Special Christmas Cards: Snowman Season Bundle

As well as my Christmas Stamp-a-Stack, I also run a Special Christmas Cards Class. The attendees make three Christmas Cards and envelopes that are for those special people in their life. These are the cards you give by hand.

One of these is a card suitable for children (or big kids!) and it’s this cute hanging card.

Snowman Season Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I knew it had to be snowmen, so the Snowman Season Bundle was the perfect choice.

As I’d pre-made the hanging sections by using pieces of Coastal Cabana Cardstock joined together using the Circle Tab Punch, the attendees could have fun creating their snowmen for each section.

Snowman Season Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The punched snowmen were stamped in Smoky Slate, with Soft Suede arms. All the other stamping was in Blueberry Bushel. Stampin’ Write Markers in a variety of colours were used to colour the hats and carrot noses.

Snowman Season Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A ‘Let it Snow’ snowball used the 1 3/8″ Scallop Circle with the a Circle Punch layer.

An extra stamped piece is added to the front for when the hanging is closed. It’s then finished off with a length of ribbon to allow it to hang.

I realise that I haven’t taken a picture of what it looks like closed. I’ll try to do that and add it here.

An envelope made from the matching Let it Snow DSP was the finishing touch.

I really like this project as it’s something different. It can be hung from a door handle, message board or window. You could even add extra sections to make it longer.

Don’t forget to take a look at the Year-End Closeout to see if the items from this fabulous bundle are staying with us.

Check back for more Special Christmas Card projects.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Snowman Season Bundle (En)Circle Tab Punch1-1/2" (3.8 cm) Circle Punch1-3/8" (3.5 cm) Scallop Circle PunchCoastal Cabana A4 CardstockSmoky Slate Classic Stampin' PadSoft Suede A4 CardstockBlueberry Bushel Classic Stampin' PadWhisper White A4 CardstockWhisper White 5/8" (1.6 cm) Polka Dot Tulle  RibbonLet It Snow Specialty Designer Series PaperSnail AdhesiveStampin' DimensionalsMini Stampin' Dimensionals

Saying Farewell to the Rocky Horror Tour

Last weekend I said farewell to the Rocky Horror Tour. It has been touring the UK since December last year, and I’ve watched it at some of the venues it has visited.

Although the tour finishes today, last week was my final visit and was my opportunity to hand out the cards I’d made to say thank you.

I made 10 different cards so this is a picture heavy post. However, I haven’t posted ALL the pictures.

To see the full set, head to my Rocky Horror Pinterest Board where they will be appearing over the next few days.

Each of the cards used a variety of Stampin’ Up! products. You can see the Tailored Tag Punch and the 1/2″ Circle Punch were used quite a lot in the projects.

Can you spot some of the other products I used?

Farewell to the Rocky Horror Tour. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs
Frank-n-Furter
(Heart from Dog Builder Punch and Blood Splats from Geared Up Garage Stamp Set)
Farewell to the Rocky Horror Tour. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs
Rocky
Farewell to the Rocky Horror Tour. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs
Brad
(Flower from Vibrant Vases Stamp Set used to create the pattern on the jacket)
Farewell to the Rocky Horror Tour. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs
Janet
(Ears from Elephant Builder Punch & Circle from Scallop Tag Punch to create bow on dress)
Farewell to the Rocky Horror Tour. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs
Narrator
(Artisan Textures Stamp Set used to create a velvet-look on jacket)
Farewell to the Rocky Horror Tour. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs
Riff-Raff, Narrator & Frank-n-Furter Mix
for a very talented Cast Member
Farewell to the Rocky Horror Tour. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs
Usherette/Magenta
Farewell to the Rocky Horror Tour. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs
Columbia
(White Baker’s Twine coloured with Stampin’ Blend Marker to create corset bow)
Farewell to the Rocky Horror Tour. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs
Eddie/Dr Scott
Farewell to the Rocky Horror Tour. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs
Phantoms

Did you spot some of the variety of products I used?
I was particularly pleased with the bow I created for both Riff Raff and Janet. Who knew that Elephant Ears would come in useful!

I had great fun making these as it was something a bit different to my normal crafting routine.

Don’t forget that booking for my final evening classes of the year closes very soon. Head to my Class Timetable for more details and to book your place.

Below, I’ve listed just a handful of the main products I used to create the projects. To order any Stampin’ Up! products, including the BRAND NEW Christmastime is Here Suite, head to my 24/7 online store

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Tailored Tag PunchDog Builder Punch1/2" (1.3 cm) Circle PunchElephant Builder PunchArtisan Textures Cling-Mount Stamp SetVibrant Vases Photopolymer Stamp SetGeared Up Garage Cling Stamp SetClear Wink Of Stella Glitter BrushSnail AdhesiveStampin' DimensionalsMini Stampin' DimensionalsMini Glue DotsFine-Tip Glue Pen

Card & Cuppa for Children – Punch Art Lion

As the Summer Holidays have rolled around again, it’s time for my annual Card & Cuppa for Children Classes.

The venue I hold them at runs a themed set of activities each week. This week it was ‘Movie Mayhem’ and my punch art lion fitted this perfectly due to the newly released Lion King film.

Punch Art Lion. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Isn’t it cute? He uses a lot of punches to create it and there are some key steps, so keep reading for details on how to make your own version.

Punch Art Lion. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

You’ll need:
2 x Daisy Punch – Early Espresso
1 x Pretty Label Punch – Crushed Curry
1 x Pretty Label Punch (extra bit punched from the piece left behind) – Crushed Curry
1 x Circle Tab Punch – Crushed Curry
1 x 1 1/2″ Circle Punch – Crushed Curry
1 x Leaf Punch – Crushed Curry
3 x Elephant Builder Punch (Large Ears) – Early Espresso
2 x Elephant Builder Punch (Small Ears) – Whisper White. You can’t see these very well in the picture above.

Cut the Pretty Label pieces, Circle Tab and Leaf Punch pieces as shown above. Discard the unwanted pieces.

Punch Art Lion. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Now it’s time to assemble:

– Use the tiny circle stamp from Budding Borders Stamp Set to add some eyes to the white pieces
– Use glue dots to attach these to two of the large elephant ear pieces
– Glue the Daisy shapes together to create a mane
– Add the circle to the top
– Attach the two pieces from the Circle Tab Punch to the straight edge of your Pretty Label (body) piece. Make sure the longer edges of the Circle Tab Punch pieces are aligned with the straight edge to create feet
– Add the Leaf piece to the cut end of the Pretty Label extra piece to create a tail
– Attach the tail to the back of the body
– Add the eyes and remaining large Elephant Builder Punch ear to the face
– Draw a mouth using Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker.

Create the background using Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive Stampin’ Pads. I’ve used Artisan Textures Stamp Set and High Tide Stamp Set. The sentiment is from Wiggle Worm Stamp Set.

Attach the body of the lion first using Dimensionals, I used a Mini Dimensional for the tip of the tail. Next, add a Dimensional to the top of the head and some adhesive to the bottom of the head. By adding the head last, you can decide if you’d like it angled or straight.

Affix the head and the project is finished 🙂

Punch Art Lion. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I hope you like this punch art lion. The young attendees certainly enjoyed making it.

I only have two more Card & Cuppa for Children sessions left this summer. Places are limited so make sure you book your place now.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Daisy PunchPretty Label Punch1-1/2" (3.8 cm) Circle PunchCircle Tab PunchLeaf PunchElephant Builder PunchCrushed Curry A4 CardstockEarly Espresso A4 CardstockPear Pizzazz A4 CardstockPear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' PadOld Olive Classic Stampin' PadBasic Gray Classic Stampin' PadWhisper White A4 CardstockBudding Borders Photopolymer Stamp SetArtisan Textures Cling-Mount Stamp SetHigh Tide Photopolymer Stamp SetWiggle Worm Photopolymer Stamp SetSnail AdhesiveStampin' DimensionalsMini Stampin' DimensionalsMini Glue Dots