Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – SAB Lots of Lavender

At last week’s Card & Cuppa class I reached for one of my favourite stamp sets from SAB – Lots of Lavender.

However, we didn’t use the lavender stamps, but the gorgeous roses instead.

Stampin' Up! Lots of Lavender with HIPPOFROG Designs

For this soft and pretty card, I used Very Vanilla, Peekaboo Peach and Pear Pizzazz, with Smoky Slate for the outline and sentiment stamping.

The leaves create a pretty background with the lace doily effect mirrored with the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch. A length of Very Vanilla Baker’s Twine helps to pull the colours together.

There is also Wink of Stella on the flowers to give a bit of subtle sparkle.

What is your favourite SAB product?

Book your place by 18:00 the day before to join us for a Card & Cuppa session.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies used, click on the images below to go to my online store. Remember to use the Hostess Code if you are placing an order.

You can also join my team here.

Lots Of Lavender Photopolymer Stamp SetPetal Palette Clear-Mount Stamp SetVery Vanilla A4 CardstockDecorative Ribbon Border PunchBanner Triple Punch2-1/4" (5.7 Cm) Circle Punch2" (5.1 Cm) Circle PunchPeekaboo Peach A4 CardstockPeekaboo Peach Classic Stampin' PadPear Pizzazz A4 CardstockPear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' PadCalypso Coral Classic Stampin' PadSmoky Slate Classic Stampin' PadDelicate White DoiliesVery Vanilla Solid Baker's TwineClear Wink Of Stella Glitter BrushSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

New SAB

If you received my newsletter yesterday, you will know that there are brand new SAB products available.

These products include a stamp sets, DSP and a bundle with an Embossing Folder.  Click on the picture below to take you to a downloadable PDF.

Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration 2nd Release

All Level 1 items in this new release and the original release are available to earn for FREE with every £45 worth of products purchased (before P&P) – one item for every £45. Look out for Level 2 items that are available to earn with every £90 too.

Sale-a-Bration runs until 31st March and products are available while stocks last, so make sure you don’t miss out.

If you aren’t on my mailing list then click here to make sure you receive the next one.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

To get your hands on any of the SAB items, click on the images below to go to my online store. Remember to use the Hostess Code if you are placing an order.

You can also join my team here.

Eclectic Expressions Wood-Mount Stamp SetEclectic Expressions Clear-Mount Stamp SetSpringtime Foils Specialty Designer Series PaperBlossoming Basket Wood-Mount BundleBlossoming Basket Clear-Mount Bundle

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Beautiful Peacock

At last week’s Card & Cuppa classes we made this beautiful peacock card using the stamp set of the same name.

Beautiful Peacock from Stampin' Up!

This is a FREE SAB Stamp Set that is available until the end of March (while stocks last).

With a stamp set like this, the combination of Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo, Emerald Envy and Night of Navy works well.

The pretty flourish creates a stunning background with the flowers stamped along it.  After stampin the beautiful peacock, we cut it out using the 2″ Punch and added a Starburst Punch and 2 1/4″ Punch layer.

I chose the Island Indigo Ombre Ribbon to pull the project together with Pearls as an extra touch of glamour.

‘Today is all about You’ is a lovely sentiment that is a fabulous to make someone feel extra special.

Don’t miss out on getting your hands on the SAB items.

Join us for a future Card & Cuppa session by booking your place by 18:00 the day before.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies used, click on the images below to go to my online store. Remember to use the Hostess Code if you are placing an order.

You can also join my team here.

Beautiful Peacock Photopolymer Stamp SetWhisper White A4 CardstockBermuda Bay A4 CardstockBermuda Bay Classic Stampin' PadIsland Indigo A4 CardstockIsland Indigo Classic Stampin' PadNight Of Navy Classic Stampin' PadEmerald Envy Classic Stampin' PadPearl Basic JewelsIsland Indigo 1/4" Ombre RibbonClassic Label PunchStarburst Punch2-1/4" (5.7 Cm) Circle Punch2" (5.1 Cm) Circle PunchSnail AdhesiveStampin' DimensionalsMini Stampin' Dimensionals

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Amazing You

At last week’s Card & Cuppa I reached for one of the FREE Sale-a-Bration Stamp Sets – Amazing You.

Here is the project.

Amazing You from Stampin' Up!

All of the stamping is in Smoky Slate, with co-ordinating cardstock and ribbon. This is because every attendee used Watercolor Pencils of their choice to colour their flower. The Smoky Slate background, along with the Thick Whisper White base card work with any colour of flower.

Tone-on-tone stamping onto the Smoky Slate background adds a bit more detail, before adding the ribbon and sentiment. This versatile sentiment will be useful for a number of occasions and is framed here using the Leaf Punch and Pretty Label Punch.  A Clear Faceted Gem adds a touch of sparkle as a finishing touch.

Which colour would you have coloured your flower?

Don’t forget to take advantage of the fabulous SAB offers. Why not join in the fun and book your place for future classes?

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies used, click on the images below to go to my online store. Remember to use the Hostess Code if you are placing an order.

You can also join my team here.

Amazing You Clear-Mount Stamp SetWhisper White A4 CardstockSmoky Slate A4 CardstockSmoky Slate Classic Stampin' PadSmoky Slate 1/2" Gingham RibbonWhisper White A4 Thick CardstockPretty Label PunchLeaf PunchWatercolor PencilsBlender PensClear Faceted GemsSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Lovely Wishes

I’m a fan of the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The brand new Lovely Wishes Stamp Set in the Spring/Summer Catalogue reminds me of his work.

So, last week’s Card & Cuppa project was my nod to his designs.

Stampin' Up! Lovely Wishes with Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs

It’s a project with precise image placement, not like me at all! The first trick is to mark where the centre circle goes to help line up the leaves stamped in Basic Gray.

Once they are in place, it’s just a matter of using the infill stamps to colour the leaves and flowers.

The fabulous sentiment sits on a matching layer before and a strip of gorgeous Whisper White Organza Ribbon.

A final touch is a couple of small flowers using the Tree Builder Punch which are adorned with Pearls.

If you’d like to join us at Card & Cuppa, make sure you book your place by 18:00 the day before.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies used, click on the images below to go to my online store. Remember to use the Hostess Code if you are placing an order.

You can also join my team here.

Lovely Wishes Photopolymer Stamp SetWhisper White A4 CardstockBasic Gray Archival Stampin’ PadWild Wasabi A4 CardstockWild Wasabi Classic Stampin' PadRose Red A4 CardstockRose Red Classic Stampin' PadWhisper White 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Organza Ribbon1-3/4" (4.4 Cm) Circle Punch1-1/2" (3.8 Cm) Circle PunchTree Builder PunchPearl Basic JewelsSnail AdhesiveStampin' DimensionalsMini Glue Dots

Being Classy

If you are enjoying the new Spring/Summer Catalogue and the SAB FREE items, then you’ll love my latest batch of classes.

February is the turn of a lovely Memories and More Card Pack. Click on the picture for more information on this class.

Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack from Stampin' Up!

March brings a full day of fun on a Saturday with our Delightful Daisy Day. Make a home decor project and some cards. Not only will you receive a fabulous goodie bag, you can also choose a FREE SAB item too. Click on the picture for more information.

Paper Daisies from Stampin' Up!

There’s a Stamp-a-Stack in March too where you can make 10 cards. Click for more information.

The brand new Waterfront Stamp Set gets a class to itself at the end of March. Click on the picture for more information.

Stampin' Up! Waterfront Stamp Set

If you’re interested in being classy over the next few months then make sure you book your places by the closing dates (normally 3 weeks before each class).

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any current products, head to my 24/7 online store. Remember to use the Hostess Code if you are placing an order.

You can also join my team here.

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Bubble Over

For our second Card & Cuppa session of the year, I decided to design a card with a more masculine feel.

Stampin' Up! Bubble Over with HIPPOFROG Designs

This is the Bubble Over Stamp Set from the new Spring/Summer Catalogue.  It has matching dies too.

My inspiration for this project was from a bottle of beer my husband was drinking.  So, I stamped the smaller bottles in the background and the larger one separately which I then cut out.

Next I stamped the bubbles in the background.  The bubble stamp has a popped bubble on it but I decided not to ink that part of the stamp up each time as I wanted full bubbles.

The sentiment bottle label is great fun and I used the same colours for the stars, by stamping the star image first and then overstamping with the bottle label shape.

Strips of Baker’s Twine in Whisper White and Crushed Curry add an extra touch before attaching the bottle at the front.

One of the great things about Bubble Over is the co-ordinating FREE SAB DSP available during Sale-A-Bration.

If you’d like to join us for a Card & Cuppa session, book your place by 18:00 the day before.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies used, click on the images below to go to my online store. Remember to use the Hostess Code if you are placing an order.

You can also join my team here.

Bubble Over Photopolymer Stamp SetCherry Cobbler A4 CardstockCherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' PadCrushed Curry A4 CardstockCrushed Curry Classic Stampin' PadEarly Espresso Classic Stampin' PadWhisper White A4 CardstockCrushed Curry Solid Baker’S TwineWhisper White Solid Baker's Twine3/4" (1.9 Cm) Circle PunchSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

Picture Perfect Birthday

It was the Birthday of one of my regular class attendees this week so a card was definitely in order.

I reached for the perfect Birthday stamp set from the new Spring/Summer Catalogue, Picture Perfect Birthday.

Stampin' Up! Picture Perfect Birthday with HIPPOFROG Designs

The dotty background is from a Memories & More Card Pack.  I’m running a class on making cards using these card packs at the end of February.

It’s quite a clean and simple design as I wanted the strips of ribbon to make the project look like a wrapped parcel.  The Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set has a lovely 2-step bow and I’ve used it here.

Isn’t the sentiment lovely?  A great size to fit beautifully in the Everyday Label Punch (a carryover item from the Autumn/Winter Catalogue).

My colour inspiration of Berry Burst and Crushed Curry came from the dots on the background, with an added touch of gold in the circle layer and sequin trim.

As it’s a hand-delivered card, there are lots of layers separated with Dimensionals.  For a posted card, I would use fewer dimensionals and stick (excuse the pun!) to SNAIL instead.

There is Wink of Stella on the bow to give it a finishing touch too.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies used, click on the images below to go to my online store. Remember to use the Hostess Code if you are placing an order.

You can also join my team here.

Picture Perfect Birthday Photopolymer Stamp SetColor Theory Card PackWhisper White A4 CardstockBerry Burst A4 CardstockBerry Burst Classic Stampin' PadBerry Burst 1/2" Finely Woven RibbonCrushed Curry A4 CardstockGold Mini Sequin TrimGold Foil SheetsClear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush2-1/4" (5.7 Cm) Circle Punch2" (5.1 Cm) Circle Punch1-3/4" (4.4 Cm) Circle PunchSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

Happy Mail Cards

If you’re in the UK and I have your address on my mailing list, one of these should have fallen into your hands.

Stampin' Up! SAB Lots of Lavender

It’s the card to accompany the new Spring/Summer Catalogue and SAB Brochure happy mail. The card uses the fabulous Lots of Lavender SAB Stamp Set and Picture Perfect Birthday for the sentiment.

Lots of Lavender is perfect for making a lot of cards really quickly.  It’s especially quick if you use the stamps designed to colour the images as I’ve done here.

For this project I stamped onto a Crumb Cake background in Early Espresso and used Sweet Sugarplum for the lavender.  Wild Wasabi for the leaves and Pool Party for the bow finished the colouring.

A strip of co-ordinating Sweet Sugarplum Ribbon from the Annual Catalogue and the punched sentiment help to tie the project together.

What is your favourite SAB item so far?

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies used, click on the images below to go to my online store. Remember to use the Hostess Code if you are placing an order.

You can also join my team here.

Lots Of Lavender Photopolymer Stamp SetPicture Perfect Birthday Photopolymer Stamp SetCrumb Cake A4 CardstockEarly Espresso Classic Stampin' PadWild Wasabi A4 CardstockWild Wasabi Classic Stampin' PadPool Party Classic Stampin' PadSweet Sugarplum A4 CardstockSweet Sugarplum Classic Stampin' PadSweet Sugarplum 3/8" Striped Grosgrain RibbonClassic Label PunchSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Petal Passion Suite

It was back to a New Year of Card & Cuppa sessions last week. I just had to share one of my favourite new suites from the Spring/Summer Catalogue with the attendees.

Stampin' Up! Petal Palette

The design uses some of the fabulous black and white Petal Passion DSP from the Petal Passion Suite. We coloured it with Stampin’ Blends to pick out the flowers and leaves.

A zingy Lemon Lime Twist background with leaves and a sentiment are created with the Petal Palette Stamp Set.

A strip of the gorgeous new Whisper White Organza Ribbon tied in a pretty knot and Rhinestones add the finishing touches.

Don’t forget that for every £45 you spend (before P&P) before 31st March 2018, you can choose a FREE item from the Sale-a-Bration brochure.

If you’d like to join us for a Card & Cuppa session then book your place by 18:00 the night before.  Details of all of my classes can be found HERE.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies used, click on the images below to go to my online store. Remember to use the Hostess Code if you are placing an order.

You can also join my team here.

Petal Palette Clear-Mount Stamp SetPetal Passion Designer Series PaperWhisper White 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Organza RibbonDaffodil Delight Stampin' Blends Markers Combo PackOld Olive Stampin' Blends Markers Combo PackPink Pirouette Stampin' Blends Markers Combo PackLemon Lime Twist A4 CardstockLemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin' PadWhisper White A4 Thick CardstockRhinestone Basic JewelsSnail Adhesive