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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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Another Ornate Garden Suite Card

Today I’m sharing another Ornate Garden Suite Card. My inspiration is from Page 67 of the new Annual Catalogue.

Another Ornate Garden Suite Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This Suite isn’t something I would normally be drawn to, especially as the images lend themselves to colouring. But, using Stampin’ Blends for colouring makes it so much easier as they are very forgiving!

A Granny Apple Green shape cut with the Ornate Layers Dies and the centre cut out with the Stitched Rectangle Dies creates a frame. The background uses the Ornate Floral Embossing Folder. This has been cut to fit behind the frame.

Another Ornate Garden Suite Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

With the background stuck directly onto the basecard, the frame is added on top using Dimensionals to make it stand out.

I cut around the coloured image and stuck it onto the embossed background, again with Dimensionals. Even though this is a Birthday card, I didn’t want to add a sentiment to it as I didn’t want to detract from the image.

Finally, a few Champagne Rhinestones are dotted around the project as a finishing touch.

Any bets on how long it wil be before I’m creating another Ornate Garden Suite card!

Another Ornate Garden Suite Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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A Special Commission with Ornate Garden Suite

A few weeks ago I was asked to make two special commissions for a Birthday.

I used the Early Release Ornate Garden Suite, and an image in the PDF flyer for the Suite was was my inspiration.

Ornate Garden Suite. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I used the Ornate Style Bundle for the daisies and the pretty frame. The daisies were coloured using Stampin’ Blends in a number of different colours. These were then cut out with the Stitched Rectangles Dies.

I used Calypso Coral as the accent colour for the rest of the stamping and cardstock.

To make the ‘Nan’ wording, I used the letters from ‘Thanks’ in the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set, cut the stamped letters out separately and stuck them together.

Ornate Garden Suite. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

An embossed background using the Ornate Floral Embossing Folder from the Suite gives some extra texture.

Ornate Garden Suite. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The Itty Bitty Birthday Stamp Set provides the Happy Birthday, with the ends bannered using the Triple Banner Punch.

A length of Old Olive Ribbon from the Combo Pack is the finishing touch.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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