Wildflower Path Thinking of You

The new Wildflower Path Stamp Set from the January-June Mini Catalogue was perfect to create this recent project.

Wildflower Path. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Sadly, I had to make a sympathy card.

However, the simplicity of this stamp set and using just a few colours really works.

Using Flirty Flamingo and Old Olive, the stems and flowers are stamped in a mix of first and second generation stamping.

This stamp set has a variety of images, including outer and inner flower pieces. For the outside of the flowers, these are second generation, with the inners first generation to make them slightly darker.

Wildflower Path. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The sentiment is from the Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set and is stamped straight onto the project.

Wildflower Path. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I love how versatile this Wildflower Path Stamp Set is and have lots of ideas for different projects to make with it.

Why not book a place on my February SSOTM Class where this is the Stamp Set we will be using.

Join me at one of my online classes. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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WILDFLOWER PATH PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)BEAUTY OF FRIENDSHIP PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETFLIRTY FLAMINGO A4 CARDSTOCKFLIRTY FLAMINGO CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADOLD OLIVE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 THICK CARDSTOCKSTAMPIN' SEAL

Happy New Mini Catalogue and SAB 2022

Happy New Year!

It’s my first week back at my craft desk after the break. While I was away, the new January-June Mini Catalogue, along with the first SAB of 2022 went live.

As I like to send happy mail, here is the card I sent out with the publications.

Happy New Mini Catalogue and SAB 2022. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

First, an apology. I made a little ‘oopsy’ with these mailings and somehow managed to send the old July-December Mini Catalogue instead! I’ve no idea how I did that, but let’s just say that sums up my rubbish 2021. I’m hoping for MUCH better things in 2022.

The good news is that replacements are on their way to those who received incorrect versions. All of the other items in the pack are correct.

Thank goodness for the publications being available online while new ones are on their way!

So, onto the card.

The background strip is a piece of Simply Marbellous 6×6″ DSP. This is a FREE SAB item. There are six different colour ways in the pack and I made some in each colour. SAB items are FREE with every £45 spend until the end of February.

Happy New Mini Catalogue and SAB 2022. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsUsing the darker colour of each piece, shapes cut using the NEW Bough Punch are attached. Misty Moonlight is the colour I’ve used on the one here.

Next, a sentiment from the NEW Artfully Layers Stamp Set, again in Misty Moonlight sits beautifully in the shape from the NEW Cloud Punch.

This is then popped up on Dimensionals.

Happy New Mini Catalogue and SAB 2022. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some NEW Iridescent Rhinestones add a touch of sparkle.

Happy New Mini Catalogue and SAB 2022. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsDo you have a favourite?

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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SIMPLY MARBLEOUS 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERARTFULLY LAYERED CLING STAMP SET (ENGLISH)BOUGH PUNCHCLOUD PUNCHMISTY MOONLIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKMISTY MOONLIGHT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKIRIDESCENT RHINESTONES BASIC JEWELSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Class: Weds 16th Feb (SSOTM)

Spend an evening making 4 cards using February’s Stamp Set of the Month (SSOTM).

  • Wednesday 16th February 2022
  • 19:00-21:45
  • Stamp Set of the Month (SSOTM) Papercrafting Class
  • Online over ZOOM

February’s Stamp Set of the Month is:

Wildflower Path from the Jan-June Mini Catalogue
(Page 21)


Images from Stampin’ Up! January-June 2022 Mini Catalogue (p21).
The class projects may differ from these.

The four cards will be pre-designed by Karen for you to recreate during the class and will be based on the SSOTM.

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Colour Scheme

The main colours will be Soft Succulent and Calypso Coral

You will also need some accent colours, such as yellow (So Saffron or equivalent) and blue (Pool Party or equivalent). Feel free to add any other colours too.


There are 2 options for this class:

Option 1: SSOTM BYO
£22.50 per person

Your Class Kit includes:
– All items (cardstock, envelopes, etc to make 4 projects)
– Instruction (via Class ZOOM session, or link to a short video on how to make the projects after class has taken place)

PLUS:
– 1/4 reel ribbon (approx 2.25 metres) or 2.5 metres Twine/Thread – Soft Succulent Shimmer Ribbon
– 1/2 pack embellishments – Polished Dots

Please see list below for items YOU will need to provide *

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Option 2: SSOTM
£43.50 per person

Your Class Kit includes:
– All items (cardstock, envelopes, etc to make 4 projects)
– Instruction (via Class ZOOM session or link to short video on how to make the projects after class has taken place)

PLUS:
– 1/4 reel ribbon (approx 2.25 metres) or 2.5 metres Twine/Thread – Soft Succulent Shimmer Ribbon
– Full pack embellishments (Polished Dots worth £7.00)
– Wildflower Path Stamp Set (worth £21.00)
– Items and instructions on how to make 2 extra projects (in your own time) This will be via a link to a short video emailed to you after the class has taken place

Please see list below for items YOU will need to provide *

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Please arrange to collect your class kit from me.
If you require your kit to be posted, there will be an additional fee to cover the cost.

