Beauty and Daisies

These pretty monochrome daisies sit on a fabulous background of DSP.

Beauty and Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs
The background DSP is stamped with the Beauty of Friendship and Daisy Lane Stamp Sets in Misty Moonlight. Don’t be afraid to stamp onto your DSP, it creates some great effects.

Various generations of stamping have been used for the smaller ‘splat’ type images at the top. Check out this week’s YouTube Video on what generational stamping is all about.

Beauty and Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using the Medium Daisy Punch, the daisies are cut out and layered after stamping. They are then lightly coated with Wink of Stella for some subtle sparkle.

For the sentiment, I used the Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set and the coordinating Beautiful Trees Dies for the shape.

A length of coordinating Baker’s Twine from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack is finished with a bow.

Beauty and Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some Metallic Pearls are dotted around to pick out the silver in the Baker’s Twine.

Don’t forget that this fabulous DSP is on Special Offer until 2nd August. Why not grab a pack or two and start stamping on it.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Hybrid Daisies

For today’s project, I sharing these hybrid daisies with you.

Hybrid Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

These are a hybrid of the Flowers of Friendship Stamp Set for the stems and leaves, with the Medium Daisy Punch creating the flowers.

As the daisies cover the flowers in the stamped image, you wouldn’t know they were there.

A colour combination of Daffodil Delight, Just Jade and Basic White give this project a fresh summery feel.

Hybrid Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using a Blender Pen, the leaves are given a soft hint of colour.

Next, a strip of Just Jade Ribbon from the Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack lays down one side. A strip of Daffodil Delight stamped tone-on-tone sits on top.

This is topped with a sentiment from the Stamp Set and cut out using the Label Me Fancy Punch.

For the daisies, two shapes are layered and given a yellow centre using a Sponge Dauber.

Finally, after these are attached, the centres have a touch of sparkle using sequins from the Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack.

Hybrid Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Layering Circles Dies

Last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project was my version of a project I’d seen on page 38 of the January-June Mini Catalogue.Layering Circles Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs I chose Misty Moonlight, Petal Pink and Balmy Blue, along with White for my colour combination.

I’ve used Whisper White in my project, which has now been replaced with Basic White. See this post for full details while I work through my supply.

For my project I’ve create a two colour background, with the joins covered by the different size circles. All of the circles are cut using the Layering Circles Dies.

The Balmy Blue circle has been scrunched and carefully separated to create two circles.

On the focal circle, I recreated the image from the Catalogue using the Sprig Punch. The sprigs are coated with Wink of Stella to make them sparkle.
Layering Circles Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsThe length of the twine from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo is separated into the three different parts. Using the Misty Moonlight and White pieces first, the silver length is then wrapped around. As this bit has a mind of its own, I found it easier to not fight it!

Using a sentiment from the Quite Curvy Stamp Set this sits across the bottom.

Finally, Metallic Pearls are added.Layering Circles Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For this project, the attendees had lots of choices of how to create theirs. From clean lines to grunge, scrunching, arrangement of the circles, use of the twine and more.

Why not join me at one of my classes and create your own projects. Head to my Class Timetable for more details.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Majestic Mountain Dies to Create a Winter Scene

Our penultimate Card & (Your) Cuppa session of 2020 used Majestic Mountain Dies to create a winter scene.

Majestic Mountain Dies to Create a Winter Scene. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

With a colour combination of Night of Navy, Seaside Spray and Whisper White, the scene began to take shape.

The shapes are all cut using the Majestic Mountains Dies.Majestic Mountain Dies to Create a Winter Scene. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Attendees could choose to create a Night of Navy background, or leave it White. They could also add a snowy top to the mountains too.

Using the top of the mountain shape, the outline is traced and cut out to create the snow, with a freehand curvy line for the bottom of the snow. Wink of Stella adds some icy sparkle before it is stuck to the top of the mountain.

Instead of the straight bottom for the forest, the forest snowline is created by using the bottom of the mountain as an outline.

Everything is then layered to create the scene.

A loop of the Playing With Patterns Combo Ribbon is then added.

Three trees at the front, with the solid one coated in Wink of Stella are stuck together. The solid tree hides the glue used to stick them all together!

These are then stuck on top using Dimensionals.Majestic Mountain Dies to Create a Winter Scene. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some Champagne Rhinestones are dotted across the sky to resemble stars.

Perfect to use as a Christmas Card, or for a Winter Birthday.

Make sure you take a look at the retiring list for the August-December Mini Catalogue, along with the weekend’s announcement regarding Whisper White.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Home Together Dies

On this day in 2015, I held my first Card & Cuppa session in a local cafe. Fast forward 5 years and they are still running (currently remotely), with some attendees from those first few weeks still joining me.

For last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project I used the Home Together Dies.Home Together Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’d made this project for one of my regular attendees and they mentioned that they wouldn’t mind making one like it.

It’s a project that can be a New Home card, or a Christmas Card, depending on how it is finished.

The colour combination is Just Jade and Bumblebee In Colors, along with Mint Macaron and Whisper White.

First, a length of the Metallic Mesh Ribbon is added across the back of the project. I love using this ribbon in this way. It’s great for adding texture, especially as I’m currently unable to send stamped images.

Then, each house is assembled with the relevant heart or star insert.

These houses are then attached to the strip using Tear & Tape. As the ribbon has holes in it, the Tear & Tape manages to bind to the cardstock underneath.

Using Dimensionals, the car is aded between the houses, again with the adhesive sticking to the cardstock.

If making this a Christmas Card, the tree is popped on top of the car.

The sentiment sits on a length of Basketweave Combo Ribbon with a cut out from centre of the house.

Finally, a few Rhinestones are added for an extra touch of sparkle.

Home Together Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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Special Christmas Cards – Sweetest Borders Dies

This candle project is another design from my recent Special Christmas Cards class.

It’s a nod to the project on Page 21 of the August-December Mini Catalogue.

Pear Pizzazz and Crumb Cake provide the base card and layer, with Garden Green and Real Red for the holly.

The candles are made from Copper Foil Sheets, with flames from the Perennial Flower Punch.

I think the attendees are talking to me again after this project, as it was a little bit fiddly!

Using Tear and Tape on the back of the holly, leaving the backing on, each of the pieces was infilled with the opposite colour piece on the front.

Then, Real Red pieces were added to the back to fill in for the holly berries.

Sweetest Borders Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’m not sure if you can see it very well as the Copper Foil Sheets are shiny, but I have embossed the candles using the scoring blade on my Paper Trimmer.

The flames have a Wink of Stella sparkle added to them before the candles are stuck to the Whisper White layer.

A length of Ribbon from the Basket Weave Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack is attached to back of the holly piece.

This piece is then attached using lots of Dimensionals to raise it above the candles.

Finally, Wonderful Gems are added to some of the berries for some extra sparkle.

Sweetest Borders Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

All of the projects for this class included a box to be made too. This one had a Crumb Cake base with a Pear Pizzazz top that I have decorated.

Sweetest Borders Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Pop back soon to see the final project from this class.

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A Box of Birthday Balloons

For my Niece’s recent lockdown 18th, I made this box of birthday balloons.

A Box of Birthday Balloons. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I haven’t made a pop-up box for a while, so I thought it was the perfect occasion.

These lay flat for postage with the box flaps up, then, when the recipient opens it, the flaps fall down and the box takes shape.

My colour combination is from the dotty Playing With Patterns DSP I have used. It’s Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Purple Posy and Whisper White.

Coastal Cabana is the main colour for the box. Using the Detailed Trio Punch, I rounded the corners of the box and the DSP.

The balloons, cut using the Balloon Bouquet Punch are embossed. Tasteful Textile and Wrapped in Texture Embossing Folders create the fun patterns.

Attaching the balloons to the strings I made from the Hippo & Friends Dies was made easier by sandwiching them between the embossed ballon and a plain balloon shape.

This also means that when it lays flat, the balloons don’t stick to each other.

A Box of Birthday Balloons. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I popped three strips across the inside of the box. This not only gave me something to attach the ballons too, but provided some extra rigidity.

As I attached the balloons to the strips, I was carefully checking they wouldn’t foul each other, or overhang the edge too far when folded.

Once I was happy with the positions, I sandwiched the bottom of the strings in with another piece of Coastal Cabana Cardstock.

There had to be an ’18’, so using Silver Foil Sheets, this and the sentiment were cut out. Playful Alphabet Dies for the ’18’ and Well Written Dies for the sentiment.

A Box of Birthday Balloons. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, a length of matching Playing With Patterns Combo Ribbon is stuck around the box, along with some Playing With Patterns Resin Dots.

I also made an envelope too, but didn’t take a picture of that!

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Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Stitched Rectangle Dies

For this week’s project, we went a bit Mondrian-esque.

Stitched Rectangle Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs As the attendees liked the colours from the week before, I used the same ones.

For this project, the main pieces are from the Stitched Rectangle Dies.

To begin, lengths of the Daffodil Delight Ruched Ribbon and Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo are stuck across the project.

Next, each rectangle is arranged with pieces overlapping.

My sentiment is from the Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set and has a Small Bloom Punch Flower and Sprig Punch leaf attached.

The flower is coated with Wink of Stella for a touch of sparkle.

Stitched Rectangle Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, a Playing With Patterns Resin Dot is added to the centre of the flower.

With only a handful of Card & (Your) Cuppa Classes left for 2020, make sure you book your place. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

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Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – All About the Angles

Last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project was all about the angles with this bright and cheery card.

All About the Angles. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The combination of Magenta Madness, Daffodil Delight and Whisper White really make it pop.

A piece of Artistry Blooms DSP, placed at an angle, creates the background layer.

Next, a piece of Whisper White, textured with the Ornate Floral Embossing Folder is added. This is also placed at an angle.

My top tip for playing with angles is to make it absolutely clear it is supposed to be like that, rather than just wonky!All About the Angles. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A sentiment from the Lovely You Stamp Set, cut out using the Label Me Fancy Punch is layered onto a punched circle.

Three lengths of ribbons are placed across the project at various angles, before the sentiment is attached using Dimensionals.All About the Angles. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, various sizes of Gold Glitter Enamel Dots are added for some sparkle.

A design like this can be recreated using lots of different papers, embossing folders, ribbons, etc. Just pick what you want to use and have a play.

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Comfort & Hope meets In Color

For this card, I’ve revisted this previous project from last year.

I decided to make another one, this time using a different stamp set and changing the colours. This time it’s Comfort & Hope meets In Color!

Comfort & Hope meets In Color. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade and Rococo Rose, all In Colors are my new colour combination. They are just different shades to the colours I used previously.

Using the Comfort & Hope Stamp Set, the background is created with a mix of various generations of stamping.

The banner shapes on the background are again cut using the Triple Banner Punch.Comfort & Hope meets In Color. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A length of the Copper Ribbon from the Basket Weave & Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack from the August-December Mini Catalogue.

Comfort & Hope meets In Color. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, the sentiment is stamped, with the ends shaped using the new Banners Pick a Punch.

I really like this sentiment, as the card does just what it says.

If you’d like to make similar cards to this, then why not join one of my online classes. Find out more at my Class Timetable.

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