Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Jar of Love meets Bunny Builder Punch

Last week’s Card & Cuppa project was Jar of Love meets Bunny Builder Punch. Due to the Bank Holiday, there was only one Card & Cuppa session.

Jar of Love meets Bunny Builder Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The jar from Jar of Love is stamped twice, once on the main card and once on a separate piece of cardstock.

2nd generation stamping of Pool Party adds the water to the bottom, along with several stems, before cutting the jar out.

On the main card, it’s time to stamp the stems that will show above the jar. It’s part of the project that is a bit of smoke and mirrors – if you can’t see it, it isn’t there!

The separate jar overlays the base jar to cover the other stems. A fun Gray Granite bee with Wink of Stella wings creates a buzz by the leaves.

Next, it’s the turn of the flowers. On a separate piece of cardstock, Watercolor Pencils and imagination create a bespoke block of colour for the flowers. Blender Pens then soften the lines from the colouring. It’s personal choice as to the colour or effect of the flowers.

The Bunny Builder Punch then comes into play as the tail from the punch are perfect for creating flowers. Using the Blossom Builder Punch, you can make smaller flowers in a different colour too.

Every flower is given a Rhinestone centre and a Glue Dot back, for attaching to the project. More smoke and mirrors hides the double stamping of the stems by ensuring a few flowers cover the top of the jar.

Jar of Love meets Bunny Builder Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Once again, for the layer for back of the sentiment, a piece of cardstock has the personal colour touch from Watercolor Pencils. This can match the flowers or be completely different as it’s a personal choice. The Duet Banner Punch creates the banner shape from the bespoke colouring.

Thoughtful Banners creates the outline for the ‘For You’ sentiment.

Due to the bespoke nature of the colouring, no two projects are the same with this design.

Jar of Love meets Bunny Builder Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Join us for future Card & Cuppa sessions. Book your place by 18:00 the day before.

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.

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Jar Of Love Photopolymer Stamp SetThoughtful Banners Photopolymer Stamp SetWhisper White A4 Thick CardstockWhisper White A4 CardstockGray Granite Classic Stampin' PadPool Party Classic Stampin' PadPear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' PadPear Pizzazz A4 CardstockOld Olive Classic Stampin' PadWatercolor PencilsBlender PensRhinestone Basic JewelsClear Wink Of Stella Glitter BrushDuet Banner PunchBlossom Builder PunchBunny Builder PunchSnail AdhesiveMini Glue DotsStampin' Dimensionals

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Bunch of Blossoms meets new colours

At last weeks Card & Cuppa session Bunch of Blossoms met the new colours. This project is very loosely based on the sample on Page 159 of the new Annual Catalogue.

Lasts week's Card & Cuppa Project using Bunch of Blossoms from Stampin' Up! Project designed and taught by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

New colours Shaded Spruce, Granny Apple Green made an appearance, along with returning Mint Macaron. There were also three In Colors, Blueberry Bushel, Grapefruit Grove and Pineapple Punch.

I really like the colour of the greens on the stems as leaves as they make a great contrast. Although Pineapple Punch is a really vibrant yellow, putting alongside Grapefruit Grove seems to tone it down a touch.

The Blueberry Bushel sentiment works well with the Mint Macaron background stamping and banner. A strip of co-ordinating ribbon just adds an extra bit of detail.

Lasts week's Card & Cuppa Project using Bunch of Blossoms from Stampin' Up! Project designed and taught by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

By using a glue dot on the end nearest the stem, and a Dimensional at the top of the flower, the flowers stand out from the project.

Lasts week's Card & Cuppa Project using Bunch of Blossoms from Stampin' Up! Project designed and taught by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As the project is quite colourful, I chose a Thick Whisper White basecard to bring everything together.

Finally, a few Rhinestones add a touch of bling.

Lasts week's Card & Cuppa Project using Bunch of Blossoms from Stampin' Up! Project designed and taught by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

If you’d like to join us at at future Card & Cuppa session, book your place by 18:00 the day before.

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.

Bunch Of Blossoms Photopolymer Stamp SetBlossom Builder PunchBanner Triple PunchWhisper White A4 CardstockWhisper White A4 Thick CardstockBlueberry Bushel Classic Stampin' PadPineapple Punch Classic Stampin' PadGrapefruit Grove Classic Stampin' PadGrapefruit Grove A4 CardstockGrapefruit Grove 1/8" (3.2 mm) Grosgrain RibbonGranny Apple Green Stampin' PadShaded Spruce Classic Stampin' PadMint Macaron Classic Stampin' PadMint Macaron A4 CardstockRhinestone Basic JewelsSnail AdhesiveMini Glue DotsStampin' Dimensionals

Celebrate your day with Bunch of Blossoms

As I was away on holiday last week there wasn’t a Card & Cuppa class. However, one of my regular Card & Cuppa attendees celebrated their birthday while I was away so I’m sharing that with you today.

Bunch of Blossoms Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Project by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs hippofrogdesigns.co.uk

This bright and cheery card uses Bunch of Blossoms and the Blossom Builder Punch to create a pretty spray of flowers in yellows and orange.

I’ve chosen Old Olive as the green and have stamped several leaves on the background to add extra depth. I used the same stamp for both the centre of the flower and the dots on the background.

The flowers are Daffodil Delight and So Saffron with Pumpkin Pie centres and cut out with the co-ordinating punch.

Using Washi Tape to mask the ‘let’s’ from the sentiment made ‘celebrate your day’, a much more appropriate greeting.

Bunch of Blossoms Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Project by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs hippofrogdesigns.co.uk

Both the Stitched Shapes Framelits and Layering Ovals Framelits are layered to create the framed piece in the centre.

A Baker’s Twine bow and Rhinestones add the finishing touches.

Card & Cuppa returns w/c 14th May so why not join us by booking your place by 18:00 the day before.

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.

Bunch Of Blossoms Photopolymer Stamp SetBlossom Builder PunchLayering Ovals Framelits DiesStitched Shapes Framelits DiesOld Olive A4 CardstockOld Olive Classic Stampin' PadDaffodil Delight A4 CardstockDaffodil Delight Classic Stampin' PadPumpkin Pie A4 CardstockPumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' PadSo Saffron Classic Stampin' PadWhisper White A4 CardstockWhisper White Solid Baker's TwineRhinestone Basic JewelsSnail AdhesiveMini Stampin' Dimensionals

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Flower Shop meets Bunch of Blossoms

Happy Monday!

At last week’s Card & Cuppa class we created a pretty Birthday Card using the Neutral colour family.

Stampin' Up! Flower Shop and Blossom Builder with HIPPOFROG Designs

My inspiration for this project came from flicking through the Annual Catalogue.  When I reached Page 97 I saw a layout I liked and set about changing the stamp sets and colours.

Using the Watercolor Wash Stamp to create the background in Crumb Cake, I teamed this with Soft Suede and Very Vanilla for lovely sepia tones.

Flower Shop and Bunch of Blossoms Stamp Sets met, along with the Pansy Punch and Blossom Builder Punch to create the floral pieces.

A length of Linen Thread wrapped around the card and finished with a bow just add a classy touch.  We then used Wink of Stella Clear to add a touch of sparkle to the flowers which turns a lovely golden colour when you use it on Soft Suede 🙂

Some Rhinestones were then dotted across the project to finish.

This week is our final ‘normal’ card before we head into making Christmas Cards over the next three weeks.

If you’d like to join us at a Card & Cuppa session then book your place by 18:00 the day before.

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.

Watercolor Wash Clear-Mount Background StampFlower Shop Clear-Mount Stamp SetPansy PunchBunch Of Blossoms Photopolymer Stamp SetBlossom Builder Punch2" (5.1 Cm) Circle PunchVery Vanilla A4 CardstockCrumb Cake A4 CardstockCrumb Cake Classic Stampin' PadSoft Suede A4 CardstockSoft Suede Classic Stampin' PadVery Vanilla A4 Thick CardstockLinen ThreadRhinestone Basic JewelsSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

Customer Thank you cards – Bunch of Blossoms

I love sending thank you cards to everyone who places an order with me.  As a local independent business I really appreciate every order.

Here is the card that should have arrived if you’ve recently ordered from me, either online or in person.

Bunch of Blossoms Stampin' Up! UK

It’s a simple card where the stamping is the star with no need for additional embellishments.

I’ve used the Bunch of Blossoms Stamp Set for the flowers and a combination of Rich Razzleberry and Sweet Sugarplum.  The flowers use two-step stampin’, but it was easy to see where to stamp as the set is Photopolymer.  On the other hand, the sentiment from Vertical Greetings needed my trusty Stamp-a-ma-jig to help me position it correctly each time.

As bundles change for each catalogue, you’ll need to take advantage of the Bunch of Blossoms Stamp Set and Blossom Builder Punch Bundle before the end of May.

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.

Bunch Of Blossoms Photopolymer Stamp SetVertical Greetings Clear-Mount Stamp SetSweet Sugarplum A4 CardstockSweet Sugarplum Classic Stampin' PadRich Razzleberry A4 CardstockRich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' PadWild Wasabi Classic Stampin' PadVery Vanilla A4 CardstockStamp-A-Ma-JigSnail Adhesive

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Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Punch Art card for Easter or Spring

I hope you’re enjoying the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend.

At last week’s Card & Cuppa classes, we made this bright punch art card for Easter or Spring.

Falling Flowers Daffodil Punch Art Stampin' Up!

I’d seen other punch art daffodils on Pinterest but they were made with 5 petal punches.  As daffodils have 6 petals these versions were bothering me, so I had to find a 6 petal flower instead.

In my Annual Catalogue I found the pointed petal flower in the fabulous Falling Flowers Stamp Set which has 6 petals.  The trumpet is from the Blossom Builder Punch.

Of course, using Daffodil Delight ink onto Daffodil Delight card is a must for making daffodils.  The attendees had the choice of making white, yellow, or a combination, plus a choice of trumpet colours too. We cut out the flowers by hand, but you could use the matching May Flower Framelits if you prefer.

The jar from the Jar of Love Stamp Set and retiring Cucumber Crush Thick Baker’s Twine to coordinate with the stems add the finishing touches.

Here is a better view of the trumpets.

Falling Flowers Daffodil Punch Art Stampin' Up!

Due to the Bank Holidays and other commitments, Card & Cuppa classes are on a different schedule for the next few weeks.  Monday classes will return on Monday 8th May.  Thursday classes will run on 20th April and then 4th May.

Please make sure you have booked your place by 18:00 the night before.

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.

Jar Of Love Photopolymer Stamp SetFalling Flowers Clear-Mount Stamp SetMay Flowers Framelits DiesBlossom Builder PunchBasic Gray Archival Stampin’ PadDaffodil Delight A4 CardstockDaffodil Delight Classic Stampin' PadCucumber Crush A4 CardstockCucumber Crush Classic Stampin' PadCrushed Curry A4 CardstockPumpkin Pie A4 CardstockWhisper White A4 CardstockCucumber Crush Thick Baker's TwineSnail AdhesiveMultipurpose Liquid GlueStampin' Dimensionals

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Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Delicate Details

At last week’s Card & Cuppa Class, I decided to make a floral card using the SAB Delicate Details Stamp Set.

Delicate Details Stampin' Up! UK

 

I coordinated the images with Doilies folded around the edge of the card, then used Petite Petals and Bunch of Blossoms for the flowers and leaves.

Instead of stamping each lace strip separately, I mounted them onto two large clear blocks and stamped in different colours.

By stampin up to three flowers with one inking of Sweet Sugarplum we added depth and different colours.  We then used two shades of green to create variegated leaves.

Finally, once everything had been stuck together, tiny pearls were added to the centre of each flower.

Don’t forget that Delicate Details is one of 15 FREE products available during Sale-A-Bration.

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.

Delicate Details Photopolymer Stamp SetPetite Petals Clear-Mount Stamp SetBunch Of Blossoms Photopolymer Stamp SetMelon Mambo A4 CardstockMelon Mambo Classic Stampin' PadRich Razzleberry A4 CardstockRich Razzlebberry Classic Stampin' PadPear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' PadWild Wasabi Classic Stampin' PadSweet Sugarplum Classic Stampin' PadWhisper White A4 CardstockPetite Petals PunchBlossom Builder PunchDelicate White DoiliesPearl Basic JewelsSnail Adhesive

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