Team Member Congratulations

Last month a Team Member celebrated a year as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. Of course, this was a perfect opportunity to make and send a card.

Team Member Congratulations. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As they are a fan of pink, I chose a Magenta Madness and Blushing Bride combo.

The stamping is from the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set, with the butterfly cut using the co-ordinating Nature’s Thoughts Dies.Team Member Congratulations. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I used a touch of Wink of Stella on the focal butterfly.

For the sentiment, this is from the Many Mates Stamp Set. It’s cut using a Circle Punch and layered onto a Timeless Label Punch shape.

These are both then raised on Dimensionals above a loop of the matching Magenta Madness Ribbon.Team Member Congratulations. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, a few Rhinestones are dotted around for some extra bling.

Sending Team Member Congratulations is one of the many things I love about being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

If you want to know more about joining my team as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, then click for more details, or contact me for a chat.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Magenta Madness Birthday Butterflies

These Magenta Madness Birthday Butterflies were a project for a class attendee.

They are a fan of pink, so I think this definitely fits that brief!

Magenta Madness Birthday Butterflies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A monochrome project in Magenta Madness and Whisper White.

Stamping is from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set, with the shapes from the co-ordinating Butterfly Duet Punch.

The butterflies are masked to allow for them to be spaced differently to the stamp.Magenta Madness Birthday Butterflies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A Blender Pen colours the butterflies, pulling the ink from the edges to provide the colour.

‘It’s Your Day!’ is from the Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set, again stamped in Magenta Madness. This is cut out using a Circle Punch and sits on a Timeless Label Punch shape.

These are both sat on a length of Metallic-Edge Ribbon, in a double loop.

Magenta Madness Birthday Butterflies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, small butterflies coated in Wink of Stella are placed across the project, along with a few Rhinestones for some extra sparkle.

Don’t forget to take a look at November’s new products..

Plus, with only 6 classes left to teach in 2020, book your place on one of my remaining classes. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Pink and Sparkly Daisies

It’s that time of year when my friend who likes all things pink and sparkly celebrates her Birthday. This year, I made her some pink and sparkly daisies.

Pink and Sparkly Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It’s no coincidence that the design is very much like this project I shared the other day. In fact, I made the cards at the same time.

I know I keep saying it, but there really is no need to keep trying to think up new design ideas every single time. If you find a design you like, create it again. By using a different stamp set or colours, it can change the whole look and feel of a design. It also saves you lots of time and effort, leaving you time to create even more projects.

Pink and Sparkly Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’ve used Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo and Pear Pizzazz as the main colours, with Smoky Slate for the sentiment. The Stamp Set is Daisy Lane, with the bundled Medium Daisy Punch, along with the Daisy Punch for the larger flowers.

Tone-on-tone stamping has created the daisy background, with the corners rounded by the Detailed Trio Punch. A layered focal daisy in Melon Mambo is stamped onto Whisper White. I used Wink of Stella, instead of a Blender Pen to pull the colour along the petals. This also added some sparkle at the same time. Even though you can’t see it in the pictures, there was quite a lot of sparkle on the project!

The Painted Poppies Stamp Set and Painted Labels Dies create the leaves. Itty Bitty Birthdays is the final Stamp Set I’ve used for the sentiment, with the Timeless Label Punch.

Pink and Sparkly Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

 

To complement the pink and sparkly daisies, I added a few rhinestones as a finishing touch.

Some of the items I’ve used are on the retiring list, so make sure you get your hands on them before they disappear. Visit my online store to see real-time stock availability.

If you would like to join one of my classes, then visit my Social Isolation Classes page for details of the classes I’m offering during this time.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Birthday Cards using To A Wild Rose

Two of my regular class attendees celebrated birthdays over the past few days. I reached for the To A Wild Rose Stamp Set and Die Bundle to create a card.

As they aren’t seeing each other, I made two identical cards using Page 141 of the Annual Catalogue for my inspiration.

To A Wild Rose. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This was my first inking of this stamp set and I don’t think it will be my last. These are DISTINKTIVE stamps so the impressions are simply stunning. Plus, as it’s a two-step set, you can create lots of depth and detail.

I’ve used Soft Sea Foam for the base card and layer, with Smoky Slate, Pear Pizzazz and Calypso Coral stamping. A combination of first and second generation stamping creates the different shades for the rose and leaves.

To A Wild Rose. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

After using the Detailed Trio Punch to round the corners, I’ve stamped the flower and leaf outlines in Pear Pizzazz for a background.

The dies have a beautiful cut out piece that I’ve then put across the project.

Next, the flowers and leaves are stamped and die cut and added to card with Dimensionals. A sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set, cut out using the Timeless Label Punch then sits across the top.

To A Wild Rose. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, Wink of Stella is added to the centre of the rose and some rhinestones add a touch of sparkle.

Make sure you take a look at the retiring list as this To A Wild Rose discounted bundle is on it.

My classes are still continuing during this ‘lockdown’, they are just being delivered in a different way. Check out my Social Isolation Classes for more details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Christmas Stamp-a-Stack: Perfectly Plaid

Here’s another project from my Christmas Stamp-a-Stack Class.

This project uses the fabulous Perfectly Plaid Bundle, a Stamp Set with matching Punch,

Perfectly Plaid Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A colour combination of Old Olive and Crumb Cake for the trees, mixed with Seaside Spray and Real Red make for a rather traditional Christmas Card.

Using first and second generation stamping for the trees creates a varied effect. It also cuts down on the amount of times you need to re-ink!

I find it easier to punch out the trees before stamping the trunks, as it makes it easier to line them up.

The snow effect in the background is an image from the Waterfront Stamp Set.

Perfectly Plaid Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A length of Polka Dot Ribbon adds to the snow effect and sets off the sentiment. This is cut out using the Timeless Label Punch.

Everything is assembled using SNAIL, with one tree and the sentiment fixed using Dimensionals.

Perfectly Plaid Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Don’t forget to check out the Year-End Closeout Sale where you’ll discover which items from the Autumn/Winter Catalogue are retiring, with some available at a discounted rate. You can also check to see if this Stamp Set and Punch will be carried over to the next Autumn/Winter Catalogue too.

I’ve just published my Class Timetable for next year, so why not pop the dates in your diary and join us in 2020?

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Perfectly Plaid Bundle (En)Waterfront Photopolymer Stamp SetSeaside Spray A4 CardstockSeaside Spray Classic Stampin’ PadOld Olive Classic Stampin' PadCrumb Cake Classic Stampin' PadReal Red Classic Stampin' PadWhisper White A4 CardstockWhisper White 5/8" (1.6 cm) Polka Dot Tulle  RibbonTimeless Label PunchSnail AdhesiveStampin' DimensionalsMini Stampin' Dimensionals

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Geared Up Garage

Every 6 weeks or so, I design a project for Card & Cuppa that is more suited to men. For this one, I reached for the Geared Up Garage Stamp Set.

Geared Up Garage. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Normally for male cards, there is a lot of blues, greens and Crumb Cake used. I opted for a slightly brighter palette. This combination of Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze and Early Espresso make a nice change.

Oil splats from the Geared Up Garage Stamp Set are randomly stamped across the page which. The nuts are then stamped in Early Espresso.

Cogs from the co-ordinating Garage Gears Dies are cut out from a piece of Sahara Sand Cardstock and are coloured using Sponge Daubers. A mix of Sahara Sand, Soft Suede and Cajun Craze make a nice rusty look.

There is a touch of Wink of Stella randomly applied across the cogs too.

Geared Up Garage. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Sponge Daubers have also been used to colour the edges of the project.

A dark Soft Suede Stampin’ Blend Marker is used to colour some Whisper White Baker’s Twine that wraps around the project.

Finally, a sentiment cut using the Timeless Label Punch is added.

Geared Up Garage. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

There are only a few weeks of Card & Cuppa left for this year. Book your place by 18:00 the day before if you’d like to join us.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Geared Up Garage Cling Stamp SetGarage Gears DiesCajun Craze A4 CardstockCajun Craze Classic Stampin' PadCrushed Curry A4 CardstockCrushed Curry Classic Stampin' PadSahara Sand A4 CardstockSahara Sand Classic Stampin' PadEarly Espresso A4 CardstockEarly Espresso Classic Stampin' PadTimeless Label PunchSponge DaubersWhisper White Solid Baker's TwineClear Wink Of Stella Glitter BrushSoft Suede Dark Stampin' Blends MarkerSnail AdhesiveStampin' DimensionalsTear & Tape AdhesiveFine-Tip Glue Pen

Thinking of you for a friend

A friend is going through a tough time, so I wanted them to know that I was thinking of them.

Thinking of you for a friend. Card designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

They are a fan of pink and sparkly things, so I designed this card using the more muted Petal Pink, along with Soft Suede and Very Vanilla.

This soft combination still uses the things they like, just in a less dramatic way.

Thinking of you for a friend. Card designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I used the Perennial Essence Stamp Set to stamp the flowers and coloured them using Petal Pink and Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends Combos. They have a very light touch of Wink of Stella in the centres to give a bit of sparkle.

These were then fussy cut and attached to a background stamped using an image from the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set.

Colorful Seasons provided the sentiment that is punched out using the Timeless Label Punch.

