More In Color DSP Diagonal Stripes

You may have noticed that I like diagonal designs on projects. I also love using DSP to create diagonal stripes.

Diagonal Stripes. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Here is a card using three brightest colours from the In Color DSP. It’s a version of this previous project. I like how using a different Designer Series Paper changes the look and feel of a project.

Using a Whisper White base card and Magenta Madness as the accent colour, really makes it pop.

As making these projects doesn’t use much DSP, they are a great way for using up your scraps. Use your Paper Trimmer to cut strips to the width you require, and then start building your pattern. You don’t have to do diagonal stripes!

My pattern starts with a thin strip of the DSP along the diagonal. I’ve then butted the other pieces up to it, one colour at a time, using different sides of the DSP.

Diagonal Stripes. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The sentiment is from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set and I stamped this onto my piece after I’d stuck down the strips. Top tip, don’t do this! Stamp your sentiment first incase it doesn’t go quite right, as you can always turn it 180 and stick the strips over it. Alternatively, stamp your sentiment onto a separate piece and stick it on afterwards.

Diagonal Stripes. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, I added a cute little co-ordinating flat (Dior) bow in the In Color Ribbon.

These really don’t take long to do and you can make quite a lot of projects from just a few strips of DSP. Why not try one or two and mix and match your DSP.

I’d love to see your finished projects.

Don’t forget to take a look at the latest product to launch, a special Paper Pumpkin kit. Plus, remember to use those Bonus Days Coupons before the end of the month.

Take a look at my Class Timetable to see the different classes I am offering at the moment.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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2020–2022 IN COLOR 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERMAGENTA MADNESS CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMAGENTA MADNESS 2020–2022 IN COLOR RIBBONMAGENTA MADNESS A4 CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKBUTTERFLY GALA PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETPAPER TRIMMERMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUEGLUE DOTS

Impossible Card in Magenta Madness

This Impossible Card is one of the projects from my recent Fancy Folds Class.

Impossible Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It gets the name from appearing impossible for the pop-up section to come out of the cut out shape. Even though a magician shouldn’t reveal their tricks, I think I may have to put a video together on how to create one.

Once you get the hang of them, they are relatively simple to make, it’s the decorating you can take the time over.

I chose to use Magenta Madness and Just Jade, two new In Colors, with Whisper White for my colour combination. This combination is certain to brighten up someone’s day.

The flowers and sentiments are from the Basket of Blooms Stamp Set and Many Mates Stamp Set. I then cut the flowers using the fabulous Small Bloom Punch and fussy cut the leaves. The images are coloured with a Blender Pen.

Impossible Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Each section has a Whisper White Cardstock layer with a 6×6 In Color DSP layer on top. A strip across the front adds an extra space for another flower.

The pop-up panel can be decorated with more height or width overhanging the edges. If you do this, make sure it can still fit in an envelope, or you’ll have to make one to match!

Impossible Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For a finishing touch, there’s a bow from the co-ordinating ribbon and some small Rhinestones too.

I think I may end up making a few more of these using different sizes and colour combinations.

There were six cards made at this online class. If you’d like to join us for a future class, head to my class timetable for full details and booking information.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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BASKET OF BLOOMS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETMANY MATES CLING STAMP SET (EN)MAGENTA MADNESS A4 CARDSTOCKMAGENTA MADNESS CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMAGENTA MADNESS 2020–2022 IN COLOR RIBBONJUST JADE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PAD2020–2022 IN COLOR 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKSMALL BLOOM PUNCH1 1/2" (3.8 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHBLENDER PENSRHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUEGLUE DOTS

In Color DSP and Tailored Tag Punch

At my recent DSP class, I showed the attendees ways to get the best out of their pretty papers. Here is one of the projects, made using In Color DSP and Tailored Tag Punch shapes.

In Color DSP and Tailored Tag Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’ve made this design several times before (here and here), and I was pleased to see a similar version appear in the new Annual Catalogue using the In Good Taste DSP.

This quick and simple card is made by cutting shapes from the In Color DSP with a punch or dies. You then arrange them onto the cardstock in a pattern. The white gaps between the shapes create clean lines.

By using a Whisper White basecard and then a layer that co-ordinates with one of the colours, it brings everything together.

The key to this project is working out where to put your sentiment and to lay it in place, without gluing at the very start. My sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set and stamped in Magenta Madness to co-ordinate with the DSP.

In Color DSP and Tailored Tag Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Place the other shapes around it to make pattern you want. Then, when you are happy, start sticking everything down. You can be really frugal with your DSP on these projects as you can use the same shape for for several different pieces. Can you see how one of the Bumblebee shapes has been used? Don’t forget to fill any little gaps that are left, mine are at the top.In Color DSP and Tailored Tag Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This is a great card for teenagers. Make it with DSP or cardstock in lots of different shapes and colours. You could add ribbon, twine or extra embellishments too. Let your imagination go wild!

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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2020–2022 IN COLOR 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERTAILORED TAG PUNCHITTY BITTY BIRTHDAYS CLING STAMP SETMAGENTA MADNESS CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMAGENTA MADNESS A4 CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKSTAMPIN' SEAL

Just Jade Monochrome

Last week I held a Pretty Paper Stash Buster Papercrafting Class. This class was all about actually using your paper, instead of sitting there stroking it!

It covered hints, tips and techniques for using the paper and how to get at least 72 cards out of a pack of DSP. I also made the attendees cut into their paper and make three cards using their class packs.

This is one of the samples I showed at the class. It’s a uses a new In Color, along with Whisper White and creates this pretty Just Jade Monochrome card.

Just Jade Monochrome. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

You know I can’t resist a monochrome project and using a DSP that is one colour makes it so easy.

Although the In Color DSP is 6×6, rather than 12×12, there are still plenty of ways to cut the paper to get the best use out of it.

For this project, I’ve used a Thick Whisper White basecard. The piece of Just Jade DSP is then added. Don’t forget that there are two sides to the paper, so you can choose which side to use.

Just Jade Monochrome. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A really lovely sentiment from the Forever Fern Stamp Set is cut out using a Circle Punch.

With a length of co-ordinating Just Jade Ribbon looped onto the DSP, the sentiment is added on top with Dimensionals.

Just Jade Monochrome. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As well as this Just Jade monochrome card, why not make a batch of these in lots of different colours and sentiments. They would make a lovely gift. Especially packaged in one of the Stampin’ Up! Acetate Card Boxes (page 152).

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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2020–2022 IN COLOR 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERFOREVER FERN CLING STAMP SET (EN)JUST JADE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADJUST JADE 2020–2022 IN COLOR RIBBONWHISPER WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCK2" (5.1 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Happy Mail using NEW In Color Collection 2020-2022

It’s that time of year when I get to do one of my favourite parts of my job – sending out new Catalogue happy mail.

This happy mail contained the brand NEW Stampin’ Up! Catalogue, along with a card made using products from the NEW In Color Collection 2020-2022.

I used a brand new stamp set and die bundle too, but more about those another day!

Meet Cinnamon Cider, Bumble Bee Just Jade, Magenta Madness and Misty Moonlight.

In Color 2020-2022. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs  In Color 2020-2022. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs  In Color 2020-2022. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

In Color 2020-2022. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs    In Color 2020-2022. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As always, there are fabulous co-ordinating products. I’ve used the Cardstock, DSP and Ribbon and can’t wait to get my hands on the inkpads and Stampin’ Write Markers, so I can play some more.

Here is the project in Just Jade in a bit more detail.

In Color 2020-2022. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As you know, I love a monochrome design, and I enjoy showing off the new In Colors in this way. For this batch, I’ve chosen Whisper White for my background as it co-ordinates with the DSP.

In Color 2020-2022. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Here are all the colours together. Do you have a favourite already? Which one did you receive?

In Color 2020-2022. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs  In Color 2020-2022. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’ve put together some pictures showing how the colours compare to the current range. I always find this useful as it helps me to understand where they fit in with other colours.

In Color 2020-2022. Contact Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs  In Color 2020-2022. Contact Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs  In Color 2020-2022. Contact Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

In Color 2020-2022. Contact Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs  In Color 2020-2022. Contact Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

You can get your hands on these and items from the brand new catalogue from 3rd June. Not long to wait now, so get those lists ready…

As the products aren’t available yet, I can’t link them below for you. But, it’s a good reminder that items that are retiring from the current catalogue are only available until 2nd June (while stocks last). Make sure you don’t miss out.

If you want to use the new In Colors, why not join my In Color Introduction ZOOM class on 1st July. Head to my Class Timetable to book your place.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Narrow Notecards in Blueberry Bushel

Have you missed the Narrow Notecards in the Annual Catalogue? These fabulous little things are so easy to use and are great for brightening someone’s day.

Narrow Notecards from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs

It’s another monochrome project, this time in Blueberry Bushel and these notecards at just 4.5 by 2.5 inches are perfect for this effect.

I’ve used the In Color 6×6 DSP as the background mounted onto a co-ordinating piece of cardstock. There is also a sentiment, ribbon and layer in Blueberry Bushel too.

Due to their size, they are great a being economical with DSP as you only need to use small strips. The 2″ Circle punch creates a fabulous co-ordinating envelope flap liner.

Narrow Notecards from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs

With 20 cards and 20 envelopes in each pack, they are a great addition to your crafting supplies.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Whisper White Narrow Note Cards & EnvelopesJar Of Love Photopolymer Stamp SetWhisper White A4 CardstockBlueberry Bushel Classic Stampin' PadBlueberry Bushel A4 CardstockBlueberry Bushel 1/8" (3.2 mm) Grosgrain Ribbon1-3/8" (3.5 cm) Scallop Circle Punch1" (2.5 cm) Circle Punch2" (5.1 cm) Circle Punch
Snail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

Happy Mail – In Color and Catalogue

If the post has worked as planned, there should be quite a few people receiving happy mail.

This is, of course, the brand new Annual Catalogue. With their Catalogue is a card that they can choose to either send to someone else, or keep for themselves!

In Color Blueberry Bushel from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs

The cards are monochrome and made from the new In Color Collection using Cardstock, Ink, DSP and Ribbon in one of the colours.

They also show a brand new bundle of the Varied Vases Stamp Set and a fabulous matching punch. These are available to order from 1st June.

In Color Blueberry Bushel from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs

Dots and stripes are just two designs from this fabulous 6×6 DSP. Great patterns for many occasions.

From the left we have Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover, Grapefruit Grove, Lovely Lipstick and Pineapple Punch. Do you have a favourite new In Color so far?

In Color Blueberry Bushel from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs In Color Call Me Clover from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs In Color Grapefruit Grove from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs In Color Lovely Lipstick from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs In Color Pineapple Punch from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs

In Color Blueberry Bushel from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs In Color Call Me Clover from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs In Color Grapefruit Grove from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs In Color Lovely Lipstick from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs In Color Pineapple Punch from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs

Here they are all together showing both sides of the piece of DSP. Which of the designs did you receive?

In Color Collection from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs In Color Collection from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs

The happy mail was sent to those who re-subscribed to my mailing list and ticked the Catalogue option. If you missed my emails amongst the GDPR deluge, then don’t worry, you can still join my list and be sent a Catalogue. Click here for details.

If you can’t wait to get your hands on the new In Colors then make sure you take advantage of this month’s Early Release offers.

Tomorrow is your LAST CHANCE to purchase items from the Retiring List so don’t miss out!

Why not book yourself onto my In Color Introduction Class on 27th June for some hands-on time with the new In Color products.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies used, click on the images below to go to my online store (some items are not available until 1st June). Remember to use the Hostess Code if you are placing an order.

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Varied Vases Photopolymer BundleClassic Stampin' Pad Assortment In Color 2018-2020Whisper White A4 CardstockIn Color 2018–2020 A4 CardstockIn Color 2018–2020 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 cm) Designer Series PaperBlueberry Bushel 1/8" (3.2 Mm) Grosgrain RibbonCall Me Clover 1/8" (3.2 Mm) Grosgrain RibbonLovely Lipstick 1/8" (3.2 Mm) Grosgrain RibbonPineapple Punch 1/8" (3.2 Mm) Grosgrain RibbonGrapefruit Grove 1/8" (3.2 Mm) Grosgrain RibbonClassic Label Punch2" (5.1 cm) Circle Punch2-1/4" (5.7 cm) Circle PunchSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals