Mostly Men – Dinosaur Fun

This cute critter was one of the projects from my recent Mostly Men Papercrafting Class.

I though it would be good to include a bit of dinosaur fun. It’s perfect for those who haven’t quite grown up!

Dinosaur Fun. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A bright colour combinaton of Granny Apple Green and Mango Melody with Whisper White adds to the fun element.

Artistry Blooms DSP has been cut out with the Dino Dies to create the body and scales. Don’t forget that today is the last day to take advantage of the DSP 15% off sale – this paper pack is part of the sale.Dinosaur Fun. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Layering Ovals Dies and Layering Circles Dies provide the shapes for the background.

Stitched Dies provide the Whisper White circle for the dinosaur to sit on. This is attached with Dimensionals.

An appropriate sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set has the end cut using the Banners Pick a Punch.

Finally, a Playing with Patterns Resin Dot creates a perfect eye.Dinosaur Fun. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Who wouldn’t love to receive this.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Birthday Card For a Friend Using Very Versailles

It was a friend’s Birthday last weekend. So I decided to make a version of a recent project.

Birthday Card for a friend using Very Versailles. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This version uses some of their favourite colours, Crumb Cake and Blackberry Bliss, combined with Very Vanilla.

Birthday Card for a friend using Very Versailles. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’ve used the Dark Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blend to colour the pretty Scalloped Lace Trim Ribbon.

Colouring ribbon and twine with Stampin’ Blends is one of my favourite things to do at the moment. I love how you can change something from White or Vanilla to a colour to easily.

The sentiment layers are cut from the Layering Ovals Dies and Stitched Shaped Dies.

Birthday Card for a friend using Very Versailles. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A few Pearls in various sizes are added for a sophisticated finishing touch.

I love to take a previous design and change a few things around. It’s so easy as a lot of the thinking is already done! It’s also fun seeing how different each design looks.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Very Versailles Cling Stamp SetCrumb Cake A4 CardstockCrumb Cake Classic Stampin' PadBlackberry Bliss A4 CardstockBlackberry Bliss Classic Stampin' PadVery Vanilla A4 CardstockLayering Ovals DiesStitched Shapes DiesVery Vanilla 3/8" (1 cm) Scalloped Lace TrimBlackberry Bliss Dark Stampin' BlendsPearl Basic JewelsSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

Rococo Rose meets Very Versailles

Here is one of the six projects from my recent Introduction to In Color Papercrafting Class.

Rococo Rose In Color from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This is Rococo Rose and is teamed with Crumb Cake, Petal Pink and Very Vanilla for a vintage feel.

The card uses the new Very Versailles Stamp Set. It’s loosely based on the project on Page 113 of the Annual Catalogue.

I liked this set when I first saw it, and that surprised me as it’s not really my style! I think I was drawn to the lovely detailed DISTINKTIVE leaf image.

Rococo Rose In Color from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A Sponge Dauber has been used to age the project and add to that vintage feel.

The piece I describe as an antique mirror is fussy cut and the sentiment is cut using the Layering Ovals Dies.

These are then added to a strip of the co-ordinating Scalloped Linen Ribbon for a finishing touch.

Rococo Rose In Color from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I can’t wait to use this Stamp Set again and create a more grunge-type version. A similar project may be coming to a Card & Cuppa Class very soon.

If you’re wondering how Rococo Rose fits into the colour range, here is a comparison I’ve put together with other current colours.

As you know, I’m not a lover of pink, but I’m liking this colour as it’s not a true pink and has a more dusky tone. Plus, I think it will co-ordinate with a lot of colours really well.

Rococo Rose In Color from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Why not join us at future classes. Head to my Class Timetable for full details and booking information.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Very Versailles Cling Stamp SetRococo Rose A4 CardstockRococo Rose Classic Stampin’ PadRococo Rose 1/2" (1.3 cm) Scalloped Linen RibbonPetal Pink Classic Stampin' PadCrumb Cake A4 CardstockCrumb Cake Classic Stampin' PadVery Vanilla A4 CardstockSponge DaubersLayering Ovals DiesSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals