A fond farewell

As nearly time for the new Annual Catalogue to make an appearance, we are saying a fond farewell to some fabulous products.

Here are just a few products that I’m going to miss as from this year’s retiring list. Clicking on each picture will take you to the information and products for each project.

Retiring 2018 Badges & Banners Retiring 2018 Garden in Bloom Retiring 2018 Paint Play Retiring 2018 Rose Wonder Retiring 2018 Birthday Blooms Number of Years from Stampin' Up! with HIPPOFROG Designs Retiring 2018 You've Got This Retiring 2018 Butterfly Basics Retiring 2018 One Big Meaning Retiring 2018 Flower Shop Retiring 2018 Confetti Celebrations Watercolor Wings Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Card & Cuppa Class project with HIPPOFROG Designs

Which products from the retiring list are you going to miss the most?

Don’t forget to grab these items while you can as they are only available while stocks last. Plus, the BRAND NEW Share What You Love Suite Early Release Bundles are available this month too.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Just Getting Started BundleA Little More, Please BundleGotta Have It All BundleClassic Stampin' Pad Assortment In Color 2018-2020

Bright Birthday Numbers

One of the projects at my Stamp-a-Stack classes is a card suitable for children.

Here is a bold bright card that ticks that box.

Number of Years from Stampin' Up! with HIPPOFROG Designs

It’s similar to this project I made for the child of a friend. However, on this Stamp-a-Stack project I chose to leave it more generic so it would be suitable for a birthday of any number.

This bright and cheery project uses the Number of Years Stamp Set and focuses on the Brights colour family.

A great project for quick and easy batch creation.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Number Of Years Photopolymer Stamp SetWhisper White A4 CardstockLemon Lime Twist A4 CardstockLemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin' PadLemon Lime Twist 1/2" Finely Woven RibbonPumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' PadPacific Point Classic Stampin' PadElegant Eggplant Classic Stampin' Pad2" (5.1 cm) Circle Punch1-3/4" (4.4 cm) Circle PunchSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

Turning 12

Over the past few weeks both my Nephew and ‘honorary’ Nephew had Birthdays.

As they were turning 12, I made them both bright and cheery cards.

Stampin' Up! Number of Years with HIPPOFROG Designs

I’ve used Lemon Lime Twist with Emerald Envy as the colour palette with Number of Years as the ’12’. I find this stamp set more and more useful every time I use it.

Random dots from Playful Backgrounds gives this version of the card a great background to set off the bannered sentiment.

A quick and easy card with a pre-teen feel.

Don’t forget the Year-End Sale event.  Lots of items at reduced prices while stocks last.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Number Of Years Photopolymer Stamp SetPlayful Backgrounds Photopolymer Stamp SetWhisper White A4 CardstockLemon Lime Twist A4 CardstockEmerald Envy A4 CardstockEmerald Envy Classic Stampin' PadBanner Triple PunchLayering Circle Framelits DiesSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

Lucky flowers

A very talented lady started a new chapter in her floristry training the other week.  I made her this bouquet of lucky flowers to wish her all the best.

Stampin' Up with HIPPOFROG Designs - Jar of Love

It is based on this recent Card & Cuppa project.

As she is a fan of orange, I’ve used Pumpkin Pie and Peekaboo Peach for the card, flowers and bow.

In the same way as the previous project, Jar of Love and Balloon Celebration Stamp Sets create the stems.  The stamped flowers are from the Number of Years Stamp Set and the other flower use the Tree Builder Punch.  Baby Bear Stamp Set gives us the bow cut out with the Holly Berry Builder Punch.

The sentiment is from the Banners for You Stamp Set and matching Bunch of Banners Framelits.

The finishing touches are a strip of mini Gold Sequins, Rhinestones and Wink of Stella.

Although this project uses lots of different stamp sets and accessories, I just love how they all combine together to make something completely different to the original designs.

What ‘different’ projects have you made?

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Jar Of Love Photopolymer Stamp SetBalloon Celebration Photopolymer Stamp SetNumber Of Years Photopolymer Stamp SetBaby Bear Photopolymer Stamp SetBanners For You Photopolymer Stamp SetBunch Of Banners Framelits DiesHolly Berry Builder PunchTree Builder PunchWhisper White A4 CardstockPeekaboo Peach A4 CardstockPeekaboo Peach Classic Stampin' PadPumpkin Pie A4 CardstockPumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' PadPear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' PadWild Wasabi Classic Stampin' PadOld Olive Classic Stampin' PadRhinestone Basic JewelsGold Mini Sequin TrimClear Wink Of Stella Glitter BrushTear & Tape AdhesiveMini Glue DotsMini Stampin' Dimensionals

A card for a young artist

My Niece recently celebrated her Birthday.  As she is a very talented young artist, I just had to make her a card with an arty theme.

Stampin' Up! Crafting Forever with HIPPOFROG Designs

I used Painter’s Palette and Crafting Forever Stamp Sets to create this artistic collage.  The sentiment is from Number of Years.

The main colours are Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Sweet Sugarplum and So Saffron for the stamping.  I’ve also used Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pens to colour the pot of brushes.

Layering Squares Framelits were used to cut out the easel pieces and the pot was cut out by hand.

Finally, everything was layered together using Dimensionals.

Don’t forget to check out this week’s Online Extravaganza offers at my online store.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Painter's Palette Clear-Mount Stamp SetCrafting Forever Clear-Mount Stamp SetNumber Of Years Photopolymer Stamp SetLayering Squares Framelits DiesWhisper White A4 CardstockSo Saffron A4 CardstockSo Saffron Classic Stampin' PadPool Party Classic Stampin' PadCrumb Cake Classic Stampin' PadSweet Sugarplum Classic Stampin' PadBasic Gray Archival Stampin’ PadWhisper White A4 Thick CardstockWatercolor PencilsBlender PensSnail AdhesiveStampin' DimensionalsMini Stampin' Dimensionals

Turning Three

The son of a good friend turned three recently.

When I asked my friend what things their son would like for their Birthday I was plunged into a world of characters I’d never heard of!

Making the card however, found me on much more familiar ground.

Stampin' Up! Number of Years with HIPPPOFROG Designs

I reached for the Number of Years Stamp Set, the co-ordinating Large Numbers Framelits and the Brights colour palette.

Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point and Emerald Envy (In Color) add a vibrant feel.

A couple of layered punched circles make the number three number stand out.

The card is bright, quick to make and easy to replicate for other ages as well. Not only that, it’s educational too!

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Number Of Years Photopolymer Stamp SetLarge Numbers Framelits DiesWhisper White A4 CardstockPacific Point Classic Stampin' PadReal Red Classic Stampin' PadEmerald Envy Classic Stampin' PadPumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' PadPumpkin Pie A4 CardstockWhisper White A4 Thick Cardstock2" (5.1 Cm) Circle Punch2-1/4" (5.7 Cm) Circle PunchSnail AdhesiveMini Stampin' Dimensionals

50th Birthday Card in Orange and Black

A few weekends ago, there was surprise 50th Birthday Party for a friend.

As it was a big Birthday, it required a big card.

Stampin' Up! Number of Years

The friend is a BIG fan of Tigger, so orange and black had to be the theme of the card.  Pumpkin Pie and Peekaboo Peach were the oranges I chose.

I used the Number of Years Stamp Set and the co-ordinating Large Numbers Framelits, with the circles cut using the Layering Circles Framelits.  Can you see a slight resemblance to the recent Card & Cuppa project?

Our new Crochet Trim from the Autumn/Winter Catalogue was perfect for softening the edge of the circle.

The centres of the flowers are also embellished with Rhinestones for a pretty finishing touch.  Plus a handmade envelope using the Envelope Punch Board for it too (oops! I didn’t take a picture of that!)

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Number Of Years Photopolymer Stamp SetLarge Numbers Framelits DiesLayering Circle Framelits DiesHappy Birthday Gorgeous Photopolymer Stamp SetWhisper White A4 CardstockBasic Black A4 CardstockBasic Black Archival Stampin’ PadPumpkin Pie A4 CardstockPumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' PadPeekaboo Peach Classic Stampin' PadRhinestone Basic JewelsClassic Label PunchVintage Crochet TrimFast Fuse AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

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Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Number of Years

At last week’s Card & Cuppa class there was one decision that needed to be made by each attendee.  To grunge, or not to grunge…

Stampin' Up! Number of Years

As you can see, there is a bit of a difference depending on your choice.

What is great about this project is that you have to create the crisp and clean stage first.  You then make the decision!

Stampin' Up! Number of Years

We used the Number of Years Stamp Set in Early Espresso and Rose Red to create the flowers and stamped the dots using Crumb Cake.

The Pretty Label and Triple Banner Punches create the sentiment and layer, with Burlap Ribbon behind.

For the grunge effect, it meant scrunching your pristine pieces of stamping to soften the fibres and then using Soft Suede to add the vintage look.  This was with a combination of Sponge Brayer and Sponge Dauber to highlight the creases.

Stampin' Up! Number of Years

The ribbon is a nice neat angle for the non-grunge version with some deliberate fraying for the grunge.

It was interesting to see the final projects as everyone created something completely different.

What would have been your decision?

Card & Cuppa sessions are taking a break for a few weeks but will be back w/c 16th October.  To join us, book your place by 18:00 the day before.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Number Of Years Photopolymer Stamp SetPretty Label PunchBanner Triple PunchVery Vanilla A4 CardstockRose Red A4 CardstockRose Red Classic Stampin' PadEarly Espresso Classic Stampin' PadCrumb Cake Classic Stampin' PadSoft Suede Classic Stampin' PadVery Vanilla A4 Thick Cardstock5/8" (1.6 Cm) Burlap RibbonSponge DaubersSponge BrayersTear & Tape AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

March Birthday madness

Do you have those months where everyone needs a Birthday card?  March is one of those months in our house.

Last week, the young lady next door reached double figures and one of my nieces turned into a teenager. So, I made two similar cards using the Number of Years Stamp Set.

Stampin' Up! UK Number of Years

This stamp set is really versatile and with the matching framelits it’s a great ‘go to’ set.

I teamed Watermelon Wonder die cut numbers and punched stars with So Saffron background stars.

I’m hoping April will be a nice break from the March Birthday madness!

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Number Of Years Photopolymer Stamp SetLarge Numbers Framelits DiesPerpetual Birthday Calendar Photopolymer Stamp SetWhisper White A4 CardstockWatermelon Wonder A4 CardstockWatermelon Wonder Classic Stampin' PadWatermelon Wonder 5/8So Saffron A4 CardstockSo Saffron Classic Stampin' PadSmoky Slate Classic Stampin' PadWhisper White Solid Baker's TwineMedium Star PunchSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

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