Last week’s Card & Cuppa – Penned & Painted

My weekend has been a bit of a blur as I’ve been working backstage on a dance show.

This involved ensuring that almost 200 dancers aged 3 to the adult tap group, across 43 dance routines, were on the stage at the right time. I think this is what people refer to when they mention herding cats!

As it is Monday again, it’s time to show you last week’s Card & Cuppa project.

Stampin' Up! Penned & Painted

This uses some new products including the gorgeous Penned & Painted stamp set, Peekaboo Peach and the Classic Label punch.

We only used three colours for this project, but as the centre of the leaves and flowers were stamped off first, it looked like we were using twice that amount. This is a great way to more out of your colours.

The project we are making today is going to be a Birthday card for a child so pop back next Monday to see that project.

Next week is the start of my additional Card & Cuppa Session, so if you’d like to join us on Monday or the new Thursday session then make sure you book your place by 18:00 the night before so that I have enough kits available and space reserved at the cafes.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Stamp-a-Stack – Project 5

I hope you’ve enjoyed looking at the very different cards we made during the recent Stamp-a-Stack and that it is showing you the love for the neglected carryover products too.

This is the 5th and final card in the series.

Stampin' Up! Papillon Potpourri

It is in shades of blue, but could easily be changed for shades of purple, orange or yellow instead.

This final design uses quite a lot of stamp sets, but the finished design is gorgeous and I really like the ‘splat’ background that pulls everything together.

If you’d like to join us for future Papercrafting Classes then take a look at my Class Timetable.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Stamp-a-Stack – Project 4

Today I’m showing you the 4th project from the recent Stamp-a-Stack class. At the class, all of the attendees made 10 cards (2 each of 5 designs) in 3 hours.

One of the designs was for a child and another for a male. Here is the card suitable for a male.

Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree

It uses one of the stamps I ordered as part of my Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Starter Kit over 6 years ago and is one of the few Wood Mount sets I own. I think I’ll be distraught if and when it finally retires.

These cards are such fun to make as no two are the same with the sponging of the sunset/sunrise.

A tip I gave the attendees for this project was to build the colour gradually as you can always add more. It’s much more difficult to take it away. However, if they did overdo the darker colours, I explained how going over the project with the more yellow colour helped to even everything out again.

I hope that last bit makes some sort of sense!

I really like how striking this card is.

Pop back tomorrow to see the final card we made.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Stamp-a-Stack – Project 3

Here is the third project from the recent Stamp-a-Stack.

When I was designing this project I had a friend in mind who adores sunflowers.

Stampin' Up! Grateful Bunch

This card is one that doesn’t have a sentiment so could be suitable for a Birthday, Thank you, Thinking of You or just a simple ‘Hello’. Who wouldn’t be cheered up by receiving this card?

I can confirm that the friend I had in mind loved it for his Birthday card 🙂

It’s really quick and easy to make and uses just one stamp set, one ink pad and 2 punches.

Pop back tomorrow for the 4th card in the series.

If you’d like to join us at our next Stamp-a-Stack session, then take a look at the Class Timetable.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Stamp-a-Stack – Project 2

Here is the second project from the recent Stamp-a-Stack class.

Stampin' Up! Flower Shop

This one again used some neglected carry-over products.

Pop back tomorrow for project 3.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Stamp-a-Stack – Project 1

I know that we are excited about the new goodies in the Catalogue, but we musn’t neglect the stamp sets that have carried over.

I held a Stamp-a-Stack session recently, where attendees create 10 cards (2 each of 5 designs) and these all used carry-over stamp sets.

Here is the first project, a card suitable for a child.

Stampin' Up! Bear Hugs

Isn’t it cute?! You could easily change the colour of the balloons to a child’s favourite colour, or add an age number.

Pop back tomorrow for the second card from the class.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last week’s Card & Cuppa – Badges & Banners

It’s Monday morning again (albeit a soggy one!), so that means I get to show you the project we made at last week’s Card & Cuppa Session.

This card was suitable for a male and was the first Card & Cuppa project using products from the new catalogue.

Stampin' Up! Badges & Banners

Again, I took inspiration for this project from the new Catalogue. I love how the Annual Catalogue gives you an idea of how to use each stamp set.

We created our own striped background and have used a punched piece to create the tails of the shield.

There are 7 new products on this project, can you spot them all?

If you would like to join us for next week’s Card & Cuppa session, make sure you’ve registered your interest by 18:00 on Sunday so that I can have enough packs available and reserve the space at the cafe.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Yet more Penned & Painted

Do you find that when you have a stamp set or certain colours on your desk that you can’t stop at one project? Me too! That’s why today I’m bringing you another card made using the fabulous new Penned & Painted set.

Stampin' Up! Penned & Painted

This time, I’ve created my own background paper using three of the new In Color collection for 2016-18.

I’ve then added some ladybirds, one of the images in the set, and coloured them using Stampin’ Write Markers. Aren’t they cute? Don’t worry if you don’t have the markers, you could use an Ink Pad and Blender Pen instead.

For the sentiment, I’ve used two different types of ribbon to wrap around the banner.

This card is really quick and simple to make and it’s great to be able to create your own unique backgrounds.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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More Penned & Painted

At the end of last week I showed you a project I’d made using the new Penned & Painted Stamp Set.

Here is another card inspired by the Annual Catalogue that I’ve made using this set.

Stampin' Up! Penned & Painted

I love the dots and as this set is Photopolymer, getting them all lined up in the right places is a breeze as you can see where you are stamping. I worked my way out from the middle then stamped the flowers over the top.

This design is really easy to make and you can easily change the sentiment, as I did here to suit most ocassions. You could also change the colours and ribbon too.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last week’s Card & Cuppa – Flower Medallion

How is it Monday again already?

It is time for me to show you last week’s Card & Cuppa project.

7 ladies made this project and we used a tongue twister of a colour combination of Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry and Cucumber Crush!

Stampin' Up! Flower Medallion

To create the flower, the sun image from the Kinda Eclectic Stamp Set was used and then punched with the Flower Medallion Punch. We used a sponge dauber to dull the Whisper White of the flower slightly.

The Festive Flower Builder Punch also made an appearance for the leaves. Christmas punches aren’t just for December!

Stampin' Up! Flower Medallion

Here you can see how we curled the petals using a Bone Folder

If you want to join us for next week’s session then register your interest here before 18:00 on Sunday.

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.