Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Hexagons Galore

Last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project consisted of hexagons galore, in a range of sizes and colours.

Hexagons Galore. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My starting point was the Abstract Beauty DSP and the Beautiful Shapes Dies from the Mini Catalogue.

As the DSP has several different colours, I chose to use a Thick Basic White basecard and a Basic Black layer. This gives an almost blank canvas for the different colours of the DSP to work with.

Hexagons Galore. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Each hexagon was arranged on the piece and any overhang cut away.

A swoosh of the Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon then sits behind the sentiment from the Art Gallery Stamp Set. This is also cut out using the Beautiful Shapes Dies.

Finally, clusters of the coordinating Adhesive-Backed Hexagons are placed across the project.

Hexagons Galore. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This is a really quick and simple project and can easily be replicated. The longest part is cutting out the pieces and deciding which side of the DSP to use and where you want the shapes to go!

While none of the items on this project are on the Last Chance list, make sure you don’t miss out getting your hands on other products that are retiring. Only available until 2nd May, while stocks last.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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ABSTRACT BEAUTY 4" X 6" (10.2 X 15.2 CM) SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPERBEAUTIFUL SHAPES DIESART GALLERY PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETBASIC BLACK A4 CARDSTOCKTUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWHITE 1/4" (6.4 MM) CRINKLED SEAM BINDING RIBBONADHESIVE-BACKED HEXAGONSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Abstract Beauty DSP Meets Stampin’ Blends

I’m loving the Abstract Beauty 4″x6″ DSP from the Mini Catalogue.

Abstract Beauty DSP Meets Stampin' Blends. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As one of the pieces has a black and white design, I reached for my Stampin’ Blends to add some colour.

Using Poppy Parade and So Saffron for the flowers, Granny Apple Green and Old Olive for the leaves, and only colouring a few of the pieces, it allows them to really pop.

I’m a fan of the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and I think this is a little nod to his style.

Abstract Beauty DSP Meets Stampin' Blends. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Three pieces of Simply Elegant Trim in Gold are added to coordinate with the Gold foil elements in the DSP.

Next, I took some hexagonal cut outs from the Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack, also in Gold.

These had a sentiment from the Hello Beautiful Stamp Set stuck to them, with the edges cut to meet the hexagonal shape.

Due to the bulk of the Gold Trim, the hexagon and sentiment piece sits over it using Dimensionals.

Abstract Beauty DSP Meets Stampin' Blends. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As well as the current range of colours, make sure you take a look at the new early release skin tone Stampin’ Blends.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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ABSTRACT BEAUTY 4" X 6" (10.2 X 15.2 CM) SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPEREXPRESSIONS IN INK EPHEMERA PACKHELLO BEAUTIFUL PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)STAMPIN' BLENDS GRANNY APPLE GREEN COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' BLENDS OLD OLIVE COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' BLENDS POPPY PARADE COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' BLENDS SO SAFFRON COMBO PACKPOPPY PARADE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKTUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PADSIMPLY ELEGANT TRIMSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Abstract Beauty Thank You Cards

For my recent customers I made these pretty thank you cards.

Abstract Beauty Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

They use items from the Abstract Beauty Suite Collection in the Jan-June Mini Catalogue.

The Suite has lots of products and I’ve used the DSP, Stamp Set and Dies to create this project.

My starting point was the DSP and I chose to use coordinating Blushing Bride and Night of Navy from the sheets as my colours.

Abstract Beauty Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As the DSP does a lot of the work, each card only needs a sentiment and some ribbon to finish.

The Stamp Set and Die Bundle from the collection provide the sentiment and shapes. These are then layered together.

Using a swoosh of the Glittered Organdy Ribbon, carried over from the July-Dec Mini Catalogue, helps to coordinate with the gold foil pieces on the DSP.

Abstract Beauty Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I love how quick and simple these cards are. Great for making in batches.

Making and sending thank you cards is something I really enjoy, especially for my customers. I make every single one also and send them in a way that allows you to easily reuse it.

Don’t forget to check out the latest Special Offers and place an order to receive a card too.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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HELLO BEAUTIFUL BUNDLE (ENGLISH)ABSTRACT BEAUTY 4" X 6" (10.2 X 15.2 CM) SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPERBLUSHING BRIDE A4 CARDSTOCKNIGHT OF NAVY A4 CARDSTOCKNIGHT OF NAVY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKWHITE 3/8" (1 CM) GLITTERED ORGANDY RIBBONMINI STAMPIN' CUT & EMBOSS MACHINEMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Abstract Beauty Birthday Card

This Birthday card is another project using products from the NEW Abstract Beauty Suite Collection.

Abstract Beauty Birthday Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This Suite from the new January-June Mini Catalogue is one that I really love.

It is a Suite that is great for creating projects for anyone.

For this project, I used a piece of the DSP from the Suite to coordinate my colours of Just Jade and Blushing Bride.

Abstract Beauty Birthday Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

If this project looks a little like a recent Card & (Your) Cuppa project, that is entirely deliberate. It’s this card that inspired the class project.

I’ve cut out shapes using the Beautiful Shapes Dies and stuck these to the DSP.

A Birthday sentiment and scribble image from the coordinating Hello Beautiful Stamp Set is then raised up on Dimensionals.

Abstract Beauty Birthday Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some of the Adhesive-Backed Hexagons in Just Jade and Blushing Bride, also from the Suite are added.

Don’t forget that if you place an order of £45 or more between now and the end of February 2022, you can earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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ABSTRACT BEAUTY-SUITE COLLECTION (ENGLISH)HELLO BEAUTIFUL BUNDLE (ENGLISH)ABSTRACT BEAUTY 4" X 6" (10.2 X 15.2 CM) SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPERBLUSHING BRIDE A4 CARDSTOCKBLUSHING BRIDE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADJUST JADE A4 CARDSTOCKJUST JADE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKADHESIVE-BACKED HEXAGONSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Abstract Beauty Suite Collection

Last week was our first Card & (Your) Cuppa Class of 2022.

As the January-June Mini Catalogue has just launched, I used some products from the new Abstract Beauty Suite Collection.

Abstract Beauty Suite Collection. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This Suite Collection includes a Stamp Set and Die Bundle, some fabulous 6×4″ DSP, Embellishments, an Ephemera Pack and some cards and envelopes too.

I used a piece of the DSP to choose my colours of Blushing Bride, Balmy Blue and Misty Moonlight, with Basic White.

The shapes are cut from the Beautiful Shapes Dies in the set and are dotted across the project.

Abstract Beauty Suite Collection. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using a sentiment from the Hello Beautiful Stamp Set, this sits on top of some of the shapes.

As I love abstract shapes, this Stamp Set and Die Bundle, along with the DSP fell into my basket as soon as I could order it!

A few gold Metallic Pearls are added as a finishing touch. These coordinate with the gold flecks in the DSP.Abstract Beauty Suite Collection. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Don’t forget that as well as the Mini Catalogue, it is also SAB time. Sale-A-Bration runs until the end of February.

Join me at one of my online classes. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies shown below, head to my Online Store. Items available while stocks last.

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ABSTRACT BEAUTY-SUITE COLLECTION (ENGLISH)HELLO BEAUTIFUL BUNDLE (ENGLISH)ABSTRACT BEAUTY 4" X 6" (10.2 X 15.2 CM) SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPERBLUSHING BRIDE A4 CARDSTOCKBALMY BLUE A4 CARDSTOCKMISTY MOONLIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKMISTY MOONLIGHT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKMETALLIC PEARLSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS