Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Shades of Orange Flowers

Last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project used various shades of orange to create this floral any occasion card.

Pale Papaya, Mango Melody and Pumpkin Pie provide the oranges, with Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla. I do like an orange, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla colour combination.

The background is created from the Timeworn Type Embossing Folder and a Sponge Dauber. This gives it a more antique feel.

Each of the flowers is made by sticking two flowers cut out using the Flowers & Leaves Punch together, in an offset way. Before being stuck together, the edges are curled using a Paper Folder and also given a touch of Wink of Stella around the centre.

A length of coordinating In Color Ribbon sits across the project.

With the flowers arranged in colour order, they are then stuck to the project using Glue Dots.

The ever versatile Art Gallery Stamp Set once again provides the sentiment that is stuck to the ribbon.

Finally, Opal Rounds provide the centre for each flower, with some Brushed Brass Butterflies flying to the edge of the project.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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ART GALLERY PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETTIMEWORN TYPE 3D EMBOSSING FOLDERFLOWERS & LEAVES PUNCHCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPALE PAPAYA A4 CARDSTOCKMANGO MELODY A4 CARDSTOCKPUMPKIN PIE A4 CARDSTOCKPALE PAPAYA 3/8" (1 CM) OPEN WEAVE RIBBONSPONGE DAUBERSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHBRUSHED BRASS BUTTERFLIESOPAL ROUNDSGLUE DOTSSTAMPIN' SEALTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Art Gallery and Subtles for a Birthday

This Birthday card, inspired by the Annual Catalogue, is a great project to use the fabulous Art Gallery Stamp Set and matching Dies.

Art Gallery and Subtles. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

If you missed the Bundle in last year’s Mini Catalogue, make sure you check out the fabulous March promotion. Not only has it returned for the promotion, it is also available at a discounted price.

My project is inspired by Page 13 of the Annual Catalogue and I chose to use the Subtles colour family. Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz and Balmy Blue, along with Very Vanilla.

The background is from the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder and I have added a touch of coulour using a Blending Brush.

Each floral image and leaves have been stamped twice and cut out using the Floral Gallery Dies.

Art Gallery and Subtles. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

These pieces have then been cut down further to allow for the layering.

Once again, the Stamp Set and Dies from the Bundle create the layered sentiment.

This sits on Dimensionals, with a bow made from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack just next to it.

Art Gallery and Subtles. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, coordinating Artistry Blooms sequins complete the card.

Do make sure you grab this returning Bundle while you can, it’s a great opportunity to own this and others at a fabulous discounted price during March.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Going Vintage with Meadow Dies

For last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project, we went vintage.

Going Vintage with Meadow Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I chose a classic colour scheme of Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry and Very Vanilla for a vintage feel.

For the background, the Timeworn Type Embossing Folder is coloured with Sponge Daubers in Crumb Cake, with some areas of Rich Razzleberry too.

The focal flowers and butterfly are cut using the Meadow Dies with them given extra depth again using Sponge Daubers.

Also, the main flower is coloured in both Crumb Cake and Rich Razzleberry.

Make sure you check out my Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video on using Spong Daubers.

Going Vintage with Meadow Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsTo assemble, a length of Scalloped Lace Trim is looped and adhered to the background piece.

Then, the leaves are stuck down.

Happy Birthday is from the Artistically Inked Stamp Set and cut into two pieces before being stuck onto the flower stem.

Using Glue at the bottom of the flower and Mini Dimensionals at the top, the flower is then attached.

Finally, the butterfly is added with a Mini Dimensional.

Going Vintage with Meadow Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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A Fabulous 50th

A very good friend celebrated their 50th Birthday earlier this week.

A Fabulous 50th. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As they are a fan of Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry and sparkle, my colour combination was easy to decide.

I chose to make a square card and I used lots of different products to create this project.

The images and die cutting are from the Artistically Inked Bundle (Artistically Inked Stamp Set and Artistic Dies), Quiet Meadow Stamp Set and the Playful Alphabet Dies.

