Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Pets & More Stamp Set

Last week’s Card & Cuppa project used the new Pets & More Stamp Set from the Online Exclusives range.

A lot of my attendees are animal fans, particularly dogs, and they also enjoy colouring, so this project ticked both of those boxes.

My colour combination was Pecan Pie, Cajun Craze and Daffodil Delight, along with Basic White.

As the Pets & More Stamp Set is image only, a sentiment from the Heartfelt Hexagon Stamp Set was the first thing to stamp.

We then masked off the top section to allow for the bowls, paw prints and tennis balls to be stamped. This creates a ‘fake DSP’ look at the bottom of the layer.

As this stamp set is from the ‘Reversibles’ range, it gives you twice the number of stamps, with the ‘normal’ outline and a full solid image using the reverse.

The dog was stamped onto a separate piece and punched out using the 2″ Circle Punch, another item from the Online Exclusives range.

Watercolor Pencils were the used to colour the dog, with a Blender Pen to help finesse the colouring.

The dog was then layered onto 2 3/8″ Circle.

To cover the masking line, a length of Gold Trim from the Gold & Silver Trim Combo Pack is added. This is also an Online Exclusives item.

Dimensionals are then used to raise the dog up over the Trim.

Finally, the tag is given a touch of coordinating bling from the  Neutrals Adhesive Backed Sequins.

This is a great card for the animal lover in your life.

Don’t forget that you only have until the end of April to take advantage of the offers on the Last Chance Products list. Retiring items from the Annual Catalogue and January-April Mini Catalogue are only available while stocks last, so don’t miss out!

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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PETS & MORE PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETHEARTFELT HEXAGON PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)2" (5.1 CM) CIRCLE PUNCH2-3/8" (6 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHPECAN PIE A4 CARDSTOCKPECAN PIE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCAJUN CRAZE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADDAFFODIL DELIGHT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWATERCOLOR PENCILS ASSORTMENT 1WATERCOLOR PENCILS ASSORTMENT 2BLENDER PENSGOLD & SILVER 1/8" (3.2 MM) TRIM COMBO PACKNEUTRALS ADHESIVE-BACKED SEQUINSSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Saying Farewell to 2023-2024 Products

Due to the Easter Bank Holiday, there wasn’t a Card & Cuppa session last week.

So, today I’ve decided to share six projects from the 2023-2024 Annual Catalogue that use some of the products leaving us at the end of the month.

Click on each picture to be taken to the blog post for that project.
 
Gorgeously Made Stamp Set & Dies, Little Monkey Stamp Set & Punch  
Artistically Inked Stamp Set & Dies, Nature’s Prints Stamp Set & Dies   You Decide Your Biggest Wish. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs
Quiet Meadow Stamp Set & Dies, Biggest Wish Stamp Set.

Click here to see the Last Chance Products Lists from the Annual Catalogue and January-April Mini Catalogue.

As items are only available while stocks last, check stock availability at my Online Store. The discounts go live tomorrow and will sell out very quickly, so don’t delay ordering!

Why not join me at one of my classes, head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs
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GORGEOUSLY MADE CLING STAMP SET (ENGLISH)GORGEOUSLY MADE DIESLITTLE MONKEY PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)LITTLE MONKEY BUILDER PUNCHARTISTICALLY INKED CLING STAMP SETARTISTIC DIESNATURE'S PRINTS CLING STAMP SET (ENGLISH)NATURAL PRINTS DIESQUIET MEADOW CLING STAMP SETMEADOW DIESBIGGEST WISH PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Celebrate with Cheerful Daisies

Last week’s Card & Cuppa project was a little bit different to my usual style.

For this project, I used the Cheerful Daisies Stamp Set with White Ink to create this pretty project.

I used both Crumb Cake and Copper Clay for the brown tones, plus Daffodil Delight for the daisy centres.

Using White Ink requires a slightly different thought process to the stamping. You need to ensure that you stamp the white first to avoid cross contamination with other colours. Also, as it is a pigment ink, the pad feels slightly ‘sticky’ to stamp with, but you quickly get used to that.

Once the daisies were stamped onto the background, plus one onto a separate piece, the centres were then added. They were given gentle taps of Wink of Stella in the centre for some sparkle.

A sentiment from the Softly Said Stamp Set from the Online Exclusives range sits across the separate daisy.

Stamping onto Crumb Cake with pigment ink meant the images became brighter as they dried. They looked rather dull to begin with.

The sentiment is punched out using the Modern Oval Punch. Plus another oval from Copper Clay to create the layer.

