Oh So Ombre DSP Butterflies

With the first SAB of the year just around the corner, I couldn’t resist making a project with the Oh So Ombre DSP. One of the FREE items you can earn from 5th January.

Oh So Ombre DSP Butterflies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This card, with a heartfelt and poignant message for these times we find ourselves in, uses the patterned side of the DSP from the pack.

I used another piece of the DSP on this project I shared the other day.

As you know, I love a project with a monochrome feel, so using Rococo Rose cardstock for my basecard and a Whisper White layer, with Tuxedo Black stamping was all I needed.

Oh So Ombre DSP Butterflies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The butterflies, from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set were stamped onto another sheet of the DSP, this time, the non-patterned piece. I made sure to chose various parts of the DSP to give me different shades of the colour.

These were punched out using the Butterfly Duet Punch and had parts coloured using Wink of Stella.

A sentiment from the Bunch of Blossoms Stamp Set, with the end shaped from another new product arriving soon in the January-June Mini Catalogue.

Glue Dots are used to attach the smaller butterflies, with the large one stuck using a Dimensionals.

Oh So Ombre DSP Butterflies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

SAB and the January-June Mini Catalogue go live on 5th January, so you won’t see links to any items from these publications listed below.

Don’t forget to take a look at the retiring items from the August-December Mini Catalogue as your chance to grab those products ends on 4th Jan.

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Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Majestic Mountain Dies to Create a Winter Scene

Our penultimate Card & (Your) Cuppa session of 2020 used Majestic Mountain Dies to create a winter scene.

Majestic Mountain Dies to Create a Winter Scene. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

With a colour combination of Night of Navy, Seaside Spray and Whisper White, the scene began to take shape.

The shapes are all cut using the Majestic Mountains Dies.Majestic Mountain Dies to Create a Winter Scene. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Attendees could choose to create a Night of Navy background, or leave it White. They could also add a snowy top to the mountains too.

Using the top of the mountain shape, the outline is traced and cut out to create the snow, with a freehand curvy line for the bottom of the snow. Wink of Stella adds some icy sparkle before it is stuck to the top of the mountain.

Instead of the straight bottom for the forest, the forest snowline is created by using the bottom of the mountain as an outline.

Everything is then layered to create the scene.

A loop of the Playing With Patterns Combo Ribbon is then added.

Three trees at the front, with the solid one coated in Wink of Stella are stuck together. The solid tree hides the glue used to stick them all together!

These are then stuck on top using Dimensionals.Majestic Mountain Dies to Create a Winter Scene. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some Champagne Rhinestones are dotted across the sky to resemble stars.

Perfect to use as a Christmas Card, or for a Winter Birthday.

Make sure you take a look at the retiring list for the August-December Mini Catalogue, along with the weekend’s announcement regarding Whisper White.

My schedule for classes for the first part of 2021 is now live. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Special Christmas Cards – Sweetest Borders Dies

This candle project is another design from my recent Special Christmas Cards class.

It’s a nod to the project on Page 21 of the August-December Mini Catalogue.

Pear Pizzazz and Crumb Cake provide the base card and layer, with Garden Green and Real Red for the holly.

The candles are made from Copper Foil Sheets, with flames from the Perennial Flower Punch.

I think the attendees are talking to me again after this project, as it was a little bit fiddly!

Using Tear and Tape on the back of the holly, leaving the backing on, each of the pieces was infilled with the opposite colour piece on the front.

Then, Real Red pieces were added to the back to fill in for the holly berries.

Sweetest Borders Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’m not sure if you can see it very well as the Copper Foil Sheets are shiny, but I have embossed the candles using the scoring blade on my Paper Trimmer.

The flames have a Wink of Stella sparkle added to them before the candles are stuck to the Whisper White layer.

A length of Ribbon from the Basket Weave Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack is attached to back of the holly piece.

This piece is then attached using lots of Dimensionals to raise it above the candles.

Finally, Wonderful Gems are added to some of the berries for some extra sparkle.

Sweetest Borders Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

All of the projects for this class included a box to be made too. This one had a Crumb Cake base with a Pear Pizzazz top that I have decorated.

Sweetest Borders Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Pop back soon to see the final project from this class.

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Special Christmas Cards – Polar Bear Shaker Dome Card

As we’ve now reached December, I’ll be sharing Christmas projects on each post this week.

My regular Special Christmas Cards took place remotely a few weeks ago.

At the class, the attendees make three Christmas cards for the special people in their lives.

One of the projects is always more tailored towards children, and I’m sharing it with you today.

Polar Bear Shaker Dome Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’ve wanted to make a shaker card at class for AGES, and this year I did it, thanks to the fabulous Shaker Domes.

My colour combination is Seaside Spray, Night of Navy, Shimmery White, Whisper White and Silver.

The Snow Globe Scenes Dies provide the correct size hole for the the Shaker Dome, along with the polar bears and stand pieces. There are lots of other shapes in the dies too.

Polar Bear Shaker Dome Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I coated my bears in Wink of Stella and cut a rough outline of snow for them to sit on before adding my Sequins for Everything shaker pieces.

These were then all sealed very carefully into the dome, ensuring it was firmly in place.

The Shimmery White layer was then sealed on top before attaching the whole piece to the base and layer.Polar Bear Shaker Dome Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A Night of Navy and Silver stand is then added to the front.

The attendees also had the word SNOW cut out from the Playful Alphabet Dies in their kits, plus some Rhinestones too. They could choose to use these if they wanted. Mine is still blank as I haven’t make a final decision on those yet!

Finally, a box was made for the finished Polar Bear Shaker Dome card to sit in. It has a Night of Navy base and Seaside Spray top.

I’ve stamped mine to add some decoration.Polar Bear Shaker Dome Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Pop back soon for another project from this Class.

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Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Well Written Dies

For last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project, I reached for the Well Written Dies.

This set of dies has crept to the back of my dies box and it was time to bring them to the front.

Well Written Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A range of different blues, Pool Party, Balmy Blue and Misty Moonlight work really well together with the Whisper White.

It is a bit of a fiddly project, but the finished card is worth the effort.

My Take Your Pick Tool Brush attachement came in useful for removing all the little bits from the Well Written Dies cut outs.

The project being with lengths of Pool Party Shimmer Riboon creating a stripey background.

Then, the centre leaves and flower pieces are attached.Well Written Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

By drawing around the ‘birthday’ shape, a layer is cut out for it to sit on. If you have the die, you can draw around the edge of that instead. Either way is fine.

Raising the birthday above the centre pieces gives the project more depth.

I chose to use a ‘wishes’ sentiment to go with birthday, stamping it in the darker blue of Misty Moonlight.

Before the smaller flowers are added with glue dots, these are given a coat of Wink of Stella. This co-ordinates well with the shimmer of the ribbon.

Well Written Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally some Silver Metallic Pearls are added to the centre of the tiny flowers.

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Helping Another Local Business Say Thank You

I recently played my part in helping another local business say thank you to some loyal customers who have been supporting them during the pandemic.

The business is a local Coffee Shop, where I held my regular craft classes pre-Coronavirus.

Helping Another Local Business Say Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

They wanted to thank a team of staff from a large organisation who have regularly been ordering cakes.

This project is my interpretation of their departmental logo and you might even spot the organisation in the text too!

Helping Another Local Business Say Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My colours to reflect the logo are Bermuda Bay, Granny Apple Green, Magenta Madness and Blackberry Bliss, with Whisper White.

For the shapes, the Geared Up Garage Stamp Set provides the larger images. Smaller images and the tiny splats are from the Waterfront Stamp Set.

On top of the stamping, is a sentiment made from the Playful Alphabet Dies. Each letter is coated in Wink of Stella to give a lot of sparkle. You can see this in more detail in the picture below.

Helping Another Local Business Say Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, Rhinestones are added for even more sparkle.Helping Another Local Business Say Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I can’t wait to get back to crafting at the Coffee Shop again.

In the meantime, why not take a look at my Class Timetable to see the classes I’m currently running over ZOOM.

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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.

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Countdown to Christmas #8

This week’s Countdown to Christmas #8 (how is it number 8 already?) is another project from my Crack Your Christmas Cards Class.

Countdown to Christmas #8. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As with all the projects from the Class, it uses the Tag Buffet Stamp Set.

The colour combination is Real Red, Garden Green and Very Vanilla, traditional Christmas colours.

Various leaf images are stamped first and second generation from the centre.

A bauble is stamped onto a separate piece and cut out by hand. Some subtle colouring using Wink of Stella adds a touch of sparkle.Countdown to Christmas #8. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A length of the Braided Linen Trim is added to create the hanging decoration effect.

The bauble is stuck on a punched circle shape and then raised on Dimensionals over the ribbon. This adds to the overall look.Countdown to Christmas #8. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsFinally, a few Wonderful Gems are dotted around the project for some extra glimmer.

My 2020 evening classes may be finished for the year, but keep an eye on my Class Timetable for my soon to be released 2021 schedule.

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Blossoms in Bloom Bundle in Blues for Mum

Today I’m sharing another card for another November Birthday.

This time, it’s this fabulous Blossoms in Blooms Bundle in blues I made for my Mum.

Blossoms in Bloom Bundle in Blues. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I don’t use this fabulous bundle enough! This project uses the Many Layered Blossoms Dies from the Bundle, with the sentiment from the Stamp Set.

With a colour combination of Coastal Cabana, Night of Navy and Whisper White, I cut the inner group of flowers in the darker shade.

Next, I stuck a piece of Coastal Cabana onto a piece of Adhesive Sheet and cut the outline piece.

This makes it so much easier to attach to the inner piece.

If you’re going to use Wink of Stella in the centre of your flowers, I would recommend doing this before you stick the pieces together.

Blossoms in Bloom Bundle in Blues. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

With the pieces stuck together, I then stuck the whole piece onto the Whisper White layer.

As you can see, it overlaps the edges slightly, but I like this look for this die.

I then stamped the sentiment and layered that onto a piece of each colour.

A small flower, again cut from the dies is then attached.

In the centre of the flower is a Playing with Patterns Resin Dot coloured with a Night of Navy Stampin’ Blend Marker.

Blossoms in Bloom Bundle in Blues. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some more of the dots, this time in Coastal Cabana are placed around the flower.

I love how this die creates a ‘wow’ factor as it is so large.

Why not grab one for yourself. Head to my store for full details.

If you’d like to use items such as this, book yourself onto one of my classes. My Class Timetable has all the information you need.

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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.

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