A Jumping Frog For Just Add Ink

by Joanne James19. March 2019 10:00

It's Tuesday and I have another animal card for you - actually the first one that I created out of the three I've shared with you in the last few days! This is my main card for this week's challenge over at Just Add Ink where the lovely ladies are all about the letter 'J' :


I am also using Julee's Mojo Monday sketch layout and the colours over at As You See It for my card today.

I love these letter challenges from the JAI team as they really challenge the old grey matter! When having my personal brainstorm of things beginning with J, just like a number of the DT members I immediately thought of the 'Jar of Love' stamp set and 'jigsaw' (check out Lou Kitzlemann's fabulous take on this theme via the link above). I did go with their 'joey' suggestion yesterday, but also came up with a few more of my own (journalling, joined, just because and Joanne to name but a few!) I decided to go with my favourite though, which was 'jumping' and decided it was a great opportunity for a fun interactive card using my free Sale-A-Bration stamp set 'So Hoppy Together' - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

J is For Jumping - So whilst the interactive element is not immediately obvious from the flat lay of my photo, my frog is definitely jumping! I've used the frog that is actually riding a unicycle on the stamp, having selectively masked off the unicycle before stamping (I know, I could have just cut my stamp in half and lots of demo friends have, but I just couldn't bring myself to do it!!) Hop Around Framelits Dies to cut him out easily. I coloured him in Granny Apple Green Blends and then attached him to my card with a spring to give him a wobble so that he really way jumping for joy - you can see that in the short video clip below that I shared on my Facebook page today:

The spring simply attaches to the back of the frog with tape, with the other end pushed through the sentiment circle and secured in place on the reverse. Such fun!

Hop To It - I paired my frog with a piece of the Animal Expedition designer series paper that featured frogs on branches as I thought he would make the perfect friend for my jumping frog. I cut my paper carefully to make sure that my frog was both looking in the right direction and positioned in the centre of my square to compliment the overall layout. 

A Creative Sentiment - There are some great additional sentiments in the limited edition 'More Than Words' stamp set that is available this month that co-ordinate with the 'So happy together' frog set, including one that says "leaping for joy is easy to do" - I needed mine to say 'jumping for joy' though to truly fit with the 'J' theme, so I masked out the word 'leaping' and replaced it with 'JUMPING' which features on another stamp in this set, stamping my main sentiment in Soft Suede and my 'JUMPING' in Shaded Spruce for emphasis. The sentiment resolves with the other half on the inside of the card, which I decorated with another jumping frog:

I'm not sure whether it was my excitement at finding my 'J' solution or the fact that this card has a really simple interactive element, but this is one of those cards that is pure fun and I just couldn't wait to share with you! 

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your day. I have a busy day at my desk and am out visiting the lovely Jane and her crafty friends for a Stampin' Up! party this evening, so mine will be a long but productive one! I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.


Comments (6) -

Kim Badelt
Kim BadeltAustralia
3/19/2019 10:44:41 AM #

Love your jumping take on the J challenge Joanne, so fun! The fact that your happy frog moves really is a great tie into the challenge and your sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink again this week. Kim

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
3/19/2019 8:14:01 PM #

What a great card! I've never seen a spring used like that before but it really makes a wow. I love the way you've used the challenge colours, Joanne. I think the frog on the envelope is perfect. Thank you for joining us again at As You See It Challenge.

Julee Tilman
Julee TilmanUnited States
3/20/2019 5:21:32 AM #

Such a darling card. So glad you could join me for Mojo Monday.

Lou Kitzelman
Lou KitzelmanAustralia
3/20/2019 9:35:50 PM #

Another fab entry Joanne. I love that jolly jiggling jumper! So fun and I find them a stress release! Thanks for joining in twice this week with 2 superb cards. x

Heather Cooper
Heather CooperCanada
3/21/2019 4:27:09 AM #

That clever little frog jumping for joy is so creative, Joanne! Great use of the Challenge colours! Wasn't it Kermit the Frog who sang, "It's not easy being green!"? Well, you just made it look good! Thanks for joining us as As You See It Challenges.

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
3/27/2019 4:27:11 PM #

Oh my goodness, this is adorable!  What a fun interactive card, especially using a FROG!!! Perfect use of our colors too!  I can think of lots of images this little wiggly thing would work with!  Clever!  Thanks for sharing this with us at the AYSI challenge this week!

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