Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Inspired by Wimbledon 2019

As Wimbledon 2019 started last week, it was time for my Annual ‘Inspired by Wimbledon’ Card & Cuppa project.

Inspired by Wimbledon. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Each year, the project is usually purple, green, yellow and white. This year I chose Purple Posy, Highland Heather, Soft Sea Foam and So Saffron. These colours created a lovely muted and subtle project.

Inspired by Wimbledon. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The background is stamped with a combination of textured shapes from the Artisan Textures Stamp Set and leaves from the Pop of Petals Stamp Set. ‘Celebrate…’ is from the Beautiful You Stamp Set.

Using the Detailed Trio Punch, the corners are rounded.

Inspired by Wimbledon. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A strip of So Saffron is made by cutting two shapes using the Classic Label Punch. With an extra layer made for the sentiment using the Pretty Label Punch, these are added to the project.

Finally, the flower, with a centre from 1/2″ Circle Punch and a touch of Wink of Stella is added to the card.

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

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Beautiful You Trio

Due to the Bank Holiday we only had one Card & Cuppa session last week.  It was a busy one though as 7 people had booked to attend and we ended up taking over most of the cafe!

Everyone had a choice of which lady they wanted to make from this Beautiful You trio.

Stampin' Up! Beautiful You Trio

Each lady is made in the same way using the paper piecing technique.  However, we made our own patterned paper to use.

A lady from the Beautiful You Stamp Set is first stamped onto our final piece and again onto a separate piece of Whisper White Cardstock.

To create our patterened paper we stamped the dots from the Playful Backgrounds Stamp Set in Daffodil Delight over the second image.  This was then coloured over the top of with a Calypso Coral Watercolor Pencil to create a summery look.

We then cut out this coloured piece and used SNAIL to stick it to the other stamped lady.  The hats/umbrella on our final piece is coloured using a Daffodil Delight Watercolor Pencil.

To finish, the sentiment was punched out and stuck onto a piece of the fabulous new Double-Stitched Ribbon in Daffodil Delight.  This ribbon has cross stitch on one side and running stitch on the other, so double the fun!

Here are each of the ladies in a bit more detail.

Stampin' Up! Beautiful You Trio

Firstly the dancer.

Stampin' Up! Beautiful You Trio

Next we have the lady that I like to call the ‘wedding guest’ as she looks very chic.

Stampin' Up! Beautiful You Trio

Finally, the lady with the umbrella, or parasol depending on your point of view!

Which of the designs is your favourite?  Which one of this Beautiful You trio would have chosen to make?

If you’d like to join us at a future Card & Cuppa session then make sure you book your place by 18:00 the night before.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Beautiful You – Class design process

I love running my papercrafting classes, and designing the projects for each one is great fun.

Here is a little bit of detail on how the class design process works for me.

Usually I’ll have drawn a few rough sketches of design ideas in a notebook beforehand.  However, more often than not, the projects I create are a bit different to what I had originally drawn!

I normally end up creating more projects than I need for each class and therefore some don’t make the cut.  The main reasons are the project being too time consuming or the design not working at that point.

The following card is one that didn’t make the cut!

Beautiful You Stampin' Up! UK

This design wasn’t used at my recent Beautiful You Class as it would have taken a while to complete all of the elements.  We did, however, end up making one very similar to this that took about 3 minutes from beginning to end instead!  Keep an eye on my Pinterest boards for the Class projects.

This design uses a Stampin’ Pad, a Watercolor Pencil and a Blender Pen.  After stamping the dancing lady image, I softened the lines with a Blender Pen to create depth.

The thread is Thick Baker’s Twine that I’ve separated into three strands before attaching to the front of the card.  A great tip to make the Thick Baker’s Twine less bulky.

This is a really versatile card as the hat, cardstock and thread are all coordinated so could be changed to any colour.

To join me at a future class visit my Classes section for full details.

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.

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