July Customer Thank You Cards

As these have all been received, I can share my Customer Thank You Cards for those who shopped with me during July.

The basecard is a FREE SAB item. This is the Pool Party card from the Cards & Envelopes pack. Don’t forget that SAB items are only available until the end of this month (while stocks last).

Using the Splendid Thoughts Stamp Set and Splendid Stems Dies Bundle from the July-December Mini Catalogue, the leaves and shapes were stamped and cut. My leaves use Mint Macaron Cardstock and Ink.

Then, very gentle use of a Blender Pen on the stamped leaves just soften the white every so slightly.

Coordinating Splendid Day Specialty DSP provides the strip that sits in the background. This DSP really lives up to the splendid name. It needs to be seen in person to appreciate the full beauty.

A sentiment from the Sweet Songbirds Stamp Set sits on the semi-circle shape that creates the pot.

Using Dimensionals, the pot and a few of the leaves are raised up to give some depth to the project.

Finally, Brushed Brass Butterflies are added, two small and one large.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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POOL PARTY & SOFT SEA FOAM CARDS & ENVELOPESSPLENDID THOUGHTS BUNDLE (ENGLISH)SWEET SONGBIRDS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)SPLENDID DAY 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPERMINT MACARON A4 CARDSTOCKMINT MACARON CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBLENDER PENSBRUSHED BRASS BUTTERFLIESMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

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As well as the original SAB products, these newly added products that are now redeemable during Sale-A-Bration are part of Stampin’ Up!’s existing product offering.

These are items you can earn for FREE during SAB.


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Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Delicate Daisies and FREE SAB Cards & Envelopes

For last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project, I created this project that used the FREE SAB Cards & Envelopes for the basecard.

The project takes inspiration from the design on Page 56 of the Annual Catalogue.

Rather than creating a basecard as I normally do, I chose to use the FREE SAB Cards & Envelopes instead. These basecards are pre-printed with a delicate leaf pattern and also come with matching envelopes.

Using the Brick & Mortar Embossing Folder for my background, this was cut down to size. It was then given some colour using a Sponge Dauber and Crumb Cake ink.

Blushing Bride Daisies cut using the Medium Daisy Punch were then created by again using a Sponge Dauber to add colour to the centres, and then gluing two together.

Lengths of the gorgeous Natural Finish Ribbon were stuck the wall piece before the daisies and leaves, cut using the Bough Punch in Mint Macaron and Crumb Cake were added.

A sentiment from the Art Gallery Stamp Set has Linen Thread looped behind and is then stuck to the project.

Finally, some of the new Festive Pearls from the July-December Mini Catalogue are added. These 3mm Pearls come in a pack of 200 with 50 each of Cherry Cobbler, Soft Succulent, Silver and Gold. Gold are the ones I chose to use on this project.

Don’t forget that you only have until the end of August to earn FREE SAB products (while stocks last).

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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POOL PARTY & SOFT SEA FOAM CARDS & ENVELOPESBRICK & MORTAR 3D EMBOSSING FOLDERBOUGH PUNCHMEDIUM DAISY PUNCHART GALLERY PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETBLUSHING BRIDE A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMINT MACARON A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKNATURAL FINISH 7/8" (2.2 CM) RIBBONLINEN THREADSPONGE DAUBERSFESTIVE PEARLSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

SAB Hippest Hippos Stamp Set & Dies

When your business is called HIPPOFROG Designs, it is only a matter of time before the fabulous new SAB Hippest Hippos Stamp Set and coordinating Hippo Dies make an appearance here.

With the unusually hot weather we have been experiencing here in the UK over the past few days, this hip hippo is keeping very cool!

The background hippo is stamped tone-on tone onto Pool Party.

Using Basic Gray, the main hippo is stamped and cut out using the Hippo Dies. This is one of the three hippest hippos in the stamp set.

Waves, sunglasses and the splash are cut out using the Dies too.

I have coloured the hippo using Watercolor Pencils, then used a Blender Pen to soften any pencil marks.

Watercolour Pencils have also been used on the waves and the dark part of the sunglasses.

The waves and splash are stuck onto the circle cut from the Stylish Shapes Dies. Sunglasses are added to the hippo before it is attached.

A sentiment, also from the Hippest Hippos Stamp Set is then added.

The whole piece is raised up on Dimensionals.

Finally, a few of the new Fine Sparkle Adhesive-Backed Gems from the new July-December Mini Catalogue are added.

SAB is only here for July and August, so be sure to earn your FREE products while stocks last.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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HIPPEST HIPPOS CLING STAMP SET (ENGLISH)HIPPO DIESSTYLISH SHAPES DIESPOOL PARTY A4 CARDSTOCKPOOL PARTY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC GRAY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADREAL RED A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWATERCOLOR PENCILSBLENDER PENSFINE SPARKLE ADHESIVE BACKED GEMSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Happy Mail for Mini Catalogue July-December 2022

With the arrival of the new Mini Catalogue for July-December and the second SAB of the year, it was time for some more happy mail.

I send happy mail to those who request a mail copy of the catalogues. The happy mail is usually a card or bookmark made using new product.

My colour combination is this notecard is Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie.

I have used the new Soft Seedlings Stamp Set for both the image and sentiment.

The leaf image is inked up using Sponge Daubers to create the variegated look. As this is a Distinktive Stamp Set, the detail is fabulous.

A length of the the Old Olive Ribbon from the Twill Ribbon Combo Pack sits across the project.

The sentiment is then cut out using the Double Oval Punch and sits over the ribbon using Dimensionals.

If you would like a copy of the Mini Catalogue, then please get in touch. I can post to UK Mainland locations.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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SOFT SEEDLINGS CLING STAMP SET (ENGLISH)DOUBLE OVAL PUNCHOLD OLIVE A4 CARDSTOCKOLD OLIVE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPUMPKIN PIE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE NOTE CARDS & ENVELOPESOLD OLIVE & SAHARA SAND TWILL RIBBON COMBO PACKSPONGE DAUBERSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSSTAMPIN' SEAL

Abstract Beauty Birthday Card

This Birthday card is another project using products from the NEW Abstract Beauty Suite Collection.

Abstract Beauty Birthday Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This Suite from the new January-June Mini Catalogue is one that I really love.

It is a Suite that is great for creating projects for anyone.

For this project, I used a piece of the DSP from the Suite to coordinate my colours of Just Jade and Blushing Bride.

Abstract Beauty Birthday Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

If this project looks a little like a recent Card & (Your) Cuppa project, that is entirely deliberate. It’s this card that inspired the class project.

I’ve cut out shapes using the Beautiful Shapes Dies and stuck these to the DSP.

A Birthday sentiment and scribble image from the coordinating Hello Beautiful Stamp Set is then raised up on Dimensionals.

Abstract Beauty Birthday Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some of the Adhesive-Backed Hexagons in Just Jade and Blushing Bride, also from the Suite are added.

Don’t forget that if you place an order of £45 or more between now and the end of February 2022, you can earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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ABSTRACT BEAUTY-SUITE COLLECTION (ENGLISH)HELLO BEAUTIFUL BUNDLE (ENGLISH)ABSTRACT BEAUTY 4" X 6" (10.2 X 15.2 CM) SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPERBLUSHING BRIDE A4 CARDSTOCKBLUSHING BRIDE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADJUST JADE A4 CARDSTOCKJUST JADE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKADHESIVE-BACKED HEXAGONSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' 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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Happy crafting

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: Spotlight Technique

For this week’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video, I’m briefly explaining the Spotlight Technique.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Spotlight Technique. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsClick below to watch my video.

 

My project uses a colour combination of Daffodil Delight and Basic Black.

The fabulous FREE SAB Beautifully Penned DSP provides the images for the technique.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Spotlight Technique. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My cut out shapes are circles using the Layering Circles Dies. You can use any shape you like.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Spotlight Technique. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The sentiment from the coordinating Hand-Penned Petals Stamp Set is also layered onto Basic Black

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

Don’t forget that SAB is only running until the end of September. Items are available while stocks last.

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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BEAUTIFULLY PENNED 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERHAND-PENNED PETALS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETLAYERING CIRCLES DIESDAFFODIL DELIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC BLACK A4 CARDSTOCKTUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PADSTAMPIN' BLENDS DAFFODIL DELIGHT COMBO PACKMATTE BLACK DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUE

Turtle Friends with Penguin Playmates DSP

I thought it was time to play with the Turtle Friends Bundle (Turtle Friends Stamp Set & Turtle Punch) again.

Turtle Friends with Penguin Playmates DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This time, I’ve paired it with the Picture This Dies and the FREE SAB Penguin Playmates DSP. There are some non-penguin patterns on the reverse side that are great for lots of different projects.

These SAB items are only available until the end of September, while stocks last.

My colour combination of Just Jade and Soft Sea Foam is taken from the DSP.

Turtle Friends with Penguin Playmates DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using the rectangle die from the set creates the cut out pieces. In these areas, the tiny tortoise, party hats, sentiment and grass are stamped in Just Jade on a Whisper White backing piece.

On a separate piece, the larger tortoise is stamped and then cut out with the coordinating punch from the bundle.

With my Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends, I’ve coloured the tortoises and party hats.

The larger tortoise is then raised up over the bottom cut out using Dimensionals.

Turtle Friends with Penguin Playmates DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, a touch of Wink of Stella is added to the party hats.

This is a great project for all ages!

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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TURTLE FRIENDS BUNDLE (ENGLISH)PICTURE THIS DIESPENGUIN PLAYMATES 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERJUST JADE A4 CARDSTOCKJUST JADE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSOFT SEA FOAM A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKSTAMPIN' BLENDS SOFT SEA FOAM COMBO PACKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS