Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Introducing Shy Shamrock

Last week’s Card & Cuppa project introduced another new 2024-2026 In Color.

The new Shy Shamrock was paired with Lemon Lime Twist and Basic White to create this green Birthday card.

Leaves from the Painted Lavender Stamp Set were stamped around the edge. Then colour was added across the stamped leaves using a Blending Brush.

A length of coordinating In Color Bordered Ribbon was then added across the piece.

Using the Layering Leaves Stamp Set and Bough Punch, the central leaves are created. They are coloured using Stampin’ Blends.

The Simply Said Stamp Set provides the sentiment which the leaves are attached to.

Each leaf is then attached to the sentiment and then stuck to the ribbon with Tear & Tape.

Mini Dimensionals are stuck to the tips of the leaves to raise them up.

Finally, Iridescent Pearls are coloured wiht Stampin’ Blends before being stuck to the project.

The image below shows how the new Shy Shamrock compares to other current Stampin’ Up! colours.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – (Re)Introducing Pretty in Pink

Last week’s Card & Cuppa class continued working through the new In Colors. This time it was the turn of Pretty in Pink, a previous retired Stampin’ Up! colour that has returned as an In Color for 2024-2026.

For this grunge/vintage-style project, I combined the new colour with Moody Mauve, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla.

The background is stamped with images from the new Flowers of Beauty Stamp Set. This stamping is all second generation.

Next, the background is given a vintage look using Blending Brushes, Crumb Cake and Pretty in Pink ink.

For my project, I ripped the background piece and also curled a corner for a grungey look.

Using the Petal Park Builder Punch, the flower shapes were punched and then coloured on both sides using Blending Brushes. They were then scrunched to soften the fibres and the cardstock was split into two layers. Both layers were then offset and stuck back together before one layer of the centre was added.

The flowers were stuck to a punched circle that had the edge coloured. A piece of coordinating In Color Ribbon was stuck to the back of the circle before the whole piece was added to the project.

Each flower had a sequin from the Adhesive-Backed Sequins Trio Pack popped in the centre.

Finally, Pretty in Pink Shimmer Gems were dotted around the project.

As this design is quite busy, I chose to leave it sentiment free – perfect for any occasion.

If you are a fan of Pretty in Pink, here is comparison of it to other current Stampin’ Up! colours.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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FLOWERS OF BEAUTY PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETPETAL PARK BUILDER PUNCH1-3/4" (4.4 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHPRETTY IN PINK A4 CARDSTOCKPRETTY IN PINK CLASSIC STAMPIN PADMOODY MAUVE A4 CARDSTOCKMOODY MAUVE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCRUMB CAKE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKBLENDING BRUSHESSMALL BLENDING BRUSHESPRETTY IN PINK 3/8" (1 CM) BORDERED RIBBON2024–2026 IN COLOR™ SHIMMER GEMSADHESIVE-BACKED SEQUINS TRIOMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Under The Moon

As I was still in holiday mode after a lovely week away in Cyprus, last week’s Card & Cuppa design reflected that!

It is a CASE of a project in the new Annual Catalogue.

This new Under The Moon Stamp Set is great as it does a lot of the hard work for you, so you can make a project really quickly. Plus there are some great images in the Annual Catalogue to use as inspiration too.

I chose to combine Azure Afternoon, Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral for this design.

All of the images, apart from the boat, are inked up using Sponge Daubers. This gives a more subtle effect and allows you to create darker and lighter areas.

After inking up the sea image with a Sponge Dauber, I used my Grid Paper to ensure I stamped a straight horizon.

Next, the moon image is carefully inked up with both colours using the Sponge Daubers and lined up with the sea below.

The boat is then added to the side to finish the stamping of the scene.

Finally a few white sequins from adhesive-backed sequins trio are dotted across the sea to look like water droplets.

For my project, I decided to leave it sentiment free as I think it makes a great any occasion card. Alternatively, there is white space where a sentiment can easily be added as needed.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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UNDER THE MOON PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETAZURE AFTERNOON A4 CARDSTOCKAZURE AFTERNOON CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCALYPSO CORAL CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADDAFFODIL DELIGHT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADNIGHT OF NAVY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKSPONGE DAUBERSADHESIVE-BACKED SEQUINS TRIOSTAMPIN' SEAL

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Introducing Petunia Pop

For last week’s Card & Cuppa class, I designed a project using another of the new 2024-2026 In Colors.

Petunia Pop was the colour I chose and I combined it with Old Olive, Petal Pink and Basic White.

All of the stamping was from the Painted Lavender Stamp Set, with pieces cut out using the matching Painted Lavender Dies.

The design is inspired by a project in the now retired previous Jan-April Mini Catalogue.

First, the stems are stamped, with the flowers stamped on top. Another set of flowers are then stamped onto a separate sheet with first and second generation stamping to provide different depths of colour.

These flowers and the additional stems are cut out using the dies and attached to the project.

Butterflies are then added in the corner.

Wink of Stella is dotted onto the flowers and butterflies as needed.

Finally, some sequins from the Adhesive-Backed Sequins Trio are added for a little touch of bling.

As this design is sentiment free, it makes it great for any occasion. You can either leave it as it is, or add a sentiment nearer the time.

If you are a fan of Petunia Pop, here is comparison of it to other current Stampin’ Up! colours.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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PAINTED LAVENDER PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETPAINTED LAVENDER DIESPETUNIA POP A4 CARDSTOCKPETUNIA POP CLASSIC STAMPIN PADPETAL PINK A4 CARDSTOCKPETAL PINK CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADOLD OLIVE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKADHESIVE-BACKED SEQUINS TRIOWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHGLUE DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUE

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Introducing Peach Pie

Last week’s Card & Cuppa project used both a new Bundle from the Annual Catalogue and a new In Color too.

For this sentiment free design I was introducing Peach Pie, one of the new In Color Collection for 2024-2026. See the bottom of this post for more details on Peach Pie.

This new orange is teamed with Pecan Pie and Calypso Coral and Very Vanilla for a softer look.

The project also uses the new Flowers of Beauty Bundle (Stamp Set & Dies).

A background is stamped in 2nd and 3rd generation stamping (see my Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques Video here for more details on generational stamping).

Next, the central leaves and flower are stamped and cut out using the coordinating dies. As the flower is two-step stampin’ we used Peach Pie for both parts, stamping off the infill piece to make it lighter. The large leaf is then cut out too.

Using a Blender Pen, the two smaller leaves are given a little bit of colour.

One of the Online Exclusives Circle Punches creates the central piece that all of the cut outs are then attached to.

Coordinating In Color Bordered Ribbon is then added across the centre of the project before the circle with it’s attachments are stuck on with Dimensionals.

Finally, some In Color Shimmer Gems, again in coordinating Peach Pie, add a little touch of sparkle.

As this design is sentiment free, it makes it great for any occasion. You can either leave it as it is, or add a sentiment nearer the time.

If you are a fan of Peach Pie, here is comparison of it to other current Stampin’ Up! colours.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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FLOWERS OF BEAUTY BUNDLE2" (5.1 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHPEACH PIE A4 CARDSTOCKPEACH PIE CLASSIC STAMPIN PADPECAN PIE A4 CARDSTOCKPECAN PIE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCALYPSO CORAL A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKPEACH PIE 3/8" (1 CM) BORDERED RIBBONBLENDER PENS2024–2026 IN COLOR™ SHIMMER GEMSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS