Sunday, January 6, 2019

So Hoppy Together Calendar for PP423

Hello and Happy New Year! I now things have been quiet around here lately. I took some time to just enjoy the holidays and spend time with the ones I love. Now that we are officially into 2019, it’s time to get back on track. 

To start things out, I’m excited to share that we have returned for another fabulous year of challenges over at The Paper Players. This week, Ann is our fabulous hostess with a fun theme challenge: Crazy About Critters. So bust out those dog, cat, frog, penguin, unicorn, llama stamps….ok, basically any animal will do. Have fun! 
I have been making calendars to send to my customers to send along with their new Occasions/Sale-A-Bration catalogs. I wanted to make a few more to send out to some friends and this week’s theme was all the inspiration I needed. 
Since I know y’all are going to ask, HERE IS THE LINK to the site where I purchased the calendars. For my “critter” I decided to use one of the frogs in the So Hoppy Together stamp set. This set is available for FREE during Stampin’ Up’s Sale-A-Bration with a qualifying order. You can find more info about Sale-A-Bration by clicking HERE. 

I was super excited to break out my Stampin’ Blends for this little guy. So excited that I forgot to color in his eyelids. YIKES! You probably wouldn’t know that if I didn’t mention it, but now that I did, you can’t miss it, right? Sigh. I’ve listed all of the supplies I’ve used below, but if you have any questions, please send me a message. 
So, let’s talk about how this came together. I’ll list all of the measurements below. You start out with a 4-1/4” x 11” card base, scored at 5-1/2”. Inside the card base you add a 4” x 4” piece of cardstock, scored at 1/2”, 2” and 3-1/2”. The photo above illustrates how to fold and adhere it inside the card base to create an “easel” to keep the calendar propped-up. It helps with the weight of the calendar to keep the card upright. Shout-out to my awesome friend and upline Erica for this tip. :)

Card Measurements: 

  • Melon Mambo Card Base - 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • Melon Mambo (inside of card) - 4”x 4”, scored at 1/2”. 2” and 3-1/2”
  • Whisper White (embossed) -  4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Melon Mambo (behind DSP) -  2-3/4” x 5-1/4” 
  • How Sweet It Is DSP - 2-1/2” x 5-1/4” 

I sure hope you will “hop” on over to The Paper Players this week and join us for our first challenge of 2019! You can link up your creation until Friday January 11, 2019 at Noon PST. Please stop by and share some love with the Design Team this week. We are SO EXCITED to welcome Su and Wanda as our new Guest Designers. I’m looking forward to stamping alongside these amazing gals in the coming months. 

The Paper Players Design Team

If you have ordered from me in the past 6 months (and are not a demonstrator) your catalogs have been mailed out and should have arrived in your mailbox by the time of this post. If you have not received them, PLEASE send me an email at: 

Thanks for visiting today! Big hugs! 

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  1. Absolutely love your adorable calendar page! What a great customer gift!

  2. This is just as cute as can be Anne Marie! Wishing you a Happy New Year!!

  3. Love your cute frog calendar Anne Marie - such a nice idea to mail out to customers, I might have to 'borrow' this next year! I love the frog with that dotty paper and sparkly pink heart - it's all fun and celebration! And no, I wouldn't have noticed the eyelids unless you'd mentioned it! Happy new year wishes to you!

  4. Oh my gosh, Anne Marie! This is the cutest calendar ever! Love the sparkle heart and this adorable image! As always, you have hit it out of the park!

  5. Your calendar is adorable! What a fun idea!

  6. This is adorable, and what an AWESOME gift for your customers!!! I didn't think this little frog would appeal to me, but he's growing on me! I might have to try some of these calendars myself!

  7. Anne Marie, this is such a wonderful little gift! I love the bright, gorgeous colors and the little frog is just too cute! Happy New Year, My Friend! Wishing you every happiness in 2019!!! XXX

  8. Anne Marie, I love this calendar. Your little frog with his heart is wonderful. I agree with Claire, the bright colors are perfect, too. Fabulous project


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