Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – SAB Lasting Lily

This is the Card & Cuppa version of the SAB Lasting Lily card we made at my recent Stamp-a-Stack class.

SAB Lasting Lily from Stampin' Up!. Card & Cuppa project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It’s a lovely Level 2 Stamp Set, and I’ve again paired it with the fabulous Crackle Paint Background Stamp from the Spring/Summer Catalogue. However, I’ve changed the colours to more muted tones and added a touch of grunge.

The crackle effect is in Fresh Fig and I’ve added some tone-on-tone sponge daubering around the edge for some grunge.

SAB Lasting Lily from Stampin' Up!. Card & Cuppa project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The lilies are in Soft Suede and Crumb Cake, again with tone-on-tone daubering around the edge.

A co-ordinating strip of Linen Thread with a ‘For You’ sentiment from the Banners For You Stamp Set, makes this a pretty card for any occasion.

Finally, some Pearls were added as a finishing touch.

SAB Lasting Lily from Stampin' Up!. Card & Cuppa project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Vibrant Vases

This project from my recent Stamp-a-Stack Class uses the new Vibrant Vases Stamp Set from the Spring/Summer Catalogue.

Vibrant Vases. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The Stamp Set co-ordinates with the fabulous Vases Builder Punch and this card is inspired by the project on Page 22 of the Spring/Summer Catalogue.

I’ve used a combination of Blushing Bride, Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist, along with Whisper white.

It takes a bit of time to stamp, punch and stick the vases on the background, but it is worth the effort.

Vibrant Vases. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For the outline of the flowers, it is Berry Burst stamping straight onto the cardstock. But, for the flower fill, the image has been stamped off first to give a lighter look.

‘Happy Birthday!’ is from the Amazing Life Stamp Set and punched out with the Classic Label Punch.

A strip of Baker’s Twine with a bow added to it is the final touch, before layering everything together.

Vibrant Vases. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Hues of Highland Heather

Last week’s Card & Cuppa project was all about using one colour, this one was hues of Highland Heather.

Hues of Highland Heather using SAB Botanical Butterfly DSP from Stampin' Up!. Card & Cuppa project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It uses the Highland Heather piece of fabulous FREE SAB Botanical Butterfly DSP as a background.

Stripes of Sheer Whisper White Ribbon are then coloured using the Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack to create a light and dark strip. These are attached with Tear & Tape to keep them secure.

With Whisper White Ribbon and Stampin’ Blends, you can create ribbon in lots of different shades for all of your projects.

Hues of Highland Heather using SAB Botanical Butterfly DSP from Stampin' Up!. Card & Cuppa project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The butterflies are created using the Stampin’ Blends to colour a strip of Whisper White Cardstock. These are then cut out using the Butterfly Duet Punch from the Spring/Summer Catalogue.

‘A little note’ from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set is stamped in Highland Heather and I’ve added some sponge daubering to the edge, along with one of the white butterflies.

Hues of Highland Heather using SAB Botanical Butterfly DSP from Stampin' Up!. Card & Cuppa project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Wink of Stella is used on all the butterflies to give a shimmery effect, although it doesn’t show very well in the pictures.

Glue Dots are used to attach the butterflies to the project at the end.

As the base card is from Thick Whisper White, it creates a delicate monochrome-esque look. Perfect for any occasion.

I think I may create a similar project using the Bitty Blooms Punch Pack for a floral design.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Lasting Lily

At my recent Stamp-a-Stack Class, the attendees made projects using SAB and Spring/Summer Catalogue products. This one uses the Level 2 SAB Lasting Lily Stamp Set.

SAB Lasting Lily. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Although the sentiments in this set are suited to more sombre occasions, the images are simply stunning and versatile.

These are Distinktive Stamps which means that when you stamp, the image has lots of depth and intensity.

I’ve added a background in Petal Pink using the new Crackle Paint Stamp to add more texture to the design.

The stems and leaves are Old Olive with Highland Heather flowers.

SAB Lasting Lily. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A length of the co-ordinating Old Olive Linen Thread, also from the Spring/Summer Catalogue adds a sophisticated touch. I have to admit to being a little bit in love with this new Linen Thread!

As this card is sentiment free, it’s suitable for any occasion.

SAB Lasting Lily. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The finishing touch is a few Rhinestones dotted onto the project to add a splash of bling.

This gorgeous stamp set is only available until the end of March (while stocks last). As it’s SAB Level 2, it needs a £90 order to achieve it. But, it’s certainly worth it, especially as some fabulous Framelits that co-ordinate with this stamp set have just been released.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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So Hoppy Together

As last week’s Card & Cuppa was a repeat of a previous design, I’m showing you a project from last week’s Stamp-a-Stack Class. It uses my current favourite FREE SAB Stamp Set, So Hoppy Together.

So Hoppy Together Class Project. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The pond background is from the Waterfront Stamp Set, with the lily pad made using the Layering Ovals Framelits.

For the frog, this fun fellow is stamped in Basic Gray and coloured using Stampin’ Blends. He’s cut out by hand, but you could use the newly released co-ordinating Framelits.

So Hoppy Together Class Project. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The finishing touch is the cute flies that are added in a wavy line above the frog. They are again coloured using Stampin’ Blends.

So Hoppy Together Class Project. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Look out for more projects using the SAB items here over the next few weeks.

Head to my class page to find out more details of my future classes, and to my Stampin’ Up! Shop for details of the new Sale-A-Bration offers and co-ordinating products.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Bright Birthday Balloons

For last week’s Card & Cuppa classes I decided to create these bright Birthday balloons.

Bright Birthday Balloons. Project by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It uses the fabulous Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set and matching Balloon Bouquet Punch.

The card is based on this project I made previously.

Bright Birthday Balloons. Project by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Strips of Washi Tape create the background with the swirls then stamped. The project uses Mango Melody, Poppy Parade and Daffodil Delight from the Brights collection. All of the stamping is in Mango Melody.

I found the most difficult part of this project was deciding how to arrange the balloons.

Bright Birthday Balloons. Project by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As the stamping uses only one inkpad, this design can be created in lots of different colours.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Spring Blooms

I decided to create this pretty spring blooms card for last week’s Card & Cuppa sessions.

Spring Blooms Card & Cuppa Project. Designed and Handmade by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My inspiration for this project was Page 10 of the new Spring/Summer Catalogue.

This project uses various punches, Leaf Punch, Sprig Punch, Detailed Trio Punch, Pretty Label Punch and Bitty Blooms Punch Pack. Falling Flowers, Happy Birthday Gorgeous and Bloom by Bloom are the stamp sets used.

For this card I combined a Soft Sea Foam base and background with Pear Pizzazz and Mossy Meadow Leaves, plus Rich Razzleberry and Petal Pink flowers.

Spring Blooms Card & Cuppa Project. Designed and Handmade by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Once everything is stamped and punched, it’s assembly time. The leaves are stuck under where the sentiment is going. When the sentiment is in place, an additional piece of leaf and flower are added on top

Due to the flowers being very tiny, they are all attached using Glue Dots.

The finishing touches are the Pearls in the centre of the flowers. These are added using the Take Your Pick tool.

Spring Blooms Card & Cuppa Project. Designed and Handmade by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Love Cats

As it’s Valentine’s Day this week, a love-themed card was the design for Card & Cuppa with these adorable love cats.

Love Cats. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’d seen various versions of this design on Pinterest (too many to find one person to credit) so made my own version.

Some tone-on-tone stamping using the Hardwood Stamp creates the fence. A few notches are cut by hand to make it a bit more realistic.

The sun/moon (it looks a little washed out in this picture) is made from a mask and sponge dauber

Love Cats. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using the Fox Builder Punch, the two cats are made from Basic Black and Gray Granite Cardstock. The Gray Granite cat is very lightly sponge daubered.

The tail and body are then added to the fence. Before the heads are added, whiskers are stamped in Memento Ink.

Love Cats. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The finishing touches are a heart stamped in Real Red and coloured with Wink of Stella, plus a ‘love’ sentiment from Thoughtful Banners.

Perfect for Valentine’s Day or an Anniversary Card.

Love Cats. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Amazing Life

At last week’s Card & Cuppa sessions we used another new stamp set from the Spring/Summer Catalogue, Amazing Life.

Amazing Life from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The sentiment seemed quite appropriate as Card & Cuppa is held in local cafes and coffee shops that serve delicious cake.

Plus, if you can’t have cake on your Birthday…

Using Gray Granite, the sentiment is stamped all over the background, with the cake stamped on a separate piece.

Amazing Life from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Everything is mounted onto a Thick Whisper White base card. For the accent colour, I chose Mint Macaron as it’s an all rounder and co-ordinates with lots of other colours.

The cake and word ‘cake’ were coloured using the Watercolor Pencils and then softened using a Blender Pen.

Amazing Life from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Incredible Like You

Last week’s Card & Cuppa class again used a new Stamp Set called Incredible Like You from the Spring/Summer Catalogue.

I made the project in both Very Vanilla and Whisper White as I couldn’t decide which one I preferred. The attendees had a choice of which one to make.

Incredible Like You from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs
Incredible Like You from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Merry Merlot, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive make a lovely combination with both the vanilla and white.

The leaves are a mixture of first and second generation stamping. As the flower is Two-Step Stampin’, the darker, more detailed layer is stamped straight away in Melon Mambo, with the lighter layer stamped off first. This allows you to use the same colour.

Incredible Like You from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The sentiment from Varied Vases provides the finishing touch. Which version do you prefer?

There is a matching kit to go with this Stamp Set. Purchasing both, along with the required Stampin’ Pads and adhesive would qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item. Make sure you don’t miss out.

Incredible Like You from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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