This layer is made by cutting the shape in half and sticking each side to the edges.

A length of In Color Jute Trim is looped behind the sentiment, before the whole piece is raised up on Dimensionals.

Finally, some white sequins from the Adhesive-Backed Sequins Trio are dotted across the project.

The attendees thought this design would also look good on Basic Black cardstock. I may have to try it out. Watch this space!

All of the items used in this project will be carrying over to the new Catalogue in May. If you want to see the retiring items, then head to the Last Chance List.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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CHEERFUL DAISIES PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)SOFTLY SAID CLING STAMP SET (ENGLISH)MODERN OVAL PUNCHCOPPER CLAY A4 CARDSTOCKCOPPER CLAY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKUNINKED STAMPIN' PAD & WHISPER WHITE REFILLDAFFODIL DELIGHT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PAD2023–2025 IN COLOR JUTE TRIMADHESIVE-BACKED SEQUINS TRIOWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Pretty Petal Park in Pinks

Last week’s Card & Cuppa project combined the Petal Park Stamp Set and coordinating punch with pinks.

My colour combination was Petal Pink and Flirty Flamingo, with Shaded Spruce and Basic White.

For the background, the marbled image from Artistically Inked Stamp Set is stamped in second generation to create a subtle pattern.

Next, the flowers and leaves from the Petal Park Stamp Set are stamped in Flirty Flamingo and Shaded Spruce onto a separate piece of cardstock.

They are coloured using the Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen, with a touch of Wink of Stella in the centre.

These are then cut out using the Petal Park Builder Punch.

Let’s eat cake is from the Hearfelt Hexagon Stamp Set and cut out using the coordinating punch from the Bundle in the Mini Catalogue.

This bundle is on the Last Chance Products list, along with other items I’ve used on this project. If you want to get your hands on these items before they retire, then make sure you check out the list to see what is still available.

All of the leaves and flowers are then stuck to the background.

A length of the Petal Pink Ribbon from the Ribbon Duo Pack creates a swoosh for the sentiment to sit above on Dimensionals.

Finally, some Iridescent Rhinestones provide some bling.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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PETAL PARK PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETPETAL PARK BUILDER PUNCHHEARTFELT HEXAGON BUNDLE (ENGLISH)ARTISTICALLY INKED CLING STAMP SETPETAL PINK A4 CARDSTOCKPETAL PINK CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADFLIRTY FLAMINGO A4 CARDSTOCKFLIRTY FLAMINGO CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSHADED SPRUCE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKWATERCOLOR PENCILS ASSORTMENT 1WATERCOLOR PENCILS ASSORTMENT 2BLENDER PENSRIBBON DUO COMBO PACKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHIRIDESCENT RHINESTONES BASIC JEWELSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Last Chance Products (9th Apr 2024-30 Apr 2024)

From 9th April 2023- 30 Apr 2024, get up to 60% off products from the  Annual Catalogue 2023-2024 and the January-April Mini Catalogue.

The discounts are available from 9th April, but if you want to try and make sure you don’t miss out on your favourite items, then make sure you order NOW.
These items are only available while stocks last, so don’t miss out (some items are already showing online as out of stock).

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Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Of Art & Texture Online Exclusive

Last week’s Card & Cuppa project used a Stamp Set from the Online Exclusives range.

I’d been asked for a card suitable for a man, so chose the Of Art & Texture Stamp Set and the All That Dies to create this design.

I also chose a colour combination of the In Colors of Boho Blue and Pebbled Path, along with Misty Moonlight and Very Vanilla.

First, second generation stamping created the background.

Next, the various shapes were cut out and stamped.

The sentiment is from the Softly Said Stamp Set, another product from the Online Exclusives range.

A length of coordinating Boho Blue ribbon is added to the background piece.

Then, the various shapes are stuck to the project, with the banner edges stuck to the sentiment.

The sentiment piece is raised up on Dimensionals to add some extra depth.

Finally, coordinating In Color Dots in Pebbled Path are dotted across the project.

This design is great to recreate in different colours and for any occasion. It also works up very quickly and easily too. Why not make a few and have some in your card stash, ready to send when needed.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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OF ART & TEXTURE PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETSOFTLY SAID CLING STAMP SET (ENGLISH)ALL THAT DIESBOHO BLUE A4 CARDSTOCKBOHO BLUE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPEBBLED PATH A4 CARDSTOCKPEBBLED PATH CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMISTY MOONLIGHT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKBOHO BLUE 3/8" (1 CM) TEXTURED RIBBON2023–2025 IN COLOR™ DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS