Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Love Cats

As it’s Valentine’s Day this week, a love-themed card was the design for Card & Cuppa with these adorable love cats.

Love Cats. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’d seen various versions of this design on Pinterest (too many to find one person to credit) so made my own version.

Some tone-on-tone stamping using the Hardwood Stamp creates the fence. A few notches are cut by hand to make it a bit more realistic.

The sun/moon (it looks a little washed out in this picture) is made from a mask and sponge dauber

Love Cats. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using the Fox Builder Punch, the two cats are made from Basic Black and Gray Granite Cardstock. The Gray Granite cat is very lightly sponge daubered.

The tail and body are then added to the fence. Before the heads are added, whiskers are stamped in Memento Ink.

Love Cats. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The finishing touches are a heart stamped in Real Red and coloured with Wink of Stella, plus a ‘love’ sentiment from Thoughtful Banners.

Perfect for Valentine’s Day or an Anniversary Card.

Love Cats. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Why not join us for a future class. Visit my class timetable for more details and to book your place.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Last Week’s Card & Cuppa for Children – Say cheese!

During the school holidays I’ve been holding Card & Cuppa for Children sessions.  This is our regular Card & Cuppa session but for specifically for children aged 4+.  It was a hit last year, so I decided to run it again this year.

Here is the project from last week.

Stampin' Up! Foxy Friends

I knew I wanted to use the Foxy Friends punch and design some punch art.  It’s great fun for the children to create too.  However, the project needed to not be too complicated for little fingers to produce, plus avoid using wet glue too!

A quick web search came up with lots of ideas, but I decided to create this cute mouse with their cheese.

So Saffron and Crushed Curry make the block of cheese with Smoky Slate and Flirty Flamingo for the mouse.  As I didn’t want the children to get too messy, Early Espresso is the ink of choice as it is the darkest neutral inkpad that isn’t archival!

Circle punches are used for both the ears and the holes in the cheese.  Instead of discarding the large hole, it’s been stamped on and cut out to form a wedge of cheese.

The image above uses smaller punches (1/2″ & 3/4″ Circles) for the ears than we used at class as once I’d made the project I thought it needed to be slightly less fiddly.

If you’d like to join us for next week’s Card & Cuppa for Children session then make sure you book your place by 18:00 the day before.  Please note that numbers are limited.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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