A Little Bit of Pink

It’s that time of year when I make a Birthday card for a friend of mine who is a fan of everything pink and sparkly.

Here is the card I made using a little bit of pink…

Little Bit of Pink. Project designed by Karn at HIPPOFROG Designs

As you know, I’m not a fan of pink and I don’t really like glitter either. So, this is one of those times of year when I am forced way outside of my comfort zone!

This allows me to challenge myself and also spend time thinking about the person I am making for. It’s good to step outside of your crafting comfort zone every now. Things like using bright colours if you like pastels or creating a grunge style project if you like clean and simple etc are all good challenges.

Little Bit of Pink. Project designed by Karn at HIPPOFROG Designs

The little bit of pink is from Petal Pink and Flirty Flamingo and the project uses the Well Said Stamp Set and Well Written Dies from the Spring/Summer Catalogue.

This Stamp Set and Dies are currently available in a bundle with 10% off until 3rd June. After that, they will not be in a bundle format and will be full price. As this is a large set, it’s definitely worthwhile getting your hands on it while it’s discounted.

I’ve also used the Artisan Textures Stamp Set to create a background.

Little Bit of Pink. Project designed by Karn at HIPPOFROG Designs

There just had to be sparkle so I’ve used Wink of Stella on the Butterflies and ‘birthday’ die cut shape. There are also Rhinestones for the flower centres, the dot of the ‘i’ and just a few scattered around.

A length of Silver Metallic Thread wrapped around the centre then pulls these elements together.

Little Bit of Pink. Project designed by Karn at HIPPOFROG Designs

Don’t forget that items on the retiring list are only available until 3rd June (while stocks last).

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


To order any of the supplies used, click on the product images below to go to my online store.

This Month’s Hostess Code      Join my team      Current Products      Special Offers      Book a Class

Well Said Cling BundleArtisan Textures Clear-Mount Stamp SetWhisper White A4 CardstockFlirty Flamingo A4 CardstockFlirty Flamingo Classic Stampin' PadPetal Pink A4 CardstockPetal Pink Classic Stampin' PadSilver Metallic ThreadRectangle Stitched Framelits DiesBanner Triple PunchClassic Label PunchRhinestone Basic JewelsClear Wink Of Stella Glitter BrushTear & Tape AdhesiveFine-Tip Glue Pen

Punch Art Poinsettia

How are you liking this fabulous Punch Art Poinsettia?

It’s made using the Christmas Bulb Builder Punch. I love using punches in different ways and knew that there was a floral possibility with this one.

Punch Art Poinsettia. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The bulb is punched multiple times to create the petals. Using a sponge dauber they have their edges coloured before being carefully layered.

Using the Detailed Trio Punch, the corners are given matching petal shapes.

A long length of Metallic Thread is wrapped around the centre to co-ordinate with the Gold Foil Sheet background layer.

Punch Art Poinsettia. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A small Daffodil Delight circle and a Gold Faceted Gem complete this stylish project.

Punch Art Poinsettia. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Watch this space for another floral creation using this punch.

If you’d like to make one of these, then make sure you book onto my Christmas Card Boot Camp as this is one of the special cards we’ll be making in the afternoon.

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.

Christmas Bulb Builder PunchReal Red A4 CardstockReal Red Classic Stampin' PadWhisper White A4 CardstockDaffodil Delight A4 CardstockGold Foil SheetsGold Faceted GemsGold Metallic ThreadSponge DaubersDetailed Trio Punch1/2" (1.3 cm) Circle PunchSnail AdhesiveMultipurpose Liquid GlueTear & Tape Adhesive

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Revisiting Eastern Beauty

For last week’s Card & Cuppa I chose to use a Stamp Set that we hadn’t used for a very long time.

As we were revisiting Eastern Beauty, I also revisited a similar project I’d made previously too.

Card & Cuppa Project with Karen Young from HIPPOFROG Designs. Using Eastern Beauty from Stampin' Up!

I changed the colours slightly using Berry Burst, Powder Pink and Pool Party and set the project as portrait.

A long length of Metallic Thread is sits behind a punched circle and then onto some ribbon. The focal flower is cut out by hand and embellished with a faceted gem.

Here is a close-up of the flower.

Card & Cuppa Project with Karen Young from HIPPOFROG Designs. Using Eastern Beauty from Stampin' Up!

Using a Sponge Dauber, the edges of the project have been coloured, along with the flower too.

Although I’ve left my project sentiment free, I took the Stamp Set along with me. The attendees then had a choice of adding a sentiment if they wanted to.

If you’d like to join us at a future Card & Cuppa session then make sure you book your place by 18:00 the day before.

Don’t forget to take advantage of the Retiring List and grab those favourite items while you still can.

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.

Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp SetWhisper White A4 CardstockBerry Burst A4 CardstockBerry Burst Classic Stampin' PadBerry Burst 1/2" Finely Woven RibbonPowder Pink A4 CardstockPowder Pink Classic Stampin' PadPool Party A4 CardstockPool Party Classic Stampin' Pad1/2" (1.3 cm) Circle Punch1-1/2" (3.8 cm) Circle PunchSponge DaubersClear Faceted GemsSilver Metallic ThreadSnail AdhesiveTear & Tape Adhesive

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Hand-tied Heart Bouquet

At Card & Cuppa classes, I ask my regular attendees what types of cards they would like to make.

A recent request has been an anniversary card so here is the project from last week.

Stampin' Up! Jar of Love with HIPPOFROG Designs

Not only is this card perfect for anniversaries, it’s great for weddings, engagements etc too as it’s sentiment free.

I decided to make a hand-tied heart bouquet.  The stems use the Jar of Love Stamp Set and are masked at the bottom to give a hand-tied look.  For the central stems for the hearts, I used the balloon strings from the Balloon Celebration Stamp Set.  It’s fun to use stamp sets in different ways.

With the three small hearts stamped directly onto the top of the stems, the other three hearts from the Work of Art Stamp Set are stamped separately.  They are cut out and stuck on afterwards.

A pretty bow for the bouquet using the Baby Bear Stamp Set and Holly Berry Builder Punch was attached over a length of looped Silver Metallic Thread to finish the hand-tied look.

Wink of Stella on the hearts gives a final touch of shimmer.

If you’d like to join us for a Card & Cuppa session then book your place by 18:00 the day before.

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.

Jar Of Love Photopolymer Stamp SetWork Of Art Clear-Mount Stamp SetBalloon Celebration Photopolymer Stamp SetBaby Bear Photopolymer Stamp SetHolly Berry Builder PunchWhisper White A4 CardstockReal Red A4 CardstockReal Red Classic Stampin' PadOld Olive Classic Stampin' PadPear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' PadWild Wasabi Classic Stampin' PadWhisper White A4 Thick CardstockClear Wink Of Stella Glitter BrushSilver Metallic ThreadSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

Birthday Card for my Stampin’ Up Mum

Being part of Stampin’ Up! is like having a very large extended family, and my Stampin’ Up! ‘Mum’ celebrated her Birthday recently.

They are fan of butterflies and turquoise so here is the card I made.

Stampin' Up! Watercolor Wings

The wall was created by inking up the embossing folder with Crumb Cake and then running it through the Big Shot.  This gives a depth to the mortar between the bricks.  Make sure you ink up the right side of the folder!

I decided to use a range of blues and chose Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Island Indigo with the body in Basic Gray.  For the butterfly I used Watercolor Wings and the co-ordinating dies and the Eclectic Layers Dies for the leaves.

A piece of looped Gold Metallic Thread and some Wink of Stella on the wings of the Butterfly add some classy finishing touches.

If you’d like to know more about joining the Stampin’ Up! family then click here for more information or contact me for a no obligation chat.

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.

Watercolor Wings Photopolymer Stamp SetBold Butterfly Framelits DiesBrick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing FolderEclectic Layers Thinlits DiesVery Vanilla A4 CardstockIsland Indigo A4 CardstockIsland Indigo Classic Stampin' PadBermuda Bay A4 CardstockBermuda Bay Classic Stampin' PadPool Party A4 CardstockPool Party Classic Stampin' PadCrumb Cake Classic Stampin' PadBasic Gray Archival Stampin’ PadGold Metallic ThreadClear Wink Of Stella Glitter BrushMultipurpose Liquid GlueStampin' Dimensionals

Save

Save

Copper Birthday Blooms

A good friend celebrated her Birthday last week.

She’s a fan of heat embossing so I decided to combine this with a vintage look.

Stampin' Up! Birthday Blooms

The background uses Crumb Cake tone on tone stamping using the Touches of Texture Stamp Set.

I then stamped the flower from Birthday Blooms with Versamark and heat embossed with Copper Embossing Powder.  Next I cut out the flower by hand, I’m not going to lie, it took ages!

A strip of the beautiful Lace Trim and loops of Copper Metallic Thread were then added.  You can’t see the thread very well in this picture but it’s definitely there!

Finally, I attached the flower using Dimensionals.  As I wanted the flower to be the star of the project I didn’t add a sentiment.

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.

Birthday Blooms Clear-Mount Stamp SetTouches Of Texture Clear-Mount Stamp SetCrumb Cake A4 CardstockCrumb Cake Classic Stampin' PadEarly Espresso A4 CardstockVersamark PadCopper Stampin' Emboss PowderHeat Tool (Uk)Very Vanilla 1/2" (1.3 Cm) Lace TrimCopper Metallic ThreadSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals