Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – A Very Versatile Project

Last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project was a very versatile card.

Not only was it the Card & (Your) Cuppa project, it was the project for the Card & (Your) Cuppa for Children session, and one of the projects at my Papercrafting: Abstract/Shapes Class too. Plus, I also taught it to a group of WI ladies at their monthly meeting.

Sometimes, you just need a project that is suitable for many different scenarios, this was one of those times. I was ready to teach a version of the project to all who ordered the class kit. All they needed to provide was scissors, adhesive and a paper folder, if they had one.

It was a project where stripes and daisies were the sensible choice.

A Very Versatile Project. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I chose three pinks, Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo and Petal Pink and three purples, Purple Posy, Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather. The leaves and layer are Pear Pizzazz. Daisy shapes are cut using the Medium Daisy Punch and the leaves from the Tulip Builder Punch.

There were two different versions of this project, one with diagonal stripes, and one with straight stripes (pictures of the straight stripes are at the bottom of this post). For each version, the steps were the same.

First, attach the layer to the basecard. Then, add the stripes. Each attendee had 2 stripes in each pink so had to choose which 5 from the 6 to use. The overhang from these was cut off and the white piece stuck down.

A Very Versatile Project. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using a paper folder, the 6 daisy shapes were curled and stuck together to create 3 flowers. They were then glued to a ‘helper’ circle, a punched circle in Whisper White to help put everything together more easily.

The leaves were then added to the back of the circle before the whole piece was stuck to the card.

You don’t have to use a helper piece, but I find it is easier to position the focal section. Plus, if you want to raise the section onto Dimensionals as you can do it as a whole piece.

A Very Versatile Project. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, three Rhinestones complete the look. These can either be across the project or in the centre of the flowers.

If you are popping the Rhinestones around the edge, you can pop the completed helper circle onto Dimensionals. However, if you are using them as flower centres, it’s best not to use Dimensionals as you are likely to incur more postage due to the thickness.

This is a perfect project for any occasion, but you could easily add a sentiment of your choice too.

Do remember that due to Stampin’ Up! rules, I am currently unable to send stamped images to class attendees. The attendees are free to add their own stamping afterwards.

Here are the straight stripe versions.

A Very Versatile Project. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs A Very Versatile Project. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs A Very Versatile Project. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

 

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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