Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Grunge and Daisies

I was asked for a grunge project, so last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project complied.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Grunge and Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The colour combination is Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and VeryVanilla, with Real Red for a of colour.

To start, the edges of the Soft Suede layer are distressed using an emery board, then inked in Crumb Cake with a Sponge Dauber.

Next, the Very Vanilla layer is scrunched several times. This is also then inked, distressed with an emery board, and inked again.

The layers are stuck to the project at an angle, only sticking in the middle to allow the edges to curl.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Grunge and Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For the daisies, cut from the Daisy Punch and Medium Daisy Punch, these are inked on both sides using a Sponge Dauber. By pressing in the middle, it gives a darker effect in the centre, then lightly adding a touch of Crumb Cake along the petals.

The daisies are then scrunched several times to allow the fibres to soften. Then the cardstock is very carefully split into two. These are inked with Real Red to give a touch of colour, before sticking the two pieces of each daisy together. They are now have a really delicate feel.

Leaves from the Tulip Builder Punch are also scrunched and inked around the edges. A small dragonfly is cut from the Dragonflies Punch.

Everything is then assembled on the project.

My sentiment is from the Strong of Heart Stamp Set, on the current Last Chance List. It sits on a piece of Scalloped Lace Trim and looped piece of Baker’s Twine.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Grunge and Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, a few Champagne Rhinestones are dotted around for a little bit of sparkle.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Woodland Scene with Iconic Dies

Last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project continued with the autumnal theme.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Woodland Scene with Iconic Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It uses the Picture This Dies and the Iconic Dies.

The base card and die-cut layer are both Soft Sea Foam. Leaves are cut out in Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive, with the toadstools in Very Vanilla.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Woodland Scene with Iconic Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using Sponge Daubers, the background Very Vanilla piece is given a mottled effect.

Then, the toadstools are coloured with Real Red and Crumb Cake, and the edges of the leaves with Pear Pizzazz. Again, the colouring is with Sponge Daubers.

A sentiment fom the Ornate Thanks Dies is then raised up on Dimensionals.

Finally, some of the gorgeous Matte Decorative Dots are added to the project.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Woodland Scene with Iconic Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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Set Sail in the Direction of Your Dreams

Today I’m sharing a project using a stamp set I haven’t inked up for a while.

Set Sail in the Direction of Your Dreams. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsMessaging with a friend reminded me of the Sailing Home Stamp Set, so I decided to dust it off and use it again.

I’ve chosen Pool Party, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla for my colour combination.

A background is stamped using the Artistically Inked Stamp Set. I think it gives the impression of water.

Next, the various shapes are stamped using the forgotten Sailing Home Stamp Set, and cut out using the coordinating Smooth Sailing Dies.

By using a Blender Pen, I’ve pulled colour from the lighthouse and anchor to give a bit more depth and definition.

Set Sail in the Direction of Your Dreams. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Once the lighthouse and wheel were glued down, the birds were then stamped.

A length of Linen Thread is tied through the anchor and looped behind the sentiment.

I love this sentiment as it’s great reminder that we need to take care of ourselves.

Set Sail in the Direction of Your Dreams. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The sentiment and anchor are then raised up using Dimensionals.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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SSOTM with Penguin Place – Project 4

The final project from October’s SSOTM Online Class was referred to as ‘Penguin Pile-Up’!

SSOTM with Penguin Place - Project 4. Project designed by Karen at HIPPFROG Designs

I’ve taken inspiration for it from the Mini Catalogue, but I’ve added my own fun twist.

My colour combination of Balmy Blue and Fresh Freesia are from the class colour scheme.

The snow drift stamp from the Class Penguin Place Bundle is stamped several times down the page to look like a snowy scene.

Then, lengths of Baker’s Twine from the class kit are added to the bottom.

SSOTM with Penguin Place - Project 4. Project designed by Karen at HIPPFROG Designs

Each of the forward facing penguins are stamped and punched and have feet and clothing adding as required.

For the top penguin, this is cut out using the Penguin Builder Punch from Basic Black cardstock and has some feet added.

The penguins are then arranged and stuck down.

Next, a sentiment is added over the Baker’s Twine.

SSOTM with Penguin Place - Project 4. Project designed by Karen at HIPPFROG Designs

Finally, some droplets in silver are added to the piece. There was discussion over whether I had put these the right way up, but I went with them looking like icicles with a wider top, than raindrops!

Attendees who opted for the Class Bundle also had two bonus projects. Details of these coming soon.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Using Sponge Daubers

For this week’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video, I’m sharing tips on using Sponge Daubers.
Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Using Sponge Daubers. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Click on the picture below to watch my video demonstrating how to use these very useful little tools.

If you’re wondering why the toadstools have made an appearance in this project, it’s because it was National Mushroom Appreciation Day earlier this week!

They, and the leaf are from the Iconic Dies in the Annual Catalogue.

My colour combination is Pear Pizzazz, Real Read and Crumb Cake, with Basic White.

The tops of the toadstools are coloured with a Sponge Dauber, and the leaf is given extra depth too.

Using the Gorgeous Leaves Stamp Set to create the background splats, the edges are then softened with some more green, again using a Sponge Dauber.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Using Sponge Daubers. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A piece of Crumb Cake is cut using the Layering Circles Dies and then embossed with the Bark Embossing Folder to give some extra texture.

These all sit over several lengths of coordinating Baker’s Twine from the Essentials Pack.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Using Sponge Daubers. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This project would be great for a fun guy (sorry, couldn’t resist!)

I hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video. Pop back next week for the next one.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Autumnal Gorgeous Leaves

It was my first week back at Card & (Your) Cuppa after my two week holiday.

I had been asked for something autumnal, preferrably leaves, so this is the project I designed.

Autumnal Gorgeous Leaves. Project designed by Karen at HIPPFROG Designs

I’ve taken my inspiration from Page 71 of the Annual Catalogue.

The colours are Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla, with autumnal colours Shaded Spruce, Cherry Cobbler and Pumpkin Pie.

Using the Bark 3D Embossing Folder it creates the background.

Autumnal Gorgeous Leaves. Project designed by Karen at HIPPFROG Designs

Leaves are die-cut from the Intricate Leaves Dies in the various shades and stuck to the squares. Any overhang is then cut away.

A sentiment from the Welcoming Woods Stamp Set provides the content for the fourth square.

Autumnal Gorgeous Leaves. Project designed by Karen at HIPPFROG Designs

Using the Crumb Cake Baker’s Twine from the Essentials Pack, this is wrapped across the embossed piece in three places.

Finally, each of the squares is raised up on Dimensionals.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Sparkling Butterfly

As we fly into a new month, today I’m sharing this sparkling butterfly project .

It takes advantage of the pretty In Color Shimmer Vellum.

Using the Expressions in Ink DSP as a diagonal piece across the background, I chose my colours to match.

These are Polished Pink and Pale Papaya from the In Color Collection.

A splatter background is created using the Quiet Meadow Stamp Set.

The Shimmer Vellum is cut out using the Brilliant Wings Dies and the butterflies are carefully layered together using Fine-Tip Glue down the body.

To hide the seam of the DSP, a length of the Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon lays across the project.

The sentiment is from the Art Gallery Stamp Set.

Using Mini Dimensionals,  the butterfly is raised up. These are carefully positioned behind the larger areas where there is a double layer of Vellum.

Finally, some Rhinestones add a touch more sparkle.

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BRILLIANT WINGS DIESART GALLERY PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETQUIET MEADOW CLING STAMP SETEXPRESSIONS IN INK 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER2021–2023 IN COLOR SHIMMER VELLUMPOLISHED PINK A4 CARDSTOCKPOLISHED PINK CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPALE PAPAYA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE 1/4" (6.4 MM) CRINKLED SEAM BINDING RIBBONRHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSFINE-TIP GLUE PENMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Tying Multiple Loop Bows

For this week’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video, I’m sharing how to tie multiple loop bows.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Tying Multiple Loop Bows. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Click on the picture below to watch my video which shows how to tie the triple-loop bow I used on this card.

Today’s project uses the Gorgeous Leaves Stamp Set and Dies Bundle from the July-December Mini Catalogue. It is the final bonus card from September’s SSOTM Online Class.

This class also incorporated my annual Mostly Men class, so the projects have a more masculine feel.

My colour combination is Bumblebee, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Soft Suede, with Basic White.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Tying Multiple Loop Bows. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

After stamping the background, two shapes are cut from the Tasteful Labels Dies. The Basic White shape is stamped with the bark image from the Stamp Set and these are layered together.

A few lengths of Linen Thread are then stuck to the project.

Leaves and branches, cut from the Intricates Leaves Dies are added to the layered shape, with a triple-loop bow from today’s video stuck on with a glue dot.

Then, the project is finished with a few Matte Decorative Dots. These were my colour inspiration for the class projects.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Tying Multiple Loop Bows. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video. Pop back next week for more Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques.

Take a look at the other projects from this class, Project 1, Project 2, Project 3, Project 4, Bonus Project 1. Do you have a favourite?

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – SAB Sheep Dies

Last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project uses the FREE SAB Sheep Dies.

Top Tips, Tricks & TecSAB Sheep Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It’s my version of the project on Page 11 of the SAB Brochure.

The colours are Balmy Blue, Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight and Basic White.

A Balmy Blue background is created using a Blending Brush.

Top Tips, Tricks & TecSAB Sheep Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Tasteful Labels provide the shapes for the sentiment from the Artistically Inked Stamp Set to sit on. I’ve extended the banner slightly on either side by cutting it in half.

Using the Bark 3D Embossing Folder, I added some texture to the front clouds.

These sit around the sun. I found that holding them together using Glue Dots allowed me to slot the sun in easier.

The clouds and sun are then raised up using Dimensionals.

Top Tips, Tricks & TecSAB Sheep Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some Gold Metallic Pearls are dotted around.

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Magenta Madness Just Because

This bright butterflies ‘just because’ card is great for raising a smile.

Magenta Madness Just Because. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsWith an almost monochrome feel, my colour combination is Magenta Madness and Basic White.

 

Using a piece of the Expressions In Ink DSP to create the background is really quick and easy. This piece has some gold running through it too.

The butterflies are cut using the Brilliant Wings Dies. Each one has been given a gentle coat of Wink of Stella.

Magenta Madness Just Because. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For the sentiment, I’ve used the Lovely You Stamp Set and layered it onto Magenta Madness cardstock. Both ends are shaped using the Banners Pick a Punch.

Magenta Madness Just Because. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Behind the sentiment is a length of the simply Elegant Trim in gold to coordinate with the DSP.

This is a great card to create in batches. Why not make a few and add different sentiments.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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