Mini Catalogue 2020 Happy Mail

When there is a new Stampin’ Up! Catalogue, I send out ‘Happy Mail’. Here is part of my Mini Catalogue 2020 Happy Mail package.

There were a few excited recipients, plus a few not quite so excited husbands!

Beautiful Autumn Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’ve once again used the fabulous new Beautiful Autumn Bundle. The inspiration for this project is Page 73 of the new Mini Catalogue. This Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set and Autumn Punch Pack Bundle work beautifully together.

As they are part of the Gilded Autumn Suite, there are other products that also co-ordinate. Don’t forget that Suites and Bundles are discounted so offer even greater value.

My colour combination is Mint Macaron, Crumb Cake and Pumpkin Pie, onto Very Vanilla Notecards. I love using Notecards when I’m making batches, they are so quick and easy to use.

Beautiful Autumn Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The three punches in the Punch Pack offer so many possibilities. You can stamp the outline, stamp the inside too and then punch, or just punch the shape.

For this project, the outline is stamped tone-on-tone and then punched out. The sentiment from the Stamp Set is layered on top of the co-ordinating Ribbon Combo Pack from the Gilded Autumn Suite.

Beautiful Autumn Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Do you have a favourite product so far?

If you’re a fan of these leaves then make sure you book onto my Papercrafting: Trees & Leaves online class on 26th August. Head to my Class Timetable for booking details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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BEAUTIFUL AUTUMN BUNDLE (ENGLISH)BASKETWEAVE & METALLIC RIBBON COMBO PACKMINT MACARON A4 CARDSTOCKMINT MACARON CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPUMPKIN PIE A4 CARDSTOCKPUMPKIN PIE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA NOTE CARDS & ENVELOPESVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUEMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Sending Dandelion Wishes

What better way to let someone know you are thinking of them than sending a handmade card. Over the past few weeks I’ve been sending dandelion wishes in the form of these little notes.

Sharing Dandelion Wishes. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

These monochrome Notecards in a range of colours were fun to make, but even nicer to send.

I made them using Notecards in Very Vanilla (above) and Whisper White (below). As these come in packs of 20, pre-scored and with matching envelopes, they are great for mass production.

The accent colours were Gorgeous Grape, Rich Razzleberry, Pacific Point, Rococo Rose and Melon Mambo. My Stamparatus came in handy for stamping the dandelions, as I could line them up in the same place each time.

Sharing Dandelion Wishes. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The sentiment from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set, cut using the Classic Label punch, with a layered piece behind, just finished off each card. Seriously, if you haven’t got this punch in your collection, you NEED it. It’s my go-to punch and useful for so many different projects.

You can see the full range of the colours I used in the pictures below, these are Very Vanilla.

Sharing Dandelion Wishes. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs     Sharing Dandelion Wishes. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Here are the Whisper White ones. Do you have favourite?

Sharing Dandelion Wishes. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs      Sharing Dandelion Wishes. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I made sure that these cards could be sent on to someone else too as I wrote on a separate slip inside. It’s important to keep sharing nice things, and this was a perfect way to do just that.

Why not make your own cards to give to someone else, join one of my classes and get creative, or order your own products and make your own. Alternatively, if it’s ‘not your thing’, then let me send a card on your behalf.

Find out more at my Social Isolation Classes page.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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DANDELION WISHES CLING STAMP SETBUTTERFLY GALA PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETCLASSIC LABEL PUNCHSTAMPARATUSVERY VANILLA NOTE CARDS & ENVELOPESVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE NOTE CARDS & ENVELOPESWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKGORGEOUS GRAPE A4 CARDSTOCKGORGEOUS GRAPE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMELON MAMBO CARDSTOCK A4MELON MAMBO CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPACIFIC POINT A4 CARDSTOCKPACIFIC POINT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADRICH RAZZLEBERRY CARDSTOCK A4RICH RAZZLEBERRY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADROCOCO ROSE A4 CARDSTOCKROCOCO ROSE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSNAIL ADHESIVE

Saying Thank You with In Color 2019-2021

Today I’m sharing some cards I made with In Color 2019-2021 products.

In Color 2019-2021. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I reached for Notecards and took my co-ordinating colour inspiration from the In Color Ribbon. Crumb Cake works beautifully with all of the In Color 2019-21 colours.

As I was using the same design for all of the daisies, I stamped them using Versamark so I didn’t have to keep changing ink pads. I just had to set the aside for a bit to allow them to dry properly.

In Color 2019-2021. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A simple leaf background and layered stamped daisies, both from the Daisy Lane Bundle, made this project a breeze.

With a sentiment from the Waterfront Stamp Set cut out using the Classic Label Punch and a strip of In Color Ribbon, the project was quickly complete.

The finishing touch was some Wink of Stella in the centre of the daisies to give a bit of sparkle.

Here are all five together. Which is your favourite?

In Color 2019-2021. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Want to use these fabulous Stampin’ Up! products yourself? Why not book onto one of my Classes or join my Stampin’ Up! Team.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Daisy Lane BundleWaterfront Photopolymer Stamp SetClassic Label PunchWhisper White A4 CardstockVersamark PadCrumb Cake Classic Stampin' PadWhisper White Note Cards & Envelopes2019-2021 In Color A4 CardstockRococo Rose 1/2" (1.3 cm) Scalloped Linen RibbonTerracotta Tile 1/2" (1.3 cm) Scalloped Linen RibbonPretty Peacock 1/2" (1.3 cm) Scalloped Linen RibbonSeaside Spray 1/2" (1.3 cm) Scalloped Linen RibbonPurple Posy 1/2" (1.3 cm) Scalloped Linen RibbonSnail AdhesiveStampin' DimensionalsMini Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Mail using Snow Front

Each time a new Catalogue is launched, I send happy mail to eager Stampin’ Up! fans. I made this year’s Autumn/Winter Catalogue ‘happy mail’ using Snow Front.

Snow Front stamp set from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This involved stamping some of the images from the Snow Front Stamp Set into a scene. I’ve used Pretty Peacock, Garden Green and Highland Heather.

Snow Front stamp set from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As you can see, it’s not just a set for Christmas. It also works beautifully with the Waterfront Stamp Set from the Annual Catalogue, as I’ve done here.

Waterfront has been used for the background stamping onto the Whisper White Notecards I used.

The scene, and a layer are punched out using circle punches and added to the notecard.

Snow Front stamp set from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Notecards are a great way to make lots of cards really quickly. They are pre-cut, pre-scored, come with envelopes, are in packs of 20 and available in both Whisper White and Very Vanilla.

It’s a really quick and simple card to make, but very effective.

Did you receive your Snow Front happy mail? What is your favourite item in the Autumn/Winter Catalogue so far?

With all this excitement, you might have missed that the Designer Series Paper Sale is back. Buy 3, get 1 FREE on selected packs. Don’t miss out.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Snow Front Photopolymer Stamp SetWaterfront Photopolymer Stamp SetHighland Heather Classic Stampin' PadGarden Green Classic Stampin' PadPretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ PadPretty Peacock A4 CardstockWhisper White A4 CardstockWhisper White Note Cards & Envelopes2-1/4" (5.7 cm) Circle Punch2" (5.1 cm) Circle PunchSnail Adhesive

Gratitude with Gingham Gala

As this fabulous 6×6 DSP is on the Retiring List, today I’m showing you how I showed gratitude with Gingham Gala.

Gratitude with Gingham Gala. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The Gingham Gala Suite from the Spring/Summer Catalogue has a Stamp Set and Punch Bundle, DSP, Cardstock, Ribbon and embellishments.

Gratitude with Gingham Gala. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I needed to make a batch of ‘thank you’ cards, so took my colour inspiration from the Gingham Gala DSP.

Gratitude with Gingham Gala. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As you know, I’m a fan of monochrome, especially on notecards, so I kept everything Whisper White along with the chosen colour.

Each notecard has a piece of diagonally cut DSP layered onto a co-ordinating piece of cardstock.

The butterfly is then stamped, punched and attached to the layered circles.

Gratitude with Gingham Gala. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Here are the notecards in each colour. Which is your favourite?

Gratitude with Gingham Gala. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs Gratitude with Gingham Gala. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs Gratitude with Gingham Gala. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs
Gratitude with Gingham Gala. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs Gratitude with Gingham Gala. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs Gratitude with Gingham Gala. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Be sure to check out the Retiring List and get your hands on this Gingham Gala DSP while you still can. Only available while stocks last.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Butterfly Gala Photopolymer BundleGingham Gala 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 cm) Designer Series PaperWhisper White Note Cards & EnvelopesWhisper White A4 CardstockGingham Gala A4 Cardstock PackDaffodil Delight A4 CardstockLemon Lime Twist A4 CardstockDaffodil Delight Classic Stampin' PadHighland Heather Classic Stampin' PadPear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' PadLemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin' PadGrapefruit Grove Classic Stampin' Pad2" (5.1 cm) Circle Punch2-1/4" (5.7 cm) Circle PunchSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

Gallery Grunge & Artisan Textures

I’ve once again returned from a fabulous fortnight in sunny Cyprus. The staff at the hotel we stay at are fabulous, so I made these Gallery Grunge & Artisan Textures thank you cards to hand out.

Gallery Grunge Thank You Cards. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The base card is a Very Vanilla Notecard with Fresh Fig as the main colour. A combination of the Gallery Grunge and Artisan Textures Stamp Sets are used to create the background. These two stamp sets work really well together.

Gallery Grunge Thank You Cards. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

When I’m making a number of cards, I like to create something fairly simple, but add a little twist. This twist is the accent colour to create Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo and Pear Pizzazz versions, instead of them all being the same.

The sentiment from Thoughtful Banners sits in layered circles on top of a shape from the Tailored Tag Punch.

Melon Mambo version

Gallery Grunge Thank You Cards. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs   Gallery Grunge Thank You Cards. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Pear Pizzazz version

Gallery Grunge Thank You Cards. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs   Gallery Grunge Thank You Cards. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

   All three colour combinations together.

Gallery Grunge Thank You Cards. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Which is your favourite?

Now that I’ve returned from holiday, my Card & Cuppa Classes start again next week.

Also, today is the LAST CHANCE to book for this year’s Christmas Card Boot Camp. Book HERE.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Gallery Grunge Clear-Mount Stamp SetArtisan Textures Clear-Mount Stamp SetThoughtful Banners Photopolymer Stamp SetVery Vanilla Note Cards & EnvelopesVery Vanilla A4 CardstockFresh Fig Classic Stampin' PadFresh Fig A4 CardstockBermuda Bay Classic Stampin' PadBermuda Bay A4 CardstockMelon Mambo Classic Stampin' PadMelon Mambo A4 CardstockPear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' PadPear Pizzazz A4 Cardstock1" (2.5 cm) Circle Punch1-1/4" (3.2 cm) Circle PunchTailored Tag PunchSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

Frosted Floral DSP Happy Mail

If you are on my Catalogue Mailing List, you will have received some Frosted Floral DSP Happy Mail, along with the new Autumn/Winter Catalogue.

Frosted Floral DSP. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The notecards are really simple and quick to make as the DSP does all the work.

Simply cut the DSP to fit the front of the notecard. You’ll be left with a narrow piece which you can then turn over and stick behind the sentiment to show off both sides of the DSP.

Best Wishes from Petal Palette in either co-ordinating Night of Navy or Blackberry Bliss is the sentiment. These are cut out using the Tailored Tag Punch.

Here are four pieces from the 12 sheets in the pack.

Frosted Floral DSP. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As this is a Speciality DSP, it has a beautiful shimmery finish. I’m not sure if you can see it in the pictures, it’s definitely a ‘need to see it’ product.

A batch of these with a range of sentiments would make a lovely gift.

Here they all are.

Frosted Floral DSP. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs  Frosted Floral DSP. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs  Frosted Floral DSP. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs  Frosted Floral DSP. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Which is your favourite? Which one did you receive?

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Frosted Floral 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 cm) Specialty Designer Series PaperWhisper White Note Cards & EnvelopesWhisper White A4 CardstockNight Of Navy Classic Stampin' PadBlackberry Bliss Classic Stampin' PadSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

Simple Monochrome

Everyone needs a quick and easy card in their repertoire that they can re-create for a number of different occasions. This quick and simple monochrome notecard is a great example.

Simple Monochrome Washi Tape Card. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This one uses Washi Tape to create the fun striped pattern. I’ve made similar projects in the past using other Washi Tape and Designer Series Paper too.

The Whisper White Notecard and Basic Black layer mirror the monochrome Washi Tape.

Just follow the pattern of the first piece and add each strip one at a time.

I’ve added a bow at the bottom using Baker’s Twine. Instead of a bow, why not tie a knot or add a piece of co-ordinationg ribbon.

Simple Monochrome Washi Tape Card. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A sentiment from the Eastern Beauty Stamp Set in co-ordinating Basic Black is the perfect way to start your message. It’s just waiting for you to add your special words inside.

These are great to have on standby and you can keep the simple monochrome effect by using a colour with black, white or vanilla. Just add a relevant sentiment, write your message and it’s ready to pop in the post.

If you’ve got someone who loves to send handwritten notes, why not make a batch of these. They look great in a pretty box or tied with a piece of ribbon.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp SetWhisper White Note Cards & EnvelopesBasic Black A4 CardstockWhisper White A4 CardstockTuxedo Black Memento Ink PadWhisper White Solid Baker's TwinePick A Pattern Washi TapeSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

Happy as a pig in…

Today I’m sharing a really quick and easy notecard with you.

This Little Piggy and Artisan Texture Stamp Sets from Stampin' Up! Project designed and made by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs

When I saw the new Artisan Textures Stamp Set in the Annual Catalogue it accidentally fell into my shopping basket! Do those sort of accidents happen to you too?

These images make a great mud bath for the pigs in the This Little Piggy stamp set.

Soft Suede and new colour Petal Pink (or Piggy Pink!) combine really well with Very Vanilla to create this fun notecard.

Shortening the Classic Label shape by punching one end again allows the sentiment to sit neatly on top.

As it’s a cute notecard, the Detailed Trio Punch also had to make an appearance to round the corners.

Who would you send a card like this too?

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Artisan Textures Clear-Mount Stamp SetThis Little Piggy Clear-Mount Stamp SetVery Vanilla Note Cards & EnvelopesVery Vanilla A4 CardstockPetal Pink Classic Stampin' PadPetal Pink A4 CardstockSoft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad1" (2.5 cm) Circle PunchClassic Label PunchSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

Saying efharisto with Color Theory DSP

As I’ve just returned from a fabulous week in Cyprus where I’ve been saying efharisto a lot. It is Greek for ‘thank you’.

Before I left, I made a batch of notecards to give out to staff members as a token of my appreciation.

Color Theory DSP & Waterfront Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Project by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs hippofrogdesigns.co.uk

Color Theory DSP & Waterfront Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Project by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs hippofrogdesigns.co.uk Color Theory DSP & Waterfront Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Project by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs hippofrogdesigns.co.uk

I made these notecards using three different versions using the Color Theory DSP. This DSP stack is on the retiring list so make sure you don’t miss out.

I began by stamping the top half using the ‘splats’ from the Waterfront Stamp Set. This is also where the tiny sentiment comes from that is layered with the 1 1/8″ Scallop Punch.

A strip of the DSP creates the bottom section with a piece of co-ordinating cardstock across the centre.

Each of the cards differs as they use a different section of DSP each time.  Here they are in their different colourways. I know that Dapper Denim is also in the DSP stack, I just didn’t have enough of it left!

Color Theory DSP & Waterfront Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Project by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs hippofrogdesigns.co.uk Color Theory DSP & Waterfront Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Project by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs hippofrogdesigns.co.uk

And finally, one of each colour side by side.

Color Theory DSP & Waterfront Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Project by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs hippofrogdesigns.co.uk

Which is your favourite colour of the three?

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Color Theory Designer Series Paper StackWaterfront Photopolymer Stamp SetWhisper White Note Cards & EnvelopesWhisper White A4 Cardstock3/4" (1.9 cm) Circle Punch1-1/8" (2.9 cm) Scallop Circle PunchOld Olive A4 CardstockOld Olive Classic Stampin' PadBerry Burst A4 CardstockBerry Burst Classic Stampin' PadCrushed Curry A4 CardstockCrushed Curry Classic Stampin' PadSnail AdhesiveMini Stampin' Dimensionals