In Color Introduction Class – Cinnamon Cider

At my annual ‘In Color’ Introduction Class, each new colour has a project dedicated to it. This is the project for Cinnamon Cider.

Cinnamon Cider. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It’s a more masculine project and just uses Cinnamon Cider, Early Espresso and Crumb Cake.

As well as the new colours, we use new products too. The fabulous Old World Paper Embossing folder gets an outing here.

The piece has to be torn around the edges to give a more aged look. Some of the attendees found this part really hard as they think tearing their paper is an act of vandalism!

I can’t wait to create even more projects with this folder. I’ve got visions of getting very inky with Sponge Daubers for some more tearing and serious distressing. Sorry ladies!

Cinnamon Cider. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The pretty feather shape from the Nature’s Thoughts dies sits really well on the Everyday Label Punch shape.

A length of the extremely tactile Early Espresso Faux Suede Trim is looped behind. You are going to need a lot of this ribbon as you’ll want some to stroke – it really is that fabulous.

Cinnamon Cider. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

To finish, an Enamel Dot in Cinnamon Cider is sat either side of the punched shape.

Don’t forget to take a look at all the fabulous new items in the Annual Catalogue. If you purchase between now and 3rd August, you can earn Bonus Days coupons too.

It would be great to ‘see’ you at one of my classes. All abilities welcome. Head to my Class Timetable for full details of all the onlines classes I’m currently running.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Another Gallery Grunge project

Today I’m sharing another Gallery Grunge project with you. This design from my recent Stamp-a-Stack Class was in fact the inspiration for the Card & Cuppa project I showed you the other day.

Another Gallery Grunge Project. Stamp-a-Stack project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It’s a really simple project using Night of Navy, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla.

Gallery Grunge Stamp Set and Artisan Textures Stamp Set images are stamped onto the Very Vanilla layer in Crumb Cake.

Then, circles from the Swirly Frames Stamp Set are stamped in Night of Navy.

Linen Thread is wrapped around the project three times to add some texture.

Another Gallery Grunge Project. Stamp-a-Stack project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The sentiment from Itty Bitty Birthdays is stamped and then punched using the Everyday Label Punch. More images from Gallery Grunge are then added to the sentiment.

A second shape is punched, cut in half and added to the back of the sentiment to create a border. This is a really easy way to add extra layers.

Another Gallery Grunge Project. Stamp-a-Stack project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, Pearls are coloured using a Dark Night of Navy Stampin’ Blend marker, before being added to the projects.

As you can see, this design can be made in different colours and for different occasions.

Want to join us at a future Class? Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Gallery Grunge Cling-Mount Stamp SetSwirly Frames Photopolymer Stamp SetItty Bitty Birthdays Cling Stamp SetArtisan Textures Cling-Mount Stamp SetVery Vanilla A4 CardstockCrumb Cake A4 CardstockCrumb Cake Classic Stampin' PadNight Of Navy A4 CardstockNight Of Navy Classic Stampin' PadNight Of Navy Dark Stampin' Blends MarkerEveryday Label PunchLinen ThreadPearl Basic JewelsSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

Picture Perfect Birthday

It was the Birthday of one of my regular class attendees this week so a card was definitely in order.

I reached for the perfect Birthday stamp set from the new Spring/Summer Catalogue, Picture Perfect Birthday.

Stampin' Up! Picture Perfect Birthday with HIPPOFROG Designs

The dotty background is from a Memories & More Card Pack.  I’m running a class on making cards using these card packs at the end of February.

It’s quite a clean and simple design as I wanted the strips of ribbon to make the project look like a wrapped parcel.  The Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set has a lovely 2-step bow and I’ve used it here.

Isn’t the sentiment lovely?  A great size to fit beautifully in the Everyday Label Punch (a carryover item from the Autumn/Winter Catalogue).

My colour inspiration of Berry Burst and Crushed Curry came from the dots on the background, with an added touch of gold in the circle layer and sequin trim.

As it’s a hand-delivered card, there are lots of layers separated with Dimensionals.  For a posted card, I would use fewer dimensionals and stick (excuse the pun!) to SNAIL instead.

There is Wink of Stella on the bow to give it a finishing touch too.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Picture Perfect Birthday Photopolymer Stamp SetColor Theory Card PackWhisper White A4 CardstockBerry Burst A4 CardstockBerry Burst Classic Stampin' PadBerry Burst 1/2" Finely Woven RibbonCrushed Curry A4 CardstockGold Mini Sequin TrimGold Foil SheetsClear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush2-1/4" (5.7 Cm) Circle Punch2" (5.1 Cm) Circle Punch1-3/4" (4.4 Cm) Circle PunchSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Label Me Pretty

I can’t quite believe that it is the last Monday in October already.  Where has the year gone?

As it’s Monday, I’m here to show you last week’s Card & Cuppa project.

Stampin' Up! Label Me Pretty HIPPOFROG Designs

First, we used the Hardwood Background Stamp in Sahara Sand for the panelled look.

Then, the leaves from the Jar of Love Stamp Set stamped in Old Olive softened the edge slightly.  These were a mixture of first, second and third stamping after inking.

Next we used the Label Me Pretty Stamp Set and Pretty Label Punch Bundle to create the centre sentiment.  It was coloured using Watercolor Pencils with the only stipulation being that Old Olive and Calypso Coral much be used somewhere to co-ordinate all the elements.

Don’t you love how the Pretty Label Punch fits beautifully on the new Everyday Label Punch?

A strip of Natural Trim Ribbon across the centre and Wink of Stella on the flowers add a touch of sparkle.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Label Me Pretty Clear-Mount BundleHardwood Wood-Mount StampJar Of Love Photopolymer Stamp SetVery Vanilla A4 CardstockSahara Sand Classic Stampin' PadOld Olive A4 CardstockOld Olive Classic Stampin' PadCalypso Coral A4 CardstockBasic Gray Archival Stampin’ PadWatercolor PencilsBlender PensClear Wink Of Stella Glitter BrushGold 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Natural TrimEveryday Label PunchSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

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Sending smiles across the miles

A very talented friend is off to China this weekend to play a lead role in a musical.

This friend loves sunflowers so the Painted Harvest Stamp Set was the obvious choice.

Stampin' Up! Painted Harvest

I combined Crushed Curry and Chocolate Chip for the sunflowers.  There is Wink of Stella in the centre of each flower for a bit of sparkle too.

‘Sending smiles across the miles’ from the Lift Me Up Stamp Set is a sentiment I never thought I’d use.  As they are way on tour for five months, it was the perfect opportunity to ink it up for the first time.

The sentiment fits nicely into the Pretty Label punch with the new Everyday Label Punch from the Autumn/Winter Catalogue as a background layer.

A strip of Burlap Ribbon across the card for the sentiment to sit on completes the project.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Painted Harvest Photopolymer Stamp SetLift Me Up Clear-Mount Stamp SetVery Vanilla A4 CardstockCrushed Curry A4 CardstockCrushed Curry Classic Stampin' PadChocolate Chip A4 CardstockChocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Pad5/8" (1.6 Cm) Burlap RibbonPretty Label PunchEveryday Label PunchSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

Eclectic Thank you

There’s no Card & Cuppa project to share with you this week so I’m showing you the Thank you cards I sent to my recent customers.

I love making these types of cards and enjoy showing my appreciation to those who support my little business.

The Naturally Eclectic Stamp Set combined with Sweet Sugarplum and Peekaboo Peach flowers and Wild Wasabi leaves.  These are then joined by gold as an accent colour.

The sentiment is from One Big Meaning and is layered onto a shape cut using the brand new Everyday Label Punch from the Autumn/Winter Catalogue.  Strips of Gold Ribbon and a circle of gold add a touch of shine.

Each card is then finished with a handwritten note from me before heading to the post box.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Oh So Eclectic Clear-Mount Stamp SetOne Big Meaning Clear-Mount Stamp SetWhisper White A4 CardstockSweet Sugarplum A4 CardstockSweet Sugarplum Classic Stampin' PadWild Wasabi A4 CardstockWild Wasabi Classic Stampin' PadPeekaboo Peach Classic Stampin' PadGold Foil SheetsGold 1/8" (3.2 Mm) Ribbon1-3/4" (4.4 Cm) Circle Punch2" (5.1 Cm) Circle PunchEveryday Label PunchSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals