Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Coffee Cafe

We had fun at last week’s Card & Cuppa session making this highly appropriate card.

Stampin' Up! Coffee Cafe

It uses the brand new Coffee Cafe Stamp Set from the Annual Catalogue.

Aren’t the coffee cups and lids cute?

The coffee bean background is first stamped in Soft Suede onto Crumb Cake cardstock.

We then stamped the coffee cups and lids in Early Espresso of course!  The sentiment is stamped in two colours by inking up first in Pear Pizzazz and then colouring the word ‘coffee’ with an Early Espresso marker.

There is a matching set of framelits available to cut out the shapes.  However, as I don’t use the Big Shot at Card & Cuppa sessions, they had to be hand cut instead.

Two new ribbons are wrapped around project, the soft classic weave and a bow from the sheer ribbon. My husband suggested placing the White ribbon at the top of the Crumb Cake piece as it looked like a latte!

I’m not a coffee drinker myself, but would quite happily send this card to a friend.  I’d indulge in a hot chocolate instead while they were enjoying their coffee.

This weeks sees the start of a brand new Card & Cuppa session, we now have 3 sessions and venues each week.  Click here for more details and here to book your place.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Coffee Café Photopolymer Stamp SetWhisper White A4 CardstockCrumb Cake A4 CardstockEarly Espresso A4 CardstockEarly Espresso Classic Stampin' PadNeutrals Stampin' Write MarkersSoft Suede Classic Stampin' PadPear Pizzazz A4 CardstockPear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' PadCrumb Cake 3/8Whisper White 1/8Snail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Happy Birthday, Gorgeous

Happy Monday!

Do you have those moments when you need to create something that serves several purposes? The project we created at week’s Card & Cuppa was one of these.

I needed a Birthday card for my Mother-in-Law, a class project and I of course wanted to use some new products.

Here is the project.

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday, Gorgeous

It uses the fabulous new Happy Birthday, Gorgeous Stamp Set from the Annual Catalogue.  The set is photopolymer and contains 32 stamps including balloons, flowers and great sentiments – perfect for all birthdays.

The flowers are a combination of Sweet Sugarplum, Blushing Bride and Pink Pirouette.  Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz were used for the leaves which I’ve then coloured using a Blender Pen.

As the stamp set is 2-step, you can create outlines and inner colours.  If you’re using pale colours for the inners, as I’ve done here, it’s often easier to stamp the outlines first and the inners afterwards.  This allows you to line things up a lot easier, but it’s personal preference.

Although the stamping is fairly random, the colours and shape of the design reminds me of summer flowers growing over an arch.

For this project we’ve used the new Pretty Label Punch for the sentiment.  By punching it again and cutting in half, we’ve created a layer behind it.

Finally we attached the sentiment over the third new product on this project, some coordinating Old Olive Mini Chevron Ribbon.

If you’d like to join us at a future class, please book your place by 18:00 the night before.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies used, click on the images below to go to my online store. Remember to use the Hostess Code if you are placing an order.

You can also join my team here.

Happy Birthday Gorgeous Photopolymer Stamp SetPretty Label PunchWhisper White A4 CardstockSweet Sugarplum A4 CardstockSweet Sugarplum Classic Stampin' PadBlushing Bride Classic Stampin' PadPear Pizzazz A4 CardstockPear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' PadOld Olive Classic Stampin' PadPink Pirouette Classic Stampin' PadOld Olive 3/8Blender PensSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals