Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Stitched Stars Dies

Last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa online class was the final class for 2021. As with the previous week, it was a Christmas card.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Stitched Stars Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using a colour combination of Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Garden Green, the project has a rustic feel.

Each of the smaller stars, cut using the Stitched Stars Dies, are glued into place around where the large star will sit.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Stitched Stars Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

On the side of edges of the large star sit holly leaves, cut out using the Holly Border Punch. This is on the Last Chance list, so grab it while stocks last.

Each leaf is given a coating of Wink of Stella to make them sparkle.

The berries are from Wonderful Gems, also on the Last Chance list.

Using a length of coordinating twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack, I have made a bunny ears bow and attached that using a Glue Dot. Why not take a look at my video on tying bows.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Stitched Stars Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The large star is then attached using Dimensionals. I have cut them down to fit behind the star.

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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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Countdown to Christmas 2021 #11

Another project from my Special Christmas Cards online Class is the 11th project in my Countdown to Christmas 2021 series.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #11. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Every year, one of these cards is suitable for children. This fun easel card is the one for this year.

It starts of as a rooftop and when it is open, it shows the chimney and Santa’s feet sticking out.

Each side of the fold is tiled using Poppy Parade, Cherry Cobler and Cajun Craze. The snow on the ridge and chimney is from the Penned Flowers Dies.

For the chimney, Gray Granite is embossed with the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #11. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Santa’s legs are made from Poppy Parade, edged with Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon. Basic Black boots are cut using the ghost shape from the Halloween Punch. This punch is on the Last Chance Products list, so make sure you don’t miss out on getting your hands on one.

To secure the easel card when it is opened, ‘Ho Ho Ho’ is cut out using the Playful Alphabet Dies. Each of the letters is coated in Wink of Stella before being stuck to the Basic White piece.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #11. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This piece is attached using Dimensionals to ensure the card sits in place.

As with all the projects at this class, the attendees made a box for the card. Here is mine.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #11. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Customer Thank You Using Quiet Meadow

Today I’m sharing my recent customer Thank You cards.

Customer Thank You Using Quiet Meadow. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I chose to use a colour combination of Fresh Freesia, Old Olive and Very Vanilla.

The images are from the Quiet Meadow Stamp Set from the Annual Catalogue.

First, the background is stamped using the ‘splat’ image in various generations of stamping.

Next, the flower image is coloured using Stampin’ Write Markers to give the coloured effect. If you’d like more information on using Stampin’ Write Markers to ink up your stamps, then take a look at my Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video on the topic.

Customer Thank You Using Quiet Meadow. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using a Blender Pen, I’ve coloured in the images taking the ink from the stamped image. Wink of Stella is then added to the centre of the flowers for a little bit of sparkle.

The image is cut out using the Layering Circles Dies and stuck onto a Fresh Freesia layer.

‘You’re too kind’ is stamped and has a length of coordinating ribbon added.

Finally, a few small Pearls are dotted across the card.

Customer Thank You Using Quiet Meadow. 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 – Blushing Bride Butterflies

Last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project had Blushing Bride butterflies as the feature.

Blushing Bride Butterflies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsAlong with Blushing Bride, the colours were Pear Pizzazz and Fresh Freesia, plus Very Vanilla to create a softer look.

The sentiment, from the Art Gallery Stamp Set was stamped first. That way, if I made a mistake, I could use the other side!

Then, the strip of coordinating Frayed Grosgrain Ribbon was stuck down the side.

Pierced Blooms Dies provide the small leaves and the flower, with the large leaf stem from the Artistic Dies.

Wink of Stella was then added to the centre of the flower, and the butterflies. The butterflies are from the Brilliant Wings Dies.

Blushing Bride Butterflies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

By sticking the smaller butterflies down first, I was able to see how much space I had available to create the rest of the project.

I then cut the bottom leaves off the large stem and started layering the leaves together, mixing the ones I’d cut off to the left and right.

The large butterfly was then stuck to the flower and this was then attached using Mini Dimensionals.

Blushing Bride Butterflies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Pearls then provided the finishing touch.

I only have a few classes left for 2021, so make sure you book your place. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Stars, Tags & Monochrome

Last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project was this monochrome card with tags and stars.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Stars, Tags & Monochrome. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It would be a great card for a teenager or 21st.

Using Gray Granite and Basic White for the design works really well as the Gray Granite looks silver.

The star are cut using the Starlit Punch from the Mini Catalogue. A set in each colour. They are then coated in Wink of Stella.

These are stuck across the project with any overhanging pieces cut away.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Stars, Tags & Monochrome. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Next, a tag from the Tailor Made Tags dies is stamped with the sentiment from the Turtle Friends Stamp Set, with some of the stars added too.

A length of the coordinating Shimmer Ribbon is threaded through the tags and tied together with a Baker’s Twine bow.

The tags are offset slightly and attached with Dimensionals to raise them off the page.

Finally, some silver Metallic Pearls are dotted across the project.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Stars, Tags & Monochrome. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This is a great project to recreate in different colours, it would also make a fabulous Christmas card too.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Countdown to Christmas 2021 #5

It’s time for project 5 in my Countdown to Christmas 2021 series and I’ve created this poinsettia Christmas Card.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #5. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Many of you will know that I love a poinsettia project for Christmas.

In fact, it has become tradition that there is a poinsettia project at my annual Special Christmas Cards Class.

This card uses a traditional Real Red and Old Olive colour combination.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #5. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For the background, I’ve used a Blending Brush to create a red area behind the poinsettia.

A couple of lengths of the pretty Gold Shimmer ribbon create the present effect. This then has a tag cut from the Tailor Made Tags dies, stamped with a sentiment from the Penguin Place Stamp Set. It’s attached at the outer end using Dimensionals.

The Poinsettia Dies provide the focal piece. These pieces are layered together in an offset way. Using Tear & Tape, this is stuck to the project.

Finally, a touch of Wink of Stella and a sequin from the Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack add some sparkle to the centre.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #5. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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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Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Alternatives to Basic White and Very Vanilla

For this week’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video, I’m sharing a tip on using alternatives to Basic White and Very Vanilla.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Alternatives to Basic White and Very Vanilla. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Click on the link below to watch my video on this subject

My colour combination is Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Early Espresso for this project.

I’ve used the Flowers of Friendship Stamp Set and Flowers & Leaves Punch Bundle from the Annual Catalogue.

The background flowers are given a touch more colour using a Blender Pen. Their centres are given a touch of sparkle using Wink of Stella.

Corners are then rounded using the Detailed Trio Punch.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Alternatives to Basic White and Very Vanilla. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A length of the Gold Shimmer Ribbon goes across the project. It works really well with the colour combination.

Using the sentiment from the Flowers of Friendship, this is cut out using the Tasteful Labels Dies and attached with Dimensionals.

Separate flowers and leaves are then added to this.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Alternatives to Basic White and Very Vanilla. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some Brushed Metallic Dots, in coordinating Gold are dotted around the project.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Countdown to Christmas 2021 #1

What better day to start my Countdown to Christmas 2021, than World Cardmaking Day.

In my annual countdown, each week I’ll share a Christmas Card or project to help you get ahead with your festive crafting.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #1. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Most of my projects in this countdown are fairly quick and simple, and can be mass produced.

For this first project, I’ve used the fabulous new Stars are Shining Bundle (Stars are Shining Stamp Set and Starlit Punch) from the July-December Mini Catalogue.

It uses two shades of blue in Misty Moonlight and Night of Navy, with the background stars stamped in white.

The sentiment then sits off to one side.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #1. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Next, extra stars are stamped and punched out and placed on the background using Dimensionals.

Each of the stars on the project has a touch of Wink of Stella added for some added twinkle.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #1. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some Rhinestones are dotted across the card for a finishing touch.

Don’t forget to check out the next Countdown to Christmas 2021 next week.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Customer Thank You in Pale Papaya

These Pale Papaya projects were the thank you cards for those who shopped with me in August.

Customer Thank You in Pale Papaya. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Old Olive and Very Vanilla complete the colour combination.

Using the Art Gallery Stamp Set the flowers and leaves are stamped. These are then cut out using the Hippo & Friends Dies.

They are given a gentle touch of sparkle with some Wink of Stella.

The sentiment is then stamped in the top corner and a piece of In Color DSP sits at the bottom section of the project.

A strip of coordinating ribbon then hides the join of the DSP.

Customer Thank You in Pale Papaya. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, the die cut piece is raised up using Dimensionals, before In Color Jewels are dotted around for a finishing touch.

Customer Thank You in Pale Papaya. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

If you shop with me in September, you’ll also receive a handmade card from me. Also, if you shop at my Online Store and use the Online Shopping Club Code, you’ll receive a small thank you gift too.

Don’t forget that SAB ends tomorrow, so if you want to add FREE items to your shopping list, then make sure you place an order before time runs out.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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