Pantone Painted Poppies

Earlier this month, Pantone announced their Colour of the Year for 2021. There are two for 2021 – Ultimate Gray and Illuminating.

Today I’m sharing a project in the Stampin’ Up! equivalent colours of Basic Gray and Daffodil Delight.

Here’s my SU version of Pantone Painted Poppies…

Pantone Painted Poppies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using the Painted Poppies Stamp Set and co-ordinating Painted Labels Dies, this is a great any occasion project.

The background uses first and second generation stamping in Basic Gray, with Daffodil Delight highlights added using a Sponge Dauber,Pantone Painted Poppies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Both the flowers and leaves are stamped in Basic Gray onto the Basic Gray and Daffodil Delight Cardstock. These are then cut out with the dies.

The centre of each flower is given a touch of sparkle with some Wink of Stella.

Pantone Painted Poppies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

These are then arranged on top of the background using Dimensionals.

I love how these colours work so well together. The brightness of the yellow seems to lighten the grey, whereas the grey appears to knock back the brightness of the yellow.

I have a feeling these colours might be making more appearances here in 2021!

Don’t forget to take a look at the current special offers, plus my classes for 2021.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies shown below, head to my Online Store

Online Shopping Club Code      Join my team      Current Products      Special Offers      Book a Class

PAINTED POPPIES BUNDLEBASIC GRAY A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC GRAY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADDAFFODIL DELIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKDAFFODIL DELIGHT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKSPONGE DAUBERSSTAMPIN’ CUT& EMBOSS MACHINESTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Stitched Rectangle Dies

For this week’s project, we went a bit Mondrian-esque.

Stitched Rectangle Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs As the attendees liked the colours from the week before, I used the same ones.

For this project, the main pieces are from the Stitched Rectangle Dies.

To begin, lengths of the Daffodil Delight Ruched Ribbon and Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo are stuck across the project.

Next, each rectangle is arranged with pieces overlapping.

My sentiment is from the Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set and has a Small Bloom Punch Flower and Sprig Punch leaf attached.

The flower is coated with Wink of Stella for a touch of sparkle.

Stitched Rectangle Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, a Playing With Patterns Resin Dot is added to the centre of the flower.

With only a handful of Card & (Your) Cuppa Classes left for 2020, make sure you book your place. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Don’t forget to grab one of my Trio of Cute Christmas Cards Home Activity Pack. Limited numbers available.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies shown below, head to my Online Store

Online Shopping Club Code      Join my team      Current Products      Special Offers      Book a Class

STITCHED RECTANGLES DIESBEAUTIFUL AUTUMN PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)SMALL BLOOM PUNCHSPRIG PUNCHHIGHLAND HEATHER A4 CARDSTOCKHIGHLAND HEATHER CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPURPLE POSY A4 CARDSTOCKBLUSHING BRIDE A4 CARDSTOCKDAFFODIL DELIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKFLIRTY FLAMINGO A4 CARDSTOCKSOFT SEA FOAM A4 CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKDAFFODIL DELIGHT 1/4" (6.4 MM) RUCHED RIBBONFLOWERS FOR EVERY SEASON RIBBON COMBO PACKPLAYING WITH PATTERNS RESIN DOTSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHSTAMPIN' SEALMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSGLUE DOTS

Purple Posies

Today I’m sharing a Birthday Card I made for a class attendee.

Purple Posies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As they are a fan of purple, I made this vase of purple posies.

It’s a monochrome project using Highland Heather and Whisper White.

A background using the Textured Essentials Stamp Set breaks up the white background.

Purple Posies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsThe Basket of Blooms Stamp Set and the co-ordinating Small Bloom punch create the vase and flowers.

A length of the Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding with a bow sit behind the vase.Purple Posies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, as the recipient is a fan of glitter, Wink of Stella is used on the purple posies to add that obligatory sparkle!

As there is no sentiment, this is a great card for any occasion. You can change the colours or add a sentiment to as you require.

The number of classes I have left in 2020 is going down fast. Make sure you book your place. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies shown below, head to my Online Store

Online Shopping Club Code      Join my team      Current Products      Special Offers      Book a Class

BASKET OF BLOOMS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETSMALL BLOOM PUNCHTEXTURED ESSENTIALS CLING STAMP SETHIGHLAND HEATHER A4 CARDSTOCKHIGHLAND HEATHER CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE 1/4" (6.4 MM) CRINKLED SEAM BINDING RIBBONWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Mostly Men – Garage Gears Dies

Today I’m sharing the final project from my Mostly Men Papercrafing Class with you.

Garage Gears Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I really like the colour combination of Cinnamon Cider, Cajun Craze, Real Red and Very Vanilla for this project.

Once all the Garage Gears Dies pieces are cut out, this project is really quick to put together.

My sentiment is from the Well Said Stamp Set in Real Red ink that I’ve stamped onto a separate piece.

Garage Gears Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Dots of Multipurpose Glue attach the cogs. I have layered some behind others and left one of the cogs to use on the sentiment.

The car is attached using Dimensionals to raise it up off the project.

Garage Gears Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, the sentiment is stuck down with the final cog added to it.

I hope you have enjoyed the projects from this class. All six are shown below, do you have a favourite?

Stitched Leaves Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs Dinosaur Fun. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs Majestic Mountain Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsMisty Moonlight Scene. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs Autumn Leaves. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs Garage Gears Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’ll be publishing my 2021 Class Schedule soon, so make sure you check out my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies shown below, head to my Online Store

Online Shopping Club Code      Join my team      Current Products      Special Offers      Book a Class

GARAGE GEARS DIESWELL SAID CLING STAMP SET (EN)REAL RED A4 CARDSTOCKREAL RED CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCINNAMON CIDER A4 CARDSTOCKCAJUN CRAZE A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 THICK CARDSTOCKSTAMPIN’ CUT& EMBOSS MACHINEMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Hippo & Friends Dies

At Card & (Your) Cuppa, I regularly ask the attendees to suggest projects they would like to make.

One of the recent responses has been a unicorn. So for last week’s card, we entered into a fantasy world.

Hippo & Friends Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

All of the pieces are cut using the Hippo & Friends Dies, apart from the sentiment.

Quite a number of colours, Purple Posy, Highland Heather, Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight and Soft Sea Foam make an appearance in this project. I wanted it to be colourful, yet not too brash.

As the unicorn horn is a rather fiddly piece, wet glue was my preferred choice for sticking it to the body. It’s easier, and less messy, to pop some glue on the body, then add the horn.

This is then repeated for the balloon string.

Hippo & Friends Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

With the layers stuck together with the unicorn on top, it was time to finish the project.

I chose to use the sentiment from the co-ordinating Hippo Happiness Stamp Set in Highland Heather Ink. The end is shaped using the Banners Pick a Punch.

The large piece, with the unicorn on top, is attached using Dimensionals to raise it off the page. Another Mini Dimensional attaches the balloon.

Three flowers, coloured with Wink of Stella are then scattered around using Glue Dots.

Hippo & Friends Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, a tiny Gold Glitter Enamel Dot creates the eye and adds a touch more sparkle.

There aren’t many more Card & (Your) Cuppa sessions left for 2020, so make sure you book your place to join me. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies shown below, head to my Online Store

Online Shopping Club Code      Join my team      Current Products      Special Offers      Book a Class

HIPPO HAPPINESS BUNDLE (ENGLISH)HIGHLAND HEATHER A4 CARDSTOCKHIGHLAND HEATHER CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPURPLE POSY A4 CARDSTOCKBLUSHING BRIDE A4 CARDSTOCKFLIRTY FLAMINGO A4 CARDSTOCKDAFFODIL DELIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKSOFT SEA FOAM A4 CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHBANNERS PICK A PUNCHSTAMPIN’ CUT& EMBOSS MACHINEMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUEMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSGLUE DOTS

Mostly Men – Majestic Mountain Dies

This is another project from my recent Mostly Men Papercrafting Class.

It reminds me of when I visited the Canadian Rockies.

Majestic Mountain Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I love the simplicity and clean lines of this project.

Using the fabulous Majestic Mountain Dies, the mountain and trees are cut out in Mossy Meadow, Crumb Cake and Old Olive.

A large circle cut from the Layering Circles Dies creates a central focus.

The mountains and tree pieces are layered onto the circle, cutting off the overhang to leave the circle shape.

Majestic Mountain Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Having the smaller, solid tree in front of the more detailed one, helps with attaching it.

By popping some glue on the on the back of the solid tree, this helps to glue the detailed tree to the circle.

Majestic Mountain Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, the whole piece is attached using Dimensionals to raise it off the card and create depth.

There is room to add a sentiment too if needed.

If you’d like to join me for one of my Online Classes, head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies shown below, head to my Online Store

Online Shopping Club Code      Join my team      Current Products      Special Offers      Book a Class

MAJESTIC MOUNTAIN DIESLAYERING CIRCLES DIESCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKMOSSY MEADOW A4 CARDSTOCKOLD OLIVE A4 CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKSTAMPIN’ CUT& EMBOSS MACHINESTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – All About the Angles

Last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project was all about the angles with this bright and cheery card.

All About the Angles. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The combination of Magenta Madness, Daffodil Delight and Whisper White really make it pop.

A piece of Artistry Blooms DSP, placed at an angle, creates the background layer.

Next, a piece of Whisper White, textured with the Ornate Floral Embossing Folder is added. This is also placed at an angle.

My top tip for playing with angles is to make it absolutely clear it is supposed to be like that, rather than just wonky!All About the Angles. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A sentiment from the Lovely You Stamp Set, cut out using the Label Me Fancy Punch is layered onto a punched circle.

Three lengths of ribbons are placed across the project at various angles, before the sentiment is attached using Dimensionals.All About the Angles. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, various sizes of Gold Glitter Enamel Dots are added for some sparkle.

A design like this can be recreated using lots of different papers, embossing folders, ribbons, etc. Just pick what you want to use and have a play.

If you’d like to join me for my classes, head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies shown below, head to my Online Store

Online Shopping Club Code      Join my team      Current Products      Special Offers      Book a Class

ARTISTRY BLOOMS DESIGNER SERIES PAPERLOVELY YOU CLING STAMP SET (EN)ORNATE FLORAL 3D EMBOSSING FOLDERMAGENTA MADNESS A4 CARDSTOCKMAGENTA MADNESS CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMAGENTA MADNESS 2020–2022 IN COLOR RIBBONWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKFLOWERS FOR EVERY SEASON RIBBON COMBO PACKWHISPER WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKDAFFODIL DELIGHT 1/4" (6.4 MM) RUCHED RIBBON1 1/2" (3.8 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHLABEL ME FANCY PUNCHGOLD GLITTER ENAMEL DOTSSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Mostly Men – Stitched Leaves Dies

Last week I held my Mostly Men Papercrafting Class. It was a popular class last year, so I decided to hold it again this year. This time it was online.

The first project uses the fabulous Stitched Leaves Dies.

Stitched Leaves Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A colour combination of Basic Black, Whisper White with Smoky Slate and Basic Gray make this a great any occasion card.

It’s really simple to construct, yet looks really striking.

Stitched Leaves Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The strips are stuck across the layer with any overhanging edges cut off. I chose to arrange mine with the darker in the centre, working out to the lighter colour nearest the edge.

Stitched Leaves Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, the Whisper White leaves cut from the Stitched Leaves Dies are then stuck on to the project.

There is room to add a sentiment if needed, but I’ve left mine blank for the time being.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies shown below, head to my Online Store

Online Shopping Club Code      Join my team      Current Products      Special Offers      Book a Class

STITCHED LEAVES DIESWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC BLACK A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC GRAY A4 CARDSTOCKSMOKY SLATE A4 CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKSTAMPIN’ CUT& EMBOSS MACHINESTAMPIN' SEAL

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Small Blooms in a Jar

These small blooms in a jar for last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project make a big entrance.

Small Blooms in a Jar. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using a softer pink for the jar and layer, I was able to use brighter colours for the flowers.

My colours are Blushing Bride, Magenta Madness, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive.

The flowers are layered onto a ‘helper piece’, in this case a punched circle. By layering onto a separate piece, it allows the whole bunch to be moved as one.

Sprig Punch leaves are then glued to the back of the circle.

Small Blooms in a Jar. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A length of Gray Granite Ribbon creates a pretty flat (Dior) bow around the vase.

A couple of Dimensionals on the back of the flowers allows them to stand out from the vase.Small Blooms in a Jar. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, Artistry Blooms Sequins in co-ordinating Mango Melody are added to some of the flowers and around the project.

I chose to leave this project sentiment free as I think it is a great project for many occasions.

The number of classes I have booking for the remainder of 2020 is decreasing fast. For more details and to book a place, head to my Class Timetable.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies shown below, head to my Online Store

This Month’s Online Shopping Club Code      Join my team      Current Products      Special Offers      Book a Class

SMALL BLOOM PUNCHJAR PUNCHSPRIG PUNCH1 1/2" (3.8 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHBLUSHING BRIDE A4 CARDSTOCKDAFFODIL DELIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKMAGENTA MADNESS A4 CARDSTOCKMANGO MELODY A4 CARDSTOCKOLD OLIVE A4 CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKGRAY GRANITE 1/4" (6.4 MM) SHIMMER RIBBONARTISTRY BLOOMS ADHESIVE-BACKED SEQUINSSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUE

Comfort & Hope meets In Color

For this card, I’ve revisted this previous project from last year.

I decided to make another one, this time using a different stamp set and changing the colours. This time it’s Comfort & Hope meets In Color!

Comfort & Hope meets In Color. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade and Rococo Rose, all In Colors are my new colour combination. They are just different shades to the colours I used previously.

Using the Comfort & Hope Stamp Set, the background is created with a mix of various generations of stamping.

The banner shapes on the background are again cut using the Triple Banner Punch.Comfort & Hope meets In Color. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A length of the Copper Ribbon from the Basket Weave & Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack from the August-December Mini Catalogue.

Comfort & Hope meets In Color. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, the sentiment is stamped, with the ends shaped using the new Banners Pick a Punch.

I really like this sentiment, as the card does just what it says.

If you’d like to make similar cards to this, then why not join one of my online classes. Find out more at my Class Timetable.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies shown below, head to my Online Store

Online Shopping Club Code      Join my team      Current Products      Special Offers      Book a Class

COMFORT & HOPE CLING STAMP SET (EN)CINNAMON CIDER A4 CARDSTOCKCINNAMON CIDER CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADJUST JADE A4 CARDSTOCKJUST JADE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADROCOCO ROSE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKBANNERS PICK A PUNCHTRIPLE BANNER PUNCHBASKETWEAVE & METALLIC RIBBON COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSSTAMPIN' SEAL