Birthday Blues

It’s not really Birthday Blues, it’s a Birthday card for my Sister-in-Law in shades of blue.

Birthday Blues. Project designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs

This is a project with no stamping at all.

A simple colour combination of Pool Party and Pacific Point allow the Very Vanilla flower to really pop.

The ombre stencil effect is using a Sponge Dauber and one of the Pattern Party Decorative Masks. Pool Party to begin with, then Pacific Point for the darker areas.

Birthday Blues. Project designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs

The Detailed Trio Punch creates those fabulous rounded corners. A strip of Pacific Point cardstock and a length of Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon separate the two sections.

Two shapes from the May Flowers Framelits dies are layered onto two circles, again in Pacific Point and Pool Party.

Birthday Blues. Project designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs

The centre of the flower is a Faceted Gem in Clear that I’ve coloured with a Dark Pool Party Stampin’ Blend marker.

Keep an eye out for other projects in this design over the coming weeks.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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May Flowers Framelits DiesPattern Party Decorative MasksSponge DaubersPacific Point Classic Stampin' PadPacific Point A4 CardstockPool Party Classic Stampin' PadPool Party A4 CardstockVery Vanilla A4 CardstockPool Party 3/8" Shimmer RibbonClear Faceted GemsPool Party Dark Stampin' Blends Marker2" (5.1 cm) Circle Punch2-1/4" (5.7 cm) Circle PunchDetailed Trio PunchSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – A Very Vanilla Project

I’d been asked for cards suitable for Wedding Anniversaries, so I decided to create this Very Vanilla project.

Very Vanilla Card & Cuppa Project. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It’s a one colour project with highlights of colour from the Soft Suede stamping and Metallic-Edge Ribbon.

The background texture is made from 3 different size circles stuck over the card, plus a large circle to sit the flower onto.

Even though I don’t use a Big Shot at Card & Cuppa classes, we still made use of a Framelits. A flower from the May Flowers Framelits is drawn around twice and cut out by hand. The leaves are from the Leaf Punch, so no fussy cutting for those!

Very Vanilla Card & Cuppa Project. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A strip of Gold Metallic-Edge Ribbon behind the flower, with a Gold Faceted Gem for the centre adds some bling.

Very Vanilla Card & Cuppa Project. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The attendees chose whether to add the ‘Enjoy your Special Day’ sentiment from Dragonfly Dreams as a finishing touch.

Very Vanilla Card & Cuppa Project. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This card can work for Weddings, Anniversaries and Engagements, and Birthdays too. I think it will look fabulous in Whisper White with Silver highlights as well.

Very Vanilla Card & Cuppa Project. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Very Vanilla A4 CardstockVery Vanilla A4 Thick CardstockDragonfly Dreams Photopolymer Stamp SetSoft Suede Classic Stampin' PadMay Flowers Framelits DiesLeaf Punch3/4" (1.9 cm) Circle Punch1" (2.5 cm) Circle Punch1-1/4" (3.2 cm) Circle Punch2-1/4" (5.7 cm) Circle PunchBanner Triple PunchGold 3/8" (1 cm) Metallic-Edge RibbonGold Faceted GemsSnail AdhesiveStampin' DimensionalsTear & Tape Adhesive

Shades of Blue

When I first saw the project on Page 143 of the Annual Catalogue I knew I wanted make my own version.

I had the perfect ocassion last week as it was my Mum’s Birthday.

Stampin' Up with HIPPOFROG Designs - Falling Flowers

For the colours I decided not to use the neutral palette, I opted for shades of blue instead. Night of Navy, Island Indigo and Pool Party combined with Very Vanilla are my chosen shades.

The main design uses the Falling Flowers Stamp Set and the matching May Flowers Framelits. I’ve used the Touches of Texture Stamp Set in the background.

There are lots of layers in this card fixed using Dimensionals and these create the depth.

Sponge Daubering the edges, a piece of pretty doily, strip of Island Indigo Ombre Ribbon, Pearls and Wink of Stella are the finishing touches.

I’m pleased to say that Mum loved her card 🙂

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Falling Flowers Clear-Mount Stamp SetMay Flowers Framelits DiesTouches Of Texture Clear-Mount Stamp SetVery Vanilla A4 CardstockNight Of Navy Classic Stampin' PadIsland Indigo A4 CardstockIsland Indigo Classic Stampin' PadPool Party A4 CardstockPool Party Classic Stampin' PadRhinestone Basic JewelsIsland Indigo 1/4" Ombre RibbonSponge DaubersClear Wink Of Stella Glitter BrushMultipurpose Liquid GlueStampin' Dimensionals

May Flowers for an April Birthday

A friend (and Stampin’ Up! fan) celebrated their Birthday last week, so I obviously made them a card.

Although their Birthday was in April, I chose the May Flowers Framelits Dies to create this project.

Falling Flowers Stampin' Up! UK

I began by creating a wall using the Brick Wall Embossing Folder.  To achieve this  look, I gently rubbed the folder with a Sahara Sand ink pad before running it through the Big Shot.

My friend loves Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler so these are the main colours I chose to use.  To add a splash of colour I added a 1/2″circle of Daffodil Delight in the centre of the die-cut flowers.

I decided against adding a sentiment as I didn’t want to clutter the blank section of wall.  To add more detail I’ve used loops of Gold Metallic Thread behind the flower and Wink of Stella on the petals.

If you’re a fan of the current Catalogue bundles, make sure you take advantage of them before 31st May.  Current bundled items that aren’t retiring won’t be bundled in the new catalogue.

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.

Falling Flowers Clear-Mount Stamp SetMay Flowers Framelits DiesBrick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing FolderWhisper White A4 CardstockCherry Cobbler A4 CardstockDaffodil Delight A4 CardstockOld Olive A4 CardstockOld Olive Classic Stampin' PadSahara Sand Classic Stampin' Pad1/2Gold Metallic ThreadClear Wink Of Stella Glitter BrushMultipurpose Liquid GlueStampin' Dimensionals