Animal Outing Anniversary

Yesterday we celebrated our 19th Wedding Anniversary. I used the perfect stamp set called Animal Outing to create this card.

Anniversary Card using Animal Outing from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs

This new stamp set has a frog which of course is my part of HIPPOFROG.

Due to the lack of a hippo in this stamp set, I’ve chosen the giraffe instead. As my husband is 6’6″ it’s quite appropriate. Plus, there were jokes at our wedding about me needing to stand on a milk crate (and I’m quite tall!)

Also, our wedding reception was at the local safari park, so an animal card ticks all the boxes.

I’ve stamped using the new Gray Granite inkpad and coloured using Watercolor Pencils. I also decided to use a Blender Pen to soften the colouring but had to take care not to smudge the ink as it it is waterbased.

The Lemon Lime twist background has more leaves stamped on it – taking care not to stamp the frog again. When it came to the sentiment I used the Classic Label Punch to create the banner pieces and layered the whole piece onto Baker’s Twine.

By using the Layering Ovals Framelits, the focus is on the foreground pair.

Anniversary Card using Animal Outing from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs

As I didn’t need a post-friendly card, I’ve used Dimensionals for most of the layers to create depth.

Finally, Jar of Love provided me with the heart which I’ve covered with Wink of Stella.

Animal Outing has 10 stamps in the set for just £20 for Clear Mount, and I’ve used just 3 of them on this project.

Make sure you get your hands on this lovely set that is great for colouring.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Animal Outing Clear-Mount Stamp SetJar Of Love Photopolymer Stamp SetLemon Lime Twist A4 CardstockGarden Green A4 CardstockGray Granite Classic Stampin' PadWhisper White Solid Baker's TwineWatercolor PencilsBlender PensClear Wink Of Stella Glitter BrushClassic Label PunchLayering Ovals Framelits DiesSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

This year’s frog – 2018 version!

Due to the new colours and punches in the Annual Catalogue, it’s time to introduce you to this year’s frog. The 2018 version!

Punch Art Frog using Stampin' Up! products. Designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs

It’s the same as previous years with the ovals from the Layering Ovals Framelits, with a few updates. As before, the other cut out shapes use a variety of punches.

I’ve used Granny Apple Green and Shaded Spruce as the frog colours. Call Me Clover and Balmy Blue make the lily pad and pond ovals.

Punch Art Frog using Stampin' Up! products. Designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs

The 1/2″, 3/4″, 1 1/2″ and 1 3/4″ Circle Punches are the main shapes. I then punched the eyes in Basic Black using the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch and they sit perfectly in the 1/2″ Whisper White circles.

It’s the Vases Builder Punch where I quickly stumbled upon the plant leaf to make the fabulous smile. The feet are made from the flower shape from this punch too. It’s great to think outside the box and use things in different ways.

Punch Art Frog using Stampin' Up! products. Designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs

Again, as I use the frog for a variety of different things, I added a ribbon so that I can attach him to bags, clipboards etc.

Maybe I’ll eventually make a hippo with some new colours to keep him company…

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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1/2" (1.3 cm) Circle Punch3/4" (1.9 cm) Circle Punch1-1/2" (3.8 cm) Circle Punch1-3/4" (4.4 cm) Circle PunchLayering Ovals Framelits DiesCookie Cutter Builder PunchVases Builder PunchGranny Apple Green A4 CardstockShaded Spruce A4 CardstockCall Me Clover A4 CardstockCall Me Clover 1/8" (3.2 Mm) Grosgrain RibbonBalmy Blue A4 CardstockWhisper White A4 CardstockBasic Black A4 CardstockMultipurpose Liquid GlueStampin' Dimensionals

New Catalogue = New punch art frog!

Each year when the Brand New Annual Catalogue launches I make a new punch art frog.

This year is no exception.  Here he is!

Stampin' Up! Punch Art Frog

As items and colours retire each year, I make a new frog to attach to my class clipboard.

This year I’ve once again used a selection of punches, framelits and new ‘In Colors’ to create my 2017-18 frog.

The size of my frog normally depends on the size of the lily pad I want to sit him on.  For me, this is determined by the largest Layering Oval Framelits.

I use Layering Circle Framelits for the body pieces and Punches for the eyes.  The face and legs are cut out using the Layering Oval Framelits.  As the punch I normally use for the feet has now retired, I used the Fox Builder Punch to create them.

Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist are the colours for this year’s frog.  I love how these two colours work together.

What I love about this project is that you can use any colours and make any size frog you like. I think I might have to make the largest frog I can that doesn’t sit on a lily pad!

Once I’d glued everything together using Multipurpose Liquid Glue, I attached a ribbon so that he can swing happily from the clipboard for the next 12 months.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies used, click on the images below to go to my online store. Remember to use the Hostess Code if you are placing an order.

You can also join my team here.

Layering Ovals Framelits DiesLayering Circle Framelits DiesFox Builder PunchCookie Cutter Builder Punch1/2 " Circle Punch3/4 " Circle PunchLemon Lime Twist A4 CardstockTranquil Tide A4 CardstockTranquil Tide 1/2Multipurpose Liquid GlueStampin' Dimensionals

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