Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Inspired by the New Annual Catalogue

At last week’s Card & Cuppa Class, I took inspiration from a project in the new Annual Catalogue.

A base colour combination of Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Basic White is the perfect canvas for the splash of colour from the leaves.

Using the Layering Leaves Stamp Set, the background was stamped with the ‘splats’ image in Crumb Cake.

Then, leaves were stamped in Crumb Cake and punched out with the coordinating Bough Punch. They were then coloured in using the Watercolor Pencils.

Next, the second shape on the punch was cut out in Basic White cardstock.

All of the leaves were then layered together on the background.

Early Espresso is used to stamp the sentiment and is cut out using the 1 3/4″ Circle Punch from the Online Exclusives range.

A length of Essentials Baker’s Twine in coordinating Crumb Cake is then looped to the back of the sentiment.

Finally, the sentiment is raised up over the leaves with Dimensionals.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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LAYERING LEAVES PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)BOUGH PUNCH1-3/4" (4.4 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADEARLY ESPRESSO CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWATERCOLOR PENCILS ASSORTMENT 1WATERCOLOR PENCILS ASSORTMENT 2BAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Bee My Valentine Stamp Set & Punch

Last week’s Card & Cuppa project took inspiration from the outgoing January-April Mini Catalogue.

It uses the Bee My Valentine Stamp Set and coordinating Bee Builder Punch. These items are only available as a discounted Bundle until the end of April.

From the name of the Stamp Set, you may think that it is for February and love, but take a look at how it is used here.

Be sure to check out the Last Chance list to see all of the items that are retiring. These items are only available until the end of April, while stocks last.

My colour combination was taken from the Shiny Sequins in the Online Exclusives range – Melon Mambo, Lemon Lolly, Lemon Lime Twist and Pumpkin Pie.

Using another product from the Online Exclusives, the Basic Embossing Folders, the Lemon Lolly piece was given some texture.

Next, five shapes were cut using the Punch. Four of these were then stamped using the flower and leaf images from the Stamp Set. The final shape was stamped with a sentiment from the Layering Leaves Stamp Set.

A touch of Wink of Stella was added to the flowers for a bit of sparkle.

Two of the shapes were then stuck directly onto the background, with the other three raised up on Dimensionals.

Finally, some coordinating Melon Mambo Shiny Sequins were added for another touch of bling.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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BEE MY VALENTINE PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)BEE BUILDER PUNCHLAYERING LEAVES PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)BASICS 3D EMBOSSING FOLDERSMELON MAMBO CARDSTOCK A4MELON MAMBO CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADLEMON LOLLY A4 CARDSTOCKLEMON LOLLY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADLEMON LIME TWIST CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPUMPKIN PIE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKADHESIVE-BACKED SHINY SEQUINSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Textured Timber Stamp Set

Last week’s Card & Cuppa project used another new product from the Online Exclusives range, the Textured Timber Stamp Set.

To make this card more neutral and suitable for anyone, I chose a colour combination of Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow and Very Vanilla. Old Olive and Garden Green are also used for some of the leaves.

First, the trunk is stamped down the side, along with some second generation ‘splats’ from the Layering Leaves Stamp Set.

On another piece of cardstock, the stump piece is stamped and then cut out by hand.

Both the trunk and stump section were given a touch more life using the brush end of the Light Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blend. By using it on the knots and following along some of the lines, it makes the pieces more realistic.

Leaves, again from the Layering Leaves Stamp Set were stamped onto Mossy Meadow, Garden Green and Old Olive cardstock and punched out.

These were then layered under and through the stump piece.

A sentiment from the Heartfelt Hexagon Stamp Set was then added on top of a length of coordinating Crumb Cake Baker’s Twine, from the Essentials Pack.

This whole stump section was then raised up on Dimensionals.

Finally, some Iridescent Pearls, coloured with the Dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blend are then added.

There are only a few more days to purchase items from the Last Chance List. Items are only available while stocks last, don’t miss out!

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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TEXTURED TIMBER CLING STAMP SETHEARTFELT HEXAGON PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)LAYERING LEAVES PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)BOUGH PUNCHCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMOSSY MEADOW A4 CARDSTOCKMOSSY MEADOW CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADGARDEN GREEN A4 CARDSTOCKOLD OLIVE A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKSTAMPIN' BLENDS CRUMB CAKE COMBO PACKBLENDER PENSBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKIRIDESCENT PEARL BASIC JEWELSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

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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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.

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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!

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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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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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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 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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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

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – In The Moment

Last week’s Card & Cuppa project uses a stamp set I’ve had for while, yet never inked up – In The Moment.

I wanted to create a project with some opportunites to do some colouring using Watercolor Pencils. As the attendees have recently been asking for some different more generic sentiments, this stamp set has just that.

With this class using colouring and everyone being different, I chose neutral Basic White and Gray Granite as accent colours.

It was also the perfect stamp set for me to create a card for a friend who has just completed her final exam (results pending). After studying for many years and taking an exam a quarter, I think it is time for her to finally relax!

First, the image for colouring is stamped in Basic Gray. and punched out using the largest Circle Punch 2 3/8″. It is then coloured using Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen.

Next, it was the turn of the sentiment, also stamped in Basic Gray. Depending on the sentiment used, it was either punched out using the 2″, or the 1 3/4″ Circle Punch from the Online Exclusives range.

Whichever punch hadn’t yet been used was used to cut out a Gray Granite shape for the background.

This circle was stuck onto the Basic White background. It was then run through the Stamp & Emboss Machine with a Basics 3D Embossing Folder to create the textured background. These Embossing Folders can be also be found in the Online Exclusives range.

Lengths of coordinating Baker’s Twine from the Essentials Pack were then added.

Finally, the remaining circles were added. With the image stuck with adhesive and the sentiment raised up on Dimensionals.

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IN THE MOMENT CLING STAMP SET (ENGLISH)BASICS 3D EMBOSSING FOLDERS1-3/4" (4.4 CM) CIRCLE PUNCH2" (5.1 CM) CIRCLE PUNCH2-3/8" (6 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHBASIC GRAY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADGRAY GRANITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWATERCOLOR PENCILS ASSORTMENT 1WATERCOLOR PENCILS ASSORTMENT 2BLENDER PENSBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – More Ladybug Builder Punch

Following on from the previous week’s Card & Cuppa project, last week’s design again used the Ladybug Builder Punch.

I wanted to show how to use the punch in different ways, so created this cute butterfly card. During lockdown, we made this flower project using the punch too.

The main colours are Coastal Cabana and Fresh Freesia, with Basic White, for a happy springtime feel. Both Basic Gray and Smoky Slate are the accent colours.

To begin, a circle was punched out of the Basic White layer using the 2″ Circle Punch from the Online Exclusives range.

Next, the flowers and leaves from the Inked & Tiled Stamp Set are added to the background. These are second generation stamping and a scrap of Grid Paper was used to mask off areas we didn’t want to stamp on.

A sentiment from the Heartfelt Hexagon Stamp Set is then stamped and punched out using the Double Oval Punch. It is given a touch of colour around the edge using a Blending Brush before being stuck to the project.

For the butterfly, a body was cut in Basic Gray and two wings in Basic White, all using the Ladybug Builder Punch.

The wings were coloured using Blending Brushes and ink, with third generation stamping in Smoky Slate using a stamp from the Timeless Arrangements Stamp Set. This created a delicate pattern on the wings.

Before attaching the wings to the body, the body was trimmed at the sides to avoid it overhanging the wings. Glue Dots were used to attach the wings to the body.

A couple of Dimensionals were used to attach the butterfly in the hole. Eyes from the Classic Matte Dots are then added.

Finally, a few Rhinestones are added for a touch of sparkle.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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LADYBUG BUILDER PUNCHHEARTFELT HEXAGON PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)TIMELESS ARRANGEMENTS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)2" (5.1 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHDOUBLE OVAL PUNCHCOASTAL CABANA A4 CARDSTOCKCOASTAL CABANA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADFRESH FREESIA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC GRAY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSMOKY SLATE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKBLENDING BRUSHESSMALL BLENDING BRUSHESCLASSIC MATTE DOTSRHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSGLUE DOTS