…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

Hoppy Valentine’s Day

As it was Valentine’s Day yesterday, I thought I’d share the card I made.

Hoppy Valentine's Day. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Being a huge fan of frogs, it just had to be done! What do you mean you hadn’t worked out that I like frogs?

This design has been in my head since my By The Dock Stamp Set and Die Bundle arrived, so it was time to actually create it!

I stamped in Tuxedo Black Ink and coloured the frogs using a Light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blend. These were then cut out using the co-ordinating die. This took a little while as I had 8 to cut out, but it was definitely quicker than fussy cutting!

I then used Balmy Blue to stamp the water ripples for the background.

Circles are punched using the 1″ Circle Punch and the heart is from the Dog Builder Punch.

Hoppy Valentine's Day. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It’s a very silly project, but the most important thing is that it brought a smile to the face of the recipient 🙂

Don’t forget that Sale-A-Bration runs until the end of March, so don’t miss out on getting your hands on some free products.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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By The Dock Bundle (English)Dog Builder Punch1" (2.5 cm) Circle PunchBalmy Blue A4 CardstockBalmy Blue Classic Stampin' PadGranny Apple Green A4 CardstockPoppy Parade A4 CardstockWhisper White A4 CardstockWhisper White A4 Thick CardstockTuxedo Black Memento Ink PadGranny Apple Green Light Stampin' Blends MarkerSnail AdhesiveFine-Tip Glue Pen

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – By The Dock Bundle

For last week’s Card & Cuppa I designed a project using the By The Dock Bundle.

By The Dock Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This is a discounted Stamp Set and Die Bundle from the new Mini Catalogue and is great for more male-themed projects.

My project is a combination of several of the samples shown in the catalogue.

I used Seaside Spray and stamped tone-on-tone for the water. The Crumb Cake dock, birds and sentiment were all stamped in Soft Suede.

A few greens were used for the reeds and grass with Mossy Meadow and Old Olive cardstock and Garden Green stamping.

The co-ordinating dies were used to cut out the various shapes. You’ll notice that I chopped the bird off the edge of my dock!

By The Dock Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

There is a Birthday sentiment in this Stamp Set, but it was too large for the effect I wanted to achieve. Therefore I used the ‘happy birthday’ from Timeless Tulips cut out using the Classic Label Punch instead.

The dock, greenery and birds were all softened using a Blender Pen.

Everything was then assembled onto the Seaside Spray piece and finally attached to the base card using Dimensionals.

By The Dock Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I love how serene this scene looks, I could quite happily sit there watching the world go by.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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By The Dock Bundle (English)Timeless Tulips Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)Seaside Spray A4 CardstockSeaside Spray Classic Stampin’ PadCrumb Cake A4 CardstockSoft Suede Classic Stampin' PadMossy Meadow A4 CardstockOld Olive A4 CardstockGarden Green Classic Stampin' PadVery Vanilla A4 CardstockBlender PensClassic Label PunchSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals