Blossoms in Bloom Birthday Card

This Blossoms in Bloom Birthday Card is one I made for a regular class attendee.

Blossoms in Bloom Birthday Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It’s a version of this project, and this project, but uses a circle instead.

Soft Sea Foam and Calypso Coral are my main colours for the basecard and layer.

The circle from the Swirly Frames Stamp Set is stamped in delicate Soft Sea Foam onto a layer of Whisper White.

Then, using the Detailed Trio Punch, the corners are rounded to mirror the circle.

Blossoms in Bloom Birthday Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The flowers from the Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set are stamped in Calypso Coral, with Bumblebee centres. I’ve used Pear Pizzazz for the leaves, as the stamping stands out against the Soft Sea Foam.

A touch of Wink of Stella for the centre of the flowers adds some sparkle.

Each leaf and flower is cut out by hand and stuck on with Glue Dots.

Blossoms in Bloom Birthday Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For the sentiment, I have cut three layers using the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch, each a little longer than the previous one.

Finally, co-ordinating Artistry Blooms Sequins are added for some extra bling.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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BLOSSOMS IN BLOOM PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETSWIRLY FRAMES PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETDETAILED TRIO PUNCHLOVELY LABELS PICK A PUNCHSOFT SEA FOAM A4 CARDSTOCKSOFT SEA FOAM CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCALYPSO CORAL A4 CARDSTOCKCALYPSO CORAL CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBUMBLEBEE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPEAR PIZZAZZ CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHARTISTRY BLOOMS ADHESIVE-BACKED SEQUINSSTAMPIN' SEALGLUE DOTS

A Bright Flowering Frame

This bright flowering flame in Magenta Madness is today’s project.

I was flicking through the Annual Catalogue and stopped at Page 69. This is my version of the project on that page.

A Bright Flowering Frame. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It’s no secret that I use the catalogues for my inspiration. I change the colours, change the stamp sets or change the design slightly.

My colour combination is Magenta Madness, Granny Apple Green and Whisper White. Magenta Madness is one of the five new In Colors for 2020 and this combination really zings.

For my version, I began by stamping the large rectangle image from the Swirly Frames Stamp Set in Whisper White ink.

A Bright Flowering Frame. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Then, using Magenta Madness, I stamped flowers from the Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set tone-on-tone onto a separate piece. I also added a few leaves to the background too. I used a Blender Pen to draw the colour onto the petals.

The larger flowers are cut using the Small Bloom Punch, with the smaller ones needing fussy cutting. For the leaves, the Sprig Punch gives us the two longer pieces, with the smaller leaves again stamped tone-on-tone, this time in Granny Apple Green.

Using Glue Dots for each item, I firstly built layers of leaves, adding the flowers on top.

‘For You’ comes from the Well Said Stamp Set and is added using Mini Dimensionals to raise it up off the background.

A Bright Flowering Frame. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, Epoxy Droplets make the centre of the large flowers, with Rhinestones for the rest of the sparkle.

Even though I’m not a lover of pink, this bright flowering frame design really pops and is a great project for any occasion. I now have an idea for another design!

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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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

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Floral Essence and Perennial Birthday

For last week’s Card & Cuppa Class, it was the turn of the Floral Essence and Perennial Birthday Stamp Sets.

Floral Essence & Perennial Birthday. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The Floral Essence Stamp Set is part of a Bundle with the Perennial Flower Punch.

A colour combination of Blushing Bride, Merry Merlot, Mossy Meadow and Whisper White work really well with this project. Petal Pink is also used for the colouring.

The background circle is from the Swirly Frames Stamp Set and draws the eye to the flower.

My trusty Detailed Trio Punch softens the project by rounding the corners.

Dots from the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set then add a path across the left of the project, leaving white space on the right-hand side.

Floral Essence & Perennial Birthday. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Leaves and flowers are then stamped and punched. Stampin’ Blends in Petal Pink are used to quickly colour the flowers.

Wink of Stella is added to the flowers and flower centres before each flower is built. Although you can’t see it in the photo, the flowers were very sparkly!

On a separate piece of cardstock the sentiment is stamped before being added to the project.

Floral Essence & Perennial Birthday. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, the leaves and flowers are stuck to the project, with the central flower raised up on Dimensionals.

Despite not liking pink, I really like this project and think the colour combination works really well. I also think this design would work in other colours or with different sentiments too.

Join us for a future Card & Cuppa session. For full details and to book your place, head to my Class Timetable.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Floral Essence BundlePerennial Birthday Cling-Mount Stamp SetSwirly Frames Photopolymer Stamp SetBlushing Bride A4 CardstockBlushing Bride Classic Stampin' PadMerry Merlot A4 CardstockMerry Merlot Classic Stampin' PadMossy Meadow Classic Stampin' PadWhisper White A4 CardstockPetal Pink Stampin' Blends Markers Combo PackClear Wink Of Stella Glitter BrushDetailed Trio PunchLeaf Punch1/2" (1.3 cm) Circle PunchSnail AdhesiveStampin' DimensionalsMini Stampin' Dimensionals

Another Gallery Grunge project

Today I’m sharing another Gallery Grunge project with you. This design from my recent Stamp-a-Stack Class was in fact the inspiration for the Card & Cuppa project I showed you the other day.

Another Gallery Grunge Project. Stamp-a-Stack project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It’s a really simple project using Night of Navy, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla.

Gallery Grunge Stamp Set and Artisan Textures Stamp Set images are stamped onto the Very Vanilla layer in Crumb Cake.

Then, circles from the Swirly Frames Stamp Set are stamped in Night of Navy.

Linen Thread is wrapped around the project three times to add some texture.

Another Gallery Grunge Project. Stamp-a-Stack project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The sentiment from Itty Bitty Birthdays is stamped and then punched using the Everyday Label Punch. More images from Gallery Grunge are then added to the sentiment.

A second shape is punched, cut in half and added to the back of the sentiment to create a border. This is a really easy way to add extra layers.

Another Gallery Grunge Project. Stamp-a-Stack project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, Pearls are coloured using a Dark Night of Navy Stampin’ Blend marker, before being added to the projects.

As you can see, this design can be made in different colours and for different occasions.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Gallery Grunge Cling-Mount Stamp SetSwirly Frames Photopolymer Stamp SetItty Bitty Birthdays Cling Stamp SetArtisan Textures Cling-Mount Stamp SetVery Vanilla A4 CardstockCrumb Cake A4 CardstockCrumb Cake Classic Stampin' PadNight Of Navy A4 CardstockNight Of Navy Classic Stampin' PadNight Of Navy Dark Stampin' Blends MarkerEveryday Label PunchLinen ThreadPearl Basic JewelsSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Gallery Grunge in Shades of Purple

At last week’s Card & Cuppa session we had fun with Gallery Grunge.

Gallery Grunge Card & Cuppa project. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This card is a version of another recent class project with a few changes. I’ll be showing you that project another day.

The colour combination is Blackberry Bliss, Highland Heather and Pool Party. I think you’ll agree that they look fabulous together.

Images from the Gallery Grunge Stamp Set are stamped onto the background, along with circles from the Swirly Frames Stamp Set.

A Birthday sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set is also stamped and punched out with the Timeless Label Punch. Another shape is then cut out and cut in half to extend it and make a layer for the sentiment.

Gallery Grunge Card & Cuppa project. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Stampin’ Blends in Dark Highland Heather and Dark Pool Party were then used to colour lengths of Whisper White Metallic Edge Ribbon and Baker’s Twine. It’s so easy to make white ribbon and twine any colour you like with Stampin’ Blends.

Gallery Grunge Card & Cuppa project. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Once everything was assembled, three discs from the 1/2″ Circle Punch were then attached to finish the project.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Gallery Grunge Cling-Mount Stamp SetSwirly Frames Photopolymer Stamp SetItty Bitty Birthdays Cling Stamp SetWhisper White A4 CardstockBlackberry Bliss A4 CardstockBlackberry Bliss Classic Stampin' PadHighland Heather A4 CardstockHighland Heather Classic Stampin' PadPool Party Classic Stampin' PadWhisper White Solid Baker's TwineSilver 3/8" Metallic-Edge RibbonPool Party Dark Stampin' Blends MarkerHighland Heather Dark Stampin' Blends MarkerTimeless Label Punch1/2" (1.3 cm) Circle PunchSnail AdhesiveStampin' DimensionalsTear & Tape Adhesive

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Butterfly Gala and Stampin’ Blends

For last week’s Card & Cuppa project, I combined Butterfly Gala and Stampin’ Blends.

Butterfly Gala and Stampin' Blends Card & Cuppa project. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using Thick Whisper White for the base card, I chose Old Olive as the contrasting colour for the project.

A circle was punched before the outline was added using the Swirly Frames Stamp Set. The sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set was then added through the hole.

By stamping the butterflies from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set in Gray Granite, this created a neutral colour for the various colouring.

Butterfly Gala and Stampin' Blends Card & Cuppa project. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I chose Highland Heather and Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends for my butterflies.

These were then punched out using the Butterfly Duet Punch and added around the edge of the circle.

Next, the whole layer was added using Dimensionals to make the cut-out more prominent.

Butterfly Gala and Stampin' Blends Card & Cuppa project. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, a touch of Wink of Stella was added to the butterfly wings for a little bit of sparkle.

It was lovely to see the different colours used on each of the projects. Check out my HIPPOFROG Designs Facebook Page for the finished projects from each session.

Why not join us at a future session. Book your place by 18:00 the day before.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Butterfly Gala Photopolymer Stamp SetButterfly Duet PunchSwirly Frames Photopolymer Stamp SetItty Bitty Birthdays Cling Stamp Set2-1/4" (5.7 cm) Circle PunchWhisper White A4 Thick CardstockWhisper White A4 CardstockOld Olive A4 CardstockOld Olive Classic Stampin' PadGray Granite Classic Stampin' PadBalmy Blue Stampin' Blends Combo PackHighland Heather Stampin' Blends Markers Combo PackClear Wink Of Stella Glitter BrushSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals