Garden in Bloom for Charity

On Monday I showed you one of the cards from my Charity Card Making Day.

Here is another.

Stampin' Up! Garden in Bloom

This quick and easy card uses the fabulous Garden in Bloom Stamp Set.

The stem and leaves are Wild Wasabi with the petals in Sweet Sugarplum.  An accent colour of Peekaboo Peach creates the centre of the flower.

Happy Birthday from the Thoughtful Banners set with a folded strip of co-ordinating Sweet Sugarplum Striped Ribbon is a finishing touch.

This is another card that could be easily replicated in a whole host of colours.  It would also look fabulous as a set of notecards to give as a gift too.

Which colours would you use?

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Garden In Bloom Photopolymer Stamp SetThoughtful Banners Photopolymer Stamp SetWhisper White A4 CardstockSweet Sugarplum A4 CardstockSweet Sugarplum Classic Stampin' PadPeekaboo Peach Classic Stampin' PadWild Wasabi A4 CardstockWild Wasabi Classic Stampin' PadSweet Sugarplum 3/8" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon1" (2.5 Cm) Circle Punch1-1/4" (3.2 Cm) Circle PunchSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

A Delightful Daisy for Charity

Kalimera!

I’ve just spent 2.5 weeks on the lovely island of Cyprus so don’t have a Card & Cuppa project to show you from last week.

However, I do have a delightful daisy to share with you from last month’s Charity Card Making Day.

Stampin' Up! Daisy Delight

It uses the Touches of Texture Stamp Set for the strip of lace and Jar of Love for the sentiment.  A top tip is to stamp the sentiment first as you can always use the emergency side if needed!

The flower was created by stamping two daisies from the Delightful Daisy Stamp Set and cutting them out with the co-ordinating Daisy Punch.  We then stamped the centre of the flower in a slightly darker shade before sticking them together.

Using a Dimensional to attach the daisy to the notecard was the final step.

This is a really quick and easy card to make.  A batch of these would be a lovely gift for someone.

As I’m back, so is Card & Cuppa.  Make sure you book your place by 18:00 the day before.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Daisy Delight Photopolymer BundleTouches Of Texture Clear-Mount Stamp SetJar Of Love Photopolymer Stamp SetWhisper White Note Cards & EnvelopesWhisper White A4 CardstockSmoky Slate Classic Stampin' PadOld Olive A4 CardstockOld Olive Classic Stampin' PadDaffodil Delight A4 CardstockCrushed Curry Classic Stampin' PadSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

New Home Card

A friend has just moved into a new home so obviously it needed a card to celebrate.

Stampin' Up! Badges & Banners

She’s popped a few pictures of her decorating progress on Facebook so I’ve taken my inspiration from her pink feature wall.

I stamped a background of Melon Mambo and Flirty Flamingo along with Rich Razzleberry accents.  The stamp set for the background is Playful Backgrounds and is one I keep reaching for more and more.  I’ve also used one of the stamps from Timeless Textures for some smaller dots.

The bird in the cage image is from Badges and Banners and I used Stampin’ Write Markers to colour it in once I’d stamped.

As I don’t have a ‘new home’ sentiment, I used the Labeler Alphabet set to make my own.  I love how I can create any sentiment I like with a set like this.

The Decorative Ribbon Border Punch and Silver Foil Card have created the strip behind the sentiment.

I added a strip of thin Silver Ribbon to the top of the cage and then made a cute little bow to match it too.

To finish, Wink of Stella on the bird and some Rhinestones have added the obligatory bling for this sparkly lady.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Badges & Banners Clear-Mount Stamp SetBest Badge PunchPlayful Backgrounds Photopolymer Stamp SetLabeler Alphabet Photopolymer Stamp SetDecorative Ribbon Border PunchTimeless Textures Clear-Mount Stamp SetWhisper White A4 CardstockFlirty Flamingo A4 CardstockFlirty Flamingo Classic Stampin' PadMelon Mambo A4 CardstockMelon Mambo Classic Stampin' PadRich Razzlebberry Classic Stampin' PadSilver Foil SheetsSilver 1/8" (3.2 Mm) Ribbon1-3/8" (3.5 Cm) Circle Punch1-1/2" (3.8 Cm) Circle PunchRhinestone Basic JewelsClear Wink Of Stella Glitter BrushSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

Eclectic Thank you

There’s no Card & Cuppa project to share with you this week so I’m showing you the Thank you cards I sent to my recent customers.

I love making these types of cards and enjoy showing my appreciation to those who support my little business.

The Naturally Eclectic Stamp Set combined with Sweet Sugarplum and Peekaboo Peach flowers and Wild Wasabi leaves.  These are then joined by gold as an accent colour.

The sentiment is from One Big Meaning and is layered onto a shape cut using the brand new Everyday Label Punch from the Autumn/Winter Catalogue.  Strips of Gold Ribbon and a circle of gold add a touch of shine.

Each card is then finished with a handwritten note from me before heading to the post box.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Oh So Eclectic Clear-Mount Stamp SetOne Big Meaning Clear-Mount Stamp SetWhisper White A4 CardstockSweet Sugarplum A4 CardstockSweet Sugarplum Classic Stampin' PadWild Wasabi A4 CardstockWild Wasabi Classic Stampin' PadPeekaboo Peach Classic Stampin' PadGold Foil SheetsGold 1/8" (3.2 Mm) Ribbon1-3/4" (4.4 Cm) Circle Punch2" (5.1 Cm) Circle PunchEveryday Label PunchSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

Butterfly Basics Birthday

Happy World Card Making Day!

One of my regular Card & Cuppa attendees celebrated their Birthday last week so I obviously made them a card.

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Basics

Now, you may see a strange resemblance to this Card & Cuppa project from last week.  This is purely intentional.

I made this Birthday card first and then realised that the attendee wouldn’t be at class that week.  So, I decided to make a similar class project using different colours and stamp sets.  It’s great to be able to change a design really simply like that.

The coloured panel uses Sweet Sugarplum, So Saffron and Pool Party to create soft floral tones.  Butterfly Basics is the set I used for the feature flower and the sentiment is from the really useful Happy Birthday Gorgeous.

A strip of Silver Ribbon behind the sentiment and Wink of Stella to colour the flower are the finishing touches.  It has a really pretty sparkle.

Don’t forget that the World Card Making Day Promotion is running until 10th October.

To join us for one of our classes, book your place using the online booking form.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Butterfly Basics Photopolymer Stamp SetHappy Birthday Gorgeous Photopolymer Stamp SetVery Vanilla A4 CardstockSweet Sugarplum A4 CardstockSweet Sugarplum Classic Stampin' PadSo Saffron A4 CardstockSo Saffron Classic Stampin' PadPool Party Classic Stampin' PadBasic Black Archival Stampin’ PadClear Wink Of Stella Glitter BrushSilver 1/8" (3.2 Mm) RibbonSponge DaubersClassic Label Punch3/4" (1.9 Cm) Circle PunchFast Fuse AdhesiveMini Stampin' Dimensionals

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Buy 3, get 1 FREE…

If you’re a paper lover then you’ll love the latest promotion from Stampin’ Up!

Quite simply, it’s Buy 3, get 1 FREE on selected DSP packs and stacks.

Click on the picture below for more information.

2017 10 DSP Promotion

This offer runs for the whole of October so make grab your favourite papers while you can.

Plus, if FREE paper wasn’t enough, don’t forget that there is another fabulous offer running until 10th October to celebrate World Card Making Day.

Click on the picture below for more information.

2017 WCMDPhew!

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Just Add Color Specialty Designer Series PaperDelightful Daisy Designer Series PaperBirthday Memories Designer Series PaperBe Merry Designer Series PaperPick A Pattern Designer Series PaperCoffee Break Designer Series PaperNaturally Eclectic Designer Series PaperWhole Lot Of Lovely Designer Series PaperPetal Garden Designer Series Paper StackColor Theory Designer Series Paper StackWood Textures Designer Series Paper StackChristmas Around The World Designer Series PaperPainted Autumn Designer Series PaperWhisper White Note Cards & EnvelopesVery Vanilla Note Cards & EnvelopesCoffee Café Photopolymer Stamp SetBrightly Lit Christmas Photopolymer Stamp SetMerry Mistletoe Wood-Mount Stamp SetDaisy Delight Photopolymer Stamp SetOh So Eclectic Wood-Mount Stamp SetLots Of Love Wood-Mount Stamp SetGraceful Garden Wood-Mount Stamp SetJust Add Text Wood-Mount Stamp SetColorful Seasons Photopolymer Stamp SetBirthday Delivery Photopolymer Stamp SetWood Words Wood-Mount Stamp SetPieces & Patterns Wood-Mount Stamp Set

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Colorful Seasons

It’s Monday again which means it must be time to show you last week’s Card & Cuppa project.

The stamp set is one that we haven’t used at class before.

Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons

This is Colorful Seasons and has the most beautiful leaf images that I wanted to use this autumn.  It’s also in the current World Card Making Day Special Offer that runs until 10th October.

I really like how this project has come together with the combination of Very Vanilla and the colours.

Firstly, we stamped the background falling leaves in Sahara Sand across the card.

Next, we used Sponge Daubers to create a pretty Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler and Daffodil Delight autumnal panel.

We then stamped over the panel with the larger skeleton leaves and used Wink of Stella to highlight them.  I’m not sure that you can see the sparkle very well in the picture.

Finally, a length of Baker’s Twine and a sentiment were added to complete the project.

Card & Cuppa is back week commencing 16th October.  To join us at one of our sessions, book your place by 18:00 the day before.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Colorful Seasons Photopolymer Stamp SetBanners For You Photopolymer Stamp SetVery Vanilla A4 Thick CardstockVery Vanilla Solid Baker's TwineVery Vanilla A4 CardstockSahara Sand Classic Stampin' PadDaffodil Delight A4 CardstockDaffodil Delight Classic Stampin' PadOld Olive Classic Stampin' PadCherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad3/4" (1.9 Cm) Circle PunchClassic Label PunchClear Wink Of Stella Glitter BrushBasic Gray Archival Stampin’ PadSponge DaubersSnail AdhesiveMini Stampin' Dimensionals

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A tiny card with a big meaning

As you know, I held a Charity Card Making Day earlier this month in aid of a local Milton Keynes Hospice.

One of the options for the Create, Take and Donate Day was to make 20 cards. This was using the Soft Sayings Kit and then donating 10 of the cards made.

I had a number of ladies who chose to do this, so I made a little card that greeted each of them to say thank you for supporting the day.  It’s a tiny card with a big meaning.

Stampin' Up! Flower Shop

The card is 3×3″ and fits in one of the new 3×3 Envelopes from the Autumn/Winter Catalogue.

I’ve used the Color Theory DSP Stack and co-ordinating cardstock and ink to create the flowers.  There is even room for a bit of bling too!

These cute cards are great to have on hand to send a quick note.  They are also great for making in batches and putting into the new Mini Pizza Boxes as a pretty gift.

Head to my class timetable for details of my next classes and to book your place.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Whisper White 3" X 3" (7.6 X 7.6 Cm) EnvelopesWhisper White A4 Thick CardstockFlower Shop Clear-Mount Stamp SetPansy PunchColor Theory Designer Series Paper StackBerry Burst A4 CardstockBerry Burst Classic Stampin' PadClear Faceted GemsSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

50th Birthday Card in Orange and Black

A few weekends ago, there was surprise 50th Birthday Party for a friend.

As it was a big Birthday, it required a big card.

Stampin' Up! Number of Years

The friend is a BIG fan of Tigger, so orange and black had to be the theme of the card.  Pumpkin Pie and Peekaboo Peach were the oranges I chose.

I used the Number of Years Stamp Set and the co-ordinating Large Numbers Framelits, with the circles cut using the Layering Circles Framelits.  Can you see a slight resemblance to the recent Card & Cuppa project?

Our new Crochet Trim from the Autumn/Winter Catalogue was perfect for softening the edge of the circle.

The centres of the flowers are also embellished with Rhinestones for a pretty finishing touch.  Plus a handmade envelope using the Envelope Punch Board for it too (oops! I didn’t take a picture of that!)

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Number Of Years Photopolymer Stamp SetLarge Numbers Framelits DiesLayering Circle Framelits DiesHappy Birthday Gorgeous Photopolymer Stamp SetWhisper White A4 CardstockBasic Black A4 CardstockBasic Black Archival Stampin’ PadPumpkin Pie A4 CardstockPumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' PadPeekaboo Peach Classic Stampin' PadRhinestone Basic JewelsClassic Label PunchVintage Crochet TrimFast Fuse AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

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Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Number of Years

At last week’s Card & Cuppa class there was one decision that needed to be made by each attendee.  To grunge, or not to grunge…

Stampin' Up! Number of Years

As you can see, there is a bit of a difference depending on your choice.

What is great about this project is that you have to create the crisp and clean stage first.  You then make the decision!

Stampin' Up! Number of Years

We used the Number of Years Stamp Set in Early Espresso and Rose Red to create the flowers and stamped the dots using Crumb Cake.

The Pretty Label and Triple Banner Punches create the sentiment and layer, with Burlap Ribbon behind.

For the grunge effect, it meant scrunching your pristine pieces of stamping to soften the fibres and then using Soft Suede to add the vintage look.  This was with a combination of Sponge Brayer and Sponge Dauber to highlight the creases.

Stampin' Up! Number of Years

The ribbon is a nice neat angle for the non-grunge version with some deliberate fraying for the grunge.

It was interesting to see the final projects as everyone created something completely different.

What would have been your decision?

Card & Cuppa sessions are taking a break for a few weeks but will be back w/c 16th October.  To join us, book your place by 18:00 the day before.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Number Of Years Photopolymer Stamp SetPretty Label PunchBanner Triple PunchVery Vanilla A4 CardstockRose Red A4 CardstockRose Red Classic Stampin' PadEarly Espresso Classic Stampin' PadCrumb Cake Classic Stampin' PadSoft Suede Classic Stampin' PadVery Vanilla A4 Thick Cardstock5/8" (1.6 Cm) Burlap RibbonSponge DaubersSponge BrayersTear & Tape AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals