Mostly Men – Dinosaur Fun

This cute critter was one of the projects from my recent Mostly Men Papercrafting Class.

I though it would be good to include a bit of dinosaur fun. It’s perfect for those who haven’t quite grown up!

Dinosaur Fun. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A bright colour combinaton of Granny Apple Green and Mango Melody with Whisper White adds to the fun element.

Artistry Blooms DSP has been cut out with the Dino Dies to create the body and scales. Don’t forget that today is the last day to take advantage of the DSP 15% off sale – this paper pack is part of the sale.Dinosaur Fun. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Layering Ovals Dies and Layering Circles Dies provide the shapes for the background.

Stitched Dies provide the Whisper White circle for the dinosaur to sit on. This is attached with Dimensionals.

An appropriate sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set has the end cut using the Banners Pick a Punch.

Finally, a Playing with Patterns Resin Dot creates a perfect eye.Dinosaur Fun. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Who wouldn’t love to receive this.

Why not join me at one of my online classes. Head to my Class Timetable for more details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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DINO DIESLAYERING CIRCLES DIESLAYERING OVALS DIESSTITCHED SHAPES DIESARTISTRY BLOOMS DESIGNER SERIES PAPERITTY BITTY BIRTHDAYS CLING STAMP SETGRANNY APPLE GREEN A4 CARDSTOCKGRANNY APPLE GREEN CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMANGO MELODY A4 CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKPLAYING WITH PATTERNS RESIN DOTSSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

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.

Why not join us for a future class? Find out more at my class timetable.

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

A Dino Days Birthday Card

Yesterday, one of my ‘honorary’ nephews turned 5. I just knew I had to make him a Dino Days Birthday Card.

Dino Days Birthday Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This Bundle is perfect for children (of all ages!) and I love using the Brights colour family with it.

For this project, it’s a combination of Poppy Parade, Mango Melody and Granny Apple Green. One day, I’ll stop calling it Granny Apple Smith! I teamed it with Whisper White for a bright look.

The Pterodactyls (I think that’s what they are!) are second generation stamping. Another is then stamped directly onto a separate piece of card. Using the co-ordinating dies that go with the Dino Days Stamp Set, I cut out both dinosaurs and the scales.

I love how the shapes for the scales have a larger area to fix them in place behind the dinosaurs.

Dino Days Birthday Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Footprints are stamped across the project and a Blender Pen then fills them in with some colour.

Next it was the turn of the sentiment from the Wiggle Worm Stamp Set. This is cut out with the Scallop Circle Punch and layered onto a Poppy Parade Circle.

I also used the Detailed Trio Punch to round the corners. This then mirrors the curves of the circles.

Finally, I added some fabulous Googly Eyes from the Autumn/Winter Catalogue to give the dinosaur a bit more of a fun look, before adding the dinosaurs with some Dimensionals.

Dino Days Birthday Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Check out how cute these eyes are.

Dino Days Birthday Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I can confirm that the now five year old loved his Dino Days Birthday card.

If you fancy making cards like this one, then make sure you take a look at my 2020 Class Timetable that will be going live in the next few weeks. My Stamp-a-Stack Classes always include a card suitable for children.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Dino Days BundleWiggle Worm Photopolymer Stamp SetWhisper White A4 CardstockGranny Apple Green A4 CardstockGranny Apple Green Stampin' PadPoppy Parade A4 CardstockPoppy Parade Classic Stampin' PadMango Melody Classic Stampin' PadDetailed Trio Punch1-3/8" (3.5 cm) Scallop Circle Punch1-1/2" (3.8 cm) Circle PunchBlender PensAssorted Googly EyesSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

Having fun with Dino Days

At my Stamp-a-Stack classes, there is always a card suitable for children. This project using the Dino Days Bundle is perfect for children of all ages!

Dino Days Stamp-a-Stack Project. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A bright and cheery colour combination of Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody and Lovely Lipstick can’t help but make you smile.

The Dino Days Stamp Set comes with the Dino Dies as a Bundle and it’s so much fun to use.

You have an option of a number of dinosaurs and some come with scales that can be added. It’s easy to add these due to how the scales are cut out using the dies. There is a longer part that’s for adhesive and this is then hidden behind the dinosaur.

Dino Days Stamp-a-Stack Project. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A fun sentiment from the set is added to the Whisper White layer.

Footprints are tracked across the background with a length of co-ordinating ribbon across the middle.

Everything is then assembled with the dinosaur sitting on a Starburst Punch layer.

The possibilities with this Bundle are endless as there is so much variety. Make sure you grab yours while the Bundle discount is available.

Why not join us at a future class. Head to my Class Timetable for more details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


To order any of the supplies used, click on the product images below to go to my online store.

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Dino Days BundleGranny Apple Green Stampin' PadMango Melody A4 CardstockMango Melody Classic Stampin' PadLovely Lipstick A4 CardstockLovely Lipstick Classic Stampin' PadLovely Lipstick 1/8" (3.2 mm) Grosgrain RibbonWhisper White A4 CardstockStarburst PunchSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals