Pretty in Pinks and Purple

The other week I showed you this project taking inspiration from Page 119 of the Annual Catalogue.

Here is another project I made using the design.

Pretty in Pinks and Purple using Petal Palette. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This card was for one of my regular class attendees and she loves pink and purple. I’ve followed the design from the Catalogue a bit more closely with this project and was able to use dies and thicker layering. This is because is was being hand delivered.

Pretty in Pinks and Purple using Petal Palette. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My stamp set of choice is of course Petal Palette with the co-ordinating Petals & More Thinlits. Picture Perfect Birthday provides the sentiment.

The colour combination of Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry are the pinks and purple I chose. Whisper White adds an accent for stamping and Baker’s Twine.

Pretty in Pinks and Purple using Petal Palette. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The sentiment is cut out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits. A final touch of bling is added with a Rhinestone.

I’ve taken a lot of inspiration from the Annual Catalogue recently. Not only is it filled with all of the fabulous products, it’s a brilliant resource full of projects to recreate. Check back to see some of these projects over the coming weeks.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Petal Palette Clear-Mount Stamp SetPetals & More Thinlits DiesPicture Perfect Birthday Photopolymer Stamp SetStitched Shapes Framelits DiesWhisper White A4 CardstockBlushing Bride Classic Stampin' PadBlushing Bride A4 CardstockMelon Mambo Classic Stampin' PadMelon Mambo A4 CardstockRich Razzleberry A4 CardstockWhisper White Solid Baker's TwineUninked Stampin’ Craft Pad & Whisper White RefillRhinestone Basic JewelsSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

From the heart on Mothering Sunday

As it was Mothering Sunday at the weekend, I can now show you the cards I made.

There are two different colour ways of the same design in Rich Razzleberry and Pumpkin Pie.

Stampin' Up! Petal Passion Suite with HIPPOFROG Designs

Stampin' Up! Petal Passion Suite with HIPPOFROG Designs

I made these way back at the end of January when I was making a different project and got distracted by pretty things!

They use products from the Petal Passion Suite including the Stamp Set and Dies Bundle and the Designer Series Paper.

Using Stampin’ Blends I’ve coloured the background of the the DSP in Pool Party before highlighting the flower. This is similar to the picture on Page 22 in the Spring/Summer Catalogue.

As I didn’t have the right colour ribbon, I used the Pool Party Stampin’ Blend again to co-ordinate it with the rest of the project.

The sentiment is just perfect.  If you can’t use From the Heart on Mothering Sunday… Layering it on top of the ribbon and die-cut pieces, along with with some pearls, adds a pretty finishing touch.

Stampin' Up! Petal Passion Suite with HIPPOFROG Designs

Here are both cards together. Do you have a favourite?

What projects have you made as a result of going off on a tangent?

The Spring/Summer Catalogue is with us until the end of May, but Sale-A-Bration ends on 31st March.  Don’t miss out on getting your hands on the gorgeous FREE products with a qualifying order.

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.

Petal Palette Clear-Mount BundlePetal Passion Designer Series PaperWhisper White A4 CardstockPool Party A4 CardstockCrumb Cake A4 CardstockBasic Black Archival Stampin’ PadPearl Basic JewelsWhisper White 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Organza RibbonBermuda Bay Light Stampin' Blends MarkerOld Olive Stampin' Blends Markers Combo PackPool Party Stampin' Blends Markers Combo PackPumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends Markers Combo PackSnail AdhesiveTear & Tape AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

Petal Passion in Pink and Black

Today I’m going to share a project from my most recent Stamp-a-Stack Class.  Those of you who know me will probably be a bit surprised at my choice of main colour!

Stampin' Up! Petal Passion Suite with HIPPOFROG Designs

Yes, that’s right, pink!

I’m not a fan of the colour pink myself, but that doesn’t stop me from using it for someone who does like the colour. It means that I think about the person I am making it for instead of my own likes and dislikes.

This project uses the Petal Passion Bundle of Stamp Set and matching dies, along with the co-ordinating Embossing Folders too.

Once all of the pieces are stamped, punched, die cut and embossed, it’s down to assembly. As the branches are rather small, I’ve used adhesive behind the embossed strip to secure them and a few dots of Fine-Tip Glue on several of the leaves. I find that Tear & Tape is the best dry adhesive to use on the back of embossed pieces as you aren’t ‘squashing’ the patterns when you add it.

What project have you created where the colour or technique pushed you outside of your comfort zone?

To join us at a future Stamp-a-Stack, visit my Class Timetable for more details.

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.

Petal Palette Clear-Mount BundlePetal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing FoldersBasic Black Archival Stampin’ PadBasic Black A4 CardstockWhisper White A4 CardstockPowder Pink A4 Cardstock1-3/4" (4.4 cm) Circle Punch1-1/2" (3.8 cm) Circle PunchTear & Tape AdhesiveFine-Tip Glue PenStampin' Dimensionals