Pretty in Pinks and Purple

The other week I showed you this project taking inspiration from Page 119 of the Annual Catalogue.

Here is another project I made using the design.

Pretty in Pinks and Purple using Petal Palette. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This card was for one of my regular class attendees and she loves pink and purple. I’ve followed the design from the Catalogue a bit more closely with this project and was able to use dies and thicker layering. This is because is was being hand delivered.

Pretty in Pinks and Purple using Petal Palette. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My stamp set of choice is of course Petal Palette with the co-ordinating Petals & More Thinlits. Picture Perfect Birthday provides the sentiment.

The colour combination of Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry are the pinks and purple I chose. Whisper White adds an accent for stamping and Baker’s Twine.

Pretty in Pinks and Purple using Petal Palette. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The sentiment is cut out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits. A final touch of bling is added with a Rhinestone.

I’ve taken a lot of inspiration from the Annual Catalogue recently. Not only is it filled with all of the fabulous products, it’s a brilliant resource full of projects to recreate. Check back to see some of these projects over the coming weeks.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Layers and Leaves

Last week’s Card & Cuppa project was inspired by Page 119 of the Annual Catalogue. My version has layers and leaves.

Card and Cuppa Project. Layers and Leaves. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As I don’t use the Big Shot at my Card and Cuppa classes due to space limitations, I chose to use punches to create the layers instead.

Soft Sea Foam creates the gorgeous base and background. It looks fabulous with the Mint Macaron and Grapefruit Grove accents. We of course have some corner rounding using the Detailed Trio Punch.

Petal Palette provides the dotted section that is stamped in Mint Macaron. We then add leaves from the Painted Harvest Stamp Set, some on the background and others cut out using the co-ordinating Leaf Punch. These cut out pieces give us one of our layers.

Another layer comes from the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch as we add a splash of colour.

Our final layers is a sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday with a strip of Grapefruit Grove ribbon looped behind. I’ve just noticed that all of the stamp sets start with ‘P’!

By raising this on Dimensionals it finishes the project by making the layers more defined.

Card and Cuppa Project. Layers and Leaves. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Even though this is a post-friendly project and we only use one layer of Dimensionals. you can clearly see the different layers below. This is achieved by only adhering the middle of the punched strip and the end of the leaves to avoid them being completely flat.

I loved taking inspiration from the Annual Catalogue, it’s a really useful resource for ideas.

Card and Cuppa Project. Layers and Leaves. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I really like this project. Pop back later in the week to see a very similar design.

Why not join us for a future Card and Cuppa session. Book your place by 18:00 the day before.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Anyone for ice cream?

Last week it was our final Card & Cuppa for Children session of the holidays and the theme was Summer.

Once again I decided that both the adult Card & Cuppa class and the children’s class should make the same project.

When I think of summer I think of sitting on a beach with an ice cream. That was my inspiration for the project.

Ice Cream Card & Cuppa project. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The toppings from Coffee Cafe are stamped onto different colour card stock using Versamark. This allows an image to be different colours without needing to change ink pads.

Creating the waffle cones involved following a template to make three triangles and then cut them out.

Ice Cream Card & Cuppa project. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

These triangles are given the waffle look with Soft Suede ink and the grid pattern image from the Timeless Textures Stamp Set.

Ice Cream Card & Cuppa project. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Another stamp from Timeless Textures creates the texture on the chocolate flake, cut out with the Classic Label Punch, minus the point.

Chocolate sprinkles from Picture Perfect Birthday and a 1/2″ cherry create some yummy ice creams.

A sea and sand background is made using a Sponge Brayer for the sea and a Sponge Dauber for the sand. It’s important not to cover the whole of the card with the sea. You’ll have green sand if you dauber over it!

Finally, a sun made from the ‘For You’ sentiment and ring from the Bubble Over Stamp Set finishes the project. These ice creams look good enough to eat.

Ice Cream Card & Cuppa project. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

All of the attendees had the choice of which combination of ice creams and toppings they made. What would you have chosen?

As it’s Bank Holiday next Monday, there is only one Card & Cuppa session running on the Thursday. Book your place by 18:00 the day before.

If you haven’t yet signed up to my mailing list then make sure you do. There is something exciting to share with you in September.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

 

 

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Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Gallery Grunge & Soft Sea Foam

At last week’s Card & Cuppa I introduced the attendees to one of the new Stampin’ Up! colours, Soft Sea Foam.

Gallery Grunge and Soft Sea Foam. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I also chose to use one of the new stamp sets in the Annual Catalogue called Gallery Grunge. It’s a fab set with some large images that create fabulous backgrounds. My inspiration for this project is the sample on Page 163.

Tone-on Tone stamping on the layer adds some extra detail. I’ve added Mango Melody and Berry Burst as the colour combination for the main stamping and they work really well together to create the project.

Gallery Grunge and Soft Sea Foam. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The strip of Linen Thread adds some more texture and the circle of Very Vanilla helps the sentiment to stand out from the background.

‘Treat yourself’ from Picture Perfect Birthday fits perfectly in the Tailored Tag Punch.

Gallery Grunge and Soft Sea Foam. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, a few pearls are added to complete this very subtle card.

I love the design of this card and can see me replicating it in various colours. Which colours would you choose?

Why not join us for next week’s Card & Cuppa sessions. Book your place by 18:00 the day before.

Don’t forget that there are three Card & Cuppa for Children sessions running during the school holidays too.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Pop of Petals

At last week’s Card & Cuppa session the attendees got to play with a new bundle – Pop of Petals.

Pop of Petals Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This project is my version of the sample on Page 47 of the Annual Catalogue. I’ve used Petal Pink, Pear Pizzazz, Gorgeous Grape and Flirty Flamingo ink.

The stamp set has a number of flower designs that co-ordinate with the Four-Petal Flower Punch. Word of warning here, the punch and images need to marry up as the punch is not symmetrical.

Firstly, a pretty image of several flowers in the set creates the background. Two different flower images are used in this design, one is for the flowers in Flirty Flamingo onto Petal Pink cardstock. Second is the leaves using tone-on-tone stamping and then cutting the image into four.

I love the sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday as makes a great centrepiece.

Using Blender Pens we softened the flowers by moving ink from the stamping to colour the images.

Pop of Petals Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Wink of Stella adds sparkle in the centre of the flowers. Finally, everything was built from the bottom to the top using a combination of SNAIL and Dimensionals to create depth.

Pop of Petals Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Why not join us for a future Card & Cuppa session. Remember to book your place by 18:00 the day before so that I have enough kits for everyone.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Picture Perfect Birthday

For last week’s Card & Cuppa session, I chose to use Picture Perfect Birthday. There was only one session due the Bank Holiday, but the lucky attendees got to use some new products.

Picture Perfect Birthday Card & Cuppa project. Designed & taught by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As I also needed a Birthday card for my Mother-in-Law, I decided to use it as the class project. A two-for-one project.

I already had Gorgeous Grape, Melon Mambo and Coastal Cabana on my desk from THIS project, so continued to use them.

For the flames I added Pineapple Punch to the colour combination, with some Wink of Stella on top.

By using the bow stamp multiple times it creates a nice bright background. Perfect for both the ribbon and layered candle image to sit on.

Picture Perfect Birthday Card & Cuppa project. Designed & taught by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

There’s that fabulous new corner rounder again, part of the Detailed Trio Punch. I’ve got to try not to use it on EVERYTHING I make at the moment!

Have you taken a look at the new Annual Catalogue? What items are you being drawn to?

Join us for next week’s Card & Cuppa. Book your place by 18:00 the day before.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – In Color Banners

For last week’s Card & Cuppa project I reached for last year’s In Colors to create this pretty In Color Banners card

It’s a perfect project for those paper hoarders out there.

In Color Banners Card & Cuppa Project from Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

First, the sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday is stamped in Berry Burst with the background images in Powder Pink.

All of the banners are strips from the sadly retiring Fresh Florals DSP. The width of the strips varies with the narrowest strips made from the Classic Label punch. Each banner is then glued over the piece of Baker’s Twine to make a ‘washing line’ of pieces.

We manually cut the v-shapes creating different lengths, but you could also use various punches to create these.

In Color Banners Card & Cuppa Project from Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Once the ‘washing line’ was secure, a little piece of SNAIL to stop the banners from moving was the finishing touch.

Don’t forget that even though last year’s In Color Collection aren’t on the retiring list, the embellishments and DSP in the colours are. Make sure you place your orders for any retiring items by the end of May.

You can also get your hands on this year’s In Colors as part of an early release bundle. Take a look at this project for more information.

Join us for next week’s Card & Cuppa by booking your place by 18:00 the day before.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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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

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Inspired by Canada and Dots

Due to the Bank Holiday, there wasn’t a new Card & Cuppa project for last week, the ladies who had their class cancelled due to snow finally got to make THIS project.

In light of this, I’m sharing some more projects from my recent Waterfront Stamp Set class instead.

Here are the next two, again inspired by places I’ve been.

First we have a design inspired by Canada.

Waterfront Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! with HIPPOFROG Designs

The reflection is made by stamping onto a cello bag and then transferring the image. Next it’s the mountains and carefully lining up the trunks of the trees with the reflection.

Waterfront Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! with HIPPOFROG Designs

A combination of Perfect Plum, Tranquil Tide and Soft Sky make this a calming scene.

‘For You’ is from the Banner for You Stamp Set and it works really nicely with classic label shapes.

Next we have ‘Dots’.  This bright project is inspired by the fun times you can have on holiday, and possibly the bubbles in some drinks!

Waterfront Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! with HIPPOFROG Designs

It uses a version of the Eclipse technique where a shape is cut out of a piece and is then put back into place.

The sun makes the dots by stamping in Berry Burst, Rich Razzleberry and Tempting Turquoise across the piece.  Splats are then stamped over the project. A sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday is then added before being cut out with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

Waterfront Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! with HIPPOFROG Designs

A strip of Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon and a Tempting Turquoise layer are put into place before replacing the circle, making sure to line up the image.

Do you have a favourite project so far?

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Birthday Card for my Dad

As you know, I’m a little bit in love with the SAB Springtime Foils DSP. So, I just had to use when I made this Birthday Card for my Dad.

Springtime Foils from Stampin' Up! - Birthday Card project from HIPPOFROG Designs

This DSP is the star of the show so I kept the design clean and simple.

A Sponge Brayer with Dapper Denim and then Night of Navy create the ombre effect. I then chose a strip of Burlap Ribbon and a cute True Gentleman Button tied with Linen Thread.

The ‘Happy Birthday’ from Picture Perfect Birthday is cut with the Classic Label Punch. This is layered onto a Dapper Denim Tailored Tag Punch shape.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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