Team Anniversary Congratulations

One of my team members recently celebrated a Stampin’ Up! Anniversary, so naturally I sent them a card!

Team Anniversary Congratulations. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

They are a fan of purple, birds and sparkle, so I think this card covers most of that.

My colour combination is a favourite of Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape and Basic White.

Using the fabulous Artistically Inked Stamp Set, the background is created.

Team Anniversary Congratulations. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A coordinating swoosh of Gorgeous Grape Sheer Ribbon is then added. If you’re not sure how to create one of these swooshes, check out my Top Tips, Tricks and Techniques video that demonstrates the process.

Sprigs of leaves cut using the Bough Punch and layering circles from the Beautiful Shapes Dies then sit on top.

Iconic Dies provide the bird, that is given a coat of Wink of Stella to add some sparkle.

A sentiment from the Hand-Penned Petals Stamp Set sits to the side.

Team Anniversary Congratulations. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some Iridescent Rhinestones from the Mini Catalogue add a touch more sparkle.

Don’t forget to check out my Online Store later today to see the items that will be on the Last Chance list and retiring from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Team Congratulations in Purple

Another part of my job I love is congratulating members of my team when they reach milestones within their business. This card is for a recent promotion.

Team Congratulations in Purple. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It uses Fresh Freesia, Gorgeous Grape and Basic White, a favourite combination.

The Hand-Penned Petals Stamp Set provides the images. These have a darker outline and paler inners.

Team Congratulations in Purple. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A pair of tags cut using the Tailor Made Tags Dies provide the perfect place for the sentiment, also from the Hand-Penned Petals Stamp Set.

Some Gorgeous Grape Sheer Ribbon is looped through the holes.

Then, the tags are raised up on Dimensionals.

Wink of Stella is used in the centre of the flowers to add a little touch of sparkle.

Team Congratulations in Purple. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some coordinating In Color Jewels are added for some extra bling.

I really like this design as it’s simple, yet stylish at the same time. It’s a great project to recreate in lots of different colours, and for any occasion.

If you want to find out more about joining my team, and the extra special items you can receive by joining during SAB, then take a look at this page, or get in touch for a no-obligation chat.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Tone on Tone Stamping

For this week’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video, I’m showing you the tone on tone stamping technique.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Tone on Tone Stamping. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsClick below to watch my video.

My project uses a colour combination of Blushing Bride, Merry Merlot, Pear Pizzazz and Very Vanilla.

A panel is stamped tone on tone in each colour using the SAB Textures & Frames Stamp Set.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Tone on Tone Stamping. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

These are then set at an angle (see one of my previous videos about angles).

A length of Frayed Grosgrain Ribbon in Blushing Bride, from the new July-December Mini Catalogue is then added.

The sentiment is from the Art Gallery Stamp Set and is raised up over the edge of the ribbon using Dimensionals.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Tone on Tone Stamping. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some Opal Rounds add a touch of sparkle.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video. Pop back next week for the next one.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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TEXTURES & FRAMES PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETART GALLERY PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETBLUSHING BRIDE A4 CARDSTOCKBLUSHING BRIDE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMERRY MERLOT A4 CARDSTOCKMERRY MERLOT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPEAR PIZZAZZ A4 CARDSTOCKPEAR PIZZAZZ CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 THICK CARDSTOCKBLUSHING BRIDE 3/8" (1 CM) FRAYED GROSGRAIN RIBBONOPAL ROUNDSMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSSTAMPIN' SEAL

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Highland Heather Florals

Last week’s Card & Cuppa design began with a request for ‘something purple for a Birthday’.

Highland Heather Florals. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The purple is Highland Heather, with Mint Macaron, Daffodil Delight and Basic White completing the combination.

Before doing anything else, my sentiment from the Art Gallery Stamp Set is stamped. This is because it’s easier to cover it or stamp again if you make a mistake at this stage.

Using the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder, this creates a pretty pattern for the bottom part of the project.

Highland Heather Florals. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Strips of cardstock are layered on top of a piece of coordinating ribbon. This piece has been cut in half, but you could use two pieces instead.

Die cut pieces from the Penned Flowers Dies are layered and stuck onto the strip. Some of these were given a coating of Wink of Stella beforehand.

Finally, some Rhinestones add a touch of sparkle.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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PENNED FLOWERS DIESORNATE FLORAL 3D EMBOSSING FOLDERART GALLERY PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETHIGHLAND HEATHER A4 CARDSTOCKHIGHLAND HEATHER CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADDAFFODIL DELIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKMINT MACARON A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKHIGHLAND HEATHER 1/2" (1.3 CM) GROSGRAIN RIBBONWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHRHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Team Member Congratulations

Last month a Team Member celebrated a year as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. Of course, this was a perfect opportunity to make and send a card.

Team Member Congratulations. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As they are a fan of pink, I chose a Magenta Madness and Blushing Bride combo.

The stamping is from the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set, with the butterfly cut using the co-ordinating Nature’s Thoughts Dies.Team Member Congratulations. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I used a touch of Wink of Stella on the focal butterfly.

For the sentiment, this is from the Many Mates Stamp Set. It’s cut using a Circle Punch and layered onto a Timeless Label Punch shape.

These are both then raised on Dimensionals above a loop of the matching Magenta Madness Ribbon.Team Member Congratulations. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, a few Rhinestones are dotted around for some extra bling.

Sending Team Member Congratulations is one of the many things I love about being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

If you want to know more about joining my team as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, then click for more details, or contact me for a chat.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Engagement Congratulations

When I designed this project, little did I know I would need to send Engagement congratulations to friends.

I made this slightly different version for the newly engaged couple using Whisper White and Gray Granite.

Engagement Congratulations. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs The Ornate Borders Dies are again give a subtle background. As the orientation is different, I’ve actually cut out one of the flowers in the middle to make the piece slightly shorter. You can’t see this as it is covered by the sentiment.

Engagement Congratulations. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Gray Granite flowers are then added to the piece using Glue Dots.

A sentiment from the Well Said Stamp Set is cut out using the Tasteful Labels Dies.

This is then stuck on top using Dimensionals.

Engagement Congratulations. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsFinally, three small Rhinestones are added to the centre of each flower to give a touch of sparkle.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Bugs, Beasts & Butterflies – Lovely Little Elephants

This is the penultimate project from my Bugs, Beasts & Butterflies Class and it uses the lovely Little Elephant Stamp Set and matching punch.

Lovely Little Elephant. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I couldn’t run a ‘beasts’ class without including an elephant!

This project would be great for a new baby congratulations, or a Birthday with a change of sentiment.

The colours are Soft Sea Foam and Smoky Slate, combined with Whisper White.

Lovely Little Elephant. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The smaller elephant is holding a balloon of balloons, as I’ve used the Balloon Bouquet Punch to cut them out.

Fine-Tip Glue was used to stick the Soft Sea Foam ears to the Smoky Slate stamped elephants.

A length of Metallic Edge Ribbon has been coloured with a Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blend to co-ordinate the colours. Then a length of Whisper White Baker’s Twine has been wrapped around it.

SNAIL has been used to attach the larger elephants, but the smaller one has been made to stand out using Dimensionals.

Lovely Little Elephant. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Pop back soon for the final project from the class.

Have you seen the new products that have been released this month? Check them out here.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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LITTLE ELEPHANT CLING STAMP SETELEPHANT BUILDER PUNCHBALLOON BOUQUET PUNCHSOFT SEA FOAM A4 CARDSTOCKSOFT SEA FOAM CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSMOKY SLATE A4 CARDSTOCKSMOKY SLATE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADDARK SOFT SEA FOAM STAMPIN' BLENDS MARKERWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKSILVER 3/8" (1 CM) METALLIC EDGE RIBBONWHISPER WHITE SOLID BAKER'S TWINESNAIL ADHESIVESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEFINE-TIP GLUE PEN

Saying Congratulations with Varied Vases

There isn’t a Card & Cuppa project to share with you this week, but, I do have a card I made for one of my regular Card & Cuppa attendees.

They have recently landed a job so I’m saying Congratulations with Varied Vases as my main design element.

Congratulations Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’ve taken inspiration from this project and changed the colours to suit the recipient.

The colour combination is Blushing Bride, Highland Heather and Pear Pizzazz.

A sponge brayer creates the ombre Blushing Bride section. Then, a sentiment from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set is layered onto a Highland Heather background.

Congratulations Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using the Vases Builder Punch, I created the flower and leaves and stuck those to the layered section using Glue Dots.

Once again the Detailed Trio Punch makes an appearance to round the corners.

The strip of Metallic-Edge Ribbon mirrors the Whisper White of the cardstock and also the sparkle of the Wink of Stella on the flowers.

Congratulations Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

To join us at a Card & Cuppa Class, book your place here.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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You can also join my team here.

Vases Builder PunchHappy Birthday Gorgeous Photopolymer Stamp SetBlushing Bride Classic Stampin' PadBlushing Bride A4 CardstockHighland Heather Classic Stampin' PadHighland Heather A4 CardstockPear Pizzazz A4 CardstockWhisper White A4 CardstockSilver 3/8" Metallic-Edge RibbonSponge BrayersPretty Label PunchDetailed Trio PunchClear Wink Of Stella Glitter BrushSnail AdhesiveStampin' DimensionalsMini Glue Dots

Saying Goodbye – In Color 2015-2017

As we make way for new products in the new catalogue, we also have to say goodbye to one set of In Colors too.  This time it’s the In Color 2015-2017 collection.

Here is a project from my recent Spring Card Crafting Extravaganza class that uses Mint Macaron.  Other colours in this collection are Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, Tip-Top Taupe and Watermelon Wonder.

Baby Bear from Stampin' Up!

Although some of the items are retiring/no longer available/being reconfigured, the colours and sentiments can easily be changed to suit the occasion.  Baby Bear is a great set and the cute bow can be any colour you like.

If you haven’t headed over to the Retiring List yet then make sure you do.  You need to grab those items without delay.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Baby Bear Photopolymer Stamp SetDesigner Tin Of Cards Photopolymer Stamp SetVery Vanilla A4 CardstockSahara Sand A4 CardstockSahara Sand Classic Stampin' PadSoft Suede Classic Stampin' PadEarly Espresso Classic Stampin' PadMint Macaron A4 CardstockMint Macaron Classic Stampin' PadBasic Gray Archival Stampin’ PadHolly Berry Builder PunchSnail AdhesiveMini Glue Dots

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Congratulations with Inside the Lines

One of my regular class attendees had some good news last week so a Congratulations card was definitely in order.

I reached for my Inside the Lines SAB DSP and Watercolor Pencils and made this panel card for them.

Inside the Lines DSP Stampin' Up!

Using a few of the pencils, I coloured in the DSP to create the bright section at the bottom.  I then used Blender pens to soften the colouring.  Once I’d finished colouring the panel, I cut it into three equal panels to create the bottom section.

Unfortunately, the sentiment, stamped in Black Archival Ink, doesn’t show up too well in this picture, it stands out better in real life!

The finishing touches are a Linen Thread bow and Rhinestones with the card mats co-ordinating with the coloured panel.

If you’d like to take advantage of the Sale-A-Bration offers then head over to my Special Offers page for all of the information.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Inside The Lines Designer Series PaperWatercolor PencilsThoughtful Banners Photopolymer BundleWhisper White A4 CardstockCrumb Cake A4 CardstockDaffodil Delight A4 CardstockBasic Black Archival Stampin’ PadLinen ThreadRhinestone Basic JewelsSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

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