A Fabulous 50th. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

To begin, the background piece was stamped with the small flowers from Artistically Inked, plus some splats from Quiet Meadow.

This was then run through the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder. Next, using a Blending Brush, I gave a vintage feel to the background. I like how it looks like dried flowers.

Different generations of stamping create the flowers for the centre piece.

The layering begins with the die cut leaves, then the Fine Art Ribbon and Glitter Organdy Ribbon. As there isn’t a Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blend Combo, the light Blackberry Bliss Blend was a good substitute to colour the ribbon.

I then layered the flowers together on a separate piece of cardstock and popped some more die cut leaf pieces around them. Raising the whole piece up on Dimensionals added a lot more depth.

A Fabulous 50th. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

’50’ is coated in Wink of Stella and added to the corner. Again, using Dimensionals, the sentiment lays across the flowers. As this project was being hand delivered, I used several layers of Dimensionals.

Finally, some Metallic Pearls are dotted around the project.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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ARTISTICALLY INKED BUNDLE (ENGLISH)QUIET MEADOW CLING STAMP SETPLAYFUL ALPHABET DIESTIMEWORN TYPE 3D EMBOSSING FOLDERRICH RAZZLEBERRY CARDSTOCK A4RICH RAZZLEBERRY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKBLENDING BRUSHESSTAMPIN' BLENDS BLACKBERRY BLISS COMBO PACK3/8" (1 CM) FINE ART RIBBONWHITE 3/8" (1 CM) GLITTERED ORGANDY RIBBONMETALLIC PEARLSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Vintage Style Floral Thanks

This vintage style thanks card was inspired by a project in the SAB Brochure.

Vintage Style Floral Thanks. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs
It uses colours from the Regals Collection, Real Red, Crushed Curry and Old Olive. These are combined with Neutrals of Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla.

Vintage Style Floral Thanks. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For the background, the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder has been given another outing. As in the previous project, I’ve added a touch of Crumb Cake to give it a vintage look.

Next, the tags are cut using the Tailor Made Tags Dies.

All of the stamping and the other die cutting is from the Artistically Inked Bundle (Artistically Inked Stamp Set & Artistic Dies).

These are arranged on and around the tags, along with the sentiment. This has also been given a vintage touch by using the edge of my Blending Brush.

A length of coordinating Baker’s Twine from the Essentials Pack provides the bow to hold the tags together.

Vintage Style Floral Thanks. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, the tags are stuck down together in one piece.

Can you spot which project from the SAB Brochure inspired today’s project?

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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New Timeworn Type Meets Quiet Meadow

The new Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder in the new July-December Mini Catalogue is something you may have missed.

Timeworn Type meets Quiet Meadow. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It makes the most gorgeous backgrounds. Personally, I find it suits more vintage style projects, like the one I’ve made here.

My colour combination is Crumb Cake, Merry Merlot and Very Vanilla.

The background is embossed with the folder and I’ve used a Blending Brush to add some Crumb Cake ink over the raised type.

Timeworn Type meets Quiet Meadow. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using the Quiet Meadow Bundle (Quiet Meadow Stamp Set & Meadow Dies) the background leaf is cut out. This is also given a hint of extra colour using a Blending Brush.

Three flowers from the Quiet Meadow Stamp Set are stamped and then colored using Blender Pens. These are cut out by hand.

A length of coordinating Crumb Cake Baker’s Twine from the Essentials Pack is looped behind the flowers.

Timeworn Type meets Quiet Meadow. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, the flowers are stuck together as a ground and then raised up on Dimensionals.

I chose to leave this card sentiment free as I think it will suit any occasion.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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TIMEWORN TYPE 3D EMBOSSING FOLDERQUIET MEADOW BUNDLE (ENGLISH)CRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMERRY MERLOT A4 CARDSTOCKMERRY MERLOT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKBLENDING BRUSHESBLENDER PENSBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' SEAL+STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS