Happy New Year, Mini Catalogue & SAB 2021!

Happy New Year!

As it’s 5th Jan, it means it time for the NEW January-June Mini Catalogue & SAB 2021 to go LIVE.

SAB is only for 2 months this time, but there will be another one later in the year. So, more chances to get your hands on FREE products.

Mini Catalogue & SAB 2021. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

If you received some happy mail from me before Christmas, one of these pretty Birthday cards will have arrived with you.

This card uses some new products. Can you spot them all before I reveal them to you?Mini Catalogue & SAB 2021. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My colour combination is Seaside Spray, Rococo Rose and Mossy Meadow, with Whisper White. Don’t forget to read up on the replacement for Whisper White that is coming soon.

The first new product is the Vine Design Stamp Set, this can also be purchased as part of a Bundle with a fabulous set of dies.

Next, I’m so happy to see the return of an Oval Punch. This is a two in one punch with a scallop layer and smooth inner that work perfectly together.

Braided Trim in Mossy Meadow is my third new product on this card. I love the thinner trims and am delighted to there’s some Baker’s Twine in the Mini Catalogue too!

Mini Catalogue & SAB 2021. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, pretty new Pastel Pearls in co-ordinating Seaside Spray add a finishing touch. I think these Pearls are going to very quickly become a favourite.

Don’t forget to take a look at my 2021 Classes. Head to my Class Timetable for full details and to book your place.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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VINE DESIGN CLING STAMP SETROCOCO ROSE A4 CARDSTOCKROCOCO ROSE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSEASIDE SPRAY A4 CARDSTOCKSEASIDE SPRAY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMOSSY MEADOW A4 CARDSTOCKMOSSY MEADOW CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKPASTEL PEARLSDOUBLE OVAL PUNCHMOSSY MEADOW 3/16" (4.8 MM) BRAIDED LINEN TRIMSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Oh So Ombre DSP Butterflies

With the first SAB of the year just around the corner, I couldn’t resist making a project with the Oh So Ombre DSP. One of the FREE items you can earn from 5th January.

Oh So Ombre DSP Butterflies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This card, with a heartfelt and poignant message for these times we find ourselves in, uses the patterned side of the DSP from the pack.

I used another piece of the DSP on this project I shared the other day.

As you know, I love a project with a monochrome feel, so using Rococo Rose cardstock for my basecard and a Whisper White layer, with Tuxedo Black stamping was all I needed.

Oh So Ombre DSP Butterflies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The butterflies, from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set were stamped onto another sheet of the DSP, this time, the non-patterned piece. I made sure to chose various parts of the DSP to give me different shades of the colour.

These were punched out using the Butterfly Duet Punch and had parts coloured using Wink of Stella.

A sentiment from the Bunch of Blossoms Stamp Set, with the end shaped from another new product arriving soon in the January-June Mini Catalogue.

Glue Dots are used to attach the smaller butterflies, with the large one stuck using a Dimensionals.

Oh So Ombre DSP Butterflies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

SAB and the January-June Mini Catalogue go live on 5th January, so you won’t see links to any items from these publications listed below.

Don’t forget to take a look at the retiring items from the August-December Mini Catalogue as your chance to grab those products ends on 4th Jan.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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BUTTERFLY GALA PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETBUTTERFLY DUET PUNCHBLOSSOMS IN BLOOM PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETROCOCO ROSE A4 CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKTUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PADWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSGLUE DOTS

Quite Curvy Bundle Birthday Card in Bermuda Bay

This pretty monochrome Bermuda Bay Birthday card uses the early release Quite Curvy Bundle from the new January-June Mini Catalogue.

Quite Curvy Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It also uses a new item that will be available in the upcoming SAB too. The fabulous Oh So Ombre 6×6 DSP Pack is an item you’ll be able to earn for FREE during January and February 2021.

The wavy line is cut using the Curvy Dies. This piece is then stuck to the DSP.Quite Curvy Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A sentiment follows the curve, with a few leaves stamped in the corner.

The corners are given a round shape with the Detailed Trio Punch to match the curvy details.

Leaves are then cut from the dies using the different parts of the DSP to create varying shades of Bermuda Bay.

These stuck behind a Whisper White flower cut using the Small Bloom Punch.

Finally, Metallic Pearls coloured with a Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blend are added to the project.

Quite Curvy Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Make sure you keep an eye out for when the Mini Catalogue goes live on 5th January.

In the meantime, take a look at the special offers.

Don’t forget to check out my online class timetable for 2021 too.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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QUITE CURVY BUNDLE (ENGLISH)BERMUDA BAY A4 CARDSTOCKBERMUDA BAY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKDETAILED TRIO PUNCHSMALL BLOOM PUNCHMETALLIC PEARLSSTAMPIN' BLENDS BERMUDA BAY COMBO PACKSTAMPIN’ CUT& EMBOSS MACHINEMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUEGLUE DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUE

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – A Trio of Purples

At last week’s Card & Cuppa class, I based the project on this one, but used a trio of purples instead.

Trio of purples. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I used Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape, plus Purple Posy in place of Whisper White/Vanilla.

For the background stamping, an image from the Gallery Grunge Stamp Set provided the detail. As with the other project, a Sponge Dauber was used to gently highlight the stamping.

Trio of purples. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

On a separate sheet, pools of Highland Heather ink were created using a Sponge Dauber, with centres added using the SAB Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set. Once punched out with the Small Bloom Punch, these create the pretty ombre effect flowers.

For this project, I’ve used two different ribbons, the fabulous co-ordinating In Color Scallop Ribbon, and the Whisper White Seam Binding. Once again I’ve coloured the white ribbon with a Stampin’ Blend – I can’t seem to stop myself!

The card is shaped in a ‘D’ using the Detailed Trio Punch to round two corners on each layer, including the base card.

Trio of purples. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A sentiment from the Botanical Bliss Stamp Set makes this a card suitable for any occasion. Rhinestones in the centre of the flowers add a finishing touch of bling.

Don’t forget that there are only a few weeks left to get your hands on the SAB items. SAB finishes on 31st March.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Gallery Grunge Cling-Mount Stamp SetBotanical Bliss Cling-Mount Stamp SetThoughtful Blooms Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)Small Bloom PunchPurple Posy A4 CardstockHighland Heather A4 CardstockHighland Heather Classic Stampin' PadGorgeous Grape A4 CardstockGorgeous Grape Classic Stampin' PadWhisper White A4 CardstockPurple Posy 1/2" (1.3 cm) Scalloped Linen RibbonWhisper White 1/4" (6.4 mm) Crinkled Seam Binding RibbonRhinestone Basic JewelsHighland Heather Dark Stampin' Blends MarkerSponge DaubersDetailed Trio Punch2-1/4" (5.7 cm) Circle Punch2" (5.1 cm) Circle PunchSnail AdhesiveTear & Tape AdhesiveMini Glue Dots

Card & Cuppa PLUS – Spring Birthday

Last weekend I held my first Card & Cuppa PLUS class. At these classes, the attendees make 3 projects.

The first project was this card that is perfect for a Spring Birthday.

Spring Birthday. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I chose Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody from the Brights Collection, then toned them down by teaming them with Very Vanilla.

Using the script from the Very Versailles Stamp Set, it is stamped as a background. Colour is then added as a highlight with a Sponge Dauber.

Spring Birthday. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Happy Birthday from the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set is punched and layered as a sentiment. It is biased slightly towards the bottom of the circle to allow room for the flowers.

On a separate piece of cardstock, a Sponge Dauber is used to create three different depth pools of Daffodil Delight. Centres are added to each pool using the SAB Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set, and then punched out using the Small Bloom Punch.

My current favourite ribbon from the Mini Catalogue is coloured using a Dark Mango Melody Stampin’ Blend to co-rdinate with the rest of the project.

Finally, each flower has a Pearl added and is then attached to the sentiment using Glue Dots.

Spring Birthday. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This week’s Card & Cuppa attendees may recognise the design. I love using designs multiple times as just by changing colours or stamp sets, it makes such a difference.

Re-using designs is the purpose of my new BYO Stamps Class. Visit my Class Timetable for full details of this and other classes.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Very Versailles Cling Stamp SetPerennial Birthday Cling-Mount Stamp SetThoughtful Blooms Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)Small Bloom PunchWhisper White 1/4" (6.4 mm) Crinkled Seam Binding RibbonSponge DaubersMango Melody A4 CardstockMango Melody Classic Stampin' PadDaffodil Delight Classic Stampin' PadVery Vanilla A4 CardstockVery Vanilla A4 Thick CardstockMango Melody Dark Stampin' BlendsPearl Basic Jewels2" (5.1 cm) Circle Punch2-1/4" (5.7 cm) Circle PunchSnail AdhesiveMini Glue Dots

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – In Color 2018-2020 meets Swirly Frames

For last week’s Card & Cuppa project I decided to use the In Color 2018-2020 colours.

In Color 2018-2020. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The Swirly Frames Stamp Set from the Annual Catalogue is used to create an abstract pattern in the 5 different colours, with the Grapefruit Grove circle only used the once to highlight the sentiment.

In Color 2018-2020. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using the 2″ Circle Punch and the Classic Label punches, the sentiments were layered. A selection of sentiments from the Well Said Stamp Set and the Well Written Dies were available for the attendees to use.

They could also choose their contrasting colour, I’ve used Call Me Clover for the layer, circle, ribbon and sentiment stamping on mine.

An assortment of adhesives were needed, especially for the die-cut sentiment, as it requires Fine-Tip Glue.

In Color 2018-2020. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I really like this project as it is perfect for a teenager, or can be easily changed for a ‘thank you’ or other ocassion.

Don’t forget that these In Color 2018-2020 colours will be retiring in June to make way for five new ones. I can’t believe that they have been with us for almost two years already.

Now is a great time to stock up on these colours, especially during SAB.

If you want to join us at a future class, then visit my Class Timetable for more information and booking details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Swirly Frames Photopolymer Stamp SetWell Said Cling Stamp SetWell Written DiesClassic Label Punch2" (5.1 cm) Circle PunchWhisper White A4 Thick CardstockWhisper White A4 CardstockClassic Stampin' Pad Assortment In Color 2018-2020In Color 2018–2020 A4 CardstockCall Me Clover 1/8" (3.2 mm) Grosgrain RibbonSnail AdhesiveStampin' DimensionalsFine-Tip Glue PenMini Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Birthday To You

It was the Birthday of one of my regular Card & Cuppa attendees recently, so I obviously made them a card.

They are not a fan of random or grunge, preferring simple and ordered projects instead.

The Happy Birthday To You Stamp Set in this year’s SAB offering was just perfect.

I stamped the cake in Basic Gray and then coloured the flowers using Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen.

Happy Birthday To You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Highland Heather Cardstock as matting layers co-ordinated with the purple from the colouring.

I added a delicate touch of sparkle to the white parts of the cake using Wink of Stella.

To finish, I used a few pearls for the centre of the flowers and the dot of the ‘i’.

Happy Birthday To You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This Stamp Set now has a matching set of dies available as part of the recent co-ordination release. Perfect to avoid any fussy cutting.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Happy Birthday To You Cling Stamp Set (English)Whisper White A4 CardstockHighland Heather A4 CardstockBasic Gray Classic Stampin' PadWhisper White A4 Thick CardstockWatercolor PencilsWatercolor Pencils Assortment 2Blender PensClear Wink Of Stella Glitter BrushPearl Basic JewelsSnail Adhesive

More Thoughtful Blooms

You may have noticed that this is one my favourite set of products from this year’s SAB offering.

So, I make no apologies for sharing yet more Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set and Small Bloom Punch projects with you. It’s safe to say I like to get the most out of my products!

More Thoughtful Blooms. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This project is a combination of this and this project. It’s a Birthday card for one of my regular Card & Cuppa attendees.

I’ve used Call Me Clover for the leaves and Calyspo Coral Stampin’ Blends for the flowers. The centre of the flowers are stamped with Smoky Slate with a pearl added to each centre.

More Thoughtful Blooms. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The ribbon has also been coloured using the Light Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blend.

Have I also mentioned that this Whisper White Crinkle Seam Binding from the Mini Catalogue is my new favourite ribbon too?

It’s so soft, great for tying bows and colours beautifully using Stampin’ Blends. I’m a fan of white ribbon and twine as you can use different mediums to make it whatever colour you want.

More Thoughtful Blooms. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

If you want to get your hands on these fabulous SAB products, then make sure you act now. Products are available until the end of March while stocks last.

You can receive a FREE SAB (£45 level) product for attending my Painted Poppies Class on 26th February and selection Option 2. Find out more details about this and all my other classes at my Class Timetable.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Thoughtful Blooms Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)Small Bloom PunchWhisper White 1/4" (6.4 mm) Crinkled Seam Binding RibbonWhisper White A4 Thick CardstockWhisper White A4 CardstockCall Me Clover A4 CardstockCall Me Clover Stampin' PadSmoky Slate Classic Stampin' PadCalypso Coral Stampin' Blends Markers Combo PackPearl Basic JewelsSnail AdhesiveMini Glue Dots

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Thoughtful Blooms

At last week’s Card & Cuppa class I headed for one of my favourite SAB sets of products this year, the Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set and Small Bloom Punch.

Thoughtful Blooms. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The Stamp Set is FREE with a £45 order, the punch FREE with a £90 order. Check out all the SAB offers here.

Call Me Clover and Smoky Slate are the colours used for the layer, leaves, flower centre and sentiment.

The flowers were made by colouring Stampin’ Blends onto a separate piece of cardstock. A darker strip was coloured, followed by a lighter strip and an overlap of the two in the middle.

This strip was then stamped with the flower centres before being punched out. As each flower is a slightly different depth of colour, it makes a lovely effect.

Each attendee had a choice of colours from a selection I took to class. There were pinks, purples, blues and yellows used. Mine uses Mango Melody.

Thoughtful Blooms. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The lighter Stampin’ Blend from the combo was used to colour my new favourite ribbon from the Mini Catalogue to co-ordinate with the flowers.

Thoughtful Blooms. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Glue Dots are used to attach the flowers and then a pearl is added to the centre.

Why not join us at a future Card & Cuppa Class? Both weekday and a new Saturday morning Card & Cuppa PLUS class are booking. Head to my Class Timetable for more details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Thoughtful Blooms Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)Small Bloom PunchWhisper White 1/4" (6.4 mm) Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon1" (2.5 cm) Circle PunchWhisper White A4 Thick CardstockCall Me Clover A4 CardstockCall Me Clover Stampin' PadSmoky Slate Classic Stampin' PadWhisper White A4 CardstockMango Melody Combo Pack Stampin' BlendsPearl Basic JewelsSnail AdhesiveStampin' DimensionalsMini Glue Dots

New Catalogue Happy Mail

Each time I send out a catalogue, I include a card. This is my new catalogue happy mail.

These cards can be kept, or the recipient of the catalogue can use them to send to someone else.

New Catalogue Happy Mail using Lovely Lily Pad. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I made two versions of this card, portrait and landscape as I couldn’t decide which one I preferred!

My Catalogue Happy Mail cards always contains products from the new publications so the recipients can see the products up close.

New Catalogue Happy Mail using Lovely Lily Pad. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs
New Catalogue Happy Mail using Lovely Lily Pad. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This is fabulous FREE Sale-A-Bration (SAB) Lovely Lily Pad Stamp Set and I’ve used various shades of pink and green. My combo is Rococo Rose with Petal Pink and Old Olive with Pear Pizzazz.

I can’t help but love this Stamp Set really as my team is the Lily Pad Stampers, so I like to think that Stampin’ Up! designed it with me in mind!

Being a Reversible Stamp Set, you have twice as many images. A detailed outline on one side and a block of colour on the other.

To make the process of creating these even quicker, I randomly stamped whole sheets of Whisper White cards and then cut them up to create the pretty backgrounds.

New Catalogue Happy Mail using Lovely Lily Pad. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs
New Catalogue Happy Mail using Lovely Lily Pad. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Label Me Bold, a new Stamp Set from the Mini Catalogue is used for the sentiment.

Two more new products from the Mini Catalogue, the fabulous Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon and the Label Me Fancy Punch sit behind the sentiment.

New Catalogue Happy Mail using Lovely Lily Pad. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs
New Catalogue Happy Mail using Lovely Lily Pad. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Do you prefer the landscape or portrait version?

Why not join my team of Lily Pad Stampers? If you join during SAB, there are lots of extra special offers over and above the already great value Starter Kit.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Lovely Lily Pad Photopolymer Stamp SetLabel Me Bold Cling Stamp Set (English)Label Me Fancy PunchWhisper White 1/4" (6.4 mm) Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon1" (2.5 cm) Circle PunchWhisper White A4 Thick CardstockRococo Rose A4 CardstockRococo Rose Classic Stampin’ PadPetal Pink Classic Stampin' PadOld Olive Classic Stampin' PadPear Pizzazz A4 CardstockPear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' PadWhisper White A4 CardstockSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals