From the heart on Mothering Sunday

As it was Mothering Sunday at the weekend, I can now show you the cards I made.

There are two different colour ways of the same design in Rich Razzleberry and Pumpkin Pie.

Stampin' Up! Petal Passion Suite with HIPPOFROG Designs

Stampin' Up! Petal Passion Suite with HIPPOFROG Designs

I made these way back at the end of January when I was making a different project and got distracted by pretty things!

They use products from the Petal Passion Suite including the Stamp Set and Dies Bundle and the Designer Series Paper.

Using Stampin’ Blends I’ve coloured the background of the the DSP in Pool Party before highlighting the flower. This is similar to the picture on Page 22 in the Spring/Summer Catalogue.

As I didn’t have the right colour ribbon, I used the Pool Party Stampin’ Blend again to co-ordinate it with the rest of the project.

The sentiment is just perfect.  If you can’t use From the Heart on Mothering Sunday… Layering it on top of the ribbon and die-cut pieces, along with with some pearls, adds a pretty finishing touch.

Stampin' Up! Petal Passion Suite with HIPPOFROG Designs

Here are both cards together. Do you have a favourite?

What projects have you made as a result of going off on a tangent?

The Spring/Summer Catalogue is with us until the end of May, but Sale-A-Bration ends on 31st March.  Don’t miss out on getting your hands on the gorgeous FREE products with a qualifying order.

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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Petal Palette Clear-Mount BundlePetal Passion Designer Series PaperWhisper White A4 CardstockPool Party A4 CardstockCrumb Cake A4 CardstockBasic Black Archival Stampin’ PadPearl Basic JewelsWhisper White 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Organza RibbonBermuda Bay Light Stampin' Blends MarkerOld Olive Stampin' Blends Markers Combo PackPool Party Stampin' Blends Markers Combo PackPumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends Markers Combo PackSnail AdhesiveTear & Tape AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

Petal Passion in Pink and Black

Today I’m going to share a project from my most recent Stamp-a-Stack Class.  Those of you who know me will probably be a bit surprised at my choice of main colour!

Stampin' Up! Petal Passion Suite with HIPPOFROG Designs

Yes, that’s right, pink!

I’m not a fan of the colour pink myself, but that doesn’t stop me from using it for someone who does like the colour. It means that I think about the person I am making it for instead of my own likes and dislikes.

This project uses the Petal Passion Bundle of Stamp Set and matching dies, along with the co-ordinating Embossing Folders too.

Once all of the pieces are stamped, punched, die cut and embossed, it’s down to assembly. As the branches are rather small, I’ve used adhesive behind the embossed strip to secure them and a few dots of Fine-Tip Glue on several of the leaves. I find that Tear & Tape is the best dry adhesive to use on the back of embossed pieces as you aren’t ‘squashing’ the patterns when you add it.

What project have you created where the colour or technique pushed you outside of your comfort zone?

To join us at a future Stamp-a-Stack, visit 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.

Petal Palette Clear-Mount BundlePetal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing FoldersBasic Black Archival Stampin’ PadBasic Black A4 CardstockWhisper White A4 CardstockPowder Pink A4 Cardstock1-3/4" (4.4 cm) Circle Punch1-1/2" (3.8 cm) Circle PunchTear & Tape AdhesiveFine-Tip Glue PenStampin' Dimensionals

Bright Birthday Flower

What better way to celebrate during a dull February than with a bright Birthday flower.

Stampin' Up! Petal Passion Suite with HIPPOFROG Designs

It is a Birthday card for one of my regular class attendees.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve fallen head over heels for Stampin’ Blends, I’m also rather smitten with the Petal Passion DSP.  The two together make a stunning combination.

I’ve coloured the beautiful large flower from the DSP with Old Olive, Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends.

As the flower is the main feature, I wanted to keep the other items on the card to a minimum. To do this I used strips of Basic Black and Old Olive cardstock with Organza Ribbon and Mini Sequin Trim for an extra touch of sparkle and glamour. The finishing touch is the tiny Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes dotted on the background.

The simple sentiment is from Picture Perfect Birthday, again from the Spring/Summer Catalogue.

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.

Petal Passion Designer Series PaperPicture Perfect Birthday Photopolymer Stamp SetDaffodil Delight A4 CardstockOld Olive A4 CardstockBasic Black A4 CardstockWhisper White 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Organza RibbonOld Olive Stampin' Blends Markers Combo PackDaffodil Delight Stampin' Blends Markers Combo PackPumpkin Pie Dark Stampin' Blends MarkerBasic Black Archival Stampin’ PadGold Mini Sequin TrimGlitter & Clear Epoxy ShapesSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Petal Passion Suite

It was back to a New Year of Card & Cuppa sessions last week. I just had to share one of my favourite new suites from the Spring/Summer Catalogue with the attendees.

Stampin' Up! Petal Palette

The design uses some of the fabulous black and white Petal Passion DSP from the Petal Passion Suite. We coloured it with Stampin’ Blends to pick out the flowers and leaves.

A zingy Lemon Lime Twist background with leaves and a sentiment are created with the Petal Palette Stamp Set.

A strip of the gorgeous new Whisper White Organza Ribbon tied in a pretty knot and Rhinestones add the finishing touches.

Don’t forget that for every £45 you spend (before P&P) before 31st March 2018, you can choose a FREE item from the Sale-a-Bration brochure.

If you’d like to join us for a Card & Cuppa session then book your place by 18:00 the night before.  Details of all of my classes can be found HERE.

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.

Petal Palette Clear-Mount Stamp SetPetal Passion Designer Series PaperWhisper White 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Organza RibbonDaffodil Delight Stampin' Blends Markers Combo PackOld Olive Stampin' Blends Markers Combo PackPink Pirouette Stampin' Blends Markers Combo PackLemon Lime Twist A4 CardstockLemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin' PadWhisper White A4 Thick CardstockRhinestone Basic JewelsSnail Adhesive