Sending you a Paper Hug

A card is a great way to say I’m sending you a paper hug. This one, quite literally says it!

Sending you a Paper Hug. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It uses the Ornate Garden DSP and is really quick and easy to make.

By using the colours of the DSP, part of the hard work has been done for me. Bumblebee and Terracotta Tile are teamed with a Thick Whisper White base card.

A piece of the DSP is cut to size, then the bottom section is cut and turned around to show the other side.

Sending you a Paper Hug. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A strip of In Color Ribbon is placed across the join. This then has a sentiment placed over the top of it.

The fabulous sentiment is from the Comfort & Hope Stamp Set, with the ends cut using the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch. A co-ordinating layer is added to the sentiment.

Finally, two In Color Enamel Dots are added to each side of the sentiment.

Sending you a Paper Hug. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As this design is perfect for any occasion. You could easily make a batch of these in advance and then add a relevant sentiment when they are ready to send.

If you would like to find out more about making cards, then why not join me at one of my classes. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Very Versailles and Circle Punches

Due to the Bank Holiday, there wasn’t a Card & (Your) Cuppa session last week, so I’m sharing this project made with Very Versailles and Circle Punches instead.

It’s loosely based on the projects on Page 114 of the Annual Catalogue.

My colour combination is Blushing Bride, Pumpkin Pie and Poppy Parade, with Early Espresso as the accent colour.

The stunning branch image is stamped on the background, with Blushing Bride and Early Espresso used with Sponge Daubers to distress the edges.

A combination of various generations of stamping for the other images create the different depths of colour. Circle Punches cut out these pieces. This trio of circles is then layered in size order.

Very Versailles and Circle Punches. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A sentiment from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set has a piece of pretty Scalloped Lace Trim stuck to the back.

This is then stuck onto the project with Mini Dimensionals.

Finally, a few Champagne Rhinestones add some sparkle. These co-ordinate really well with the Pumpkin Pie and Early Espresso colours.

Very Versailles and Circle Punches. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As I haven’t played with Very Versailles for a while, it was nice to stamp with it again.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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All About the Blooms

This project is all about the blooms. It uses the Basket of Blooms Stamp Set and the co-ordinating Small Bloom Punch.

All About the Blooms. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Recently, I shared this project with you. This is another version using the pot from the set, instead of the vase.

The colour combination is again Bumblebee, Terracotta Tile and Old Olive. Two of these are from the In Color collections.

In the stamp set, there are various flower and leaf stamps. This project uses one of the bloom images that co-ordinates with the Small Bloom Punch. Each bloom uses two images stuck together offset from each other.

All About the Blooms. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using a Blender Pen, I gently pulled the ink from the stamping to colour both the leaves and the flowers. A sentiment from the Well Said Stamp Set provides the sentiment, suitable for a number of occasions.

For a slightly different look, some lengths of ribbon from the Ornate Garden Combo Pack are stuck behind the white piece. The whole white piece is then attached with Dimensionals to raise it off the ribbons.

Finally, some tiny Gold Glitter Enamel Dots are added to the centre of each flower.

If you want to join my Fabulous Florals Online Class on 23rd September. Make sure you’ve booked your place by Wednesday 9th September.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Daisy Lane, Crumb Cake & Watercolor Pencils

I’m sharing another floral project with you today made with Daisy Lane, Crumb Cake and Watercolor Pencils

Daisy Lane, Crumb Cake & Watercolor Pencils. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This project is again inspired by the Annual Catalogue. If you head to page 13, you’ll see a similar project.

I chose to use Daisy Lane as my Stamp Set, with Rich Razzleberry as my main colour. I have stamped tone-on-tone on the Crumb Cake and then coloured using Watercolor Pencils. A Blender Pen over the colouring then helps to blend them together.

Even though the base card is Very Vanilla, I have stamped the sentiment from Lovely You onto a strip of Rich Razzleberry with a Whisper White Inkpad.

Daisy Lane, Crumb Cake & Watercolor Pencils. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch, one end of the sentiment is shaped. The Stamp Set and Punch are available as a discounted Bundle.

This stamped and punched sentiment is then stuck over a bow from Linen Thread.

Finally, a few Artistry Blooms Adhesive-Backed Sequins in co-ordinating Rich Razzleberry, in different sizes, add a touch of sparkle. As they already have adhesive attached, they are easy to adhere.

Daisy Lane, Crumb Cake & Watercolor Pencils. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Jar of Flowers Bundle

Here is another of the floral projects I’ve been making recently. This card uses the Jar of Flowers Bundle.

Jar of Flowers Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

In the Bundle, there is a stamp set that is perfect for colouring, with reversible stamps too. This is teamed with the co-ordinating Jar Punch. As bundles are discounted, they are great items to purchase.

The flowers for this project are first stamped in Smoky Slate. Then, they are given some colour with Stampin’ Blends. My combos are So Saffron, Granny Apple Green, Highland Heather and Petal Pink. Once I had cut them out, I used Pool Party Blends to highlight around the edge.

Jar of Flowers Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My jar is in So Saffron to co-ordinate with the layer and some of the flowers.

A bow from the Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon is wrapped around the jar before it is stuck to the card.

The flowers are then attached to the project using Dimensionals.

Jar of Flowers Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some Metallic Pearls are placed around the design and Wink of Stella is added to the centre of the flowers for a touch of sparkle.

I like the white space on this project as it allows the flowers to shine. Be sure to add this Jar of Flowers Bundle to your shopping list!

If you’d like to make projects like this, I’m running a Fabulous Florals Online Class on 23rd September. Head to my Class Timetable for full details of this and the other classes I’m running.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – A Wave of Butterflies

For last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project, the attendees made a wave of butterflies. It’s a version of this project from my recent Abstract/Shapes Class.

Wave of Butterflies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For this project, I kept the same colours for the butterflies. I decided to change to Whisper White and also Pool Party for the wave of butterflies to sit on.

The gap is made by cutting a wavy line and sticking each part down leaving the gap. Butterflies are cut using the Butterfly Duet Punch.

Using Glue Dots, the wave of butterflies is created, starting with the centre, then the top and bottom. This helps to make the gaps more even.

Wave of Butterflies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The sentiment is once again from the Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set cut with the Layering Circles Dies. This is sat on top of a piece of the very pretty co-ordinating Pool Party Ribbon.

Wave of Butterflies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This ribbon has a lovely shimmer, which matches the sparkle from the Wink of Stella I added to each butterfly.

If you want to learn how to make projects like this one, make sure you book your place on one of my online classes. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Card & (Your) Cuppa for Children – A Wave of Balloons

For my final Card & (Your) Cuppa for Children class of the summer, I designed this wave of balloons project.

A Wave of Balloons. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It uses mulitples of the same shape in shades of blue and purple to create a fabulous card. Using the same shape multiple times is really effective. It also saves a lot of time and effort!

For my purples we have my go-to trio of Purple Posy, Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape. My blues are Pacific Point, Balmy Blue and Seaside Spray. As there are lots of colours, they are all mounted onto a Thick Whisper White basecard. This allows each colour to pop.

A Wave of Balloons. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The Lovely Labels Pick a Punch creates the ends of the strips and the sentiment, with the balloons cut using the Balloon Bouquet Punch.

Once everything is cut, it’s time to start arranging the pieces how you’d like them. My project has the lighter colour strips and darker balloons in the centre for a contrast. I also made the centre strip and centre balloon in the opposite colour to the others.

A couple of pieces of the Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon create a cross in the middle.

With the centre balloon attached with Dimensionals, the ‘Happy Birthday’ is from the Timeless Tulips Stamp Set is added. This sentiment works really well with the narrowest setting on the punch.

A Wave of Balloons. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some Rhinestone Birthday bling was added.

My young students have been brilliant and have created some fabulous projects.

Card & (Your) Cuppa for Children will be returning in the October Half-Term. Dates will be announced soon, so keep an eye on my Class Timetable for full details.

If you’d like to join me for other classes, my Class Timetable has all the information you need.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Basket of Blooms

I’ve been using my floral stamp sets, and this is a project using the Basket of Blooms Stamp Set.

Basket of Blooms. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This Stamp Set has flowers, recepticles for flowers (including a basket!), stems, and leaves. 14 stamps for just £16. Plus, some of the flowers co-ordinate with the Small Bloom Punch too.

For this project, I’ve used Bumblebee, Terracotta Tile and Old Olive, with Whisper White.

Stamping the small flower multiple times tone-on-tone creates a background. Strips of the Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack in Old Olive and Terracotta Tile are then added.Basket of Blooms. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

One of the leaf images is stamped onto the Whisper White. It’s coloured with a Blender Pen and then cut out using the Tasteful Labels Dies.

The vase is stamped onto co-ordinating cardstock and cut out by hand, before being stuck onto the shape. A tiny flower is stamped onto Whisper White. It is again coloured with a Blender Pen and cut out by hand.

A sentiment from the Well Said Stamp Set is cut out by hand and placed across the vase.

Using Dimensionals, the shape is added to the card.

Basket of Blooms. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

 

Finally, a small Gold Glitter Enamel Dot is added to the centre of the flower for a touch of sparkle.

I’ll be sharing more projects using this stamp set over the coming weeks.

If you’d like to make projects like this one, why not join me for a class. Find out more at my Class Timetable.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Flowers for Every Season Suite

Have you come across the Flowers for Every Season Suite? It’s near the front of the Annual Catalogue.

I’ve had fun creating some cards with it. Here is the first one. It’s my version of a project on Page 11.

Flowers for Every Season Suite. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This Suite can only be described as a mega suite, it includes TWO Stamp Set Bundles and DSP, along with loads of other products.

The flowers are fussy cut from the 6×6 DSP in the Suite and stuck together. Cutting out the flowers was the most time consuming part of this project!

In Colors are used for the DSP, so I’ve co-ordinated this with a base card in Bumblebee. Another piece of DSP is used for the Cinnamon Cider strip at the bottom of the project.

One of the Bundles in the Suite is the Jar of Flowers Stamp Set and Jar Punch. Using Misty Moonlight and tone-on-tone stamping, the jar is stamped and punched.

For more depth, the flowers are attached to the project using Dimensionals.

Flowers for Every Season Suite. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As the DSP uses the new In Colors, it’s great to be able to use the co-ordinating In Color elements.

Here I’ve added a knotted piece of In Color Ribbons and some In Color Enamel Dots too for the finishing touches.

Flowers for Every Season Suite. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It’s a bright and vibrant card that is sure to put a smile on someone’s face.

Why not join me for my ZOOM Papercrafting Class: Fabulous Florals in September and create projects like this?  Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Love of Leaves for my Lovely Customers

You know how much I love making thank you cards for those who support my business. This is the card I send to my lovely July customers, made using the Love of Leaves Bundle.

Love of Leaves. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Everyone who places an order with me during the month, receives a handmade thank you card from me the following month. If you use the Hostess Code for your online order, you’ll receive a little gift from me too.

For this project, I chose to use just two colours, Cinnamon Cider and Pear Pizzazz, along with Very Vanilla. Cinnamon Cider is one of the new In Colors for 2020 and works really well in this colour combination.

The Love of Leaves Bundle from the Mini Catalogue is made up of the Love of Leaves Stamp Set and the stunning Stitched Leaves Dies. Take a look at the pretty stitched lines on the leaf. I fell in love with this bundle rather quickly. Not only does the stamp set have a variety of leaf designs, it has some great sentiments too.

A simple background is made by stamping the leaf multiple times in one colour. Then, I die-cut the leaf shape in the other colour.

Love of Leaves. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A couple of lengths of of the beautifully tactile Embroidered Ribbon, again from the Mini Catalogue, is stuck to the back of the leaf.

Cinnamon Cider ink is used to stamp the sentiment, cut out with the Classic Label Punch.

Love of Leaves. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, the leaf piece is attached with Dimensionals to raise it up off the page.

I’m looking forward to making the cards for my August customers. It’s not too late to add yourself to my list by placing an order.

Why not also learn how to make cards like this at one of my classes too. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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