Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Happy Tails

Last week’s Card & Cuppa project was all about the Happy Tails Stamp Set and matching punch.

Happy Tails Card & Cuppa Project. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs.

This cute set combines Mint Macaron and Early Espresso for the layers and main stamping, with Soft Suede and Rich Razzleberry for the dog.

A trail of paw prints is stamped across the card and a sentiment cut with the Classic Label Punch and the ‘Ruff! Ruff!’ is added.

The kennel (or dog house!) is stamped off to create a slightly toned down effect. This is layered onto a Mint Macaron Circle.

Happy Tails Card & Cuppa Project. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs.

For the dog, the attendees were given a choice of colours to stamp on. I chose So Saffron and used a stamp from the set to give some spots. Isn’t the patch across they eye cute?

We then added the collar before punching the shape out using the matching Dog Builder Punch.

Happy Tails Card & Cuppa Project. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs.

Finally, the dog is attached using Dimensionals.

This Happy Tails Stamp Set has 16 stamps including a bone, spots to make a Dalmation-type dog, sympathy message and more. All for just £16, with the Punch and extra £17.

To even things up, I think next week’s class will be cat related 🙂

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Birthday Card For a Friend Using Very Versailles

It was a friend’s Birthday last weekend. So I decided to make a version of a recent project.

Birthday Card for a friend using Very Versailles. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This version uses some of their favourite colours, Crumb Cake and Blackberry Bliss, combined with Very Vanilla.

Birthday Card for a friend using Very Versailles. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’ve used the Dark Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blend to colour the pretty Scalloped Lace Trim Ribbon.

Colouring ribbon and twine with Stampin’ Blends is one of my favourite things to do at the moment. I love how you can change something from White or Vanilla to a colour to easily.

The sentiment layers are cut from the Layering Ovals Dies and Stitched Shaped Dies.

Birthday Card for a friend using Very Versailles. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A few Pearls in various sizes are added for a sophisticated finishing touch.

I love to take a previous design and change a few things around. It’s so easy as a lot of the thinking is already done! It’s also fun seeing how different each design looks.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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More Delightful Tag Topper Punch

At a recent Card & Cuppa Class, we made this project. Here’s a Birthday Card I made for a regular class attendee based on the design.

More Delightful Tag Topper Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The shades of blue I’ve used are Seaside Spray, Balmy Blue, Pacific Point and Blueberry Bushel. These are teamed with Very Vanilla.

Gallery Grunge is again used on the Delightful Tag Topper Punch shape, and the background.

Using various size Circle Punches to punch the various colours, these shapes are then added to the background.

A length of the fabulous In Color Ribbon with a bow from Linen Thread are put through the tag shape.

More Delightful Tag Topper Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A sentiment using the Well Said Stamp Set and the co-ordinating Well Written Dies are then added.

More Delightful Tag Topper Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I love being able to take a design I’ve already used and change the colours or sentiments.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Pressed Petals Washi Tape

At last week’s Card & Cuppa I decided to turn to the Pressed Petals Washi Tape.

Pressed Petals Washi Tape. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

If you haven’t seen this fabulous tape in the Annual Catalogue, then take a look at Page 73.

There are two reels, one is a standard Washi Tape in Soft Suede. The other is these fabulous petals in Merry Merlot. Each one is tacky so you can arrange then where you like. There’s a LOT of petals on the reel.

I chose to create a more vintage style so my colour combination is Rococo Rose, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake, Merry Merlot and Very Vanilla.

A large floral image from the Floral Essence Stamp Set is used for the background, with what would be the flower centre as dot-type images on the Very Vanilla piece.

Pressed Petals Washi Tape. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Tone-on-Tone leaves using the Leaf Punch and a sentiment from the Well Said Stamp Set are added before the flower.

I found a handy trick to create the flower is to punch a small circle to build it on. This way, it’s easier to pick up when you’ve finished and add it to the project, instead of creating straight onto the card.

Pressed Petals Washi Tape. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Once the flower is added, a strip of the Soft Suede Washi Tape is attached.

Finally, one of the fabulous yellow Perennial Essence Floral Centres is added.

The possibilities with this Pressed Petals Washi Tape are endless.

Join us for a future Card & Cuppa session. Book your place by 18:00 the day before.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Quick and Simple Daisy Lane Card

The final project from my recent Stamp-a-Stack Class is this Daisy Lane Card.

Daisy Lane Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It’s inspired by a project from Stampin’ Up! I saw on Pinterest. Don’t forget to check out my boards here.

As you know, I love a monochrome-style project and this is so pretty in Smoky Slate and Whisper White.

Daisy Lane Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The leaves from the Daisy Lane Stamp Set are stamped tone-on-tone before the corners are rounded using the Detailed Trio Punch.

Using both the Daisy Punch and the new Medium Daisy Punch, the daisy is assembled.

A little trick to adding it to the card is to cut the Flax Ribbon in two and attach it using Tear & Tape, leaving a tacky piece of tape in the middle. The daisy is then stuck to the tacky piece of tape in the centre.

Finishing touches are a Faceted Gem in the centre and some Rhinestones.

I love how stylish this project is while being really quick and simple to make.

There are so many options with this, changing colours, adding a sentiment, changing to portrait and more.

Why not join us at a future Papercrafting Class. Check out my Class Timetable for more details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Happy Mail using Snow Front

Each time a new Catalogue is launched, I send happy mail to eager Stampin’ Up! fans. I made this year’s Autumn/Winter Catalogue ‘happy mail’ using Snow Front.

Snow Front stamp set from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This involved stamping some of the images from the Snow Front Stamp Set into a scene. I’ve used Pretty Peacock, Garden Green and Highland Heather.

Snow Front stamp set from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As you can see, it’s not just a set for Christmas. It also works beautifully with the Waterfront Stamp Set from the Annual Catalogue, as I’ve done here.

Waterfront has been used for the background stamping onto the Whisper White Notecards I used.

The scene, and a layer are punched out using circle punches and added to the notecard.

Snow Front stamp set from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Notecards are a great way to make lots of cards really quickly. They are pre-cut, pre-scored, come with envelopes, are in packs of 20 and available in both Whisper White and Very Vanilla.

It’s a really quick and simple card to make, but very effective.

Did you receive your Snow Front happy mail? What is your favourite item in the Autumn/Winter Catalogue so far?

With all this excitement, you might have missed that the Designer Series Paper Sale is back. Buy 3, get 1 FREE on selected packs. Don’t miss out.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Autumn/Winter Catalogue 2019

The brand new Autumn/Winter Catalogue is now LIVE.

Autumn/Winter Catalogue 2019 from Stampin' Up! Contact Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs for more details.

Click on the picture above to see the catalogue.

There are so many lovely new things to see, but I want to draw your attention to the fabulous charity Stamp Set (inside back cover) called Nature’s Beauty.

It’s just £20, with £2.50 of each sale of this Stamp Set being donated to mental health organisations by Stampin’ Up!

Contact me to place your order, or head to my 24/7 online store.
Items are available from 4th September 2019 – 2nd January 2020.

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.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Another Gallery Grunge project

Today I’m sharing another Gallery Grunge project with you. This design from my recent Stamp-a-Stack Class was in fact the inspiration for the Card & Cuppa project I showed you the other day.

Another Gallery Grunge Project. Stamp-a-Stack project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It’s a really simple project using Night of Navy, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla.

Gallery Grunge Stamp Set and Artisan Textures Stamp Set images are stamped onto the Very Vanilla layer in Crumb Cake.

Then, circles from the Swirly Frames Stamp Set are stamped in Night of Navy.

Linen Thread is wrapped around the project three times to add some texture.

Another Gallery Grunge Project. Stamp-a-Stack project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The sentiment from Itty Bitty Birthdays is stamped and then punched using the Everyday Label Punch. More images from Gallery Grunge are then added to the sentiment.

A second shape is punched, cut in half and added to the back of the sentiment to create a border. This is a really easy way to add extra layers.

Another Gallery Grunge Project. Stamp-a-Stack project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, Pearls are coloured using a Dark Night of Navy Stampin’ Blend marker, before being added to the projects.

As you can see, this design can be made in different colours and for different occasions.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Celebrate with Seasonal Layers

If you’re looking for a card that is really versatile, then this design is perfect. At my recent Stamp-a-Stack class we chose to celebrate with Seasonal Layer.

Celebrate with Seasonal Layers. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

We used Grapefruit Grove and Pear Pizzazz here, but you could use any combination.

Background stamping using the Gallery Grunge Stamp Set removes some of the white space, drawing the eye to the leaves and flowers.

These leaves and flowers are cut using the Seasonal Layers Dies. The Take Your Pick Tool and Die Brush Tip were useful for removing the bits.

A layer of Wink of Stella has been added to the flowers for a touch of sparkle.

Celebrate with Seasonal Layers. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

‘Celebrate’ is from the Vibrant Vases Stamp Set and we’ve used a Stampin’ Write Marker to ink up the part of the sentiment we require.

If you have an image you only want to use a part of, then Stampin’ Write Markers are a great way of achieving this.

It’s then cut out using the fabulous Stitched Shapes Dies. These create a pretty edge.

Celebrate with Seasonal Layers. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

With an strip of cardstock across the centre, the leaves, flowers and sentiment are all then assembled.

The options are endless with this design. Which colours and occasion would you choose?

If you want to join us for a future class, head to my Class Timetable for more details.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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