Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Stitched Stars Dies

Last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa online class was the final class for 2021. As with the previous week, it was a Christmas card.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Stitched Stars Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using a colour combination of Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Garden Green, the project has a rustic feel.

Each of the smaller stars, cut using the Stitched Stars Dies, are glued into place around where the large star will sit.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Stitched Stars Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

On the side of edges of the large star sit holly leaves, cut out using the Holly Border Punch. This is on the Last Chance list, so grab it while stocks last.

Each leaf is given a coating of Wink of Stella to make them sparkle.

The berries are from Wonderful Gems, also on the Last Chance list.

Using a length of coordinating twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack, I have made a bunny ears bow and attached that using a Glue Dot. Why not take a look at my video on tying bows.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Stitched Stars Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The large star is then attached using Dimensionals. I have cut them down to fit behind the star.

Card & (Your) Cuppa online classes begin again on 10th January 2022. Why not join me?

Head to my Class Timetable for details of my online classes for the first part of 2022.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Countdown to Christmas 2021 #10

The 10th project in my Countdown to Christmas 2021 series is this card from my recent Special Christmas Cards online Class.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #10. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

At my Special Christmas Cards Class, each attendee makes three cards. These are the sorts of cards that you would give in person, rather than post.

It has become tradition over the years that one project at this annual class is a poinsettia design. This year’s design has a White and Gold theme.

Using the Poinsettia Dies, the shapes are cut from Vellum and the 12×12 Gold Shimmer Vellum. This Gold Shimmer Vellum is on the Last Chance list, so make sure you grab a pack.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #10. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A swoosh of the Glittered Organdy Ribbon is added for the poinsettia to sit on. If you want to learn how to create a swoosh like this, take a look at my Top Tip, Tricks & Techniques video on it.

Each of the layers is stuck together with a combination of Glue Dots and Dimensionals. The attendees could decide how much depth they wanted to give their project.

Once the poinsettia was sat over the ribbon, some Wonderful Gems were added to each corner and one in the centre. The Wonderful Gems are also on the Last Chance Products List.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #10. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As well as the cards, the attendees made a box for the card to go in and decorated them as they liked. This is the one I created for this project.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #10. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project. Don’t forget to pop back for the next in my Countdown to Christmas 2021 series.

Join me at one of my online classes. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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POINSETTIA DIESGOLD 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) SHIMMER VELLUMVELLUM A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWHITE 3/8" (1 CM) GLITTERED ORGANDY RIBBONWONDERFUL GEMSSTAMPIN' CUT & EMBOSS MACHINETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEGLUE DOTSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #9

The 9th project in my Countdown to Christmas 2021 series is a card with no stamping. It’s also a great project for using your DSP.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #9. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’ve used the Heartwarming Hugs DSP from the Mini Catalogue as my starting point. My cardstock colours of Pear Pizzazz and Basic White then mirror this.

Cutting the piece of DSP in half shows both sides. The join is covered with a piece of Gold Shimmer Ribbon,

Three trees are then cut out from another piece of DSP with the Pine Tree Punch.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #9. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

They are assembled together to create a 3D effect. What is great about this effect is that it flattens down in the envelope for posting.

The trees sit on layered shapes cut from the Hippo & Friends Dies.

Finally, a sparkly Wonderful Gem tops the tree.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #9. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This design can be used to create other Christmas cards too.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project. Pop back for the next in my Countdown to Christmas 2021 series.

Join me at one of my online classes. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Countdown to Christmas 2021 #6

The next project in my Countdown to Christmas 2021 series is another great card that can easily be made in multiples.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #6. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It uses the tried and tested Real Read, Garden Green and Basic White colour combination.

Using the snow image from the Nature’s Beauty Stamp Set, a background is stamped.

Then, a circle and a scalloped circle from the Layering Circles Dies are cut out. One of these is stamped with a sentiment from the Holly Jolly Wishes Stamp Set.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #6. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

With this sentiment, the accents couldn’t be anything other than holly!

The new Holly Border Punch from the Mini Catalogue creates the holly leaves. These are attached with a combination of glue dots to the sentiment and Mini Dimensionals to the background. This gives a bit more depth.

Finally, three red Wonderful Gems create the holly berries, with three of the clear ones added to the background.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #6. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project. Don’t forget to pop back for the next in my Countdown to Christmas 2021 series.

Join me at one of my online classes. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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HOLLY JOLLY WISHES CLING STAMP SET (ENGLISH)NATURE'S BEAUTY CLING STAMP SETHOLLY BORDER PUNCHLAYERING CIRCLES DIESGARDEN GREEN A4 CARDSTOCKGARDEN GREEN CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADREAL RED A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKWONDERFUL GEMSSTAMPIN' SEALGLUE DOTSMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Countdown to Christmas #10

For Countdown to Christmas #10, I’m sharing the final project from my Crack Your Christmas Cards Class.

Countdown to Christmas #10. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As with the other projects from this class, the  card used the Tag Buffet Stamp Set.

Again, Garden Green, Real Red and Whisper White is the colour combination.

This project uses the paper piecing technique and fussy cutting.

By stamping the stocking onto two different pieces of cardstock and cutting them out, the white stocking pieces were stuck onto the Real Red main piece.

Countdown to Christmas #10. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The stocking has also been stamped multiple times in Real Red to the right of the Whisper White piece.

Using a Blender Pen, these have been coloured slightly to match the paper pieced stocking.

A length of the Braided Linen Trim is looped behind a punched circle shape. This shape is raised using Dimensionals before the stocking is added to it.

Finally, some red Wonderful Gems add a touch of festive sparkle.

Pop back tomorrow for another Christmas project. Plus, my Countdown to Christmas series continues next Friday.

Here are all four class projects together. Do you have a favourite?

Countdown to Christmas #6. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs  Countdown to Christmas #7. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs Countdown to Christmas #8. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs Countdown to Christmas #10. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Keep an eye on my Class Timetable as details of 2021 Classes will be released very soon.

Don’t forget to place any orders by 9th December for pre-Christmas delivery.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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TAG BUFFET PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)GARDEN GREEN A4 CARDSTOCKREAL RED A4 CARDSTOCKREAL RED CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC GRAY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCK2" (5.1 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHBLENDER PENSREAL RED 3/16" (4.8 MM) BRAIDED LINEN TRIMWONDERFUL GEMSSTAMPIN' SEALMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

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.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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SWEETEST BORDERS DIESPERENNIAL FLOWER PUNCHPEAR PIZZAZZ A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKGARDEN GREEN A4 CARDSTOCKREAL RED A4 CARDSTOCKBUMBLEBEE A4 CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKCOPPER FOIL SHEETSBASKETWEAVE & METALLIC RIBBON COMBO PACKWONDERFUL GEMSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHPAPER TRIMMERSTAMPIN’ CUT& EMBOSS MACHINETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

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.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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TAG BUFFET PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)GARDEN GREEN A4 CARDSTOCKGARDEN GREEN CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADREAL RED A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCK2" (5.1 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHREAL RED 3/16" (4.8 MM) BRAIDED LINEN TRIMWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHWONDERFUL GEMSSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Countdown to Christmas #7

Countdown to Christmas #7 is another project from my recent ‘Crack Your Christmas Cards’ Class.

Countdown to Christmas #7. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The class used the Tag Buffet Stamp Set and the attendees made 16 cards, 4 each of 4 designs.

If you’re a regular reader, you will know that I do like a project with diagonal stripes, so I just had to have one in this class.

Projects with stripes are make your cardstock or DSP go a really long way, plus they are quick and easy to make.

Real Red, Garden Green and Very Vanilla are my colour combination here. I have also used Basic Gray for the sentiment.Countdown to Christmas #7. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using just 5 strips and alternating the colours, it looks very festive.

To ensure the card looked balanced, I measured the same distance from the left and right to line up my centre strip. Then worked out from the centre adding my stripes, before cutting off any overhanging pieces.

Don’t forget that these pieces can be used for other projects too.

As not everyone had a punch to shape the ends, they have been cut by hand.

A loop of the pretty Braided Linen Trim sits on top of the stripes. The sentiment then sits on that using Dimensionals.

Finally, some Wonderful Gems are scattered across each strip.Countdown to Christmas #7. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

You can change the colours, sentiment, number of strips, width of the strips, angle and more on these projects.

Why not take a look at the final classes I have left for 2020. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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TAG BUFFET PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)GARDEN GREEN A4 CARDSTOCKREAL RED A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC GRAY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 THICK CARDSTOCKREAL RED 3/16" (4.8 MM) BRAIDED LINEN TRIMWONDERFUL GEMSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Countdown to Christmas #6

Today it’s Countdown to Christmas #6 and I’m sharing one of the four projects from this week’s Crack Your Christmas Cards Class.

Countdown to Christmas #6. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It’s one of my annual classes where attendees can get ahead with making some Christmas Cards. Each project is quick and easy to create as multiples are being made.

The attendees made 16 cards, 4 each of 4 designs, based around the Tag Buffet Stamp Set from the August to December Catalogue.

I chose traditional Christmas colours for my project of Garden Green and Real Red, with some Basic Gray too.

This project also uses the pretty Heartwarming Hugs DSP to create the look of a present.

Using two strips, the present wrapping begins to take shape.

A sprig of holly stamped in the corner and coloured with Wink of Stella co-ordinates with the holly stamped under the sentiment.

Countdown to Christmas #6. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The sentiment is stamped towards the top of the punched circle to allow room for the holly.

This is sat on ribbon, looped to look like a bow.Countdown to Christmas #6. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, a touch more sparkle is added as three Wonderful Gems create the berries in the corner.

Keep an eye out here for the other projects from the class, or on my HIPPOFROG Designs Facebook Page.

I’ll be putting my class schedule for 2021 together very soon too, so make sure you check regularly.

If you want to make a Trio of cute Christmas Cards, then check out my Brand New Home Activity Pack.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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TAG BUFFET PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)HEARTWARMING HUGS DESIGNER SERIES PAPERGARDEN GREEN A4 CARDSTOCKGARDEN GREEN CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADREAL RED A4 CARDSTOCKREAL RED CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC GRAY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCK2 1/4" (5.7 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHREAL RED 3/16" (4.8 MM) BRAIDED LINEN TRIMWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHWONDERFUL GEMSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Countdown to Christmas #3

It’s Friday again, so time for Countdown to Christmas #3.

This week I’m sharing the Tag Buffet Stamp Set.

Countdown to Christmas #3. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The cute stocking is stamped in Tuxedo Black and coloured with the Real Red Stampin’ Blends Combo.

Using the Heartwarming Hugs DSP, currently on Special Offer during October as the layer. I have also used it again using shapes cut from the Tailored Tag Punch.

You’ll notice that I chose the DSP with a diamond pattern to co-ordinate with the punched shapes.

Countdown to Christmas #3. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A top tip is to use a basecard that you can’t see through when you hold it up to the light, like my Real Red one here. That way, you can punch out the shapes from the DSP layer and get more out of your paper.

Before adding the fussy cut stocking, a length of the Braided Linen Trim in Real Red is looped across one of the diamonds.

The stocking is then added with some Dimensionals.

Countdown to Christmas #3. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some Wonderful Gems are added to the project as a sparkly touch.

The Tag Buffet Stamp Set, Braided Linen Trim and Wonderful Gems are part of my Crack Your Christmas Cards Class.

Booking closes on Wednesday, so head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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TAG BUFFET PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)HEARTWARMING HUGS DESIGNER SERIES PAPERTAILORED TAG PUNCHREAL RED A4 CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKSTAMPIN' BLENDS REAL RED COMBO PACKTUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PADREAL RED 3/16" (4.8 MM) BRAIDED LINEN TRIMWONDERFUL GEMSSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS