Forever Fern to Say Thank You

This month, I’ve used Forever Fern to say Thank You to my recent customers.

I love being able to express my gratitude to those who have supported my business.

As you know, it’s one of my favourite things about my job.

Forever Fern to Say Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For this project, my colour combination is Rococo Rose, Rich Razzleberry and Crumb Cake.

It’s a combination I have used before with Whisper White, but this time I chose Very Vanilla instead.Forever Fern to Say Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Just a few leaves from the Forever Fern Stamp Set, along with the splates for the background, create a soft, yet class look.

A sentiment from the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set, with the edges cut using the Banners Pick a Punch.

This is stuck above a Rococo Rose punched circle shape.

Forever Fern to Say Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some Pearls add a certain something to this classic project.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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FOREVER FERN CLING STAMP SET (EN)ORNATE THANKS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (EN)ROCOCO ROSE A4 CARDSTOCKROCOCO ROSE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADRICH RAZZLEBERRY CARDSTOCK A4RICH RAZZLEBERRY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCRUMB CAKE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCK1 1/2" (3.8 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHBANNERS PICK A PUNCHPEARL BASIC JEWELSSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Purple & Blue Birthday Butterflies

My friend is a fan of butterflies, blue, purple and sparkle, so for her Birthday earlier this week, this card seemed appropriate.

Purple & Blue Birthday Butterflies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My blue is Pool Party, one of their favourite Stampin’ Up! colours, with Highland Heather for the purple. All of the stamping is in Smoky Slate.

The butterflies are from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set and cut out using the co-ordinating Butterfly Duet Punch. Using Stampin’ Blends in both Pool Party and Highland Heather as my colouring tools matches them with the cardstock.

There is also a touch of Wink of Stella on the wings for a touch of sparkle.

Purple & Blue Birthday Butterflies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For the background, I used the ‘splat’ from the Forever Fern Stamp Set in both colours to break up the white space. I then chose a simple sentiment from the Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set to stamp in the bottom corner.

A length of the fabulous new Metallic Mesh Ribbon from the Mini Catalogue makes a great feature. It adds even more sparkle to co-ordinate with the Wink of Stella wings.

Purple & Blue Birthday Butterflies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The smaller butterflies are attached with Glue Dots, with the large butterfly glued to the layered circles. This circles section is then given extra definition by being stuck on with Dimensionals.

If you want to learn how to make pretty cards like this one, then book a place on one of my online classes. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Birthday Blues for a Crossover Gatefold Card

Last week, it was the Birthday of one of my regular class attendees. This Crossover Gatefold card is the card I sent.

Crossover Gatefold Card. Handmade by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

At my recent Fancy Folds Class, the attendees made a ‘standard’ Gatefold card, a post on that is coming soon. It is taken to a Crossover Gatefold through the addition of the interlocking (crossover) pieces at the front.

Crossover Gatefold Card. Handmade by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The recipient is a fan of blues, so I chose Misty Moonlight and Seaside Spray for my colours. Each one is from an In Color Collection.

Beautiful panels for the front are from the co-ordinating Flowers for Every Season 6×6 DSP. As they also like a bit of grunge, so I used a Sponge Dauber around the edges of the DSP panels to add some shading. The pretty DSP did a lot of the work, so I didn’t need to add too many extra items.

Both of the words for the sentiment are from the Well Said Stamp Set and stuck onto the top and bottom strips. The other strip is stuck on the opposite way. Do make sure you pop your adhesive in the right place, or you could end up with a card that doesn’t open!

Crossover Gatefold Card. Handmade by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

To make the ‘lock’, a leaf made using the Forever Fern Stamp Set and Dies Bundle is stuck across both parts of the sentiment. A butterfly from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set, cut using the Butterfly Duet Punch is stuck to the other strip. This then creates the crossover.

A light coating of Wink of Stella on the butterfly gives a touch of Birthday bling.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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BYO Stamps – Fabulous Forever Fern

The final project from my recent BYO Stamp Class uses the fabulous Forever Fern Stamp Set and Dies Bundle.

It’s just so versatile that I had to use it – again!

My colour combination is Just Jade, Shaded Spruce and Old Olive. I like how the Old Olive adds a more yellow tone of green. Using Whisper White, and a Thick Whisper White base card, the greens really pop.

All of the stamping, apart from the sentiment, uses images from the Forever Fern Stamp Set. Some of these are then cut out using the co-ordinating Forever Flourishing Dies from the Bundle.

Fabulous Forever Fern. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using the splat image once more, in Old Olive, they flow across the diagonal line of stamping across the project.

A length of Linen Thread is wrapped around the project before the cut out leaves and sentiment are added with Dimensionals.

The sentiment from the Many Mates Stamp Set is coloured with a Blender Pen and layered onto a larger punched circle.

Fabulous Forever Fern. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, three Champagne Rhinestones add a little touch of bling.

Here are all three projects from the class. By using the same basic items, these designs all draw the eye in different ways. Do you have a favourite?

Balloon Bouquet Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs Feathers and Splats. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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FOREVER FERN BUNDLE (ENGLISH)MANY MATES CLING STAMP SET (EN)JUST JADE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADJUST JADE A4 CARDSTOCKOLD OLIVE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSHADED SPRUCE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCK2 1/4" (5.7 CM) CIRCLE PUNCH2" (5.1 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHLINEN THREADBLENDER PENSCHAMPAGNE RHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

BYO Stamps – Feathers and Splats

The second of my recent BYO Stamps class projects is this card with both feathers and splats. If you remember from yesterday’s card, the theme was all about using ‘splat’ images and drawing the eye.

Feathers and Splats. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This any occasion project begins by masking a strip and stamping the splats from the Forever Fern Stamp Set.

My colour combination is So Saffron, Petal Pink and Pool Party from the Subtles Collection. Rather than using Whisper White, these are teamed with Very Vanilla and Sahara Sand to give a more muted look.

Next, a few feathers from the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set are stamped in second generation down the splats, taking care not to overlap the edge. The masking is then removed to reveal a delicate strip down the page.

A length of Linen Thread is wrapped around the card to tone with the Sahara Sand layer.

Feathers stamped in each colour are cut out using the co-ordinating Nature’s Thoughts dies. These are arranged onto the layered circles and the whole piece is raised on top with Dimensionals.

Feathers and Splats. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, the bow is tied and a triangle of three Pearls are added for a finishing touch.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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POSITIVE THOUGHTS CLING STAMP SETNATURE'S THOUGHTS DIESFOREVER FERN CLING STAMP SET (EN)2 1/4" (5.7 CM) CIRCLE PUNCH2" (5.1 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHPETAL PINK CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPOOL PARTY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSO SAFFRON CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSAHARA SAND A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 THICK CARDSTOCKLINEN THREADPEARL BASIC JEWELSSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

BYO Stamps – Balloon Bouquet Punch

For last week’s BYO Stamps Class, all three project designs were about using ‘splat’ stamps and drawing the eye.

The first project is this bright Birthday Card.

Balloon Bouquet Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Balloons cut using the Balloon Bouquet Punch are coloured with Sponge Daubers. They are then given some extra tone-on-tone definition using the ‘splat’ stamp from the Forever Fern Stamp Set.Balloon Bouquet Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This ‘splat’ stamp then creates an outline around the area of the Daffodil Delight circle. Again all of the colours are used.

Using Linen Thread, tails are stuck to each balloon. Two balloons are stuck directly onto the project.

A sentiment from the Many Mates Stamp Set has the words coloured using Blender Pens to pull the ink. This sentiment has the final balloon added to it and is then stuck to the card using Dimensionals. The balloon tails hang behind this raised piece,

Balloon Bouquet Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using a short piece of Linen Thread to tie all the balloon tails together, these can then be arranged as needed. I have stuck the knot to the project using a little bit of Multipurpose Glue to hold it in place.

Finally, some Rhinestones add some Birthday bling!

Why not join us for a future BYO Stamps Class. They run fortnightly. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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BALLOON BOUQUET PUNCHFOREVER FERN CLING STAMP SET (EN)MANY MATES CLING STAMP SET (EN)2 1/4" (5.7 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHDAFFODIL DELIGHT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMANGO MELODY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPOPPY PARADE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADDAFFODIL DELIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKSPONGE DAUBERSLINEN THREADBLENDER PENSRHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUE

Just Jade Monochrome

Last week I held a Pretty Paper Stash Buster Papercrafting Class. This class was all about actually using your paper, instead of sitting there stroking it!

It covered hints, tips and techniques for using the paper and how to get at least 72 cards out of a pack of DSP. I also made the attendees cut into their paper and make three cards using their class packs.

This is one of the samples I showed at the class. It’s a uses a new In Color, along with Whisper White and creates this pretty Just Jade Monochrome card.

Just Jade Monochrome. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

You know I can’t resist a monochrome project and using a DSP that is one colour makes it so easy.

Although the In Color DSP is 6×6, rather than 12×12, there are still plenty of ways to cut the paper to get the best use out of it.

For this project, I’ve used a Thick Whisper White basecard. The piece of Just Jade DSP is then added. Don’t forget that there are two sides to the paper, so you can choose which side to use.

Just Jade Monochrome. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A really lovely sentiment from the Forever Fern Stamp Set is cut out using a Circle Punch.

With a length of co-ordinating Just Jade Ribbon looped onto the DSP, the sentiment is added on top with Dimensionals.

Just Jade Monochrome. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As well as this Just Jade monochrome card, why not make a batch of these in lots of different colours and sentiments. They would make a lovely gift. Especially packaged in one of the Stampin’ Up! Acetate Card Boxes (page 152).

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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2020–2022 IN COLOR 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERFOREVER FERN CLING STAMP SET (EN)JUST JADE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADJUST JADE 2020–2022 IN COLOR RIBBONWHISPER WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCK2" (5.1 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Anniversary Card using Forever Fern

Here is a project from a recent BYO Stamps Class. For this class I designed three projects using various spotlighting techniques. This anniversary card using Forever Fern, a new Stamp Set from the new Catalogue, concentrates on just one stamp.

Happy Anniversary using Forever Fern. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

To begin with, the sentiment is stamped onto a punched circle and then stuck very lightly onto the stamping layer. The sentiment is from the Many Mates Stamp Set, another new item in the Annual Catalogue.

Then, the image is stamped multiple times using various greens, Mossy Meadow, Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive all over the project, including the sentiment.

The sentiment is then carefully removed and layered onto a larger circle in Old Olive.

Happy Anniversary using Forever Fern. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A length of Old Olive ribbon from the Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack is placed across the stamping, before the sentiment is finally added with Dimensionals. The sentiment is lined up with the original stamping to make it look seamless.

This is such an easy project to recreate using lots of different stamp sets, colours and sentiments.

Happy Anniversary using Forever Fern. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I chose ‘Happy Anniversary’ as it was my wedding anniversary last week, so it seemed appropriate.

If you’d like to join us for a future BYO Stamps class, head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Don’t forget to check out all of the special offers from Stampin’ Up! that are running during June.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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FOREVER FERN CLING STAMP SET (EN)MANY MATES CLING STAMP SET (EN)BASIC GRAY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADOLD OLIVE A4 CARDSTOCKOLD OLIVE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPEAR PIZZAZZ CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMOSSY MEADOW CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 THICK CARDSTOCK2 1/4" (5.7 CM) CIRCLE PUNCH2" (5.1 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHORNATE GARDEN RIBBON COMBO PACKTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Happy Mail using NEW In Color Collection 2020-2022

It’s that time of year when I get to do one of my favourite parts of my job – sending out new Catalogue happy mail.

This happy mail contained the brand NEW Stampin’ Up! Catalogue, along with a card made using products from the NEW In Color Collection 2020-2022.

I used a brand new stamp set and die bundle too, but more about those another day!

Meet Cinnamon Cider, Bumble Bee Just Jade, Magenta Madness and Misty Moonlight.

In Color 2020-2022. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs  In Color 2020-2022. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs  In Color 2020-2022. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

In Color 2020-2022. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs    In Color 2020-2022. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As always, there are fabulous co-ordinating products. I’ve used the Cardstock, DSP and Ribbon and can’t wait to get my hands on the inkpads and Stampin’ Write Markers, so I can play some more.

Here is the project in Just Jade in a bit more detail.

In Color 2020-2022. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As you know, I love a monochrome design, and I enjoy showing off the new In Colors in this way. For this batch, I’ve chosen Whisper White for my background as it co-ordinates with the DSP.

In Color 2020-2022. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Here are all the colours together. Do you have a favourite already? Which one did you receive?

In Color 2020-2022. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs  In Color 2020-2022. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’ve put together some pictures showing how the colours compare to the current range. I always find this useful as it helps me to understand where they fit in with other colours.

In Color 2020-2022. Contact Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs  In Color 2020-2022. Contact Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs  In Color 2020-2022. Contact Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

In Color 2020-2022. Contact Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs  In Color 2020-2022. Contact Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

You can get your hands on these and items from the brand new catalogue from 3rd June. Not long to wait now, so get those lists ready…

As the products aren’t available yet, I can’t link them below for you. But, it’s a good reminder that items that are retiring from the current catalogue are only available until 2nd June (while stocks last). Make sure you don’t miss out.

If you want to use the new In Colors, why not join my In Color Introduction ZOOM class on 1st July. Head to my Class Timetable to book your place.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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