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.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Lovely You for my Lovely Customers

My November customers were all sent this handmade card to say thank you for supporting my business.

As it uses the Lovely You Stamp Set and co-ordinating Punch Bundle, it’s more of a lovely you for my lovely customers project.

Lovely You for my Lovely Customers. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As I thought people might be getting a bit fed up with Christmas colours, I chose to use the Subtles Collection for my colour combination.

There’s Pool Party, So Saffron, Blushing Bride and Soft Sea Foam, plus Whisper White.

Don’t forget to check this post with information on the replacement for Whisper White.

Stamping the images in a random patterns gives the impression of them falling across the page.

As Soft Sea Foam is quite a pale ink, itdoesn’t show up very well in my pictures.

Lovely You for my Lovely Customers. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A length of co-ordinating Pool Party Sheer Ribbon with knotted ends is then added.

The sentiment and sentiment layer has ends cut with the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch. This punch and the stamp set form part of a discounted Bundle.

Some small Pearls, coloured with a Pool Party Stampin’ Blend add a finishing touch.Lovely You for my Lovely Customers. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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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!

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Countdown to Christmas #9

This purple holly for Countdown to Christmas #9 uses non-traditional colours.

Countdown to Christmas #9. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My colour combination is Highland Heather, Blackberry Bliss and Whisper White. Who says Christmas cards have to be green and red?

It’s my version of a project on Page 21 of the August-December Mini Catalogue.

I’ve used the Sweetest Time Stamp Set and Dies Bundle, the same as the catalogue.

Countdown to Christmas #9. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A Sponge Brayer and one of the Basic Pattern Decorative Masks create my dotty backgound. I think it looks great agains the circles of the berries.

The Highland Heather holly leaves are then stuck to the dotty background.

One of the Tasteful Labels Dies provides the centre shape for the sentiment.

Crinkle Seam Binding gives the lovely swoosh of ribbon for the sentiment to sit on.

Countdown to Christmas #9. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

With the sentiment attached with Dimensionals, the berries are finally stuck down to finish the project.

I love how this has turned out. I might make a few more in different colours.

Why not grab this Stamp Set and Dies 10% off Bundle and make your own version.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Muted Colours with Texture and a Leaf

Last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project was this card of muted colours with texture and a leaf. Muted Colours with Texture and a Leaf. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My colour combo of Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla is a favourite.

The background is embossed using the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder.

This then has a diagonal length of Embroidered Ribbon and Linen Trim attached.

Muted Colours with Texture and a Leaf. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Another length of Linen Thread is then looped to create interest for the leaf to sit on.

Layers of Stitched Shapes Dies in all three colours, with a sentiment from the co-ordinating Love of Leaves Stamp Set are popped in the corner. The leaf dies and stamp set are available as a bundle from the current Mini Catalogue.Muted Colours with Texture and a Leaf. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, the leaf from the Stitched Leaves Dies is raised on Dimensionals above the Linen Thread loops.

This is a great card for any occasion with a simple sentiment change.

There are only a few Card & (Your) Cuppa Classes available to book for 2020. Make sure you don’t miss out. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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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.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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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!

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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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

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Happiness is… Hippo Happiness

It had to happen sooner or later! I finally got to play with my Hippo Happiness Stamp Set and Dies Bundle.

Hippo Happiness Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This cute project just uses the hippo parts of the Stamp Set and the co-ordinating Die to cut it out.

I used Smoky Slate to stamp the hippos all across the background. Then using Smoky Slate again, stamped the three pieces to make the die-cut hippo. First the darker body piece, then the features, then finally, the full piece I used for the background, this time stamped off first.

As my new Cut & Emboss machine has arrived, I used it to cut out the hippo. I’m adore this machine already. You definitely need one in your life.

It comes with the plates you need to get started – 1 Base Plate, 1 Die Plate, 2 Cutting Plates, and 1 Specialty Plate. No receiving the machine and not being able to use it straight away. Just assemble the handle following the easy instructions and off you go. The plates are all numbered too and have information on which ones to use for cutting and embossing.

Hippo Happiness Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As I knew I wanted to use a green colour to go with the grey (well, I am HIPPOFROG Designs after all!), I couldn’t decide which one to use. Then, my eyes fell on the gingham ribbon in the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack. This ribbon gives the project a fun look, so using co-ordinating cardstock and ink in the same colour, made Just Jade the perfect choice.

Using the Banners Pick a Punch to shape the end of the sentiment strips, these were stuck together, along with the piece of ribbon.

Finally, the hippo was stuck on a punched circle layer which was attached using Dimensionals.

Hippo Happiness Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I think I may be creating a few more projects with this set.

If only there was a similar frog based bundle available to use along with this Hippo Happiness one…

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Rich Razzleberry, Crumb Cake and Rococo Rose for a Friend

My friend is a fan of Rich Razzleberry and Crumb Cake, so I combined these with Rococo Rose for her Birthday Card.

Rich Razzleberry, Crumb Cake and Rococo Rose. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

With Rich Razzleberry, Crumb Cake and Rococo Rose as my main colours, they only needed Whisper White to join them.

Using leaf images from the Lovely You Stamp Set and Beautiful Autumn Stamp Sets, I stamped these to one side.

The Field of Flowers Stamp Set and Punch Bundle provide the small flowers. These are attached using Glue Dots, and Fine-Tip Glue for the tiny ones.

Rich Razzleberry, Crumb Cake and Rococo Rose. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Many Mates and a Blender Pen provide the sentiment, cut out using the Tasteful Labels Dies.

Lovely You provides the larger flower images. I cut these out by hand and added a touch of Wink of Stella.

A length of Linen Thread wraps around the project behind the sentiment.

Rich Razzleberry, Crumb Cake and Rococo Rose. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some Artistry Blooms Adhesive-Backed Sequins in co-ordinating Rich Razzleberry add some extra sparkle.

I really like this design and love it in Rich Razzleberry, Crumb Cake and Rococo Rose. It’s one I may try in other colour combinations too.

If you’d like to make some floral projects, take a look at my Class Timetable for full details of my online classes for the rest of 2020.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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