Just Wanted to Say

Have you had those moments where you ‘Just Wanted to Say…’? If so, this project is just perfect!

Using items from Ornate Garden Suite from the Annual Catalogue, a pretty daisy-themed card comes together.

Just Wanted to Say. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Bumblebee and Old Olive for the basecard and layer co-ordinate with the colours of the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP. As this piece of DSP is quite busy, I chose something simple to go with it.

The flower from the Ornate Style Stamp Set in the Suite, stamped in Early Espresso onto Bumblebee cardstock, keeps everything co-ordinated.

Using Watercolor Pencils, I very lightly coloured the petals in Whisper White and the stem and leaf in Old Olive. For the centre of the daisy, Wink of Stella adds a bit of sparkle.

Just Wanted to Say. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

‘Just wanted to say’ is from the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set. It’s one of the sentiments that you would traditionally stamp inside the card, but I like to use things in slightly different ways! I’ve trimmed each end to follow the angle of the words.

Using Dimensionals, the daisy and sentiment piece are raised up off the DSP to add some depth.

Just Wanted to Say. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’m really hoping the recipient likes this card.

Why not join me at one of my classes and make your own projects. To see the variety of classes I have available for the rest of 2020, head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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ORNATE GARDEN SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPERORNATE STYLE CLING STAMP SETORNATE THANKS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (EN)BUMBLEBEE A4 CARDSTOCKBUMBLEBEE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADOLD OLIVE A4 CARDSTOCKEARLY ESPRESSO CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADWATERCOLOR PENCILSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Sending you a Paper Hug

A card is a great way to say I’m sending you a paper hug. This one, quite literally says it!

Sending you a Paper Hug. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It uses the Ornate Garden DSP and is really quick and easy to make.

By using the colours of the DSP, part of the hard work has been done for me. Bumblebee and Terracotta Tile are teamed with a Thick Whisper White base card.

A piece of the DSP is cut to size, then the bottom section is cut and turned around to show the other side.

Sending you a Paper Hug. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A strip of In Color Ribbon is placed across the join. This then has a sentiment placed over the top of it.

The fabulous sentiment is from the Comfort & Hope Stamp Set, with the ends cut using the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch. A co-ordinating layer is added to the sentiment.

Finally, two In Color Enamel Dots are added to each side of the sentiment.

Sending you a Paper Hug. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As this design is perfect for any occasion. You could easily make a batch of these in advance and then add a relevant sentiment when they are ready to send.

If you would like to find out more about making cards, then why not join me at one of my classes. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Ornate Garden Suite in Any Direction

Yesterday I showed you a project where the DSP did all the hard work. Today I’m sharing a card that can be used in any direction, either portrait or landscape. This is another project from my Pretty Paper Stash Buster Class.

Again is used the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP, along with the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set. These are both from the Ornate Garden Suite in the Annual Catalogue.

Ornate Garden Suite in Any Direction. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As the DSP is cut on the diagonal, with the stamping following the cut line, it makes it an any direction card. Obviously this only works if the pattern on your DSP is non-directional.

I have taken colours from the DSP as my basecard, layer and for the stamping. These are two In Colors, Terracotta Tile from last year, and the new Bumblebee.

When I’m using DSP, I tend to use colours from it. This way, I know they will co-ordinate. It also removes a lot of the thinking. The colours are helpfully listed on the back of the card sheet that comes in the pack, or you can find the details in the catalogue.

Ornate Garden Suite in Any Direction. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

By cutting your DSP on the diagonal, you are doubling the number of cards you can make from your pack of 12 sheets. Using yesterday’s design, you can create 72 cards. With this design, you can make 144 – yes, one hundred and forty four!

Make sure you have your Paper Trimmer to hand as it will take a while to cut using a pencil, ruler and scissors.

Ornate Garden Suite in Any Direction. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Here are the landscape versions. Do you have a preference? I can’t decide which way up I prefer.

Ornate Garden Suite in Any Direction. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs  Ornate Garden Suite in Any Direction. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs  Ornate Garden Suite in Any Direction. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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Check out my Class Timetable for full details of the socially distanced online classes I’m running for the rest of 2020. It would be great to see you there.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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ORNATE GARDEN SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPERORNATE THANKS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (EN)BUMBLEBEE A4 CARDSTOCKTERRACOTTA TILE A4 CARDSTOCKTERRACOTTA TILE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKPAPER TRIMMERSTAMPIN' SEAL

Letting the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP do the Work

Don’t you just love it when you don’t need to think when you make a card?

This project is a sample from my Papercrafting: Pretty Paper Stash Buster Class. In this class I taught the attendees to use their Designer Series Paper, rather than hoarding/stroking it!

Ornate Garden Specialty DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

When a paper is as pretty as this Ornate Garden Specialty DSP, why not let it do the work for you? Just cut a piece of the DSP and stick it down.

By using a basecard in Thick Very Vanilla and a Basic Black layer, it makes the colours in the piece of DSP really pop.

In the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP pack, there are several sheets with lovely embossed gold foil designs on them. This is one of the sides without embossing, but is is equally as stunning.

Ornate Garden Specialty DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

All I’ve needed to do is add a sentiment from the Many Mates Stamp Set from the Annual Catalogue, cut out with a Circle Punch. This Stamp Set has 19 stamps for just £21.

Ornate Garden Specialty DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’m still undecided on whether to colour the letters for the sentiment in one or more colours of the DSP, or leave it as it is. I’ll need to decide before I send it!

This is a really quick and simple card to make. What is fabulous is that you can create 72 cards like this from a pack of DSP. Why not make a few ready to add a relevant sentiment to when needed? No thinking, no fuss, just stamp, punch, stick and send! Or, make a batch for someone as a gift.

Your biggest decision will be which side of the paper to use!

Purchasing items from my Online Store can earn you Bonus Days Coupons to spend in August. So why not pop a pack of pretty paper in your basket.

If you want to join me for a future class, head to my Class Timetable for full details of my 2020 schedule.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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ORNATE GARDEN SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPERMANY MATES CLING STAMP SET (EN)TUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PADBASIC BLACK A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 THICK CARDSTOCK2" (5.1 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHSTAMPIN' SEAL