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 🙂

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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