Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Anyone for ice cream?

Last week it was our final Card & Cuppa for Children session of the holidays and the theme was Summer.

Once again I decided that both the adult Card & Cuppa class and the children’s class should make the same project.

When I think of summer I think of sitting on a beach with an ice cream. That was my inspiration for the project.

Ice Cream Card & Cuppa project. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The toppings from Coffee Cafe are stamped onto different colour card stock using Versamark. This allows an image to be different colours without needing to change ink pads.

Creating the waffle cones involved following a template to make three triangles and then cut them out.

Ice Cream Card & Cuppa project. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

These triangles are given the waffle look with Soft Suede ink and the grid pattern image from the Timeless Textures Stamp Set.

Ice Cream Card & Cuppa project. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Another stamp from Timeless Textures creates the texture on the chocolate flake, cut out with the Classic Label Punch, minus the point.

Chocolate sprinkles from Picture Perfect Birthday and a 1/2″ cherry create some yummy ice creams.

A sea and sand background is made using a Sponge Brayer for the sea and a Sponge Dauber for the sand. It’s important not to cover the whole of the card with the sea. You’ll have green sand if you dauber over it!

Finally, a sun made from the ‘For You’ sentiment and ring from the Bubble Over Stamp Set finishes the project. These ice creams look good enough to eat.

Ice Cream Card & Cuppa project. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

All of the attendees had the choice of which combination of ice creams and toppings they made. What would you have chosen?

As it’s Bank Holiday next Monday, there is only one Card & Cuppa session running on the Thursday. Book your place by 18:00 the day before.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

 

 

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A caffeine themed farewell

The lovely owners of one of our Card & Cuppa venues are moving on to new adventures.

I couldn’t let this occasion pass without giving them a caffeine themed farewell.

Stampin' Up! Coffee Cafe with HIPPOFROG Designs

The Stamp Set I just had to use was Coffee Cafe, with coffee rings from Timeless Textures.

Early Espresso was of course the main colour of choice.  This was paired with Powder Pink for the milkshake along with Pool Party – one of the coffee shop logo colours.  Crumb Cake is the colour bringing everything together.

To create the top of the takeaway milkshake, I stamped with Whisper White onto Vellum to give a see-through effect.  So Saffron stamped onto Very Vanilla gave the right tones for the cream.

A sentiment from Bunch of Banners where I masked each word to create a stacked phrase instead of a long one added the finishing touches.

Although it’s the end of an era, the new owners have allowed us to continue with our Card & Cuppa sessions.

To join us for our penultimate card of the year, book your place by 18:00 the day before.

Don’t forget to grab a bargain in the Year-End Sale.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies used, click on the images below to go to my online store. Remember to use the Hostess Code if you are placing an order.

You can also join my team here.

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Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Coffee Cafe

We had fun at last week’s Card & Cuppa session making this highly appropriate card.

Stampin' Up! Coffee Cafe

It uses the brand new Coffee Cafe Stamp Set from the Annual Catalogue.

Aren’t the coffee cups and lids cute?

The coffee bean background is first stamped in Soft Suede onto Crumb Cake cardstock.

We then stamped the coffee cups and lids in Early Espresso of course!  The sentiment is stamped in two colours by inking up first in Pear Pizzazz and then colouring the word ‘coffee’ with an Early Espresso marker.

There is a matching set of framelits available to cut out the shapes.  However, as I don’t use the Big Shot at Card & Cuppa sessions, they had to be hand cut instead.

Two new ribbons are wrapped around project, the soft classic weave and a bow from the sheer ribbon. My husband suggested placing the White ribbon at the top of the Crumb Cake piece as it looked like a latte!

I’m not a coffee drinker myself, but would quite happily send this card to a friend.  I’d indulge in a hot chocolate instead while they were enjoying their coffee.

This weeks sees the start of a brand new Card & Cuppa session, we now have 3 sessions and venues each week.  Click here for more details and here to book your place.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies used, click on the images below to go to my online store. Remember to use the Hostess Code if you are placing an order.

You can also join my team here.

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