Introduction to In Color Class – All Five Together

Today I’m sharing the final project from my annual Introduction to In Color Class, where it’s all five together.

It’s become tradition over the years that the project that uses all five colours together is a striped one. This year is no exception!

Of course, the colours used are the In Colors 2022-2024, along with Basic White. You can make a lot of these cards from one In Color A4 Cardstock pack.

Each colour is used to create the stripey background. One of the most difficult parts of this design is choosing which order to put the colours in.

In their class kits, the attendees received lengths of In Color Baker’s Twine, and these are wrapped around the project.

A sentiment from the Hello Beautiful Stamp Set is cut out using the new Lasting Label Punch from the Annual Catalogue. This is raised up on Dimensionals over the Baker’s Twine.

Finally, coordinating large and small embellishments from the In Color Matte Decorative Dots are added.

Here are all of the projects from the class. Do you have a favourite?

 

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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2022–2024 IN COLOR A4 CARDSTOCKHELLO BEAUTIFUL PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)LASTING LABEL PUNCHBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKORCHID OASIS CLASSIC STAMPIN' PAD2022–2024 IN COLOR BAKER'S TWINE PACK2022-2024 IN COLOR MATTE DECORATIVE DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Jubilee Themed

For last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project I was asked for something Jubilee themed.

Jubilee Themed. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I chose Poppy Parade, Basic White and Pacific Point for a red, white and blue colour scheme.

The class kit had strips of cardstock in the colours, along with shapes cut using the new All That Dies from the Annual Catalogue.

Using one of my favourite techniques, stripes, I set about making a background. I love how simple it is to make, yet very effective.

Jubilee Themed. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Once the background was ready, a length of Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon and some Baker’s Twine were added to the project.

The sentiment is from the Hello Beautiful Stamp Set and is cut out using the All That Dies.

Finally, some Classic Matte Dots in Basic White are added to provide some extra texture.

Jubilee Themed. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This design, in this Jubilee Themed colour scheme would make a great masculine card or one for teenagers. You can easily change the colour combination and sentiment to fit the occasion or recipient.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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HELLO BEAUTIFUL PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)ALL THAT DIESPACIFIC POINT A4 CARDSTOCKPACIFIC POINT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPOPPY PARADE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKWHITE 1/4" (6.4 MM) CRINKLED SEAM BINDING RIBBONCLASSIC MATTE DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Beautiful Scenes with the Oceanfront Stamp Set

This fabulous card, made using the Oceanfront Stamp Set is inspired by the Mini Catalogue.

Oceanfront Stamp Set. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I saw the project on page 39 and set about recreating it, with a HIPPOFROG Designs twist of course!

My colour combination is Crumb Cake and Balmy Blue, for the rocks, shore and sea. Then, I’ve used stamped off Pale Papaya and So Saffron for the sky.

The grasses are Garden Green and Early Espresso. All onto a Basic White background.

Oceanfront Stamp Set. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As per the Mini Catalogue, I have fussy cut the rocks and these are raised up on Dimensionals to give some depth.

For the sentiment, I chose ‘Happy Birthday’ from the Art Gallery Stamp Set. This is set on top of loops of coordinating Baker’s Twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack,.

I think the loops look like the sun, so I added some very subtle tone on tone ray/reflection stamping down the page, using the splatter stamp.Oceanfront Stamp Set. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’m really pleased with how this project turned out and have many more ideas running through my head on what I can do with this pretty Oceanfront Stamp Set.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Happy Hedgehogs for Mothering Sunday

Last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project was the non-stamping version of this card I made for Mothering Sunday.

Happy Hedgehogs Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This card uses the Happy Hedgehogs Bundle (Happy Hedgehogs Stamp Set & Hedgehog Builder Punch) from the Mini Catalogue.

The colours for the cardstock is the same as the class project, with added Early Espresso and Crumb Cake stamping.

Using Stampin’ Write Markers, I coloured the leaves and flowers, then went over them with a Blender Pen. I also used a Blender Pen on the hedgehog prickles.

For the toadstools, these were stamped, coloured using an inkpad and Blender Pen and then fussy cut.

Happy Hedgehogs Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The green grassy area is created using Pear Pizzazz and a Sponge Dauber. This has coordinating Baker’s Twine wrapped around and a bunny ears bow.

A touch of sparkle is added to the flowers with some Wink of Stella.

Again, using the Lovely You Stamp Set and the Double Oval Punch, the sentiment is layered and added.

As the card was being hand delivered, the toadstools were layered and the hedgehog was raised up on double-stacked Dimensionals.

Happy Hedgehogs Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some Pearls are added to the centre of each flower.

This card has a few hidden meanings. Not only was it Mothering Sunday, it would also have been my Dad’s Birthday, the second without him. As you may have heard me mention before, Dad loved nature, so this is a nod to his Birthday as well as celebrating Mum.

Plus, Dad was allergic to mushrooms, so the toadstools (mushrooms) are a little reminder of him too. He would have appreciated the humour!

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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HAPPY HEDGEHOGS BUNDLEDOUBLE OVAL PUNCHLOVELY YOU CLING STAMP SET (EN)BLUSHING BRIDE A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADEARLY ESPRESSO CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPEAR PIZZAZZ CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADREAL RED CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKSUBTLES STAMPIN' WRITE MARKERSBLENDER PENSSPONGE DAUBERSBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHPEARL BASIC JEWELSSTAMPIN' SEALTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

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

For last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project, I designed this cute card using the Hedgehog Builder Punch and Iconic Dies.

Hedgehog Builder Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My colour scheme started with Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla. I then added Pear Pizzazz, Real Red and Soft Suede.

As we are unable to share stamps at this online class, I took inspiration from Page 64 of the Mini Catalogue and embossed the shape for the spikes.

The hedgehog layers were then stuck together and a Classic Matte Dot became the eye.

Hedgehog Builder Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Toadstools from the Iconic Dies were then cut and layered together.

Lengths of coordinating Baker’s Twine was then added to the project.

Then, the various pieces to create the scene were added in layers, finishing with the hedgehog raised up on Dimensionals.

The three flowers were added using Glue Dots.

A sentiment from the Lovely You Stamp Set sits on shapes cut from the Double Oval Punch.

Finally, some small Pearls create the centre of the flowers.

Hedgehog Builder Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The Iconic Dies and the Embossing Folder are on the Last Chance List and are retiring. Make sure you grab them while you can.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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HEDGEHOG BUILDER PUNCHICONIC DIESGREENERY EMBOSSING FOLDERSDOUBLE OVAL PUNCHLOVELY YOU CLING STAMP SET (EN)BLUSHING BRIDE A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSOFT SUEDE CARDSTOCK A4PEAR PIZZAZZ A4 CARDSTOCKREAL RED A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKCLASSIC MATTE DOTSPEARL BASIC JEWELSGLUE DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Rainbow Hearts with Pattern Party DSP

This rainbow of hearts project is all about the Pattern Party DSP.

Rainbow Hearts with Pattern Party DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Pattern Party DSP can be earned for FREE as a Host Reward. Who doesn’t love FREE?

My colour combination is taken from the DSP, with Basic White for my basecard, sentiment and Baker’s Twine, and Crushed Curry and Granny Apple Green for my circles.

Rainbow Hearts with Pattern Party DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

By using a Stampin Write Marker in Basic Gray, I was able to just ink up the part of the Many Messages Stamp Set I needed.

I love this ‘just wanted to say…’ message, it’s perfect for any occasion.

Both the sentiment and the circles are cut out using the Tasteful Labels Dies.

With the circles sat behind the lengths of Baker’s Twine from the Essentials Pack, the sentiment is then raised up using Mini Dimensionals.
Rainbow Hearts with Pattern Party DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, a bow is tied around the twine to complete the project.

Don’t forget that the last day to grab any items from the January-June Mini Catalogue and Retiring List is today.

We have a very exciting new DSP sale starting tomorrow, check back later for full details.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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PATTERN PARTY 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) HOST DESIGNER SERIES PAPERTASTEFUL LABELS DIESMANY MESSAGES CLING STAMP SETCRUSHED CURRY A4 CARDSTOCKGRANNY APPLE GREEN A4 CARDSTOCKNEUTRALS STAMPIN' WRITE MARKERSBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKSTAMPIN' SEALMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Simply Elegant Specialty DSP

I couldn’t resist making one of my stripe designs to show off some of the patterns in this Simply Elegant Specialty DSP.

