Art Gallery and Subtles for a Birthday

This Birthday card, inspired by the Annual Catalogue, is a great project to use the fabulous Art Gallery Stamp Set and matching Dies.

Art Gallery and Subtles. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

If you missed the Bundle in last year’s Mini Catalogue, make sure you check out the fabulous March promotion. Not only has it returned for the promotion, it is also available at a discounted price.

My project is inspired by Page 13 of the Annual Catalogue and I chose to use the Subtles colour family. Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz and Balmy Blue, along with Very Vanilla.

The background is from the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder and I have added a touch of coulour using a Blending Brush.

Each floral image and leaves have been stamped twice and cut out using the Floral Gallery Dies.

Art Gallery and Subtles. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

These pieces have then been cut down further to allow for the layering.

Once again, the Stamp Set and Dies from the Bundle create the layered sentiment.

This sits on Dimensionals, with a bow made from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack just next to it.

Art Gallery and Subtles. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, coordinating Artistry Blooms sequins complete the card.

Do make sure you grab this returning Bundle while you can, it’s a great opportunity to own this and others at a fabulous discounted price during March.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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ART GALLERY PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETFLORAL GALLERY DIESTIMEWORN TYPE 3D EMBOSSING FOLDERCALYPSO CORAL A4 CARDSTOCKCALYPSO CORAL CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBALMY BLUE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPEAR PIZZAZZ CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSO SAFFRON CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 THICK CARDSTOCKBLENDING BRUSHESBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKARTISTRY BLOOMS ADHESIVE-BACKED SEQUINSMINI STAMPIN' CUT & EMBOSS MACHINESTAMPIN' SEALGLUE DOTSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #12

The 12th and final project in my  Countdown to Christmas 2021 series is this fabulous shaker card.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #12. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It is the final project from my Special Christmas Cards online Class. Last year, I designed a shaker card that was a hit, so I chose to make another one.

This year’s uses the fabulous Stitched Stars Dies.

My colour combination is Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla and Gold.

The cut out has a piece of Window Sheet attached to hold the shaker pieces. Foam Adhesive Strips are stuck to the back.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #12. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It is then filled with Sequins for Everything, plus a star cut from Gold Foil Sheets.

When the shaker piece is assembled and secure, the extra Gold stars were added.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #12. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The project is finished with some coordinating Gold Metallic Pearls.

Here is my coordinating box.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #12. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I hope you’ve enjoyed my Countdown to Christmas Series and that it has given you a touch of inspiration for your own Christmas projects.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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STITCHED STARS DIESRICH RAZZLEBERRY CARDSTOCK A4GOLD FOIL SHEETSVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWINDOW SHEETSSEQUINS FOR EVERYTHINGMETALLIC PEARLSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUEGLUE DOTSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEFOAM ADHESIVE STRIPS

In Color Flowers of Friendship

Do you have those moments when your crafting mojo goes?

Mine went recently, so I gave it a little kickstart by CASEing a project from Page 21 of the Annual Catalogue.

In Color Flowers of Friendship. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

If you’re not sure what CASEing is all about, then head to this video for an explanation.

I chose a colour combination of two In Colors, Pale Papaya and Soft Succulent and teamed them with Calypso Coral and Very Vanilla.

My background is given some texture using the Tasteful Textiles 3D Embossing Folder. I’ve then added a touch of colour using a Blending Brush and Pale Papaya.

A strip of the In Color 6×6 DSP is then added.

In Color Flowers of Friendship. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Next, I stamped and punched the flowers and leaves from the Flowers of Friendship Bundle (Flowers of Friendship Stamp Set & Flowers & Leaves Punch). Make sure you take advantage of the discounted Catalogue Bundles.

Using a Blender Pen to pull the ink colours the flowers in.

Two of each flower are layered together to make a more full bloom and a sequin from the Artistry Blooms Sequins pack is added to the centre.

These are then added to the project using Dimensionals.

A sentiment is then tucked behind the flowers.

In Color Flowers of Friendship. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some coordinating Genial Gems are added to the project for a touch of sparkle.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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FLOWERS OF FRIENDSHIP BUNDLE (ENGLISH)TASTEFUL TEXTILE 3D EMBOSSING FOLDERPALE PAPAYA A4 CARDSTOCKPALE PAPAYA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSOFT SUCCULENT A4 CARDSTOCKSOFT SUCCULENT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCALYPSO CORAL CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCK2021–2023 IN COLOR 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERBLENDER PENSBLENDING BRUSHESARTISTRY BLOOMS ADHESIVE-BACKED SEQUINSGENIAL GEMSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Get Well Flowers

This Get Well Soon card is for a lovely lady.

Get Well Flowers. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using the Flowers of Friendship Bundle from the Annual Catalogue, it made it simple to pull everything together.

My colour combination is Pale Papaya, Calypso Coral and Old Olive, with Very Vanilla.

The background flowers from the Flowers of Friendship Stamp Set are stamped and then given a touch of colour using a Blender Pen.

Get Well Flowers. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using tone-on-tone stamping, the extra flowers and leaves are stamped and punched using the coordinating Flowers & Leaves Punch.

Wink of Stella is used on these flowers to add a touch of sparkle.

A sentiment from the Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set provides the Get Well Soon message.

Get Well Flowers. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Once everything is assembled, a few Artistry Blooms Sequins are added to the centre of the flowers and across the card.

This design would be easy to recreate in different colours and for different occasions.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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FLOWERS OF FRIENDSHIP BUNDLE (ENGLISH)BLOSSOMS IN BLOOM PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETPALE PAPAYA A4 CARDSTOCKPALE PAPAYA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCALYPSO CORAL A4 CARDSTOCKCALYPSO CORAL CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADOLD OLIVE A4 CARDSTOCKOLD OLIVE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKBLENDER PENSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHARTISTRY BLOOMS ADHESIVE-BACKED SEQUINSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' SEAL+

Rich Razzleberry & Soft Succulent Art Gallery Flowers

For today’s project, I’m taking inspiration from Page 13 of the Annual Catalogue.

Rich Razzleberry & Soft Succulent Art Gallery Flowers. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My colour combination is Rich Razzleberry, Soft Succulent and Very Vanilla. I’m a bit of a fan of this combo.

The background is from the Stitched Greenery Die. I’ve then added some colour using a Blending Brush.

Rich Razzleberry & Soft Succulent Art Gallery Flowers. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For the flowers, I’ve used the Art Gallery Stamp Set and stamped the image twice. They are then cut them out using the coordinating Floral Gallery Dies.

Some Twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack forms a bow around the stem of one of the flowers.

These are added the project using a combination of Mini and regular Dimensionals.

Using the sentiment from the Stamp Set, again cut out with the dies, this has a piece of Soft Succulent Ribbon attached. The whole piece sits across the centre of the flowers.

Rich Razzleberry & Soft Succulent Art Gallery Flowers. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some Artistry Blooms Sequins are dotted across the project.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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ART GALLERY PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETFLORAL GALLERY DIESSTITCHED GREENERY DIERICH RAZZLEBERRY CARDSTOCK A4RICH RAZZLEBERRY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSOFT SUCCULENT A4 CARDSTOCKSOFT SUCCULENT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKBLENDING BRUSHESSOFT SUCCULENT 3/8" (1 CM) OPEN WEAVE RIBBONARTISTRY BLOOMS ADHESIVE-BACKED SEQUINSSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Calypso Coral Strawberry Flowers

This pretty project uses the Sweet Strawberry Bundle to make these Calypso Coral strawberry flowers.
Calypso Coral Strawberry Flowers. Project designed by Karen @HIPPOFROG Designs

Pear Pizzazz, Pale Papaya and Basic White complete the colour combination.

Stamped off flowers using the Sweet Strawberry Stamp Set from the Bundle in Calypso Coral create a background.

Calypso Coral Strawberry Flowers. Project designed by Karen @HIPPOFROG Designs

Each of the leaves has a first generation outline and a second generation before being cut out using the Strawberry Builder Punch from the Bundle.

As with the leaves, the flowers are both first and second generation stamping and also cut out using the punch. These tiny flowers make brilliant accents for projects.

Tasteful Labels Dies provide the shape for the sentiment. This has the flowers and leaves around it and sits on a swoosh of coordinating In Color Ribbon.

Calypso Coral Strawberry Flowers. Project designed by Karen @HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, Artistry Blooms Sequins complete the card.

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SWEET STRAWBERRY BUNDLE (ENGLISH)TASTEFUL LABELS DIESCALYPSO CORAL A4 CARDSTOCKCALYPSO CORAL CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPALE PAPAYA A4 CARDSTOCKPEAR PIZZAZZ CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKPALE PAPAYA 3/8" (1 CM) OPEN WEAVE RIBBONARTISTRY BLOOMS ADHESIVE-BACKED SEQUINSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Butterfly Cover Up

Today’s project happened by accident.

Butterfly Cover Up. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’d stamped a pretty background using the Artistically Inked Stamp Set in Rich Razzleberry for another project.

Then, I managed to drip water on it. The main water stain was too big for me to use it for what I wanted. Can you spot the other small stain too?

Butterfly Cover Up. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It wasn’t all bad news though, hence the butterfly cover up reference, as that’s exactly what I did.

Using the Brilliant Wings Dies, I cut out two shapes, one in Rich Razzleberry and one in Very Vanilla to continue the monochrome style.

I gently stamped onto the butterfly using the same image.

These are layered together using just the body to stick them together for the wings to be more 3D.

Butterfly Cover Up. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A sentiment from the same stamp set cut out using the Tasteful Labels Dies is layered onto the project on the other side.

A length of Scalloped Lace Trim is looped for the butterfly to sit on. If you look closely, you’ll see it covers the small water stain on the right.

Butterfly Cover Up. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsAfter attaching the butterfly using Dimensionals, coordinating Artistry Blooms Sequins are dotted around the project.

Maybe this is a topic for a future Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video. Did you check out yesterday’s video?

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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ARTISTICALLY INKED CLING STAMP SETBRILLIANT WINGS DIESTASTEFUL LABELS DIESRICH RAZZLEBERRY CARDSTOCK A4RICH RAZZLEBERRY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 THICK CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA 3/8" (1 CM) SCALLOPED LACE TRIMARTISTRY BLOOMS ADHESIVE-BACKED SEQUINSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Triple Ripple

This card is all about repitition, with this triple ripple effect.

Triple Ripple. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It uses the Hand-Penned Petals Bundle (Hand-Penned Petals Stamp Set & Penned Flowers Dies) from the Annual Catalogue.

Firstly, the flower image is stamped in Gray Granite multiple times, plus one on another piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock.

The separate flower is cut out with the dies, and then coloured using both packs of Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen.

Next, using my colours of Calypso Coral and Crushed Curry, the ripples are cut using the dies from the bundle.

Triple Ripple. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A sentiment from the Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set is added to the top Very Vanilla Ripple.

Next, the ripples are stuck together and attached to the project.

For the focal flower background, I used the Stitched With Whimsy Dies. This was fussy cut around the edge to create the whimiscal shape.

The focal flower is stuck onto this shape which is raised up on Dimensionals.

Triple Ripple. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, coordinating Artistry Blooms Sequins are dotted around the card.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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HAND-PENNED PETALS BUNDLE (ENGLISH)STITCHED WITH WHIMSY DIESBLOSSOMS IN BLOOM PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETGRAY GRANITE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCALYPSO CORAL A4 CARDSTOCKCRUSHED CURRY A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKWATERCOLOR PENCILSWATERCOLOR PENCILS ASSORTMENT 2BLENDER PENSARTISTRY BLOOMS ADHESIVE-BACKED SEQUINSSTAMPIN’ CUT & EMBOSS MACHINEMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Being Frugal With Your Cardstock #1

For this week’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video, I’m sharing a tip on how to be frugal with your cardstock.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Being Frugal With Your Cardstock. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Click on the picture below to watch my video about what this means.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Being Frugal With Your Cardstock. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Today’s project uses the Blossoms in Bloom Bundle (Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set & Many Layered Blossoms Dies).

It is also a CASE of Page 20 from the Annual Catalogue. Check out my video on CASE-ing Stampin’ Up! publications too.

My colour combination is Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green and Mango Melody. All are from the Brights Collection. The stamping is onto Basic White.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Being Frugal With Your Cardstock. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

After stamping the flowers and leaves, the additional flowers are cut using the dies from Bundle.

These are then given a coating of Wink of Stella before being attached using Glue Dots.

Finally, coordinating Artistry Bloom Sequins are added to the centre of each flower, with smaller ones around the project.

This is a really quick project to make and would be a good design for making in batches.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Being Frugal With Your Cardstock. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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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BLOSSOMS IN BLOOM BUNDLE (ENGLISH)COASTAL CABANA A4 CARDSTOCKCOASTAL CABANA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMANGO MELODY A4 CARDSTOCKMANGO MELODY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADGRANNY APPLE GREEN CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHARTISTRY BLOOMS ADHESIVE-BACKED SEQUINSSTAMPIN’ CUT & EMBOSS MACHINEMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUEGLUE DOTS

Flowers of Friendship in Rich Razzleberry

Today, a new Annual Catalogue Bundle meets an old favourite colour combination.

Here are Flowers of Friendship in Rich Razzleberry, with Old Olive.

Flowers of Friendship in Rich Razzleberry. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The flowers from the Stamp Set are simply stamped on half of the background, masking along the centre to keep the top part free of stamping.

They are then quickly given some extra colour using a Blender Pen.

A strip of the Reversible Old Olive and Pretty Peacock Ribbon covers the masking line.

Flowers of Friendship in Rich Razzleberry. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Three large and three small flowers are stamped and then cut out using the Flowers and Leaves Punch from the Bundle.

Again, a Blender Pen gives them some more colour before the pieces are layered using Glue Dots.

For the sentiment, the Many Messages Bundle (Many Messages Stamp Set and Messages Die) from the January-June Mini Catalogue is used. It creates the perfect size and shape to sit on the ribbon.

Flowers of Friendship in Rich Razzleberry. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, coordinating self-adhesive sequins add some sparkle to the centre of each flower.

Don’t forget that some items from the January-June Mini Catalogue are only available until the end of June.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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FLOWERS OF FRIENDSHIP BUNDLE (ENGLISH)MANY MESSAGES BUNDLERICH RAZZLEBERRY CARDSTOCK A4RICH RAZZLEBERRY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADOLD OLIVE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKOLD OLIVE/PRETTY PEACOCK 3/8" (1 CM) REVERSIBLE RIBBONARTISTRY BLOOMS ADHESIVE-BACKED SEQUINSBLENDER PENSSTAMPIN' SEALGLUE DOTSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE