Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Grunge and Daisies

I was asked for a grunge project, so last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project complied.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Grunge and Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The colour combination is Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and VeryVanilla, with Real Red for a of colour.

To start, the edges of the Soft Suede layer are distressed using an emery board, then inked in Crumb Cake with a Sponge Dauber.

Next, the Very Vanilla layer is scrunched several times. This is also then inked, distressed with an emery board, and inked again.

The layers are stuck to the project at an angle, only sticking in the middle to allow the edges to curl.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Grunge and Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For the daisies, cut from the Daisy Punch and Medium Daisy Punch, these are inked on both sides using a Sponge Dauber. By pressing in the middle, it gives a darker effect in the centre, then lightly adding a touch of Crumb Cake along the petals.

The daisies are then scrunched several times to allow the fibres to soften. Then the cardstock is very carefully split into two. These are inked with Real Red to give a touch of colour, before sticking the two pieces of each daisy together. They are now have a really delicate feel.

Leaves from the Tulip Builder Punch are also scrunched and inked around the edges. A small dragonfly is cut from the Dragonflies Punch.

Everything is then assembled on the project.

My sentiment is from the Strong of Heart Stamp Set, on the current Last Chance List. It sits on a piece of Scalloped Lace Trim and looped piece of Baker’s Twine.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Grunge and Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, a few Champagne Rhinestones are dotted around for a little bit of sparkle.

Join me at one of my online classes. Head to my Class Timetable for full details. I have nearly finished all my classes for 2021, watch this space for details of 2022.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Fabulous Florals – A Purple Posy Project

The third card from my recent Fabulous Florals Class is this pretty Purple Posy project.

Purple Posy Project. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Purple Posy is my main colour, with some Soft Sea Foam leaves.

A piece of the Playing with Patterns 6×6 DSP in Purple Posy is cut into 1 inch squares and placed in a square pattern. This is one of the select DSP packs that is part of October’s 15% off DSP sale – starts tomorrow.

Co-ordinating Purple Posy Ribbon from the Playing with Patterns Ribbon Combo Pack is added. Note how I’ve created more interest by using the stripes in the opposite direction to the stripes on the DSP.

A sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set is inked using the Purple Posy Stampin’ Write Marker.

Purple Posy Project. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using the Perennial Flower Punch, two Purple Posy shapes are cut, and then scrunched to make the flower.

The Soft Sea Foam leaves, from the Tulip Builder Punch are also scrunched, before being added to the back of the flower.

Tear & Tape is used to attach the flower to the project as it needs a stronger adhesive due to the scrunching and layers. You could also use Stampin’ SEAL+ for this.Purple Posy Project. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsFinally, three Rhinestones add some bling to the centre of the flower.

The various layers under the flower, with the Rhinestones on top, make this quick a thick project. Make sure you double check is you need to use a large stamp before posting this Purple Posy project.

Why not join me at a future class. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – A Very Versatile Project

Last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project was a very versatile card.

Not only was it the Card & (Your) Cuppa project, it was the project for the Card & (Your) Cuppa for Children session, and one of the projects at my Papercrafting: Abstract/Shapes Class too. Plus, I also taught it to a group of WI ladies at their monthly meeting.

Sometimes, you just need a project that is suitable for many different scenarios, this was one of those times. I was ready to teach a version of the project to all who ordered the class kit. All they needed to provide was scissors, adhesive and a paper folder, if they had one.

It was a project where stripes and daisies were the sensible choice.

A Very Versatile Project. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I chose three pinks, Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo and Petal Pink and three purples, Purple Posy, Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather. The leaves and layer are Pear Pizzazz. Daisy shapes are cut using the Medium Daisy Punch and the leaves from the Tulip Builder Punch.

There were two different versions of this project, one with diagonal stripes, and one with straight stripes (pictures of the straight stripes are at the bottom of this post). For each version, the steps were the same.

First, attach the layer to the basecard. Then, add the stripes. Each attendee had 2 stripes in each pink so had to choose which 5 from the 6 to use. The overhang from these was cut off and the white piece stuck down.

A Very Versatile Project. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using a paper folder, the 6 daisy shapes were curled and stuck together to create 3 flowers. They were then glued to a ‘helper’ circle, a punched circle in Whisper White to help put everything together more easily.

The leaves were then added to the back of the circle before the whole piece was stuck to the card.

You don’t have to use a helper piece, but I find it is easier to position the focal section. Plus, if you want to raise the section onto Dimensionals as you can do it as a whole piece.

A Very Versatile Project. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, three Rhinestones complete the look. These can either be across the project or in the centre of the flowers.

If you are popping the Rhinestones around the edge, you can pop the completed helper circle onto Dimensionals. However, if you are using them as flower centres, it’s best not to use Dimensionals as you are likely to incur more postage due to the thickness.

This is a perfect project for any occasion, but you could easily add a sentiment of your choice too.

Do remember that due to Stampin’ Up! rules, I am currently unable to send stamped images to class attendees. The attendees are free to add their own stamping afterwards.

Here are the straight stripe versions.

A Very Versatile Project. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs A Very Versatile Project. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs A Very Versatile Project. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

 

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Card & (Your) Cuppa for Children – A Lot of Scrunching

This week was our first Card & (Your) Cuppa for Children session of the summer. These classes are slightly different this year as they are online. However, that didn’t stop us from having lots of fun!

The project I designed involved a lot of scrunching of cardstock. I provided all of the items the children needed (apart from scissors, glue and adult supervision).

Isn’t this project cute?

A lot of scrunching. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Creating the waves was fun. Taking alternate pieces of Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana cardstock, they were ripped to create the wave shape. Then, the fun bit, scrunching the cardstock to give extra texture and a water effect.

Starting at the top, each piece is layered, with some Tulip Builder Punch seaweed added along the way. My seaweed is Mint Macaron, Highland Heather and Soft Sea Foam.

A lot of scrunching. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The whale is a little bit fiddly to put together, but I think the two-tone finish looks great. Balmy Blue and Misty Moonlight are my colours here. I gave the children a whale in both colours so they could decide if they wanted a darker or lighter whale. Some chose to use both.

An eye from the Playful Palette Resin Dots just finishes it off nicely.

Finally, the whale is attached with a mix of regular and Mini Dimensionals.

A lot of scrunching. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

If you want to book a place on a future Children’s Class, head to my timetable for full details, including booking deadline dates.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Floral Punches and Brights

For last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project, I used a combination of floral punches and bright cardstock to create this pretty card.

Floral Punches. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I was asked to use yellow, orange and brights, and this project hits the brief! It’s definitely bright and cheery and sure to put a smile on someone’s face.

Some of you may recognise it as a non-stamping version of this project.

The colours are from the Brights Collection, plus Basic Black. Using colours from the same family is a great way to check that your chosen combination will work well.

The background is Daffodil Delight Medium Daisy Punch shapes glued onto a matching layer. Some overlap the edge, with the excess cut away.

Floral Punches. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Then, two Daisy Punch and two Medium Daisy Punch shapes in Mango Melody are layered to create the focal flower.

Leaves in Granny Apple Green, from the Tulip Builder Punch are scored down the middle with a paper folder and then scrunched. This gives the leaves some extra texture and makes them stand out behind the flower.

Another Medium Daisy Punch shape, this time in Basic Black, had the petals cut down quite short. These petals were then stood up to look like a saucer and this centre piece was then added.

Floral Punches. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Normally, I would raise the daisy up onto Dimensionals, but the finished project would have been too bulky for standard post. This is due to the three Gold Metallic Pearls added to the centre of the daisy to finish the project.

In the class kits, I also added a Timeless Label punched shape for a sentiment that could be added if needed.

Why not join us for a future Card & (Your) Cuppa Class. Find out more details on this and my other classes and kits I’m offering during this lockdown period.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Tulip-tastic

For last week’s Card & Cuppa session, I designed this tulip-tastic project.

Tulip-tastic. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It was deliberately sentiment-free to allow it to be sent as a pick-me-up to someone who is self-isolating or social distancing .

I’ve used Lovely Lipstick and Grapefruit Grove for some brighter Spring colours. I’m going to miss these In Colors when they retire in a few months time. These are combined with Old Olive and Whisper White.

The background texture is created using the Painted Poppies Stamp Set, with the big tulip from the Timeless Tulips Bundle.

Tulip-tastic. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For the tiny tulip punched shapes, these are from the Vases Builder Punch. If you look closely, you’ll see that these small tulips have a coat of Wink of Stella on them to give them a shimmer.

A strip of Metallic-Edge Ribbon, a shape from the Label Me Lovely Punch and a punched Circle make a base for the large tulip to sit on.

Tulip-tastic. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This week’s Card & Cuppa session was the final face-to-face class for the time being. However, I’ve put some new ‘Social Isolation Classes‘ together where kits will be posted out to you. We’ll then craft together using a video link.

Find out more information and book your place here.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Timeless Tulips Bundle

For last week’s Card & Cuppa project, I used the Timeless Tulips Bundle from the new Mini Catalogue.

Timeless Tulips Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The stamp set is one from the DistINKtive range, so the impressions are even more fabulous. Add to that the matching punch, and you’re onto a winner.

My colour combination was Poppy Parade and Daffodil Delight, keeping with a floral theme! Plus Garden Green for the stems and leaves.

We stamped the stems and leaves off first to give a slightler paler look.

Timeless Tulips Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This is a really quick and easy project to make as the images and punch make it so simple to create.

A co-ordinating bow made from the new Ruched Daffodil Delight Ribbon, also from the Mini Catalogue just finish the project off.

Timeless Tulips Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I deliberately wanted to leave this project sentiment free as it is perfect for quite a lot of different ocassions. Who doesn’t love to receive a bunch of flowers?

This bundle is just £30.50. Add a few more products and you could be earning a FREE Sale-A-Bration product too.

Why not join us at a future Card & Cuppa Class. For full details of all my classes, head to my Class Timetable.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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