A few lengths of Scalloped Lace Trim behind the sentiment provide an extra layer of pretty texture.

Thinking of you for a friend. Card designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Thinking of you cards are always difficult to make, but I think it is useful to have a few cards already made to hand. They can be pre-made with the sentiment, or blank cards you can quickly add a sentiment to as needed. These cards are much easier to create when you don’t need to sit down and concentrate on making one.

I’m hoping this card provided the hug in an envelope I’d sent.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Floral Essence Photopolymer Stamp SetColorful Seasons Photopolymer Stamp SetPerennial Birthday Cling-Mount Stamp SetPetal Pink A4 CardstockPetal Pink Classic Stampin' PadSoft Suede Classic Stampin' PadVery Vanilla A4 CardstockPetal Pink Stampin' Blends Markers Combo PackSoft Suede Stampin' Blends Markers Combo PackClear Wink Of Stella Glitter BrushVery Vanilla 3/8" (1 cm) Scalloped Lace TrimTimeless Label PunchSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

More Delightful Tag Topper Punch

At a recent Card & Cuppa Class, we made this project. Here’s a Birthday Card I made for a regular class attendee based on the design.

More Delightful Tag Topper Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The shades of blue I’ve used are Seaside Spray, Balmy Blue, Pacific Point and Blueberry Bushel. These are teamed with Very Vanilla.

Gallery Grunge is again used on the Delightful Tag Topper Punch shape, and the background.

Using various size Circle Punches to punch the various colours, these shapes are then added to the background.

A length of the fabulous In Color Ribbon with a bow from Linen Thread are put through the tag shape.

More Delightful Tag Topper Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A sentiment using the Well Said Stamp Set and the co-ordinating Well Written Dies are then added.

More Delightful Tag Topper Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I love being able to take a design I’ve already used and change the colours or sentiments.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Delightful Tag Topper PunchGallery Grunge Cling-Mount Stamp SetWell Said Cling Stamp SetWell Written DiesVery Vanilla A4 CardstockSeaside Spray A4 CardstockSeaside Spray Classic Stampin’ PadSeaside Spray 1/2" (1.3 cm) Scalloped Linen RibbonBlueberry Bushel A4 CardstockPacific Point A4 CardstockBalmy Blue A4 CardstockLinen Thread1/2" (1.3 cm) Circle Punch1" (2.5 cm) Circle Punch1-1/2" (3.8 cm) Circle Punch2" (5.1 cm) Circle PunchTimeless Label PunchDetailed Trio PunchSnail AdhesiveStampin' DimensionalsFine-Tip Glue Pen

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.

Join us for a future class. Head to my Class Timetable for more details.

Happy crafting

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 – Meeting Rococo Rose

If you’ve seen my recent Card & Cuppa projects, you’ll see that I’ve been working my way through each new In Color. This time the attendees were meeting Rococo Rose.

Meeting Rococo Rose. Card & Cuppa project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My colour combination is Rococo Rose, Petal Pink, Pear Pizzazz and Very Vanilla.

First, the background is stamped with an image from Artisan Textures Stamp Set in Petal Pink.

The corners of the layers are then rounded with the Detailed Trio Punch.

To create the leaves, we used a Sponge Brayer and Pear Pizzazz ink to make an ombre pattern on a separate piece of cardstock. The leaves, along with the bird and flowers were then cut out using the Well Written Dies.

Meeting Rococo Rose. Card & Cuppa project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A sentiment from the Botanical Bliss Stamp Set is cut out with the Timeless Label Punch. Then, the bird, coloured with Wink of Stella and the flowers are added with Glue Dots.

A 2″ Circle and a length of co-ordinating Scalloped Linen Ribbon complete the items ready for final assembly.

Meeting Rococo Rose. Card & Cuppa project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Each piece is layered, starting with the circle, leaves and then ribbon. Finally, the sentiment piece is added with Dimensionals.

Join us next week for more Card & Cuppa classes. Pre-book your place on one of my classes.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Botanical Bliss Cling-Mount Stamp SetArtisan Textures Cling-Mount Stamp SetVery Vanilla A4 CardstockVery Vanilla A4 Thick CardstockRococo Rose A4 CardstockRococo Rose Classic Stampin’ PadRococo Rose 1/2" (1.3 cm) Scalloped Linen RibbonPetal Pink Classic Stampin' PadPear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' PadSponge BrayersClear Wink Of Stella Glitter BrushDetailed Trio Punch2" (5.1 cm) Circle PunchTimeless Label PunchWell Written DiesTake Your PickTake Your Pick Die Brush TipSnail AdhesiveStampin' DimensionalsTear & Tape AdhesiveMini Glue Dots