Happy New Year, Mini Catalogue & SAB 2021!

Happy New Year!

As it’s 5th Jan, it means it time for the NEW January-June Mini Catalogue & SAB 2021 to go LIVE.

SAB is only for 2 months this time, but there will be another one later in the year. So, more chances to get your hands on FREE products.

Mini Catalogue & SAB 2021. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

If you received some happy mail from me before Christmas, one of these pretty Birthday cards will have arrived with you.

This card uses some new products. Can you spot them all before I reveal them to you?Mini Catalogue & SAB 2021. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My colour combination is Seaside Spray, Rococo Rose and Mossy Meadow, with Whisper White. Don’t forget to read up on the replacement for Whisper White that is coming soon.

The first new product is the Vine Design Stamp Set, this can also be purchased as part of a Bundle with a fabulous set of dies.

Next, I’m so happy to see the return of an Oval Punch. This is a two in one punch with a scallop layer and smooth inner that work perfectly together.

Braided Trim in Mossy Meadow is my third new product on this card. I love the thinner trims and am delighted to there’s some Baker’s Twine in the Mini Catalogue too!

Mini Catalogue & SAB 2021. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, pretty new Pastel Pearls in co-ordinating Seaside Spray add a finishing touch. I think these Pearls are going to very quickly become a favourite.

Don’t forget to take a look at my 2021 Classes. Head to my Class Timetable for full details and to book your place.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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VINE DESIGN CLING STAMP SETROCOCO ROSE A4 CARDSTOCKROCOCO ROSE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSEASIDE SPRAY A4 CARDSTOCKSEASIDE SPRAY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMOSSY MEADOW A4 CARDSTOCKMOSSY MEADOW CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKPASTEL PEARLSDOUBLE OVAL PUNCHMOSSY MEADOW 3/16" (4.8 MM) BRAIDED LINEN TRIMSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Oh So Ombre DSP Butterflies

With the first SAB of the year just around the corner, I couldn’t resist making a project with the Oh So Ombre DSP. One of the FREE items you can earn from 5th January.

Oh So Ombre DSP Butterflies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This card, with a heartfelt and poignant message for these times we find ourselves in, uses the patterned side of the DSP from the pack.

I used another piece of the DSP on this project I shared the other day.

As you know, I love a project with a monochrome feel, so using Rococo Rose cardstock for my basecard and a Whisper White layer, with Tuxedo Black stamping was all I needed.

Oh So Ombre DSP Butterflies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The butterflies, from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set were stamped onto another sheet of the DSP, this time, the non-patterned piece. I made sure to chose various parts of the DSP to give me different shades of the colour.

These were punched out using the Butterfly Duet Punch and had parts coloured using Wink of Stella.

A sentiment from the Bunch of Blossoms Stamp Set, with the end shaped from another new product arriving soon in the January-June Mini Catalogue.

Glue Dots are used to attach the smaller butterflies, with the large one stuck using a Dimensionals.

Oh So Ombre DSP Butterflies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

SAB and the January-June Mini Catalogue go live on 5th January, so you won’t see links to any items from these publications listed below.

Don’t forget to take a look at the retiring items from the August-December Mini Catalogue as your chance to grab those products ends on 4th Jan.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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BUTTERFLY GALA PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETBUTTERFLY DUET PUNCHBLOSSOMS IN BLOOM PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETROCOCO ROSE A4 CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKTUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PADWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSGLUE DOTS

Birthday Card Using In Color 2020-2022

If you need a quick and easy card, this Birthday Card using In Color 2020-2022 DSP is the perfect design.

It uses two of the In Colors – Cinnamon Cider and Bumblebee.

The design is another version of this project. If you find a design that works, why not make it in a variety of different ways.

By using two sides of the Bumblebee DSP, the project has multiple patterns.

Birthday Card Using In Color 2020-2022. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Shaped edges of the larger piece are cut using the Triple Banner Punch.

The Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set provides the sentiment, cut with the Banners Pick A Punch. This punch is leaving us for a short while, returning in a later publication.

With a length of co-ordinating In Color Ribbon stuck across the project, the sentiment was attached using Mini Dimensionals.Birthday Card Using In Color 2020-2022. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Don’t forget to grab your items from the August-December Mini Catalogue while stocks last.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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2020–2022 IN COLOR 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERITTY BITTY BIRTHDAYS CLING STAMP SETBUMBLEBEE A4 CARDSTOCKCINNAMON CIDER A4 CARDSTOCKCINNAMON CIDER CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCINNAMON CIDER 2020–2022 IN COLOR RIBBONBANNERS PICK A PUNCHTRIPLE BANNER PUNCHSTAMPIN' SEALMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Countdown to Christmas #12

My final project of my Countdown to Christmas series is Countdown to Christmas #12.

If you need a quick and simple Christmas Card that is simple to replicate in lots of different colours, then this is it!

One ink pad, matching cardstock, plus Whisper White or Very Vanilla, a couple of stamps, some punched shapes and a swish of ribbon is all you need.

Countdown to Christmas #12. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs Countdown to Christmas #12. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For this monochrome look, I’ve used Misty Moonlight and Just Jade.

Using the Nature’s Beauty Stamp Set in first and second generation stamping, this creates a snowy background. You can leave yours blank, or use a different image.Countdown to Christmas #12. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs Countdown to Christmas #12. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Next, I chose my focal image, a tree from the Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set, stamping it three times. The Just Jade is tone-on-tone, Misty Moonlight onto Whisper White.

The important thing is to stamp 3 of these. Then either cut or punch them out like I have here using the co-ordinating Pine Tree Punch.

These are then stuck onto layered circles. You can use any shape for your layers. These are to help them stand out from the background.Countdown to Christmas #12. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs Countdown to Christmas #12. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A loop of ribbon is then stuck behind where the circles will sit.

Finally, the centre piece is stuck on using Dimensionals.

Perfect for those moments when you receive a card from someone you’ve forgotten to send to!

Do you have a favourite?Countdown to Christmas #12. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This design is so simple to replicate using different stamp sets and shapes.

I also made some more using red for one design and pink for another. There aren’t any picture of those though!

Don’t forget to take a look at the Christmas items that are retiring and grab yourself a bargain.

Also, my classes for the first part of 2021 are open for booking. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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PERFECTLY PLAID PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (EN)PINE TREE PUNCHNATURE'S BEAUTY CLING STAMP SETMISTY MOONLIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKMISTY MOONLIGHT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMISTY MOONLIGHT 2020–2022 IN COLOR RIBBONJUST JADE A4 CARDSTOCKJUST JADE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADJUST JADE 2020–2022 IN COLOR RIBBONWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCK2 1/4" (5.7 CM) CIRCLE PUNCH2" (5.1 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSSTAMPIN' SEAL+

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

On this day in 2015, I held my first Card & Cuppa session in a local cafe. Fast forward 5 years and they are still running (currently remotely), with some attendees from those first few weeks still joining me.

For last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project I used the Home Together Dies.Home Together Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’d made this project for one of my regular attendees and they mentioned that they wouldn’t mind making one like it.

It’s a project that can be a New Home card, or a Christmas Card, depending on how it is finished.

The colour combination is Just Jade and Bumblebee In Colors, along with Mint Macaron and Whisper White.

First, a length of the Metallic Mesh Ribbon is added across the back of the project. I love using this ribbon in this way. It’s great for adding texture, especially as I’m currently unable to send stamped images.

Then, each house is assembled with the relevant heart or star insert.

These houses are then attached to the strip using Tear & Tape. As the ribbon has holes in it, the Tear & Tape manages to bind to the cardstock underneath.

Using Dimensionals, the car is aded between the houses, again with the adhesive sticking to the cardstock.

If making this a Christmas Card, the tree is popped on top of the car.

The sentiment sits on a length of Basketweave Combo Ribbon with a cut out from centre of the house.

Finally, a few Rhinestones are added for an extra touch of sparkle.

Home Together Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Keep an eye on my Class Timetable as my 2021 schedule will be going live very soon.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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HOME TOGETHER DIESMINT MACARON A4 CARDSTOCKBUMBLEBEE A4 CARDSTOCKJUST JADE A4 CARDSTOCKJUST JADE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCK1-1/2" (3.8 CM) METALLIC MESH RIBBONBASKETWEAVE & METALLIC RIBBON COMBO PACKRHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSSTAMPIN’ CUT& EMBOSS MACHINESTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Special Christmas Cards – Poinsettia Dies

My final project for my recent Special Christmas Cards class uses the Poinsettia Dies.

It’s become tradition for me to include a Poinsettia project in this class, so this year couldn’t disappoint!

Poinsettial Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This stunning project is made in Real Red, Old Olive, and Very Vanilla, with Bumblebee flowers and Gold Foil Sheets.

The fabulous Poinsettia Dies not only cut, they emboss a beautiful pattern too.

Each section is firstly made up of two pieces. These are then layered together using Dimensionals to make the Poinsettia.Poinsettial Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using Gold Foil Sheet for a layer co-ordinates with the gold leaf pieces and the loop of Metallic Edge Ribbon.Poinsettial Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The centre is filled with Metallic Pearls, there are handy little indentations that the pearls sit in perfectly.

Plus a few pearls are scattered around the poinsettia too.

All the projects in this class had a matching handmade box to make too. This one has an Old Olive base and Real Red top. I’ve decorated mine and the attendees were able to do the same with theirs too. Poinsettial Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Here are all of the projects from the class. Do you have a favourite?

Polar Bear Shaker Dome Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs Sweetest Borders Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs Poinsettial Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsRemember to place any orders by the end of 9th December for pre-Christmas delivery.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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POINSETTIA DIESREAL RED A4 CARDSTOCKOLD OLIVE A4 CARDSTOCKBUMBLEBEE A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKGOLD FOIL SHEETSMETALLIC PEARLSGOLD 3/8" (1 CM) METALLIC EDGE RIBBONSTAMPIN’ CUT& EMBOSS MACHINETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Special Christmas Cards – Sweetest Borders Dies

This candle project is another design from my recent Special Christmas Cards class.

It’s a nod to the project on Page 21 of the August-December Mini Catalogue.

Pear Pizzazz and Crumb Cake provide the base card and layer, with Garden Green and Real Red for the holly.

The candles are made from Copper Foil Sheets, with flames from the Perennial Flower Punch.

I think the attendees are talking to me again after this project, as it was a little bit fiddly!

Using Tear and Tape on the back of the holly, leaving the backing on, each of the pieces was infilled with the opposite colour piece on the front.

Then, Real Red pieces were added to the back to fill in for the holly berries.

Sweetest Borders Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’m not sure if you can see it very well as the Copper Foil Sheets are shiny, but I have embossed the candles using the scoring blade on my Paper Trimmer.

The flames have a Wink of Stella sparkle added to them before the candles are stuck to the Whisper White layer.

A length of Ribbon from the Basket Weave Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack is attached to back of the holly piece.

This piece is then attached using lots of Dimensionals to raise it above the candles.

Finally, Wonderful Gems are added to some of the berries for some extra sparkle.

Sweetest Borders Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

All of the projects for this class included a box to be made too. This one had a Crumb Cake base with a Pear Pizzazz top that I have decorated.

Sweetest Borders Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Pop back soon to see the final project from this class.

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SWEETEST BORDERS DIESPERENNIAL FLOWER PUNCHPEAR PIZZAZZ A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKGARDEN GREEN A4 CARDSTOCKREAL RED A4 CARDSTOCKBUMBLEBEE A4 CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKCOPPER FOIL SHEETSBASKETWEAVE & METALLIC RIBBON COMBO PACKWONDERFUL GEMSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHPAPER TRIMMERSTAMPIN’ CUT& EMBOSS MACHINETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Special Christmas Cards – Polar Bear Shaker Dome Card

As we’ve now reached December, I’ll be sharing Christmas projects on each post this week.

My regular Special Christmas Cards took place remotely a few weeks ago.

At the class, the attendees make three Christmas cards for the special people in their lives.

One of the projects is always more tailored towards children, and I’m sharing it with you today.

Polar Bear Shaker Dome Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’ve wanted to make a shaker card at class for AGES, and this year I did it, thanks to the fabulous Shaker Domes.

My colour combination is Seaside Spray, Night of Navy, Shimmery White, Whisper White and Silver.

The Snow Globe Scenes Dies provide the correct size hole for the the Shaker Dome, along with the polar bears and stand pieces. There are lots of other shapes in the dies too.

Polar Bear Shaker Dome Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I coated my bears in Wink of Stella and cut a rough outline of snow for them to sit on before adding my Sequins for Everything shaker pieces.

These were then all sealed very carefully into the dome, ensuring it was firmly in place.

The Shimmery White layer was then sealed on top before attaching the whole piece to the base and layer.Polar Bear Shaker Dome Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A Night of Navy and Silver stand is then added to the front.

The attendees also had the word SNOW cut out from the Playful Alphabet Dies in their kits, plus some Rhinestones too. They could choose to use these if they wanted. Mine is still blank as I haven’t make a final decision on those yet!

Finally, a box was made for the finished Polar Bear Shaker Dome card to sit in. It has a Night of Navy base and Seaside Spray top.

I’ve stamped mine to add some decoration.Polar Bear Shaker Dome Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Pop back soon for another project from this Class.

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SNOW GLOBE SCENES DIESSNOW GLOBE SHAKER DOMESEQUINS FOR EVERYTHINGNIGHT OF NAVY A4 CARDSTOCKSEASIDE SPRAY A4 CARDSTOCKSHIMMERY WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKSILVER FOIL SHEETSWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKRHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHSTAMPIN’ CUT& EMBOSS MACHINEMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Forever Fern to Say Thank You

This month, I’ve used Forever Fern to say Thank You to my recent customers.

I love being able to express my gratitude to those who have supported my business.

As you know, it’s one of my favourite things about my job.

Forever Fern to Say Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For this project, my colour combination is Rococo Rose, Rich Razzleberry and Crumb Cake.

It’s a combination I have used before with Whisper White, but this time I chose Very Vanilla instead.Forever Fern to Say Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Just a few leaves from the Forever Fern Stamp Set, along with the splates for the background, create a soft, yet class look.

A sentiment from the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set, with the edges cut using the Banners Pick a Punch.

This is stuck above a Rococo Rose punched circle shape.

Forever Fern to Say Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some Pearls add a certain something to this classic project.

Have you placed an order with me in November? It’s not too late.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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FOREVER FERN CLING STAMP SET (EN)ORNATE THANKS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (EN)ROCOCO ROSE A4 CARDSTOCKROCOCO ROSE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADRICH RAZZLEBERRY CARDSTOCK A4RICH RAZZLEBERRY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCRUMB CAKE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCK1 1/2" (3.8 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHBANNERS PICK A PUNCHPEARL BASIC JEWELSSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

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