Saturday, September 16, 2017

Stampendous Tutu Toad - Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside /Cricut CTMH Artfully Sent Pop Ups

This delightful little Tutu Toad from Stampendous has been staring at me everyday for five years from the shelf above my working desk and says, "please let me make someone smile today."  This week I finally had the opportunity to make her wish come true. My friend is recuperating from knee replacement surgery and I think this googly-eyed tiny dancer might be just the encouragement she needs to get her tip toeing through the tulips again soon.  Or at least doing some arabesques in rehab.  In my first attempt at this Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside scene, I created the pop up inside my card but I found my tulips were too floppy and I didn't like the way the pop up looked.  So I aborted my original plan, as I do so often, and created my scene on the front of my card sans the pop up.  I think my little lady and flowers are much sturdier raised with pop dots on this flatter surface.

I still had a vision of a cute pop up inside my card.  I discovered this perfect get well pop up on the Close to My Heart Artfully Sent Cartridge in Cricut Design Space. There's just enough space for me to write my "tip toe through the tulips" note.  Sometimes the best laid plans are replaced by even better ones.

Thanks for visiting.
Go forth and be fabulous.

Playing along with:
        Sheepski Designs
        Scrapy Land Challenge
        Always Fun Challenges
        Retro Rubber - 2012 Stamp


  1. This is a pure delight, Nancy! I have - and love - this very stamp. Even tough I'm purging wood stamps, I can't seem to let go of her. Love this festive background you provided. Hope to see you soon!

    1. Thanks, Maureen. I know, there's just something about this little froggy that's fun and appealing. Maybe it's the tutu.😁 I will be at the Friday Sandy class this month. Hope to see you there!

    2. See you there! Thanks for the inspiration to use this stamp - I gave you full credit on my blog.

    3. Thanks for the sweet shout out on your blog, Maureen. I love your darling froggy card. I can't figure out how to comment on it, though. We'll discuss it at our next Sandy class. See you there!💚

  2. I just love your card Nancy. The frog is adorable and love how the inside pops up. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at The Rubber Buggy and can't wait to see what you share with us soon. Nancy Hill, The Rubber Buggy Design Team.

  3. Fab card, I love the cute little scene you have made and the added surprise of the pop up in the center

  4. what a funny frog :) , great card
    thanks for joining us at SheepSki Designs Challenges. i hope you'll join us again :)
    DT heike :)

  5. Love the Toad!! I think that your friend will love it too, so glad that you finally got to use him to play along with our challenge. The inside was a great surprise, love a pop up. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

  6. Too cute! This is sure to make your friend smile, the adorable front as well as the pop-up when it's opened - what's not to love! Thank you for sharing your card with us at Retro Rubber and hope you will join us again soon.

  7. I love the colors of your card, the image and the overall design! What a fun, happy card. Thank you for sharing your wonderful project at Fab'n'Funky challenge. Good luck. Neva

  8. OMG that is too cute.. amazing details with landscrape... thanks for joining us at The Rubber Buggy

  9. Oh WOW!! this card is amazing, love all the beautiful details on the front and inside.
    The little froggy is beyond adorable, I'm sure your friend will be dancing around in not time, what a fabulous card.
    Thank you for sharing with us at RETRO RUBBER, I hope you play again next time.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  10. Tutu Toad is definitely saying "thank you" for sharing me with your friend. This card is delightful and will bring a huge smile to her face! Love the stitched patterns and the row of tulips. Thanks so much for sharing your sweet card with Retro Rubber this week. Hope to see you in our gallery often, Nancy!!

  11. LOL!! Love the image and the scene you've created is fab. thanks for joining us at SheepSki Designs this time, good luck
    Andrea x

  12. What a Gorgeous Fun Card and love the pop-up inside I always love to see the middles. Thankyou for joining us at The Rubber Buggy and the best of luck.

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