Card & Cuppa PLUS – Spring Birthday

Last weekend I held my first Card & Cuppa PLUS class. At these classes, the attendees make 3 projects.

The first project was this card that is perfect for a Spring Birthday.

Spring Birthday. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I chose Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody from the Brights Collection, then toned them down by teaming them with Very Vanilla.

Using the script from the Very Versailles Stamp Set, it is stamped as a background. Colour is then added as a highlight with a Sponge Dauber.

Spring Birthday. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Happy Birthday from the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set is punched and layered as a sentiment. It is biased slightly towards the bottom of the circle to allow room for the flowers.

On a separate piece of cardstock, a Sponge Dauber is used to create three different depth pools of Daffodil Delight. Centres are added to each pool using the SAB Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set, and then punched out using the Small Bloom Punch.

My current favourite ribbon from the Mini Catalogue is coloured using a Dark Mango Melody Stampin’ Blend to co-rdinate with the rest of the project.

Finally, each flower has a Pearl added and is then attached to the sentiment using Glue Dots.

Spring Birthday. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This week’s Card & Cuppa attendees may recognise the design. I love using designs multiple times as just by changing colours or stamp sets, it makes such a difference.

Re-using designs is the purpose of my new BYO Stamps Class. Visit my Class Timetable for full details of this and other classes.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Very Versailles Cling Stamp SetPerennial Birthday Cling-Mount Stamp SetThoughtful Blooms Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)Small Bloom PunchWhisper White 1/4" (6.4 mm) Crinkled Seam Binding RibbonSponge DaubersMango Melody A4 CardstockMango Melody Classic Stampin' PadDaffodil Delight Classic Stampin' PadVery Vanilla A4 CardstockVery Vanilla A4 Thick CardstockMango Melody Dark Stampin' BlendsPearl Basic Jewels2" (5.1 cm) Circle Punch2-1/4" (5.7 cm) Circle PunchSnail AdhesiveMini Glue Dots