Simply Elegant Specialty DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The packs of DSP in the new Annual catalogue are simply stunning.

As this is a Specialty DSP, it means that there are special elements running through it. In this case, some of the sheets have either gold foiling, silver foiling, or both.

Simply Elegant Specialty DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I chose to use the sheets with Basic Gray elements for my stripe pattern and have combined these with Very Vanilla for a monochrome-type design.

The sentiment is from the Biggest Wish Stamp Set and this is set on top of some coordinating twine from the Well Suited Twine Combo Pack.

This Combo Pack is from the January-June Mini Catalogue. Items are only available until the end of June so make sure you don’t miss out!

Simply Elegant Specialty DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I think you’ll agree that this quick and easy design will be perfect for any occasion.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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SIMPLY ELEGANT 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPERBIGGEST WISH PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)BASIC GRAY A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC GRAY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKWELL SUITED TWINE COMBO PACKMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Revisit, Reuse & Refresh

For this week’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video, I’m sharing the process behind designing this Quiet Meadow Stamp Set project.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Revisit, Reuse & Refresh. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Click on the picture below to watch my video about revisiting, resuing and refreshing.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Revisit, Reuse & Refresh. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

First, I stamped the floral image using Memento ink. Then, I masked a strip slightly narrower than the image.

Using Sponge Daubers, I coloured the strip to make a background. I have used Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight and Poppy Parade from the Brights Collection.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Revisit, Reuse & Refresh. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The Many Messages Bundle (Many Messages Stamp Set and Messages Die) from the January-June Mini Catalogue provide the sentiment and shape.

It is then raised over a length of White Baker’s Twine from the Essentials Pack wrapped around the card.

For a touch of sparkle, I’ve coloured the flowers with some Wink of Stella.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Revisit, Reuse & Refresh. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video. Pop back next week for the next one.

For a trip down memory lane, here is the post for the 2017 project.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Just Black and White

As you know, I love a monochrome project, so I was delighted when a black and white project was requested.

Not wishing disappoint those regular Card & (Your) Cuppa attendees, I was happy to oblige with last week’s project.

Just Black and White. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

With just a Basic Black and Basic White colour combination, I chose to use the Dragonfly Punch.

Small dragonflies are stuck onto the white layer up to a preferred point. Any overhanging pieces are then cut away. The dividing line is then covered by 3 lengths of Black Baker’s Twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack.

Just Black and White. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using both a black and white shape from the Label Me Fancy Punch, these were layered. By cutting the black shape in half, this provided a wider layer for the white piece.

The large dragonfly is then given a coating of Wink of Stella for a touch of bling. The whole piece is raised up using Dimensionals.

Just Black and White. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, Matte Black Dots are scattered across the bottom half of the project.

I have chosen to leave mine sentiment free for an any occasion card. I can add a sentiment of my choosing at a later date if I need to.

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DRAGONFLIES PUNCHBASIC BLACK A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKLABEL ME FANCY PUNCHWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHMATTE BLACK DOTSSTAMPIN' SEAL+STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUE

Quick and Easy Quiet Meadow Project

Today I’m sharing another of my Quiet Meadow Bundle (Quiet Meadow Stamp Set and Meadow Dies) cards.

Quick and Easy Quiet Meadow Project. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This is a quick and easy project as it uses repetitive stamping of one image with quick colouring. You can then add your sentiment and as many extra embellishments as you like!

Mine is a combination of Petal Pink, Sahara Sand and Very Vanilla.

I may have already mentioned that I adore this Bundle from the new Annual Catalogue. It’s so versatile.

The flower from the Quiet Meadow Stamp Set is stamped multiple times on the background.

Quick and Easy Quiet Meadow Project. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It is then coloured in using Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends. I use the darker Blend first, then colour over the top with the lighter Blend.

I’m not great a colouring, but the Blends give me the ability to colour quickly and easily.

I have added a sentiment and threaded it onto a length of Vanilla Baker’s Twine from the Essentials Pack.

Quick and Easy Quiet Meadow Project. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, I’ve coloured the centres of the flowers with Wink of Stella and added some co-ordinating Petal Pink Elegant Faceted Gems for a touch more sparkle.

This design is great for creating in a range of different colours, with a change of sentiment to suit the occasion.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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