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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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.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Just Wanted to Say

Have you had those moments where you ‘Just Wanted to Say…’? If so, this project is just perfect!

Using items from Ornate Garden Suite from the Annual Catalogue, a pretty daisy-themed card comes together.

Just Wanted to Say. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Bumblebee and Old Olive for the basecard and layer co-ordinate with the colours of the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP. As this piece of DSP is quite busy, I chose something simple to go with it.

The flower from the Ornate Style Stamp Set in the Suite, stamped in Early Espresso onto Bumblebee cardstock, keeps everything co-ordinated.

Using Watercolor Pencils, I very lightly coloured the petals in Whisper White and the stem and leaf in Old Olive. For the centre of the daisy, Wink of Stella adds a bit of sparkle.

Just Wanted to Say. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

‘Just wanted to say’ is from the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set. It’s one of the sentiments that you would traditionally stamp inside the card, but I like to use things in slightly different ways! I’ve trimmed each end to follow the angle of the words.

Using Dimensionals, the daisy and sentiment piece are raised up off the DSP to add some depth.

Just Wanted to Say. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’m really hoping the recipient likes this card.

Why not join me at one of my classes and make your own projects. To see the variety of classes I have available for the rest of 2020, head to my Class Timetable for full details.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Beautiful Autumn meets Rooted in Nature

For this Birthday Card, a favourite Stamp Set combines with a new favourite Stamp Set. This project is Beautiful Autumn meets Rooted in Nature.

Beautiful Autumn meets Rooted in Nature. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My colour combination is Sahara Sand, Pumpkin Pie, Mint Macaron and Very Vanilla. I think the Very Vanilla helps to keep this a warmer mix of colours. Also, using a Thick Very Vanilla basecard, the colours are not fighting with each other.

Using the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set, the tree section is stamped in Sahara Sand.

Beautiful Autumn meets Rooted in Nature. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Next, I’ve used the Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set and Punch Bundle to create the tiny leaves and acorn. For each one, the stamping is tone-on-tone.

They are all scattered across the project to create a falling effect and each stuck using Multipurpose Glue.

A sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set provide the Birthday message. One end is given a banner shape, using the new Banners Pick a Punch. On the other end, an acorn is added.

The sentiment piece is then attached using Mini Dimensionals, to raise it off the page.

Beautiful Autumn meets Rooted in Nature. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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BEAUTIFUL AUTUMN BUNDLE (ENGLISH)ROOTED IN NATURE CLING STAMP SET (EN)ITTY BITTY BIRTHDAYS CLING STAMP SETBANNERS PICK A PUNCHSAHARA SAND CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSAHARA SAND A4 CARDSTOCKMINT MACARON CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMINT MACARON A4 CARDSTOCKPUMPKIN PIE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPUMPKIN PIE A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 THICK CARDSTOCKMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUEMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Essential Tag Punch: Take Two

For last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project, it was take two for the Essential Tag Punch.

Essential Tag Punch: Take Two. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I previously made this project at one of my recent Papercrafting Classes. The Card & (Your) Cuppa attendees liked it and wanted to make one, hence the reason for Essential Tag Punch: Take Two.

For this version, I’ve chosen Just Jade as my main colour.

Once again, it uses the Forever Greenery DSP, cut out with the Essential Tag Punch from the Mini Catalogue. I chose three pieces of DSP and cut two from each, in different orientations. This is so they could be used for either the top or bottom row.

It’s easier to start with the middle two shapes and work out, as you can decide your distances between the shapes. The shapes overhung the edges on mine, so I trimmed them down.

Essential Tag Punch: Take Two. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A sentiment from the Lovely You Stamp Set is stamped in co-ordinating Just Jade onto a punched circle.

This is layered onto a length of Just Jade Ribbon and a die cut from the Forever Flourishing Dies.

Essential Tag Punch: Take Two. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

By make some small changes, using different sheets of DSP, using Just Jade and adding a sentiment, you can see the differences.

The previous one is below (right). Which do you prefer?

Essential Tag Punch:Take Two. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs  Essential Tag Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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A Bright Flowering Frame

This bright flowering flame in Magenta Madness is today’s project.

I was flicking through the Annual Catalogue and stopped at Page 69. This is my version of the project on that page.

A Bright Flowering Frame. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It’s no secret that I use the catalogues for my inspiration. I change the colours, change the stamp sets or change the design slightly.

My colour combination is Magenta Madness, Granny Apple Green and Whisper White. Magenta Madness is one of the five new In Colors for 2020 and this combination really zings.

For my version, I began by stamping the large rectangle image from the Swirly Frames Stamp Set in Whisper White ink.

A Bright Flowering Frame. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Then, using Magenta Madness, I stamped flowers from the Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set tone-on-tone onto a separate piece. I also added a few leaves to the background too. I used a Blender Pen to draw the colour onto the petals.

The larger flowers are cut using the Small Bloom Punch, with the smaller ones needing fussy cutting. For the leaves, the Sprig Punch gives us the two longer pieces, with the smaller leaves again stamped tone-on-tone, this time in Granny Apple Green.

Using Glue Dots for each item, I firstly built layers of leaves, adding the flowers on top.

‘For You’ comes from the Well Said Stamp Set and is added using Mini Dimensionals to raise it up off the background.

A Bright Flowering Frame. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, Epoxy Droplets make the centre of the large flowers, with Rhinestones for the rest of the sparkle.

Even though I’m not a lover of pink, this bright flowering frame design really pops and is a great project for any occasion. I now have an idea for another design!

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Jar of Flowers Bundle

Here is another of the floral projects I’ve been making recently. This card uses the Jar of Flowers Bundle.

Jar of Flowers Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

In the Bundle, there is a stamp set that is perfect for colouring, with reversible stamps too. This is teamed with the co-ordinating Jar Punch. As bundles are discounted, they are great items to purchase.

The flowers for this project are first stamped in Smoky Slate. Then, they are given some colour with Stampin’ Blends. My combos are So Saffron, Granny Apple Green, Highland Heather and Petal Pink. Once I had cut them out, I used Pool Party Blends to highlight around the edge.

Jar of Flowers Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My jar is in So Saffron to co-ordinate with the layer and some of the flowers.

A bow from the Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon is wrapped around the jar before it is stuck to the card.

The flowers are then attached to the project using Dimensionals.

Jar of Flowers Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some Metallic Pearls are placed around the design and Wink of Stella is added to the centre of the flowers for a touch of sparkle.

I like the white space on this project as it allows the flowers to shine. Be sure to add this Jar of Flowers Bundle to your shopping list!

If you’d like to make projects like this, I’m running a Fabulous Florals Online Class on 23rd September. Head to my Class Timetable for full details of this and the other classes I’m running.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Card & (Your) Cuppa for Children – A Wave of Balloons

For my final Card & (Your) Cuppa for Children class of the summer, I designed this wave of balloons project.

A Wave of Balloons. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It uses mulitples of the same shape in shades of blue and purple to create a fabulous card. Using the same shape multiple times is really effective. It also saves a lot of time and effort!

For my purples we have my go-to trio of Purple Posy, Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape. My blues are Pacific Point, Balmy Blue and Seaside Spray. As there are lots of colours, they are all mounted onto a Thick Whisper White basecard. This allows each colour to pop.

A Wave of Balloons. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The Lovely Labels Pick a Punch creates the ends of the strips and the sentiment, with the balloons cut using the Balloon Bouquet Punch.

Once everything is cut, it’s time to start arranging the pieces how you’d like them. My project has the lighter colour strips and darker balloons in the centre for a contrast. I also made the centre strip and centre balloon in the opposite colour to the others.

A couple of pieces of the Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon create a cross in the middle.

With the centre balloon attached with Dimensionals, the ‘Happy Birthday’ is from the Timeless Tulips Stamp Set is added. This sentiment works really well with the narrowest setting on the punch.

A Wave of Balloons. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some Rhinestone Birthday bling was added.

My young students have been brilliant and have created some fabulous projects.

Card & (Your) Cuppa for Children will be returning in the October Half-Term. Dates will be announced soon, so keep an eye on my Class Timetable for full details.

If you’d like to join me for other classes, my Class Timetable has all the information you need.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Basket of Blooms

I’ve been using my floral stamp sets, and this is a project using the Basket of Blooms Stamp Set.

Basket of Blooms. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This Stamp Set has flowers, recepticles for flowers (including a basket!), stems, and leaves. 14 stamps for just £16. Plus, some of the flowers co-ordinate with the Small Bloom Punch too.

For this project, I’ve used Bumblebee, Terracotta Tile and Old Olive, with Whisper White.

Stamping the small flower multiple times tone-on-tone creates a background. Strips of the Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack in Old Olive and Terracotta Tile are then added.Basket of Blooms. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

One of the leaf images is stamped onto the Whisper White. It’s coloured with a Blender Pen and then cut out using the Tasteful Labels Dies.

The vase is stamped onto co-ordinating cardstock and cut out by hand, before being stuck onto the shape. A tiny flower is stamped onto Whisper White. It is again coloured with a Blender Pen and cut out by hand.

A sentiment from the Well Said Stamp Set is cut out by hand and placed across the vase.

Using Dimensionals, the shape is added to the card.

Basket of Blooms. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

 

Finally, a small Gold Glitter Enamel Dot is added to the centre of the flower for a touch of sparkle.

I’ll be sharing more projects using this stamp set over the coming weeks.

If you’d like to make projects like this one, why not join me for a class. Find out more at my Class Timetable.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Abstract Butterflies

My 6th and final project from my recent Abstract/Shapes Papercrafting Class is this abstract butterflies card.

Abstract Butterflies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

All of the items in this project are from the Annual Catalogue.

I chose the fabulous colour combination of Rococo Rose, Rich Razzleberry and Very Vanilla.

Using strips of the cardstock, these layer across the card at various points, with the ends shaped as required. For speed, a punch to cut the ends is a much easier option.

It is really quick and easy to make and doesn’t use much cardstock either, so you can make lots from a few sheets. The hardest decision is your colour combination!

Abstract Butterflies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Strips of the co-ordinating In Color Ribbon, plus Lace Trim are also added to create more texture.

Butterflies, cut using the Butterfly Duet Punch are stuck together down the centre and the wings curled upwards. Then, a length of Linen Thread is looped round to make the antennae. These add even more texture and add a slightly rustic feel.

The butterflies are stuck onto layered circles, before this section is stuck to the project using Dimensionals. Try to place the Dimensionals onto card, rather than ribbon, as it gives them something firm to attach to.

Abstract Butterflies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some Pearls are dotted around to give a finishing touch.

This abstract butterflies design is definitely one you’ll be seeing a lot more of from me. I’ll be making variations of it in different colours and patterns.

Here are all 6 projects. Do you have a favourite?

Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs A Project Full of Holes. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs A Very Versatile Project. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs Essential Tag Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs Yellow, Orange and Red Small Blooms. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs Abstract Butterflies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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