Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Snowman Builder Punch

As we are now in December, it is time for Christmas card projects at Card & (Your) Cuppa.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Snowman Builder Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

These cute snowmen are from the Snowman Builder Punch, with images from the coordinating Snowman Season Stamp Set.

Coastal Cabana and Basic White is my main colour combination, with Basic Black, Soft Suede and Pumpkin Pie for the additional items.

The design of this project is similar to a project from last year. For this one I have used squares with the snowmen at various angles.

Each of the squares has snow stamped with Wink of Stella accents. Behind the squares, I’ve stamped snowflakes and used Sponge Daubers to add a touch of colour too.

The full snowman is attached using Dimensionals. Matte Black Dots are added to the full snowman for eyes. Eyes and buttons on the other snowmen are drawn on.

Finally, some coordinating Holiday Rhinestones are added to add some more sparkle.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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SNOWMAN BUILDER PUNCHSNOWMAN SEASON PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETCOASTAL CABANA A4 CARDSTOCKCOASTAL CABANA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC BLACK A4 CARDSTOCKPUMPKIN PIE A4 CARDSTOCKSOFT SUEDE CARDSTOCK A4BASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKSPONGE DAUBERSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHHOLIDAY RHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSMATTE BLACK DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Countdown to Christmas #5

For Countdown to Christmas #5, it was time to revisit the fabulous Snowman Season Stamp Set and Snowman Builder Punch. I’m so pleased they came across to this year’s Annual Catalogue.

Countdown to Christmas #5. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

You all know how much I love a monochrome project. Well, this begins life as one, then more colour is added for each of the snowmen.

My main colours are Seaside Spray and of course Whisper White.

Using a Sponge Dauber and then stamping with the snowflake stamps, the background comes together.

I like the way it’s not too precise, and gives a touch of colour.

Next, two of the snowmen, along with the sentiment are stamped and punched out using a Circle Punch.

The main snowman is stamped and punched out, plus another circles for it to sit on.

Countdown to Christmas #5. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

All of the snowmen are then coloured with Wink of Stella to add some shimmer.

They are also coloured with Watercolor Pencils, all with Pumpkin Pie carrot noses.

A Basic Black Hat and two Soft Suede arms are also punched and attached to the back of the snowman using Dimensionals.

Countdown to Christmas #5. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, the main snowman is stuck onto the project.

This is a fun project, great for old and young alike.

Don’t forget to pop back for Countdown to Christmas #6.

If you’d like to join me for my Online Evening Christmas Card Class, then head to my Class Timetable for full details. Booking closes in a few days.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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SNOWMAN SEASON PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETSNOWMAN BUILDER PUNCHSEASIDE SPRAY A4 CARDSTOCKSEASIDE SPRAY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC BLACK A4 CARDSTOCKSOFT SUEDE CARDSTOCK A4WHISPER WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWATERCOLOR PENCILSSPONGE DAUBERSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSH1 1/2" (3.8 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

…and Cauldron Bubble

I hope you’ve been enjoying the Halloween projects I’ve been sharing this week.

My final one is this cauldron, filled with lots of interesting items. ‘Double, Double, Toil and Trouble…’

And Cauldron Bubble... Halloween Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’ve used LOTS of products in this one to make the cauldron bubble! Make yourself comfortable as this is a long post…

Starting with the Granny Apple Green Basecard, Basic Black Layer and Smoky Slate foreground, these combine to create a spooky witches lair.

I’ve then stamped tone on tone using the Textured Essentials Stamp Set to add some texture to the background. With some Granny Apple Green bubbles from the Pattern Play Stamp Set.

The layers have all been rounded on two corners with the Detailed Trio Punch.And Cauldron Bubble... Halloween Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Next, the cauldron. This is a shape from the Tasteful Labels Dies and I think it makes a perfect cauldron.

The contents of the cauldron are Poppy Parade eyeballs, made using the Waterfront Stamp Set and the same image as the bubbles, this time in Tuxedo Black.

There’s also a bat wing from the Umbrella Builder Punch and spider’s legs. I’ll explain a bit more about the legs in a moment.

Then, there are two frogs cut from the Dockside Dies, hopping away from their potential fate.

I’m not a fan of spiders, but I think you will agree that this one is quite cute!

The body is from the head of the Snowman Builder Punch and the legs and strand are from Hippo & Friends Dies. Offcuts of the legs were then popped into the cauldron.

For the eyes, this is the circle from the centre of the Delightful Tag Topper Punch, and the eye from the Whale Builder Punch.

If you haven’t already guessed. I like using my punches and dies in lots of different ways!And Cauldron Bubble... Halloween Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A piece of Metallic Mesh Ribbon across the corner makes it look like a spider’s web.

Here are all of the projects I’ve shared this week. Do you have a favourite?

And Cauldron Bubble... Halloween Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs Going Batty. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs Meowing at the Moon. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs Taking A Peek At Halloween. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsThere’s still time to get your hands on products to make your own Halloween projects. Make sure you take a look at the current Special Offers too.

If you want to attend one of my remaining classes for 2020, head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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TEXTURED ESSENTIALS CLING STAMP SETPATTERN PLAY PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (EN)WATERFRONT PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (EN)BASIC BLACK A4 CARDSTOCKTUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PADSMOKY SLATE A4 CARDSTOCKSMOKY SLATE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADGRANNY APPLE GREEN A4 CARDSTOCKGRANNY APPLE GREEN CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPOPPY PARADE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCK1-1/2" (3.8 CM) METALLIC MESH RIBBONHIPPO & FRIENDS DIESTASTEFUL LABELS DIESDOCKSIDE DIESSNOWMAN BUILDER PUNCHDELIGHTFUL TAG TOPPER PUNCHDETAILED TRIO PUNCHUMBRELLA BUILDER PUNCHWHALE PUNCHSTAMPIN’ CUT& EMBOSS MACHINESTAMPIN' SEALMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSSTAMPIN' SEAL+FINE-TIP GLUE PEN

Special Christmas Cards: Snowman Season Bundle

As well as my Christmas Stamp-a-Stack, I also run a Special Christmas Cards Class. The attendees make three Christmas Cards and envelopes that are for those special people in their life. These are the cards you give by hand.

One of these is a card suitable for children (or big kids!) and it’s this cute hanging card.

Snowman Season Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I knew it had to be snowmen, so the Snowman Season Bundle was the perfect choice.

As I’d pre-made the hanging sections by using pieces of Coastal Cabana Cardstock joined together using the Circle Tab Punch, the attendees could have fun creating their snowmen for each section.

Snowman Season Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The punched snowmen were stamped in Smoky Slate, with Soft Suede arms. All the other stamping was in Blueberry Bushel. Stampin’ Write Markers in a variety of colours were used to colour the hats and carrot noses.

Snowman Season Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A ‘Let it Snow’ snowball used the 1 3/8″ Scallop Circle with the a Circle Punch layer.

An extra stamped piece is added to the front for when the hanging is closed. It’s then finished off with a length of ribbon to allow it to hang.

I realise that I haven’t taken a picture of what it looks like closed. I’ll try to do that and add it here.

An envelope made from the matching Let it Snow DSP was the finishing touch.

I really like this project as it’s something different. It can be hung from a door handle, message board or window. You could even add extra sections to make it longer.

Don’t forget to take a look at the Year-End Closeout to see if the items from this fabulous bundle are staying with us.

Check back for more Special Christmas Card projects.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Snowman Season Bundle (En)Circle Tab Punch1-1/2" (3.8 cm) Circle Punch1-3/8" (3.5 cm) Scallop Circle PunchCoastal Cabana A4 CardstockSmoky Slate Classic Stampin' PadSoft Suede A4 CardstockBlueberry Bushel Classic Stampin' PadWhisper White A4 CardstockWhisper White 5/8" (1.6 cm) Polka Dot Tulle  RibbonLet It Snow Specialty Designer Series PaperSnail AdhesiveStampin' DimensionalsMini Stampin' Dimensionals