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* You’ll need to provide the following:
– Scissors
– Adhesives
– Inks pads in the class colour scheme (shown above), or equivalent
– Black/Dark Grey Ink Pad (if you prefer your sentiments in black/grey)
– Clear Blocks (for your stamps)
SSOTM BYO Option: you will need to provide your own stamp set(s)/bundle(s) to create the designs.

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This is an online class provided over ZOOM. The link will be sent to attendees nearer the time.

If you can’t attend this date, please let me know. I can either arrange a different date (if there is enough interest), or provide instructions on the various steps.

Book your place by Wednesday 19th January 2022 at 18:00.
Select your preferred option, plus Collect or Post when booking.

Please note: There will be a quick turn round between the class closing date and payment required date.
If there are sufficient attendees booked to allow the class to proceed, an email requesting payment will be sent, and payment will be required very quickly.

This is to allow for items to be ordered, delivered to me, packs to be prepared, and then posted to you in time for Class. Please note, items are currently taking longer to arrive from the SU! European Warehouse. See here for more details.

When collecting your pack from Karen, this will need to be pre-arranged and in line with any social distancing requirements.

A minimum number of attendees are required for the class to proceed.

All abilities welcome.

UK Mainland ONLY.

These SSOTM Classes usually run on the second Wednesday of each month (depending on Karen’s availability).


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Carryover items

Click to see list of items that are carrying over * from the July-Dec 2021 Mini Catalogue.

These items are still available to order from 4th January 2022.

* Please note, some items will not be available to order until the July-Dec 2022 Mini Catalogue goes live later in the year.


Don’t forget to visit our Special Offers page for more fabulous items.
Items available while stocks last.
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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.

Card & (Your) Cuppa online classes begin again on 10th January 2022. Why not join me?

Head to my Class Timetable for details of my online classes for the first part of 2022.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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STITCHED STARS DIESHOLLY BORDER PUNCHCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKGARDEN GREEN A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWONDERFUL GEMSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUEGLUE DOTSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #12

The 12th and final project in my  Countdown to Christmas 2021 series is this fabulous shaker card.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #12. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It is the final project from my Special Christmas Cards online Class. Last year, I designed a shaker card that was a hit, so I chose to make another one.

This year’s uses the fabulous Stitched Stars Dies.

My colour combination is Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla and Gold.

The cut out has a piece of Window Sheet attached to hold the shaker pieces. Foam Adhesive Strips are stuck to the back.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #12. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It is then filled with Sequins for Everything, plus a star cut from Gold Foil Sheets.

When the shaker piece is assembled and secure, the extra Gold stars were added.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #12. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The project is finished with some coordinating Gold Metallic Pearls.

Here is my coordinating box.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #12. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I hope you’ve enjoyed my Countdown to Christmas Series and that it has given you a touch of inspiration for your own Christmas projects.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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STITCHED STARS DIESRICH RAZZLEBERRY CARDSTOCK A4GOLD FOIL SHEETSVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWINDOW SHEETSSEQUINS FOR EVERYTHINGMETALLIC PEARLSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUEGLUE DOTSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEFOAM ADHESIVE STRIPS

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.

Join me at one of my online classes. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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SNOWMAN BUILDER PUNCHSNOWMAN SEASON PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETCOASTAL CABANA A4 CARDSTOCKCOASTAL CABANA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC BLACK A4 CARDSTOCKPUMPKIN PIE A4 CARDSTOCKSOFT SUEDE CARDSTOCK A4BASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKSPONGE DAUBERSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHHOLIDAY RHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSMATTE BLACK DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

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.

Join me at one of my online classes. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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BRICK & MORTAR 3D EMBOSSING FOLDERHALLOWEEN PUNCHPLAYFUL ALPHABET DIESPENNED FLOWERS DIESPOPPY PARADE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC BLACK A4 CARDSTOCKGRAY GRANITE A4 CARDSTOCKCHERRY COBBLER A4 CARDSTOCKCAJUN CRAZE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE 1/4" (6.4 MM) CRINKLED SEAM BINDING RIBBONWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS