Lovely You for my Lovely Customers

My November customers were all sent this handmade card to say thank you for supporting my business.

As it uses the Lovely You Stamp Set and co-ordinating Punch Bundle, it’s more of a lovely you for my lovely customers project.

Lovely You for my Lovely Customers. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As I thought people might be getting a bit fed up with Christmas colours, I chose to use the Subtles Collection for my colour combination.

There’s Pool Party, So Saffron, Blushing Bride and Soft Sea Foam, plus Whisper White.

Don’t forget to check this post with information on the replacement for Whisper White.

Stamping the images in a random patterns gives the impression of them falling across the page.

As Soft Sea Foam is quite a pale ink, itdoesn’t show up very well in my pictures.

Lovely You for my Lovely Customers. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A length of co-ordinating Pool Party Sheer Ribbon with knotted ends is then added.

The sentiment and sentiment layer has ends cut with the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch. This punch and the stamp set form part of a discounted Bundle.

Some small Pearls, coloured with a Pool Party Stampin’ Blend add a finishing touch.Lovely You for my Lovely Customers. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

If you’re placing an order for any of these items, or items on the retiring list, don’t forget to use the Online Shopping Club Code to receive a little extra gift from me.

You can also join me at online classes. Find out more at my Class Timetable.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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LOVELY YOU BUNDLE (ENGLISH)POOL PARTY A4 CARDSTOCKPOOL PARTY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSO SAFFRON A4 CARDSTOCKSO SAFFRON CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBLUSHING BRIDE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSOFT SEA FOAM CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKPOOL PARTY 3/8" (1 CM) SHEER RIBBONPEARL BASIC JEWELSSTAMPIN' BLENDS POOL PARTY COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Forever Fern to Say Thank You

This month, I’ve used Forever Fern to say Thank You to my recent customers.

I love being able to express my gratitude to those who have supported my business.

As you know, it’s one of my favourite things about my job.

Forever Fern to Say Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For this project, my colour combination is Rococo Rose, Rich Razzleberry and Crumb Cake.

It’s a combination I have used before with Whisper White, but this time I chose Very Vanilla instead.Forever Fern to Say Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Just a few leaves from the Forever Fern Stamp Set, along with the splates for the background, create a soft, yet class look.

A sentiment from the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set, with the edges cut using the Banners Pick a Punch.

This is stuck above a Rococo Rose punched circle shape.

Forever Fern to Say Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some Pearls add a certain something to this classic project.

Have you placed an order with me in November? It’s not too late.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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FOREVER FERN CLING STAMP SET (EN)ORNATE THANKS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (EN)ROCOCO ROSE A4 CARDSTOCKROCOCO ROSE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADRICH RAZZLEBERRY CARDSTOCK A4RICH RAZZLEBERRY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCRUMB CAKE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCK1 1/2" (3.8 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHBANNERS PICK A PUNCHPEARL BASIC JEWELSSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Helping Another Local Business Say Thank You

I recently played my part in helping another local business say thank you to some loyal customers who have been supporting them during the pandemic.

The business is a local Coffee Shop, where I held my regular craft classes pre-Coronavirus.

Helping Another Local Business Say Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

They wanted to thank a team of staff from a large organisation who have regularly been ordering cakes.

This project is my interpretation of their departmental logo and you might even spot the organisation in the text too!

Helping Another Local Business Say Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My colours to reflect the logo are Bermuda Bay, Granny Apple Green, Magenta Madness and Blackberry Bliss, with Whisper White.

For the shapes, the Geared Up Garage Stamp Set provides the larger images. Smaller images and the tiny splats are from the Waterfront Stamp Set.

On top of the stamping, is a sentiment made from the Playful Alphabet Dies. Each letter is coated in Wink of Stella to give a lot of sparkle. You can see this in more detail in the picture below.

Helping Another Local Business Say Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, Rhinestones are added for even more sparkle.Helping Another Local Business Say Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I can’t wait to get back to crafting at the Coffee Shop again.

In the meantime, why not take a look at my Class Timetable to see the classes I’m currently running over ZOOM.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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PLAYFUL ALPHABET DIESGEARED UP GARAGE CLING STAMP SETWATERFRONT PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (EN)BERMUDA BAY A4 CARDSTOCKBERMUDA BAY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMAGENTA MADNESS A4 CARDSTOCKMAGENTA MADNESS CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBLACKBERRY BLISS CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADGRANNY APPLE GREEN CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHRHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSSTAMPIN’ CUT& EMBOSS MACHINEMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUE

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Muted Colours with Texture and a Leaf

Last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project was this card of muted colours with texture and a leaf. Muted Colours with Texture and a Leaf. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My colour combo of Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla is a favourite.

The background is embossed using the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder.

This then has a diagonal length of Embroidered Ribbon and Linen Trim attached.

Muted Colours with Texture and a Leaf. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Another length of Linen Thread is then looped to create interest for the leaf to sit on.

Layers of Stitched Shapes Dies in all three colours, with a sentiment from the co-ordinating Love of Leaves Stamp Set are popped in the corner. The leaf dies and stamp set are available as a bundle from the current Mini Catalogue.Muted Colours with Texture and a Leaf. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, the leaf from the Stitched Leaves Dies is raised on Dimensionals above the Linen Thread loops.

This is a great card for any occasion with a simple sentiment change.

There are only a few Card & (Your) Cuppa Classes available to book for 2020. Make sure you don’t miss out. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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LOVE OF LEAVES BUNDLE (ENGLISH)TASTEFUL TEXTILE 3D EMBOSSING FOLDERSTITCHED SHAPES DIESCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKSOFT SUEDE CARDSTOCK A4SOFT SUEDE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCK3/8" (1 CM) EMBROIDERED RIBBONLINEN THREADSTAMPIN’ CUT& EMBOSS MACHINESTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

A Floral Thank You

I recently redesigned my Craft Room, and mentioned in passing during one of my online classes that I thought it needed some plants.

This floral thank you is for one of my class attendees who kindly provided me with two plants that are now sitting in my room.

Floral Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The plants were an Anthurium and an Aloe Vera.

As the Anthurium has red flowers, this is why my colour combination is Poppy Parade and Pear Pizzazz, with a Terracotta Tile pot.

The corners are rounded using the Detailed Trio Punch, before adding the sentiment and stamped flowers.

‘a little note’ is from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set and sits in the bottom corner.

Although the images from the Field of Flowers Stamp Set aren’t exactly like the Anthurium flowers, using the two colours allowed me to give a general impression of them.

The pot is from the Basket of Blooms Set stamped tone-on-tone and cut out by hand.

This then has a Linen Thread bow wrapped around it. Then, using Dimensionals, the pot is made to stand out from the flowers.

Finally, a touch of Wink of Stella was added to the flower heads for a touch of sparkle.

Floral Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Why not join me at one of my remaining online classes for 2020. Head to my Class Timetable for full details and to book your place.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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BASKET OF BLOOMS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETBUTTERFLY GALA PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETFIELD OF FLOWERS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETPOPPY PARADE A4 CARDSTOCKPOPPY PARADE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPEAR PIZZAZZ A4 CARDSTOCKPEAR PIZZAZZ CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADTERRACOTTA TILE A4 CARDSTOCKTERRACOTTA TILE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHDETAILED TRIO PUNCHLINEN THREADSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Fabulous Florals – An In Color Jar of Flowers

The latest project from my Fabulous Florals Papercrafting Class is this pretty In Color jar of flowers.

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

It combines three In Colors, Terracotta Tile from last year and this year’s Bumblebee and Just Jade, along with Very Vanilla.

Wild Rose Dies provide the detailed flower and leaf pieces. The other shapes are created by drawing round the detailed pieces and cutting them out. These give us extra the flowers and leaves.

The pieces with more details are stuck onto a hand cut piece and put to one side.

A Terracotta Tile jar cut using the Jar Punch is stuck to the card. This is then joined by the hand cut flowers and leaves.

Using Dimensionals to make them the focus of the project, the more detailed flower and leaf pieces are then added.

Blossoms in Bloom provides the sentiment using Terracotta Tile ink.

A length of co-ordinating ribbon has a knot tied in it and is then stuck on with a Glue Dot.In Color Jar of Flowers. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs.

Finally, Gold Glitter Enamel Dots create the centre of the focus flower, with the rest providing sparkle around the project.

Why not join me at one of my remaining classes for 2020? Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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WILD ROSE DIESJAR PUNCHBLOSSOMS IN BLOOM PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETBUMBLEBEE A4 CARDSTOCKJUST JADE A4 CARDSTOCKTERRACOTTA TILE A4 CARDSTOCKTERRACOTTA TILE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADORNATE GARDEN RIBBON COMBO PACKVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKGOLD GLITTER ENAMEL DOTSSTAMPIN’ CUT& EMBOSS MACHINESTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSGLUE DOTS

Customer Thank You cards using Comfort & Hope

It’s my favourite time of the month again. It’s when I make and send Thank You cards to the fabulous customers who have supported my business during the previous month.

August’s customers will have hopefully now received these cards I made using the fabulous Comfort & Hope Stamp Set.

Customer Thank You Cards using Comfort & Hope. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I was sad when some of the texture and grunge-type Stamp Sets retired, but this Comfort & Hope Stamp Set is helping to fill that gap for me.

I haven’t used it very often, but I expect it will get a few more outings.

My colour combination is Blushing Bride, Pool Party, So Saffron and Soft Sea Foam from the Subtles Collection.Customer Thank You Cards using Comfort & Hope. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Each image is stamped across the page to create an abstract pattern.

The loop of thread image has a sentiment from the Many Mates Stamp Set stamped in the centre. This is then cut out with the 2″ Circle Punch.

I love that there are even rhinestone images in this Stamp Set.Customer Thank You Cards using Comfort & Hope. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A swoosh of the Sheer Ribbon in co-ordinating Pool Party is stuck behind the sentiment.

Finally, some ‘real’ Rhinestones dot around the project to add some sparkle.

Will you receive a thank you card from me for placing an order in September? Take a look at the Current Products and the Special Offers. Don’t forget to use the Hostess Code when you are placing an order.

You can also join me at a class. Find out full details at my Class Timetable.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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COMFORT & HOPE CLING STAMP SET (EN)MANY MATES CLING STAMP SET (EN)BLUSHING BRIDE A4 CARDSTOCKBLUSHING BRIDE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPOOL PARTY A4 CARDSTOCKPOOL PARTY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSO SAFFRON CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSOFT SEA FOAM CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCK2" (5.1 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHPOOL PARTY 3/8" (1 CM) SHEER RIBBONRHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' SEAL+STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Love of Leaves for my Lovely Customers

You know how much I love making thank you cards for those who support my business. This is the card I send to my lovely July customers, made using the Love of Leaves Bundle.

Love of Leaves. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Everyone who places an order with me during the month, receives a handmade thank you card from me the following month. If you use the Hostess Code for your online order, you’ll receive a little gift from me too.

For this project, I chose to use just two colours, Cinnamon Cider and Pear Pizzazz, along with Very Vanilla. Cinnamon Cider is one of the new In Colors for 2020 and works really well in this colour combination.

The Love of Leaves Bundle from the Mini Catalogue is made up of the Love of Leaves Stamp Set and the stunning Stitched Leaves Dies. Take a look at the pretty stitched lines on the leaf. I fell in love with this bundle rather quickly. Not only does the stamp set have a variety of leaf designs, it has some great sentiments too.

A simple background is made by stamping the leaf multiple times in one colour. Then, I die-cut the leaf shape in the other colour.

Love of Leaves. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A couple of lengths of of the beautifully tactile Embroidered Ribbon, again from the Mini Catalogue, is stuck to the back of the leaf.

Cinnamon Cider ink is used to stamp the sentiment, cut out with the Classic Label Punch.

Love of Leaves. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, the leaf piece is attached with Dimensionals to raise it up off the page.

I’m looking forward to making the cards for my August customers. It’s not too late to add yourself to my list by placing an order.

Why not also learn how to make cards like this at one of my classes too. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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LOVE OF LEAVES BUNDLE (ENGLISH)PEAR PIZZAZZ A4 CARDSTOCKPEAR PIZZAZZ CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCINNAMON CIDER A4 CARDSTOCKCINNAMON CIDER CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 THICK CARDSTOCK3/8" (1 CM) EMBROIDERED RIBBONCLASSIC LABEL PUNCHSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Mini Catalogue 2020 Happy Mail

When there is a new Stampin’ Up! Catalogue, I send out ‘Happy Mail’. Here is part of my Mini Catalogue 2020 Happy Mail package.

There were a few excited recipients, plus a few not quite so excited husbands!

Beautiful Autumn Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’ve once again used the fabulous new Beautiful Autumn Bundle. The inspiration for this project is Page 73 of the new Mini Catalogue. This Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set and Autumn Punch Pack Bundle work beautifully together.

As they are part of the Gilded Autumn Suite, there are other products that also co-ordinate. Don’t forget that Suites and Bundles are discounted so offer even greater value.

My colour combination is Mint Macaron, Crumb Cake and Pumpkin Pie, onto Very Vanilla Notecards. I love using Notecards when I’m making batches, they are so quick and easy to use.

Beautiful Autumn Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The three punches in the Punch Pack offer so many possibilities. You can stamp the outline, stamp the inside too and then punch, or just punch the shape.

For this project, the outline is stamped tone-on-tone and then punched out. The sentiment from the Stamp Set is layered on top of the co-ordinating Ribbon Combo Pack from the Gilded Autumn Suite.

Beautiful Autumn Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Do you have a favourite product so far?

If you’re a fan of these leaves then make sure you book onto my Papercrafting: Trees & Leaves online class on 26th August. Head to my Class Timetable for booking details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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BEAUTIFUL AUTUMN BUNDLE (ENGLISH)BASKETWEAVE & METALLIC RIBBON COMBO PACKMINT MACARON A4 CARDSTOCKMINT MACARON CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPUMPKIN PIE A4 CARDSTOCKPUMPKIN PIE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA NOTE CARDS & ENVELOPESVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUEMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS