Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – All About the Dinosaurs

At last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa online session it was all about the dinosaurs with this cute dino. A perfect Birthday card for children of all ages.

All about the Dinosaurs. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My colour combination was taken from the retiring Dinoroar DSP, a strip of which is used at the bottom of the project. Mango Melody, Pretty Peacock, Old Olive and Lovely Lipstick, a retiring In Color make this card bright and fun.

After attaching the DSP strip, a length of the reversible Old Olive/Pretty Peacock ribbon, with the Pretty Peacock side facing up was added.

All about the Dinosaurs. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Next, shapes cut from the Stitched Shapes Dies are layered and attached over the ribbon using Dimensionals.

The scales were added to the back of the dinosaur. Finally, two eyes, cut using the circle in the top of the Delightful Tag Topper Punch were added with Glue Dots. By adding pupils using a pen, the character of the dinosaur came to life.

All about the Dinosaurs. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This is such a fun project to make and the attendees enjoyed making it too.

Why not join us for a future class? Find out more at my class timetable.

Don’t forget that items like the Dinoroar DSP retire on 2nd June, so there is a week to get your hands on them. Check out the retiring list.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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DINO DIESSTITCHED SHAPES DIESDELIGHTFUL TAG TOPPER PUNCHDINOROAR DESIGNER SERIES PAPEROLD OLIVE/PRETTY PEACOCK 3/8" (1 CM) REVERSIBLE RIBBONLOVELY LIPSTICK A4 CARDSTOCKMANGO MELODY A4 CARDSTOCKOLD OLIVE A4 CARDSTOCKPRETTY PEACOCK A4 CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKSNAIL ADHESIVESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSGLUE DOTS

Birthday Card For a Friend Using Very Versailles

It was a friend’s Birthday last weekend. So I decided to make a version of a recent project.

Birthday Card for a friend using Very Versailles. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This version uses some of their favourite colours, Crumb Cake and Blackberry Bliss, combined with Very Vanilla.

Birthday Card for a friend using Very Versailles. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’ve used the Dark Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blend to colour the pretty Scalloped Lace Trim Ribbon.

Colouring ribbon and twine with Stampin’ Blends is one of my favourite things to do at the moment. I love how you can change something from White or Vanilla to a colour to easily.

The sentiment layers are cut from the Layering Ovals Dies and Stitched Shaped Dies.

Birthday Card for a friend using Very Versailles. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A few Pearls in various sizes are added for a sophisticated finishing touch.

I love to take a previous design and change a few things around. It’s so easy as a lot of the thinking is already done! It’s also fun seeing how different each design looks.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Very Versailles Cling Stamp SetCrumb Cake A4 CardstockCrumb Cake Classic Stampin' PadBlackberry Bliss A4 CardstockBlackberry Bliss Classic Stampin' PadVery Vanilla A4 CardstockLayering Ovals DiesStitched Shapes DiesVery Vanilla 3/8" (1 cm) Scalloped Lace TrimBlackberry Bliss Dark Stampin' BlendsPearl Basic JewelsSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

Botanical Bliss meets Pretty Peacock

This is my Introduction to In Color Papercrafting Class project for Pretty Peacock.

Pretty Peacock In Color from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I think this is one of my (current) favourites of the new 2019-2021 In Color Collection.

I’ve combined it here with Old Olive and Mango Melody.

Images from the Botanical Bliss Stamp Set create this pretty card.

Pretty Peacock In Color from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

An image from the Artisan Textures Stamp Set provides the berry-type effect on top of the Old Olive leaves.

‘Let’s Celebrate’ is from the Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set but we’ve chopped off the ‘You’ from the end. The whole sentiment is punched out using the Classic Label Punch with both ends trimmed straight.

One of the Stitched Shapes Dies cuts out the bird, with a Circle Punch cut layer behind.

Pretty Peacock In Color from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A strip of the gorgeous new co-ordinating In Color Scalloped Linen Ribbon across the project and a few Pearls complete the design.

If you’re wondering how Pretty Peacock fits into the colour range, here is a comparison I’ve put together with other current colours.

Pretty Peacock In Color from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Botanical Bliss Cling-Mount Stamp SetItty Bitty Birthdays Cling Stamp SetArtisan Textures Cling-Mount Stamp SetPretty Peacock A4 CardstockPretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ PadPretty Peacock 1/2" (1.3 cm) Scalloped Linen RibbonOld Olive Classic Stampin' PadMango Melody Classic Stampin' PadWhisper White A4 CardstockClassic Label Punch2" (5.1 cm) Circle PunchStitched Shapes DiesPearl Basic JewelsSnail AdhesiveStampin' DimensionalsMini Stampin' Dimensionals

Garage Gears for Dad

I know it was a few weekends ago, but for Father’s Day I made this card using the Geared Up Garage Stamp Set and co-ordinating Garage Gears Dies.

Garage Gears. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It’s one of those stamp sets that I saw in the previous catalogue and wasn’t sure about. But when I found out it was carrying over, I took the plunge and purchased the bundle.

Garage Gears. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My main colours are Sahara Sand, Night of Navy and Balmy Blue for the layers and stamping.

I then went to town with the colouring of the cogs as they were Sahara Sand to begin with!

Sponge Daubers, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake and Cajun Craze made the rusty look.

Once I was happy, I ran a Versamark Inkpad over the top, not worrying if I missed bits. I then sprinkled Clear Embossing Powder over it set with a Heat Tool.

Garage Gears. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The finishing touch was the circle cut using the Stitched Shapes Dies and a strip of Copper Trim. I was pleased at how close to the colour of the trim I had manage to make my cogs.

With a change of sentiment, of which there are several in the Stamp Set, it would be great for any occasion.

I’m pleased to say that both recipients were extremely happy with their cards.

If you find it difficult making more ‘male-type’ cards, then why not book your place on my September Mostly Men Papercrafting Class.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Geared Up Garage Cling Stamp SetGarage Gears DiesStitched Shapes DiesSahara Sand A4 CardstockNight Of Navy A4 CardstockNight Of Navy Classic Stampin' PadBalmy Blue A4 CardstockBalmy Blue Classic Stampin' PadSoft Suede Classic Stampin' PadCrumb Cake Classic Stampin' PadCajun Craze Classic Stampin' PadSponge Daubers1/4" Copper TrimVersamark PadClear Stampin' Emboss PowderHeat Tool (Uk)Snail AdhesiveMini Stampin' Dimensionals