Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – SAB Lasting Lily

This is the Card & Cuppa version of the SAB Lasting Lily card we made at my recent Stamp-a-Stack class.

SAB Lasting Lily from Stampin' Up!. Card & Cuppa project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It’s a lovely Level 2 Stamp Set, and I’ve again paired it with the fabulous Crackle Paint Background Stamp from the Spring/Summer Catalogue. However, I’ve changed the colours to more muted tones and added a touch of grunge.

The crackle effect is in Fresh Fig and I’ve added some tone-on-tone sponge daubering around the edge for some grunge.

SAB Lasting Lily from Stampin' Up!. Card & Cuppa project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The lilies are in Soft Suede and Crumb Cake, again with tone-on-tone daubering around the edge.

A co-ordinating strip of Linen Thread with a ‘For You’ sentiment from the Banners For You Stamp Set, makes this a pretty card for any occasion.

Finally, some Pearls were added as a finishing touch.

SAB Lasting Lily from Stampin' Up!. Card & Cuppa project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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Why not join us for a future Card & Cuppa class, or evening Papercrafting Class. Head to my timetable for full details and booking information.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Lasting Lily Photopolymer Stamp SetBanners For You Photopolymer Stamp SetCrackle Paint Cling Stamp SetFresh Fig Classic Stampin' PadFresh Fig A4 CardstockSoft Suede Classic Stampin' PadSoft Suede A4 CardstockCrumb Cake Classic Stampin' PadCrumb Cake A4 CardstockPearl Basic JewelsLinen ThreadSponge DaubersClassic Label PunchSnail AdhesiveMini Stampin' Dimensionals

Lovely As a Tree in shades of purple

Another previous project received a new colour makeover at my recent Lovely As a Tree class. This time in shades of purple.

Lovely as a tree in shades of purple. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The largest image from the set is stamped in Blackberry Bliss with the landscape softened using Blender Pens.

This image is then cut into three to create a triptypch. Each corner, plus the background layer is rounded using the Detailed Trio Punch.

Lovely as a tree in shades of purple. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

With the triptych biased towards the top, this leaves space for a strip of Baker’s Twine to wrap around the project. A sentiment from Banners For You cut out with the matching Bunch of Banners Framelits is then attached using Mini Dimensionals.

Lovely as a tree in shades of purple. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Lovely As A Tree Wood-Mount Stamp SetBanners For You Photopolymer Stamp SetBunch Of Banners Framelits DiesWhisper White A4 CardstockBlackberry Bliss Classic Stampin' PadBlackberry Bliss A4 CardstockHighland Heather A4 CardstockWhisper White Solid Baker's TwineBlender PensDetailed Trio PunchStampin' Trimmer (Metric)Whisper White C6 EnvelopesSnail AdhesiveMini Stampin' Dimensionals

Inspired by Canada and Dots

Due to the Bank Holiday, there wasn’t a new Card & Cuppa project for last week, the ladies who had their class cancelled due to snow finally got to make THIS project.

In light of this, I’m sharing some more projects from my recent Waterfront Stamp Set class instead.

Here are the next two, again inspired by places I’ve been.

First we have a design inspired by Canada.

Waterfront Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! with HIPPOFROG Designs

The reflection is made by stamping onto a cello bag and then transferring the image. Next it’s the mountains and carefully lining up the trunks of the trees with the reflection.

Waterfront Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! with HIPPOFROG Designs

A combination of Perfect Plum, Tranquil Tide and Soft Sky make this a calming scene.

‘For You’ is from the Banner for You Stamp Set and it works really nicely with classic label shapes.

Next we have ‘Dots’.  This bright project is inspired by the fun times you can have on holiday, and possibly the bubbles in some drinks!

Waterfront Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! with HIPPOFROG Designs

It uses a version of the Eclipse technique where a shape is cut out of a piece and is then put back into place.

The sun makes the dots by stamping in Berry Burst, Rich Razzleberry and Tempting Turquoise across the piece.  Splats are then stamped over the project. A sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday is then added before being cut out with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

Waterfront Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! with HIPPOFROG Designs

A strip of Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon and a Tempting Turquoise layer are put into place before replacing the circle, making sure to line up the image.

Do you have a favourite project so far?

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Waterfront Photopolymer Stamp SetWhisper White A4 CardstockPerfect Plum A4 CardstockPerfect Plum Classic Stampin' PadTranquil Tide A4 CardstockTranquil Tide Classic Stampin' PadSoft Sky Classic Stampin' PadBasic Gray Archival Stampin’ PadBanners For You Photopolymer Stamp SetClassic Label PunchTempting Turquoise A4 CardstockTempting Turquoise Classic Stampin' PadBerry Burst A4 CardstockBerry Burst Classic Stampin' PadBerry Burst 5/8" Crinkled Seam Binding RibbonRich Razzlebberry Classic Stampin' PadBasic Black Archival Stampin’ PadStitched Shapes Framelits DiesLayering Circle Framelits DiesPicture Perfect Birthday Photopolymer Stamp SetSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

A caffeine themed farewell

The lovely owners of one of our Card & Cuppa venues are moving on to new adventures.

I couldn’t let this occasion pass without giving them a caffeine themed farewell.

Stampin' Up! Coffee Cafe with HIPPOFROG Designs

The Stamp Set I just had to use was Coffee Cafe, with coffee rings from Timeless Textures.

Early Espresso was of course the main colour of choice.  This was paired with Powder Pink for the milkshake along with Pool Party – one of the coffee shop logo colours.  Crumb Cake is the colour bringing everything together.

To create the top of the takeaway milkshake, I stamped with Whisper White onto Vellum to give a see-through effect.  So Saffron stamped onto Very Vanilla gave the right tones for the cream.

A sentiment from Bunch of Banners where I masked each word to create a stacked phrase instead of a long one added the finishing touches.

Although it’s the end of an era, the new owners have allowed us to continue with our Card & Cuppa sessions.

To join us for our penultimate card of the year, book your place by 18:00 the day before.

Don’t forget to grab a bargain in the Year-End Sale.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Coffee Café Photopolymer Stamp SetBanners For You Photopolymer Stamp SetTimeless Textures Clear-Mount Stamp SetWhisper White A4 CardstockVery Vanilla A4 CardstockCrumb Cake A4 CardstockCrumb Cake Classic Stampin' PadEarly Espresso A4 CardstockEarly Espresso Classic Stampin' PadPowder Pink A4 CardstockPowder Pink Classic Stampin' PadPool Party A4 CardstockPool Party Classic Stampin' PadWhisper White Uninked Craft Stampin’ Pad & RefillVellum A4 CardstockSponge Daubers1-1/4" (3.2 Cm) Circle PunchSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

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

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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

Wood Textures DSP

At the weekend I showed you a project for a friend who was travelling to China.

As I know another person in the production, I made a card for them too, to wish them well.

Stampin' Up! Wood Textures DSP stack

This is a very quick an easy card to put together.  It uses a sentiment from the Banners for You Stamp Set, I thought ‘Enjoy’ seemed appropriate.

For the background I chose a sheet from the Wood Textures DSP Stack, it’s one of the packs in this month’s fabulous promotion.  I spent a large chunk of the time on this project deciding which of the 24 designs to use!

Once I finally decided, I teamed it with Crumb Cake and Soft Suede from the Neutrals family.

A strip of the soft Crumb Cake ribbon highlights the colour in the DSP with a piece of the Copper Trim adding a subtle touch of sparkle.

Don’t forget to grab your DSP packs while you can.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Wood Textures Designer Series Paper StackBanners For You Photopolymer Stamp SetSoft Suede A4 CardstockSoft Suede Classic Stampin' PadEarly Espresso A4 CardstockCrumb Cake 3/8" Classic Weave Ribbon1/4" Copper TrimClassic Label PunchSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals