Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – New Sending Dies

At last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa Class, the project used the new Sending Dies from the Annual Catalogue. My project is inspired by page 27.

New Sending Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I chose Soft Sea Foam, Fresh Freesia and Blushing Bride as my colour combination, teamed with Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla.

New Sending Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The Stitched Greenery Die provides the background and has a piece cut out using the Stylish Shapes Dies, also new in the Annual Catalogue.

This sits on top of the Crumb Cake Circle. Leaves and flowers from the Sending Dies are layered behind the sentiment circle, along with a looped piece of Linen Thread. The Artistically Inked Stamp Set provides the sentiment.

There is a coordinating Stamp Set that goes with the Dies, so be sure to take a look at page 14 for details of the discounted bundle.

Finally, the smaller flowers are given a coat of Wink of Stella and stuck to the project using Glue Dots. Polished Dots then provide the flower centres.

New Sending Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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SENDING DIES (ENGLISH)STYLISH SHAPES DIESSTITCHED GREENERY DIEARTISTICALLY INKED CLING STAMP SETFRESH FREESIA A4 CARDSTOCKFRESH FREESIA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBLUSHING BRIDE A4 CARDSTOCKSOFT SEA FOAM A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHPOLISHED DOTSLINEN THREADGLUE DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Blessings of Home with Watercolor Pencils

I’ve recently been sharing some projects I’ve made with the Blessings of Home Bundle from the Jan-Jun Mini Catalogue.

Blessings of Home with Watercolor Pencils. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This is the third project I made while I had the Bundle on my desk.

Here, I’ve stamped the image from the Blessings of Home Stamp Set several times in the background, and again on a separate piece of cardstock. This one has been cut out using the coordinating Flowers of Home Dies from the Bundle.

Blessings of Home with Watercolor Pencils. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using my Watercolor Pencils, I’ve coloured the flowers and then used a Blender Pen to help soften and blend the colouring.

Once I had coloured the image, I chose a coordinating colour for my layer, Pumpkin Pie.

The separate flower is raised up on Dimensionals.

A sentiment from the Stamp Set sits on a piece of Crinkled Seam Binding on the flower. By using a Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blend Marker, I was able to match the colour of the ribbon with my layer.

Blessings of Home with Watercolor Pencils. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For a finishing touch, I chose to use some pretty Polished Dots in Calypso Coral.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my little trip into the Blessings of Home Bundle. It’s not unusual for me to make several projects at once while I have a set out on my desk.

Don’t forget that you could grab this Bundle, plus a FREE SAB item if you place an order by 28th Feb.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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BLESSINGS OF HOME BUNDLE (ENGLISH)PUMPKIN PIE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC GRAY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWATERCOLOR PENCILSWATERCOLOR PENCILS ASSORTMENT 2BLENDER PENSWHISPER WHITE 1/4" (6.4 MM) CRINKLED SEAM BINDING RIBBONSTAMPIN' BLENDS PUMPKIN PIE COMBO PACKPOLISHED DOTSSTAMPIN' SEALTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Sea Dies

Last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project had an underwater feel.

Sea Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The Sea Dies from the January-June Mini Catalogue provided all the shapes for this fishy scene.

Using Pool Party as the main colour, I chose So Saffron, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz and Pale Papaya as my accent colours.

Sea Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The background behind the cut out was made from a piece of the fabulous FREE Simply Marbelous 6×6 SAB DSP. It creates a fabulous sea effect.

With the pieces all prepared, it was time to layer them. Some are stuck to the DSP, and some to the back of the main cut-out.

This cut-out is then stuck over the DSP using Dimensionals to give extra depth (boom boom!).

As I wanted the octopus to look like it was hiding between the weeds, he was stuck down last using Dimensionals.

Sea Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, a few Polished Dots are added to look like bubbles.

I chose to leave this project sentiment free as it is quite busy. If I was to add one, it would probably be in the bottom right and look like the octopus was holding it.

As SAB only runs until the end of the month, you only have a few more weeks to earn FREE products.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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SEA DIESSIMPLY MARBLEOUS 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERPOOL PARTY A4 CARDSTOCKCALYPSO CORAL A4 CARDSTOCKPALE PAPAYA A4 CARDSTOCKPEAR PIZZAZZ A4 CARDSTOCKSO SAFFRON A4 CARDSTOCKPOLISHED DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Tropical Layers Dies

For last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project I chose to use the Tropical Layers Dies from the new January-June Mini Catalogue.

Tropical Layers Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I really enjoy using leaf punches and dies, so this new set of dies is perfect.

The design takes inspiration from page 76 of the Mini Catalogue.

Rather than using many greens, I chose to use Fresh Freesia, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive and Very Vanilla for my colour combination.

Tropical Layers Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Each of the large leaves are layered to create some depth.

The sentiment, from the coordinating Artfully Layered Stamp Set is then added. It is stuck onto another shape from the Tropical Layers Dies.

A length of In Color ribbon sits behind.

Next, the smaller leaves are dotted into the gaps at the side. I found using the putty end of my Take Your Pick Tool was perfect for picking these fiddly little pieces up to position them in place onto a little dot of Multipurpose Glue.

Finally, some of the new Polished Dots are added.

Tropical Layers Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The Mini Catalogue runs until June, but don’t miss out on SAB that only runs until the end of February. You can earn FREE items for every £45 spend on products, or for joining my team.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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TROPICAL LAYERS DIESARTFULLY LAYERED CLING STAMP SET (ENGLISH)FRESH FREESIA A4 CARDSTOCKPEAR PIZZAZZ A4 CARDSTOCKOLD OLIVE A4 CARDSTOCKOLD OLIVE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKFRESH FREESIA 3/8" (1 CM) OPEN WEAVE RIBBONPOLISHED DOTSTAKE YOUR PICKMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS