Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Grunge and Daisies

I was asked for a grunge project, so last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project complied.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Grunge and Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The colour combination is Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and VeryVanilla, with Real Red for a of colour.

To start, the edges of the Soft Suede layer are distressed using an emery board, then inked in Crumb Cake with a Sponge Dauber.

Next, the Very Vanilla layer is scrunched several times. This is also then inked, distressed with an emery board, and inked again.

The layers are stuck to the project at an angle, only sticking in the middle to allow the edges to curl.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Grunge and Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For the daisies, cut from the Daisy Punch and Medium Daisy Punch, these are inked on both sides using a Sponge Dauber. By pressing in the middle, it gives a darker effect in the centre, then lightly adding a touch of Crumb Cake along the petals.

The daisies are then scrunched several times to allow the fibres to soften. Then the cardstock is very carefully split into two. These are inked with Real Red to give a touch of colour, before sticking the two pieces of each daisy together. They are now have a really delicate feel.

Leaves from the Tulip Builder Punch are also scrunched and inked around the edges. A small dragonfly is cut from the Dragonflies Punch.

Everything is then assembled on the project.

My sentiment is from the Strong of Heart Stamp Set, on the current Last Chance List. It sits on a piece of Scalloped Lace Trim and looped piece of Baker’s Twine.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Grunge and Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, a few Champagne Rhinestones are dotted around for a little bit of sparkle.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Iconic Dies

For last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project, the design used the new Iconic Dies from the Annual Catalogue.

This project was quite busy and had a lot of fussy cutting. I think the attendees will be speaking to me again next week!

Iconic Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Sticking with my not using pink for a while theme, my colour combination had a purple feel with Highland Heather and Blackberry Bliss. The leaves are Soft Sea Foam and Shaded Spruce. Obviously Bumblebee and Basic Black create the bee.

Iconic Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A background using one of the Square Vellum Doilies is stuck down. Carefully placing adhesive where it won’t be seen later, under the flowers.

The dies give quite intricate shapes, so the more solid flower shapes are made by drawing round the outline and cutting out by hand. These pieces are then stuck together.

Coordinating Highland Heather Grosgrain Ribbon is attached, along with a sentiment from the Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set. This is stamped in Gorgeous Grape, another purple.

Wink of Stella is used on the centre of the flowers and all over the smaller flowers, plus on the bee wings.

All the leaves and flowers are stuck down. Some with Glue Dots, others with Dimensionals to raise them up.

For the bee, a piece of a Daisy Punch shape in Basic Black is stuck behind to create the stripes. I’ve then used a Stampin’ Write Marker in Basic Black to colour the legs and antennae. It is then stuck down using Dimensionals.Iconic Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsFinally, some coordinating Pastel Pearls are dotted around the project.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Daisy Lane Easel Card

I’m sharing another card from my recent Fancy Folds class. This is an easel card.

Easel Card. Handmade by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

An easel card is one that folds up like an easel when it is open.

For my card, I chose Just Jade and Rococo Rose, two In Colors. I also used the Daisy Lane Stamp Set.

After scoring and folding my base card, I added an addtional panel to the front section. When you are attaching a front piece, make sure you only glue onto the bottom fold. If you don’t, the easel mechanism won’t work and you’ll just have a regular card!

With the stem stamped, I stamped and punched the large daisy for this flower. I also stamped and punched two smaller daisies to use later on. For all of the daisies, I used a Blender Pen to pull the colour and some Wink of Stella in the centres.

A sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set shaped using a brand new punch. Head to page 65 of the new Mini Catalogue to see this fabulous Banners Pick A Punch.

Easel Card. Handmade by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

When decorating an easel card, adding some sort of stopper for the front section is advisable. This is where I used the smaller daisies, sitting on a length of co-ordinating Just Jade Ribbon.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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A Bunch of Bright Daisies

It’s great when I’m asked to create special cards. Especially when the recipient is a regular class attendee.

This was a particularly interesting request as I was asked for THREE cards for a special Birthday for the same person!

Bright Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I know that the lucky lady loves yellows, oranges and bright colours, so I immediately headed for the brights collection. Along with the Daisy Lane Stamp Set and co-ordinating Medium Daisy and Daisy Punches, this bunch of bright daisies came together. I’m so pleased this stamp set has carried over to the new Annual Catalogue.

This is an A5 card, so it was lovely to be able to use lots of daisies. I used the Detailed Trio Punch to round the corners, just to soften the edges.

Bright Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

After cutting and arranging strips in Granny Apple Green for the stems, the daisies were added using Dimensionals. As this project was being hand delivered, I used a few layers to add extra depth.

A large bow in Daffodil Delight Ruched Ribbon adds another flourish.

Bright Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Wink of Stella in the centre of the daisies and Pearls coloured with Stampin’ Blends add the finishing touches. I also made a matching envelope using Designer Series Paper, but didn’t take a picture of that!

Why not take a look at the new Annual Catalogue to see the returning items, and all the new products.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Floral Punches and Brights

For last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project, I used a combination of floral punches and bright cardstock to create this pretty card.

Floral Punches. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I was asked to use yellow, orange and brights, and this project hits the brief! It’s definitely bright and cheery and sure to put a smile on someone’s face.

Some of you may recognise it as a non-stamping version of this project.

The colours are from the Brights Collection, plus Basic Black. Using colours from the same family is a great way to check that your chosen combination will work well.

The background is Daffodil Delight Medium Daisy Punch shapes glued onto a matching layer. Some overlap the edge, with the excess cut away.

Floral Punches. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Then, two Daisy Punch and two Medium Daisy Punch shapes in Mango Melody are layered to create the focal flower.

Leaves in Granny Apple Green, from the Tulip Builder Punch are scored down the middle with a paper folder and then scrunched. This gives the leaves some extra texture and makes them stand out behind the flower.

Another Medium Daisy Punch shape, this time in Basic Black, had the petals cut down quite short. These petals were then stood up to look like a saucer and this centre piece was then added.

Floral Punches. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Normally, I would raise the daisy up onto Dimensionals, but the finished project would have been too bulky for standard post. This is due to the three Gold Metallic Pearls added to the centre of the daisy to finish the project.

In the class kits, I also added a Timeless Label punched shape for a sentiment that could be added if needed.

Why not join us for a future Card & (Your) Cuppa Class. Find out more details on this and my other classes and kits I’m offering during this lockdown period.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Pink and Sparkly Daisies

It’s that time of year when my friend who likes all things pink and sparkly celebrates her Birthday. This year, I made her some pink and sparkly daisies.

Pink and Sparkly Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It’s no coincidence that the design is very much like this project I shared the other day. In fact, I made the cards at the same time.

I know I keep saying it, but there really is no need to keep trying to think up new design ideas every single time. If you find a design you like, create it again. By using a different stamp set or colours, it can change the whole look and feel of a design. It also saves you lots of time and effort, leaving you time to create even more projects.

Pink and Sparkly Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’ve used Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo and Pear Pizzazz as the main colours, with Smoky Slate for the sentiment. The Stamp Set is Daisy Lane, with the bundled Medium Daisy Punch, along with the Daisy Punch for the larger flowers.

Tone-on-tone stamping has created the daisy background, with the corners rounded by the Detailed Trio Punch. A layered focal daisy in Melon Mambo is stamped onto Whisper White. I used Wink of Stella, instead of a Blender Pen to pull the colour along the petals. This also added some sparkle at the same time. Even though you can’t see it in the pictures, there was quite a lot of sparkle on the project!

The Painted Poppies Stamp Set and Painted Labels Dies create the leaves. Itty Bitty Birthdays is the final Stamp Set I’ve used for the sentiment, with the Timeless Label Punch.

Pink and Sparkly Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

 

To complement the pink and sparkly daisies, I added a few rhinestones as a finishing touch.

Some of the items I’ve used are on the retiring list, so make sure you get your hands on them before they disappear. Visit my online store to see real-time stock availability.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Card & Cuppa Plus – Daisy Lane yet again!

Before we commenced the recent social distancing requirements, I held my first Card & Cuppa Plus class. This is a Card & Cuppa class, but there are three projects, instead of just one.

This is one of the projects and it uses Daisy Lane yet again!

Daisy Lane yet again! Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

If this design looks familiar to you, it’s because it is. You might recognise this project.

I would actively encourage you to reuse designs. Why use a load of time trying to create something new if you know a design already works.

Here I’ve used the Daisy Lane Bundle, with the larger Daisy Punch too. My colour combination is the fabulous Purple Posy, Highland Heather and stamped off Old Olive.

Daisy Lane yet again! Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Rounding the corners with the Detailed Trio Punch just softens the look. A Blender Pen has been used to pull some of the colour around the daisy petals too.

These daisy shapes have been layered on top of a piece of co-ordinating In Color Ribbon, before a Clear Faceted Gem is added to the centre.

To finish, a sentiment from the Label Me Bold Stamp Set is placed in the corner. Then, some Rhinestones coloured with a Dark Highland Heather Stampin’ Blend just add another touch of bling.

Daisy Lane yet again! Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Don’t forget that any current Bundles in the Catalogues will no longer be available when the new Catalogue launches in June. Make sure you get your hands on the discounted Bundles before then.

As I’m unable to run face-to-face classes at the moment, I’m teaching virtual ones instead. These adhere to the social distancing rules perfectly as everything takes place from the safety of your own home.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Punch Art Bunnies

For last week’s Card & Cuppa session, I created these cute punch art bunnies. Perfect for both Easter and non-Easter events.

Punch Art Bunnies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

These bunnies are made from the Daisy Punch, Medium Daisy Punch, Vases Builder Punch and Circle Punches. Plus a die cut shape from the Wiggly Bugs Dies for the grass.

I chose Soft Sea Foam for my background to make it look like a nice big, open space, with Old Olive for the grass. The bunnies were Soft Suede and Crumb Cake.

Punch Art Bunnies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As you can see, the daisy shapes made the ears. The vase builder shape made the bodies of the smaller bunnies, with the flat edge carefully hidden behind the grass.

For the larger bunny, the vase shape created the head, with the top of the shape rounded to make the top of the head.

Punch Art Bunnies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, Whisper White Baker’s Twine tied into a bow made a fun tail.

If you’d like to join me for one of my Social Isolation Classes, then please make sure you book your place by the relevant deadlines to allow packs to be posted to you.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Daisy Lane Once Again

As there was no Card & Cuppa last week, I’m sharing a card for one of my regular class attendees. I chose to use Daisy Lane Once again and make another version of this project.

Daisy Lane Once Again. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I had Soft Sea Foam and Rich Razzleberry on my desk from a different project, so decided to use them again with Very Vanilla.

This Bundle is really versatile and also co-ordinates with the Daisy Punch too.

The leaves are stamped as a background. I’ve used a Blender Pen on the stamped and punched daisies to pull the colour along the petals.

Daisy Lane Once Again. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Corners are rounded with the Detailed Trio Punch. Then a Birthday sentiment from Varied Vases Stamp Set is stamped.

A length of the pretty Scalloped Lace Trim is added across the middle.

Daisy Lane Once Again. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, a Gold Faceted Gem is added to the centre of the daisy. Rhinestones coloured with a Dark Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blend are also added.

I enjoy taking designs from previous projects and tweaking them slightly. It takes a lot of the hard work out of designing.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Quick and Simple Daisy Lane Card

The final project from my recent Stamp-a-Stack Class is this Daisy Lane Card.

Daisy Lane Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It’s inspired by a project from Stampin’ Up! I saw on Pinterest. Don’t forget to check out my boards here.

As you know, I love a monochrome-style project and this is so pretty in Smoky Slate and Whisper White.

Daisy Lane Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The leaves from the Daisy Lane Stamp Set are stamped tone-on-tone before the corners are rounded using the Detailed Trio Punch.

Using both the Daisy Punch and the new Medium Daisy Punch, the daisy is assembled.

A little trick to adding it to the card is to cut the Flax Ribbon in two and attach it using Tear & Tape, leaving a tacky piece of tape in the middle. The daisy is then stuck to the tacky piece of tape in the centre.

Finishing touches are a Faceted Gem in the centre and some Rhinestones.

I love how stylish this project is while being really quick and simple to make.

There are so many options with this, changing colours, adding a sentiment, changing to portrait and more.

Why not join us at a future Papercrafting Class. Check out my Class Timetable for more details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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