A fond farewell

As nearly time for the new Annual Catalogue to make an appearance, we are saying a fond farewell to some fabulous products.

Here are just a few products that I’m going to miss as from this year’s retiring list. Clicking on each picture will take you to the information and products for each project.

Retiring 2018 Badges & Banners Retiring 2018 Garden in Bloom Retiring 2018 Paint Play Retiring 2018 Rose Wonder Retiring 2018 Birthday Blooms Number of Years from Stampin' Up! with HIPPOFROG Designs Retiring 2018 You've Got This Retiring 2018 Butterfly Basics Retiring 2018 One Big Meaning Retiring 2018 Flower Shop Retiring 2018 Confetti Celebrations Watercolor Wings Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Card & Cuppa Class project with HIPPOFROG Designs

Which products from the retiring list are you going to miss the most?

Don’t forget to grab these items while you can as they are only available while stocks last. Plus, the BRAND NEW Share What You Love Suite Early Release Bundles are available this month too.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Just Getting Started BundleA Little More, Please BundleGotta Have It All BundleClassic Stampin' Pad Assortment In Color 2018-2020

Dragonfly Dreams and Butterfly Basics

One of my regular Card & Cuppa attendees celebrated their Birthday recently.

Here is the card I made.

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Basics with HIPPOFROG Designs

As they are a fan of pink I chose Melon Mambo, Berry Burst and Flirty Flamingo to create a bright Birthday Card.

I used both the Dragonfly Dreams and Butterfly Basics Stamp Sets with the co-ordinating Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits.

For the background stamping, Flirty Flamingo was stamped off several times to create a softer tone.

The dragonfly was layered with wings stamped underneath and the cut out in Berry Burst on top.  They were separated with Mini Dimensionals to create depth.

I also coated the Berry Burst dragonfly with Wink of Stella to give it a shimmery finish.

A couple of Faceted Gems either side of the sentiment add to the sparkle.

If you’d like to join us at a class then take a look at my class timetable for more details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Butterfly Basics Photopolymer Stamp SetDragonfly Dreams Photopolymer Stamp SetDetailed Dragonfly Thinlits DiesWhisper White A4 CardstockFlirty Flamingo Classic Stampin' PadBerry Burst Classic Stampin' PadBerry Burst A4 CardstockMelon Mambo Classic Stampin' PadMelon Mambo A4 CardstockClear Wink Of Stella Glitter BrushClear Faceted GemsSnail AdhesiveMini Stampin' Dimensionals

Red and sparkle for a friend

A good friend has is having a tough time at the moment, so what better way is there to send wishes than a hug in an envelope.

This friend is a big fan of red, a bit of pink and a LOT of sparkle.  So, here is the card I made incorporating all of these.

Stampin' Up! You've Got This with HIPPOFROG Designs

The stamp set I’ve used is You’ve Got This and the background is stamped in Powder Pink.

I’ve then stamped the stalk of the flower in Garden Green and the flower head in Real Read, both onto Watercolour Paper.

Taking an Aqua Painter, I moved the ink around and coloured the flower and stem and set them aside to dry.  Patience is required when making a project like this!

Butterfly Basics is the stamp set I chose for the sentiment and I stamped that straight onto the background.

Once the flower was dry, I coated it with Wink of Stella to add the obligatory sparkle.  I’m not sure that the picture below does it justice but it is a VERY sparkly project!

Stampin' Up! You've Got This with HIPPOFROG Designs

I cut the flower and stem out and tied a Baker’s Twine bow around the stem.

The stem and flower head were then stuck to the project using a combination of Multipurpose Glue and Dimensionals.  The stem is stuck down but I’ve raised the leaves using Mini Dimensionals to give more depth.

The finished item definitely fulfils the red and sparkle criteria!

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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You've Got This Clear-Mount Stamp SetButterfly Basics Photopolymer Stamp SetWatercolor PaperWhisper White A4 CardstockWhisper White A4 Thick CardstockReal Red A4 CardstockReal Red Classic Stampin' PadGarden Green Classic Stampin' PadPowder Pink Classic Stampin' PadWhisper White Solid Baker's TwineAqua PaintersClear Wink Of Stella Glitter BrushMultipurpose Liquid GlueStampin' DimensionalsMini Stampin' Dimensionals

Butterfly Basics Birthday

Happy World Card Making Day!

One of my regular Card & Cuppa attendees celebrated their Birthday last week so I obviously made them a card.

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Basics

Now, you may see a strange resemblance to this Card & Cuppa project from last week.  This is purely intentional.

I made this Birthday card first and then realised that the attendee wouldn’t be at class that week.  So, I decided to make a similar class project using different colours and stamp sets.  It’s great to be able to change a design really simply like that.

The coloured panel uses Sweet Sugarplum, So Saffron and Pool Party to create soft floral tones.  Butterfly Basics is the set I used for the feature flower and the sentiment is from the really useful Happy Birthday Gorgeous.

A strip of Silver Ribbon behind the sentiment and Wink of Stella to colour the flower are the finishing touches.  It has a really pretty sparkle.

Don’t forget that the World Card Making Day Promotion is running until 10th October.

To join us for one of our classes, book your place using the online booking form.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Butterfly Basics Photopolymer Stamp SetHappy Birthday Gorgeous Photopolymer Stamp SetVery Vanilla A4 CardstockSweet Sugarplum A4 CardstockSweet Sugarplum Classic Stampin' PadSo Saffron A4 CardstockSo Saffron Classic Stampin' PadPool Party Classic Stampin' PadBasic Black Archival Stampin’ PadClear Wink Of Stella Glitter BrushSilver 1/8" (3.2 Mm) RibbonSponge DaubersClassic Label Punch3/4" (1.9 Cm) Circle PunchFast Fuse AdhesiveMini Stampin' Dimensionals

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Birthday card using Butterfly Basics

Another of my regular Card & Cuppa attendees celebrated their Birthday earlier this week.  This is the card I made them.

Stampin' Up! UK Butterfly Basics

The stunning image from the Butterfly Basics Stamp Set was my starting point for this card.  The recipient is a fan of both Crumb Cake and Sweet Sugarplum, so my colour choice reflects this.

I began by using Chocolate Chip to stamp the flower image and I then stamped the butterflies in Sweet Sugarplum for contrast.

By using Watercolor Pencils to colour the image I was able to create a soft look.  A touch of Wink of Stella Clear over the flowers just gives a little sparkle.

A punched banner sentiment using the ‘Happy Birthday’ from Balloon Celebration, a punched butterfly and Rhinestones finish the project.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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You can also join my team here.

Butterfly Basics Photopolymer Stamp SetBalloon Celebration Photopolymer Stamp SetCrumb Cake A4 CardstockChocolate Chip Classic Stampin' PadSweet Sugarplum A4 CardstockSweet Sugarplum Classic Stampin' PadClear Wink Of Stella Glitter BrushRhinestone Basic JewelsWatercolor PencilsBitty Butterfly PunchBanner Triple PunchSnail AdhesiveMini Glue Dots