Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Love What You Do

At last week’s Card & Cuppa I headed back to the Annual Catalogue and used the Love What You Do Stamp Set to create this project.

Love What You Do Project. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My colour scheme is So Saffron and Petal Pink from the Subtles Collection and Flirty Flamingo from the Brights, paired with Whisper White.

First we undertook a bit of Grid Paper origami to create a mask. Then it was time to use Sponge Daubers for the masked stripe.

The flower was stamped twice, once onto the background and again onto a separate piece of cardstock.

The flower heads on the separate piece were then coloured using the stamp in the set and stamping off onto the grid paper twice for a soft effect. These were then cut out by hand and stuck over the main flower.

Love What You Do Project. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using the Detailed Trio Punch, the corners are rounded before adding a bow from Baker’s Twine.

Finally, a few Rhinestones finish this sophisticated project. As it’s sentiment free, it is perfect for any occasion

Love What You Do Project. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Why not join us at a future Card & Cuppa class. There are three sessions a week to choose from. Book your place by 18:00 the day before.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Love What You Do Photopolymer Stamp SetPetal Pink Classic Stampin' PadPetal Pink A4 CardstockSo Saffron Classic Stampin' PadSo Saffron A4 CardstockFlirty Flamingo Classic Stampin' PadWhisper White A4 CardstockWhisper White Solid Baker's TwineSponge DaubersDetailed Trio PunchSnail Adhesive

Soft Sea Foam Birthday

I don’t have a Card & Cuppa project from last week to show you as there wasn’t a class. Instead, I’m sharing this Soft Sea Foam Birthday Card I made for one of my regular Card & Cuppa attendees.

Soft Sea Foam Birthday Card. Designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs

When Soft Sea Foam appeared as one of the new colours, this lady fell in love with it, so I had to use it on their card.

This is another diagonal design card, similar to this project and this project I’ve shown you recently.

The bottom of the piece is scored at 1cm intervals using the Simply Scored Tool and Metric Plate to give a textured effect.

Using Call Me Clover as an accent colour, I’ve take the flower from Love What you Do and coloured it with Soft Sea Foam using Blender Pens.

Soft Sea Foam Birthday Card. Designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs

A strip of Ribbon and layer in Call Me Clover and sentiment from Happy Birthday Gorgeous add more co-ordinating accents.

Soft Sea Foam Birthday Card. Designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, the flowers have Wink of Stella brushed on them for some added sparkle.

As this card was delivered by hand, the layers were put together with Dimensionals. I’d normally use SNAIL to create flatter layers for those requiring posting.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Love What You Do Photopolymer Stamp SetHappy Birthday Gorgeous Photopolymer Stamp SetSimply ScoredSimply Scored Metric Scoring PlateVery Vanilla A4 CardstockSoft Sea Foam A4 CardstockSoft Sea Foam Classic Stampin' PadCall Me Clover Stampin' PadCall Me Clover A4 CardstockCall Me Clover 1/8" (3.2 mm) Grosgrain RibbonBlender PensClear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush2" (5.1 cm) Circle Punch2-1/4" (5.7 cm) Circle PunchClassic Label PunchSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

Gorgeous Coastal Mambo Birthday

How are you enjoying the BRAND NEW Catalogue? Isn’t it fabulous?

Today I’m sharing a Birthday card for some recent re-subscribers to my mailing list.

Love What You Do from Stampin' Up! Birthday card designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs

Not only does the card use the new Love What You Do Stamp Set, it also uses a brand new colour and a returning In Color. Using Gorgeous Grape, Coastal Cabana and Melon Mambo from the Brights Collection, I’ve made a Gorgeous Coastal Mambo combination. Don’t they just look fabulous together?

The sentiment is from Picture Perfect Birthday and the layering uses the 2″ Circle and Starburst Punches. There is also a strip of Metallic-Edge Ribbon underneath. You may notice the design is similar to this project.

Love What You Do from Stampin' Up! Birthday card designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs

Can you see the corners? I’m so happy we have a new corner rounder punch. This is the three-in-one Detailed Trio Punch (page 211 of Annual Catalogue) providing lots of opportunities to create pretty corners.

If you’ve yet to sign up to my mailing list, it’s not too late. Find out more details here.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Love What You Do Photopolymer Stamp SetPicture Perfect Birthday Photopolymer Stamp SetVery Vanilla A4 CardstockMelon Mambo Classic Stampin' PadMelon Mambo A4 CardstockCoastal Cabana Classic Stampin' PadCoastal Cabana A4 CardstockGorgeous Grape Classic Stampin' PadGorgeous Grape A4 CardstockGold 3/8" (1 cm) Metallic-Edge Ribbon2" (5.1 cm) Circle PunchStarburst PunchDetailed Trio PunchSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

Saying Hello – In Color Collection 2018-2020

Each year, Stampin’ Up! introduces us to 5 new colours that stay for just 2 years. Say hello to the In Color Collection for 2018-2020.

Birthday Card designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs using In Colour Collection 2018 from Stampin' Up!

This year we have Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover, Grapefruit Grove, Lovely Lipstick and Pineapple Punch. These colours are bright, vibrant and very much on trend.

Not only are these new In Color Collection colours available in Inkpads, Cardstock and Stampin’ Write Markers, there’s DSP, ribbon and embellishments too. Check out the BRAND NEW Catalogue when it goes live on 1st June for more details.

I decided to make a project (similar to THIS one) using the fabulous Love What You Do Stamp Set. It’s the perfect Birthday Card to have on hand as it’s suitable for anyone. I like that in these colours it reminds me of a bowl of sweets.

Birthday Card designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs using In Colour Collection 2018 from Stampin' Up!

Can you also see the multi-coloured background layer and the fabulous co-ordinating ribbon?

Birthday Card designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs using In Colour Collection 2018 from Stampin' Up!

The inkpads, in the new style, and the Stamp Set are available to order during May as part of the Early Release bundles.

If you’d like to spend time getting to know the new In Color Collection then book a place on the In Color Introduction Class I’m running at the end of June.

Don’t forget that items on the Retiring List are only available until the end of May, while stocks last.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies used, click on the images below to go to my online store. Remember to use the Hostess Code if you are placing an order.

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Just Getting Started BundleClassic Stampin' Pad Assortment In Color 2018-2020Whisper White A4 CardstockWhisper White A4 Thick Cardstock2" (5.1 cm) Circle Punch2-1/4" (5.7 cm) Circle PunchBlueberry Bushel 1/8" (3.2 Mm) Grosgrain RibbonCall Me Clover 1/8" (3.2 Mm) Grosgrain RibbonGrapefruit Grove 1/8" (3.2 Mm) Grosgrain RibbonLovely Lipstick 1/8" (3.2 Mm) Grosgrain RibbonPineapple Punch 1/8" (3.2 Mm) Grosgrain RibbonSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Old meets New

Last week was the first Card & Cuppa since my return from holiday and it was all about old meets new.

Share What You Love Suite from Stampin' Up! A Card & Cuppa project designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs

The new was the fabulous new Love What You Do Stamp Set from the Share What You Love Suite. This is one of the items available as part of the Early Release Bundles this month.

Old was the colours of Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive.

Another piece of new was the new style inkpad in Old Olive, another item in one of the bundles.

Share What You Love Suite from Stampin' Up! A Card & Cuppa project designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs

This design is all about showing off the beautiful images in the stamp set by stamping a pretty background piece. We then highlight the larger stem of flowers by layering onto circles.

There are pearls and a touch of Wink of Stella for the finishing touch.

Don’t forget to take advantage of the bundles this month.

If you’d like to join us at a future Card & Cuppa session, book your place by 18:00 the day before.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies used, click on the images below to go to my online store. Remember to use the Hostess Code if you are placing an order.

You can also join my team here.

Just Getting Started BundleVery Vanilla A4 CardstockFlirty Flamingo A4 CardstockFlirty Flamingo Classic Stampin' PadDaffodil Delight A4 CardstockDaffodil Delight Classic Stampin' PadPearl Basic JewelsClear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush2" (5.1 cm) Circle Punch2-1/4" (5.7 cm) Circle PunchSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals