Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Monochrome with Terracotta Tile and Very Vanilla

Last week I introduced the Card & Cuppa attendees to the final In Color 2019-2021. You know I love a monochrome project, so here’s a monochrome with Terracotta Tile and Very Vanilla.

Monochrome with Terracotta Tile and Very Vanilla. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’ve used an image from the Waterfront Stamp Set for the background. The sentiment from Dandelion Wishes Stamp Set is then punched out using the 2″ Circle Punch.

The shapes are from the Sprig Punch and the small butterfly from the Butterfly Duet Punch.

A piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock is given a pretty edge with the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch.

Terracotta Tile & Very Vanilla Monochrome Project. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The butterfly is coloured with Wink of Stella before everything is assembled.

Thick Very Vanilla creates a perfect base card. A length of co-ordinating Terracotta Tile Ribbon is wrapped around both the Very Vanilla and Terracotta Tile layers.

Next, the border piece and leaves are added.

Finally, the sentiment and butterfly complete the project.

Terracotta Tile & Very Vanilla Monochrome Project. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I really like this project as the colours and sentiments can be changed to suit most occasions.

For the class, I took along a few other sentiments and the attendees chose which one they wanted to use.

Why not join us at a future Card & Cuppa class, or one of my evening classes. Head to my Class Timetable for more details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Dandelion Wishes Cling-Mount Stamp SetWaterfront Photopolymer Stamp SetVery Vanilla A4 Thick CardstockVery Vanilla A4 CardstockTerracotta Tile A4 CardstockTerracotta Tile Classic Stampin’ PadTerracotta Tile 1/2" (1.3 cm) Scalloped Linen Ribbon2" (5.1 cm) Circle PunchDecorative Ribbon Border PunchSprig PunchButterfly Duet PunchClear Wink Of Stella Glitter BrushSnail AdhesiveStampin' DimensionalsTear & Tape Adhesive

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Layers and Leaves

Last week’s Card & Cuppa project was inspired by Page 119 of the Annual Catalogue. My version has layers and leaves.

Card and Cuppa Project. Layers and Leaves. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As I don’t use the Big Shot at my Card and Cuppa classes due to space limitations, I chose to use punches to create the layers instead.

Soft Sea Foam creates the gorgeous base and background. It looks fabulous with the Mint Macaron and Grapefruit Grove accents. We of course have some corner rounding using the Detailed Trio Punch.

Petal Palette provides the dotted section that is stamped in Mint Macaron. We then add leaves from the Painted Harvest Stamp Set, some on the background and others cut out using the co-ordinating Leaf Punch. These cut out pieces give us one of our layers.

Another layer comes from the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch as we add a splash of colour.

Our final layers is a sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday with a strip of Grapefruit Grove ribbon looped behind. I’ve just noticed that all of the stamp sets start with ‘P’!

By raising this on Dimensionals it finishes the project by making the layers more defined.

Card and Cuppa Project. Layers and Leaves. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Even though this is a post-friendly project and we only use one layer of Dimensionals. you can clearly see the different layers below. This is achieved by only adhering the middle of the punched strip and the end of the leaves to avoid them being completely flat.

I loved taking inspiration from the Annual Catalogue, it’s a really useful resource for ideas.

Card and Cuppa Project. Layers and Leaves. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I really like this project. Pop back later in the week to see a very similar design.

Why not join us for a future Card and Cuppa session. Book your place by 18:00 the day before.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Painted Harvest Photopolymer Stamp SetPicture Perfect Birthday Photopolymer Stamp SetPetal Palette Clear-Mount Stamp SetSoft Sea Foam Classic Stampin' PadSoft Sea Foam A4 CardstockMint Macaron Classic Stampin' PadMint Macaron A4 CardstockGrapefruit Grove Classic Stampin' PadGrapefruit Grove A4 CardstockGrapefruit Grove 1/8" (3.2 mm) Grosgrain RibbonLeaf Punch2-1/4" (5.7 cm) Circle PunchDetailed Trio PunchDecorative Ribbon Border PunchSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

SAB Happy Wishes

Following on from Wednesday’s post, here is another project from my recent Stamp-a-Stack Class.

Stampin' Up! Happy Wishes with HIPPOFROG Designs

This project uses a FREE SAB item, the Happy Wishes Stamp Set.

I really like this set as most of the work is done for you with the fabulous large ‘happy’ and ‘best’ sentiments. You just stamp those and then add the additional words and phrases as needed.

We’ve used Watercolor Pencils in Melon Mambo and Old Olive to colour the flowers.  These colours co-ordinate with the cardstock and ink.

The pretty lace effect is from the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch. Finishing touches are the Baker’s Twine bow and a few Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes from the Spring/Summer Catalogue.

Don’t forget that Sale-a-Bration finishes at the end of March so you’ve only got a few more weeks to get your hands on those FREE items.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Happy Wishes Clear-Mount Stamp SetMelon Mambo A4 CardstockMelon Mambo Classic Stampin' PadRich Razzleberry A4 CardstockRich Razzlebberry Classic Stampin' PadWatercolor PencilsDecorative Ribbon Border PunchWhisper White Solid Baker's TwineGlitter & Clear Epoxy ShapesSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – SAB Lots of Lavender

At last week’s Card & Cuppa class I reached for one of my favourite stamp sets from SAB – Lots of Lavender.

However, we didn’t use the lavender stamps, but the gorgeous roses instead.

Stampin' Up! Lots of Lavender with HIPPOFROG Designs

For this soft and pretty card, I used Very Vanilla, Peekaboo Peach and Pear Pizzazz, with Smoky Slate for the outline and sentiment stamping.

The leaves create a pretty background with the lace doily effect mirrored with the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch. A length of Very Vanilla Baker’s Twine helps to pull the colours together.

There is also Wink of Stella on the flowers to give a bit of subtle sparkle.

What is your favourite SAB product?

Book your place by 18:00 the day before to join us for a Card & Cuppa session.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Lots Of Lavender Photopolymer Stamp SetPetal Palette Clear-Mount Stamp SetVery Vanilla A4 CardstockDecorative Ribbon Border PunchBanner Triple Punch2-1/4" (5.7 Cm) Circle Punch2" (5.1 Cm) Circle PunchPeekaboo Peach A4 CardstockPeekaboo Peach Classic Stampin' PadPear Pizzazz A4 CardstockPear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' PadCalypso Coral Classic Stampin' PadSmoky Slate Classic Stampin' PadDelicate White DoiliesVery Vanilla Solid Baker's TwineClear Wink Of Stella Glitter BrushSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – A Gorgeous Swirly Bird

Last week’s Card & Cuppa classes saw the return of a favourite, Swirly Bird.

Stampin' Up! Swirly Bird with HIPPOFROG Designs

This classy Birthday Card uses just three colours, Lemon Lime Twist, Peekaboo Peach and Sweet Sugarplum.

Firstly, the ‘splats’ were stamped across the cardstock.  Next, a strip punched using the Decorative Ribbon Border was attached to the card.

We then took a 2″ Circle Punch and punched a hole in the card.  Placing this piece over the Lemon Lime Twist Layer, we stamped tone-on-tone through the hole.  This greeting is from the fabulous Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set.

These two stamp sets create a Happy Birthday Gorgeous Swirly Bird!

On separate strips of card we stamped multiple leaves and flowers before cutting out the leaves and punching out the flowers.

These were then SNAIL-ed around the edge of the hole before we used Dimensionals to attach the top to the sentiment layer.  This adds a depth to the project and draws the eye to the sentiment.

Finally, we added Rhinestones to the centre of a handful of flowers.

To join us at next week’s Card & Cuppa classes, book your place by 18:00 the day before.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Swirly Bird Photopolymer Stamp SetHappy Birthday Gorgeous Photopolymer Stamp SetWhisper White A4 CardstockSweet Sugarplum A4 CardstockSweet Sugarplum Classic Stampin' PadLemon Lime Twist A4 CardstockLemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin' PadPeekaboo Peach Classic Stampin' PadDecorative Ribbon Border Punch2" (5.1 Cm) Circle Punch1/2" (1.3 Cm) Circle PunchRhinestone Basic JewelsSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

New Home Card

A friend has just moved into a new home so obviously it needed a card to celebrate.

Stampin' Up! Badges & Banners

She’s popped a few pictures of her decorating progress on Facebook so I’ve taken my inspiration from her pink feature wall.

I stamped a background of Melon Mambo and Flirty Flamingo along with Rich Razzleberry accents.  The stamp set for the background is Playful Backgrounds and is one I keep reaching for more and more.  I’ve also used one of the stamps from Timeless Textures for some smaller dots.

The bird in the cage image is from Badges and Banners and I used Stampin’ Write Markers to colour it in once I’d stamped.

As I don’t have a ‘new home’ sentiment, I used the Labeler Alphabet set to make my own.  I love how I can create any sentiment I like with a set like this.

The Decorative Ribbon Border Punch and Silver Foil Card have created the strip behind the sentiment.

I added a strip of thin Silver Ribbon to the top of the cage and then made a cute little bow to match it too.

To finish, Wink of Stella on the bird and some Rhinestones have added the obligatory bling for this sparkly lady.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Badges & Banners Clear-Mount Stamp SetBest Badge PunchPlayful Backgrounds Photopolymer Stamp SetLabeler Alphabet Photopolymer Stamp SetDecorative Ribbon Border PunchTimeless Textures Clear-Mount Stamp SetWhisper White A4 CardstockFlirty Flamingo A4 CardstockFlirty Flamingo Classic Stampin' PadMelon Mambo A4 CardstockMelon Mambo Classic Stampin' PadRich Razzlebberry Classic Stampin' PadSilver Foil SheetsSilver 1/8" (3.2 Mm) Ribbon1-3/8" (3.5 Cm) Circle Punch1-1/2" (3.8 Cm) Circle PunchRhinestone Basic JewelsClear Wink Of Stella Glitter BrushSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals