Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – SAB Dainty Flowers DSP

For last week’s Card & Cuppa project, I reached for the fabulous FREE SAB Dainty Flowers DSP.

This DSP is simply stunning and when I saw one of the projects in the SAB brochure, I just had to CASE it.

If you’re not sure what it means to CASE, then check out my video here which gives a quick overview.

Using Pear Pizzazz and a Blending Brush, the ombre ink effect was created.

Next, a sentiment from the Hello Beautiful Stamp Set is stamped in Starry Sky onto Balmy Blue Cardstock.

This, and the layer are both given a shaped edge using the new Happy Labels Pick a Punch from the January-April Mini Catalogue.

The bunny ears bow is made from a piece of coordinating In Color Baker’s Twine and the White Twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack.

If you are one of those who is a little ‘bow-phobic’ then I have a Top Tips, Tricks & Technique Video that takes you through how to tie bunny ears bows.

The sentiment then sits over the top of the bow using Dimensionals.

Finally, some Brushed Brass Butterflies are dotted across the project.

Don’t miss out on the new products that have been added to this year’s SAB offering. SAB items are available until the end of the month, while stocks last.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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DAINTY FLOWERS 12" X 12*QUOT; (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERHELLO BEAUTIFUL PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)HAPPY LABELS PICK A PUNCHPEAR PIZZAZZ A4 CARDSTOCKPEAR PIZZAZZ CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSTARRY SKY A4 CARDSTOCKSTARRY SKY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBALMY BLUE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKBLENDING BRUSHES2022–2024 IN COLOR BAKER'S TWINE PACKBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKBRUSHED BRASS BUTTERFLIESSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSSTAMPIN' SEALGLUE DOTS

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – SAB Adorable Owls Stamp Set

For the first Card & Cuppa project of the year, it had to be something from the new SAB Brochure.

These Adorable Owls are, as their name suggests, simply adorable. This is a SAB Stamp Set, free with a qualifying order.

The background DSP is also a FREE SAB item. Make sure you check out the new January-April Mini Catalogue and SAB Brochure.

Using Early Espresso, the owl is stamped and then cut out with the Decorative Circle Punch. It is then coloured using Watercolor Pencils with a Blender Pen used to soften the lines.

Leaves are cut in Granny Apple Green using the Bough Punch and stuck to the DSP.

A ribbon swoosh made using the Twill Ribbon Combo Pack sits on top of th leaves.

There are several sentiments in the Stamp Set and this project combines some of them together.

These are then cut out and stuck to the owl piece. The owl is then raised up on Dimensionals.

Finally, some Iridescent Rhinestones are added to the project for a touch of sparkle.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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ADORABLE OWLS CLING STAMP SET (ENGLISH)DANDY DESIGNS 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERDECORATIVE CIRCLE PUNCHEARLY ESPRESSO CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADGRANNY APPLE GREEN A4 CARDSTOCKSAHARA SAND A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKWATERCOLOR PENCILSWATERCOLOR PENCILS ASSORTMENT 2BLENDER PENSOLD OLIVE & SAHARA SAND TWILL RIBBON COMBO PACKIRIDESCENT RHINESTONES BASIC JEWELSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Blues & SAB DSP

Last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project was similar to this project design from last week.

I chose Tahitian Tide and Night of Navy for my colour combination as these coordinate with the silver dots from the SAB DSP.

This DSP is only available until the end of August as part of the Sale-a-Bration offering. Items are available on qualifying orders while stocks last.

By using a Blending Brush, a flare of colour radiates from the middle.

A sentiment from the Hello Beautiful Stamp Set is cut using the Label Me Lovely Punch. Again, given a subtle border using a Blending Brush.

A length of the Simply Elegant Trim in silver sits behind the sentiment to match the DSP.

I think this project would be great to give to those receiving their results around now.

It’s a quick and easy project, but also great fun to make. There are so many options with the Blending Brush, from a central flare, to a top to bottom ombre, and more.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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SILVER & GOLD 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERHELLO BEAUTIFUL PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)LABEL ME LOVELY PUNCHNIGHT OF NAVY A4 CARDSTOCKNIGHT OF NAVY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADTAHITIAN TIDE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBLENDING BRUSHESSIMPLY ELEGANT TRIMSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUE

Finishing Up Friday – Perfectly Penciled Petal Pink Hippo

This week’s Finishing Up Friday is this cute pink hippo.

It uses Perfectly Penciled DSP, Stylish Shapes Dies, SAB Hippest Hippos Stamp Set with the coordinating Hippo dies, and Petal Pink accents.

Don’t forget there isn’t long to earn SAB items with a qualifying order. You only have until the end of August.

This week, I was able to identify the projects that the pieces were left over from – here and here.

With my colour combination of Petal Pink, Basic Black and Basic White decided for me, all I had to do was colour my pre-stamped and pre-cut hippo.

I chose to use my Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends and coordinate it with the rest of the project.

You have seen me use this card layout many times in the past. First, a sentiment from the Hippest Hippos Stamp Set sits in the top right-hand corner.

Next, a piece of the DSP goes on the bottom, with a length of the Petal Pink Ribbon across the join.

Then, the shapes and hippo are layered together and sit on Dimensionals above the ribbon.

For a finishing touch, some Solid Faceted Gems, also in Petal Pink are dotted around this quick, easy and fun card.

Which leftover items are you going to use from your desk?

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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HIPPEST HIPPOS CLING STAMP SET (ENGLISH)HIPPO DIESSTYLISH SHAPES DIESPERFECTLY PENCILED 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERPETAL PINK A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC BLACK A4 CARDSTOCKTUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKSTAMPIN' BLENDS PETAL PINK COMBO PACKPETAL PINK 3/8" (1 CM) SOFT POLYESTER RIBBONSOLID FACETED GEMSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

50th Birthday in Orange & Gold

A friend celebrated their 50th Birthday last week.

For their card, I chose a combination of Pale Papaya and Mango Melody, with Basic White and Gold accents.

I chose to make a larger square card. Mine is 14cm x 14cm.

Using the FREE SAB Silver & Gold 6×6 DSP for the background, I made a colour flare from the centre using a Blending Brush and ink. This gives a touch of colour to the background without losing the white.

On top of this sit cut out flowers and leaves in Basic White Cardstock and Gold Foil Sheets. The shapes are cut from the Artistic Dies and Flowers of Home Dies.

These were layered, along with a swoosh of coordinating In Color Ribbon.

The Alphabest Stamp set provides the ’50’, on a cut out from the All That Dies. This is then given an orange edge using the Blending Brush.

Tiny Flowers are stamped using the Artistically Inked Stamp Set and cut out using the matching Artistic Dies.

These are given a touch of sparkle using Wink of Stella and Iridescent Rhinestone centres.

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

Don’t forget that there are only a few more weeks left of Sale-A-Bration, so not much time left to grab those FREE products on qualifying orders. Only available while stocks last.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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ALPHABEST PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETARTISTICALLY INKED CLING STAMP SETARTISTIC DIESALL THAT DIESFLOWERS OF HOME DIESSILVER & GOLD 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERPALE PAPAYA A4 CARDSTOCKPALE PAPAYA 3/8" (1 CM) OPEN WEAVE RIBBONPALE PAPAYA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMANGO MELODY A4 CARDSTOCKMANGO MELODY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKGOLD FOIL SHEETSBLENDING BRUSHESPALE PAPAYA 3/8" (1 CM) OPEN WEAVE RIBBONIRIDESCENT RHINESTONES BASIC JEWELSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHGLUE DOTSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSSTAMPIN' SEAL

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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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

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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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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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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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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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