Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Petal Pink, Misty Moonlight and Some Sparkle

Last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project combined Petal Pink, Misty Moonlight and some sparkle to create this pretty card.

If you’re a regular visitor, you’ll know I’m not a fan of pink, and certainly not the paler pink shades. However, this colour combination works really well!

As I can’t send pre-stamped items out in my class kits due to Stampin’ Up! rules, my kits tend to contain shapes and embellishments.

This card is a version of this previous project, just without stamping.

On these projects without stamping, I like to use texture instead. This begins with the Metallic Mesh Ribbon as a background strip.Petal Pink, Misty Moonlight and Some Sparkle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using two Label Me Lovely Punch shapes, one is cut in half and stuck behind to create the look of a layer.

On this, a Whisper White punched circle shape is attached to help the large butterflies stand out.

Scrunching the butterflies adds more texture, along with the Baker’s Twine antennae from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack.

The twine co-ordinates with the silver in the ribbon and the Misty Moonlight cardstock.

Petal Pink, Misty Moonlight and Some Sparkle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Wink of Stella on the smaller butterflies adds even more sparkle, before finally adding some Rhinestones to complete the project.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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BUTTERFLY DUET PUNCHLABEL ME LOVELY PUNCH1 1/2" (3.8 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHMISTY MOONLIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKPETAL PINK A4 CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCK1-1/2" (3.8 CM) METALLIC MESH RIBBONFLOWERS FOR EVERY SEASON RIBBON COMBO PACKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHRHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSSTAMPIN' SEALGLUE DOTS

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Playing with New Punches

For last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project, I reached for some of my new punches from the Annual Catalogue.

Playing with New Punches. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This project uses a combination of Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Crushed Curry and Whisper White. As it uses a few items several times, the attendees were able to combine their pieces in lots of different ways.

The pretty background is from the Ornate Floral Embossing folder, it gives a lovely textured design. For items with texture, it’s best to use Tear & Tape to attach them, to avoid using pressure and crushing the pattern.

Using cardstock shaped at the top with the new Fancy Tag Topper Punch, I put my Pool Party piece in front. A length of the new Sheer Pool Party Ribbon is looped through both shapes. Pictures of this ribbon don’t do it justice, it’s a ribbon you need to see and feel to really appreciate.

On top of my tags, a shape from the Label Me Lovely Punch is added. I’ve put the straight edges of the shape against the straight edges of my tag.

Playing with New Punches. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The Lovely Labels Pick a Punch provides the two strips across the tags. One cut in half and popped behind the first tag, overhanging the edges as long as needed, with the second stuck on top.

Two Crushed Curry and one Whisper White flower are cut from the Small Bloom Punch. This is another fab new punch that carried over from this year’s SAB offering.

For the centre of the white flower, one of the Playing with Patterns Resin Dots is added.

Playing with New Punches. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, the tags are lifted from the page using Dimensionals.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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FANCY TAG TOPPER PUNCHLOVELY LABELS PICK A PUNCHLABEL ME LOVELY PUNCHSMALL BLOOM PUNCHORNATE FLORAL 3D EMBOSSING FOLDERPLAYING WITH PATTERNS RESIN DOTSPOOL PARTY 3/8" (1 CM) SHEER RIBBONCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKCRUSHED CURRY A4 CARDSTOCKPOOL PARTY A4 CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVESTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Mystery Pack – Pretty Petal Washi Tape

Last week’s Mystery Pack recipients received this bundle of items, including the retiring very pretty Petal Washi Tape. Along with these items, a sentiment could also be used to make a card.

Pretty Petal Washi Tape. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I chose to use Merry Merlot, Mossy Meadow and Very Vanilla for my colour combination as they match the Washi Tape and Ribbon Combo Pack. I then added Crushed Curry.

Here is the project I made using the items from the pack.

Pretty Petal Washi Tape. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Click on the video below to see how I put the project together, including the flower.

For the ribbon, I used one strip across the project and then added the twine at the top and bottom. I also cut the Merry Merlot Label Me Lovely Punch shape in half and put it behind the Crushed Curry piece to create a layered look.

Pretty Petal Washi Tape. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The sentiment is from the Timeless Tulips Stamp Set using Merry Merlot ink. I think it just finshes the card beautifully and makes it a pretty project.

Pretty Petal Washi Tape. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Don’t forget to get your hands on those retiring items, there are only a few weeks left. The flower centres have sold out and are no longer available.

If you want to join in with the next Mystery Pack, or get involved in any of my other classes, find out full details here.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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CRUSHED CURRY A4 CARDSTOCKMERRY MERLOT A4 CARDSTOCKMOSSY MEADOW A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKLABEL ME LOVELY PUNCHPERENNIAL FLOWER PUNCHPRESSED PETALS SPECIALTY WASHI TAPEMAGNOLIA LANE RIBBON COMBO PACKTIMELESS TULIPS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (EN)MERRY MERLOT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSNAIL ADHESIVESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSGLUE DOTSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Terracotta Tile Thank You

Today I’m sharing the Terracotta Tile thank you cards I sent to my most recent customers.

Terractotta Tile Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As you know, I’m a fan of monochrome-type cards and this one is no exception. Here I’ve combined Terracotta Tile and Very Vanilla.

The Varied Stamp Set and Vases Builder Punch are the stars of the show, with the fabulous Label Me Lovely Punch.

Terractotta Tile Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’ve used the Label Me Lovely Punch shape twice, once for the flowers and again cut in half to create a layered effect.

A length of co-ordinating In Color Ribbon across the project, plus a spot of Wink of Stella on the flowers complete the look.

Terractotta Tile Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Don’t forget that Sale-A-Bration ends tomorrow. Your final chance to get your hands on FREE products for every £45 of products.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Varied Vases Photopolymer Stamp SetVases Builder PunchLabel Me Lovely PunchVery Vanilla A4 CardstockTERRACOTTA TILE A4 CARDSTOCKTerracotta Tile Classic Stampin’ PadTerracotta Tile 1/2" (1.3 cm) Scalloped Linen RibbonVery Vanilla A4 Thick CardstockClear Wink Of Stella Glitter BrushSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Tulip-tastic

For last week’s Card & Cuppa session, I designed this tulip-tastic project.

Tulip-tastic. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It was deliberately sentiment-free to allow it to be sent as a pick-me-up to someone who is self-isolating or social distancing .

I’ve used Lovely Lipstick and Grapefruit Grove for some brighter Spring colours. I’m going to miss these In Colors when they retire in a few months time. These are combined with Old Olive and Whisper White.

The background texture is created using the Painted Poppies Stamp Set, with the big tulip from the Timeless Tulips Bundle.

Tulip-tastic. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For the tiny tulip punched shapes, these are from the Vases Builder Punch. If you look closely, you’ll see that these small tulips have a coat of Wink of Stella on them to give them a shimmer.

A strip of Metallic-Edge Ribbon, a shape from the Label Me Lovely Punch and a punched Circle make a base for the large tulip to sit on.

Tulip-tastic. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This week’s Card & Cuppa session was the final face-to-face class for the time being. However, I’ve put some new ‘Social Isolation Classes‘ together where kits will be posted out to you. We’ll then craft together using a video link.

Find out more information and book your place here.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Timeless Tulips Bundle (English)Painted Poppies Cling Stamp SetLabel Me Lovely PunchVases Builder Punch2" (5.1 cm) Circle PunchGrapefruit Grove A4 CardstockGrapefruit Grove Classic Stampin' PadLovely Lipstick Classic Stampin' PadLovely Lipstick A4 CardstockOld Olive Classic Stampin' PadWhisper White A4 Thick CardstockWhisper White A4 CardstockClear Wink Of Stella Glitter BrushSnail AdhesiveStampin' DimensionalsMini Glue Dots