Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Sea Life Dies – again!

At last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa, we used the Sea Life Dies – again!

Sea Life Dies - again! Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

From the previous week’s project, there were some leftover pieces from the Layering Diorama Dies. It seemed silly not to use them in another design.

So, rather than just fish, this design uses the seahorse.

Once again, I’ve also added a shape from the Smooth Sailing Dies, the seaweed.

The colours are also similar to before with Balmy Blue, Coastal Cabana and Pool Party for the water.

Seaweed and coral are in Calypso Coral and Old Olive, with the fish in Pumpkin Pie.

My sentiment is from the Art Gallery Stamp Set. I would love to change it to ‘Best Fishes!’

Sea Life Dies - again! Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

After adding the sentiment and positioning the water pieces, seaweed and coral. It was time to concentrate on the seahorse.

Using Sponge Daubers, Pumpkin Pie and So Saffron, I coloured the seahorse while it was still in the piece it was die-cut to. This die-cut shape is slightly different as it doesn’t cut all the way out, to allow you to use it in a variety of ways.

Once I had coloured it, I cut through the different points to release it. I then attached it using Dimensionals to raise it up, with the tail wrapped around a piece of coral.

The small fish are then placed at the top, by the sentiment.

Sea Life Dies - again! Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some clear shapes from Silver & Clear Epoxy Essentials are dotted around to look like bubbles.

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Summery Sweet Strawberry

The colour combination may look familiar on today’s project.

Summery Sweet Strawberry. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It’s the same colour combination I used yesterday. While the colours were on my desk, I made another card and created this summery project.

This time it uses the Sweet Strawberry Bundle (Sweet Strawberry Stamp Set and Strawberry Builder Punch).

This Bundle is discounted in the Annual Catalogue.

The bottom section is stamped multiple times with the flower shapes, both the inner and outline images.

Next, strips of Magenta Madness, Mango Melody and Calypso Coral are added. Any overhang is cut away before it is added to the layer.

Summery Sweet Strawberry. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As with yesterday, the sentiment is stamped and then shaped using the Banners Pick a Punch.

Then, a stamped and punched flower in each colour is added to the sentiment. Each flower has a sequin from the Ephemera Pack in the centre.

The sentiment and flowers are attached using Dimensionals.

Summery Sweet Strawberry. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, a few more sequins are dotted around the bottom section.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Marvellous Mango Melody, Calypso Coral & Magenta Madness Marbling

How fabulous is this marble background?

Marvellous Mango Melody, Calypso Coral & Magenta Madness Marbling. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Would you believe that it is actually stamped? The Artistically Inked Stamp Set is just amazing.

As a DISTINKTIVE set, it provides even more depth and intensity to the images, making them even more realistic.

It really is one of the ‘must have’ stamp sets from the Annual Catalogue.

Using a colour combination of Mango Melody, Calypso Coral & Magenta Madness, the marble image is stamped multiple times. Each one is stamped off at least once to begin with to soften the tone.

If you’re not sure what I mean by stamping off, check out my Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques Video on the topic.

Marvellous Mango Melody, Calypso Coral & Magenta Madness Marbling. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

With the beautiful background created and stuck onto a Thick Basic White base card and Magenta Madness layer, it didn’t need much else.

A sentiment from the Stamp Set, with the ends shaped using the Banners Pick a Punch, is stuck onto a shape from the Ephemera Pack. Gold leaves, also from the pack, are then added.

Marvellous Mango Melody, Calypso Coral & Magenta Madness Marbling. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, sequins from the Ephemera Pack are dotted around to add a touch of sparkle.

I love how stylish this card looks. It would be great in other colours too.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Using Things in Different Ways

For this week’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video, I’m sharing a tip on using products in different ways.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Using Things in Different Ways. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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This is the final project from July’s Stamp Set of the Month (SSOTM) Class.

As with the other projects, it uses the Celebrate with Flowers Stamp Set.

Pale Papaya, Highland Heather and Mint Macaron is once again the colour combination.

For this design, I’ve stamped a border around the edge using the various leaf and flower images from the set.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Using Things in Different Ways. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Then, one of the flower designs is stamped onto separate sheet multiple times and fussy cut.

These flowers are turned and create the butterflies. A little bit of Wink of Stella is then used on these new wings.

Using several strands of the Pale Papaya & White Woven Ribbon, these are twisted and popped across the project.

A single strand is used to wrap around the butterflies to create the body and antennae.

Using a sentiment from the Art Gallery Stamp Set, the ‘Best Wishes’ is then added.

The butterflies are then raised up on Dimensionals, with one sitting at the edge of the sentiment.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Using Things in Different Ways. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, clusters of Rhinestones are dotted around the project.

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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Celebrate with Flowers – Project 5

Along with the four projects taught at my recent Stamp Set of the Month Class, the attendees were given a link to a video showing them how to create two bonus cards using the items in their class kit.

Celebrate with Flowers - Project 5. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This collage effect card is the first bonus project.

All of the stamping from the Celebrate with Flowers Stamp Set is done onto shapes cut using the Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch.

As before, it uses Pale Papaya, Mint Macaron and Highland Heather, along with Basic White for the colour combination.

The coloured shapes have tone-on-tone stamping. Most of the shapes have some Wink of Stella added for some sparkle.

Celebrate with Flowers - Project 5. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The most difficult part of this project is deciding where each shape will go.

Once that is decided, each piece is stuck to a layer, with the overhang then cut off. Then, this layer is stuck straight to the card.

For the ribbon swoosh, a piece of the Pale Papaya & White Woven Ribbon is cut down the centre to create a raw edge, similar to the edge of the shapes.

The rest of this piece of ribbon is used in the final project from the class. Pop back tomorrow to see that design.

A sentiment from the Art Gallery Stamp Set, cut with the Floral Gallery Dies is then added on Dimensionals.

Celebrate with Flowers - Project 5. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

To finish the project, Rhinestones are dotted around the card.

Using one shape is a great way to create a design. I really love this collage effect.

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Celebrate with Flowers – Project 4

The 4th project from this month’s Stamp Set of the Month Class is this fun Birthday Card.

Celebrate with Flowers - Project 4. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As before, it uses the Celebrate with Flowers Stamp Set, plus Pale Papaya, Mint Macaron and Highland Heather, along with Basic White are used.

The vertical sentiment is stamped multiple times in various directions in the class colours.

It is also stamped once onto a separate piece of cardstock and mounted onto a layer of Mint Macaron.

Thin strips of cardstock are then stuck across the card at random angles.

These are offcuts from cutting the class kits, and I thought they should be used.

Celebrate with Flowers - Project 4. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

To finish the project, the sentiment is raised up on Dimensionals.

I love how using just one stamp can create a fun project like this one.

Pop back tomorrow for one of the two bonus class projects.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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

Recently I made this project, and mentioned that something similar may appear at a future Card & (Your) Cuppa…

Sea Life Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs
…and here it is!

My water is a combination of Balmy Blue, Pool Party and Coastal Cabana.

The top two water layers are cut using the Layering Diorama Dies. A water ripple effect is made using the Bark 3D Embossing Folder on the very top layer.

Sea Life Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Between the base card and middle layer, the Night of Navy anchor, cut from the Smooth Sailing Dies, has a piece of Baker’s Twine from the Essentials Pack added to it. There is also a piece of Coral, or seaweed, in Calypso Coral. This is cut into several pieces and dotted around.

More Coral/Seaweed in Old Olive is popped between the middle and top layer.

To give the impression of depth, the top layer is attached with Dimensionals.

Sea Life Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, the Pumpkin Pie and Bumblebee fish are added across the various levels.

With this project, the pieces cut out from the layers aren’t going to waste. In fact, my Card & (Your) Cuppa attendees might notice them fairly soon!

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Celebrate with Flowers – Project 3

Today is the turn of the third project from this week’s Stamp Set of the Month Class.

As before, the Celebrate with Flowers Stamp Set, plus a colour combination of Pale Papaya, Mint Macaron and Highland Heather, along with Basic White are used.

Several stems are stamped to the left the project, to leave room for the vertical sentiment.

Three flower heads are stamped and fussy cut, along with one set of stamens. Each flower head is given some Wink of Stella sparkle.

Stamens are then stamped for the outer two stems.

Next, the sentiment is stamped and attached to a Pale Papaya layer.

Celebrate with Flowers - Project 3. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A length of ribbon is placed across the bottom and finished with a flat (Dior) bow.

The two outer flower heads are added, with the central one raised up on Dimensionals.

Celebrate with Flowers - Project 3. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Some Rhinestones add a finishing touch with a bit more sparkle.

Pop back next week for the next project from the class.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Celebrate with Flowers – Project 2

This is the second project from this week’s Stamp Set of the Month Class.

Celebrate with Flowers - Project 2. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For July, the Stamp Set of the Month (SSOTM) was the Celebrate with Flowers Stamp Set.

The colour combination for the class was Pale Papaya, Mint Macaron and Highland Heather, along with Basic White.

All of the attendees received the Stamp Set, Rhinesones and Pale Papaya & White Woven Ribbon in their kits, plus the cardstock and envelopes they needed too.

Four projects were taught at the class, with a link to a video providing instructions on how to make two additional projects sent afterwards.

For this project, images are stamped in the bottom corner with a couple of dragonflies stamped onto the background too.

Celebrate with Flowers - Project 2. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Extra dragonflies and a single flower are then stamped and fussy cut by hand. The flower takes a while to fussy cut, hence why there is only one!

Each dragonfly is given some sparkly wings using Wink of Stella. The flower is given some sparkle too.

Using the punch layer technique that I shared in yesterday’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video for the sentiment, this is raised above a length of the ribbon.

The flower and one of the dragonflies are then attached with Glue Dots to the sentiment.

Celebrate with Flowers - Project 2. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

With some small pieces of Dimensionals, the remaining dragonfly is stuck to the project.

Finally, some Rhinestones add some more sparkle.

Pop back tomorrow for the next project from the class.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Punches/Dies #1

For this week’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video, I’m sharing how to create extra layers using your punches or dies.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Punches/Dies #1. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Click below to watch my video. This is the first of several Punches/Dies videos that will be appearing.

 

The project is one from last night’s Stamp Set of the Month (SSOTM) Online Class where all of six of the designs used the Celebrate with Flowers Stamp Set.

It uses a combination of Pale Papaya and Mint Macaron for the flowers and leaves.

Flowers are stamped diagonally across the project, stamping off first.

Using a leaf image from the Stamp Set, several sets of these are fussy cut, along with some flowers too. Wink of Stella is dotted into the very centre of each of these flowers.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Punches/Dies #1. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The Double Oval Punch uses the layering technique to provide a Pale Papaya background to the sentiment.

This central sentiment piece then has the various leaves and flowers attached.

A swoosh of the Pale Papaya & White Woven Ribbon provides another layer for the sentiment to sit on.

Raising the sentiment up on Dimensionals then creates extra depth.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Punches/Dies #1. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, small Rhinestones are dotted across the project.

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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