Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Christmas Stripes

Our final Card & Cuppa project of the year was this pretty Christmas card I’m sharing a day early with you!

It is one of my favourite stripe designs made with my favourite stamp set, DSP and Ribbon of the season.

Sadly these items are on the Last Chance Products list, so we won’t see them again when our Spring Catalogue releases in early January.

The bottom of the card is made with stripes of the Joy of Christmas DSP laid side by side.

A length of the gorgeous Iridescent Ribbon sits across the top of the pieces. This ribbon has a lovely shimmer to it and appears to change colour in different lights.

Two circles are then punched using the Online Exclusives Circle Punches, one from Basic White and one from Shaded Spruce cardstock.

The holly image from the Christmas Classics Stamp Set is then stamped in coordinating Shaded Spruce and coloured using a Stampin’ Blend.

It is given a touch of extra festive sparkle using Wink of Stella before the layered circles are stuck across the ribbon.

Finally, some Festive Pearls are added to create holly berries.

This design is great if you have offcuts of DSP or just need to de-stash. It also works with cardstock too.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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CHRISTMAS CLASSICS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)JOY OF CHRISTMAS 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER1-3/4" (4.4 CM) CIRCLE PUNCH2" (5.1 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHSHADED SPRUCE A4 CARDSTOCKSHADED SPRUCE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKSTAMPIN' BLENDS SHADED SPRUCE COMBO PACKWHITE 1/2" (1.3 CM) IRIDESCENT RIBBONFESTIVE PEARLSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUE

Countdown to Christmas 2023 – Week 12

Today is the final week of my Countdown to Christmas 2023 series.

This bright and cheery sentiment free card is a quick and easy project to make. The design can also be replicated using other stamps too.

For this project, I used Parakeet Party, Daffodil Delight and Basic White.

First, the trees from the Christmas Everywhere Kit were stamped onto the card. My top tip for this design is to stamp in the position you want the focal piece and then stamp the others around it.

An additional tree was stamped onto a separate piece and fussy cut, leaving a large enough piece at the top for the bling to stick to.

Each of the trees were coloured using the light Parakeet Party Stampin’ Blend Marker.

Stars were then stamped onto the background trees and dotted with Wink of Stella.

Next, lengths of coordinating Baker’s Twine were added to the left-hand side and a knot tied across the three strands.

The focal tree then had a Daffodil Delight Glossy Dot added to the top before being raised up on Mini Dimensionals in the correct position.

Finally, Iridescent Rhinestones were also coloured with the Stampin’ Blend Marker to coordinate with the project colours. They are dotted across the card for a touch of bling.

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CHRISTMAS EVERYWHERE KIT (ENGLISH)PARAKEET PARTY A4 CARDSTOCKPARAKEET PARTY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADDAFFODIL DELIGHT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKPARAKEET PARTY STAMPIN' BLENDS COMBO PACK2022–2024 IN COLOR BAKER'S TWINE PACKIRIDESCENT RHINESTONES BASIC JEWELSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHSTAMPIN' SEALTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Christmas Punch Art Robin

Last week’s Card & Cuppa project was this cute Christmas punch art robin on a tag.

It uses traditional Christmas colours of Real Red and Old Olive with Very Vanilla. Along with Pecan Pie and Daffodil Delight for the robin body and beak.

The background is embossed using the Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder.

Next, the tag is created by cutting the edges off two rectangles using the Very Best Trio Punch.

Using the Christmas Classics Stamp Set (on the Last Chance Products List), the spruce branches are added to the Very Vanilla layer. The pieces are then layered together and a ribbon slot is created using the punch too.

A sentiment, using the stamp set from the Christmas Everywhere Kit sits on a layered oval cut using the Double Oval Punch.

For the robin, the various pieces are cut out using the Songbird Builder Punch and stuck together. The eye is drawn on using a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker.

Both the robin and sentiment are stuck to the tag and a length of Real Red Ribbon from the Ribbon Combo Pack is looped through the ribbon slot.

Dimensionals are used to attach the tag.

Finally, some gold Festive Pearls add an extra touch of Christmas bling.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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SONGBIRD BUILDER PUNCHCHRISTMAS EVERYWHERE KIT (ENGLISH)CHRISTMAS CLASSICS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)MERRY MELODY 3D EMBOSSING FOLDERDOUBLE OVAL PUNCHVERY BEST TRIO PUNCHREAL RED A4 CARDSTOCKREAL RED CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADOLD OLIVE A4 CARDSTOCKOLD OLIVE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPECAN PIE A4 CARDSTOCKDAFFODIL DELIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 THICK CARDSTOCKBASIC BLACK STAMPIN' WRITE MARKERREAL RED & GARDEN GREEN 3/8" (1 CM) RIBBON COMBO PACKFESTIVE PEARLSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Countdown to Christmas 2023 – Week 11

Can you believe it’s the penultimate week of this year’s Countdown to Christmas series already.

This project is one you can make fairly quickly so great for anyone who may have forgotten to send a card to.

It uses Shaded Spruce, Sweet Sorbet and Crushed Curry, along with Basic White.

Holly leaves from the Christmas Classics Stamp Set are stamped at the top of the piece and coloured using a matching Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blend. Berries are then added. Everything is given some festive sparkle using Wink of Stella.

I think you can tell that the Christmas Classics Stamp Set has been my favourite stamp set of the season so far. I’m sad it’s on the Last Chance list, get yours while you still can.

For the stars, I’ve used the stamp set from the Christmas Everywhere Kit. This is such a versatile little stamp set.

The sentiment is then stamped and punched out using the 2″ Circle Punch from the Online Exclusives. It’s layered onto a larger circle cut from the 2 3/8″ Circle Punch.

Next, a length of In Color Baker’s Twine in Sweet Sorbet is added to create the hanging bauble effect.

The bauble is then raised up on Dimensionals.

Finally a bunny ears bow sits at the top of the bauble.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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CHRISTMAS CLASSICS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)CHRISTMAS EVERYWHERE KIT (ENGLISH)2" (5.1 CM) CIRCLE PUNCH2-3/8" (6 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHSWEET SORBET A4 CARDSTOCKSWEET SORBET CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCRUSHED CURRY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSHADED SPRUCE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKSTAMPIN' BLENDS SHADED SPRUCE COMBO PACK2022–2024 IN COLOR BAKER'S TWINE PACKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHSTAMPIN' SEALTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Christmas Punch Art Rudolph

As we’ve now reached December, the Card & Cuppa class designs for this month are all Christmas cards.

I love punch art, so couldn’t resist making this Rudolph. I’ve made several versions in the past, but here is the one for 2023.

It starts with a snowy background using Balmy Blue and the ‘splats’ from the Quiet Meadow Stamp Set.

Next a Pecan Pie circle is cut using the 2″ Circle Punch from the Online Exclusives.

Two Early Espresso antlers are cut using the Bough Punch and the piece for the eyes is then cut out using the Little Monkey Builder Punch. There are also two shorter ‘ear’ pieces cut from the Bough Punch too.

The nose is from the Stylish Shapes Dies and is cut from Poppy Parade. It is coated with Wink of Stella to make his ‘very shiny nose’.

Using the Modern Garden Stamp Set (on the Last Chance List), the eyes and mouth are stamped.

Next, the bottom part of the antler is cut off and the ear piece is attached in the same place. You could just glue the ear over the top of the other pieces, but I preferred it this way. Remember to mirror the antlers.

Rudolph is then assembled, apart from his nose, and the ‘ho ho ho’ from the Alphabest Stamp Set is stamped at the bottom, leaving enough room for him to be added.

He is then attached to the project and his nose is raised up on Dimensionals.

I do love a fun Christmas Card and this would be suitable for young and old.

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ALPHABEST PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETQUIET MEADOW CLING STAMP SETMODERN GARDEN PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)STYLISH SHAPES DIES2" (5.1 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHBOUGH PUNCHLITTLE MONKEY BUILDER PUNCHEARLY ESPRESSO A4 CARDSTOCKEARLY ESPRESSO CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPECAN PIE A4 CARDSTOCKPOPPY PARADE A4 CARDSTOCKBALMY BLUE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Countdown to Christmas – Week 10

Week 10 of my Countdown to Christmas 2023 series is the Bonus project from my Christmas Card Club.

Those who signed up for all 5 months of Christmas Card Club in advance were given a bonus 6th project.

The bonus project just had to be a stripe project using the Gorgeous Joy of Christmas DSP.

First, a diagonal line was drawn to create the angle for the stripes.

Before adding the stripes, the sentiment was stamped. I have used the Christmas Classics Stamp Set with Shaded Spruce and Cherry Cobbler ink. This is definitely my favourite Stamp Set of the season.

Once the stripes are stuck down in their parquet pattern the excess is trimmed away. Then, a length of Iridescent Ribbon covers the bottom edge of the strips.

Finally, a flat bow is made and added.

The DSP, Stamp Set and Ribbon are all on the Last Chance Products list so may not be available when this post goes live. Make sure you grab any items from the list while you can.

If you are looking for a quick and easy card to make then this is a great project. It’s also a good scrap buster too for those pieces of DSP you may have lying around.

Here are all of my Christmas Card Club projects, do you have a favourite?

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CHRISTMAS CLASSICS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)JOY OF CHRISTMAS 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERWHITE 1/2" (1.3 CM) IRIDESCENT RIBBONSHADED SPRUCE A4 CARDSTOCKSHADED SPRUCE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCHERRY COBBLER CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUEGLUE DOTSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Countdown to Christmas – Week 9

For week 9 of my Countdown to Christmas 2023 series, I’m sharing November’s Christmas Card Club project.

For November’s project, I chose to make this present card using traditional colours of Real Red and Very Vanilla, with Shaded Spruce stamping.

The background is embossed using the Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder.

Next, the parcel is made by adding two lengths of Gold & Vanilla Satin Edged Ribbon.

Sentiment layers are created using the Deckled Circles Dies and the Christmas Classics Stamp Set.

Loose Holly Gems & Sequins are then added to the sentiment. These were on the Last Chance Products list but have sold out and are now no longer available.

Finally, the sentiment layer was added to the parcel.

Christmas Card Club is where those who have signed up make 2 of a pre-designed card using the class kit and instruction from a YouTube video tutorial. The projects are made in their own time with a new video released on the 25th of each month (July-November).

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CHRISTMAS CLASSICS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)MERRY MELODY 3D EMBOSSING FOLDERDECKLED CIRCLES DIESREAL RED A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 THICK CARDSTOCKSHADED SPRUCE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADTAKE YOUR PICKMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEGLUE DOTS

Countdown to Christmas 2023 – Week 8

Week 8 of my Countdown to Christmas 2023 series is this non-stamping project.

If you have lots of pretty papers sitting around, it’s a great stash buster.

The DSP I’ve used is the Joy of Christmas pack, on the current Last Chance Products list and retiring very soon.

Don’t forget that Last Chance products are only available while stocks last, so grab them while you can!

I used the sheets to create a split background and covered the join with a piece of the Gold Trim from the Online Exclusives range.

I’ve then used the sheets to create the Christmas tree. This is made from 3 triangles, cut from the DSP. They are folded in half and then glued together to create the pop-up effect. As there are only three triangles, the tree lays flat for posting.

Each triangle is given a coating of Wink of Stella for some festive shimmer.

These then sit on a snowball shape cut from the Decorative Circle Punch, backed with a Real Red shape cut from the 2 3/8 Circle Punch.

The project sits on a Basic White layer, onto a Real Red base card. The colours are taken from the colours in the DSP.

Finally, a Brushed Metallic Gold embellishment sits at the top of the tree.

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JOY OF CHRISTMAS 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERDECORATIVE CIRCLE PUNCH2-3/8" (6 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHREAL RED A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKGOLD & SILVER 1/8" (3.2 MM) TRIM COMBO PACKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHBRUSHED METALLIC ADHESIVE BACKED DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Countdown to Christmas 2023 – Week 7

This very quick and simple design is the project for week 7 of my Countdown to Christmas 2023 series.

It uses the Shining Christmas Specialty DSP from the Online Exclusives range.

This paper has foil embossed images on one side and a regular design on the back of each sheet. It’s a DSP that does all of the hard work for you. When a DSP is this pretty, all you need to do is chop it into card size pieces.

Here, I’ve teamed it with a Thick Basic White base card and coordinating Mossy Meadow layer.

A sentiment from the the Christmas Classics Stamp Set sits across the top on a Mossy Meadow layer.

Finally, some Festive Pearls create the look of holly berries.

This design is really quick and easy to create and great for posting. You could easily create a batch while sitting in front of the TV.

With one sheet giving you enough for 6 cards, that is 72 cards from just one pack!

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SHINING CHRISTMAS 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPERCHRISTMAS CLASSICS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)MOSSY MEADOW A4 CARDSTOCKMOSSY MEADOW CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKFESTIVE PEARLSSTAMPIN' SEAL

Countdown to Christmas 2023 – Week 6

How is it already week 6 of my Countdown to Christmas 2023 series?

For this project, I used the new Christmas Everywhere Kit. The kit includes all the items you need to create 9 cards (3 each of 3 designs). It also includes a stamp set and mini ink pad in Pretty Peacock too.

As you can see, rather than using the cards in the kit, I have used the stamp set to create my own design.

This is a monochrome Christmas Card in Night of Navy and Basic White.

First, the star background is stamped. Next, a circle is cut using the Online Exclusives 2″ Circle Punch. Two trees are then stamped onto the circle, with another stamped onto a separate piece.

The trees are coloured using a light Night of Navy Stampin’ Blend marker with the separate one cut out and stuck in front.

This is then mounted onto a Night of Navy Circle, again cut out using a Circle Punch. The trees are then stuck to background.

What is great about this stamp set is the combination of words to allow you to create your own sentiment.

For my sentiment, I was able to pop it all onto my clear block and stamp the whole greeting at once.

I’ve raised this over the top of the trees using Dimensionals.

Finally, a few Rhinestones are dotted around for some festive sparkle.

I intend to make up the kit and use the cards as instructed, but as soon as I saw the stamp set, I knew that it would be great for my own designs too.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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CHRISTMAS EVERYWHERE KIT (ENGLISH)2" (5.1 CM) CIRCLE PUNCH2-3/8" (6 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHNIGHT OF NAVY A4 CARDSTOCKNIGHT OF NAVY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKSTAMPIN' BLENDS NIGHT OF NAVY COMBO PACKRHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSSTAMPIN' SEALMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS