Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Sun Prints Suite Collection

After a three week break due to Bank Holidays and my own holiday, Card & (Your) Cuppa returned with this pretty project.

Sun Prints Suite Collection. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It is inspired by the projects on Page 92 of the new Annual Catalogue.

This card uses items from the Sun Prints Suite Collection (Nature’s Prints Stamp Set, Natural Prints Dies, Sun Prints DSP, Fern 3D Embossing Folder).

The colours in the DSP are the reasons for my colour combination of Gray Granite, Night of Navy and Basic White.

Sun Prints Suite Collection. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using the shape of the sentiment piece, cut from the Natural Prints Dies, it is drawn round to mirror the shape onto the piece of DSP.

The DSP is stuck to the embossed piece of Basic White cardstock.

A sentiment from the Nature’s Prints Stamp Set in Night of Navy has die cut leaves stuck both under and on top of it.

Gray Granite Shimmer Ribbon is stuck behind it, before it is attached using Dimensionals.

Sun Prints Suite Collection. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some Iridescent Rhinestones are dotted across the project.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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SUN PRINTS SUITE COLLECTION (ENGLISH)NIGHT OF NAVY A4 CARDSTOCKNIGHT OF NAVY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADGRAY GRANITE 1/4" (6.4 MM) SHIMMER RIBBONGRAY GRANITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKIRIDESCENT RHINESTONES BASIC JEWELSGLUE DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – A Cascade of Berry Blooms

Last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project was this pretty cascade of flowers.

Cascade of Berry Blooms. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The colour combination of Rich Razzleberry and Blackberry Bliss, with Basic White was a berry (sorry!) good mix.

Using one of the Heart & Home Doilies as a mask, and a Blending Brush, a pretty background came to life. The doilies are from the Mini Catalogue and come in a pack of 30, so there are plenty to use for different things.

This piece and the layer were stuck angles to the basecard.

Using the Flowers & Leaves Punch, each flower has two layers that are coloured using a Blending Brush, given a gentle scrunch and then stuck together.

Leaves from the Bough Punch, again from the Mini Catalogue, are added to to the piece and the flowers arranged in a cascade.

Cascade of Berry Blooms. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A sentiment from the Art Gallery Stamp Set sits on double layered ruffle. This is made from the Frayed Ribbon.

Finally, Iridescent Rhinestones are set into the centre of each flower to add a touch of sparkle.

Cascade of Berry Blooms. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I can’t wait to make this project in different colours. My thoughts are blues and also sepia tones for a vintage look.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Hexagons Galore

Last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project consisted of hexagons galore, in a range of sizes and colours.

Hexagons Galore. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My starting point was the Abstract Beauty DSP and the Beautiful Shapes Dies from the Mini Catalogue.

As the DSP has several different colours, I chose to use a Thick Basic White basecard and a Basic Black layer. This gives an almost blank canvas for the different colours of the DSP to work with.

Hexagons Galore. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Each hexagon was arranged on the piece and any overhang cut away.

A swoosh of the Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon then sits behind the sentiment from the Art Gallery Stamp Set. This is also cut out using the Beautiful Shapes Dies.

Finally, clusters of the coordinating Adhesive-Backed Hexagons are placed across the project.

Hexagons Galore. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This is a really quick and simple project and can easily be replicated. The longest part is cutting out the pieces and deciding which side of the DSP to use and where you want the shapes to go!

While none of the items on this project are on the Last Chance list, make sure you don’t miss out getting your hands on other products that are retiring. Only available until 2nd May, while stocks last.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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ABSTRACT BEAUTY 4" X 6" (10.2 X 15.2 CM) SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPERBEAUTIFUL SHAPES DIESART GALLERY PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETBASIC BLACK A4 CARDSTOCKTUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWHITE 1/4" (6.4 MM) CRINKLED SEAM BINDING RIBBONADHESIVE-BACKED HEXAGONSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Rain Boot Dies

Last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project used the Rain Boots Dies to create a card perfect for those with green fingers.

Rain Boots Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My colours start with Fresh Freesia, taken from the strip of Heart & Home DSP.

Cinnamon Cider, Evening Evergreen, Daffodil Delight, Blushing Bride, Old Olive and Basic White complete the combination.

The flower pot, watering can and boots are all cut out using the Rain Boot Dies from the Mini Catalogue.

Each piece was then given a touch of extra depth using an inkpad and Sponge Dauber. As the colours are fairly dark, I was able to use Daffodil Delight for all of them.

For the flowers, I used the retiring Strawberry Builder Punch, with the Flowers & Leaves Punch for the leaves.

Rain Boots Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A length of the Windowpane Check Ribbon was stuck across the join of the DSP.

Wink of Stella was added to the flowers with a centre for each from the Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack.

The pieces were the layered together to create one large piece which was stuck to the project using Dimensionals.

Finally, a flat bow was added to project.

Rain Boots Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I chose to leave my project sentiment free as it’s perfect for any occasion.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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RAIN BOOTS DIESFLOWERS & LEAVES PUNCHSTRAWBERRY BUILDER PUNCHHEART & HOME 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERDAFFODIL DELIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKDAFFODIL DELIGHT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBLUSHING BRIDE A4 CARDSTOCKCINNAMON CIDER A4 CARDSTOCKEVENING EVERGREEN A4 CARDSTOCKFRESH FREESIA A4 CARDSTOCKOLD OLIVE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKEVENING EVERGREEN 3/8" (1 CM) WINDOWPANE CHECK RIBBONSPONGE DAUBERSEXPRESSIONS IN INK EPHEMERA PACKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHGLUE DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEOLD OLIVE A4 CARDSTOCK

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Hedgehog Builder Punch

For last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project, I designed this cute card using the Hedgehog Builder Punch and Iconic Dies.

Hedgehog Builder Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My colour scheme started with Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla. I then added Pear Pizzazz, Real Red and Soft Suede.

As we are unable to share stamps at this online class, I took inspiration from Page 64 of the Mini Catalogue and embossed the shape for the spikes.

The hedgehog layers were then stuck together and a Classic Matte Dot became the eye.

Hedgehog Builder Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Toadstools from the Iconic Dies were then cut and layered together.

Lengths of coordinating Baker’s Twine was then added to the project.

Then, the various pieces to create the scene were added in layers, finishing with the hedgehog raised up on Dimensionals.

The three flowers were added using Glue Dots.

A sentiment from the Lovely You Stamp Set sits on shapes cut from the Double Oval Punch.

Finally, some small Pearls create the centre of the flowers.

Hedgehog Builder Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Meadow Dies Meets Grid Paper

For last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project, the Meadow Dies came together with Grid Paper to create this pretty Birthday Card.

Meadow Dies Meets Grid Paper. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The soft colour palette of Crumb Cake, Mint Macaron and Very Vanilla, give this project a classy look.

By ripping and tearing a piece of Grid Paper to create a mask, the background piece was created using Blending Brushes and Ink. The Grid Paper mask was then used again to create the second colour. This is similar to the project on Page 26 of the Annual Catalogue.

Don’t forget that Grid Paper has lots of different uses. It also comes in two different sizes.

Meadow Dies Meets Grid Paper. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Blending Brushes are also used to give some colour to the flower, cut using the Meadow Dies.

A sentiment from the Artistically Inked Stamp Set is then positioned behind the stem with both the flower and sentiment raised up on Dimensionals.

Next, a bow made from Linen Thread is tied to the stem.

Finally, some Brushed Brass Butterflies from the Mini Catalogue provide an extra touch.

Meadow Dies Meets Grid Paper. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I love how the masked section looks a bit like rock strata. I have a friend who is a geologist, so I’m hoping I have the correct terminology!

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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MEADOW DIESGRID PAPERARTISTICALLY INKED CLING STAMP SETCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMINT MACARON CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 THICK CARDSTOCKBLENDING BRUSHESLINEN THREADBRUSHED BRASS BUTTERFLIESSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Heart & Home DSP

Last week’s Card & Cuppa project was a version of a recent project.

Heart & Home DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As my ZOOM classes don’t include stamped images, this version has shapes instead cut from the Medium Daisy Punch.

Misty Moonlight is the main colour on the piece of Heart & Home DSP, so I’ve used the colour for the rest of the project.

The strip of DSP has the join covered by a length of the White Frayed Ribbon and the coordinating Denim Ribbon.

Heart & Home DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using a Sponge Dauber, the centres of the daisies are coloured and layered together. These are then scrunched to create texture and more colour is then added.

Next, they are stuck to a Doily, also from the Mini Catalogue.

This doily is raised up over the ribbon using Dimensionals and a sentiment from the Art Gallery Stamp Set is stuck to the edge.

Finally, some Classic Matte Dots are added to complete the project.

Heart & Home DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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HEART & HOME 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERHEART & HOME DOILIESART GALLERY PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETMEDIUM DAISY PUNCHMISTY MOONLIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKMISTY MOONLIGHT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCK3/8" (1 CM) DENIM RIBBONWHITE 3/4" (1.9 CM) FRAYED RIBBONCLASSIC MATTE DOTSSPONGE DAUBERSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – New Horizons DSP

Last week’s Card & Cuppa project is this pretty scene with a New Horizons DSP background.

New Horizons DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

At these classes, I ask the attendees for ideas of what they would like to make. This project, on page Page 47 of the Jan-Jun Mini Catalogue was suggested.

As I don’t own the Dies used in the sample, I chose other dies to create a similar effect to CASE the project.

If you’re not sure what CASE is, then head to my video on the topic for a quick explanation.

New Horizons DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A sheet of New Horizons DSP is cut down for the background. My basecard is Blackberry Bliss, one of the colours from the DSP.

Then, cut out shapes in Basic Black using the Beautiful Trees Dies and Majestic Mountain are stuck onto the DSP.

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Next, any overhang is cut away and strips of Basic Black are then stuck around the edge of the project to create a frame.

A couple of leaves from the new Bough Punch are cut out in Old Olive and stuck behind two Bumblebee trees, with a sentiment from the Art Gallery Stamp Set sitting on top.

New Horizons DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This piece is then raised up on Dimensionals as a finishing touch.

I like how this version has turned out, especially the effect of the DSP at the back of this project, framed by the various dies.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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NEW HORIZONS 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERBEAUTIFUL TREES DIESMAJESTIC MOUNTAIN DIESBOUGH PUNCHART GALLERY PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETBLACKBERRY BLISS A4 CARDSTOCKBLACKBERRY BLISS CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC BLACK A4 CARDSTOCKBUMBLEBEE A4 CARDSTOCKOLD OLIVE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKMINI STAMPIN' CUT & EMBOSS MACHINEMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Hey Sports Fan Embellishments

For last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa, I designed the project around the embellishmets in the Hey Sports Fan Suite Collection from the Jan-Jun Mini Catalogue.

Hey Sports Fan. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The Resin Stars from the Suite Collection influenced my colour combination, along with the spools of Fan Baker’s Twine.

Using the Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch, each of the colours, Bumblebee, Evening Evergreen, Night of Navy, Poppy Parade and Basic White are cut out.

These are then arranged on the project.

Hey Sports Fan. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Next, lengths of the Baker’s Twine are placed at angles, criss-crossing the project.

A sentiment, from the Hello Beautiful Stamp Set is added to the Basic White shape and attached using Dimensionals.

Finally, some of the Resin Stars complete the project.

Hey Sports Fan. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This is a great project for teenagers, or those who are more difficult to make for. The design can also be replicated using different colours, shapes, sentiments, ribbons/twine and embellishments.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – SAB Daffodil Afternoon DSP

My Card & (Your) Cuppa attendees asked for a daffodil project. As they also  liked this project and the DSP, last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project was a similar design.

Daffodil Afternoon DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The DSP is from the FREE Daffodil Afternoon SAB DSP, only available until the end of February, while stocks last.

As the sheet of DSP has a fabulous daffodil design on it, it can just be cut into pieces to create a great project.

Daffodil Afternoon DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using colours from the DSP, a Very Vanilla basecard, with an Evening Evergreen layer provides a coordinating base.

A piece of In Color Ribbon and a length of Baker’s Twine sit around the bottom of the DSP.

Daffodil Afternoon DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, a sentiment from the Wildflower Path Stamp Set is stamped onto Crushed Curry cardstock and raised up on Dimensionals.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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DAFFODIL AFTERNOON 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERWILDFLOWER PATH PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)EVENING EVERGREEN CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADEVENING EVERGREEN A4 CARDSTOCKCRUSHED CURRY A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 THICK CARDSTOCKEVENING EVERGREEN 3/8" (1 CM) OPEN WEAVE RIBBONBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKSTAMPIN' SEALTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEGLUE DOTSMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS