Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Delicate Daisies and FREE SAB Cards & Envelopes

For last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project, I created this project that used the FREE SAB Cards & Envelopes for the basecard.

The project takes inspiration from the design on Page 56 of the Annual Catalogue.

Rather than creating a basecard as I normally do, I chose to use the FREE SAB Cards & Envelopes instead. These basecards are pre-printed with a delicate leaf pattern and also come with matching envelopes.

Using the Brick & Mortar Embossing Folder for my background, this was cut down to size. It was then given some colour using a Sponge Dauber and Crumb Cake ink.

Blushing Bride Daisies cut using the Medium Daisy Punch were then created by again using a Sponge Dauber to add colour to the centres, and then gluing two together.

Lengths of the gorgeous Natural Finish Ribbon were stuck the wall piece before the daisies and leaves, cut using the Bough Punch in Mint Macaron and Crumb Cake were added.

A sentiment from the Art Gallery Stamp Set has Linen Thread looped behind and is then stuck to the project.

Finally, some of the new Festive Pearls from the July-December Mini Catalogue are added. These 3mm Pearls come in a pack of 200 with 50 each of Cherry Cobbler, Soft Succulent, Silver and Gold. Gold are the ones I chose to use on this project.

Don’t forget that you only have until the end of August to earn FREE SAB products (while stocks last).

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

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies shown below, head to my Online Store. Items available while stocks last.

Online Shopping Club Code      Join my team      Current Products      Offers & Promotions      Book a Class

POOL PARTY & SOFT SEA FOAM CARDS & ENVELOPESBRICK & MORTAR 3D EMBOSSING FOLDERBOUGH PUNCHMEDIUM DAISY PUNCHART GALLERY PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETBLUSHING BRIDE A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMINT MACARON A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKNATURAL FINISH 7/8" (2.2 CM) RIBBONLINEN THREADSPONGE DAUBERSFESTIVE PEARLSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

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

At last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa Class, the project used the new Sending Dies from the Annual Catalogue. My project is inspired by page 27.

New Sending Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I chose Soft Sea Foam, Fresh Freesia and Blushing Bride as my colour combination, teamed with Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla.

New Sending Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The Stitched Greenery Die provides the background and has a piece cut out using the Stylish Shapes Dies, also new in the Annual Catalogue.

This sits on top of the Crumb Cake Circle. Leaves and flowers from the Sending Dies are layered behind the sentiment circle, along with a looped piece of Linen Thread. The Artistically Inked Stamp Set provides the sentiment.

There is a coordinating Stamp Set that goes with the Dies, so be sure to take a look at page 14 for details of the discounted bundle.

Finally, the smaller flowers are given a coat of Wink of Stella and stuck to the project using Glue Dots. Polished Dots then provide the flower centres.

New Sending Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies shown below, head to my Online Store. Items available while stocks last.

Online Shopping Club Code      Join my team      Current Products      Offers & Promotions      Book a Class

SENDING DIES (ENGLISH)STYLISH SHAPES DIESSTITCHED GREENERY DIEARTISTICALLY INKED CLING STAMP SETFRESH FREESIA A4 CARDSTOCKFRESH FREESIA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBLUSHING BRIDE A4 CARDSTOCKSOFT SEA FOAM A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHPOLISHED DOTSLINEN THREADGLUE DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Meadow Dies Meets Grid Paper

For last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project, the Meadow Dies came together with Grid Paper to create this pretty Birthday Card.

Meadow Dies Meets Grid Paper. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The soft colour palette of Crumb Cake, Mint Macaron and Very Vanilla, give this project a classy look.

By ripping and tearing a piece of Grid Paper to create a mask, the background piece was created using Blending Brushes and Ink. The Grid Paper mask was then used again to create the second colour. This is similar to the project on Page 26 of the Annual Catalogue.

Don’t forget that Grid Paper has lots of different uses. It also comes in two different sizes.

Meadow Dies Meets Grid Paper. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Blending Brushes are also used to give some colour to the flower, cut using the Meadow Dies.

A sentiment from the Artistically Inked Stamp Set is then positioned behind the stem with both the flower and sentiment raised up on Dimensionals.

Next, a bow made from Linen Thread is tied to the stem.

Finally, some Brushed Brass Butterflies from the Mini Catalogue provide an extra touch.

Meadow Dies Meets Grid Paper. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I love how the masked section looks a bit like rock strata. I have a friend who is a geologist, so I’m hoping I have the correct terminology!

Have you seen the fabulous offers for March. Check out a new set of products and some discounted items (including the Meadow Dies I’ve used on this project). Remember that some of these offers are only running through March.

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

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies shown below, head to my Online Store. Items available while stocks last.

Online Shopping Club Code      Join my team      Current Products      Offers & Promotions      Book a Class

MEADOW DIESGRID PAPERARTISTICALLY INKED CLING STAMP SETCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMINT MACARON CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 THICK CARDSTOCKBLENDING BRUSHESLINEN THREADBRUSHED BRASS BUTTERFLIESSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Intricate Leaves with a Colour Twist

For last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project, I revisited this previous design.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Intricate Leaves with a Colour Twist. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I was asked for an autumn project, and also a request for blues, so I combined the two!

This version of the cards is landscape.

My colour combination is Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy and Coastal Cabana, with Very Vanilla.

The Stitched Greenery Die creates the leafy background. This is given a hint of Bermuda Bay using Blending Brushes.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Intricate Leaves with a Colour Twist. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Next, leaves from the Intricate Leaves Dies from the July-December Mini Catalogue, plus some leaves from the Stitched Leaves Dies are cut out and stuck to the project.

A length of Linen Thread is also looped into a figure of 8 and stuck onto the leaves.

My sentiment is from the Artistically Inked Stamp Set. Some smaller leaves are attached to the back of it. This then creates a layered effect as it is raised up on Dimensionals.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Intricate Leaves with a Colour Twist. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some coordinating Playing with Patterns Resin Dots complete the project.

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

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies shown below, head to my Online Store. Items available while stocks last.

Online Shopping Club Code      Join my team      Current Products      Offers & Promotions      Book a Class

INTRICATE LEAVES DIESSTITCHED LEAVES DIESSTITCHED GREENERY DIEARTISTICALLY INKED CLING STAMP SETBERMUDA BAY A4 CARDSTOCKBERMUDA BAY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCOASTAL CABANA A4 CARDSTOCKNIGHT OF NAVY A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKBLENDING BRUSHESPLAYING WITH PATTERNS RESIN DOTSLINEN THREADSTAMPIN' SEALTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEGLUE DOTSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Set Sail in the Direction of Your Dreams

Today I’m sharing a project using a stamp set I haven’t inked up for a while.

Set Sail in the Direction of Your Dreams. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsMessaging with a friend reminded me of the Sailing Home Stamp Set, so I decided to dust it off and use it again.

I’ve chosen Pool Party, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla for my colour combination.

A background is stamped using the Artistically Inked Stamp Set. I think it gives the impression of water.

Next, the various shapes are stamped using the forgotten Sailing Home Stamp Set, and cut out using the coordinating Smooth Sailing Dies.

By using a Blender Pen, I’ve pulled colour from the lighthouse and anchor to give a bit more depth and definition.

Set Sail in the Direction of Your Dreams. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Once the lighthouse and wheel were glued down, the birds were then stamped.

A length of Linen Thread is tied through the anchor and looped behind the sentiment.

I love this sentiment as it’s great reminder that we need to take care of ourselves.

Set Sail in the Direction of Your Dreams. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The sentiment and anchor are then raised up using Dimensionals.

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

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies shown below, head to my Online Store. Items available while stocks last.

Online Shopping Club Code      Join my team      Current Products      Offers & Promotions      Book a Class

SAILING HOME CLING STAMP SET (EN)SMOOTH SAILING DIESARTISTICALLY INKED CLING STAMP SETPOOL PARTY A4 CARDSTOCKPOOL PARTY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSOFT SUEDE CARDSTOCK A4SOFT SUEDE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKBLENDER PENSLINEN THREADMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Revisiting the Beauty of the Earth Suite Collection

Sometimes, there are products you need to dust off every now and then.

Revisiting the Beauty of the Earth Suite Collection. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

So, today, I’m revisiting the Beauty of the Earth Suite Collection, with it’s Stamp Set and Dies Bundle, Embossing Folder and DSP.

I use individual pieces from the Collection, but haven’t used them together in a while.

Using Misty Moonlight from the Beauty of the Earth DSP as my main colour, this is paired with Basic White.

Across the bottom, a piece of the DSP is attached, with a strip of coordinating cardstock embossed using the Bark 3D Embossing Folder.

Revisiting the Beauty of the Earth Suite Collection. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The sentiment is from the Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set, cut out with the Beautiful Trees Dies.

A length of Linen Thread, not in the collection, is looped behind the sentiment.

This sentiment then sits over the top raised up on Dimensionals.

Revisiting the Beauty of the Earth Suite Collection. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I love how quick and easy this card was to make, and it was fun playing with some items I hadn’t used in a while.

Why not dust off some items in your stash…

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

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies shown below, head to my Online Store. Items available while stocks last.

Online Shopping Club Code      Join my team      Current Products      Offers & Promotions      Book a Class

BEAUTY OF THE EARTH SUITE COLLECTION (ENGLISH)MISTY MOONLIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKMISTY MOONLIGHT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKLINEN THREADSTAMPIN' SEALTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEMINI 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.

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

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies shown below, head to my Online Store. Items available while stocks last.

Online Shopping Club Code      Join my team      Current Products      Offers & Promotions      Book a Class

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

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Tying Multiple Loop Bows

For this week’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video, I’m sharing how to tie multiple loop bows.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Tying Multiple Loop Bows. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Click on the picture below to watch my video which shows how to tie the triple-loop bow I used on this card.

Today’s project uses the Gorgeous Leaves Stamp Set and Dies Bundle from the July-December Mini Catalogue. It is the final bonus card from September’s SSOTM Online Class.

This class also incorporated my annual Mostly Men class, so the projects have a more masculine feel.

My colour combination is Bumblebee, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Soft Suede, with Basic White.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Tying Multiple Loop Bows. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

After stamping the background, two shapes are cut from the Tasteful Labels Dies. The Basic White shape is stamped with the bark image from the Stamp Set and these are layered together.

A few lengths of Linen Thread are then stuck to the project.

Leaves and branches, cut from the Intricates Leaves Dies are added to the layered shape, with a triple-loop bow from today’s video stuck on with a glue dot.

Then, the project is finished with a few Matte Decorative Dots. These were my colour inspiration for the class projects.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Tying Multiple Loop Bows. 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 more Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques.

Take a look at the other projects from this class, Project 1, Project 2, Project 3, Project 4, Bonus Project 1. Do you have a favourite?

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

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies shown below, head to my Online Store. Items available while stocks last.

Online Shopping Club Code      Join my team      Current Products      Offers & Promotions      Book a Class

GORGEOUS LEAVES BUNDLEDECORATIVE MATTE DOTSLINEN THREADTASTEFUL LABELS DIESBUMBLEBEE A4 CARDSTOCKBUMBLEBEE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADOLD OLIVE A4 CARDSTOCKOLD OLIVE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSOFT SUEDE CARDSTOCK A4SOFT SUEDE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCHERRY COBBLER A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEGLUE DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

SSOTM with Gorgeous Leaves – Project 5

This is the first of the bonus projects from my recent SSOTM Gorgeous Leaves Class.

SSOTM with Gorgeous Leaves - Project 5. Project designed by Karen at HIPPFROG Designs

Along with the class colours of Bumblebee, Cherry Cobbler, Evening Evergreen and Old Olive, the bonus projects also add Soft Suede.

Using Soft Suede, the bark image from the Gorgeous Leaves Stamp Set creates the background.

Next, a length of Evening Evergreen Chevron Weave Ribbon, plus a length of the class kit Linen Thread are looped around the project.

SSOTM with Gorgeous Leaves - Project 5. Project designed by Karen at HIPPFROG Designs

A sentiment from the Biggest Wish Stamp Set sits on a circle cut using the Layering Circles Dies. Falling leaves are stamped at the top and bottom.

Then, various leaves are cut using the Intricate Leaves Dies, along with a few branch shapes too.

These shapes are then layered, some directly onto the background, others to the back of the sentiment.

To add depth, the sentiment, with the attached shapes is then raised up on Dimensionals.

SSOTM with Gorgeous Leaves - Project 5. Project designed by Karen at HIPPFROG Designs

Finally, some of the coordinating Class Kit Matte Decorative Dots are added.

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

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies shown below, head to my Online Store. Items available while stocks last.

Online Shopping Club Code      Join my team      Current Products      Offers & Promotions      Book a Class

GORGEOUS LEAVES BUNDLEDECORATIVE MATTE DOTSLINEN THREADBIGGEST WISH PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)LAYERING CIRCLES DIESBUMBLEBEE A4 CARDSTOCKBUMBLEBEE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCHERRY COBBLER A4 CARDSTOCKCHERRY COBBLER CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADEVENING EVERGREEN A4 CARDSTOCKEVENING EVERGREEN CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADOLD OLIVE A4 CARDSTOCKOLD OLIVE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSOFT SUEDE CARDSTOCK A4SOFT SUEDE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 THICK CARDSTOCKTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

SSOTM with Gorgeous Leaves – Project 4

This is the final project the attendees made at my recent SSOTM Gorgeous Leaves Class.

SSOTM with Gorgeous Leaves - Project 4. Project designed by Karen at HIPPFROG Designs

My inspiration for this is taken from Page 47 of the current Mini Catalogue.

As with the other projects from the Class, the colour combination is Evening Evergreen, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Bumblebee.

These colours are taken from the Matte Decorative Dots that were included in the Class Kits.

This class was also my annual Mostly Men Class, so all of the projects have a more masculine feel.

SSOTM with Gorgeous Leaves - Project 4. Project designed by Karen at HIPPFROG Designs

After stamping the splat images to create a swoosh across the page, falling leaves are then stamped for an autumnal touch.

Next the three large leaves atre stamped and cut out using the Gorgeous Leaves Stamp Set and Intricate Dies Bundle.

The leaves are tied together at the top using a length of Linen Thread, again from the Class Kits.

These are then stuck to the project using Dimensionals to raise them up.

A sentiment from the Welcoming Woods Stamp Set is then added.

SSOTM with Gorgeous Leaves - Project 4. Project designed by Karen at HIPPFROG Designs

Finally, the tiny Matte Decorative Dots complete the project.

Click to see Project 1, Project 2 and Project 3 from the class.

For those who ordered the full Class Kit, they were also given access to a video showing how to create two bonus projects. Watch this space for these shortly.

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

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies shown below, head to my Online Store. Items available while stocks last.

Online Shopping Club Code      Join my team      Current Products      Offers & Promotions      Book a Class

GORGEOUS LEAVES BUNDLEWELCOMING WOODS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETDECORATIVE MATTE DOTSLINEN THREADCHERRY COBBLER A4 CARDSTOCKCHERRY COBBLER CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADEVENING EVERGREEN A4 CARDSTOCKEVENING EVERGREEN CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBUMBLEBEE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADOLD OLIVE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS