Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Monochrome Perfectly Penciled DSP

Last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project just used black and white for this monochrome design.

It uses the Perfectly Penciled DSP for the background piece.

A sentiment from the Artistically Inked Stamp Set is then stamped on a separate piece of cardstock to sit across the project.

Basic Black and Basic White strips are then cut and stuck behind the sentiment. The edges are cut at an angle and they are set are different lengths.

Once the sentiment piece is stuck down, with any overhang cut away, two lengths of Basic Black Baker’s Twine then sit at the top and bottom.

Finally, some Classic Matte Dots are added.

This design is a great scrap buster and perfect for masculine projects.

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PERFECTLY PENCILED 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERARTISTICALLY INKED CLING STAMP SETBASIC BLACK A4 CARDSTOCKTUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKCLASSIC MATTE DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Saying Hello – In Color 2022-2024: Tahitian Tide

The final In Color from the new Annual Catalogue is Tahitian Tide.

Tahitian Tide. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This colour is another of my favourites.

I have again used the same design as I did for the Orchid Oasis, Parakeet Party, Starry Sky and Sweet Sorbet projects.

Tahitian Tide. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using the 6×6 DSP, this creates a diagonal backround, with a length of In Color Metallic Woven Ribbon covering the join.

Sweet Songbirds, a new Stamp Set and Punch Bundle from the Annual Catalogue provides the cute bird. This sits on a cloud cut out using the Cloud Punch.

It reminds me of a certain social media network!

Tahitian Tide. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, as before, In Color Matte Decorative Dots are added.

 

Here is a quick reference of how this new colour compares to the other Stampin’ Up! colours.

Tahitian Tide. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Here are all of the five new colours together. Do you have a favourite?

Orchid Oasis. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs  Parakeet Party. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs  Starry Sky. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs     Sweet Sorbet. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs  Tahitian Tide. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

In Color 2022-2024. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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SWEET SONGBIRDS BUNDLE (ENGLISH)CLOUD PUNCH2022–2024 IN COLOR™ 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERTAHITIAN TIDE A4 CARDSTOCKTAHITIAN TIDE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKTAHITIAN TIDE 1/8'' (3.2 MM) METALLIC WOVEN RIBBON2022-2024 IN COLOR MATTE DECORATIVE DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Saying Hello – In Color 2022-2024: Sweet Sorbet

The penultimate In Color from the new Annual Catalogue, in alphabetical order is Sweet Sorbet.

Sweet Sorbet. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’ve once again used the same monochrome design as I did for the Orchid Oasis, Parakeet Party and Starry Sky projects.

Sweet Sorbet. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

In Color 6×6 DSP cut on the diagonal provides the background, with a length of coordinating Metallic Woven Ribbon to cover the join.

The Artistically Inked Stamp Set and Artistic Dies create the flowers. These sit on a shape cut using the new Stylish Shapes Dies. They remind me of the red roses that flower outside my front door at this time of year.

Sweet Sorbet. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

To finish, three In Color Matte Decorative Dots are scattered across the project.

As with the other versions, this card is sentiment free and suitable for any occasion.

Here is a quick reference of how this new colour compares to the other Stampin’ Up! colours.

Sweet Sorbet. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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ARTISTICALLY INKED CLING STAMP SETARTISTIC DIESSTYLISH SHAPES DIES2022–2024 IN COLOR™ 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERSWEET SORBET A4 CARDSTOCKSWEET SORBET CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKSWEET SORBET 1/8'' (3.2 MM) METALLIC WOVEN RIBBON2022-2024 IN COLOR MATTE DECORATIVE DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Saying Hello – In Color 2022-2024: Starry Sky

The third new In Color, in alphabetical order is Starry Sky.

Starry Sky. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Starry Sky is a lovely deep blue and as with the other colours, I have made a monochrome project in the same design.

Once again, it uses the In Color 6×6 DSP stack, this time the side with the stripe pattern. This stripe pattern is quite versatile as you can use the stripes vertically, horizontally and also at an angle.

Coordinating Metallic Woven Ribbon hides the join.

Starry Sky. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set provides the image, cut out with the matching Dragonflies Punch.

This has been given a coat of Wink of Stella that adds a touch of extra sparkle.

It sits on a hexagon cut using the Beautiful Shapes Dies.

Finally, In Color Matte Decorative Dots are added.

Starry Sky. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Like the previous two In Color projects, this is sentiment free, so it makes a great any occasion card. You can have a card like this in your emergency stash and either send it as it is, or add a sentiment.

Here is a quick reference of how this new colour compares to the other Stampin’ Up! colours.

Starry Sky. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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DRAGONFLY GARDEN CLING STAMP SETBEAUTIFUL SHAPES DIESDRAGONFLIES PUNCH2022–2024 IN COLOR™ 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERSTARRY SKY A4 CARDSTOCKSTARRY SKY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKSTARRY SKY 1/8'' (3.2 MM) METALLIC WOVEN RIBBONMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE2022-2024 IN COLOR MATTE DECORATIVE DOTS

Saying Hello – In Color 2022-2024: Parakeet Party

The next In Color I’m saying ‘hello’ to is Parakeet Party.

Parakeet Party. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I think this is one of my favourites of the new In Colors from the new Annual Catalogue.

Following on from the Orchid Oasis project, here is another monochrome card in the same design.

I love using monochrome designs to show off a colour. You can see how vibrant and zingy this one is.

Again, this project uses the coordinating In Color DSP stack for the diagonal strip, following the pattern line for the angle.

Parakeet Party. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The In Color Metallic Woven Ribbon hides the join.

A square, cut using the new Stylish Shapes Dies sits in a diamond shape, once again following the lines of the DSP.

This has a leaf from the Forever Fern Stamp Set cut out with the Greenery Dies sitting on top.

Finally, coordinating In Color Matte Decorative Dots are added.

Parakeet Party. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Being sentiment free, this card can be used for any occasion. It could also have a sentiment added just before it is sent.

Here is a quick reference of how this new colour compares to the other Stampin’ Up! colours.

Parakeet Party. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

 

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FOREVER FERN CLING STAMP SET (EN)FOREVER FLOURISHING DIESSTYLISH SHAPES DIESPARAKEET PARTY A4 CARDSTOCKPARAKEET PARTY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKPARAKEET PARTY 1/8" (3.2 MM) METALLIC WOVEN RIBBONMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE2022-2024 IN COLOR MATTE DECORATIVE DOTS

Saying Hello – In Color 2022-2024: Orchid Oasis

Stampin’ Up! add five new ‘In Colors’ to their range each year that stay for two years.

This year, I’m introducing them in alphabetical order, so first up is Orchid Oasis.

Orchid Oasis. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As you know, I love monochrome projects, so I teamed the Orchid Oasis products with Basic White.

A piece of the In Color DSP Stack is cut on the diagonal, with the coordinating Metallic Woven Ribbon across the join.

Orchid Oasis. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

One of the butterflies from the Butterfly Brilliance Stamp Set is cut out using the Brilliant Wings Dies. It is then given a touch of sparkle with Wink of Stella.

The butterfly sits on a circle cut from the Beautiful Shapes Dies.

Finally, three different shades of the In color Matte Decorative Dots are added.

Orchid Oasis. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This is a great any occasion card as it can either be left as it is, or have a sentiment added at a later date.

It is also really quick and easy to make and you could create a batch really easily.

Here is a quick reference of how this new colour compares to the other Stampin’ Up! colours.

Orchid Oasis. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Check back in a few days for the next In Color.

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BUTTERFLY BRILLIANCE CLING STAMP SETBRILLIANT WINGS DIESBEAUTIFUL SHAPES DIESORCHID OASIS A4 CARDSTOCKORCHID OASIS CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCK2022–2024 IN COLOR™ 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERORCHID OASIS 1/8" (3.2 MM) WOVEN METALLIC RIBBONWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSH2022-2024 IN COLOR MATTE DECORATIVE DOTSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSSTAMPIN' SEALTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

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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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

Blessings of Home in Misty Moonlight Monochrome

I recently shared a project I made after losing my crafting mojo.

Here is another card I made using the Blessings of Home Bundle and coordinating products from Heart & Home Suite Collection.

These items can be found in the Jan-Jun Mini Catalogue and a similar design layout as before.

Misty Moonlight Monochrome. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This time, I’ve used a piece of the Heart & Home DSP to create the edge pattern.

Then, a piece of the Denim Ribbon sits across the join and one of the doilies in Misty Moonlight is added.

Misty Moonlight Monochrome. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

An stamped and die cut image from the Blessings of Home Bundle, coloured using a Blender Pen, is then added with Dimensionals.

A combination of words from sentiments in the Stamp Set are cut out to create the ‘Have a beautiful day’ wording.

Misty Moonlight Monochrome. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some Classic Matte Dots in White are added to project.

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BLESSINGS OF HOME BUNDLE (ENGLISH)HEART & HOME 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERHEART & HOME DOILIESMISTY MOONLIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKMISTY MOONLIGHT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKBLENDER PENS3/8" (1 CM) DENIM RIBBONCLASSIC MATTE DOTSSTAMPIN' SEALTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Blessings of Home Bundle

You may have noticed that I haven’t posted many projects recently.

This is because over the past few weeks I lost my craft mojo. Rather than sitting in my craft room and pressurising myself, I did some other things instead.

Blessings of Home Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Now, I’ve returned to my craft room, I’ve chosen to concentrate on one stamp set, with some coordinating dies to make a few projects. This stops me feeling overwhelmed and helps me to focus.

My chosen products are the Blessings of Home Bundle (Blessings of Home Stamp Set and Flowers of Home Dies), plus a few more coordinating items from the Heart & Home Suite. These are from the Jan-Jun Mini Catalogue.

Blessings of Home Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using the Cinnamon Cider Heart & Home Doilies as my colour inspiration I teamed it with Very Vanilla to make this this monochrome project.

Stamping the image multiple times down the side of the card creates focus in the background. These are coloured using a Blender Pen to soften the images.

Another flower is stamped and cut out using the dies. Again this is coloured with Blender Pens.

The pieces are then stuck together, with the sentiment attached with Dimensionals.

A multiple loop bow made using the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack is then added. If you’re not sure how to make one of these bows, then take a look at my how to video.

Blessings of Home Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, Classic Matte Dots, also from the Suite are then dotted around for a finishing touch.

I also made a few more projects using these products and I’ll share those with you next week.

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BLESSINGS OF HOME BUNDLE (ENGLISH)HEART & HOME DOILIESCINNAMON CIDER A4 CARDSTOCKCINNAMON CIDER CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 THICK CARDSTOCKBLENDER PENSBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKCLASSIC MATTE DOTSSTAMPIN' SEALGLUE DOTSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Stars, Tags & Monochrome

Last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project was this monochrome card with tags and stars.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Stars, Tags & Monochrome. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It would be a great card for a teenager or 21st.

Using Gray Granite and Basic White for the design works really well as the Gray Granite looks silver.

The star are cut using the Starlit Punch from the Mini Catalogue. A set in each colour. They are then coated in Wink of Stella.

These are stuck across the project with any overhanging pieces cut away.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Stars, Tags & Monochrome. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Next, a tag from the Tailor Made Tags dies is stamped with the sentiment from the Turtle Friends Stamp Set, with some of the stars added too.

A length of the coordinating Shimmer Ribbon is threaded through the tags and tied together with a Baker’s Twine bow.

The tags are offset slightly and attached with Dimensionals to raise them off the page.

Finally, some silver Metallic Pearls are dotted across the project.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Stars, Tags & Monochrome. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This is a great project to recreate in different colours, it would also make a fabulous Christmas card too.

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