Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Daisy Delight Diagonal Slash

For last week’s Card & Cuppa project, I decided to use a stamp set and technique that had both been neglected.

Here is the Daisy Delight diagonal slash card.

Daisy Delight Diagonal Slash project. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It uses a fabulous colour combination of Calypso Coral, Granny Apple Green and Crumb Cake. I love how the colours really pop against the Whisper White.

The daisy was stamped onto the Whisper White card and then a Blender Pen was used to soften and colour the image slightly.

Next, it was time to cut it in half on the diagonal to create the separate pieces. This involved measuring from both edges and joining the marks with a ruler on the back. Make sure you have the line running in the right direction before you cut.

These two pieces are then attached to the background layer to create the gap.

Daisy Delight Diagonal Slash project. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Two more daisies were stamped, punched and layered and placed in the gap. Leaves were then stamped and fussy cut and positioned around the daisy.

Finally, a Gold Faceted Gem was added to the centre of the daisy.

Daisy Delight Diagonal Slash project. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Card & Cuppa is taking a break for a few weeks, but it returns w/c 13th May. Make sure you’ve booked your place by 18:00 the day before if you want to join us.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Flowers and Dots

It was the first Card & Cuppa session after my holiday last week and the project was pink flowers and dots.

Flowers and Dots. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I have made a similar project in the past but this has a different colour scheme and uses different flowers.

The colour combination is Petal Pink, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo and Berry Burst with Very Vanilla.

Two set of background dots from the Daisy Delight Stamp Set and Jar of Love Stamp Set are randomly stamped across the Very Vanilla Cardstock.

Then, flowers from Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set and again Jar of Love are added to some of the dots.Flowers and Dots. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As there are lots of circles on the project, the Detailed Trio Punch creates the rounded corners that mirror them.

The sentiment is again from Jar of Love but is mounted onto several layers of circles. Behind the layers are a piece of co-ordinating Very Vanilla Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon and Baker’s Twine. Although you can’t see the Tulle Ribbon, or it’s subtle shimmer very well in the picture, I promise you it is there!

Flowers and Dots. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, a few Pearls in the centre of some of the flowers add another touch of shimmer.

As you know, I love to create a design and then make it in different colour ways. It’s a way of getting a lot more use from the original design and can create a totally different look. Which colour combination would you choose?

Join us at next week’s Card & Cuppa Class by booking your place by 18:00 the day before.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Daisy Delight and Frosted Floral

I needed a card at short notice so made this very quick and easy project. It’s a combination of a Stamp Set and DSP – Daisy Delight and Frosted Floral.

Daisy Delight and Frosted Floral. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’ve taken the colour combination from the Frosted Floral DSP and paired Soft Suede, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla. Using the DSP combinations to assist with colour choice is a great way of cutting down the amount of time it takes to create a project.

This DSP has a lovely shimmer and does a lot of the work for you. If you don’t like cutting into DSP then I would urge you to change this. Use it, don’t stroke it!

Daisy Delight and Frosted Floral. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Two stamped and punched daisies are layered to give depth. A length of Linen Thread tied with a bow co-ordinates with the Crumb Cake and the stripes on the DSP.

Daisy Delight and Frosted Floral. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, a Gold Faceted Gem to mirror the shimmer of the DSP completes the project.

As this project was hand delivered, I was able to add extra layering with Dimensionals and the Faceted Gem. If I was posting the project, I would need to change the amount of layers or add additional postage.

Have you seen my Christmas Card Boot Camp Class for 2018? Make sure you book your place by 13th October.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Daisy Delight meets Pineapple Punch

Today I’m sharing another project from my ‘In Color’ Introduction class. This time it’s the turn of Pineapple Punch.

Daisy Delight meets Pineapple Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Pineapple Punch is a really bright colour, but when you start to team it with other colours it tones in really well. For this project, the combination is with Old Olive and Early Espresso.

I chose to use Delightful Daisy for this project and the main daisy is stamped and punched twice and then layered. To finish the daisy, the centre piece was stamped, punched and added.

Daisy Delight meets Pineapple Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The leaves are a mixture of first and second generation stamping. It’s a really simple ‘less is more’ type card where there is lots of white space that allows the daisy to be the main focal point.

Daisy Delight meets Pineapple Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I chose to leave the project sentiment free as it’s great for a whole host of different occasions.

Which colours would you choose to use?

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Guiding Card Making – Daisy

I recently showed you a project from a Guiding event.  Here is the second card from the morning.

Daisy Delight from Stampin' Up! with HIPPOFROG Designs

It is again a project from last year’s Charity Card Making Day.

This notecard is a very quick and easy project and is perfect for beginners.

A great project where a set of these notecards would make a lovely gift. With just a change of sentiment it can be suitable for a number of different occasions.

The star of the project is the stamped and punched daisy from the Delightful Daisy Suite. With just a few colours you can create this clean and simple design.

Some of the attendees had never stamped before and I really enjoyed showing them how to use stamps and ink to create their first project.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Daisy and DSP

Today I’m sharing another Stamp-a-Stack project. This one is all about daisies.

Delightful Daisy from Stampin' Up! with HIPPOFROG Designs

It uses items from the Delightful Daisy Suite – stamp set, punch and DSP.

This is a great project for paper stash busting as all you need is strips to make a background. Then it’s up to you how you decide to embellish it. I’ve used ribbon to separate two of the strips and the very simple daisy as the focal point. The centre of the daisy is coloured using a Sponge Dauber and then topped with a Faceted Gem.

It’s another quick and easy project where the longest part is deciding which side of the DSP to use!

Don’t forget that this fabulous DSP is on the retiring list and therefore leaving us at the end of May. Make sure you grab yours while stocks last.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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In Color Thank You

It’s that time when I show you the cards I enjoy making the most.  These are Thank you cards for my lovely customers.

In Color Stampin' Up! with HIPPOFROG Designs

A combination of the Daisy Delight Stamp Set with Cardstock, DSP and Ribbon in the same colours make these monochrome In Color Thank you cards.

I made a batch of cards in every In Color 2016-18 colour and included a hand-written note with every one.

Don’t forget that you can place an order 24/7 at my Online Store.  There are some fabulous Year-End Deals on at the moment so don’t miss out.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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A Delightful Daisy for Charity

Kalimera!

I’ve just spent 2.5 weeks on the lovely island of Cyprus so don’t have a Card & Cuppa project to show you from last week.

However, I do have a delightful daisy to share with you from last month’s Charity Card Making Day.

Stampin' Up! Daisy Delight

It uses the Touches of Texture Stamp Set for the strip of lace and Jar of Love for the sentiment.  A top tip is to stamp the sentiment first as you can always use the emergency side if needed!

The flower was created by stamping two daisies from the Delightful Daisy Stamp Set and cutting them out with the co-ordinating Daisy Punch.  We then stamped the centre of the flower in a slightly darker shade before sticking them together.

Using a Dimensional to attach the daisy to the notecard was the final step.

This is a really quick and easy card to make.  A batch of these would be a lovely gift for someone.

As I’m back, so is Card & Cuppa.  Make sure you book your place by 18:00 the day before.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Bright Daisy Delight

At last week’s Card & Cuppa I finally got around to using the fabulous Daisy Delight Bundle.

Here is the very bright project.

Stampin' Up! Daisy Delight

I’ve teamed Rose Red and Pear Pizzazz with Lemon Lime Twist for a bright Daisy Delight project.

The stems were first stamped in Pear Pizzazz with the additional larger leaves added too.  These larger leaf inners were then stamped in Lemon Lime Twist.

Next it was the turn of both daisies to be stamped in Rose Red, punched out and cut in half.  Rose Red was again used for the centres before punching out.

Using the Pretty Label Punch we cut out the birthday sentiment from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Set and layered that with a Lemon Lime Twist circle onto a strip of co-ordinating Ribbon.

We assembled each daisy and added the centres before using a Dimensional to attach them to the card.

The finishing touches were a couple of rhinestones on the sentiment and Wink of Stella in the flower centres for some added bling.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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