Hand-Penned Customer Thank You Cards

My favourite time of the month as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is sending Thank You cards to those who shopped with me the month before.

Hand-Penned Customer Thank You Cards. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This is my card for my June Customers.

It uses items from the Hand-Penned Suite, with the Hand-Penned DSP as the focus.

The fabulous DSP is on Special Offer until 2nd August. Make sure you grab yourself a pack or two before the offer ends.

For my colour combination, I picked Pale Papaya and Basic White from the DSP, with a Black sentiment. As there are a few colours in the DSP, I wanted to keep the colours I used to a minimum.

Hand-Penned Customer Thank You Cards. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using the Penned Flowers Dies from the Suite, I scalloped the edge of the DSP.

The sentiment is from the Hand-Penned Petals Stamp Set and I’ve stamped a few extra flowers around it.

This is cut out using the Label Me Fancy Punch.

Lengths of the coordinating In Color Ribbon are crossed behind it.

Hand-Penned Customer Thank You Cards. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some Genial Gems, also from the Suite are dotted across the project.

If you shop with me in July, a card will be on the way to you during August. Don’t forget that if you use the Online Shopping Club Code, you will receive a little extra gift too.

Join me at one of my online classes. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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HAND-PENNED SUITE COLLECTION (ENGLISH)LABEL ME FANCY PUNCHPALE PAPAYA A4 CARDSTOCKPALE PAPAYA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADTUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKPALE PAPAYA 3/8" (1 CM) OPEN WEAVE RIBBONSTAMPIN' SEAL+MULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUE

Hybrid Daisies

For today’s project, I sharing these hybrid daisies with you.

Hybrid Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

These are a hybrid of the Flowers of Friendship Stamp Set for the stems and leaves, with the Medium Daisy Punch creating the flowers.

As the daisies cover the flowers in the stamped image, you wouldn’t know they were there.

A colour combination of Daffodil Delight, Just Jade and Basic White give this project a fresh summery feel.

Hybrid Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using a Blender Pen, the leaves are given a soft hint of colour.

Next, a strip of Just Jade Ribbon from the Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack lays down one side. A strip of Daffodil Delight stamped tone-on-tone sits on top.

This is topped with a sentiment from the Stamp Set and cut out using the Label Me Fancy Punch.

For the daisies, two shapes are layered and given a yellow centre using a Sponge Dauber.

Finally, after these are attached, the centres have a touch of sparkle using sequins from the Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack.

Hybrid Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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FLOWERS OF FRIENDSHIP CLING STAMP SETDAFFODIL DELIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKDAFFODIL DELIGHT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADJUST JADE A4 CARDSTOCKJUST JADE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKMEDIUM DAISY PUNCHLABEL ME FANCY PUNCHEXPRESSIONS IN INK EPHEMERA PACKFLOWERS FOR EVERY SEASON RIBBON COMBO PACKBLENDER PENSSPONGE DAUBERSSTAMPIN' SEALTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEGLUE DOTSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Just Black and White

As you know, I love a monochrome project, so I was delighted when a black and white project was requested.

Not wishing disappoint those regular Card & (Your) Cuppa attendees, I was happy to oblige with last week’s project.

Just Black and White. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

With just a Basic Black and Basic White colour combination, I chose to use the Dragonfly Punch.

Small dragonflies are stuck onto the white layer up to a preferred point. Any overhanging pieces are then cut away. The dividing line is then covered by 3 lengths of Black Baker’s Twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack.

Just Black and White. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using both a black and white shape from the Label Me Fancy Punch, these were layered. By cutting the black shape in half, this provided a wider layer for the white piece.

The large dragonfly is then given a coating of Wink of Stella for a touch of bling. The whole piece is raised up using Dimensionals.

Just Black and White. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, Matte Black Dots are scattered across the bottom half of the project.

I have chosen to leave mine sentiment free for an any occasion card. I can add a sentiment of my choosing at a later date if I need to.

Join me at a future class. For more details and to book your place, head to my Class Timetable.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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DRAGONFLIES PUNCHBASIC BLACK A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKLABEL ME FANCY PUNCHWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHMATTE BLACK DOTSSTAMPIN' SEAL+STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUE

Annual Catalogue 2021 Happy Mail

The new Annual Catalogue is here, and Annual Catalogues mean happy mail for those on my mailing list.

Annual Catalogue 2021 Happy Mail included this pretty Thank You card, made using new products of course!

Annual Catalogue 2021 Happy Mail. Project desiged by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs Annual Catalogue 2021 Happy Mail. Project desiged by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs   Annual Catalogue 2021 Happy Mail. Project desiged by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It uses the fabulous new Flowers of Friendship Bundle (Flowers of Friendship Stamp Set and Flowers & Leaves Dies).

My colours are the new In Color of Soft Succulent for the stem and leaves. Then, Fresh Freesia, Pale Papaya and Polished Pink for the flowers.

As I was stamping batches of these, I used my Stamparatus to make the stamping of the stems consistent.

Each of the flowers is stamped tone-on-tone before being punched out and assembled. One of the flowers is layered to make it larger than the others.

Annual Catalogue 2021 Happy Mail. Project desiged by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs Annual Catalogue 2021 Happy Mail. Project desiged by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs   Annual Catalogue 2021 Happy Mail. Project desiged by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Next, the sentiment from the Stamp Set is stamped in the same colour as the flowers. This is cut out using the Label Me Fancy Punch.

A length of the pretty new In Color Ribbon is looped behind the sentiment.

Finally, the centres of the flowers are given a slight touch of sparkle using Wink of Stella.

Annual Catalogue 2021 Happy Mail. Project desiged by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs Annual Catalogue 2021 Happy Mail. Project desiged by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs   Annual Catalogue 2021 Happy Mail. Project desiged by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsWhich colour did you receive in your Annual Catalogue 2021 Happy Mail pack? Do you have a favourite new In Color? Annual Catalogue 2021 Happy Mail. Project desiged by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Why not join one of my classes to use items from the new Catalogue, including my popular In Color Introduction Class. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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FLOWERS OF FRIENDSHIP BUNDLE (ENGLISH)SOFT SUCCULENT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADFRESH FREESIA A4 CARDSTOCKPALE PAPAYA A4 CARDSTOCKPOLISHED PINK A4 CARDSTOCKFRESH FREESIA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPALE PAPAYA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPOLISHED PINK CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADFRESH FREESIA 3/8" (1 CM) OPEN WEAVE RIBBONPALE PAPAYA 3/8" (1 CM) OPEN WEAVE RIBBONPOLISHED PINK 3/8" (1 CM) OPEN WEAVE RIBBONBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHLABEL ME FANCY PUNCHSTAMPARATUSSTAMPIN' SEALGLUE DOTSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – All About the Angles

Last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project was all about the angles with this bright and cheery card.

All About the Angles. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The combination of Magenta Madness, Daffodil Delight and Whisper White really make it pop.

A piece of Artistry Blooms DSP, placed at an angle, creates the background layer.

Next, a piece of Whisper White, textured with the Ornate Floral Embossing Folder is added. This is also placed at an angle.

My top tip for playing with angles is to make it absolutely clear it is supposed to be like that, rather than just wonky!All About the Angles. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A sentiment from the Lovely You Stamp Set, cut out using the Label Me Fancy Punch is layered onto a punched circle.

Three lengths of ribbons are placed across the project at various angles, before the sentiment is attached using Dimensionals.All About the Angles. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, various sizes of Gold Glitter Enamel Dots are added for some sparkle.

A design like this can be recreated using lots of different papers, embossing folders, ribbons, etc. Just pick what you want to use and have a play.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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ARTISTRY BLOOMS DESIGNER SERIES PAPERLOVELY YOU CLING STAMP SET (EN)ORNATE FLORAL 3D EMBOSSING FOLDERMAGENTA MADNESS A4 CARDSTOCKMAGENTA MADNESS CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMAGENTA MADNESS 2020–2022 IN COLOR RIBBONWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKFLOWERS FOR EVERY SEASON RIBBON COMBO PACKWHISPER WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKDAFFODIL DELIGHT 1/4" (6.4 MM) RUCHED RIBBON1 1/2" (3.8 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHLABEL ME FANCY PUNCHGOLD GLITTER ENAMEL DOTSSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

BYO Stamps – Very Versailles with an added twist

Here’s another project from my recent BYO Stamps Class. All the projects I designed we around various spotlight techniques. This cards uses Very Versailles with an added twist.

Very Versailles with an added twist. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Very Versailles is a DistINKtive Stamp Set which have more detailed etching. I love the detail in the leaves.

Using Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand and Soft Suede, I created a vintage theme. By combining these with Whisper White, instead of Very Vanilla, I kept it more modern.

The stamping is a variety of first, second and third generation using images from the Very Versailles Stamp Set. I wanted to create a collage background. Once I was happy with the stamping, I then added the twist.

Very Versailles with an added twist. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

First I created a stencil using the butterfly shape from the Nature’s Thoughts Dies. Next, using a Sponge Dauber, I inked over the top of my background to add the butterflies. You could use any shape for this, but make sure you use a shape with a distinctive outline and not too much detail.

The sentiment is on a shape from the Label Me Fancy Punch. Another of these shapes is punched in a different colour, cut in middle and stuck to either end to create a layer.

A length of the very versatile Crinkle Seam Binding is wrapped around the project and a bow added. Using Dimensionals, the sentiment sits on top.

Finally, a scattering of Champagne Rhinestones add touch of golden bling.

Very Versailles with an added twist. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I am so pleased this stamp set has carried over to the new Annual Catalogue. Take a look at the Catalogue to see all of the DistINKtive Stamp Sets.

If you want to join one of my classes, head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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VERY VERSAILLES CLING STAMP SETNATURE'S THOUGHTS DIESBLUSHING BRIDE A4 CARDSTOCKBLUSHING BRIDE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSAHARA SAND A4 CARDSTOCKSAHARA SAND CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSOFT SUEDE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKLABEL ME FANCY PUNCHSPONGE DAUBERSWHISPER WHITE 1/4" (6.4 MM) CRINKLED SEAM BINDING RIBBONCHAMPAGNE RHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Mystery Pack – Three Little Birds

Last week’s Mystery Pack contained three little birds, along with lots of other items with which to make a card.

As well as these items, the recipients could use Wink of Stella and a sentiment, plus scissors and adhesives.

Mystery Pack - Three Little Birds. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I chose to use three colours from the In Color Collection 2019-2021 with Soft Suede and Very Vanilla.

Here is the project I made from some of the items. I’ve put together a video of how I made this project.

Mystery Pack - Three Little Birds. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’ve used the Itty Bitty Birds Stamp Set and Rococo Rose ink to co-ordinate with the other In Colors in the project. My thinking behind the sentiment was ‘they say it’s your Birthday’ is similar to ‘a little bird told me’!

Mystery Pack - Three Little Birds. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The centre bird is covered with Wink of Stella, as well as raised up on Dimensionals to make it the focal point.

Mystery Pack - Three Little Birds. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Some of these items are on the retiring list. Make sure you get your hands on your favourites before they disappear for good.

Why not order a Mystery Pack for yourself? Head to my Social Isolation Classes page for full details of the classes and packs I’m offering at this time.

 

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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WELL WRITTEN DIESSPRIG PUNCH1" (2.5 CM) CIRCLE PUNCH1 3/8" (3.5 CM) SCALLOP CIRCLE PUNCHLABEL ME FANCY PUNCHVERY VANILLA 3/8" (1 CM) SCALLOPED LACE TRIMPURPLE POSY A4 CARDSTOCKROCOCO ROSE A4 CARDSTOCKSEASIDE SPRAY A4 CARDSTOCKSOFT SUEDE CARDSTOCK A4VERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKPEARL BASIC JEWELSITTY BITTY BIRTHDAYS CLING STAMP SETWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHROCOCO ROSE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSNAIL ADHESIVESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

New Catalogue Happy Mail

Each time I send out a catalogue, I include a card. This is my new catalogue happy mail.

These cards can be kept, or the recipient of the catalogue can use them to send to someone else.

New Catalogue Happy Mail using Lovely Lily Pad. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I made two versions of this card, portrait and landscape as I couldn’t decide which one I preferred!

My Catalogue Happy Mail cards always contains products from the new publications so the recipients can see the products up close.

New Catalogue Happy Mail using Lovely Lily Pad. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs
New Catalogue Happy Mail using Lovely Lily Pad. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This is fabulous FREE Sale-A-Bration (SAB) Lovely Lily Pad Stamp Set and I’ve used various shades of pink and green. My combo is Rococo Rose with Petal Pink and Old Olive with Pear Pizzazz.

I can’t help but love this Stamp Set really as my team is the Lily Pad Stampers, so I like to think that Stampin’ Up! designed it with me in mind!

Being a Reversible Stamp Set, you have twice as many images. A detailed outline on one side and a block of colour on the other.

To make the process of creating these even quicker, I randomly stamped whole sheets of Whisper White cards and then cut them up to create the pretty backgrounds.

New Catalogue Happy Mail using Lovely Lily Pad. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs
New Catalogue Happy Mail using Lovely Lily Pad. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Label Me Bold, a new Stamp Set from the Mini Catalogue is used for the sentiment.

Two more new products from the Mini Catalogue, the fabulous Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon and the Label Me Fancy Punch sit behind the sentiment.

New Catalogue Happy Mail using Lovely Lily Pad. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs
New Catalogue Happy Mail using Lovely Lily Pad. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Do you prefer the landscape or portrait version?

Why not join my team of Lily Pad Stampers? If you join during SAB, there are lots of extra special offers over and above the already great value Starter Kit.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Lovely Lily Pad Photopolymer Stamp SetLabel Me Bold Cling Stamp Set (English)Label Me Fancy PunchWhisper White 1/4" (6.4 mm) Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon1" (2.5 cm) Circle PunchWhisper White A4 Thick CardstockRococo Rose A4 CardstockRococo Rose Classic Stampin’ PadPetal Pink Classic Stampin' PadOld Olive Classic Stampin' PadPear Pizzazz A4 CardstockPear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' PadWhisper White A4 CardstockSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals