Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Love Cats

As it’s Valentine’s Day this week, a love-themed card was the design for Card & Cuppa with these adorable love cats.

Love Cats. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’d seen various versions of this design on Pinterest (too many to find one person to credit) so made my own version.

Some tone-on-tone stamping using the Hardwood Stamp creates the fence. A few notches are cut by hand to make it a bit more realistic.

The sun/moon (it looks a little washed out in this picture) is made from a mask and sponge dauber

Love Cats. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using the Fox Builder Punch, the two cats are made from Basic Black and Gray Granite Cardstock. The Gray Granite cat is very lightly sponge daubered.

The tail and body are then added to the fence. Before the heads are added, whiskers are stamped in Memento Ink.

Love Cats. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The finishing touches are a heart stamped in Real Red and coloured with Wink of Stella, plus a ‘love’ sentiment from Thoughtful Banners.

Perfect for Valentine’s Day or an Anniversary Card.

Love Cats. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Why not join us for a future class. Visit my class timetable for more details and to book your place.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Label Me Pretty

I can’t quite believe that it is the last Monday in October already.  Where has the year gone?

As it’s Monday, I’m here to show you last week’s Card & Cuppa project.

Stampin' Up! Label Me Pretty HIPPOFROG Designs

First, we used the Hardwood Background Stamp in Sahara Sand for the panelled look.

Then, the leaves from the Jar of Love Stamp Set stamped in Old Olive softened the edge slightly.  These were a mixture of first, second and third stamping after inking.

Next we used the Label Me Pretty Stamp Set and Pretty Label Punch Bundle to create the centre sentiment.  It was coloured using Watercolor Pencils with the only stipulation being that Old Olive and Calypso Coral much be used somewhere to co-ordinate all the elements.

Don’t you love how the Pretty Label Punch fits beautifully on the new Everyday Label Punch?

A strip of Natural Trim Ribbon across the centre and Wink of Stella on the flowers add a touch of sparkle.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Swirly Bird Birthday

As it was the Birthday of one of my regular class attendees a few weeks ago, I had to make her a card.

Here is the Hardwood meets Swirly Bird Birthday card I made.

Swirly Bird Stampin' Up! UK

This lovely lady is a fan of orange and I know she is a keen gardener too.  With that in mind, I chose to create a scene that looked like flowers growing up a fence or shed.

By stamping tone-on-tone with the Hardwood Stamp in Sahara Sand I created the wooden effect.  I then wrapped a piece of the new Whisper White 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon and tied in a bow.

Next I used the Swirly Bird Stamp Set and coordinating Swirly Scribbles Thinlits for the stems, leaves and flowers. These are a mixture of Pear Pizzazz with Wild Wasabi stamping and Peekaboo Peach with Tangerine Tango stamping.

I used the fabulous new Mini Dimensionals to attach the flowers, no more having to cut the large dimensionals in half.

Finally I added the sentiment using the Thoughtful Banners Stamp Set and some Rhinestones in the centre of the flowers.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Hey, Chick

Happy Monday!

At last week’s Card & Cuppa I used a SAB Stamp Set that I hadn’t shown much love to called ‘Hey, Chick’.

Here is the project:

Hey Chick Stampin' Up! UK

How cute it this?  I love how the chicken on the fence is looking inquisitively at you!

This project took a little bit of pre-work to make sure everything was in the correct place.  The secret is to draw lines that you can cover up with the design.

To create this scene we used the Hardwood Stamp and the Classic Label Punch for the fence.  The ‘funky’ chicken is coloured with Watercolor Pencils in Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral.

As Thick Baker’s Twine is a bit too chunky for this project, we split it into three strands to make the lines across the top, before adding the sentiment.

I think this would make a lovely Easter Card or an Any Occasion Card.

To join us at one of next week’s Card & Cuppa Classses, remember to book your place by 18:00 the night before.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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