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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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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PERFECTLY PENCILED 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERARTISTICALLY INKED CLING STAMP SETBASIC BLACK A4 CARDSTOCKTUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKCLASSIC MATTE DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Jubilee Themed

For last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project I was asked for something Jubilee themed.

Jubilee Themed. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I chose Poppy Parade, Basic White and Pacific Point for a red, white and blue colour scheme.

The class kit had strips of cardstock in the colours, along with shapes cut using the new All That Dies from the Annual Catalogue.

Using one of my favourite techniques, stripes, I set about making a background. I love how simple it is to make, yet very effective.

Jubilee Themed. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Once the background was ready, a length of Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon and some Baker’s Twine were added to the project.

The sentiment is from the Hello Beautiful Stamp Set and is cut out using the All That Dies.

Finally, some Classic Matte Dots in Basic White are added to provide some extra texture.

Jubilee Themed. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This design, in this Jubilee Themed colour scheme would make a great masculine card or one for teenagers. You can easily change the colour combination and sentiment to fit the occasion or recipient.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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HELLO BEAUTIFUL PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)ALL THAT DIESPACIFIC POINT A4 CARDSTOCKPACIFIC POINT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPOPPY PARADE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKWHITE 1/4" (6.4 MM) CRINKLED SEAM BINDING RIBBONCLASSIC MATTE DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

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

For last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project, I designed this cute card using the Hedgehog Builder Punch and Iconic Dies.

Hedgehog Builder Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My colour scheme started with Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla. I then added Pear Pizzazz, Real Red and Soft Suede.

As we are unable to share stamps at this online class, I took inspiration from Page 64 of the Mini Catalogue and embossed the shape for the spikes.

The hedgehog layers were then stuck together and a Classic Matte Dot became the eye.

Hedgehog Builder Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Toadstools from the Iconic Dies were then cut and layered together.

Lengths of coordinating Baker’s Twine was then added to the project.

Then, the various pieces to create the scene were added in layers, finishing with the hedgehog raised up on Dimensionals.

The three flowers were added using Glue Dots.

A sentiment from the Lovely You Stamp Set sits on shapes cut from the Double Oval Punch.

Finally, some small Pearls create the centre of the flowers.

Hedgehog Builder Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The Iconic Dies and the Embossing Folder are on the Last Chance List and are retiring. Make sure you grab them while you can.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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HEDGEHOG BUILDER PUNCHICONIC DIESGREENERY EMBOSSING FOLDERSDOUBLE OVAL PUNCHLOVELY YOU CLING STAMP SET (EN)BLUSHING BRIDE A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSOFT SUEDE CARDSTOCK A4PEAR PIZZAZZ A4 CARDSTOCKREAL RED A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKCLASSIC MATTE DOTSPEARL BASIC JEWELSGLUE DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Heart & Home DSP

Last week’s Card & Cuppa project was a version of a recent project.

Heart & Home DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As my ZOOM classes don’t include stamped images, this version has shapes instead cut from the Medium Daisy Punch.

Misty Moonlight is the main colour on the piece of Heart & Home DSP, so I’ve used the colour for the rest of the project.

The strip of DSP has the join covered by a length of the White Frayed Ribbon and the coordinating Denim Ribbon.

Heart & Home DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using a Sponge Dauber, the centres of the daisies are coloured and layered together. These are then scrunched to create texture and more colour is then added.

Next, they are stuck to a Doily, also from the Mini Catalogue.

This doily is raised up over the ribbon using Dimensionals and a sentiment from the Art Gallery Stamp Set is stuck to the edge.

Finally, some Classic Matte Dots are added to complete the project.

Heart & Home DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Don’t forget to take advantage of the special offers for March where select Stamp Set and Die Bundles are on offer.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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HEART & HOME 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERHEART & HOME DOILIESART GALLERY PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETMEDIUM DAISY PUNCHMISTY MOONLIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKMISTY MOONLIGHT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCK3/8" (1 CM) DENIM RIBBONWHITE 3/4" (1.9 CM) FRAYED RIBBONCLASSIC MATTE DOTSSPONGE DAUBERSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Blessings of Home in Misty Moonlight Monochrome

I recently shared a project I made after losing my crafting mojo.

Here is another card I made using the Blessings of Home Bundle and coordinating products from Heart & Home Suite Collection.

These items can be found in the Jan-Jun Mini Catalogue and a similar design layout as before.

Misty Moonlight Monochrome. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This time, I’ve used a piece of the Heart & Home DSP to create the edge pattern.

Then, a piece of the Denim Ribbon sits across the join and one of the doilies in Misty Moonlight is added.

Misty Moonlight Monochrome. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

An stamped and die cut image from the Blessings of Home Bundle, coloured using a Blender Pen, is then added with Dimensionals.

A combination of words from sentiments in the Stamp Set are cut out to create the ‘Have a beautiful day’ wording.

Misty Moonlight Monochrome. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some Classic Matte Dots in White are added to project.

Don’t forget that there is now under a week left to take advantage of the SAB offers.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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BLESSINGS OF HOME BUNDLE (ENGLISH)HEART & HOME 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERHEART & HOME DOILIESMISTY MOONLIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKMISTY MOONLIGHT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKBLENDER PENS3/8" (1 CM) DENIM RIBBONCLASSIC MATTE DOTSSTAMPIN' SEALTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Blessings of Home Bundle

You may have noticed that I haven’t posted many projects recently.

This is because over the past few weeks I lost my craft mojo. Rather than sitting in my craft room and pressurising myself, I did some other things instead.

Blessings of Home Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Now, I’ve returned to my craft room, I’ve chosen to concentrate on one stamp set, with some coordinating dies to make a few projects. This stops me feeling overwhelmed and helps me to focus.

My chosen products are the Blessings of Home Bundle (Blessings of Home Stamp Set and Flowers of Home Dies), plus a few more coordinating items from the Heart & Home Suite. These are from the Jan-Jun Mini Catalogue.

Blessings of Home Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using the Cinnamon Cider Heart & Home Doilies as my colour inspiration I teamed it with Very Vanilla to make this this monochrome project.

Stamping the image multiple times down the side of the card creates focus in the background. These are coloured using a Blender Pen to soften the images.

Another flower is stamped and cut out using the dies. Again this is coloured with Blender Pens.

The pieces are then stuck together, with the sentiment attached with Dimensionals.

A multiple loop bow made using the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack is then added. If you’re not sure how to make one of these bows, then take a look at my how to video.

Blessings of Home Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, Classic Matte Dots, also from the Suite are then dotted around for a finishing touch.

I also made a few more projects using these products and I’ll share those with you next week.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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BLESSINGS OF HOME BUNDLE (ENGLISH)HEART & HOME DOILIESCINNAMON CIDER A4 CARDSTOCKCINNAMON CIDER CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 THICK CARDSTOCKBLENDER PENSBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKCLASSIC MATTE DOTSSTAMPIN' SEALGLUE DOTSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS