Happy New Mini Catalogue & SAB

It’s finally the day that the July-December Mini Catalogue AND the second SAB of the year goes live.

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

All those on my mailing list to receive postal catalogues, recently received some happy mail from me.

With every Catalogue, I send out a card that uses products from the new publication.

This any occasion card uses the new Gorgeous Leaves Stamp Set. It is also available as a Bundle with coordinating Dies.

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

My colour combination is Bumblebee, Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler, all inspired by the new Matte Decorative Dots pack.

To begin, I masked a section of the Very Vanilla card and used a Blending Brush with Old Olive ink to lighly colour a background stripe. Then, I stamped the ‘splat’ pattern onto the same section.

After removing my masking, the leaves were then stamped.

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

Finally, some of the Matte Decorative Dots are added to the project.

I have two SSOTM Classes planned for September and October, with the September Class using this Stamp Set. It’s also my Mostly Men class too. Make sure you book your place.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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GORGEOUS LEAVES CLING STAMP SETDECORATIVE MATTE DOTSBUMBLEBEE A4 CARDSTOCKBUMBLEBEE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADOLD OLIVE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCHERRY COBBLER CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 THICK CARDSTOCKBLENDING BRUSHESSTAMPIN' SEAL

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

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Making Your Punching More Efficient

For this week’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video, I’m sharing tips on how to make your punching more efficient. This is particularly useful if you are stamping and punching multiples of the same shape.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Making Your Punching More Efficient. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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My project uses a colour combination of Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz and Very Vanilla.

The leaves from the Very Versailles Stamp Set are stamped multiple times before some strips of cardstock are added at the bottom. This creates a window box feel.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Making Your Punching More Efficient. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A length of Frayed Grosgrain Ribbon in Blushing Bride, available in the new July-December Mini Catalogue from Tuesday is then added.

The Sweet Strawberry Bundle (Sweet Strawberry Stamp Set & Strawberry Builder Punch) provide the flowers.

A shape from the Messages Die is stamped with a sentiment and raised up using Dimensionals.

Each of the flowers are then added using Glue Dots.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Making Your Punching More Efficient. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, a small Pearl sits in the centre of each flower.

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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SWEET STRAWBERRY BUNDLE (ENGLISH)VERY VERSAILLES CLING STAMP SETMESSAGES DIEBLUSHING BRIDE A4 CARDSTOCKBLUSHING BRIDE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPEAR PIZZAZZ A4 CARDSTOCKPEAR PIZZAZZ CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKBLUSHING BRIDE 3/8" (1 CM) FRAYED GROSGRAIN RIBBONPEARL BASIC JEWELSSTAMPIN' SEALTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEGLUE DOTSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

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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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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SEA LIFE DIESLAYERING DIORAMA DIESSMOOTH SAILING DIESART GALLERY PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETBALMY BLUE A4 CARDSTOCKBALMY BLUE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCOASTAL CABANA A4 CARDSTOCKPOOL PARTY A4 CARDSTOCKCALYPSO CORAL A4 CARDSTOCKOLD OLIVE A4 CARDSTOCKPUMPKIN PIE A4 CARDSTOCKPUMPKIN PIE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSO SAFFRON CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKSPONGE DAUBERSSILVER & CLEAR EPOXY ESSENTIALSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

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 CLING STAMP SET (ENGLISH)ART GALLERY PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETPALE PAPAYA A4 CARDSTOCKPALE PAPAYA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADHIGHLAND HEATHER A4 CARDSTOCKHIGHLAND HEATHER 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 GLUEMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSGLUE DOTSBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

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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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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SEA LIFE DIESLAYERING DIORAMA DIESSMOOTH SAILING DIESBARK 3D EMBOSSING FOLDERBALMY BLUE A4 CARDSTOCKCOASTAL CABANA A4 CARDSTOCKPOOL PARTY A4 CARDSTOCKNIGHT OF NAVY A4 CARDSTOCKCALYPSO CORAL A4 CARDSTOCKOLD OLIVE A4 CARDSTOCKBUMBLEBEE A4 CARDSTOCKPUMPKIN PIE A4 CARDSTOCKBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Anything is Possible With Hand-Penned Petals

This project is all about the Hand-Penned Petals products.
Anything is Possible. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

These new products in the Annual Catalogue are simply stunning.

My colour combination of Daffodil Delight, Misty Moonlight and Basic White, with Black stamping is taken from the Hand-Penned DSP.

I’ve also recreated the image from the DSP using the Hand-Penned Petals Bundle (Hand-Penned Petals Stamp Set and Penned Flowers Dies).

Normally, I would stamp these images in Basic Gray, but as the DSP has Black outlines, I’ve mirrored that too.

For my infill stamping, I’ve used 3rd Generation stamping to tone the colours down. If you’re not sure what generations stamping is, check out my recent Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video.

Using Wink of Stella, the flowers are given some subtle shimmer.

Anything is Possible. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The background is just one piece of DSP, cut and then reversed to show the other pink side. This side helps to make the stamped image stand out.

A length of Crinkled Seam Binding runs across the project, with the sentiment added just slightly overhanging the edge.

My main flower is attached with Dimensionals to raise it off the card.

Anything is Possible. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some small Rhinestones are dotted around for a little bit of extra sparkle.

This fabulous DSP is one of the packs on special offer until 2nd August. Find out more here.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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HAND-PENNED PETALS BUNDLE (ENGLISH)HAND-PENNED 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERDAFFODIL DELIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKDAFFODIL DELIGHT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMISTY MOONLIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKMISTY MOONLIGHT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADTUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE 1/4" (6.4 MM) CRINKLED SEAM BINDING RIBBONWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHRHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSSTAMPIN’ CUT & EMBOSS MACHINESTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' SEAL+STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Bee-ing Iconic

Excuse today’s pun!

Bee-ing Iconic. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs
When you create a project with bees, it has to start with a Bumblebee and Basic Black colour combination.

One of the designs in the In Good Taste DSP has a mosaic pattern. Cutting a shape around the various hexagons creates the honeycomb shape. Sponge Daubers, Bumblebee and Soft Suede Ink then help to colour it.

Bee-ing Iconic. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The bees are from the Iconic Dies and I have added a piece of Basic Black behind the outline of the body. A Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker colours the legs and antennae. Wink of Stella is added to the wings for a little bit of sparkle.

The Lovely You Stamp Set provides the sentiment. It had to be ‘just because’ with these bees as it makes me smile and think of my Dad.

Today, it is six months since we lost him to COVID. He loved all things nature and his sense of humour would have loved this play on words. I can imagine him chuckling at this project.

Bee-ing Iconic. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A length of the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack, tied in a knot around the edge of the sentiment adds an extra touch.

Finally, the bees are raised up on Mini Dimensionals.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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ICONIC DIESIN GOOD TASTE DESIGNER SERIES PAPERLOVELY YOU CLING STAMP SET (EN)BUMBLEBEE A4 CARDSTOCKBUMBLEBEE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC BLACK A4 CARDSTOCKTUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PADSOFT SUEDE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSPONGE DAUBERSBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUE

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Working With Angles

For this week’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video, I’m sharing a tip on working with angles.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Working With Angles. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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This project uses Fresh Freesia, Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen.

Each strip of DSP is from the In Color 6×6 DSP Stack, cut at 1.5″. They are then cut down from 6″ to the required length before being attached.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Working With Angles. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A length of coordinating Open Weave Ribbon is also popped across at an angle.

‘Hello’ is from the Artistially Inked Stamp Set, and is the only piece that is stuck on straight.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Working With Angles. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, clusters of In Color Jewels are dotted around the project.

This would be another great design to recreate as Teacher Thank You cards. They are quick and easy to make and the colours and sentiments can easily be changed.

Although this 6×6 DSP isn’t in the current DSP Special Offer, lots of other packs that you can use to recreate this design are.

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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2021–2023 IN COLOR 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERARTISTICALLY INKED CLING STAMP SETFRESH FREESIA A4 CARDSTOCKFRESH FREESIA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKFRESH FREESIA 3/8" (1 CM) OPEN WEAVE RIBBON2021–2023 IN COLOR JEWELSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' SEAL+STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Inspired by Wimbledon 2021

Every year, around this time, I design a project inspired by Wimbledon for my Card & (Your) Cuppa Class.

Inspired by Wimbledon 2021. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

These projects are normally in Wimbledon colours. However, as we now have a Strawberry Bundle (Sweet Strawberry Stamp Set and Strawberry Builder Punch), it seemed appropriate to make a strawberries and cream project for this year.

Using the Stitched With Whimsy Dies and cutting around the outside edge, the Gorgeous Grape picnic blanket takes shape. I then added a grid pattern using my Simply Scored.

Inspired by Wimbledon 2021. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

After this was attached, it was time to create the bowl of strawberries.

Layering circles in Very Vanilla and Daffodil Delight are stuck together and have their edges curled using a Paper Folder.

The strawberries, in Poppy Parade and Real Red have a touch of extra colour and shading added with a Sponge Dauber. Next, the stalks complete them.

These are added to the bowl, with the three front ones raised up on dimensionals.

A sentiment, from the Sweet Strawberry Stamp Set, part of a Bundle, is tucked behind the bowl.

Inspired by Wimbledon 2021. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some Opal Rounds add some sparkle.

If you want to see some of my previous Wimbledon projects, here are links to the 2020, 2019, 2018 and 2017 designs.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs
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SWEET STRAWBERRY BUNDLE (ENGLISH)GORGEOUS GRAPE A4 CARDSTOCKGORGEOUS GRAPE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADDAFFODIL DELIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKOLD OLIVE A4 CARDSTOCKPOPPY PARADE A4 CARDSTOCKREAL RED A4 CARDSTOCKREAL RED CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 THICK CARDSTOCKSIMPLY SCORED METRIC SCORING PLATESIMPLY SCORED SCORING TOOLSPONGE DAUBERSOPAL ROUNDSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE