A No Stamping Project

For this card, there is no stamping to be found. It uses DSP as the background, and dies for the sentiment instead.

A No Stamping Project. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The main colour is Mint Macaron, taken from the Hand-Penned DSP backgroud piece. I’ve then paired it with Just Jade. There is some Basic White too, to coordinate with the stripes in the paper.

Shapes from the Layering Circles Dies provide the background for my sentiment.

A No Stamping Project. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The sentiment is from the Floral Gallery Dies and this sits on top of my circles. I found carefully using small dots of Multipurpose Glue worked, but you could use Fine-Tip Glue or Adhesive Sheets.

There are two pieces jutting out from beneath the circles and this is also a shape from the Floral Gallery Dies. I’ve just cut it in half to create two.

Using Dimensionals, the sentiment piece is raised up in the centre.

A No Stamping Project. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, I’ve added some Genial Gems, also in Mint Macaron to just add a very tiny touch of sparkle.

This is a great neutral project and perfect for any occasion. It’s my first time using the ‘just want to say’ from the dies and it won’t be my last. I’ve got a few ideas bouncing around my head now!

Don’t forget that the DSP Special Offer ends TODAY. Make sure you don’t miss out on getting your hands on some discounted pretty paper!

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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FLORAL GALLERY DIESLAYERING CIRCLES DIESHAND-PENNED 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERMINT MACARON A4 CARDSTOCKJUST JADE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKGENIAL GEMSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Hand-Penned Customer Thank You Cards

My favourite time of the month as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is sending Thank You cards to those who shopped with me the month before.

Hand-Penned Customer Thank You Cards. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This is my card for my June Customers.

It uses items from the Hand-Penned Suite, with the Hand-Penned DSP as the focus.

The fabulous DSP is on Special Offer until 2nd August. Make sure you grab yourself a pack or two before the offer ends.

For my colour combination, I picked Pale Papaya and Basic White from the DSP, with a Black sentiment. As there are a few colours in the DSP, I wanted to keep the colours I used to a minimum.

Hand-Penned Customer Thank You Cards. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using the Penned Flowers Dies from the Suite, I scalloped the edge of the DSP.

The sentiment is from the Hand-Penned Petals Stamp Set and I’ve stamped a few extra flowers around it.

This is cut out using the Label Me Fancy Punch.

Lengths of the coordinating In Color Ribbon are crossed behind it.

Hand-Penned Customer Thank You Cards. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some Genial Gems, also from the Suite are dotted across the project.

If you shop with me in July, a card will be on the way to you during August. Don’t forget that if you use the Online Shopping Club Code, you will receive a little extra gift too.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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HAND-PENNED SUITE COLLECTION (ENGLISH)LABEL ME FANCY PUNCHPALE PAPAYA A4 CARDSTOCKPALE PAPAYA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADTUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKPALE PAPAYA 3/8" (1 CM) OPEN WEAVE RIBBONSTAMPIN' SEAL+MULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUE

Coming Soon – Penguin Place Bundle

Following on from yesterday’s sneak peek at a new Bundle, here’s another.

Penguin Place Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The super cute Penguin Place Bundle (Penguin Place Stamp Set & Penguin Builder Punch) will be in the new July-December Mini Catalogue that goes live on Tuesday.

Obviously I used Black and White, but there are Pumpkin Pie beak and feet and the other elements are Flirty Flamingo.

Penguin Place Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This is a set that works for Christmas, as it has various images and sentiments, but it also works for other occasions too. Today’s project is a Birthday Card.

After stamping and punching the penguin and the feet from a separate piece of cardstock, it was assembled using Glue Dots.

Then, the background balloon, parcels for it to sit on, and surrounding stars were all stamped.

Raising the penguin up on Dimensionals just adds a bit more depth to the project.

Penguin Place Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, I used Wink of Stella to add a touch of sparkle to each of the stars.

Not only is this set in the July-December Mini Catalogue, there is a fabulous coordinating 12×12 DSP pack available as a SAB item too.

Make sure you check them out when they go live on Tuesday.

Join me at one of my online classes. This Bundle will feature at my October SSOTM Class. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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FLIRTY FLAMINGO A4 CARDSTOCKFLIRTY FLAMINGO CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC BLACK A4 CARDSTOCKTUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PADPUMPKIN PIE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHSTAMPIN' SEALGLUE DOTSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Coming Soon – Gorgeous Leaves Bundle

The new July-December Mini Catalogue goes live next Tuesday (3rd August), along with the second SAB of the year.

This fabulous Gorgeous Leaves Bundle (Gorgeous Leaves Stamp Set & Intricate Leaves Dies) is just one of the new products.

Gorgeous Leaves Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Here I’ve used shades of blue in Pool Party, Misty Moonlight and Night of Navy to stamp images from the Stamp Set. I’ve also cut out some of the images and other detailed leaf shapes using the Dies.

Gorgeous Leaves Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This Stamp Set doesn’t have any sentiments, so ‘Happy Birthday’ is from the Artistically Inked Stamp Set.

Can you spot a new ribbon in there too? It’s a fabulous Striped Grosgrain in Pool Party.

Gorgeous Leaves Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My SSOTM for September will use this Gorgeous Leaves Bundle and will be my annual Mostly Men Class. All of the projects will be based around these fabulous products. Make sure you book your place ASAP.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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ARTISTICALLY INKED CLING STAMP SETPOOL PARTY A4 CARDSTOCKPOOL PARTY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMISTY MOONLIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKMISTY MOONLIGHT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADNIGHT OF NAVY A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' SEAL+STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

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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SWEET STRAWBERRY BUNDLE (ENGLISH)EXPRESSIONS IN INK EPHEMERA PACKBANNERS PICK A PUNCHMAGENTA MADNESS A4 CARDSTOCKMAGENTA MADNESS CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCALYPSO CORAL A4 CARDSTOCKCALYPSO CORAL CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMANGO MELODY A4 CARDSTOCKMANGO MELODY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKSTAMPIN' SEALGLUE DOTSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

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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ARTISTICALLY INKED CLING STAMP SETEXPRESSIONS IN INK EPHEMERA PACKBANNERS PICK A PUNCHMAGENTA MADNESS A4 CARDSTOCKMAGENTA MADNESS CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCALYPSO CORAL CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMANGO MELODY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

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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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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CELEBRATE WITH FLOWERS CLING STAMP SET (ENGLISH)ART GALLERY PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETFLORAL GALLERY DIESRECTANGULAR POSTAGE STAMP PUNCHPALE PAPAYA A4 CARDSTOCKPALE PAPAYA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMINT MACARON A4 CARDSTOCKMINT MACARON CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADHIGHLAND HEATHER A4 CARDSTOCKHIGHLAND HEATHER CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKPALE PAPAYA & WHITE 1/2" (1.3 CM) WOVEN RIBBONWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHRHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

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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CELEBRATE WITH FLOWERS CLING STAMP SET (ENGLISH)MINT MACARON A4 CARDSTOCKMINT MACARON CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPALE PAPAYA A4 CARDSTOCKPALE PAPAYA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADHIGHLAND HEATHER A4 CARDSTOCKHIGHLAND HEATHER CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

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 CLING STAMP SET (ENGLISH)HIGHLAND HEATHER A4 CARDSTOCKHIGHLAND HEATHER CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPALE PAPAYA A4 CARDSTOCKPALE PAPAYA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMINT MACARON CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKPALE PAPAYA & WHITE 1/2" (1.3 CM) WOVEN RIBBONWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHRHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEGLUE DOTSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

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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