…and Cauldron Bubble

I hope you’ve been enjoying the Halloween projects I’ve been sharing this week.

My final one is this cauldron, filled with lots of interesting items. ‘Double, Double, Toil and Trouble…’

And Cauldron Bubble... Halloween Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’ve used LOTS of products in this one to make the cauldron bubble! Make yourself comfortable as this is a long post…

Starting with the Granny Apple Green Basecard, Basic Black Layer and Smoky Slate foreground, these combine to create a spooky witches lair.

I’ve then stamped tone on tone using the Textured Essentials Stamp Set to add some texture to the background. With some Granny Apple Green bubbles from the Pattern Play Stamp Set.

The layers have all been rounded on two corners with the Detailed Trio Punch.And Cauldron Bubble... Halloween Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Next, the cauldron. This is a shape from the Tasteful Labels Dies and I think it makes a perfect cauldron.

The contents of the cauldron are Poppy Parade eyeballs, made using the Waterfront Stamp Set and the same image as the bubbles, this time in Tuxedo Black.

There’s also a bat wing from the Umbrella Builder Punch and spider’s legs. I’ll explain a bit more about the legs in a moment.

Then, there are two frogs cut from the Dockside Dies, hopping away from their potential fate.

I’m not a fan of spiders, but I think you will agree that this one is quite cute!

The body is from the head of the Snowman Builder Punch and the legs and strand are from Hippo & Friends Dies. Offcuts of the legs were then popped into the cauldron.

For the eyes, this is the circle from the centre of the Delightful Tag Topper Punch, and the eye from the Whale Builder Punch.

If you haven’t already guessed. I like using my punches and dies in lots of different ways!And Cauldron Bubble... Halloween Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A piece of Metallic Mesh Ribbon across the corner makes it look like a spider’s web.

Here are all of the projects I’ve shared this week. Do you have a favourite?

And Cauldron Bubble... Halloween Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs Going Batty. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs Meowing at the Moon. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs Taking A Peek At Halloween. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsThere’s still time to get your hands on products to make your own Halloween projects. Make sure you take a look at the current Special Offers too.

If you want to attend one of my remaining classes for 2020, head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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TEXTURED ESSENTIALS CLING STAMP SETPATTERN PLAY PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (EN)WATERFRONT PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (EN)BASIC BLACK A4 CARDSTOCKTUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PADSMOKY SLATE A4 CARDSTOCKSMOKY SLATE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADGRANNY APPLE GREEN A4 CARDSTOCKGRANNY APPLE GREEN CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPOPPY PARADE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCK1-1/2" (3.8 CM) METALLIC MESH RIBBONHIPPO & FRIENDS DIESTASTEFUL LABELS DIESDOCKSIDE DIESSNOWMAN BUILDER PUNCHDELIGHTFUL TAG TOPPER PUNCHDETAILED TRIO PUNCHUMBRELLA BUILDER PUNCHWHALE PUNCHSTAMPIN’ CUT& EMBOSS MACHINESTAMPIN' SEALMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSSTAMPIN' SEAL+FINE-TIP GLUE PEN

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – All About the Dinosaurs

At last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa online session it was all about the dinosaurs with this cute dino. A perfect Birthday card for children of all ages.

All about the Dinosaurs. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My colour combination was taken from the retiring Dinoroar DSP, a strip of which is used at the bottom of the project. Mango Melody, Pretty Peacock, Old Olive and Lovely Lipstick, a retiring In Color make this card bright and fun.

After attaching the DSP strip, a length of the reversible Old Olive/Pretty Peacock ribbon, with the Pretty Peacock side facing up was added.

All about the Dinosaurs. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Next, shapes cut from the Stitched Shapes Dies are layered and attached over the ribbon using Dimensionals.

The scales were added to the back of the dinosaur. Finally, two eyes, cut using the circle in the top of the Delightful Tag Topper Punch were added with Glue Dots. By adding pupils using a pen, the character of the dinosaur came to life.

All about the Dinosaurs. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This is such a fun project to make and the attendees enjoyed making it too.

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Don’t forget that items like the Dinoroar DSP retire on 2nd June, so there is a week to get your hands on them. Check out the retiring list.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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DINO DIESSTITCHED SHAPES DIESDELIGHTFUL TAG TOPPER PUNCHDINOROAR DESIGNER SERIES PAPEROLD OLIVE/PRETTY PEACOCK 3/8" (1 CM) REVERSIBLE RIBBONLOVELY LIPSTICK A4 CARDSTOCKMANGO MELODY A4 CARDSTOCKOLD OLIVE A4 CARDSTOCKPRETTY PEACOCK A4 CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKSNAIL ADHESIVESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSGLUE DOTS

More Delightful Tag Topper Punch

At a recent Card & Cuppa Class, we made this project. Here’s a Birthday Card I made for a regular class attendee based on the design.

More Delightful Tag Topper Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The shades of blue I’ve used are Seaside Spray, Balmy Blue, Pacific Point and Blueberry Bushel. These are teamed with Very Vanilla.

Gallery Grunge is again used on the Delightful Tag Topper Punch shape, and the background.

Using various size Circle Punches to punch the various colours, these shapes are then added to the background.

A length of the fabulous In Color Ribbon with a bow from Linen Thread are put through the tag shape.

More Delightful Tag Topper Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A sentiment using the Well Said Stamp Set and the co-ordinating Well Written Dies are then added.

More Delightful Tag Topper Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I love being able to take a design I’ve already used and change the colours or sentiments.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Delightful Tag Topper PunchGallery Grunge Cling-Mount Stamp SetWell Said Cling Stamp SetWell Written DiesVery Vanilla A4 CardstockSeaside Spray A4 CardstockSeaside Spray Classic Stampin’ PadSeaside Spray 1/2" (1.3 cm) Scalloped Linen RibbonBlueberry Bushel A4 CardstockPacific Point A4 CardstockBalmy Blue A4 CardstockLinen Thread1/2" (1.3 cm) Circle Punch1" (2.5 cm) Circle Punch1-1/2" (3.8 cm) Circle Punch2" (5.1 cm) Circle PunchTimeless Label PunchDetailed Trio PunchSnail AdhesiveStampin' DimensionalsFine-Tip Glue Pen

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – a dotty time with the Delightful Tag Topper Punch

At last week’s Card & Cuppa session, I created a project that centred on a brand new product from the Annual Catalogue – Delightful Tag Topper Punch.

Delightful Tag Topper Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The main colour is one of the new In Color 2019-2021 Collection, Pretty Peacock. It’s teamed with various shades of green, Mint Macaron, Pear Pizzazz and Soft Sea Foam.

Using the Delightful Tag Topper Punch, a 2″ strip of cardstock was neatly shaped. Corners were then rounded using the Detailed Trio Punch.

Dots from the Gallery Grunge Stamp Set and tone-on-tone stamping give the project more depth.

1/2″, 1″ and 1 1/2″ Circle Punches were used and the circles were placed on the card.

Delightful Tag Topper Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It was then time to layer various shapes on top of the tag. As the shape from the Timeless Label Punch wasn’t quite wide enough, it was chopped in half and hidden by the sentiment!

Co-ordinating Scalloped Linen Ribbon is added and tied together using a length of Baker’s Twine.

The tag is added to the project using Dimensionals to lift if off the page.

Finally, the sentiment from Vibrant Vases Stamp Set is added. You’ll see that even though the tag is at an angle, the sentiment is straight to the card. I think this adds to the overall design of the project.

Delightful Tag Topper Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This project attracted lots of comments on how else it could be used, different colours, for a Christmas Card, etc. It’s lovely that it inspired additional ideas.

Why not join us for a future Card & Cuppa session or one of my evening Papercrafting Classes. All abilities welcome.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Delightful Tag Topper Punch1/2" (1.3 cm) Circle Punch1" (2.5 cm) Circle Punch1-1/2" (3.8 cm) Circle PunchDetailed Trio PunchTimeless Label Punch2" (5.1 cm) Circle PunchWhisper White A4 CardstockPretty Peacock A4 CardstockPretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ PadPretty Peacock 1/2" (1.3 cm) Scalloped Linen RibbonMint Macaron A4 CardstockPear Pizzazz A4 CardstockSoft Sea Foam A4 CardstockWhisper White Solid Baker's TwineGallery Grunge Cling-Mount Stamp SetVibrant Vases Photopolymer Stamp SetSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals