Wildflower Path Thinking of You

The new Wildflower Path Stamp Set from the January-June Mini Catalogue was perfect to create this recent project.

Wildflower Path. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Sadly, I had to make a sympathy card.

However, the simplicity of this stamp set and using just a few colours really works.

Using Flirty Flamingo and Old Olive, the stems and flowers are stamped in a mix of first and second generation stamping.

This stamp set has a variety of images, including outer and inner flower pieces. For the outside of the flowers, these are second generation, with the inners first generation to make them slightly darker.

Wildflower Path. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The sentiment is from the Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set and is stamped straight onto the project.

Wildflower Path. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I love how versatile this Wildflower Path Stamp Set is and have lots of ideas for different projects to make with it.

Why not book a place on my February SSOTM Class where this is the Stamp Set we will be using.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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WILDFLOWER PATH PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)BEAUTY OF FRIENDSHIP PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETFLIRTY FLAMINGO A4 CARDSTOCKFLIRTY FLAMINGO CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADOLD OLIVE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 THICK CARDSTOCKSTAMPIN' SEAL

Happy New Mini Catalogue and SAB 2022

Happy New Year!

It’s my first week back at my craft desk after the break. While I was away, the new January-June Mini Catalogue, along with the first SAB of 2022 went live.

As I like to send happy mail, here is the card I sent out with the publications.

Happy New Mini Catalogue and SAB 2022. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

First, an apology. I made a little ‘oopsy’ with these mailings and somehow managed to send the old July-December Mini Catalogue instead! I’ve no idea how I did that, but let’s just say that sums up my rubbish 2021. I’m hoping for MUCH better things in 2022.

The good news is that replacements are on their way to those who received incorrect versions. All of the other items in the pack are correct.

Thank goodness for the publications being available online while new ones are on their way!

So, onto the card.

The background strip is a piece of Simply Marbellous 6×6″ DSP. This is a FREE SAB item. There are six different colour ways in the pack and I made some in each colour. SAB items are FREE with every £45 spend until the end of February.

Happy New Mini Catalogue and SAB 2022. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsUsing the darker colour of each piece, shapes cut using the NEW Bough Punch are attached. Misty Moonlight is the colour I’ve used on the one here.

Next, a sentiment from the NEW Artfully Layers Stamp Set, again in Misty Moonlight sits beautifully in the shape from the NEW Cloud Punch.

This is then popped up on Dimensionals.

Happy New Mini Catalogue and SAB 2022. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some NEW Iridescent Rhinestones add a touch of sparkle.

Happy New Mini Catalogue and SAB 2022. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsDo you have a favourite?

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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SIMPLY MARBLEOUS 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERARTFULLY LAYERED CLING STAMP SET (ENGLISH)BOUGH PUNCHCLOUD PUNCHMISTY MOONLIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKMISTY MOONLIGHT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKIRIDESCENT RHINESTONES BASIC JEWELSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

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

Last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa online class was the final class for 2021. As with the previous week, it was a Christmas card.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Stitched Stars Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using a colour combination of Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Garden Green, the project has a rustic feel.

Each of the smaller stars, cut using the Stitched Stars Dies, are glued into place around where the large star will sit.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Stitched Stars Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

On the side of edges of the large star sit holly leaves, cut out using the Holly Border Punch. This is on the Last Chance list, so grab it while stocks last.

Each leaf is given a coating of Wink of Stella to make them sparkle.

The berries are from Wonderful Gems, also on the Last Chance list.

Using a length of coordinating twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack, I have made a bunny ears bow and attached that using a Glue Dot. Why not take a look at my video on tying bows.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Stitched Stars Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The large star is then attached using Dimensionals. I have cut them down to fit behind the star.

Card & (Your) Cuppa online classes begin again on 10th January 2022. Why not join me?

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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STITCHED STARS DIESHOLLY BORDER PUNCHCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKGARDEN GREEN A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWONDERFUL GEMSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUEGLUE DOTSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #12

The 12th and final project in my  Countdown to Christmas 2021 series is this fabulous shaker card.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #12. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It is the final project from my Special Christmas Cards online Class. Last year, I designed a shaker card that was a hit, so I chose to make another one.

This year’s uses the fabulous Stitched Stars Dies.

My colour combination is Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla and Gold.

The cut out has a piece of Window Sheet attached to hold the shaker pieces. Foam Adhesive Strips are stuck to the back.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #12. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It is then filled with Sequins for Everything, plus a star cut from Gold Foil Sheets.

When the shaker piece is assembled and secure, the extra Gold stars were added.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #12. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The project is finished with some coordinating Gold Metallic Pearls.

