Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Heart & Home DSP

Last week’s Card & Cuppa project was a version of a recent project.

Heart & Home DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As my ZOOM classes don’t include stamped images, this version has shapes instead cut from the Medium Daisy Punch.

Misty Moonlight is the main colour on the piece of Heart & Home DSP, so I’ve used the colour for the rest of the project.

The strip of DSP has the join covered by a length of the White Frayed Ribbon and the coordinating Denim Ribbon.

Heart & Home DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using a Sponge Dauber, the centres of the daisies are coloured and layered together. These are then scrunched to create texture and more colour is then added.

Next, they are stuck to a Doily, also from the Mini Catalogue.

This doily is raised up over the ribbon using Dimensionals and a sentiment from the Art Gallery Stamp Set is stuck to the edge.

Finally, some Classic Matte Dots are added to complete the project.

Heart & Home DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Grunge and Daisies

I was asked for a grunge project, so last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project complied.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Grunge and Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The colour combination is Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and VeryVanilla, with Real Red for a of colour.

To start, the edges of the Soft Suede layer are distressed using an emery board, then inked in Crumb Cake with a Sponge Dauber.

Next, the Very Vanilla layer is scrunched several times. This is also then inked, distressed with an emery board, and inked again.

The layers are stuck to the project at an angle, only sticking in the middle to allow the edges to curl.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Grunge and Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For the daisies, cut from the Daisy Punch and Medium Daisy Punch, these are inked on both sides using a Sponge Dauber. By pressing in the middle, it gives a darker effect in the centre, then lightly adding a touch of Crumb Cake along the petals.

The daisies are then scrunched several times to allow the fibres to soften. Then the cardstock is very carefully split into two. These are inked with Real Red to give a touch of colour, before sticking the two pieces of each daisy together. They are now have a really delicate feel.

Leaves from the Tulip Builder Punch are also scrunched and inked around the edges. A small dragonfly is cut from the Dragonflies Punch.

Everything is then assembled on the project.

My sentiment is from the Strong of Heart Stamp Set, on the current Last Chance List. It sits on a piece of Scalloped Lace Trim and looped piece of Baker’s Twine.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Grunge and Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, a few Champagne Rhinestones are dotted around for a little bit of sparkle.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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It’s Your Time to Shine

This very pink project is for a friend who is a big fan of the colour.

It's Your Time to Shine. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

They have had some good things happen to them recently, so I wanted to send them a positive card.

It uses the new In Color of Polished Pink, with Basic White.

I’ve based my project on the picture on Page 152 of the Annual Catalogue.

The background is a piece of the Expressions in Ink DSP. A cut out from the Picture This Dies provides the layer above.

Daisies from the Daisy Lane Stamp Set are stamped and then cut out using the Medium Daisy Punch.

These have some Wink of Stella put in the centres and are layered together, then placed over the cut outs.

Edges of the sentiment are shaped using the Banners Pick a Punch before it is attached using Mini Dimensionals.

It's Your Time to Shine. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsA bow made from coordinating In Color Ribbon is stuck beneath the sentiment with a Glue Dot.

Finally, a few In Color Jewels are dotted around the project for a finishing touch.

It's Your Time to Shine. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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Beauty and Daisies

These pretty monochrome daisies sit on a fabulous background of DSP.

Beauty and Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs
The background DSP is stamped with the Beauty of Friendship and Daisy Lane Stamp Sets in Misty Moonlight. Don’t be afraid to stamp onto your DSP, it creates some great effects.

Various generations of stamping have been used for the smaller ‘splat’ type images at the top. Check out this week’s YouTube Video on what generational stamping is all about.

Beauty and Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using the Medium Daisy Punch, the daisies are cut out and layered after stamping. They are then lightly coated with Wink of Stella for some subtle sparkle.

For the sentiment, I used the Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set and the coordinating Beautiful Trees Dies for the shape.

A length of coordinating Baker’s Twine from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack is finished with a bow.

Beauty and Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some Metallic Pearls are dotted around to pick out the silver in the Baker’s Twine.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Hybrid Daisies

For today’s project, I sharing these hybrid daisies with you.

Hybrid Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

These are a hybrid of the Flowers of Friendship Stamp Set for the stems and leaves, with the Medium Daisy Punch creating the flowers.

As the daisies cover the flowers in the stamped image, you wouldn’t know they were there.

A colour combination of Daffodil Delight, Just Jade and Basic White give this project a fresh summery feel.

Hybrid Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using a Blender Pen, the leaves are given a soft hint of colour.

Next, a strip of Just Jade Ribbon from the Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack lays down one side. A strip of Daffodil Delight stamped tone-on-tone sits on top.

This is topped with a sentiment from the Stamp Set and cut out using the Label Me Fancy Punch.

For the daisies, two shapes are layered and given a yellow centre using a Sponge Dauber.

Finally, after these are attached, the centres have a touch of sparkle using sequins from the Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack.

Hybrid Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Spring Daisies

For last week’s Card & Cuppa I wanted to celebrate the arrival of Spring with these fresh spring daisies.

Spring Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My daisies are different shades of yellow, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight and Bumblebee onto Pear Pizzazz and Soft Sea Foam greens.

I’ve added some extra texture to the Pear Pizzazz piece by scoring lines using my Metric Plate on my Simply Scored tool.Spring Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsA piece of my favourite (and thankfully not retiring!) Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon makes a pretty bow.

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Spring Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Each daisy has some Wink of Stella in the middle, before the the Opal Rounds are added.

My project is currently left blank, so is perfect for any occasion. You can easily add a sentiment to tailor it as needed.

