Just Wanted to Say

Have you had those moments where you ‘Just Wanted to Say…’? If so, this project is just perfect!

Using items from Ornate Garden Suite from the Annual Catalogue, a pretty daisy-themed card comes together.

Just Wanted to Say. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Bumblebee and Old Olive for the basecard and layer co-ordinate with the colours of the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP. As this piece of DSP is quite busy, I chose something simple to go with it.

The flower from the Ornate Style Stamp Set in the Suite, stamped in Early Espresso onto Bumblebee cardstock, keeps everything co-ordinated.

Using Watercolor Pencils, I very lightly coloured the petals in Whisper White and the stem and leaf in Old Olive. For the centre of the daisy, Wink of Stella adds a bit of sparkle.

Just Wanted to Say. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

‘Just wanted to say’ is from the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set. It’s one of the sentiments that you would traditionally stamp inside the card, but I like to use things in slightly different ways! I’ve trimmed each end to follow the angle of the words.

Using Dimensionals, the daisy and sentiment piece are raised up off the DSP to add some depth.

Just Wanted to Say. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’m really hoping the recipient likes this card.

Why not join me at one of my classes and make your own projects. To see the variety of classes I have available for the rest of 2020, head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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ORNATE GARDEN SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPERORNATE STYLE CLING STAMP SETORNATE THANKS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (EN)BUMBLEBEE A4 CARDSTOCKBUMBLEBEE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADOLD OLIVE A4 CARDSTOCKEARLY ESPRESSO CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADWATERCOLOR PENCILSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Daisy Lane, Crumb Cake & Watercolor Pencils

I’m sharing another floral project with you today made with Daisy Lane, Crumb Cake and Watercolor Pencils

Daisy Lane, Crumb Cake & Watercolor Pencils. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This project is again inspired by the Annual Catalogue. If you head to page 13, you’ll see a similar project.

I chose to use Daisy Lane as my Stamp Set, with Rich Razzleberry as my main colour. I have stamped tone-on-tone on the Crumb Cake and then coloured using Watercolor Pencils. A Blender Pen over the colouring then helps to blend them together.

Even though the base card is Very Vanilla, I have stamped the sentiment from Lovely You onto a strip of Rich Razzleberry with a Whisper White Inkpad.

Daisy Lane, Crumb Cake & Watercolor Pencils. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch, one end of the sentiment is shaped. The Stamp Set and Punch are available as a discounted Bundle.

This stamped and punched sentiment is then stuck over a bow from Linen Thread.

Finally, a few Artistry Blooms Adhesive-Backed Sequins in co-ordinating Rich Razzleberry, in different sizes, add a touch of sparkle. As they already have adhesive attached, they are easy to adhere.

Daisy Lane, Crumb Cake & Watercolor Pencils. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Don’t forget to check out the latest Special Offers from Stampin’ Up! You can also book a place on one of my classes by heading to my Class Timetable.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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BYO Stamps – So Saffron and Balmy Blue By the Dock

This So Saffron and Balmy Blue By the Dock scene is a project from a previous BYO Stamps session. It’s my interpretation of a picture from the old Annual Catalogue.

Balmy Blue By the Dock. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using Early Espresso, the only inkpad used in this project, two images from the By the Dock Stamp Set are stamped on the So Saffron pieces. One is on the background piece, the other on the circle. These images are coloured with a mix of Blender Pens and Watercolor Pencils. I’ve used colour for the circle as this is the focus, rather than the background.

Strips of Linen Thread are then wrapped at the top and bottom of the background So Saffron piece and Balmy Blue layers. I like how this gives it a more nautical or rustic style.

Balmy Blue By the Dock. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

 

A sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set is stamped onto a shape cut from the Stitched Rectangles Dies. This is layered onto the So Saffron Circle and the Crumb Cake ring using Dimensionals.

The front circle is then added using Tear & Tape for a strong fix. You can see how the layers are built using Dimensionals in the picture below.

Balmy Blue By the Dock. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Why not join me at a future BYO Stamps session. I design three projects, you then recreate those using the stamps and inks you have at home, using as much tuition as you like from me during the live ZOOM class. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Don’t forget to take a look at the new Annual Catalogue and the offers available this month.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Happy Birthday To You

It was the Birthday of one of my regular Card & Cuppa attendees recently, so I obviously made them a card.

They are not a fan of random or grunge, preferring simple and ordered projects instead.

The Happy Birthday To You Stamp Set in this year’s SAB offering was just perfect.

I stamped the cake in Basic Gray and then coloured the flowers using Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen.

Happy Birthday To You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Highland Heather Cardstock as matting layers co-ordinated with the purple from the colouring.

I added a delicate touch of sparkle to the white parts of the cake using Wink of Stella.

To finish, I used a few pearls for the centre of the flowers and the dot of the ‘i’.

Happy Birthday To You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This Stamp Set now has a matching set of dies available as part of the recent co-ordination release. Perfect to avoid any fussy cutting.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Beautiful Butterflies

At last week’s Card & Cuppa Class, the attendees made these beautiful butterflies.

Beautiful Butterflies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The project uses the fabulous Butterfly Gala Stamp Set and co-ordinating Butterfly Duet Punch.

I chose a background of Soft Sea Foam as it is a lovely pale colour that works well with lots of other colours.

Background leaves and the sentiment are from the Very Versailles Stamp Set.

Corners are rounded with the Detailed Trio Punch and a Circle Punch is used to create the sentiment layer.

Beautiful Butterflies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Gray Granite has been used to stamp these beautiful butterflies. They are then coloured using the Watercolor Pencils packs. Once coloured, they have been gently covered in Wink of Stella.

A strip of cardstock has been created behind the sentiment from two pieces punched using the Classic Label Punch. On top of this, a length of Baker’s Twine is added.

Finally a bow completes the project.

Beautiful Butterflies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I loved how every single attendee made a project that was totally unique. Colours used, with or without Baker’s Twine, butterfly positioning etc were all different.

Why not join us for a future session. Book your place by 18:00 the day before.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Nine Lives

As the previous week’s Card & Cuppa project was dog related, I decided to even things up. Last week’s card was a cat project made using the Nine Lives Stamp Set.

Nine Lives. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For this cute ginger feline, I’ve used a Soft Suede outline and Pumpkin Pie stripes. It’s then cut out using the co-ordinating Cat Punch.

The sentiment is the same as the previous week and is from the Happy Tails Stamp Set.

Nine Lives. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For the food bowl, mouse and fish, I’ve used Smoky Slate. They are then coloured using the Watercolor Pencils in Pumpkin Pie and Calypso Coral (mouse ears). Meow is then stamped several times.

A Scallop Circle and Circle are punched for the layers.

Nine Lives. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Everything is then assembled onto a Thick Whisper White basecard.

If you’d like to join us at a future Card & Cuppa Class, head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Wiggle Worm Bundle

At a Card & Cuppa for Children recently, we used the Wiggle Worm Bundle. Well, it only seemed fair that the adult class should have a play with this fab bundle too!

Wiggle Worm Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This project is similar to this one the children made, with a few tweaks.

The Artisan Textures Stamp Set in Granny Apple Green makes the grass, with Balmy Blue for the clouds.

Wiggle Worm Stamp Set images are stamped in Basic Gray and then coloured with Watercolor Pencils. They are then cut out using the fabulous co-ordinating dies.

An added leaf, the more detailed flowers and the sentiment are all in Call Me Clover.

Wiggle Worm Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, the sentiment is cut out using the Balloon Bouquet Punch and attached to the worm using Baker’s Twine. This has been coloured with a Dark Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blend to co-ordinate the colours.

Wiggle Worm Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

With this Wiggle Worm Bundle, you can be as realistic or as abstract as you like with the colours.

My favourite character in this set is the worm. It’s got a cheeky charm!

Why not join us at a future Card & Cuppa session. There are three venues to choose from. Book your place by 18:00 the day before.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Above the Clouds for exam congratulations

At my recent Stamp-a-Stack Class, the attendees made this exam congratulations project using the Above the Clouds Stamp Set.

Above the Clouds. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The colour combination is Seaside Spray for the clouds, with Gray Granite and Mint Macaron for the balloons. Soft Sea Foam and Very Vanilla are the accent colours.

Stamping some more of the small balloon outlines onto a separate piece of cardstock, colour is added using Watercolor Pencils. These are then fussy cut.

Above the Clouds. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

We also used the Dark Mint Macaron and Dark Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends to colour lengths of Whisper White Baker’s Twine to use behind the sentiment.

Above the Clouds. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set but is a fabulous message for those who are receiving exam results. It’s cut out using the Classic Label Punch and stuck onto a punched circle background.

I’m really liking the versatility of this Above the Clouds Stamp Set. It is also part of a Bundle available in the new Catalogue with a co-ordinating Punch.

Why not join us at a future Papercrafting Class. Head to my Class Timetable for more details and to book your place.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Above The Clouds Photopolymer Stamp SetItty Bitty Birthdays Cling Stamp SetSoft Sea Foam Classic Stampin' PadMint Macaron A4 CardstockMint Macaron Classic Stampin' PadGray Granite Classic Stampin' PadSeaside Spray Classic Stampin’ PadVery Vanilla A4 CardstockSoft Sea Dark Foam Stampin' Blends MarkerMint Macaron Dark Stampin' Blends MarkerWatercolor PencilsWatercolor Pencils Assortment 2Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine1" (2.5 cm) Circle PunchClassic Label PunchSnail AdhesiveStampin' DimensionalsMini Stampin' Dimensionals

Card & Cuppa for Children – Cute Creepy Crawlies

It was our final Card & Cuppa for Children session of the summer this week. The theme was Mini Beasts so I designed this card with Cute Creepy Crawlies using the new Wiggle Worm Bundle.

Cute Creepy Crawlies. Card & Cuppa for Childdren project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Everything is from the Wiggle Worm Stamp Set and Wiggly Bug Dies Bundle, except the grass. I used a stamp from Artisan Textures for this.

The colour combination is Granny Apple Green, Balmy Blue and Daffodil Delight with Whisper White. The cute creepy crawlies are stamped in Basic Gray.

After stamping and using the dies to cut out the bugs, Watercolor Pencils were used to colour them.

Cute Creepy Crawlies. Card & Cuppa for Childdren project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, the sentiment from the set was added and the mini beasts attached.

This set was clearly a hit with the children who attended, and some of their adults too!

If you’d like to join us at a future class, head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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