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.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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More Stars for Another Teenage Birthday

I recently shared this card I made for a teenage Birthday.

As I need to make cards for several Birthdays around this time, here is another version of the project for another teenage Birthday.

Another Teenage Birthday. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It uses the same basic design, with a few tweaks.

My colour combination is Granny Apple Green, Smoky Slate, Pacific Point and Basic White.

Another Teenage Birthday. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As with the previous project, the background is stamped using the Gorgeous Leaves Stamp Set. Don’t forget that this Stamp Set is on the Last Chance Products list. Grab it while you can!

Using the Starlit Punch and cardstock in all of the colours, several stars are cut out and scattered across the project.

Another Teenage Birthday. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, a sentiment from the Art Gallery Stamp Set, cut out using the Tasteful Labels Dies is raised up on Dimensionals.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Making a Ribbon Swoosh

For this week’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video, I’m sharing how to make a ribbon swoosh for your projects.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Making a Ribbon Swoosh. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsClick on the link below to watch my video on this subject

My colour combination is Flirty Flamingo and Very Vanilla, with two In Colors, Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent.

I’ve used the Forever Fern Stamp Set and coordinating Forever Flourishing Dies from the Annual Catalogue.

The background splats are stamped and the leaves are stamped and cut out using the Stamp Set and Dies.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Making a Ribbon Swoosh. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A length of the Evening Evergreen Open Weave Ribbon creates the swoosh.

Using the sentiment from the Stamp Set, this is cut out using the Double Oval Punch and attached with Dimensionals.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Making a Ribbon Swoosh. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some In Color Jewels are dotted across the project.

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Happy crafting

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Customer Thank You Using Quiet Meadow

Today I’m sharing my recent customer Thank You cards.

Customer Thank You Using Quiet Meadow. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I chose to use a colour combination of Fresh Freesia, Old Olive and Very Vanilla.

The images are from the Quiet Meadow Stamp Set from the Annual Catalogue.

First, the background is stamped using the ‘splat’ image in various generations of stamping.

Next, the flower image is coloured using Stampin’ Write Markers to give the coloured effect. If you’d like more information on using Stampin’ Write Markers to ink up your stamps, then take a look at my Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video on the topic.

Customer Thank You Using Quiet Meadow. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using a Blender Pen, I’ve coloured in the images taking the ink from the stamped image. Wink of Stella is then added to the centre of the flowers for a little bit of sparkle.

The image is cut out using the Layering Circles Dies and stuck onto a Fresh Freesia layer.

‘You’re too kind’ is stamped and has a length of coordinating ribbon added.

Finally, a few small Pearls are dotted across the card.

Customer Thank You Using Quiet Meadow. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Woodland Scene with Iconic Dies

Last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project continued with the autumnal theme.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Woodland Scene with Iconic Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It uses the Picture This Dies and the Iconic Dies.

The base card and die-cut layer are both Soft Sea Foam. Leaves are cut out in Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive, with the toadstools in Very Vanilla.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Woodland Scene with Iconic Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using Sponge Daubers, the background Very Vanilla piece is given a mottled effect.

Then, the toadstools are coloured with Real Red and Crumb Cake, and the edges of the leaves with Pear Pizzazz. Again, the colouring is with Sponge Daubers.

A sentiment fom the Ornate Thanks Dies is then raised up on Dimensionals.

Finally, some of the gorgeous Matte Decorative Dots are added to the project.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Woodland Scene with Iconic Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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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.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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HEARTWARMING HUGS DESIGNER SERIES PAPERPINE TREE PUNCHHIPPO & FRIENDS DIESPEAR PIZZAZZ A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKGOLD 3/8&QUOT: (1 CM) SHIMMER RIBBONWONDERFUL GEMSSTAMPIN' SEALMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUE

In Color Flowers of Friendship

Do you have those moments when your crafting mojo goes?

Mine went recently, so I gave it a little kickstart by CASEing a project from Page 21 of the Annual Catalogue.

In Color Flowers of Friendship. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

If you’re not sure what CASEing is all about, then head to this video for an explanation.

I chose a colour combination of two In Colors, Pale Papaya and Soft Succulent and teamed them with Calypso Coral and Very Vanilla.

My background is given some texture using the Tasteful Textiles 3D Embossing Folder. I’ve then added a touch of colour using a Blending Brush and Pale Papaya.

A strip of the In Color 6×6 DSP is then added.

In Color Flowers of Friendship. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Next, I stamped and punched the flowers and leaves from the Flowers of Friendship Bundle (Flowers of Friendship Stamp Set & Flowers & Leaves Punch). Make sure you take advantage of the discounted Catalogue Bundles.

Using a Blender Pen to pull the ink colours the flowers in.

Two of each flower are layered together to make a more full bloom and a sequin from the Artistry Blooms Sequins pack is added to the centre.

These are then added to the project using Dimensionals.

A sentiment is then tucked behind the flowers.

In Color Flowers of Friendship. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some coordinating Genial Gems are added to the project for a touch of sparkle.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Stylish Stars for a Teenage Birthday

This Birthday card was one I recently made for a teenager.

Stylish Stars for a Teenage Birthday. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

We all know that making cards for teenagers can be tricky, so I decided to create a project with some stylish stars.

I started with my colour scheme of Smoky Slate, Pacific Point and Poppy Parade, with Basic White.

For the background, I’ve used the splatter images from the Gorgeous Leaves Stamp Set in the three colours.

Stylish Stars for a Teenage Birthday. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The stars are from the Starlit Punch and are scattered across the project.

A sentiment from the Artistically Inked Stamp Set is cut out using the Stitched Rectangles Dies and raised up on Dimensionals.

Finally, a couple of the smaller punched stars sit on the sentiment.

Stylish Stars for a Teenage Birthday. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This design is great as the colours can be switched out to reflect favourite colours, or sports team etc.

Why not create your own version?

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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STARLIT PUNCHARTISTICALLY INKED CLING STAMP SETGORGEOUS LEAVES CLING STAMP SETPACIFIC POINT A4 CARDSTOCKPACIFIC POINT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSMOKY SLATE A4 CARDSTOCKSMOKY SLATE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPOPPY PARADE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Intricate Leaves with a Colour Twist

For last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project, I revisited this previous design.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Intricate Leaves with a Colour Twist. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I was asked for an autumn project, and also a request for blues, so I combined the two!

This version of the cards is landscape.

My colour combination is Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy and Coastal Cabana, with Very Vanilla.

The Stitched Greenery Die creates the leafy background. This is given a hint of Bermuda Bay using Blending Brushes.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Intricate Leaves with a Colour Twist. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Next, leaves from the Intricate Leaves Dies from the July-December Mini Catalogue, plus some leaves from the Stitched Leaves Dies are cut out and stuck to the project.

A length of Linen Thread is also looped into a figure of 8 and stuck onto the leaves.

My sentiment is from the Artistically Inked Stamp Set. Some smaller leaves are attached to the back of it. This then creates a layered effect as it is raised up on Dimensionals.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Intricate Leaves with a Colour Twist. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some coordinating Playing with Patterns Resin Dots complete the project.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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