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

For last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa Class I decided to concentrate on one product, the Ladybird Builder Punch.

I love punches and punch art, and have been wanting to make the wings into flowers and leaves for a while now.

To begin, the sentiment from the new Framed Occasions Stamp Set from the Annual Catalogue is stamped in Old Olive.

Using Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody, these bright flowers came to life, with the wings as the petals, and the body, with a little bit of cutting, making the centres.

Each petal was given some shading using a Sponge Dauber in Daffodil Delight.

Dots of Wink of Stella were added to the centre of the flowers before the flowers were arranged on the card. Leaves, also made from the wings in Old Olive were again given some Daffodil Delight shading before being slotted behind.

The ladybug (ladybird) is then made as it is intended, using Real Red and Basic Black.

Finally, some Matte Black Dots are added to make the spots.

I do love a bit of punch art and I think this creates a nice, bright and cheery project.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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LADYBUG BUILDER PUNCHFRAMED OCCASIONS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)DAFFODIL DELIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKDAFFODIL DELIGHT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMANGO MELODY A4 CARDSTOCKOLD OLIVE A4 CARDSTOCKOLD OLIVE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADREAL RED A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC BLACK A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKSPONGE DAUBERSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHMATTE BLACK DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUE

Daffodil Delight Daisy and Stripes

As you know, I love making projects with stripes.

For this Birthday Card I chose to use Basic Black and Basic White, with accents of Daffodil Delight to add a fun splash of colour.

First, the sentiment from the Art Gallery Stamp Set is stamped. It is stamped first as if there are any ‘oops’ moments, the cardstock can be turned over for another go.

The black and white stripes are laid down in an alternating pattern to create a chevron effect.

Next, a length of the Black & White Gingham Ribbon sits at the bottom of the chevrons.

Daisies are cut using the Medium Daisy Punch and given a highlight of colour in the centre and tips of petals using Sponge Daubers.

Leaves are cut from Daffodil Delight using the Bough Punch.

These pieces are assembled together and stuck to the project.

Finally, some coordinating Glossy Dots, new in the Annual Catalogue are added for a touch of shine.

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ART GALLERY PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETBOUGH PUNCHMEDIUM DAISY PUNCHDAFFODIL DELIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKDAFFODIL DELIGHT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC BLACK A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKTUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PADBLACK & WHITE 1/4" (6.4 MM) GINGHAM RIBBONSPONGE DAUBERSGLOSSY DOTS ASSORTMENTMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Introduction to In Color Class – All Five Together

Today I’m sharing the final project from my annual Introduction to In Color Class, where it’s all five together.

It’s become tradition over the years that the project that uses all five colours together is a striped one. This year is no exception!

Of course, the colours used are the In Colors 2022-2024, along with Basic White. You can make a lot of these cards from one In Color A4 Cardstock pack.

Each colour is used to create the stripey background. One of the most difficult parts of this design is choosing which order to put the colours in.

In their class kits, the attendees received lengths of In Color Baker’s Twine, and these are wrapped around the project.

A sentiment from the Hello Beautiful Stamp Set is cut out using the new Lasting Label Punch from the Annual Catalogue. This is raised up on Dimensionals over the Baker’s Twine.

Finally, coordinating large and small embellishments from the In Color Matte Decorative Dots are added.

Here are all of the projects from the class. Do you have a favourite?

 

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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2022–2024 IN COLOR A4 CARDSTOCKHELLO BEAUTIFUL PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)LASTING LABEL PUNCHBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKORCHID OASIS CLASSIC STAMPIN' PAD2022–2024 IN COLOR BAKER'S TWINE PACK2022-2024 IN COLOR MATTE DECORATIVE DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Introduction to In Color Class – Tahitian Tide

Things got really fishy with the Tahitian Tide project from my annual Introduction to In Color Class.

The ‘sea’ combines Tahitian Tide and Pacific Point, with the Layering Diorama Dies providing the outline shape.

Seaweed is from the Natural Prints Dies from the Annual Catalogue and they are in Granny Apple Green.

Using the new Fish Builder Punch, several are cut out in more colours from the Brights Collection, Poppy Parade, Mango Melody and Daffodil Delight.

The different pieces are layered to create depth (pun intended!), with the top layer raised up on Dimensionals.

A sentiment from the Art Gallery Stamp Set has a length of the coordinating Metallic Woven Ribbon added behind it in a wave pattern.

Fish eyes are made from the Matte Decorative Dots, coloured with a Stampin’ Blend.

Finally, coordinating Matte Decorative Dots are added to create the effect of bubbles.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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FISH BUILDER PUNCHLAYERING DIORAMA DIESNATURAL PRINTS DIESART GALLERY PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETTAHITIAN TIDE A4 CARDSTOCKTAHITIAN TIDE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADDAFFODIL DELIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKGRANNY APPLE GREEN A4 CARDSTOCKMANGO MELODY A4 CARDSTOCKPACIFIC POINT A4 CARDSTOCKPOPPY PARADE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKTAHITIAN TIDE 1/8'' (3.2 MM) METALLIC WOVEN RIBBON2022-2024 IN COLOR MATTE DECORATIVE DOTSSTAMPIN' BLENDS BASIC BLACK COMBO PACKMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – New Horizons DSP Triptych

It was three times the amount of fun at last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa Class with this triptych project.

It uses the New Horizons DSP, currently on the Last Chance Products list, so make sure you grab a pack while you can.

The piece of DSP is cut into three strips and stuck onto a piece of Basic White cardstock, leaving gaps to create the triptych.

Coordinating Evening Evergreen and Basic White are the colours for the base card and layer.

The banner section is cut using the Stylish Shapes Dies from the new Annual Catalogue. I love this set of dies and have been using them quite often.

In Color Ribbon sits behind the banner.

The sentiment is from the new Bottled Happiness Stamp Set and is on a circle cut using the Beautiful Shapes Dies.

Using Dimensionals, the sentiment is raised up above the banner.

This is a great design that can be replicated using any DSP, ribbon and sentiment.

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NEW HORIZONS 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERBOTTLED HAPPINESS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)BEAUTIFUL SHAPES DIESSTYLISH SHAPES DIESEVENING EVERGREEN A4 CARDSTOCKEVENING EVERGREEN CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKEVENING EVERGREEN 3/8" (1 CM) OPEN WEAVE RIBBONMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSSTAMPIN' SEAL

Introduction to In Color Class – Sweet Sorbet

For the Sweet Sorbet project at my recent Introduction to In Color Class, we made this card.

It combines here with Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride and Very Vanilla.

Using the Vintage Bottle Punch, Vintage Bottle Shaker Dome and Effervescent Elements, all new in the Annual Catalogue, the fun shaker section is created.

Leaves, cut using the Bough Punch are stuck to the project. Then, flowers from the Sending Dies, Flowers of Home Dies and Penned Flowers Dies are coated in Wink of Stella and added using Glue Dots.

Each flower is given a centre using a combination of In Color Matte Decorative Dots from the Class kit and some Iridescent Pearls.

Finally, a bow made from coordinating In Color Metallic Woven Ribbon sit on the bottle.

This project is sentiment free, but one can be added if required.

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VINTAGE BOTTLE PUNCHVINTAGE BOTTLE SHAKER DOMESBOUGH PUNCHFLOWERS OF HOME DIESPENNED FLOWERS DIESSENDING DIES (ENGLISH)SWEET SORBET A4 CARDSTOCKBLUSHING BRIDE A4 CARDSTOCKPEAR PIZZAZZ A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKSWEET SORBET 1/8'' (3.2 MM) METALLIC WOVEN RIBBON2022-2024 IN COLOR MATTE DECORATIVE DOTSIRIDESCENT PEARL BASIC JEWELSEFFERVESCENT ELEMENTSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHGLUE DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUE

Introduction to In Color Class – Starry Sky

The third project from my annual Introduction to In Color Class is this scrunched Birthday Card for Starry Sky.

The new In Color of Starry Sky combines with Old Olive, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla for a grungey feel.

It is a similar design layout to the project on page 53 of the Annual Catalogue using the new Decorative Circle Punch.

The background piece is given a good scrunching before being stuck to the layer at an angle.

Next, the shapes are given different levels of scrunching and two of them are stuck down.

The centre shape has a piece of the the coordinating Metallic Woven Ribbon wrapped around it.

Two lengths of the ribbon are then stuck to the back, the ends tied and then frayed up to the knot.

A sentiment from the Sending Smiles Stamp Set is then cut out by hand and also stuck to one edge of the Crumb Cake shape.

Using Dimensionals and Mini Dimensionals, the whole shape, with the overhanging edge of the sentiment are stuck to the card to raise it up.

Finally, some coordinating Matte Decorative Dots are added.

This design has so many different ways in which it can be created, from grunge, Sponge Daubers, stamping, DSP, clean lines and more.

Why not make your own version? I’d love to see it.

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DECORATIVE CIRCLE PUNCHSENDING SMILES PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)STARRY SKY A4 CARDSTOCKSTARRY SKY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKOLD OLIVE A4 CARDSTOCKSTARRY SKY 1/8'' (3.2 MM) METALLIC WOVEN RIBBON2022-2024 IN COLOR MATTE DECORATIVE DOTSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Introduction to In Color Class – Parakeet Party

The second project from this year’s Introduction to In Color Class was for Parakeet Party.

I just had to use the new Twigs & Springs Embossing Folder & Die from the Annual Catalogue for this card.

Parakeet Party combines with Garden Green and Pumpkin Pie, with a sentiment on Basic White.

An embossed background sets the scene. Then, more embossed pieces, cut out with dies are then placed around the centre.

A swoosh of the coordinating Metallic Woven Ribbon is then added.

The Artistically Inked Stamp Set provides the sentiment, cut out using the Stylish Shapes Dies.

Parakeet Party leaves are stuck both behind and on top of the sentiment before being raised up on Dimensionals in the centre of the project.

A few small Matte Decorative Dots, one of the items from the attendee class kit, provides a finishing touch.

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TWIGS & SPRIGS EMBOSSING FOLDER & DIEARTISTICALLY INKED CLING STAMP SETSTYLISH SHAPES DIESPARAKEET PARTY A4 CARDSTOCKGARDEN GREEN A4 CARDSTOCKGARDEN GREEN CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPUMPKIN PIE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKPARAKEET PARTY 1/8" (3.2 MM) METALLIC WOVEN RIBBON2022-2024 IN COLOR MATTE DECORATIVE DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Perfectly Penciled DSP

The new Perfectly Penciled DSP made an appearance at last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa Class.

Perfectly Penciled DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This fabulous new DSP is black and white, so is great for colouring.

However, I chose to leave the Perfectly Penciled DSP as it comes and used Petal Pink accents to soften it.

Different pieces and sides of the DSP are cut and placed to create a background.

A length of the new Soft Polyester Ribbon is then added.

Perfectly Penciled DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Next, a sentiment from the Hand-Penned Petals Stamp Set is then stamped onto a cut out from the Stylish Shapes Dies. Another shape is cut in Basic Black and offset behind.

Finally, some of the new Solid Faceted Gems from the Annual Catalogue, also in Petal pink add some little extra touches of colour.

Perfectly Penciled DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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PERFECTLY PENCILED 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERHAND-PENNED PETALS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETSTYLISH SHAPES DIESPETAL PINK A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC BLACK A4 CARDSTOCKTUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PADPETAL PINK 3/8" (1 CM) SOFT POLYESTER RIBBONSOLID FACETED GEMSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Introduction to In Color Class – Orchid Oasis

Earlier this week, I held my annual Introduction to ‘In Color’ Class.

Attendees make six projects, one concentrating on each of the five new colours, and one that combines all five together.

Along with the cardstock and envelopes for each project, the class kit included In Color Ribbon, In Color Baker’s Twine and this year’s In Color embellishments.

The first project from the class is for Orchid Oasis, which I chose to combine with Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo, along with Basic White.

Using the new Dots & Spots Die from the Annual Catalogue, a length of the coordinating Metallic Ribbon is threaded through three lines of the holes.

A butterfly cut using the Brilliant Wings Dies is given a coat of Wink of Stella.

This sits on layering circles from the Stylish Shapes Dies. The butterfly has been stuck down the centre to allow for the wings to be given some extra shaping. Plus, the circles sit on some Dimensionals to raise it over the ribbon.

Finally, some of the In Color Matte Decorative Dots are added.

I’ve left this project sentiment free, making it perfect for any occasion.

Pop back next week for the next project from the class.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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DOTS & SPOTS DIESTYLISH SHAPES DIESBRILLIANT WINGS DIESORCHID OASIS A4 CARDSTOCKBERMUDA BAY A4 CARDSTOCKMELON MAMBO CARDSTOCK A4BASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKORCHID OASIS 1/8" (3.2 MM) WOVEN METALLIC RIBBON2022-2024 IN COLOR MATTE DECORATIVE DOTSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS