Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Stampin’ Up! Bundles & Product Suites

For this week’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video, I’m sharing information on the Bundles and Product Suites from Stampin’ Up!

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Stampin' Up! Bundles & Product Suites. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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Today’s project uses the Gorgeous Leaves Stamp Set and Dies Bundle from the July-December Mini Catalogue. It was the first card from last night’s Gorgeous Leaves Stamp Set of the Month Online Class.

It’s a remake of this project, just in different colours.

All of the attendees made 4 cards, with those opting for the Bundle as part of their kit given access to a video on how to make two additional projects.

My colour combination for the Class was taken from the Matte Decorative Dots.

This project uses Old Olive, Bumblebee, Evening Evergreen and Basic White

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Stampin' Up! Bundles & Product Suites. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As the stamp set is sentiment free, the Artistically Inked Stamp Set provides the messaging for this project.

This class also incorporated my annual Mostly Men class, so the projects have a more masculine feel.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Stampin' Up! Bundles & Product Suites. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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GORGEOUS LEAVES BUNDLEARTISTICALLY INKED CLING STAMP SETDECORATIVE MATTE DOTSLINEN THREADOLD OLIVE A4 CARDSTOCKOLD OLIVE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADEVENING EVERGREEN A4 CARDSTOCKEVENING EVERGREEN CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBUMBLEBEE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSSTAMPIN' SEALTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

SAB Birthday Circles

The fabulous Textures & Frames Stamp Set makes another appearance with this simple Birthday card.

SAB Birthday Circles. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It uses just two stamps from the Stamp Set to create the background in Misty Moonlight and Mossy Meadow. Combined with Very Vanilla, this colour combination is great for those more masculine projects.

The central piece is cut using the Layering Circles Dies, with a sentiment from the Nuts About Squirrels Stamp Set. As I wanted the sentiment on two rows, I used a Stampin’ Write Marker to ink up each part separately.

Find out more about inking up stamps with Stampin’ Write Markers at my Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques Series.

SAB Birthday Circles. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As I was using circles, I used the Detailed Trio Punch to round the corners to match.

A length of the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack in coordinating Very Vanilla is wrapped around the project.

SAB Birthday Circles. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, the sentiment piece is raised up using Dimensionals.

I really love this stamp set and am going to miss it when Sale-A-Bration is over. Make sure you don’t miss out on getting your hands on one.

Why not earn this stamp set for FREE and make your own versions in lots of different colours. Remember, items are only available until the end of September, while stocks last.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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TEXTURES & FRAMES PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETNUTS ABOUT SQUIRRELS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETLAYERING CIRCLES DIESMISTY MOONLIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKMISTY MOONLIGHT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMOSSY MEADOW CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 THICK CARDSTOCK2020–2022 IN COLOR STAMPIN' WRITE MARKERSDETAILED TRIO PUNCHBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' SEAL+STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder

For last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project, the Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder came out to play.

Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder.Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This embossing folder is only available as part of a very clever Bundle.

What is clever about it is how you can emboss AND cut at the same time. It’s a great time saver.

My main cardstock colours are Old Olive, Soft Sea Foam, Calypso Coral and Basic White.

Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder.Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The back embossed piece is from the same Embossing Folder. Where the flowers cover, is where they are cut out from. You don’t have to cut them out if you don’t want to.

As I was using Calypso Coral for the small flowers, I decided that the centre of my larger flowers should be the same.

Using a Sponge Dauber, the colour was added. I then used So Saffron to add the outer colour. The colouring really makes them pop.

I then arranged the leaves, cut using the coordinating Bloom Dies, and stuck those down, before adding the large flowers with Dimensionals.

A sentiment from the coordinating Art in Bloom Stamp Set, inked using a Stampin’ Write Marker to select only a small section of the wording is then added.

Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder.Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Wink of Stella coats the smaller flowers. Adding these using Glue Dots is the finishing touch.

Don’t forget that Sale-A-Bration is running until the end of September. A FREE item for every £45 spend, while stocks last.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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ART IN BLOOM BUNDLE (ENGLISH)CALYPSO CORAL A4 CARDSTOCKCALYPSO CORAL CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSOFT SEA FOAM A4 CARDSTOCKOLD OLIVE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKSO SAFFRON CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSUBTLES STAMPIN' WRITE MARKERSSPONGE DAUBERSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHSTAMPIN' SEALTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Say it with Sunflowers

This sunny thank you card was made for a friend who loves sunflowers.

Say it with Sunflowers. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My main colours are Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Basic White, with others used for the colouring.

The Jar of Flowers Stamp Set and coordinating Jar Punch provide the stamping and jar shape.

Say it with Sunflowers. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’ve stamped in Black to create the outlines for colouring. I would normally use Grey or Brown for this, but felt black would work better with the overall design.

For the sunflowers, these are stamped twice. This allowed me to fussy cut parts of the images out for some strategic piecing. They are stuck together in various layers over the top of the jar.

Now, instead of the three sunflowers, there is a fuller looking bouquet. It was a bit fiddly and time consuming cutting them out, but it was worth it.

Using Stampin’ Blends, the water is coloured in Balmy Blue, stems and leaves in Granny Apple Green, centre in Soft Suede and flowers in Daffodil Delight.

A sentiment from the Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set sits in a shape cut using the Tasteful Labels dies.

Say it with Sunflowers. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This is raised using Dimensionals over some Linen Thread and a little bow.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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JAR OF FLOWERS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETJAR PUNCHBLOSSOMS IN BLOOM PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETTASTEFUL LABELS DIESDAFFODIL DELIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKOLD OLIVE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKTUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PADSTAMPIN' BLENDS BALMY BLUE COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' BLENDS DAFFODIL DELIGHT COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' BLENDS GRANNY APPLE GREEN COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' BLENDS SOFT SUEDE COMBO PACKLINEN THREADMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' SEALMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

A Fabulous 50th

A very good friend celebrated their 50th Birthday earlier this week.

A Fabulous 50th. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As they are a fan of Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry and sparkle, my colour combination was easy to decide.

I chose to make a square card and I used lots of different products to create this project.

The images and die cutting are from the Artistically Inked Bundle (Artistically Inked Stamp Set and Artistic Dies), Quiet Meadow Stamp Set and the Playful Alphabet Dies.

A Fabulous 50th. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

To begin, the background piece was stamped with the small flowers from Artistically Inked, plus some splats from Quiet Meadow.

This was then run through the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder. Next, using a Blending Brush, I gave a vintage feel to the background. I like how it looks like dried flowers.

Different generations of stamping create the flowers for the centre piece.

The layering begins with the die cut leaves, then the Fine Art Ribbon and Glitter Organdy Ribbon. As there isn’t a Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blend Combo, the light Blackberry Bliss Blend was a good substitute to colour the ribbon.

I then layered the flowers together on a separate piece of cardstock and popped some more die cut leaf pieces around them. Raising the whole piece up on Dimensionals added a lot more depth.

A Fabulous 50th. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

’50’ is coated in Wink of Stella and added to the corner. Again, using Dimensionals, the sentiment lays across the flowers. As this project was being hand delivered, I used several layers of Dimensionals.

Finally, some Metallic Pearls are dotted around the project.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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ARTISTICALLY INKED BUNDLE (ENGLISH)QUIET MEADOW CLING STAMP SETPLAYFUL ALPHABET DIESTIMEWORN TYPE 3D EMBOSSING FOLDERRICH RAZZLEBERRY CARDSTOCK A4RICH RAZZLEBERRY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKBLENDING BRUSHESSTAMPIN' BLENDS BLACKBERRY BLISS COMBO PACK3/8" (1 CM) FINE ART RIBBONWHITE 3/8" (1 CM) GLITTERED ORGANDY RIBBONMETALLIC PEARLSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Spotlight Technique

For this week’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video, I’m briefly explaining the Spotlight Technique.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Spotlight Technique. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsClick below to watch my video.

 

My project uses a colour combination of Daffodil Delight and Basic Black.

The fabulous FREE SAB Beautifully Penned DSP provides the images for the technique.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Spotlight Technique. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My cut out shapes are circles using the Layering Circles Dies. You can use any shape you like.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Spotlight Technique. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The sentiment from the coordinating Hand-Penned Petals Stamp Set is also layered onto Basic Black

Finally, a few of the Black Matte Dots are added.

Don’t forget that SAB is only running until the end of September. Items are available while stocks last.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video. Pop back next week for the next one.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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BEAUTIFULLY PENNED 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERHAND-PENNED PETALS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETLAYERING CIRCLES DIESDAFFODIL DELIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC BLACK A4 CARDSTOCKTUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PADSTAMPIN' BLENDS DAFFODIL DELIGHT COMBO PACKMATTE BLACK DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUE

Magenta Madness Just Because

This bright butterflies ‘just because’ card is great for raising a smile.

Magenta Madness Just Because. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsWith an almost monochrome feel, my colour combination is Magenta Madness and Basic White.

 

Using a piece of the Expressions In Ink DSP to create the background is really quick and easy. This piece has some gold running through it too.

The butterflies are cut using the Brilliant Wings Dies. Each one has been given a gentle coat of Wink of Stella.

Magenta Madness Just Because. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For the sentiment, I’ve used the Lovely You Stamp Set and layered it onto Magenta Madness cardstock. Both ends are shaped using the Banners Pick a Punch.

Magenta Madness Just Because. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Behind the sentiment is a length of the simply Elegant Trim in gold to coordinate with the DSP.

This is a great card to create in batches. Why not make a few and add different sentiments.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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BRILLIANT WINGS DIESEXPRESSIONS IN INK 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPERLOVELY YOU CLING STAMP SET (EN)MAGENTA MADNESS A4 CARDSTOCKMAGENTA MADNESS CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKSIMPLY ELEGANT TRIMWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Team Congratulations in Purple

Another part of my job I love is congratulating members of my team when they reach milestones within their business. This card is for a recent promotion.

Team Congratulations in Purple. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It uses Fresh Freesia, Gorgeous Grape and Basic White, a favourite combination.

The Hand-Penned Petals Stamp Set provides the images. These have a darker outline and paler inners.

Team Congratulations in Purple. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A pair of tags cut using the Tailor Made Tags Dies provide the perfect place for the sentiment, also from the Hand-Penned Petals Stamp Set.

Some Gorgeous Grape Sheer Ribbon is looped through the holes.

Then, the tags are raised up on Dimensionals.

Wink of Stella is used in the centre of the flowers to add a little touch of sparkle.

Team Congratulations in Purple. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some coordinating In Color Jewels are added for some extra bling.

I really like this design as it’s simple, yet stylish at the same time. It’s a great project to recreate in lots of different colours, and for any occasion.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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HAND-PENNED PETALS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETTAILOR MADE TAGS DIESFRESH FREESIA A4 CARDSTOCKFRESH FREESIA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADGORGEOUS GRAPE A4 CARDSTOCKGORGEOUS GRAPE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKGORGEOUS GRAPE 3/8"(1 CM) SHEER RIBBONWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSH2021–2023 IN COLOR JEWELSSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Pretty as a Positive Thoughts Collage

As last week was a Bank Holiday, I don’t have a Card & (Your) Cuppa project to share with you. Instead, I’ve dusted off a Stamp Set and Dies combo for today’s project.

Pretty as a Positive Thoughts Collage. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It uses the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set and the matching Nature’s Thoughts Dies. I was searching through my Dies and decided to give them a bit of love, as they have been neglected with all of the new goodies.

My inspiration is the project on Page 77 of the Annual Catalogue and is this pretty collage.

Pretty as a Positive Thoughts Collage. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A colour combination from the Subtles Collection of Blushing Bride, Pool Party and Pear Pizzazz works well with Pale Papaya. I’m sure if Pale Papaya was one of the standard colours, it would be in with the Subtles.

The background piece is given texture using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.

With the frame cut using the dies, I stamped and cut out the various pieces. Each is then stuck onto the Basic White piece.

Beauty of Friendship provides the sentiment. This sits on top of a swoosh of Pool Party Striped Grosgrain Ribbon.

Pretty as a Positive Thoughts Collage. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally the butterflies, each with some Wink of Stella sparkle are added.

As you know, I’m not a fan of pink, but I’m really pleased with how this project has turned out.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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POSITIVE THOUGHTS CLING STAMP SETNATURE'S THOUGHTS DIESBEAUTY OF FRIENDSHIP PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETTASTEFUL TEXTILE 3D EMBOSSING FOLDERBLUSHING BRIDE A4 CARDSTOCKBLUSHING BRIDE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPALE PAPAYA A4 CARDSTOCKPALE PAPAYA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPOOL PARTY A4 CARDSTOCKPOOL PARTY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPEAR PIZZAZZ CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKPOOL PARTY 3/8" (1 CM) STRIPED GROSGRAIN RIBBONWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEFINE-TIP GLUE PENMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Turtle Friends with Penguin Playmates DSP

I thought it was time to play with the Turtle Friends Bundle (Turtle Friends Stamp Set & Turtle Punch) again.

Turtle Friends with Penguin Playmates DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This time, I’ve paired it with the Picture This Dies and the FREE SAB Penguin Playmates DSP. There are some non-penguin patterns on the reverse side that are great for lots of different projects.

These SAB items are only available until the end of September, while stocks last.

My colour combination of Just Jade and Soft Sea Foam is taken from the DSP.

Turtle Friends with Penguin Playmates DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using the rectangle die from the set creates the cut out pieces. In these areas, the tiny tortoise, party hats, sentiment and grass are stamped in Just Jade on a Whisper White backing piece.

On a separate piece, the larger tortoise is stamped and then cut out with the coordinating punch from the bundle.

With my Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends, I’ve coloured the tortoises and party hats.

The larger tortoise is then raised up over the bottom cut out using Dimensionals.

Turtle Friends with Penguin Playmates DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, a touch of Wink of Stella is added to the party hats.

This is a great project for all ages!

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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TURTLE FRIENDS BUNDLE (ENGLISH)PICTURE THIS DIESPENGUIN PLAYMATES 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERJUST JADE A4 CARDSTOCKJUST JADE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSOFT SEA FOAM A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKSTAMPIN' BLENDS SOFT SEA FOAM COMBO PACKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS