Monday, April 25, 2011

April 2011 Papertrey Blog Hop


It's time for another Papertrey Blog Hop.  This one is for the men and boys in our lives.  The theme is to make a masculine card or project. 

This also fits the Make it Monday challenge for this week (line frame)!  Score!


I made this card for my dear nephew's 2nd birthday this week.  It was hard to choose between the new rocket set and this Frog Hop set.  I kept it pretty simple and flat since it has to be mailed.  I did some slight shading and made some spots on the frog with Copic markers.  The black frame is drawn by hand.





All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless noted.

Stamps:  Boy Basics: Frog Hop
Paper:  white, ocean tides, ripe avocado, black, bright green (unknown)
Ink:  Ripe Avocado, Black
Other:  Frog Hop dies, limitless layers circle dies, rick rack die, Cuttlebug Bubbles embossing folder, Zig marker, ruler

36 comments:

Gayatri said...

What a fun card! Love the scene you have created, Sara!

Laurie said...

Sara this is totally cute...or should I say toadally cute? Hehe! Couldn't help myself! The embossing in the backgroun looks great! Super cute!

Kara said...

so cute!!

Joyce said...

This card it totally cute. The way you have done the lily pads makes me think of surfboards! Was that your intention, with the wavy border? Or maybe I have surfing on the brain.

kacee said...

This is really cute, I love this new set. You have done a great job.

Melissa said...

So cute! I love how you added some extra lily pads!

Marybeth said...

Oh , your card is adorable. I have not received my April 15 order yet, and your cute card makes me even more anxious to receive it. Just so cute!

Rebecca said...

Very cute card! Love the froggy.

Keva said...

So cute! I really like the way you impressed the "water". Neat card and I bet your nephew will love it!

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

What a super sweet boy's card! Love your design, great bg + perfect colors!!!

Karen said...

This is adorable! I love the embossing you did for the water, and the lily pads are wonderful!

Vannessa said...

Fab card! I love how you used the rickrack die to make your waves! Straight into my faves!

I'm Renee said...

Sara...
absolutely fabby!
Love the wave!
And 2 challenges in 1...
score! :)

leish said...

This is such a cute card!! Love the texture of the water, great effect!

christy compton hall said...

I LOVE the way you made the pond! Those are some cute lily pads, and you also hit the MIM challenge by drawing a frame - wow!

Magirk said...

Awesome card! So well done. ;-)

Suzanne said...

Adorable, Sara! I love the froggie, and how you used the rik rak circle from L.L. to add the sentiment. Fab!!!

Sue Lelli said...

Just Adorable! Love the frog and the lily pads and the embossing! Fab card!

Jen Carter said...

So cute! I love the polka dot background for the water...such a fun idea!

Cathy Weber said...

You did such a great job on this card, I love, love, love that embossing folder you used. It works absolutely perfectly with this little frog. Nice job drawing that frame too!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So cute Sara! Love the frog and embossed BG! Great job!

Terri said...

Very cute. Love your use of the embossing folder for the water and the frame is a great touch too.

Tracey McNeely said...

Such a fun card Sara!

Christina said...

That little frog is too cute! I love the embossed "water" you added. Your nephew will love it!

Teresa said...

awsome card. love the texture and so cool you got both challenges in.

Lorraine said...

What a fun masculine card! Your nephew will love it! Your card also matches the blog hop masculine theme!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is so CUTE! Love the extra dimension the embossing adds!

Chris Simon said...

Wonderful card for a boy! I love the color combination and the use of the embossing folder.

Ted said...

Sara, this is an awesome card, especially how the water divides the card so nicely. :)

Stephanie said...

Sara.......This is just an awesome card. Love the extra lily pads....I would have never thought of that! I think your nephew will love it.

Kristii said...

Way cute!!!! I love the frog the embossed lily pad....I just love it all!!!

Lee Anne said...

Ocean Tides and Ripe Avocado go perfectly together! This is a great card!

Ohhh Snap said...

Such a cute card! TFS :D

Kristin said...

oh I *love* this card. GREAT job!

Silke Ledlow said...

Super cute card Sara! The froggy is darlin'! Hugs ~S~

Amy said...

This is adorable!!! I love that froggy....maybe it needs to jump into my cart after all! :)