Sun Prints Suite & Stripes

I haven’t shared a stripes project with you for a while, so this Best Wishes card seemed like the perfect opportunity!

It uses items from the Sun Prints Suite Collection, the Nature’s Prints Stamp Set & Natural Prints Dies Bundle and Sun Prints DSP. These are in the Annual Catalogue.

I took my colour combination of Gray Granite, Night of Navy and Basic White from the sheets of DSP I was using.

The DSP strips create a stripe background, using one strip in the middle and two other patterns to mirror on either side.

Next, using a Blending Brush and coordinating Ink, I added some extra colour around the edges.

A length of Gray Granite Shimmer Ribbon sits across the stripes.

The flower is stamped and cut out using the Nature’s Prints Stamp Set and Natural Prints Dies. A Blender Pen then colours the flower.

Leaf shapes are also cut from the Dies.

For the senitment, I used a Stampin’ Write Marker to ink up the ‘Best Wishes’ part of one of the stamps. This is then also cut out using the Dies from the Sun Prints Suite Collection.

All of the pieces are then stuck to the project, with the sentiment raised up on Dimensionals above the Ribbon.

Finally, a few Iridescent Rhinestones are added for a touch of sparkle.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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SUN PRINTS SUITE COLLECTION (ENGLISH)GRAY GRANITE A4 CARDSTOCKNIGHT OF NAVY A4 CARDSTOCKNIGHT OF NAVY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKNEUTRALS STAMPIN' WRITE MARKERSBLENDER PENSBLENDING BRUSHESGRAY GRANITE 1/4" (6.4 MM) SHIMMER RIBBONIRIDESCENT RHINESTONES BASIC JEWELSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSSTAMPIN' SEAL+

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Shades of Orange Flowers

Last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project used various shades of orange to create this floral any occasion card.

Pale Papaya, Mango Melody and Pumpkin Pie provide the oranges, with Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla. I do like an orange, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla colour combination.

The background is created from the Timeworn Type Embossing Folder and a Sponge Dauber. This gives it a more antique feel.

Each of the flowers is made by sticking two flowers cut out using the Flowers & Leaves Punch together, in an offset way. Before being stuck together, the edges are curled using a Paper Folder and also given a touch of Wink of Stella around the centre.

A length of coordinating In Color Ribbon sits across the project.

With the flowers arranged in colour order, they are then stuck to the project using Glue Dots.

The ever versatile Art Gallery Stamp Set once again provides the sentiment that is stuck to the ribbon.

Finally, Opal Rounds provide the centre for each flower, with some Brushed Brass Butterflies flying to the edge of the project.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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ART GALLERY PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETTIMEWORN TYPE 3D EMBOSSING FOLDERFLOWERS & LEAVES PUNCHCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPALE PAPAYA A4 CARDSTOCKMANGO MELODY A4 CARDSTOCKPUMPKIN PIE A4 CARDSTOCKPALE PAPAYA 3/8" (1 CM) OPEN WEAVE RIBBONSPONGE DAUBERSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHBRUSHED BRASS BUTTERFLIESOPAL ROUNDSGLUE DOTSSTAMPIN' SEALTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Anyone for a Tropical Hideaway?

A Tropical Hideaway Stamp that is!

I absolutely love a large stamp that I can use to quickly create a card.

For this project, I have chosen to stamp the image and then colour parts of it using Stampin’ Blends.

My colour combination is Parakeet Party, Garden Green and Soft Sea Foam, with Basic White. Garden Green provides the ink for the stamping, with the colouring in the other greens.

By only colouring a few of the leaves, it makes them stand out. The bright Parakeet Party leaves coordinate with the cardstock layer.

A few lengths of coordinating In Color Baker’s Twine wrap around the project.

Using the Go To Greetings Stamp Set, new in the Annual Catalogue, cut out with the Beautiful Shapes Dies, the small sentiment sits on top of the Baker’s Twine using Mini Dimensionals.

As the sentiment is small, it doesn’t detract from the main image.

A few of these in different colours with a range of sentiments would make a great gift.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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TROPICAL HIDEAWAY CLING STAMP SETGO TO GREETINGS CLING STAMP SET (ENGLISH)BEAUTIFUL SHAPES DIESGARDEN GREEN CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPARAKEET PARTY A4 CARDSTOCKPARAKEET PARTY STAMPIN' BLENDS COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' BLENDS SOFT SEA FOAM COMBO PACKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCK2022–2024 IN COLOR BAKER'S TWINE PACKMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSSTAMPIN' SEAL

SAB Hippest Hippos Stamp Set & Dies

When your business is called HIPPOFROG Designs, it is only a matter of time before the fabulous new SAB Hippest Hippos Stamp Set and coordinating Hippo Dies make an appearance here.

With the unusually hot weather we have been experiencing here in the UK over the past few days, this hip hippo is keeping very cool!

The background hippo is stamped tone-on tone onto Pool Party.

Using Basic Gray, the main hippo is stamped and cut out using the Hippo Dies. This is one of the three hippest hippos in the stamp set.

Waves, sunglasses and the splash are cut out using the Dies too.

I have coloured the hippo using Watercolor Pencils, then used a Blender Pen to soften any pencil marks.

Watercolour Pencils have also been used on the waves and the dark part of the sunglasses.

The waves and splash are stuck onto the circle cut from the Stylish Shapes Dies. Sunglasses are added to the hippo before it is attached.

A sentiment, also from the Hippest Hippos Stamp Set is then added.

The whole piece is raised up on Dimensionals.

Finally, a few of the new Fine Sparkle Adhesive-Backed Gems from the new July-December Mini Catalogue are added.

SAB is only here for July and August, so be sure to earn your FREE products while stocks last.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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HIPPEST HIPPOS CLING STAMP SET (ENGLISH)HIPPO DIESSTYLISH SHAPES DIESPOOL PARTY A4 CARDSTOCKPOOL PARTY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC GRAY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADREAL RED A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWATERCOLOR PENCILSBLENDER PENSFINE SPARKLE ADHESIVE BACKED GEMSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Happy Mail for Mini Catalogue July-December 2022

With the arrival of the new Mini Catalogue for July-December and the second SAB of the year, it was time for some more happy mail.

I send happy mail to those who request a mail copy of the catalogues. The happy mail is usually a card or bookmark made using new product.

My colour combination is this notecard is Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie.

I have used the new Soft Seedlings Stamp Set for both the image and sentiment.

The leaf image is inked up using Sponge Daubers to create the variegated look. As this is a Distinktive Stamp Set, the detail is fabulous.

A length of the the Old Olive Ribbon from the Twill Ribbon Combo Pack sits across the project.

The sentiment is then cut out using the Double Oval Punch and sits over the ribbon using Dimensionals.

If you would like a copy of the Mini Catalogue, then please get in touch. I can post to UK Mainland locations.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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SOFT SEEDLINGS CLING STAMP SET (ENGLISH)DOUBLE OVAL PUNCHOLD OLIVE A4 CARDSTOCKOLD OLIVE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPUMPKIN PIE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE NOTE CARDS & ENVELOPESOLD OLIVE & SAHARA SAND TWILL RIBBON COMBO PACKSPONGE DAUBERSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSSTAMPIN' SEAL

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Aspen Trees Dies

With the new Mini Catalogue and SAB offering, last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project used the new Aspen Trees Dies.

This masculine project used the dies to create the tree backgroun and some of the leaves. Other leaves came from the Poppy Moments Dies and the Forever Flourishing Dies.

I chose Sahara Sand, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, Garden Green and Basic White for my colour combination.

The leaves were arranged behing the sentiment, taken from the new Soft Seedling Stamp Set, also in the Mini Catalogue.

Lengths of the Ribbon Combo Pack, in Sahara Sand and Old Olive sit behind the sentiment.

Finally, the whole piece, including the background cutout is raised up on Dimensionals to give some extra depth through the trees.

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ASPEN TREE DIESSOFT SEEDLINGS CLING STAMP SET (ENGLISH)FOREVER FLOURISHING DIESPOPPY MOMENTS DIESMOSSY MEADOW A4 CARDSTOCKMOSSY MEADOW CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADGARDEN GREEN A4 CARDSTOCKOLD OLIVE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKOLD OLIVE & SAHARA SAND TWILL RIBBON COMBO PACKMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Introduction to In Color Class – All Five Together

Today I’m sharing the final project from my annual Introduction to In Color Class, where it’s all five together.

It’s become tradition over the years that the project that uses all five colours together is a striped one. This year is no exception!

Of course, the colours used are the In Colors 2022-2024, along with Basic White. You can make a lot of these cards from one In Color A4 Cardstock pack.

Each colour is used to create the stripey background. One of the most difficult parts of this design is choosing which order to put the colours in.

In their class kits, the attendees received lengths of In Color Baker’s Twine, and these are wrapped around the project.

A sentiment from the Hello Beautiful Stamp Set is cut out using the new Lasting Label Punch from the Annual Catalogue. This is raised up on Dimensionals over the Baker’s Twine.

Finally, coordinating large and small embellishments from the In Color Matte Decorative Dots are added.

Here are all of the projects from the class. Do you have a favourite?

 

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2022–2024 IN COLOR A4 CARDSTOCKHELLO BEAUTIFUL PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)LASTING LABEL PUNCHBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKORCHID OASIS CLASSIC STAMPIN' PAD2022–2024 IN COLOR BAKER'S TWINE PACK2022-2024 IN COLOR MATTE DECORATIVE DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Introduction to In Color Class – Tahitian Tide

Things got really fishy with the Tahitian Tide project from my annual Introduction to In Color Class.

The ‘sea’ combines Tahitian Tide and Pacific Point, with the Layering Diorama Dies providing the outline shape.

Seaweed is from the Natural Prints Dies from the Annual Catalogue and they are in Granny Apple Green.

Using the new Fish Builder Punch, several are cut out in more colours from the Brights Collection, Poppy Parade, Mango Melody and Daffodil Delight.

The different pieces are layered to create depth (pun intended!), with the top layer raised up on Dimensionals.

A sentiment from the Art Gallery Stamp Set has a length of the coordinating Metallic Woven Ribbon added behind it in a wave pattern.

Fish eyes are made from the Matte Decorative Dots, coloured with a Stampin’ Blend.

Finally, coordinating Matte Decorative Dots are added to create the effect of bubbles.

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FISH BUILDER PUNCHLAYERING DIORAMA DIESNATURAL PRINTS DIESART GALLERY PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETTAHITIAN TIDE A4 CARDSTOCKTAHITIAN TIDE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADDAFFODIL DELIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKGRANNY APPLE GREEN A4 CARDSTOCKMANGO MELODY A4 CARDSTOCKPACIFIC POINT A4 CARDSTOCKPOPPY PARADE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKTAHITIAN TIDE 1/8'' (3.2 MM) METALLIC WOVEN RIBBON2022-2024 IN COLOR MATTE DECORATIVE DOTSSTAMPIN' BLENDS BASIC BLACK COMBO PACKMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – New Horizons DSP Triptych

It was three times the amount of fun at last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa Class with this triptych project.

It uses the New Horizons DSP, currently on the Last Chance Products list, so make sure you grab a pack while you can.

The piece of DSP is cut into three strips and stuck onto a piece of Basic White cardstock, leaving gaps to create the triptych.

Coordinating Evening Evergreen and Basic White are the colours for the base card and layer.

The banner section is cut using the Stylish Shapes Dies from the new Annual Catalogue. I love this set of dies and have been using them quite often.

In Color Ribbon sits behind the banner.

The sentiment is from the new Bottled Happiness Stamp Set and is on a circle cut using the Beautiful Shapes Dies.

Using Dimensionals, the sentiment is raised up above the banner.

This is a great design that can be replicated using any DSP, ribbon and sentiment.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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NEW HORIZONS 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERBOTTLED HAPPINESS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)BEAUTIFUL SHAPES DIESSTYLISH SHAPES DIESEVENING EVERGREEN A4 CARDSTOCKEVENING EVERGREEN CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKEVENING EVERGREEN 3/8" (1 CM) OPEN WEAVE RIBBONMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSSTAMPIN' SEAL

Introduction to In Color Class – Sweet Sorbet

For the Sweet Sorbet project at my recent Introduction to In Color Class, we made this card.

It combines here with Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride and Very Vanilla.

Using the Vintage Bottle Punch, Vintage Bottle Shaker Dome and Effervescent Elements, all new in the Annual Catalogue, the fun shaker section is created.

Leaves, cut using the Bough Punch are stuck to the project. Then, flowers from the Sending Dies, Flowers of Home Dies and Penned Flowers Dies are coated in Wink of Stella and added using Glue Dots.

Each flower is given a centre using a combination of In Color Matte Decorative Dots from the Class kit and some Iridescent Pearls.

Finally, a bow made from coordinating In Color Metallic Woven Ribbon sit on the bottle.

This project is sentiment free, but one can be added if required.

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VINTAGE BOTTLE PUNCHVINTAGE BOTTLE SHAKER DOMESBOUGH PUNCHFLOWERS OF HOME DIESPENNED FLOWERS DIESSENDING DIES (ENGLISH)SWEET SORBET A4 CARDSTOCKBLUSHING BRIDE A4 CARDSTOCKPEAR PIZZAZZ A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKSWEET SORBET 1/8'' (3.2 MM) METALLIC WOVEN RIBBON2022-2024 IN COLOR MATTE DECORATIVE DOTSIRIDESCENT PEARL BASIC JEWELSEFFERVESCENT ELEMENTSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHGLUE DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUE