A Vintage Look With Quiet Meadow

If you are a fan of vintage look projects, this one definitely ticks the box.
A Vintage Look With Quiet Meadow. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My colour combination is Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede, Blushing Bride and Very Vanilla. I tend to use Very Vanilla for these types of projects as it gives a more muted tone.

Check out my video on Basic White or Very Vanilla for more information.

First, I created the background using the Quiet Meadow Stamp Set. The stamping is quite random across the page, with a variety of first and second generation for the words and splats.

Next, using a Blending Brush, I added extra ink to the edges of the project to create the vintage feel.

A Vintage Look With Quiet Meadow. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The sentiment is cut out using the coordinating Meadow Dies. Don’t forget that the Stamp Set and Dies come as a Bundle in the Annual Cataloge.

Very Vanilla Baker’s Twine from the Essentials Pack is threaded through each of the holes in the sentiment shape.

I used Mini Dimensionals on the back of the sentiment to pop it off the page before securing the ends of the Baker’s Twine.

A Vintage Look With Quiet Meadow. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This is a quick and easy project to make and came together in no time at all. You could also add embellishments too.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Silvery Simply Elegant Thanks

The pretty DSP does all the hard work for me on this project.

Silvery Simply Elegant Thanks. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This is a piece of the Simply Elegant Specialty DSP. It has gold, silver and copper foil running through it.

As Smoky Slate is quite close to silver, I chose to use that for my accent pieces, along with Basic White.

Silvery Simply Elegant Thanks. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using the Hippo & Friends Dies, I used the Spotlight Technique to cut out a piece from the DSP, plus a layer piece from Smoky Slate.

A length of the coordinating Simply Elegant Trim in Silver sits across the project. This then has a triple loop bow attached with a Glue Dot.

Check out yesterday’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video for a demonstration on tying multiple loop bows.

The Ornate Thanks Stamp Set provides the stamp set. This has ends shaped to mirror the die-cut pieces.

Finally, the sentiment is raised up using Mini Dimensionals.

Silvery Simply Elegant Thanks. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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SSOTM with Gorgeous Leaves – Project 4

This is the final project the attendees made at my recent SSOTM Gorgeous Leaves Class.

SSOTM with Gorgeous Leaves - Project 4. Project designed by Karen at HIPPFROG Designs

My inspiration for this is taken from Page 47 of the current Mini Catalogue.

As with the other projects from the Class, the colour combination is Evening Evergreen, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Bumblebee.

These colours are taken from the Matte Decorative Dots that were included in the Class Kits.

This class was also my annual Mostly Men Class, so all of the projects have a more masculine feel.

SSOTM with Gorgeous Leaves - Project 4. Project designed by Karen at HIPPFROG Designs

After stamping the splat images to create a swoosh across the page, falling leaves are then stamped for an autumnal touch.

Next the three large leaves atre stamped and cut out using the Gorgeous Leaves Stamp Set and Intricate Dies Bundle.

The leaves are tied together at the top using a length of Linen Thread, again from the Class Kits.

These are then stuck to the project using Dimensionals to raise them up.

A sentiment from the Welcoming Woods Stamp Set is then added.

SSOTM with Gorgeous Leaves - Project 4. Project designed by Karen at HIPPFROG Designs

Finally, the tiny Matte Decorative Dots complete the project.

Click to see Project 1, Project 2 and Project 3 from the class.

For those who ordered the full Class Kit, they were also given access to a video showing how to create two bonus projects. Watch this space for these shortly.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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SSOTM with Gorgeous Leaves – Project 2

The second project from my SSOTM Gorgeous Leaves class was this leafy Thank You card.

SSOTM with Gorgeous Leaves - Project 2. Project designed by Karen at HIPPFROG Designs

The eagle-eyed among you will notice that is similar to another recent project. This time, the colours and layout are different.

To create this card, a colour combination of Cherry Cobbler, Bumblebee and Old Olive team with Very Vanilla.

Each attendee had a pack of Matte Decorative Dots in their Class kits, so my colour combinations for the projects are taken from them.

This was also my annual Mostly Men class, so the projects have a more masculine feel.

SSOTM with Gorgeous Leaves - Project 2. Project designed by Karen at HIPPFROG Designs

Both of the ‘splat’ style stamp images are used to create a background for the leaves.

A mix of various generations of stamping create the leaves, cut out using the dies.

These are arranged before a tone-on-tone piece topped with the more delicate skeleton leaves is placed down one side.

Thank You is from the Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set on a cut out using the Double Oval Punch.

A piece of Linen Thread, also in the Class kits is looped behind.

SSOTM with Gorgeous Leaves - Project 2. Project designed by Karen at HIPPFROG Designs

Finally, a few of the Matte Decorative Dots are added.

Click to see the first project from the class.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder

For last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project, the Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder came out to play.

Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder.Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This embossing folder is only available as part of a very clever Bundle.

What is clever about it is how you can emboss AND cut at the same time. It’s a great time saver.

My main cardstock colours are Old Olive, Soft Sea Foam, Calypso Coral and Basic White.

Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder.Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The back embossed piece is from the same Embossing Folder. Where the flowers cover, is where they are cut out from. You don’t have to cut them out if you don’t want to.

As I was using Calypso Coral for the small flowers, I decided that the centre of my larger flowers should be the same.

Using a Sponge Dauber, the colour was added. I then used So Saffron to add the outer colour. The colouring really makes them pop.

I then arranged the leaves, cut using the coordinating Bloom Dies, and stuck those down, before adding the large flowers with Dimensionals.

A sentiment from the coordinating Art in Bloom Stamp Set, inked using a Stampin’ Write Marker to select only a small section of the wording is then added.

Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder.Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Wink of Stella coats the smaller flowers. Adding these using Glue Dots is the finishing touch.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Say it with Sunflowers

This sunny thank you card was made for a friend who loves sunflowers.

Say it with Sunflowers. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My main colours are Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Basic White, with others used for the colouring.

The Jar of Flowers Stamp Set and coordinating Jar Punch provide the stamping and jar shape.

Say it with Sunflowers. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’ve stamped in Black to create the outlines for colouring. I would normally use Grey or Brown for this, but felt black would work better with the overall design.

For the sunflowers, these are stamped twice. This allowed me to fussy cut parts of the images out for some strategic piecing. They are stuck together in various layers over the top of the jar.

Now, instead of the three sunflowers, there is a fuller looking bouquet. It was a bit fiddly and time consuming cutting them out, but it was worth it.

Using Stampin’ Blends, the water is coloured in Balmy Blue, stems and leaves in Granny Apple Green, centre in Soft Suede and flowers in Daffodil Delight.

A sentiment from the Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set sits in a shape cut using the Tasteful Labels dies.

Say it with Sunflowers. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This is raised using Dimensionals over some Linen Thread and a little bow.

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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.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Pretty as a Positive Thoughts Collage

As last week was a Bank Holiday, I don’t have a Card & (Your) Cuppa project to share with you. Instead, I’ve dusted off a Stamp Set and Dies combo for today’s project.

Pretty as a Positive Thoughts Collage. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It uses the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set and the matching Nature’s Thoughts Dies. I was searching through my Dies and decided to give them a bit of love, as they have been neglected with all of the new goodies.

My inspiration is the project on Page 77 of the Annual Catalogue and is this pretty collage.

Pretty as a Positive Thoughts Collage. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A colour combination from the Subtles Collection of Blushing Bride, Pool Party and Pear Pizzazz works well with Pale Papaya. I’m sure if Pale Papaya was one of the standard colours, it would be in with the Subtles.

The background piece is given texture using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.

With the frame cut using the dies, I stamped and cut out the various pieces. Each is then stuck onto the Basic White piece.

Beauty of Friendship provides the sentiment. This sits on top of a swoosh of Pool Party Striped Grosgrain Ribbon.

Pretty as a Positive Thoughts Collage. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally the butterflies, each with some Wink of Stella sparkle are added.

As you know, I’m not a fan of pink, but I’m really pleased with how this project has turned out.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Ribbons & Embellishments in Every Colour

For this week’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video, I’m showing a technique on how to have ribbons and embellishments in (almost) every Stampin’ Up! colour.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Ribbons & Embellishments in Every Colour. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsClick below to watch my video.

My project uses a colour combination of Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry and Basic White.

The Flowers of Friendship Stamp Set and Flowers & Leaves Punch Bundle provide the stamping and floral shapes.

Using the multiple flower stamp, this creates the background images. These are coloured using a Blender Pen.

Each punched flower, stamped tone-on-tone, has a touch of Wink of Stella added.

Tasteful Labels Dies provide the shape for everything to sit on.

A swoosh of ribbon, coloured using the technique in today’s video sits behind.

Finally, a few Rhinestones are added. Again, these are coloured to coordinate with the project.

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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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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