Happy Hedgehogs for Mothering Sunday

Last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project was the non-stamping version of this card I made for Mothering Sunday.

Happy Hedgehogs Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This card uses the Happy Hedgehogs Bundle (Happy Hedgehogs Stamp Set & Hedgehog Builder Punch) from the Mini Catalogue.

The colours for the cardstock is the same as the class project, with added Early Espresso and Crumb Cake stamping.

Using Stampin’ Write Markers, I coloured the leaves and flowers, then went over them with a Blender Pen. I also used a Blender Pen on the hedgehog prickles.

For the toadstools, these were stamped, coloured using an inkpad and Blender Pen and then fussy cut.

Happy Hedgehogs Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The green grassy area is created using Pear Pizzazz and a Sponge Dauber. This has coordinating Baker’s Twine wrapped around and a bunny ears bow.

A touch of sparkle is added to the flowers with some Wink of Stella.

Again, using the Lovely You Stamp Set and the Double Oval Punch, the sentiment is layered and added.

As the card was being hand delivered, the toadstools were layered and the hedgehog was raised up on double-stacked Dimensionals.

Happy Hedgehogs Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some Pearls are added to the centre of each flower.

This card has a few hidden meanings. Not only was it Mothering Sunday, it would also have been my Dad’s Birthday, the second without him. As you may have heard me mention before, Dad loved nature, so this is a nod to his Birthday as well as celebrating Mum.

Plus, Dad was allergic to mushrooms, so the toadstools (mushrooms) are a little reminder of him too. He would have appreciated the humour!

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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HAPPY HEDGEHOGS BUNDLEDOUBLE OVAL PUNCHLOVELY YOU CLING STAMP SET (EN)BLUSHING BRIDE A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADEARLY ESPRESSO CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPEAR PIZZAZZ CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADREAL RED CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKSUBTLES STAMPIN' WRITE MARKERSBLENDER PENSSPONGE DAUBERSBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHPEARL BASIC JEWELSSTAMPIN' SEALTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

First Inking of Amazing Silhouettes

I can’t believe this card I made for Mothering Sunday was my first inking of the Amazing Silhouettes Stamp Set.

Amazing Silhouettes. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It’s inspired by page 40 of the Mini Catalogue.

My colour combination is Calypso Coral, Pool Party and Very Vanilla, with metallic accents.

To achieve the mottled effect for the stamping, I have used a sponge dauber to ink up the stamp. This technique is great fun as you achieve something unique every time. I think I may need to do a Top Tips video on the process.

Amazing Silhouettes. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A length of Simply Elegant Trim is added and tied in a knot.

Using the Floral Gallery Dies, the words sit across the stamping. These dies are currently part of a Special Offer during March, so make sure you grab the discounted Bundle from the promotion before the end of the month.

Finally, some Brass Butterflies are added. These provide another metallic element to coordinate with the trim.

Amazing Silhouettes. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Don’t forget the Annual Catalogue Last Chance list is here. You’ll need to be quick to grab items before they disappear for good.

I think I’ll definitely be inking this Stamp Set up again soon!

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Hedgehog Builder Punch

For last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project, I designed this cute card using the Hedgehog Builder Punch and Iconic Dies.

Hedgehog Builder Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My colour scheme started with Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla. I then added Pear Pizzazz, Real Red and Soft Suede.

As we are unable to share stamps at this online class, I took inspiration from Page 64 of the Mini Catalogue and embossed the shape for the spikes.

The hedgehog layers were then stuck together and a Classic Matte Dot became the eye.

Hedgehog Builder Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Toadstools from the Iconic Dies were then cut and layered together.

Lengths of coordinating Baker’s Twine was then added to the project.

Then, the various pieces to create the scene were added in layers, finishing with the hedgehog raised up on Dimensionals.

The three flowers were added using Glue Dots.

A sentiment from the Lovely You Stamp Set sits on shapes cut from the Double Oval Punch.

Finally, some small Pearls create the centre of the flowers.

Hedgehog Builder Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The Iconic Dies and the Embossing Folder are on the Last Chance List and are retiring. Make sure you grab them while you can.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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HEDGEHOG BUILDER PUNCHICONIC DIESGREENERY EMBOSSING FOLDERSDOUBLE OVAL PUNCHLOVELY YOU CLING STAMP SET (EN)BLUSHING BRIDE A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSOFT SUEDE CARDSTOCK A4PEAR PIZZAZZ A4 CARDSTOCKREAL RED A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKCLASSIC MATTE DOTSPEARL BASIC JEWELSGLUE DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Team Anniversary Congratulations

One of my team members recently celebrated a Stampin’ Up! Anniversary, so naturally I sent them a card!

Team Anniversary Congratulations. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

They are a fan of purple, birds and sparkle, so I think this card covers most of that.

My colour combination is a favourite of Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape and Basic White.

Using the fabulous Artistically Inked Stamp Set, the background is created.

Team Anniversary Congratulations. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A coordinating swoosh of Gorgeous Grape Sheer Ribbon is then added. If you’re not sure how to create one of these swooshes, check out my Top Tips, Tricks and Techniques video that demonstrates the process.

Sprigs of leaves cut using the Bough Punch and layering circles from the Beautiful Shapes Dies then sit on top.

Iconic Dies provide the bird, that is given a coat of Wink of Stella to add some sparkle.

A sentiment from the Hand-Penned Petals Stamp Set sits to the side.

Team Anniversary Congratulations. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some Iridescent Rhinestones from the Mini Catalogue add a touch more sparkle.

Don’t forget to check out my Online Store later today to see the items that will be on the Last Chance list and retiring from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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

For last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project, the Meadow Dies came together with Grid Paper to create this pretty Birthday Card.

Meadow Dies Meets Grid Paper. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The soft colour palette of Crumb Cake, Mint Macaron and Very Vanilla, give this project a classy look.

By ripping and tearing a piece of Grid Paper to create a mask, the background piece was created using Blending Brushes and Ink. The Grid Paper mask was then used again to create the second colour. This is similar to the project on Page 26 of the Annual Catalogue.

Don’t forget that Grid Paper has lots of different uses. It also comes in two different sizes.

Meadow Dies Meets Grid Paper. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Blending Brushes are also used to give some colour to the flower, cut using the Meadow Dies.

A sentiment from the Artistically Inked Stamp Set is then positioned behind the stem with both the flower and sentiment raised up on Dimensionals.

Next, a bow made from Linen Thread is tied to the stem.

Finally, some Brushed Brass Butterflies from the Mini Catalogue provide an extra touch.

Meadow Dies Meets Grid Paper. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I love how the masked section looks a bit like rock strata. I have a friend who is a geologist, so I’m hoping I have the correct terminology!

Have you seen the fabulous offers for March. Check out a new set of products and some discounted items (including the Meadow Dies I’ve used on this project). Remember that some of these offers are only running through March.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Saying Hello, But Almost Goodbye

This quick and easy ‘hello’ card is made using In Colors we will shortly saying farewell to.

Almost Goodbye. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The 2020-2022 In Colors will soon be leaving us to make way for five new ones.

I think I’m going to miss Misty Moonlight and Just Jade the most, but I’m excited to find out about the new colours that will replace them.

Don’t wait until the Retiring List is released to get your hands on these outgoing In Colors. Order them while you still can.

This project uses the In Color Cardstock pack and each colour is cut out using the Tailored Tag Punch.

Almost Goodbye. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Each piece is then arranged and any overhang cut away.

A sentiment from the Forever Fern Stamp Set then has the edges shaped using the same punch, to mirror the angles, before it is raised up on Dimensionals.

Finally, coordinating In Colour Square Gems are added to each shape.

Almost Goodbye. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This project is such a simple one to replicate and you could use any colours, DSP, sentiments and more.

As well as these In Colors, don’t forget to grab the select Stamp Set and Die Bundles that are discounted during this month.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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TAILORED TAG PUNCHFOREVER FERN CLING STAMP SET (EN)2020-2022 IN COLOR A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKMISTY MOONLIGHT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PAD2020–2022 IN COLOR SQUARE GEMSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Abstract Beauty DSP Meets Stampin’ Blends

I’m loving the Abstract Beauty 4″x6″ DSP from the Mini Catalogue.

Abstract Beauty DSP Meets Stampin' Blends. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As one of the pieces has a black and white design, I reached for my Stampin’ Blends to add some colour.

Using Poppy Parade and So Saffron for the flowers, Granny Apple Green and Old Olive for the leaves, and only colouring a few of the pieces, it allows them to really pop.

I’m a fan of the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and I think this is a little nod to his style.

Abstract Beauty DSP Meets Stampin' Blends. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Three pieces of Simply Elegant Trim in Gold are added to coordinate with the Gold foil elements in the DSP.

Next, I took some hexagonal cut outs from the Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack, also in Gold.

These had a sentiment from the Hello Beautiful Stamp Set stuck to them, with the edges cut to meet the hexagonal shape.

Due to the bulk of the Gold Trim, the hexagon and sentiment piece sits over it using Dimensionals.

Abstract Beauty DSP Meets Stampin' Blends. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As well as the current range of colours, make sure you take a look at the new early release skin tone Stampin’ Blends.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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ABSTRACT BEAUTY 4" X 6" (10.2 X 15.2 CM) SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPEREXPRESSIONS IN INK EPHEMERA PACKHELLO BEAUTIFUL PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)STAMPIN' BLENDS GRANNY APPLE GREEN COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' BLENDS OLD OLIVE COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' BLENDS POPPY PARADE COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' BLENDS SO SAFFRON COMBO PACKPOPPY PARADE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKTUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PADSIMPLY ELEGANT TRIMSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Heart & Home DSP

Last week’s Card & Cuppa project was a version of a recent project.

Heart & Home DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As my ZOOM classes don’t include stamped images, this version has shapes instead cut from the Medium Daisy Punch.

Misty Moonlight is the main colour on the piece of Heart & Home DSP, so I’ve used the colour for the rest of the project.

The strip of DSP has the join covered by a length of the White Frayed Ribbon and the coordinating Denim Ribbon.

Heart & Home DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using a Sponge Dauber, the centres of the daisies are coloured and layered together. These are then scrunched to create texture and more colour is then added.

Next, they are stuck to a Doily, also from the Mini Catalogue.

This doily is raised up over the ribbon using Dimensionals and a sentiment from the Art Gallery Stamp Set is stuck to the edge.

Finally, some Classic Matte Dots are added to complete the project.

Heart & Home DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Don’t forget to take advantage of the special offers for March where select Stamp Set and Die Bundles are on offer.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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HEART & HOME 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERHEART & HOME DOILIESART GALLERY PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETMEDIUM DAISY PUNCHMISTY MOONLIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKMISTY MOONLIGHT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCK3/8" (1 CM) DENIM RIBBONWHITE 3/4" (1.9 CM) FRAYED RIBBONCLASSIC MATTE DOTSSPONGE DAUBERSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Abstract Beauty Thank You Cards

For my recent customers I made these pretty thank you cards.

Abstract Beauty Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

They use items from the Abstract Beauty Suite Collection in the Jan-June Mini Catalogue.

The Suite has lots of products and I’ve used the DSP, Stamp Set and Dies to create this project.

My starting point was the DSP and I chose to use coordinating Blushing Bride and Night of Navy from the sheets as my colours.

Abstract Beauty Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As the DSP does a lot of the work, each card only needs a sentiment and some ribbon to finish.

The Stamp Set and Die Bundle from the collection provide the sentiment and shapes. These are then layered together.

Using a swoosh of the Glittered Organdy Ribbon, carried over from the July-Dec Mini Catalogue, helps to coordinate with the gold foil pieces on the DSP.

Abstract Beauty Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I love how quick and simple these cards are. Great for making in batches.

Making and sending thank you cards is something I really enjoy, especially for my customers. I make every single one also and send them in a way that allows you to easily reuse it.

Don’t forget to check out the latest Special Offers and place an order to receive a card too.

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HELLO BEAUTIFUL BUNDLE (ENGLISH)ABSTRACT BEAUTY 4" X 6" (10.2 X 15.2 CM) SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPERBLUSHING BRIDE A4 CARDSTOCKNIGHT OF NAVY A4 CARDSTOCKNIGHT OF NAVY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKWHITE 3/8" (1 CM) GLITTERED ORGANDY RIBBONMINI STAMPIN' CUT & EMBOSS MACHINEMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – New Horizons DSP

Last week’s Card & Cuppa project is this pretty scene with a New Horizons DSP background.

New Horizons DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

At these classes, I ask the attendees for ideas of what they would like to make. This project, on page Page 47 of the Jan-Jun Mini Catalogue was suggested.

As I don’t own the Dies used in the sample, I chose other dies to create a similar effect to CASE the project.

If you’re not sure what CASE is, then head to my video on the topic for a quick explanation.

New Horizons DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A sheet of New Horizons DSP is cut down for the background. My basecard is Blackberry Bliss, one of the colours from the DSP.

Then, cut out shapes in Basic Black using the Beautiful Trees Dies and Majestic Mountain are stuck onto the DSP.

The Beautiful Tree Dies on Special Offer during March 2022. Make sure you check out the offers on the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, plus select Dies.

Next, any overhang is cut away and strips of Basic Black are then stuck around the edge of the project to create a frame.

A couple of leaves from the new Bough Punch are cut out in Old Olive and stuck behind two Bumblebee trees, with a sentiment from the Art Gallery Stamp Set sitting on top.

New Horizons DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This piece is then raised up on Dimensionals as a finishing touch.

I like how this version has turned out, especially the effect of the DSP at the back of this project, framed by the various dies.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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NEW HORIZONS 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERBEAUTIFUL TREES DIESMAJESTIC MOUNTAIN DIESBOUGH PUNCHART GALLERY PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETBLACKBERRY BLISS A4 CARDSTOCKBLACKBERRY BLISS CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC BLACK A4 CARDSTOCKBUMBLEBEE A4 CARDSTOCKOLD OLIVE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKMINI STAMPIN' CUT & EMBOSS MACHINEMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS