Saying Hello – In Color Collection 2018-2020

Each year, Stampin’ Up! introduces us to 5 new colours that stay for just 2 years. Say hello to the In Color Collection for 2018-2020.

Birthday Card designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs using In Colour Collection 2018 from Stampin' Up!

This year we have Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover, Grapefruit Grove, Lovely Lipstick and Pineapple Punch. These colours are bright, vibrant and very much on trend.

Not only are these new In Color Collection colours available in Inkpads, Cardstock and Stampin’ Write Markers, there’s DSP, ribbon and embellishments too. Check out the BRAND NEW Catalogue when it goes live on 1st June for more details.

I decided to make a project (similar to THIS one) using the fabulous Love What You Do Stamp Set. It’s the perfect Birthday Card to have on hand as it’s suitable for anyone. I like that in these colours it reminds me of a bowl of sweets.

Birthday Card designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs using In Colour Collection 2018 from Stampin' Up!

Can you also see the multi-coloured background layer and the fabulous co-ordinating ribbon?

Birthday Card designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs using In Colour Collection 2018 from Stampin' Up!

The inkpads, in the new style, and the Stamp Set are available to order during May as part of the Early Release bundles.

If you’d like to spend time getting to know the new In Color Collection then book a place on the In Color Introduction Class I’m running at the end of June.

Don’t forget that items on the Retiring List are only available until the end of May, while stocks last.

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.

Just Getting Started BundleClassic Stampin' Pad Assortment In Color 2018-2020Whisper White A4 CardstockWhisper White A4 Thick Cardstock2" (5.1 cm) Circle Punch2-1/4" (5.7 cm) Circle PunchBlueberry Bushel 1/8" (3.2 Mm) Grosgrain RibbonCall Me Clover 1/8" (3.2 Mm) Grosgrain RibbonGrapefruit Grove 1/8" (3.2 Mm) Grosgrain RibbonLovely Lipstick 1/8" (3.2 Mm) Grosgrain RibbonPineapple Punch 1/8" (3.2 Mm) Grosgrain RibbonSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Old meets New

Last week was the first Card & Cuppa since my return from holiday and it was all about old meets new.

Share What You Love Suite from Stampin' Up! A Card & Cuppa project designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs

The new was the fabulous new Love What You Do Stamp Set from the Share What You Love Suite. This is one of the items available as part of the Early Release Bundles this month.

Old was the colours of Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive.

Another piece of new was the new style inkpad in Old Olive, another item in one of the bundles.

Share What You Love Suite from Stampin' Up! A Card & Cuppa project designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs

This design is all about showing off the beautiful images in the stamp set by stamping a pretty background piece. We then highlight the larger stem of flowers by layering onto circles.

There are pearls and a touch of Wink of Stella for the finishing touch.

Don’t forget to take advantage of the bundles this month.

If you’d like to join us at a future Card & Cuppa session, book your place by 18:00 the day before.

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.

Just Getting Started BundleVery Vanilla A4 CardstockFlirty Flamingo A4 CardstockFlirty Flamingo Classic Stampin' PadDaffodil Delight A4 CardstockDaffodil Delight Classic Stampin' PadPearl Basic JewelsClear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush2" (5.1 cm) Circle Punch2-1/4" (5.7 cm) Circle PunchSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

Missing You with Waterfront and Colorful Seasons

As you know, I’ve recently been on holiday to Cyprus.

We’ve been returning to the same place for a few years now and are getting to know the staff.

So, when we heard that the usual bartender was unable to be at the resort this season, I popped this card in my suitcase to send while I was there.

Missing You card using Waterfront and Colorful Seasons from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs. hippofrogdesigns.co.uk

This ‘missing you’ project reminds me of sitting by the pool under the palm trees with a nice cooling drink.

I’ve used Waterfront for the main design and you will probably notice it is similar to this project. Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, Crushed Curry and Soft Suede combine to make the idyllic scene. The two drinks are from Colorful Seasons and represent the drinks we normally order. Even though they are proportionally incorrect for the whole project, they still add a fun twist!

Finally, the sentiment from the Oh, So Eclectic Stamp Set makes the sun.

Missing You card using Waterfront and Colorful Seasons from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs. hippofrogdesigns.co.uk

Items from this project are carrying through to the new catalogue, so you’ll still be able to order these for another year.

Don’t forget that if you want any items that are on the retiring list you need to act quickly.

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.

Waterfront Photopolymer Stamp SetColorful Seasons Photopolymer Stamp SetOh So Eclectic Clear-Mount Stamp SetWhisper White A4 CardstockPool Party A4 CardstockPool Party Classic Stampin' PadCrushed Curry A4 CardstockCrushed Curry Classic Stampin' PadPear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' PadSoft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad1" (2.5 cm) Circle PunchSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

A fond farewell

As nearly time for the new Annual Catalogue to make an appearance, we are saying a fond farewell to some fabulous products.

Here are just a few products that I’m going to miss as from this year’s retiring list. Clicking on each picture will take you to the information and products for each project.

Retiring 2018 Badges & Banners Retiring 2018 Garden in Bloom Retiring 2018 Paint Play Retiring 2018 Rose Wonder Retiring 2018 Birthday Blooms Number of Years from Stampin' Up! with HIPPOFROG Designs Retiring 2018 You've Got This Retiring 2018 Butterfly Basics Retiring 2018 One Big Meaning Retiring 2018 Flower Shop Retiring 2018 Confetti Celebrations Watercolor Wings Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Card & Cuppa Class project with HIPPOFROG Designs

Which products from the retiring list are you going to miss the most?

Don’t forget to grab these items while you can as they are only available while stocks last. Plus, the BRAND NEW Share What You Love Suite Early Release Bundles are available this month too.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any items, 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.

Just Getting Started BundleA Little More, Please BundleGotta Have It All BundleClassic Stampin' Pad Assortment In Color 2018-2020

Pink and sparkly dragonflies

It was my friend’s Birthday recently and she is a HUGE fan of everything pink and sparkly. Those who know me will realise that is not like me at all!

I merged Touches of Texture, Dragonfly Dreams and LOTS of pink and sparkle to make her card.

Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set and Touches of Texture Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Project by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs hippofrogdesigns.co.uk

Using various different pinks of Flirty Flamingo, Blushing Bride and Berry Burst I began my pink and sparkly mission!

Touches of Texture creates the background with small dragonflies over the top.

The feature dragonfly is cut out with the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits and a liberal coat of Wink of Stella adds shimmer. Each background butterfly also has Wink of Stella on the wings.

Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set and Touches of Texture Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Project by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs hippofrogdesigns.co.uk

Finally, more pink and sparkle joins the project in the sentiment and rhinestones.

This project pushed me right outside my comfort zone as I really don’t like pink. But, I reminded myself that I wasn’t making the project for me, I was making it for my friend and thought about what she liked instead.

Take time to push yourself out of your own comfort zone. If you don’t like random, grunge, precise, certain colours, techniques etc, take time to try it and think about someone who could be the happy recipient of your finished project.

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.

Dragonfly Dreams Photopolymer Stamp SetDetailed Dragonfly Thinlits DiesBanner Triple PunchVery Vanilla A4 CardstockBlushing Bride A4 CardstockBlushing Bride Classic Stampin' PadFlirty Flamingo A4 CardstockFlirty Flamingo Classic Stampin' PadBerry Burst Classic Stampin' PadClear Wink Of Stella Glitter BrushRhinestone Basic JewelsSnail AdhesiveMini Stampin' Dimensionals

Saying efharisto with Color Theory DSP

As I’ve just returned from a fabulous week in Cyprus where I’ve been saying efharisto a lot. It is Greek for ‘thank you’.

Before I left, I made a batch of notecards to give out to staff members as a token of my appreciation.

Color Theory DSP & Waterfront Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Project by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs hippofrogdesigns.co.uk

Color Theory DSP & Waterfront Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Project by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs hippofrogdesigns.co.uk Color Theory DSP & Waterfront Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Project by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs hippofrogdesigns.co.uk

I made these notecards using three different versions using the Color Theory DSP. This DSP stack is on the retiring list so make sure you don’t miss out.

I began by stamping the top half using the ‘splats’ from the Waterfront Stamp Set. This is also where the tiny sentiment comes from that is layered with the 1 1/8″ Scallop Punch.

A strip of the DSP creates the bottom section with a piece of co-ordinating cardstock across the centre.

Each of the cards differs as they use a different section of DSP each time.  Here they are in their different colourways. I know that Dapper Denim is also in the DSP stack, I just didn’t have enough of it left!

Color Theory DSP & Waterfront Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Project by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs hippofrogdesigns.co.uk Color Theory DSP & Waterfront Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Project by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs hippofrogdesigns.co.uk

And finally, one of each colour side by side.

Color Theory DSP & Waterfront Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Project by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs hippofrogdesigns.co.uk

Which is your favourite colour of the three?

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.

Color Theory Designer Series Paper StackWaterfront Photopolymer Stamp SetWhisper White Note Cards & EnvelopesWhisper White A4 Cardstock3/4" (1.9 cm) Circle Punch1-1/8" (2.9 cm) Scallop Circle PunchOld Olive A4 CardstockOld Olive Classic Stampin' PadBerry Burst A4 CardstockBerry Burst Classic Stampin' PadCrushed Curry A4 CardstockCrushed Curry Classic Stampin' PadSnail AdhesiveMini Stampin' Dimensionals

Seasonal Branch Just for you

At my recent Stamp-a-Stack class, this proved to be one the favourite projects of the evening.

Colorful Seasons from Stampin' Up! with HIPPOFROG Designs

It uses the Colorful Seasons Bundle of Stamp Set and Dies along with a sentiment from another set.

Inspiration for this design was Cherry Blossom. The combination of Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla and Calypso Coral make a pretty card that is suitable for any occasion.

Flowers are stamped on the background first, before attaching the die-cut branch.  Die-cut flowers are then added to the branch. Each flower is then decorated with pearls coloured with a Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blend Marker.  Please note that the Stampin’ Blend Marker is currently out of stock and not available to order at this time.

A strip of the delicate lace ribbon and the sentiment are the final touches.

Why not join us at a future class?  Click to see my class timetable.

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.

Colorful Seasons Photopolymer BundleWatercolor Wings Photopolymer Stamp SetLayering Ovals Framelits DiesVery Vanilla A4 CardstockSahara Sand A4 CardstockCalypso Coral A4 CardstockCalypso Coral Classic Stampin' PadVery Vanilla 1/2" (1.3 cm) Lace TrimPearl Basic JewelsSnail AdhesiveMini Glue Dots

Celebrate your day with Bunch of Blossoms

As I was away on holiday last week there wasn’t a Card & Cuppa class. However, one of my regular Card & Cuppa attendees celebrated their birthday while I was away so I’m sharing that with you today.

Bunch of Blossoms Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Project by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs hippofrogdesigns.co.uk

This bright and cheery card uses Bunch of Blossoms and the Blossom Builder Punch to create a pretty spray of flowers in yellows and orange.

I’ve chosen Old Olive as the green and have stamped several leaves on the background to add extra depth. I used the same stamp for both the centre of the flower and the dots on the background.

The flowers are Daffodil Delight and So Saffron with Pumpkin Pie centres and cut out with the co-ordinating punch.

Using Washi Tape to mask the ‘let’s’ from the sentiment made ‘celebrate your day’, a much more appropriate greeting.

Bunch of Blossoms Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Project by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs hippofrogdesigns.co.uk

Both the Stitched Shapes Framelits and Layering Ovals Framelits are layered to create the framed piece in the centre.

A Baker’s Twine bow and Rhinestones add the finishing touches.

Card & Cuppa returns w/c 14th May so why not join us by booking your place by 18:00 the day before.

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.

Bunch Of Blossoms Photopolymer Stamp SetBlossom Builder PunchLayering Ovals Framelits DiesStitched Shapes Framelits DiesOld Olive A4 CardstockOld Olive Classic Stampin' PadDaffodil Delight A4 CardstockDaffodil Delight Classic Stampin' PadPumpkin Pie A4 CardstockPumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' PadSo Saffron Classic Stampin' PadWhisper White A4 CardstockWhisper White Solid Baker's TwineRhinestone Basic JewelsSnail AdhesiveMini Stampin' Dimensionals

Guiding Card Making – Daisy

I recently showed you a project from a Guiding event.  Here is the second card from the morning.

Daisy Delight from Stampin' Up! with HIPPOFROG Designs

It is again a project from last year’s Charity Card Making Day.

This notecard is a very quick and easy project and is perfect for beginners.

A great project where a set of these notecards would make a lovely gift. With just a change of sentiment it can be suitable for a number of different occasions.

The star of the project is the stamped and punched daisy from the Delightful Daisy Suite. With just a few colours you can create this clean and simple design.

Some of the attendees had never stamped before and I really enjoyed showing them how to use stamps and ink to create their first project.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Daisy Delight Photopolymer BundleJar Of Love Photopolymer Stamp SetWatercolor Wings Photopolymer Stamp SetWhisper White A4 CardstockWhisper White Note Cards & EnvelopesSmoky Slate Classic Stampin' PadDaffodil Delight A4 CardstockDaffodil Delight Classic Stampin' PadOld Olive A4 CardstockOld Olive Classic Stampin' PadSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

Sharing What I Love

Yesterday I shared a BRAND NEW Suite from the forthcoming Annual Catalogue with you.

Today I’m sharing what I love with a project made using products from the suite.

Share What You Love Suite from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFORG Designs hippofrogdesigns.co.uk

This card is for a friend and fellow Stampin’ Up! fan, so I couldn’t resist sending her a project filled with new goodies.

The items are paired with some old favourites such as the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set, Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry inks and Rhinestones.

Items from the Share What You Love Suite are available as three different bundles.  Check them out HERE.

I’m waiting to see if my friend manages to spot all of the new items. How many can you find?

Share What You Love Suite from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFORG Designs hippofrogdesigns.co.uk

Well, here is the answer.

For this project we have the fabulous Love What You Do Stamp Set that has images of flowers, leaves and backgrounds along with sentiments. It’s sure to become one of those go to sets.

Plus, there is a BRAND NEW Colour from the 2018-2020 In Color Collection called Grapefruit Grove. I’ve used both the ink and cardstock here.

Finally, I’ve also included a sneak peek of a new ribbon too. Can you see those lovely Polka Dots, they are really beautiful and textured on tulle. This isn’t in the bundles, but is coming your way in June.

The Bundles are only available during May 2018 so make sure you don’t miss out. Plus, don’t forget that the retiring list is only around until the end of the month (while stocks last). Why not combine the two and have the best of old and new.

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.

Just Getting Started BundleA Little More, Please BundleGotta Have It All BundleClassic Stampin' Pad Assortment In Color 2018-2020Whisper White A4 CardstockOld Olive A4 CardstockOld Olive Classic Stampin' PadRich Razzlebberry Classic Stampin' PadHappy Birthday Gorgeous Photopolymer Stamp Set2" (5.1 cm) Circle PunchRhinestone Basic JewelsSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals