Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Introducing Shy Shamrock

Last week’s Card & Cuppa project introduced another new 2024-2026 In Color.

The new Shy Shamrock was paired with Lemon Lime Twist and Basic White to create this green Birthday card.

Leaves from the Painted Lavender Stamp Set were stamped around the edge. Then colour was added across the stamped leaves using a Blending Brush.

A length of coordinating In Color Bordered Ribbon was then added across the piece.

Using the Layering Leaves Stamp Set and Bough Punch, the central leaves are created. They are coloured using Stampin’ Blends.

The Simply Said Stamp Set provides the sentiment which the leaves are attached to.

Each leaf is then attached to the sentiment and then stuck to the ribbon with Tear & Tape.

Mini Dimensionals are stuck to the tips of the leaves to raise them up.

Finally, Iridescent Pearls are coloured wiht Stampin’ Blends before being stuck to the project.

The image below shows how the new Shy Shamrock compares to other current Stampin’ Up! colours.

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Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – (Re)Introducing Pretty in Pink

Last week’s Card & Cuppa class continued working through the new In Colors. This time it was the turn of Pretty in Pink, a previous retired Stampin’ Up! colour that has returned as an In Color for 2024-2026.

For this grunge/vintage-style project, I combined the new colour with Moody Mauve, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla.

The background is stamped with images from the new Flowers of Beauty Stamp Set. This stamping is all second generation.

Next, the background is given a vintage look using Blending Brushes, Crumb Cake and Pretty in Pink ink.

For my project, I ripped the background piece and also curled a corner for a grungey look.

Using the Petal Park Builder Punch, the flower shapes were punched and then coloured on both sides using Blending Brushes. They were then scrunched to soften the fibres and the cardstock was split into two layers. Both layers were then offset and stuck back together before one layer of the centre was added.

The flowers were stuck to a punched circle that had the edge coloured. A piece of coordinating In Color Ribbon was stuck to the back of the circle before the whole piece was added to the project.

Each flower had a sequin from the Adhesive-Backed Sequins Trio Pack popped in the centre.

Finally, Pretty in Pink Shimmer Gems were dotted around the project.

As this design is quite busy, I chose to leave it sentiment free – perfect for any occasion.

If you are a fan of Pretty in Pink, here is comparison of it to other current Stampin’ Up! colours.

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FLOWERS OF BEAUTY PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETPETAL PARK BUILDER PUNCH1-3/4" (4.4 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHPRETTY IN PINK A4 CARDSTOCKPRETTY IN PINK CLASSIC STAMPIN PADMOODY MAUVE A4 CARDSTOCKMOODY MAUVE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCRUMB CAKE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKBLENDING BRUSHESSMALL BLENDING BRUSHESPRETTY IN PINK 3/8" (1 CM) BORDERED RIBBON2024–2026 IN COLOR™ SHIMMER GEMSADHESIVE-BACKED SEQUINS TRIOMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Under The Moon

As I was still in holiday mode after a lovely week away in Cyprus, last week’s Card & Cuppa design reflected that!

It is a CASE of a project in the new Annual Catalogue.

This new Under The Moon Stamp Set is great as it does a lot of the hard work for you, so you can make a project really quickly. Plus there are some great images in the Annual Catalogue to use as inspiration too.

I chose to combine Azure Afternoon, Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral for this design.

All of the images, apart from the boat, are inked up using Sponge Daubers. This gives a more subtle effect and allows you to create darker and lighter areas.

After inking up the sea image with a Sponge Dauber, I used my Grid Paper to ensure I stamped a straight horizon.

Next, the moon image is carefully inked up with both colours using the Sponge Daubers and lined up with the sea below.

The boat is then added to the side to finish the stamping of the scene.

Finally a few white sequins from adhesive-backed sequins trio are dotted across the sea to look like water droplets.

For my project, I decided to leave it sentiment free as I think it makes a great any occasion card. Alternatively, there is white space where a sentiment can easily be added as needed.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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UNDER THE MOON PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETAZURE AFTERNOON A4 CARDSTOCKAZURE AFTERNOON CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCALYPSO CORAL CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADDAFFODIL DELIGHT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADNIGHT OF NAVY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKSPONGE DAUBERSADHESIVE-BACKED SEQUINS TRIOSTAMPIN' SEAL

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Introducing Petunia Pop

For last week’s Card & Cuppa class, I designed a project using another of the new 2024-2026 In Colors.

Petunia Pop was the colour I chose and I combined it with Old Olive, Petal Pink and Basic White.

All of the stamping was from the Painted Lavender Stamp Set, with pieces cut out using the matching Painted Lavender Dies.

The design is inspired by a project in the now retired previous Jan-April Mini Catalogue.

First, the stems are stamped, with the flowers stamped on top. Another set of flowers are then stamped onto a separate sheet with first and second generation stamping to provide different depths of colour.

These flowers and the additional stems are cut out using the dies and attached to the project.

Butterflies are then added in the corner.

Wink of Stella is dotted onto the flowers and butterflies as needed.

Finally, some sequins from the Adhesive-Backed Sequins Trio are added for a little touch of bling.

As this design is sentiment free, it makes it great for any occasion. You can either leave it as it is, or add a sentiment nearer the time.

If you are a fan of Petunia Pop, here is comparison of it to other current Stampin’ Up! colours.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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PAINTED LAVENDER PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETPAINTED LAVENDER DIESPETUNIA POP A4 CARDSTOCKPETUNIA POP CLASSIC STAMPIN PADPETAL PINK A4 CARDSTOCKPETAL PINK CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADOLD OLIVE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKADHESIVE-BACKED SEQUINS TRIOWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHGLUE DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUE

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Introducing Peach Pie

Last week’s Card & Cuppa project used both a new Bundle from the Annual Catalogue and a new In Color too.

For this sentiment free design I was introducing Peach Pie, one of the new In Color Collection for 2024-2026. See the bottom of this post for more details on Peach Pie.

This new orange is teamed with Pecan Pie and Calypso Coral and Very Vanilla for a softer look.

The project also uses the new Flowers of Beauty Bundle (Stamp Set & Dies).

A background is stamped in 2nd and 3rd generation stamping (see my Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques Video here for more details on generational stamping).

Next, the central leaves and flower are stamped and cut out using the coordinating dies. As the flower is two-step stampin’ we used Peach Pie for both parts, stamping off the infill piece to make it lighter. The large leaf is then cut out too.

Using a Blender Pen, the two smaller leaves are given a little bit of colour.

One of the Online Exclusives Circle Punches creates the central piece that all of the cut outs are then attached to.

Coordinating In Color Bordered Ribbon is then added across the centre of the project before the circle with it’s attachments are stuck on with Dimensionals.

Finally, some In Color Shimmer Gems, again in coordinating Peach Pie, add a little touch of sparkle.

As this design is sentiment free, it makes it great for any occasion. You can either leave it as it is, or add a sentiment nearer the time.

If you are a fan of Peach Pie, here is comparison of it to other current Stampin’ Up! colours.

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FLOWERS OF BEAUTY BUNDLE2" (5.1 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHPEACH PIE A4 CARDSTOCKPEACH PIE CLASSIC STAMPIN PADPECAN PIE A4 CARDSTOCKPECAN PIE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCALYPSO CORAL A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKPEACH PIE 3/8" (1 CM) BORDERED RIBBONBLENDER PENS2024–2026 IN COLOR™ SHIMMER GEMSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Inspired by the New Annual Catalogue

At last week’s Card & Cuppa Class, I took inspiration from a project in the new Annual Catalogue.

A base colour combination of Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Basic White is the perfect canvas for the splash of colour from the leaves.

Using the Layering Leaves Stamp Set, the background was stamped with the ‘splats’ image in Crumb Cake.

Then, leaves were stamped in Crumb Cake and punched out with the coordinating Bough Punch. They were then coloured in using the Watercolor Pencils.

Next, the second shape on the punch was cut out in Basic White cardstock.

All of the leaves were then layered together on the background.

Early Espresso is used to stamp the sentiment and is cut out using the 1 3/4″ Circle Punch from the Online Exclusives range.

A length of Essentials Baker’s Twine in coordinating Crumb Cake is then looped to the back of the sentiment.

Finally, the sentiment is raised up over the leaves with Dimensionals.

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LAYERING LEAVES PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)BOUGH PUNCH1-3/4" (4.4 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADEARLY ESPRESSO CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWATERCOLOR PENCILS ASSORTMENT 1WATERCOLOR PENCILS ASSORTMENT 2BAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Bee My Valentine Stamp Set & Punch

Last week’s Card & Cuppa project took inspiration from the outgoing January-April Mini Catalogue.

It uses the Bee My Valentine Stamp Set and coordinating Bee Builder Punch. These items are only available as a discounted Bundle until the end of April.

From the name of the Stamp Set, you may think that it is for February and love, but take a look at how it is used here.

Be sure to check out the Last Chance list to see all of the items that are retiring. These items are only available until the end of April, while stocks last.

My colour combination was taken from the Shiny Sequins in the Online Exclusives range – Melon Mambo, Lemon Lolly, Lemon Lime Twist and Pumpkin Pie.

Using another product from the Online Exclusives, the Basic Embossing Folders, the Lemon Lolly piece was given some texture.

Next, five shapes were cut using the Punch. Four of these were then stamped using the flower and leaf images from the Stamp Set. The final shape was stamped with a sentiment from the Layering Leaves Stamp Set.

A touch of Wink of Stella was added to the flowers for a bit of sparkle.

Two of the shapes were then stuck directly onto the background, with the other three raised up on Dimensionals.

Finally, some coordinating Melon Mambo Shiny Sequins were added for another touch of bling.

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BEE MY VALENTINE PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)BEE BUILDER PUNCHLAYERING LEAVES PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)BASICS 3D EMBOSSING FOLDERSMELON MAMBO CARDSTOCK A4MELON MAMBO CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADLEMON LOLLY A4 CARDSTOCKLEMON LOLLY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADLEMON LIME TWIST CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPUMPKIN PIE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKADHESIVE-BACKED SHINY SEQUINSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Textured Timber Stamp Set

Last week’s Card & Cuppa project used another new product from the Online Exclusives range, the Textured Timber Stamp Set.

To make this card more neutral and suitable for anyone, I chose a colour combination of Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow and Very Vanilla. Old Olive and Garden Green are also used for some of the leaves.

First, the trunk is stamped down the side, along with some second generation ‘splats’ from the Layering Leaves Stamp Set.

On another piece of cardstock, the stump piece is stamped and then cut out by hand.

Both the trunk and stump section were given a touch more life using the brush end of the Light Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blend. By using it on the knots and following along some of the lines, it makes the pieces more realistic.

Leaves, again from the Layering Leaves Stamp Set were stamped onto Mossy Meadow, Garden Green and Old Olive cardstock and punched out.

These were then layered under and through the stump piece.

A sentiment from the Heartfelt Hexagon Stamp Set was then added on top of a length of coordinating Crumb Cake Baker’s Twine, from the Essentials Pack.

This whole stump section was then raised up on Dimensionals.

Finally, some Iridescent Pearls, coloured with the Dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blend are then added.

There are only a few more days to purchase items from the Last Chance List. Items are only available while stocks last, don’t miss out!

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TEXTURED TIMBER CLING STAMP SETHEARTFELT HEXAGON PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)LAYERING LEAVES PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)BOUGH PUNCHCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMOSSY MEADOW A4 CARDSTOCKMOSSY MEADOW CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADGARDEN GREEN A4 CARDSTOCKOLD OLIVE A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKSTAMPIN' BLENDS CRUMB CAKE COMBO PACKBLENDER PENSBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKIRIDESCENT PEARL BASIC JEWELSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Pets & More Stamp Set

Last week’s Card & Cuppa project used the new Pets & More Stamp Set from the Online Exclusives range.

A lot of my attendees are animal fans, particularly dogs, and they also enjoy colouring, so this project ticked both of those boxes.

My colour combination was Pecan Pie, Cajun Craze and Daffodil Delight, along with Basic White.

As the Pets & More Stamp Set is image only, a sentiment from the Heartfelt Hexagon Stamp Set was the first thing to stamp.

We then masked off the top section to allow for the bowls, paw prints and tennis balls to be stamped. This creates a ‘fake DSP’ look at the bottom of the layer.

As this stamp set is from the ‘Reversibles’ range, it gives you twice the number of stamps, with the ‘normal’ outline and a full solid image using the reverse.

The dog was stamped onto a separate piece and punched out using the 2″ Circle Punch, another item from the Online Exclusives range.

Watercolor Pencils were the used to colour the dog, with a Blender Pen to help finesse the colouring.

The dog was then layered onto 2 3/8″ Circle.

To cover the masking line, a length of Gold Trim from the Gold & Silver Trim Combo Pack is added. This is also an Online Exclusives item.

Dimensionals are then used to raise the dog up over the Trim.

Finally, the tag is given a touch of coordinating bling from the  Neutrals Adhesive Backed Sequins.

This is a great card for the animal lover in your life.

Don’t forget that you only have until the end of April to take advantage of the offers on the Last Chance Products list. Retiring items from the Annual Catalogue and January-April Mini Catalogue are only available while stocks last, so don’t miss out!

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PETS & MORE PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETHEARTFELT HEXAGON PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)2" (5.1 CM) CIRCLE PUNCH2-3/8" (6 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHPECAN PIE A4 CARDSTOCKPECAN PIE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCAJUN CRAZE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADDAFFODIL DELIGHT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWATERCOLOR PENCILS ASSORTMENT 1WATERCOLOR PENCILS ASSORTMENT 2BLENDER PENSGOLD & SILVER 1/8" (3.2 MM) TRIM COMBO PACKNEUTRALS ADHESIVE-BACKED SEQUINSSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Saying Farewell to 2023-2024 Products

Due to the Easter Bank Holiday, there wasn’t a Card & Cuppa session last week.

So, today I’ve decided to share six projects from the 2023-2024 Annual Catalogue that use some of the products leaving us at the end of the month.

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Gorgeously Made Stamp Set & Dies, Little Monkey Stamp Set & Punch  
Artistically Inked Stamp Set & Dies, Nature’s Prints Stamp Set & Dies   You Decide Your Biggest Wish. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs
Quiet Meadow Stamp Set & Dies, Biggest Wish Stamp Set.

Click here to see the Last Chance Products Lists from the Annual Catalogue and January-April Mini Catalogue.

As items are only available while stocks last, check stock availability at my Online Store. The discounts go live tomorrow and will sell out very quickly, so don’t delay ordering!

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GORGEOUSLY MADE CLING STAMP SET (ENGLISH)GORGEOUSLY MADE DIESLITTLE MONKEY PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)LITTLE MONKEY BUILDER PUNCHARTISTICALLY INKED CLING STAMP SETARTISTIC DIESNATURE'S PRINTS CLING STAMP SET (ENGLISH)NATURAL PRINTS DIESQUIET MEADOW CLING STAMP SETMEADOW DIESBIGGEST WISH PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)