Mostly Men – Autumn Leaves

This project from my recent Mostly Men Papercrafting Class is one that seemed like a good idea at the time!

Autumn Leaves. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I saw a project on Page 46 of the August – December Mini Catalogue and decided to create my own version. It’s great using the catalogues as inspiration for projects.

Using the Autumn Punch Pack, I punched lots of leaves using Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler.

Two rectangles from the Stitched Rectangle Dies in Crushed Curry and Very Vanilla provide the layers for the sentiment.

The first task was to arrange my 30 leaves into the pattern I wanted, putting a Cherry Cobbler leaf in each row.

Autumn Leaves. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Each leaf is stuck down one by one, using a small dot of Multipurpose Glue on the back. The easiest way to is to start with the centre column of leaves and then work out.

Any overhanging pieces are then cut away before sticking the whole piece down.

A time saving top tip to not attach the leaves that will be hidden by the sentiment.

I used the Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set in Garden Green for my sentiment. This is stuck down using Dimensionals.

Autumn Leaves. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As we can’t craft in person, I sent out pre-punched shapes to everyone. That’s a lot of leaves, which is why it seemed like a good idea at the time.

I think the attendees are still talking to me after this project, especially as some managed to get very gluey!

The finished project is definitely worth the effort of all the punching and sticking.

I don’t have any evening classes for 2020 left for booking, but I’ll be looking at putting my schedule for 2021 together very soon.

Keep an eye on 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

AUTUMN PUNCH PACKSTITCHED RECTANGLES DIESBLOSSOMS IN BLOOM PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETGARDEN GREEN A4 CARDSTOCKGARDEN GREEN CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPEAR PIZZAZZ A4 CARDSTOCKCHERRY COBBLER A4 CARDSTOCKCRUSHED CURRY A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKSTAMPIN’ CUT& EMBOSS MACHINEMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Autumn Punch Pack

For last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project, the Autumn Punch Pack was the star.

Autumn Punch Pack. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I thought an autumnal project would be appropriate, especially as the nights are starting to draw in.

My colour combination starts with Crushed Curry for the strip, plus Cinnamon Cider, Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze. These all combine with the Very Vanilla layer and basecard.

The DSP strip is from the Playing with Patterns 6×6 DSP Pack, one of the packs currently on Special Offer during October.

Using the Autumn Punch Pack a variety of leaves are cut out and stuck onto the DSP strip.

This trio of small punches is a great way to add lots of shapes very quickly.

Autumn Punch Pack. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Before sticking the DSP strip down, any overhanging edges of leaves are trimmed away, leaving straight edges. It’s similar to this project.

Then, a length of co-ordinating Cinnamon Cider Ribbon is stuck in a cross shape. Using Dimensionals the sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set is placed over the top.

Autumn Punch Pack. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsFinally, an acorn is added to the sentiment.

To join me at one of my remaining classes for 2020, find out full details and booking information at 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 Hostess Code      Join my team      Current Products      Special Offers      Book a Class

AUTUMN PUNCH PACKPLAYING WITH PATTERNS 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERITTY BITTY BIRTHDAYS CLING STAMP SETCINNAMON CIDER A4 CARDSTOCKCINNAMON CIDER CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCINNAMON CIDER 2020–2022 IN COLOR RIBBONCAJUN CRAZE A4 CARDSTOCKPUMPKIN PIE A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 THICK CARDSTOCKSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

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

Don’t forget to take a look at all the available products from Stampin’ Up!, including the Standard Cut & Emboss Machine. Check out the Special Offers too.

If you want to join one of my classes, take a look at 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

This Month’s Hostess Code      Join my team      Current Products      Special Offers      Book a Class

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

Mini Catalogue 2020 Happy Mail

When there is a new Stampin’ Up! Catalogue, I send out ‘Happy Mail’. Here is part of my Mini Catalogue 2020 Happy Mail package.

There were a few excited recipients, plus a few not quite so excited husbands!

Beautiful Autumn Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’ve once again used the fabulous new Beautiful Autumn Bundle. The inspiration for this project is Page 73 of the new Mini Catalogue. This Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set and Autumn Punch Pack Bundle work beautifully together.

As they are part of the Gilded Autumn Suite, there are other products that also co-ordinate. Don’t forget that Suites and Bundles are discounted so offer even greater value.

My colour combination is Mint Macaron, Crumb Cake and Pumpkin Pie, onto Very Vanilla Notecards. I love using Notecards when I’m making batches, they are so quick and easy to use.

Beautiful Autumn Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The three punches in the Punch Pack offer so many possibilities. You can stamp the outline, stamp the inside too and then punch, or just punch the shape.

For this project, the outline is stamped tone-on-tone and then punched out. The sentiment from the Stamp Set is layered on top of the co-ordinating Ribbon Combo Pack from the Gilded Autumn Suite.

Beautiful Autumn Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Do you have a favourite product so far?

If you’re a fan of these leaves then make sure you book onto my Papercrafting: Trees & Leaves online class on 26th August. Head to my Class Timetable for booking details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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

This Month’s Hostess Code      Join my team      Current Products      Special Offers      Book a Class

BEAUTIFUL AUTUMN BUNDLE (ENGLISH)BASKETWEAVE & METALLIC RIBBON COMBO PACKMINT MACARON A4 CARDSTOCKMINT MACARON CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPUMPKIN PIE A4 CARDSTOCKPUMPKIN PIE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA NOTE CARDS & ENVELOPESVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUEMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

New Mini Catalogue – Beautiful Autumn is here!

Today I am able to share the new Mini Catalogue with you – yay!

It has lots of new products, including this fabulous Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set and Punch Pack Bundle. Plus, there are some returning favourites from last year too.

Beautiful Autumn. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This Stepper Card is a project from my recent Fancy Folds Papercrafting Class. The eagle-eyed attendees spotted new items on my sample and were then eager for their Mini Catalogues to arrive!

My colour combination for this Stepper Card is autumnal tones of Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry and Old Olive. Using Very Vanilla with these colours helps to give them a more muted feel.

Beautiful Autumn. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As well as the Beautiful Autumn Bundle, two other products from the Mini Catalogue feature.

The new Love of Leaves Stamp Set creates a pretty autumn feel for the background. Some attendees even thought it was a piece of DSP, which shows how fabulous the images are.

A length of the new Embroidered Ribbon, sits across the front.

Using lots of stamped and punched shapes from the Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set and Punch Pack Bundle, I then added layers to the front step piece.

You will know how much I love punches, so this trio punch pack has really made me smile. They can be used with the co-ordinating stamp set, or on their own. Make sure you take a look at the fabulous DSP from the Suite as images can be cut out with the punches.

Beautiful Autumn. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I finished my project with a sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set, cut out and layered with the Classic Label Punch.

Don’t forget that you can now redeem your Bonus Days Coupons. This Bundle is definitely one for your list.

Make sure you use my Online Hostess Code for your orders.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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

This Month’s Hostess Code      Join my team      Current Products      Special Offers      Book a Class

BEAUTIFUL AUTUMN BUNDLE (ENGLISH)LOVE OF LEAVES PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)ITTY BITTY BIRTHDAYS CLING STAMP SET3/8" (1 CM) EMBROIDERED RIBBONRICH RAZZLEBERRY CARDSTOCK A4RICH RAZZLEBERRY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPUMPKIN PIE A4 CARDSTOCKPUMPKIN PIE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCAJUN CRAZE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCRUSHED CURRY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADOLD OLIVE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKCLASSIC LABEL PUNCHMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS