Helping Another Local Business Say Thank You

I recently played my part in helping another local business say thank you to some loyal customers who have been supporting them during the pandemic.

The business is a local Coffee Shop, where I held my regular craft classes pre-Coronavirus.

Helping Another Local Business Say Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

They wanted to thank a team of staff from a large organisation who have regularly been ordering cakes.

This project is my interpretation of their departmental logo and you might even spot the organisation in the text too!

Helping Another Local Business Say Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My colours to reflect the logo are Bermuda Bay, Granny Apple Green, Magenta Madness and Blackberry Bliss, with Whisper White.

For the shapes, the Geared Up Garage Stamp Set provides the larger images. Smaller images and the tiny splats are from the Waterfront Stamp Set.

On top of the stamping, is a sentiment made from the Playful Alphabet Dies. Each letter is coated in Wink of Stella to give a lot of sparkle. You can see this in more detail in the picture below.

Helping Another Local Business Say Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, Rhinestones are added for even more sparkle.Helping Another Local Business Say Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I can’t wait to get back to crafting at the Coffee Shop again.

In the meantime, why not take a look at my Class Timetable to see the classes I’m currently running over ZOOM.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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PLAYFUL ALPHABET DIESGEARED UP GARAGE CLING STAMP SETWATERFRONT PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (EN)BERMUDA BAY A4 CARDSTOCKBERMUDA BAY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMAGENTA MADNESS A4 CARDSTOCKMAGENTA MADNESS CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBLACKBERRY BLISS CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADGRANNY APPLE GREEN CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHRHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSSTAMPIN’ CUT& EMBOSS MACHINEMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUE

Mystery Pack – Garage Blues

Last week’s Mystery pack contained lots of blue items. Along with any of these items, the recipients were allowed to use scissors, adhesive, one inkpad and a sentiment to create a card.

Garage Blues. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The blues I used are Balmy Blue, Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Pool Party and Seaside Spray, along with Whisper White.

Here is the project I made with the contents of the pack, one inkpad, a sentiment, scissors and adhesive.

Garage Blues. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

To see how I put it together, take a look at the video below.

The shapes made using the Classic Label Punch created a great road effect for my project. Other recipients used the shapes as a picket fence.

Garage Blues. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My sentiment is from the matching Geared Up Garage Stamp Set and is stamped in Pacific Point to match the die cut car shape.

Garage Blues. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This project didn’t take long to put together and is a fun Birthday card for a car fan.

Don’t forget that the current Annual Catalogue ends on 2nd June, so there are only a few days left to get your hands on items on the retiring list.

Why not sign up for a future Mystery Pack. Head to my Class Timetable for more details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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GARAGE GEARS DIES2 1/4" (5.7 CM) CIRCLE PUNCH2" (5.1 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHCLASSIC LABEL PUNCHBALMY BLUE A4 CARDSTOCKNIGHT OF NAVY A4 CARDSTOCKPACIFIC POINT A4 CARDSTOCKPOOL PARTY A4 CARDSTOCKSEASIDE SPRAY A4 CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCK3/16" (4.8 MM) BRAIDED LINEN TRIMGEARED UP GARAGE CLING STAMP SETPACIFIC POINT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUE

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Geared Up Garage

Every 6 weeks or so, I design a project for Card & Cuppa that is more suited to men. For this one, I reached for the Geared Up Garage Stamp Set.

Geared Up Garage. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Normally for male cards, there is a lot of blues, greens and Crumb Cake used. I opted for a slightly brighter palette. This combination of Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze and Early Espresso make a nice change.

Oil splats from the Geared Up Garage Stamp Set are randomly stamped across the page which. The nuts are then stamped in Early Espresso.

Cogs from the co-ordinating Garage Gears Dies are cut out from a piece of Sahara Sand Cardstock and are coloured using Sponge Daubers. A mix of Sahara Sand, Soft Suede and Cajun Craze make a nice rusty look.

There is a touch of Wink of Stella randomly applied across the cogs too.

Geared Up Garage. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Sponge Daubers have also been used to colour the edges of the project.

A dark Soft Suede Stampin’ Blend Marker is used to colour some Whisper White Baker’s Twine that wraps around the project.

Finally, a sentiment cut using the Timeless Label Punch is added.

Geared Up Garage. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

There are only a few weeks of Card & Cuppa left for this year. Book your place by 18:00 the day before if you’d like to join us.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Geared Up Garage Cling Stamp SetGarage Gears DiesCajun Craze A4 CardstockCajun Craze Classic Stampin' PadCrushed Curry A4 CardstockCrushed Curry Classic Stampin' PadSahara Sand A4 CardstockSahara Sand Classic Stampin' PadEarly Espresso A4 CardstockEarly Espresso Classic Stampin' PadTimeless Label PunchSponge DaubersWhisper White Solid Baker's TwineClear Wink Of Stella Glitter BrushSoft Suede Dark Stampin' Blends MarkerSnail AdhesiveStampin' DimensionalsTear & Tape AdhesiveFine-Tip Glue Pen

Saying Farewell to the Rocky Horror Tour

Last weekend I said farewell to the Rocky Horror Tour. It has been touring the UK since December last year, and I’ve watched it at some of the venues it has visited.

Although the tour finishes today, last week was my final visit and was my opportunity to hand out the cards I’d made to say thank you.

I made 10 different cards so this is a picture heavy post. However, I haven’t posted ALL the pictures.

To see the full set, head to my Rocky Horror Pinterest Board where they will be appearing over the next few days.

Each of the cards used a variety of Stampin’ Up! products. You can see the Tailored Tag Punch and the 1/2″ Circle Punch were used quite a lot in the projects.

Can you spot some of the other products I used?

Farewell to the Rocky Horror Tour. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs
Frank-n-Furter
(Heart from Dog Builder Punch and Blood Splats from Geared Up Garage Stamp Set)
Farewell to the Rocky Horror Tour. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs
Rocky
Farewell to the Rocky Horror Tour. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs
Brad
(Flower from Vibrant Vases Stamp Set used to create the pattern on the jacket)
Farewell to the Rocky Horror Tour. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs
Janet
(Ears from Elephant Builder Punch & Circle from Scallop Tag Punch to create bow on dress)
Farewell to the Rocky Horror Tour. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs
Narrator
(Artisan Textures Stamp Set used to create a velvet-look on jacket)
Farewell to the Rocky Horror Tour. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs
Riff-Raff, Narrator & Frank-n-Furter Mix
for a very talented Cast Member
Farewell to the Rocky Horror Tour. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs
Usherette/Magenta
Farewell to the Rocky Horror Tour. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs
Columbia
(White Baker’s Twine coloured with Stampin’ Blend Marker to create corset bow)
Farewell to the Rocky Horror Tour. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs
Eddie/Dr Scott
Farewell to the Rocky Horror Tour. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs
Phantoms

Did you spot some of the variety of products I used?
I was particularly pleased with the bow I created for both Riff Raff and Janet. Who knew that Elephant Ears would come in useful!

I had great fun making these as it was something a bit different to my normal crafting routine.

Don’t forget that booking for my final evening classes of the year closes very soon. Head to my Class Timetable for more details and to book your place.

Below, I’ve listed just a handful of the main products I used to create the projects. To order any Stampin’ Up! products, including the BRAND NEW Christmastime is Here Suite, head to my 24/7 online store

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Tailored Tag PunchDog Builder Punch1/2" (1.3 cm) Circle PunchElephant Builder PunchArtisan Textures Cling-Mount Stamp SetVibrant Vases Photopolymer Stamp SetGeared Up Garage Cling Stamp SetClear Wink Of Stella Glitter BrushSnail AdhesiveStampin' DimensionalsMini Stampin' DimensionalsMini Glue DotsFine-Tip Glue Pen

Mostly Men Class – Geared Up Garage Stamp Set and Garage Gears Dies

Here’s another project from my recent Mostly Men Class. Geared Up Garage Stamp Set and Garage Gears Dies create this fabulous classic car card.

Geared Up Garage Stamp Set & Garage Gears Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The main colours are Poppy Parade, Basic Gray and Whisper White.

First, second and third generation stamping has been used for the oil spill background.

Once the car was stamped, I used the Light Gray Granite Stampin’ Blend to draw around the edge of the image before cutting it out. This softens the image and allows the car to stand out from the white circle behind it at the end.

Stampin’ Blend Combo Packs in Poppy Parade, Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight and Gray Granite have been used to colour the car image. The lighter colours for the main colouring, with the darker colours to create depth.

Geared Up Garage Stamp Set & Garage Gears Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A Poppy Parade sentiment, with a few more oil spills, makes this fun sentiment stand out.

Finally, two punched circles layers are added for the car to sit on, before it’s all stuck together using SNAIL and Dimensionals.

I really like this fun card as everything can be co-ordinated to fit the colour of car you choose.

Why not join us for one of our final Papercrafting Classes of 2019. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Geared Up Garage Cling Stamp SetGarage Gears DiesPoppy Parade A4 CardstockPoppy Parade Classic Stampin' PadBasic Gray A4 CardstockBasic Gray Classic Stampin' PadWhisper White A4 CardstockPoppy Parade Stampin' Blends Markers Combo PackDaffodil Delight Stampin' Blends Markers Combo PackBalmy Blue Stampin' Blends Combo PackGray Granite Stampin' Blends Combo Pack2" (5.1 cm) Circle Punch2-1/4" (5.7 cm) Circle PunchSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

Garage Gears for Dad

I know it was a few weekends ago, but for Father’s Day I made this card using the Geared Up Garage Stamp Set and co-ordinating Garage Gears Dies.

Garage Gears. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It’s one of those stamp sets that I saw in the previous catalogue and wasn’t sure about. But when I found out it was carrying over, I took the plunge and purchased the bundle.

Garage Gears. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My main colours are Sahara Sand, Night of Navy and Balmy Blue for the layers and stamping.

I then went to town with the colouring of the cogs as they were Sahara Sand to begin with!

Sponge Daubers, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake and Cajun Craze made the rusty look.

Once I was happy, I ran a Versamark Inkpad over the top, not worrying if I missed bits. I then sprinkled Clear Embossing Powder over it set with a Heat Tool.

Garage Gears. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The finishing touch was the circle cut using the Stitched Shapes Dies and a strip of Copper Trim. I was pleased at how close to the colour of the trim I had manage to make my cogs.

With a change of sentiment, of which there are several in the Stamp Set, it would be great for any occasion.

I’m pleased to say that both recipients were extremely happy with their cards.

If you find it difficult making more ‘male-type’ cards, then why not book your place on my September Mostly Men Papercrafting Class.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Geared Up Garage Cling Stamp SetGarage Gears DiesStitched Shapes DiesSahara Sand A4 CardstockNight Of Navy A4 CardstockNight Of Navy Classic Stampin' PadBalmy Blue A4 CardstockBalmy Blue Classic Stampin' PadSoft Suede Classic Stampin' PadCrumb Cake Classic Stampin' PadCajun Craze Classic Stampin' PadSponge Daubers1/4" Copper TrimVersamark PadClear Stampin' Emboss PowderHeat Tool (Uk)Snail AdhesiveMini Stampin' Dimensionals