Treat yourself

Today I’m showing you the birthday card I made for one of my regular class attendees.

Oh So Eclectic Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Birthday Card designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs

It uses really bright colours of Melon Mambo and Lemon Lime Twist. Using Night of Navy accents helps to tone these colours down. This combination creates a fresh and cheery look.

I chose to use the Oh So Eclectic Stamp Set and co-ordinating Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies to create the leaves and flowers.

The sentiment is from Picture Perfect Birthday and if you can’t treat yourself on your birthday…

A strip of Crinkled Seam Binding in Night of Navy and a bow from the same help to balance the project.

I’ve used a Faceted Gem in Gold for the centre of the front flower.  This helps to hide the Dimensional that is holding it in place – remember, if you can’t see it, it isn’t there!

Here is a close up of the flowers.

Oh So Eclectic Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Birthday Card designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies used, click on the images below to go to my online store. Remember to use the Hostess Code if you are placing an order.

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Oh So Eclectic Clear-Mount BundlePicture Perfect Birthday Photopolymer Stamp SetWhisper White A4 CardstockNight Of Navy 5/8" Crinkled Seam Binding RibbonNight Of Navy A4 CardstockNight Of Navy Classic Stampin' PadLemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin' PadMelon Mambo A4 CardstockMelon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad2" (5.1 cm) Circle Punch2-1/4" (5.7 cm) Circle PunchGold Faceted GemsSnail AdhesiveStampin' DimensionalsMini Glue Dots

Oh, Hello Friend

I haven’t seen a friend for a while so wanted them to know that I was thinking of them.

As this friend is a BIG fan of pink (the complete opposite of me!), I entered a strange pink-tastic world.

Stampin' Up! Oh So Eclectic with HIPPOFROG Designs

I used the Oh So Eclectic Stamp Set and Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies Bundle for the stamping and leaves.

Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo and Powder Pink were the pinks I chose to use.  Washi Tape Basics Pack 1 also made an appearance for the pink stripes.

The Oh, Hello Friend sentiment over a small banner of Powder Pink Ribbon completed the very pink look.

For a bit of sparkle, a cluster of Rhinestones in the centre of the flower was the finishing touch.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies used, click on the images below to go to my online store. Remember to use the Hostess Code if you are placing an order.

You can also join my team here.

Oh So Eclectic Clear-Mount BundleWhisper White A4 CardstockBlushing Bride Classic Stampin' PadFlirty Flamingo A4 CardstockFlirty Flamingo Classic Stampin' PadPowder Pink A4 CardstockPowder Pink Classic Stampin' PadPowder Pink 1/2" Finely Woven RibbonMelon Mambo Classic Stampin' PadBasics Pack 1 Washi TapeRhinestone Basic Jewels1" (2.5 Cm) Circle Punch1-1/4" (3.2 Cm) Circle PunchSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

Eclectic Thank you

There’s no Card & Cuppa project to share with you this week so I’m showing you the Thank you cards I sent to my recent customers.

I love making these types of cards and enjoy showing my appreciation to those who support my little business.

The Naturally Eclectic Stamp Set combined with Sweet Sugarplum and Peekaboo Peach flowers and Wild Wasabi leaves.  These are then joined by gold as an accent colour.

The sentiment is from One Big Meaning and is layered onto a shape cut using the brand new Everyday Label Punch from the Autumn/Winter Catalogue.  Strips of Gold Ribbon and a circle of gold add a touch of shine.

Each card is then finished with a handwritten note from me before heading to the post box.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies used, click on the images below to go to my online store. Remember to use the Hostess Code if you are placing an order.

You can also join my team here.

Oh So Eclectic Clear-Mount Stamp SetOne Big Meaning Clear-Mount Stamp SetWhisper White A4 CardstockSweet Sugarplum A4 CardstockSweet Sugarplum Classic Stampin' PadWild Wasabi A4 CardstockWild Wasabi Classic Stampin' PadPeekaboo Peach Classic Stampin' PadGold Foil SheetsGold 1/8" (3.2 Mm) Ribbon1-3/4" (4.4 Cm) Circle Punch2" (5.1 Cm) Circle PunchEveryday Label PunchSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

Naturally Eclectic – Papercrafting Class

After showing you last week’s Card & Cuppa project using Oh, So Eclectic, I realised I hadn’t shown you my recent Papercrafting Class projects.

The theme was the Naturally Eclectic Suite where the attendees used products from the Suite to create 4 cards, matching envelopes and a co-ordinating box.

Here are the projects:

Stampin' Up! Naturally Eclectic Suite

Four cards and envelopes fit inside the box beautifully.  We used Designer Series Paper to cover the box lid.  The pretty flower was created using the Oh, So Eclectic Stamp Set and Eclectic Layers Dies.

Stampin' Up! Naturally Eclectic Suite

The Envelope Punch Board helped to create the pretty envelopes that co-ordinated wth the cards in no time at all.

Stampin' Up! Naturally Eclectic Suite

Stampin' Up! Naturally Eclectic Suite

Stampin' Up! Naturally Eclectic Suite

Stampin' Up! Naturally Eclectic Suite

Taking the colours from the DSP, all of the projects used various combinations of these 7 colours.

Each project used some of the fabulous Crinkled Seam Binding in either Berry Burst of Night of Navy. Gold Card added an extra touch of glamour as an accent on each project.

This Suite is really versatile and I have feeling it may end up being on my craft desk quite regularly.

Although the Stamp Set has some lovely sentiments, I deliberately chose to leave the cards blank. This is because I think the project would make a great gift for someone, although the attendees weren’t keen on that idea and wanted to keep them for themselves!

Which is your favourite?

Join me at my next Papercrafting Class.  Check out my Class timetable for more details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies used, click on the images below to go to my online store. Remember to use the Hostess Code if you are placing an order.

You can also join my team here.

Oh So Eclectic Clear-Mount BundleNaturally Eclectic Designer Series PaperNight Of Navy 5/8" Crinkled Seam Binding RibbonBerry Burst 5/8" Crinkled Seam Binding RibbonBerry Burst A4 CardstockBerry Burst Classic Stampin' PadPeekaboo Peach A4 CardstockPeekaboo Peach Classic Stampin' PadLemon Lime Twist A4 CardstockLemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin' PadNight Of Navy A4 CardstockNight Of Navy Classic Stampin' PadSoft Sky A4 CardstockSoft Sky Classic Stampin' PadFresh Fig A4 CardstockFresh Fig Classic Stampin' PadEmerald Envy A4 CardstockEmerald Envy Classic Stampin' PadWhisper White A4 CardstockGold Foil SheetsWhisper White A4 Thick CardstockGold Faceted GemsSnail AdhesiveFine-Tip Glue PenMini Glue DotsTear & Tape AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

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Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Oh, So Eclectic

At last week’s Card & Cuppa we used another new stamp set from the Annual Catalogue.

Here is the project.

Stampin' Up! Naturally Eclectic

It uses the Oh, So Eclectic Stamp Set with Sweet Sugarplum, Blushing Bride, Lemon Lime Twist and Wild Wasabi.  Isn’t this just a gorgeous colour combination?

The patterned background piece is made from a stencil I’d pre-cut in advance using the Eclectic Layers Dies.  We used a Sponge Brayer to add Blushing Bride Ink.

Next we stamped the leaves to sit behind the flower.  We used the trusty Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the centre of the flower and cut the flower out separately.

Finally, we added of Striped Sweet Sugarplum Ribbon before attaching the flower.

I deliberately left this card sentiment free as I didn’t want to make it too busy.  It’s a card that would be suitable for any occasion.

A very quick and simple card that would look lovely in many different combinations.

If you’d like to join us for a Card & Cuppa session, make sure you book your place by 18:00 the day before.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies used, click on the images below to go to my online store. Remember to use the Hostess Code if you are placing an order.

You can also join my team here.

Oh So Eclectic Clear-Mount BundleWhisper White A4 CardstockSweet Sugarplum A4 CardstockSweet Sugarplum Classic Stampin' PadLemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin' PadBlushing Bride A4 CardstockBlushing Bride Classic Stampin' PadWild Wasabi Classic Stampin' PadSweet Sugarplum 3/8" Striped Grosgrain RibbonSponge BrayersSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals