogs (I collect them) and CAS cards
Beccy's Place - December Challenge - AG - option: Flowers and Plants
Catch The Bug Challenge Blog - December Anything Goes
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round - December Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs – Holiday Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Challenge #232 - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - CHNC 415 - Anything Christmas Goes
optional theme - Use Gems Or Pearls
=> I have sparkling gems on the top of my "Sentiment Tree"
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges - Challenge #420 - Cute Christmas
Inkspirational Challenges - Challenge #175 - Anything Christmas Goes

Make My Monday – Challenge #86 – CAS Christmas
Pammies Inky Pinkies Challenges - PIP Challenge 1849 – Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog - Challenge 410 Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Challenge #325 - Anything Goes
Sasayaki Glitter - December Challenge - Happy Holidays
Simon Says Stamp Blog - Christmas Card Day
Simon Says Stamp – Wednesday Challenge Blog - Simon Says: Christmas
The 12 Months Of Christmas Link Up – Challenge #48 – Anything Christmas Goes
The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog - Challenge #130 - Add A Little Sparkle
I have a little sparkling rhinestone on the top of my "Sentiment Tree"
Time Out Challenges – Challenge #124 – Joyful
My carolling frogs are singing together in joyful song


  1. Oh, I love seeing Beccy's Place stamps used in an unusual way. But... they are green so work beautifully on a Christmas card. So fun. Thanks for joining us at QKR Stampede this week. DT Kathy []

  2. Fun card. Love the way the sentiment is placed in the shape of a Christmas tree. Thanks for playing with us at Time Out.

  3. a very funny card!

    thank you so much for playing along with us at make my Monday challenge!

    hugs and kisses from germany
    Silvi xoxo

  4. Wonderful CAS card. Thanks for joining the Catch the Bug Challenge, Lisa Lynn DT.

  5. Your frogs, spreading Christmas wishes, are darling! As for the borders: both are fabulous! So thrilled you shared these festive delights in the Inkspirational gallery!

  6. I think both borders work well, probably because your color choice is spot on!!!! Hoppy Christmas to you also :) Thanks so much for sharing in the fun at the PIP Challenge Blog!!
    Wendy PIP DT

  7. Fabulous fun CAS card..
    Thank you so much for sharing and joining in with us at CCAYR...[ Christmas Crafts All Year Round]

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  8. Great play on words Tracy! I used to know a lady who absolutely LOVED frogs... she would have really enjoyed seeing these creations. They're a unique and fun take on Christmas!

  9. This is so lovely, thank you for sharing with us over here at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge blog and best of luck with your entry.
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  10. Hi Tracy, two fun and unusual Christmas cards, love the way they look like they are singing. Thank you for joining us at Crafting by Designs... good luck in the prize draw... Megan DT

  11. How adorable are those frogs! The sentiment is great too, your card made me smile! Thanks for sharing with us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge!

  12. What a fun card.Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us Fab'n'Funky challenge.Neva

  13. Fantastic card and image. Love the touch of glitter! Thanks for sharing with the Cutie Pies. Shona xx


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