Christmas Card Club 2022 – July

This is the second project from this year’s Christmas Card Club.

Inspiration for this project is taken from page 13 of the July-December Mini Catalogue.

July’s project uses the FREE SAB Gold & Silver 6×6 DSP, plus some of the new In Colors for 2022-2024. Additional colours are Garden Green, Daffodil Delight and Basic White.

Don’t forget that SAB runs until the end of August and items are only available while stocks last.

For this card, all of the die-cut shapes are from the Spruced Up Outlines Dies. The sentiment is from the coordinating Spruced Up Stamp Set. These are available as a Bundle with a discount, so be sure to take advantage of the offer.

Using the piece of SAB DSP, this creates a look of wallpaper. A length of In Color Metallic Ribbon hides the join.

Each outline shape has matching inner pieces. To give the look of wrapping paper, each present has an inner cut from In Color 6×6 DSP.

The tree and presents are then arranged, with the front most one on Dimensionals.

A length of In Color Baker’s Twine creates a ‘bunny ears’ bow off to the side. Check out this video for more details on how to tie this bow.

Finally, a star, with Wink of Stella coating tops the tree, with others across the project.

If you like this project for July, and the previous project from June, why not join me for Christmas Card Club in August. Booking closes on 9th August.

Join me at one of my online classes. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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SPRUCED UP BUNDLE (ENGLISH)SILVER & GOLD 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER2022–2024 IN COLOR A4 CARDSTOCKGARDEN GREEN A4 CARDSTOCKDAFFODIL DELIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKSWEET SORBET CLASSIC STAMPIN' PAD2022–2024 IN COLOR™ 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERSWEET SORBET 1/8'' (3.2 MM) METALLIC WOVEN RIBBON2022–2024 IN COLOR BAKER'S TWINE PACKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHGLUE DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Christmas Card Club 2022 – June

My first Christmas Card Club project for 2022 went live on 25th June and this is the card.

Each month, between June and November, I am designing a Christmas Card.

Every person who signs up for that month receives all the cardstock, envelopes and embellishments to make 2 of the design.

They are then given a link to a video that demonstrates how to create the projects at home in their own time.

I had made the robins ages ago when I got my hands on the new Songbird Builder Punch from the Annual Catalogue. These are Soft Suede, Poppy Parade and Daffodil Delight, with eyes drawn with a Stampin’ Write Marker.

However, I was having trouble deciding on a background for them. Then, the July-December Mini Catalogue provided the perfect solution with the fabulous Aspen Trees Dies.

A Crumb Cake basecard and embossed cut out, with a Very Vanilla piece between gives the robins somewhere to perch.

Finally, some Champagne Rhinestones are dotted around to look like stars on a late winter afternoon.

Why not join me for one, or all of the remaining months. Bookings close on the 9th of each month.

Head to my Class Timetable for full details of all of my classes.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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SONGBIRD BUILDER PUNCHASPEN TREE DIESSOFT SUEDE CARDSTOCK A4POPPY PARADE A4 CARDSTOCKDAFFODIL DELIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC BLACK STAMPIN' WRITE MARKERCHAMPAGNE RHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Class: Christmas Card Club (June-November)

Want to get ahead with your Christmas crafting in your own time?

From June to November, my Christmas Card Club will run.

Receive a kit in the post each month containing the items* you need to create two Christmas cards. You will create the cards in your own time using the instructional video provided.

The design will change each month, so there’s the opportunity to make six different designs from June to November.

With an I Want It All option for those who book for the full six months in advance, Pay As You Go, and the opportunity to add extra cards each month too, you can get ahead with your Christmas crafting in your own way.

Please note, this is an EXTRA opportunity to craft and will not replace my Crack Your Christmas Cards or Special Christmas Cards classes.


There are two options for Christmas Card Club:

Option 1: Pay As You Go (PAYG)
£7.50 a month (June-November)

Each month you book for, you will receive:

– A class kit posted to you, containing the items needed to create 2 identical Christmas Cards (cardstock, envelopes, ribbons, embellishments etc*)
The cards will be pre-designed by Karen and will be post friendly when made.
– An email containing a link to a short instructional video for the month (videos will go live on 25th of each month).

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* You will need to provide:
– Scissors
– Adhesives
– Any sentiments and inkpads you wish to use
– Wink of Stella (if you want to add sparkle).

Due to Stampin’ Up! rules, kits will NOT include stamped items.

Option 2: I Want It All (IWIA) – BOOKING CLOSED FOR IWIA OPTION
£40.00 Book in advance (by 9th June) for the FULL six months

You will receive the same class kits as above, over a six month period, at a discounted price for booking in advance.

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Extras
£1.50 each

Extra cards: Add 1, 2, 3 or more extra cards each month.
Extra cards MUST be added by the booking deadline each month.


Please note: these are projects that you will create in your own time, using the instructional video provided for each month you have booked.

Book your place by 18:00 on the following dates:

June – Thursday 9th June 2022 – BOOKING CLOSED
(if you would like the I Want It All Option, please use the booking form for June ONLY and indicate that option when booking)

July – Saturday 9th July 2022 – BOOKING CLOSED
August – Tuesday 9th August 2022
September – Friday 9th September 2022
October – Sunday 9th October 2022
November – Wednesday 9th November 2022.

Select your preferred options when booking.

Please note: In order to make the booking system work, the bookings are under the 25th of each month at 09:00

All abilities welcome.

UK Mainland ONLY.

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Stitched Stars Dies

Last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa online class was the final class for 2021. As with the previous week, it was a Christmas card.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Stitched Stars Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using a colour combination of Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Garden Green, the project has a rustic feel.

Each of the smaller stars, cut using the Stitched Stars Dies, are glued into place around where the large star will sit.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Stitched Stars Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

On the side of edges of the large star sit holly leaves, cut out using the Holly Border Punch. This is on the Last Chance list, so grab it while stocks last.

Each leaf is given a coating of Wink of Stella to make them sparkle.

The berries are from Wonderful Gems, also on the Last Chance list.

Using a length of coordinating twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack, I have made a bunny ears bow and attached that using a Glue Dot. Why not take a look at my video on tying bows.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Stitched Stars Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The large star is then attached using Dimensionals. I have cut them down to fit behind the star.

Card & (Your) Cuppa online classes begin again on 10th January 2022. Why not join me?

Head to my Class Timetable for details of my online classes for the first part of 2022.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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STITCHED STARS DIESHOLLY BORDER PUNCHCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKGARDEN GREEN A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWONDERFUL GEMSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUEGLUE DOTSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #12

The 12th and final project in my  Countdown to Christmas 2021 series is this fabulous shaker card.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #12. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It is the final project from my Special Christmas Cards online Class. Last year, I designed a shaker card that was a hit, so I chose to make another one.

This year’s uses the fabulous Stitched Stars Dies.

My colour combination is Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla and Gold.

The cut out has a piece of Window Sheet attached to hold the shaker pieces. Foam Adhesive Strips are stuck to the back.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #12. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It is then filled with Sequins for Everything, plus a star cut from Gold Foil Sheets.

When the shaker piece is assembled and secure, the extra Gold stars were added.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #12. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The project is finished with some coordinating Gold Metallic Pearls.

Here is my coordinating box.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #12. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I hope you’ve enjoyed my Countdown to Christmas Series and that it has given you a touch of inspiration for your own Christmas projects.

Join me at one of my online classes. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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STITCHED STARS DIESRICH RAZZLEBERRY CARDSTOCK A4GOLD FOIL SHEETSVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWINDOW SHEETSSEQUINS FOR EVERYTHINGMETALLIC PEARLSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUEGLUE DOTSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEFOAM ADHESIVE STRIPS

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Snowman Builder Punch

As we are now in December, it is time for Christmas card projects at Card & (Your) Cuppa.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Snowman Builder Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

These cute snowmen are from the Snowman Builder Punch, with images from the coordinating Snowman Season Stamp Set.

Coastal Cabana and Basic White is my main colour combination, with Basic Black, Soft Suede and Pumpkin Pie for the additional items.

The design of this project is similar to a project from last year. For this one I have used squares with the snowmen at various angles.

Each of the squares has snow stamped with Wink of Stella accents. Behind the squares, I’ve stamped snowflakes and used Sponge Daubers to add a touch of colour too.

The full snowman is attached using Dimensionals. Matte Black Dots are added to the full snowman for eyes. Eyes and buttons on the other snowmen are drawn on.

Finally, some coordinating Holiday Rhinestones are added to add some more sparkle.

Join me at one of my online classes. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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SNOWMAN BUILDER PUNCHSNOWMAN SEASON PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETCOASTAL CABANA A4 CARDSTOCKCOASTAL CABANA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC BLACK A4 CARDSTOCKPUMPKIN PIE A4 CARDSTOCKSOFT SUEDE CARDSTOCK A4BASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKSPONGE DAUBERSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHHOLIDAY RHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSMATTE BLACK DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #11

Another project from my Special Christmas Cards online Class is the 11th project in my Countdown to Christmas 2021 series.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #11. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Every year, one of these cards is suitable for children. This fun easel card is the one for this year.

It starts of as a rooftop and when it is open, it shows the chimney and Santa’s feet sticking out.

Each side of the fold is tiled using Poppy Parade, Cherry Cobler and Cajun Craze. The snow on the ridge and chimney is from the Penned Flowers Dies.

For the chimney, Gray Granite is embossed with the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #11. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Santa’s legs are made from Poppy Parade, edged with Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon. Basic Black boots are cut using the ghost shape from the Halloween Punch. This punch is on the Last Chance Products list, so make sure you don’t miss out on getting your hands on one.

To secure the easel card when it is opened, ‘Ho Ho Ho’ is cut out using the Playful Alphabet Dies. Each of the letters is coated in Wink of Stella before being stuck to the Basic White piece.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #11. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This piece is attached using Dimensionals to ensure the card sits in place.

As with all the projects at this class, the attendees made a box for the card. Here is mine.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #11. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project. Don’t forget to pop back for the next in my Countdown to Christmas 2021 series.

Join me at one of my online classes. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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BRICK & MORTAR 3D EMBOSSING FOLDERHALLOWEEN PUNCHPLAYFUL ALPHABET DIESPENNED FLOWERS DIESPOPPY PARADE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC BLACK A4 CARDSTOCKGRAY GRANITE A4 CARDSTOCKCHERRY COBBLER A4 CARDSTOCKCAJUN CRAZE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE 1/4" (6.4 MM) CRINKLED SEAM BINDING RIBBONWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #10

The 10th project in my Countdown to Christmas 2021 series is this card from my recent Special Christmas Cards online Class.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #10. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

At my Special Christmas Cards Class, each attendee makes three cards. These are the sorts of cards that you would give in person, rather than post.

It has become tradition over the years that one project at this annual class is a poinsettia design. This year’s design has a White and Gold theme.

Using the Poinsettia Dies, the shapes are cut from Vellum and the 12×12 Gold Shimmer Vellum. This Gold Shimmer Vellum is on the Last Chance list, so make sure you grab a pack.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #10. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A swoosh of the Glittered Organdy Ribbon is added for the poinsettia to sit on. If you want to learn how to create a swoosh like this, take a look at my Top Tip, Tricks & Techniques video on it.

Each of the layers is stuck together with a combination of Glue Dots and Dimensionals. The attendees could decide how much depth they wanted to give their project.

Once the poinsettia was sat over the ribbon, some Wonderful Gems were added to each corner and one in the centre. The Wonderful Gems are also on the Last Chance Products List.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #10. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As well as the cards, the attendees made a box for the card to go in and decorated them as they liked. This is the one I created for this project.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #10. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project. Don’t forget to pop back for the next in my Countdown to Christmas 2021 series.

Join me at one of my online classes. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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POINSETTIA DIESGOLD 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) SHIMMER VELLUMVELLUM A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWHITE 3/8" (1 CM) GLITTERED ORGANDY RIBBONWONDERFUL GEMSSTAMPIN' CUT & EMBOSS MACHINETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEGLUE DOTSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #9

The 9th project in my Countdown to Christmas 2021 series is a card with no stamping. It’s also a great project for using your DSP.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #9. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’ve used the Heartwarming Hugs DSP from the Mini Catalogue as my starting point. My cardstock colours of Pear Pizzazz and Basic White then mirror this.

Cutting the piece of DSP in half shows both sides. The join is covered with a piece of Gold Shimmer Ribbon,

Three trees are then cut out from another piece of DSP with the Pine Tree Punch.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #9. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

They are assembled together to create a 3D effect. What is great about this effect is that it flattens down in the envelope for posting.

The trees sit on layered shapes cut from the Hippo & Friends Dies.

Finally, a sparkly Wonderful Gem tops the tree.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #9. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This design can be used to create other Christmas cards too.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project. Pop back for the next in my Countdown to Christmas 2021 series.

Join me at one of my online classes. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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HEARTWARMING HUGS DESIGNER SERIES PAPERPINE TREE PUNCHHIPPO & FRIENDS DIESPEAR PIZZAZZ A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKGOLD 3/8&QUOT: (1 CM) SHIMMER RIBBONWONDERFUL GEMSSTAMPIN' SEALMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUE

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #8

The next project in my Countdown to Christmas 2021 series is another project from my recent Crack Your Christmas Cards Class.

Well, in fact it’s actually 3 projects as I’m sharing the rest of the projects from the class. I’m concentrating on this one, but the other two are at the end of this post.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #8. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

We’re still trying to decide if this is a reinguin, a pendolph, or something else!

All the projects from the class used the Penguin Place Bundle (Penguin Place Stamp Set & Penguin Builder Punch) from the Mini Catalogue.

This project uses Cherry Cobbler.

The penguin is stamped, punched and the feet are added. Then, the antlers are stamped near to the top of the circle, cut using the Layering Circles Dies.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #8. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A length of Glittered Organdy Ribbon is then added. With the circles layered, these then sit over the end of the ribbon to make it look like a hanging bauble.

Next, a bow made from the ribbon sits at the top.

A sparkly red nose, from the Holiday Rhinestones are then added.

Finally, a few more coordinating rhinestones are dotted across the project.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #8. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The next project is this cute penguin with a Coastal Cabana flare created with a Sponge Dauber. You could also use a Blending Brush. He sits on a pretty snowflake.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #8. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs  Countdown to Christmas 2021 #8. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs  Countdown to Christmas 2021 #8. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

And finally, this cute penguin who is wrapped up warm in the snow. It uses Shaded Spruce as the main colour.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #8. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs  Countdown to Christmas 2021 #8. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs  Countdown to Christmas 2021 #8. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Last week’s project is here. Do you have a favourite from the class.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project. Don’t forget to pop back for the next in my Countdown to Christmas 2021 series.

Join me at one of my online classes. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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PENGUIN PLACE BUNDLE (ENGLISH)WHITE 3/8" (1 CM) GLITTERED ORGANDY RIBBONHOLIDAY RHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSTUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PADPUMPKIN PIE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCHERRY COBBLER A4 CARDSTOCKCHERRY COBBLER CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKLAYERING CIRCLES DIESSTAMPIN' SEALGLUE DOTSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE


Extra items for Snowflake project
COASTAL CABANA A4 CARDSTOCKCOASTAL CABANA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADWONDERFUL SNOWFLAKESSPONGE DAUBERSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS


Extra items for Snowy Scene project
SHADED SPRUCE A4 CARDSTOCKSHADED SPRUCE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADDOUBLE OVAL PUNCH