Here is my coordinating box.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #12. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I hope you’ve enjoyed my Countdown to Christmas Series and that it has given you a touch of inspiration for your own Christmas projects.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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STITCHED STARS DIESRICH RAZZLEBERRY CARDSTOCK A4GOLD FOIL SHEETSVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWINDOW SHEETSSEQUINS FOR EVERYTHINGMETALLIC PEARLSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUEGLUE DOTSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEFOAM ADHESIVE STRIPS

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

As we are now in December, it is time for Christmas card projects at Card & (Your) Cuppa.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Snowman Builder Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

These cute snowmen are from the Snowman Builder Punch, with images from the coordinating Snowman Season Stamp Set.

Coastal Cabana and Basic White is my main colour combination, with Basic Black, Soft Suede and Pumpkin Pie for the additional items.

The design of this project is similar to a project from last year. For this one I have used squares with the snowmen at various angles.

Each of the squares has snow stamped with Wink of Stella accents. Behind the squares, I’ve stamped snowflakes and used Sponge Daubers to add a touch of colour too.

The full snowman is attached using Dimensionals. Matte Black Dots are added to the full snowman for eyes. Eyes and buttons on the other snowmen are drawn on.

Finally, some coordinating Holiday Rhinestones are added to add some more sparkle.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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SNOWMAN BUILDER PUNCHSNOWMAN SEASON PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETCOASTAL CABANA A4 CARDSTOCKCOASTAL CABANA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC BLACK A4 CARDSTOCKPUMPKIN PIE A4 CARDSTOCKSOFT SUEDE CARDSTOCK A4BASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKSPONGE DAUBERSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHHOLIDAY RHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSMATTE BLACK DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #11

Another project from my Special Christmas Cards online Class is the 11th project in my Countdown to Christmas 2021 series.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #11. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Every year, one of these cards is suitable for children. This fun easel card is the one for this year.

It starts of as a rooftop and when it is open, it shows the chimney and Santa’s feet sticking out.

Each side of the fold is tiled using Poppy Parade, Cherry Cobler and Cajun Craze. The snow on the ridge and chimney is from the Penned Flowers Dies.

For the chimney, Gray Granite is embossed with the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #11. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Santa’s legs are made from Poppy Parade, edged with Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon. Basic Black boots are cut using the ghost shape from the Halloween Punch. This punch is on the Last Chance Products list, so make sure you don’t miss out on getting your hands on one.

To secure the easel card when it is opened, ‘Ho Ho Ho’ is cut out using the Playful Alphabet Dies. Each of the letters is coated in Wink of Stella before being stuck to the Basic White piece.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #11. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This piece is attached using Dimensionals to ensure the card sits in place.

As with all the projects at this class, the attendees made a box for the card. Here is mine.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #11. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project. Don’t forget to pop back for the next in my Countdown to Christmas 2021 series.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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BRICK & MORTAR 3D EMBOSSING FOLDERHALLOWEEN PUNCHPLAYFUL ALPHABET DIESPENNED FLOWERS DIESPOPPY PARADE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC BLACK A4 CARDSTOCKGRAY GRANITE A4 CARDSTOCKCHERRY COBBLER A4 CARDSTOCKCAJUN CRAZE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE 1/4" (6.4 MM) CRINKLED SEAM BINDING RIBBONWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Grunge and Daisies

I was asked for a grunge project, so last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project complied.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Grunge and Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The colour combination is Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and VeryVanilla, with Real Red for a of colour.

To start, the edges of the Soft Suede layer are distressed using an emery board, then inked in Crumb Cake with a Sponge Dauber.

Next, the Very Vanilla layer is scrunched several times. This is also then inked, distressed with an emery board, and inked again.

The layers are stuck to the project at an angle, only sticking in the middle to allow the edges to curl.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Grunge and Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For the daisies, cut from the Daisy Punch and Medium Daisy Punch, these are inked on both sides using a Sponge Dauber. By pressing in the middle, it gives a darker effect in the centre, then lightly adding a touch of Crumb Cake along the petals.

The daisies are then scrunched several times to allow the fibres to soften. Then the cardstock is very carefully split into two. These are inked with Real Red to give a touch of colour, before sticking the two pieces of each daisy together. They are now have a really delicate feel.

Leaves from the Tulip Builder Punch are also scrunched and inked around the edges. A small dragonfly is cut from the Dragonflies Punch.

Everything is then assembled on the project.

My sentiment is from the Strong of Heart Stamp Set, on the current Last Chance List. It sits on a piece of Scalloped Lace Trim and looped piece of Baker’s Twine.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Grunge and Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, a few Champagne Rhinestones are dotted around for a little bit of sparkle.

Join me at one of my online classes. Head to my Class Timetable for full details. I have nearly finished all my classes for 2021, watch this space for details of 2022.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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STRONG OF HEART CLING STAMP SET (ENGLISH)DAISY PUNCHMEDIUM DAISY PUNCHDRAGONFLIES PUNCHTULIP BUILDER PUNCHCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSOFT SUEDE CARDSTOCK A4REAL RED CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKSPONGE DAUBERSVERY VANILLA 3/8" (1 CM) SCALLOPED LACE TRIMCHAMPAGNE RHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEGLUE DOTSMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #10

The 10th project in my Countdown to Christmas 2021 series is this card from my recent Special Christmas Cards online Class.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #10. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

At my Special Christmas Cards Class, each attendee makes three cards. These are the sorts of cards that you would give in person, rather than post.

It has become tradition over the years that one project at this annual class is a poinsettia design. This year’s design has a White and Gold theme.

Using the Poinsettia Dies, the shapes are cut from Vellum and the 12×12 Gold Shimmer Vellum. This Gold Shimmer Vellum is on the Last Chance list, so make sure you grab a pack.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #10. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A swoosh of the Glittered Organdy Ribbon is added for the poinsettia to sit on. If you want to learn how to create a swoosh like this, take a look at my Top Tip, Tricks & Techniques video on it.

Each of the layers is stuck together with a combination of Glue Dots and Dimensionals. The attendees could decide how much depth they wanted to give their project.

Once the poinsettia was sat over the ribbon, some Wonderful Gems were added to each corner and one in the centre. The Wonderful Gems are also on the Last Chance Products List.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #10. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As well as the cards, the attendees made a box for the card to go in and decorated them as they liked. This is the one I created for this project.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #10. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project. Don’t forget to pop back for the next in my Countdown to Christmas 2021 series.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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POINSETTIA DIESGOLD 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) SHIMMER VELLUMVELLUM A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWHITE 3/8" (1 CM) GLITTERED ORGANDY RIBBONWONDERFUL GEMSSTAMPIN' CUT & EMBOSS MACHINETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEGLUE DOTSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

More Stars for Another Teenage Birthday

I recently shared this card I made for a teenage Birthday.

As I need to make cards for several Birthdays around this time, here is another version of the project for another teenage Birthday.

Another Teenage Birthday. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It uses the same basic design, with a few tweaks.

My colour combination is Granny Apple Green, Smoky Slate, Pacific Point and Basic White.

Another Teenage Birthday. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As with the previous project, the background is stamped using the Gorgeous Leaves Stamp Set. Don’t forget that this Stamp Set is on the Last Chance Products list. Grab it while you can!

Using the Starlit Punch and cardstock in all of the colours, several stars are cut out and scattered across the project.

Another Teenage Birthday. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, a sentiment from the Art Gallery Stamp Set, cut out using the Tasteful Labels Dies is raised up on Dimensionals.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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GORGEOUS LEAVES CLING STAMP SETART GALLERY PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETSTARLIT PUNCHTASTEFUL LABELS DIESGRANNY APPLE GREEN A4 CARDSTOCKGRANNY APPLE GREEN CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPACIFIC POINT A4 CARDSTOCKPACIFIC POINT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSMOKY SLATE A4 CARDSTOCKSMOKY SLATE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Making a Ribbon Swoosh

For this week’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video, I’m sharing how to make a ribbon swoosh for your projects.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Making a Ribbon Swoosh. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsClick on the link below to watch my video on this subject

My colour combination is Flirty Flamingo and Very Vanilla, with two In Colors, Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent.

I’ve used the Forever Fern Stamp Set and coordinating Forever Flourishing Dies from the Annual Catalogue.

The background splats are stamped and the leaves are stamped and cut out using the Stamp Set and Dies.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Making a Ribbon Swoosh. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A length of the Evening Evergreen Open Weave Ribbon creates the swoosh.

Using the sentiment from the Stamp Set, this is cut out using the Double Oval Punch and attached with Dimensionals.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Making a Ribbon Swoosh. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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

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Happy crafting

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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FOREVER FERN CLING STAMP SET (EN)FOREVER FLOURISHING DIESDOUBLE OVAL PUNCHFLIRTY FLAMINGO A4 CARDSTOCKFLIRTY FLAMINGO CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADEVENING EVERGREEN A4 CARDSTOCKEVENING EVERGREEN CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSOFT SUCCULENT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKEVENING EVERGREEN 3/8" (1 CM) OPEN WEAVE RIBBON2021–2023 IN COLOR JEWELSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS