An Autumnal Squirrel

Autumn has well and truly arrived, so it was time for this cute autumnal squirrel to come out to play.

Autumnal Squirrel. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

We have lots of grey squirrels in our garden and don’t get any reds in our area, so I thought I would create my own!

I stuck to the Regals colour collection for this project, using Cajun Craze, Old Olive and Crushed Curry as my main colours. Soft Suede has snuck in there too for the acorn.

Nuts about Squirrels from the July-December Mini Catalogue provides all the stamps for this card.

To begin, a background of falling leaves is created.

Autumnal Squirrel. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Next, the circles are cut out using the Layering Circles Dies and the cute squirrels sits in the middle.

A length of Linen Thread wraps around the project for the squirrel layers to sit on.

The squirrel sits over this using Dimensionals.

Autumnal Squirrel. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, a sentiment stamped onto a separate piece of cardstock is stuck to the bottom corner.

This is a fun project to create and great to send to all ages.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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NUTS ABOUT SQUIRRELS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETLAYERING CIRCLES DIESCAJUN CRAZE A4 CARDSTOCKCAJUN CRAZE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADOLD OLIVE A4 CARDSTOCKOLD OLIVE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCRUSHED CURRY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSOFT SUEDE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKLINEN THREADSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

SAB Birthday Circles

The fabulous Textures & Frames Stamp Set makes another appearance with this simple Birthday card.

SAB Birthday Circles. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It uses just two stamps from the Stamp Set to create the background in Misty Moonlight and Mossy Meadow. Combined with Very Vanilla, this colour combination is great for those more masculine projects.

The central piece is cut using the Layering Circles Dies, with a sentiment from the Nuts About Squirrels Stamp Set. As I wanted the sentiment on two rows, I used a Stampin’ Write Marker to ink up each part separately.

Find out more about inking up stamps with Stampin’ Write Markers at my Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques Series.

SAB Birthday Circles. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As I was using circles, I used the Detailed Trio Punch to round the corners to match.

A length of the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack in coordinating Very Vanilla is wrapped around the project.

SAB Birthday Circles. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, the sentiment piece is raised up using Dimensionals.

I really love this stamp set and am going to miss it when Sale-A-Bration is over. Make sure you don’t miss out on getting your hands on one.

Why not earn this stamp set for FREE and make your own versions in lots of different colours. Remember, items are only available until the end of September, while stocks last.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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TEXTURES & FRAMES PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETNUTS ABOUT SQUIRRELS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETLAYERING CIRCLES DIESMISTY MOONLIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKMISTY MOONLIGHT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMOSSY MEADOW CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 THICK CARDSTOCK2020–2022 IN COLOR STAMPIN' WRITE MARKERSDETAILED TRIO PUNCHBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' SEAL+STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Ribbons & Embellishments in Every Colour

For this week’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video, I’m showing a technique on how to have ribbons and embellishments in (almost) every Stampin’ Up! colour.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Ribbons & Embellishments in Every Colour. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsClick below to watch my video.

My project uses a colour combination of Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry and Basic White.

The Flowers of Friendship Stamp Set and Flowers & Leaves Punch Bundle provide the stamping and floral shapes.

Using the multiple flower stamp, this creates the background images. These are coloured using a Blender Pen.

Each punched flower, stamped tone-on-tone, has a touch of Wink of Stella added.

Tasteful Labels Dies provide the shape for everything to sit on.

A swoosh of ribbon, coloured using the technique in today’s video sits behind.

Finally, a few Rhinestones are added. Again, these are coloured to coordinate with the project.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video. Pop back next week for the next one.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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FLOWERS OF FRIENDSHIP BUNDLE (ENGLISH)TASTEFUL LABELS DIESMELON MAMBO CARDSTOCK A4MELON MAMBO CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADRICH RAZZLEBERRY CARDSTOCK A4RICH RAZZLEBERRY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKMELON MAMBO STAMPIN' BLENDS COMBO PACKWHISPER WHITE 1/4" (6.4 MM) CRINKLED SEAM BINDING RIBBONBLENDER PENSRHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHSTAMPIN' SEALGLUE DOTSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Two-Step Stamping

For this week’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video, I’m briefly explaining about Two-Step Stamping.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Two-Step Stamping. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsClick below to watch my video.

My project uses a colour combination of Basic Gray and Smoky Slate for the squirrels. Plus Old Olive, Early Espresso and Soft Suede for the leaves, branches and acorn.

Nuts About Squirrels from the new July-December Mini Catalogue provides all of the stamps used here. Two-Step stamping is used for a lot of the images on this project.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Two-Step Stamping. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I chose to use grey for my squirrels as that is what visits my garden quite a lot. We aren’t lucky enough to have red ones in our area.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Two-Step Stamping. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The sentiment sits on a swoosh of Faux Suede Trim.

Finally, a few of the Matte Decorative Dots are added.

While I was recording my video, I could see a squirrel out of my window. Perhaps it knew!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video. Pop back next week for the next one.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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NUTS ABOUT SQUIRRELS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETOLD OLIVE A4 CARDSTOCKOLD OLIVE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADEARLY ESPRESSO A4 CARDSTOCKEARLY ESPRESSO CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC GRAY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSMOKY SLATE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSOFT SUEDE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKEARLY ESPRESSO 1/4" (6.4 MM) FAUX SUEDE TRIMDECORATIVE MATTE DOTSSTAMPIN' SEALTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE