Countdown to Christmas 2021 #3

The third project in my Countdown to Christmas 2021 series is a project from this week’s SSOTM Class.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #3. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

At least one of the projects from the class was designed with Christmas in mind. Who couldn’t love this cute scene?

Along with the Penguin Place Stamp Set and Penguin Punch Bundle from the Mini Catalogue, it uses the retired SAB Penguin Playmates DSP. If you have this DSP in your stash, this is a great project to make.

You will notice the design is similar to the project in the SAB Brochure.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #3. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using the snow drift stamp from the set, this is stamped several times onto the white piece of card. I then cut along the top line and stuck it onto a piece of Balmy Blue, stamped tone-on-tone with the snowflakes image. This gives the impression of a snowy scene.

Just Jade provide the trees, with one cut out and stuck behind the snow at the top.

Each of the animals are cut out, the penguin with the punch and the others by hand. These are then stuck onto the scene, with the fox raised on Dimensionals at the front. A Just Jade hat is then added to the polar bear.

My sentiment is stamped onto  a shape from the Messages Die and this sits on a swoosh of the Baker’s Twine from the Class Kit.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #3. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, the silver diamond gems from the Silver & Clear Epoxy Essentials are dotted across the sky to look like stars.

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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Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Making Your Punching More Efficient

For this week’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video, I’m sharing tips on how to make your punching more efficient. This is particularly useful if you are stamping and punching multiples of the same shape.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Making Your Punching More Efficient. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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My project uses a colour combination of Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz and Very Vanilla.

The leaves from the Very Versailles Stamp Set are stamped multiple times before some strips of cardstock are added at the bottom. This creates a window box feel.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Making Your Punching More Efficient. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A length of Frayed Grosgrain Ribbon in Blushing Bride, available in the new July-December Mini Catalogue from Tuesday is then added.

The Sweet Strawberry Bundle (Sweet Strawberry Stamp Set & Strawberry Builder Punch) provide the flowers.

A shape from the Messages Die is stamped with a sentiment and raised up using Dimensionals.

Each of the flowers are then added using Glue Dots.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Making Your Punching More Efficient. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, a small Pearl sits in the centre of each flower.

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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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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SWEET STRAWBERRY BUNDLE (ENGLISH)VERY VERSAILLES CLING STAMP SETMESSAGES DIEBLUSHING BRIDE A4 CARDSTOCKBLUSHING BRIDE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPEAR PIZZAZZ A4 CARDSTOCKPEAR PIZZAZZ CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKBLUSHING BRIDE 3/8" (1 CM) FRAYED GROSGRAIN RIBBONPEARL BASIC JEWELSSTAMPIN' SEALTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEGLUE DOTSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Lots of Green Greenery

With the arrival of new products, we often forget about the items we loved before the new ones came along.

Lots of Green Greenery. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsFor today’s project, I’m sharing some love for the neglected Forever Fern Stamp Set, Forever Flourishing Dies and Greenery Embossing Folder.

They are, however, mixed with new In Colors of Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen, plus Very Vanilla.

First, I used a Sponge Dauber to add a very delicate touch of colour to the Very Vanilla piece. It’s barely visible, but it makes a very subtle difference.

Lots of Green Greenery. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Then, I stamped and die cut the various leaves. These were in a variety of first and second generation stamping. Be sure to check out my Top Tips video if you’re not sure what that means.

After I’d stuck the leaves down, I embossed a piece of Soft Succulent. This was stuck over the edges of the leaves, leaving a thin strip of Very Vanilla showing.

For the sentiment, the Many Messages Stamp Set and coordinating Messages Die were a perfect fit.

Lots of Green Greenery. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It sits on a length of Evening Evergreen Chevron Weave Ribbon for a finishing touch.

I really love this project and think it would look great in a variety of different colours. Blues and purples spring to mind.

Don’t forget to spend time with your forgotten products!

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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FOREVER FERN CLING STAMP SET (EN)FOREVER FLOURISHING DIESGREENERY EMBOSSING FOLDERSMANY MESSAGES CLING STAMP SETMESSAGES DIESOFT SUCCULENT A4 CARDSTOCKSOFT SUCCULENT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADEVENING EVERGREEN A4 CARDSTOCKEVENING EVERGREEN CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKEVENING EVERGREEN (3/8" 1 CM) CHEVRON WEAVE RIBBONSPONGE DAUBERSSTAMPIN’ CUT & EMBOSS MACHINEMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' SEAL+

Flowers of Friendship in Rich Razzleberry

Today, a new Annual Catalogue Bundle meets an old favourite colour combination.

Here are Flowers of Friendship in Rich Razzleberry, with Old Olive.

Flowers of Friendship in Rich Razzleberry. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The flowers from the Stamp Set are simply stamped on half of the background, masking along the centre to keep the top part free of stamping.

They are then quickly given some extra colour using a Blender Pen.

A strip of the Reversible Old Olive and Pretty Peacock Ribbon covers the masking line.

Flowers of Friendship in Rich Razzleberry. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Three large and three small flowers are stamped and then cut out using the Flowers and Leaves Punch from the Bundle.

Again, a Blender Pen gives them some more colour before the pieces are layered using Glue Dots.

For the sentiment, the Many Messages Bundle (Many Messages Stamp Set and Messages Die) from the January-June Mini Catalogue is used. It creates the perfect size and shape to sit on the ribbon.

Flowers of Friendship in Rich Razzleberry. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, coordinating self-adhesive sequins add some sparkle to the centre of each flower.

Don’t forget that some items from the January-June Mini Catalogue are only available until the end of June.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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FLOWERS OF FRIENDSHIP BUNDLE (ENGLISH)MANY MESSAGES BUNDLERICH RAZZLEBERRY CARDSTOCK A4RICH RAZZLEBERRY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADOLD OLIVE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKOLD OLIVE/PRETTY PEACOCK 3/8" (1 CM) REVERSIBLE RIBBONARTISTRY BLOOMS ADHESIVE-BACKED SEQUINSBLENDER PENSSTAMPIN' SEALGLUE DOTSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Revisit, Reuse & Refresh

For this week’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video, I’m sharing the process behind designing this Quiet Meadow Stamp Set project.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Revisit, Reuse & Refresh. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Click on the picture below to watch my video about revisiting, resuing and refreshing.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Revisit, Reuse & Refresh. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

First, I stamped the floral image using Memento ink. Then, I masked a strip slightly narrower than the image.

Using Sponge Daubers, I coloured the strip to make a background. I have used Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight and Poppy Parade from the Brights Collection.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Revisit, Reuse & Refresh. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The Many Messages Bundle (Many Messages Stamp Set and Messages Die) from the January-June Mini Catalogue provide the sentiment and shape.

It is then raised over a length of White Baker’s Twine from the Essentials Pack wrapped around the card.

For a touch of sparkle, I’ve coloured the flowers with some Wink of Stella.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Revisit, Reuse & Refresh. 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.

For a trip down memory lane, here is the post for the 2017 project.

Why not join me at one of my online classes to make some projects you can then revisit, reuse and refresh. Head to my Class Timetable for more details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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QUIET MEADOW CLING STAMP SETMANY MESSAGES BUNDLETUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PADDAFFODIL DELIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKDAFFODIL DELIGHT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPOPPY PARADE A4 CARDSTOCKPOPPY PARADE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADGRANNY APPLE GREEN CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKSPONGE DAUBERSBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHSTAMPIN' SEAL+STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Plenty of Pinks for a 40th Birthday

A friend who is a fan of all things pink and sparkly had their 40th Birthday recently.

Plenty of Pinks for a 40th Birthday. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

With the new Annual Catalogue providing another pink in this year’s In Colors. I had plenty of pinks to choose from.

My colour combination is Polished Pink, Blushing Bride and Melon Mambo and the project is version of this previous card. This project is a large A5 card.Plenty of Pinks for a 40th Birthday. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For the flowers, I have used the In Bloom Bundle – In Bloom Stamp Set and Pierced Blooms Dies from the January-June Mini Catalogue.

The background is a combination of the In Bloom Stamp Set and the Forever Fern Stamp Set. Using a Sponge Dauber, I’ve also added touch of extra colour behind the flowers.

Vine Design provides the Happy Birthday sentiment and is cut out using the Messages Die, again, both are from the January-June Mini Catalogue.

Plenty of Pinks for a 40th Birthday. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A long length of the Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack in Blushing Bride with a bow wraps around the card.

I’m not sure that you can see the huge amount of Wink of Stella I’ve used on the project to create a lot of sparkle. It is on the flowers and also dotted across the background too.

Finally, for a bit more sparkle, Rhinestones and In Color Jewels are added.

Why not join one of my classes to use items from the new Catalogue. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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IN BLOOM BUNDLE (ENGLISH)VINE DESIGN CLING STAMP SETFOREVER FERN CLING STAMP SET (EN)MESSAGES DIEPOLISHED PINK A4 CARDSTOCKPOLISHED PINK CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBLUSHING BRIDE A4 CARDSTOCKBLUSHING BRIDE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMELON MAMBO CARDSTOCK A4BASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCK2021–2023 IN COLOR JEWELSSNAIL MAIL TWINE COMBO PACKSPONGE DAUBERSRHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHSTAMPIN' SEAL+MULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS