Saying Goodbye – Hostess Sets

I’m sure I’m not going to be the only one who is going to miss the Love You Lots Hostess Set when it retires.

This set has been so much fun to use and obviously I adored the frog image in it!

However, I found the hedgehog image really great to use too.  Here’s another card from the Spring Card Crafting Extravaganza Class using this set.

Love you Lots from Stampin' Up!

I’ve loved using Blender Pens to colour the hedgehogs by pulling the ink from the stamped image.  Stampin’ Write Markers have been great for colouring the flower too.  You can make lots of these in a short space of time and even add a relevant sentiment when you need to use it.

This card is a Notecard Base and it works beautifully with the co-ordinating cardstock and Baker’s Twine.

The sentiment is from Hopeful Thoughts and we punched out part of the phrase. It’s a cute card that would brighten your day if you were feeling under the weather.

Here is another project from my archives, a CASE of the catalogue using the fabulous frog.

Love you Lots from Stampin' Up!

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies used, click on the images below to go to my online store. Remember to use the Hostess Code if you are placing an order.

You can also join my team here.

Love You Lots Clear-Mount Stamp SetHopeful Thoughts Wood-Mount Stamp SetWhisper White Note Cards & EnvelopesWhisper White A4 CardstockChocolate Chip Classic Stampin' PadBlushing Bride A4 CardstockSubtles Stampin' Write MarkersBasic Gray Archival Stampin’ PadBlender PensBlushing Bride Solid Baker's TwineClassic Label PunchSnail Adhesive

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Customer Thank you cards – October

At the start of each month I send Thank you cards to anyone who has purchased from me the previous month.

I also had a set of swaps to make for our Stampin’ Up! training event in Telford last weekend, so I decided to combine the two.

I used the Love You Lots Hostess Stamp Set and made batches in each 2016-18 In Color.

Here is a version in Emerald Envy.

Love You Lots Stampin' Up!

For swaps, we usually create card fronts rather than whole cards, with the project being used for inspiration and ideas. Here is a swap in each In Color.

Love You Lots Stampin' Up!

The Playful Background Stamp Set creates a water effect and I also added colour to the frog using a Blender Pen.

For my customer Thank you cards, I mounted them onto a Thick Whisper White base to create a monochromatic look.

Love You Lots Stampin' Up!

Which colour did you receive?

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies used, click on the images below to go to my online store. Remember to use the Hostess Code if you are placing an order.

You can also join my team here.

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Love You Lots

It’s almost a year since Card & Cuppa sessions started and I realised that I had been VERY restrained and hadn’t made a frog project…

This has now been rectified!

Love You Lots Stampin' Up! Card & Cuppa

I love the effect of the frogs sticking their heads up through the water on this project.

With this project the options are endless. A portrait card, a landscape card, lots of frogs, a few frogs, the positions of the frogs etc. You can have a lot of fun 🙂

We used a combination of Old Olive and Bermuda Bay cardstock with Pear Pizzazz for the watercolouring. The watercolouring had to be finished quickly, with a few brushstrokes, due to us using standard Whisper White cardstock.  Therefore, this wasn’t a project for budding Picassos!

The addition of stylised waves from Work of Art and the notched ovals for the lily pad sentiment just complete the project

We had a lady join us who had never stamped before and she made a fabulous card. These sessions are suitable for all abilities.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies used, click on the images below to go to my online store. Remember to use the Hostess Code if you are placing an order.

You can also join my team here.