Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Happy Hedgehogs without the hedgehogs!

For last week’s Card & Cuppa project I used the Happy Hedgehogs Stamp Set without the hedgehogs!

My accent colour was Sweet Sorbet and I paired it with Basic White. The stamping was all in Basic Gray.

For the tree, I used the shrub image from the Happy Hedgehogs Stamp Set and stamped it twice to create extra height. The bottom was stamped first, with the top section of the image masked, followed by stamping the top piece.

Additional grass was then added to the bottom, along with a butterfly.

As you can see, there is not a hedgehog in sight! I used other images from the set to create the design.

All of the images were coloured using the Watercolor Pencil packs 1 and 2.

A sentiment from the Heartfelt Hexagon Stamp Set is cut out and layered using both shapes cut from the Double Oval Punch.

This sits on top of lengths of coordinating Baker’s Twine using Dimensionals.

Finally, some small Iridiescent Pearls sit in the centre of each flower.

I like this design as it is a great any occasion card.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – New Year, New Stamp Set

Last week was my first Card & Cuppa class of the year, so I decided to use a new stamp set.

This is the Softly Said Stamp Set and it is an Online Exclusive product, available at my Online Store. The design is inspired by the project shown on the product page there.

For my version of the design, I chose to use Moody Mauve, Flirty Flamingo, Petal Pink and Basic White as my colour combination.

Along with the Softly Said Stamp Set, I also used the Cheerful Daisies Bundle (Stamp Set and Dies) from the Annual Catalogue.

The daisy outlines were stamped tone-on tone for the background. Another daisy was stamped separately in Petal Pink and cut out with the dies.

Using Blending Brushes and Flirty Flamingo ink, a piece of cardstock was coloured and the leafy shape was then cut out from this, again with the dies.

A sentiment from the Softly Said Stamp Set is then stamped with the ends cut using the Banners Pick a Punch.

Everything was then layered, with the sentiment raised up on Dimensionals.

Finally, some Iridescent Rhinestones gave a touch of sparkle.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Countdown to Christmas 2023 – Week 12

Today is the final week of my Countdown to Christmas 2023 series.

This bright and cheery sentiment free card is a quick and easy project to make. The design can also be replicated using other stamps too.

For this project, I used Parakeet Party, Daffodil Delight and Basic White.

First, the trees from the Christmas Everywhere Kit were stamped onto the card. My top tip for this design is to stamp in the position you want the focal piece and then stamp the others around it.

An additional tree was stamped onto a separate piece and fussy cut, leaving a large enough piece at the top for the bling to stick to.

Each of the trees were coloured using the light Parakeet Party Stampin’ Blend Marker.

Stars were then stamped onto the background trees and dotted with Wink of Stella.

Next, lengths of coordinating Baker’s Twine were added to the left-hand side and a knot tied across the three strands.

The focal tree then had a Daffodil Delight Glossy Dot added to the top before being raised up on Mini Dimensionals in the correct position.

Finally, Iridescent Rhinestones were also coloured with the Stampin’ Blend Marker to coordinate with the project colours. They are dotted across the card for a touch of bling.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Countdown to Christmas 2023 – Week 11

Can you believe it’s the penultimate week of this year’s Countdown to Christmas series already.

This project is one you can make fairly quickly so great for anyone who may have forgotten to send a card to.

It uses Shaded Spruce, Sweet Sorbet and Crushed Curry, along with Basic White.

Holly leaves from the Christmas Classics Stamp Set are stamped at the top of the piece and coloured using a matching Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blend. Berries are then added. Everything is given some festive sparkle using Wink of Stella.

I think you can tell that the Christmas Classics Stamp Set has been my favourite stamp set of the season so far. I’m sad it’s on the Last Chance list, get yours while you still can.

For the stars, I’ve used the stamp set from the Christmas Everywhere Kit. This is such a versatile little stamp set.

The sentiment is then stamped and punched out using the 2″ Circle Punch from the Online Exclusives. It’s layered onto a larger circle cut from the 2 3/8″ Circle Punch.

Next, a length of In Color Baker’s Twine in Sweet Sorbet is added to create the hanging bauble effect.

The bauble is then raised up on Dimensionals.

Finally a bunny ears bow sits at the top of the bauble.

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Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Heartfelt Hexagons Bundle

At last week’s Card & Cuppa, I designed a project using the early release Heartfelt Hexagons Bundle.

This discounted bundle contains the Heartfelt Hexagons Stamp Set and coordinating Heartfelt Hexagons Punch.

Those of you who have been around a while will recognise it as a similar design to this previous project.

Using a colour combination of Parakeet Party, Garden Green and Granny Apple Green, 3 hexagons were punched in each colour.

Splats were added to some of the hexagons using the Quiet Meadow Stamp Set to create a touch of extra interest.

Next, the dotted hexagon outline image from the stamp set was stamped in Parakeet Party. I’m not sure that it shows us properly in the pictures, but it is there!

Then, the sentiment was stamped inside and punched out.

Each of the hexagons was then arranged with a small gap on the piece of Basic White. I think this was the hardest part as you only need 8 of the 9 punched pieces, and deciding which piece goes where can be a struggle.

All of the green pieces were then stuck down, with the overhanging pieces cut away.

A length of coordinating Metallic Woven Ribbon was then added across the centre of where the sentiment would sit.

Finally, the sentiment was raised up over the ribbon using Dimensionals.

I’m a big fan of these types of projects that use the same shape multiple times as they come together really quickly and easily.  I have a plan to make some red and green ones for Christmas cards.

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Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Autumn Vibes

Last week’s Card & Cuppa session was my first one back after my break.

Before I went on holiday, I was asked for something autumnal when I returned. So this any occasion card fits the bill.

It uses a colour combination of Copper Clay, Mossy Meadow and Crushed Curry. These are perfect colours to represent the changing colours of the leaves.

To begin, leaves from the Layering Leaves Stamp Set and the Modern Garden Stamp Set are stamped across the Very Vanilla background.

Next, using Blending Brushes, a diagonal strip of Crushed Curry is added down the centre with Mossy Meadow on the outer edges.

 

Using a Blender Pen, the Copper Clay outline leaves are given a touch of colour. Doing this after adding the colour with the Blending Brushes allows the leaves to be different colours.

The sentiment, also from the Layering Leaves Stamp Set is cut out with the Modern Oval Punch. This is part of a bundle with the Modern Garden Stamp Set in the new Mini Catalogue.

A length of coordinating Textured In Color Ribbon is stuck across the centre, with the sentiment raised above it using Dimensionals.

Finally, some Adhesive-Backed Speckled Dots in Copper Clay, also from the new Mini Catalogue are dotted across the project.

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Countdown to Christmas 2023 – Week 2

Week 2 of my Countdown to Christmas 2023 series is this quick and simple Christmas card.

It copies this previous design I made using the Biggest Wish Stamp Set.

This new More Wishes Stamp Set in the September-December Mini Catalogue is additonal words in the same font and size as that set, so the two coordinate perfectly.

For this design, I’ve stayed with the monochrome look and used Sweet Sorbet for the pop of colour.

‘Merry’ is stamped multiple times in a combination of first and second generation stamping. The project is then rotated 90 degrees and the ‘Christmas’ part is then stamped.

What is great about this project is that it can be portrait or landscape, there is no right or wrong way round.

A strip of coordinating cardstock is then added, along with a length of the In Color Baker’s Twine, also in Sweet Sorbet.

Finally, triangles of Rhinestones sit either side of the ‘Christmas’.

I really like this design as it is quick and easy to make and you don’t need lots of products.

You can also use multiple colours, ribbons, bling and much more to add your own style.

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Countdown to Christmas 2023 – Week 1

How is it already time to start my annual Countdown to Christmas series?

For 12 weeks, from today until Christmas, I’ll be sharing a festive project with you every Saturday. Feel free to use these projects to help with your Christmas crafting.

Today I’m sharing September’s Christmas Card Club project for 2023.

For September’s card, the third Christmas Card Club project of the year, I taken inspiration from the new September-December Mini Catalogue.

It uses the new Handcrafted Elements Dies and Christmas Classics Stamp Set, along with an old favourite, the Quiet Meadow Stamp Set.

The colours are Orchid Oasis and Balmy Blue, with Basic White.

A background of ‘splats’ from the Quiet Meadow Stamp Set is created.

Next, the ornament is cut in two to allow the sentiment to sit in the middle.

Lengths of coordinating In Color Baker’s Twine then go across the centre with the bauble sitting on top using Dimensionals.

A bow sits to the side of the bauble, made with the remaining length of twine from the kit.

Finally, some blue Adhesive-Backed Glitter Sequins, also new in the Mini Catalogue, add some festive bling.

If you want to join us and make a future Christmas Card Club project, make sure you have booked your place by the 9th of each month.

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Birthday Card with Gorgeously Made Stamp Set

There wasn’t a Card & Cuppa class last week due to my annual break, so I’m sharing this Birthday Card I made for a friend.

My friend likes Crumb Cake and also purple, so I of course chose Crumb Cake, along with Moody Mauve. These were combined with Very Vanilla.

The Gorgeously Made Stamp Set provided the images. I then used a Blending Brush and Crumb Cake ink to add a more vintage look around the edges.

A length of coordinating In Color Textured Ribbon in Moody Mauve and Crumb Cake Baker’s Twine from the Essentials Pack sit across the centre.

Happy Birthday is from the Circle Sayings Stamp Set and this is punched out and layered. Both circles are cut using the Circle Punches from the Online Exclusives.

As my friend also loves sparkle, I added some Wink of Stella to the berry parts of each stem. I’m not sure that you can see it properly in the pictures.

Finally, some extra bling was added using some Iridescent Pearls.

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GORGEOUSLY MADE CLING STAMP SET (ENGLISH)CIRCLE SAYINGS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)1-3/4" (4.4 CM) CIRCLE PUNCH2" (5.1 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMOODY MAUVE A4 CARDSTOCKMOODY MAUVE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKBLENDING BRUSHESMOODY MAUVE 3/8" (1 CM) TEXTURED RIBBONBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHIRIDESCENT PEARL BASIC JEWELSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Abstract in In Color

For last week’s Card & Cuppa I designed an abstract project using the new 2023-2025 In Colors.

A combination of stamps from the Oceanfront Stamp Set, Quiet Meadow Stamp Set and the Inked & Tiled Stamp Set provided the background stamping in the various new colours. The whole project is sits on a Thick Very Vanilla base card.

Next, a length of In Color Textured Ribbon was added, followed by a length of the coordinating Jute Trim. This was split and tied in a knot before being placed on top of the ribbon. Splitting the Jute Trim creates the wavy effect.

Shapes cut from the Stylish Shapes Dies and the Tailor Made Tags Dies were arranged on top of the background, with the large square left until last.

The sentiment is from the Artistically Inked Stamp Set and cut in two before being stuck to the Copper Clay Square. This whole piece is given more depth using Dimensionals.

In Color Dots, also in the same Moody Mauve as the layer, ribbon and twine add the finishing touch.

This is a great design for anyone and particularly handy for those teen or masculine projects. It can be changed to use any colours and shapes too.

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