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I’ve used Whisper White in my project, which has now been replaced with Basic White. See this post for full details while I work through my supply.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Fabulous Florals on World Cardmaking Day

Happy World Cardmaking Day.

Today I’m sharing another project from my Fabulous Florals Class. This is a quick and easy project to make on World Cardmaking Day.Fabulous Florals on World Cardmaking Day. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As it’s a monochrome project, it is easy to replicate in your own colours. You can also use any punch shape you have to hand.

My colours are Coastal Cabana and Whisper White. I chose Coastal Cabana as it co-ordinates with the strip of Playing with Patterns DSP across the card.

This DSP pack is one of the packs in the current 15% off DSP Sale running throughout October.Fabulous Florals on World Cardmaking Day. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Medium Daisy Punch shapes are stuck onto the DSP strip, with any overhanging pieces cut off and stuck into the gaps.

The DSP strip is then stuck onto the Whisper White layer.

A cross of co-ordinating ribbon from the Playing with Patterns Ribbon Combo Pack is topped with a sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set in Coastal Cabana ink.

Fabulous Florals on World Cardmaking Day. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some Artistry Blooms Sequins, again in Coastal Cabana, are scattered across the project.

Look out for some more designs I’ll be making using this layout.

I’d love to see your World Cardmaking Day projects. What have you made?

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – A Very Versatile Project

Last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project was a very versatile card.

Not only was it the Card & (Your) Cuppa project, it was the project for the Card & (Your) Cuppa for Children session, and one of the projects at my Papercrafting: Abstract/Shapes Class too. Plus, I also taught it to a group of WI ladies at their monthly meeting.

Sometimes, you just need a project that is suitable for many different scenarios, this was one of those times. I was ready to teach a version of the project to all who ordered the class kit. All they needed to provide was scissors, adhesive and a paper folder, if they had one.

It was a project where stripes and daisies were the sensible choice.

A Very Versatile Project. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I chose three pinks, Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo and Petal Pink and three purples, Purple Posy, Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather. The leaves and layer are Pear Pizzazz. Daisy shapes are cut using the Medium Daisy Punch and the leaves from the Tulip Builder Punch.

There were two different versions of this project, one with diagonal stripes, and one with straight stripes (pictures of the straight stripes are at the bottom of this post). For each version, the steps were the same.

First, attach the layer to the basecard. Then, add the stripes. Each attendee had 2 stripes in each pink so had to choose which 5 from the 6 to use. The overhang from these was cut off and the white piece stuck down.

A Very Versatile Project. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using a paper folder, the 6 daisy shapes were curled and stuck together to create 3 flowers. They were then glued to a ‘helper’ circle, a punched circle in Whisper White to help put everything together more easily.

The leaves were then added to the back of the circle before the whole piece was stuck to the card.

You don’t have to use a helper piece, but I find it is easier to position the focal section. Plus, if you want to raise the section onto Dimensionals as you can do it as a whole piece.

A Very Versatile Project. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, three Rhinestones complete the look. These can either be across the project or in the centre of the flowers.

If you are popping the Rhinestones around the edge, you can pop the completed helper circle onto Dimensionals. However, if you are using them as flower centres, it’s best not to use Dimensionals as you are likely to incur more postage due to the thickness.

This is a perfect project for any occasion, but you could easily add a sentiment of your choice too.

Do remember that due to Stampin’ Up! rules, I am currently unable to send stamped images to class attendees. The attendees are free to add their own stamping afterwards.

Here are the straight stripe versions.

A Very Versatile Project. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs A Very Versatile Project. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs A Very Versatile Project. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

 

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Daisy Lane Easel Card

I’m sharing another card from my recent Fancy Folds class. This is an easel card.

Easel Card. Handmade by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

An easel card is one that folds up like an easel when it is open.

For my card, I chose Just Jade and Rococo Rose, two In Colors. I also used the Daisy Lane Stamp Set.

After scoring and folding my base card, I added an addtional panel to the front section. When you are attaching a front piece, make sure you only glue onto the bottom fold. If you don’t, the easel mechanism won’t work and you’ll just have a regular card!

With the stem stamped, I stamped and punched the large daisy for this flower. I also stamped and punched two smaller daisies to use later on. For all of the daisies, I used a Blender Pen to pull the colour and some Wink of Stella in the centres.

A sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set shaped using a brand new punch. Head to page 65 of the new Mini Catalogue to see this fabulous Banners Pick A Punch.

Easel Card. Handmade by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

When decorating an easel card, adding some sort of stopper for the front section is advisable. This is where I used the smaller daisies, sitting on a length of co-ordinating Just Jade Ribbon.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Shabby Smoky Slate

Last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project was this shabby smoky slate card.

It’s inspired by Page 137 of the new Annual Catalogue.

Shabby Smoky Slate. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

In the Catalogue, there is stamping on the project. As I can’t send stamped images out to class attendees due to Stampin’ Up! policies, I’ve used punched shapes to create a similar look.

The Smoky Slate background is given a shabby look with an emery board, or scissors to scuff the edges. Any rips or tears add to the look, so don’t be afraid of those. You could even scrunch the background or use Sponge Daubers around the edge for a more intense look.

Daisies and leaves cut from the Medium Daisy and Sprig Punches in Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Calypso Coral and Pear Pizzazz are put together. Daisies in Basic Gray are cut down to form the daisy centres.

Shabby Smoky Slate. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Once everything assembled onto the Whisper White square, the Linen Thread is stuck to the back using Tear & Tape.

Then, the Whisper White piece is added to the project using Dimensionals in each corner.

Finally, a Gilded Gem is  sat in the centre at the top.

Shabby Smoky Slate. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The attendees could then add their own sentiment or addtional sparkle if they chose to.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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