Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: CASE-ing Stampin’ Up! Publications

Welcome to my first Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video. I’m finally trying to dip my toe in the YouTube water on a regular basis.

The first video is all about CASE-ing the Annual Catalogue, which I’ve done to make this project.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: CASE-ing Stampin' Up! publications

Click on the picture below to watch my video (under 5 minutes long) to find out all about CASE-ing and what it means.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: CASE-ing Stampin' Up! publications

My aim is to share a quick Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video every Thursday. No promises that this is going to happen straight away!

The project I’ve created using this tip uses the new Hand-Penned Petals Bundle (Hand-Penned Petals Stamp Set and Penned Flowers Dies).

A fabulous colour combination of Highland Heather, Mint Macaron and Pale Papaya teamed with Very Vanilla creates a lovely soft look.

I just love how the design looks like it has been professionally printed. This new Bundle in the Annual Catalogue is just incredible.

You can choose to stamp the insides, or colour them using a variety of methods. My version is stamped using the various infill images. The way they aren’t completely coloured gives them a really stylish look.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: CASE-ing Stampin' Up! publications

One of the flower sections has been cut out with the dies and raised above co-ordinating ribbon.

Finally, some Wink of Stella in the centre of the focal set of flowers, plus some Genial Gems are added for some sparkle.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: CASE-ing Stampin' Up! publications

I hope you’ve enjoyed my first Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video. Pop back next week for the next one (fingers crossed!)

Why not book a place on one of my online classes. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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HAND-PENNED PETALS BUNDLE (ENGLISH)MINT MACARON A4 CARDSTOCKMINT MACARON CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPALE PAPAYA A4 CARDSTOCKPALE PAPAYA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADHIGHLAND HEATHER CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC GRAY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKGENIAL GEMSPALE PAPAYA & WHITE 1/2" (1.3 CM) WOVEN RIBBONWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' SEAL+STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Vintage Style Quiet Meadow

When I was flicking through my new Annual Catalogue to make my pre-order list, several products jumped out at me.

One of these was the gorgeous Quiet Meadow Bundle (Quiet Meadow Stamp Set and Meadow Dies).

Vintage Style Quiet Meadow. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I had, and still have, so many project ideas for this bundle running round my head that I couldn’t wait to use it when it arrived.

The first project I made was this vintage style card in more sepia tones.

It uses Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Soft Suede for the cardstock and stamping.

The background has Sponge Dauber inking to soften the edges.

Using Watercolor Pencils, the flower was coloured in Early Espresso and Whisper White.

Vintage Style Quiet Meadow. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Two cute tags were cut using the dies with the Crumb Cake stamped and coloured.

Lengths of Scalloped Lace Trim, Faux Suede Trim and Crumb Cake from the new Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack add a pretty finishing touch.

Vintage Style Quiet Meadow. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As this is the first of a handful of projects I made using this Bundle, more will follow.

If you are interested in having access to catalogue pre-orders along with a discount on products, then take a look at the fabulous JOIN+ offer running this month. Pay £99 and receive £154 of products.

This Stamp Set is a strong contender for a future Stamp Set of the Month Class. Watch this space for more details. Head to my Class Timetable for details of my online classes.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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QUIET MEADOW BUNDLE (ENGLISH)CRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADEARLY ESPRESSO A4 CARDSTOCKEARLY ESPRESSO CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSOFT SUEDE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADWATERCOLOR PENCILSSPONGE DAUBERSEARLY ESPRESSO 1/4" (6.4 MM) FAUX SUEDE TRIMVERY VANILLA 3/8" (1 CM) SCALLOPED LACE TRIMBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKSTAMPIN' SEAL+MINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Saying Hello – In Color 2021-2023: Soft Succulent

The final In Color sneak peek of the new In Colors for 2021-2023 is Soft Succulent.

Dragonfly Garden in Soft Succulent. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As before, the project is made using the Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set and Punch Bundle.

This is likely to become a go to colour on my desk.

Dragonfly Garden in Soft Succulent. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I can’t wait for you to see the sparkle on these new In Color Jewels up close.

Dragonfly Garden in Soft Succulent. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Below, I’ve put Soft Succulent alongside other colours in the Stampin’ Up! collection for you to see how they work together.

Soft Succulent

Here are all five together. Do you have a favourite?

In Color 2021-2023. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs  In Color 2021-2023

Don’t forget that items on the Retiring List will not be available to purchase from 4th May, so be sure to grab those favourites now.

Why not join my In Color Introduction Online Class to make your own projects using these fabulous new colours. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Join me on Tuesday for the next new colour…

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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SOFT SUCCULENT A4 CARDSTOCKSOFT SUCCULENT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSOFT SUCCULENT 3/8" (1 CM) OPEN WEAVE RIBBON2021–2023 IN COLOR JEWELS2021–2023 IN COLOR 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERDRAGONFLY GARDEN BUNDLE (ENGLISH)TAILORED TAG PUNCHBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHGLUE DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Saying Hello – In Color 2021-2023: Polished Pink

You’ve now seen three of the five new In Colors for 2021-2023. The next is Polished Pink.

Dragonfly Garden in Polished Pink. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Once again, I’ve made the same monochrome project in Polished Pink using the Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set and Punch Bundle.

This new open weave ribbon is lovely and light, with a see-through centre and solid edges.

Dragonfly Garden in Polished Pink. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

If you’re regular reader, you will know that I’m not a lover of pink, so it’s safe to say that out of these five In Colors, this isn’t my favourite! But, I know that some of you will love it.

However, despite my lacking of pink love, it won’t stop me from using it on lots of different projects.

Dragonfly Garden in Polished Pink. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Below, I’ve put Polished Pink alongside other colours in the Stampin’ Up! collection for you to see how they work together.

Polished Pink

Don’t forget that items on the Retiring List will not be available to purchase from 4th May, so be sure to grab those favourites now.

Why not join my In Color Introduction Online Class to make your own projects using these fabulous new colours. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Join me on Tuesday for the next new colour…

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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POLISHED PINK A4 CARDSTOCKPOLISHED PINK CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPOLISHED PINK 3/8" (1 CM) OPEN WEAVE RIBBON2021–2023 IN COLOR JEWELS2021–2023 IN COLOR 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERDRAGONFLY GARDEN BUNDLE (ENGLISH)TAILORED TAG PUNCHBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHGLUE DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Saying Hello – In Color 2021-2023: Pale Papaya

Following on from the sneak peeks of Evening Evergreen and Fresh Freesia, the next new In Color, in alphabetical order, is Pale Papaya.

Dragonfly Garden in Pale Papaya. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Again, I’ve made the same monochrome project in this next colour using the Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set and Punch Bundle.

The central strip of DSP from the new In Color 6×6 DSP pack makes a great focal point.Dragonfly Garden in Pale Papaya. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Like Fresh Freesia, I think this colour will also become a firm favourite.

Dragonfly Garden in Pale Papaya. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Below, I’ve put Pale Papaya alongside other colours in the Stampin’ Up! collection for you to see how they work together.

Pale Papaya

Don’t forget that items on the Retiring List will not be available to purchase from 4th May, so be sure to grab those favourites now.

Why not join my In Color Introduction Online Class to make your own projects using these fabulous new colours. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Join me on Tuesday for the next new colour…

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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PALE PAPAYA A4 CARDSTOCKPALE PAPAYA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPALE PAPAYA 3/8" (1 CM) OPEN WEAVE RIBBON2021–2023 IN COLOR JEWELS2021–2023 IN COLOR 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERDRAGONFLY GARDEN BUNDLE (ENGLISH)TAILORED TAG PUNCHBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHGLUE DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Saying Hello – In Color 2021-2023: Fresh Freesia

Following on from yesterday’s introduction to Evening Evergreen, the next new In Color I’m sharing a sneak peek of is Fresh Freesia.

Dragonfly Garden in Fresh Freesia. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsIt’s exactly the same design as yesterday, using the Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set and Punch Bundle from the January-June Mini Catalogue. Dragonfly Garden in Fresh Freesia. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I have a feeling this colour is going to become a firm favourite. It’s going to be a great colour for floral projects, butterflies and more.

Dragonfly Garden in Fresh Freesia. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Below, I’ve put Fresh Freesia alongside other colours in the Stampin’ Up! collection for you to see how they work together.

Fresh Freesia

Don’t forget that items on the Retiring List will not be available to purchase from 4th May, so be sure to grab those favourites now.

Why not join my In Color Introduction Online Class to make your own projects using these fabulous new colours. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Join me tomorrow for the next new colour…

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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FRESH FREESIA A4 CARDSTOCKFRESH FREESIA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADFRESH FREESIA 3/8" (1 CM) OPEN WEAVE RIBBON2021–2023 IN COLOR JEWELS2021–2023 IN COLOR 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERDRAGONFLY GARDEN BUNDLE (ENGLISH)TAILORED TAG PUNCHBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHGLUE DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Saying Hello – In Color 2021-2023: Evening Evergreen

One of the perks of being a Demonstrator is being able to purchase a selection of items from each Catalogue before they go live.

With the new Catalogue launching in just 7 days time, I’ll be giving you a sneak peek of some new products, starting with the In Color Collection for 2021-2023.

Every year, Stampin’ Up! release 5 new colors. These In Colors stay for just 2 Catalogue cycles.

The first of this year’s new In Colors, in alphabetical order, is Evening Evergreen.Each new In Color will be in this design, a monochrome project using the Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set and Punch Bundle and Basic White. With the new In Color elements of ink, cardstock, DSP, ribbon and jewels. Dragonfly Garden in Evening Evergreen. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsThe dragonfly is sitting on a Tailored Tag Punch shape. There’s a touch of Wink of Stella on the dragonfly wings and the pretty In Color Jewels to add some sparkle.Dragonfly Garden in Evening Evergreen. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Below, I’ve put Evening Evergreen alongside other colours in the Stampin’ Up! collection for you to see how they work together.

Evening Evergreen

Don’t forget that items on the Retiring List will not be available to purchase from 4th May, so be sure to grab those favourites now.

Why not join my In Color Introduction Online Class to make your own projects using these fabulous new colours. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Join me tomorrow for the next new colour…

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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EVENING EVERGREEN A4 CARDSTOCKEVENING EVERGREEN CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADEVENING EVERGREEN 3/8" (1 CM) OPEN WEAVE RIBBON2021–2023 IN COLOR JEWELS2021–2023 IN COLOR 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERDRAGONFLY GARDEN BUNDLE (ENGLISH)TAILORED TAG PUNCHBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHGLUE DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Brilliant Wings Dies

I was asked for a project using the new early release butterflies, so that is the design for last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa class.

Brilliant Wings Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The new Butterfly Brilliance Bundle (Brilliant Wings Dies and co-ordinating Stamp Set), along with the time-limited Natural Touch Specialty Paper make a card suitable for any occasion.

Using Mint Macaron and Very Vanilla, the colour combination works really well together.

The Very Vanilla butterflies from the Brilliant Wings Dies are stuck onto the DSP. Cutting away any overhang makes them look like they are flying off the page.

Next, the Scallop Lace Trim is added across the DSP to give another layer of texture.Brilliant Wings Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Looping the length of Linen Thread, this is attached using a glue dot to hold it in place.

After giving the Mint Macaron butterfly a coating of Wink of Stella, it is attached using Dimensionals.

Finally, Champagne Rhinestones are added to the project for some added sparkle.I can’t wait to recreate this project in different colour ways.

Why not join me at one of my classes. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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BRILLIANT WINGS DIESNATURAL TOUCH SPECIALTY PAPERMINT MACARON A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHLINEN THREADVERY VANILLA 3/8" (1 CM) SCALLOPED LACE TRIMSTAMPIN’ CUT & EMBOSS MACHINESTAMPIN' SEAL+MINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSFINE-TIP GLUE PEN

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

For last week’s Card & Cuppa I wanted to celebrate the arrival of Spring with these fresh spring daisies.

Spring Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My daisies are different shades of yellow, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight and Bumblebee onto Pear Pizzazz and Soft Sea Foam greens.

I’ve added some extra texture to the Pear Pizzazz piece by scoring lines using my Metric Plate on my Simply Scored tool.Spring Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsA piece of my favourite (and thankfully not retiring!) Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon makes a pretty bow.

Make sure you take a look at the Retiring List and purchase your favourite items while you can.

Spring Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Each daisy has some Wink of Stella in the middle, before the the Opal Rounds are added.

My project is currently left blank, so is perfect for any occasion. You can easily add a sentiment to tailor it as needed.

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I’ve used Whisper White in my project, which has now been replaced with Basic White. See this post for full details while I work through my supply.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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MEDIUM DAISY PUNCHSO SAFFRON A4 CARDSTOCKSOFT SEA FOAM A4 CARDSTOCKBUMBLEBEE A4 CARDSTOCKDAFFODIL DELIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKPEAR PIZZAZZ A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE 1/4" (6.4 MM) CRINKLED SEAM BINDING RIBBONOPAL ROUNDSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHSIMPLY SCORED SCORING TOOLSIMPLY SCORED METRIC SCORING PLATEMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUE

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Double Oval Punch

For last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project, I again took inspiration from the January-June Mini Catalogue.

Double Oval Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This time it was the project on Page 65 that caught my eye.

My version is in Highland Heather and Very Vanilla.

The ovals are cut using the new Double Oval Punch. I love that we have a fabulous two-in-one oval punch.

Each scallop oval is positioned, with any overhang cut from the side. For the smooth edge ovals, these are embossed using the Ornate Floral Embossing Folder before being stuck onto some of the scallop ovals. Once again, the overhang is cut away.  Double Oval Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using the Lovely You Stamp Set, the sentiment is in Gray Granite, with a few Highland Heather flowers too.

A length of Gray Granite Shimmer Ribbon is stuck on top of the scallop oval, before the sentiment oval is raised above it using Dimensionals.

Finally, some Pastel Pearls in co-ordinating Highland Heather are dotted around the card for a finishing touch.

Double Oval Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I really like how versatile this project is. It can be made in any colour, with the sentiment changed as needed. Simply make a few to have on standby, then add the relevant sentiment when it’s time to send.

Why not join me for a future class. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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DOUBLE OVAL PUNCHLOVELY YOU CLING STAMP SET (EN)HIGHLAND HEATHER A4 CARDSTOCKHIGHLAND HEATHER CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADGRAY GRANITE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 THICK CARDSTOCKGRAY GRANITE 1/4" (6.4 MM) SHIMMER RIBBONORNATE FLORAL 3D EMBOSSING FOLDERPASTEL PEARLSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS