Saying Hello – In Color 2022-2024: Starry Sky

The third new In Color, in alphabetical order is Starry Sky.

Starry Sky. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Starry Sky is a lovely deep blue and as with the other colours, I have made a monochrome project in the same design.

Once again, it uses the In Color 6×6 DSP stack, this time the side with the stripe pattern. This stripe pattern is quite versatile as you can use the stripes vertically, horizontally and also at an angle.

Coordinating Metallic Woven Ribbon hides the join.

Starry Sky. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set provides the image, cut out with the matching Dragonflies Punch.

This has been given a coat of Wink of Stella that adds a touch of extra sparkle.

It sits on a hexagon cut using the Beautiful Shapes Dies.

Finally, In Color Matte Decorative Dots are added.

Starry Sky. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Like the previous two In Color projects, this is sentiment free, so it makes a great any occasion card. You can have a card like this in your emergency stash and either send it as it is, or add a sentiment.

Here is a quick reference of how this new colour compares to the other Stampin’ Up! colours.

Starry Sky. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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DRAGONFLY GARDEN CLING STAMP SETBEAUTIFUL SHAPES DIESDRAGONFLIES PUNCH2022–2024 IN COLOR™ 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERSTARRY SKY A4 CARDSTOCKSTARRY SKY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKSTARRY SKY 1/8'' (3.2 MM) METALLIC WOVEN RIBBONMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE2022-2024 IN COLOR MATTE DECORATIVE DOTS

Saying Hello – In Color 2022-2024: Parakeet Party

The next In Color I’m saying ‘hello’ to is Parakeet Party.

Parakeet Party. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I think this is one of my favourites of the new In Colors from the new Annual Catalogue.

Following on from the Orchid Oasis project, here is another monochrome card in the same design.

I love using monochrome designs to show off a colour. You can see how vibrant and zingy this one is.

Again, this project uses the coordinating In Color DSP stack for the diagonal strip, following the pattern line for the angle.

Parakeet Party. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The In Color Metallic Woven Ribbon hides the join.

A square, cut using the new Stylish Shapes Dies sits in a diamond shape, once again following the lines of the DSP.

This has a leaf from the Forever Fern Stamp Set cut out with the Greenery Dies sitting on top.

Finally, coordinating In Color Matte Decorative Dots are added.

Parakeet Party. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Being sentiment free, this card can be used for any occasion. It could also have a sentiment added just before it is sent.

Here is a quick reference of how this new colour compares to the other Stampin’ Up! colours.

Parakeet Party. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

 

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FOREVER FERN CLING STAMP SET (EN)FOREVER FLOURISHING DIESSTYLISH SHAPES DIESPARAKEET PARTY A4 CARDSTOCKPARAKEET PARTY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKPARAKEET PARTY 1/8" (3.2 MM) METALLIC WOVEN RIBBONMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE2022-2024 IN COLOR MATTE DECORATIVE DOTS

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – New Sending Dies

At last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa Class, the project used the new Sending Dies from the Annual Catalogue. My project is inspired by page 27.

New Sending Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I chose Soft Sea Foam, Fresh Freesia and Blushing Bride as my colour combination, teamed with Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla.

New Sending Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The Stitched Greenery Die provides the background and has a piece cut out using the Stylish Shapes Dies, also new in the Annual Catalogue.

This sits on top of the Crumb Cake Circle. Leaves and flowers from the Sending Dies are layered behind the sentiment circle, along with a looped piece of Linen Thread. The Artistically Inked Stamp Set provides the sentiment.

There is a coordinating Stamp Set that goes with the Dies, so be sure to take a look at page 14 for details of the discounted bundle.

Finally, the smaller flowers are given a coat of Wink of Stella and stuck to the project using Glue Dots. Polished Dots then provide the flower centres.

New Sending Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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Saying Hello – In Color 2022-2024: Orchid Oasis

Stampin’ Up! add five new ‘In Colors’ to their range each year that stay for two years.

This year, I’m introducing them in alphabetical order, so first up is Orchid Oasis.

Orchid Oasis. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As you know, I love monochrome projects, so I teamed the Orchid Oasis products with Basic White.

A piece of the In Color DSP Stack is cut on the diagonal, with the coordinating Metallic Woven Ribbon across the join.

Orchid Oasis. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

One of the butterflies from the Butterfly Brilliance Stamp Set is cut out using the Brilliant Wings Dies. It is then given a touch of sparkle with Wink of Stella.

The butterfly sits on a circle cut from the Beautiful Shapes Dies.

Finally, three different shades of the In color Matte Decorative Dots are added.

Orchid Oasis. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This is a great any occasion card as it can either be left as it is, or have a sentiment added at a later date.

It is also really quick and easy to make and you could create a batch really easily.

Here is a quick reference of how this new colour compares to the other Stampin’ Up! colours.

Orchid Oasis. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Check back in a few days for the next In Color.

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BUTTERFLY BRILLIANCE CLING STAMP SETBRILLIANT WINGS DIESBEAUTIFUL SHAPES DIESORCHID OASIS A4 CARDSTOCKORCHID OASIS CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCK2022–2024 IN COLOR™ 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERORCHID OASIS 1/8" (3.2 MM) WOVEN METALLIC RIBBONWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSH2022-2024 IN COLOR MATTE DECORATIVE DOTSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSSTAMPIN' SEALTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Sun Prints Suite Collection

After a three week break due to Bank Holidays and my own holiday, Card & (Your) Cuppa returned with this pretty project.

Sun Prints Suite Collection. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It is inspired by the projects on Page 92 of the new Annual Catalogue.

This card uses items from the Sun Prints Suite Collection (Nature’s Prints Stamp Set, Natural Prints Dies, Sun Prints DSP, Fern 3D Embossing Folder).

The colours in the DSP are the reasons for my colour combination of Gray Granite, Night of Navy and Basic White.

Sun Prints Suite Collection. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using the shape of the sentiment piece, cut from the Natural Prints Dies, it is drawn round to mirror the shape onto the piece of DSP.

The DSP is stuck to the embossed piece of Basic White cardstock.

A sentiment from the Nature’s Prints Stamp Set in Night of Navy has die cut leaves stuck both under and on top of it.

Gray Granite Shimmer Ribbon is stuck behind it, before it is attached using Dimensionals.

Sun Prints Suite Collection. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some Iridescent Rhinestones are dotted across the project.

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SUN PRINTS SUITE COLLECTION (ENGLISH)NIGHT OF NAVY A4 CARDSTOCKNIGHT OF NAVY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADGRAY GRANITE 1/4" (6.4 MM) SHIMMER RIBBONGRAY GRANITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKIRIDESCENT RHINESTONES BASIC JEWELSGLUE DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – A Cascade of Berry Blooms

Last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project was this pretty cascade of flowers.

Cascade of Berry Blooms. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The colour combination of Rich Razzleberry and Blackberry Bliss, with Basic White was a berry (sorry!) good mix.

Using one of the Heart & Home Doilies as a mask, and a Blending Brush, a pretty background came to life. The doilies are from the Mini Catalogue and come in a pack of 30, so there are plenty to use for different things.

This piece and the layer were stuck angles to the basecard.

Using the Flowers & Leaves Punch, each flower has two layers that are coloured using a Blending Brush, given a gentle scrunch and then stuck together.

Leaves from the Bough Punch, again from the Mini Catalogue, are added to to the piece and the flowers arranged in a cascade.

Cascade of Berry Blooms. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A sentiment from the Art Gallery Stamp Set sits on double layered ruffle. This is made from the Frayed Ribbon.

Finally, Iridescent Rhinestones are set into the centre of each flower to add a touch of sparkle.

Cascade of Berry Blooms. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I can’t wait to make this project in different colours. My thoughts are blues and also sepia tones for a vintage look.

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ART GALLERY PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETFLOWERS & LEAVES PUNCHBOUGH PUNCHBLACKBERRY BLISS A4 CARDSTOCKBLACKBERRY BLISS CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADRICH RAZZLEBERRY CARDSTOCK A4BASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKHEART & HOME DOILIESBLENDING BRUSHESWHITE 3/4" (1.9 CM) FRAYED RIBBONIRIDESCENT RHINESTONES BASIC JEWELSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVESTAMPIN' SEALGLUE DOTSMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Hexagons Galore

Last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project consisted of hexagons galore, in a range of sizes and colours.

Hexagons Galore. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My starting point was the Abstract Beauty DSP and the Beautiful Shapes Dies from the Mini Catalogue.

As the DSP has several different colours, I chose to use a Thick Basic White basecard and a Basic Black layer. This gives an almost blank canvas for the different colours of the DSP to work with.

Hexagons Galore. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Each hexagon was arranged on the piece and any overhang cut away.

A swoosh of the Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon then sits behind the sentiment from the Art Gallery Stamp Set. This is also cut out using the Beautiful Shapes Dies.

Finally, clusters of the coordinating Adhesive-Backed Hexagons are placed across the project.

Hexagons Galore. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This is a really quick and simple project and can easily be replicated. The longest part is cutting out the pieces and deciding which side of the DSP to use and where you want the shapes to go!

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ABSTRACT BEAUTY 4" X 6" (10.2 X 15.2 CM) SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPERBEAUTIFUL SHAPES DIESART GALLERY PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETBASIC BLACK A4 CARDSTOCKTUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWHITE 1/4" (6.4 MM) CRINKLED SEAM BINDING RIBBONADHESIVE-BACKED HEXAGONSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Beautiful Scenes with the Oceanfront Stamp Set

This fabulous card, made using the Oceanfront Stamp Set is inspired by the Mini Catalogue.

Oceanfront Stamp Set. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I saw the project on page 39 and set about recreating it, with a HIPPOFROG Designs twist of course!

My colour combination is Crumb Cake and Balmy Blue, for the rocks, shore and sea. Then, I’ve used stamped off Pale Papaya and So Saffron for the sky.

The grasses are Garden Green and Early Espresso. All onto a Basic White background.

Oceanfront Stamp Set. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As per the Mini Catalogue, I have fussy cut the rocks and these are raised up on Dimensionals to give some depth.

For the sentiment, I chose ‘Happy Birthday’ from the Art Gallery Stamp Set. This is set on top of loops of coordinating Baker’s Twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack,.

I think the loops look like the sun, so I added some very subtle tone on tone ray/reflection stamping down the page, using the splatter stamp.Oceanfront Stamp Set. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’m really pleased with how this project turned out and have many more ideas running through my head on what I can do with this pretty Oceanfront Stamp Set.

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Polished Pink for an 18th Birthday

A young lady reached adulthood last week, so I created this Birthday Card for her.

Polished Pink for an 18th Birthday. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My colour combination is Polished Pink, Basic Black and Basic White.

The background uses the Biggest Wish Stamp Set with the words randomly stamped.

These are then joined by several stars, cut using the Stitched Stars Dies.

An ’18’ cut from the Playful Alphabet Dies is then given a coat of Wink of Stella before being stuck to the central star.

Both of these sets of Dies are on the Last Chance list and stock is only available until 2nd May, while stocks last.

Polished Pink for an 18th Birthday. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Coordinating In Color Ribbon is looped and the central star sits on top using Dimensionals.

Finally, some In Color Jewels add some coordinating sparkle.

Polished Pink for an 18th Birthday. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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BIGGEST WISH PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)PLAYFUL ALPHABET DIESSTITCHED STARS DIESPOLISHED PINK A4 CARDSTOCKPOLISHED PINK CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC BLACK A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKPOLISHED PINK 3/8" (1 CM) OPEN WEAVE RIBBONWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSH2021–2023 IN COLOR JEWELSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Rain Boot Dies

Last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project used the Rain Boots Dies to create a card perfect for those with green fingers.

Rain Boots Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My colours start with Fresh Freesia, taken from the strip of Heart & Home DSP.

Cinnamon Cider, Evening Evergreen, Daffodil Delight, Blushing Bride, Old Olive and Basic White complete the combination.

The flower pot, watering can and boots are all cut out using the Rain Boot Dies from the Mini Catalogue.

Each piece was then given a touch of extra depth using an inkpad and Sponge Dauber. As the colours are fairly dark, I was able to use Daffodil Delight for all of them.

For the flowers, I used the retiring Strawberry Builder Punch, with the Flowers & Leaves Punch for the leaves.

Rain Boots Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A length of the Windowpane Check Ribbon was stuck across the join of the DSP.

Wink of Stella was added to the flowers with a centre for each from the Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack.

The pieces were the layered together to create one large piece which was stuck to the project using Dimensionals.

Finally, a flat bow was added to project.

Rain Boots Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I chose to leave my project sentiment free as it’s perfect for any occasion.

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