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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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 – 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 – Happy Hedgehogs without the hedgehogs!

For last week’s Card & Cuppa project I used the Happy Hedgehogs Stamp Set without the hedgehogs!

My accent colour was Sweet Sorbet and I paired it with Basic White. The stamping was all in Basic Gray.

For the tree, I used the shrub image from the Happy Hedgehogs Stamp Set and stamped it twice to create extra height. The bottom was stamped first, with the top section of the image masked, followed by stamping the top piece.

Additional grass was then added to the bottom, along with a butterfly.

As you can see, there is not a hedgehog in sight! I used other images from the set to create the design.

All of the images were coloured using the Watercolor Pencil packs 1 and 2.

A sentiment from the Heartfelt Hexagon Stamp Set is cut out and layered using both shapes cut from the Double Oval Punch.

This sits on top of lengths of coordinating Baker’s Twine using Dimensionals.

Finally, some small Iridiescent Pearls sit in the centre of each flower.

I like this design as it is a great any occasion card.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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HAPPY HEDGEHOGS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)HEARTFELT HEXAGON PUNCHDOUBLE OVAL PUNCHSWEET SORBET A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC GRAY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWATERCOLOR PENCILS ASSORTMENT 1WATERCOLOR PENCILS ASSORTMENT 22022–2024 IN COLOR BAKER'S TWINE PACKIRIDESCENT PEARL BASIC JEWELSMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSSTAMPIN' SEALTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Countdown to Christmas 2023 – Week 12

Today is the final week of my Countdown to Christmas 2023 series.

This bright and cheery sentiment free card is a quick and easy project to make. The design can also be replicated using other stamps too.

For this project, I used Parakeet Party, Daffodil Delight and Basic White.

First, the trees from the Christmas Everywhere Kit were stamped onto the card. My top tip for this design is to stamp in the position you want the focal piece and then stamp the others around it.

An additional tree was stamped onto a separate piece and fussy cut, leaving a large enough piece at the top for the bling to stick to.

Each of the trees were coloured using the light Parakeet Party Stampin’ Blend Marker.

Stars were then stamped onto the background trees and dotted with Wink of Stella.

Next, lengths of coordinating Baker’s Twine were added to the left-hand side and a knot tied across the three strands.

The focal tree then had a Daffodil Delight Glossy Dot added to the top before being raised up on Mini Dimensionals in the correct position.

Finally, Iridescent Rhinestones were also coloured with the Stampin’ Blend Marker to coordinate with the project colours. They are dotted across the card for a touch of bling.

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CHRISTMAS EVERYWHERE KIT (ENGLISH)PARAKEET PARTY A4 CARDSTOCKPARAKEET PARTY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADDAFFODIL DELIGHT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKPARAKEET PARTY STAMPIN' BLENDS COMBO PACK2022–2024 IN COLOR BAKER'S TWINE PACKIRIDESCENT RHINESTONES BASIC JEWELSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHSTAMPIN' SEALTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Countdown to Christmas 2023 – Week 11

Can you believe it’s the penultimate week of this year’s Countdown to Christmas series already.

This project is one you can make fairly quickly so great for anyone who may have forgotten to send a card to.

It uses Shaded Spruce, Sweet Sorbet and Crushed Curry, along with Basic White.

Holly leaves from the Christmas Classics Stamp Set are stamped at the top of the piece and coloured using a matching Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blend. Berries are then added. Everything is given some festive sparkle using Wink of Stella.

I think you can tell that the Christmas Classics Stamp Set has been my favourite stamp set of the season so far. I’m sad it’s on the Last Chance list, get yours while you still can.

For the stars, I’ve used the stamp set from the Christmas Everywhere Kit. This is such a versatile little stamp set.

The sentiment is then stamped and punched out using the 2″ Circle Punch from the Online Exclusives. It’s layered onto a larger circle cut from the 2 3/8″ Circle Punch.

Next, a length of In Color Baker’s Twine in Sweet Sorbet is added to create the hanging bauble effect.

The bauble is then raised up on Dimensionals.

Finally a bunny ears bow sits at the top of the bauble.

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CHRISTMAS CLASSICS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)CHRISTMAS EVERYWHERE KIT (ENGLISH)2" (5.1 CM) CIRCLE PUNCH2-3/8" (6 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHSWEET SORBET A4 CARDSTOCKSWEET SORBET CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCRUSHED CURRY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSHADED SPRUCE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKSTAMPIN' BLENDS SHADED SPRUCE COMBO PACK2022–2024 IN COLOR BAKER'S TWINE PACKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHSTAMPIN' SEALTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Masterfully Made DSP

Last week’s Card & Cuppa used the beautiful Masterfully Made DSP to create this any occasion card.

This gorgeous DSP was the star of the show.

A coordinating Lost Lagoon base card and Basic White layer showed off the DSP really well.

Using the Double Oval Punch, the shape for the sentiment was cut out, then stamped with the ‘for you’ from the Heartfelt Hexagon Stamp Set. This was in Melon Mambo, another coordinating colour from the DSP pack.

There isn’t a Melon Mambo Baker’s Twine, so we created our own using the White from the Essentials Baker’s Twine and colouring it using a Melon Mambo Stampin’ Blend.

This then sits behind the sentiment in a swoosh, with the sentiment raised up on Dimensionals.

It was a really quick and easy project and is a great one if you have a stash of DSP.

You can also add embellishments, Wink of Stella and more as you would like, depending on the DSP and the occasion.

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MASTERFULLY MADE 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERHEARTFELT HEXAGON PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)DOUBLE OVAL PUNCHLOST LAGOON A4 CARDSTOCKMELON MAMBO CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKMELON MAMBO STAMPIN' BLENDS COMBO PACKBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKSTAMPIN' SEALTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Countdown to Christmas 2023 – Week 1

How is it already time to start my annual Countdown to Christmas series?

For 12 weeks, from today until Christmas, I’ll be sharing a festive project with you every Saturday. Feel free to use these projects to help with your Christmas crafting.

Today I’m sharing September’s Christmas Card Club project for 2023.

For September’s card, the third Christmas Card Club project of the year, I taken inspiration from the new September-December Mini Catalogue.

It uses the new Handcrafted Elements Dies and Christmas Classics Stamp Set, along with an old favourite, the Quiet Meadow Stamp Set.

The colours are Orchid Oasis and Balmy Blue, with Basic White.

A background of ‘splats’ from the Quiet Meadow Stamp Set is created.

Next, the ornament is cut in two to allow the sentiment to sit in the middle.

Lengths of coordinating In Color Baker’s Twine then go across the centre with the bauble sitting on top using Dimensionals.

A bow sits to the side of the bauble, made with the remaining length of twine from the kit.

Finally, some blue Adhesive-Backed Glitter Sequins, also new in the Mini Catalogue, add some festive bling.

If you want to join us and make a future Christmas Card Club project, make sure you have booked your place by the 9th of each month.

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HANDCRAFTED ELEMENTS DIESCHRISTMAS CLASSICS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)QUIET MEADOW CLING STAMP SETALL THAT DIESORCHID OASIS A4 CARDSTOCKORCHID OASIS CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBALMY BLUE A4 CARDSTOCKBALMY BLUE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCK2022–2024 IN COLOR BAKER'S TWINE PACKADHESIVE-BACKED GLITTER SEQUINSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Birthday Card with Gorgeously Made Stamp Set

There wasn’t a Card & Cuppa class last week due to my annual break, so I’m sharing this Birthday Card I made for a friend.

My friend likes Crumb Cake and also purple, so I of course chose Crumb Cake, along with Moody Mauve. These were combined with Very Vanilla.

The Gorgeously Made Stamp Set provided the images. I then used a Blending Brush and Crumb Cake ink to add a more vintage look around the edges.

A length of coordinating In Color Textured Ribbon in Moody Mauve and Crumb Cake Baker’s Twine from the Essentials Pack sit across the centre.

Happy Birthday is from the Circle Sayings Stamp Set and this is punched out and layered. Both circles are cut using the Circle Punches from the Online Exclusives.

As my friend also loves sparkle, I added some Wink of Stella to the berry parts of each stem. I’m not sure that you can see it properly in the pictures.

Finally, some extra bling was added using some Iridescent Pearls.

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GORGEOUSLY MADE CLING STAMP SET (ENGLISH)CIRCLE SAYINGS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)1-3/4" (4.4 CM) CIRCLE PUNCH2" (5.1 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMOODY MAUVE A4 CARDSTOCKMOODY MAUVE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKBLENDING BRUSHESMOODY MAUVE 3/8" (1 CM) TEXTURED RIBBONBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHIRIDESCENT PEARL BASIC JEWELSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa for Children – Beautiful Balloons Bundle

Last week was my final Card & Cuppa for Children Class of the summer. We didn’t have a regular Card & Cuppa due to the Bank Holiday.

I chose to use the new Beautiful Balloons Bundle with a Stamp Set and Dies.

For this project, I wanted to make a card suitable for anyone so chose the bright and cheery Parakeet Party, Lemon Lolly and Lost Lagoon for my colour combination.

To begin, the banners were stamped across the top in a combination of first and second generation stamping in Lost Lagoon.

Next, the balloons were stamped, again in a combination of first and second generation. Then the strings were added.

For the main balloon, this was stamped onto a separate sheet, with the sentiment added before being cut out using the dies.

A looped string made from coordinating In Color Baker’s Twine was then stuck to the back of the balloon. To keep the loop in place, it is also stuck to the background piece.

Finally, some sequins from the Neutral Adhesive-Backed Sequins pack were added for a touch of Birthday sparkle.

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BEAUTIFUL BALLOONS BUNDLE (ENGLISH)PARAKEET PARTY A4 CARDSTOCKPARAKEET PARTY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADLEMON LOLLY A4 CARDSTOCKLEMON LOLLY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADLOST LAGOON CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCK2022–2024 IN COLOR BAKER'S TWINE PACKNEUTRALS ADHESIVE-BACKED SEQUINSSTAMPIN' SEALTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEGLUE DOTSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Gorgeously Made

For last week’s Card & Cuppa project I used the Gorgeously Made Bundle from the Annual Catalogue.

My colour combination is Berry Burst, Pretty Peacock, Lost Lagoon, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla. These colours create a lovely jewel-toned thank you project.

I decided to design a grunge-style card and the dies from the Gorgeously Made Bundle allowed this to happen really easily. It’s a great set of dies for those who don’t like to rip and tear!

The Very Vanilla piece is cut using the dies down each edge and then stamped with the stamps from the Stamp Set.

Blending Brushes and Crumb Cake are then used to add to the grunge effect. It also makes it look a bit vintage.

A separate leaf shape is cut out. The sentiment from the stamp set is also cut out using the dies and again given an aged look with a Blending Brush.

Using a length of Crumb Cake Baker’s Twine, a swoosh is added, with the sentiment attached over the top with Mini Dimensionals.

Finally, some coordinating Pretty Peacock sequins from the Adhesive-Backed Sequins Trio add a little touch of understated bling.

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GORGEOUSLY MADE BUNDLE (ENGLISH)BERRY BURST A4 CARDSTOCKBERRY BURST CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPRETTY PEACOCK A4 CARDSTOCKPRETTY PEACOCK CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADLOST LAGOON CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCRUMB CAKE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKBLENDING BRUSHESBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKADHESIVE-BACKED SEQUINS TRIOGLUE DOTSMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUE