Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Beautiful Butterfly Gala

For last week’s Card & Cuppa project, I returned to the Annual Catalogue and a stamp set we hadn’t used for a while. Here’s the project using the beautiful Butterfly Gala Stamp Set.

Beautiful Butterfly Gala. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I chose a colour combination of Rich Razzleberry and Melon Mambo, a very popular combination with the attendees.

An ombre background was created using Rich Razzleberry and a Sponge Brayer. The brayer was also used to ink up the Crackle Paint Background Stamp on the Stamparatus.

Beautiful Butterfly Gala. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Butterfly outlines were stamped using Smoky Slate and were coloured using the infill stamps in Melon Mambo.

These were then cut out with the Butterfly Duet Punch. Corners were rounded with the Detailed Trio Punch.

I find adding the butterfly bodies once they have been punched much easier. The antennae were then stamped in position before attaching everything together.

More punching was a Scallop Circle that was then scrunched to create the background for the punched circle sentiment from the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set.

A length of both Whisper White Seam Binding and Baker’s Twine were attached across the project before the sentiment and butterflies were added.

Beautiful Butterfly Gala. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, three Rhinestones were added for a touch of sparkle.

I’m one of those people who manages to get covered in Melon Mambo ink just by looking at it! Are there any colours that you do that with?

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – SAB Lasting Lily

This is the Card & Cuppa version of the SAB Lasting Lily card we made at my recent Stamp-a-Stack class.

SAB Lasting Lily from Stampin' Up!. Card & Cuppa project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It’s a lovely Level 2 Stamp Set, and I’ve again paired it with the fabulous Crackle Paint Background Stamp from the Spring/Summer Catalogue. However, I’ve changed the colours to more muted tones and added a touch of grunge.

The crackle effect is in Fresh Fig and I’ve added some tone-on-tone sponge daubering around the edge for some grunge.

SAB Lasting Lily from Stampin' Up!. Card & Cuppa project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The lilies are in Soft Suede and Crumb Cake, again with tone-on-tone daubering around the edge.

A co-ordinating strip of Linen Thread with a ‘For You’ sentiment from the Banners For You Stamp Set, makes this a pretty card for any occasion.

Finally, some Pearls were added as a finishing touch.

SAB Lasting Lily from Stampin' Up!. Card & Cuppa project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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Why not join us for a future Card & Cuppa class, or evening Papercrafting Class. Head to my timetable for full details and booking information.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Lasting Lily

At my recent Stamp-a-Stack Class, the attendees made projects using SAB and Spring/Summer Catalogue products. This one uses the Level 2 SAB Lasting Lily Stamp Set.

SAB Lasting Lily. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Although the sentiments in this set are suited to more sombre occasions, the images are simply stunning and versatile.

These are Distinktive Stamps which means that when you stamp, the image has lots of depth and intensity.

I’ve added a background in Petal Pink using the new Crackle Paint Stamp to add more texture to the design.

The stems and leaves are Old Olive with Highland Heather flowers.

SAB Lasting Lily. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A length of the co-ordinating Old Olive Linen Thread, also from the Spring/Summer Catalogue adds a sophisticated touch. I have to admit to being a little bit in love with this new Linen Thread!

As this card is sentiment free, it’s suitable for any occasion.

SAB Lasting Lily. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The finishing touch is a few Rhinestones dotted onto the project to add a splash of bling.

This gorgeous stamp set is only available until the end of March (while stocks last). As it’s SAB Level 2, it needs a £90 order to achieve it. But, it’s certainly worth it, especially as some fabulous Framelits that co-ordinate with this stamp set have just been released.

Join us at one of my future Papercrafting Classes. Visit my Class Timetable for dates, details and booking information.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Lasting Lily Photopolymer Stamp SetCrackle Paint Cling Stamp SetVery Vanilla A4 CardstockHighland Heather Classic Stampin' PadHighland Heather A4 CardstockPetal Pink Classic Stampin' PadPetal Pink A4 CardstockOld Olive Classic Stampin' PadOld Olive Linen ThreadDetailed Trio PunchRhinestone Basic JewelsSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals