Art In Bloom Bundle

I had a play with the Art In Bloom Bundle and this is my first project using it.

Art In Bloom Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This Bundle has the Art In Bloom Stamp Set and Bloom Dies, both of which I’ve used here. Plus, it also has the Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder as part of the Bundle too.

More about the very clever Hybrid Embossing Folder another day!

Every Bundle has a fabulous discount, so make sure you check them out in the Annual Catalogue.

Art In Bloom Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For this project I chose a combination of Balmy Blue, Merry Merlot and Gorgeous Grape, with Basic White.

The flowers are stamped and then cut out using the dies, along with the leaf shapes and smaller flowers.

These are then layered onto the stamped background.

For the sentiment, I’ve used the first word of one of the sentiments from the set. This sits in a cut down die shape from the Bundle.

Art In Bloom Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Each of the flower centres are given a touch of sparkle with some Wink of Stella.

Finally, a few Rhinestones add to the sparkle.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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ART IN BLOOM BUNDLE (ENGLISH)BALMY BLUE A4 CARDSTOCKBALMY BLUE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMERRY MERLOT A4 CARDSTOCKMERRY MERLOT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADGORGEOUS GRAPE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHRHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSSTAMPIN’ CUT & EMBOSS MACHINEGLUE DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Simply Elegant Specialty DSP

For last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project, I did something slightly different.

Simply Elegant Specialty DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As you can see, the base card is black, something I don’t do very often. However, it was the perfect colour to coordinate with the beautiful Simply Elegant Specialty DSP in the background.

The DSP is black with copper and silver foiling. These pictures don’t do it justice, it’s stunning in the flesh. It truly is the star of this project.

Simply Elegant Specialty DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsAfter cutting my DSP to fit my base card, I cut and layered strips of Basic Black, Copper Foil and the offcut of DSP together. On top of these is my sentiment, made using the Artistically Inked Stamp Set.

A bow sits to the side. This is quickly made by wrapping a length of Basic Black from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack around some looped Metallic Mesh. The combination of black and silver coordinate with the DSP.

Simply Elegant Specialty DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, Champagne Rhinestones add an extra touch of sparkle.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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SIMPLY ELEGANT 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPERARTISTICALLY INKED CLING STAMP SETBASIC BLACK A4 CARDSTOCKTUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCK1-1/2" (3.8 CM) METALLIC MESH RIBBONBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKCHAMPAGNE RHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSGLUE DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Calypso Coral Strawberry Flowers

This pretty project uses the Sweet Strawberry Bundle to make these Calypso Coral strawberry flowers.
Calypso Coral Strawberry Flowers. Project designed by Karen @HIPPOFROG Designs

Pear Pizzazz, Pale Papaya and Basic White complete the colour combination.

Stamped off flowers using the Sweet Strawberry Stamp Set from the Bundle in Calypso Coral create a background.

Calypso Coral Strawberry Flowers. Project designed by Karen @HIPPOFROG Designs

Each of the leaves has a first generation outline and a second generation before being cut out using the Strawberry Builder Punch from the Bundle.

As with the leaves, the flowers are both first and second generation stamping and also cut out using the punch. These tiny flowers make brilliant accents for projects.

Tasteful Labels Dies provide the shape for the sentiment. This has the flowers and leaves around it and sits on a swoosh of coordinating In Color Ribbon.

Calypso Coral Strawberry Flowers. Project designed by Karen @HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, Artistry Blooms Sequins complete the card.

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SWEET STRAWBERRY BUNDLE (ENGLISH)TASTEFUL LABELS DIESCALYPSO CORAL A4 CARDSTOCKCALYPSO CORAL CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPALE PAPAYA A4 CARDSTOCKPEAR PIZZAZZ CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKPALE PAPAYA 3/8" (1 CM) OPEN WEAVE RIBBONARTISTRY BLOOMS ADHESIVE-BACKED SEQUINSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Butterfly Cover Up

Today’s project happened by accident.

Butterfly Cover Up. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’d stamped a pretty background using the Artistically Inked Stamp Set in Rich Razzleberry for another project.

Then, I managed to drip water on it. The main water stain was too big for me to use it for what I wanted. Can you spot the other small stain too?

Butterfly Cover Up. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It wasn’t all bad news though, hence the butterfly cover up reference, as that’s exactly what I did.

Using the Brilliant Wings Dies, I cut out two shapes, one in Rich Razzleberry and one in Very Vanilla to continue the monochrome style.

I gently stamped onto the butterfly using the same image.

These are layered together using just the body to stick them together for the wings to be more 3D.

Butterfly Cover Up. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A sentiment from the same stamp set cut out using the Tasteful Labels Dies is layered onto the project on the other side.

A length of Scalloped Lace Trim is looped for the butterfly to sit on. If you look closely, you’ll see it covers the small water stain on the right.

Butterfly Cover Up. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsAfter attaching the butterfly using Dimensionals, coordinating Artistry Blooms Sequins are dotted around the project.

Maybe this is a topic for a future Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video. Did you check out yesterday’s video?

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Working With Stripes

For this week’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video, I’m sharing my top tips for working with stripes.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Working With Stripes

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Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Working With Stripes

This is my final project from my Introduction to ‘In Color’ Class where I use all of the colours on one card.

Over the years I’ve been running this class, it has become tradition for the combined project to be stripes!

Each colour is arranged and stuck down with wet glue. See my video for how I do this.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Working With Stripes

The sentiment is from the Biggest Wish Stamp Set is stamped onto a shape from the Tasteful Labels Dies.

Finally, an In Color Jewel, one from each colour is added to the sentiment for a touch of bling.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Working With Stripes

Here are all of the projects from the class. Do you have a favourite?Introduction to In Color Class - Fresh Freesia. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs Introduction to In Color Class - Pale Papaya. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs Introduction to In Color Class - Soft Succulent. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsIntroduction to In Color Class - Evening Evergreen. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs Introduction to In Color Class - Polished Pink. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs  Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Working With Stripes

I hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video. Pop back next week for the next one.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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BIGGEST WISH PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)TASTEFUL LABELS DIES2021–2023 IN COLOR A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKBASIC GRAY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PAD2021–2023 IN COLOR JEWELSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUE

Introduction to In Color Class – Polished Pink

The 5th project from my recent Introduction to In Color Class is for Polished Pink.

Introduction to In Color Class - Polished Pink. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This is my first pink project for about a month!

Here I’ve teamed it with another pink Blushing Bride, and Pear Pizzazz for the leaves.

As there is no access to shared stamps at my Online Classes, the bottom section is created using punched shapes instead.

All of the flowers and leaves are cut using the Flowers & Leaves Punch.

Introduction to In Color Class - Polished Pink. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Once the bottom section has been created, the coordinating ribbon sits across the project to conceal the dividing line.

A sentiment from the Prince & Princess Stamp Set is stamped in Basic Gray.

Then, the focal flower is made by layering the flowers and leaves together. The smaller Blushing Bride pieces are given a coat of Wink of Stella.

Finally, some In Color gems are added to the centre of the flower.

Introduction to In Color Class - Polished Pink. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Pop back tomorrow for the final project from the class. The project will be part of my Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques series too.

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Or, if you would like access to discounted craft projects, take a look at joining my team of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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FLOWERS & LEAVES PUNCHPRINCE & PRINCESS HOST PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETPOLISHED PINK A4 CARDSTOCKBLUSHING BRIDE A4 CARDSTOCKPEAR PIZZAZZ A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC GRAY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPOLISHED PINK 3/8" (1 CM) OPEN WEAVE RIBBONWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSH2021–2023 IN COLOR JEWELSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Introduction to In Color Class – Soft Succulent

Today I’m back to sharing last week’s Introduction to In Color Class projects.

We have now reached Soft Succulent, the 4th project from the class.

Introduction to In Color Class - Soft Succulent. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I love this colour with Mint Macaron and Rich Razzleberry. Very Vanilla accents and Basic Gray stamping complete the mix.

This is a version of a previous project I have made. However, as the class was online without access to shared stamps, the kit contained die-cut and embossed shapes instead.

First, the background is given a texture using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.

Introduction to In Color Class - Soft Succulent. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Next, shapes are cut using the Elegant Tag Punch, Symmetrical Stems Border Punch and the Painted Labels Dies.

A bow from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack in Very Vanilla is wrapped around the tag.

A sentiment from the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set is stamped onto pieces shaped with the Treasured Tag Pick a Punch.

All of the pieces are layered together, along with a length of coordinating ribbon.

Finally, coordinating In Color Jewels are scattered across the project.

Introduction to In Color Class - Soft Succulent. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Pop back tomorrow for the next project from the class.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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ELEGANT TAG PUNCHTASTEFUL TEXTILE 3D EMBOSSING FOLDERORNATE THANKS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (EN)PAINTED LABELS DIESSYMMETRICAL STEMS BORDER PUNCHTREASURED TAGS PICK A PUNCHSOFT SUCCULENT A4 CARDSTOCKRICH RAZZLEBERRY CARDSTOCK A4MINT MACARON A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC GRAY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSOFT SUCCULENT 3/8" (1 CM) OPEN WEAVE RIBBON2021–2023 IN COLOR JEWELSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUEMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

 

 

 

 

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

At a previous Card & (Your) Cuppa session, I was asked if we create an Anniversary Card.

Not wishing to disappoint, here is last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project.

Meadow Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It uses the Meadow Dies, plus the Expressions In Ink Specialty DSP, both new items from the Annual Catalogue.

I chose Pale Papaya and Basic White for my colour combination, with Gold Fine Art Ribbon.

Meadow Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Each of the die cut pieces are layered to create a bouquet feel, with the front ones raised up at the top using Dimensionals.

For the sentiment, I have stamped the ‘Happy Anniversary’ from the Many Messages Stamp Set in Pale Papaya onto the label shape from the Meadow Dies. This lays across the Fine Art Ribbon.

The butterfly has a coat of Wink of Stella for some sparkle.

Meadow Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, a few Opal Rounds are stuck around the bouquet to give some extra bling.

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MEADOW DIESMANY MESSAGES CLING STAMP SETEXPRESSIONS IN INK 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPERPALE PAPAYA A4 CARDSTOCKPALE PAPAYA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCK3/8" (1 CM) FINE ART RIBBONWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHOPAL ROUNDSSTAMPIN’ CUT & EMBOSS MACHINEMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUEMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Introduction to In Color Class – Evening Evergreen

The third project from my Introduction to In Color Class concentrates on Evening Evergreen.

Introduction to In Color Class - Evening Evergreen. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For this project I’ve paired it with Shaded Spruce and Early Espresso, with a Crushed Curry sun.

The trees are cut using the Beautiful Trees Dies, with the sun from the Layering Circles Dies. These pieces are layered to create the depth through the tree.

Introduction to In Color Class - Evening Evergreen. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A sentiment from the Turtle Friends Stamp Set is stamped in Evening Evergreen.

This sits on a strip of coordinating ribbon.

Introduction to In Color Class - Evening Evergreen. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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

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Introduction to In Color Class – Pale Papaya

My second project from this week’s Introduction to In Color Class is for Pale Papaya.

Introduction to In Color Class - Pale Papaya. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The colour combines with Old Olive, Calypso Coral, Cinnamon Cider and Very Vanilla. Basic Gray is used for the sentiment.

This project uses the Iconic Dies for the bird and leaf. I’m really enjoying using these dies from the Annual Catalogue. They were a feature at a recent Card & (Your) Cuppa Class.

The Layering Diorama Dies and the Bark 3D Embossing Folder provide the piece to resemble a tree.

Introduction to In Color Class - Pale Papaya. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As the bird die-cut shape is an outline, the infill piece is created by drawing round it and then cutting it out by hand. These two pieces are carefully glued together to finish the bird.

All of the pieces are layered, along with a sentiment from the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set. I wanted the project to have a ‘little bird told me’ vibe.

A swoosh of coordinating ribbon sits behind the die cut pieces.

Introduction to In Color Class - Pale Papaya. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, coordinating In Color Jewels add a touch of sparkle.

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

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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