Happy New Year, Mini Catalogue & SAB 2021!

Happy New Year!

As it’s 5th Jan, it means it time for the NEW January-June Mini Catalogue & SAB 2021 to go LIVE.

SAB is only for 2 months this time, but there will be another one later in the year. So, more chances to get your hands on FREE products.

Mini Catalogue & SAB 2021. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

If you received some happy mail from me before Christmas, one of these pretty Birthday cards will have arrived with you.

This card uses some new products. Can you spot them all before I reveal them to you?Mini Catalogue & SAB 2021. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My colour combination is Seaside Spray, Rococo Rose and Mossy Meadow, with Whisper White. Don’t forget to read up on the replacement for Whisper White that is coming soon.

The first new product is the Vine Design Stamp Set, this can also be purchased as part of a Bundle with a fabulous set of dies.

Next, I’m so happy to see the return of an Oval Punch. This is a two in one punch with a scallop layer and smooth inner that work perfectly together.

Braided Trim in Mossy Meadow is my third new product on this card. I love the thinner trims and am delighted to there’s some Baker’s Twine in the Mini Catalogue too!

Mini Catalogue & SAB 2021. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, pretty new Pastel Pearls in co-ordinating Seaside Spray add a finishing touch. I think these Pearls are going to very quickly become a favourite.

Don’t forget to take a look at my 2021 Classes. Head to my Class Timetable for full details and to book your place.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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VINE DESIGN CLING STAMP SETROCOCO ROSE A4 CARDSTOCKROCOCO ROSE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSEASIDE SPRAY A4 CARDSTOCKSEASIDE SPRAY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMOSSY MEADOW A4 CARDSTOCKMOSSY MEADOW CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKPASTEL PEARLSDOUBLE OVAL PUNCHMOSSY MEADOW 3/16" (4.8 MM) BRAIDED LINEN TRIMSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

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

Quite Curvy Bundle Birthday Card in Bermuda Bay

This pretty monochrome Bermuda Bay Birthday card uses the early release Quite Curvy Bundle from the new January-June Mini Catalogue.

Quite Curvy Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It also uses a new item that will be available in the upcoming SAB too. The fabulous Oh So Ombre 6×6 DSP Pack is an item you’ll be able to earn for FREE during January and February 2021.

The wavy line is cut using the Curvy Dies. This piece is then stuck to the DSP.Quite Curvy Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A sentiment follows the curve, with a few leaves stamped in the corner.

The corners are given a round shape with the Detailed Trio Punch to match the curvy details.

Leaves are then cut from the dies using the different parts of the DSP to create varying shades of Bermuda Bay.

These stuck behind a Whisper White flower cut using the Small Bloom Punch.

Finally, Metallic Pearls coloured with a Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blend are added to the project.

Quite Curvy Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Make sure you keep an eye out for when the Mini Catalogue goes live on 5th January.

In the meantime, take a look at the special offers.

Don’t forget to check out my online class timetable for 2021 too.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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QUITE CURVY BUNDLE (ENGLISH)BERMUDA BAY A4 CARDSTOCKBERMUDA BAY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKDETAILED TRIO PUNCHSMALL BLOOM PUNCHMETALLIC PEARLSSTAMPIN' BLENDS BERMUDA BAY COMBO PACKSTAMPIN’ CUT& EMBOSS MACHINEMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUEGLUE DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUE

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Your Way!

For the final Card & (Your) Cuppa of the year, I gave the attendees a challenge.

This was a free-for-all, do it your way project. Rather than me providing a pre-made project for them to create, I sent a pack of items for them to make whatever they wanted.

I did, however, provide ideas from flowers, presents and baubles to whet their imagination.

From the items, I made this project.

Your Way. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As the packs included strips of Artistry Blooms DSP, along with co-ordinating Melon Mambo, Gorgeous Grape and Mango Melody Cardstock, and more, I cut pieces of the DSP and made them into presents.

Your Way. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Shapes from the Whale Builder Punch from the packs made bows for the top of the presents. I love using shapes in different ways.

A sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set cut out using the Classic Label Punch is sat on a length of Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon.

Finally, the presents are stuck down with the middle one stuck using Dimensionals.

This was my final class of 2021. Classes for 2021 begin w/c 11th Jan. Head to my Class Timetable for full details and to book your place.

Don’t forget to take a look at the current special offers and clearance items. Treat yourself to a bargain!

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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ARTISTRY BLOOMS DESIGNER SERIES PAPERCLASSIC LABEL PUNCHWHALE PUNCHITTY BITTY BIRTHDAYS CLING STAMP SETMELON MAMBO CARDSTOCK A4MELON MAMBO CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADGORGEOUS GRAPE A4 CARDSTOCKMANGO MELODY A4 CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE 1/4" (6.4 MM) CRINKLED SEAM BINDING RIBBONSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUE

Two Cards For a Pair of Teenagers – Card 2

Yesterday, I shared a Birthday card I’d made for a teenager.

Here is the second project that appeared from the first.

Two Cards For a Pair of Teenagers. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Obviously, it uses the same colour combination of Mango Meloday and Basic Black.

Two Cards For a Pair of Teenagers. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This project uses the cut out from the words from the first card to create the ‘HAPPY’ outline for this one.

It just needed a curve cutting into it, again using the Home Together Dies. If I’d thought earlier, both curves could have been cut at the same time from one piece.

Once again, the sentiment is from the Well Said Stamp Set with shaping on the end using the Banners Pick a Punch.Two Cards For a Pair of Teenagers. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I love it when things like this happen in crafting.

Here are the two projects together.

Two Cards For a Pair of Teenagers. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs  Two Cards For a Pair of Teenagers. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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PLAYFUL ALPHABET DIESHOME TOGETHER DIESWELL SAID CLING STAMP SET (EN)BASIC BLACK A4 CARDSTOCKTUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PADMANGO MELODY A4 CARDSTOCKBANNERS PICK A PUNCHSTAMPIN’ CUT& EMBOSS MACHINEMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Two Cards For a Pair of Teenagers – Card 1

I mentioned previously that November is a busy month for Birthdays.

Here is the first of two cards for a pair of teenagers I have recently made. They were born within a few weeks of each other, so I normally create the same design for them.

Two Cards For a Pair of Teenagers. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

When I had the idea for the project, I didn’t realise that it was going to form a second project too. A kind of 2-for-1.

I choose a Basic Black and Mango Melody monochrome colour scheme.

Two Cards For a Pair of Teenagers. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As the design is for a teenage boy, I chose to make it slightly abstract.

‘HAPPY’ is  cut from the Playful Alphabets Dies, with the curved line from the Home Together Dies. These dies are in the Year End Closeout Sale that begins today. Make sure you take a look at all the discounted items.

The Basic Black curved piece is stuck on top of the Mango Melody layer.

Then, ‘HAPPY’ is carefully glued along the curve using wet glue.

Finally, a sentiment from the Well Said Stamp Set with ends shaped using the Banners Pick a Punch is added.

This Punch will not be available from 5th January, but will be back in May as it is carrying over to the 2021 Annual Catalogue. Check out all the items that will be taking a short break.

Two Cards For a Pair of Teenagers. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Pop back tomorrow to see the second project.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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PLAYFUL ALPHABET DIESHOME TOGETHER DIESWELL SAID CLING STAMP SET (EN)BASIC BLACK A4 CARDSTOCKTUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PADMANGO MELODY A4 CARDSTOCKBANNERS PICK A PUNCHSTAMPIN’ CUT& EMBOSS MACHINEMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Well Written Dies

For last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project, I reached for the Well Written Dies.

This set of dies has crept to the back of my dies box and it was time to bring them to the front.

Well Written Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A range of different blues, Pool Party, Balmy Blue and Misty Moonlight work really well together with the Whisper White.

It is a bit of a fiddly project, but the finished card is worth the effort.

My Take Your Pick Tool Brush attachement came in useful for removing all the little bits from the Well Written Dies cut outs.

The project being with lengths of Pool Party Shimmer Riboon creating a stripey background.

Then, the centre leaves and flower pieces are attached.Well Written Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

By drawing around the ‘birthday’ shape, a layer is cut out for it to sit on. If you have the die, you can draw around the edge of that instead. Either way is fine.

Raising the birthday above the centre pieces gives the project more depth.

I chose to use a ‘wishes’ sentiment to go with birthday, stamping it in the darker blue of Misty Moonlight.

Before the smaller flowers are added with glue dots, these are given a coat of Wink of Stella. This co-ordinates well with the shimmer of the ribbon.

Well Written Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally some Silver Metallic Pearls are added to the centre of the tiny flowers.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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WELL WRITTEN DIESWELL SAID CLING STAMP SET (EN)POOL PARTY A4 CARDSTOCKPOOL PARTY 3/8" (1 CM) SHEER RIBBONBALMY BLUE A4 CARDSTOCKMISTY MOONLIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKMISTY MOONLIGHT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHMETALLIC PEARLSSTAMPIN’ CUT& EMBOSS MACHINETAKE YOUR PICKTAKE YOUR PICK DIE BRUSH TIPMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEGLUE DOTS

A Box of Birthday Balloons

For my Niece’s recent lockdown 18th, I made this box of birthday balloons.

A Box of Birthday Balloons. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I haven’t made a pop-up box for a while, so I thought it was the perfect occasion.

These lay flat for postage with the box flaps up, then, when the recipient opens it, the flaps fall down and the box takes shape.

My colour combination is from the dotty Playing With Patterns DSP I have used. It’s Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Purple Posy and Whisper White.

Coastal Cabana is the main colour for the box. Using the Detailed Trio Punch, I rounded the corners of the box and the DSP.

The balloons, cut using the Balloon Bouquet Punch are embossed. Tasteful Textile and Wrapped in Texture Embossing Folders create the fun patterns.

Attaching the balloons to the strings I made from the Hippo & Friends Dies was made easier by sandwiching them between the embossed ballon and a plain balloon shape.

This also means that when it lays flat, the balloons don’t stick to each other.

A Box of Birthday Balloons. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I popped three strips across the inside of the box. This not only gave me something to attach the ballons too, but provided some extra rigidity.

As I attached the balloons to the strips, I was carefully checking they wouldn’t foul each other, or overhang the edge too far when folded.

Once I was happy with the positions, I sandwiched the bottom of the strings in with another piece of Coastal Cabana Cardstock.

There had to be an ’18’, so using Silver Foil Sheets, this and the sentiment were cut out. Playful Alphabet Dies for the ’18’ and Well Written Dies for the sentiment.

A Box of Birthday Balloons. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, a length of matching Playing With Patterns Combo Ribbon is stuck around the box, along with some Playing With Patterns Resin Dots.

I also made an envelope too, but didn’t take a picture of that!

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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BALLOON BOUQUET PUNCHHIPPO & FRIENDS DIESPLAYFUL ALPHABET DIESWELL WRITTEN DIESTASTEFUL TEXTILE 3D EMBOSSING FOLDERWRAPPED IN TEXTURE EMBOSSING FOLDERSDETAILED TRIO PUNCHCALYPSO CORAL A4 CARDSTOCKCOASTAL CABANA A4 CARDSTOCKCRUSHED CURRY A4 CARDSTOCKPURPLE POSY A4 CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKSILVER FOIL SHEETSPLAYING WITH PATTERNS 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERPLAYING WITH PATTERNS RIBBON COMBO PACKPLAYING WITH PATTERNS RESIN DOTSSTAMPIN’ CUT& EMBOSS MACHINEMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSFINE-TIP GLUE PENGLUE DOTS

Blossoms in Bloom Bundle in Blues for Mum

Today I’m sharing another card for another November Birthday.

This time, it’s this fabulous Blossoms in Blooms Bundle in blues I made for my Mum.

Blossoms in Bloom Bundle in Blues. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I don’t use this fabulous bundle enough! This project uses the Many Layered Blossoms Dies from the Bundle, with the sentiment from the Stamp Set.

With a colour combination of Coastal Cabana, Night of Navy and Whisper White, I cut the inner group of flowers in the darker shade.

Next, I stuck a piece of Coastal Cabana onto a piece of Adhesive Sheet and cut the outline piece.

This makes it so much easier to attach to the inner piece.

If you’re going to use Wink of Stella in the centre of your flowers, I would recommend doing this before you stick the pieces together.

Blossoms in Bloom Bundle in Blues. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

With the pieces stuck together, I then stuck the whole piece onto the Whisper White layer.

As you can see, it overlaps the edges slightly, but I like this look for this die.

I then stamped the sentiment and layered that onto a piece of each colour.

A small flower, again cut from the dies is then attached.

In the centre of the flower is a Playing with Patterns Resin Dot coloured with a Night of Navy Stampin’ Blend Marker.

Blossoms in Bloom Bundle in Blues. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some more of the dots, this time in Coastal Cabana are placed around the flower.

I love how this die creates a ‘wow’ factor as it is so large.

Why not grab one for yourself. Head to my store for full details.

If you’d like to use items such as this, book yourself onto one of my classes. My Class Timetable has all the information you need.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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BLOSSOMS IN BLOOM BUNDLE (ENGLISH)COASTAL CABANA A4 CARDSTOCKNIGHT OF NAVY A4 CARDSTOCKNIGHT OF NAVY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSTAMPIN' BLENDS NIGHT OF NAVY COMBO PACKWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKPLAYING WITH PATTERNS RESIN DOTSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHADHESIVE SHEETSSTAMPIN’ CUT& EMBOSS MACHINETAKE YOUR PICKTAKE YOUR PICK DIE BRUSH TIPMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUE

Hippo Happiness to celebrate a 6th Birthday

My friend’s son celebrated his 6th Birthday last week, so it seemed the perfect opportunity to play with the Hippo Happiness Stamp Set and Dies Bundle.

6th Birthday. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This is another version of this project. For this new one, I’ve used the two In Color blues of Misty Moonlight and Seaside Spray.

I also stamped some of the hippos upside down for some extra fun!

6th Birthday. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using one of the matching dies, the hippo was cut out. Then ‘hippo birthday’ from the Stamp Set is stamped.

Layers of Misty Moonlight Ribbon, Seaside Spray Cardstock and the sentiment are added to the project. Each with the end cut at an angle.

Finally, the hippo is layered onto two punched circle shapes and attached using Dimensionals.6th Birthday. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This is a quick and easy project, but it’s also fun and great for all ages.

November is ‘one of those months’ when it comes to Birthdays. I’ve definitely been keeping busy making Birthday cards!

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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HIPPO HAPPINESS BUNDLE (ENGLISH)MISTY MOONLIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKMISTY MOONLIGHT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMISTY MOONLIGHT 2020–2022 IN COLOR RIBBONSEASIDE SPRAY A4 CARDSTOCKSEASIDE SPRAY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCK1 1/2" (3.8 CM) CIRCLE PUNCH2" (5.1 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS