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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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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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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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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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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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

Counting Sheep & Matching Dies

Today’s project showcases the FREE SAB Counting Sheep Stamp Set and coordinating dies.

Counting Sheep & Matching Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Previously, I shared this project using just the fun SAB Counting Sheep Stamp Set.

I’m sure this card will feel very appropriate for those who are having trouble sleeping at the moment.

I stamped the sheep with the stamp set and cut them out with the matching dies.

Each of these items are available FREE with an order of £45, or you could earn both with a £90 order.

Counting Sheep & Matching Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The fences and clouds are also cut using the dies.

My sheep and clouds are of course white, with Soft Suede fences and a Balmy Blue layer.

Using Stampin’ Blends, I added colour to my sheep. I also used a Blending Brush and Balmy Blue ink to create a sky effect background.

Clouds were then added, some slightly overhanging the edges.

Counting Sheep & Matching Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

With the fences, clouds and rear sheep in place, the front sheep was attached using Dimensionals.

Don’t miss out on the fabulous SAB offers. Only available until the end of September, while stocks last.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Vintage Style Floral Thanks

This vintage style thanks card was inspired by a project in the SAB Brochure.

Vintage Style Floral Thanks. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs
It uses colours from the Regals Collection, Real Red, Crushed Curry and Old Olive. These are combined with Neutrals of Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla.

Vintage Style Floral Thanks. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For the background, the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder has been given another outing. As in the previous project, I’ve added a touch of Crumb Cake to give it a vintage look.

Next, the tags are cut using the Tailor Made Tags Dies.

All of the stamping and the other die cutting is from the Artistically Inked Bundle (Artistically Inked Stamp Set & Artistic Dies).

These are arranged on and around the tags, along with the sentiment. This has also been given a vintage touch by using the edge of my Blending Brush.

A length of coordinating Baker’s Twine from the Essentials Pack provides the bow to hold the tags together.

Vintage Style Floral Thanks. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, the tags are stuck down together in one piece.

Can you spot which project from the SAB Brochure inspired today’s project?

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Beautifully Penned Customer Thank You Cards

For those who shopped with me in July, here is the thank you card I made.

Beautifully Penned Customer Thank You Cards. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It uses the fabulous Beautifully Penned DSP. This FREE DSP can be yours during SAB.

Here I’ve teamed the black and white paper with Blushing Bride accents.

A Blushing Bride base card, with a Basic Black layer creates the perfect background for the piece of DSP.

Beautifully Penned Customer Thank You Cards. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Another piece of DSP is then cut and added, along with a shape from the Rectangle Postage Stamp Punch.

Some coordinating ribbon then adds another touch of pink.

Finally, a sentiment from the coordinating Hand-Penned Petals Stamp Set is stamped. It is cut out and layered with shapes from the Double Oval Punch.

The sentiment is raised up on Dimensionals.

Beautifully Penned Customer Thank You Cards. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I love this paper as it can be kept black and white, or you can add splashes of colour.

SAB runs until the end of September, so make sure you take advantage of the offer, while stocks last.

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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 SETBLUSHING BRIDE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC BLACK A4 CARDSTOCKTUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKDOUBLE OVAL PUNCHRECTANGULAR POSTAGE STAMP PUNCHBLUSHING BRIDE 3/8" (1 CM) FRAYED GROSGRAIN RIBBONSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' SEAL+MINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

FREE Counting Sheep Stamp Set

Have you seen this fabulous Counting Sheep Stamp Set that ewe (see what I did there?) could receive for FREE during SAB?

Counting Sheep. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This cute set of sheep are adorable. There is even a set of FREE coordinating dies available too.

My card is a version of the project on Page 10 of the SAB Brochure.

I’ve stamped on Crumb Cake cardstock in Early Espresso and then used Watercolor Pencils to colour in the sheep and party hats.

I found it easier to use circular motions when colouring with the white and slowly increasing the pressure.

The sheep that looks like it’s dancing makes me smile. They are quite the party animal.

Counting Sheep. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using a Blender Pen on all of the colouring, except the White, it helped to remove any pencil lines.

The party hats are a combination of Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Pacific Point.

As I used these colours, I chose to use them for the sentiment shapes.

Each piece has been shaped using the Banners Pick a Punch.

Next, a swoosh of White Baker’s Twine is added.

Counting Sheep. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, the sentiment is raised up using Dimensionals.

If you want to get your hands on your own set of sheep, don’t delay. SAB is only here until the end of September, and items are available while stocks last.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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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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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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PENGUIN PLAYMATES 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERPENGUIN BUILDER PUNCHFOREVER FERN CLING STAMP SET (EN)MISTY MOONLIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKMISTY MOONLIGHT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADFRESH FREESIA A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKRHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Monochrome with Strawberry Builder Punch

As you know, I’m a fan of monochrome projects, so it was lovely to design one for last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa Class.

Monochrome with Strawberry Builder Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The new FREE SAB Beautifully Penned DSP provides the background and the petals.

Using the Strawberry Builder Punch, the strawberries are cut out to create petals. The smaller flower and leaves are cut out using the punch too.

Monochrome with Strawberry Builder Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Each of the strawberries are arranged to create the flower. Strawberries aren’t just for eating!

A coating of Wink of Stella is added to the smaller flower before it creates the centre of the flower.

The leaves are scored down the centre and folder slightly, before they are attached to the back.

A length of the fabulous Black and White Gingham Ribbon is atttached. Then the flower sits on top of it.

My sentiment is from the Art Gallery Stamp Set and tucks in behind the flower.Monochrome with Strawberry Builder Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some Silver & Clear Epoxy Essentials are placed in the centre of the flower and around the card.

I really like how the different patterns of black and work on this project. You could easily add a splash of colour if you wanted.

Don’t miss out on getting your hands on this fabulous SAB item. Find out more at my SAB page.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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FREE Beautifully Penned DSP

Today I’m sharing another SAB item that you can earn for FREE until the end of September, while stocks last.

Beautifully Penned DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This Beautifully Penned DSP is black and white and is perfect for colouring, or leaving as it is.

It is the designs from the Hand-Penned DSP in monochrome, so it coordinates with the items from the suite perfectly. This pack has 12 sheets, 4 each of 3 double-sided designs.

For my design, I chose to keep the monochrome effect and add an accent colour.

Beautifully Penned DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Here I’ve used one of the sheets for the background, cut in half. Another of the sheets has some fabulous flowers on them. These are given a splash of colour using Stampin’ Blends in Polished Pink before cutting them out.

For the sentiment strip, I’ve use the Hand-Penned Petals Stamp Set.

The flowers then sit on top using Dimensionals.

Beautifully Penned DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

There is a touch of Wink of Stella in the centre of each flower for a little bit of sparkle.

This design is great for batch making, so why not put a few together and add the sentiment of your choice.

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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 SETPOLISHED PINK A4 CARDSTOCKPOLISHED PINK STAMPIN' BLENDS COMBO PACKBASIC BLACK A4 CARDSTOCKTUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PADWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS