Terracotta Tile Thank You

Today I’m sharing the Terracotta Tile thank you cards I sent to my most recent customers.

Terractotta Tile Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As you know, I’m a fan of monochrome-type cards and this one is no exception. Here I’ve combined Terracotta Tile and Very Vanilla.

The Varied Stamp Set and Vases Builder Punch are the stars of the show, with the fabulous Label Me Lovely Punch.

Terractotta Tile Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’ve used the Label Me Lovely Punch shape twice, once for the flowers and again cut in half to create a layered effect.

A length of co-ordinating In Color Ribbon across the project, plus a spot of Wink of Stella on the flowers complete the look.

Terractotta Tile Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Don’t forget that Sale-A-Bration ends tomorrow. Your final chance to get your hands on FREE products for every £45 of products.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Varied Vases Photopolymer Stamp SetVases Builder PunchLabel Me Lovely PunchVery Vanilla A4 CardstockTERRACOTTA TILE A4 CARDSTOCKTerracotta Tile Classic Stampin’ PadTerracotta Tile 1/2" (1.3 cm) Scalloped Linen RibbonVery Vanilla A4 Thick CardstockClear Wink Of Stella Glitter BrushSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

Daisy Lane Once Again

As there was no Card & Cuppa last week, I’m sharing a card for one of my regular class attendees. I chose to use Daisy Lane Once again and make another version of this project.

Daisy Lane Once Again. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I had Soft Sea Foam and Rich Razzleberry on my desk from a different project, so decided to use them again with Very Vanilla.

This Bundle is really versatile and also co-ordinates with the Daisy Punch too.

The leaves are stamped as a background. I’ve used a Blender Pen on the stamped and punched daisies to pull the colour along the petals.

Daisy Lane Once Again. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Corners are rounded with the Detailed Trio Punch. Then a Birthday sentiment from Varied Vases Stamp Set is stamped.

A length of the pretty Scalloped Lace Trim is added across the middle.

Daisy Lane Once Again. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, a Gold Faceted Gem is added to the centre of the daisy. Rhinestones coloured with a Dark Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blend are also added.

I enjoy taking designs from previous projects and tweaking them slightly. It takes a lot of the hard work out of designing.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Daisy Lane BundleVaried Vases Photopolymer Stamp SetSoft Sea Foam A4 CardstockSoft Sea Foam Classic Stampin' PadRich Razzleberry A4 CardstockRich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' PadVery Vanilla A4 CardstockDaisy PunchDetailed Trio PunchRich Razzleberry Dark Stampin' Blends MarkerRhinestone Basic JewelsVery Vanilla 3/8" (1 cm) Scalloped Lace TrimBlender PensGold Faceted GemsSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Varied Vases in Purple

For last week’s Card & Cuppa I designed this pretty card using Varied Vases in purple tones.

Varied Vases in Purple. Card  & Cuppa project designed by Karen a HIPPOFROG Designs

This Birthday card uses the Varied Vases Stamp Set and the Vases Builder Punch. Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape are the purples used.

Varied Vases in Purple. Card & Cuppa project designed by Karen a HIPPOFROG Designs

The Artisan Textures Stamp Set provides the lovely background effect.

A strip of Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon underneath the vase just adds a little extra touch, along with the Rhinestones in the centre of the flowers

Varied Vases in Purple. Card & Cuppa project designed by Karen a HIPPOFROG Designs

It’s a very quick, easy and simple card to make, but looks really effective. The perfect type of card for making in batches. It would work in other colours too.

Don’t forget that today is your final chance to purchase any items from the Retiring List as the BRAND NEW CATALOGUE goes live tomorrow.

As the Bank Holidays and my holidays are over for a while, the Card & Cuppa schedule is now back to normal. Book your place by 18:00 the day before.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Varied Vases Photopolymer Stamp SetVases Builder PunchArtisan Textures Clear-Mount Stamp SetWhisper White A4 CardstockHighland Heather A4 CardstockHighland Heather Classic Stampin' PadGorgeous Grape A4 CardstockGorgeous Grape Classic Stampin' PadWhisper White 5/8" (1.6 cm) Polka Dot Tulle  RibbonRhinestone Basic JewelsSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

Waterfront Birthday in Blues

One of my regular class attendees had a Birthday recently. This is the card I made them.

Waterfront Birthday in Blues. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This card uses the Waterfront Stamp Set and some blues for a monochrome look.

Just one stamp is used to create the stripes at the bottom with the ‘splats’ from the Waterfront Stamp Set added afterwards. The sentiment is from the Varied Vases Stamp Set. All are stamped in Balmy Blue.

Waterfront Birthday in Blues. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The finishing touch is three lengths of ribbon and a bow in Blueberry Bushel.

Waterfront Birthday in Blues. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Why not join me at one of my classes. Head to my Class Timetable for more details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Waterfront Photopolymer Stamp SetVaried Vases Photopolymer Stamp SetWhisper White A4 Thick CardstockWhisper White A4 CardstockBalmy Blue Classic Stampin' PadBlueberry Bushel A4 CardstockBlueberry Bushel Classic Stampin' PadBlueberry Bushel 1/8" (3.2 mm) Grosgrain RibbonSnail AdhesiveTear & Tape Adhesive

A Variety of Vases

I’m sharing a previous Card & Cuppa project with you today that I have remade in different colours.

This reversioned card is for my Godmother for a special Birthday.

Variety of Vases. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I thought I’d re-version the previous design to make a Birthday Card, so it’s a variety of vases, in a variety of colours.

Variety of Vases. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This one is in Highland Heather and Rich Razzleberry, with the fabulous Velvet Rich Razzleberry Ribbon. The ribbon is sadly on the retiring list, but everything else I’ve used is carrying over to the new Annual Catalogue.

Variety of Vases. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A top tip if you are making lots of projects using a Builder Punch. Line up all the stamps in the correct positions onto a clear block. Then you can stamp and punch them as a set.

Variety of Vases. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

While I was making the project, I decided to add to the variety of vases by making some in other colours too. It’s always good to have a few cards on standby, so these Grapefruit Grove and Lovely Lipstick versions will come in handy.

Variety of Vases. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs Variety of Vases. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Which one is your favourite?

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Vibrant Vases Photopolymer Stamp SetVaried Vases Photopolymer Stamp SetVases Builder PunchHighland Heather A4 CardstockHighland Heather Classic Stampin' PadRich Razzleberry A4 CardstockRich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' PadLovely Lipstick Classic Stampin' PadCall Me Clover Stampin' PadWhisper White A4 CardstockUninked Stampin’ Craft Pad & Whisper White RefillMint Macaron Classic Stampin' PadWhisper White 5/8" (1.6 cm) Polka Dot Tulle  RibbonBanner Triple PunchSnail AdhesiveStampin' DimensionalsMini Glue Dots

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Incredible Like You

Last week’s Card & Cuppa class again used a new Stamp Set called Incredible Like You from the Spring/Summer Catalogue.

I made the project in both Very Vanilla and Whisper White as I couldn’t decide which one I preferred. The attendees had a choice of which one to make.

Incredible Like You from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs
Incredible Like You from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Merry Merlot, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive make a lovely combination with both the vanilla and white.

The leaves are a mixture of first and second generation stamping. As the flower is Two-Step Stampin’, the darker, more detailed layer is stamped straight away in Melon Mambo, with the lighter layer stamped off first. This allows you to use the same colour.

Incredible Like You from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The sentiment from Varied Vases provides the finishing touch. Which version do you prefer?

There is a matching kit to go with this Stamp Set. Purchasing both, along with the required Stampin’ Pads and adhesive would qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item. Make sure you don’t miss out.

Incredible Like You from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Join us at a future Card & Cuppa session by booking your place by 18:00 the day before.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Incredible Like You Photopolymer Stamp Set2" (5.1 cm) Circle PunchMerry Merlot Classic Stampin' PadMerry Merlot A4 CardstockMelon Mambo Classic Stampin' PadPear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' PadOld Olive Classic Stampin' PadVery Vanilla A4 CardstockVery Vanilla A4 Thick CardstockWhisper White A4 CardstockWhisper White A4 Thick CardstockSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Varied Vases

Last week’s Card & Cuppa classes was the first class outing for the Varied Vases Bundle from the Annual Catalogue.

Varied Vases Card & Cuppa Project. Designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs

There is a little trick to this project where the vases are stamped on the layer first. This allows the flowers to then be added in the individual vases.

Each flower is then coloured using Stampin’ Blends. The attendees chose the colours they wanted to use for their projects so there were lots of different combinations.

Varied Vases Card & Cuppa Project. Designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs

3 different shades of brown are used for the vases to create a shaded effect. Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Early Espresso is the colour combo. These are then stuck over the top of the vases we stamped earlier.

Varied Vases Card & Cuppa Project. Designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, the sentiment, along with a layer are added as a finishing touch.

This project looks fabulous in the neutral tones, and looks totally different in other colours. Which colours would you try?

Why not book yourself onto a future Card & Cuppa Class. Book your place by 18:00 the day before.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Varied Vases Photopolymer BundleCrumb Cake A4 CardstockCrumb Cake Classic Stampin' PadSoft Suede A4 CardstockSoft Suede Classic Stampin' PadGray Granite Classic Stampin' PadSahara Sand Classic Stampin' PadEarly Espresso Classic Stampin' PadClassic Label PunchRich Razzleberry Stampin' Blends Markers Combo PackPoppy Parade Stampin' Blends Markers Combo PackCalypso Coral Stampin' Blends Markers Combo PackDaffodil Delight Dark Stampin' Blends MarkerSnail AdhesiveMini Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Mail – In Color and Catalogue

If the post has worked as planned, there should be quite a few people receiving happy mail.

This is, of course, the brand new Annual Catalogue. With their Catalogue is a card that they can choose to either send to someone else, or keep for themselves!

In Color Blueberry Bushel from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs

The cards are monochrome and made from the new In Color Collection using Cardstock, Ink, DSP and Ribbon in one of the colours.

They also show a brand new bundle of the Varied Vases Stamp Set and a fabulous matching punch. These are available to order from 1st June.

In Color Blueberry Bushel from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs

Dots and stripes are just two designs from this fabulous 6×6 DSP. Great patterns for many occasions.

From the left we have Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover, Grapefruit Grove, Lovely Lipstick and Pineapple Punch. Do you have a favourite new In Color so far?

In Color Blueberry Bushel from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs In Color Call Me Clover from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs In Color Grapefruit Grove from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs In Color Lovely Lipstick from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs In Color Pineapple Punch from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs

In Color Blueberry Bushel from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs In Color Call Me Clover from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs In Color Grapefruit Grove from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs In Color Lovely Lipstick from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs In Color Pineapple Punch from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs

Here they are all together showing both sides of the piece of DSP. Which of the designs did you receive?

In Color Collection from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs In Color Collection from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs

The happy mail was sent to those who re-subscribed to my mailing list and ticked the Catalogue option. If you missed my emails amongst the GDPR deluge, then don’t worry, you can still join my list and be sent a Catalogue. Click here for details.

If you can’t wait to get your hands on the new In Colors then make sure you take advantage of this month’s Early Release offers.

Tomorrow is your LAST CHANCE to purchase items from the Retiring List so don’t miss out!

Why not book yourself onto my In Color Introduction Class on 27th June for some hands-on time with the new In Color products.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies used, click on the images below to go to my online store (some items are not available until 1st June). Remember to use the Hostess Code if you are placing an order.

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Varied Vases Photopolymer BundleClassic Stampin' Pad Assortment In Color 2018-2020Whisper White A4 CardstockIn Color 2018–2020 A4 CardstockIn Color 2018–2020 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 cm) Designer Series PaperBlueberry Bushel 1/8" (3.2 Mm) Grosgrain RibbonCall Me Clover 1/8" (3.2 Mm) Grosgrain RibbonLovely Lipstick 1/8" (3.2 Mm) Grosgrain RibbonPineapple Punch 1/8" (3.2 Mm) Grosgrain RibbonGrapefruit Grove 1/8" (3.2 Mm) Grosgrain RibbonClassic Label Punch2" (5.1 cm) Circle Punch2-1/4" (5.7 cm) Circle PunchSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals