Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Meeting Rococo Rose

If you’ve seen my recent Card & Cuppa projects, you’ll see that I’ve been working my way through each new In Color. This time the attendees were meeting Rococo Rose.

Meeting Rococo Rose. Card & Cuppa project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My colour combination is Rococo Rose, Petal Pink, Pear Pizzazz and Very Vanilla.

First, the background is stamped with an image from Artisan Textures Stamp Set in Petal Pink.

The corners of the layers are then rounded with the Detailed Trio Punch.

To create the leaves, we used a Sponge Brayer and Pear Pizzazz ink to make an ombre pattern on a separate piece of cardstock. The leaves, along with the bird and flowers were then cut out using the Well Written Dies.

Meeting Rococo Rose. Card & Cuppa project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A sentiment from the Botanical Bliss Stamp Set is cut out with the Timeless Label Punch. Then, the bird, coloured with Wink of Stella and the flowers are added with Glue Dots.

A 2″ Circle and a length of co-ordinating Scalloped Linen Ribbon complete the items ready for final assembly.

Meeting Rococo Rose. Card & Cuppa project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Each piece is layered, starting with the circle, leaves and then ribbon. Finally, the sentiment piece is added with Dimensionals.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Botanical Bliss Cling-Mount Stamp SetArtisan Textures Cling-Mount Stamp SetVery Vanilla A4 CardstockVery Vanilla A4 Thick CardstockRococo Rose A4 CardstockRococo Rose Classic Stampin’ PadRococo Rose 1/2" (1.3 cm) Scalloped Linen RibbonPetal Pink Classic Stampin' PadPear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' PadSponge BrayersClear Wink Of Stella Glitter BrushDetailed Trio Punch2" (5.1 cm) Circle PunchTimeless Label PunchWell Written DiesTake Your PickTake Your Pick Die Brush TipSnail AdhesiveStampin' DimensionalsTear & Tape AdhesiveMini Glue Dots

Botanical Bliss meets Pretty Peacock

This is my Introduction to In Color Papercrafting Class project for Pretty Peacock.

Pretty Peacock In Color from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I think this is one of my (current) favourites of the new 2019-2021 In Color Collection.

I’ve combined it here with Old Olive and Mango Melody.

Images from the Botanical Bliss Stamp Set create this pretty card.

Pretty Peacock In Color from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

An image from the Artisan Textures Stamp Set provides the berry-type effect on top of the Old Olive leaves.

‘Let’s Celebrate’ is from the Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set but we’ve chopped off the ‘You’ from the end. The whole sentiment is punched out using the Classic Label Punch with both ends trimmed straight.

One of the Stitched Shapes Dies cuts out the bird, with a Circle Punch cut layer behind.

Pretty Peacock In Color from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A strip of the gorgeous new co-ordinating In Color Scalloped Linen Ribbon across the project and a few Pearls complete the design.

If you’re wondering how Pretty Peacock fits into the colour range, here is a comparison I’ve put together with other current colours.

Pretty Peacock In Color from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Botanical Bliss Cling-Mount Stamp SetItty Bitty Birthdays Cling Stamp SetArtisan Textures Cling-Mount Stamp SetPretty Peacock A4 CardstockPretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ PadPretty Peacock 1/2" (1.3 cm) Scalloped Linen RibbonOld Olive Classic Stampin' PadMango Melody Classic Stampin' PadWhisper White A4 CardstockClassic Label Punch2" (5.1 cm) Circle PunchStitched Shapes DiesPearl Basic JewelsSnail AdhesiveStampin' DimensionalsMini Stampin' Dimensionals

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Floral Essence from Stampin’ Up!

For last week’s Card & Cuppa project I once again headed for the new Annual Catalogue and chose the fabulous Floral Essence from Stampin’ Up!

Floral Esssence from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The project is a collage and is inspired by the sample on Page 106.

This Stamp Set is part of a Suite and I’ve taken my colour combination from the co-ordinating DSP. Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Blackberry Bliss, Crushed Curry and Calypso Coral along with Very Vanilla are used here.

Floral Esssence from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A background of outlined flowers and leaves are stamped first, with the other flowers and leaves stamped onto a separate piece of cardstock.

These are then cut out and attached.

‘Especially For You’ (I bet you’re singing it now!) is from the Botanical Bliss Stamp Set and punched out using the brilliant new Timeless Label Punch.

Floral Esssence from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Wink of Stella in the centre of the flowers just adds a touch of finishing sparkle.

A perfect card for an Anniversary, or an any occasion card to tell someone you are thinking of them.

Why not join us for a future Card & Cuppa session. Make sure you’ve booked your place by 18:00 the day before. Evening classes are available too.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Floral Essence Photopolymer Stamp SetBotanical Bliss Cling-Mount Stamp SetVery Vanilla A4 CardstockMossy Meadow Classic Stampin' PadOld Olive Classic Stampin' PadCrushed Curry Classic Stampin' PadBlackberry Bliss Classic Stampin' PadCalypso Coral A4 CardstockCalypso Coral Classic Stampin' PadVery Vanilla A4 Thick CardstockClear Wink Of Stella Glitter BrushLeaf PunchTimeless Label PunchSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Botanical Bliss

As last week’s Card & Cuppa was the final one before we head into Christmas cards, I decided to use Botanical Bliss.

Botanical Bliss Card & Cuppa project. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’ve not used this stamp set at class before but it has some useful sentiments in a fabulous font. It also has some lovely botanical images in flowers, leaves and a bird.

To create the project we stamped the flower image in Sahara Sand onto a circle cut using the 2″ Circle Punch. The image is stamped several times to create multiple images.

These are then coloured using the fabulous Watercolor Pencils. Instead of using a Blender Pen, we’ve used Wink of Stella to give a touch of sparkle. This then sits on a Pool Party layer from the Starburst Punch.

Pear Pizzazz is used to add various leaves to the background, with a mixture of first and second generation stamping. This creates more depth to the images.

Botanical Bliss Card & Cuppa project. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

After using the Triple Banner Punch to shape the end, one of the sentiments is then added to the project.

A strip of co-ordinating Shimmer Ribbon adds yet more sparkle.

The final touch of sparkle is from a Clear Faceted Gem sitting in the centre of the flower. Unfortunately, the camera hasn’t captured the amount of sparkle on the project. It’s a lot more shimmery in real life!

Botanical Bliss Card & Cuppa project. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Botanical Bliss Clear-Mount Stamp SetVery Vanilla A4 Cardstock2" (5.1 cm) Circle PunchStarburst PunchBanner Triple PunchPool Party Classic Stampin' PadPool Party A4 CardstockPear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' PadSahara Sand Classic Stampin' PadWatercolor PencilsClear Wink Of Stella Glitter BrushClear Faceted GemsPool Party 3/8" Shimmer RibbonSnail Adhesive