Birthday Card Using In Color 2020-2022

If you need a quick and easy card, this Birthday Card using In Color 2020-2022 DSP is the perfect design.

It uses two of the In Colors – Cinnamon Cider and Bumblebee.

The design is another version of this project. If you find a design that works, why not make it in a variety of different ways.

By using two sides of the Bumblebee DSP, the project has multiple patterns.

Birthday Card Using In Color 2020-2022. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Shaped edges of the larger piece are cut using the Triple Banner Punch.

The Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set provides the sentiment, cut with the Banners Pick A Punch. This punch is leaving us for a short while, returning in a later publication.

With a length of co-ordinating In Color Ribbon stuck across the project, the sentiment was attached using Mini Dimensionals.Birthday Card Using In Color 2020-2022. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Don’t forget to grab your items from the August-December Mini Catalogue while stocks last.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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2020–2022 IN COLOR 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERITTY BITTY BIRTHDAYS CLING STAMP SETBUMBLEBEE A4 CARDSTOCKCINNAMON CIDER A4 CARDSTOCKCINNAMON CIDER CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCINNAMON CIDER 2020–2022 IN COLOR RIBBONBANNERS PICK A PUNCHTRIPLE BANNER PUNCHSTAMPIN' SEALMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

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

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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

Countdown to Christmas #6

Today it’s Countdown to Christmas #6 and I’m sharing one of the four projects from this week’s Crack Your Christmas Cards Class.

Countdown to Christmas #6. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It’s one of my annual classes where attendees can get ahead with making some Christmas Cards. Each project is quick and easy to create as multiples are being made.

The attendees made 16 cards, 4 each of 4 designs, based around the Tag Buffet Stamp Set from the August to December Catalogue.

I chose traditional Christmas colours for my project of Garden Green and Real Red, with some Basic Gray too.

This project also uses the pretty Heartwarming Hugs DSP to create the look of a present.

Using two strips, the present wrapping begins to take shape.

A sprig of holly stamped in the corner and coloured with Wink of Stella co-ordinates with the holly stamped under the sentiment.

Countdown to Christmas #6. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The sentiment is stamped towards the top of the punched circle to allow room for the holly.

This is sat on ribbon, looped to look like a bow.Countdown to Christmas #6. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, a touch more sparkle is added as three Wonderful Gems create the berries in the corner.

Keep an eye out here for the other projects from the class, or on my HIPPOFROG Designs Facebook Page.

I’ll be putting my class schedule for 2021 together very soon too, so make sure you check regularly.

If you want to make a Trio of cute Christmas Cards, then check out my Brand New Home Activity Pack.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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TAG BUFFET PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)HEARTWARMING HUGS DESIGNER SERIES PAPERGARDEN GREEN A4 CARDSTOCKGARDEN GREEN CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADREAL RED A4 CARDSTOCKREAL RED CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC GRAY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCK2 1/4" (5.7 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHREAL RED 3/16" (4.8 MM) BRAIDED LINEN TRIMWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHWONDERFUL GEMSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

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.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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FOREVER FLOURISHING DIESGREENERY EMBOSSING FOLDERSWRAPPED IN TEXTURE EMBOSSING FOLDERSBLOSSOMS IN BLOOM PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETBLUSHING BRIDE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBLUSHING BRIDE A4 CARDSTOCKEARLY ESPRESSO CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADEARLY ESPRESSO A4 CARDSTOCKPOPPY PARADE A4 CARDSTOCKPUMPKIN PIE A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKSPONGE DAUBERSVERY VANILLA 3/8" (1 CM) SCALLOPED LACE TRIM1 1/2" (3.8 CM) CIRCLE PUNCH2" (5.1 CM) CIRCLE PUNCH2 1/4" (5.7 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHCHAMPAGNE RHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSSTAMPIN' SEALMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Special Christmas Cards: Snowman Season Bundle

As well as my Christmas Stamp-a-Stack, I also run a Special Christmas Cards Class. The attendees make three Christmas Cards and envelopes that are for those special people in their life. These are the cards you give by hand.

One of these is a card suitable for children (or big kids!) and it’s this cute hanging card.

Snowman Season Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I knew it had to be snowmen, so the Snowman Season Bundle was the perfect choice.

As I’d pre-made the hanging sections by using pieces of Coastal Cabana Cardstock joined together using the Circle Tab Punch, the attendees could have fun creating their snowmen for each section.

Snowman Season Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The punched snowmen were stamped in Smoky Slate, with Soft Suede arms. All the other stamping was in Blueberry Bushel. Stampin’ Write Markers in a variety of colours were used to colour the hats and carrot noses.

Snowman Season Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A ‘Let it Snow’ snowball used the 1 3/8″ Scallop Circle with the a Circle Punch layer.

An extra stamped piece is added to the front for when the hanging is closed. It’s then finished off with a length of ribbon to allow it to hang.

I realise that I haven’t taken a picture of what it looks like closed. I’ll try to do that and add it here.

An envelope made from the matching Let it Snow DSP was the finishing touch.

I really like this project as it’s something different. It can be hung from a door handle, message board or window. You could even add extra sections to make it longer.

Don’t forget to take a look at the Year-End Closeout to see if the items from this fabulous bundle are staying with us.

Check back for more Special Christmas Card projects.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Snowman Season Bundle (En)Circle Tab Punch1-1/2" (3.8 cm) Circle Punch1-3/8" (3.5 cm) Scallop Circle PunchCoastal Cabana A4 CardstockSmoky Slate Classic Stampin' PadSoft Suede A4 CardstockBlueberry Bushel Classic Stampin' PadWhisper White A4 CardstockWhisper White 5/8" (1.6 cm) Polka Dot Tulle  RibbonLet It Snow Specialty Designer Series PaperSnail AdhesiveStampin' DimensionalsMini Stampin' Dimensionals

Christmas Stamp-a-Stack: Perfectly Plaid

Here’s another project from my Christmas Stamp-a-Stack Class.

This project uses the fabulous Perfectly Plaid Bundle, a Stamp Set with matching Punch,

Perfectly Plaid Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A colour combination of Old Olive and Crumb Cake for the trees, mixed with Seaside Spray and Real Red make for a rather traditional Christmas Card.

Using first and second generation stamping for the trees creates a varied effect. It also cuts down on the amount of times you need to re-ink!

I find it easier to punch out the trees before stamping the trunks, as it makes it easier to line them up.

The snow effect in the background is an image from the Waterfront Stamp Set.

Perfectly Plaid Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A length of Polka Dot Ribbon adds to the snow effect and sets off the sentiment. This is cut out using the Timeless Label Punch.

Everything is assembled using SNAIL, with one tree and the sentiment fixed using Dimensionals.

Perfectly Plaid Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Don’t forget to check out the Year-End Closeout Sale where you’ll discover which items from the Autumn/Winter Catalogue are retiring, with some available at a discounted rate. You can also check to see if this Stamp Set and Punch will be carried over to the next Autumn/Winter Catalogue too.

I’ve just published my Class Timetable for next year, so why not pop the dates in your diary and join us in 2020?

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Perfectly Plaid Bundle (En)Waterfront Photopolymer Stamp SetSeaside Spray A4 CardstockSeaside Spray Classic Stampin’ PadOld Olive Classic Stampin' PadCrumb Cake Classic Stampin' PadReal Red Classic Stampin' PadWhisper White A4 CardstockWhisper White 5/8" (1.6 cm) Polka Dot Tulle  RibbonTimeless Label PunchSnail AdhesiveStampin' DimensionalsMini Stampin' Dimensionals

Christmas Stamp-a-Stack: Christmas Gleaming

As my Christmas Card Classes have now all finished, I can share the projects with you.

The first is from my Christmas Stamp-a-Stack and is this really quick and simple card made using the Christmas Gleaming Bundle.

Christmas Gleaming Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I squealed when I first saw this bundle in the Autumn/Winter Catalogue as there are TWO Punches.

This project uses Cherry Cobbler and Shaded Spruce to match the fabulous Ribbon. But you could use less traditional Christmas colours.

A punched circle creates a layer for the baubles to sit on.

Christmas Gleaming Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Rather than fussy cutting the sentiment, I’ve used the Classic Label Punch and trimmed off the ends.

The basecard is Thick Whisper White cardstock, but you could use a Notecard instead, which would make the project even quicker to make.

Christmas Gleaming Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Pop back soon for the next project from the class.

Don’t forget to check out the Year-End Closeout Sale where some items from the Autumn/Winter Catalgoue are available at a discounted price. Also, some items from this Catalogue will be retiring in the next few weeks, so make sure you don’t miss out on purchasing your favourites.

I’ve just published my 2020 Class Timetable dates, so make sure you pop them in your diaries. Full details of what each Class is to follow soon.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Christmas Gleaming Bundle (En)Shaded Spruce/Gold 3/8" (1 cm) Striped RibbonShaded Spruce A4 CardstockShaded Spruce Classic Stampin' PadCherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' PadWhisper White A4 Thick CardstockWhisper White A4 Cardstock2-1/4" (5.7 cm) Circle PunchClassic Label PunchSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

A Dino Days Birthday Card

Yesterday, one of my ‘honorary’ nephews turned 5. I just knew I had to make him a Dino Days Birthday Card.

Dino Days Birthday Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This Bundle is perfect for children (of all ages!) and I love using the Brights colour family with it.

For this project, it’s a combination of Poppy Parade, Mango Melody and Granny Apple Green. One day, I’ll stop calling it Granny Apple Smith! I teamed it with Whisper White for a bright look.

The Pterodactyls (I think that’s what they are!) are second generation stamping. Another is then stamped directly onto a separate piece of card. Using the co-ordinating dies that go with the Dino Days Stamp Set, I cut out both dinosaurs and the scales.

I love how the shapes for the scales have a larger area to fix them in place behind the dinosaurs.

Dino Days Birthday Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Footprints are stamped across the project and a Blender Pen then fills them in with some colour.

Next it was the turn of the sentiment from the Wiggle Worm Stamp Set. This is cut out with the Scallop Circle Punch and layered onto a Poppy Parade Circle.

I also used the Detailed Trio Punch to round the corners. This then mirrors the curves of the circles.

Finally, I added some fabulous Googly Eyes from the Autumn/Winter Catalogue to give the dinosaur a bit more of a fun look, before adding the dinosaurs with some Dimensionals.

Dino Days Birthday Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Check out how cute these eyes are.

Dino Days Birthday Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I can confirm that the now five year old loved his Dino Days Birthday card.

If you fancy making cards like this one, then make sure you take a look at my 2020 Class Timetable that will be going live in the next few weeks. My Stamp-a-Stack Classes always include a card suitable for children.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Dino Days BundleWiggle Worm Photopolymer Stamp SetWhisper White A4 CardstockGranny Apple Green A4 CardstockGranny Apple Green Stampin' PadPoppy Parade A4 CardstockPoppy Parade Classic Stampin' PadMango Melody Classic Stampin' PadDetailed Trio Punch1-3/8" (3.5 cm) Scallop Circle Punch1-1/2" (3.8 cm) Circle PunchBlender PensAssorted Googly EyesSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Christmas Gleaming Bundle

Last week was the start of my evening Christmas Card Classes, so I decided that the Card & Cuppa attendees shouldn’t miss out.

Also, as it was Half-Term, I held a Card & Cuppa for Children Class. Rather than designing a separate project for them, I chose to use the same project for all of my Card & Cuppa sessions during the week.

Christmas Gleaming Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The fabulous Christmas Gleaming Bundle from the Autumn/Winter Catalogue provided a fantastic starting point. This Bundle has a Stamp Set and a pack of TWO amazing punches.

Garden Green and Real Red are used as the main colours for the baubles and sentiment. These are then punched out. I’ve used the Classic Label Punch for the sentiment and then snipped off the excess on each end.

Christmas Gleaming Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using the snowflake image from the Christmas Countdown Stamp Set, I created a gentle flurry in Seaside Spray Ink.

Corners are rounded using the Detailed Trio Punch to mirror the punched Circle layers behind the baubles.

A length of Garden Green Double-Stitched Ribbon, also from the Autumn/Winter Catalogue is added behind.

Christmas Gleaming Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

All of the attendees, both children and adults did a fabulous job with their projects.

Stampin’ Up! products are great to use with children as the stamps give you a crisp impression and everything is great quality. Don’t be tempted to let the younger ones just use your non-Stampin’ Up! stash. Get them using quality products straight away to enhance their stamping experience.

Why not join us for a future Card & Cuppa Class, or my final evening Classes of the year. Visit my Class Timetable for full details and booking information.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Christmas Gleaming Bundle (En)Garden Green 3/8" (1 cm) Double-Stitched RibbonWhisper White A4 Thick CardstockWhisper White A4 CardstockReal Red A4 CardstockReal Red Classic Stampin' PadGarden Green A4 CardstockGarden Green Classic Stampin' PadSeaside Spray Classic Stampin’ PadClassic Label Punch2-1/4" (5.7 cm) Circle Punch2" (5.1 cm) Circle PunchDetailed Trio PunchSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

Happy Mail using Snow Front

Each time a new Catalogue is launched, I send happy mail to eager Stampin’ Up! fans. I made this year’s Autumn/Winter Catalogue ‘happy mail’ using Snow Front.

Snow Front stamp set from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This involved stamping some of the images from the Snow Front Stamp Set into a scene. I’ve used Pretty Peacock, Garden Green and Highland Heather.

Snow Front stamp set from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As you can see, it’s not just a set for Christmas. It also works beautifully with the Waterfront Stamp Set from the Annual Catalogue, as I’ve done here.

Waterfront has been used for the background stamping onto the Whisper White Notecards I used.

The scene, and a layer are punched out using circle punches and added to the notecard.

Snow Front stamp set from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Notecards are a great way to make lots of cards really quickly. They are pre-cut, pre-scored, come with envelopes, are in packs of 20 and available in both Whisper White and Very Vanilla.

It’s a really quick and simple card to make, but very effective.

Did you receive your Snow Front happy mail? What is your favourite item in the Autumn/Winter Catalogue so far?

With all this excitement, you might have missed that the Designer Series Paper Sale is back. Buy 3, get 1 FREE on selected packs. Don’t miss out.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Snow Front Photopolymer Stamp SetWaterfront Photopolymer Stamp SetHighland Heather Classic Stampin' PadGarden Green Classic Stampin' PadPretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ PadPretty Peacock A4 CardstockWhisper White A4 CardstockWhisper White Note Cards & Envelopes2-1/4" (5.7 cm) Circle Punch2" (5.1 cm) Circle PunchSnail Adhesive