Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Shades of Orange Flowers

Last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project used various shades of orange to create this floral any occasion card.

Pale Papaya, Mango Melody and Pumpkin Pie provide the oranges, with Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla. I do like an orange, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla colour combination.

The background is created from the Timeworn Type Embossing Folder and a Sponge Dauber. This gives it a more antique feel.

Each of the flowers is made by sticking two flowers cut out using the Flowers & Leaves Punch together, in an offset way. Before being stuck together, the edges are curled using a Paper Folder and also given a touch of Wink of Stella around the centre.

A length of coordinating In Color Ribbon sits across the project.

With the flowers arranged in colour order, they are then stuck to the project using Glue Dots.

The ever versatile Art Gallery Stamp Set once again provides the sentiment that is stuck to the ribbon.

Finally, Opal Rounds provide the centre for each flower, with some Brushed Brass Butterflies flying to the edge of the project.

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ART GALLERY PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETTIMEWORN TYPE 3D EMBOSSING FOLDERFLOWERS & LEAVES PUNCHCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPALE PAPAYA A4 CARDSTOCKMANGO MELODY A4 CARDSTOCKPUMPKIN PIE A4 CARDSTOCKPALE PAPAYA 3/8" (1 CM) OPEN WEAVE RIBBONSPONGE DAUBERSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHBRUSHED BRASS BUTTERFLIESOPAL ROUNDSGLUE DOTSSTAMPIN' SEALTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Christmas Card Club 2022 – July

This is the second project from this year’s Christmas Card Club.

Inspiration for this project is taken from page 13 of the July-December Mini Catalogue.

July’s project uses the FREE SAB Gold & Silver 6×6 DSP, plus some of the new In Colors for 2022-2024. Additional colours are Garden Green, Daffodil Delight and Basic White.

Don’t forget that SAB runs until the end of August and items are only available while stocks last.

For this card, all of the die-cut shapes are from the Spruced Up Outlines Dies. The sentiment is from the coordinating Spruced Up Stamp Set. These are available as a Bundle with a discount, so be sure to take advantage of the offer.

Using the piece of SAB DSP, this creates a look of wallpaper. A length of In Color Metallic Ribbon hides the join.

Each outline shape has matching inner pieces. To give the look of wrapping paper, each present has an inner cut from In Color 6×6 DSP.

The tree and presents are then arranged, with the front most one on Dimensionals.

A length of In Color Baker’s Twine creates a ‘bunny ears’ bow off to the side. Check out this video for more details on how to tie this bow.

Finally, a star, with Wink of Stella coating tops the tree, with others across the project.

If you like this project for July, and the previous project from June, why not join me for Christmas Card Club in August. Booking closes on 9th August.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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SPRUCED UP BUNDLE (ENGLISH)SILVER & GOLD 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER2022–2024 IN COLOR A4 CARDSTOCKGARDEN GREEN A4 CARDSTOCKDAFFODIL DELIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKSWEET SORBET CLASSIC STAMPIN' PAD2022–2024 IN COLOR™ 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERSWEET SORBET 1/8'' (3.2 MM) METALLIC WOVEN RIBBON2022–2024 IN COLOR BAKER'S TWINE PACKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHGLUE DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

An In Color Thank You Using Items Already on my Desk

Do you have a pile of pre-cut items already on your craft desk? Me too!

For this project, I challenged myself to use them.

Using the In Colors of Soft Succulent and Polished Pink, with Very Vanilla, the project came together with items I had already cut or stamped.

The Stitched Greenery Die provides the background, again in Soft Succulent.

A flower from the Hand-Penned Petals Stamp Set, with the outline stamped in Smoky Slate, provides the main image. This image is then coloured using second generation stamping in the project colours. It is then cut out with the coordinating Penned Flowers Dies.

The flower sits on a shape cut from the Decorative Circle Punch.

Using the Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set the sentiment is stamped onto shapes cut from the Tailor Made Tags Dies. These are offset and poke out from behind the shape.

The flower and Decorative Circle piece are raised up on Dimensionals to create some extra depth.

Finally, some coordinating In Color Opal Rounds complete the project.

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BEAUTY OF FRIENDSHIP PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETHAND-PENNED PETALS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETPENNED FLOWERS DIESSTITCHED GREENERY DIETAILOR MADE TAGS DIESDECORATIVE CIRCLE PUNCHSOFT SUCCULENT A4 CARDSTOCKSOFT SUCCULENT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPOLISHED PINK A4 CARDSTOCKPOLISHED PINK CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSMOKY SLATE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCK2021-2023 IN COLOR OPAL ROUNDSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSSTAMPIN' SEAL

Anyone for a Tropical Hideaway?

A Tropical Hideaway Stamp that is!

I absolutely love a large stamp that I can use to quickly create a card.

For this project, I have chosen to stamp the image and then colour parts of it using Stampin’ Blends.

My colour combination is Parakeet Party, Garden Green and Soft Sea Foam, with Basic White. Garden Green provides the ink for the stamping, with the colouring in the other greens.

By only colouring a few of the leaves, it makes them stand out. The bright Parakeet Party leaves coordinate with the cardstock layer.

A few lengths of coordinating In Color Baker’s Twine wrap around the project.

Using the Go To Greetings Stamp Set, new in the Annual Catalogue, cut out with the Beautiful Shapes Dies, the small sentiment sits on top of the Baker’s Twine using Mini Dimensionals.

As the sentiment is small, it doesn’t detract from the main image.

A few of these in different colours with a range of sentiments would make a great gift.

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TROPICAL HIDEAWAY CLING STAMP SETGO TO GREETINGS CLING STAMP SET (ENGLISH)BEAUTIFUL SHAPES DIESGARDEN GREEN CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPARAKEET PARTY A4 CARDSTOCKPARAKEET PARTY STAMPIN' BLENDS COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' BLENDS SOFT SEA FOAM COMBO PACKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCK2022–2024 IN COLOR BAKER'S TWINE PACKMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSSTAMPIN' SEAL

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Decorative Circle Punch Flower

For last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project, I again decided to use punches in a slightly different way.

 

My colour combination is Sweet Sorbet and Parakeet Party, two of the new In Colors, along with Very Vanilla.

First, a sentiment from the Lovely & Lasting Stamp Set is stamped onto the background.

Using a Blending Brush, the edges are then coloured with Sweet Sorbet.

A strip of coordinating cardstock and ribbon are then added across this background piece.

The project uses the Decorative Circle Punch and the Fish Builder Punch, along with a circle from the Stylish Shapes Dies.

Again, using a Blending Brush, both sides of the Decorative Circle pieces are given some colour.

Next, they are scrunched to soften the fibres. This then allows the cardstock to be split in half to create two softer thinners layers.

These layers are then arranged, inked side up, and glued together to create the delicate Decorative Circle Punch flower. The circle piece, coated in Wink of Stella turns into the centre.

Fish Builder Punch shapes are given veins with a Bone Folder to create leaves.

Finally, some Iridescent Pearls are dotted across the project.

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DECORATIVE CIRCLE PUNCHFISH BUILDER PUNCHSTYLISH SHAPES DIESLOVELY & LASTING PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)SWEET SORBET A4 CARDSTOCKSWEET SORBET CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPARAKEET PARTY A4 CARDSTOCKPARAKEET PARTY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 THICK CARDSTOCKBLENDING BRUSHESSWEET SORBET 1/8'' (3.2 MM) METALLIC WOVEN RIBBONWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHIRIDESCENT PEARL BASIC JEWELSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Introduction to In Color Class – All Five Together

Today I’m sharing the final project from my annual Introduction to In Color Class, where it’s all five together.

It’s become tradition over the years that the project that uses all five colours together is a striped one. This year is no exception!

Of course, the colours used are the In Colors 2022-2024, along with Basic White. You can make a lot of these cards from one In Color A4 Cardstock pack.

Each colour is used to create the stripey background. One of the most difficult parts of this design is choosing which order to put the colours in.

In their class kits, the attendees received lengths of In Color Baker’s Twine, and these are wrapped around the project.

A sentiment from the Hello Beautiful Stamp Set is cut out using the new Lasting Label Punch from the Annual Catalogue. This is raised up on Dimensionals over the Baker’s Twine.

Finally, coordinating large and small embellishments from the In Color Matte Decorative Dots are added.

Here are all of the projects from the class. Do you have a favourite?

 

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2022–2024 IN COLOR A4 CARDSTOCKHELLO BEAUTIFUL PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)LASTING LABEL PUNCHBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKORCHID OASIS CLASSIC STAMPIN' PAD2022–2024 IN COLOR BAKER'S TWINE PACK2022-2024 IN COLOR MATTE DECORATIVE DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Introduction to In Color Class – Tahitian Tide

Things got really fishy with the Tahitian Tide project from my annual Introduction to In Color Class.

The ‘sea’ combines Tahitian Tide and Pacific Point, with the Layering Diorama Dies providing the outline shape.

Seaweed is from the Natural Prints Dies from the Annual Catalogue and they are in Granny Apple Green.

Using the new Fish Builder Punch, several are cut out in more colours from the Brights Collection, Poppy Parade, Mango Melody and Daffodil Delight.

The different pieces are layered to create depth (pun intended!), with the top layer raised up on Dimensionals.

A sentiment from the Art Gallery Stamp Set has a length of the coordinating Metallic Woven Ribbon added behind it in a wave pattern.

Fish eyes are made from the Matte Decorative Dots, coloured with a Stampin’ Blend.

Finally, coordinating Matte Decorative Dots are added to create the effect of bubbles.

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FISH BUILDER PUNCHLAYERING DIORAMA DIESNATURAL PRINTS DIESART GALLERY PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETTAHITIAN TIDE A4 CARDSTOCKTAHITIAN TIDE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADDAFFODIL DELIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKGRANNY APPLE GREEN A4 CARDSTOCKMANGO MELODY A4 CARDSTOCKPACIFIC POINT A4 CARDSTOCKPOPPY PARADE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKTAHITIAN TIDE 1/8'' (3.2 MM) METALLIC WOVEN RIBBON2022-2024 IN COLOR MATTE DECORATIVE DOTSSTAMPIN' BLENDS BASIC BLACK COMBO PACKMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – New Horizons DSP Triptych

It was three times the amount of fun at last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa Class with this triptych project.

It uses the New Horizons DSP, currently on the Last Chance Products list, so make sure you grab a pack while you can.

The piece of DSP is cut into three strips and stuck onto a piece of Basic White cardstock, leaving gaps to create the triptych.

Coordinating Evening Evergreen and Basic White are the colours for the base card and layer.

The banner section is cut using the Stylish Shapes Dies from the new Annual Catalogue. I love this set of dies and have been using them quite often.

In Color Ribbon sits behind the banner.

The sentiment is from the new Bottled Happiness Stamp Set and is on a circle cut using the Beautiful Shapes Dies.

Using Dimensionals, the sentiment is raised up above the banner.

This is a great design that can be replicated using any DSP, ribbon and sentiment.

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NEW HORIZONS 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERBOTTLED HAPPINESS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)BEAUTIFUL SHAPES DIESSTYLISH SHAPES DIESEVENING EVERGREEN A4 CARDSTOCKEVENING EVERGREEN CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKEVENING EVERGREEN 3/8" (1 CM) OPEN WEAVE RIBBONMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSSTAMPIN' SEAL

Introduction to In Color Class – Sweet Sorbet

For the Sweet Sorbet project at my recent Introduction to In Color Class, we made this card.

It combines here with Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride and Very Vanilla.

Using the Vintage Bottle Punch, Vintage Bottle Shaker Dome and Effervescent Elements, all new in the Annual Catalogue, the fun shaker section is created.

Leaves, cut using the Bough Punch are stuck to the project. Then, flowers from the Sending Dies, Flowers of Home Dies and Penned Flowers Dies are coated in Wink of Stella and added using Glue Dots.

Each flower is given a centre using a combination of In Color Matte Decorative Dots from the Class kit and some Iridescent Pearls.

Finally, a bow made from coordinating In Color Metallic Woven Ribbon sit on the bottle.

This project is sentiment free, but one can be added if required.

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VINTAGE BOTTLE PUNCHVINTAGE BOTTLE SHAKER DOMESBOUGH PUNCHFLOWERS OF HOME DIESPENNED FLOWERS DIESSENDING DIES (ENGLISH)SWEET SORBET A4 CARDSTOCKBLUSHING BRIDE A4 CARDSTOCKPEAR PIZZAZZ A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKSWEET SORBET 1/8'' (3.2 MM) METALLIC WOVEN RIBBON2022-2024 IN COLOR MATTE DECORATIVE DOTSIRIDESCENT PEARL BASIC JEWELSEFFERVESCENT ELEMENTSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHGLUE DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUE

Introduction to In Color Class – Starry Sky

The third project from my annual Introduction to In Color Class is this scrunched Birthday Card for Starry Sky.

The new In Color of Starry Sky combines with Old Olive, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla for a grungey feel.

It is a similar design layout to the project on page 53 of the Annual Catalogue using the new Decorative Circle Punch.

The background piece is given a good scrunching before being stuck to the layer at an angle.

Next, the shapes are given different levels of scrunching and two of them are stuck down.

The centre shape has a piece of the the coordinating Metallic Woven Ribbon wrapped around it.

Two lengths of the ribbon are then stuck to the back, the ends tied and then frayed up to the knot.

A sentiment from the Sending Smiles Stamp Set is then cut out by hand and also stuck to one edge of the Crumb Cake shape.

Using Dimensionals and Mini Dimensionals, the whole shape, with the overhanging edge of the sentiment are stuck to the card to raise it up.

Finally, some coordinating Matte Decorative Dots are added.

This design has so many different ways in which it can be created, from grunge, Sponge Daubers, stamping, DSP, clean lines and more.

Why not make your own version? I’d love to see it.

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DECORATIVE CIRCLE PUNCHSENDING SMILES PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)STARRY SKY A4 CARDSTOCKSTARRY SKY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKOLD OLIVE A4 CARDSTOCKSTARRY SKY 1/8'' (3.2 MM) METALLIC WOVEN RIBBON2022-2024 IN COLOR MATTE DECORATIVE DOTSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE