Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Heartfelt Hexagons Bundle

At last week’s Card & Cuppa, I designed a project using the early release Heartfelt Hexagons Bundle.

This discounted bundle contains the Heartfelt Hexagons Stamp Set and coordinating Heartfelt Hexagons Punch.

Those of you who have been around a while will recognise it as a similar design to this previous project.

Using a colour combination of Parakeet Party, Garden Green and Granny Apple Green, 3 hexagons were punched in each colour.

Splats were added to some of the hexagons using the Quiet Meadow Stamp Set to create a touch of extra interest.

Next, the dotted hexagon outline image from the stamp set was stamped in Parakeet Party. I’m not sure that it shows us properly in the pictures, but it is there!

Then, the sentiment was stamped inside and punched out.

Each of the hexagons was then arranged with a small gap on the piece of Basic White. I think this was the hardest part as you only need 8 of the 9 punched pieces, and deciding which piece goes where can be a struggle.

All of the green pieces were then stuck down, with the overhanging pieces cut away.

A length of coordinating Metallic Woven Ribbon was then added across the centre of where the sentiment would sit.

Finally, the sentiment was raised up over the ribbon using Dimensionals.

I’m a big fan of these types of projects that use the same shape multiple times as they come together really quickly and easily.  I have a plan to make some red and green ones for Christmas cards.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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HEARTFELT HEXAGON BUNDLE (ENGLISH)QUIET MEADOW CLING STAMP SETPARAKEET PARTY A4 CARDSTOCKPARAKEET PARTY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADGARDEN GREEN A4 CARDSTOCKGARDEN GREEN CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADGRANNY APPLE GREEN A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKPARAKEET PARTY 1/8" (3.2 MM) METALLIC WOVEN RIBBONMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Autumn Vibes

Last week’s Card & Cuppa session was my first one back after my break.

Before I went on holiday, I was asked for something autumnal when I returned. So this any occasion card fits the bill.

It uses a colour combination of Copper Clay, Mossy Meadow and Crushed Curry. These are perfect colours to represent the changing colours of the leaves.

To begin, leaves from the Layering Leaves Stamp Set and the Modern Garden Stamp Set are stamped across the Very Vanilla background.

Next, using Blending Brushes, a diagonal strip of Crushed Curry is added down the centre with Mossy Meadow on the outer edges.

 

Using a Blender Pen, the Copper Clay outline leaves are given a touch of colour. Doing this after adding the colour with the Blending Brushes allows the leaves to be different colours.

The sentiment, also from the Layering Leaves Stamp Set is cut out with the Modern Oval Punch. This is part of a bundle with the Modern Garden Stamp Set in the new Mini Catalogue.

A length of coordinating Textured In Color Ribbon is stuck across the centre, with the sentiment raised above it using Dimensionals.

Finally, some Adhesive-Backed Speckled Dots in Copper Clay, also from the new Mini Catalogue are dotted across the project.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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MODERN GARDEN BUNDLE (ENGLISH)LAYERING LEAVES PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)COPPER CLAY A4 CARDSTOCKCOPPER CLAY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMOSSY MEADOW A4 CARDSTOCKMOSSY MEADOW CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCRUSHED CURRY A4 CARDSTOCKCRUSHED CURRY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKBLENDING BRUSHESBLENDER PENSCOPPER CLAY 3/8" (1 CM) TEXTURED RIBBONADHESIVE-BACKED SPECKLED DOTSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSSTAMPIN' SEALTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Gorgeously Made

For last week’s Card & Cuppa project I used the Gorgeously Made Bundle from the Annual Catalogue.

My colour combination is Berry Burst, Pretty Peacock, Lost Lagoon, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla. These colours create a lovely jewel-toned thank you project.

I decided to design a grunge-style card and the dies from the Gorgeously Made Bundle allowed this to happen really easily. It’s a great set of dies for those who don’t like to rip and tear!

The Very Vanilla piece is cut using the dies down each edge and then stamped with the stamps from the Stamp Set.

Blending Brushes and Crumb Cake are then used to add to the grunge effect. It also makes it look a bit vintage.

A separate leaf shape is cut out. The sentiment from the stamp set is also cut out using the dies and again given an aged look with a Blending Brush.

Using a length of Crumb Cake Baker’s Twine, a swoosh is added, with the sentiment attached over the top with Mini Dimensionals.

Finally, some coordinating Pretty Peacock sequins from the Adhesive-Backed Sequins Trio add a little touch of understated bling.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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GORGEOUSLY MADE BUNDLE (ENGLISH)BERRY BURST A4 CARDSTOCKBERRY BURST CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPRETTY PEACOCK A4 CARDSTOCKPRETTY PEACOCK CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADLOST LAGOON CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCRUMB CAKE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKBLENDING BRUSHESBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKADHESIVE-BACKED SEQUINS TRIOGLUE DOTSMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUE

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa for Children – More Little Monkeys

Yesterday I shared last week’s Card & Cuppa project made using the Little Monkey Bundle.

While I was making that project, I also made a similar project for my Card & Cuppa for Children classes using the same bundle.

Lots of leaves from the Little Monkey Stamp Set, stamped in Shaded Spruce and then coloured using Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen created the fun background.

Next, the monkeys were stamped in Early Espresso onto Pecan Pie cardstock. There were also monkey faces in Crumb Cake and bananas stamped onto Daffodil Delight.

All of these pieces were cut out using the Little Monkey Builder Punch.

Each monkey then had their face and a banana attached.

A sentiment from the Circle Sayings Stamp Set was stamped and then cut out using the 2″ Circle Punch – an Online Exclusive Item.

All of the pieces were then stuck to the project using Dimensionals.

I love how cute this project has turned out. Perfect for any little monkeys in your life!

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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LITTLE MONKEY BUNDLE (ENGLISH)CIRCLE SAYINGS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)2" (5.1 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHPECAN PIE A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKDAFFODIL DELIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKSHADED SPRUCE A4 CARDSTOCKSHADED SPRUCE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADEARLY ESPRESSO CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWATERCOLOR PENCILS ASSORTMENT 1WATERCOLOR PENCILS ASSORTMENT 2BLENDER PENSMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSSTAMPIN' SEAL

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Little Monkey Bundle

For last week’s Card & Cuppa project it was time to use the Little Monkey Bundle.

This is a new discounted Stamp Set & Punch Bundle from the Annual Catalogue.

Everything is stamped onto Basic White cardstock and coloured using Stampin’ Blends.

The background leaves and sentiment are in Shaded Spruce, with the monkeys and bananas stamped in Early Espresso.

Each monkey is coloured using the Light Lemon Lolly Stampin’ Blend as a first layer, followed by Dark and Light Pecan Pie Blends for the body to give some shading. Pretty Pink in both Dark and Light adds the colour to the face and ears.

The bananas are coloued using Daffodil Delight.

Once these were coloured, they were cut out using the Little Monkey Builder Punch.

For the colouring of the leaves, a combination of different Stampin’ Blends are used, Old Olive, Parakeet Party, Granny Apple Green and Lemon Lime Twist. Plus of course the Color Lifter came in handy too for those oops moments!

The sentiment is from the Circle Sayings Stamp Set and cut out using the 2″ Circle Punch from the Online Exclusives.

To finish, all of the pieces were attached using Dimensionals to create the fun scene.

How cute is this project.

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LITTLE MONKEY BUNDLE (ENGLISH)CIRCLE SAYINGS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)2" (5.1 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHSHADED SPRUCE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADEARLY ESPRESSO CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKPECAN PIE STAMPIN' BLENDS COMBO PACKLEMON LOLLY STAMPIN' BLENDS COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' BLENDS PETAL PINK COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' BLENDS DAFFODIL DELIGHT COMBO PACKPARAKEET PARTY STAMPIN' BLENDS COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' BLENDS GRANNY APPLE GREEN COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' BLENDS OLD OLIVE COMBO PACKLEMON LIME TWIST STAMPIN' BLENDS COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' BLENDS COLOR LIFTERSTAMPIN' SEALMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Tropical Leaf Bundle

For last week’s Card & Cuppa project, I used a new Bundle from the Online Exclusives range.

This is the Tropical Leaf Stamp Set and Punch Bundle.

My project is inspired by one of the pictures from the website when you view these products.

As I wanted this project to be a more neutral and suitable for anyone, I chose the greens of Garden Green, Mossy Meadow and Old Olive, with Very Vanilla.

First, the stems are stamped in Mossy Meadow. Next, a colour flare is added in Old Olive using a Blending Brush.

Large and small leaves are then stamped in a combination of first and generation stamping onto a separate piece of cardstock.

The larger leaves are cut out using the coordinating Punch from the Bundle. For the smaller leaves, these are fussy cut. They are fairly easy to cut out as they are an almost heart shape.

All of the leaves are then stuck to the project either directly or raised up on Dimensionals.

A sentiment from the Go To Greetings Stamp Set sits across the leaves.

Finally, some Rustic Metallic Dots are added for a little touch of bling.

I think this project will look great in other colour shades too, such as browns or blues.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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TROPICAL LEAF BUNDLE (ENGLISH)GO TO GREETINGS CLING STAMP SET (ENGLISH)GARDEN GREEN A4 CARDSTOCKGARDEN GREEN CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMOSSY MEADOW A4 CARDSTOCKMOSSY MEADOW CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADOLD OLIVE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKSMALL BLENDING BRUSHESRUSTIC METALLIC ADHESIVE-BACKED DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Petal Park Bundle

Last week’s Card & Cuppa project used the new Petal Park Bundle from the January-April Mini Catalogue.

The Petal Park Bundle (Petal Park Stamp Set & Petal Park Builder Punch) is part of a wider Suite, Regency Park Suite Collection. My colour palette of Sweet Sorbet, Night of Navy and Shaded Spruce comes from that Suite.

With the Stamp Set being a two-step stampin’ set, the outlines and inner sections came together very quickly. Outlines were stamped straight from the ink pad, with the inners stamped off.

See my video here on Two-Step Stampin’ and here for my video on different generations of stamping/stamping off.

The focal flowers were stamped onto a separate sheet of Basic White Cardstock and cut out using the coordinating Petal Park Builder Punch.

A length of the new Bordered Ribbon in Night of Navy sits across the project.

Using another Bundle, Lovely & Lasting from the Annual Catalogue, the sentiment was stamped and punched.

Wink of Stella was added to the centre of the focal flowers before these and the sentiment were all raised up on Dimensionals.

Finally, some Adhesive-Backed Milky Dots from the Suite are dotted across the project.

Why not take advantage of the Bundle and Suite discounts in the Catalogues and if your purchase comes to £45 or more, you could also earn SAB products for FREE.

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PETAL PARK BUNDLE (ENGLISH)LOVELY & LASTING BUNDLE (ENGLISH)SWEET SORBET A4 CARDSTOCKSWEET SORBET CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADNIGHT OF NAVY A4 CARDSTOCKNIGHT OF NAVY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSHADED SPRUCE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKNIGHT OF NAVY 3/8" (1 CM) BORDERED RIBBONWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHADHESIVE-BACKED MILKY DOTSMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSSTAMPIN' SEALTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Hand-Penned Petals Stamp Set

My final Card & Cuppa project of the year was this red and green design.

I chose to use Poppy Parade and Granny Apple Green as the design could be used for a last-minute Christmas Card if needed, obviously with a different sentiment!

The flowers are from the Hand-Penned Petals Stamp Set and stamped in Tuxedo Black.

They are then coloured using Stampin’ Blends in Poppy Parade, Granny Apple Green and Daffodil Delight.

A sentiment from the Lovely & Lasting Stamp Set is cut out using the coordinating Lasting Label Punch.

This sits on Dimensionals over a swoosh of Metallic-Edge Cotton Ribbon.

Finally, some Festive Pearls, in silver to match the ribbon are added.

It’s a very quick and easy design to create and can be made in lots of different colours for many occasions.

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HAND-PENNED PETALS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETLOVELY & LASTING BUNDLE (ENGLISH)GRANNY APPLE GREEN A4 CARDSTOCKPOPPY PARADE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKTUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PADSTAMPIN' BLENDS DAFFODIL DELIGHT COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' BLENDS GRANNY APPLE GREEN COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' BLENDS POPPY PARADE COMBO PACKSILVER 3/8" (1 CM) METALLIC EDGE COTTON RIBBONFESTIVE PEARLSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Bottled Happiness Bundle

After using an ‘A’ Stamp Set for my first back to in person Card & Cuppa Class, for last week’s class I reached for ‘B’.

This is the fabulous discounted Bottled Happiness Bundle (Bottled Happiness Stamp Set and Vintage Bottle Punch).

I chose the new In Color blue and purples of Orchid Oasis, Starry Sky and Tahitian Tide for my colour combination, plus Basic White.

As the Stamp Set has two-step stamping, everything comes together really quickly.

First, we stamped the flowers in Tahitian Tide and then lined up the leaves and flower centres and stamped those in Starry Sky.

The bottle and sentiment are then stamped in Orchid Oasis onto a separate sheet.

Using the coordinating punch, the bottle is cut out and then the sentiment with the Double Oval Punch. It just fits.

I could have stamped the bottle directly onto the project, but I wanted to bring it forward, so stuck that down in front.

A bow is then added in coordinating In Color Metallic Woven Ribbon.

The sentiment sits across the project on Dimensionals.

For a touch of sparkle, Wink of Stella is dotted in the centre of each of the flowers.

Finally, some small Brushed Brass Butterflies are placed around the bouquet.

This is a really quick project that would look great in a variety of different colours.

I made versions of this project for my recent customer Thank You cards. Some had different colour layers and some different ribbon. All were without the Brushed Brass Butterflies as sadly I didn’t have enough!

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BOTTLED HAPPINESS BUNDLE (ENGLISH)DOUBLE OVAL PUNCHORCHID OASIS A4 CARDSTOCKORCHID OASIS CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSTARRY SKY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADTAHITIAN TIDE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKORCHID OASIS 1/8" (3.2 MM) WOVEN METALLIC RIBBONBRUSHED BRASS BUTTERFLIESMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUEGLUE DOTSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Countdown to Christmas 2022 – Week 2

For this week’s Countdown to Christmas 2022, I’ve taken inspiration from a project in the July-December Mini Catalogue.

This card uses items from the Boughs of Holly Suite Collection.

The background is from the Boughs of Holly DSP. Shaded Spruce and Sahara Sand were taken from the colours in the DSP

Holly leaves are then stamped in Shaded Spruce using the Two-Step Stamps in the Leaves of Holly Stamp Set. They are then cut out using the coordinating Holly Berry Dies from the Suite Collection, along with a skeleton leaf cut in Sahara Sand.

These are layered onto the background.

Next, a swoosh of the Natural Woven Ribbon is added.

A sentiment, from the Stamp Set then sits on top.

Finally, some Champagne Rhinestones add a touch of festive bling!

Pop back next Saturday Countdown to Christmas 2022 – Week 3.

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BOUGHS OF HOLLY SUITE COLLECTION (ENGLISH)SHADED SPRUCE A4 CARDSTOCKSHADED SPRUCE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSAHARA SAND A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKCHAMPAGNE RHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE