Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Floral Squares Dies

My Floral Squares Dies had their first outing at last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa Class.

Floral Squares Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I chose Very Vanilla for the basecard and squares, with Soft Succulent as my background colour. Additional splashes of colour were from Fresh Freesia, Pale Papaya and Polished Pink, from this year’s In Color Collection. They were joined by So Saffron.

Floral Squares Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Each square has a backing piece of Soft Succulent 6×6 DSP, to help separate them from the background.

Then, the colourful flower pieces are given a coating of Wink of Stella before they are added to each square.

My sentiment, from the Art Gallery Stamp Set has loops of ribbon at each end.

Loose Flower Flourishes in the three flower In Colors are then attached.

Floral Squares Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some Pearls are stuck to the centre of some of the flowers.

I think this project would look really great in monochrome.  I’ll add it to my list of things to try!

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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FLORAL SQUARES DIES2021–2023 IN COLOR 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERART GALLERY PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETSOFT SUCCULENT A4 CARDSTOCKSOFT SUCCULENT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADFRESH FREESIA A4 CARDSTOCKPALE PAPAYA A4 CARDSTOCKPOLISHED PINK A4 CARDSTOCKSO SAFFRON A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 THICK CARDSTOCKSOFT SUCCULENT 3/8" (1 CM) OPEN WEAVE RIBBONLOOSE FLOWER FLOURISHESPEARL BASIC JEWELSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEGLUE DOTS

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.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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PENGUIN PLACE BUNDLE (ENGLISH)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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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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GORGEOUS LEAVES BUNDLEPOOL PARTY 3/8" (1 CM) STRIPED GROSGRAIN RIBBONARTISTICALLY 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

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

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Stitched Greenery Die

When I showed my Card & (Your) Cuppa attendees this recent project, they asked if they could make a version.

Stitched Greenery Die. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Not wishing to disappoint, I recreated it in different colours and orientation, for last week’s class.

My colour combination for this version is Polished Pink, Soft Sea Foam and Basic White, with Gold accents.

The Stitched Greenery Die creates a beautiful pattern that is great for backgrounds.

Stitched Greenery Die. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Die cut shapes from the Artistic Dies provide the intricate floral outline. Plus the shape for the sentiment and the tiny Polished Pink flowers too. The tiny flowers are given a Wink of Stella coating.

Using a Polished Pink Stampin’ Write Marker, I was able to ink up each word from the Art Gallery Stamp Set sentiment separately to allow it to fit into the shape.

The Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack provide the gold leaves and a swoosh of coordinating In Color Open Weave Ribbon sits behind the sentiment.

Stitched Greenery Die. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, sequins, also from the Ephemera Pack are added to the centre of the tiny flowers.

I really like this design and have a feeling I’ll be using it quite a lot!

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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STITCHED GREENERY DIEARTISTIC DIESART GALLERY PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETPOLISHED PINK A4 CARDSTOCKSOFT SEA FOAM A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKPOLISHED PINK 3/8" (1 CM) OPEN WEAVE RIBBON2021–2023 IN COLOR STAMPIN' WRITE MARKERSEXPRESSIONS IN INK EPHEMERA PACKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHSTAMPIN’ CUT & EMBOSS MACHINESTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' SEAL+MINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSGLUE DOTS

Postage Stamp and Textures In Good Taste

This masculine style project combines an Embossing Folder, some DSP and a Punch.

Postage Stamp and Textures In Good Taste. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using Crumb Cake and Early Espresso, I chose to use Very Vanilla as I wanted a more grungey-type design. See my video on how I choose between Basic White and Very Vanilla.

The background is given texture using the Painted Textures 3D Embossing Folder. I’ve then added some extra colour using Crumb Cake and a Sponge Dauber.

Postage Stamp and Textures In Good Taste. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

In Good Taste DSP, currently on Special Offer, provides the shapes cut out using the Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch.

These are layered down the centre of the embossed piece with a length of Faux Suede Trim across the project.

A sentiment from the Many Messages Stamp Set is stamped and again cut out with the punch. I chose to ink up the stamp with an Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker.

Postage Stamp and Textures In Good Taste. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, the sentiment is raised up on Dimensionals.

This project has only used a small piece of DSP, so you could make a LOT of cards from a pack of DSP using this design. Grab a pack of DSP while it is discounted, for even more value for money.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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RECTANGULAR POSTAGE STAMP PUNCHPAINTED TEXTURE 3D EMBOSSING FOLDERIN GOOD TASTE DESIGNER SERIES PAPERMANY MESSAGES CLING STAMP SETCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADEARLY ESPRESSO A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKNEUTRALS STAMPIN' WRITE MARKERSSPONGE DAUBERSEARLY ESPRESSO 1/4" (6.4 MM) FAUX SUEDE TRIMSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' SEAL+

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Generations of Stamping & Stamping Off

For this week’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video, I’m explaining what 1st, 2nd and 3rd Generation and Stamping Off are.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Generations of Stamping & Stamping Off. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Click on the picture below to watch my video about these techniques. It also contains some handy hints on generational stamping too.

This monochrome project uses Blushing Bride and Very Vanilla.

The image and dies are from the discounted Artistically Inked Bundle (Artistically Inked Stamp Set & Artistic Dies).

Various generations of stamping create the background.  Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Generations of Stamping & Stamping Off. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A strip of coordinating Blushing Bride cardstock sits across the background. ‘Happy Birthday’ then sits on top of this.

Leaves are cut from the large die in the set, I’ve cut them down into individual or double leaves. These provide a pretty surround for the central flower.

The flower and leaves are raised up on Dimensionals.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Generations of Stamping & Stamping Off. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, a few Basic Pearls finish off the design.

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

If there’s a top tips, trick or technique you would like to see me feature, then please get in touch.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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ARTISTICALLY INKED BUNDLE (ENGLISH)BLUSHING BRIDE A4 CARDSTOCKBLUSHING BRIDE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 THICK CARDSTOCKPEARL BASIC JEWELSSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS