Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Farewell to Seasonal Layers

Last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project was inspired by my neigbour’s beautiful cherry blossom I could see out of my craft room window.

Two sets of dies have been used here, with one set now appearing on the retiring list. So it’s a sort of farewell to Seasonal Layers.

Farewell to Seasonal Layers. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As I was making cherry blossom, I had to use Blushing Bride with Whisper White, along with Soft Suede for my branch.

Painted Labels Dies are the other set of dies I used, and they create the pretty background. I gave the attendees a shape in both Blushing Bride and Whisper White so they could choose to use one, or both. I chose Blushing Bride for mine. The pretty lace effect is then attached to the back to make a lovely feature against the Whisper White background.

Farewell to Seasonal Layers. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Next, the branch was attached ready for the flowers. A top tip for attaching the branch is to place glue in places where it will be covered with flowers, this means you don’t have to be extremely precise!

For the flowers, the various shapes were layered in different combinations and stuck together with glue dots before being glued to the branch.

Farewell to Seasonal Layers. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some pretty Metallic Pearls in silver were added to give a touch of bling.

This is a perfect card for any occasion and looks fabulous sentiment-free. However, there is enough space to add a greeting if needed.

Don’t forget to check out the retiring list to check if your favourite products are leaving us. Make sure you grab them while you can.

Why not join us for a future class? Head to my Class Timetable for full details of the classes and packs I am providing during this time.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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SEASONAL LAYERS DIESPAINTED LABELS DIESBLUSHING BRIDE A4 CARDSTOCKSOFT SUEDE CARDSTOCK A4WHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKMETALLIC PEARLSGLUE DOTSSNAIL ADHESIVE

Celebrate with Seasonal Layers

If you’re looking for a card that is really versatile, then this design is perfect. At my recent Stamp-a-Stack class we chose to celebrate with Seasonal Layer.

Celebrate with Seasonal Layers. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

We used Grapefruit Grove and Pear Pizzazz here, but you could use any combination.

Background stamping using the Gallery Grunge Stamp Set removes some of the white space, drawing the eye to the leaves and flowers.

These leaves and flowers are cut using the Seasonal Layers Dies. The Take Your Pick Tool and Die Brush Tip were useful for removing the bits.

A layer of Wink of Stella has been added to the flowers for a touch of sparkle.

Celebrate with Seasonal Layers. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

‘Celebrate’ is from the Vibrant Vases Stamp Set and we’ve used a Stampin’ Write Marker to ink up the part of the sentiment we require.

If you have an image you only want to use a part of, then Stampin’ Write Markers are a great way of achieving this.

It’s then cut out using the fabulous Stitched Shapes Dies. These create a pretty edge.

Celebrate with Seasonal Layers. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

With an strip of cardstock across the centre, the leaves, flowers and sentiment are all then assembled.

The options are endless with this design. Which colours and occasion would you choose?

If you want to join us for a future class, head to my Class Timetable for more details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Seasonal Layers DiesStitched Shapes DiesGallery Grunge Cling-Mount Stamp SetVibrant Vases Photopolymer Stamp SetPear Pizzazz A4 CardstockGrapefruit Grove A4 CardstockGrapefruit Grove Classic Stampin' PadIn Color 2018–2020 Stampin' Write MarkersWhisper White A4 CardstockClear Wink Of Stella Glitter BrushTake Your Pick Die Brush TipSnail AdhesiveStampin' DimensionalsMini Stampin' DimensionalsStampin' Dimensionals

Lots of Leaves

In the excitement of the new Spring/Summer Catalogue and SAB, I realised I haven’t shared a few projects with you.

Here is the first one and it has lots of leaves.

Lots of Leaves. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This is the Birthday Card I made for my Mum back in November. Using the Nature’s Twine Pack for my colour inspiration, it’s then combined with the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set and co-ordinating Thinlits.

The leaves have been either stamped, inked with Sponge Daubers on the edges, or both.

Lots of Leaves. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Each leaf and branch has been layered with lots of Dimensionals o add depth. As the card was hand delivered, I built it a lot higher that I would for a posted project.

Happy Birthday Gorgeous and the Stitched Shapes Framelits create the sentiment feature. I then looped the Nature’s Twine to the back of it to add another layer of texture.

Lots of Leaves. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Once the flowers had been added, the finishing touch was a small Pearl in the centre of each one.

I get my inspiration from all sorts of different places and this time it was the colour combination. Where do you get your ideas from?

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Colorful Seasons Photopolymer Stamp SetSeasonal Layers Thinlits DiesHappy Birthday Gorgeous Photopolymer Stamp SetStitched Shapes Framelits DiesNature's TwineMint Macaron Classic Stampin' PadMint Macaron A4 CardstockBlackberry Bliss Classic Stampin' PadBlackberry Bliss A4 CardstockCrumb Cake A4 CardstockGrapefruit Grove Classic Stampin' PadVery Vanilla A4 CardstockPearl Basic JewelsSponge DaubersSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals