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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Coffee Café Photopolymer Stamp SetBubble Over Photopolymer Stamp SetPicture Perfect Birthday Photopolymer Stamp SetTimeless Textures Clear-Mount Stamp SetWhisper White A4 Thick CardstockWhisper White A4 CardstockPowder Pink A4 CardstockCrumb Cake A4 CardstockSoft Suede Classic Stampin' PadEarly Espresso Classic Stampin' PadEarly Espresso A4 CardstockMango Melody Classic Stampin' PadSo Saffron A4 CardstockDaffodil Delight Classic Stampin' PadSoft Sea Foam A4 CardstockCoastal Cabana Classic Stampin' PadReal Red A4 CardstockVersamark PadSponge BrayersSponge Daubers1/2" (1.3 cm) Circle Punch3/4" (1.9 cm) Circle PunchClassic Label PunchSnail AdhesiveStampin' DimensionalsMini Stampin' Dimensionals

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Playful Backgrounds and grunge

For last week’s Card & Cuppa project, I chose to design a card with a more masculine feel.

Stampin' Up! Playful Backgrounds with HIPPOFROG Designs

It uses just two stamp sets for the background, Timeless Textures and Playful Backgrounds. The sentiment comes from Picture Perfect Birthday.

My colour palette of Tranquil Tide, Night of Navy and Crumb takes inspiration from the True Gentleman DSP in the Spring/Summer Catalogue.

The stamping is on the left-hand 2 thirds of the card to avoid it looking too busy.

A sponge dauber and Crumb Cake ink adds some grunge to the project. There are three strips of ribbon across the project at different lengths and angles.

As one of the ribbons is crinkled, we scrunched the co-ordinating circle to mirror the effect.

I’ve a feeling I’ll be revisiting this project using different colours and sentiments.

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

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Playful Backgrounds Photopolymer Stamp SetTimeless Textures Clear-Mount Stamp SetPicture Perfect Birthday Photopolymer Stamp SetVery Vanilla A4 CardstockTranquil Tide A4 CardstockTranquil Tide Classic Stampin' PadTranquil Tide 1/2" Finely Woven RibbonNight Of Navy A4 CardstockNight Of Navy Classic Stampin' PadNight Of Navy 5/8" Crinkled Seam Binding RibbonCrumb Cake A4 CardstockCrumb Cake Classic Stampin' PadCrumb Cake 3/8" Classic Weave RibbonClassic Label Punch2" (5.1 cm) Circle Punch1-1/2" (3.8 cm) Circle PunchSponge DaubersSnail AdhesiveStampin' DimensionalsTear & Tape Adhesive

A caffeine themed farewell

The lovely owners of one of our Card & Cuppa venues are moving on to new adventures.

I couldn’t let this occasion pass without giving them a caffeine themed farewell.

Stampin' Up! Coffee Cafe with HIPPOFROG Designs

The Stamp Set I just had to use was Coffee Cafe, with coffee rings from Timeless Textures.

Early Espresso was of course the main colour of choice.  This was paired with Powder Pink for the milkshake along with Pool Party – one of the coffee shop logo colours.  Crumb Cake is the colour bringing everything together.

To create the top of the takeaway milkshake, I stamped with Whisper White onto Vellum to give a see-through effect.  So Saffron stamped onto Very Vanilla gave the right tones for the cream.

A sentiment from Bunch of Banners where I masked each word to create a stacked phrase instead of a long one added the finishing touches.

Although it’s the end of an era, the new owners have allowed us to continue with our Card & Cuppa sessions.

To join us for our penultimate card of the year, book your place by 18:00 the day before.

Don’t forget to grab a bargain in the Year-End Sale.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Coffee Café Photopolymer Stamp SetBanners For You Photopolymer Stamp SetTimeless Textures Clear-Mount Stamp SetWhisper White A4 CardstockVery Vanilla A4 CardstockCrumb Cake A4 CardstockCrumb Cake Classic Stampin' PadEarly Espresso A4 CardstockEarly Espresso Classic Stampin' PadPowder Pink A4 CardstockPowder Pink Classic Stampin' PadPool Party A4 CardstockPool Party Classic Stampin' PadWhisper White Uninked Craft Stampin’ Pad & RefillVellum A4 CardstockSponge Daubers1-1/4" (3.2 Cm) Circle PunchSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

New Home Card

A friend has just moved into a new home so obviously it needed a card to celebrate.

Stampin' Up! Badges & Banners

She’s popped a few pictures of her decorating progress on Facebook so I’ve taken my inspiration from her pink feature wall.

I stamped a background of Melon Mambo and Flirty Flamingo along with Rich Razzleberry accents.  The stamp set for the background is Playful Backgrounds and is one I keep reaching for more and more.  I’ve also used one of the stamps from Timeless Textures for some smaller dots.

The bird in the cage image is from Badges and Banners and I used Stampin’ Write Markers to colour it in once I’d stamped.

As I don’t have a ‘new home’ sentiment, I used the Labeler Alphabet set to make my own.  I love how I can create any sentiment I like with a set like this.

The Decorative Ribbon Border Punch and Silver Foil Card have created the strip behind the sentiment.

I added a strip of thin Silver Ribbon to the top of the cage and then made a cute little bow to match it too.

To finish, Wink of Stella on the bird and some Rhinestones have added the obligatory bling for this sparkly lady.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Badges & Banners Clear-Mount Stamp SetBest Badge PunchPlayful Backgrounds Photopolymer Stamp SetLabeler Alphabet Photopolymer Stamp SetDecorative Ribbon Border PunchTimeless Textures Clear-Mount Stamp SetWhisper White A4 CardstockFlirty Flamingo A4 CardstockFlirty Flamingo Classic Stampin' PadMelon Mambo A4 CardstockMelon Mambo Classic Stampin' PadRich Razzlebberry Classic Stampin' PadSilver Foil SheetsSilver 1/8" (3.2 Mm) Ribbon1-3/8" (3.5 Cm) Circle Punch1-1/2" (3.8 Cm) Circle PunchRhinestone Basic JewelsClear Wink Of Stella Glitter BrushSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

Card for Dad

Earlier this month I ran a Papercrafting Class that introduced the ‘In Color’ collection for 2017-2019.

The card I’m showing you today is the one that concentrated on Tranquil Tide.

Stampin' Up! Badges and Banners

This is a dark green that I’ve teamed with colours suggested by Stampin’ Up! of Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze and Very Vanilla.  You can see the other combinations here.

We used Timeless Textures for the background, look how the Calypso Coral is more orange than pink against these other colours.

A strip of the new Tranquil Tide Finely Woven Ribbon across the middle ties everything together.  The Badges and Banners Stamp Set and matching Best Badge Punch create the sentiment.

At the time I designed the card I didn’t realise that this would end up being a Father’s Day card.  They were very well received by my Dad and Father-in-Law.

I’ll show you the rest of the cards we made at the class shortly.

To book your place at a future class head to my class timetable for more details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Badges & Banners Clear-Mount Stamp SetTimeless Textures Clear-Mount Stamp SetBest Badge PunchTranquil Tide A4 CardstockTranquil Tide Classic Stampin' PadCrushed Curry A4 CardstockCrushed Curry Classic Stampin' PadCajun Craze Classic Stampin' PadCalypso Coral Classic Stampin' PadVery Vanilla A4 CardstockTranquil Tide 1/2Snail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

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Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – All the ‘T’s

Happy Monday.

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend.

Due to the Easter Bank Holiday, we had just one Card & Cuppa Class last week where the attendees made this project.

Timeless Textures Stampin' Up! UK

It was all the ‘t’s with a tongue twister of Timeless Textures together with Tip-Top Taupe!

We make a lot of feminine style cards, so, every 4-6 weeks I design a more masculine class project.

This project shows how to take a single colour and use it in different ways to create an aged look.  It was also our final opportunity to use Tip-Top Taupe at class as it retires at the end of May.  Make sure you check out the retiring list.

Because we were using one colour, we needed to create depth.  We achieved this through the combination of the Timeless Textures images stamped with varying levels of ink , including stamping off.

We’ve scrunched the banner and again taken the Tip-Top Taupe Ink Pad along with Sponge Daubers to give it a distressed look.  I’m not sure who was feeling more distressed at this part – one of the attendees or their banner!

To finish the shabby chic look, the co-ordinating ribbon is again crumpled to help it fray slightly.  The punched sentiment from Confetti Celebration finishes the project.

The next Card & Cuppa class will be on Thursday 4th May.  Please book your place before 18:00 the day before.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Timeless Textures Clear-Mount Stamp SetConfetti Celebration Clear-Mount Stamp SetTip Top Taupe A4 CardstockTip Top Taupe Classic Stampin' PadTip Top Taupe 5/8Sponge DaubersBanner Triple PunchClassic Label PunchSnail AdhesiveTear & Tape Adhesive

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Customer ‘Thank you’ cards

As regular readers will know, I enjoy making ‘thank you’ cards for my customers.

This time I combined old and new on a notecard.  You will have received one of these if you placed an order with me in the past few weeks.

SAB So Very Much Stampin' Up! UK

These cute cards use the brand new FREE SAB Stamp Set So Very Much and Timeless Texures, a set I haven’t used for quite a while.  I really like this large ‘thank you’ as it says it all in a lovely font. Plus, due to the size, it allows for a fun background to be created instead.

The cards are also monochrome as I’ve only used the Real Red ink pad onto Whisper White.  However, it looks like more due to the varying tones of the red achieved by different levels of stamping off of images.

For the finishing touch, I added a dots of Wink of Stella in Clear across the background.

I hope you are all enjoying your new goodies, along with those FREE Sale-A-Bration items.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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So Very Much Wood-Mount Stamp SetTimeless Textures Clear-Mount Stamp SetReal Red Classic Stampin' PadReal Red A4 CardstockWhisper White A4 CardstockWhisper White Note Cards & EnvelopesClear Wink Of Stella Glitter BrushSnail Adhesive

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