Countdown to Christmas 2021 #9

The 9th project in my Countdown to Christmas 2021 series is a card with no stamping. It’s also a great project for using your DSP.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #9. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’ve used the Heartwarming Hugs DSP from the Mini Catalogue as my starting point. My cardstock colours of Pear Pizzazz and Basic White then mirror this.

Cutting the piece of DSP in half shows both sides. The join is covered with a piece of Gold Shimmer Ribbon,

Three trees are then cut out from another piece of DSP with the Pine Tree Punch.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #9. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

They are assembled together to create a 3D effect. What is great about this effect is that it flattens down in the envelope for posting.

The trees sit on layered shapes cut from the Hippo & Friends Dies.

Finally, a sparkly Wonderful Gem tops the tree.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #9. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This design can be used to create other Christmas cards too.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project. Pop back for the next in my Countdown to Christmas 2021 series.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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HEARTWARMING HUGS DESIGNER SERIES PAPERPINE TREE PUNCHHIPPO & FRIENDS DIESPEAR PIZZAZZ A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKGOLD 3/8&QUOT: (1 CM) SHIMMER RIBBONWONDERFUL GEMSSTAMPIN' SEALMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUE

Christmas Packaging

If you’re in the middle of wrapping presents, then this box is perfect for Christmas packaging.

It’s a great size for chocolates, toiletries etc.

Christmas Packaging. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The box slides out from a belly band to reveal the contents.

My main box is made using Pear Pizzazz Cardstock. It’s a lidless box and can be made to your own dimensions. It is a stamp free project, but you can decorate the box and tag as you require.

Make sure you use a Paper Folder to make those score lines nice and crisp. Plus, use a strong adhesive such as Multipurpose Glue, Tear & Tape or SEAL+ to ensure the box doesn’t fall apart.

Christmas Packaging. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For the belly band, I used the box dimensions and added 1mm to each measurement when I scored. This allows the belly band to fit over the box and slide nicely, without being too tight or too loose.

Christmas Packaging. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For the tag, the Fancy Tag Topper Punch and the Detailed Trio Punch gave me the shape.

Then, I punched a circle from matching Real Red Cardstock and a Pine Tree Punch shape from the offcut of DSP.

These were stuck together then attached with Dimensionals. As I popped a Rhinstone at the top of the tree, I made sure a tiny piece of Dimensional was stuck behind that too.

Finally, a piece of Real Red Braided Linen Trim is threaded through the tag to attach it.

I love making boxes and hope to make many more of them in 2021. Watch this space!

Make sure you check out the offers on the Great Year-End Closeout Sale.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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HEARTWARMING HUGS DESIGNER SERIES PAPERPEAR PIZZAZZ A4 CARDSTOCKREAL RED A4 CARDSTOCKFANCY TAG TOPPER PUNCHDETAILED TRIO PUNCH1 1/2" (3.8 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHPINE TREE PUNCHREAL RED 3/16" (4.8 MM) BRAIDED LINEN TRIMRHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSSTAMPIN' SEAL+STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Countdown to Christmas #6

Today it’s Countdown to Christmas #6 and I’m sharing one of the four projects from this week’s Crack Your Christmas Cards Class.

Countdown to Christmas #6. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It’s one of my annual classes where attendees can get ahead with making some Christmas Cards. Each project is quick and easy to create as multiples are being made.

The attendees made 16 cards, 4 each of 4 designs, based around the Tag Buffet Stamp Set from the August to December Catalogue.

I chose traditional Christmas colours for my project of Garden Green and Real Red, with some Basic Gray too.

This project also uses the pretty Heartwarming Hugs DSP to create the look of a present.

Using two strips, the present wrapping begins to take shape.

A sprig of holly stamped in the corner and coloured with Wink of Stella co-ordinates with the holly stamped under the sentiment.

Countdown to Christmas #6. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The sentiment is stamped towards the top of the punched circle to allow room for the holly.

This is sat on ribbon, looped to look like a bow.Countdown to Christmas #6. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, a touch more sparkle is added as three Wonderful Gems create the berries in the corner.

Keep an eye out here for the other projects from the class, or on my HIPPOFROG Designs Facebook Page.

I’ll be putting my class schedule for 2021 together very soon too, so make sure you check regularly.

If you want to make a Trio of cute Christmas Cards, then check out my Brand New Home Activity Pack.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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TAG BUFFET PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)HEARTWARMING HUGS DESIGNER SERIES PAPERGARDEN GREEN A4 CARDSTOCKGARDEN GREEN CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADREAL RED A4 CARDSTOCKREAL RED CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC GRAY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCK2 1/4" (5.7 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHREAL RED 3/16" (4.8 MM) BRAIDED LINEN TRIMWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHWONDERFUL GEMSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Countdown to Christmas #3

It’s Friday again, so time for Countdown to Christmas #3.

This week I’m sharing the Tag Buffet Stamp Set.

Countdown to Christmas #3. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The cute stocking is stamped in Tuxedo Black and coloured with the Real Red Stampin’ Blends Combo.

Using the Heartwarming Hugs DSP, currently on Special Offer during October as the layer. I have also used it again using shapes cut from the Tailored Tag Punch.

You’ll notice that I chose the DSP with a diamond pattern to co-ordinate with the punched shapes.

Countdown to Christmas #3. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A top tip is to use a basecard that you can’t see through when you hold it up to the light, like my Real Red one here. That way, you can punch out the shapes from the DSP layer and get more out of your paper.

Before adding the fussy cut stocking, a length of the Braided Linen Trim in Real Red is looped across one of the diamonds.

The stocking is then added with some Dimensionals.

Countdown to Christmas #3. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some Wonderful Gems are added to the project as a sparkly touch.

The Tag Buffet Stamp Set, Braided Linen Trim and Wonderful Gems are part of my Crack Your Christmas Cards Class.

Booking closes on Wednesday, so head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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TAG BUFFET PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)HEARTWARMING HUGS DESIGNER SERIES PAPERTAILORED TAG PUNCHREAL RED A4 CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKSTAMPIN' BLENDS REAL RED COMBO PACKTUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PADREAL RED 3/16" (4.8 MM) BRAIDED LINEN TRIMWONDERFUL GEMSSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS