Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Introducing Petunia Pop

For last week’s Card & Cuppa class, I designed a project using another of the new 2024-2026 In Colors.

Petunia Pop was the colour I chose and I combined it with Old Olive, Petal Pink and Basic White.

All of the stamping was from the Painted Lavender Stamp Set, with pieces cut out using the matching Painted Lavender Dies.

The design is inspired by a project in the now retired previous Jan-April Mini Catalogue.

First, the stems are stamped, with the flowers stamped on top. Another set of flowers are then stamped onto a separate sheet with first and second generation stamping to provide different depths of colour.

These flowers and the additional stems are cut out using the dies and attached to the project.

Butterflies are then added in the corner.

Wink of Stella is dotted onto the flowers and butterflies as needed.

Finally, some sequins from the Adhesive-Backed Sequins Trio are added for a little touch of bling.

As this design is sentiment free, it makes it great for any occasion. You can either leave it as it is, or add a sentiment nearer the time.

If you are a fan of Petunia Pop, here is comparison of it to other current Stampin’ Up! colours.

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Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Introducing Peach Pie

Last week’s Card & Cuppa project used both a new Bundle from the Annual Catalogue and a new In Color too.

For this sentiment free design I was introducing Peach Pie, one of the new In Color Collection for 2024-2026. See the bottom of this post for more details on Peach Pie.

This new orange is teamed with Pecan Pie and Calypso Coral and Very Vanilla for a softer look.

The project also uses the new Flowers of Beauty Bundle (Stamp Set & Dies).

A background is stamped in 2nd and 3rd generation stamping (see my Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques Video here for more details on generational stamping).

Next, the central leaves and flower are stamped and cut out using the coordinating dies. As the flower is two-step stampin’ we used Peach Pie for both parts, stamping off the infill piece to make it lighter. The large leaf is then cut out too.

Using a Blender Pen, the two smaller leaves are given a little bit of colour.

One of the Online Exclusives Circle Punches creates the central piece that all of the cut outs are then attached to.

Coordinating In Color Bordered Ribbon is then added across the centre of the project before the circle with it’s attachments are stuck on with Dimensionals.

Finally, some In Color Shimmer Gems, again in coordinating Peach Pie, add a little touch of sparkle.

As this design is sentiment free, it makes it great for any occasion. You can either leave it as it is, or add a sentiment nearer the time.

If you are a fan of Peach Pie, here is comparison of it to other current Stampin’ Up! colours.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Ladybug Builder and Tropical Leaf Punches

Last week’s Card & Cuppa project was this colourful card.

tt uses both the Ladybug Builder and Tropical Leaf Punches, along with the coordinating Tropical Leaf Stamp Set. The sentiment is from the Hearfelt Hexagon Stamp Set, layered with the Double Oval Punch shapes.

You will find the Tropical Leaf Stamp Set and Punch Bundle in the Online Exclusives range at my Online Store.

For the background, the leaf shape was punched out and used as a mask to create the leaves in Granny Apple Green with a Blending Brush. Veins were then added in the same colour using the coordinating Stamp Set.

A flare of Lemon Lolly adds a touch of extra colour around the leaves.

Memento Ink then provides the black for the sentiment which is stamped and punched out. It’s layered together before being raised up on Dimensionals above a length of Gingham Ribbon.

For the ladybird, this is created using the Ladybug Builder Punch. By colouring Melon Mambo sequins from the Sequins Trio pack using a Stampin’ Blends Marker, the seven spots are created. The ladybird is then attached using Dimensionals.

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