Fabulous Florals – An In Color Jar of Flowers

The latest project from my Fabulous Florals Papercrafting Class is this pretty In Color jar of flowers.

In Color Jar of Flowers. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs.

It combines three In Colors, Terracotta Tile from last year and this year’s Bumblebee and Just Jade, along with Very Vanilla.

Wild Rose Dies provide the detailed flower and leaf pieces. The other shapes are created by drawing round the detailed pieces and cutting them out. These give us extra the flowers and leaves.

The pieces with more details are stuck onto a hand cut piece and put to one side.

A Terracotta Tile jar cut using the Jar Punch is stuck to the card. This is then joined by the hand cut flowers and leaves.

Using Dimensionals to make them the focus of the project, the more detailed flower and leaf pieces are then added.

Blossoms in Bloom provides the sentiment using Terracotta Tile ink.

A length of co-ordinating ribbon has a knot tied in it and is then stuck on with a Glue Dot.In Color Jar of Flowers. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs.

Finally, Gold Glitter Enamel Dots create the centre of the focus flower, with the rest providing sparkle around the project.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Embossed Circles

For last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project, I made a non-stamping version of a recent project.

Embossed Circles. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As you can see, this version uses embossed circles and die-cut leaves.

Pumpkin Pie, Poppy Parade, Blushing Bride and Early Espresso, along with Very Vanilla are once again my colour combination.

Sponge daubers and ink create a vintage look across the Very Vanilla cardstock. The attendees were free to use Sponge Daubers and their own inks for this. They also provided a sentiment of their choice.

Embossed Circles. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Forever Flourishing Dies provide the Pumpkin Pie leaves as the first part of the various layers.

Next, the three embossed circles are stuck down. These have been given texture using the Wrapped in Texture Embossing Folders and Greenery Embossing Folders.

The sentiment, mine is from the Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set, then has a strip of Scallop Lace Trim stuck to the back of it.

Using Mini Dimensionals, the sentiment is raised off the project.

Embossed Circles. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, three Champagne Rhinestones add some bling. They co-ordinate really well with the colours of the card.

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Fabulous Florals on World Cardmaking Day

Happy World Cardmaking Day.

Today I’m sharing another project from my Fabulous Florals Class. This is a quick and easy project to make on World Cardmaking Day.Fabulous Florals on World Cardmaking Day. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As it’s a monochrome project, it is easy to replicate in your own colours. You can also use any punch shape you have to hand.

My colours are Coastal Cabana and Whisper White. I chose Coastal Cabana as it co-ordinates with the strip of Playing with Patterns DSP across the card.

This DSP pack is one of the packs in the current 15% off DSP Sale running throughout October.Fabulous Florals on World Cardmaking Day. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Medium Daisy Punch shapes are stuck onto the DSP strip, with any overhanging pieces cut off and stuck into the gaps.

The DSP strip is then stuck onto the Whisper White layer.

A cross of co-ordinating ribbon from the Playing with Patterns Ribbon Combo Pack is topped with a sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set in Coastal Cabana ink.

Fabulous Florals on World Cardmaking Day. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some Artistry Blooms Sequins, again in Coastal Cabana, are scattered across the project.

Look out for some more designs I’ll be making using this layout.

I’d love to see your World Cardmaking Day projects. What have you made?

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Countdown to Christmas #1

I know Christmas seems ages away, but did you know that it’s actually 12 weeks today?

Every Friday, I’ll be running my ‘Countdown to Christmas’ series where I’ll be sharing a Christmas project with you to help you get ahead.

My first project for Countdown to Christmas #1 is a simple Christmas Card using DSP. It’s the Toile Tidings DSP, a returning favourite from last year’s Autumn/Winter Catalogue.

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

This DSP is currently in the in the 15% off DSP sale during October.

By cutting the pieces of DSP into 3/4″ strips – this gets you 16 strips per sheet. With 12 sheets in the pack, that’s a lot of strips, to make a lot of cards!

With this DSP being Real Red on one side and Garden Green on the other, you can choose how to layer them.

I’ve used 6 strips here and starting at the top, layered them on top of each other onto a piece of cardstock. The overhang from the edges is then cut off, ready to use on the next card.

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

When I’m making projects like this, I put a good amount of glue all along the edges of the cardstock (as close as I can get), plus a couple of strips down the middle. Then, rather than putting glue on the DSP, I just stick the strips directly onto the glue on the cardstock. It helps to keep the glue on the project, rather than all over everything else!

Using a Thick Whisper White basecard and co-ordinating Garden Green as a layer, it helps to bring the project together .

My sentiment is from the Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set stamped onto a shape cut using the Tasteful Labels Dies. By cutting round the edge of this piece, I have been able to use the shape again as a layer.

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

What is great about these DSP strip projects is you can arrange the strips in any pattern, and add any sentiment.

You can also embellish as much or a little as you like using ribbons, rhinestones, gems etc.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this Countdown to Christmas #1 project. Pop back next Friday for Countdown to Christmas #2.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Fabulous Florals – A Purple Posy Project

The third card from my recent Fabulous Florals Class is this pretty Purple Posy project.

Purple Posy Project. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Purple Posy is my main colour, with some Soft Sea Foam leaves.

A piece of the Playing with Patterns 6×6 DSP in Purple Posy is cut into 1 inch squares and placed in a square pattern. This is one of the select DSP packs that is part of October’s 15% off DSP sale – starts tomorrow.

Co-ordinating Purple Posy Ribbon from the Playing with Patterns Ribbon Combo Pack is added. Note how I’ve created more interest by using the stripes in the opposite direction to the stripes on the DSP.

A sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set is inked using the Purple Posy Stampin’ Write Marker.

Purple Posy Project. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using the Perennial Flower Punch, two Purple Posy shapes are cut, and then scrunched to make the flower.

The Soft Sea Foam leaves, from the Tulip Builder Punch are also scrunched, before being added to the back of the flower.

Tear & Tape is used to attach the flower to the project as it needs a stronger adhesive due to the scrunching and layers. You could also use Stampin’ SEAL+ for this.Purple Posy Project. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsFinally, three Rhinestones add some bling to the centre of the flower.

The various layers under the flower, with the Rhinestones on top, make this quick a thick project. Make sure you double check is you need to use a large stamp before posting this Purple Posy project.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Fabulous Florals – Ornate Borders Dies

Here is the second project from my recent Fabulous Florals Papecrafting Class.

This card uses the Ornate Borders Dies to create a delicate effect. Perfect for a Wedding or Wedding Anniversary, or any other occasion.

Very Vanilla and Soft Sea Foam, with Gold accents are my colour scheme for this card.

The die-cut piece from the Ornate Borders Dies is stuck onto the Very Vanilla background to give a tone-on-tone effect.

Lengths of Very Vanilla Metallic-Edge Ribbon are stuck diagonally across the piece to frame the pretty die-cut.

Ornate Borders Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Then, the flowers from the dies are stuck on top. These Soft Sea Foam flowers are offset slightly.Ornate Borders Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, Gilded Gems are added to the centre of each flower. These gold gems co-ordinate with the ribbon to pull everything together.

Join me at a future class and make your own projects. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Petal Pink, Misty Moonlight and Some Sparkle

Last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project combined Petal Pink, Misty Moonlight and some sparkle to create this pretty card.

If you’re a regular visitor, you’ll know I’m not a fan of pink, and certainly not the paler pink shades. However, this colour combination works really well!

As I can’t send pre-stamped items out in my class kits due to Stampin’ Up! rules, my kits tend to contain shapes and embellishments.

This card is a version of this previous project, just without stamping.

On these projects without stamping, I like to use texture instead. This begins with the Metallic Mesh Ribbon as a background strip.Petal Pink, Misty Moonlight and Some Sparkle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using two Label Me Lovely Punch shapes, one is cut in half and stuck behind to create the look of a layer.

On this, a Whisper White punched circle shape is attached to help the large butterflies stand out.

Scrunching the butterflies adds more texture, along with the Baker’s Twine antennae from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack.

The twine co-ordinates with the silver in the ribbon and the Misty Moonlight cardstock.

Petal Pink, Misty Moonlight and Some Sparkle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Wink of Stella on the smaller butterflies adds even more sparkle, before finally adding some Rhinestones to complete the project.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Blossoms in Bloom Birthday Card

This Blossoms in Bloom Birthday Card is one I made for a regular class attendee.

Blossoms in Bloom Birthday Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It’s a version of this project, and this project, but uses a circle instead.

Soft Sea Foam and Calypso Coral are my main colours for the basecard and layer.

The circle from the Swirly Frames Stamp Set is stamped in delicate Soft Sea Foam onto a layer of Whisper White.

Then, using the Detailed Trio Punch, the corners are rounded to mirror the circle.

Blossoms in Bloom Birthday Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The flowers from the Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set are stamped in Calypso Coral, with Bumblebee centres. I’ve used Pear Pizzazz for the leaves, as the stamping stands out against the Soft Sea Foam.

A touch of Wink of Stella for the centre of the flowers adds some sparkle.

Each leaf and flower is cut out by hand and stuck on with Glue Dots.

Blossoms in Bloom Birthday Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For the sentiment, I have cut three layers using the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch, each a little longer than the previous one.

Finally, co-ordinating Artistry Blooms Sequins are added for some extra bling.

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Fabulous Florals – Poppy Moments Dies

Earlier this week I held an evening online Papercrafting Class. The subject was Fabulous Florals and this is one of the cards from session.

Poppy Moments Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It uses the Poppy Moments Dies, with a sentiment from the Well Said Stamp Set.

The black and white background really sets of off the red and green colours of the flowers.

I chose Cherry Cobbler and Real Red for the flowers, with Granny Apple Green and Old Olive for the leaves.

The shapes layer on top of each other to create depth and it’s a really lovely effect. A bud sticking out the side just adds a touch more interest too.Poppy Moments Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The centres are in Basic Black, coloured with Wink of Stella to add some sparkle.

Poppy Moments Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

With everything assembled, the leaves, sentiment and bud are stuck directly onto the card.

Finally, the flowers are attached with Dimensionals to raise them off the page.

This is a great project that would suit a number of occasions, from happy to sad. It would also look fabulous in other colour ways too.

Pop back soon to see more projects from this class.

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Customer Thank You cards using Comfort & Hope

It’s my favourite time of the month again. It’s when I make and send Thank You cards to the fabulous customers who have supported my business during the previous month.

August’s customers will have hopefully now received these cards I made using the fabulous Comfort & Hope Stamp Set.

Customer Thank You Cards using Comfort & Hope. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I was sad when some of the texture and grunge-type Stamp Sets retired, but this Comfort & Hope Stamp Set is helping to fill that gap for me.

I haven’t used it very often, but I expect it will get a few more outings.

My colour combination is Blushing Bride, Pool Party, So Saffron and Soft Sea Foam from the Subtles Collection.Customer Thank You Cards using Comfort & Hope. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Each image is stamped across the page to create an abstract pattern.

The loop of thread image has a sentiment from the Many Mates Stamp Set stamped in the centre. This is then cut out with the 2″ Circle Punch.

I love that there are even rhinestone images in this Stamp Set.Customer Thank You Cards using Comfort & Hope. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A swoosh of the Sheer Ribbon in co-ordinating Pool Party is stuck behind the sentiment.

Finally, some ‘real’ Rhinestones dot around the project to add some sparkle.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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