Mystery Pack – Raining Hearts & Dogs

This week’s Mystery Pack project included shapes from the Dog Builder Punch. You could say it was raining hearts and dogs!

The recipients were tasked with making a card using any of the items from the pack, along with scissors and adhesive, plus a sentiment and an ink pad.

Raining Hearts & Dogs. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Here is my project, using some of the items from the kit. I didn’t use all of the dogs as I preferred the Soft Suede one for my card. It’s a great card for a dog lover.

Raining Hearts & Dogs. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

To see how I put this card together in more detail, take a look at my video below.

I created a Mondrian-type design with my various card pieces and added the hearts. The mix of the various yellows works really well with the Very Vanilla.

Raining Hearts & Dogs. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A pretty ribbon swish, which I show in more detail in the video is placed behind the circle layers.

Finally, a bling collar just adds a pretty finishing touch.

Raining Hearts & Dogs. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Don’t forget to order one of my Mystery Packs. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

If you haven’t already seen, the brand new Annual Catalogue was released yesterday. Filled with lots of fabulous products, both old and new.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Mystery Pack – Garage Blues

Last week’s Mystery pack contained lots of blue items. Along with any of these items, the recipients were allowed to use scissors, adhesive, one inkpad and a sentiment to create a card.

Garage Blues. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The blues I used are Balmy Blue, Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Pool Party and Seaside Spray, along with Whisper White.

Here is the project I made with the contents of the pack, one inkpad, a sentiment, scissors and adhesive.

Garage Blues. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

To see how I put it together, take a look at the video below.

The shapes made using the Classic Label Punch created a great road effect for my project. Other recipients used the shapes as a picket fence.

Garage Blues. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My sentiment is from the matching Geared Up Garage Stamp Set and is stamped in Pacific Point to match the die cut car shape.

Garage Blues. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This project didn’t take long to put together and is a fun Birthday card for a car fan.

Don’t forget that the current Annual Catalogue ends on 2nd June, so there are only a few days left to get your hands on items on the retiring list.

Why not sign up for a future Mystery Pack. Head to my Class Timetable for more details.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Mystery Pack – Pretty Petal Washi Tape

Last week’s Mystery Pack recipients received this bundle of items, including the retiring very pretty Petal Washi Tape. Along with these items, a sentiment could also be used to make a card.

Pretty Petal Washi Tape. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I chose to use Merry Merlot, Mossy Meadow and Very Vanilla for my colour combination as they match the Washi Tape and Ribbon Combo Pack. I then added Crushed Curry.

Here is the project I made using the items from the pack.

Pretty Petal Washi Tape. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Click on the video below to see how I put the project together, including the flower.

For the ribbon, I used one strip across the project and then added the twine at the top and bottom. I also cut the Merry Merlot Label Me Lovely Punch shape in half and put it behind the Crushed Curry piece to create a layered look.

Pretty Petal Washi Tape. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The sentiment is from the Timeless Tulips Stamp Set using Merry Merlot ink. I think it just finshes the card beautifully and makes it a pretty project.

Pretty Petal Washi Tape. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Don’t forget to get your hands on those retiring items, there are only a few weeks left. The flower centres have sold out and are no longer available.

If you want to join in with the next Mystery Pack, or get involved in any of my other classes, find out full details here.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Mystery Pack – A Kaleidoscope of Butterflies

Last week’s Mystery Pack contained a kaleidoscope of butterflies.

As well as these items, the recipients could use a list of permitted items. These were Wink of Stella, a sentiment, one inkpad and a sponge dauber, plus scissors and adhesives.

Kaleidoscope of Butterflies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Here is the project I made using the kit, plus Wink of Stella, a Sponge Dauber and Bermuda Bay ink.

Kaleidoscope of Butterflies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I cut the doily to make it fit inside the layered circles. Watch my video on how I put it all together here on my YouTube Channel.

The rainbow circle of butterflies is made using one of each of nine of the different butterflies from the Brights Collection.

Kaleidoscope of Butterflies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The centre butterfly is very sparkly as I coated it with Wink of Stella, before adding a bow using the Baker’s Twine.

Both the doilies and Baker’s Twine are on the retiring list, so make sure you get your hands on them before they go.

Kaleidoscope of Butterflies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

If you want to join in with a Mystery Pack, or one of my other classes, head to my Social Isolation Classes page for full details.

I look forward to seeing your creations using your kit.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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BUTTERFLY DUET PUNCH2 1/4" (5.7 CM) CIRCLE PUNCH2" (5.1 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHBRIGHTS A4 CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKPEARLIZED DOILIESBERMUDA BAY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSPONGE DAUBERSWHISPER WHITE SOLID BAKER'S TWINEWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHSNAIL ADHESIVEGLUE DOTS

Mystery Pack – Three Little Birds

Last week’s Mystery Pack contained three little birds, along with lots of other items with which to make a card.

As well as these items, the recipients could use Wink of Stella and a sentiment, plus scissors and adhesives.

Mystery Pack - Three Little Birds. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I chose to use three colours from the In Color Collection 2019-2021 with Soft Suede and Very Vanilla.

Here is the project I made from some of the items. I’ve put together a video of how I made this project.

Mystery Pack - Three Little Birds. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’ve used the Itty Bitty Birds Stamp Set and Rococo Rose ink to co-ordinate with the other In Colors in the project. My thinking behind the sentiment was ‘they say it’s your Birthday’ is similar to ‘a little bird told me’!

Mystery Pack - Three Little Birds. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The centre bird is covered with Wink of Stella, as well as raised up on Dimensionals to make it the focal point.

Mystery Pack - Three Little Birds. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Some of these items are on the retiring list. Make sure you get your hands on your favourites before they disappear for good.

Why not order a Mystery Pack for yourself? Head to my Social Isolation Classes page for full details of the classes and packs I’m offering at this time.

 

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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WELL WRITTEN DIESSPRIG PUNCH1" (2.5 CM) CIRCLE PUNCH1 3/8" (3.5 CM) SCALLOP CIRCLE PUNCHLABEL ME FANCY PUNCHVERY VANILLA 3/8" (1 CM) SCALLOPED LACE TRIMPURPLE POSY A4 CARDSTOCKROCOCO ROSE A4 CARDSTOCKSEASIDE SPRAY A4 CARDSTOCKSOFT SUEDE CARDSTOCK A4VERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKPEARL BASIC JEWELSITTY BITTY BIRTHDAYS CLING STAMP SETWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHROCOCO ROSE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSNAIL ADHESIVESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Mystery Pack – Lots of Balloons

This are the contents of last week’s Mystery Pack Kit. It contained lots of balloons.

Mystery Pack - Lots of Balloons. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I used the colours from the In Color 2018-20 Collection that will be retiring very soon. The combination of Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch and Call Me Clover are so bright and fresh together, especially when paired with Whisper White.

Everyone who receives the kit has to create a card using any number of the items in the kit. Adhesive, scissors, Wink of Stella and a sentiment were also allowed for this project.

Here is the project I made. A video of how I made the project can be found here on my YouTube Channel.

Mystery Pack - Lots of Balloons. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As you can see, I didn’t stick with the balloons! I turned the Hot Air Balloon Punch shape into a vase and the other balloons into petals.

Mystery Pack - Lots of Balloons. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

What was interesting is that one of the recipients of the kit also used the Hot Air Balloon Punch shape as a vase, and put the Rhinestones in exactly the same place I had.

I used the ribbon for the stem and the Baker’s Twine to wrap around the ‘vase’. Wink of Stella made an appearance as it was added to the centre of the flower.

Mystery Pack - Lots of Balloons. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The Hot Air Balloon Punch, Circle Punches and Baker’s Twine I used have just appeared on the retiring list, so make sure you grab these and other favourite items while stocks last.

If you’d like to take part in one of my Mystery Pack Kits, or any of my other classes and packs I’m providing at this time, then head to my Social Isolation Classes page for full details and booking deadlines.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Mystery Pack – Leaves, Circles and a Feather

One of my Social Isolation Class offerings during this time is a Mystery Pack. These are a selection of stampin’ up! cardstock, die cut shapes, punched shapes, embellishments, ribbons etc.

The pack recipients are then challenged to make a card by a specified deadline, using as many of the items as they like.

This pack contained leaves, circles and a feather, along with the other items shown below. Scissors and adhesives, a sentiment, plus Wink of Stella were also allowed to be used for this challenge.

Mystery Pack - Leaves, Circles and a Feather. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

And here is the project I made using some of the items. You can also watch a short video I put together showing how I made my project.

Mystery Pack - Leaves, Circles and a Feather. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My colour combination is Soft Sea Foam, Flirty Flamingo and Mossy Meadow, with Whisper White.

I’ve taken the Painted Petals Die shape and cut out the centre of it to thread the leaves through. As these pieces are quite delicate, I chose to use Fine-Tip Glue to stick those to the project. For everything else, I used SNAIL.

Mystery Pack - Leaves, Circles and a Feather. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A coat of Wink of Stella was added to the feather and a bow using the Baker’s Twine. This is then stuck onto some layered circles to create one piece.

The whole piece is then raised up using Dimensionals to add some depth. The slit I made to cut out the centre is hidden by the circles and feather.

 

Mystery Pack - Leaves, Circles and a Feather. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A few of the other circles are dotted around to create some more background interest.

The Nature’s Thoughts Dies and the Painted Label Dies are currently unavailable, so you won’t see them listed below at the moment. However, there are still lots of other fabulous products, including the new pre-release suite to help you keep crafting.

If you want to receive one of my Mystery Packs, head to my Class Timetable for full details and booking information.

 

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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