In Color 50th

Today I’m going to share an In Color 50th Birthday Card I made for a lovely lady.

In Color 50th Birthday Card. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I decided to use Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist and Powder Pink from last year’s In Color Collection. This combinations works really well together, especially teamed teamed with Whisper White for a crisp and fresh look.

Oh So Eclectic is my Stamp Set of choice, along with the co-ordinating Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies. For the sentiment I used the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set and the Layering Circles Framelits.

In Color 50th Birthday Card. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Each flower is stamped and die cut, with a top layer also die cut. These are then stuck together.

As the Birthday was a 50th, additional accents just had to be in Gold, with Mini Sequin Trim and Faceted Gems.

The pieces are then all layered together to create depth.

In Color 50th Birthday Card. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As the recipient lives in Cyprus, I was lucky that they were visiting family in the UK for their Birthday and was therefore able to send it to them. I’m happy to report they were very happy with their card.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Oh So Eclectic Clear-Mount Stamp SetEclectic Layers Thinlits DiesHappy Birthday Gorgeous Photopolymer Stamp SetLayering Circle Framelits DiesFresh Fig Classic Stampin' PadFresh Fig A4 CardstockPowder Pink Classic Stampin' PadPowder Pink A4 CardstockLemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin' PadBlack Mini Sequin TrimWhisper White A4 CardstockGold Mini Sequin TrimGold Faceted GemsSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

Blackberry Bliss Birthday

Today I’m sharing a Birthday Card I made for a friend. They were a fan of Elegant Eggplant (before it retired), so I’ve used Blackberry Bliss along with their other favourite, Crumb Cake.

Blackberry Bliss project. Designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs

Oh So Eclectic Stamp Set and the matching Eclectic Layers Thinlits create this project. The pretty background lattice shows the Blackberry Bliss layer behind.

The Crumb Cake leaves then offset the layered Blackberry Bliss flowers.

Blackberry Bliss project. Designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs

I don’t have any ribbon in Blackberry Bliss so I made my own. It’s the 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon in Whisper White that I’ve then coloured using Stampin’ Blends. They are a great way to add an extra accent in a co-ordinating colour if you don’t have what you need to hand.

Blackberry Bliss project. Designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, three Faceted Gems in Gold create the centre of the flowers. As this card was hand-delivered, I was able to use both Dimensionals with the gems. If it was needing to go in the post, I would either stick the flowers flat, use something different for the centres, or pay extra postage.

Don’t forget to check out all of the fabulous new items in the Autumn/Winter Catalogue.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Oh So Eclectic Clear-Mount Stamp SetEclectic Layers Thinlits DiesVery Vanilla A4 CardstockBlackberry Bliss Classic Stampin' PadBlackberry Bliss A4 CardstockCrumb Cake Classic Stampin' PadCrumb Cake A4 CardstockWhisper White 1/8" Sheer RibbonBlackberry Bliss Dark Stampin' BlendsGold Faceted GemsSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

Missing You with Waterfront and Colorful Seasons

As you know, I’ve recently been on holiday to Cyprus.

We’ve been returning to the same place for a few years now and are getting to know the staff.

So, when we heard that the usual bartender was unable to be at the resort this season, I popped this card in my suitcase to send while I was there.

Missing You card using Waterfront and Colorful Seasons from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs. hippofrogdesigns.co.uk

This ‘missing you’ project reminds me of sitting by the pool under the palm trees with a nice cooling drink.

I’ve used Waterfront for the main design and you will probably notice it is similar to this project. Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, Crushed Curry and Soft Suede combine to make the idyllic scene. The two drinks are from Colorful Seasons and represent the drinks we normally order. Even though they are proportionally incorrect for the whole project, they still add a fun twist!

Finally, the sentiment from the Oh, So Eclectic Stamp Set makes the sun.

Missing You card using Waterfront and Colorful Seasons from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs. hippofrogdesigns.co.uk

Items from this project are carrying through to the new catalogue, so you’ll still be able to order these for another year.

Don’t forget that if you want any items that are on the retiring list you need to act quickly.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies used, click on the images below to go to my online store. Remember to use the Hostess Code if you are placing an order.

You can also join my team here.

Waterfront Photopolymer Stamp SetColorful Seasons Photopolymer Stamp SetOh So Eclectic Clear-Mount Stamp SetWhisper White A4 CardstockPool Party A4 CardstockPool Party Classic Stampin' PadCrushed Curry A4 CardstockCrushed Curry Classic Stampin' PadPear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' PadSoft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad1" (2.5 cm) Circle PunchSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

Treat yourself

Today I’m showing you the birthday card I made for one of my regular class attendees.

Oh So Eclectic Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Birthday Card designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs

It uses really bright colours of Melon Mambo and Lemon Lime Twist. Using Night of Navy accents helps to tone these colours down. This combination creates a fresh and cheery look.

I chose to use the Oh So Eclectic Stamp Set and co-ordinating Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies to create the leaves and flowers.

The sentiment is from Picture Perfect Birthday and if you can’t treat yourself on your birthday…

A strip of Crinkled Seam Binding in Night of Navy and a bow from the same help to balance the project.

I’ve used a Faceted Gem in Gold for the centre of the front flower.  This helps to hide the Dimensional that is holding it in place – remember, if you can’t see it, it isn’t there!

Here is a close up of the flowers.

Oh So Eclectic Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Birthday Card designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies used, click on the images below to go to my online store. Remember to use the Hostess Code if you are placing an order.

You can also join my team here.

Oh So Eclectic Clear-Mount BundlePicture Perfect Birthday Photopolymer Stamp SetWhisper White A4 CardstockNight Of Navy 5/8" Crinkled Seam Binding RibbonNight Of Navy A4 CardstockNight Of Navy Classic Stampin' PadLemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin' PadMelon Mambo A4 CardstockMelon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad2" (5.1 cm) Circle Punch2-1/4" (5.7 cm) Circle PunchGold Faceted GemsSnail AdhesiveStampin' DimensionalsMini Glue Dots