Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Hedgehog Builder Punch

For last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project, I designed this cute card using the Hedgehog Builder Punch and Iconic Dies.

Hedgehog Builder Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My colour scheme started with Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla. I then added Pear Pizzazz, Real Red and Soft Suede.

As we are unable to share stamps at this online class, I took inspiration from Page 64 of the Mini Catalogue and embossed the shape for the spikes.

The hedgehog layers were then stuck together and a Classic Matte Dot became the eye.

Hedgehog Builder Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Toadstools from the Iconic Dies were then cut and layered together.

Lengths of coordinating Baker’s Twine was then added to the project.

Then, the various pieces to create the scene were added in layers, finishing with the hedgehog raised up on Dimensionals.

The three flowers were added using Glue Dots.

A sentiment from the Lovely You Stamp Set sits on shapes cut from the Double Oval Punch.

Finally, some small Pearls create the centre of the flowers.

Hedgehog Builder Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The Iconic Dies and the Embossing Folder are on the Last Chance List and are retiring. Make sure you grab them while you can.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Team Anniversary Congratulations

One of my team members recently celebrated a Stampin’ Up! Anniversary, so naturally I sent them a card!

Team Anniversary Congratulations. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

They are a fan of purple, birds and sparkle, so I think this card covers most of that.

My colour combination is a favourite of Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape and Basic White.

Using the fabulous Artistically Inked Stamp Set, the background is created.

Team Anniversary Congratulations. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A coordinating swoosh of Gorgeous Grape Sheer Ribbon is then added. If you’re not sure how to create one of these swooshes, check out my Top Tips, Tricks and Techniques video that demonstrates the process.

Sprigs of leaves cut using the Bough Punch and layering circles from the Beautiful Shapes Dies then sit on top.

Iconic Dies provide the bird, that is given a coat of Wink of Stella to add some sparkle.

A sentiment from the Hand-Penned Petals Stamp Set sits to the side.

Team Anniversary Congratulations. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some Iridescent Rhinestones from the Mini Catalogue add a touch more sparkle.

Don’t forget to check out my Online Store later today to see the items that will be on the Last Chance list and retiring from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Woodland Scene with Iconic Dies

Last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project continued with the autumnal theme.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Woodland Scene with Iconic Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It uses the Picture This Dies and the Iconic Dies.

The base card and die-cut layer are both Soft Sea Foam. Leaves are cut out in Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive, with the toadstools in Very Vanilla.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Woodland Scene with Iconic Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using Sponge Daubers, the background Very Vanilla piece is given a mottled effect.

Then, the toadstools are coloured with Real Red and Crumb Cake, and the edges of the leaves with Pear Pizzazz. Again, the colouring is with Sponge Daubers.

A sentiment fom the Ornate Thanks Dies is then raised up on Dimensionals.

Finally, some of the gorgeous Matte Decorative Dots are added to the project.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Woodland Scene with Iconic Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Using Sponge Daubers

For this week’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video, I’m sharing tips on using Sponge Daubers.
Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Using Sponge Daubers. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Click on the picture below to watch my video demonstrating how to use these very useful little tools.

If you’re wondering why the toadstools have made an appearance in this project, it’s because it was National Mushroom Appreciation Day earlier this week!

They, and the leaf are from the Iconic Dies in the Annual Catalogue.

My colour combination is Pear Pizzazz, Real Read and Crumb Cake, with Basic White.

The tops of the toadstools are coloured with a Sponge Dauber, and the leaf is given extra depth too.

Using the Gorgeous Leaves Stamp Set to create the background splats, the edges are then softened with some more green, again using a Sponge Dauber.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Using Sponge Daubers. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A piece of Crumb Cake is cut using the Layering Circles Dies and then embossed with the Bark Embossing Folder to give some extra texture.

These all sit over several lengths of coordinating Baker’s Twine from the Essentials Pack.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Using Sponge Daubers. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This project would be great for a fun guy (sorry, couldn’t resist!)

I hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video. Pop back next week for the next one.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Bee-ing Iconic

Excuse today’s pun!

Bee-ing Iconic. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs
When you create a project with bees, it has to start with a Bumblebee and Basic Black colour combination.

One of the designs in the In Good Taste DSP has a mosaic pattern. Cutting a shape around the various hexagons creates the honeycomb shape. Sponge Daubers, Bumblebee and Soft Suede Ink then help to colour it.

Bee-ing Iconic. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The bees are from the Iconic Dies and I have added a piece of Basic Black behind the outline of the body. A Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker colours the legs and antennae. Wink of Stella is added to the wings for a little bit of sparkle.

The Lovely You Stamp Set provides the sentiment. It had to be ‘just because’ with these bees as it makes me smile and think of my Dad.

Today, it is six months since we lost him to COVID. He loved all things nature and his sense of humour would have loved this play on words. I can imagine him chuckling at this project.

Bee-ing Iconic. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A length of the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack, tied in a knot around the edge of the sentiment adds an extra touch.

Finally, the bees are raised up on Mini Dimensionals.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Introduction to In Color Class – Pale Papaya

My second project from this week’s Introduction to In Color Class is for Pale Papaya.

Introduction to In Color Class - Pale Papaya. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The colour combines with Old Olive, Calypso Coral, Cinnamon Cider and Very Vanilla. Basic Gray is used for the sentiment.

This project uses the Iconic Dies for the bird and leaf. I’m really enjoying using these dies from the Annual Catalogue. They were a feature at a recent Card & (Your) Cuppa Class.

The Layering Diorama Dies and the Bark 3D Embossing Folder provide the piece to resemble a tree.

Introduction to In Color Class - Pale Papaya. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As the bird die-cut shape is an outline, the infill piece is created by drawing round it and then cutting it out by hand. These two pieces are carefully glued together to finish the bird.

All of the pieces are layered, along with a sentiment from the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set. I wanted the project to have a ‘little bird told me’ vibe.

A swoosh of coordinating ribbon sits behind the die cut pieces.

Introduction to In Color Class - Pale Papaya. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, coordinating In Color Jewels add a touch of sparkle.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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

For last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project, the design used the new Iconic Dies from the Annual Catalogue.

This project was quite busy and had a lot of fussy cutting. I think the attendees will be speaking to me again next week!

Iconic Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Sticking with my not using pink for a while theme, my colour combination had a purple feel with Highland Heather and Blackberry Bliss. The leaves are Soft Sea Foam and Shaded Spruce. Obviously Bumblebee and Basic Black create the bee.

Iconic Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A background using one of the Square Vellum Doilies is stuck down. Carefully placing adhesive where it won’t be seen later, under the flowers.

The dies give quite intricate shapes, so the more solid flower shapes are made by drawing round the outline and cutting out by hand. These pieces are then stuck together.

Coordinating Highland Heather Grosgrain Ribbon is attached, along with a sentiment from the Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set. This is stamped in Gorgeous Grape, another purple.

Wink of Stella is used on the centre of the flowers and all over the smaller flowers, plus on the bee wings.

All the leaves and flowers are stuck down. Some with Glue Dots, others with Dimensionals to raise them up.

For the bee, a piece of a Daisy Punch shape in Basic Black is stuck behind to create the stripes. I’ve then used a Stampin’ Write Marker in Basic Black to colour the legs and antennae. It is then stuck down using Dimensionals.Iconic Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsFinally, some coordinating Pastel Pearls are dotted around the project.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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