Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Delicate Daisies and FREE SAB Cards & Envelopes

For last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project, I created this project that used the FREE SAB Cards & Envelopes for the basecard.

The project takes inspiration from the design on Page 56 of the Annual Catalogue.

Rather than creating a basecard as I normally do, I chose to use the FREE SAB Cards & Envelopes instead. These basecards are pre-printed with a delicate leaf pattern and also come with matching envelopes.

Using the Brick & Mortar Embossing Folder for my background, this was cut down to size. It was then given some colour using a Sponge Dauber and Crumb Cake ink.

Blushing Bride Daisies cut using the Medium Daisy Punch were then created by again using a Sponge Dauber to add colour to the centres, and then gluing two together.

Lengths of the gorgeous Natural Finish Ribbon were stuck the wall piece before the daisies and leaves, cut using the Bough Punch in Mint Macaron and Crumb Cake were added.

A sentiment from the Art Gallery Stamp Set has Linen Thread looped behind and is then stuck to the project.

Finally, some of the new Festive Pearls from the July-December Mini Catalogue are added. These 3mm Pearls come in a pack of 200 with 50 each of Cherry Cobbler, Soft Succulent, Silver and Gold. Gold are the ones I chose to use on this project.

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Mountain Air Stamp Set for a 90th Birthday

A very special gentleman turned 90 a few days ago. Here is the card I made for them.

My colour combination is Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry and Basic White.

It uses the Mountain Air Stamp Set from the Annual Catalogue with Garden Green Ink for the main stamping.

By using the different images from the Stamp Set and one colour, I was able to layer them to create depth. Starting with the mountains in the background and finishing with the foreground trees.

A few birds were then added to the sky.

Using a Stampin’ Blend, a length of Crinkled Seam Binding is coloured to match the Crumb Cake layer before being tied in a knot and added to the project.

Stamping tone-on-tone with Crushed Curry creates the sun. The ’90’ comes from the Alphabest Stamp Set. After some fussy cutting, it is stuck to the card using Dimensionals.

Finally, a few Brushed Metallic Dots are added.

Without using different generations of stamping or stamping off, the colours have a ligher and darker feel due to the way I layered the images. I really like the effect that using the one colour with the Mountain Air Stamp Set creates here.

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Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Monochrome Perfectly Penciled DSP

Last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project just used black and white for this monochrome design.

It uses the Perfectly Penciled DSP for the background piece.

A sentiment from the Artistically Inked Stamp Set is then stamped on a separate piece of cardstock to sit across the project.

Basic Black and Basic White strips are then cut and stuck behind the sentiment. The edges are cut at an angle and they are set are different lengths.

Once the sentiment piece is stuck down, with any overhang cut away, two lengths of Basic Black Baker’s Twine then sit at the top and bottom.

Finally, some Classic Matte Dots are added.

This design is a great scrap buster and perfect for masculine projects.

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Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Decorative Circle Punch Flower

For last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project, I again decided to use punches in a slightly different way.

 

My colour combination is Sweet Sorbet and Parakeet Party, two of the new In Colors, along with Very Vanilla.

First, a sentiment from the Lovely & Lasting Stamp Set is stamped onto the background.

Using a Blending Brush, the edges are then coloured with Sweet Sorbet.

A strip of coordinating cardstock and ribbon are then added across this background piece.

The project uses the Decorative Circle Punch and the Fish Builder Punch, along with a circle from the Stylish Shapes Dies.

Again, using a Blending Brush, both sides of the Decorative Circle pieces are given some colour.

Next, they are scrunched to soften the fibres. This then allows the cardstock to be split in half to create two softer thinners layers.

These layers are then arranged, inked side up, and glued together to create the delicate Decorative Circle Punch flower. The circle piece, coated in Wink of Stella turns into the centre.

Fish Builder Punch shapes are given veins with a Bone Folder to create leaves.

Finally, some Iridescent Pearls are dotted across the project.

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Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Ladybug Builder Punch

For last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa Class I decided to concentrate on one product, the Ladybird Builder Punch.

I love punches and punch art, and have been wanting to make the wings into flowers and leaves for a while now.

To begin, the sentiment from the new Framed Occasions Stamp Set from the Annual Catalogue is stamped in Old Olive.

Using Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody, these bright flowers came to life, with the wings as the petals, and the body, with a little bit of cutting, making the centres.

Each petal was given some shading using a Sponge Dauber in Daffodil Delight.

Dots of Wink of Stella were added to the centre of the flowers before the flowers were arranged on the card. Leaves, also made from the wings in Old Olive were again given some Daffodil Delight shading before being slotted behind.

The ladybug (ladybird) is then made as it is intended, using Real Red and Basic Black.

Finally, some Matte Black Dots are added to make the spots.

I do love a bit of punch art and I think this creates a nice, bright and cheery project.

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Daffodil Delight Daisy and Stripes

As you know, I love making projects with stripes.

For this Birthday Card I chose to use Basic Black and Basic White, with accents of Daffodil Delight to add a fun splash of colour.

First, the sentiment from the Art Gallery Stamp Set is stamped. It is stamped first as if there are any ‘oops’ moments, the cardstock can be turned over for another go.

The black and white stripes are laid down in an alternating pattern to create a chevron effect.

Next, a length of the Black & White Gingham Ribbon sits at the bottom of the chevrons.

Daisies are cut using the Medium Daisy Punch and given a highlight of colour in the centre and tips of petals using Sponge Daubers.

Leaves are cut from Daffodil Delight using the Bough Punch.

These pieces are assembled together and stuck to the project.

Finally, some coordinating Glossy Dots, new in the Annual Catalogue are added for a touch of shine.

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Introduction to In Color Class – Starry Sky

The third project from my annual Introduction to In Color Class is this scrunched Birthday Card for Starry Sky.

The new In Color of Starry Sky combines with Old Olive, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla for a grungey feel.

It is a similar design layout to the project on page 53 of the Annual Catalogue using the new Decorative Circle Punch.

The background piece is given a good scrunching before being stuck to the layer at an angle.

Next, the shapes are given different levels of scrunching and two of them are stuck down.

The centre shape has a piece of the the coordinating Metallic Woven Ribbon wrapped around it.

Two lengths of the ribbon are then stuck to the back, the ends tied and then frayed up to the knot.

A sentiment from the Sending Smiles Stamp Set is then cut out by hand and also stuck to one edge of the Crumb Cake shape.

Using Dimensionals and Mini Dimensionals, the whole shape, with the overhanging edge of the sentiment are stuck to the card to raise it up.

Finally, some coordinating Matte Decorative Dots are added.

This design has so many different ways in which it can be created, from grunge, Sponge Daubers, stamping, DSP, clean lines and more.

Why not make your own version? I’d love to see it.

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Introduction to In Color Class – Parakeet Party

The second project from this year’s Introduction to In Color Class was for Parakeet Party.

I just had to use the new Twigs & Springs Embossing Folder & Die from the Annual Catalogue for this card.

Parakeet Party combines with Garden Green and Pumpkin Pie, with a sentiment on Basic White.

An embossed background sets the scene. Then, more embossed pieces, cut out with dies are then placed around the centre.

A swoosh of the coordinating Metallic Woven Ribbon is then added.

The Artistically Inked Stamp Set provides the sentiment, cut out using the Stylish Shapes Dies.

Parakeet Party leaves are stuck both behind and on top of the sentiment before being raised up on Dimensionals in the centre of the project.

A few small Matte Decorative Dots, one of the items from the attendee class kit, provides a finishing touch.

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Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Artisan Additions Meets Brilliant Wings

For last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project I a new product from the Annual Catalogue, the Artisan Additions Dies.

Artisan Additions. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

These dies are stand-alone type dies and each has a different design element. One of the three dies is this very pretty intricate rectangle piece.

I chose to use three purples, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather and Fresh Freesia, along with Basic White.

The Brilliant Wings Dies provided both the solid butterfly shapes and the more intricate outline pieces. By just sticking the centre of purple butterflies to their coordinating outline, this allows the wings to be popped up.

Before they were stuck together, they were given a coating of Wink of Stella for a touch of sparkle.

Artisan Additions. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Each butterfly is stuck to the project using Dimensionals to provide extra depth.

A sentiment from the Art Gallery Stamp Set is stuck across the centre butterfly using Dimensionals.

Finally, some of the new Iridescent Pearls, also from the new Annual Catalogue are placed into the four circular places on the die-cut shape.

Artisan Additions. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I can’t wait to use these pretty Artisan Additions Dies again.

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Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – A Cascade of Berry Blooms

Last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project was this pretty cascade of flowers.

Cascade of Berry Blooms. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The colour combination of Rich Razzleberry and Blackberry Bliss, with Basic White was a berry (sorry!) good mix.

Using one of the Heart & Home Doilies as a mask, and a Blending Brush, a pretty background came to life. The doilies are from the Mini Catalogue and come in a pack of 30, so there are plenty to use for different things.

This piece and the layer were stuck angles to the basecard.

Using the Flowers & Leaves Punch, each flower has two layers that are coloured using a Blending Brush, given a gentle scrunch and then stuck together.

Leaves from the Bough Punch, again from the Mini Catalogue, are added to to the piece and the flowers arranged in a cascade.

Cascade of Berry Blooms. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A sentiment from the Art Gallery Stamp Set sits on double layered ruffle. This is made from the Frayed Ribbon.

Finally, Iridescent Rhinestones are set into the centre of each flower to add a touch of sparkle.

Cascade of Berry Blooms. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I can’t wait to make this project in different colours. My thoughts are blues and also sepia tones for a vintage look.

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