A Penguin of Positivity

The cute penguins from the new July-December Mini Catalogues are a big hit.

Penguin of Positivity. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsThis card is for a lady who has been attending my online classes whilst on maternity leave.

As they are now returning to work and I know they like penguins, I thought I’d send a little penguin of positivity!

Penguin of Positivity. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using the free SAB Penguin Playmates DSP the background is created. I’ve used colours from the paper for my basecard and layers.

My sentiment is from the Forever Fern Stamp Set, again layered onto one of the colours from the DSP.

The penguin is also from the DSP. It’s great as it can be cut out using the Penguin Builder Punch. I love how this SAB paper coordinates with catalogue items. It is then raised up using Dimensionals.

Penguin of Positivity. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, a few Rhinestones are dotted across the top for some sparkle.

The Penguin Place Bundle is my Stamp Set of the Month for my October Class.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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A Theatrical Thank You

Last week, I returned to my local theatre to watch one of my favourite shows.

A Theatrical Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Yes, Rocky Horror is back on tour and visited my hometown for the week.

It was lovely being back in a theatre doing something that I did pre-pandemic.

To say thank you to everyone involved in getting the show back on the road, I made this card.

It uses Basic Black and Poppy Parade in a nod to the colour theme of the show.

A Theatrical Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The background stamping is from the Artistically Inked Stamp Set.

Thank You is from the Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set, cut out using the Double Oval Punch.

A length of Metallic Mesh Ribbon sits behind the sentiment. This gives a little bit of sparkle.

A Theatrical Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For a finishing touch, a few Rhinestones add a touch more sparkle.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Highland Heather Florals

Last week’s Card & Cuppa design began with a request for ‘something purple for a Birthday’.

Highland Heather Florals. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The purple is Highland Heather, with Mint Macaron, Daffodil Delight and Basic White completing the combination.

Before doing anything else, my sentiment from the Art Gallery Stamp Set is stamped. This is because it’s easier to cover it or stamp again if you make a mistake at this stage.

Using the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder, this creates a pretty pattern for the bottom part of the project.

Highland Heather Florals. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Strips of cardstock are layered on top of a piece of coordinating ribbon. This piece has been cut in half, but you could use two pieces instead.

Die cut pieces from the Penned Flowers Dies are layered and stuck onto the strip. Some of these were given a coating of Wink of Stella beforehand.

Finally, some Rhinestones add a touch of sparkle.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Using Things in Different Ways

For this week’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video, I’m sharing a tip on using products in different ways.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Using Things in Different Ways. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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This is the final project from July’s Stamp Set of the Month (SSOTM) Class.

As with the other projects, it uses the Celebrate with Flowers Stamp Set.

Pale Papaya, Highland Heather and Mint Macaron is once again the colour combination.

For this design, I’ve stamped a border around the edge using the various leaf and flower images from the set.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Using Things in Different Ways. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Then, one of the flower designs is stamped onto separate sheet multiple times and fussy cut.

These flowers are turned and create the butterflies. A little bit of Wink of Stella is then used on these new wings.

Using several strands of the Pale Papaya & White Woven Ribbon, these are twisted and popped across the project.

A single strand is used to wrap around the butterflies to create the body and antennae.

Using a sentiment from the Art Gallery Stamp Set, the ‘Best Wishes’ is then added.

The butterflies are then raised up on Dimensionals, with one sitting at the edge of the sentiment.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Using Things in Different Ways. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, clusters of Rhinestones are dotted around 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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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Celebrate with Flowers – Project 5

Along with the four projects taught at my recent Stamp Set of the Month Class, the attendees were given a link to a video showing them how to create two bonus cards using the items in their class kit.

Celebrate with Flowers - Project 5. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This collage effect card is the first bonus project.

All of the stamping from the Celebrate with Flowers Stamp Set is done onto shapes cut using the Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch.

As before, it uses Pale Papaya, Mint Macaron and Highland Heather, along with Basic White for the colour combination.

The coloured shapes have tone-on-tone stamping. Most of the shapes have some Wink of Stella added for some sparkle.

Celebrate with Flowers - Project 5. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The most difficult part of this project is deciding where each shape will go.

Once that is decided, each piece is stuck to a layer, with the overhang then cut off. Then, this layer is stuck straight to the card.

For the ribbon swoosh, a piece of the Pale Papaya & White Woven Ribbon is cut down the centre to create a raw edge, similar to the edge of the shapes.

The rest of this piece of ribbon is used in the final project from the class. Pop back tomorrow to see that design.

A sentiment from the Art Gallery Stamp Set, cut with the Floral Gallery Dies is then added on Dimensionals.

Celebrate with Flowers - Project 5. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

To finish the project, Rhinestones are dotted around the card.

Using one shape is a great way to create a design. I really love this collage effect.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Celebrate with Flowers – Project 3

Today is the turn of the third project from this week’s Stamp Set of the Month Class.

As before, the Celebrate with Flowers Stamp Set, plus a colour combination of Pale Papaya, Mint Macaron and Highland Heather, along with Basic White are used.

Several stems are stamped to the left the project, to leave room for the vertical sentiment.

Three flower heads are stamped and fussy cut, along with one set of stamens. Each flower head is given some Wink of Stella sparkle.

Stamens are then stamped for the outer two stems.

Next, the sentiment is stamped and attached to a Pale Papaya layer.

Celebrate with Flowers - Project 3. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A length of ribbon is placed across the bottom and finished with a flat (Dior) bow.

The two outer flower heads are added, with the central one raised up on Dimensionals.

Celebrate with Flowers - Project 3. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Some Rhinestones add a finishing touch with a bit more sparkle.

Pop back next week for the next project from the class.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Celebrate with Flowers – Project 2

This is the second project from this week’s Stamp Set of the Month Class.

Celebrate with Flowers - Project 2. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For July, the Stamp Set of the Month (SSOTM) was the Celebrate with Flowers Stamp Set.

The colour combination for the class was Pale Papaya, Mint Macaron and Highland Heather, along with Basic White.

All of the attendees received the Stamp Set, Rhinesones and Pale Papaya & White Woven Ribbon in their kits, plus the cardstock and envelopes they needed too.

Four projects were taught at the class, with a link to a video providing instructions on how to make two additional projects sent afterwards.

For this project, images are stamped in the bottom corner with a couple of dragonflies stamped onto the background too.

Celebrate with Flowers - Project 2. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Extra dragonflies and a single flower are then stamped and fussy cut by hand. The flower takes a while to fussy cut, hence why there is only one!

Each dragonfly is given some sparkly wings using Wink of Stella. The flower is given some sparkle too.

Using the punch layer technique that I shared in yesterday’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video for the sentiment, this is raised above a length of the ribbon.

The flower and one of the dragonflies are then attached with Glue Dots to the sentiment.

Celebrate with Flowers - Project 2. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

With some small pieces of Dimensionals, the remaining dragonfly is stuck to the project.

Finally, some Rhinestones add some more sparkle.

Pop back tomorrow for the next project from the class.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Punches/Dies #1

For this week’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video, I’m sharing how to create extra layers using your punches or dies.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Punches/Dies #1. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Click below to watch my video. This is the first of several Punches/Dies videos that will be appearing.

 

The project is one from last night’s Stamp Set of the Month (SSOTM) Online Class where all of six of the designs used the Celebrate with Flowers Stamp Set.

It uses a combination of Pale Papaya and Mint Macaron for the flowers and leaves.

Flowers are stamped diagonally across the project, stamping off first.

Using a leaf image from the Stamp Set, several sets of these are fussy cut, along with some flowers too. Wink of Stella is dotted into the very centre of each of these flowers.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Punches/Dies #1. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The Double Oval Punch uses the layering technique to provide a Pale Papaya background to the sentiment.

This central sentiment piece then has the various leaves and flowers attached.

A swoosh of the Pale Papaya & White Woven Ribbon provides another layer for the sentiment to sit on.

Raising the sentiment up on Dimensionals then creates extra depth.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Punches/Dies #1. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, small Rhinestones are dotted across 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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Anything is Possible With Hand-Penned Petals

This project is all about the Hand-Penned Petals products.
Anything is Possible. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

These new products in the Annual Catalogue are simply stunning.

My colour combination of Daffodil Delight, Misty Moonlight and Basic White, with Black stamping is taken from the Hand-Penned DSP.

I’ve also recreated the image from the DSP using the Hand-Penned Petals Bundle (Hand-Penned Petals Stamp Set and Penned Flowers Dies).

Normally, I would stamp these images in Basic Gray, but as the DSP has Black outlines, I’ve mirrored that too.

For my infill stamping, I’ve used 3rd Generation stamping to tone the colours down. If you’re not sure what generations stamping is, check out my recent Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video.

Using Wink of Stella, the flowers are given some subtle shimmer.

Anything is Possible. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The background is just one piece of DSP, cut and then reversed to show the other pink side. This side helps to make the stamped image stand out.

A length of Crinkled Seam Binding runs across the project, with the sentiment added just slightly overhanging the edge.

My main flower is attached with Dimensionals to raise it off the card.

Anything is Possible. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some small Rhinestones are dotted around for a little bit of extra sparkle.

This fabulous DSP is one of the packs on special offer until 2nd August. Find out more here.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Double Masking – the papercrafting way

You may hearing quite a lot about double masking at the moment, but this is a happier papercrafting version.

Double Masking. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This monochrome ‘thanks’ card is in Daffodil Delight and Basic White.

My first piece of masking was for the strip across the middle of the project to create a blank space for my sentiment.

The next piece of masking was using one of the Plenty of Patterns Decorative Masks and a Blending Brush to create an ombre effect. I chose to go darker in the centre and paler towards the edges.

Double Masking. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

When my masking was complete, I added the sentiment from the Biggest Wish Stamp Set. If you haven’t got this £16 stamp set, I would definitely recommend it. It’s a must for your collection.

Next, I added some lengths of Baker’s Twine from the Essentials Pack across the edges of my centre strip.

Finally, using a Stampin’ Blend, some Rhinestones were given a Daffodil Delight colouring.

Double Masking. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This is a really quick and simple project. It would also be great in lots of different colours and sentiments too.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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