Lucky flowers

A very talented lady started a new chapter in her floristry training the other week.  I made her this bouquet of lucky flowers to wish her all the best.

Stampin' Up with HIPPOFROG Designs - Jar of Love

It is based on this recent Card & Cuppa project.

As she is a fan of orange, I’ve used Pumpkin Pie and Peekaboo Peach for the card, flowers and bow.

In the same way as the previous project, Jar of Love and Balloon Celebration Stamp Sets create the stems.  The stamped flowers are from the Number of Years Stamp Set and the other flower use the Tree Builder Punch.  Baby Bear Stamp Set gives us the bow cut out with the Holly Berry Builder Punch.

The sentiment is from the Banners for You Stamp Set and matching Bunch of Banners Framelits.

The finishing touches are a strip of mini Gold Sequins, Rhinestones and Wink of Stella.

Although this project uses lots of different stamp sets and accessories, I just love how they all combine together to make something completely different to the original designs.

What ‘different’ projects have you made?

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies used, click on the images below to go to my online store. Remember to use the Hostess Code if you are placing an order.

You can also join my team here.

Jar Of Love Photopolymer Stamp SetBalloon Celebration Photopolymer Stamp SetNumber Of Years Photopolymer Stamp SetBaby Bear Photopolymer Stamp SetBanners For You Photopolymer Stamp SetBunch Of Banners Framelits DiesHolly Berry Builder PunchTree Builder PunchWhisper White A4 CardstockPeekaboo Peach A4 CardstockPeekaboo Peach Classic Stampin' PadPumpkin Pie A4 CardstockPumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' PadPear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' PadWild Wasabi Classic Stampin' PadOld Olive Classic Stampin' PadRhinestone Basic JewelsGold Mini Sequin TrimClear Wink Of Stella Glitter BrushTear & Tape AdhesiveMini Glue DotsMini Stampin' Dimensionals

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Hand-tied Heart Bouquet

At Card & Cuppa classes, I ask my regular attendees what types of cards they would like to make.

A recent request has been an anniversary card so here is the project from last week.

Stampin' Up! Jar of Love with HIPPOFROG Designs

Not only is this card perfect for anniversaries, it’s great for weddings, engagements etc too as it’s sentiment free.

I decided to make a hand-tied heart bouquet.  The stems use the Jar of Love Stamp Set and are masked at the bottom to give a hand-tied look.  For the central stems for the hearts, I used the balloon strings from the Balloon Celebration Stamp Set.  It’s fun to use stamp sets in different ways.

With the three small hearts stamped directly onto the top of the stems, the other three hearts from the Work of Art Stamp Set are stamped separately.  They are cut out and stuck on afterwards.

A pretty bow for the bouquet using the Baby Bear Stamp Set and Holly Berry Builder Punch was attached over a length of looped Silver Metallic Thread to finish the hand-tied look.

Wink of Stella on the hearts gives a final touch of shimmer.

If you’d like to join us for a Card & Cuppa session then book your place by 18:00 the day before.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies used, click on the images below to go to my online store. Remember to use the Hostess Code if you are placing an order.

You can also join my team here.

Jar Of Love Photopolymer Stamp SetWork Of Art Clear-Mount Stamp SetBalloon Celebration Photopolymer Stamp SetBaby Bear Photopolymer Stamp SetHolly Berry Builder PunchWhisper White A4 CardstockReal Red A4 CardstockReal Red Classic Stampin' PadOld Olive Classic Stampin' PadPear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' PadWild Wasabi Classic Stampin' PadWhisper White A4 Thick CardstockClear Wink Of Stella Glitter BrushSilver Metallic ThreadSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

Saying Goodbye – In Color 2015-2017

As we make way for new products in the new catalogue, we also have to say goodbye to one set of In Colors too.  This time it’s the In Color 2015-2017 collection.

Here is a project from my recent Spring Card Crafting Extravaganza class that uses Mint Macaron.  Other colours in this collection are Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, Tip-Top Taupe and Watermelon Wonder.

Baby Bear from Stampin' Up!

Although some of the items are retiring/no longer available/being reconfigured, the colours and sentiments can easily be changed to suit the occasion.  Baby Bear is a great set and the cute bow can be any colour you like.

If you haven’t headed over to the Retiring List yet then make sure you do.  You need to grab those items without delay.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies used, click on the images below to go to my online store. Remember to use the Hostess Code if you are placing an order.

You can also join my team here.

Baby Bear Photopolymer Stamp SetDesigner Tin Of Cards Photopolymer Stamp SetVery Vanilla A4 CardstockSahara Sand A4 CardstockSahara Sand Classic Stampin' PadSoft Suede Classic Stampin' PadEarly Espresso Classic Stampin' PadMint Macaron A4 CardstockMint Macaron Classic Stampin' PadBasic Gray Archival Stampin’ PadHolly Berry Builder PunchSnail AdhesiveMini Glue Dots

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