Customer Thank You Using Quiet Meadow

Today I’m sharing my recent customer Thank You cards.

Customer Thank You Using Quiet Meadow. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I chose to use a colour combination of Fresh Freesia, Old Olive and Very Vanilla.

The images are from the Quiet Meadow Stamp Set from the Annual Catalogue.

First, the background is stamped using the ‘splat’ image in various generations of stamping.

Next, the flower image is coloured using Stampin’ Write Markers to give the coloured effect. If you’d like more information on using Stampin’ Write Markers to ink up your stamps, then take a look at my Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video on the topic.

Customer Thank You Using Quiet Meadow. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using a Blender Pen, I’ve coloured in the images taking the ink from the stamped image. Wink of Stella is then added to the centre of the flowers for a little bit of sparkle.

The image is cut out using the Layering Circles Dies and stuck onto a Fresh Freesia layer.

‘You’re too kind’ is stamped and has a length of coordinating ribbon added.

Finally, a few small Pearls are dotted across the card.

Customer Thank You Using Quiet Meadow. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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QUIET MEADOW CLING STAMP SETLAYERING CIRCLES DIESFRESH FREESIA A4 CARDSTOCKFRESH FREESIA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 THICK CARDSTOCK2021–2023 IN COLOR STAMPIN' WRITE MARKERSREGALS STAMPIN' WRITE MARKERSFRESH FREESIA 3/8" (1 CM) OPEN WEAVE RIBBONBLENDER PENSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHPEARL BASIC JEWELSSTAMPIN' SEALTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #8

The next project in my Countdown to Christmas 2021 series is another project from my recent Crack Your Christmas Cards Class.

Well, in fact it’s actually 3 projects as I’m sharing the rest of the projects from the class. I’m concentrating on this one, but the other two are at the end of this post.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #8. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

We’re still trying to decide if this is a reinguin, a pendolph, or something else!

All the projects from the class used the Penguin Place Bundle (Penguin Place Stamp Set & Penguin Builder Punch) from the Mini Catalogue.

This project uses Cherry Cobbler.

The penguin is stamped, punched and the feet are added. Then, the antlers are stamped near to the top of the circle, cut using the Layering Circles Dies.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #8. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A length of Glittered Organdy Ribbon is then added. With the circles layered, these then sit over the end of the ribbon to make it look like a hanging bauble.

Next, a bow made from the ribbon sits at the top.

A sparkly red nose, from the Holiday Rhinestones are then added.

Finally, a few more coordinating rhinestones are dotted across the project.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #8. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The next project is this cute penguin with a Coastal Cabana flare created with a Sponge Dauber. You could also use a Blending Brush. He sits on a pretty snowflake.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #8. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs  Countdown to Christmas 2021 #8. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs  Countdown to Christmas 2021 #8. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

And finally, this cute penguin who is wrapped up warm in the snow. It uses Shaded Spruce as the main colour.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #8. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs  Countdown to Christmas 2021 #8. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs  Countdown to Christmas 2021 #8. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Last week’s project is here. Do you have a favourite from the class.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project. Don’t forget to 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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PENGUIN PLACE BUNDLE (ENGLISH)WHITE 3/8" (1 CM) GLITTERED ORGANDY RIBBONHOLIDAY RHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSTUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PADPUMPKIN PIE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCHERRY COBBLER A4 CARDSTOCKCHERRY COBBLER CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKLAYERING CIRCLES DIESSTAMPIN' SEALGLUE DOTSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE


Extra items for Snowflake project
COASTAL CABANA A4 CARDSTOCKCOASTAL CABANA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADWONDERFUL SNOWFLAKESSPONGE DAUBERSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS


Extra items for Snowy Scene project
SHADED SPRUCE A4 CARDSTOCKSHADED SPRUCE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADDOUBLE OVAL PUNCH

In Color Hand-Penned Petals

For this project, I’ve reached for the Hand-Penned Petals Stamp Set and combined them with this year’s In Colors.

In Color Hand-Penned Petals. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My colour combination is Soft Succulent, Polished Pink and Rich Razzleberry. These are paired with Basic Gray and Basic White.

Leaves from the Hand-Penned Petals Stamp Set are stamped across the background.

The flower outline images, also from the Stamp Set is stamped in Basic Gray. They are then filled in with the colours using the infil stamps. A spot of Wink of Stella is added to the centre of each flower.

In Color Hand-Penned Petals. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This sits on circles cut from the Layering Circles Dies.

On top of this, a length of coordinating In Color Ribbon is added, with a sentiment from the Prince & Princess Host Stamp Set.

Finally, In Color Jewels, again in Polished Pink are dotted across the project.

In Color Hand-Penned Petals. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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HAND-PENNED PETALS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETPRINCE & PRINCESS HOST PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETLAYERING CIRCLES DIESSOFT SUCCULENT A4 CARDSTOCKSOFT SUCCULENT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPOLISHED PINK A4 CARDSTOCKPOLISHED PINK CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADRICH RAZZLEBERRY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC GRAY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHPOLISHED PINK 3/8" (1 CM) OPEN WEAVE RIBBON2021–2023 IN COLOR JEWELSSTAMPIN' SEALTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #6

The next project in my Countdown to Christmas 2021 series is another great card that can easily be made in multiples.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #6. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It uses the tried and tested Real Read, Garden Green and Basic White colour combination.

Using the snow image from the Nature’s Beauty Stamp Set, a background is stamped.

Then, a circle and a scalloped circle from the Layering Circles Dies are cut out. One of these is stamped with a sentiment from the Holly Jolly Wishes Stamp Set.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #6. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

With this sentiment, the accents couldn’t be anything other than holly!

The new Holly Border Punch from the Mini Catalogue creates the holly leaves. These are attached with a combination of glue dots to the sentiment and Mini Dimensionals to the background. This gives a bit more depth.

Finally, three red Wonderful Gems create the holly berries, with three of the clear ones added to the background.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #6. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project. Don’t forget to 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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HOLLY JOLLY WISHES CLING STAMP SET (ENGLISH)NATURE'S BEAUTY CLING STAMP SETHOLLY BORDER PUNCHLAYERING CIRCLES DIESGARDEN GREEN A4 CARDSTOCKGARDEN GREEN CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADREAL RED A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKWONDERFUL GEMSSTAMPIN' SEALGLUE DOTSMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

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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ICONIC DIESGORGEOUS LEAVES CLING STAMP SETLAYERING CIRCLES DIESBARK 3D EMBOSSING FOLDERPEAR PIZZAZZ A4 CARDSTOCKPEAR PIZZAZZ CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKREAL RED CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKSPONGE DAUBERSBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKSTAMPIN' SEAL+GLUE DOTSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Random Stamping

For this week’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video, the topic is random stamping.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Random Stamping. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Click on the picture below to watch my video all about this technique.

Today’s project uses the Forever Fern Stamp Set Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent and Pear Pizzazz, with Very Vanilla.

Once the background is created, it’s just a matter of adding the relevant sentiment on top.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Random Stamping. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I chose to round the corners of my project using the Detailed Trio Punch.

This mirrors the layers for my sentiment that are cut using the Layering Circles Dies.

The sentiment then sits on top of a length of coordinating In Color Ribbon.

A few In Colour Jewels are added as a finishing touch.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Random Stamping. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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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FOREVER FERN CLING STAMP SET (EN)LAYERING CIRCLES DIESDETAILED TRIO PUNCHSOFT SUCCULENT A4 CARDSTOCKSOFT SUCCULENT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADEVENING EVERGREEN A4 CARDSTOCKEVENING EVERGREEN CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPEAR PIZZAZZ CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKEVENING EVERGREEN 3/8" (1 CM) OPEN WEAVE RIBBON2021–2023 IN COLOR JEWELSSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' SEAL+STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

An Autumnal Squirrel

Autumn has well and truly arrived, so it was time for this cute autumnal squirrel to come out to play.

Autumnal Squirrel. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

We have lots of grey squirrels in our garden and don’t get any reds in our area, so I thought I would create my own!

I stuck to the Regals colour collection for this project, using Cajun Craze, Old Olive and Crushed Curry as my main colours. Soft Suede has snuck in there too for the acorn.

Nuts about Squirrels from the July-December Mini Catalogue provides all the stamps for this card.

To begin, a background of falling leaves is created.

Autumnal Squirrel. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Next, the circles are cut out using the Layering Circles Dies and the cute squirrels sits in the middle.

A length of Linen Thread wraps around the project for the squirrel layers to sit on.

The squirrel sits over this using Dimensionals.

Autumnal Squirrel. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, a sentiment stamped onto a separate piece of cardstock is stuck to the bottom corner.

This is a fun project to create and great to send to all ages.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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NUTS ABOUT SQUIRRELS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETLAYERING CIRCLES DIESCAJUN CRAZE A4 CARDSTOCKCAJUN CRAZE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADOLD OLIVE A4 CARDSTOCKOLD OLIVE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCRUSHED CURRY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSOFT SUEDE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKLINEN THREADSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

SAB Birthday Circles

The fabulous Textures & Frames Stamp Set makes another appearance with this simple Birthday card.

SAB Birthday Circles. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It uses just two stamps from the Stamp Set to create the background in Misty Moonlight and Mossy Meadow. Combined with Very Vanilla, this colour combination is great for those more masculine projects.

The central piece is cut using the Layering Circles Dies, with a sentiment from the Nuts About Squirrels Stamp Set. As I wanted the sentiment on two rows, I used a Stampin’ Write Marker to ink up each part separately.

Find out more about inking up stamps with Stampin’ Write Markers at my Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques Series.

SAB Birthday Circles. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As I was using circles, I used the Detailed Trio Punch to round the corners to match.

A length of the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack in coordinating Very Vanilla is wrapped around the project.

SAB Birthday Circles. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, the sentiment piece is raised up using Dimensionals.

I really love this stamp set and am going to miss it when Sale-A-Bration is over. Make sure you don’t miss out on getting your hands on one.

Why not earn this stamp set for FREE and make your own versions in lots of different colours. Remember, items are only available until the end of September, while stocks last.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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TEXTURES & FRAMES PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETNUTS ABOUT SQUIRRELS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETLAYERING CIRCLES DIESMISTY MOONLIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKMISTY MOONLIGHT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMOSSY MEADOW CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 THICK CARDSTOCK2020–2022 IN COLOR STAMPIN' WRITE MARKERSDETAILED TRIO PUNCHBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' SEAL+STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Spotlight Technique

For this week’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video, I’m briefly explaining the Spotlight Technique.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Spotlight Technique. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsClick below to watch my video.

 

My project uses a colour combination of Daffodil Delight and Basic Black.

The fabulous FREE SAB Beautifully Penned DSP provides the images for the technique.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Spotlight Technique. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My cut out shapes are circles using the Layering Circles Dies. You can use any shape you like.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Spotlight Technique. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The sentiment from the coordinating Hand-Penned Petals Stamp Set is also layered onto Basic Black

Finally, a few of the Black Matte Dots are added.

Don’t forget that SAB is only running until the end of September. Items are available while stocks last.

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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BEAUTIFULLY PENNED 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERHAND-PENNED PETALS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETLAYERING CIRCLES DIESDAFFODIL DELIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC BLACK A4 CARDSTOCKTUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PADSTAMPIN' BLENDS DAFFODIL DELIGHT COMBO PACKMATTE BLACK DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUE

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Going Grunge with Art Gallery Dies

For Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa Class project, there was the opportunity for the attendees to get their grunge on.

Going Grunge with Art Gallery Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I recently made this project and thought that it would be a good design to recreate for class.

My colour combination is Pool Party, Misty Moonlight and Basic White.

The layer is set at an angle to add to the grunge feel.

For the Basic White piece, this is first embossed using the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder. I’ve then used a Sponge Dauber to ink over patches of it.

Using an emery board, I’ve taken this to the edges to distress them, and also over the top of some of the texture. It’s then set at an angle.

Going Grunge with Art Gallery Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsThe circles, cut using the the Layering Circles Dies have a touch of ink added to the edges before they are layered together.

Floral Gallery Dies provide the sentiment that is stuck onto the circles.

This central piece is stuck on top of a swoosh of Pool Party Striped Grosgrain Ribbon.

Finally, some coordinating In Color Square Gems are added.

Going Grunge with Art Gallery Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Attendees could grunge as much or little as they liked. When I design a grunge project, there is always the opportunity for those who don’t like the style to keep theirs clean and simple.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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FLORAL GALLERY DIESLAYERING CIRCLES DIESPAINTED TEXTURE 3D EMBOSSING FOLDERMISTY MOONLIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKMISTY MOONLIGHT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPOOL PARTY A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKSPONGE DAUBERSPOOL PARTY 3/8" (1 CM) STRIPED GROSGRAIN RIBBON2020–2022 IN COLOR SQUARE GEMSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE