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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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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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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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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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.

Don’t forget that items on the Last Chance list are only available for a few more weeks, while stocks last.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – New Horizons DSP

Last week’s Card & Cuppa project is this pretty scene with a New Horizons DSP background.

New Horizons DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

At these classes, I ask the attendees for ideas of what they would like to make. This project, on page Page 47 of the Jan-Jun Mini Catalogue was suggested.

As I don’t own the Dies used in the sample, I chose other dies to create a similar effect to CASE the project.

If you’re not sure what CASE is, then head to my video on the topic for a quick explanation.

New Horizons DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A sheet of New Horizons DSP is cut down for the background. My basecard is Blackberry Bliss, one of the colours from the DSP.

Then, cut out shapes in Basic Black using the Beautiful Trees Dies and Majestic Mountain are stuck onto the DSP.

The Beautiful Tree Dies on Special Offer during March 2022. Make sure you check out the offers on the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, plus select Dies.

Next, any overhang is cut away and strips of Basic Black are then stuck around the edge of the project to create a frame.

A couple of leaves from the new Bough Punch are cut out in Old Olive and stuck behind two Bumblebee trees, with a sentiment from the Art Gallery Stamp Set sitting on top.

New Horizons DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This piece is then raised up on Dimensionals as a finishing touch.

I like how this version has turned out, especially the effect of the DSP at the back of this project, framed by the various dies.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Happy New Mini Catalogue and SAB 2022

Happy New Year!

It’s my first week back at my craft desk after the break. While I was away, the new January-June Mini Catalogue, along with the first SAB of 2022 went live.

As I like to send happy mail, here is the card I sent out with the publications.

Happy New Mini Catalogue and SAB 2022. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

First, an apology. I made a little ‘oopsy’ with these mailings and somehow managed to send the old July-December Mini Catalogue instead! I’ve no idea how I did that, but let’s just say that sums up my rubbish 2021. I’m hoping for MUCH better things in 2022.

The good news is that replacements are on their way to those who received incorrect versions. All of the other items in the pack are correct.

Thank goodness for the publications being available online while new ones are on their way!

So, onto the card.

The background strip is a piece of Simply Marbellous 6×6″ DSP. This is a FREE SAB item. There are six different colour ways in the pack and I made some in each colour. SAB items are FREE with every £45 spend until the end of February.

Happy New Mini Catalogue and SAB 2022. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsUsing the darker colour of each piece, shapes cut using the NEW Bough Punch are attached. Misty Moonlight is the colour I’ve used on the one here.

Next, a sentiment from the NEW Artfully Layers Stamp Set, again in Misty Moonlight sits beautifully in the shape from the NEW Cloud Punch.

This is then popped up on Dimensionals.

Happy New Mini Catalogue and SAB 2022. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some NEW Iridescent Rhinestones add a touch of sparkle.

Happy New Mini Catalogue and SAB 2022. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsDo you have a favourite?

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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