Christmas Card Club 2022 – July

This is the second project from this year’s Christmas Card Club.

Inspiration for this project is taken from page 13 of the July-December Mini Catalogue.

July’s project uses the FREE SAB Gold & Silver 6×6 DSP, plus some of the new In Colors for 2022-2024. Additional colours are Garden Green, Daffodil Delight and Basic White.

Don’t forget that SAB runs until the end of August and items are only available while stocks last.

For this card, all of the die-cut shapes are from the Spruced Up Outlines Dies. The sentiment is from the coordinating Spruced Up Stamp Set. These are available as a Bundle with a discount, so be sure to take advantage of the offer.

Using the piece of SAB DSP, this creates a look of wallpaper. A length of In Color Metallic Ribbon hides the join.

Each outline shape has matching inner pieces. To give the look of wrapping paper, each present has an inner cut from In Color 6×6 DSP.

The tree and presents are then arranged, with the front most one on Dimensionals.

A length of In Color Baker’s Twine creates a ‘bunny ears’ bow off to the side. Check out this video for more details on how to tie this bow.

Finally, a star, with Wink of Stella coating tops the tree, with others across the project.

If you like this project for July, and the previous project from June, why not join me for Christmas Card Club in August. Booking closes on 9th August.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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SPRUCED UP BUNDLE (ENGLISH)SILVER & GOLD 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER2022–2024 IN COLOR A4 CARDSTOCKGARDEN GREEN A4 CARDSTOCKDAFFODIL DELIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKSWEET SORBET CLASSIC STAMPIN' PAD2022–2024 IN COLOR™ 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERSWEET SORBET 1/8'' (3.2 MM) METALLIC WOVEN RIBBON2022–2024 IN COLOR BAKER'S TWINE PACKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHGLUE DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Monochrome Perfectly Penciled DSP

Last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project just used black and white for this monochrome design.

It uses the Perfectly Penciled DSP for the background piece.

A sentiment from the Artistically Inked Stamp Set is then stamped on a separate piece of cardstock to sit across the project.

Basic Black and Basic White strips are then cut and stuck behind the sentiment. The edges are cut at an angle and they are set are different lengths.

Once the sentiment piece is stuck down, with any overhang cut away, two lengths of Basic Black Baker’s Twine then sit at the top and bottom.

Finally, some Classic Matte Dots are added.

This design is a great scrap buster and perfect for masculine projects.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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PERFECTLY PENCILED 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERARTISTICALLY INKED CLING STAMP SETBASIC BLACK A4 CARDSTOCKTUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKCLASSIC MATTE DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Anyone for a Tropical Hideaway?

A Tropical Hideaway Stamp that is!

I absolutely love a large stamp that I can use to quickly create a card.

For this project, I have chosen to stamp the image and then colour parts of it using Stampin’ Blends.

My colour combination is Parakeet Party, Garden Green and Soft Sea Foam, with Basic White. Garden Green provides the ink for the stamping, with the colouring in the other greens.

By only colouring a few of the leaves, it makes them stand out. The bright Parakeet Party leaves coordinate with the cardstock layer.

A few lengths of coordinating In Color Baker’s Twine wrap around the project.

Using the Go To Greetings Stamp Set, new in the Annual Catalogue, cut out with the Beautiful Shapes Dies, the small sentiment sits on top of the Baker’s Twine using Mini Dimensionals.

As the sentiment is small, it doesn’t detract from the main image.

A few of these in different colours with a range of sentiments would make a great gift.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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TROPICAL HIDEAWAY CLING STAMP SETGO TO GREETINGS CLING STAMP SET (ENGLISH)BEAUTIFUL SHAPES DIESGARDEN GREEN CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPARAKEET PARTY A4 CARDSTOCKPARAKEET PARTY STAMPIN' BLENDS COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' BLENDS SOFT SEA FOAM COMBO PACKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCK2022–2024 IN COLOR BAKER'S TWINE PACKMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSSTAMPIN' SEAL

Introduction to In Color Class – All Five Together

Today I’m sharing the final project from my annual Introduction to In Color Class, where it’s all five together.

It’s become tradition over the years that the project that uses all five colours together is a striped one. This year is no exception!

Of course, the colours used are the In Colors 2022-2024, along with Basic White. You can make a lot of these cards from one In Color A4 Cardstock pack.

Each colour is used to create the stripey background. One of the most difficult parts of this design is choosing which order to put the colours in.

In their class kits, the attendees received lengths of In Color Baker’s Twine, and these are wrapped around the project.

A sentiment from the Hello Beautiful Stamp Set is cut out using the new Lasting Label Punch from the Annual Catalogue. This is raised up on Dimensionals over the Baker’s Twine.

Finally, coordinating large and small embellishments from the In Color Matte Decorative Dots are added.

Here are all of the projects from the class. Do you have a favourite?

 

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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2022–2024 IN COLOR A4 CARDSTOCKHELLO BEAUTIFUL PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)LASTING LABEL PUNCHBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKORCHID OASIS CLASSIC STAMPIN' PAD2022–2024 IN COLOR BAKER'S TWINE PACK2022-2024 IN COLOR MATTE DECORATIVE DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Jubilee Themed

For last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project I was asked for something Jubilee themed.

Jubilee Themed. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I chose Poppy Parade, Basic White and Pacific Point for a red, white and blue colour scheme.

The class kit had strips of cardstock in the colours, along with shapes cut using the new All That Dies from the Annual Catalogue.

Using one of my favourite techniques, stripes, I set about making a background. I love how simple it is to make, yet very effective.

Jubilee Themed. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Once the background was ready, a length of Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon and some Baker’s Twine were added to the project.

The sentiment is from the Hello Beautiful Stamp Set and is cut out using the All That Dies.

Finally, some Classic Matte Dots in Basic White are added to provide some extra texture.

Jubilee Themed. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This design, in this Jubilee Themed colour scheme would make a great masculine card or one for teenagers. You can easily change the colour combination and sentiment to fit the occasion or recipient.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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HELLO BEAUTIFUL PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)ALL THAT DIESPACIFIC POINT A4 CARDSTOCKPACIFIC POINT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPOPPY PARADE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKWHITE 1/4" (6.4 MM) CRINKLED SEAM BINDING RIBBONCLASSIC MATTE DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Beautiful Scenes with the Oceanfront Stamp Set

This fabulous card, made using the Oceanfront Stamp Set is inspired by the Mini Catalogue.

Oceanfront Stamp Set. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I saw the project on page 39 and set about recreating it, with a HIPPOFROG Designs twist of course!

My colour combination is Crumb Cake and Balmy Blue, for the rocks, shore and sea. Then, I’ve used stamped off Pale Papaya and So Saffron for the sky.

The grasses are Garden Green and Early Espresso. All onto a Basic White background.

Oceanfront Stamp Set. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As per the Mini Catalogue, I have fussy cut the rocks and these are raised up on Dimensionals to give some depth.

For the sentiment, I chose ‘Happy Birthday’ from the Art Gallery Stamp Set. This is set on top of loops of coordinating Baker’s Twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack,.

I think the loops look like the sun, so I added some very subtle tone on tone ray/reflection stamping down the page, using the splatter stamp.Oceanfront Stamp Set. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’m really pleased with how this project turned out and have many more ideas running through my head on what I can do with this pretty Oceanfront Stamp Set.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Happy Hedgehogs for Mothering Sunday

Last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project was the non-stamping version of this card I made for Mothering Sunday.

Happy Hedgehogs Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This card uses the Happy Hedgehogs Bundle (Happy Hedgehogs Stamp Set & Hedgehog Builder Punch) from the Mini Catalogue.

The colours for the cardstock is the same as the class project, with added Early Espresso and Crumb Cake stamping.

Using Stampin’ Write Markers, I coloured the leaves and flowers, then went over them with a Blender Pen. I also used a Blender Pen on the hedgehog prickles.

For the toadstools, these were stamped, coloured using an inkpad and Blender Pen and then fussy cut.

Happy Hedgehogs Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The green grassy area is created using Pear Pizzazz and a Sponge Dauber. This has coordinating Baker’s Twine wrapped around and a bunny ears bow.

A touch of sparkle is added to the flowers with some Wink of Stella.

Again, using the Lovely You Stamp Set and the Double Oval Punch, the sentiment is layered and added.

As the card was being hand delivered, the toadstools were layered and the hedgehog was raised up on double-stacked Dimensionals.

Happy Hedgehogs Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some Pearls are added to the centre of each flower.

This card has a few hidden meanings. Not only was it Mothering Sunday, it would also have been my Dad’s Birthday, the second without him. As you may have heard me mention before, Dad loved nature, so this is a nod to his Birthday as well as celebrating Mum.

Plus, Dad was allergic to mushrooms, so the toadstools (mushrooms) are a little reminder of him too. He would have appreciated the humour!

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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HAPPY HEDGEHOGS BUNDLEDOUBLE OVAL PUNCHLOVELY YOU CLING STAMP SET (EN)BLUSHING BRIDE A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADEARLY ESPRESSO CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPEAR PIZZAZZ CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADREAL RED CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKSUBTLES STAMPIN' WRITE MARKERSBLENDER PENSSPONGE DAUBERSBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHPEARL BASIC JEWELSSTAMPIN' SEALTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Hedgehog Builder Punch

For last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project, I designed this cute card using the Hedgehog Builder Punch and Iconic Dies.

Hedgehog Builder Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My colour scheme started with Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla. I then added Pear Pizzazz, Real Red and Soft Suede.

As we are unable to share stamps at this online class, I took inspiration from Page 64 of the Mini Catalogue and embossed the shape for the spikes.

The hedgehog layers were then stuck together and a Classic Matte Dot became the eye.

Hedgehog Builder Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Toadstools from the Iconic Dies were then cut and layered together.

Lengths of coordinating Baker’s Twine was then added to the project.

Then, the various pieces to create the scene were added in layers, finishing with the hedgehog raised up on Dimensionals.

The three flowers were added using Glue Dots.

A sentiment from the Lovely You Stamp Set sits on shapes cut from the Double Oval Punch.

Finally, some small Pearls create the centre of the flowers.

Hedgehog Builder Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The Iconic Dies and the Embossing Folder are on the Last Chance List and are retiring. Make sure you grab them while you can.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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HEDGEHOG BUILDER PUNCHICONIC DIESGREENERY EMBOSSING FOLDERSDOUBLE OVAL PUNCHLOVELY YOU CLING STAMP SET (EN)BLUSHING BRIDE A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSOFT SUEDE CARDSTOCK A4PEAR PIZZAZZ A4 CARDSTOCKREAL RED A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKCLASSIC MATTE DOTSPEARL BASIC JEWELSGLUE DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Art Gallery and Subtles for a Birthday

This Birthday card, inspired by the Annual Catalogue, is a great project to use the fabulous Art Gallery Stamp Set and matching Dies.

Art Gallery and Subtles. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

If you missed the Bundle in last year’s Mini Catalogue, make sure you check out the fabulous March promotion. Not only has it returned for the promotion, it is also available at a discounted price.

My project is inspired by Page 13 of the Annual Catalogue and I chose to use the Subtles colour family. Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz and Balmy Blue, along with Very Vanilla.

The background is from the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder and I have added a touch of coulour using a Blending Brush.

Each floral image and leaves have been stamped twice and cut out using the Floral Gallery Dies.

Art Gallery and Subtles. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

These pieces have then been cut down further to allow for the layering.

Once again, the Stamp Set and Dies from the Bundle create the layered sentiment.

This sits on Dimensionals, with a bow made from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack just next to it.

Art Gallery and Subtles. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, coordinating Artistry Blooms sequins complete the card.

Do make sure you grab this returning Bundle while you can, it’s a great opportunity to own this and others at a fabulous discounted price during March.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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ART GALLERY PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETFLORAL GALLERY DIESTIMEWORN TYPE 3D EMBOSSING FOLDERCALYPSO CORAL A4 CARDSTOCKCALYPSO CORAL CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBALMY BLUE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPEAR PIZZAZZ CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSO SAFFRON CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 THICK CARDSTOCKBLENDING BRUSHESBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKARTISTRY BLOOMS ADHESIVE-BACKED SEQUINSMINI STAMPIN' CUT & EMBOSS MACHINESTAMPIN' SEALGLUE DOTSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Hey Sports Fan Embellishments

For last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa, I designed the project around the embellishmets in the Hey Sports Fan Suite Collection from the Jan-Jun Mini Catalogue.

Hey Sports Fan. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The Resin Stars from the Suite Collection influenced my colour combination, along with the spools of Fan Baker’s Twine.

Using the Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch, each of the colours, Bumblebee, Evening Evergreen, Night of Navy, Poppy Parade and Basic White are cut out.

These are then arranged on the project.

Hey Sports Fan. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Next, lengths of the Baker’s Twine are placed at angles, criss-crossing the project.

A sentiment, from the Hello Beautiful Stamp Set is added to the Basic White shape and attached using Dimensionals.

Finally, some of the Resin Stars complete the project.

Hey Sports Fan. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This is a great project for teenagers, or those who are more difficult to make for. The design can also be replicated using different colours, shapes, sentiments, ribbons/twine and embellishments.

Don’t forget that today is your last chance to earn the current SAB products. Grab them while you can!

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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RESIN STARS EMBELLISHMENTSFAN BAKERS TWINEHELLO BEAUTIFUL PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)RECTANGULAR POSTAGE STAMP PUNCHNIGHT OF NAVY A4 CARDSTOCKNIGHT OF NAVY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBUMBLEBEE A4 CARDSTOCKEVENING EVERGREEN A4 CARDSTOCKPOPPY PARADE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS