Card & Cuppa for Children – Ice Lollies for a Summer Holiday

Once again I ran Card & Cuppa for Children this week and the theme was ‘We’re all going on a summer holiday’. Who can resist these fabulous ice lollies.

Ice Lollies. Card & Cuppa for Children project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

First, the beach background was created using the clouds from Above the Clouds Stamp Set. The sea and beach were from the High Tide Stamp Set.

Balmy Blue, Bermuda Bay and So Saffron are the colours used.

To create the lollies, a piece of Pineapple Punch and Mango Melody cardstock had their corners rounded using the Detailed Trio Punch.

The chocolate sprinkles are from the Artisan Textures Stamp Set in Early Espresso. A cheeky bite is taken out of them using the 1 1/8″ Scallop Circle Punch.

Ice Lollies. Card & Cuppa for Children project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Next, we created the striped lolly by using the Classic Label Punch and strips of various colours. These were attached to a piece of cardstock with the overhang then cut off.

Crumb Cake strips were used for the lolly sticks, with the pointed end removed.

Ice Lollies. Card & Cuppa for Children project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A sun with a sentiment from the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set was added.

Finally, the ice lollies were attached, the striped one with Dimensionals to raise it above the others.

They look good enough to eat. Yum!

Next week is our final Card & Cuppa for Children session for this year. Make sure you pre-book your place.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Card & Cuppa for Children – Punch Art Lion

As the Summer Holidays have rolled around again, it’s time for my annual Card & Cuppa for Children Classes.

The venue I hold them at runs a themed set of activities each week. This week it was ‘Movie Mayhem’ and my punch art lion fitted this perfectly due to the newly released Lion King film.

Punch Art Lion. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Isn’t it cute? He uses a lot of punches to create it and there are some key steps, so keep reading for details on how to make your own version.

Punch Art Lion. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

You’ll need:
2 x Daisy Punch – Early Espresso
1 x Pretty Label Punch – Crushed Curry
1 x Pretty Label Punch (extra bit punched from the piece left behind) – Crushed Curry
1 x Circle Tab Punch – Crushed Curry
1 x 1 1/2″ Circle Punch – Crushed Curry
1 x Leaf Punch – Crushed Curry
3 x Elephant Builder Punch (Large Ears) – Early Espresso
2 x Elephant Builder Punch (Small Ears) – Whisper White. You can’t see these very well in the picture above.

Cut the Pretty Label pieces, Circle Tab and Leaf Punch pieces as shown above. Discard the unwanted pieces.

Punch Art Lion. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Now it’s time to assemble:

– Use the tiny circle stamp from Budding Borders Stamp Set to add some eyes to the white pieces
– Use glue dots to attach these to two of the large elephant ear pieces
– Glue the Daisy shapes together to create a mane
– Add the circle to the top
– Attach the two pieces from the Circle Tab Punch to the straight edge of your Pretty Label (body) piece. Make sure the longer edges of the Circle Tab Punch pieces are aligned with the straight edge to create feet
– Add the Leaf piece to the cut end of the Pretty Label extra piece to create a tail
– Attach the tail to the back of the body
– Add the eyes and remaining large Elephant Builder Punch ear to the face
– Draw a mouth using Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker.

Create the background using Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive Stampin’ Pads. I’ve used Artisan Textures Stamp Set and High Tide Stamp Set. The sentiment is from Wiggle Worm Stamp Set.

Attach the body of the lion first using Dimensionals, I used a Mini Dimensional for the tip of the tail. Next, add a Dimensional to the top of the head and some adhesive to the bottom of the head. By adding the head last, you can decide if you’d like it angled or straight.

Affix the head and the project is finished 🙂

Punch Art Lion. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I hope you like this punch art lion. The young attendees certainly enjoyed making it.

I only have two more Card & Cuppa for Children sessions left this summer. Places are limited so make sure you book your place now.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Lovely As a Tree – A serene scene

This serene scene is the final project from my Lovely As a Tree Papercrafting Class. It’s also a design I’ve used before, but have updated to include new colours and ribbons.

Lovely as a Tree serene scene. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

We begin by stamping the trees first at different heights using first and second generation images. It’s good to make sure that there is a tree that is higher than the others to use as a feature.

Next, punch a circle from a sticky-note to create a mask and place it over the feature tree.

Then it’s fun with sponge daubers and different blues to create the sky. This project uses Pool Party, Balmy Blue and Pacific Point for the sky with Night of Navy for the stamping. When you’re happy with the depth of colour, remove the mask.

Lovely as a Tree serene scene. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The flock of birds from High Tide flying across the sky completes the scene.

A strip of Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon and a knotted length of Night of Navy Medium Baker’s Twine pull all of the colours together.

Lovely as a Tree serene scene. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This completes the set of 6 from this class. Here they all are together.

Lovely as a Tree Class. Project designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs Lovely As a Tree in Crumb Cake and Soft Suede. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs Lovely as a tree in shades of purple. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs Lovely As a Tree Banners. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs Lovely as a Tree grunge. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs Lovely as a Tree serene scene. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Which is your favourite?

My next Papercrafting Class is on 12th September. Click here to book your place.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Lovely As A Tree Wood-Mount Stamp SetHigh Tide Photopolymer Stamp SetWhisper White A4 CardstockNight Of Navy A4 CardstockNight Of Navy Classic Stampin' PadPool Party A4 CardstockPool Party Classic Stampin' PadBalmy Blue Classic Stampin' PadPacific Point Classic Stampin' PadSponge Daubers1-3/4" (4.4 cm) Circle PunchPool Party 3/8" Shimmer RibbonNight Of Navy Medium Baker's TwineSnail Adhesive

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – High Tide Lighthouse

I was asked to design a project using the ‘lighthouse set’, so here is the High Tide lighthouse.

High Tide Card & Cuppa Project. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’ve used a Crumb Cake layer for the stamping as it allows the lighthouse and rays to stand out more.

The sepia-type tones of Soft Suede for the headland and sun/moon, Crumb Cake for the sea and Early Espresso for the birds and grasses create a lovely scene.

A Real Red lighthouse is stamped onto Very Vanilla cardstock along with Daffodil Delight rays. This is a two-step image so the first is stamped off to give a lighter image. The second is first generation stamping and contains the detail such as the railing around the top.

If your stamping is slightly ‘off’, this can be hidden with the cutting out.

The rays are cut out and stuck directly to the scene.

High Tide Card & Cuppa Project. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, the lighthouse is stuck on using Dimensionals to give the final project more depth.

This lighthouse set project was a success.

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

Don’t forget to check out the two fabulous offers for August too.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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High Tide Photopolymer Stamp SetVery Vanilla A4 CardstockReal Red A4 CardstockReal Red Classic Stampin' PadDaffodil Delight Classic Stampin' PadCrumb Cake Classic Stampin' PadSoft Suede Classic Stampin' PadEarly Espresso Classic Stampin' PadVery Vanilla C6 EnvelopesSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – High Tide

How is it Monday again already?  The weeks are just flying by at the moment.

Here is the project we made at last week’s Card & Cuppa session.

Stampin' Up! High Tida

This set has been on the ‘Use at Card & Cuppa’ list for a while so I’m pleased it carried over to the new Catalogue.  It was a very rainy day when I designed the project, which is where my inspiration for the darker sky came from.

To begin, we stamped the lighthouse onto a separate sheet of cardstock with Real Red Ink and cut it out.

Next we created a headland for our lighthouse to stand on by cutting the shape from a strip of cardstock. Using this as a mask we stamped the sea mulitple times using Marina Mist.

By using the smaller ‘earth’ type image, we stamped the headland with various depths of Crumb Cake Ink.

We then drew our attention to the sky and worked out where we wanted our light to shine.  This then allowed us to go a little crazy with Sponge Daubers and various Stampin’ Pads to create the sky.

I used Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Perfect Plum for the sky.  I was going to use a blue, but I remembered that it makes green when it mixes with yellow so opted for a purple instead!

The key to making the sky is to start with the light from the lighthouse, then add the Pumpkin Pie, and finally the Perfect Plum.  Remember to start light and go really gently with the Sponge Daubers, it’s easier to add than take away.  At the end, using the Daffodil Delight dauber once again on the glow makes it really stand out.

By gently using the same colours in the sea, it creates a subtle reflection.

The finishing touches were to use a Sponge Dauber and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Pad over the headland, adding the birds using Early Espresso and attaching the lighthouse using Dimensionals.

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

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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High Tide Photopolymer Stamp SetSponge DaubersReal Red A4 CardstockReal Red Classic Stampin' PadBasic Black A4 CardstockWhisper White A4 CardstockCrumb Cake Classic Stampin' PadSmoky Slate Classic Stampin' PadEarly Espresso Classic Stampin' PadPerfect Plum Classic Stampin' PadDaffodil Delight Classic Stampin' PadPumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' PadMarina Mist Classic Stampin' PadSnail AdhesiveStampin' DimensionalsStampin' Pierce Mat

High Tide Class Project

Last week was my Papercrafting: High Tide Class where each attendee made 6 cards using the High Tide Stamp Set.

Here is one of the High Tide Class projects:

High Tide Stampin' Up UK

I love the simplicity of this any occasion card, it’s certainly a ‘less is more’ project.

Using an Aqua Painter on Watercolor Paper creates the misty effect with the oval window to draw the eye in.

By twisting together two strands of Baker’s Twine, we made our own nautical themed thread too.

If you’d like to see the other 5 projects we made then head over to my boards on Pinterest.

The next class is my Spring Card Crafting Extravaganza on 27th March and 10th April.  Book your place by 13th March.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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High Tide Photopolymer Stamp SetNight Of Navy Classic Stampin' PadDapper Denim A4 CardstockWatercolor PaperNight Of Navy Solid Baker's TwineWhisper White Solid Baker's TwineAqua PaintersLayering Ovals Framelits DiesSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

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