Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Ladybug Builder Punch

For last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa Class I decided to concentrate on one product, the Ladybird Builder Punch.

I love punches and punch art, and have been wanting to make the wings into flowers and leaves for a while now.

To begin, the sentiment from the new Framed Occasions Stamp Set from the Annual Catalogue is stamped in Old Olive.

Using Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody, these bright flowers came to life, with the wings as the petals, and the body, with a little bit of cutting, making the centres.

Each petal was given some shading using a Sponge Dauber in Daffodil Delight.

Dots of Wink of Stella were added to the centre of the flowers before the flowers were arranged on the card. Leaves, also made from the wings in Old Olive were again given some Daffodil Delight shading before being slotted behind.

The ladybug (ladybird) is then made as it is intended, using Real Red and Basic Black.

Finally, some Matte Black Dots are added to make the spots.

I do love a bit of punch art and I think this creates a nice, bright and cheery project.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Daffodil Delight Daisy and Stripes

As you know, I love making projects with stripes.

For this Birthday Card I chose to use Basic Black and Basic White, with accents of Daffodil Delight to add a fun splash of colour.

First, the sentiment from the Art Gallery Stamp Set is stamped. It is stamped first as if there are any ‘oops’ moments, the cardstock can be turned over for another go.

The black and white stripes are laid down in an alternating pattern to create a chevron effect.

Next, a length of the Black & White Gingham Ribbon sits at the bottom of the chevrons.

Daisies are cut using the Medium Daisy Punch and given a highlight of colour in the centre and tips of petals using Sponge Daubers.

Leaves are cut from Daffodil Delight using the Bough Punch.

These pieces are assembled together and stuck to the project.

Finally, some coordinating Glossy Dots, new in the Annual Catalogue are added for a touch of shine.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Rain Boot Dies

Last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project used the Rain Boots Dies to create a card perfect for those with green fingers.

Rain Boots Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My colours start with Fresh Freesia, taken from the strip of Heart & Home DSP.

Cinnamon Cider, Evening Evergreen, Daffodil Delight, Blushing Bride, Old Olive and Basic White complete the combination.

The flower pot, watering can and boots are all cut out using the Rain Boot Dies from the Mini Catalogue.

Each piece was then given a touch of extra depth using an inkpad and Sponge Dauber. As the colours are fairly dark, I was able to use Daffodil Delight for all of them.

For the flowers, I used the retiring Strawberry Builder Punch, with the Flowers & Leaves Punch for the leaves.

Rain Boots Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A length of the Windowpane Check Ribbon was stuck across the join of the DSP.

Wink of Stella was added to the flowers with a centre for each from the Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack.

The pieces were the layered together to create one large piece which was stuck to the project using Dimensionals.

Finally, a flat bow was added to project.

Rain Boots Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I chose to leave my project sentiment free as it’s perfect for any occasion.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Happy Hedgehogs for Mothering Sunday

Last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project was the non-stamping version of this card I made for Mothering Sunday.

Happy Hedgehogs Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This card uses the Happy Hedgehogs Bundle (Happy Hedgehogs Stamp Set & Hedgehog Builder Punch) from the Mini Catalogue.

The colours for the cardstock is the same as the class project, with added Early Espresso and Crumb Cake stamping.

Using Stampin’ Write Markers, I coloured the leaves and flowers, then went over them with a Blender Pen. I also used a Blender Pen on the hedgehog prickles.

For the toadstools, these were stamped, coloured using an inkpad and Blender Pen and then fussy cut.

Happy Hedgehogs Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The green grassy area is created using Pear Pizzazz and a Sponge Dauber. This has coordinating Baker’s Twine wrapped around and a bunny ears bow.

A touch of sparkle is added to the flowers with some Wink of Stella.

Again, using the Lovely You Stamp Set and the Double Oval Punch, the sentiment is layered and added.

As the card was being hand delivered, the toadstools were layered and the hedgehog was raised up on double-stacked Dimensionals.

Happy Hedgehogs Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some Pearls are added to the centre of each flower.

This card has a few hidden meanings. Not only was it Mothering Sunday, it would also have been my Dad’s Birthday, the second without him. As you may have heard me mention before, Dad loved nature, so this is a nod to his Birthday as well as celebrating Mum.

Plus, Dad was allergic to mushrooms, so the toadstools (mushrooms) are a little reminder of him too. He would have appreciated the humour!

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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First Inking of Amazing Silhouettes

I can’t believe this card I made for Mothering Sunday was my first inking of the Amazing Silhouettes Stamp Set.

Amazing Silhouettes. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It’s inspired by page 40 of the Mini Catalogue.

My colour combination is Calypso Coral, Pool Party and Very Vanilla, with metallic accents.

To achieve the mottled effect for the stamping, I have used a sponge dauber to ink up the stamp. This technique is great fun as you achieve something unique every time. I think I may need to do a Top Tips video on the process.

Amazing Silhouettes. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A length of Simply Elegant Trim is added and tied in a knot.

Using the Floral Gallery Dies, the words sit across the stamping. These dies are currently part of a Special Offer during March, so make sure you grab the discounted Bundle from the promotion before the end of the month.

Finally, some Brass Butterflies are added. These provide another metallic element to coordinate with the trim.

Amazing Silhouettes. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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I think I’ll definitely be inking this Stamp Set up again soon!

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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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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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Stripes & Splatters Embossing Folders

For last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa online class, I chose to use the new Stripes & Splatters 3D Embossing Folders from the Mini Catalogue.

Stripes & Splatters Embossing Folders. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’m a fan of splatter backgrounds and love stripe projects, so these embossing folders jumped into my shopping basket!

As I wanted to make the project a little grungey, I chose a colour combination of Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla with Pale Papaya as a contrast.

It is a version of one of my angles projects, but I don’t remember teaching one at Card & (Your) Cuppa before.

The layer is given a touch of grunge using a Sponge Dauber and Crumb Cake ink. Both it and the Very Vanilla piece are stuck down at an angle.

Stripes & Splatters Embossing Folders. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Next, each rectangle is cut to the required length and given a grunge effect. The Crumb Cake piece is scrunched and the creases are picked out using a  Sponge Dauber. After the Pale Papaya piece is embossed, the stripes are again highlighted using a Sponge Dauber.

For the Very Vanilla piece, it is again embossed, using the the splatters folder. This time it is highlighted using both Crumb Cake and Pale Papaya.

They are all then stuck down at different angles.

A sentiment from the Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set, with a short piece of ribbon is added on top of a coiled length of coordinating Baker’s Twine.

For more of a grunge look, the ends of the twine are frayed.

Stripes & Splatters Embossing Folders. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some Genial Gems in Pale Papaya are dotted around the project.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Snowman Builder Punch

As we are now in December, it is time for Christmas card projects at Card & (Your) Cuppa.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Snowman Builder Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

These cute snowmen are from the Snowman Builder Punch, with images from the coordinating Snowman Season Stamp Set.

Coastal Cabana and Basic White is my main colour combination, with Basic Black, Soft Suede and Pumpkin Pie for the additional items.

The design of this project is similar to a project from last year. For this one I have used squares with the snowmen at various angles.

Each of the squares has snow stamped with Wink of Stella accents. Behind the squares, I’ve stamped snowflakes and used Sponge Daubers to add a touch of colour too.

The full snowman is attached using Dimensionals. Matte Black Dots are added to the full snowman for eyes. Eyes and buttons on the other snowmen are drawn on.

Finally, some coordinating Holiday Rhinestones are added to add some more sparkle.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Woodland Scene with Iconic Dies

Last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project continued with the autumnal theme.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Woodland Scene with Iconic Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It uses the Picture This Dies and the Iconic Dies.

The base card and die-cut layer are both Soft Sea Foam. Leaves are cut out in Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive, with the toadstools in Very Vanilla.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Woodland Scene with Iconic Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using Sponge Daubers, the background Very Vanilla piece is given a mottled effect.

Then, the toadstools are coloured with Real Red and Crumb Cake, and the edges of the leaves with Pear Pizzazz. Again, the colouring is with Sponge Daubers.

A sentiment fom the Ornate Thanks Dies is then raised up on Dimensionals.

Finally, some of the gorgeous Matte Decorative Dots are added to the project.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Woodland Scene with Iconic Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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Countdown to Christmas 2021 #8

The next project in my Countdown to Christmas 2021 series is another project from my recent Crack Your Christmas Cards Class.

Well, in fact it’s actually 3 projects as I’m sharing the rest of the projects from the class. I’m concentrating on this one, but the other two are at the end of this post.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #8. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

We’re still trying to decide if this is a reinguin, a pendolph, or something else!

All the projects from the class used the Penguin Place Bundle (Penguin Place Stamp Set & Penguin Builder Punch) from the Mini Catalogue.

This project uses Cherry Cobbler.

The penguin is stamped, punched and the feet are added. Then, the antlers are stamped near to the top of the circle, cut using the Layering Circles Dies.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #8. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A length of Glittered Organdy Ribbon is then added. With the circles layered, these then sit over the end of the ribbon to make it look like a hanging bauble.

Next, a bow made from the ribbon sits at the top.

A sparkly red nose, from the Holiday Rhinestones are then added.

Finally, a few more coordinating rhinestones are dotted across the project.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #8. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The next project is this cute penguin with a Coastal Cabana flare created with a Sponge Dauber. You could also use a Blending Brush. He sits on a pretty snowflake.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #8. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs  Countdown to Christmas 2021 #8. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs  Countdown to Christmas 2021 #8. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

And finally, this cute penguin who is wrapped up warm in the snow. It uses Shaded Spruce as the main colour.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #8. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs  Countdown to Christmas 2021 #8. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs  Countdown to Christmas 2021 #8. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Last week’s project is here. Do you have a favourite from the class.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project. Don’t forget to pop back for the next in my Countdown to Christmas 2021 series.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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PENGUIN PLACE BUNDLE (ENGLISH)WHITE 3/8" (1 CM) GLITTERED ORGANDY RIBBONHOLIDAY RHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSTUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PADPUMPKIN PIE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCHERRY COBBLER A4 CARDSTOCKCHERRY COBBLER CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKLAYERING CIRCLES DIESSTAMPIN' SEALGLUE DOTSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE


Extra items for Snowflake project
COASTAL CABANA A4 CARDSTOCKCOASTAL CABANA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADWONDERFUL SNOWFLAKESSPONGE DAUBERSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS


Extra items for Snowy Scene project
SHADED SPRUCE A4 CARDSTOCKSHADED SPRUCE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADDOUBLE OVAL PUNCH