Saturday, February 23, 2008

Hoppy Day

German Phrase of the Day: Alles gut zum Geburtstag! = Happy Birthday (or literally, all is good with birthday) Nope, not anyone's bday just yet...altho I think I know of one coming up VERY soon...right Rach??

When I got my package of design team materials from GinaK, she had included this adorable little tin. I had been saving it for something fun and frivolous, and I was recently inspired looking at some of the projects Melanie has posted over on her blog using the Hoppy animals. So...I went with it.

For the outside of the tin, I covered it with some fabulous Bo Bunny paper I picked up in the Pretties Boutique (I told you all I had a good mail day on Thursday!!) and then wrapped a strip of Bazzill textured cs to make a belly band. I colored my tag from the Bling & Dazzle Plastic Tag Assortment with some Regal Rose craft ink. I heat set that carefully, then stamped the Happy Birthday! from Tag You're It, the latest one free with 3 set using Palette Noir ink. I attached it with some celery organdy ribbon. Now, when you slide this belly band off, you can open the tin...and that's when the fun begins.

Meet Minnesota P. Frog, Michigan J. Frog's delightful dance partner (remember...he's the WB's singing frog!) Isn't she adorable? I really love her pink parasol. I stamped the frog and umbrella from Just so Hoppy with Palette Noir onto Stamper's Select White cs, and watercolored her with certainly celery ink and an aquapainter (her umbrella was watercolored with watercolor crayons and the aquapainter) I cut her out, used a "flower stem" colored black with craft ink for the umbrella handle, and attached her to the lid with a strip of paper (I lined the lid and bottom with some more of that yummy bazzill textured cs.) It's so cute because she just pops up when you open the tin. There's still space in the bottom to place a gift card for that special someone. Now to decide who is worthy of this adorable tin...hmmmm.

Hope you all have a Hoppy Day! lol.

Supplies: (all supplies are SU! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Just so Hoppy by GinaK,
CS: Stamper's Select White, Bazzill textured green, Bo Bunny striped paper

Ink: Palette Noir, Certainly Celery, Regal Rose craft

Acc: Bling and Dazzle plastic assorted tags, organdy celery ribbon, small hinged tin



  1. How adorable Jana!! What a great little tin - so cute!! :)

  2. ME! PICK ME!! :)
    This is amazing, I'd been thinking it owuld be cute to try to do some kind of pop up with my animals but hadn't had time yet to figure out how to make it work! This is so inspired, and I love that you put it in a box you made a little toy beyond just a pop up card!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!

  3. This tin deserves a HUGE WOW!! I will certainly try my hand a this.
    You have such wonderful ideas.

  4. that is precious! I have saved altoid tins and now I'm going to have to do this!! tfs!

  5. Love the tin and love your new pic too!

  6. HI Jana, love your new heades and the pic of you is very nice as well. The phrase of the day is it is my birthday tomorrow and we are having a parts on the SSCS florum if you want to play go here: ....and as alwasy I love your stuff! That frog in the tin is so darn cute!


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