Last week’s Card & Cuppa – Stitched With Cheer Project Kit

As last week started out countdown to three weeks of classes left for the year, I decided to do something different with Card & Cuppa.

For these three weeks we are making projects using the Stitched With Cheer Project Kit.

Here is the first card:

Stitched with Cheer Project Kit Stampin' Up!

It combines both stamping and stitching and contains everything you need to complete the cards (6 each of 3 different designs), including needles and a needle threader.

The only extra things you need to provide are the Stamp Set, Inks and adhesives. As the Stamp Set was the set we used at Christmas Card Boot Camp, it seemed sensible to show off this fabulous kit.

The full colour instructions are really clear and easy to follow and it doesn’t take long to make up all of the cards.

There are even co-ordinating envelope liners for each one too to give that professional finish.

Stitched with Cheer Project Kit Stampin' Up!

We will be making another card from this kit at this week’s Card & Cuppa sessions. Don’t forget to book your place here.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Crafty Christmas Weekend Workouts – Week 8 Day 2

Can you believe that we are at the end of Week 8’s Crafty Christmas Weekend Workouts already?

If, like me, you are still nowhere near ready for Christmas then how about this really cute, quick and easy Christmas Card.

Jolly Friends Stampin' Up!

You could make a whole batch of these really quickly and easily just using one Stamp Set, the co-ordinating Punch, some notecards (these come with envelopes), one colour of ink and the same colour cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock and some adhesive.

I’ve used Old Olive for this card, it would work just as well in Cherry Cobbler or Real Read too.

I’ve also added some Wink of Stella for the brim of the hat but you could use Glimmer Paper instead if you wanted.

Unfortunately, since I wrote this post, the stamp set is no longer available as it has sold out from the retiring list.  However, the punch is still available and you could make lots of patterned hats using Designer Series Paper and use sentiments from other available Christmas sets.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Crafty Christmas Weekend Workouts – Week 8 Day 1

It’s time for this weekend’s Crafty Christmas Weekend Workouts.

Today I’m showing you some Christmas decorations made from the Reason for the Season Stamp Set and matching Festive Flower Builder Punch.

Reason for the Season Stampin' Up!

These flowers are fairly easy to put together once you have stamped and punched the various pieces and folded each petal and leaf in half to add dimension.

Each layer is then attached to a 1″ circle and they are then put together to create the 3D poinsettia using Multipurpose Adhesive.

Reason for the Season Stampin' Up!

I’ve created a whole load of these and will be attaching a ribbon to each one to hang in our window as part of our Christmas decorations this year.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Crafty Christmas Weekend Workouts – Week 7 Day 2

Today’s Crafty Christmas Weekend Workout is a project we made at a recent class using the Lovely As a Tree Stamp Set.

It’s a card that would be great for several ocassions, including Christmas. In fact, I think something similar to this design may end up being the Christmas Card from Chez Hippofrog this year!

Lovely As a Tree Stampin' Up!

This classy monochrome card (I’ve used Whisper White and Night of Navy) is really quick and easy to make and you could rustle up a batch in not time at all.

It’s also really economical with products too as you just need some Thick Whisper White Cardstock for the base, regular Whisper White for the stamping and the contrasting colour Cardstock, Ink and Twine. If you wanted to, you could make smaller versions using Notecards.

I love how the card looks like a present with the Baker’s Twine wrapped around it at the same angles as the offset layer.

This design could easily be adapted to use any ink colour, twine or ribbon and the stamp set could change the ocassion really easily.

Also, we’ve used a set that isn’t a Christmas Stamp Set. Don’t forget to use your non-Christmas sets for Christmas and vice-versa 🙂

Have you had a chance to check out the Year End Closeout Sale yet? Make sure you do as there a lots of items with fabulous discounts.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Crafty Christmas Weekend Workouts – Week 7 Day 1

We’ve finally reached December so are heading into the final weeks of Crafty Christmas Weekend Workouts.

This week I’m going to show you a Gift Tag idea. These are the tags I put on the Christmas Card Boot Camp bags and they are really cute.

They mainly use items from the Autumn/Winter Catalogue – some of which are now on special offer through the new Year End Closeout Sale.

These tags are so easy to make and you can make 10 tag bases out of a sheet of A4 with a bit of cardstock to spare. To create the top of the tag I’ve used the handy Scalloped Tag Topper punch – it’s really useful at this time of year!

I’ve created the tag using the gorgeous Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set and Builder Punch Bundle, this is images of a Reindeer, Gingerbread man, Eskimo, Santa and Teddy Bear that can all be cut out with the coordinating punch. Brilliant for all children young and old!

I really like the reindeer as I love that his nose can be embellished with some Glimmer card or Wink of Stella to turn him into Rudolph!

I’ve used a few additional stamp sets to create the initial on the tag but it’s not essential that you do that. You could just write the name on a punched piece of cardstock.

This tag uses the Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine (2 spools of Twine, each 22.9m) and the cute Mini Jingle Bells that I’ve tied on using Metallic Thread so the tag jingles when you move it. Unfortunately these are now no longer available as they have sold out 🙁

Make sure you check out the Year End Closeout Offers and remember that some items are retiring items from the Autumn/Winter Catalogue and are only available while stocks last from 1st December to 3rd January.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last week’s Card & Cuppa – Owl Builder Punch

At last week’s Card & Cuppa session I decided to bring out the Owl Punch as we hadn’t used it before – apart from upside down to make an alien card!

I was asked by one of my attendees to create a new baby card.  So, I chose this project which could have the greeting changed for a generic card for a Birthday if needed.

Card & Cuppa - Stampin' Up! Owl Punch

The background was created by inking up the Woodgrain Embossing Folder with a Stampin’ Pad.  We then sandwiched the cardstock between the folder and used a large clear block to press all over the folder.

To make the owl, I cut strips of cardstock in various colours to punch out the piece I needed instead of the whole owl. I love the cute waiscoat punched from a tiny piece of Designer Series Paper.

Here is the version for Birthdays too.

Card & Cuppa Stampin' Up! Owl Punch

Which is your favourite?

Don’t forget that the Flash Sale ends today.

There aren’t any Card & Cuppa sessions this week, but if you’d like to join us for any of the remaining sessions this year in December then remember to book your place by 18:00 the day before.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Crafty Christmas Weekend Workouts – Week 6 Day 2

For today’s Crafty Christmas Weekend Workout I’m showing you the 8th and final project from Christmas Card Boot Camp.  All of the cards made used the Stitched With Cheer Stamp Set and the Holly Berry Builder Punch from the Autumn/Winter Catalogue.

Stitched With Cheer Stampin' Up!

This design is really easy to produce multiple times as it includes a randomly stamped background.
The trees are really great for two-step stamping as the shaded images fit beautifully into the outline shapes, the same with the snowflake and star.

The colours used are Mint Macaron, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla with Gold Metallic Thread wrapped around the centre circle.

Both the Stamp Set and Punch are currently on special offer in our Flash Sale that ends tomorrow. Make sure you don’t miss out on getting your hands on these products.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Crafty Christmas Weekend Workouts – Week 6 Day 1

This weekend’s Crafty Christmas Weekend Workouts are the final two projects from Christmas Card Boot Camp.  We used the Stitched With Cheer Stamp Set and Hollly Berry Builder Punch from the Autumn/Winter Catalogue.

Stitched with Cheer Stampin' Up! UK

I called this the ‘Christmas Jumper’ card due to the lovely knitted pattern down the front.  Do you like the buttons I created?

The colours are Mint Macaron and Crumb Cake with Very Vanilla. The Gold Baker’s Twine is from a trio pack of Twines.

The Stitched With Cheer Stamp Set currently has 10% off and the Holly Berry Builder Punch has 40% off in our Flash Sale that ends on Monday 28th November. Don’t miss out!

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Female family Birthdays

It was a flurry of female family Birthdays earlier this month with both my Mum and my Niece celebrating theirs.  I obviously made them cards.

I used the Penned & Painted Stamp Set to create the same design, but used different colours and card orientation.

Here they are:

Penned & Painted Stampin' Up!

The pink one uses Pink Pirouette, Flirty Flamingo and Melon Mambo with Whisper White Cardstock.

Penned & Painted Stampin' Up!

The purple one uses the combination of Blushing Bride, Sweet Sugarplum and Rich Razzleberry with Whisper White.

For each card I used the palest colour to stamp the row of circles and for the sponge daubered edges. The middle colour was used for the stamping of the Touches of Texture ‘splats’ in the background, the base card and the Ruched Ribbon. I then used the darkest colour for the small stamped flowers, sentiment, sentiment layer and card layer.

To give the cards a classy look there had to be some bling. The pink card was finished with Pearls and the purple with Rhinestones.

Which do you prefer?

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Flash Sale: 21-28 November

Normally on a Monday I would show you the Card & Cuppa project from the previous week.

As I was away last week, we didn’t have any sessions, so this week I get to share some fabulous offers with you.

From today until 28th November, Stampin’ Up! are holding a Flash Sale where you can purchase products up to 40% off (while stocks last).

Also, for today only there are a select number of items available at special prices, there will be another set available on 28th.

Click for the list of items and discounts available during the sale.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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